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.
About the Author: Lawrence Sondhaus is Associate Professor of History at the University of Indianapolis. He is author of five books including Preparing for Weltpolitik: German Sea Power before the Tirpitz Era (Naval Institute Press, 1997) and two volumes on the Austrian navy.