This book is an illustrated guide to battleships. It has very nice pictures, the bulk of which are in color. It also includes many black and white photos. There are many specifications on battleship classes. The main downside of this book is the exclusion of many classes, the WW1 KGVs for example. The pre-dreadnought sections are extremely lacking, seeing as over half of the German ships are not included! The same goes for the UK, the USA, and France. This book is organized by country.