Download e-book for kindle: British Battlecruisers: 1905 - 1920 by John Roberts

By John Roberts

ISBN-10: 1473882354

ISBN-13: 9781473882355

The brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, battlecruisers mixed heavy weapons and excessive pace within the greatest hulls in their period. Conceived as ‘super-cruisers’ to seek down and smash trade raiders, their dimension and gun-power ended in their inclusion within the battlefleet as a quick squadron of capital ships. This publication strains intimately the advance of Fisher’s unique notion into first battlecruiser Invincible of 1908, via to the ‘Splendid Cats’ of the Lion type, and culminating in HMS Hood in 1920, the most important warship on the earth for the following 20 years. The origins of the bizarre ‘light battlecruisers’ of the brave style also are covered.

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