Book Review-‘British Aircraft Carriers: Design, development and service histories’ by D. Hobbs

By Eric Grove, published November 2020


Commander David Hobbs is a very well known expert on naval aviation, being a distinguished practitioner in the field as well as an author of well-regarded and important books and articles on the subject. He is also a former curator of the Fleet Air Arm Museum and has been a prominent member of the Society for Nautical Research. Now resettled in Scotland, he has been bringing out a series of major books the latest of which is a comprehensive illustrated history of British aircraft carriers from the cruiser depot ship for the first abortive rigid airship, platforms for pioneering aeroplane flights from battleships and the first experimental cruiser seaplane carrier Hermes to the Queen Elizabeth class of the future. As he says in his introduction, the book is the result of years of research…

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Filed under: WW1 | Interwar | WW2 | Post WW2
Subjects include: Naval Aviation | Shipbuilding & Design | Weapons

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