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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...

  • Erie Water Westby Ronald E. Shaw

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 30.00

    The construction of the Erie Canal may truly be described as a major event in the growth of the young United States. At a time when the internal links among the states were scanty, the canal's planners boldly projected a system of transportation that would strike from the eastern seaboard, penetrate the frontier, and forge a bond between the East... more...

  • Hydrodynamics of Ship Propellersby John P. Breslin; Poul Andersen

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 84.00

    Technical introduction to ship propeller hydrodynamics, for researchers in ocean technology, naval architecture, mechanical engineering. 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...

  • 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...

  • First Victoryby Mike Carlton

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 28.74

    HMAS Sydney's hunt for the German raider, Emden. When the ships of the new Royal Australian Navy made their grand entry into Sydney Harbour in October 1913, a young nation was at peace.Under a year later Australia had gone to war in what was seen as a noble fight for king, country and Empire. Thousands of young men joined up for the adventure of... more...

  • What Really Sank the Titanicby Jennifer Hooper McCarty; Tim Foecke

    Kensington Publishing Corp. 2009; US$ 12.99

    On the night of April 14, 1912, the ?unsinkable? RMS Titanic, with over 2,200 passengers onboard, struck an iceberg in the North Atlantic and plunged to a watery grave. For nearly a century, the shocking loss has haunted the world. Now the same CSI techniques that are used to solve modern murder cases have been applied to the sinking of history?s most... more...

  • On the Storied Ohioby Reuben Gold Thwaites

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    A new and revised revised edition of Afloat On The Ohio , On the Storied Ohio tells the story of an historical pilgrimage of a thousand miles in a skiff, from Redstone to Cairo made in 1894. Present on this pilgrimage were a company of four - the author, his wife, their ten-year-old son and a Doctor. Thwaites, historian extraordinaire, wanted to... more...

  • Framework for Quantifying Uncertainty in Electric Ship Designby Isaac Porche; Henry H. Willis; Martin Ruszkowski

    RAND Corporation 2004; US$ 9.95

    RAND presents a framework for assessing various components of electric drive propulsion for naval vessels and determining their effects on overall ship performance. more...

  • Radar and ARPA Manualby Andy Norris; Alan D. Wall; Alan G. Bole; W O Dineley

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 108.00

    Radar and ARPA (Automatic Radar Plotting Aids) are standard systems on all commercial vessels and are widely used in the leisure maritime sector. This fully revised new edition covers the complete radar/ARPA installation, including AIS (Automatic Identification System) and ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display & Information Systems). It serves as the most... more...