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Ships & Shipbuilding

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  • How to Survive the Titanicby Frances Wilson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    A brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship?s owner Books have been written and films have been made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when... more...

  • Catboatsby Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 2009; US$ 15.99

    A collection of inventive catboat designs, this guide showcases some of America?s most charming sailboats and provides detailed commentary on the specifics of each model. Tracing the history of the catboat through stories about builders and owners, the book also offers a section on catboat sailing techniques, rare photographs from the Hart Nautical... more...

  • The Safeguard of the Seaby N A M Rodger

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 32.00

    Throughout Britain's history, one factor above all others has determined the fate of the nation: its navy. N. A. M. Rodger's definitive account reveals how the political and social progress of Britain has been inextricably intertwined with the strength - and weakness - of its sea power, from the desperate early campaigns against the Vikings to the... more...

  • Pocket Cruisers & Tabloid Yachts/1by Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 1996; US$ 14.99

    A salty collection of complete building plans for six small cruising boats, including a fantail steam launch (17' or 25'), working tugboat (14' or 20'), supply boat (20'), cruiser (14' or 20'), long-distance-sailing cruiser (14'), or fantail catboat (20'). Among the most popular designs offered by Benford, special effort has been made to reproduce... more...

  • Small Craft Plansby Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 2005; US$ 14.99

    Taken from Benford's original drawings and reduced in scale, the plans for each of the 15 small boats included in this collection are nevertheless complete and ready for lofting full size. The boats range in size from 7' to 18' and can be varied for rowing, sailing, or small outboard engine. more...

  • Shipboard Electrical Power Systemsby Mukund R. Patel

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 154.95

    Shipboard Electrical Power Systems addresses new developments in this growing field. Focused on the trend toward electrification to power commercial shipping, naval, and passenger vessels, this book helps new or experienced engineers master cutting-edge methods for power system design, control, protection, and economic use of power. Provides... more...

  • Titanic, A Very Peculiar Historyby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 9.49

    It boasted libraries, palm trees, swimming pools, a 50-phone switchboard and was nearly as tall as the Eiffel Tower… No, she's not a skyscraper, she's the Titanic! Marking the centenary of the sinking of the White Star Liner RMS Titanic in 1912, 'Titanic, A Very Peculiar History' delves into the human stories of both crew and passengers... more...

  • Death of a Supertankerby Anthony Trew

    Robert Hale 2004; US$ 9.99

    The deck of Ocean Mammoth stretched nearly a fifth of a mile from bridge to bows; it rose above the water-line to the height of a ten story building. Yet in a time of falling freight rates and dwindling cargoes it had no useful part to play—it had to die. But the death of a supertanker is not easily contrived if it must appear to have been an accident.... more...

  • Reduction of a Ship's Magnetic Field Signaturesby John Holmes

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    Decreasing the magnetic field signature of a naval vessel will reduce its susceptibility to detonating naval influence mines and the probability of a submarine being detected by underwater barriers and maritime patrol aircraft. Both passive and active techniques for reducing the magnetic signatures produced by a vessel's ferromagnetism, roll-induced... more...

  • Death of a Supertankerby Antony Trew

    Robert Hale 2012; US$ 4.36

    The deck of Ocean Mammoth stretched nearly a fifth of a mile from bridge to bows; its superstructure rose above the water-line to the height of a ten-storey building; loaded it displaced 320,000 tons. It was among the latest and finest of the monster tankers that swarm in ever-increasing numbers across the oceans, yet in a time of falling freight... more...