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Battleship Ramillies:   The Final Salvo By Ian Johnston

Battleship Ramillies: The Final Salvo by Ian Johnston

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A fascinating collection of first-hand accounts of life on a battleship in peace and war. A unique insight into service on a capital ship.

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Battleship Ramillies: The Final Salvo by Ian Johnston

HMS Ramillies was the last battleship to join the Grand Fleet in 1917 and survived to fight in the Second World War. Although the ship did not make headlines, she was actively employed from start to finish, and even survived being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. In this respect she was typical rather than extraordinary but, like any large ship, to her crew she was unique - she was certainly the only ship in British naval history whose captain wore a grass skirt into battle (honouring a Maori belief that the ship would come to no harm while he did so; Ramillies survived the war). This book, produced with the full cooperation of the HMS Ramillies Association, is a tribute to the ship in words and photographs, deftly assembled from a combination of interviews with surviving crew members, and carefully researched diaries and written accounts by those connected with the ship, including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh for whom Ramillies was his first ship. Many personal photo albums were unearthed to provide previously unpublished illustrations, which add a further dimension to a vivid picture of naval life in an almost-forgotten era.

Battleship Ramillies: The Final Salvo Reviews

"Battleship Ramillies: The Final Salvo will be particular value for anyone interested in service life or the interior life of a battleship in the final decades of British naval supremacy." -The NYMAS Review

About Ian Johnston

IAN JOHNSTON is the author of many well-regarded naval books, the most recently published being Clydebank Battlecruisers and The Battleship Builders (with Ian Buxton). For this project he worked with MICK FRENCH, a leading light in the HMS Ramillies Association, selecting and editing the material.

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Battleship Ramillies: The Final Salvo by Ian Johnston
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Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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