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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • 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...

  • Three Knots to Nowhereby Ted E. Dubay

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 29.95

    Three Knots to Nowhere: A Cold War Submariner on the Undersea Frontline follows the author's experiences in the United States Navy from 1966 through 1972. They include a personal background, boot camp, electricians school, the U.S. Naval Nuclear Program, assignment to the USS Henry Clay during an overhaul in Charleston, S.C., subsequent transit... 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...

  • Through a Canadian Periscopeby Julie H. Ferguson; Dan MacNeil; Peter W. Cairns

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 12.99

    A colourful and well-researched account of Canada's submarine service, from its beginnings on the first day of the First World War to its uncertain future today. Ferguson details the careers of the Canadians who served in British submarines in all theatres of the Second World War then goes on to examine the modern era. more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about the Titanicby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Do you know how many miles beneath the surface of the waves the wreck of the titanic lies? What do scientists and historians now believe led to the iceberg only being seen at the last minute? The flares that were sent up by the crew were supposed to signal ‘distress’ - but what did they actually say? All these questions and more are answered... more...

  • Hard a Tab Nabby J. R. De L. Inniss

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 8.49

    Tab nabs were the biscuits dished out in the mess rooms of ships in the merchant navy. If a helmsman was asked if the ship’s helm was hard a-starboard or hard a-port, he often would reply, "Hard a tab nab, sir." Master Mariner J. R. de L. Inniss has spent a lifetime sailing the world’s oceans, first as a boy seaman on the aircraft... more...

  • White Ensign Flyingby Roger Litwiller

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 16.99

    This book tells the story of one of Canada's warship Corvettes that served during the Second World War and brought its crew home every time. It was the last Canadian ship to be attacked by the U.S. Navy, and it was eventually sunk, along with most of its crew, by a German submarine. more...

  • Pembroke Dockyard and the Old Navyby Lieutenant Commander Lawrie Phillips

    The History Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    The Admiralty's specialist shipbuilding yard at Pembroke Dock produced over 200 warships for the Royal Navy, including 5 royal yachts, between 1814 and 1926. This long century, from the Napoleonic War until post-First World War, covered all the major changes in warship design and construction, from wood to iron and then steel, and from sail to steam.... 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...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Ships and Boatsby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Do you know how many cannons a Tudor ship could carry? How many people go missing from cruise ships every year? What is a hawsehole? And why are submarines painted black? This fantastic quick-read eBook features 101 amazing facts about ships and boats, split into categories such as famous ships, seafaring terminology, naval ship classes and many more.... more...