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  • Secret Fleetsby Lynne Cairns

    Western Australian Museum 2013; US$ 12.95

    Contrary to what many Australians believe, during 1942 Japanese submarines were active in Australian waters and Japanese spy planes made surveillance flights over our major cities. With enemy submarines patrolling off the Western Australian coast, Fremantle became an important international submarine base, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. During... more...

  • Fighting Texas Navy 1832-1843by Douglas V. Meed

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2001; US$ 17.99

    This is the heroic story of those seaborne Texans who were often outnumbered, usually outgunned, but never outsailed and never, ever outfought. more...

  • A Tale of Two Subsby Jonathan J. McCullough

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 20.00

    On November 19, 1943, the submarine USS Sculpin , under attack by the Japanese, slid below the waves for the last time in what would become one of the most remarkable stories in U.S. Naval history. Not only did several crewmembers survive the sinking - an extremely rare event in World War II submarine warfare - but several were aboard a Japanese aircraft... more...

  • Poseidonby Steven R. Schwankert

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2013; US$ 45.00

    This book is the first of its kind about the discovery and history of a foreign shipwreck in Chinese waters. In 1931, Royal Navy submarine HMS Poseidon sank in collision with a freighter during routine exercises off the Chinese coast. After it had went down, of the twenty-six crewmen who remained inside, eight attempted to surface using an early form... more...

  • Beyond the Blue Horizonby Brian Fagan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Spanish Goldby David Cordingly

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    The amazing true story of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and all the other pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Woodes Rogers, the privateer turned governor of the Bahamas, who brought them to book. more...

  • Shallow Watersby C. R. Benstead

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    In this unusual book, Benstead tells how the men of the British Isles have matched their skill and courage against the menace of the surrounding sea. The fishermen, life-boatmen, the smugglers and hovellers, the men of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Service and the pilots of Trinity House - these are the actors in a drama of almost casual heroism.... more...

  • The Republic of Piratesby Colin Woodard

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 11.42

    For fans of Black Sails and Crossbones comes a new history of the Golden Age of Piracy. . . In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come... more...

  • 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...

  • Lautlose Jägerby Theodore P. Savas

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 17.99

    U 505 ist das einzige deutsche U-Boot, das im 2. Weltkrieg von amerikanischen Schiffenaufgebracht wurde. Nachdem es im Fru¨hjahr 1944 drei Monate lang erfolglos vor Westafrikaoperiert hatte, trat es den Ru¨ckmarsch zum Stu¨tzpunkt Lorient an und wurde dabei am 4. Juni1944 von einem amerikanischen U-Jagdverband geortet und mit Wasserbomben angegriffen.Nach... more...