Winter's Guide to Warships 1890: Volume 1: Britain, Italy, Turkey, and Smaller Navies (Hardcover)
Volume 1 comprises 303 full-color, premium paper pages including specifications for 1220 ships with 36 maps, 338 photos, and 442 ship plans, documenting the navies of fourteen nations including Britain and her colonies, Italy, Turkey, Japan, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Chile, Greece, Uruguay, Siam, Mexico and San Domingo.
Embark on a journey through time with Dimitry Malkov's breathtaking documentation of the world's naval fleets in the Victorian era from 1858 to 1890. With his meticulous research and expert insights, Malkov brings to life the ships that ruled the seas during the Gilded Age. Featuring stunning ship plans and detailed information on construction and armament, this two-volume masterpiece is an essential reference for history buffs and lovers of naval warfare. From Britain to San Domingo, from torpedo boats to submarines, from cutters to pre-dreadnoughts, this comprehensive guide covers every ship in every navy. Volume 2 will contain information on nineteen fleets, including France, Russia, Germany, and the United States.
The fleets are presented in order of importance by descending total displacement. Each national fleet section is divided into subsections, including national shipbuilding, ship recognition, ship alphabet indexes, naval guns, and pages dedicated to specific ship types. The book provides a wealth of information on the world's naval fleets, including ship plans, photos, and maps. In addition to technical specifications and armaments, the book also includes a naval trend analysis for the years preceding 1890, examining ship classes and construction rates. The author discusses the evolution of the naval design concept from the Age of Sail to the Age of Steel, and how different countries approached armored capital ship design. The book also provides a detailed overview of the different types of ships, including battleships, cruisers, gunboats, and auxiliaries, and their construction rates over the years.
The author spent 30 years creating a database of over 65,000 warships from 1858 to present and used CAD/CAM software to create detailed images of each and every ship of every nation and every class. The author's expertise in naval history and ship design is evident throughout the work. With its exhaustive collection of hundreds of period photographs, original drawings, and ship specifications, Winter's Guide is a worthy complement and homage to beloved naval reference works such as Jane's Fighting Ships and Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships.