To collate 335 years of history of the French Navy through more than 13 300 ships built in 684 shipyards between 1671 and 2006 can seem an impossibility. This has been achieve with this dictionary, resulting from an attempt to classify French naval warships through the centuries, originaly commenced in 1933.
The work was conceived as a working tool at the disposal of researchers and enthusiasts of maritime history in order to save long and tiresome research. It is presented in an accessible style which is not just reserved for academics, but comprehensible to all.
Each ship's description is accompanied by the date, shipyard, place and country of construction, characteristics, and of a short historical description. Classification is alphabeticallal and by type.
dictionary is presented in two volumes :