Handbook of the Fleet / Navy 1953
Gilt on blue cloth, ship lists of all the major powers.
Very rare 1st post-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 for recognition purpose. Depicted are Destroyer, Cruiser, Battleships, U-Boat, Minesweeper, aircraft carrier, oil tanker and all the other.
In the rear an appendix with vessels of the German Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe 1939-1945 and their whereabouts along with 71 sketches.
This post-war volume has been published in a very limited number of only ~5,000-10,000 copies,
thus it's much rarer than the wartime volumes.
318 pages plus 20 pages of advertisements
782 sketch profiles, photos, plans, illustrations and silhouettes
Index of all Kriegsmarine ships listed
Appendix: The vessels of the German Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe 1939-1945 and their whereabouts
In near fine condition
Faint traces of use and age.
All pages are complete and tight in the binding.
Approx/Measurements: 7-3/4" x 5-1/4" ~1.1 lbs.
by Alexander Bredt
Published by J. F. Lehmanns, Munich/Berlin
Airmail shipping with recorded delivery to any destination in the world: $12.95