Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop now Shop now
Profile for Andy H > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by Andy H
Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,051,769
Helpful Votes: 10

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Andy H

Page: 1
The Battleship Builders: Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships
The Battleship Builders: Constructing and Arming British Capital Ships
by Ian Johnston
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.40

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling reading, 13 Jun. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This is a superlative piece of work, with a wealth of detail, knitting together what I suspect is a fast-disappearing understanding of the subject. It provides a wonderful capping piece from which the reader would be able to conduct more detailed research into various aspects of battleship design and construction in the various surviving archives. Without this expert overview, I suspect the archive material will, over time, become impenetrable.

While the technical descriptions are fascinating, the discussion and explanation of the commercial development of the supporting industry is at least as interesting and possibly of more value. As a naval engineer working in the UK industry, it is an eye-opener to discover what some of today's companies were actually doing a century ago.

The illustrations and photographs are similarly impressive and well selected.

I doubt there is a finer book on the subject and would be surprised if this book was ever surpassed.

Page: 1