AMAZON TO IVANHOE. BRITISH STANDARD DESTROYERS OF THE 1930'S.

English, John.


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WSS., Kendal, 1st.ed., 1993. 144 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs. Pict. c.c., 24 x 18cm. V.G. The 'A' to 'I' class destroyers of the 1930s were typical of the Admiralty design process, being based on the best destroyer design of 1923 ' the improved 'W' class of 1918. The design of the 'A' and 'I' destroyers were modified in the light of subsequent experience, equipped with modern weapons, detection and wireless machinery. They served with distinction during World War II ' although highly susceptible to air attack being fleet destroyers for the First World War instead of the combined air, surface, and submarine type of destroyer required in a new era. The author describes the background for these vessels before examining the programmes from 1927 to 1935 that produced the CODRINGTON & ACASTAs ; SAGUENAY & SKEENA (RCN) ; KEITH & BEAGLEs ; KEMPENFELT & CRUSADERs ; DUNCAN & DEFENDERs ; EXMOUTH & ECLIPSEs ; FAULKNOR & FEARLESSs ; GRENVILLE & GREYHOUNDs ; HARDY & HEROs ; INGLEFIELD & INTREPIDs. In addition, he covers the Brazilian 'H' class and Turkish 'I' class.


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