A history of destroyers, frigates and underwater vessels from around the world, including five comprehensive directories of over 380 warships and submarines.
This book charts more than a century of destroyer, frigate and submarine development, starting with the earliest vessels, through two World Wars and the Cold War, all the way to the incredible machines planned for construction in the 21st century.
With comprehensive directories for each type of vessel, from the first torpedo boats and attempts to travel beneath the waves to the mighty warships and submarines of today.
Specification boxes provided at-a-glance information about each vessel's country of origin, displacement, dimensions, armament, machinery, power, performance and protection.
Features over 1,300 historical and modern photographs showing each type of vessel, plus specially commissioned illustrations and selected examples.
Authors: Bernard Ireland and John Parker