"The River Class Destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy" (used book)
The River Class Destroyers of the Royal Canadian Navy
by Ken Macpherson
About the Book
Used Book. Hardcover. Dust jacket included. Good Condition.
-- From the dust jacket
The Royal Canadian had been in existence for 20 years before acquiring the first fighting ships actually built to its order. These were the destroyers Saguenay and Skeena who, with four other “River class” units made up the tiny offensive force with which the RCN went to war in 1939.
Later augmented by the transfer of eight more near-sisters from the Royal Navy, these formed the nucleus of what was to become the third largest Allied navy, and made a valuable contribution to the successful outcome of the Battle of the Atlantic.
Their histories and specifications are accompanied by 118 photographs, most of which have never been reproduced in print. They are shown as they appeared when still in the hands of the RN, and at different periods during their RCN service. Many detailed on-board photos are included.