Handbook of the Fleet / Navy
WWII Kriegsmarine U-Boat Pocket Book
483 pages for vessel recognition + 91 pages of very interesting advertisements,
gilt on blue cloth, warship lists of all the major powers.
Used to identify shipping before engagement - helps to avoid scoring any own goals!!
Photographs and silhouettes 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 Warships and Submarine U-Boats throughout the war.
Depicted are Destroyer, Cruiser, Battleships, U-Boat, Minesweeper, aircraft carrier, oil tanker and all the other.
1157 sketch profile, photos & plans, illustrations & silhouettes.
4 pages of flags in colour. Index of all ships listed.
Published by J. F. Lehm. Publisher
Approx/Measurements: 6-3/4" x 5" 1 lb.
In good exterior and good interior condition.
Boards stained, spine worn, mild foxing to edges, name on front endpaper, strike throughs to vessels
which have been sent to bottom, a few mounted sheets from the recognition service of the Navy,
plus 3 newspaper clippings about Ibrahim Awal, two destroyers at port Said, damaged torpedo boat Cervantes,
mild cigarette odor.
All pages are complete and tight in the binding.
Airmail shipping with recorded delivery to any destination in the world: $13.95