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Pa­per­back March 2014 192pp 9781459710399 8.25 in x 10.875 in eBook – ePub Fe­bru­ary 2014 192pp 9781459710412

The book sets out to tell the story of HMCS Tren­to­nian (named for Tren­ton, On­tario and a mem­ber of the sec­ond to last batch of Cana­dian Flower Class corvettes) from build­ing in Kingston to ul­ti­mate loss in UK wa­ters in 1945.

Nu­mer­ous pho­tos were ob­tained by the au­thor and would have given a much bet­ter look to the book if they'd been dis­played in a higher res­o­lu­tion.

Hav­ing read the au­thor's pre­vi­ous book, War­ships of the Bay of Quinte, I was hop­ing to see an im­prove­ment in this book. Alas, it was not to be. A lack of good proof­read­ing is dis­played with some very sloppy mis­takes, such as non-ex­is­tent date of Fe­bru­ary 29, 1943, and HMCS Drumheller listed as a corvette and frigate on the same page.

Like the au­thor's pre­vi­ous work, there ap­pears to be a lack of knowl­edge on types of ship. In this lat­est book, HMCS Win­nipeg is er­ro­neously iden­ti­fied as a Ban­gor Class minesweeper. In ad­di­tion, a lack of distinc­tion ex­ists be­tween Royal Cana­dian Re­serve (RCNR) and Royal Cana­dian Vol­un­teer Re­serve (RCNVR), dis­played with a state­ment that Tren­to­nian's first com­mand­ing of­fi­cer, Lt Har­ri­son RCNR, was a mem­ber of the RCNVR.

A good look­ing book that could've been much bet­ter. If Mr. Litwiller wishes to con­tinue writ­ing, and we cer­tainly en­cour­age all to re­search Cana­dian naval his­tory, a sharper ef­fort next time would be ap­pre­ci­ated.

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