Synopses & Reviews
The destruction of the HMS Hood by the Bismarck in 1941 was one of the most shocking episodes in the history of the Royal Navy. Built during World War I, it was the largest, fastest and one of the most handsome capital ships in the world. This entry in the Anatomy of a Ship seriesand#8212;now in paperand#8212;features a detailed description of every aspect of the beloved battlecruiser. In addition to analyzing the genesis of its design and its contemporary significance, this exceptional study features superb line drawings, technical details, and the Hood's full service history.
Made famous by Captain Cook's first Pacific voyage, the Endeavor
was chosen by the Admiralty for her strong construction and converted for the journey. Take a close-up look at the ship through a complete set of superbly executed line drawings and photos, including more than 300 perspective and three-view images with in-depth descriptive keys, and a large-scale plan on the cover flaps.and#160;and#160;and#160;
The largest British cruiser of the Second World War, HMS Belfast
had an eventful career, later fighting in Korea and undergoing a complete modernization. Explore the ship in detail through visually exciting, totally comprehensive drawings, including plans, explanatory perspective views, exploded diagrams, and descriptive keys. Ship buffs, historians, and model makers will enjoy insight into this special ship and its technicalities.and#160;
About the Author
In 1981, after service with the Royal Navy, Ross Walton attended art college and began work on a large cutaway illustration of HMS Belfast, which is still on display on the ship. He also started writing a book on the Belfast for Conway. During the next four years, he wrote three more titles for the Anatomy of the Ship series and illustrated many of the dust jacket covers for the others. Recently, he has been responsible for producing the 3D ship cutaway illustrations for the Navy News and has also launched a website to showcase his new maritime paintings.