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THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA., McKee, Fraser M.  Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy.

Author Name    McKee, Fraser M. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy.

Title   THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1983

ISBN Number    091982255X / 9780919822559

Inscription   Inscribed By Author

Seller ID   29820

172 pp, 4to, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed on half title page: "For R__ S_____, also a Naval / compatriot, and with a great / interest in the Navy League, with / the author's compliments, / Fraser McKee / CDR". B&w photographs, reproductions, colour title page. "(T)he story of the 21 ornate luxury yachts that were pressed into service by the Canadian Navy during World Wars I and II. Five of these yachts served in the First World War, and their story is traced until 1946, at which point the text of the book backtracks to follow the history of the sixteen Second World War vessels. (It) tells a fascinating tale of our home coastal defences, by following the wartime exploits of the yachts and their crews (and) ends with a look at the disposal of the yachts after the two World Wars; not only those that were scrapped, but also those that went on to serve for many more years as private vessels once again." Small black ink mark on top and bottom edge of front board, minor edge rubbing, small bump at fore-edge of rear board. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, tiny light scuff on spine.

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