By Norman Friedman
The Royal military was once additionally speedy to undertake the recent weapon, however the British targeting constructing counters to the basically offensive strategies linked to torpedo-carrying small craft. From those efforts got here ‘torpedo catchers’, torpedo-gunboats and finally the torpedo-boat destroyer, a kind such a success that it eclipsed and the usurped the torpedo-boat itself. With its identify shortened to ‘destroyer’, the sort advanced quickly and used to be quickly in carrier in lots of navies, yet in none used to be the evolution as fast or as radical as within the Royal Navy
This e-book is the 1st targeted examine in their early days, combining technical historical past with an appreciation of the altering position of destroyers and the strategies in their deployment. like several of Friedman’s books, it unearths the explanation and never simply the method of significant technological developments.
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British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War by Norman Friedman