Acclaimed naval illustrator Tony Gibbons has painted all classes of twentieth century battleship for Jane's Battleships of the 20th Century. Every major battleship is shown in profile, with the 25 greatest battleships illustrated across the full width of the page, with accompanying plan and bow views.
Naval historian Bernard Ireland reveals the fascinating background to each class of battleship. Each entry includes comprehensive technical data. Special features investigate what happened when battleships opened fire: Why British battle cruisers were so vulnerable to German shellfire, how American radar helped USS Washington sink the Kirishiman off Guadalcanal and when was the Bismarck doomed to die.