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Old 27-11-2008, 15:26
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Default New Naval Books 27th November 2008

Yes, I realise it is very nearly a year since I last added any new naval books to the forum. Unfortunately, the amount of work we have done elsewhere has meant that naval books have not been our priority this year.

However, I do have two new books here that our members and visitors should at least know about if they don't already. Both are of course available from our shop and I will take the chance to remind everyone that every naval photo or book sold from our websites contributes 100% to the running of our naval history sites and forum.

So, the two new releases are :

Daring Class Destroyers by Neil McCart.

During the 1950s and 1960s the handsome Daring Class destroyers served both the Royal Navy and Royal Australian Navy in every theatre of operations, from the stormy seas of the Arctic Ocean to the spiced tropical waters of South-East Asia. The ships represented the ultimate in warship design, capable of carrying out duties normally assigned to light cruisers. As their Official Logs proudly proclaim, they were originally classified not as destroyers, but as warships of the Daring Class. This book charts the story of each of these ships from their beginnings in the late 1940s to their demise. Today there remains only the museum ship HMAS Vampire in Sydney Harbour.

Coastal Foces Vessels of the Royal Navy from 1865.

With its many naval ports around the world, the Royal Navy has needed defensive craft to protect its bases and for work in and around the coast. From the early wooden-walled steamships to coastal destroyers, the fleets of coastal vessels have grown to become a major part of the naval armoury. It was the wholesale introduction of the internal combustion engine in the early part of the twentieth century that saw the development of fast patrol craft and torpedo boats. These reached their zenith with the Fairmile MTBs of World War Two. Illustrated with over 200 images and diagrams, as well as full details and operational history of each type of vessel, this is the definitive history of the Navys small craft. Maurice Cocker is a retired Naval Reservist who has written a series of books on naval ships.

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