"The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945" (used book)
The Canadian Naval Chronicle 1939-1945
by Fraser McKee and Robert Darlington
About the Book
Used Book. First Edition. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Like New.
-- from the dust jacket
This handsome book is a complete record of every ship lost and every success against enemy warships experienced by the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War. Intended as a reference book for the general reader as well as the naval interest, it will be a valuable addition to any library. The entries are designed for quick access to the facts combined with an engaging, easy-to-read narrative.
This volume has been carefully researched from original documents and cross-checked with some of the participants, and is supplemented by the most up-to-date research information. It contains tales of great valour and heavy losses; of consummate skill in hunting elusive submarines, and errors in judgement under days of strain and sleeplessness.
It includes the first complete listing of Merchant Navy vessels lost, casualty lists, and a table of U-Boats destroyed by Canadian Air Force squadrons. Each of the 70 ships featured is given a separate history compiled from many research sources, as well as personal memories of the ships from their officers and crew.
The Canadian Naval Chronicle is intended not only a definitive reference on the subject, but as a readable, fascinating story of the Navy and Merchant Navy’s prowess in the face of utmost danger.