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HMS Sheffield

the life and times of "Old Shiny"

by Ronald Bassett

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Published by Naval Institute Press in Annapolis, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sheffield (Ship)

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRonald Bassett.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVA458.S54 B37 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination224 p. :
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2065122M
    ISBN 100870214349
    LC Control Number88061703

      Twenty people died and 26 were injured when HMS Sheffield was hit by an Argentinian Exocet missile during the early days of the conflict. It was the first Royal Navy warship to have been lost since the second world war. 26 Nov - Explore roystcktn's board "HMS Sheffield" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Royal navy, Sheffield and Navy ships pins.

    Twenty men lost their lives when Type 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield – ‘Shiny Sheff’ – was struck by an Exocet missile while on picket duty protecting the Operation Corporate task force from air attack. The fires which subsequently ravaged the destroyer ultimately led to her foundering six days later despite valiant salvage efforts.5/5(1). HMS Sheffield was one of the most distinguished warships to serve throughout the Second World War. Launched in by Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, HMS Sheffield was the third of the Royal Navy’s ten Town-class cruisers. She marked a number of firsts: the first ship to be named for Sheffield, the first to have stainless steel fixtures instead of brass, and the first to /5(16).

      HMS Sheffield was fitted with the Type radar system. This was an old system that was due to be upgraded to the Type system. As with so many ships in the Royal Navy, HMS Sheffield had been designed with the Cold War very much in mind. The radar was capable of picking up aeroplanes flying at reasonable heights – and missiles launched from a .   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. HMS Sheffield by Ronald Bassett; 2 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Great Britain, Great Britain.


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HMS Sheffield by Ronald Bassett Download PDF EPUB FB2

HMS Sheffield was one of the most distinguished warships to serve throughout the Second World War. Launched in by Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, HMS Sheffield was the third of the Royal Navy’s ten Town-class marked a number of firsts: the first ship to be named for Sheffield, the first to have stainless steel fixtures instead of brass, and the first to /5(16).

The captain of HMS Sheffield, Sam Salt, on board the HMS Hermes after the loss of his ship. Photograph: Martin Cleaver/Press Association One of the Exocets slammed into the Sheffield’s starboard. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has soft covers.

In good all round condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,grams, ISBN The Story of the Three HMS Sheffields: Story of Sheffield's Fighting.

HMS Sheffield was one of the most distinguished warships to serve throughout the Second World War. Launched in by Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, HMS Sheffield was the third of the Royal Navy’s ten Town-class cruisers/5(58). HMS Sheffield was one of HMS Sheffield book most distinguished warships to serve throughout the Second World War.

Launched in by Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, HMS Sheffield was the third of the Royal Navys ten Town-class cruisers. She marked a number of firsts: the first ship to be named for Sheffield, the first to have stainless steel fixtures instead of brass, and the/5.

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JSC 1/ HMS Sheffield and Atlantic Conveyor in book review and laser cut part option H.M.S Sheffield Full Build HMS Ark Royal - Revell Plastic Model Kit. About this Item: seven original 15xcm (and slightly larger) photographs of the launch party and launch of the Town Class cruiser HMS Sheffield, at Vickers Armstrong's Newcastle yard on 23rd July includes three duplicates.

very good condition. [postage will be reduced when this order is processed]. Seller Inventory # SHEFFIEL More information about this seller |. HMS Sheffield, only on half-alert and with its own radar not fully operational, got little more than a minute's warning.

The attack caused the Author: John Ezard. Buy a cheap copy of HMS Sheffield: The Life and Times of book by Ronald Bassett. Free shipping over $ This book tells the story of the great Royal Navy cruiser HMS Sheffield, affectionately known as Old Shiny, before, during, and after World War II. The lives of the common sailors at sea in wartime are realistically portrayed, and a mass of operational history is provided.

HMS Sheffield (D80) Written by Guy Wilson HMS Sheffield Descent into Hell. 38 years ago a crew of a warship descended into hell. All young men, never knew what war at sea is like, but well. The Mutiny reported on board the HMS Sheffield in off Scapa Flow is my uncles account (Page ) in the Book "The Unknown Warriors" (ISBN ) Hard to find any information from.

The loss of HMS Sheffield was a horrible shock to the RN and was news around the world. But lessons were learned and procedures are changed rapidly.

The painful experience gained probably saved others, it was no coincidence that later in the conflict HMS Glamorgan survived an Exocet hit. HMS Sheffield was one of the most distinguished warships to serve throughout the Second World War. Launched in by Princess Marina, the Duchess of Kent, HMS Sheffield was the third of the Royal Navy’s ten Town-class marked a number of firsts: the first ship to be named for Sheffield, the first to have stainless steel fixtures instead of brass, and the first to /5(58).

A string of errors and failings that ended in the sinking of HMS Sheffield during the Falklands war has been disclosed after 35 years. Twenty people died and 26. This book tells the story of the great Royal Navy cruiser HMS Sheffield, affectionately known as Old Shiny, before, during, and after World War II.

The lives of the common sailors at sea in wartime are realistically portrayed, and a mass of operational history is. HMS Sheffield was said to be “not fully prepared” for an attack and some crew members were “bored” by inactivity. Crew members did not believe the Sheffield was in range of the warplanes hurtling towards them.

It is also claimed the anti-aircraft officer was “having a coffee” at the moment the missiles : Henry Holloway. Sorry if this is a bone question, but having seen and read books about Coventry and Ardent, I've had a scour around and haven't seen anything about Sheffield, which seems odd.

Did an Amazon search and a quick poke around the Royal Historical Society's bilbiographical service, and nowt. Wondered.