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Michael Joseph, London1966 1st edition. The extraordinary tale of the biggest battleship of her era named variously Rio de Janeiro, Sultan Osman I, and finally as HMS Agincourt, she joined the British Grand Fleet, & fought at Jutland in 1916. What preceeded this was a bun fight of massive proportions. Brazil had aspirations of ownership and shocked the great powers in 1911 by ordering a ship of dreadnought proportions - 'Rio de Janerio'. Her completion on the Tyne, years later, took place with British bayonets barring possession to her rightful owners. She had nearly bankrupted two countries & became the prize in a tense international auction. 16 b&w photos. Minor chip to dust jacket over blue clth covered end boards. Book plate covers a prior owners name. Good condition. 167pp. 220 x 140mm