The fifth edition of this standard reference work contains updated information. The authors have included significant new information on the British Pacific Fleet in WWII – Most Highly Recommended
NAME: Pendant Numbers of the Royal Navy, A Record of the Allocation of Pendant Numbers to Royal Navy Warships and Auxiliaries, Fifth Edition FILE: R3366 AUTHOR: Ben Warlow and Steve Bush PUBLISHER: Seaforth Publishing, Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Royal Navy, Empire Navies, Pendant Numbers, pennant numbers, early 1900s, visual signalling, hull numbers, ship transfers, exhaustive record, new information, reference work ISBN: 978-1-5267-9378-2 PAGES: 432, 16 pages of B&W in a photo-plate section IMAGE: B3366.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/2t8usup4 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The fifth edition of this standard reference work contains updated information. The authors have included significant new information on the British Pacific Fleet in WWII – Most Highly Recommended
The current system of Royal Navy Pendant Numbers has been covered from its inception in the early 1900s. It was designed to provide a clear common numbering system for the Empire’s Navies to facilitate the transfer of warships and auxiliaries between the Royal Navy and these Navies.
Until the first edition of this standard reference work there was no single look-up location to find a warship by name and Pendant Number. This explains the popularity of a reference work now released in its fifth edition. It is essential reading and reference for all professionals and serious enthusiasts, but offered at an aggressive pricing that makes it affordable to a much wider readership.
The introduction explains very clearly why a common numbering system was needed for the very large number of visually similar warships in service with the Royal Navy and the Navies of Empire. There is also an interesting 16 page photo-plate section in illustration.
This new edition features a significant chapter, listing pendant numbers allocated to the British Pacific Fleet during the Pacific campaign of WWII. This chapter also examines the missing ‘A’ series of pendants known to have been carried by some vessels during the conflict.