Ships of the Royal Navies, Oscar Parkes, 1936, with photos and a description of various classes.
American Civil War Navies: A bibliography, 1972.
Born in Battle, Israel’s Air Force, David Eshel, 1978.
Proud Waters, Ewart Brookes, 1954; this is the story of Royal Navy minesweeping efforts in WWII. I found this quote from the book interesting.
“The Germans laid 126,00 mines in European waters; sweeping them cost us 327 minesweepers and 4600 men and officers.”