Battleship Warspite, detailed in the original builders’ plans

This addition to the much acclaimed series of books using original builders’ plans is again a publication in association with the (British) National Maritime Museum Greenwich. The NMM holds sets of original builders plans and this book makes available reproductions of the plans for the battleship Warspite – Most Recommended.


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NAME: Battleship Warspite, detailed in the original builders' plans
FILE: R2654
AUTHOR: Robert Brown
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, Seaforth Publishing
BINDING: hard back
PAGES:  144
PRICE: £30.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWI, World War One, Great War, First World War, World War 1, 
WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, D-Day, Normandy 
landings, inter war years, major refit

ISBN: 978-1-5267-1937-9

IMAGE: B2654.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: This addition to the much acclaimed series of books 
using original builders' plans is again a publication in association 
with the (British) National Maritime Museum Greenwich. The NMM 
holds sets of original builders plans and this book makes available 
reproductions of the plans for the battleship Warspite -
 Most Recommended.

The publishers have not only made this fine production available at 
a very aggressive price, but they have also published electronic 
editions. The limitation of the eBook versions is the screen on 
which they are displayed and a large format fine paper hard bound 
book with a number of fold-out pages is impossible to do full 
justice to in electronic format, but it does make the subject 
available to a very much wider audience.

The quality of the images is outstanding and together they provide 
a unique perspective on a great warship that served with distinction 
in two World Wars, including participation in the largest amphibious 
landings of history at Normandy.

This book will be a must-buy for serious naval history enthusiasts, 
model makers and engineers, and naval historians. There is simply no 
other book to compete with this collection of plans and well-research 
descriptive text. It deserves a very much wider readership which 
should be assured by the aggressive pricing for the paper version 
and the low priced eBook versions.

Warspite is a very  interesting subject because it is a design  of 
the pre-WWI era, built and operated for WWI and then taken through a 
series of major refits that equipped it to serve on effectively 
through WWII. The plans show not only the fine detail of her internal 
construction and equipment, but demonstrate how a well-built 
armoured hull could be modified to equip it to operate against the 
new air threats of WWII and employ spotter seaplanes to increase the 
long range performance of its reliable 15in main armament.

The book will provide valuable information to its readers, but it 
will also become highly collectable in later years. The author and 
the publishers are to be strongly commended for an excellent and 
unique book.