Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat: 1942-45 (british Power Boat Company) * Insights Into The Design, Construction, Operation And Restor

August 25, 2020|
Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat: 1942-45 (british Power Boat Company) * Insights Into The Design, Construction, Operation And Restor by Diggory Rose
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During the Second World War the Royal Navy’s flotillas of small, fast and powerfully armed motor gun boats (MGBs) were looked upon as the ‘Spitfires of the seas’. Operating from their harbour bases around the south and east coasts of England, RN Coastal Forces crews would set out under cover of darkness to look for trouble with German shipping in the Channel and the North Sea. The centerpiece of this manual is MGB 81, a combat veteran that saw repeated action between 1942 and 1945 in the North Sea and English Channel, including on D-Day. Her fighting career, restoration and recent rebuild are all covered in this fascinating insight into the only operational example of an RN Coastal Forces MGB of the Second World War.
Diggory Rose is Keeper of MGB 81 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. He is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Instructor and Skipper.Stephen Fisher is an archaeologist and historian who specialises in maritime and amphibious warfare in the First and Second World Wars. He has researched hundreds of wartime shipwrecks in the English Channel and ad...
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Title:Royal Navy Motor Gun Boat: 1942-45 (british Power Boat Company) * Insights Into The Design, Constru...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:188 pages, 10.9 X 8.55 X 0.75 inShipping dimensions:188 pages, 10.9 X 8.55 X 0.75 inPublished:August 25, 2020Publisher:Haynes Publishing UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1785211420

ISBN - 13:9781785211423

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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