4 JULY 1896, Page 30

The Naval Pocket - Book. By W. Laird Clowes, with Plans. (Tower

Publishing Company.)-This is a little book which will prove most interesting and useful to all who are in- terested in the Navy, and that ought to mean the whole nation. Practically it is a dictionary of the ships of all nations, and in it any foreign vessel may be identified, and its size, armament, &c, realised. In addition, the Pocket-Book contains a calendar giving an interesting naval event for every day in the year.