British Navy

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  • 300 Years – Devotion to Duty


    Story of the Devonport Dockyard. Black and white photos and illustrations.

  • A Pictorial History of the sea war 1939-1945


    More than 450 photos of a superb visual record of world war two. Great battle convoys between aircraft, u-boats and escorts.

  • Admiralty Manual of Navigation Volume II


    A text book of nautical astronomy and off-shore navigation; covering, amongst other topics: charts; altitudes and zenith distance; the astronomical position line; meridian passage; ocean currents; elementary meteorology; with photographs, formulae, diagrams and fold-out description of The Astroplot

  • Battleships


    This lavishly illustrated book offers a concise history of the battleship from the end of the Age of Sail to the Iowa Class. Focusing on the world wars has been common in such books; this one also covers the pre-Dreadnaught era, and does it well. There are ample photos of the ships themselves, of scale models, and line drawings. The text was written by a lover of the big ships, as is evident in the section on H.M.S. Vanguard, the last British battleship, described as, “a magnificant sea boat,” that handled beautifully, without the lumbering movements of less aquadynamic vessels.

  • Battleships 1856-1977


    Describes the rise and fall of the battleship from the Ironclad Le Gloire , laid down in 1858 to the New Jersey, which saw action during the Vietnam war. Photographsd and illustrations, maps and charts.

  • Blood in the Sea


    The untold story of a warship on patrol in the deceptively calm waters of the South Atlantic, her crew and their awful joint fate – inextricably linked to German naval Enigma decrypts from Bletchley Park.

  • Britains Glorious Navy


    Personnel: The Power of the Royal Navy; Life on board a battleship; The Command of the Navy and its Ships; The Corps of Royal Marines; The Woman’s Royal Naval Service. Materiel: Battleship Construction; The Naval Air Arm – Yesterday and Today; Cruisers and Destroyers; The Submarine Service; The Small Craft of the Fleet; Gunnery in the Royal Navy. Operations: Mines and Mine Sweeping; General Sea Strastegy; Fleet Battle Tactics; Fleets and Naval Bases; The Navies of the Empire; The Merchant Navy in Wartime; Amphibious Warfare

  • Britains Merchant Navy


    The work of Britain?s minesweepers in keeping tke.sea lanes dear and the convoy lines open is of the utmost importance to ships of the Merchant Navy. It is carried out unceasingly, day and night, by mine-sweeping patrols, well armed against attack. Many of the crews on these vessels were fishermen in peace time. All round the coasts of Britain these ships keep their perilous watch, seeking out and destroying mines, ensuring the safety of our shipping

  • Britains Sea war


    A diary of ship losses 1939-1945 with record of naval and merchant ships lost.

  • Destroyers


    Exciting saga of the great destroyers of all the maritime powers. Photos, maps. A unique addition for anyone interested in ships and the sea.

  • Disaster at Sea


    Accidents, incidents and disasters HMS Captain, USS Memphis,Victoria and Camperdown, Vanguard and Iron Duke, Three Peacetime Collisions, Untamed and Affray, Squalus, Thetis, Thresher, Titanic, Andrea Doria and Stockholm, The Herald Disaster, Queen Mary and HMS Curacoa, Egypt and Seine, Torrey Canyon, Amoco Cadiz, The Fastnet Race 1979.

  • Fighting Ships in the age of steam


    A Selection of true stories of famous steam warships, which were intorduced tentatively in the Crimean War

  • Fighting Ships Of World War 2


    Describes fighting ships detailing their wartime careers and their design features. Many individual ships & in many cases their ends.

  • Former Naval Person, Churchill and the Wars at Sea


    Churchill and the wars at sea, his influences

  • German Warships of World War 2


    German warships: At the end of the first World War Germany was left with a very large and powerful Navy, but under the terms of the Armistice this was speedily disbanded. Rebuilding on a small scale began in 1921 and the Anglo-German Naval Treaty of 1934 allowed a limited tonnage to be constructed. By May 1938 Hitler had ordered a full scale rebuilding programme which he envisaged would put the Kriegsmarine ahead of the Royal navy by 1944/45

  • Guns at Sea


    Guns at sea captures the drama and excitement of naval warfare and record its history for everyone interested in the sea, in ships and in adventure. Maps and 140 illustrations.

  • HM Submarines in camera


    An illustrated History of British Submarines 1901-1996. Card covers. Black and white photos throughout.

  • Life-boats and life-boats people


    Story of the Royal National Life-Boat Institution, RNLI, the boats, their crews and the people behind the scenes. Black and white photographs.

  • Manual of Seamanship 1937 Volume 1


    A book on Naval Routine , Siginals , Bends hitches and cordage, Depth and speed recording

  • Maritime England – The Nation’s Heritage


    The author paints a picture of Englands seashore and Islands. With a more reflective level he writes on preserving the past, in a maritime sense, in the London region and in the rest of England.

  • Naval Architecture


    In this the book the writer has tried to introduce most of the important branches of Naval Architecture, and in addition to the basic principles, he has included more advanced work with the intention of stimulating the reader further

  • Naval Warefare – An Illustrated History


    One of the most comprehensive accounts on this fascinating subject. Over 430 photographs, with maps and diagrams.

  • Navies of the Second Wolrd War – British Battleships and Aircraft Carriers


    This compact handbook presents a unique and very comprehensive description of all British capital ships and aircraft carriers which took part in the Second World War. Special attention has been given to wartime alterations, and the information compiled is the result of many years of research of official records and other sources. The text contains considerable notes on design background for each class of vessel, and the scope has been widened to embrace seaplane carriers and merchant aircraft carriers as well, of which the latter merit inclusion on the originality of concept alone

  • Navies of the Second World War – American Battleships, Carriers & Cruisers


    Military Studies & Warfare, Naval & Maritime Studies, World War II, Battleships