WONDERFUL TWO VOLUME STUDY -”THE OLD STEAM NAVY”

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Written by Donald L. Canney and published by The Naval Institute Press in 1993 these two volumes cover the “old steam Navy” of the United States from 1815 to 1885. As would be expected the set is mostly concerned with the Civil War.

Volume 1 is titled “FRIGATES, SLOOPS, AND GUNBOATS 1815-1885.” The volume meas. approx. 8.75 x 11.25 and runs 204 pages with index. Volume is hard cover with a dustjacket in excellent condition save for some sun fading on the spine. The eleven chapters are titled as follows:

1.)   From Harbor Batteries to Paddle-Wheel Frigates 1815-1840

2.)   Experiments in Construction and propulsion 1841-1846

3.)   Conservative Expansion 1847-1853

4.)   The Steam Frigates of 1854

5.)   Hartford-Class Screw Sloops 1857

6.)   The sloops of 1858

7.)   Gunboats and Cruisers 1861-1862

8.)   Double-Ended Gunboats 1861-1866

9.)   Fast Gunboats and Spar-Decked Cruisers 1863-1869

10.)  Commerce Destroyers 1864-1869

11.)  The “Dark Ages” 1869-1885

Appendices include Construction and fate of Vessels and Dimensions, Horsepower and Armament of Vessels. Volume has approx. 177 illustrations.

Volume 2 is titled “The IRONCLADS.” This volume also meas. approx. 8.75 x 11.25 and runs 162 pages with index. Volume is hard cover with a dustjacket in excellent condition save for some sun fading on the spine. The eleven chapters are titled as follows:

1.)   Ironclad Precedents: pre- Civil War Proposals and the Stevens Battery

2.)   Ironclads Inchoate 1861

3.)   First-Generation Coastal Ironclads: New Ironsides, Galena, and Monitor

4.)   Riverboats of War: Wood and Ironclad Conversions 1861-1862

5.)   City-Class Ironclads

6.)   Second-Generation Coastal Ironclads  1862

7.)   Ericsson Monitors: Passaic and Canonicus, Dictator and Puritan

8.)   Casemated River Ironclads and Rams 1862-1865

9.)   Turret River Ironclads

10.)  The Final Civil War Ironclads 1864-1867

11.)  The Postwar Years: Ironclads in Eclipse

The single Appendix is titled Construction and fate of Vessels. Volume has approx. 134 illustrations.

Both volumes are in excellent like new condition.  [ad]

Weight 3 lbs 8 oz.

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