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NavyBooks does not offer modelling kits or advice - but we have many books for the specialist ship modeller as well as other books of interest. We also have links to a specialist model maker 'Hearts of Oak Ships" and recommend you check out their website for details of their fantastic ship models. Click the image below for more details.

 

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  1. Type 47B Destroyer Drenthe

    Jantinus Mulder and Henk Visser

    To counter a growing threat of Soviet submarines and aircraft shortly after WWII, the Royal Netherlands Navy ordered new ships. Classified as ASW destroyer (onderzeebootjager), but so close to contemporary destroyers in terms of specifications. Still suffering from the havoc of war the national industry managed to design and construct these ships in two classes. Drenthe was of the more capable Type 47B series.
  2. Warships

    Robert Jackson

    Illustrated with detailed artworks and full-colour photographs, Warships is a comprehensive study of the key warships built since the nineteenth century. Each entry has full design and development history, and descriptions of any active service. The book explores warships from the industrial age up to the latest hi-tech carrier, and includes numerous submarines as well as battleships from all the major naval powers. Warships is an essential reference guide for modellers, military historians and naval enthusiasts.
  3. Destroyer Cossack

    John Roberts

    Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans The subject of this volume is one of the famous Tribal' class, large destroyers intended to substitute for cruisers in many roles. Their complicated evolution is fully covered for the first time, with plans of the different proposals and alternatives considered, along with an outstanding collection of detail drawings ranging from magazine arrangements to a view of the variations in upper deck fittings across the whole class. Wartime modifications are also included. Cossack was the obvious choice to represent the class, not just because of her well-known exploits like boarding the German supply ship Altmark in 1940, but also because the technical documentation of the ship is particularly rich, much of which is reproduced in this volume.
  4. Armoured Cruiser Cressy

    Andrew Choong

    Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans The technical details of British warships were recorded in a set of plans produced by the builders on completion of every ship. Known as the as fitted' general arrangements, these drawings represented the exact appearance and fitting of the ship as it entered service. Intended to provide a permanent reference for the Admiralty and the dockyards, these highly detailed plans were drawn with exquisite skill in multi-coloured inks and washes that represent the acme of the draughtsman's art. The subject of this volume is best known for the disaster of 22 September 1914 in which Cressy and two sister-ships, Aboukir and Hogue, were sunk with great loss of life by a single small submarine in little more than an hour.
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    HOW TO BUILD AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER - PRE ORDER

    Chris Terrill

    Publication of this title has been delayed due to COVID – we will advise new expected dates in due course – you can pre-order but there could be a long wait well into 2021 The Incredible Story of the Men and Women Who Brought Britain's Biggest Warship to Life 65,000 tons. 280 metres long. A flight deck the size of sixty tennis courts. A giant piece of Sovereign British territory that's home to up to 50 Aircraft. HMS Queen Elizabeth in the biggest ship in the Royal Navy's history and one of the most ambitious and exacting engineering projects ever undertaken in the UK. But it's her ship's company of 700, alongside an air group of 900 air and ground crew that are Big Lizzie's beating heart. How to Build an Aircraft Carrier tells the story of Britain at her best: innovative, confident, outward-looking and world beating.
  6. Type 42 Destroyer HMS Southampton

    Jantinus Mulder

    The primary role of the Type 42 destroyers was providing air defence for the fleet. With their long-range sensors, the ships could also act as radar pickets, sailing ahead of a task group. HMS Southampton was the eighth ship of originally destined to be a 16-ship class, of which two have been exported to Argentina. The type 42 comprised eight Batch 1 vessels, four Batch 2 and four Batch 3 Stretched Type 42.
  7. DESTROYER HNLMS KORTENAER

    Rindert van Zinderen Bakker

    HNLMS Kortenaer was in action in the Battle of the Java Sea on 27 February 1942, where she was torpedoed by the Japanese cruiser Haguro. An eyewitness, recorded that Kortenaer about 700 yards bearing 80 relative was struck on the starboard quarter by a torpedo, blew up, turned over, and sank at once leaving only a jackknifed bow and stern a few feet above the surface.
  8. FRIGATE HMS LEANDER

    Jantinus Mulder

    HMS Leander was completed in 1963 as the first and name ship of the Leander Class Improved Type 12 General Purpose Frigates. In 1974 the ship was converted for the Anglo-Australian rocket propelled anti-submarine weapon; Ikara. The design was the most successful Western frigate of its time and also commemorated in less obvious ways. As being the breed for several international new designs.
  9. British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817-1863

    Rif Winfield

    Design, Construction, Careers and Fates The publication of this book sees the completion of a monumental work listing the technical details and career histories of every significant British warship between 1603 and 1863. Following three earlier volumes, this one carries forward the story from the post-Napoleonic War reorganisation of the Royal Navy's rating system to the end of sail as the principal mode of propulsion. Although apparently well documented, this is a period of great complexity in the procurement and naval architecture of ships. With its unique depth of information, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era and the formative years of the steam navy that supplanted it.
  10. Navy Board Ship Models

    Simon Stephens & Nick Ball

    As befits its subject, Navy Board Ship Models is visually striking, with numerous colour photographs that make it as attractive as it is informative to anyone with an interest in modelmaking or historic ships.

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