A revised and fully-updated third edition of this comprehensive guide to warships. Since the first edition of this book, published in 1996, there have been major changes to the world\\\'s navies.
Robert Hutchinson was defence correspondent for the Press Association, Britain's national news agency, in 1976-1983, before moving to Jane's as one of the team that launched the prestigious Jane's Defence Weekly in 1984. Three years later he became Publishing Director of Jane's Information Group, responsible for a broad range of defence magazine, book and newsletter titles. After leaving Jane's at the end of 1997, he has written a number of books on defence issues, including Jane's Submarines, published earlier this year by HarperCollins. He broadcasts weekly on two Washington DC radio stations on geopolitical matters as well as continuing to write for a number of publications and teaching journalistic techniques. Hutchinson is also vice-chairman of the Defence, Press and Broadcasting Advisory Committee, the system which offers advice to British media on reporting on national security issues.