Absolutely fantastic book. I don't buy many books, only ones that realy take my fancy. The pictures are fantastic, but the sheer variety of short accounts of stories is excellent. Having had a newborn baby girl last week, i treated myself to this to read when holding her to try and get her to sleep. Suffice to say the account of the historic moelfre rescue on Anglesey nearly made me cry and wake her up, but it didn't, honest.
Anyway. If you want a book with hundreds of fantastic pictures and a full collection of stories written by different people in different styles, with synopsis from HMS on what can be drawn from them in relation to boating and handling etc, buy it. Bargain for £17.50 on Amazon.