Black Swan Class Sloops

Detailed in the Original Builders' Plans

  • Subject: Spring 2020 Catalog
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  • Published:
    March 1, 2020
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  • Product Dimensions:
    11.5 × 9.75 × 1 in
  • Product Weight:
    24 oz
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This volume is devoted to the sloops of the Black Swan class and its improved derivatives, widely regarded as the 'Rolls-Royce' of World War II convoy escorts. Heavily armed and superbly equipped for their role, they were among the most effective anti-submarine ships of the battle in the Atlantic. The design was gradually improved and this book uses plans of four selected ships to chart that development. These comprise: Black Swan as built; Flamingo as modified later; Starling, the single most successful U-boat hunter of the war, as in 1943; and Amethyst, as refitted after her clash with Chinese communists on the Yangtze in 1949.

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