Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Duel of the Ironclads by Angus Konstam

When the ironclad USS Monitor steamed out to meet the CSS Virginia on 9 March 1862, the face of naval warfare was changed forever. A four-hour duel left neither ship victorious, but in the wake of the battle wooden warships were rendered obsolete. This book details the clash at Hampton Roads, as well as tracing the development of ironclads within the Union and Confederate fleets. Union ironclads evolved quickly from the time of the production of the Monitor, so that by the end of the war the US Navy possessed the most powerful artillery afloat. The Confederate fleet, meanwhile, was born out of the hulks of existing vessels in naval yards and backwaters within sight of the enemy - its very existence was a tribute to the ingenuity of Southern shipbuilders.

Buy Duel of the Ironclads by Angus Konstam from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781841767215
ISBN-10: 1841767212
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 190mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Duel of the Ironclads by Angus Konstam

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Duel of the Ironclads book by Angus Konstam and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Angus Konstam

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books for Osprey. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Angus lives in London, where he combines a freelance museum consultancy business with a career as a historian and writer. Adam Hook began his work as an illustrator in 1983: specialising in detailed historical reconstructions. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience, and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development.

Books By Angus Konstam

British Destroyers 1939-45 by Angus Konstam
Paperback, November 2017
Big Guns by Angus Konstam
Paperback, June 2017
British Commando 1940-45 by Angus Konstam
Paperback, November 2016
Nile River Gunboats 1882-1918 by Angus Konstam
Paperback, October 2016