British Battleships of World War 2 - The Development and Technical History of the Royal Navy's Battleships and Battlecruisers from 1911 to 1946

Author(s): Alan Raven; John Roberts


This lavishly-illustrated volume, first published in 1976 and back by popular demand, presents the full story of the design and construction of every British battleship and battlecruiser class that served in World War II--from the Queen Elizabeth class to the Vanguard. Noted authors Alan Raven and John Roberts include a comperehensive review of each ship's initial configuration and refits as well as developments in weapons, gunnery, fire control, radar, protection, and propulsion. There are also sections devoted to combat actions involving British battleships and comparisons with battleships of other navies. Six hundred photographs and illustrations, including sixteen fold-out pages, complement the authoritative history of the vessels. For other books in the battleship series, see page 26.

1981. Third impression. A near fine copy only marked by very light shelf rubbing to the base of the boards and light foxing to the top of the half title page. The d/w is very good with light edge rubbing and a short repaired tear to the head of the spine. Now in protective cover. Scans available if required.


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General Fields

  • : 9780853681410
  • : Arms & Armour Press
  • : December 1981
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 436
  • : 623.82/52/0941
  • : Hardback
  • : Alan Raven; John Roberts