From the English Henry Grace ? Dieu in 1514 to the 1950s Vanguard battle cruiser Worlds Greatest Battleships celebrates 50 of the most remarkable battleships and battle cruisers across 500 years of history. Spanning numerous conflicts including the Seven Years War the Napoleonic Wars World War I World War II The Cold War and First Gulf War classics such as Victory Dreadnought Bismarck and Yamato are included. Each featured ship is presented with an annotated full color profile artwork expert background text on its development and service history and full technical specifications. Splendidly illustrated and authoritatively written The Worlds Greatest Battleships is an essential companion for anyone interested in naval history.