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The Flower class corvette was one of the most famous and numerous of all escort vessels, and the corvette Agassiz is the most representative of the Canadian Flowers, which were thrown into the thick of the bitter Atlantic convoy battles of 1941–2. Derived from a whalecatcher hull design, and intended as a cheap coastal escort that could be built by non-specialist yards, the Flowers were the only class available in large numbers when the submarine war flared up in earnest in 1941. As a result they were used on rigorous ocean convoy duties for which they were barely adequate, and their crews suffered greatly in one of the harshest arenas of the second world war.
As part of the renowned Anatomy of the Ship series, this book provides the finest documentation of the Agassiz, with a complete set of superb line drawings, supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history. This is a superb description of the ship and her career.
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John McKay is the author of Victory, Bounty and Pandora in the Anatomy of the Ship series, all published by Conway Maritime Press. John Harland is the author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail and Catchers and Corvettes.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004113722
Book Description Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 4to. 160 pp. very good in very good original cloth gilt and very good dustwrapper. very light wear only. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. Seller Inventory # 33019
Book Description Conway Maritime Press Limited, London, 1993. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # 196673