Famous ships of the British Navy
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Famous ships of the British Navy stories of enterprise and daring of British seamen by W. H. Davenport Adams

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Published by Virtue, Cornmarket Press in London, [London .
Written in English


  • Great Britain. -- Royal Navy,
  • Armored vessels

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Statementby W.H. Davenport Adams, with an appendix on iron-clad ships, a chronological table of British engagements at sea, a glossary, etc
ContributionsBarnaby, Nathaniel, Sir, 1829-
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, [15]-316 p.
Number of Pages316
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15000837M

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