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  • Astro-Navigation From Square One To Ocean Masterby Alan Murray

    New Generation Publishing 2012; US$ 6.99

    Astro-navigation from Square One to Ocean-master begins at the very beginning of this relatively complex subject and progresses logically through all the required "astro skills". Each new concept builds on UNDERSTANDING with no "learning by rote". A 130-word glossary, 160 diagrams and 40 worked examples, all using 2011 Sun, Moon, planet and star data,... more...

  • Assault Landing Craftby Brian Lavery

    Seaforth Publishing 2009; US$ 23.99

    The landing craft assault or LCA was one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War. It took part in practically every amphibious operation from Norway to Normandy and landed around 400,000 men in action conditions, plus many more in training. It was the only serviceable British landing craft at the beginning of the War, and it remained in service... more...

  • The Complete Anchoring Handbookby Alain Poiraud; Achim Ginsberg-Klemmt; Erika Ginsberg-Klemmt

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 28.00

    A modern, authoritative anchoring guide for sailors and powerboaters A boat swinging safely at anchor can mark the relaxing conclusion to a great day of boating or the successful completion of an essential emergency measure, while failure to anchor properly can be frustrating, inconvenient, or downright dangerous. The Complete Anchoring Handbook... more...

  • Titanic and the Californianby Thomas B Williams; Rob Kamps

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28

    Ninety-five years ago, as the Titanic slowly sank, a 'mystery' ship was seen as she slipped below the waves. Thinking it would be their salvation, rockets were fired from Titanic to attract the 'mystery' ship, but to no avail. With 1,500 souls on board, Titanic foundered, but what of the mystery ship? At the subsequent inquiries in both the USA and... more...

  • Mayflowerby Christopher Hilton

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    The band of Puritan emigres that left Southampton in 1620 to found a godly colony in Virginia (as the eastern seaboard of the North American continent was known then) carried with them the idealogical seed-corn of a new nation. This is the story of their voyage, their settlement in New England and the influence they had on the forging of a nation.... more...

  • Titanic Captainby Gary Cooper

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    Commander Edward John Smith's career had been a remarkable example of how a man from a humble background could get far in the world. Born to a working-class family in the landlocked Staffordshire Potteries, he went to sea at the age of 17 and rose rapidly through the ranks of the merchant navy, serving first in sailing vessesls and later in the new... more...

  • The Admiral Benbowby Sam Willis

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    Admiral John Benbow was an English naval hero, a fighting sailor of ruthless methods but indomitable courage. Benbow was a man to be reckoned with. In 1702, however, when Benbow engaged a French squadron off the Spanish main, other ships in his squadron failed to support him. His leg shattered by a cannon-ball, Benbow fought on--but to no avail: the... more...

  • British Canalsby Joseph Boughey

    The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86

    Describes how canals emerged from the industrial revolution of the eighteenth century, how they thrived and subsequently declined in the face of competition from the railways. more...

  • Wooden Ship-Buildingby Charles Desmond

    Vestal Press 1997; US$ 23.99

    First published in 1919, this reprint helps you relive the glory days of sailing. more...

  • Ship Construction Sketches and Notesby John F Kemp; Peter Young; D J Eyres

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 58.95

    This classic book in the Kemp and Young series has been fully revised and updated by David J Eyres, author of the well-known Butterworth-Heinemann title "Ship Construction," and will prove indispensable to the student reader. The contents cover, in numerous fully illustrated items, shipyard practices, principles of construction methods, the design... more...