Author(s): Jack S. Harker
Launched in 1932 the light cruiser Achilles was allocated to the New Zealand Navy Board in 1936. In 1939, with Exeter and Ajax, she was at the battle of the River Plate in 1939 where the Graf Spee was sunk. She also played a distinguished part in the crucial operations at Guadalcanal in 1943. The author served in the ship t.hroughout the war. First published in 1980.