HMS Warrior - Ironclad (Seaforth Historic Ships Series) by Wynford Davies
HMS Warrior - Ironclad (Seaforth Historic Ships Series)
Author: Wynford Davies
Title: HMS Warrior - Ironclad (Seaforth Historic Ships Series)
ISBN10: 1848320957
ISBN13: 978-1848320956
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Seaforth Publishing (December 1, 2011)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1646 kb
Size epub: 1796 kb
Rating: 4.8 ✪
Votes: 263
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
HMS Warrior, launched in 1860, was the first iron-hulled, sea-going armored ship, and for many years was the most powerful warship in the world. Rescued a century later from her role as a refueling hulk, she became the object of the most ambitious ship restoration project ever mounted and is now afloat and open to visitors at Portsmouth.

As is the case for many historic ships, however, there is a surprising shortage of informative and well illustrated guides, for reference during a visit or for research by enthusiasts – ship modelers, naval buffs, technical historians or students. This new series redresses the gap.

Written by experts and containing more than 200 specially commissioned photographs, each title takes the reader on a superbly illustrated tour of the ship, deck by deck. Significant parts of the vessel – for example, the steering gear, armament and armor, engine-room and gundeck – are given detailed coverage so that the reader has at hand the most complete visual record and explanation of the ship that is at present available.

In addition, the importance of the ship, both in her own time and now as a museum vessel, is explained, while her design and build, her service career and her life prior to restoration and exhibition are all described.

The Seaforth Historic Ship Series is a truly groundbreaking concept, bringing the ships of our past vividly to life.