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  • 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$ 18.99

    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$ 39.99

    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$ 29.99

    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...

  • The Sea Devilsby Mark Felton

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 9.99

    From the author of Zero Night, another thrilling tale of World War Two derring-do more...

  • New Georgiaby Ronnie Day

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    In 1942, the Solomon Islands formed the stepping stones toward Rabaul, the main base of Japanese operations in the South Pacific, and the Allies primary objective. The stunning defeat of Japanese forces at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November marked the turning point in the war against Japan and the start of an offensive in the Central Solomons... more...

  • Ships of the American Revolutionary Navyby Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Mark Lardas explores the origins of American warships, primarily light and medium frigates, built for the Continental Navy during the years 1776?1783. This was the first navy of the United States and much of the fleet was comprised of ships that had been modified from existing vessels, converted into warships to provide a crucial service during the... more...

  • American Light and Medium Frigates 1794?1836by Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    The 'Original Six' frigates were commissioned by the new-born US Navy at a staggering cost of nearly $700,000. Designed to be light and fast, these warships enabled America to project its power across the globe. Among the ships Mark Lardas examines is USS Constellation: the first ship to be commissioned by the United States Navy. Alongside stirring... more...

  • German Battleships 1914¬?18 (2)by Gary Staff; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an informative history of the key classes Kaiser, König and Bayern that formed the backbone of the German Imperial Navy throughout World War I, detailing the technological revolution that had taken place to enable the building of... more...