Portsmouth Warships 1900-1950: Illustrated with Photographs from the Goodman Collection - Syd GoodmanTiverton: Halsgrove, 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly pulled at the head of the spine, a decent copy otherwise.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables;
From the cover: “Portsmouth has a long and prestigious maritime history, inextricably linked with that of the Royal Navy. During the period covered by this book, the dockyard witnessed many significant events in British naval history, including the construction of the Dreadnought, which launched the battleship race between Britain and Germany; during the First and Second World Wars, nearly 5000 vessels docked at Portsmouth to be refitted, repaired and returned to service. Many of the finest warships to sail from this port are featured in this book, which is illustrated with more than 180 photographs of ships selected from the Goodman Collection. This remarkable library of over 40,000 naval photographs has been amassed over the past century by Syd Goodman and his forebears, many of whom served in the naval dockyard at Devonport, Plymouth, and aboard Royal Navy warships during war and peace. The personal stories that Syd Goodman can attach to each picture make this book, and its companion volume, Plymouth Warships 1900-1950, a tour through the glory years of Britain’s naval past.”