Big Gun Monitors: Design, Construction and Operations 1914-1945 by Ian Buxton
Published by Pen & Sword Books on January 1st 2012
Genres: History, Military, World War II, World War I, Naval
Len's Summary: Designed and built specifically to provide heavy, shore bombardment particularly along the Flanders coast, these ships were also employed in WWII. A revision and update of a 1978 work. // The Royal Navy designed the first of these unusual vessels in late 1914 to bombard German coastal emplacements in Flanders. The earliest models mounted Bethlehem Steel 14-inch inch guns and turrets.