From the Bismarck and German U-boat to the Ark Royal and Nimitz-class, this indispensible guide covers all the important warships from the industrial age till now. Arranged chronologically, this abundantly Illustrated volume explores every significant warship built from the nineteenth century right up to the latest hi-tech carrier, including submarines and battleships from all the major naval powers. Each vessel includes full specs, a cutaway artwork labeled with key items of interest, accompanying photographs showing the ship’s interior and exterior, and a design and development history with descriptions of active service.
About the Author
Robert Jackson is a former pilot and navigational instructor who now writes on military, naval, and aviation affairs. He has more than 90 books to his name, including Spitfire, B-17 Flying Fortress, The Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft, and Warplanes of World War II. He lives in Darlington, County Durham, UK.