Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696-1860 (HC)

Authors John Tredrea and Eduard Sozaev have a new book out which is now available for pre-order in hardcover, Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696-1860: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Release date 30 April 2010 in the UK and 15 June 2010 in the US.

Peter the Great created a navy from nothing, but it challenged and soon surpassed Sweden as the Baltic naval power, while in the Black Sea it became an essential tool in driving back the Ottoman Turks from the heartland of Europe. In battle it was surprisingly successful, and at times in the eighteenth century was the third largest navy in the world – yet its history, and especially its ships, are virtually unrecorded in the West.

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