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Featured battle : Mobile Bay

Part of American Civil War

Date : 05 August 1864

The famous naval action when Union Admiral David Farragut and 18 ships forced a way through the bombardment and defences of Mobile Bay to take the city. Notable for Farragut's exhortation to 'Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!'

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Sea Cat Anti-Aircraft Missile System

Sea Cat Anti-Aircraft Missile System

A close range anti-aircraft missile used by the British Royal Navy. Its guidance was by radio-controlled visual tracking and its propulsion was by solid fuel. It was fitted to Rothesay Class, Leander Class and Amazon Class Frigates, also in County class destroyers. Superseded by Sea Wolf.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Waterloo 1815 Captain Mercer's Journal

Bob Carruthers
Part of the Military History from Primary Sources Series this slim volume [126 pages] is well illustrated with numerous almost contemporary illustrations. As a child I was told you should rise from eating a meal feeling as if you would like more. This book does just that for it is but a selection from the complete journal. It is a wonderfully balanced choice; the wide variety of subject matter in the complete journal is truly reflected here. If one hasn't read the full journal then this book is an excellent introduction - even an enticer to read more. Well written, well presented and therefore recommended.
Pen & Sword Military, 2012

Reviewed : 2016-02-08 19:23:02