Royal Naval Museum



Coastal Forces

The following are a small selection of titles available in the Royal Naval Museum Library to complement our information sheet on the subject.

ARMSTRONG, W.   HM Small Ships   London: Frederick Muller, 1958         

• BROWN, D. K. Design and construction of British warships 1939-1945: Volume II: submarines, escorts and coastal forces London: Conway Maritime Press, c1995 ISBN 0851776744

• COCKER, M. P. Coastal forces of the Royal Navy from 1865  Stroud: Tempus, 2006  ISBN 075243862X

• JEFFERSON, D.  Coastal forces at war: Royal Navy “little ships” in World War Two  Sparkford: Patrick Stephens, 1996 ISBN 1852604999

• LAMBERT, J.  Allied coastal forces of World War Two (2 vols) London: Conway Maritime Press, c.1990 Vol. I - ISBN: 0851775195 Vol. II  - ISBN: 0851776027

• LAMBERT, J.  Fairmile D motor torpedo boat  London: Conway Maritime Press, 1985 (Anatomy of a ship series) ISBN 0851773214

• PALOCZI-HORVATH, G.  From monitor to missile boat: coast defence ship and coastal defence since 1860   London: Conway Maritime Press, 1996   ISBN 0851776507

PICKLES, H.   Untold stories of small boats at war: coastal forces veterans remember Edinburgh: Pentland, 1994   ISBN 185821176X

• POPE, D.  Flag 4: the battle of the coastal forces in the Mediterranean   London: William Kimber, 1954 (Currently available in paperback reprint)

• SCOTT, P.  Battle of the narrow seas: a history of the light coastal forces in the Channel and North Sea 1939-45   London: Country Life, 1945

• TENT, J. F. E-boat alert: defending the Normandy invasion fleet  Shrewsbury: Airlife, 1996  ISBN 1853107921

These books may be stocked by your local public library or may be made available through the inter-library lending service. Please enquire at your local branch.

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