Hardcover, 4to., laminated boards no dustjacket, oblong shape, fair condition, has mark on cover from price sticker, black & white photographs, appendices, index, 360pp. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Australian and New Zealand Warships, 1914-1945', traces the development of the two navies from the Great War, through to V-J Day, 15th August, 1945. The book highlights the technical aspects of the ships, including weapons carried and any special design or performance features. As the story of these ships is inseparable from that of the navies, brief chronologies of the major events precede the main sections. Part one describes the RAN during the Great War of 1914 1918, the years of peace 1919-1939, and the Second World War 1939-1945. The New Zealand Section, part two, lists in turn, vessels operated by the Government from 1914-1921, the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy 1921-1941 and the RNZN from 1941 to 1945. Every ship listed is classified by type, e.g. cruiser, patrol craft, support, etc., and then sub-divided as either built-for-the-purpose or requisitioned. During 1914 18 Australia's Navy operated a total of 63 ships, of which 22 were requisitioned from private sources. The number of vessels reduced significantly during the mid-war period, only to swell again in the Second World War. Many privately owned craft were taken up for war service and by August, 1945. the number had reached 679. In comparison the 209 ships specifically acquired between 1939 and 1945 for fleet operations included ships on loan, e.g. N class destroyers, and those ordered prior to the outbreak of war but completed during the conflict, e.g. PARRAMATTA, WARREGO and KOALA.
Title: Australian & New Zealand Warships 1914-1945
Publisher: Sydney, Golden Press, 1987. (reprint).
Book Description Doubleday, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. Tears to spine of dust jacket / felt pen inscription to 1st inside page. Bookseller Inventory # 000969
Book Description Doubleday, Sydney, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Near Fine large quarto hardcover. Light vert. crease to ffep and half-title page. D/j is sunned at spine which has some nicks and creasing at top. Wraps have some general shelfwear but still a good, sound d/j. 360pp. Bookseller Inventory # 007628
Book Description Doubleday Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1983. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Jacket has been covered in clear contact which is attached to the endpapers. 360 pages with over 600 b/w photos and 100 line drawings. This book traces the development of the two navies from the Great war, through to VJ Day, 15th August 1945. The book highlights the technical aspects of the ships, including weapons carried and any special design or performance features. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005454
Book Description Doubleday, Sydney, Australia, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. profiles of the warships operated by the New Zealand and Australia from the first to the second world wars. Illustrated. Generally clean and sound but there is some shelf wear and a gifting dedication opposite the half title page. A printed review of the book has been pasted onto the front free end paper. All orders processed and shipped promptly from the UK, usually the same or next business day. Call or email with your questions. A slightly heavier book which may require additional shipping charges. Not available for economy shipping outside the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 019454
Book Description Doubleday, Sydney and Auckland, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First German Edition. 360 pages, hundreds of b/w photos. Bookseller Inventory # 008740