Firedrake : The Destroyer that Wouldn't Give Up

New York, NY: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First American edition. Hardcover. Octavo (standard size). Originally published in the UK as DESTROYER'S WAR : A MILLION MILES WITH THE FIGHTING EIGHTH. Some wear, small tears and light chipping to edges and corners of dj. Dj is also a bit soiledwith fading to spine. Front cover still bright and dramatic with image of a charging destroyer. Less wear to boards. Former owner's information in ink on flyleaf. Slight soiling to edges of textblock. 251 p. w/photographic illustrations. A thrillign tale of the Firedrake, a British F - Class Fleet destroyer and her adventures with the 8th Flotilla and Force H in the North Sea and Norway and later in the Mediterranian. Heavily damaged near Sardinia by air attack, she was safely brought to Gibraltar and at the time of the book was undergoing repairs in the US. Sadly, she was later torpedoed by U211 and broke in half on Atlantic convoy duty. Only 26 of her crew of 148 were rescued in extreme weather conditions. Very Good in Good dust jacket. Item #11509

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