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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • "Execute against Japan"by Joel Ira Holwitt

    Texas A&M University Press 2009; US$ 37.50

    ? . . . until now how the Navy managed to instantaneously move from the overt legal restrictions of the naval arms treaties that bound submarines to the cruiser rules of the eighteenth century to a declaration of unrestricted submarine warfare against Japan immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor has never been explained. Lieutenant Holwitt... 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...

  • 100 Historic Ships in Full Colorby John Batchelor

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 9.99

    Accurate, full-color paintings of amazing ships ? from the royal barge of the Egyptian pharaoh Khfu (2657 BC) to the nuclear submarine U.S.S. Seawolf . Extensive descriptive captions. 100 full-color illustrations. 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...

  • 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...

  • 50 Ways to Improve Your Navigationby Dag Pike; Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    This is a book about practical navigation - packed with practical ways to make navigation safer, easier and better. It is a book for anyone - whether driving a power boat or sailing a yacht. And the techniques cover both electronic as well as visual navigation. This book starts where others finish. Once you have the important basics of navigation,... more...

  • 50 Ways to Improve Your Powerboat Drivingby Dag Pike; Dag Pike

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.99

    This is a book about practical powerboat driving in boats large and small, operating at speeds between 20 and 100 knots. It is about techniques that can only be picked up from experience - practical ways to make your driving safer, easier and better, whatever the conditions. This book starts where most other books finish. You may have learnt the... more...

  • 72 Hoursby Frank Pope

    Orion 2012; US$ 10.99

    The Royal Navy's dramatic race to save the crew of a trapped Russian submarine. 5 August 2005. On a secret mission to an underwater military installation 30 miles off the coast of Kamchatka, Russian Navy submersible AS-28 ran into a web of cables and stuck fast. With 600 feet of freezing water above them, there was no escape for the seven crew.... more...

  • Aboard the Farragut Class Destroyers in World War IIby Leo Block

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book describes the life of the enlisted man aboard a Farragut class destroyer during the pre-World War II years; the war preparation period in 1941; and the wartime years. It features first-person narrations collected from interviews and correspondence with the few remaining Farragut class destroyer sailors, and briefly describes the evolution... more...

  • Across the Pacificby Peter Plowman

    Rosenberg Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    Peter Plowman describes the liners and companies that traversed the Pacific. The main North American ports were San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company was the first to instigate regular operations, the route was then taken over by the Oceanic Steamship Company. This in turn became the Matson Line with its famous... more...