The Torpedomen: HMS "Vernon's" Story, 1872-1968 - E.N. PolandKenneth Mason, 1993, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Errata slips tipped at title page, unused. A very nice copy.
My time as Commanding Officer of the Mine hunter H.M.S. BRONINGTON gave me something of an insight into the work of HMS VERNON and her ship's company. For over one hundred years, officers and men of the Torpedo Branch have not only looked after torpedoes but, at one time or another, held responsibility for such varied matters as electric power in ships, fire control, wireless, mine countermeasures, demolitions, diving, chemical warfare and anti-submarine warfare. This book tells their story and the author, a torpedo and anti-submarine specialist, who has held a number of important positions including that of Director of Undersea Warfare, is well qualified to tell it. 415pp. Index. Size: 8vo Medium (8" x 5½" approx.)
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