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Very Special Ships

Abdiel Class Fast Minelayers of World War Two

Author: Arthur Nicholson

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 208

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Very Special Ships is the first full-length book about the six Abdiel-class fast minelayers, the fastest and most versatile ships to serve in the Royal Navy in the Second World War. They operated not only as offensive minelayers – dashing into enemy waters under cover of darkness – but in many other roles, most famously as blockade runners to Malta. In lieu of mines, they transported items as diverse as ammunition, condensed milk, gold, and VIPs. Distinguished by their three funnels, the Abdiels were attractive, well-designed ships, and they were also unique – no other navy had such ships, and so they were sought-after commands and blessed with fine captains. To give the fullest picture of this important class of ships, the book details the origins and history of mines, minelayers, and minelaying; covers the origins and design of the class; describes the construction of each of the six ships, and the modified design of the last two; tells in detail of the operational careers of the ships in the second World War, when they played vital roles in the battle of Crete and the siege of Malta, plied the hazardous route to Tobruk, and laid mines off the Italian coast. The post-war careers of the surviving ships is also documented. Written to appeal to naval enthusiasts, students of World War II and modelmakers, the author tells the story of these ships through first-hand accounts, official sources, and specially- commissioned drawings and photographs.

Department of Defense Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1969

Hearings Before the Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, Ninetieth Congress, Second Session on H.R. 18707

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on Department of Defense

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Category: United States

Page: 2809

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Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science and Arts

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Hearings Before and Special Reports Made by Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Subjects Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments

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Category: Legislative hearings

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Sessional Papers

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Category: Canada

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"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.

Reauthorization of the Maritime Security Program

Hearing Before the Special Oversight Panel on the Merchant Marine of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, Second Session, Hearing Held July 16, 23, and October 8, 2002

Author: United States

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Category: Maritime law

Page: 218

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Hearings, Reports and Prints of the House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

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Category: Fishery law and legislation

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Notes on American Iron and Steel Practice

Author: Archibald P. Head

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Page: 31

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Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, Whitehall Yard

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Category: Military art and science

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Parliamentary Papers

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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Category: Great Britain

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The Parliamentary Debates (Authorized Edition)

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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Ships Monthly

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Category: Ships

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Ships' Cargo, Cargo Ships

Author: Henri Kummerman

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Cargo ships

Page: 288

View: 937

The Navy List

Author: Great Britain. Admiralty

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Proceedings - Mississippi Water Resources Conference

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Category: Water resources development

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The Conquering Ships

Author: Barbara Bartos-Höppner

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Category: Vikings

Page: 215

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Bjorn, a young ship builder, dreams of designing a ship which can sail anywhere on the high seas and will not need to hug the coasts like the old-fashioned ships his Viking father owns.

Shipbuilding & Shipping Record

A Journal of Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering, Dock, Harbours & Shipping

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Category: Marine engineering

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Sail Tall Ships

A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea

Author: American Sail Training Association

Publisher: Amer Sail Training Assoc

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 221

View: 672

Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects

Author: Institution of Naval Architects

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Category: Naval architecture

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List of members in each volume.

Transactions of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects

Author: Royal Institution of Naval Architects

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Category: Naval architecture

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