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The Encyclopedia of Ships Hardcover – September 1, 2001


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  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (September 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1571452966
  • ISBN-13: 978-1571452962
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.2 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #930,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. Mahood, Ph.D on April 29, 2006
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I've been a naval enthusiast since my parents took me to lower Manhattan and I saw a great spectacle: The liners, United States, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary, and the Olympia all together; It was 1956, and the great liners were still the preferred mode of travel. This book is filled, perhaps I should say crammed with ships of all types. To date it is the best single volume available on a wide variety of ships. The author, the former senior officer of the United Kingdom's carrier, "Invincible", has done a fine job of giving the reader an overview of each vessel, including naval, merchant, and passenger type ships. This book was printed in the United States in 2001, yet, from various comments made by the author throughout the text, I suspect the manuscript was written no later than 1999, since so many of the great new vessels such as the huge Queen Mary 2 and the world's largest fully rigged clipper ship (5 masts of sails ), "The Royal Clipper" are all absent from the volume.

Although this book was printed in the United States, the content of this book is distinctly European with only the most familiar ships from the United States given space. This is, of course, not surprising since the author is British. In fact, only three of the 6 original US frigates are listed. I also found the book's Index to be quite lacking with many omissions of vessels described in the body of the various sections. For example, the "Gorch Folk II" is listed as the training ship for Germany. The original training vessel, the "Gorch Folk" is only mentioned as being sold to Russia as the "Tovarich". This is in error, since it was sold to the Ukraine, not Russia. In addition, the "Tovarich" is not listed in the index, neither is the Gorch Folk.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By David Schure on April 3, 2003
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This is one of the best ship encyclopedia's out right now. It doesn't have as much information as the Jane's Ship books, but makes up for it by the shear number of ship types. It covers every era from Ancient Egypt to the Ships that are now in the Persian Gulf.
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