H.M.S. Quilliam and The Q Class Destroyers of the Royal Navy - P. D. (Peter Dereck) JohnsonGreat Britain: P D Johnson, 2006, Paperback.
Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Text complete, clean and tight.
Contains: Further reading list; Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; References; Cutaways;
From the cover: “During the Second World War the Royal Navy had served in all theatres of conflict, from the ice-ridden seas in the North Atlantic to the heat and hell of the Pacific campaigns. During this time, no class of British warship stirred the emotions and imagination of Naval servicemen and enthusiasts alike, more than the British Destroyer. The name Destroyer itself, implying devastating force and destruction.
Many books have been written on the subject of British Destroyers, most covering the famous and more heroic exploits of destroyers such as HMS Kelly, Lord Mountbatten’s gallant ship, and HMS Gloworm with its heroic and tragic encounter with the German heavy cruiser Hipper. These to name just a few of the many ships in action during this time of turmoil.
This book looks in detail at the Q class Destroyer of the third Emergency Flotilla, in particular HMS Quilliam and the other ships of the Class during the conflict of the Second World War, with reference to the ships transferred to the Royal Australian Navy.
This book will be of interest to all who served on these Greyhounds of the Royal Navy and especially to model makers and enthusiasts like myself who’s interest was kindled by my father, who served aboard HMS Quilliam during the last war.”