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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • Ninety Seconds at Zeebruggeby Iain Yardley

    The History Press 2014;

    Herald of Free Enterprise set sail on a routine voyage to Dover in March 1987, carrying hundreds of passengers, including British army personnel, day-trippers and drivers. Minutes after leaving Zeebrugge, the ferry began to capsize. Terrified passengers were separated from loved ones in a seething mass of humanity, in freezing cold water, fighting... more...

  • The Complete Yachtmasterby Tom Cunliffe

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 28.99

    The Complete Yachtmaster has been a bestseller since first publication and has established itself as the standard reference for Yachtmaster students as well as skippers of all levels of experience. In this fully revised eighth edition, Tom Cunliffe brings together all the essentials of modern cruising in one volume. Subjects include an analysis... more...

  • Voyage of The Slave Shipby Stephen J. May

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Set against the backdrop of the Atlantic slave trade, this book traces the development, exhibition, and final disposition of one of J.M.W. Turner's greatest and most memorable paintings. Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901) in Great Britain produced unprecedented wealth and luxury. For artists and writers this period was particularly noteworthy... more...

  • The Princess Matilda Comes Homeby Shane Spall

    Ebury Publishing 2014; US$ 22.28

    Shane and Tim Spall are on the second leg of a very big adventure, taking their Dutch barge The Princess Matilda around the coast of Britain. From Matilda 's winter berth in Cardiff, Shane and Tim follow the Welsh coast, before ambitiously deciding to visit the Isle of Man and Northern Ireland. Along the way they cross Cardigan Bay... more...

  • Paasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionaryby Captain Heinrich Paasch

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Captain Heinrich Paasch was the first to recognize the complexity and variety in marine vocabulary and technical terminology and the inherent need for a cohesive classification of nautical terms. Equipped with over thirty-five years of seafaring experience, including as a sailor, captain, and as a Surveyor to Lloyd's Register, Paasch sets out, chapter... more...

  • Disasters at Seaby Liz Mechem

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    A fully illustrated collection of the most thrilling shipwrecks of all time! Experience the mystery and wonder of the bottom of the sea with over sixty accounts of shipwreck catastrophes. Illustrated with detailed maps and shipwreck locations, Disasters at Sea takes readers on a fascinating journey through history and to the ocean floor. Learn... more...

  • "The Voyage of the F.H. Moore" and Other 19th Century Whaling Accountsby Samuel Grant Williams; J. Ross Browne; Charles H. Robbins

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    In 1873, 21-year-old Sam Williams embarked on a whaling journey on the two-masted F.H. Moore--he steered one of the smaller boats and when in range threw the harpoon. During the 16-month voyage, he kept a personal log and later reworked it into this never-before-published manuscript, now supplemented by additional research and relevant excerpts of... more...

  • Mainers on the Titanicby Mac Smith

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Mainers on the Titanic traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Bar Harbor, but there were other residents of state aboard as well. Their tales are retold, along with what was going in the state at the time. Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing... more...

  • Another Great Day at Seaby Geoff Dyer

    Canongate Books 2014; US$ 12.49

    'We were on one of the technologically most advanced places on earth but the guys in grease-smeared brown sweat shirts and floatcoats, draped with heavy brown chains, looked like they were ready to face the burning oil poured on them from the walls of an impregnable castle. The combination of medieval (chains) and sci-fi (cranials and dark visors)... more...

  • Another Great Day at Seaby Geoff Dyer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 24.95

    From a writer ?whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era? (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers.   As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great... more...