Ship Spotter’s Guide

Ship Spotter’s Guide cover


Ships have been part of military campaigns since the Ancient world, and this expertly illustrated and detailed Spotter's Guide offers a look at the 40 most iconic and recognizable ships throughout history. From the Viking longship through to the powerful modern aircraft carriers, and from the ironclads of the American Civil War to the awesome fighting ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Each ship is beautifully illustrated and is accompanied by a brief history. A perfect gift, this book is a must-have for any naval enthusiast and historian.

Table of Contents


Ancient Warships
The Norse Longship
Warships of the Far East
Tudor Warships
The Spanish Galleon
Warships of the Anglo-Dutch War
Pirate Ships
Warships of the War of Independence
Napoleonic Ship-of-the-Line
Union Monitors
River Gunboats
Commerce Raiders
British Dreadnoughts
German Dreadnoughts
Super Dreadnoughts
Austro-Hungarian Battleships
Kriegsmarine U-boats
German Battleships
British Coastal Forces
German Cruisers
German Destroyers
Japanese Carriers
American Carriers
Allied Submarines
Japanese Battleships
British Battleships
American Destroyers
American Fast Battleships
Japanese Heavy Cruisers
Italian Battleships
British Cruisers
Japanese Destroyers
Vietnam Riverine Craft
American Cold War Carriers
Nuclear Submarines
American Modern Super Carriers

Product details

Published Nov 18 2014
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781472808691
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 130 x 190 mm
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam is a Fellow of the Royal Historical…


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