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Ships & Shipbuilding

  • Narrow Boat Engine Maintenance and Repairby Stephanie L Horton

    Crowood 2017; US$ 20.99

    When owning a narrow boat, or any engine-powered vessel, it is vital to ensure that the engine is kept in good working order. Narrow Boat Engine Maintenance and Repair is a practical guide to help keep your engine operational, and your boat moving. It also provides instruction on how to identify faults and, where possible, how to fix them. With... more...

  • USS Constitution A Midshipman's Pocket Manual 1814by Eric L. Clements

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Launched in 1797, USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. She is renowned for her actions during the War of 1812 against the Britain, when she captured numerous merchant ships and defeated five British warships. The battle with HMS Guerriere earned her the nickname 'Old Ironsides' and a longstanding... more...

  • Terrestrial Navigationby Philip M. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 29.95

    Terrestrial Navigation: A Primer for Deck Officers and Officer of the Watch Exams prepares the reader for the Officer of the Watch and Master/Mate certificates required by all officers on commercial seagoing vessels. Revision and self-test guide to all navigation-related elements contained within the Officer of the Watch exams are included. Top... more...

  • Never Fearby Ian Strathcarron

    Unicorn Publishing Group 2017; US$ 12.49

    In Never Fear – Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester Ian Strathcarron follows in the footsteps and wakes of Sir Francis’s life of adventure, adversity and triumph. Born in 1901 into a troubled childhood in rural Devon, he suffered through the sadism of the English public school system, then in 1918 left for New Zealand where he made his first... more...

  • For the Love of the Navyby Ray Hamilton

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2017; US$ 6.49

    From magnificent vessels like the Tudor warship Mary Rose and the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, to the naval heroes and dramatic sea battles that make up the British Navy’s illustrious history, and looking at the remarkable people who serve in her ranks today, this fascinating miscellany celebrates the oldest of the UK’s armed services. more...

  • The Shipwreck Hunterby David L. Mearns

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter is an account of David's most intriguing... more...

  • GMDSSby Denise Bréhaut

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 21.99

    The Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) - the maritime equivalent to the emergency services number - provides a fast and efficient way of calling for assistance at sea, whatever the size of craft or its location. Denise Bréhaut explains the operation of the system as a whole and clearly outlines the procedures required to get help... more...

  • The Sea Devilby Sam Jefferson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    In 1916, a three-masted windjammer bearing Norwegian colours sailed out of a quiet anchorage in Germany, loaded with cargo and apparently bound for Australia. Her true mission was quite different. The ship was, in fact, the SMS Seeadler , commanded by swashbuckling German aristocrat Felix von Luckner. Over an epic voyage, he used cunning and deception... more...

  • Being Human in Safety-Critical Organisationsby Dik Gregory; Paul Shanahan

    The Stationery Office Ltd 2017; US$ 41.67

    This title presents an integrated model of human behaviour at work, relevant to a maritime context, and a description of the many sources of influences on this behaviour, with examples and suggestions (particularly relevant to the maritime sector) about how these influences can be brought under better control – by both individuals and organisations... more...

  • Tales from the Captain's Logby The National Archives

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 23.99

    For centuries, ships' commanders kept journals that recorded their missions. These included voyages of discovery to unknown lands, engagements in war and sea and general trade. Many of their logs, diaries and letters were lodged at The National Archives and give a vivid picture of the situations that they encountered. Entries range from Captain James... more...