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SOUTHWATER


AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO FRIGATES OF THE WORLD


A history of over 70 classes with 235 identification photographs


Bernard Ireland


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May 2011 (UK) Aug 2011 (US) UK £9.99/US $16.99 (P) 96 (A96)


297 x 228 mm/111 9781844769940 1 84476 994 1


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Military & Transport JWMV2;WGG HIS027150


• A directory of frigates from the 1930s through to the present day


• Includes escorts, corvettes, torpedo boats, escort destroyers, and anti-submarine specialists


• Examines 80 years of frigate history and evolution, covering topics such as the submarine threat in 1939, the Battle of the Atlantic, escort carrier support groups, the emergence of the fast frigate, and frigates in the missile age


• Includes quotes from military leaders and a glossary explaining key naval terms and abbreviations


• Specification boxes provide at-a-glance information about each vessel’s country of origin, displacement, dimensions, armament, machinery, power, performance and protection


About the Author


Bernard Ireland has spent his working life with the Royal Naval Scientific Service and its successor organizations, gaining experience in many aspects of naval research. To an already deep interest in naval history he has thus added a considerable in-depth knowledge of warship technology, enabling him to assess a design’s strengths and weaknesses. In a parallel career, he has acted as freelance technical illustrator to major shipping companies and other organizations. He has written 30 books on maritime technological or historical subjects, and has also contributed to many partworks and journals.


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This fully illustrated reference book charts the complete history of frigates, from their post-World War I function as escort vessels, their role as sloops and corvettes, and their subsequent transformation into post-World War II anti-submarine vessels. Each entry is accompanied by a specification box detailing country of origin, displacement, dimensions, armament, machinery, power, performance and protection. A glossary of key naval terms is included at the back of the book.With its lively narrative and over 235 photographs, this authoritative volume provides historians and enthusiasts with key information about these important naval vessels.


⁄2 x 9in


Paperback with flaps Over 235 photographs 30


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