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Handbook of the Fleet / Navy 1939 

Gilt on blue cloth, ship lists of all the major powers.

Very rare pre-WWII German handbook of the Fleet with photographs of all known naval shipping worldwide. It also gives other essential data like displacement - tonnage, speed in knots, armaments, armour and depth of keel for any identified target - without which a torpedo firing solution could not be calculated.

An important book used on all German ships and Submarine U-Boats. Depicted are Destroyer, Cruiser, Battleships, U-Boat, Minesweeper, aircraft carrier, oil tanker and all the other.

This pre-war volume has been published in a very limited number of only 12,000 copies,
thus it's much rarer than the wartime volumes.


  • 478 pages plus 44 pages of advertisements
  • 1023 sketch profiles, photos, plans, illustrations and silhouettes
  • 4 pages of flags in colour
  • Index of all Kriegsmarine ships listed

In near very good condition
Edges lightly stained, faint water rippling to bottom margins, else ok.
Included is a clipping of cruiser USS Macon (CA-132).

All pages are complete and tight in the binding.

Approx/Measurements: 6-3/4" x 5"  ~1.0 lbs.

by Alexander Bredt
Published by J. F. Lehmanns, Munich/Berlin


Airmail Airmail shipping with recorded delivery to any destination in the world: $11.95