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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...

  • 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...

  • 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . butDidn't!by Tim Maltin; Eloise Aston

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.99

    April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic . People have an endless fascination with the Titanic , yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most... more...

  • 1434: The Year a Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissanceby Gavin Menzies

    HarperCollins Publishers 2009; Not Available

    In his bestselling book 1421:The Year China Discovered the World, Gavin Menzies revealed that it was the Chinese that discovered America, not Columbus. Now he presents further astonishing evidence that it was also Chinese advances in science, art, and technology that formed the basis of the European Renaissance and our modern world. more...

  • 32 in '44by Rodney K. Watterson

    Naval Institute Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    In the 1930s, the Portsmouth Navy Yard in New Hampshire built less than two submarines a year, yet in 1944 it completed an astonishing 32 submarines, and over the course of the war produced 37 per cent of all U.S. submarines. This book analyzes the factors behind the small yard s record-setting production, including streamlined operations, innovative... more...

  • 72 Hoursby Frank Pope

    Orion 2012; US$ 17.85

    The Royal Navy's dramatic race to save the crew of a trapped Russian submarine. more...

  • 72 Hoursby Frank Pope

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The Royal Navy's dramatic race to save the crew of a trapped Russian submarine. 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...