Author: Steven McLaughlin

Mr. McLaughlin resides in Richmond, California. He is a  leading expert on the Russian and Soviet navies and the author of  Russian and Soviet Battleships (Naval Institute Press, 2003).  Mr. McLaughlin is a regular contributor to the annual Warship and his work also appears in publications like Warship International.



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Russian and Soviet Battleships is the definitive English-language overview of its topic. Meticulously researched using Russian-language materials, this work describes and illustrates the design history, technical detail, characteristics and service history of the forty sea-going battleships that served in the Russian and Soviet navies.  

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Russian and Soviet Battleships