US Navy Protected Cruisers 1883-1918 | Model Shipwrights

The book provides the history and development of the Protected Cruiser class, followed by its design and construction. It examines the propulsion, armaments s and the structural protection. The Book is a solid source of the transitional age of the US Navy from wood and sail to Steal and Steam.

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