Title: Seagulls, Cruisers and Catapults – Australian Naval Aviation, 1913-1944

Author: Jones, Ray

Condition: Near Mint

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1989

ISBN: 0731654196

Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 134 pages

Comments: A fascinating title that documents the complete history of Australian Naval Aviation from the embryonic days of the First World War to 1944.

An authoritative account of the technical, operational and political aspects of Australian naval aviation from Admiral Cresswell’s 1913 plan for naval aviation until the last aircraft catapult was removed from an Australian cruiser in 1944. Extensive archival research combined with interviews with the men who flew the aircraft from cruisers and carriers gives a well balanced narrative essential for any naval, or aviation enthusiast.