Remarks on the Proposed Spithead Forts. Offprint


BROOKS, W.A. Remarks on the Proposed Spithead Forts in Connection with the Advanced Sea Works Advocated by Mr. W.A. Brooks, C.E., for the Defence of Portsmouth and the Adjacent Anchorage. S.l.: Royal United Service Institution, 1861. Pp 18, folding map at rear. 8vo, blue wraps. Offprint from the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Vol. VI. A civil engineer's cautious reply to the Royal Commission on the National Defences' proposal to build isolated, awash circular forts to protect the Spithead Roadstead, arguing that the unforeseen effects that this might have on tidal patterns in the approaches to Portsmouth might mitigate against their defensive value. Short tear to hinge of map not affecting text or margins, tears to rear cover, faint vertical crease throughout, penned number to front cover, inkstamps, slightly rubbed, else vg. 150.00

Title: Remarks on the Proposed Spithead Forts. Offprint

Author Name: BROOKS, W.A Journal of the Royal United Service Institution Vol. VI.

Categories: 62,

Publisher: Royal United Service Institution, 1861,:

Seller ID: 43084

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL FORTIFICATION UNITED KINGDOM PORTSMOUTH SPITHEAD ,