Cornwall, Maritime books 1993, First UK edition, paper covers, FINE CONDITION, 6 x 8 1/4, 112 pages, illustrated, 2 color maps, appendices. BATTLE IN THE IRISH SEA is the story – almost unknown – of the final attempt by German U-Boat crews to alter the inevitable outcome of World War II. Their failure, at great cost, resulted from team work of the Allied convoy system together with steady improvement of research into the technology of Radar, Direction Finding and of shore bases in charge of such people as Admiral, Sir Max Horton and Captain Roberts of the Western Approaches Tactical Training Unit. The little ships of the Royal Navy – of which Manners was one – escorted vast numbers of merchant ships desperately needed if the Island Fortress was to survive 'that terrible war which rocked the whole world from 1939 to 1945. The crews of these ships were almost always composed of young men who fulfilled, admirably, their duties at sea and met the enemy with heroicity.HMS Manners survived for one year, travelling 32,000 nautical miles from her date of launch in the Boston Navy Yard in Massachusetts to her rendezvous with U-Boat 1051 under the command of Oberleutnant Heinrick von Holleben. She was a happy ship from the moment of her launch and commissioning just prior to Christmas 1943 until her torpedoing off Holyhead on 26th January 1945. Her gallant crew, including those who lost their young lives, should be remembered with thankfulness. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Battle in the Irish Sea - the Life and Death...
Descripción Maritime Books, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007228323
Descripción Dec 31, 1993. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. NOT an ex-library book. Fine, clean copy. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Nº de ref. de la librería M05_7218_DE_05/17
Descripción Maritime Books, 1993. Estado de conservación: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. 1st ed. A bright copy in tight binding. Nº de ref. de la librería BOOKS209955I
Descripción Maritime. 1993 1st., 1993. 110pp. Ills. Maps. 21x15. Like new; Near-Mint in pictoirial card ccover. Tells the story of the Escort Destroyer HMS Manners, from her launch and commissioning in late 1943 until she was torpedoed by U-1051 off Holyhead in January 1945. Nº de ref. de la librería 3532
Descripción Martime Books, Cornwall, 1993. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good (AVERAGE). No Jacket. First Edition. Tells the story of the Escort Destroyer HMS Manners, from her launch and commissioning in late 1943 until she was torpedoed by U-1051 off Holyhead in January 1945. FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND FURTHER DETAILS. FROM A DEALER WHO TELLS YOU WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR TELEPHONE AND ADDRESS CONTACT DETAILS ARE! Size: Paperback. Not Signed or Inscribed. PAPERBACK. Nº de ref. de la librería 999001211