Q-Ships and their story.
London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1923. Half calf, 8 1/2 inches tall. A splendid half navy blue calf binding with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate gilt tooling to the panels. With the gilt prize block of The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty on the upper board and their prize bookplate on the front paste down endpaper. "One of the most glorious chapters in the chronicles of the sea", also known as "Mystery Ships" were heavily armed gunboats disguised as merchantmen, and were designed to lure enemy submarines into making surface attacks. With photographic illustrations and line diagrams throughout.