Warships number 197
In this 44 page issue, Ian Buxton has selected fascinating extracts from the diary of Sir Stanley Goodall, Director of Naval Construction, for the year 1939 when he was heavily involved in new construction as war loomed. Tom Adams reviews the RN’s aviation training ship/hospital ship ARGUS, a mercantile conversion. David Chessum shows how the Admiralty may have acted outwith the Washington Treaty by transferring minesweeper HAVANT to Siam. Shorter articles include the fire that destroyed 12 MTBs at Ostend in February 1945, the Japanese OYASHIO submarine class, battleship RODNEY and French frigate ACONIT.
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