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good English language book on Imperial Russian Navy?

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Is there a decent, detailed English-language history of the Imperial Russian Navy? There seems to be loads of Russo-Japanese war books, but nothing much about the history of the Navy 17th-19th centuries.


Any suggestions?



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The only ones I can think of are these: Russian Warships in the Age of Sail 1696-1860: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates, Imperial Russian Navy 1890s-1916 and The Imperial Russian Navy.


The last two are a bit expensive now whilst the first one seems to be a bit of a hit or miss depending on what your looking for.


Hope that helps,



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Cheers Mike,


They look just the ticket, although I don't think I'll be buying all three at once!


If only there was an equivalent of the Russian aviation books by Yefim Gordon for the naval enthusiast!



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If you specifically think of Russo-Japanese war there are two good ones published by Leonaur: 




2 volumes here:






those are from Russian perspective, you may not like what they write about England ;)


Now i see they also have one from the other side, i don't have that one:




If you're looking for pictures of Russian ships, try www.tsushima.su


I hope this is helpful.




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