FREEMAN, David J. ANDERSON, John R., foreword
Title: Canadian Warship Names. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Vanwell , St. Catharines, 2000, ISBN:1551250489
Seller ID: 39766
FREEMAN, David J. Canadian Warship Names. Foreword by John R. Anderson. St.Catherines, Ont.: Vanwell Publishing, (2000). First Edition. Pp 367. Illus trated. 8vo, blue cloth. "Through his painstaking research and professionalinterest, Dave Freeman has compiled in this book over 900 names of Canadia n naval vessels, auxiliaries, shore establishments, plus some Royal Navy ships, from 1910 to the present. As a result of his lifelong interest in the subject, he was appointed Advisor to the Ships' Names Committee from 1988 until 1999. In addition to a listing of these names, there is a thorough discussion of the varied processes of namingships; how those processes have been used and developed over time; how categories of names have been chosen; and how names are selected for specific geographical features, animals or birds, or to honour a community, a region or an earlier ship. Each name listed includes the origin and meaning of the name, its historical context, each time it was assigned, pennant numbers, dates in commission and whether the name was assigned an official badge. A comprehensive reference research from primary documents and secondary sources, this book is an invaluable resource for those interested in naval history and research." - from the dustjacket. Vg in vg dj. 25.00