Alan Raven hardly needs an introduction. Mr. Raven along with John Roberts were the authors of British Battleships of World War Two and British Cruisers of World War Two, the most important and thorough reference volumes on those two topics. Mr. Raven has also written numerous titles in the Ensign, Man O'War and Warship Perspective series, as well as larger volumes on the Essex Class aircraft carriers and Fletcher class destroyers.
Recently Alan Raven allowed Felix "Man About Town" Bustelo to scan photographs from his record. The most recent photographs received from Felix, in between his frequent pub crawls, are photographs of the Royal Navy Swiftsure Class light cruiser.
|The Royal Navy|
Aircraft Carriers & CAM Ships
|C & D Classes|
|During a visit to the U.S.
Archives many years ago, I came across boxes of loose photos of Royal
Navy ships. I was informed that these photos were duplicates that were
going to be disposed of. I offered to take them rather than have them
destroyed. The staff agreed. The total number was in the hundreds. I
have selected some of the better and interesting ones. There will be
more posted in the future.. Alan Raven
|United States Navy|