the saddest part for me was that a ship with so much history had to be cut up and turned into tin cans. the sheffield had a great war record and this book covers it very well. it tells what life on a fighting ship was like. am just glad i wasn't there.
It is a very good author that can tell a story of a ship which becomes animated in the readers mind. The ship takes on a life of its own. Ronald Bassett has achieved this with his factual, yet witty, and at times very humorous account of the history of the Town class cruiser Sheffield. I highly recommend this book. It is an excellent read.