1st.ed., 1947. Vi + 327 + 8 pp., frontis + 22 other photo-plates + many silhouettes & line drawings. Blue cloth ; gilt. 24 x 16cm. Small dents to edges of upper boards o/w an exceptionally FINE copy. In this, the 58th issue of Brassey's celebrated Naval Annual, post-war topics occupy the minds of the contributors with articles that include : The Naval Prospect, 1947. Foreign Navies. The Operational Future of the Flying Boat. The Defence of Australia. The Rise and Fall of Japanese Sea Power. Inter-Allied Naval Co-operation in the War. The 1946 Atomic Bomb Trials. Etc. Other features include the new rates of pay for the Royal Navy, British warships transferred to Dominion and foreign fleets, and a pictorial section. The frontispiece shows the P&O liner HIMALAYA then building at Barrow. Exceptionally FINE.