[ Post a Response | The SteelNavy.Com Message Board ]
Re: Some hope
Posted by Al Ross on September 24, 2021, 4:50:01, in reply to "Some hope
As mentioned, the Haynes manuals are nothing like the old versions for car repair. I had one for my 1964 Triumph SPITFIRE and used it often. It was a great guide to fixing things.
The only one I have is for MGB81, a 71' 6" British Power Boat Company MGB that has been restored to pretty much its original configuration. It's definitely not a "how to" manual; rather, it's a combination of developmental history of the type combined with an extensive visual record of the restoration. The only drawings in the book are those I did of MGB75 some 40 years ago. It was written by Stephen Fisher and Diggory Rose, two people initimately associated with her restoration and current operation. If you have an interest in this type of vessel, it's a book well worth having.
There is some hope.
Seaforth/Pen and Sword continue to produce good books often taken up by NIP.
The Kaiser's Cruisers, 1871-1918
Anson's Navy: Building a Fleet for Empire 1744-1763
HMS Terror: The Design, Fitting and Voyages of the Polar Discovery Ship
Scapa Flow: Home of the Royal Navy 1939-1945 (MMP)
Seaforth World Naval Review 2022
The Fleet Air Arm and the War in Europe, 1939-1945 (David Hobbs)
Who Can Hold the Sea: The U.S. Navy in the Cold War 1945-1960
By the way, Haynes Manuals have done ships, but have now gone under. There are new future titles listed on Amazon, but no indication as to how these will appear on the shelves.
SteelNavy.Com Home Page