2 Vols., 2nd.ed., totally revised & expanded, Greenhill, 1987 & 1989. Vol. I : 388 pp. Vol. II : 245 pp. Both vols in d.j. 24 x 16cm. FINE. This exceptional work was first published in 1969 (Volume I) and 1970 (Volume II) and has been in demand ever since. It is an essential source of reference throughout the long and distinguished history of the Royal Navy. The author provides a comprehensive record of British warships from the 15th century to the late 1980s, with more than 14,000 entries, including not only ships of the Royal Navy, but also those of the Commonwealth fleets. Details include tonnage, main armament, builders and building material, launch date, disposal date, and any name changes. The first volume contains a complete record of all British fighting ships, while the second volume concentrates on support vessels such as Navy-built trawlers and drifters, tugs, and ships requisitioned. As a source of reference for identifying ships of the Royal Navy it is invaluable. This second edition benefits from the author’s subsequent research and is wholly revised, expanded and reset. FINE set.