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The Battleship Dreadnought (Anatomy of the Ship) Hardcover – June, 2003

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Stunning photos to accompany the line drawings; those on Dreadnought are particularly good. The subtitle to these reprints in soft back, the ultimate references to the world s great ships from the inside out says it all. Scuttlebutt Magazine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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John Roberts is widely recognized for his contributions to warship literature. He was editor of Warship for six years and is the coauthor of the standard works on British battleships and cruisers of the Second World War period. His superb warship plans led one authority to describe him as “the best draughtsman in the UK.” His two previous volumes for Conway, on the Dreadnought and Intrepid, were widely acclaimed.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Conway Maritime Press; Revised edition (June 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 085177895X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0851778952
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 10.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,342,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter Brase on January 31, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This volume measures up to the superb standards of the Anatomy of a Ship series, and it is high time we had such a comprehensive and attractive guide to HMS Dreadnought, the prototype for all 20th century battleships. The book includes a narrative history of the ship and description of its features, full technical data, and superb drawings of virtually every detail of the ship's construction and equipment. The one request I would ask only for more interior photos. Highly recommended to historians, naval buffs and serious modellers.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Doyle on October 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
The book can be broken into three parts, the first is relatively brief and gives the background to how the ship came about, its costs, major issues etc.

There then follows an extensive collection of photograhs showing the ship during it's construction.

The remainder of the book (probably about 60% of it) consists of plans and construction drawings of the ship. These provide a wealth of detail on all aspects of the ship ranging from construction of the ships boilers to the attachment arrangement of steel girders.

If you want to see how an early dreadnought is put together you'll love this book. However it doesn't give the designers reasoning for the decisions made (or the issues they had to resolve). Therefore if you want to know what was built it's a good chioce; if you want to know why they built it the way they did you'll need to look elsewhere (Battleship Design & Development 1905-1945 by Friedman gives a much more detailed assessment of the conflicting engineering issues facing any battleship designer).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ned Middleton on July 27, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Conway Publishing is internationally recognised for the quality of the works they publish with regard to maritime subjects. Their ‘Anatomy of the Ship’ series of books has become synonymous with minute detail concerning specific ships. Author John Roberts is also well known for his own excellent contributions to warship literature and is, therefore, responsible for enhancing our knowledge of various ships and ship types. In this instance, these two authorities have combined forces to produce an excellent work which easily ranks amongst the best of their best.

The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare forever - just as the introduction of the jet engine later changed all air forces. From the very moment this revolutionary warship went into service all other warships - no matter how recently commissioned, became obsolete at a stroke. From this point onwards all the battleships in all the world’s navies would become designated as either pre-Dreadnought or post-Dreadnought. As with all new and revolutionary designs, however, those early and very complex examples had their teething problems and the first replacements came about after lessons were learned.

As one of the larger (thicker) examples from this series of books (256 pages), this work is truly outstanding in both scale and scope. From the serious modeller to the expert and amateur historian alike, this book contains all the information required for any project you care to name.

With over 650 perspective and 3-view technical drawings of such aspects as; general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control and boats there is sufficient information for here the modeller to make – as a single example, a model of just the steam pinnace.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kyle A. Wiegers on July 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
In a nutshell this book is detailed blueprints for the HMS Dreadnought. There is a small amount of text at the beginning, as well as unusually in depth statistical details such as how much the ship cost to be built as well.

The majority of the book after that first chapter are all schematics. You will see deck by deck plans for every toom in the ship, with many rooms even more detailed in their own chapters. Who would have guessed the ship's prison was in the same room as the toilets at the rear of the ship? Did you know that the ammunition bunkers have air conditioning to keep the gunpowder/cordite a consistant temperature for consistant gunnery? Did you know that the boiler rooms have air forced into them in the steam age equivalent of turbo charging?

Where the book does fall flat however is explaining all these details. You had better already have a good idea of what the components of a battleship are, because the schematics do not explain what it is you are looking at.

I still give it a 5 out of 5 because you will not find this level of detail in any other book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kim the CD Man on February 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
HMS Dreadnought was a revolutionary new type of battleship and set the definition for all following battleships in the 20th century. This book sets the standard as THE reference for the ship and is a must-have for anyone with an interest in battleships in general, right through to the serious builder who wants to scratch-build a museum-standard model.

The book is divided into several key sections - photographs, drawings, technical details. The photos and drawings are excellent and the drawings show not just the broad-picture items but even small fittings such as portholes, loading hatches, and the various types of water-tight doors in use at the time, as well as where the coal chutes were located on the upper decks - all things that many plans fail to show. All drawings are to scale so can be easily enlarged for modeling purposes.

The ship is shown at several stages in her career, not just "as completed", and all major modifications are listed in date order so an experienced modeler should be able to follow the drawings and build the ship at any stage.

Even a non-modeler will enjoy this book. It is not especially cheap but then, quality never is. I wish I'd bought it years ago.
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