Boats & Ships/War Ships

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  • Flagship Hood – The Fate of Britains Mightiest Warship


    An account of the battle cruiser HMS Hood, reputed to be the most powerful and luxurious warship in the world until its destruction in the Denmark Strait on 24 May 1941. Briggs, one of only three men out of 1400 who survived the attack, describes the myth of HMS Hood and the final months on board.

  • Flights of Naval Genius


    Five men whose activities form the subject of this book all possessed one qualityin common, the capacity for assuming responsibility on a great scale and in a striking manner.George Brydges, Baron Rodney, Richard Earl Howe, Samuel Viscount Hood, Sir Sydney Smith, Lord Camelford, Sir Charles Napier.

  • Great Battles of the Royal Navy – As Commemorated in the gun room


    companion to the “Army” volume, this book describes and illustrates over 20 of the greatest Royal Navy sea battles from the age of sail to the Falklands, including the Armada, Cape Pessaro. Quiberon Bay, Aboukir and Trafalgar. It is illustrated with battle maps, photographs and paintings

  • Great Warships


    Great warships is the story of the 10 of the most famous ships ever built. Their careers span two world wars and tell the dramatic, sometimes romantic, history of naval warfare SMS Emden, HMS Warspite, USS Enterprise, HMS Sheffield, HMS illustrious

  • Hearts of OAK


    A book about the Royal Navy at work and at play, at home and abroad. Professionalism and humor are the key notes of this book.

  • Historic Warships – A Directory of 140 Museums and Memorials Worldwide


    Over 140 warships from 125 countries preserved as museums or memorials are detailed here. Arranged by country, each entry provides type and class (when appropriate), tonnage, armament, propulsion, speed, fuel capacity, crew, date launched, and other relevant statistics based on the ship’s era.

  • HMS Electra


    Account of the career of the ship that accompanied HMS Hood and later Repulse and Prince of Wales before being sunk in 1942.

  • HMS Warrior – Britains First and Last Iron-Hulled Warship


    Launched 29 December, 1860. Ended active service 31 May, 1883. Restored and returned to Portsmouth 16 June,

  • Nato Navies of the 1980s (Warships illustrated No3)


    In the years since the end of the Second World War, Europe and the North Atlantic area, from Pole to the Tropic of Cancerr, have been almost untouched by hostilities/ It is no coincidence that this region forms the Bulk of the NATO Area.

  • Naval Cannon


    This survey of the armament of wooden sailing men-of-war and other vessels deals with the surviving examples of cast brass, wrought iron ordnance, including the guns and carronades of the Victory at Trafalgar.

  • Naval Gun


    Studies the development of naval guns and armament, illuminates the diverse types of weaponry, and documents the tactical functions and technological evolution of naval guns from the fourteenth century through World War II

  • Naval Warfare – An Illustrated History 2004


    a comprehensive history of naval warfare, illustrated with hundreds of photographs [many in colour], detailed maps and diagrams, significant campaigns from the ancient world to post-WWII.

  • Navies Of World War 3


    Examines the ships and weapons of the navies of the United States, Soviet Union, Great Britain, and other countries and discusses the future of naval warfare

  • RN Destroyers in Focus Since 1945


    A fine photographic record with extended captions showing the might of the Royal Navy’s destroyer force.

  • Sea King


    Originaly designed by Sikorsky, he sea king withing eight months of its intoduction in 1959 had captured all of the worlds major helicopter speed records and then proceeded to secure its place in history as the most versatile and enduring maritime helicopter in the world.

  • Sea Power – A Story of Warships and Navies


    Sea Power tells the story of Britain’s military nautical history, from the Navy in the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Encompassing two World War’s it is a fascinating and authoritative book.

  • Send her Victorious


    The fighting career of the WWII aircraft carrier HMS VICTORIOUS which was laid down before the conflict began and fought in a wide variety of theatres. She was taken out of commission in 1968 after a useful and active life. VICTORIOUS played an important role in the struggle to save Malta, she escorted convoys on the notorious route to Murmansk, and went East to join the British Pacific Fleet during the final stages of the war against Japan where she survived repeated kamikaze attacks. Even after the war she was briefly in action off Malaya and Kuwait. Other wartime actions included the hunt and chase of the BISMARCK and the invasion of North Africa. Illustrated with 37 photographs.

  • Ships of the world – An Historical Encyclopedia


    A detailed historical encyclopedia of ships of the world. Colour and black and white illustrations throughout.

  • Steam and Sail in Britain and North America


    This is an important illustrated survey about the experiments with steam and the first Naval warships. For anyone interested in maritime history, especially Naval techniques, this will become a continually source of reference and enjoyment.

  • Super Carriers – Naval Aviation in action


    This is a colourful look at deck life up on the roof of the modern aircraft carrier, featuring in action footage. Each chapter focuses on one ship, detailing the exercises of the vessel’s air wing.

  • The Archer-Shees Against The Admiralty – The Story behind the Winslow Boy


    Sir Terence Rattigan’s notable play and film The Winslow Boy is based on an actual case – the case of George Archer-Shee, which occurred between 1908 and 1911. George Archer-Shee, a thirteen year old Cadet at Osborne Naval College, was expelled accused of stealing a five shilling postal order. He strenuously denied this and his family believed him. They enlisted the aid of one of the great lawyers of the day, Sir Edward Carson, who, after putting the boy through a gruelling cross examination also believed his innocence and agreed to defend him.

  • The Boats of Men of War


    In the age of sail, the boats carried by the men-of-war were an essential part of the ship’s outfitting. They were necessary to move stores, act as the “engine” in confined waters, serve as amphibious raiders, and even to cruise independently as tenders to the mother ship. Over the centuries there have been many sizes, hull forms, and rigs employed, so the exact details proved a problem for model makers, marine artists, and builders of replicas.

  • The British Destroyer Lib


    Every class of fleet and escort destroyer is described in detail with 120 photographs illustrating them. Anyone with an interest in modern naval history/the Royal Navy will find this book interesting.

  • The British Destroyer Library


    Every class of fleet and escort destroyer is described in detail with 120 photographs illustrating them. Anyone with an interest in modern naval history/the Royal Navy will find this book interesting.