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4.0 out of 5 stars Good introductory guide
This is a very good for anyone who does not already know much about these interesting ships. Good text and illustrations, but a few annoying little printing(?) errors.
Published on 28 Sept. 2010 by FCA

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but could be better
While the subject is interesting, I was disappointed by the lack of referencing and the lack of a further reading list. It is a very good introduction but leaves the reader nowhere to go from here.
Published on 5 July 2011 by Michael Quinn


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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting but could be better, 5 July 2011
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This review is from: British Destroyers 18921918 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)
While the subject is interesting, I was disappointed by the lack of referencing and the lack of a further reading list. It is a very good introduction but leaves the reader nowhere to go from here.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good introductory guide, 28 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: British Destroyers 18921918 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)
This is a very good for anyone who does not already know much about these interesting ships. Good text and illustrations, but a few annoying little printing(?) errors.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful, 3 Aug. 2013
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C. MARKUSS (Bridgend UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: British Destroyers 18921918 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)
A few niggles but in the main a useful book for the modeller at least.

P. 19, the photo of Swift appears to show a 4" gun - one of two ahead of the bridge. It does not appear to be the 6" gun on the centre-line.

Pp. 19-20, Swift probably never reached 36 knots; despite several trials with different screws she could only reach 35.5 knots.

P. 34, again, the photo appears to show a 4" gun.

P.37, artwork, at Jutland British destroyers were still painted black, not grey as depicted.

P. 43, Swift actually made very little use of her 6" gun (at night it tended to blind the gun crew). Because it was not very efficient, it was later removed and the two 4" guns substituted.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quart in a pint pot ?, 31 May 2013
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N. Forder (Manchester, Greater Manchester United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: British Destroyers 18921918 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)
As this book notes Britain operated 534 destroyers during the First World War, in addition to those built from 1892. Development and war use is covered in 36 pages of illustrated text, so this book cannot hope to be more than a brief overview of the subject. As such it is authoriative, and a good general introduction to the subject, but most of the individual ships do not get a mention. This does highlight a need for further volumes, on each of the classes, there being a significant lack of readily available information on which ships served with which Flotilla when, let alone what happened to them and the men who served on them.
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