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Thetis Down: The Slow Death of a Submarine
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Thetis Down: The Slow Death of a Submarine

By Tony Booth

As new book and wrapper. On 1 June 1939 His Majesty's Submarine Thetis sank in Liverpool Bay while on her diving trials. Her loss is still the worst peacetime submarine disaster the Royal Navy has yet faced when ninety-nine men drowned or slowly suffocated during their last fifty hours of life.The disaster became an international media event, mainly because the trapped souls aboard were so near to being saved after they managed to raise her stern about 18ft above sea level. . . xviii, 220 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. A pristine copy - bright, fresh and unmarked - 'as new', in a similar unclipped dust jacket. Please see photographs B6

$20.22

The Battle-Cruiser HMS Renown 1916-48
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The Battle-Cruiser HMS Renown 1916-48

By Peter C. Smith

FINE BOOK and Wrapper (APPEARS UNREAD). Clean Bright, No inscriptions.This is the story of the Royal Navy battle-cruiser HMS Renown, a famous ship with a long and distinguished operational career. Originally built for the First World War she subsequently served in the post-war fleet and took royalty around the world. Modernised just in time for World War Two, she re-joined the fleet in September, 1939 and for the first two years of the war her speed and heavy gun armament made her one of the most important ships of the fleet. She escorted the famous carrier Ark Royal for most of her illustrious career as flagship of Force 'H' in the Mediterranean and took part in many stirring battles and convoy actions. Later she covered Russian convoys in the Arctic before going out to the Indian Ocean where she took part in attacks on Japanese targets in the Indian Ocean. Her final duties included the meeting of King George VI and President Truman in 1945. A host of fresh detail coupled with eyewitness memoirs from former crew members make this an outstanding warship biography. Please See Photos for Condition B6

$26.97

The Aircraft Carrier Victorious (Anatomy of the Ship)
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The Aircraft Carrier Victorious (Anatomy of the Ship)

By Ross Watton

FINE BOOK & Wrapper. Almost as new. 1991. First edition quarto, 160 pages illustrated with black & white photographs and detailed line drawings. Fine grey cloth hard back with a near fine unclipped dust jacket. No inscriptions or marks. "The distinguished career of the carrier Victorious extended from World War II to 1967. A major refit during the 1950's, saw her emerge as the Royal Navy's most advanced carrier in the world. The author's drawings show all the changes which she underwent during her long career, while the text focuses especially on her war service which included a number of daring airstrikes, most notably against the German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz. Later she sailed for the Far East where she was part of the British Pacific Fleet; there she withstood several kamikaze attacks. Please See Photos for Condition B6

$47.21

Jane\'s Fighting Ships of World War II
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Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II

By Antony Preston

Fine Book. Very Good+ Wrapper. No inscriptions, internally clean and bright. Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II. A Comprehnsive Encyclopedia with More Than 1000 Illustrations. Foreword By Antony PrestonPublished by Studio Editions, London (2001). Hardback and Wrapper 320 pages: black and white illustrations, diagrams and charts throughout. Synopsis: A comprehensive encyclopaedia describing more than 6000 Warships at Service during World War II: the text supported by photographs, line drawings, and data tables. Pictorial, laminated hardcovers. Pages are bright and clean and the spine is tight. Fine Book. Very Good Wrapper. No inscriptions, internally clean and bright Please See Photos for Condition B3

$33.71