Aircraft-Carrying Ships of the Royal Navy
By (author) Maurice Cocker
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Aircraft-Carrying Ships of the Royal Navy by Maurice Cocker
Book DescriptionWithin ten years of man's first flight, the armies and navies of the world had seen the potential of the flying machine. Maurice Cocker looks at the ships of the Royal Navy which have carried and used aircraft since the first aircraft-carrier was built in 1912. From small lighters through battleships with runways on their turrets, submarines, converted ocean liners and ferries to the mighty aircraft-carriers of today, he looks at the whole range of ships. Some, such as the Ark Royal, are famous, others much less so, but the book is as complete a record as is possible of all the aircraft-carrying ships of Britain's Royal Navy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780752446332
(248mm x 172mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maurice Cocker
Royal Navy Destroyers 1893 to the Present Day, Paperback (July 2011)
Maurice Cocker charts the history of the destroyer, providing much new information and a comprehensive record of the history and appearance of each class.
Coastal Forces Vessels, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Maurice Cocker
From the early wooden-walled steamships to coastal destroyers, the fleets of coastal vessels grew to become a major part of the naval armoury. It was the introduction of the internal combustion engine in the twentieth century that saw the development of fast patrol craft and torpedo boats. This book looks at almost all of these vessels.
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Author Biography - Maurice Cocker
Maurice Cocker lives in Lancashire. His previous book, Coastal Forces Vessels of the Royal Navy, was also published by Tempus.
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