Destroyer Leader

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HMS Faulknor was an F Class destroyer, built as a leader or command-ship, of a flotilla of 8 destroyers. Launched in 1934, she was to survive World War II and see action in many of the Royal Navys most famous operations. The book gives a detailed account of the ships history from its conception to its demise at the hands of the scrap yard. Faulknor was one of the first ships into action and sank the first U Boat of the conflict. During the defence of Norway Faulknor and her flotilla were in the midst of the action, delving into Fiords to seek out the enemy and providing cover or transport to embark and then disembark the British forces. The ship joined Force H, based in Gibraltar, in June 1941. The Navy was fighting the Italian and Vichy French fleets and soon encountered the alarming power of the Luftwaffe. Their task was to secure the Gibraltar Strait and to protect vital Allied convoys on passage to Malta or North Africa where the fighting was at that time fierce
HMS Faulknor was an F Class destroyer, built as a leader or command-ship, of a flotilla of 8 destroyers. Launched in 1934, she was to survive World War II and see action in many of the Royal Navys most famous operations. The book gives a detailed account of the ships history from its conception to its demise at the hands of the scrap yard. Faulknor was one of the first ships into action and sank the first U Boat of the conflict. During the defence of Norway Faulknor and her flotilla were in the midst of the action, delving into Fiords to seek out the enemy and providing cover or transport to embark and then disembark the British forces. The ship joined Force H, based in Gibraltar, in June 1941. The Navy was fighting the Italian and Vichy French fleets and soon encountered the alarming power of the Luftwaffe. Their task was to secure the Gibraltar Strait and to protect vital Allied convoys on passage to Malta or North Africa where the fighting was at that time fierce
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Author Peter Smith
Published 1968
Book Condition Ex Library Naval Collection , library plate and stamp, generally excellent condition
Dimensions (cm) 16x24
Pages 191
Weight (g) 510.0000
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