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British Destroyers & Frigates: The Second World War and After Hardcover – July 15, 2006


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Greenhill Books; First edition (July 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861761376
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861761378
  • Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,354,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is my fun read-- my wife is tired of it sitting around...
lon nordeen
It has all the informations for the british ship from ww2 to the present with very good details. drawings and very clear photos.
Georgios Sarris
In short, this is a work of supreme technical excellence presented in a readable style.
Ned Middleton

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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. George Peles on January 4, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This book appears to be an exhaustive history of Royal Navy design since 1935 for all destroyer and frigate type ships. It is good reading and very informative. The pictures are good and contain many photos that I have not seen before. Recommended for anyone interested in naval design or history.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ned Middleton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 21, 2014
Format: Hardcover
This is another work from acclaimed American naval historian Norman Friedman who is described as being "as much at home with warship technology as he is with contemporary defence issues." It is the fourth book from this author to have crossed my desk this year and, as someone who studies ships and shipwrecks for a living (it's what I do!), I have found his name to be one I can trust for accuracy of detail. In this instance, however, I was also delighted to find a complete work about a particular genre of British warships which fills the very large gap which had previously existed in my own private library. That void was only filled because of the wealth of detail Friedman provides in a most interesting and readable style - and all students learn more when they are enjoying the teaching experience.

As part of my own ongoing research, I was particularly pleased to find significant entries relating to Australian, Canadian, Dutch, New Zealand and United States variants of some of the ships included here. Quite often, those that were built abroad and then used by the Royal Navy or (vice versa), later transferred to other navies, are completely overlooked beyond their RN service. Here we can follow the complete story.

No sooner had I started the work, I found myself cross-referencing specific details with those of other notable experts alongside information already known to me. Nothing written by Friedman was lacking in any way. In short, this is a work of supreme technical excellence presented in a readable style. Alongside that text, we also find a series of b&w images of the highest calibre. It just so happens I am particularly familiar with both Malta and Gibraltar and, therefore, able to compare historic images from this book with some of my own more recent photography.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Georgios Sarris on January 15, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I suggest this book because is just perfect.
It has all the informations for the british ship from ww2 to the present with very good details. drawings and very clear photos.
In the end is a had details and imformations about all the ships destroyers and frigates that have the british built from ww2 and after.
The shape is big and the quality is very good.
It si my best book that i have buy for the british ships.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tony Marquise Jr. on August 6, 2010
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This book goes into the drsign of British destroyers from 1936 to the most modern designs. The book goes into extreme detail and is an essentail book for thosr interested in this subject.
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