Victoria's Ironclad Deterrent
Hardback 224pp Illustrated 266x217mm
9781844861286   Product Code: 22958
The first ocean-going, iron-hulled, armoured warship, HMS Warrior entered service in 1861, rendering every other battleship obsolete; yet after ten years as Victoria's great deterrent, Warrior was itself obsolete. Rescued and restored by the Royal Navy, the ship is now in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Andrew Lambert presents a meticulously detailed account of Warrior, with chapters on its origins, hull and armour, guns, machinery and rig, and its restoration, all lavishly illustrated with plans, prints and photographs.