The Royal Yacht Britannia: Inside the Queen’s Floating Palace by Brian Hoey

Published by Patrick Stephens, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.

Condition: Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper is slightly pulled at the head and tail of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.

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Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white. From the cover: HM Yacht Britannia was used as a royal residence and for the promotion of British commercial interests from her launch in 1953 until decommissioning in late 1997, during which time she became the most famous ship in the world. She sailed more than one million miles, visited 135 countries and called at 600 ports. Britannia is now birthed at Leith Dockside, Edinburgh, where she is open to the public which never occurred during her days as a royal residence. Here, her full story is told from construction through to the present day. It includes a tour of the ship, including the state apartments, royal and crew accommodation, with photographs showing how they were when the ship was in service and how they are now in her fully restored condition.

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