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The 50-gun ship by Rif Winfield
Battlecruisers by John Roberts
The Boats of Men-of-War by W. E. May
Brunel's Ships by Denis Griffiths
The First Destroyers by David Lyon
Midget Submarines of the Second World War (Chatham Pictorial Histories) by Paul Kemp

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  1. The Submarine Alliance (Anatomy of the Ship) by John Lambert (1986)
  2. Before the Ironclad: The Development of Ship Design, Propulsion, and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60 by D. K. Brown (1990)
  3. The Construction and Fitting of the English Man of War: 1650-1850 by Peter Goodwin (1987)
  4. Building the Wooden Fighting Ship by James Dodds (1984)
  5. Birth of the Battleship: British Capital Ship Design 1870-1881 by John Beeler (2001)
  6. The Kellys: British J, K and N Class Destroyers of World War II by Christopher Langtree (2002)
  7. British Destroyers & Frigates: The Second World War and After by Norman Friedman (2006)
  8. British Battleships : Warrior, 1860 to Vanguard, 1950. A History of Design, Construction and Armament by Oscar Parkes (1956)
  9. Steam, Steel and Shellfire: The Steam Warship, 1815-1905 (Conway's History of the Ship) by Robert Gardiner (1992)
  10. Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars by Robert Gardiner (2000)
  11. Cruisers of World War Two: An International Encyclopedia by M. J. Whitley (1995)
  12. Cassell Military Classics: Salvo!: Epic Naval Gun Actions by Bernard Edwards (1995)
  13. Sailing Warships of the Us Navy by Donald L. Canney (2001)
  14. Big Gun Monitors: Design, Construction, and Operations 1914-1945 by Ian Buxton (1978)
  15. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1860-1905 by Roger Chesneau (1979)

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