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Ironclads in action : a sketch of naval warfare from 1855 to 1895, with some account of the development of the battleship in England

Author: Herbert Wrigley Wilson
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown ; London : Sampson Low, Marston, 1896.
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"The present work is an attempt to give, with fair detail, a sketch of naval warfare in the period of transition which has followed the introduction of steam."--p. [xvii].
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Wilson, Herbert Wrigley, 1866-1940.
Ironclads in action.
Boston : Little, Brown ; London : Sampson Low, Marston, 1896
(OCoLC)609661100
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert Wrigley Wilson
OCLC Number: 4848022
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 2 volumes, [76] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, plans, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: VOL. I : Introduction / A. T. Mahan --
Author's note --
Maps and plans ; Illustrations and elevations --
Contents --
Prologue: The capture of Kinburn --
I. The Monitor and the Merrimac --
II. The capture of New Orleans --
III. The opening of the Mississippi --
IV. The actions off Charleston --
V. The exploits and destruction of the Albemarle --
VI. Farragut at Mobile Bay --
VII. The capture of Fort Fisher --
VIII. The southern warfare against commerce --
IX. The blockade, the blockade-runners, and international law --
X. The battle of Lissa --
XI. South American wars, 1865-1870 --
XII. Naval events of the Franco-German war --
XIII. Naval operations of the Russo-Turkish war --
XIV. Actions on South American coast --
XV. The bombardment of the Alexandria forts. VOL. II : Maps and plans ; Illustrations and elevations --
Tables (pages 291-314) --
Contents --
XVI. French naval operations in Tunis and the East, 1881-1884-5 --
XVII. Naval fleets of the Chilian civil war --
XVIII. The civil war in Brazil --
XIX. The struggle in the East --
XX. The action off Asan and the sinking of the Kowshing --
XXI. The Yalu and its lessons --
XXII. Naval operations at Port Arthur and Wei-hai-wei --
XXIII. The naval battle of to-morrow --
XXIV. Ironclad catastrophes --
XXV. The development of the English battleship --
Appendices (p. [260]-289) : I. The development of the French Navy, 1855-1895 --
II. Report of the French committee in 1870 upon the practicability of attacking the Prussian Littoral --
III. British ironclads --
IV. Leading authorities consulted --
V. Illustrations.
Responsibility: by H.W. Wilson ...

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"The present work is an attempt to give, with fair detail, a sketch of naval warfare in the period of transition which has followed the introduction of steam."--p. [xvii].

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