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This publication was prepared by Peter Gilchrist who tried to provide an expert's insight about the navy forces which were deployed in the Persian Gulf during the famous operation called "Desert Storm". It is well known that one of the most critical aspects of subject conflicat was the sea war. The USA sent six carrier battle groups, battleships USS Wisconsin and USS Missouri and, in addition to them, numerous other vessels. The Royal Navy of the Great Britain, although with relatively smaller resources, was spectacularly successful against Iraqi ships. Australia, France and many other nations made their vital contributions. This books describes in details all ships together with their weapons systems and capabilities. Frigates, hovercraft, amphibious forces, minehunters, destroyers, hospital evacuation and support vessels and the role of naval helicopters were also discussed in depth.