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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • The Rise And Fall of British Naval Masteryby Paul Kennedy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime... more...

  • The Canals of Britainby Stuart Fisher

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 30.99

    Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside,... more...

  • Sailing into Historyby Frank Boles

    Michigan State University Press 2017; US$ 31.95

    The Great Lakes create a vast transportation network that supports a massive shipping industry. In this volume, seamanship, cargo, competition, cooperation, technology, engineering, business, unions, government decisions, and international agreements all come together to create a story of unrivaled interest about the Great Lakes ships and the crews... more...

  • Caligula's Barges and the Renaissance Origins of Nautical Archaeology Under Waterby John M. McManamon

    Texas A&M University Press 2016; Not Available

    Sometime around 1446 A.D., Cardinal Prospero Colonna commissioned engineer Battista Alberti to raise two immense Roman vessels from the bottom of the lago di Nemi, just south of Rome. By that time, local fishermen had been fouling their nets and occasionally recovering stray objects from the sunken ships for 800 years. Having no idea of the size of... more...

  • The Kaiser?s Battlefleetby Aidan Dodson

    Seaforth Publishing 2016; US$ 32.01

    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...

  • British Battlecruisersby John Roberts

    Seaforth Publishing 2016; US$ 26.65

    The brainchild of Admiral Sir John Fisher, battlecruisers combined heavy guns and high speed in the largest hulls of their era. Conceived as ‘super-cruisers’ to hunt down and destroy commerce raiders, their size and gun-power led to their inclusion in the battlefleet as a fast squadron of capital ships. This book traces in detail the... more...

  • Hitler's Grey Wolvesby Lawrence Paterson

    Frontline Books 2016; US$ 13.31

    Very little has been written about the U-boat war in the Indian Ocean, where almost forty German submarines were assigned to operate from the Malaysian port of Georgetown alongside troops of the occupying Imperial Japanese forces. From that base they sailed across the vast Indian Ocean and into the Pacific. Success in this theatre of war could very... 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...