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Author Name:    MANNING, T.D.

Title:   British Destroyer. 1st UK in dj

Publisher:    Putnam, London, 1961, 

Seller ID:   18730

MANNING, Captain T.D. The British Destroyer. London: Putnam, (1961). First Printing. Pp. (4),5-148, frontis., + 70 p. of black and white plates (containing 132 images of British destroyers). Illustrated. Large 8vo, blue clothwith gilt lettering to spine. "Fast and hardy, with its lean raking lines, the Destroyer has for half-a-century formed one of the most adventurous an d romantic elements of the British fleet. The first types were built in 1893 to counter the high-speed Torpedo-boats; in the 1960s the functions of Destroyers have been taken over by the various kinds of Frigate, and the nameitself is perversely applied to Guided-missile platforms and Light Cruiser s. Manning presents in this book a complete record of all classes of Destroyer that have served with the Royal Navy, from Havock, Hornet, and early T.B.D.s, up to the Weapons of 1946 and the Daring class of 1949-52." - from the dj. Light bumping to spine ends, else very good in edge-tape-strengthened, price-clipped dust jacket. 35.00

Price = 35.00 CDN
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