After nuclear bombs fell on Nagasaki and Hiroshima the world’s Navies realised in the future they would be fighting a very different war. In response The Royal Navy started construction of new improved warships. One of the vessels to emerge was a new type of frigate that became the Type 41 Leopard and Type 61 Salisbury classes. Each shared a common hull, but was specially tailored for specific roles within the fleet.
The 41 frigates took the names of Big Cats whilst the 61 frigates were given names of Cathedral Cities and each ship played an important role in the post war Royal Navy.
This book details the design, construction and service careers of all the ships of the two classes and of three Type 41’s constructed for the Indian Navy.
15x23cm 208 pages with 15 b&w photos ISBN No 1904381359
by Patrick Boniface