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Published: 01 April 2015

320 Pages | 12 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719090288

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Shaping the Royal Navy

Engineering, Authority and the Ship in the Long Nineteenth Century

Leggett Don

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Offers the first history of technological transformation in the Royal Navy to span the wooden walls of the early nineteenth century and the Dreadnoughts of the First World War
  • Provides a new understanding of the Victorian engineering professions, and their rise within the British government and Royal Navy
  • First social/cultural history of naval ship design and the profession of naval architecture during the height of British naval power
  • Written by a multiple international award winning historian

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