Fan Pub., Cheltenham, 1st ed., 2003. 176 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs (cold. frontis.). 24 x 21cm. FINE. An illustrated account of the long service of two of the more unusual warships in the post-war Royal Navy, the Assault Vessels FEARLESS and INTREPID from their beginnings in the early 1960s to their final operational service in the 21st century when FEARLESS was decommissioned and joined her sister laid-up at Portsmouth. The author provides a detailed account of their history through each year of their history, including their role during the Falklands War when they led the amphibious fleet into action. Profusely illustrated with photographs, the story of these two versatile ships from their construction and launch to their final days is told with the benefit of the author’s in-depth research. FINE copy.