Warships number 196
In this 44 page issue, David Chessum describes a 1937 US proposal to lease destroyers to the South American Republics. Tom Adams details the Arapaho concept of a “bolt on “ system to adapt large container ships to serve as helicopter carriers resulting in the RFA RELIANT. Michael Pryce tells the story of Operation Lucid which in 1940 intended to send “fireships” into German occupied French Channel Ports, together with some additional information on Command and the Escorts.from Geoffrey Hudson. The development of Landing Ships Gantry based on 3 Dale class tankers converted to carry landing craft to an assault area is described by Tom Adams. There are also short pieces on HMS PROTECTOR, HMS VALIANT, RF ADMIRAL KUZNETSOV and HMNZS KANIERE and Decoy Launchers
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