A compact guide to 40 of the most iconic ships that have shaped warfare from the Ancient world to today.

Since the days of the Ancient Greeks, naval ships of all sizes have revolutionized warfare. From the Viking longship, pirate ships and super dreadnoughts to today's nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, naval warfare has proved to be an essential component of military forces across the world.

The Ship Spotter's Guide provides essential information on 40 iconic ships, using detailed profile artwork to illustrate and aid recognition, as well as specification boxes to provide all the technical details.

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 20 2014
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 128
ISBN 9781472808714
Imprint Osprey Publishing
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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