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  • Eight Bells and Top Mastsby Christopher Lee; Christopher Lee.

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    The late 1950s, twilight years of the British Empire, saw the end of the era of the 'tramp steamer' - coal-burning merchant ships that 'tramped' from port to port in the days before bulk carriers, hunting for any cargo that needed hauling to any place. In this marvelous memoir Christopher Lee offers the diaries of a 'Lad' much like himself who,... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Sailingby Diane Selkirk

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    The idea of learning to sail excites the imagination with fantasies of a carefree, simple way to relax. But in reality, a lot of work goes into mastering the technical aspects of sailing and learning how to get from one place to another without ending up in the water. Other sailing books go into more detail than the casual learner wants or needs.... more...

  • The Ice Masterby Jennifer Niven

    Hyperion 2001; US$ 9.99

    The Karluk set out in 1913 in search of an undiscovered continent, with the largest scientific staff ever sent into the Arctic. Soon after, winter had begun, they were blown off course by polar storms, the ship became imprisoned in ice, and the expedition was abandoned by its leader. Hundreds of miles from civilization, the castaways had no choice... more...

  • Shipboard Operationsby H I Lavery

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 68.95

    This book covers the knowledge of shipboard operations required by candidates for professional qualification as Chief Officer and Master Mariner. It deals with the basic routines and procedures, and the many regulations governing their use, for the safe and efficient operation of merchant ships. The book is also designated a fundamental text for the... more...

  • Navigation Control Manualby A G Bole; C E Nicholls; W O Dineley

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 95.00

    Invaluable to participants of nagivation control courses, candidates for Class 2 and Class 1 (master mariner) and all practising navigating officers. more...

  • The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920by Glenn A. Knoblock

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge... more...

  • Commerce on Early American Waterwaysby Earl E. Brown

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Colonial pioneers began entering the logging and forestry industries in great numbers along the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains during the late 1700s and were soon producing more products than they could use. This book details how settlers used waterways to transport goods to coastal markets. Topics include the timeline of water craft construction;... more...

  • Reeds Vol 13: Ship Stability, Powering and Resistanceby Jonathan Ridley; Christopher Patterson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 59.99

    This indispensible guide to ship stability covers topics such as flotation and buoyancy, small angle, large angle and longitudinal stability, water density effects, bilging, ship resistance, and advanced hydrostatics. Each chapter has a comprehensive list of aims and objectives at the start of the topic, followed by a check-list at the end of the topic... more...

  • Into the Maelstromby Colin Brittain

    The History Press 2014; US$ 26.24

    On 29 October 1914 the hospital ship Rohilla left Queensferry with 229 persons on board, bound for Dunkirk on an errand of mercy, under wartime restrictions and in deteriorating weather. Just after 4am there was a tremendous impact as the ship ran onto rocks at Saltwick Nab, a mile south of Whitby. Rohilla was mortally wounded 600 yards from shore,... more...

  • Clydebank Battlecruisersby Ian Johnston

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    Between 1906 and 1920 the Clydebank shipyard of John Brown & Sons built five battlecruisers, each one bigger than the last, culminating in the mighty Hood, the largest warship of her day. If Tiger is regarded as a modification of the Lion class design, this represents every step in the evolution of these charismatic, and controversial, ships. Like... more...