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HMS Royal Sovereign and Her Sister Ships

HMS Royal Sovereign and Her Sister Ships

  • Author: Peter C. Smith
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1844681904
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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This is the wartime history of the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign, along with the story of her four sister ships HMS Revenge, HMS Resolution, HMS Royal Oak and HMS Ramillies. These ships were built and launched during World War I and although old and slow, and bitterly criticised by Churchill and others as being "Coffin Ships", the Royal Sovereign class battleships in fact played a valiant and doughty role in World War II. The Royal Oak was an early loss, thanks mainly to pre-war Government parsimony, the other four ships played a full part, at Norway, bombarding the German invasion fleet in the Channel; escorting North Atlantic convoys; in the Mediterranean, in the Indian Ocean, the occupation of Madagascar and at Normandy and the South of France invasions. HMS Royal Sovereign herself, was handed over to the Soviet Union for several years and her service there is also detailed along with their final demise post-war. Many original eyewitness accounts and photographs enhance the book.

Battleships at War

Battleships at War

HMS Royal Sovereign and Her Sister Ships

  • Author: Peter Charles Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781844159826
  • Category: Battleships
  • Page: 217
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This is the wartime history of the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign, along with the story of her four sister ships HMS Revenge, HMS Resolution, HMS Royal Oak and HMS Ramillies. These ships were built and launched during World War I and although old and slow, and bitterly criticised by Churchill and others as being "Coffin Ships", the Royal Sovereign class battleships in fact played a valiant and doughty role in World War II. The Royal Oak was an early loss, thanks mainly to prewar Government parsimony, the other four ships played a full part, at Norway, bombarding the German invasion fleet in the Channel; escorting North Atlantic convoys; in the Mediterranean, in the Indian Ocean, the occupation of Madagascar and at Normandy and the South of France invasions. HMS Royal Sovereign herself, was handed over to the Soviet Union for several years and her service there is also detailed along with their final demise post-war. Many original eyewitness accounts and photographs enhance the book. AUTHOR: Peter C. Smith is well-known to aviation and maritime history readers. He has written over 67 previously published books. Amongst these are Skua, Destroyer Leader, Into the Minefields and Naval Warfare in the English Channel 1939 - 45, Midway: Dauntless Victory all published by Pen & Sword. He has spent many years researching for this book, culling obscure files and documents in archives around the world. SELLING POINTS: * Five historic warships in one volume ILLUSTRATIONS 30 mono in plates

The Story of HMS Revenge

The Story of HMS Revenge

  • Author: Alexander Stilwell
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1844685063
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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Between Drake's Revenge and the Polaris submarine, the most recent Revenge, are the glory years of the Royal Navy. Revenge was at the Armada, the Azores, Trafalgar and Jutland and with weapons capable of terrible destruction.The first Revenge commanded by Queen Elizabeth's favourite, Francis Drake, symbolised the boldness and flair of that period. Faster and more manoeuvrable than the massive Spanish galleons.The mighty 25,000 ton battleship with eight 15 inch guns was representative of the strength of the British Empire at its peak. The first Revenge would have comfortably fitted across the beam of this battleship.This book is more than about the ships, interesting as they are. It describes their commanders and crews, captures the flavour of life on board and details technological developments, and of course, the actions in which they were involved.The text is supported by a selection of great images.

Cruise Ships The Small Scale Fleet

Cruise Ships The Small Scale Fleet

A Visiual Showcase

  • Author: Peter C Smith
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1781592810
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 285
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Peter C. Smith presents us here with the second release in his visually splendid Cruise Ships series. Whilst his first book concerned itself with the large-scale ships currently cruising through our seas (those weighing 40,000 GT and more) this volume focusses on the other end of the market; the ships that weigh in at less than 40,000 GT, but which are often much more stylish and aesthetically pleasing than their larger-scale counterparts. The elegant interiors and luxurious features on display in today's vast fleet of cruise liners remain unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book carries on in the tradition of Peter's last release, giving a complete overview of the best of these ships, the cream of the crop, so to speak.??Each colour profile includes external and interior views of the featured ship. Details of the design, building and service history of each vessel are provided with vital statistics of the ship and its facilities.??This is a book of reference for maritime enthusiasts, would-be holiday cruisers and those who have been passengers. It serves as an impressive visual tribute to the best of the smaller scale fleet currently cruising globally.??As seen in the Bedford Times & Citizen.

Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships

The World’s Most Luxurious Vessels

  • Author: Peter C. Smith
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1783461055
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 288
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The stunning elegance and luxurious interiors of todays vast fleet of cruise liners remains unrecorded in all but holiday brochures. This book gives a complete overview of the cream of these ships, todays queens of the sea. Each liner is illustrated and described with color illustrations of external and interior views. Details of the design, building and service history of each vessel are provided with vital statistics of the ship and its facilities.Among the ships included are Cunards Queen Victoria and Queen Mary 2, the big new Princess Line liners—Ruby, Grand Sea and Celebrity Eclipse, the two Ocean Village ships and the largest of the P&O liners Ventura, Oceana, Arcadia, Aurora and Artemis. This is a book of reference for maritime enthusiasts, would-be holiday cruisers and those who have been passengers.

Shipping Wonders of the World

Shipping Wonders of the World

  • Author: Clarence Winchester,Alfred Cecil Hardy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Explorers
  • Page: 1764
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The Battlecruiser HMS Hood

The Battlecruiser HMS Hood

An Illustrated Biography, 1916–1941

  • Author: Bruce Taylor
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1783469803
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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“A wonderfully illustrated biography” of one of history’s greatest warships whose sinking “signaled the end of the surety that Britannia ruled the waves” (War History Online). Unmatched for beauty, unequalled for size, for twenty years the HMS Hood was the glory ship of the Royal Navy, flying the flag across the world in the twilight years of the British Empire. Here, in words, photos and color illustrations, is the story of her life, her work and her people from keel-laying on the Clyde in 1916 to destruction at the hands of the Bismarck in 1941. Among the eyecatching strengths of the book is a unique gallery of photos, including stills from a recently discovered piece of color footage of the ship, plus a spectacular set of computer-generated images of both the exterior and interior by the world’s leading exponent of the art—a man who worked with the film director James Cameron (of Titanic fame). A wealth of new information on Hood’s structure and operation make it essential reading for the enthusiast, modeler and historian alike. Hugely successful from its first publication, this is the third printing of the ultimate book on the ultimate ship of the pre-war era. “The most comprehensive study of a modern warship ever undertaken.”—Warship World

The Second World War, Vol. 3

The Second World War, Vol. 3

The War at Sea

  • Author: Philip D. Grove,Mark J. Grove,Alastair Finlan
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135882576
  • Category: History
  • Page: 108
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This volume provides a comprehensive guide to three major theaters of combat: the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Indian Ocean. The war at sea was a critical contest, as sea-lanes provided the logistical arteries for British and subsequent Allied armies fighting on the three continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Land forces ultimately won World War II, but the battles at sea fundamentally altered the balance of military power on the ground.

HMS Rodney

HMS Rodney

The Famous Ships of the Royal Navy Series

  • Author: Iain Ballantyne
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1783035064
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The biography of a British battleship, from an author with “a facility for rendering nonfiction into a narrative as brisk and readable as a novel” (HistoryNet). The Second World War battleship HMS Rodney achieved lasting fame for her role in destroying the pride of Hitler’s navy, the mighty Bismarck, in a thrilling duel. The Rodney, carrying the largest guns ever mounted in a British warship, finally succeeded in turning her adversary into twisted metal and so removed a major threat to the Atlantic convoy routes so vital to the survival of the nation. This compelling book, from the acclaimed author of Killing the Bismarck, not only traces this mighty battleship’s career in detail, but describes the careers of all the ships carrying the name.

Magennis VC

Magennis VC

The Story of Northern Ireland's Only Winner of the Victoria Cross

  • Author: George Fleming
  • Publisher: History Ireland Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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