Wars & Battles

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  • Navies of the Second World War – American Submarines


    In listing American submarines full details are provided of the large war programmes, including boats that were subsequently cancelled; and special attention is paid to post-war fates on which there has been little published information to date.

  • Navies of the Second World War – Japanese Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers


    The second of series of authorative volumes compiled by Japanese experts presenting a detailed and pictorial and historically accurate survey about the ships of the imperial Japanese navy

  • Navies of the Secondn World War – German Submarines 1


    In two World Wars the German Navy showed its undoubted skill in submarine warfare; they introduced it during the first war, and it brought them close to victory on both occasions. This book – and its companion volume – deals with the material as opposed to the historical aspect of German submarines during the Second World War. It lists in detail the evolution, development, and technical data on the greatest submarine fleet the world has ever seen, together with building details and the fate of each individual submarine. This volume covers the designs studied and put into production up to the outbreak, and during the early stages, of the war. The scale drawings showing the general internal arrangements of both the types put into production as well as those projected, are of special interest.

  • Sea Power


    A story of warships and navies from Dreadnought to Nuclear submarines.

  • Submarine Command – A Pictorial History


    This highly illustrated companion volume to the author’s book on the Fleet Air Arm traces the remarkable evolution of the vessels that revolutionized naval warfare, from the launch of the tiny Holland submarine in 1902 to the ‘Hunter Killer’ and Polaris submarines of today, which have a key role to play under Submarine Command in modern naval warfare and global strategy. The author describes the deployment of vessels in the First and Second World Wars and many of the engagements and extraordinary feats associated with the early years of the Command.

  • The Armada in Ireland


    A Comprehensive and definitive contribution to sixteenth century history, for the role which Ireland played in the Armada campaign has been largely understated

  • The British Aircraft Carrier


    Indepth study of British Aircraft Carriers. Major contribution to naval literature. Photographs from private sources.

  • The British Destroyer


    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 Encyclopedia of the worlds Warships


    After a brief introduction, the world’s navies are then listed alphabetically by country. There are excellent illustrations across almost every page which, in most cases, show a profile and deck view of the ship in question. Each individual ship from each class of ships is mentioned separately with all the relevant information from the date it was laid down to it’s fate.

  • The Great War at Sea 1914-1918


    The contest between the German and British navies during World War I was the greatest naval conflict in history. In this volume, Richard Hough presents a vivid and detailed account of this sea war, beginning with the build-up to war and ending with Germany’s capitulation at the end of 1918. As much a history of men as of guns and ships, this contest pitted England’s Winston Churchill, an arrogant but hard-working leader; the influential ex-First Sea Lord “Jacky” Fisher; and Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Fleet Sir John Jellicoe against Germany’s autocratic Kaiser Wilhelm and the men under his command. When war broke out, in August of 1914, Britain had ruled the seas, almost uncontested, for nearly 100 years and boasted the biggest, most heavily gunned battleship in the world, the Dreadnought. German submarines and floating mines put this supremacy to the test, and forced British naval leaders to devise techniques, such as the convoy, to combat German technology. Hough describes the war’s major and minor batttles–fought in the Falklands, the North Sea, and the Dardanelles–and especially its climax, the 1916 Battle of Jutland, an indecisive confrontation that bitterly disappointed the Royal Navy.

  • The Mariners’ Handbook


    Containing information of a general nature on admiralty charts and navigational publications issued by the Hydrographic department, Admiralty, and notes on general navigation and general meterology and ice. This is the first edition prepared by Capt. S.J. Hennessey, O.B.E, R.N. Superintdent of Sailing Directions in the Hydrographic Department.

  • The Naval War of 1812


    The World of unrest in 1812 made it possible for an infant republic seriously to embarrass a great nation rich in a hundred years of sea triumphs. England was queen of the seas.

  • The Naval War of 1812 – Chatham Pictorial Histories


    Illustrated with the finest images from the archives of North America and Britain, providing a properly balanced view of all facets of the war.

  • The North Atlantic Run


    Looking back at to the early 1900’s and the heyday of crossatlantic cruising up untill the 1960s when planes stated taking 96 of every 100 travelers.

  • The Pacific Campaign – The Second World War at Sea


    The pacific campaign is a judicious examination of the war at sea between the allies and Japan from 1941 to 1945. Takes a new and questioning look at the eastern naval theatre of the Second World War.

  • The Ship That Hunted Itself


    British Ocean Liner Carmania disguised as Cap Trafalgar and Cap Trafalgar disguised as Carmania. Each ships captain was ordered to convert his ship into an armed merchant cruiser. Personal papers of the captains together with ship logs, survivors accounts and records of the British and German Admiralty.

  • The Steel Navy


    1860 – 1962. Brief specs with class list. All ship types. 100?s of silhouettes from battleships to smallest vessels.

  • The story of HMS Dryad


    This is the story of RN training of navigators from 1900 – 1977, in particular navigation and direction in two world wars and the lessons that were learnt from those wars.

  • The Terror before Trafalgar – Nelson Napoleon and the secret war


    Nelsons victory at Trafalgar on 21 October 1805 was a pivotal event in European history. But Trafalgar was not simply an isolated battle fought and won in an afternoon – the naval campaign had in fact begun more than four years before. This extraordinary period, following Napoleon s threat to invade England in 1801, came to be known as The Great Terror, and Britain was on the alert. As the Grande Armee faced a Dad s army of English volunteers across the Channel, a secret war of espionage and subversion was fought in the shadows

  • The Victory of Seapower – Winning the Napoleonic War 1806 – 1814. Chatham Pictorial Histories.


    The ultimate defeat of Napoleon. This volume describes the naval aspect of that defeat in vivid detail.

  • The War at Sea – Royal & Dominion Navy Actions in WW2


    Answers questions about what ships lost, when, where and in with cirumstances. Shows month by month and across all theatres of the war, the main warships losses of both sides.

  • Troopships to Calais


    A short history detailing the troopships which plied in & out of Calais between 1944 & 1947. An interesting wee book with a good selection of Black & White photos of many of the vessels both pre-war, post-war & in various wartime roles as other than the troopship role.

  • U-Boats under the Swastika


    A unique study of the German U-Boat arm in action. Black and white photos, diagrams/maps.

  • Under Two Flags – American Navy in the civil war


    The American naval in the Civil War. Black and white photos. Gripping history of the battles of our divided navy.