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DOUGLAS, W.A.B., Roger SARTY, and Michael WHITBY. A Blue Water Navy : The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, 1939-1943, Volume II, Part 2. St Catherine's, Ontario : Vanwell Publishing Limited, (2007). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xxiii,(3),-650. Illustrated throughout. Large thick 8vo, dark blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Map endpapers. "Although the Royal Canadian Navy had spent the early years of the Second World War in a desperate struggle against German U-boats onthe North Atlantic convoy routes, the service's professional officers neve r lost sight of the need to build a balanced national navy, one that included the larger warships required for Canada to project its naval power around the globe. Part 2 of the Official Operational History continues the storyof the Royal Canadian Navy begun in No Higher Purpose and carries the narr ative into the decisive final years of the Second World War, as the navy largely achieves its 'blue water' ambitions. Based on extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, A Blue Water Navy follows the RCN's path to victory from 1943 to 1945 as Canadian warships engage the enemy across the globe in the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans as well as in the dangerous waters of the European littoral. Beginning with the Allies' North Atlantic triumph over the German submarine arm in April-May 1943,the volume examines the navy's many roles in European waters, including th e RCN's combined operations role in the amphibious assaults on Dieppe, northwest Africa and Sicily; the procurement of large fleet destroyers and their operations guarding important Arctic and Mediterranean bound convoys; andthe culmination of the RCN's overseas buildup with Operation Neptune and t he invasion of Normandy. A Blue Water Navy recounts the multitude of tasks Canadian naval forces performed in the war's final phases, from motor-torpedo boat, minesweeping and fleet operations to the inshore anti-submarine campaign. In tracing the acquisition of cruisers and Canadian-manned escort carriers, this important and well-illustrated history thoroughly explores the world-wide scope of the Royal Canadian Navy's involvement in the Second World War and its transition from a small-ship navy into a balanced force and the world-wide scope of its involvement in the Second World War." from the dj. Section 3. Consolidation. 12. New Plans, Familiar Challenges: Fleet Planning, Reorganization and the Turning Point in the Battle of the Atlantic, April - May 1943; 13. North Atlantic Operations, June-December 1943 ; 14.Combined Operations in European Waters, May 1942 to the Eve of Neptune; 15 . Towards a Balanced Fleet: Operations in European Waters, Quadrant, and Fleet Modernization, 1942 - 1943; 16. Prelude to Neptune: Operations with theHome Fleet and Coastal Forces, November 1943 - May 1944; 17. The Assault o n Northwest Europe; 18. Guarding the Seaward Flank, July 1944 - September 1945. Section 4. New Directions. 19. The Inshore Antisubmarine Campaign in European Waters, June 1944 - May 1945; 20. The Antisubmarine Campaign in Canadian Waters and Northwest. Atlantic, 1944 - 1945; 21. Fleet Operations in European and Arctic Waters, July 1944 - May 1945; 22. Outward to the Pacitic: The Defence of the West Coast, Pacitic Planning, and Operations with theBritish Pacific Fleet, April 1943 - September 1945. Appendices : 1. RCN Se nior Appointments, 1939-1945; 2. RCN Warship Losses, 1939-1945; 3. Axis Warship Losses to Canadian Forces, 1939-1945; 4. Training, Discipline, and Morale in the RCN, 1939-1945; 5. The Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service; 6. RCN Coastal Forces in the Mediterranean Theatre; 7. Rank Eqiuvalents. With bibliography and index. Penned gift inscription, else very good in dustjacket. 45.00
Title: Blue Water Navy : The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, 1939-1943, Volume II, Part 2. First Edition.industjacket.
Publisher: Vanwell Publishing, St. Catherine's, ON, 2007, ISBN:1551250691:
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