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Impieratrica Marija-Class Battleships (Paperback)


Imprint: AJ Press
Series: Encyclopedia of Warships
Pages: 56
Illustrations: 62 b/w photos, 15 drawings
ISBN: 9788372371171
Published: 1st December 2010



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This book describes the history of four Russian battleships of the Great War from the Impieratrica Marija Class, both their service and tragic end. Construction began in 1911, with the help of British shipyard John Brown & Company for the Tsar’s Black Sea Fleet. They entered service in 1915 and fought mainly against the Turkish navy. One chapter is devoted to an accident onboard Impieratrica Maria and Russia’s later efforts to raise the ship following its fateful sinking.About Encyclopaedia of WarshipsThe series covering the most distinguished and interesting warships of the 20th century. The books describe the development and service history of individual ships or entire classes, starting with initial design requirements and ending with crossing off from fleet roster or destroying. The development chapter focuses on the history of the ship starting with the designing phase, through her construction to all the modernizations and refits carried out. The ships’ service is described in the form of a timeline. Special focus is on the notable events like the naval battles. The technical descriptions contain hull structure, armament, propulsion system and consecutive modernizations. The books are illustrated with multiple photographs, maps, tables and detailed plans printed on large formats. Most of the publications contain A1 format insets with plans, camouflaging schemes and – in case of the newer releases – also 3D graphics.The newer books of this series are fully bilingual – Polish/English. The older ones contain English captions for the illustrations.

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