John Roberts's British Battlecruisers: 1905 - 1920 PDF

By John Roberts

The brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, battlecruisers mixed heavy weapons and excessive velocity within the greatest hulls in their period. Conceived as ‘super-cruisers’ to seek down and wreck trade raiders, their measurement and gun-power resulted in their inclusion within the battlefleet as a quick squadron of capital ships. This e-book strains intimately the improvement of Fisher’s unique concept into first battlecruiser Invincible of 1908, via to the ‘Splendid Cats’ of the Lion category, and culminating in HMS Hood in 1920, the most important warship on the planet for the subsequent 20 years. The origins of the weird ‘light battlecruisers’ of the brave sort also are covered.

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