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Steam, Steel and Shellfire: The Steam Warship, 1815-1905 (Conway's History…

by Robert Gardiner

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Between 1840 and 1905, sail was replaced by steam, wooden hull construction with iron and then steel, and the shell-firing gun encouraged the adoption of armor plate. This book offers a proper understanding of this neglected, misunderstood but fascinating period in shipbuilding.
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Between 1840 and 1905, sail was replaced by steam, wooden hull construction with iron and then steel, and the shell-firing gun encouraged the adoption of armor plate. This book offers a proper understanding of this neglected, misunderstood but fascinating period in shipbuilding.

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