- ISBN/SKU: 978-1-84832-156-4
- Binding: Hardcover
- Era: 21st Century
- Number of Pages: 192
- Subject: Ship Reference
- Date Available: November 2012
Launched in 2009, this annual has rapidly established a reputation as an authoritative but affordable summary of developments in the naval world in the previous twelve months. It combines the standing features of regional surveys with major articles on noteworthy new ships and other important changes. Besides the latest warship projects, it delves into the wider issues of importance to navies, such as aviation and electronics, and calls on expertise from around the globe to give a balanced picture of naval activities and their significance. New for 2013 are in-depth studies of the navies of Italy and Ireland, plus analysis of significant new warship classes: the French Aquitaine class frigates, Indian Shivalik class Project 17 frigates, and USCG Bertholf class national security cutters.
Conrad Waters, a barrister by training and a banker by profession, has had a lifelong interest in modern navies about which he has written many articles. The founding editor of the World Naval Review, for a number of years he also compiled the annual review of navies for the journal Warship. He lives in England.