IN HARM'S WAY. THE STORY OF HMS KENYA, A SECOND WORLD WAR CRUISER.

Crabb, Brian James.


£40.00




Stamford, 1st.ed., 1998. Xii + 238 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, maps, etc. Pict. laminated boards. 25 x 19cm. FINE. The author records the actions of the Fiji class cruiser HMS KENYA and her many exploits during WWII as well as her subsequent service up to 1962 when she was broken up. The cruiser took part in the pursuit of the BISMARCK, escorted many convoys during which she sank two enemy ships, took part in the clandestine raid on Vaagso in Norway, and endured the hardships of the Russian and Malta convoys ' including Operation Pedestal where she sustained major damage to her bows. KENYA went on to fight in the Korean War and was decommissioned in 1959. Illustrated with 106 photographs, maps and drawings.


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