Union Monitor 1861-65

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Januar 2002



The first seagoing ironclad was the USS Monitor, and its profile has made it one of the most easily recognised warships of all time. Following her inconclusive battle with the Confederate ironclad Virginia on March 9, 1862, the production of Union monitors was accelerated. By the end of the year a powerful squadron of monitor vessels protected the blockading squadrons off the Southern coastline, and were able to challenge Confederate control of her ports and estuaries. Further technological advancements were included in subsequent monitor designs, and by the end of the war the US Navy possessed a modern coastal fleet carrying the most powerful artillery afloat. This book covers the design, development and operational history of the Union's Monitor fleet.


Introduction * Design and Development * Operational History * the Ironclads * Colour plate commentary * Bibliography * Index


Angus Konstam is an experienced Osprey author with over 10 titles in print. He has long been associated with the sea, having served in the Royal Navy, practised underwater archaeology and curated a maritime mueseum. His understanding of the subject is based on years of study of maritime history, and intimate knowledge of the leading maritime museums on both sides of the Atlantic. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience after initially qualifying in Engineering and working for a number of years in Military Research and Development. Tony has a keen interest in military hardware - armour, small arms, aircraft and ships - and has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.
EAN: 9781841763064
ISBN: 1841763063
Untertitel: 'Osprey New Vanguard S. '. 47 b&w and colour illustrations, bibliography, index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2002
Seitenanzahl: 48 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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