This book looks at the transition of wooden sailing fleets to the modern steel navy. It details the technological breakthroughs that brought about this change - steampower, armour, artillery and torpedoes, and looks at their affect on naval strategy and tactics.
Part of the ever-growing and prestigious Warfare and History series, this book is a must for enthusiasts of military history.

chapter |26 pages

The twilight of sail, 1815–30

chapter |28 pages

Continuity and change, 1830–50

chapter |18 pages

The 1850s

chapter |35 pages

The ironclad revolution

chapter |31 pages

The 1870s

chapter |21 pages

The Jeune École

chapter |37 pages

The rebirth of the battleship

chapter |5 pages

Reflections on deterrence