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American Heavy Frigates 1794-1826
Lardas, Mark
ISBN: 1841766305
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2003 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG079. By 1805 the 44-gun frigate was probably viewed as a failed experiment whilst the 38-gun frigate was viewed as the vessel of the future. Ten years later every navy was building 44-gun frigates and today it is viewed as the symbol of the Napoleonic-era cruiser. This remarkable transformation resulted from the performance of three ships - the Constitution, United States, and President - 44-gun frigates built for the United States Navy between 1794 and 1799. Their victories in the naval War of 1812, as well as their performance against the Barbary Pirates, caught the imagination of the world - and spurred all navies into re-examining the class. Contents: Introduction; Design and Development; Operation History; Later development and history; Colour plate commentary.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001823  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Bonhomme Richard Vs Serapis: Flamborough Head 1779
Lardas, Mark
ISBN: 9781849087858
Osprey Pub Co  2012 
 Soft Cover New book, 80 pages, DUE44. The clash between the American Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis during the American Revolutionary War is perhaps the most famous single-ship duel in history. This epic battle between two very similar ships - and crews - off the coast of Britain in September 1779 created two naval heroes: in victory John Paul Jones became a figure that all future American naval officers would aspire to emulate, while Richard Pearson, in defeat, became a hero to the British for a tenacious defence that allowed the merchant vessels under his protection to escape. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this is the story of an epic maritime clash at the height of the Revolutionary War that provided a founding legend for generations of US naval officers and demonstrated the intrepidity and fighting prowess of the fledgling American Navy.  As New
Price: $20.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 006221  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Renaissance War Galley 1470-1590
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 1841764434
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2002 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG062. For most of the Renaissance period, naval warfare in the Mediterranean was dominated by the war galley, a unique naval vessel for a momentous age. During the struggle for supremacy between Christian and Muslim powers, war galleys formed the backbone of the rival battlefleets. Different regions of the Mediterranean produced their own versions of the war galley, thereby producing a number of variants on the basic design tailored to the needs and resources of particular nations. This book examines the development of the war galley from its classically inspired resurrection in the 15th century until its demise in the early 17th century, providing the first ever in-depth study of this remarkable war machine. Covers: The Development of the Mediterreanean War Galley, Ordnance, Galley Types, Galley Construction, Logistics and Organisation, Tactics.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001774  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Ships of the American Revolutionary Navy
Lardas, Mark
ISBN: 9781846034459
Osprey Pub Co  2009 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG161. Mark Lardas explores the origins of American warships, primarily light and medium frigates, built for the Continental Navy during the years 1776-1783. This was the first navy of the United States and much of the fleet was comprised of ships that had been modified from existing vessels, converted into warships to provide a crucial service during the American Revolutionary War. Despite having no real funding, this unique fleet had a surprising amount of success against the might of the Royal Navy, and this title discusses the strengths and weaknesses of each design, and the differences between European and American warships of the time. With a close look at how these ships performed in key battles, as well as the exploits of John Paul Jones - the founding father of the United States Navy - this is a complete, illustrated overview of the ships’ service and development until France’s entry into the war and the subsequent decline in importance of the Continental Navy.  As New
Price: $24.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004017  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Spanish Galleon 1530-1690
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 1841766372
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG096. During the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of the Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and warships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels is covered. The author also examines the role of the galleon as a treasure ship, and describes how these ships were manned and fought in action. Contents: Introduction; Design; Operation; Variants; Bibliography; Colour plate commentary; Index.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004604  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Spanish Galleon 1530-1690
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 1841766372
Osprey Pub Co University Park, Illinois, U.S.A. 2004 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG096. During the middle decade of the 16th century a new type of sailing vessel emerged, designed to carry the wealth of the Americas to Spain. This was the galleon, and over the next century these vessels would serve Spain well as treasure ships and warships, becoming a symbol of Spanish power and wealth during the period. The development and construction of the Spanish galleon are discussed in this book, and the ordnance and crewing needed to produce and maintain these stately vessels is covered. The author also examines the role of the galleon as a treasure ship, and describes how these ships were manned and fought in action. Contents: Introduction; Design; Operation; Variants; Bibliography; Colour plate commentary; Index.  As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 004980  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Tudor Warships (1): Henry VIII’s Navy
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781846032516
Osprey Publishing Ltd Oxford, United Kingdom 2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, 51 illustrations, many in color. NVG142. In this book, maritime expert Angus Konstam explores the fledging Tudor Navy, tracing its history from its origins as a merchant fleet under Henry VII through to its emergence as a powerful force under Henry VIII. Examining the operational use of Henry VIII's warships the author analyses the battle of the Solent in 1545, in which Henry's fleet took on a French fleet of 200 ships - much larger than the Spanish Armada decades later. Despite the well-documented loss of his flagship, the Mary Rose, Henry's smaller force succeeded in preventing a French victory. Although many people will have heard of the mighty Mary Rose, this book will tell the story of more than just the tragic sinking of Henry's flagship, describing how one of history's most dynamic kings grew the navy from the five warships that were his father's legacy to 53 deadly gunships at the forefront of his empire-building strategy. Through contemporary illustrations and intricate artwork, the author traces the changing face of warship design during the Renaissance as Henry paved the way for English dominance of the sea. Contents: Introduction; Ship Design; Operational History; Armament and Gunnery; The Tudor Fleet in Action; Further Reading; Index.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002486  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Tudor Warships (2): Elizabeth I's Navy
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781846032523
Osprey Publishing  2008 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages. NVG149. In his second volume on the Tudor navy, naval expert Angus Konstam covers the extraordinary transformation of the Tudor fleet during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. This period witnessed the birth of a whole new breed of warships designed to dominate the seas and expand the corners of the empire. Detailing warfare during the age of Sea Dogs such as Sir Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh, and the landmark event of the Spanish Armada, he explains the technological innovations that allowed this small but efficient navy to defeat the larger Spanish fleet. Packed with new research, in-depth analysis, photographs, full-colour reconstructions and detailed cutaway artwork, this book is a must for any lover of maritime history, and for anyone who wants to understand how Britain came to rule the waves, creating and retaining her supremacy across the seas throughout the age of fighting sail. Contents: Introduction - Design & Development - Operational History - Armament - The Tudor Fleet in Action - Bibliography - Colour Plate Commentary - Index.  As New
Price: $23.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002798  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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Warships of the Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652-74
Konstam, Angus
ISBN: 9781849084109
Osprey Pub Co  2011 
 Soft Cover New book, 48 pages, NVG183. During the 17th century England and Holland found themselves at war three times, in a clash for economic and naval supremacy, fought out in the cold waters of the North Sea and the English Channel. The First Anglo-Dutch War (1652-54) pitted the Dutch against Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth Navy, which proved as successful at sea as his New Model Army had been on land. Following the Restoration of 1660 the two maritime powers clashed again, and in the Second Dutch War (1665-67) it was the Dutch who had the upper hand. They humiliated the English by burning their fleet in the Medway (1667), forcing Charles II to sue for peace. This peace proved temporary, and the Third Dutch War (1672-74) proved a well-balanced and bitterly-fought naval contest. The Royal Navy eventually emerged triumphant, establishing a tradition of naval dominance that would last for two centuries. This was a revolutionary era in several key areas - warship design, armament and in naval tactics. In effect the ships and fleets that began the conflict in 1652 were by-products of an earlier age - warships designed to fight chivalrous duels with their enemy counterparts. By the close of the Third Dutch War these warships had evolved into fully-fledged ships-of-the-line - the warships that would dominate the age of fighting sail until the advent of steam. This book traces the development of these warships during this critical evolutionary period in naval history, and shows that while both sides evolved their own doctrines of warship design and armament, it was the English notion who created a battle-winning navy of sailing ships-of-war.   As New
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005681  Bookseller: Viceroy Books
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