"The Encyclopedia of Ships: The History and Specifications of over 1200 Ships" (used book)
The Encyclopedia of Ships: The History and Specifications of over 1200 Ships
edited by Chris Marshall
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good Condition.
-- From the dust jacket
Greek triremes, Roman galleys, Viking longships, the cogs of the Crusaders, and the galleys and galleasses of the medieval era; submarines, aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and frigates of the modern period – the ships that men have built since the earliest times to sail the seven seas have always held a fascination for naval historians and laymen alike. Whether the ships be line-of-battle models from the age of sail, or nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers, seagoing vessels have a unique and timeless appeal.
The Encyclopedia of Ships is a detailed compendium of all the major ships, both military and civil, that have sailed the ocean waves since ancient times, all illustrated with the aid of side-view artworks. In all, over 1,200 different seagoing vessels are featured, each one illustrated with a full-colour artwork and including detailed specifications, displacement, dimensions, performance, building and date of launch, armament (where appropriate), and a brief narrative that summarises the career of the ship and its eventual fate.