Three Frigates: The South African Navy comes of Age. Chris Bennett
Three Frigates: The South African Navy comes of Age. Chris Bennett
Three Frigates: The South African Navy comes of Age. Chris Bennett

Three Frigates: The South African Navy comes of Age. Chris Bennett

R 250.00

"... compelling reading and, from my knowledge, an excellent history of a most important phase in the Navy's history. There are clear lessons to be learnt, stretching from how to man ships properly to how to name ships. It is essential that these lessons be retained for future generations as we move back into a large ship era." - Vice Admiral J F Retief, Chief of the SA Navy 2000 to 2005

"Three Frigates is a detailed and absorbing history of some of the greatest moments in the SA Navy's existence." - Sunday Times Lifestyle

"This book will make an important contribution to the understanding of the role that the South African Navy played in the history of this country, from both a national and a Department of Defence perspective. It will also help young officers of today better understand the concepts of respect for the sea, service to the country and professionalism in an age where sadly, all three appear to be lacking." - Military Academy, Saldanha

"Anyone who served in the Navy, particularly Type 12s or Leanders, during the 60s and 70s will enjoy the anecdotes which cover everything form store ship, ASW and gunnery exercises, to runs ashore." - Warship World

"While rivet-counters might complain about a few typos and bit of navy-speak that makes some sections less intelligible to the casual reader, this represents a good read that is grounded in extensive research. As a comprehensive record of the ships and their times, Three Frigates will appeal to many - old salts who sailed in them will associate readily with its contents; naval buffs will enjoy sifting through the ships' details... and serious researches will want a copy on their shelves." - Cape Times