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The Story of HMS Revenge (Hardback)

Maritime Jutland Nelson & Trafalgar

By Alexander Stilwell
Imprint: Pen & Sword Maritime
ISBN: 9781844159819
Published: 17th September 2009
Last Released: 22nd September 2009

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Between Drake's Revenge and the Polaris submarine, the most recent Revenge, are the glory years of the Royal Navy. Revenge was at the Armada, the Azores, Trafalgar and Jutland and with weapons capable of terrible destruction.

The first Revenge commanded by Queen Elizabeth's favourite, Francis Drake, symbolised the boldness and flair of that period. Faster and more manoeuvrable than the massive Spanish galleons.

The mighty 25,000 ton battleship with eight 15 inch guns was representative of the strength of the British Empire at its peak. The first Revenge would have comfortably fitted across the beam of this battleship.

This book is more than about the ships, interesting as they are. It describes their commanders and crews, captures the flavour of life on board and details technological developments, and of course, the actions in which they were involved.

The text is supported by a selection of great images.

This is the stirring story of a famous line of ships bearing the name REVENGE. From Drakes REVENGE to the Polaris submarine are the glory years of the British Empire and the Royal Navy. This book vividly describes life on board the ships, often through personal accounts.

NavyBooks.com

Vividly describes life on board the ships, often through personal accounts.

Warship World

This book celebrates the famous line of ships of the Royal Navy bearing the proud name "Revenge".
As there was never a country so bound to the sea as Great Britain, you find that this book not only captures the spirit of the Royal Navy, but our nation itself.

Military Vehicle trust magazine

This book celebrates the famous line of ships of the Royal Navy bearing the proud name 'Revenge'. As there was never a country so bound to the sea as Great Britain, you find that this book not only captures the spirit of the Royal Navy, but our nation itself. There was an HMS Revenge there for many of the pivotal moments in our history, defeating the Spanish Armada, Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, Jutland in World War One, and hunting the Bismarck in World War Two. In between Drake's Revenge and the deadly Cold War Polaris submarine is the heyday of the British Empire and with it the Royal Navy. Sadly, in modern times there is no longer a Royal Navy ship bearing the name Revenge.

Military Vehicle Trust Magazine, Windscreen

Revenge is a name that has graced Royal Navy warships for five centuries. Personal accounts recall life aboard all nine Revenges, their exploits, and the Royal Navy in which they served.

www.shipsmonthly.com

What I like, indeed admire, most about this work is author Alexander Stilwell's ability to encapsulate the current political situation and intrigue of the day into a most informative and relevant potted history ...
this is a complete work and one which will stand the test of time as a remarkable literary and research achievement ...
It is informative, factually correct, often riveting and occasionally inspirational. What more could be asked of any book..

N. Middleton (British professional underwater photo-journalist & author)

About Alexander Stilwell

Alexander Stilwell is a writer and book publishing editor with considerable experience in military history and current affairs. He has an MA in International Peace and Security from Kings College, London and has written or contributed to a number of books and journals. He is married with three children and lives in Godalming, Surrey.

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