"When the 'super battleship' HMS Dreadnought was launched at Portsmouth Dockyard on 10 February 1906, a new breed of ship was born. With her heavy armaments & speed she made all existing battleships obsolete overnight, & she gave her name to an entire generation of capital ships. Originally, the term 'capital ship' was applied to the 'ships of the line' - the largest men-o'-war sailing ships with two or more gun decks. With the advent of steam, armour, & larger ordnance, the description 'capital ship' passed to battleships, battle cruisers &, more recently, aircraft carriers..." Size: 250mm - 320mm. 221 pages. Dust Jacket has some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Australia; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 0731809416. ISBN/EAN: 9780731809417. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19331.