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H. M. S. Thunderer - Geoffrey Penn

Kenneth Mason, 1984, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Very slightly ruffled edges of DJ.

From the cover: “Naval shore stations traditionally are given ships’ names. That of the Royal Naval Engineering College at Manadon, Plymouth is H.M.S. Thunderer — hence this book’s title. The history of the College and its predecessor, Keyham, traces the development of naval engineering since steam first aroused Their Lordship’s somewhat suspicious interest early in the 18th century. The steamship’s role then was merely to tow sailing men-of war out of harbour in contrary winds, or upwind for tactical fighting advantage. Above all, of course, the book traces the roll of the engineer as trainee and instructor, from the simplicities of the 1822 Comet to the sophistication of the latest nuclear propelled guided missile submarine.”
Size: 8¾" x 5½"
Number of Pages: 208
ISBN: 0859373215
Introduction: Duke of Edinburgh

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