I've got a similar sort of book. It's invaluable as a reference to every nut and bolt of a few specific ships, all their modifications, what they were doing on every single day of their existence, all damage they sustained, and what finally happened to them. There are no war stories per se. But it's cool if you're a fan of these ships .Being largely a WWII RN enthusiast I have just taken delivery of Brian Lavery's new volume on the River Class Frigates and the Battle of the Atlantic. A pretty comprehensive look at all aspects of one class of escort ship. It can be a bit of a dry read though as there are very few personal accounts in there from veterans.
Great book (the parts about the war itself) but some parts are boring.Thanks Redwolf and Jim.
I just ordered a new copy. Rather have a new copy than possibly an old worn out book.
Ahhh - so you will have no time for reading or Jutland thenWell, I am in love so ... blush
Thanks mbv valuable infoJust reading that one now and it is a good companion volume to Jutland - An Analysis of the Fighting by John Campbell (Conway Maritime Press 1998) which is highly technical and quite a slow read by comparison.
The only other book I have on Jutland is: Jutland 1916: Clash of the Dreadnoughts by Charles London (Osprey MilitaryPublishing, Campaign Series 2000). More info on this one here Osprey Publishing - Jutland 1916
Ahhh - so you will have no time for reading or Jutland then