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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • The Kaiser?s Battlefleetby Aidan Dodson

    Seaforth Publishing 2016; US$ 32.00

    The battleships of the Third Reich have been written about exhaustively, but there is little in English devoted to their predecessors of the Second Reich. This new book fills an important gap in the literature of the period by covering these German capital ships in detail and studying the full span of battleship development during this period. The... more...

  • The Seamanship Examinerby David House; Farhan Saeed

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 72.95

    The complete study and revision guide for the International Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). For all ranks and serving crew in the mercantile marine, this study pack covers everything students need to revise when preparing for the oral assessment taken as part of the Deck Certificate of Competency at either junior or... more...

  • The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd editionby Kitty van Hagen

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 50.99

    The Pacific Crossing Guide is a complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication, health and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both... more...

  • 13 Sharksby John D Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 21.31

    John D Grainger charts the careers of the thirteen vessels that have served the Royal Navy under the name HMS Shark. Despite the ferocious name, they have all been relatively small vessels including one brigantine, five sloops, one Sixth Rate, a gunvessel, four destroyers and a submarine. Collectively they therefore give a good representation of the... more...

  • The Vikingsby René Chartrand; Keith Durham; Mark Harrison; Ian Heath

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and original Osprey artwork,... more...

  • World War I Seaplane and Aircraft Carriersby Mark Lardas; Paul Wright

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    In 1910 the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to feature a full-length flight deck was in service. High quality artwork and historical photographs help... more...

  • Report into the Loss of the SS Titanicby Samuel Halpern; Cathy Akers-Jordan; George Behe; Bruce Beveridge; Mark Chirnside; Tad Fitch; Dave Gittins; Steve Hall; Lester J. Mitcham; Charles Weeks; Bill Wormstedt

    The History Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic is a complete re-evaluation of the loss of Titanic based on evidence that has come to light since the discovery of the wreck in 1985. This collective undertaking is compiled by eleven of the world?s foremost Titanic researchers ? experts who have spent many years examining the wealth of information that has arisen... more...

  • The Battle of the River Plateby Gordon Landsborough

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 20.97

    At dawn on 13 December 1939, smoke was seen on the horizon; HMS Exeter was told to close in and investigate. Two minutes later a dramatic signal was sent from the British cruiser – ‘I think it is a pocket battleship.’ It was. The Deutschland-class heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee, marauder of the South Atlantic shipping, had sailed... more...

  • À la mer !by Thomas Mayne-Reid; Henriette Loreau; Lebreton

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Je venais d'avoir seize ans lorsque je m'enfuis de la maison paternelle pour m'engager comme matelot. Ce n'était pas que je fusse malheureux dans ma famille ; je quittais, au contraire, des parents affectueux et remplis d'indulgence, des s?urs et des frères qui m'aimaient et qui me pleurèrent longtemps après que je fus parti." À PROPOS... more...

  • Les Pharesby Léon Renard; Jules Noël; M. Rapine

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Les phares, si secourables à la marine moderne, n'ont point complétement manqué à la marine ancienne. Malheureusement, en s'écroulant du même coup que l'empire romain, les phares de l'antiquité n'ont pas laissé autant de ruines ; leurs contemporains ne nous ont légué sur ces édifices que de nombreuses dissertations ; trop de livres et pas... more...