13 Sharks: The Careers of a series of small Royal Navy - download pdf or read online

By John D Grainger

ISBN-10: 1473877245

ISBN-13: 9781473877245

John D Grainger charts the careers of the 13 vessels that experience served the Royal army below the identify HMS Shark. regardless of the ferocious identify, they've got all been fairly small vessels together with one brigantine, 5 sloops, one 6th expense, a gunvessel, 4 destroyers and a submarine. jointly they consequently provide a very good illustration of many of the roles of those varieties, which obtain a long way much less realization than greater, extra glamorous ships. moreover, because the first entered provider in 1699 and the final was once sunk in 1944 (having the doubtful contrast of being the single Allied vessel misplaced on D-Day), they illustrate the adjustments and continuities within the Royal army and battle at sea throughout nearly 250 years.
In each one case the writer considers the starting place of the send, the aim for which it used to be designed and hired, its captains and the place attainable its workforce, in addition to the actions of the send itself and its ultimate destiny; moreover history details of a normal nature is integrated as an important context for these activities.

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