02.04.2017

ALLIED COASTAL FORCES OF WORLD WAR II - FAIRMILE DESIGNS AND U.S. SUBMARINE CHASERS

Allied Coastal Forces of World War II - Fairmile Designs and U.S. Submarine Chasers

 Author(s)                 John Lambert and Al Ross
 Publisher Conway Maritime Press
 Date 2005
 Pages 256
 Format pdf
 Size 159 Mb

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   The authors of this excellent volume, John Lambert and Al Ross, have specifically prepared its content to cover the coastal ships of the Allied forces in the Second World War. The content of the publication is covering all ships in detail, providing all required technical information, including the narrative text, ship line drawings and photos. In their work, the authors has been principally concerned with the famous wooden naval warships that were constructed by the FMC, standing for the Fairmile Marine Company. The very idea of the mass-production of minor warships constructed of wood during the war, was  the idea of the founder of Fairmile Company. Each vessel type has been designed and further built in a kit form, allowing the assembly of the ship at different small shipbuilding facilities both in the country and abroad. The ship designs developed by the Fairmile also features the utilization of the basic construction materials, and they were relying on the many newly established and non-naval industries, providing the required materials without actual interference with the product flow from the specialist manufacturers. During the War, the success of the attacks conducted by the submarines of the German Navy and significant increase in minelaying, forced the British Royal Navy to find a method of combating subject threat...

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