British Royal Yachts


The author, who was a season officer aboard HMY Britannia, has produced a well researched book describing 83 Royal Yachts in service from the restoration of King Charles II, and includes ‘vessels of State’ in service prior to 1660. The term ‘Royal Yacht’ introduces some difficulties because it inadequately describes the type of vessels used through most of the period covered, and the real purpose of the vessels

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