The Capital Ships : Their Battles and Their Badges
Kangaroo Press, 2000. First edition, first printing. A near fine copy withonly light rubbing to the spine ends. The d/w is also near fine with only light edge bumping.
Reference book on Australia's capital ships. Explains the origins of ships' names, the history of all ships bearing that name, and detailed technical data. Provides accounts of service history and battles of the ships, as well as full lists of commanding officers, casualties and battle honours for each ship. Illustrated with photographs and drawings in colour and black and white. Irish-born author resides in Australia and was involved in the design of ships' badges as heraldry advisor to the Royal Australian Navy.