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  • Concepts in Submarine Designby Roy Burcher; Louis J. Rydill

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 47.00

    Explores the engineering and architectural aspects of submarine design. 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...

  • 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...

  • Disasters at Seaby Liz Mechem

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    A fully illustrated collection of the most thrilling shipwrecks of all time! Experience the mystery and wonder of the bottom of the sea with over sixty accounts of shipwreck catastrophes. Illustrated with detailed maps and shipwreck locations, Disasters at Sea takes readers on a fascinating journey through history and to the ocean floor. Learn... more...

  • Mainers on the Titanicby Mac Smith

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mainers on the Titanic traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Bar Harbor, but there were other residents of state aboard as well. Their tales are retold, along with what was going in the state at the time. Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing... more...

  • Death of a Supertankerby Antony Trew

    Robert Hale 2012; US$ 11.65

    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...

  • Smugglers and Smugglingby Trevor May

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Smuggling was rife in Britain between the seventeenth century and the mid-nineteenth century, and smugglers have come to be highly romanticized as cheeky rogues, cunningly evading heavy taxes imposed by an overbearing government. In reality, many smugglers were prepared to use excessive force as often as they used cunning, and the officers whose job... more...

  • Baltic Connectionsby Lennart Bes; Edda Frankot; Hanno Brand

    BRILL 2007; US$ 467.00

    In the late Middle Ages and the Early Modern period, Northern Europe was a crucible of political, maritime and economic activity. Covering 1000 collections in various countries around the Baltic Sea (including Netherlands), this guide provides a tool for scholars studying the region's maritime, economic and diplomatic relations between 1450-1800. 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...

  • First Rateby Rif Winfield

    Seaforth Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    In the sailing era First Rates were the largest, most powerful and most costly ships to construct, maintain and operate. Built to the highest standards, they were lavishly decorated and given carefully considered names that reflected the pride and prestige of their country. They were the very embodiment of national power, and as such drew the attention... more...