1. Seaweed

    British Warship Recognition Vol.II by Richard Perkins

    This is the second of eight volumes of facsimiles of elegant water-coloured line drawings of British naval vessels from Victorian times to 1939. Each is annotated in manuscript with sketches of various detailed changes to appearance over successive refits such as funnel cowls. Volume I, covering...
  2. Trainer

    Monitors of the Royal Navy: How the Fleet brought the Great Guns to Bear by Jim Crossley

    Monitor warships were strange platforms. They traced their descent to ‘Bomb Ketches’ of the 17th Century, which were little more than Mortars carried to sea, with unusually high angles of firing trajectory that could lob something unpleasant over the walls of a besieged port, rather than trying...