by John Harland.
John Boudriot publications, 1992.
large format hardback [32x24cm]. 443 pages. ISBN 0948864095 .
fine condition in the dust-jacket. [heavy book that may require extra shipping charges for overseas orders]
the definitive study of the steam whalecatcher, from its inception in Norway in 1862, both as a whaling ship and in service during world war two, when their design was used as the basis for the corvettes of the allied navies and the vorpostenboote of the German navy. a superbly researched and produced volume, very well illustrated, and including a series of forty specially drawn folding plans by John McKay