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  • 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...

  • Down Amongst the Black Gangby Richard de Kerbrech

    The History Press 2014; US$ 4.36

    Down in the fiery belly of the luxury liners of the Titanic era, a world away from the first-class dining rooms and sedate tours of the deck, toiled the 'black gang'. Their work was gruelling and hot, and here de Kerbrech introduces the reader to the dimly lit world and workplace of Titanic's stokers. Beginning with a journey around some of the major... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 52.00

    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...

  • 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$ 30.00

    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...

  • Heart of Oakby Tristan Jones

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    World War II helped to define Tristan Jones as an adventurous Welsh youth. After losing his parents, he spent much of his life working on sailing barges and so he is no stranger to the seas when he?s called to fight for Britain during the Blitz in 1940. Tristan Jones is not only caught in the middle of arduous battles on board, but also the tragic... more...

  • Clipper Ships and the Golden Age of Sailby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    In the era of commercial sail, clipper ships were the ultimate expression of speed and grace. Racing out to the gold fields of America and Australia, and breaking speed records carrying tea back from China, the ships combined beauty with breathtaking performance. With over 200 gorgeous paintings and illustrations, and thrilling descriptions of the... more...

  • Marine Auxiliary Machineryby H. D. McGeorge

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Marine Auxiliary Machinery more...

  • Titanicby Anton Gill; Transworld Publishers

    Lyons Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    A fascinating look at the making of the Titanic in vivid, colorful detail. A skilled workforce of thousands spent years building the ship in a remarkable feat of design and engineering. From the engine room to the ball room, here is the story of the riveters, engineers, electricians, carpenters, cabinet makers, and artisans who designed, built,... more...