Would I have bought this book from the title? No. Would I have bought this book if I knew how well it was done? Yes! ... I really liked this book even though I have no intention of building these ships. The topic is important for understanding evolution of naval warfare, but also as a window on technological evolution and how rapidly, and sometimes too quickly, that technology is applied to war machines. Recommended as 'light reading' for naval warfare enthusiasts and erstwhile modelers of early British destroyers.
Luke R Bucci, IPMS/USA (December 2009)
It really is an excellent book on a most interesting subject and one that I am positive you will find to be of interest. One that will be pulled from the shelves time after time and one I can highly recommend to you.
Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (October 2009)
[A] solid pick for such (military history) collections... Jim Crossley's British Destroyers 1892-1918, telling of new designs of the Royal Navy's destroyers and how they changed the way sea war was fought.
The Bookwatch (January 2010)
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