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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965. Doubleday Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is 6 inches by 4.25 inches. 126 pages. Volume ONLY. Illustrations. Footnotes. Figures. Tables. Most of DJ front is missing. The evolution, development, and technical data on the greatest submarine fleet the world has ever seen, together with building details and the fate of each individual submarine. This volume covers the designs studied and put into production up the the outbreak, and during the early stages, of World War II. Henry Trevor Lenton (8 February 1924 – 7 May 2009) was an English naval historian, specializing in the area of 20th-century naval history and warship design. He served in the Merchant Navy and the Royal Navy during World War II before becoming a journalist and author. Lenton was a lieutenant aboard the light cruiser HMS Mauritius in 1944. That same year he volunteered for service in the Royal Indian Navy and was commanding the auxiliary patrol vessel Oostkapelle in 1945.