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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mussolini’s Navyby Maurizio Brescia

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 39.00

    This book is a complete guide to the Regia Marina, the navy with which Italy fought the Second World War. Starting with the historical background, it describes how the navy developed, how it was organised, the facilities that supported it, and the operations it conducted both before and after the armistice in 1943. It also details all its ships, with... more...

  • Rolling Homeby William Morris Barnes; Vincent McInerney

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 15.00

    Barnes was born in 1850 into a shipowning family in St Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a schoolboy. His career seemed predestined, and by the age of 14 he was apprenticed to a Liverpool company, serving in their sailing ships working a triangular passage to St Johns, the Brazils and back to Liverpool. He tried to ‘swallow... more...

  • The Frigatesby James Henderson III

    Pen and Sword 1994; US$ 7.99

    A naval history of the ships and personalities of the Nelson period. The sources used include accounts of the Napoleonic Wars, ships' logs, Admiralty documents, private and official reports, letters and contemporary descriptions. more...

  • Every Man Will Do His Dutyby Dean King; John B. Hattendorf

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    Twenty-two enthralling stories of the Royal Navy, bringing to vivid life the greatest battles and daily struggles of seafaring in the Napoleonic era   At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the British Navy was the mightiest instrument of war the world had ever known. The Royal Navy patrolled the seas from India to the Caribbean, connecting an... more...

  • Grey Wolf, Grey Seaby E. B. Gasaway; Karl Dönitz

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    The inside story of life aboard the deadly Nazi U-Boat that sank forty-nine ships. The history of one of World War II’s most successful submarines, U-124, is chronicled in Grey Wolf, Grey Sea , from its few defeats to a legion of victories. Kapitanleutnant Jochen Mohr commanded his German submarine and navigated it through the treacherous waters... more...

  • Men Under the Seaby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    A pulse-pounding compilation of bravery at the bottom of the ocean Commander Edward Ellsberg rose to fame after leading the harrowing effort to raise the sunken submarine S-51 just off Long Island. That is where he begins Men Under the Sea , his tribute to and history of the men who risk everything to plunge into the blackness of the deep sea.... more...

  • No Banners, No Buglesby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The unheralded story of how salvage helped the Allies win back North Africa By the time America joined World War II, Edward Ellsberg had already earned his place as one of the world’s great marine salvage engineers, and his bestselling accounts of raising doomed submarines and histories of classic diving operations had made him a literary star.... more...

  • On the Bottomby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    On September 25, 1925, the S-51 tragically sank to the ocean floor, and Edward Ellsberg was the man whose courage and determination brought it back The sinking of the submarine S-51 was one of the greatest tragedies in American naval history. Due to a miscommunication and subsequent collision between the sub and a passing steamship on a September... more...