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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Jun 2020 7:51 p.m. PST

"RIVER GUNBOATS is a sizeable book, over 300, 9.5" x 11.5", pages, with either photos or drawings on almost every one. It's broken down into chapters, based on individual countries, 56 in total. Current countries are covered, with still in-service vessels from the United States, Russia, Switzerland, and others, as well as past nationalities, such as Austria-Hungary and the Confederate States of America.

The subject matter sticks to riverine gunboats, but there are several instances where vessels that served both on rivers and off the coasts, such as Coast Guard cutters and harbor protection ships, are included. Information on boats is typically given in a paragraph of development and deployment history of the vessel, or class of vessels. Launch dates, fates, dimensions, armament, crew size, and other statistics are given in table format. While there are no plans in the book, photos are prevalent throughout, and many examples have a profile line drawing of the subject boats…"


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Andrew Walters04 Jun 2020 8:40 a.m. PST

Longer review available 18 months earlier on TMP!

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ptdockyard14 Jun 2020 4:32 a.m. PST

Great book but I wold have loved more on the extemporized fleets of both sides in the Russian Civil War. That was perhaps the greatest river war of the 20th century.


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