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I was lucky enough to receive this as a Christmas present and can fully concur with Seaweed's excellent review. The book is particularly relevant to me since this was the Navy that I joined in May 1952 and many of the ships and auxiliaries featured are "old friends".
Just one minor point, those serving in Gay Bruiser and her sisters would have had no problem ashore since the word "gay" at that time had not yet been hijacked, and those of a homosexual bent (I use the word advisedly) were usually keen to keep a low profile since discovery could mean immediate "discharge shore", SNLR.
In any event, Coastal Forces like their Submarine counterparts wore a branch cap ribbon, HMMTB, rather than a Ship's name.