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The First Destroyers

Lyon, David.

ISBN 10: 1557502714 / ISBN 13: 9781557502711
Published by Naval Institute Press, 1997
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Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. 1996. Hard Cover w/ DJ. 4to, Oversized. 128 pp. 9 Plans & drawings by John Roberts. Plans of HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer Velox 1904 in rear pocket. Text is clean from any markings. Cover slightly shelfworn. Book and DJ condition: as new in mylar jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 2626

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Title: The First Destroyers

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

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A fascinating collection of information on the early development of the British torpedo boat destroyers up to the River class of 1900.

About the Author:

David Lyon spent his working life at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, where for over twenty years he looked after the huge ships’ plans collection before becoming Curator of Naval Ordnance, then Head of Enquiries and finally Chief of Research of the Maritime Information Centre. He served in the Royal Navy Reserve and having qualified as a diving officer, was instrumental in the development of underwater archaeology in Britain, diving on the Mary Rose amongst others. He is a member of the Council of the Society for Nautical Research and of the Nautical Museums Trust. He has written and lectured extensively both in Britain and abroad an his many publications include The Sailing Navy List, The Denny List, Steam, Steel and Torpedoes, and Sea Battles in Close-up: The Nelson Era. He has first-hand experience of all manner of craft and now shares with his wife a double-ended yole which they sail in the Thames estuary.

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