no pleasure cruise
the story of the royal Australian navy
No Pleasure Cruise is the complete history of the Royal Australian Navy. In 1901 the newly federated Australian Government took on the task of organising the defence of the nation. Its first task was to see to adequate coastal defence. It had to expand the nation's navy from the aged and obsolete remnants of the colonies' navies.
Initially it took the Royal Navy as its model but after World War Two some of the practices of the Americans were adopted.
The result is one of the most capable and highly respected navies in the world.
349 pp - Paperback - Published 2004
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