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Big Gun Monitors: The History of the Design, Construction and Operation of the Royal Navy's Monitors
: Big Gun Monitors: The History of the Design, Construction and Operation of the Royal Navy's Monitors
: Ian Buxton
: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 1844157199
: 2008
: EPUB
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In the history of naval warfare probably no type of ship has provided more firepower per ton than the monitor - indeed they were little more than a huge gun mounting fitted on a simple, self-propelled raft. Designed and built rapidly to fulfil an urgent need for heavy shore-bombardment during World War I, they were top secret in conception, and largely forgotten when the short-lived requirement was over. Nevertheless, they were important ships, which played a significant role in many Great War campaigns and drove many of the advances in long-range gunnery later applied to the battle fleet. Indeed, their value was rediscovered during the Second World War when a final class was built.







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