H.M.S. Resolute: A Study in International Relations,


A crisp account of the abandonment, drift, recovery, refurbishment, and return of HMS Resolute to the Royal Navy, and its subsequent breakup, with its oak timbers used for a desk given to the United States. Of the refurbishment it states (p. 16) that “She was refitted with the greatest care and in the minutest detail (even the officers’ libraries, musical boxes, and pictures were preserved and restored to their original position).”