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One perhaps expects, from Haynes, page after page of detailed mechanical drawings so that one can pretty well build the subject for oneself if so inclined. In the present case, however, at over three hundred feet long one might need a larger shed.
However this book is not like that at all. It is a meticulously detailed, and beautifully and profusely illustrated study of one of the technically most important ships ever built in Britain, covering its history, construction, equipment, engineering, people, navigation and career, written by one of our foremost experts, Brian Lavery of the National Maritime Museum. Complete master of his subject, Lavery manages to explain things clearly for the landlubber while at the same time giving such comprehensive and intimate detail as to enthral anyone who has used the sea.