the Royal Navy’s Gibraltar-based fleet, June 1940 to March 1942
by Raymond Dannreuther
Aurum Press, 2005.
this first book devoted to the history of Force H is a detailed and vivid account of its numerous actions which played a part in maintaining the Royal Navy’s command of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic at a critical time in the second world war
a history of the services of the London Steamboat Company and its successors, the General Steam Navigation Co., the Palace, and Belle steamers, and other companies that worked the Thames and Medway in the 19th and first half of the 20th century.
also includes a chapter on the paddle tugs of the famous firm of William Watkins.