CATS AND CATHEDRALS. A HISTORY OF THE TYPE 41 AND TYPE 61 FRIGATES

Boniface, Patrick.


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. Periscope Pub. Ltd., Penzance. 1st ed., 2006. 208 pp., 15 photo-ills. Pict. c.c., 23 x 15cm. FINE. In the post-war era, the world's navies faced a very different threat as it entered the nuclear age. In response the Royal Navy started a construction programme of new types of frigates, including the Type 41 Leopard and Type 61 Salisbury classes. They shared a common hull but were tailored for specific roles within the fleet. The Type 41s took on the names of Big Cats whilst the Type 61s were given names of Cathedral Cities. Both classes played an important role in the post-war Royal Navy and the author provides details of design, construction and service careers of all these British frigates, plus three Type 41s built for the Indian Navy. Includes a list of commanding officers for each vessel, plus previous ships of the name : SALISBURY, LEOPARD, CHICHESTER, LYNX, LLANDAFF, JAGUAR, PUMA, LINCOLN, BRAHMAPUTRA ( ex PANTHER ), BEAS, and BETWA.


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