New PDF release: 13 Sharks: The Careers of a series of small Royal Navy

By John D Grainger

ISBN-10: 1473877245

ISBN-13: 9781473877245

John D Grainger charts the careers of the 13 vessels that experience served the Royal army lower than the identify HMS Shark. regardless of the ferocious identify, they've got all been rather small vessels together with one brigantine, 5 sloops, one 6th expense, a gunvessel, 4 destroyers and a submarine. jointly they consequently supply an exceptional illustration of a few of the roles of those forms, which obtain a long way much less recognition than better, extra glamorous ships. additionally, because the first entered provider in 1699 and the final was once sunk in 1944 (having the doubtful contrast of being the one Allied vessel misplaced on D-Day), they illustrate the alterations and continuities within the Royal military and struggle at sea throughout nearly 250 years.
In each one case the writer considers the foundation of the send, the aim for which it used to be designed and hired, its captains and the place attainable its staff, in addition to the actions of the send itself and its ultimate destiny; moreover history info of a basic nature is integrated as an important context for these activities.

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