The Flower Class Corvette Agassiz (Anatomy of the Ship)
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Agassiz(Anatomy of the Ship) This work is as complete a technical work on the Flower Class corvette as one is likely to find.In keeping with this series of books it provides the reader with a technical description, photographs and scale line drawings on every conceivable aspect of this class. This work also provides a valuable look at the developments of this class of warship including refits, Modified Flowers and the Castle Class Frigate giving the reader a ve. ironvic said Hunting the steel whale. The Flower Class Corvette was a lengendary ship design that typified the war against Hitler's U-Boat. They were pressed into service, based on a whale catcher design, because the ships could be efficiently built in large numbers by yards accustomed to launching similar ships for commercial use. These small anti-submarine vessels held the line until faster, more capable convoy escorts like the River Class Frigates came on line. Any f. One Of My Favorite "Anatomies" Daryl Carpenter The "Anatomy of the Ship" series has always been somewhat hit-and-miss in regards to overall quality, but this is one of my favorite books in the series. For the amateur naval architects out there, "Agassiz" contains a full set of framing and shell plating plans, superbly detailed diagrams of the main machinery (down to the drag links and stop valves), and 28 1:96 scale transverse sections of the hull. For modelers, there are six pa
This is a superb description of the ship and her career.. As part of the renowned Anatomy of the Ship series, this book provides the finest documentation of the Agassiz, with a complete set of superb line drawings, supported by technical details and a record of the ship's service history. Derived from a whalecatcher hull design, and intended as a cheap coastal escort that could be built by non-specialist yards, the Flowers were the only class available in large numbers when the submarine war flared up in earnest in 1941. As a result they were used on rigorous ocean convoy duties for which they were barely adequate, and their crews suffered greatly in one of the harshest arenas of the second world war. The Flower class corvette was one of the most famous and numerous of all escort vessels, and the corvette Agassiz is the most representative of the Canadian Flowers, which were thrown into the thick of the bitter Atlantic convoy battles of 1941–2
About the AuthorJohn McKay is the author of Victory, Bounty and Pandora in the Anatomy of the Ship series, all published by Conway Maritime Press. John Harland is the author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail and Catchers and Corvettes.
John Harland is the author of Seamanship in the Age of Sail and Catchers and Corvettes.. John McKay is the author of Victory, Bounty and Pandora in the Anatomy of the Ship series, all published by Conway Maritime Press