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  • The Battlecruiser HMS HOODby Bruce Taylor

    Seaforth Publishing 2008; US$ 35.00

    The battlecruiser HMS Hood is one of the great warships of history. Unmatched for beauty, unequalled for size, for twenty years the Hood was the glory ship of the Royal Navy, flying the flag across the world in the twilight years of the British Empire. Here, in words, photos and colour illustrations, is the story of her life, her work and her people... more...

  • Beyond the Blue Horizonby Brian Fagan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 24.99

    New York Times -bestselling author Brian Fagan offers a vibrant history of how humans have transformed the seas into highways that connect distant cultures and shaped world civilisation. more...

  • The Bird Farmby Philip Kaplan

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 29.99

    See the excitement and danger of life on an aircraft carrier like never before. How does it feel to sit aboard a thirty-ton jet and be hurled over a ship?s bow at 140 miles per hour? And how does a deck crew coordinate its efforts to achieve such a feat every thirty seconds? Offering a rare glimpse of life aboard an aircraft carrier, The Bird... more...

  • British Naval Aviationby Dr Tim Benbow; Professor Greg Kennedy; Dr Jon Robb-Webb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In 1909 the British Admiralty placed an order for a rigid airship, marking the beginning of the Royal Navy's involvement with airpower. This collection charts the Navy's involvement with aviation over the following century, and the ways in which its rapid expansion and evolution radically altered the nature of maritime power and naval strategy. Drawing... more...

  • The British Pacific Fleetby David Hobbs

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    In August 1944 the British Pacific Fleet did not exist. Six months later it was strong enough to launch air attacks on Japanese territory, and by the end of the war it constituted the most powerful force in the history of the Royal Navy, fighting as professional equals alongside the US Navy in the thick of the action. How this was achieved by a nation... more...

  • Commemorating the Seafarerby Barbara Tomlinson

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 43.75

    This book discusses memorials - stained glass windows, church, cemetery and public monuments - commemorating British seafarers, shipbuilders and victims of shipwreck from the sixteenth century to thepresent. Examples have been chosen mainly from Great Britain and Ireland with a few from wider afield. They include important works by major British artists... more...

  • Deadly Seasby David Bercuson; Holger H. Herwig

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 27.00

    A brilliant work of naval history, Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of two wartime vessels, one Allied, the other Axis, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Decatur's Bold and Daring Act - The Philadelphia in Tripoli 1804by Mark Lardas

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 9.95

    On a dark night in 1804, Lt. Stephen Decatur and a team of hand-picked men, slipped into Tripoli harbor in a small boat. Their target was the USS Philadelphia. Captured by the Barbary pirates four months previously, the Philadelphia had been refitted to fight against her former masters. Decatur's mission was to either recapture the ship, or failing... more...

  • Disasters of the Deepby Edwyn Gray

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 12.99

    This is the fully revised and updated edition of the first comprehensive account of every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the present day. By examining many of the sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing attempts made to rescue the crew and vessel, Edwyn Gray traces the development of the submarine. more...

  • Down to the Seaby Bruce Henderson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    This epic story opens at the hour the Greatest Generation went to war on December 7, 1941, and follows four U.S. Navy ships and their crews in the Pacific until their day of reckoning three years later with a far different enemy: a deadly typhoon. In December 1944, while supporting General MacArthur's invasion of the Philippines, Admiral William "Bull"... more...