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HMS "London" (Warships of the Royal Navy)
: HMS "London" (Warships of the Royal Navy)
: Iain Ballantyne
: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 0850528437
: 2002
: 224
: 34,9

There is no current warship in the Royal Navy called HMS London, but vessels carrying the name have featured for better or worse in some of the most controversial episodes of British naval history. For example, the wooden wall battleship HMS London of the late 18th Century could be called 'the ship that lost America' while the heavy cruiser of WW2 was command vessel for the escort force that failed to safeguard the controversial convoy PQ17. In 'HMS London' the true stories behind those headlines are told, not least providing a grim insider perspective on the Arctic convoys

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