Sloops 1926-1946

This third book in the WSS series on British destroyer and escort types in World War II gives the background to the first sloop design post-1918, and the subsequent development of the type up to 1939, with an explanation of the thinking behind the resultant ships. The later developments, in the “Modified Black Swans”, and the wartime modifications to the pre-war types are fully covered. This detailed review is accompanied by individual ship histories for all 71 units built for the Royal Navy, Royal Australian and Royal Indian Navies, 124 pages in total forming a comprehensive description of these important ships. The text is supported by 153 photographs, many published for the first time, and illustrating the numerous changes effected during the ships’ lives. Included in the text are a number of tables: lists of lady sponsors at launching, ultimate fates and disposals, pennant numbers and a list of submarine sinkings updated from the latest MOD (Navy) research.

Authors: Arnold Hague
ISBN: 0-905617-67-3
Publication Date: May 1993
Member’s price: £2+p&p (£1.99 UK, £4.90 EU & Rest of the World)
Non-member’s price: £3+p&p (£1.99 UK, £4.90 EU & Rest of the World)

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