The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies ever undertaken of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships. However, it is a unique hand-drawn manuscript artefact in the care of the National Maritime Museum, so despite its value it is rarely seen by anyone besides the museum’s curators, for whom it is a precious resource, used on an almost daily basis.
The third publication of this monumental work in a superbly produced multi-volume edition, that captures all the qualities of the original, this has been possible because of the collaboration with the museum. Every page is reproduced at full size, making the extensive hand-written annotation readable, while the fine-line drawings retain all the colours that Perkins used to denote appearance differences and alterations.
Volumes 3 and 4 cover armoured cruisers (1875-1906), large cruisers (the Courageous class of 1916),1st-,2nd- and 3 rd-class protected cruisers, scout cruisers and light cruisers(1878-1938), and corvettes (1865-83).
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