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History and antiquities of naval science

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  • Battle of the Atlanticby Marc Milner

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    World War II was only a few hours old when the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest campaign of the Second World War and the most complex submarine war in history, began with the sinking of the unarmed passenger liner Athenia by the German submarine U30. Based on the mastery of the latest research and written from a mid-Atlantic - rather than the traditional... more...

  • A Naval Biographical Dictionary - Volume 1by William R. O’Byrne

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 25.99

    Volume 1 of 3.Originally published in 1849, this work gives details of “the life and services of every living officer in ‘Her Majesty’s Navy” who was serving or had retired by 1845 – nearly 5,000 officers in all. Generally acknowledged as the most comprehensive work of its kind, it was a considerable undertaking for one man... more...

  • The Political Influence of Naval Force in Historyby Sir James Cable

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 78.00

    For five centuries, since Vasco de Gama's ships began making the Indian Ocean a Portuguese lake, many governments used naval force to serve their political purposes. The sceptre of the seas passed from one nation to another, but political success did not always reward the strongest navy. This selective, international history of naval force as a political... more...

  • The Royal Navy and the Arctic Convoysby Malcolm Llewellyn-Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Published here for the first time, this volume presents a superb range of insights into this crucial effort of the Second World War. This Naval Staff History describes the vital role of the Arctic Convoys, 1941-1945 and was first issued by the Historical Section of the Admiralty as a confidential study for use within the Royal Navy in 1954. It grew... more...

  • The Roman Navyby Michael Paul Pitassi

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 30.00

    The Roman Navy was remarkable for its size, reach and longevity. As significant as the Royal Navy was to the British Empire in the nineteenth century, the Roman Navy was crucial to the extraordinary expansion of Imperial power and for its maintenance over a period of more than 800 years. The fabric and organisation of this maritime force is at the... more...

  • The Real Cruel Seaby Richard Woodman

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 11.75

    For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed the country and to keep the war effort going, and they had to export manufactured goods to pay for it all. So Britain's merchant navy,... more...

  • Seizing the Enigmaby David Kahn

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 8.99

    For almost four desperate years, from 1939 to mid-1943, the British and American navies fought a savage, losing battle against German submarine wolfpacks. The Allies might never have turned the tide without an intelligence coup. The race to break the German U-boat codes is one of the greatest untold stories of World War II. Kahn expertly brings this... more...

  • Rome Versus Carthageby Christa Steinby

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The epic struggle between Carthage and Rome, two of the superpowers of the ancient world, is most famous for land battles in Italy, on the Iberian peninsula and in North Africa. But warfare at sea, which played a vital role in the First and Second Punic Wars, rarely receives the attention it deserves. And it is the monumental clashes of the Carthaginian... more...

  • The Last Century of Sea Power, Volume 2by H. P. Willmott

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 59.99

    In this second volume of his history of naval power in the 20th century, H. P. Willmott follows the fortunes of the established seafaring nations of Europe along with two upstarts—the United States and Japan. Emerging from World War I in command of the seas, Great Britain saw its supremacy weakened through neglect and in the face of more committed... more...

  • Navies in Northern Watersby Rolf Hobson; TOM KRISTIANSEN

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Navies in Northern Waters is a collection of articles covering the roles played by the secondary navies of northern European powers and the United States within the maritime balance of power. The contributions covering the 18th and 19th centuries focus on their relations with each other as they sought to create a counterweight to the dominant naval... more...