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  • Empires of the Seaby Roger Crowley

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57

    A major success in hardback, this is one of the most gripping and exciting stories ever told of an epic period of international warfare. more...

  • The Spanish Armadaby Robert Hutchinson

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    After the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558, Protestant England was beset by the hostile Catholic powers of Europe - not least Spain. In October 1585 King Philip II of Spain declared his intention to destroy Protestant England and began preparing invasion plans, leading to an intense intelligence war between the two countries, culminating in the dramatic... 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...

  • The Admiralsby Michael Whitby; Richard H. Gimblett; Peter Haydon

    Dundurn Press 2008; US$ 18.99

    A biographical compendium of articles on the officers who led Canada?s navy from 1910 to 1968. more...

  • Tropic Sunsby James Seay Dean

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.17

    When a ship set out for the Americas in the sixteenth century, the crew faced a long voyage and a host of difficulties along the way. Ship-building, navigation and provisioning were all crucial to the vessel actually arriving in the New World, which was by no means guaranteed. In order to reach her destination, both skill and luck played vital roles.... more...

  • British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45by Angus Konstam; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    In August 1917, at the height of the First World War, a small biplane landed on the makeshift flight deck of HMS Furious - the first ever carrier landing in aviation history. This small act ushered in a new era. Two decades later, when Britain stood on the brink of another World War, the Royal Navy had a small fleet of aircraft carriers, with several... more...

  • The Royal Navy 1793-1815by Gregory Barnes

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    By the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 Britain was the undisputed master of the seas owing to the power and strength of the Royal Navy. Its fleets, comprising ships of the line, frigates, and gunboats, had doubled in size since the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars in 1793, totaling almost a thousand capital vessels. This book examines... more...

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

    Osprey Publishing 2011; 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...

  • Horatio Nelsonby Angus Konstam; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    The most famous admiral in history, Horatio Nelson's string of naval victories helped secure Britain's place as the world's dominant maritime power, a position she held for more than a century after Nelson's death. A young officer during the American Revolution, Nelson rose to prominence during Britain's war with Revolutionary France, becoming a hero... more...

  • The Cockleshell Raid: Bordeaux 1942by Ken Ford; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    On the night of December 7, 1942, five canoes were launched off the mouth of the Gironde river, each containing a pair of British commandoes tasked with slipping into the port of Bordeaux and destroying as many of the merchant ships as possible. Only two of the canoes made it to the target, but it was enough. Five enemy ships were badly damaged... more...