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HMS Defiance - Devonport's Submarine Base

£6.99

Product description

Devonport, the largest naval base in Western Europe, covers 650 acres and has fifteen dry docks. There are 4 miles of waterfront, twenty-five tidal berths and five basins. Plymouth has had a naval base since 1691 and today Devonport is the base port of the largest ship in the Royal Navy (HMS Ocean) and also the smallest vessel, HMS Gleaner, a 25-ton surveying motor launch. Devonport is also home to fourteen Type 22 and Type 23 frigates, seven Trafalgar-class submarines and four of the five hydrographic ships which form the Royal Naval Surveying squadron. Alongside its surface ship refitting facilities, Devonport is the only site in the UK equipped to conduct nuclear submarine refits, including those for the Vanguard class. Keith Hall has brought together a fascinating selection of images of the base over its lifetime and illuminated them with commentary on the history of Devonport and its relationship with Plymouth. Keith has served in the Royal Navy and has sailed aboard the Trident and Polaris fleet.

Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. Printed in 2008.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Keith Hall
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 16.5 x 0.9 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0752437585
ISBN-13:
9780752437583
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
History

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About this item

Devonport, the largest naval base in Western Europe, covers 650 acres and has fifteen dry docks. There are 4 miles of waterfront, twenty-five tidal berths and five basins. Plymouth has had a naval base since 1691 and today Devonport is the base port of the largest ship in the Royal Navy (HMS Ocean) and also the smallest vessel, HMS Gleaner, a 25-ton surveying motor launch. Devonport is also home to fourteen Type 22 and Type 23 frigates, seven Trafalgar-class submarines and four of the five hydrographic ships which form the Royal Naval Surveying squadron. Alongside its surface ship refitting facilities, Devonport is the only site in the UK equipped to conduct nuclear submarine refits, including those for the Vanguard class. Keith Hall has brought together a fascinating selection of images of the base over its lifetime and illuminated them with commentary on the history of Devonport and its relationship with Plymouth. Keith has served in the Royal Navy and has sailed aboard the Trident and Polaris fleet.

Book in very good condition with clean pages throughout and securely bound. Printed in 2008.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Keith Hall
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 16.5 x 0.9 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0752437585
ISBN-13:
9780752437583
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
History

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