OSCAR PARKES, BASIL LUBBOCK
Title: Ships of the Royal Navies
Book Condition: Good
Publisher: London England Sampson Low Marston & Co. 1937
Seller ID: 0002174
On offer is a copy of the book 'Ships of the Royal Navies' by Oscar Parkes which lists all the ships used by the Royal Navies providing photos and general information about the ships with an interesting association. This particular book was owned by the marine author Basil Lubbock who added a couple of dozen or so handwritten notes on the fates of a number of these ships during World War II. For example for the aircraft carrier Courageous there is the following note "Sunk by German submarine on 18th Sept 1939, big loss of life". For the battleship Hood "June 1941 an unlucky shot from Bismark blew her up". BIO NOTES: One online source provides: "Alfred Basil Lubbock M.C. (1876 - 1944), British sailor, yachtsman and marine author, He wrote extensively on maritime matters, particularly the latter days of sail, including a wealth of detail and personal reminiscences collected from experience on numerous square-rig masters which made him an authority on the subject, he was a member of the Society for Nautical Research. He fought during the Boer War of 1899-1901 with the Royal Field Artillery and Menne's Scouts. During WWI he served with the Wessex Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, in India and France. He was awarded the Military Cross. Basil Lubbock was the founder and first Commodore, 1919 to 1931, Hamble River Sailing Club. He was a member of the Royal Yacht Squadron. Articles by Lubbock appeared over the years in The Blue Peter, the Mariner's Mirror and other journals." Ships of the Royal Navies by Oscar Parkes, 1937 UK Edition published by Sampson Low Marston & Co. London. Hardback purple cloth covering with black lettering to spine, no dust jacket, 322 pages in total. The book is in fair condition with fading, stains & wear to cover. Owner's inscription on first blank page, owners notes to some of the pages. Overall G.
KEYWORDS: HISTORY OF,SHIPS OF THHE ROYAL NAVIES, NAVAL, BRITISH ROYAL NAVY, OSCAR PARKES, BASIL LUBBOCK, MARINE, MARITIME, NAUTICAL, ASSOCIATIION