ESCAPE OF THE AMETHYST
New York: Coward - McCann, c1957. Black boards, illustrated endpapers. pp 274 + plates. VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names, Price-clipped jacket has small chips, short tears internally repaired, spine rubbing, good. Account of this small RN frigate which was proceeding up the Yangtze River in April, 1949, when she was attacked by a Chinese Communist battery. Manned by a young crew at half-strength, with her captain and 16 others dead, she was grounded and held captive for months. Finally, under fire, she made a break for it and escaped. An epic of naval history.