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HMS Royal Sovereign & her Sister Ships (Hardback)

Battleships at War

Maritime

By Peter C Smith
Imprint: Pen & Sword Maritime
ISBN: 9781844159826
Published: 16th July 2009
Last Released: 15th July 2009

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This is the wartime history of the battleship HMS Royal Sovereign, along with the story of her four sister ships HMS Revenge, HMS Resolution, HMS Royal Oak and HMS Ramillies. These ships were built and launched during World War I and although old and slow, and bitterly criticised by Churchill and others as being "Coffin Ships", the Royal Sovereign class battleships in fact played a valiant and doughty role in World War II. The Royal Oak was an early loss, thanks mainly to pre-war Government parsimony, the other four ships played a full part, at Norway, bombarding the German invasion fleet in the Channel; escorting North Atlantic convoys; in the Mediterranean, in the Indian Ocean, the occupation of Madagascar and at Normandy and the South of France invasions. HMS Royal Sovereign herself, was handed over to the Soviet Union for several years and her service there is also detailed along with their final demise post-war. Many original eyewitness accounts and photographs enhance the book.

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 Peter C Smith

About Peter C Smith

Peter C. Smith is well-known to aviation and maritime history readers. He has written over 67 previously published books. Amongst these are Skua, Detroyer Leader, Into the Minefields and Naval Warfare in the English Channel 1939-1945, all published by Pen & Sword.

Peter C. Smith was nominated for the Maritime Foundation’s Mountbatten Maritime Award for Best Literary Contribution for their book : Sailor on the Rocks: Famous Royal Navy Shipwrecks'.

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