JOHN LAMBERT spent nine years in the Royal Navy where he acquired his detailed technical knowledge of warships. His subsequent research on small warships and naval weaponry, combined with his remarkable technical drawing skills, led to the creation of a body of work some of which is displayed in this volume. He died in 2015. AL ROSS II is the author of several books on small warships and since the 1980s has been producing a series of plans for modellers of small combatants of the Second World War and Vietnam eras. He lives in Bangor, Maine, USA.