Running a Big Ship

The Classic Guide to Managing a Second World War Battleship
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Binding:Hardcover
Published:August 15, 2017
Having completed the highly prestigious assignment of commanding HMS Hood, then the most famous warship in the world, Captain Rory O'Conor brought together his experiences to create the ultimate officers' guide for running a steel fighting ship. First published in 1937, and now with an extensive introduction by one of the foremost historians of the Royal Navy, Brian Lavery, Running a Big Ship provides a truly unique insight into life at sea during World War II.
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  • Subject: World War II
  • Hardcover : 240 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (August 15, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 1910860199
  • ISBN-13: 9781910860199
  • Product Dimensions: 5 X 7.8 in
  • Shipping Weight: 13.44 oz
RORY O'CONOR was the youngest captain on the Navy List when he assumed command of HMS Hood in 1933. He was lost while in command of the cruiser Neptune in a minefield off Tripoli in December 1941. BRIAN LAVERY, author of several books, including The Last Big Gun, a biography of the career of HMS Belfast, is one of Britain's leading naval historians and a prolific author.

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