1st.ed., 1971. 64 pp., many photo-ills., scale profile drawings & cold. plates of ships' badges. Pict. c.c., 20 x 15cm. Nr.FINE. A detailed monograph of the highly successful Battle Class destroyers of World War II, built for the Royal Navy and designed for service in the Pacific. The author describes their classic British destroyer design and their gunnery systems and layout. He provides a history of the class with full technical data, a photograph of every ship, scale profile drawings, and coloured plates of the badges for each of the 16 destroyers of the 1942 Group ; the 8 of the 1943 Group ; and the 2 Australian-built vessels. An excellent copy.