John Roberts's British Battlecruisers: 1905 - 1920 PDF

By John Roberts

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

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