By Norman Friedman
The Royal army used to be additionally quickly to undertake the hot weapon, however the British targeting constructing counters to the primarily offensive strategies linked to torpedo-carrying small craft. From those efforts got here ‘torpedo catchers’, torpedo-gunboats and at last the torpedo-boat destroyer, a sort such a success that it eclipsed and the usurped the torpedo-boat itself. With its name shortened to ‘destroyer’, the kind advanced swiftly and was once quickly in carrier in lots of navies, yet in none used to be the evolution as speedy or as radical as within the Royal Navy
This publication is the 1st particular learn in their early days, combining technical heritage with an appreciation of the altering position of destroyers and the strategies in their deployment. like every of Friedman’s books, it finds the reason and never simply the method of significant technological developments.
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British Destroyers: From Earliest Days to the Second World War by Norman Friedman