"Canada's Fighting Ships" (used book)

"Canada's Fighting Ships" (used book)

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Canada's Fighting Ships

by K. R. Macpherson


About the Book

Used book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good condition. Some scuffing, creasing, and tearing to the dust jacket.


From the dust jacket --

Canada provided the third largest allied navy in the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Navy, born amidst controversy over its very existence just before the First World War, grew from small beginnings with the acquisition of the cruisers Rainbow and Niobe to radial expansion in the 1940’s to fight the battle of the Atlantic. The RCN has always been a wartime service: its first submarines were bought, not by Ottawa, but by British Columbia, in the tumultuous days immediately preceding the outbreak of war in 1914. Its last aircraft carrier, the Bonaventure, left commission despite a costly refit as the tensions of the cold War receded. Canada’s Fighting Ships is the story of the ships of the RCN giving a brief history of their active service and presenting a visual account of Canada’s Navy in dramatic pictures of Canada’s own ships.