French Warships in the Age of Sail 1786-1861, Rif Winfield & Stephen S. Roberts .
An impressive reference work covering the last major wars of the age
of sail, the early years of steam power and the introduction of the
Ironclad. Focuses on the design, construction and statistics of the
warships, with a brief service history and a look at their fates (often
to be captured by the Royal Navy in the earlier part of the book).
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