Kendal, 1st.ed., 1993. 124 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs. Pict. c.c., 24 x 18cm. Nr.FINE. A World Ship Society publication that records the history of 71 British and Australian-built sloops for the Royal Navy, the Royal Australian Navy, and the Royal Indian Navy, between 1926 and 1946. These include ships of the Black Swan, Bridgewater, Hastings, Shoreham, Grimsby, Indus, Bittern, and Egret classes with their various modifications. The author also traces mine-sweeper sloop development, wartime service, post-war service, sloop conversions, locally entered personnel, armament, pennant numbers, sloop disposals, submarines they sank, their final days, etc. Data and information for each of the 71 sloops is given and the book is profusely illustrated with photographs.