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  • US Submarines 1941-45by Jim Christley

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Naval warfare in the Pacific changed completely with the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. The strategic emphasis shifted from battleships to much more lethal, far-ranging weapons systems; one of these was the submarine. This book details the design and development, classes, weapons and equipment, tactics and operational history of the US submarine... more...

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1922-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The USS Langley, the first American aircraft carrier, entered service in 1922. Despite being converted into an aircraft tender, it was the first step in a new direction for the US Navy and naval warfare. This book covers the design, development and operation of USN aircraft carriers built prior to World War II, including their aircraft and weaponry.... more...

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1942-45by Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Aircraft carriers were the US Navy's principal weapon against Japan during the Pacific War. Development of the Essex class began in 1939, becoming the largest class of carrier ever to be built. Early in the Pacific War it became renowned for its 'Sunday Punch' of 36 fighter planes, 36 dive bombers, and 18 torpedo planes. Alongside the lighter Independence... 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...

  • Silent Killersby James P Delgado

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    James P. Delgado, President and CEO of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, presents a detailed and visually stunning examination of the history and development of the modern nuclear submarine. Calling on his training as a nautical archaeologist who was among the first explorers to dive the Titanic, Delgado recreates the story of the submarine from... more...

  • Italian Battleships of World War IIby Mark Stille

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Italy's navy, the Regia Marina was the fourth-largest naval force in the world at the outbreak of World War II, and yet is often overlooked and largely discounted as ineffective. In general the fleet was made up of obsolete vessels, lacked radar functiona more...

  • Tudor Warship Mary Roseby Douglas McElvogue

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 21.99

    The great warship the Mary Rose was built between 1509 and 1511 and served 34 years in Henry VIII's navy before catastrophically sinking in the Battle of the Solent on 19 July 1545. A fighting platform and sailing ship, she was the pride of the Tudor fleet. Yet her memory passed into undeserved oblivion ? until the remains of this magnificent flagship... more...

  • Hello Sailor!by Paul Baker; Jo Stanley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    When gays had to be closeted, ships were the only places where homosexual men could not only be out but also camp. And on some liners to the sun and the New World, queens and butches had a ball. They sashayed and minced their way across the world's oceans. Never before has the story been told of the masses. These are the thousands of queer seafarers,... more...

  • Edward III and the War at Seaby Graham Cushway

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2011; US$ 87.50

    This book describes naval warfare during the opening phase of the Hundred Years War, a vital period in the development of the early Royal Navy, in which Edward III's government struggled to harness English naval power in a dramatic battle for supremacy with their French and Spanish adversaries. It shows how the escalating demands of Edward's astonishing... 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...