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21978. : ADMIRAL'S HOUSE AND ITS OCCUPANTS.

U.S. Government Printing Office. Naval History Division. Navy Department 1963. 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. With over 60 photographsand illustrations. £3.50


22166. : ADMIRALTY. MANUAL OF NAVAL COOKERY 1945. (B.R.5)

HMSO 1945 235pp. 18x12. A few pages marked & creased, otherwise contents Good in worn card cover. £15.00


22249. : BATTLEFLEET. Volume Six. Number 5. 1973

Naval Wargames Society 1973 15pp. Illustrated with drawings.. 25x20. VG+ in pictorial card cover. £5.00


16305. : DEFENCE FORCES OF THE WORLD No 2. NAVIES OF THE NATIONS

Presented with "The Champion'. nd (c 1930s) 30pp. Profusely illustrated with sepia photographs. 15x12. Staples rusted, otherwise VG in VG paper cover. Presented with the boys' magazine 'The Champion' , this booklet illustrates and describes a variety of contemporary British, American, French, German, Dutch & Japanese warships. £1.95


20890. : FIRST BASE. The Magazine of HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. Issue 4, November 1996.

39pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.50


22175. : H.M.S PLYMOUTH. Falklands Veteran. Her Story. Souvenir Guide

No date (c 1990) 38pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Illustrated with numerous photographs of the Rothesay-Class Frigate. HMS Plymouth including views of action damage sustained by the ship during the Falklands War. With over 20 photographs and a double-page cutaway , with keys. £7.95


22245. : HMS HARDY. 'Blackwood' Class. Type 14 Anti-Submarine Frigates

no date (c 1970) 4pp. Illustrated. 24x18.. Near-Fine. A 'Welcome Aboard' leaflet, giving details of HMS Hardy and the Ship's company. £5.00


22246. : JAPANESE NAVAL VESSELS. (3) The Maru Special

1975. 66pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 25x19. Fine in pictorial card cover. Contains over 50 photographs with many close-up and on-board views( the majority full-page) of Japanese battleships Fuso and Yamshiro which fought in the Second World War.. It shows the two ships' appearance as built, and after their major reconstructions and modifications. Accurate plan and side view drawings depicts the vessels in 1915, 1933, 1935, 1944. Japanese text. £12.50


21725. : NAVY OCS. Campus to Quarterdeck. Officer Candidate School.

U.S Government Printing Office 1964 24pp. Illustrated. 15x21. Fine in VG pictorial card cover.Foreword by Admiral Arleigh A Burke USN £1.50


20894. : ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON. Souvenir Brochure

1993 36pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. With " International Air Day 1994" Programme of Events".8pp. £1.50


20756. : SHIP FIREFIGHTING HANDBOOK 1968. B.R. 4007

Ministry of Defence, Ship Dept. 75pp. Illustrated. 19x12. Some internal marks, otherwise G+ in G+ card cover £3.95


21017. : THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BRITISH MARITIME DOCTRINE, BR1806

Defence Council /HMSO1995 256pp. Illustrated. 21x15. As New:- Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £7.95


20176. : THE FUNDEMENTALS OF BRITISH MARITIME DOCTRINE. BR 1806

Royal Navy/ Directorate of Naval Staff Studies/ HMSO 1995 255pp. Illustrated. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover £5.95


22248. : THE MATCHSTICK FLEET. A Unique Collection

10pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Fine in pictorial card cover. The Matchstick Fleet consists of over 200 model Warships made from only Matchsticks and wooden Matchboxes to a scale of 1-300. This booklet illustrates in colour a number of examples. £4.00


16926. : THE OSPREY MILITARIA DIRECTORY & SOURCEBOOK. 1999 Edition

Compendium Publishing 1998., 227pp.Advertisements.25x18. As new: Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


14873. : THE ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION. Year Book 2001.

No pagination. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. VG in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.50


14874. : THE ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION. Year Book 2003.

No pagination. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. Some annotations, otherwise VG in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.50


14875. : THE ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION. Year Book 2004.

No pagination. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. VG in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.50


14876. : THE ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION. Year Book 2005.

No pagination. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. VG in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.50


18943. : THE ROYAL TOURNAMENT. 'Rule Britannia'. Earls Court 9-20 July 1996. Official Programme.

128pp. Profusely illustrated. Advertisements. 29x21. Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £1.95


21979. : THE SUBMARINE IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY

Naval History Division, Washington D.C. 1963 23pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. An unmarked copy: Fine inNear- Fine pictorial card cover. £3.50


22252. : WARSHIPS SUPPLEMENT. No 106. Autumn 1991.

Published by World Ship Society. 44pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy. Fine in pictorial card cover. £4.00


8786. : ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP 1937. Volume One/

HMSO 1941 vi. + 446pp. Prof ills. 22x14 No writing or inscriptions. . Binding VG, contents VG+ Covers- Naval Routine, Signals, Bends, Hitches & Cordage, Depth, Speed Recording Instruments, Mariner's Compass, Navigation, Rule of the Road, Boats Construction & Management under Oars, Boats under Sail & Power, Anchors & Cables, Anchor Work, Rigging, Life Saving, Messing, Provisions & Stores, Watertight Doors & Valves, Sea Terms & the Boatswains Call.Reprinted at various dates this volume was used throughout WW2. £10.00


8899. : ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP. Volume 1. 1932. By Authority of The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

HMSO 1941 xvii. + 446pp. Prof ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding slightly rubbed, contents VG+ Covers- Naval Routine, Signals, Bends, Hitches & Cordage, Depth, Speed Recording Instruments, Mariner's Compass, Navigation, Rule of the Road, Boats Construction & Management under Oars, Boats under Sail & Power, Anchors & Cables, Anchor Work, Rigging, Life Saving, Messing, Provisions & Stores, Watertight Doors & Valves, Sea Terms & the Boatswains Call. £7.95


1862. : HANDBOOK OF THE ROYAL NAVAL SICK BERTH STAFF. (B.R.888). 1959.

xiii. + 531pp. 166 ills. 24x15. Front hinge strengthened & binding slightly rubbed, otherwise VG in red/cloth hardback cover. £5.95


18698. : JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE. BY A WANDERER

Macmillan 1967 1st. xxxii. + 156pp. Illustrated. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. £6.95


20891. : ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON. Souvenir Brochure

1994. 36pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. With " International Air Day 1994" Programme of Events".4pp. £1.50


21668. : ROYAL NAVY OPEN DAYS CHATHAM. May 30th & 31st 1976

32pp. Profusely illustrated 24x18. Fine in pictorial card cover £1.50


21976. : THE JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC STUDIES. Volume 17 . June 1994. Number 2.

Frank Cass. 138pp. 21x15. Like new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £4.95


7517. : THE NAVY LIST. Summer 1970.

HMSO 1970 V. + 314. + 593pp. 21x14. VG+ in VG card cover. £6.50


6691. FOSTER, Simon: OKINAWA 1945. Assault on the Empire.

Arms & Armour 1994 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Maps. 20x13. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j.The invasion of Okinawa in April 1945 was the largest & most complex amphibious operation undertaken by the Americans in WW2, but the assault hinged on the Americans retaining control of the seas around the island. This account is related primarily from the naval point of view, and includes full details of the involvement of the British Pacific Fleet. £7.00 £7.95


2174. MANWARING G.E. & DOBREE, Bonamy: THE FLOATING REPUBLIC. An Account of the Mutinies at Spithead and the Nore in 1797.

Harcourt Brace 1937 1st. xi. + 299pp. 6 illustrations. 22x14. 4. Hardback edition. Cloth bubbled on spine and back cover, & titles faded otherwise contents VG. A full account of the naval mutinies at Spithead and the Nore in 1797. £2.00


21908. PRESTON, Antony.: WARSHIP 2000 - 2001.

Conway 2000. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. A superb unmarked copy., almost like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £29.00


21909. PRESTON, Antony.: WARSHIP 2001 - 2002

Conway 2001. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. A superb unmarked copy. . Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £34.00


3439. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: NELSON AND RODNEY. (Man o' War 3).

RSV/Arms & Armour 1979 1st. 57pp. Prof ills. 25x20. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed technical account of the battleships HMS Nelson and HMS Rodney describing the ships and their wartime modifications, and their camouflage. Illustrated with numerous photographs, including several close-up and on board views, and a fold out colour centrespread of HMS Rodney (as she appeared in 1942). £29.00


19842. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John.: HUNT CLASS ESCORT DESTROYERS. (Man o' War 4).

Arms & Armour 1980 1st. 57pp. Prof ills. 25x20. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. . A detailed technical account of the Hunt Class destroyers describing the ships, their wartime modifications, and their camouflage. Illustrated with numerous photographs, including several close-up and on board views, and a fold out colour centerspread illustration of HMS Cotswold. £32.00


21530. "NAUTICUS": SEA WAYS AND WANGLES.

James Brown 1924 1st. 97pp. Illustrated with sketches by Rowland Langmaid. 19x13. Spots of foxing otherwise contents VG in G+ pictorial hardback cover. £7.95


20205. ----: INFORMATION FOR NAVAL RATINGS Regarding DISCIPLINE, CHARACTER, CONDUCT, LEAVE, OFFENCES, PENSION, &c

HMSO 1913 20pp. 14x10. Blue card cover worn, corners creased, rusted staples: a reading copy only £2.95


5123. -----: "THE SILVER PHANTOM". H.M.S. Aurora

Muller. 1945. 1st 94pp. 20 ills. 19x12. Binding & contents VG. Compiled by a dozen members of her company, this book recounts the wartime career of HMS Aurora. The light cruiser was at Narvik and in the Bismarck chase but won her eponymous nickname under Captain Agnew while leading Force 'K' from Malta. The name "Silver Phantom" was bestowed on Aurora by a disgruntled Italian Press in 1941, as a result of the numerous occasions upon which the ship contrived to appear to the Italian Navy in the most unexpected places in the small hours of the morning, and then vanish again with equal alacrity. The book goes on to recount her activities during the North African landings, Sicily, Pantelleria, Salerno, and ends in the Aegean where she was seriously damaged. Honours List : Roll of Honour £16.50


6929. -----: DAY BY DAY SUMMARY OF THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Volume 2. March and April.

Naval Home Command, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. nd (c 1970s). . No pagination approximately 76pp. Occasional ills & diag. 21x15. A few neat annotations, otherwise VG in VG pictorial card cover. Set out in day to day form is a summary of the anniversaries of important events in the history of the Royal Navy'. Covers all historical periods till 1945. A useful and informative source of reference £1.50


19405. -----: FIRST AID IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1943. B.R.25

HMSO 106pp. Profusely illustrated (one folding. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions:- Fine in VG grey boards. £3.95


8891. -----: FIRST AID IN THE ROYAL NAVY. 1943

HMSO. 108pp Illustrated. Folding diagram.18x12. Cover marked, otherwise contents VG.. £2.50


20281. -----: FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM. Official Guide

Pitkin 1991 20pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £1.50


13399. -----: KING GEORGE'S TRUST FUND FOR SAILORS PRESENTS THE 'HMS NELSON AUCTION OF NAUTICAL MEMORABILIA'. The Historic Dockyards, Portsmouth. 30th October to 2 November 1997. CATALOGUE

52pp Illustrated. 20x20. VG in pictorial card cover + SUPPLEMENTARY Catalogue 10pp. Lists 831 lots. Many of the lots are neatly annotated with the sold price. £3.00


8546. -----: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1920-29

Maritime. nd (c 1990) 128pp. Prof ills. 18x24. Like new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth between 1920 and 1929. Nearly 130 photographs in this volume cover all the various types and classes of ships in the Royal Navy and each picture is reproduced full-page. £8.50


15066. -----: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1950-59

Maritime. nd (c1990s) 176pp. Prof ills. 18x24. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth between 1950 and 1959. Around 170 photographs in this volume cover all the various types and classes of ships in the Royal Navy and each picture is reproduced full-page. £3.95


21753. -----: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1950-59

Maritime. nd (c1990s) 176pp. Prof ills. 18x24. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover. Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth between 1950 and 1959. Around 170 photographs in this volume cover all the various types and classes of ships in the Royal Navy and each picture is reproduced full-page. £2.95


13807. -----: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1960-69

Maritime. nd (c1990s) 160pp. Prof ills. 18x24. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth between 1960 and 1969. Around 160 photographs in this volume cover all the various types and classes of ships in the Royal Navy and each picture is reproduced full-page. £3.95


13808. -----: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1970-79

Maritime. nd (c1990s) 160pp. Prof ills. 18x24. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth between 1960 and 1969. Around 160 photographs in this volume cover all the various types and classes of ships in the Royal Navy and each picture is reproduced full-page. £3.95


21773. -----: THE STORY OF THE U-505

Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago. 1975 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x21. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £9.00


21821. -----: THE STORY OF THE U-505

Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago. 1985 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x21. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG pictorial card cover £7.50


2047. ------: BROADSHEET 1995 / 6. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 124pp.. Illustrated 30x21. Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £3.95


16129. ------: BROADSHEET 1996 / 7. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 100pp.. Illustrated 30x21. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £1.50


16130. ------: BROADSHEET 1997 / 8. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 124pp.. Illustrated 30x21. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £1.50


16126. ------: BROADSHEET 75. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 1975 29pp. . 30x21. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. .Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £1.50


16124. ------: BROADSHEET 77. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 1977 52pp. Illustrated.. 30x21. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. .Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £1.50


16127. ------: BROADSHEET 78. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 1978 56pp. . 30x21. Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. .Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £1.50


16123. ------: BROADSHEET 82. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 1982 48pp. Illustrated.. 30x21. Lacks outer cover, otherwise contents VG.Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £1.50


16125. ------: BROADSHEET 84. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 1984 64pp. Prof ills. 30x21. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. .Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £1.50


16122. ------: BROADSHEET 91. Royal Navy

Ministry of Defence. 1991 64pp. . Illustrated. 30x21. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £1.50


6543. ------: MERCHANTMEN AT WAR. The Official Story of the Merchant Navy: 1939-1944

Ministry of Information/HMSO . 1944. 143pp. Profusely illustrated. . Maps. 23x18. VG in slightly frayed pictorial paper cover. + Tells the story of the Merchant Navy during the Second World War, supported by numerous photographs and maps. £2.00


19917. ------: MERCHANTMEN AT WAR. The Official Story of the Merchant Navy: 1939-1944

Ministry of Information/HMSO . 1944. 143pp. Profusely illustrated. . Maps. 23x18. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover, Tells the story of the Merchant Navy during the Second World War, supported by numerous photographs and maps. £3.95


7976. ------: AN ALBUM OF MODERN NAVAL CRAFT.

John Player & Sons. nd (c 1938) An original 'Album of Modern Naval Craft', issued by John Player & Sons. 15pp. Profusely illustrated.. 13x19. Rusted staples, otherwise contents VG+ in VG pictorial card cover.. An album containing a complete set of 50 cigarette cards illustrating in full colour 50 different warships Each card is accompanied by a description of the vessel concerned. Vessels include:- Hood, Nelson. Revenge, Warspite, Exeter, Repulse, Norfolk, Curlew, Southampton. Ark Royal, MTB 102, Adventure, Afridi, Severn, Sunfish, Dunkerque, Algerie, Mogador, Graf Spee, Surcouf, Nurnberg, U-16, Conte Di Cavour, Bolzano, Nagato, Ise, Atago, California, Quincy, Colorado, Saratoga, Leningrad, etc, etc. £11.50


2737. ------: COMBINED OPERATIONS 1940-1942.

Ministry of Information. HMSO. 1943. 144pp. Prof ills. 9 maps. 21x13. VG in G pictorial card cover. The official account of Combined Operations to date, including the Lofotens raid; the exploits of "Layforce"; North Africa; Vaagso; St Nazaire; Diego Suarez; Dieppe. £2.95


16380. ------: CONTEMPORARY SOVIET SUBMARINE TECHNOLOGY - AN EVALUATION OF PROBABLE PRESENT STATUS. Part 1. The 'Victor' Class Nuclear Submarine.

Privately printed. nd (c 1985) 16pp. Illustrated. 30x22. Fine. Published in typescript .This authoritative report examines the contemporary and probable future status of Soviet submarine technology, and compares it with what is happening in UK and the USA. £2.95


1928. ------: HMS VICTORY.

Pitkin. 1992. 19pp. 24x17. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Souvenir guide. Very well illustrated with colour photographs and a cut-away of HMS Victory, £1.50


20282. ------: HMS WARRIOR. Britain's First Ironclad

Maritime Trust / HMS Warrior. no date c 1980s 28pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x30. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A concise history. with numerous photographs and other illustrations including a superb double-page cutaway in colour £1.50


3567. ------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1931. A Reprint of the 1931 Edition of Fighting Ships.

David & Charles. 1973 . xiv. + 512pp and 37pp advertisements. 21x31. Lower margins of f prelims, slightly stained, otherwise binding VG, contents VG+. (no dustjacket) Gives information on the many thousands of warships in commission with the world's navies at date, and illustrated with thousands of photographs and drawings. Overseas postage will be at extra cost. £12.50


21913. ------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1967-68.

Sampson Low, Marston & Co. vii. +506pp. xviii Index. 71pp advertisements. Profusely illustrated. . 31x22. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents Near-Fine. Overseas postage will be at extra cost. Standard postage for UK delivery. £19.50


9586. ------: JAPANESE NAVAL VESSELS IN WORLD WAR TWO. As Seen From U.S. Naval Intelligence.

Arms & Armour. 1987 1st UK. 435pp. Prof ills. 17x26. An excellent unmarked copy:Fine in Fine d/j. Originally compiled by U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War 2 as a guide to recognition by Allied forces, this book takes the form of a concise encyclopedia of Japanese warships - from battleships and aircraft carriers to submarines, landing craft and auxiliaries - with each class or ship comprehensively illustrated and described. In total, there are more 2,000 illustrations, including photographs, multiple view drawings, & profile and plan drawings. A data table for each class lists vital statistics. This volume has been produced from the formerly restricted, official handbook, and accurately portrays the U.S. Navy’s view of its Pacific opponent at the mid-point of the war. £14.00


2054. ------: MARY ROSE. Souvenir Guide.

Mary Rose Trust.nd (c 1985). 64pp. Prof ills. 30x21. VG+ in pictorial card cover. A very well illustrated and informative guide to the 16th century warship, £1.50


8119. ------: OUR PENELOPE (HMS Penelope). By Her Company.

Harrap. 1943 1st. 94pp. 17 photographs. 19x12. Very Good in worn but Good original dustjacket. A mixture of fact, anecdotes, sketches and songs, recording the wartime career of the light cruiser HMS Penelope from refit in mid-1941 to her escape from Malta in mid-1942. £16.50


22177. ------: OUR PENELOPE (HMS Penelope). By Her Company.

British Publishers Guild / Harrap. 1943 94pp. + 16pp of photographs. 18x12. A good reading copy. Very worn paper cover, otherwise contents VG. A mixture of fact, anecdotes, sketches and songs, recording the wartime career of the light cruiser HMS Penelope from refit in mid-1941 to her escape from Malta in mid-1942. £6.95


18240. ------: QUARTERDECK CAMBRIDGE: THE QUEST OF FRANCIS PRICE BLACKWOOD CAPTAIN RN.

Ellisons' Editions 1991 1st 44pp. Illustrated. 24x17.As new -. Mint in pictorial card cover. £1.95


8957. ------: REPUBLIC OF KOREA NAVY - 1991.

ROK Navy. 75pp. Prof ills in colour. 30x22. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A review of the ROK Navy at date, illustrated with around 160 photographs in colour. English and Korean text. £2.95


17783. ------: SEA WAR IN THE PACIFIC.

Marshall Cavendish 1976 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in pictorial card cover. A profusely record depicting various aspects of the Pacific War. Chapters include_ Pearl Harbour, Val & Kate, Yamato & Musashi, Santa Cruz 1942, Tarawa, Biak, & Iwo Jima £2.50


321. ------: THE FLEET AIR ARM. The Admiralty Account of Naval Air Operations.

HMSO. 1943 127pp.Prof ills. 23x18. VG in chipped & frayed pictorial paper cover. The official story of the wartime activities of the FAA in WW2 from Norway to the landings in North Africa. £1.95


20876. ------: THE LAUNCH OF THE TYPE 2400 CLASS SUBMARINE "UPHOLDER" 2 December 1986, Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria

VSEL Official Cover. To Commemorate the Launch of the first Type 2400 Parol Class Submarine. By Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent. First Day Cover. Fine £2.50


6925. ------: VICKERS LIMITED SHIPBUILDING GROUP. PATROL SUBMARINES.

Vickers. nd (c 1975). 6pp. Prof ills. 21x130. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Describes and illustrates with photographs and detailed drawings the Type 70, Piranha Class, 500-ton Class, 1100-ton Class, & SLAM Sub-launched missile. £2.50


4381. -------: EAST OF MALTA, WEST OF SUEZ.

HMSO. 1943 1st. 63pp. Prof ills. 23x18. An unmarked copy:- VG in rubbed & chipped pictorial paper cover. The Admiralty account of the Naval War in the Eastern Mediterranean: September 1939 to March 1941. Well illustrated. £1.95


17812. -------: EAST OF MALTA, WEST OF SUEZ.

HMSO. 1943 1st. 63pp. Prof ills. 23x18. An unmarked copy:- VG in VG pictorial paper cover. The Admiralty account of the Naval War in the Eastern Mediterranean: September 1939 to March 1941. Well illustrated. £2.95


10222. -------: FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM. Official Souvenir Brochure.

FAA Museum. 1995 1st. 22pp. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £1.00


16199. -------: FRANCE. Volume III. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY. Naval Intelligence Division. B.R. 503B (Restricted). Geographical Handbook Series - For Official Use only.

HMSO October 1942 xii. + 504pp. 110 maps and diagrams. 75 photographs. 22x15. Ex-library. Binding VG, contents VG+. Issued by the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty in World War 2, these handbooks purpose, primarily naval, was to provide for the use of Commanding Officers, information in a comprehensive and convenient form about countries which they may be called upon to visit, not only in war but in peace-time. Immensely detailed, the contents are not confined to naval interest, though ports and harbours are covered in great detail and illustrated with maps and each volume contains a wealth of information. France Volume III is divided into 6 sections and 2 appendices, headed: Growth & Distribution of Population : Paris: Agriculture : : Fisheries : Mining & Industry :: Commerce; Foreign Population in France: Chief Towns & Cities.: Chief Towns 7 Cities : Note on Soil Types in Germany £7.95


16189. -------: GERMANY. Volume IV. PORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS. Naval Intelligence Division. B.R. 529C (Restricted). Geographical Handbook Series - For Official Use only.

HMSO May 1945 . xiv. + 672pp. 146 maps and diagrams. 126 photographs. 22x15. Ex College library. Binding -spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents Near-Fine. Issued by the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty in World War 2, these handbooks purpose, primarily naval, was to provide for the use of Commanding Officers, information in a comprehensive and convenient form about countries which they may be called upon to visit, not only in war but in peace-time. Immensely detailed, the contents are not confined to naval interest, though ports and harbours are covered in great detail and illustrated with maps and each volume contains a wealth of information. Germany Volume IV is divided into 4 sections and 4 appendices, headed: The North Sea Ports : The Baltic Ports ; Railways :Roads :Waterways: Civil Aviation : Posts, Telegraphs & Telephones: Shipping Tonnage & Measurement: £14.50


12320. -------: H.M.S. VICTORIOUS 1958-1959.

Privately published. Printed by Conway Bourke Ltd. v. 90pp. Profusely illustrated. Record of Ship Movements & Map on rear endpaper. 28x22. An exscellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Green cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding VG, contents VG+. Commission Narrative History of what Victorious achieved during her first commission after modernisation in Portsmouth Dockyard. Well illustrated. Sold with a copy of VIC NEWS (Souvenir Edition). 3pp. Illustrated £21.50


13898. -------: H.M.S.ALLIANCE. Submarine Museum

Royal Navy Submarine Museum. nd 14pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Mint in pictorial paper cover. This booklet describes HMS Alliance which now stands at the Submarine Museum at Gosport. Illustrated with 11 photographs (9 colour) £1.00


6706. -------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1905-6. A Reprint of the 1905-6 Edition of Fighting Ships.

David & Charles. 1970. 452p, Prof ills. advertisements. 21x31. An exceptionally nice copy bound in green cloth with gilt titles. . No writing or inscriptions; Fine in slightly faded but VG d/j. . Gives information on the many thousands of warships in commission with the world's navies at date, and illustrated with thousands of photographs and drawings. Overseas postage will be considerably extra. £16.50


21879. -------: NAVAL RATINGS' HANDBOOK (B.R.1938). 1965 (Revised 1964)

Ministry of Defence. Reprinted 1976 viii+ 239pp. + 6pp plates. Profusely illustrated. 24x15. An excellent bright and tight copy. bnding VG, contents VG+. £3.95


6397. -------: NAVAL RATINGS' HANDBOOK (B.R.1938). 1965 (Revised 1964)

Ministry of Defence. Reprinted 1976 viii+ 239pp. + 6pp plates. Profusely illustrated. 24x15. An excellent bright and tight copy. bnding VG, contents VG+. £3.95


16131. -------: THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS - PREPRINTS OF PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE SYMPOSIUM ON SMALL FAST WARSHIPS AND SECURITY VESSELS

March 1978 no continuous pagination (approximately 140pp). Illustrated. 30x21. VG+in card cover. dvance copies of 16 Papers presented at the Symposium held at the London Tara Hotel, London W8 on March 7-8-9, 1978 £7.95


15143. -------: WEATHER NOTES ON THE COURSE IN METEOROLOGY GIVEN TO OFFICERS QUALIFYING IN NAVIGATION IN HMS "DRYAD".

Hydrographic Department, Admiralty. 1946 31pp. Diagrams & folding chart. 21x17. An unmarked copy: VG+ in card cover. £3.00


14138. -------: YOUR NAVY- PAST AND PRESENT.

Ministry of Defence 1962. iii. + 133pp. Prof ills. 25x15. An unmarked copy: Binding and contents Fine. Part One offers a concise history of the Royal Navy with sections covering The Beginnings of the Royal Navy: The Elizabethan Age; Dutch Wars; Century of Wars with France; Struggle against Revolutionary France; Sail to Steam & Wood to Iron; The First World War & The League of Nations. The Second World War & the United Nations. The Royal Marines, Language & Customs of the Navy, Modern British Fighting Ships. Branches of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines; The Future of the Royal Navy. £2.95


13315. --------: ASSOCIATION OF ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS. YEAR BOOK. 2000

148pp. Profusely Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


13316. --------: ASSOCIATION OF ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS. YEAR BOOK. 2001

188pp. Profusely Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


13317. --------: ASSOCIATION OF ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS. YEAR BOOK. 2002

192pp. Profusely Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


13318. --------: ASSOCIATION OF ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS. YEAR BOOK. 2003

192pp. Profusely Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £4.50


6431. --------: COASTAL COMMAND. The Air Ministry Account of the part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas 1939 - 1942.

HMSO. 1942. 143pp. Prof ills. 23x18. VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. The Air Ministry account of the part played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas. Includes the Bismarck episode; Norway, U-Boats, etc, etc. £2.00


18188. --------: CROSSING THE LINE WITH HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES KG., PC., GMMG., GMBE., MC.., In H.M.S "RENOWN" Friday-Saturday, April 16-17, 1920.

By Authority. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, Australia 1920. 48pp text +17pp Plates. Crossing the LIne Certificate in colour. 24x18. VG+ in slightly marked & rubbed dustjacket £9.50


3839. --------: FALKLANDS TASK FORCE PORTFOLIO.

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 112pp. Prof ills. 29x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A pictorial record containing around 200 photographs of British warships, merchant ships, and aircraft involved in the Falklands War. £3.95


8647. --------: FALKLANDS TASK FORCE PORTFOLIO. Part 2.

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 120pp. Prof ills. 29x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Following on from Part One, this book provides a further pictorial record of around 200 photographs of British warships, merchant ships, and aircraft involved in the Falklands War. £3.95


20263. --------: FLEET AIR ARM MUSEUM. Souvenir Brochure

Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton 1979 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x21. Fine in pictorial card cover; Contains a Brief History of Naval Aviation £1.95


10698. --------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1941.

Sampson Low & Marston. Issued March 1942 lvi + 529pp +. 64pp advertisements. Profusely illustrated 21x33. Includes War Loss section. First few pages (advertisements). Spine worn & rubbed, corners rubbed, otherwise main text block VG+. Standard postage for UK delivery, however, overseas postage will be considerably extra. £16.50


10699. --------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1954-55.

Sampson Low & Marston. xxiii. 470pp. 60pp advertisements. Profusely illustrated. 21x33. A really excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Binding & ontents Fine, in foxed but VG d/j. Standard postage for UK delivery, but extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £34.00


5132. --------: SNAPS.....From the Royal Navy's Photographers.

Maritime. nd (c 1985) 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 23x22. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. A selection of the work of Royal Navy photographers - both on and off duty. The book gives a good insight into the wide variety of work undertaken by members of this branch. £3.95


16146. --------: SUBMARINES IKL Designed.

Ingenieurokontor Lubeck. Prof Dipl.-Ing Ulrich Gabler 1977. 52pp including illustrations. 15x14. VG+ in plastic ring binder. Gives details of around 20 German post-war built or German designed submarines. Illustrated with photographs, drwaings and plans. £3.95


14091. --------: SWINGING THE LEAD AND SPIKING HIS GUNS. Military & Naval Expressions and Their Origins.

Pastimes. 2000 1st. 190pp. Profusely illustrated. 20x13. Like new; Mint in pictorial hardback cover. £2.50


17560. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LII 1964

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


17561. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LIII 1965

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


17562. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LIV 1966

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


17563. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LV 1967

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


17564. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LVI 1968

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


17565. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LVII 1969

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


17557. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol XLIX 1961

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18036. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 64. 1976

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18067. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 64. 1976

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18037. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 65. 1977

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18062. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 66. 1978

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18038. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 67. 1979

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18039. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 68. 1980

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18040. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 69. 1981

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18041. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 70. 1982

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18042. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 71. 1983

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18068. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 72. 1984

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18069. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 73 1985

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18070. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 74 1986

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18071. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 75. 1987

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18043. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 76. 1988

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18044. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 77. 1989

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18045. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 78. 1990

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18046. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 79. 1991

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18047. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 80. 1992

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18077. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 81. 1993

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18048. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 82. 1994

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18049. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 83. 1995

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18050. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 84. 1996

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18073. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 85. 1997

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18074. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 86. 1998

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18061. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LIX. 1971

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18065. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LVII 1970

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18066. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LX 1972

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18063. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LXI. 1973

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18064. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LXII. 1974

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18035. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol LXIII 1975

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


15357. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol XLI. 1953.

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


15359. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol XLIII 1955.

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original vovers. VG. £5.00


15362. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol XLVI 1958.

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG. £5.00


17551. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol XXXIX 1951.

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


18034. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol XXXVI 1948

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £5.00


16844. --------: WARSHIP. No 17 . January 1981

Conway. 67pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy;-Fine in pictorial card cover. . £2.95


15898. --------: WARSHIP. No 17. January 1981.

Conway. 67pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


12972. --------: WARSHIP. No 18. April 1981

Conway. 70pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


12971. --------: WARSHIP. No 19. July 1981

Conway. 71pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:-Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


15896. --------: WARSHIP. No 21.

Conway. 70pp Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


15894. --------: WARSHIP. No 25. January 1983

Conway. 72pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:-Near- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


12959. --------: WARSHIP. No 26. April 1983.

Conway. 71pp. Prof ills. 27x19. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Offers detailed and accurate information fully supported by photographs, plans & tables. £2.95


12987. --------: WARSHIP. No 44. October 1987.

Conway. 63pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in slightly faded pictorial card cover. £2.95


15919. --------: WARSHIP. No 7. July 1978. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

Conway. Pages 145- 216.. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy;- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


15920. --------: WARSHIP. No 8. October 1978. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

Conway. Pages 217 - 288. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy;- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


21431. ---------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Bracken 1989 . 320pp. Prof ills. 31x25. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. The details of more than 6,000 warships are listed in this comprehensive encyclopaedia of the world's navies during the Second World War. Compiled from the pages of contemporary editions of Jane's, this extraordinary reference work presents photographs, line drawings and data of the warships of 39 navies. With over 1,000 illustrations. £11.50


20500. ---------: JOURNAL FOR THE USE OF JUNIOR OFFICER'S S. 519. Revised April 1959

No pagination (approximately 2.5 cm thick). 34x21. Bound in cream buckram cloth with beige boards. Other than a neat handwritten explanatory note at the foot of the title page, the journal is unwritten. ' A journal kept by Junior Officers serving in the Fleet as Midshipman'. Binding & contents Near-Fine. £8.95


3791. ---------: NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CATALOGUE OF WARSHIP PHOTOGRAPHS. Richard Perkins Collection.

HMSO. nd (c 1969). 257pp. + 47pp index. 27x18. No writing or inscriptions.Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This catalogue of warship photographs lists many thousands of entries. Each entry gives Name of Ship - Ref No., of Photograph - Date - View depicted. The book is divided into 10 sections covering every type of RN vessel, including Wooden Ships of the Line, Battleships, Submarines, Gunboats, Depot Ships, etc, etc. Other sections deal with Foreign Warships,The Second World War, etc. Index of ships names. £9.50


10215. ---------: PLYMOUTH NAVY DAYS 1999. Official Souvenir Guide.

60pp. Prof ills. 30x21. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. £1.00


11591. ---------: PORTSMOUTH NAVY DAYS 1994.

70pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Programme of events. Well illustrated. £2.00


16154. ---------: THE TORPEDO PROGRAMME. Ministry of Defence. House of Commons. Twenty-eighth Report from the COMMITTEE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS Session 1984-85

HMSO xiv. + 12pp. 24x15. Contents rippled and lightly waterstained. £1.50


9024. ---------: THE NAVY AND THE Y SCHEME.

Published for the Admiralty, London. HMSO. 1944. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x18. VG in VG pictorial paper cover. The 'Y' Scheme was a pre-entry training scheme for under-age but aspiring seaman. This profusely illustrated book describes the work of the Navy in wartime and how to volunteer for the scheme Illustrates Marks of Rank on the Uniforms of Officers & Badges worn Naval Ratings. £2.50


14642. ---------: THE ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE. ROLL OF HONOUR 1939-1945.

The Wave Heritage Trust 2001 1st. 224pp. 21x14. A few entries have been highlighted, otherwise VG in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Each entry is arranged in the order: Surname, Forenames, rank or Rating, Service (RNVR, RCNVR, etc)Age, Ship, Date of Death, Where Buried (if known). Where no place of burial is known the location at the end of the entry is the naval memorial on which the name is recorded. £3.95


13896. ---------: THE ROYAL NAVY HISTORIC FLIGHT.

no date. 8pp. Illustrated. Map. 21x30. Mint in pictorial card cover. The Royal Navy Historic Flight was established in 1972 in order to preserve the naval heritage by maintaining and flying a few surviving naval aircraft of the past. This booklet contains details & photographs of a Fairey Swordfish II, Fairey Firefly MK5, Hawker Sea Fury FB11. Hawker Sea Fury T20, and Hawker Sea Hawk FGA6 £1.50


16151. ---------: THE STING RAY LIGHTWEIGHT TORPEDO. House of Commons. Third Report from the DEFENCE COMMITTEE Session 1980-1981.

HMSO xi. + 43pp. 24x15. VG in VG blue paper cover. £1.50


16372. ---------: UNDERSTANDING SOVIET NAVAL DEVELOPMENTS. Fourth Edition. Prepared at the Direction of the Chief of Naval Operations by the Director of Naval Intelligence and Chief of Information.

Office of the Chief of Operations Department of the Navy Washington, D.C. January 1981 140pp. Profusely illustrated with black/white photographs. Line Officers Insignia & Uniforms; Enlisted Shoulderboards, Branch of Service Insignia, Soviet Maritime Flags, Soviet Navy Unit Emblems, Etc, are reproduced in colour. 26x19. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Background Material For Addressing Soviet Naval developments by U.S. Naval Personnel. This study of Soviet naval developments was prepared to provide ready reference on the Soviet naval strategy and forces. Divided into 7sections covering:- Soviet Naval Policies, The Soviet Navy Today, Soviet Naval Hardware, Soviet Naval Personnel, Other Maritime Resources, Key Questions. 6 appendices. £7.95


20251. ----------: A REPORT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY By Admiral Ernest J. King, U.S.N. Commander-In-Chief U.S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations.; Report covering Combat Operations up to March 1, 1944

Published in the USA by the United States Navy Department. Reprinted by HMSO, London 1944. 77pp.. 24x18. VG+ in slightly worn card cover. Illustrated with tables, folding charts and diagrams. £3.95


320. ----------: ARK ROYAL. The Admiralty Account of Her Achievement

HMSO. 1942. 64pp. Prof ills. 23x18. Pictorial paper cover slightly rubbed, otherwise contents VG. The official story of the wartime career of this famous carrier. Well illustrated. £1.95


9506. ----------: THE FLEET AIR ARM. The Admiralty Account of Naval Air Operations.

HMSO. 1943 127pp.Prof ills. 23x18. VG in rubbed pictorial paper cover The official story of the wartime activities of the FAA in WW2 from Norway to the landings in North Africa. £1.95


7392. ----------: THE ROYAL MARINES. The Admiralty Record of their Achievements 1939-43.

HMSO. 1944. 80pp. Prof ills. 22x14. VG+ in VG+ pictorial paper cover. Describes the wartime record of the Royal Marines in the Faroes and Iceland; Norway; Holland and France; Crete; Singapore; the Irrawaddy; Madagascar; Dieppe; Sicily, etc, etc. £2.50


5928. ----------: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1930-39.

Maritime. nd (c 1990s). 134pp. Prof ills. 18x24. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth and other South Coast ports. The 125 photographs in this volume cover all the various types and classes of ships in the RN and each picture is reproduced full-page. £5.95


8542. ----------: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1930-39.

Maritime. nd (c 1990s). 134pp. Profusely illustrated.. 18x24. r Near-Fine in Fine . Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth and other South Coast ports. The 125 photographs in this volume cover all the various types and classes of ships in the RN and each picture is reproduced full-page. £3.95


15063. -----------: ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY.

Navy Information, The Hague. 1992. 23pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Fine in pictorial paper cover. A contemporary survey of the Dutch Navy and its ships. £2.00


2049. ------------: CITY OF PORTSMOUTH - SILVER JUBILEE 1977. Souvenir.

City of Portsmouth. 31pp. Prof ills. 29x21 Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Programme of events in Portsmouth to celebrate The Queen's Silver Jubilee. List of Reviews of the Fleet. Profusely illustrated £1.50


5331. ------------: HMS VICTORY. Souvenir Guidebook

Pitkin. 1990. 19pp. 24x17. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Souvenir guide. French Very well illustrated with colour photographs and a cut-away of HMS Victory, £1.45


1266. ------------: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

HMSO. 1946. 103pp. Maps. 22x14. VG+ in slightly torn pictorial paper cover. The official account of the fight against the U-boats, 1939-1945, covering every phase of this long drawn-out campaign. £1.95


20133. -------.: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1924. A Reprint of the 1924 Edition of Fighting Ships.

David & Charles. 1973. 424p + 55pp advertisements. Prof ills. 21x31. No writing or inscriptions; Binding slightly rubbed contents Near-Fine,. Gives information on the many thousands of warships in commission with the world's navies at date, and illustrated with thousands of photographs and drawings. Note that overseas postage will be considerably extra. £15.00


6705. -------.: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1924. A Reprint of the 1924 Edition of Fighting Ships.

David & Charles. 1973. 424p + 55pp advertisements. Profusely illustrated.. 21x31. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j.ives information on the many thousands of warships in commission with the world's navies at date, and illustrated with thousands of photographs and drawings. Note that overseas postage will be considerably extra. £25.00


17286. -------:: INSTRUCTIONS FOR BRITISH SERVICEMEN IN FRANCE 1944.

Bodlian Library Oxford 2005. . 59pp. 16x10. Contents, Near-Mint in VG hard cover £1.50


17201. ------:: THE NAVAL REVIEW 1924. Volume XII.

The Naval Society. 766pp. With folding maps and one illustration. . 24x17. Complete year bound in black buckram cloth hardback cover, with gilt title stamped on black leather label. Label a bit rubbed, otherwise binding VG and contents VG. £5.95


17202. ------:: THE NAVAL REVIEW 1925. Volume XIII.

The Naval Society . 804pp. Illustrated with maps (some folding). 24x17. Complete year bound in green buckram cloth hardback cover, with gilt title stamped on black leather label. Label a bit rubbed, otherwise binding VG. Spots of foxing to contents, otherwise contents VG. Signature of Lt-Cmdr R.H. Owen R.N, and pencil annotations to index by Lt-Cmdr Owen giving the names of the contributors of articles listed in this volume, two of which were written by himself £5.95


20139. .MILLER, Nathan: WAR AT SEA. A Naval History of World War II.

Scribner 1995 1st. 592pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.95


22220. ABBEY, Lester: NEW ORLEANS CLASS CRUISERS.

Seaforth (ShipCraft 13). 2009 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x20.As New. in pictorial card cover. Very well illustrated with numerous photographs, accurate line drawings, and plans. and the camouflage schemes have been reproduced in colour. £8.50


10527. ADAMSON J.H. & FOLLAND H.F.: THE SHEPHERD OF THE OCEAN. An Account of Sir Walter Ralegh and his Times..

Bodley Head. 1969 1st. 464pp. 11 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. A full biography on the life and deeds of one of the most courageous and adventurous men of the Elizabethan age, £4.95


22228. ADCOCK, Al: US DESTROYERS IN ACTION. Part 3

Warships Number 21. Squadron/Signal Publications. no date 49pp. Profusely illustrated, 21x27. Fine in Mint pictorial card cover. £17.50


22227. ADCOCK, Al: US HEAVY CRUISERS IN ACTION. Part 1

Warships Number 14. Squadron/Signal Publications 49pp. Profusely illustrated, 21x27. An unmarked copy, as New. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £17.50


13264. ADMIRALTY.: MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP 1964. Volume 1. B.R. 67 (1)

HMSO. 1972 x. + 494pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Binding & contents VG in worn d/j.. Chapters include:- General Sea Terms: Types of Ship: Design & Construction of Warships: Ship Safety: Fire Precautions: Rope & its Usage: Bends & Hitches & General Rope Work: Rigging: Ships' Boats: Boat Handling: Anchors & Cables: Elementary Organisation: Naval Communications: Naval Ceremonial: Ships' Compasses: Conning & Steering: Elementary Navigation: Elements of the Rule of the Road £7.95


15395. ALEXANDER, Caroline: THE BOUNTY. The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty.

Harper Perennial . 2004 491pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover.. A meticulously researched account that explores in detail all aspects of the Bounty saga. £2.95


22114. ALEXANDER, Roy: THE CRUISE OF THE RAIDER 'WOLF'.

Jonathan Cape 1939 1st. 316pp. Folding map. 20x14. Foxing to prelims and margins; binding rubbed; Good. Bookplate of ABC News Company, Shanghai. £9.50


21823. ALEXANDER, Roy: THE CRUISE OF THE RAIDER 'WOLF'.

Noontide Press 1991 xxiii. + 270pp. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £14.00


6857. ALLAWAY, Jim.: THE NAVY IN THE NEWS 1954 - 1991.

HMSO. 1993 1st. 106pp. Prof ills. 30x21. An unmarked copy, Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. The Royal Navy's story in the nuclear age - as told in the pages of Navy News. Over 200 items from Suez to the Gulf War. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £6.95


19779. ALLEN, Kenneth: SAILORS IN BATTLE

Odhams 1966 1st. 160pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimaal stamps. VG in VG d/j £2.50


21849. ALLEN, Mark W.: LEADER OF THE PACK. The Fleet Submarine USS Batfish in World War II

I Universe 2011 127pp. Diagrams. 24x16. New. Mint in pictorial card cover £9.00


18177. ALTHAM E. Captain R.N. (Compiler): HISTORICAL MEMOIRS OF THE ROYAL NAVAL CLUB of 1765 and THE NAVY CLUB of 1785, To the Time of Their Amalgamation as the ROYAL NAVY CLUB of 1765 and 1785. United 1889.

Royal Navy Club. Revised edition 1925. 55pp. 17x12. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. An excellent unmarked copy without and writing or inscriptions. Binding VG+, contents Near-Fine.. £5.95


13762. ANDERSON W.R. Cdr USN. & BLAIR J.: NAUTILUS 90 NORTH.

Quality Book Club. no date (c 1959) 190pp. Frontis. 20x14. Hardback edition. Spots of foxing to endpapers, otherweise VG+ in VG d/j. Describes the first voyage under the North Pole in the world's first atomic submarine. £2.95


361. ANDERSON R.C.: OARED FIGHTING SHIPS. From Classical Times to the Coming of Steam.

Argus. 1976 . xiv. + 102pp. Prof ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. A detailed examination of the oared fighting ships from the earliest galleys & the Trireme to 18th century Hybrids. Well illustrated. £4.95


6733. ANDERSON Rear-Admiral C.C: SEAGULLS IN MY BELFRY. The Very Personal Story of a Naval Career.

Pentland. 1997 1st. * 202pp. Ills. 21x15. As new; Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. An excellent account of the author's naval career, full of unusual sidelights and good stories. Anderson entered Dartmouth in 1930, joined his first ship Frobisher in 1934, then served in Achillies and Forester, before taking command of MTB 21.After a spell at Vernon he joined the 10th MTB Flotilla, saw action at Crete, before moving to Scarborough, a member of the 39th Escort Group operating in the Atlantic. In 1944 he was given command of the destroyer Wivern, before taking the frigate Loch Killisport to the East Indies. Following a spell in Naval Intelligence, he commanded Contest, and the Naval Air Station Yeovilton, after which he was appointed naval attache, Bonn. £7.00


12870. ANDREWS, Graeme.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. 1973-1974 Edition.

Historian/Regency House. 1973. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated record of the many different types of warships in the navies of Australia and New Zealand, at date. £2.95


8281. APPS, Michael. Lieut.Cmdr RN.: SEND HER VICTORIOUS.

MBS nd (c 1971). 270pp. 37 ills. 6 maps/diags. 24x16 No writing or inscriptions; . Spine sun faded (tetles bright, contents Near-Fine. (no d/j) HMS Victorious began life in 1941 hunting the Bismarck and from then served in every theatre, including operating with the Americans in the Pacific and surviving three hits by kamikazes. This book provides a full history of the carrier, from her design and construction until her final commission in 1968 and eventual scrapping. £7.50


11658. ARCHIBALD, Edward H.H.: THE MARITIME STRUGGLE FOR INDIA 1781 -1783. Historical Notes to the Series of Paintings by Dominic Serres in the Town Hall, Ipswich.

Ipswich Corporation. nd. 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x17. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Lists of British and French Squadrons. £1.50


22125. ARMSTRONG, Warren: H.M. SMALL SHIPS

Panther 1961 160pp. Paperback; No writing or inscriptions; binding slightly rubbed, contents VG. Coastal Forces at war. £7.50


9855. ARTHUR, Max.: LOST VOICES OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Vivid Eyewitness Accounts of Life in the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1945.

Hodder. 2005. 563pp. 20x13. Fine in slightly creased pictorial card cover. This book is based entirely on firsthand accounts of naval action between 1914 and 1945, with vivid recollections from Gallipoli to the Far East, by way of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. £2.95


18318. ARTHUR, Max.: LOST VOICES OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Vivid Eyewitness Accounts of Life in the Royal Navy from 1914 to 1945.

Hodder. 2005. 563pp. 20x13. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book is based entirely on firsthand accounts of naval action between 1914 and 1945, with vivid recollections from Gallipoli to the Far East, by way of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. £2.95


22005. ASHTON H.S.: NETHERLANDS AT WAR

Routledge 1941 130pp. Illustrated. 19x13. A bright and tight copy; margins tanned, otherwise contents VG in VG d/j £4.95


18638. ASLET, Clive.: GREENWICH. MILLENIUM. The 2000-year Story of Greenwich

Fourth Estate 1999 255pp. Profusely illustrated. 17x13.. An unmarked copy:-Fine in-Fine pictorial card cover. Using beautiful colour illustrations and old black-and-white photographs, this book provides a comprehensive and evocative history of Greenwich. £2.95


11986. ASLET, Clive.: THE STORY OF GREENWICH.

Ted Smart. nd (c 1999). 288pp. Profusely illustrated. Endp maps. 25x20. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Using beautiful colour illustrations and old black-and-white photographs, this book provides a comprehensive and evocative history of Greenwich. £8.95


14659. AUSTIN A.B.: WE LANDED AT DAWN

Gollancz 1943. 127pp. 16 ills. 20x13. Titles a bit dull, otherwise VG. A justification of the Dieppe raid. written largely as a personal account by a war correspondent who landed with No.4 Commando. £2.50


19644. AXELL, Albert: STALIN'S WAR. Through the Eyes of His Commanders.

Arms & Armour 1997 1st 223pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £4395.00


20533. BACKER, Steve: JAPANESE HEAVY CRUISERS. Myoko and Takao Classes.

Chatham 2006 1st. (Shipcraft 5) 64pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs & plans.30x21. New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £9.50


1469. BACON Admiral Sir R. & McMURTRIE F.E.: MODERN NAVAL STRATEGY.

Muller. 1940 1st 208pp. Diagrams. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contentsVG+. Deals with the problems which are most commonly associated with naval strategy,. £2.95


3966. BACON, Reginald H.S. Admiral Sir: BRITAIN'S GLORIOUS NAVY.

Odhams. 1943 1st * . 320pp. Prof ills. Ills endp. 23x15. Spine slightly sun faded (titles bright), otgherwise V. This informative and comprehensive wartime survey of the Royal Navy, defines the Navy's duties, types of ships, warship construction, personnel, naval gunnery and naval bases. It covers battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, escort vessels, corvettes, trawlers, drifters, monitors, MTB/MGBs, river gunboats, sludge hoppers as emergency transports, pleasure steamers as auxiliary minesweepers, and details of some of their wartime exploits. With 200 photographs, cutaways, diagrams & maps. £3.95


22230. BAGNASCO, Erminio & GROSSMAN, Mark: REGIA MARINA. Italian Battleships of World War Two. A Pictorial History

Pictorial Histories. 1986 1st. 74pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x27. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card coveror inscriptiions £16.50


14701. BAILEY, Chris Howard. (Compiler & Editor).: SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1924-1970. The Life and times of Admiral Sir Frank Twiss.

Sutton. 1996 1st . xix. + 236pp. Ills. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. After entering Dartmouth as a cadet in 1924, Twiss had a distinguished career in the Royal Navy, having been Flag Officer Flotillas Home Fleet and Commander of the Far East Fleet. The book not only charts his naval career but also describes social changes in the Navy from the personal viewpoint of a significant officer. Twiss saw service in Revenge, Emerald, Nelson, Malcolm and, before being appointed gunnery officer in Exeter in 1940. After she was sunk in 1941, Twiss was made prisoner by the Japanese in whose captivity he remained until 1945. After the war he commanded , Porlock Bay, Cocquette, FAA Station Gamecock and the cruiser Ceylon. £4.95


2940. BAKER, Richard: THE TERROR OF TOBERMORY. An Informal Biography of Vice-Admiral Sir Gilbert Stephenson.

Allen 1972 1st. 196pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 22x14. VG+ in G d/j. One of the Royal Navy's legendary and more colourful characters, Vice-Admiral Stephenson ran HMS Western Isles with a unique style. He made an important impact on the Battle of the Atlantic by the miraculous results achieved through the men he trained in Tobermory harbour. Well over a thousand uncoordinated groups, mainly inexperienced landlubbers, passed through his hands, and often in the incredibly short time of only two weeks were welded into a disciplined ships' company good enough to take part in the war at sea; in fact Tobermory trained ships accounted for the loss of some 130 enemy submarines during World War 2. £4.95


22251. BALLANTYNE, Ian (Editor): WARSHIPS INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW. GUIDE TO THE ROYAL NAVY 2010.

HPC 2010 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £4.00


8503. BALLARD Admiral G.A.: THE BLACK BATTLEFLEET. A Study of the Capital Ship in Transition.

Nautical Publishing & Society for Nautical Research. 1980. 261pp. Prof ills. 30x26. No writing or inscriptions, a few spots of foxing to prelims, otherwiise Near-Fine in VG d/j. . An important and meticulously researched study that not only gives technical information and detailed, design, construction and service histories of thirty-three Royal Navy battleships dating from the transitional period from sail to steam, but also exact and expressive accounts of life in the messdecks of a broadside battleship, and descriptions of working ships and gear: things mentioned in other sources, and so seldom described in detail. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, maps, diagrams, and cut-away diagrams. £26.00


4228. BALLARD R.D.: THE DISCOVERY OF THE BISMARCK

Hodder & Stoughton/ Madison. 1990 1st 231pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 29x22. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. After charting the Bismarck’s construction history and her commissioning, the book gives a full account of Bismarck’s break-out into the North Atlantic and the sinking of the Hood. The subsequent hunt for the Bismarck and her final action is described in vivid detail. The rest of the book describes the painstaking survey of over 100 square miles of sea-floor in the Atlantic before the legendary German battleship was finally spotted.. The 400 illustrations include photographs from 1941 (including close-up and on-board views), specially commissioned paintings, colour maps and charts, two superb full-page foldouts show the Bismarck as she was and as she looks today, and a spectacular series of underwater pictures of the battleship. £9.00


4574. BARBER, Noel: SINISTER TWILIGHT. The Fall of Singapore.and Rise Again of Singapore

Collins 1968 .319pp. Map. Endpaper maps. 22x15. An excellent copt without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.This penetrating account of the fall of Singapore, tells the story of muddle, of ineptitude, and bad decisions. This lively history describes what really happened by using hundreds personal stories. £5.50


4027. BARKER A.J.: DUNKIRK. The Great Escape

BCA. 1977. 240pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. From the B.E.F's retreat through Belgium to the rescue itself, under the control of Vice-Admiral Ramsay at Dover, to its arrival and reception in the South of England, this book covers every aspect of this tremendous saga. The author's exciting and controversial narrative is backed by vivid personal accounts to help provide an accurate impression of the Dunkirk adventure, during which every type of ship imaginable was pressed into service - tugs, trawlers, yachts, pleasure steamers, fireboats, as well £6.95


6570. BARKER A.J.: MIDWAY. The Turning Point.

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A comprehensive and profusely illustrated account of one of the most decisive battles of history, in which more than half the Japanese carrier strength - with the elite of their highly trained and experienced aircrews - were eliminated. £4.50


12239. BARKER A.J.: PEARL HARBOUR.

Macdonald. 1970 1st UK. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy; Near-Fine in Near-Fine ipictorial card cover. After charting the outline of Japanese-American relations in the half century preceding WW2, and an account of Japanese espionage activity on Oahu, the book examines in detail the planning and preparations for the raid on Pearl Harbour, before providing a graphic account of the attack itself. £2.00


8136. BARROW Sir John.: THE EVENTFUL HISTORY OF THE MUTINY AND PIRATICAL SEIZURE OF HMS BOUNTY, ITS CAUSES & CONSEQUENCES.

Folio. 1976. 261pp. 16 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Attractively bound in blue cloth, Fine in slipcase. Edited & with an Introduction by Captain Stephen Roskill RN. As Sir John Barrow was for forty years second secretary (equivalent of today's permanent secretary) at the Admiralty, he had unrivalled access to unpublished letters and documents concerning the mutiny on the Bounty. First published in 1831, some fifty years after the events described, this book offers a complete and factual account of the mutiny £4.95


1468. BARTIMEUS.: A TALL SHIP. On Other Naval Occasions.

Cassell. 1915 191pp. 18x12. Titles faded, otherwise contents VG. Naval sketches. £1.50


18561. BARTIMEUS.: THE TURN OF THE ROAD.

Chatto & Windus. 1946 1st. 122pp. 5 diags. 3 maps. 19x12. Spine sun faded (titles bright); no writing or inscriptions, contents VG+ Describes the part played by the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy in the landings in Algeria and French Morocco of combined British and United States forces on 8th November 1942. £1.95


19710. BARTIMEUS.: THE TURN OF THE ROAD.

Chatto & Windus. 1946 1st. 122pp. 5 diags. 3 maps. 19x12. No writing or inscriptions: VG+ in G d/j. . Describes the part played by the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy in the landings in Algeria and French Morocco of combined British and United States forces on 8th November 1942. £2.95


22137. BASS, Richard T.: EXERCISE TIGER

Tommies Guides 2008 1st 260pp. Illustrated. 23. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £10.00


21471. BATCHELOR, John & CHANT, Chris: THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WARSHIPS. 1798 - 2006. Steam - Turbine - Diesel - Nuclear.

Rebo 2008 320pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x17. New. Mint in d/j £9.00


20358. BATHE. B.W.: BRITISH WARSHIPS 1845-1945

Science Museum/HMSO 1970 41pp. Prof ills in colour. 15x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. This book describes in some detail 20 British Warships and illustrates each one with a colour photograph taken from a model of the vessel housed in the Science Museum, London. £1.50


11704. BAUGH, Daniel A.: NAVAL ADMINISTRATION 1715-1750.

Navy Records Society. 1977.(Publications of the Navy Records Society. Vol. 120) xv. + 523pp. 23x15. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Contents Fine, binding Near-Fine. Chapters cover:- Central Administration, Sea Officers, Seamen, Seamen's Pay, Ships and Shipbuilding, Naval Stores and Timber, Dockyards, Overseas Bases, Victualling, and Finance. £14.00


3286. BAYNHAM H.: FROM THE LOWER DECK. The Old Navy 1780-1840.

Arrow . 1972. 256pp. 16 ills. VG+ Paperback; This is a record of the Royal Navy, viewed from the lower deck, and told in the most part in the words of the men themselves. It is the fruit of a great deal of original research, and gives a most vivid picture of the British Navy at the peak of its power, from an entirely unfamiliar viewpoint. The extracts from the sailors' journals are linked by an explanatory commentary. Essential reading for those interested in naval history. £2.00


7899. BAYNHAM, Henry: BEFORE THE MAST. Naval Ratings of the 19th Century.

Hutchinson. 1971 1st. 224pp. 28 ills. 24x16. Ex-library,, hinges strengthened, otherwise contents G+ in G+ d/jThe 19th century was a period of great change in the Royal Navy. Steam replaced sail, iron hulls replaced wooden walls, and instead of the broadside, naval fire-power issued from devastating guns. But how did these changes in the Navy’s role and conditions of service affect the ordinary seaman? In this book the men concerned speak for themselves, recalling the world of seamen with more clarity and authenticity than any naval historian. The result is an absorbing study of life in the Royal Navy during the whole of the 19th century. £3.95


2152. BAYNHAM, Henry: BEFORE THE MAST. Naval Ratings of the 19th Century.

Arrow 1972 Paperback; 285pp. Ills. VG+. Based on first-hand accounts this book provides a comprehensive and detailed account of life on the lower-deck of the Royal Navy during the 19th century. £2.00


20480. BEACH, Edward L Captain, USN.: AROUND THE WORLD SUBMERGED. The Voyage of the Triton

Hodder & Stoughton 1963 1st GB. xix. + 295pp. Illustrated. 22x14. .Near-Fine in G+ d/j. £3.95


12534. BEACH, Edward L. Cmdr USN.: SUBMARINE!

Heinemann.1953. 274pp. 22x14. VG+ in G d/j. . The author took part in ten consecutive war patrols in the US submarine Trigger, in the course of which 36 Japanese war and merchant ships were sunk or damaged. After moving to Tirante, which entered a Japanese harbour sinking an ammunition ships and two destroyers, Beach was given command of Piper. Drawing on his own personal wartime experiences and the personal accounts of others, the author describes the wartime exploits of the American submarines Trigger, Seawolf, Wahoo, Harder, Archerfish, Tang, Albacore, Cavilla, Batfish, Tirante and Piper. £3.95


3270. BEATTY, Charles: OUR ADMIRAL. A Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty 1871 - 1936.

Allen. 1980 1st . xi. + 211pp. 19 ills. 24x16. VG in d/j. Written by his nephew, this candid biography of the private life and naval career of Earl Beatty, offers fascinating revelations about his lifestyle. Beatty was probably the most inspiring and charismatic naval leader since Nelson, but his life was beset with many private problems which, however, remained well hidden behind the veneer of his impeccable public image. £5.95


573. BEAVER, Paul: NATO NAVIES OF THE 1980s. (Warships Illustrated 3).

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 24x19. Unmarked and almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Some 143 photographs (some colour) with detailed captions, illustrate the many different types of warships found in the navies of the Western allies. £1.95


12102. BEAVER, Paul.: GERMAN CAPITAL SHIPS.

Stephens. 1980 1st. 95pp. Prof ills. 24x17. An unmarked copy: NearFine in Fine pictorial card cover. A pictorial record of the German navy's capital ships in WW2, illustrated with over 100 photographs taken from official German wartime archives. The many close-up and on-board views will be of equal value to historians, enthusiasts and model makers. £5.50


1961. BEAVER, Paul.: GERMAN DESTROYERS AND ESCORTS.

Stephens. 1981 1st. . 96pp. Prof ills. 24x17. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. A photographic record with informative captions, picturing German destroyers and escorts, with many close-up views among the 150 photographs taken by German war correspondents. The many close-up and on-board photographs will be of equal value to historians, enthusiasts and model makers. £4.95


2958. BEAVER, Paul.: U-BOATS IN THE ATLANTIC. A Selection of German Wartime Photographs from the Bundesarchiv, Koblenz.

Stephens. 1979 1st . 95pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Hardback edition.An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Comprises over 150 rare and predominately unpublished photographs with excellent explanatory captions. There is also an outline to the U-boat war, and a map of the main convoy routes. £7.95


10088. BECKMAN, Morris.: ATLANTIC ROULETTE. A Merchantman at War, June 1940. Running the Gauntlet of U-Boat Alley, E-Boat Alley and the Luftwaffe.

Donovon. 1996 1st. 138pp. 6 photographs on dustjacket. 24x16. Fine in Fine This is a very good account, by a ship's radio officer, of a voyage in convoy made by the tanker Venetia, from the Thames to Scotland, across the Atlantic to Aruba to load, then back, via Bermuda, to the Clyde and then finally the Thames once again. The final chapter describes the author's subsequent voyage on the mv Hylton which was torpedoed in the North Atlantic. £11.50


17274. BEESLY, Patrick:: VERY SPECIAL INTELLIGENCE. The Story of the Admiralty's Operational Centre 1939-45.

Hamish Hamilton. 1977 1st., . xv. + 271pp. Endp maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The author, who himself served in OIC, from 1940-1945, reveals the full story of the Operational Intelligence Centre, the nerve centre of the Admiralty, provides a detailed account of how intelligence affected the war at sea. £6.95


6147. BEKKER, Cajus: HITLER'S NAVAL WAR.

Purnell nd (c 1972) 400pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 22x14. Hardback. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ VG+ d/j. A former Kriegsmarine Intelligence Officer describes the war at sea fought by the German Navy in World War II. He has produced not merely a vividly written book, but one written from an authoritative German viewpoint which throws interesting light on some of the naval actions and campaigns of the war. £7.95


15791. BELL, Douglas: SEAMEN OF BRITAIN

Thomas Nelson 1943 1st. vii. + 288pp. 8 illustrations 22x14. An excellent copy in original dustjacket; VG+ in G dj. £3.95


21997. BELLAIRS, Carlyon, Cmdr, R.N., M.P.: THE NAVAL CONFERENCE AND AFTER

Faber & Faber 1930 1st. 47pp. 19x13. Blue cloth hardback cover with gilt titles. Binding slightly faded, otherwise contens VG. An account of the London Naval Conference in 1930, and the aftermath. £6.50


21079. BENNETT, Chipps Selby: SEAHORSE!. Between Sea and the Saddle

Halsgrove 2005 1st 480pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


21992. BENNETT, Geoffrey: NAVAL BATTLES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Batsford 1975 1st .vi. + 253pp. . 39 ills. 23 maps & diags. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Provides detailed narratives of all the important naval actions, as well as accounts of lesser engagements of World War 2. £4.95


12992. BENNETT, Geoffrey: NAVAL BATTLES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Batsford 1975 1st .vi. + 253pp. . 39 ills. 23 maps & diags. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Provides detailed narratives of all the important naval actions, as well as accounts of lesser engagements of World War 2. £5.95


18594. BENSTEAD C.R.: STEADY, BOYS, STEADY! A Profound Study of the Royal Navy.

Muller 1943 1st. 128pp. Illustrated with drawings by Edgar Norfield. 19x13. Blue cloth binding & contents VG .A humourous guide to the history, customs, traditions of the British Navy, and naval life in general. Illustrated with numerous drawings. £3.95


2722. BENTLEY J.: THE THRESHER DISASTER.

NEL. 1975 1st UK. * 371pp. 38 ills. Plan. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions -edges slightly tanned - VG in VG d/j. In April 1963, after completing a nine month overhaul, America's latest nuclear submarine Thresher while carrying out a number of tests, dived beyond her safe depth. As Thresher plummeted to the sea bed she exploded and debris scattered over at least 140,000 square yards on the ocean floor. The author records the life span of the Thresher from her original design to her final disintegration. £6.95


6854. BERCKMAN, Elizabeth.: THE HIDDEN NAVY.

Hamish Hamilton. 1973 1st. xiv. + 159pp. 16 plates. Ills endps. 22x14. Above-average ex-library VG in VG+ d/j. This is an entertaining history of the more curious and less obvious aspects of life in the British Navy in the days of sail. In producing what is virtually a short history of the Naval stowaway and visiting prostitute, the author also reveals the strange workings of Royal Dockyards and their often bizarre trades; new inventions for Naval attack and defence; and a bonus of curiosities, fantasies and genuine mysteries. £2.59


1822. BERCKMAN, Evelyn: CREATORS AND DESTROYERS OF THE BRITISH NAVY.

Hamish Hamilton. 1974 1st. 212pp. 16 ills. Ills endps. 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimal stamps. . VG in VG+ d/j. Examines the 100 year period when the British Navy alternatively flourished or rotted. The creators; Elizabeth I, Charles 1, and Charles II. The destroyers; James I and Oliver Cromwell. £2.45


15240. BERCKMAN. Evelyn: NELSON'S DEAR LORD. A Portrait of St. Vincent.

Macmillan 1962 1st. xi. + 274pp. 12 illustrations. 22x14. Above average ex-library. VG in G d/j, . £3.95


18310. BERCUSON, David J, & HERWIG, Holger H.: BISMARCK.

Hutchinson. 2002 1st UK. xiii. + 385pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG d/j. After uncovering much new information on the Bismarck, the authors tell the full story of the German battleship, right through from her design and construction, the sinking of the Hood, and her final battle. £3.95


11363. BERCUSON, David J, & HERWIG, Holger H.: BISMARCK.

Hutchinson. 2002 1st UK. xiii. + 385pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. Unmarked, as new:- Near Mint in Near-Mint d/j. After uncovering much new information on the Bismarck, the authors tell the full story of the German battleship, right through from her design and construction, the sinking of the Hood, and her final battle. £4.50


7112. BERESFORD Rear-Admiral Lord Charles. & WILSON H.W.: NELSON AND HIS TIMES.

Harmsworth Bros. nd (c 1897) appears 1st. viii. + 232pp. Colour frontis. Prof usely illustrated,. 33x25. A bright and tight copy attractively bound in brown half-leather and brown buckram cloth with gilt titles., Foot of spine worn & upper spine rubbed., otherwise contents VG+.. Nelson and his Times was Lord Beresford's first book, its purpose was 'to drive the home lessons of Nelson's life". Though Nelson is portrayed as a leader of true genius, his faults are made clear. Beresford's critical. but never unsympathetic assessment of Nelson's relations with Lady Hamilton, was one would expect of an author who himself experienced the temptations of the heart. This handsomely produced book is illustrated with over 450 old photographs, reproductions of paintings and prints, facsimiles of letters, and numerous maps and battle charts. £21.50


12627. BERESFORD. Lord Charles.: THE MEMOIRS OF LORD CHARLES BERESFORD. Written by Himself. Volume II.

Methuen. 1914 1st. vii. . + 269 - 577pp. Illustrated 23x15. First edition in hardback. Bound in blue cloth with gilt decoration & titles. Binding a bit rubbed, odd spots of foxing otherwise contents VG.. Beresford's memoirs from the Sudan War of 1884-85 to his last command in 1909, after fifty years' service in the Royal Navy. £9.95


21263. BEVAN, Bryan: THE GREAT SEAMEN OF ELIZABETH I.

Hale 1971 1st. 315pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An excellent copy - VG+ in VG+ d/j/ £4.95


21084. BIRD, Arthur.H.: FAREWELL MILAG.

Literatours. 1995 1st. 196pp. 13 ills. Maps. 21x15. Brand new: Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. In August 1941, the 5,000 ton merchantman Australind was attacked and sunk in the Pacific by the German raider Komet . The author, who was the Australind's third mate, Bird was taken aboard the Komet which reached Germany on the last day of November. He then spent 20 months in a POW camp, before escaping to Hamburg, where, hidden by members of her crew, he sailed to Sweden aboard the Swedish cargo ship Luossa. A good story. £1.95


20987. BISHOP, Chris: KRIEGSMARINE U-BOATS 1939-45. The Spellmount Submarine Indentification Guide.

Spellmount 2006 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x20. VG+ in Near-Mint d/j. Illustrated with more than 150 black-and-white photographs and colour artworks. £8.95


17350. BISHOP, Oatrick & WITHEROW, John.:: THE WINTER WAR. The Falklands

Quartet 1982, . 153pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x13. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.50


22268. BLAMEY, General Sir Thomas (Foreword): THE JAP WAS THRASHED. Milne Bay : Owen Stanleys : Buna - Gona : and Sanananda. nAn Official Story of the Australian Soldier. First Victor of the "Invincible" Jap New Guinea, 1942-43.

The Director General of Public Relations, Melbourne. 1943 120pp. Illustrated. Maps 20x13. An excellent bright and tight copy. VG in VG card cover. "The Australian Army at War" . Describes the exploits of Australian forces against the Japanese at Milne Bay : Owen Stanleys : Buna - Gona : and Sanananda. nAn Official Story of the Australian Soldier. First Victor of the "Invincible" Jap New Guinea, 1942-43. £25.00


7249. BLOND, Georges.: ADMIRAL TOGO.

Jarrolds. 1961 1st. 253pp. Frontis. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. (no d/j) Togo lived through the last years of the old feudal Japan and the emergence of Japan as a first-class naval & military power. In 1871 Togo was sent for a period of naval training in England where he studied until 1878. He distinguished himself in the Korean Crisis of 1882 and a few years later he precipitated war with China in sinking the Chinese troopship Kowshing. In that war he was subsequently victorious in the Battle of the Yalu. The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 found him in command of the fleet. He prevented the Russian Far Eastern Fleet from escaping from Port Arthur. Then when the Russian Baltic Fleet reached Asian waters, he intercepted it and won the annihilating victory of Tsushima. £5.95


7109. BLUMENSON, Martin.: SICILY. Whose Victory?

Macdonald. 1969 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. An account of the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, in which a comparatively small number of German and Italian troops, fought a stubborn delaying action which kept two Allied armies at bay before the island was eventually taken. £4.00


3890. BLUNDELL W.D.G.: GERMAN WARSHIPS 1939-1945.

Almark. 1972 1st. 88pp. Prof ill. 21x15. Hardback edition; No writing or inscriptions; Fine in G+ d/j. . . A fully illustrated record of the ships of the Kreigsmarine in WW2. It provides photographs, basic data, and 1:1200 scale drawings of the principal ships and classes. There are also historical notes and class lists. Covers Battleships, Battle-cruisers, Pocket Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Torpedo Boats, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers & Tenders, Minesweepers, Escort Vessels, Auxiliary Cruisers, Captured Vessels, Minor Vessels, Depot & Supply ships. £7.95


3900. BLUNDELL W.D.G.: ROYAL NAVY WARSHIPS 1939-1945.

Almark. 1971 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 21x15.. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG+ Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated reference book which gives a detailed guide to the Royal Navy's fighting ships in World War 2. With over 140 scale (1:1200) drawings, over 170 photographs, and four pages with colour illustrations. The book provides a description of each warship class; specifications; and the name of each member. £11.50


3681. BOTTING D.: THE U-BOATS.

Time-Life. 1989. * . 176pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 28x23. Fine. Attractively bound hardback cvr (published without d/j). A comprehensive, vivid, and well illustrated account of the wartime operations of German U-boats during the two World Wars. £7.50


22226. BOWEN J.: SCALE MODEL WARSHIPS.

Conway. 1978 1st. * 191pp. Prof ills. 25x19. A n unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. Tackles the problems of building 20th-century warships, moving from sources of information, through the construction of the hull, deck and superstructure, to gun mountings and deck fittings. Chapters cover each of these general topics, followed by sections, specifically concerning miniature models, power plant, plastic kits, etc. Over 120 plans & diagrams and 150 photographs. £7.95


6473. BOWEN J.: SCALE MODEL WARSHIPS.

Conway. 1978 1st. * 191pp. Prof ills. 25x19. A n unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. d/j. Tackles the problems of building 20th-century warships, moving from sources of information, through the construction of the hull, deck and superstructure, to gun mountings and deck fittings. Chapters cover each of these general topics, followed by sections, specifically concerning miniature models, power plant, plastic kits, etc. Over 120 plans & diagrams and 150 photographs. £8.95


12648. BOWEN, Frank C.: WOODEN WALLS IN ACTION.

Halton 1951 1st. Viii. + 144pp. Colour frontis. Prof ills. 25x19. Binding & contents (unmarked) VG+ in G+ original d/j. . The author gives brief accounts of a number of naval engagements in the days of the wooden hulls, with short introductions when they are necessary to explain why the fighting took place and sometimes an indication of the characteristics of the men concerned. The result is a remarkable and invaluable source of reference of some 68 actions, each illustrated with a reproduction of an important painting. £4.95


16099. BOWLES, T. Gibson M.P.: SEA LAW & SEA POWER, As They Would Be Affected By Recent Proposals; With Reasons Against Those Proposals.

John Murray 1910 1st. xiv. + 296pp. 22x14. Spots of foxing, otherwise binding & contents VG. Presentation copy inscribed by author. £5.95


7029. BRADFORD, Ernle.: THE MIGHTY HOOD. The Life and Death of the Royal Navy's Proudest Ship.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1959 224pp. 8 illustrations. 3 diags. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG d/j. . For many years HMS Hoodwas the epitome of British sea power until she was sunk by the Bismarck in May 1941. This book traces her entire service history from her launch and inter-war commissions - when she showed the flag worldwide - to her wartime service and disasterous final action. About half the book deals with her wartime career with the Home Fleet and Force H, and, naturally, devotes much space as to the cause of her loss. £4.95


6622. BRADFORD, Ernle.: THE SULTAN'S ADMIRAL. The Life of Barbarossa.

Book of the Month Club. 1969 xv. + 224pp. 9 ills. 3 maps. Endp maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. . Kheir-ed-Din Barbarossa, rose to be High Admiral of the Ottoman Navy and Sultan to Algiers, whose figure and influence dominate the history of the Mediterranean during the first half of the 16th century. His career culminated in the Battle of Preveza when the combined fleets of Spain, Genoa and Venice were forced to retire. £4.95


6267. BRENNECKE H.J.: GHOST CRUISER HK 33.

Futura 1974 188pp.. Paperback.. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; VG+ in pictorial card cover. Pinguin (HK 33) was the most successful of the German raiders sinking a total of 200,000 tons of allied shipping, until she was caught and sunk by HMS Cornwall in the Indian Ocean in May 1941. £5.50


12185. BREYER, Siegfried: BATTLESHIPS OF THE WORLD 1905-1970.

Conway. 1980 1st UK. * 400pp. Prof ills. 31x22. No writing or inscriptions; Navy cloth binding VG, contents Fine (no d/j). A complete photographic dossier of all capital ships of the world's navies from the Dreadnought of 1905, onwards. The hundreds of photographs document every aspect of the ships, including construction, on-board, close ups of details, and views of the ships in action. It illustrates the vessels as they were originally completed, and ships which were substantially reconstructed are also shown as they later appeared. There are also a number of ships plans, and each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £8.95


18128. BRICE, Martin: AXIS BLOCKADE RUNNERS OF WORLD WAR II.

Batsford 1981 1st 160pp. Illustrated. 24x16. A bright ex-library copy; title page removed, no visible stamps. VG in VG d/j. £4.95


12761. BRICE, Martin.: M-CLASS SUBMARINES.

Outline Publications. 1983 1st. 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover.. This profusely illustrated publication traces the design background and gives technical details and operational histories of the large M-class submarines. M-1 & M-3 which were armed with an enormous 12" gun; M-2 incorporated a hanger to carry an aeroplane. £11.59


22108. BRICE, Martin.: W.W.2. LANDING CRAFT (Outlines 7)

ISO Publications. 1985 1st. 40pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover.. This profusely illustrated publication traces the design background and gives technical details of the many different types of Landing Craft used during the Second World War. With 35 illustrations in colour, 46 black-and-white photographs and numerous drawings and plans. £11.59


21959. BRIDGE, Admiral Sir Cyprian, G.C.B: SEA-POWER AND OTHER STUDIES.

Smith, Elder & Co 1910 1st. vii. + 311pp. 19x13. Hardback. Black cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Binding slightly rubbed, odd spots of foxing, otherwise contents VG. A rare First edition copy. £12.50


11703. BROMLEY J.S. (Editor): THE MANNING OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Selected Public Pamphlets 1693-1873. (Publications of the Navy Records Society. Vol. 119).

Navy Records Society. 1976 l + 409pp. 23x15. Bound innavy cloth with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents, Fine. £9.95


19104. BROOME, Jack,Captain RN.: SERVICES WRENDERED.

Kimber 1974. 128pp. Prof ills. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. Jack Broome's drawings and cartoons are accompanied by short rhymes describing the pleasures and hazards of wartime life in the Wrens. £4.95


9919. BROOME, Jack,Captain RN.: SERVICES WRENDERED.

Kimber 1974. 128pp. Prof ills. 22x15. Spine sun faded (titles bright), no writing or inscriptions, contents VG+. Jack Broome's drawings and cartoons are accompanied by short rhymes describing the pleasures and hazards of wartime life in the Wrens. £2.50


8405. BROOME, Jack. Captain RN.: CONVOY IS TO SCATTER.

Kimber. 1972 1st. 236pp. 26 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Blue cloth binding & contents VG+. (no dustjacket)The senior officer of the close escort of Convoy PQ17, gives his own view of the events surrounding the controversial convoy. The operational sequence of signals received or exchanged by Convoy PQ17 from June 27 to July 4, 1942 is reproduced verbatim. £4.50


4968. BROWN D.K.: WARRIOR TO DREADNOUGHT. Warship Development 1860-1905.

Chatham 1997 1st 224pp. Prof ills. 30x25. As new :- Mint in -Mint d/j. The author, a warship designer himself, details the 19th century developments in engine technology, armour and armament, systems of protection, torpedoes, etc. He traces the technological changes which transformed warships from fully-rigged broadside ironclads of the mid-19th century, through centre battery ships, early turret vessels and barbette ships, to the turbine powered Dreadnought. Illustrated with many rare contemporary photographs. £29.00


16044. BROWN D.K. & MOORE, George.: REBUILDING THE ROYAL NAVY. Warship Design Since 1945.

Chatham 2003 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings by John Roberts. 29x24. Almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £29.00


5909. BROWN, David.: HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1939 - 1956. Operational History. (Warship Profile 11)

Profile Publicaations; 1971. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy - Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. An operational history of HMS Illustrious, illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page side view in colour depicting HMS Illustrious as she appeared in camouflage in September 1943. £15.50


13429. BROWN, David K. (Consultant Editor).: CONWAYS HISTORY OF THE SHIP: THE ECLIPSE OF THE BIG GUN. The Warship 1906-1945.

Conway. 1992 1st. 223pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. The battleship was the arbiter of seapower and for the next forty years after the completion of the Dreadnought in 1906, the all-big-gun capital ship seemed to confirm this position until it was increasingly threatened first by torpedo boats and submarines and later by aircraft. This volume chronicles that challenge to the power of artillery at sea, its political check with the inter-war treaties and its defeat in the hands of air power in the battles of the Second World War. Very well illustrated. £14.50


21900. BROWN, David K. (Consultant Editor).: CONWAYS HISTORY OF THE SHIP: THE ECLIPSE OF THE BIG GUN. The Warship 1906-1945.

Conway. 1992 1st. 223pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Binding & contents Near-Mint ( no d/j) The battleship was the arbiter of seapower and for the next forty years after the completion of the Dreadnought in 1906, the all-big-gun capital ship seemed to confirm this position until it was increasingly threatened first by torpedo boats and submarines and later by aircraft. This volume chronicles that challenge to the power of artillery at sea, its political check with the inter-war treaties and its defeat in the hands of air power in the battles of the Second World War. Very well illustrated. £7.95


5651. BROWN, David.: HMS EAGLE. (Warship Profile No.35).

1973. 26pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Contents FIne in slightly foxed and creased pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of HMS Eagle which was sunk in the Mediterranean during Operation Pedestal in WW2. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a 4-page centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour, showing Eagle in camouflage. £9.00


22209. BROWN, David.: HMS EAGLE. (Warship Profile No.35).

1973. 26pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Virtually as new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of HMS Eagle which was sunk in the Mediterranean during Operation Pedestal in WW2. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a 4-page centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour, showing Eagle in camouflage. £11.50


9231. BROWN, John Mason, Lieut .USNR: TO ALL HANDS. An Amphibious Adventure.

Whittlesey House. nd (c 1943). xii. + 236pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Binding & contents VG. The author, an American journalist who served in the flagship of Rear-Admiral Kirk, Commander Sixth Amphibious Force, describes the amphibious landings in North Africa and Sicily. £3.50


18775. BROWN, John Mason, Lieut .USNR: TO ALL HANDS. An Amphibious Adventure.

Whittlesey House. nd (c 1943). xii. + 236pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Presentation copy signed by author Binding & contents VG.. The author, an American journalist who served in the flagship of Rear-Admiral Kirk, Commander Sixth Amphibious Force, describes the amphibious landings in North Africa and Sicily. £4.95


22232. BROWN, Les: QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS BATTLESHIPS

Chatham 2010 1st. (Shipcraft 15) 64pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs & plans.30x21. As New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £7.50


5770. BROWN. Malcolm. & MEEHAN, Patricia: SCAPA FLOW. The Reminiscences of Men and Women who Served in Scapaa Flow in the Two World Wars.

Spellmount 2008 388pp. Illustrated.. Map. 24x16. As new; Mint in d/j From 1914 to 1918 Scapa Flow housed the British Grand Fleet, & in 1919 the German Fleet sailed into the Flow to surrender, to scuttle themselves months later in the same year. All the events are described as well as the loss of Hampshire with Lord Kitchener aboard, & the explosion that destroyed the Vanguard & over 700 men with her. WW2 began disastrously with the sinking of the Royal Oak but the main action of the war was seen in the decimated convoys to Russia. This book describes tragedy, farce, suffering and companionship in the words of those that served at Scapa Flow. £12.50


580. BROWNE, Douglas G: THE FLOATING BULWARK. The Story of the Fighting Ship 1514-1942.

Cassell. 1963 1st. xiv. + 274pp. 27 ills. 22x14. Ex-library, minimal stamps. VG in permanently affixed d/j.. Charts the development of warship construction from the 16th century to the 1940s,concentrating on both the design and armament of of significant British warships. £3.95


4219. BROWNE, Douglas, G.: THE FLOATING BULWARK. The Story of the Fighting Ship 1514-1942.

Cassell. 1963 1st. xiv. + 274pp. 27 ills. 22x14. VG+ in d/j. This account of the development of fighting ship from the 16th century to the 1940s, concentrates on the design, construction and armament of British warships, with details of significant vessels and their performance in action. £4.95


9745. BROWNE, G.Lathom.: NELSON: THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LIFE OF HORATIO, VISCOUNT NELSON. As Told by Himself, His Comrades, and His Friends.

Trident Press 1999. Reprinted from the 1891 edition. xxxi. + 472pp. Frontis. Ills. Index. Appendices. 21x14. Near-Fine in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


4452. BROWNLEE, Walter.: WARRIOR. The First Modern Battleship.

Cambridge University Press. 1985 1st. Cambridge University Press. 1985 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 20x21. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A detailed and profusely illustrated survey of HMS Warrior, together with an early account of her reconstruction. Illustrated with over 100 photographs, drawings of details, cutaways and plans. £1.95


3541. BRUCE, Colin John: INVADERS. British and American Experience of Seaborne Landings 1939-1945.

Chatham. 1999 1st. 286pp. 18 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. From the recollections of hundreds of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines, the author has created an unparalleled insight into the nature of amphibious warfare, together with a comprehensive and detailed survey of the variety of ships in the amphibious fleets. Covers the Commando raids 1940-42; the invasions of North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, Normandy, Guadalcanal, Kwajalien, Guam, Phillipines, Iwo Jima and Burma. £5.95


11243. BRYANT, Arthur: SAMUEL PEPYS . The Man in and the Making..

Reprint Society. 1952. 416pp. 19x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. Biography on the life and career of Samuel Pepys, this volume covers the first 36 years of his life (1633 - 1669) and the whole span of his Diary. £2.50


1497. BRYANT, Arthur.: SAMUEL PEPYS. The Saviour of the Navy.

Reprint Society. 1953. viii. + 309pp. 19x12. Binding & contents VG. A biography of Pepy's life and career. £2.95


1425. BUCHER L.M. Cmdr USN. & RASCOVITCH M.: PUEBLO & BUCHER.

Joseph. 1970 1st UK. 447pp. 53 ills. Endp maps. 22x14.No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in VG d/j.. The captain of the American spy ship Pueblo, describes in great detail the events that led to her capture by North Korean forces in 1968. £4.95


8720. BUCKINGHAM, Fred F: THE STRIFE IS O'ER. Trials and Tribulations in the Long and Varied Career of a Royal Navy Sparker.

Bookmarque. 1993 1st. 217pp. Illustrated. 22x15. An excellent unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j. . Buckingham saw service in the destroyer Hotspur before moving to Havock where he saw action at Narvik. He then transferred to subamrines and spent the rest of the war in P35 (Umbra). This book is Fred Buckingham's outspoken account of his 24 years in the Royal Navy from 1929 to 1953, of what life was like for those who had to do what they were told and suffer fools gladly. As his account makes amply clear, he never quite got round to that! £11.50


22020. BUCKLEY, Christopher.: NORWAY - THE COMMANDOS - DIEPPE.

HMSO 1977 X. + 276pp. Illustrated. 16 maps. 22x14. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £6.50


3114. BUDZBON P.: SOVIET NAVY AT WAR 1941-1945.

Arms & Armour (Warships Fotofax). 1989 1st. 45pp. Prof ills. 24x19. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. . Some 89 photographs with detailed and informative captions, offer an excellent pictorial record of the Soviet Navy's surface ships and submarines in WW2. Includes list of Soviet Fleets & Flotillas 1941-45. Strength of Soviet Navy 1941-45. £4.95


5804. BUEL, Richard.: IN IRONS. Britain's Naval Supremacy and the American Revolutionary Economy.

Yale University. 1998 1st. * xvi. + 397pp. 24x16.An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This book examines the influence of Britain's navy on the American revolutionary economy, and also shows the damage that Britain inflicted on America by seizing their major colonial centres and denying access to overseas markets. £3.95


21775. BUELL, Thomas B.: THE QUIET WARRIOR. A Biography of Admiral Raymond A. Spruance

Naval Institute Press 1988 xxxiii. + 519pp. Illustrated. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG+, contents Fine £9.00


22244. BURGESS, Michael: BATTLESHIPS AND BATTLE CRUISERS.

Allied Press 1981 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This volume is a photographic history of the development of the battleship from the late 19th century until the battleships built during the Second World War. £6.50


5865. BURGESS, Robert. & BLACKBURN, Roland.: WE JOINED THE NAVY: Traditions, Customs and Nomenclature in the Royal Navy.

A & C Black. 1943 1st. vi. + 124pp. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions, Binding & contents VG+. .A breezy guide to the innumerable and obscure traditions, customs, sea speech, naval phrases, pipe & bugle call, the sailor's rig, flags, signals & salutes, 'Jack' at play. Published during the war and aimed in part at 'temporary sons of the sea', this book is a mine of information. £6.95


21949. BURKETT, Molly & STREET, Robert.: ONCE UPON A WARTIME X

Barny Books. 2001 96pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Almost like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover £3.95


3767. BURN, Alan.: THE FIGHTING COMMODORES. Convoy Commodores in the Second World War.

Cooper. 1999 1st. * 262pp. 16 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.. The Convoy Commanders were mostly senior but retired Naval officers who had volunteered to return to duty in WW2. This book tells their story together with vivid accounts of the trials and tribulations of the convoys they commanded. £8.95


7687. BURN, Lambton: DOWN RAMPS! Saga of the Eighth Armada.

Carroll. 1947 1st. x. + 262pp. 27 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Spine sun faded (titles bright), contents VG. Recounts the exploits and adventures of Landing Craft, Lighters and the men who fought in the long struggle from Tobruk in 1941 to Kiel 1945. £4.95


8116. BURN, Lambton: DOWN RAMPS! Saga of the Eighth Armada.

Carroll. 1947 1st. x. + 262pp. 27 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding sun faded (titles bright), contents VG+. A comprehensive account of wartime operations of Landing Craft, Lighters and the men who fought in the long struggle from Tobruk in 1941 to Kiel 1945. £6.95


22272. BURNS K.V.: DEVONPORT BUILT WARSHIPS SINCE 1860.

Maritime. nd (c 1981) 1st. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in pictorial card cover. Covers every warship - around 160 vessels - built at Devonport from 1860 to 1967, giving the specification and service history of each vessel. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


801. BURNS K.V.: DEVONPORT BUILT WARSHIPS SINCE 1860.

Maritime. nd (c 1981) 1st. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Covers every warship - around 160 vessels - built at Devonport from 1860 to 1967, giving the specification and service history of each vessel. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


21642. BURNS K.V. Lieut-Cmdr DSM RN.: PLYMOUTH'S SHIPS OF WAR. A History of Naval Vessels built in Plymouth between 1694 and 1860

National Maritime Museum. Maritime Monographs and reports No.4. 1972 1st 152pp. Illustrated. 29x21. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. £8.00


3528. BURNS, Ken & CRITCHLEY, Mike.: HMS BULWARK 1948-1984.

Maritime. 1986 1st. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked copy. . Fine in Fine d/j. This detailed history of the aircraft carrier HMS Bulwark, devotes an individual chapter to describe each one of her eleven commissions. Further chapters deal with Bulwark's construction and also her final days. £49.00


3566. BURT R.A.: BRITISH CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR ONE.

Arms & Armour. 1987 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 24x19. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Illustrated with 119 photographs, accompanied by informative and detailed captions, this book provides a pictorial record of the various the various classes of British cruisers in service during the First World War. £15.00


7085. BURT R.A.: BRITISH DESTROYERS IN WORLD WAR ONE.

Arms & Armour. 1986 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 24x19. As new. Mint in pictorial card cover. Illustrated with over 120 photographs, accompanied by informative and detailed captions, this book provides a pictorial record of the various classes of British destroyers in service during the First World War. £8.50


10704. BURT R.A.: FRENCH BATTLESHIPS 1876 -1946. Warships Fotofax.

Arms & Armour. 1990 1st. 46pp. Profusely illustrated.24x19. As new:- Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Some 84 photographs plus several accurate line drawings provide an excellent illustrated record of the many different types of French battleships that were built between 1876 and 1946. £24.00


22218. BURT R.A.: JAPANESE BATTLESHIPS 1897 -1945. Warships Fotofax.

Arms & Armour. 1989 1st. 46pp. Profusely illustrated.24x19. As new:- Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Some 87 photographs plus several accurate line drawings provide an excellent illustrated record of the many different types of battleships that served in the Imperial Japoanese Navy built between 1897 and 1945. Each photograph is accompanied with an informative caption. £17.50


12099. BURT R.A. & TROTTER W.P.: BATTLESHIPS OF THE GRAND FLEET. A Pictorial Review of the Royal Navy's Capital Ships in World War One.

Arms & Armour. 1982 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Near- Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Over 150 photographs are presented in this panoramic view of the first 'generation' of dreadnought battleships, including super-dreadnoughts and battlecruisers. This pictorial record shows the various ships as built, wartime modifications, interwar alterations, and the major reconstructions in the 1930s of the battleships Queen Elizabeth, Warspite and the battlecruiser Renown. Specification tables are provided for each class, plus there is a superb detailed double-page drawing of the Bellerophon. £16.50


3399. BURTON, Tom: ABDIEL - CLASS FAST MINELAYERS. (Warship Profile 38).

Profile Publications.1973. 28pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x19.- A superb copy without any writing or inscriptions:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and the operational histories of the Abdiel, Ariadne, Latona, Manxman and Welshman. Includes details of their design problems and building history, their trials, wartime careers, alterations and armament. Illustrated with numerous photographs, profile and plan drawings, and a four-page plan & side view colour illustration of the Abdiel in disruptive camouflage scheme £17.50


2700. BUSCH F.O: THE DRAMA OF THE SCHARNHORST. A Factual Account from the German Viewpoint.

Hale. 1991 186pp. 11 ills. 3 plans. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The author has used accounts of both British and German officers and men to form a complete record of the Scharnhorst last battle. The dramatic scenes on board the Scharnhorst when she was hit by the Duke of York and other British units, is described in graphic detail by her surviving crew members. £3.95


12158. BUSCH, Harald: U-BOATS AT WAR.

Ballantine 1962. 189pp. Paperback VG. A German view of the U-boat campaign 1939-45. £2.00


13232. BUSH, Eric., Captain RN.: HOW TO BECOME A NAVAL OFFICER. Being a detailed account of how a young man can join the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and become an Officer in Her Majesty's Navy.

George Allen & Unwin 1963. 126pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in G+ d/j. £7.50


13835. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 2004/2005

Maritime. 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


13836. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 2005/2006

Maritime. 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


13837. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 2006/2007

Maritime. 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


12667. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES.

nd (c 2007) 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £1.00


12047. BUSH, Steve.: TO SAIL NO MORE. Part Seven.

Maritime. nd (c 2002) 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. Unmarked, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This book provides an illustrated record of the many different types of Royal Navy ships either laid up. or awaiting breaking up, from the 1930s to the 1990s. £4.95


22090. CAGLE, Malcolm W. Cmdr USN. & MANSON, Frank A. Cmdr USN: THE SEA WAR IN KOREA.

Naval Institute Press. 1957 xix. + 555pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 26x17. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG blue cloth hardback cover. £16.50


18591. CALLENDER, Sir Geoffrey: SEA PASSAGES. A Naval Anthology and Introduction to the Study of English.

Cambridge University Press 1943 1st. vi. + 216pp. Green cloth binding VG, contents VG+ £3.95


6953. CAMERON, Ian: FIVE DAYS TO HELL (Original title:- RED DUSTER, WHITE ENSIGN). The Story of Malta and the Malta Convoys.)

Panther. 1961. 176pp. Diags. Map. Paperback. No writing or inscriptions. VG in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover. . Using eye-witness accounts and information gleaned from Admiralty records, this book describes the battles of the hard-fought Malta convoys. £4.95


3093. CAMERON, Ian.: RED DUSTER, WHITE ENSIGN. The Story of the Malta and the Malta Convoys.

White Lion 1974. 260pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. Using eye-witness accounts and information gleaned from Admiralty records, this book describes the battles of the hard-fought Malta convoys. £8.95


4702. CAMPBELL A.B. Cmdr RD.: SALUTE THE RED DUSTER.

Johnson. 1952 1st. 208pp. 15 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions spine faded (titles bright) otherwise; contents VG+. A wide ranging account of the Merchant Navy during the Second World War, including the Malta and Russian convoys, Dunkirk, the saga of the Jervis Bay, plus many other lesser-known stories of the war at sea. £3.95


3529. CAMPBELL John: QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS: Warship Monograph 2.

Conway. 1972 1st. 50pp. Prof ills. 19x24. No writing or inscriptions: binding VG, contents Fine. iExamines in great detail the battleships, Barham, Malaya, Queen Elizabeth, Valiant and Warspite as originally conceived, and discussing their operational experience in the First World War. It covers their design, armament, protection, machinery, and their appearance changes from 1914 to 1918, and goes on to provide a chronological record of their careers from their completion, to the sinking of Barham and to the scrapping of the others. Well illustrated with photographs and drawing of ship details. £6.50


8781. CAMPBELL Vice-Admiral, Gordon.: MY MYSTERY SHIPS.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1940 319pp. Ills. 18x12. VG in G+ d/j. . A 'Q' Ship captain who won the Victoria Cross and three DSO's for his exploits fighting German U-boats during the First World War, gives a vivid account of the dangerous and often suicidal encounters which were fought between disguised armed merchant ships and German submarines. £3.95


22034. CANT, Gilbert: AMERICA'S NAVY IN WORLD WAR II.

Hutchinson. nd (c 1943) 1st. 279pp. 27 ills. 11 maps/diags. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+ in G+ d/j. . A comprehensive and extremely detailed account of the war fought by the US Navy, covering all the major battles, and many of the lesser engagements, from Pearl Harbour up to the finale at Guadalcanal. £4.50


8910. CANT, Gilbert: AMERICA'S NAVY IN WORLD WAR II.

Hutchinson. nd (c 1943) 1st. 279pp. 27 ills. 11 maps/diags. Binding VG,contents VG+. A comprehensive and extremely detailed account of the war fought by the US Navy, covering all the major battles, and many of the lesser engagements, from Pearl Harbour up to the finale at Guadalcanal. £2.95


22144. CARTER, Geoffrey: CRISES DO HAPPEN. The Royal Navy and Operation Musketeer, Suez 1956.

Maritime 2006 1st vi. + 142pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £7.50


21401. CASSE, George Richard: A PRISONER IN FRANCE (1809-1814). A Narrative of the Napoleonic Wars.

Howard Baker 1976. vi. + 170pp. 6 Figures. 19x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


20182. CASTANO J.B: THE NAVAL OFFICER'S UNIFORM GUIDE

Naval Institute Press 1975 xiii. + 126pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x22. No writing or inscriptions; Edges of pictorial card cover chipped, otherwise contents Fine.. A comprehensive guide of the uniforms worn by United States Naval male and female officer's £5.95


2853. CHALMERS Rear-Admiral W.S.: THE LIFE & LETTERS OF DAVID BEATTY.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1951 1st . xxvii. + 488pp. 23 ills. 11 diags. 23x15. Binding and contents VG. Drawing much information from Beatty's letters and journals, this is a full biography of the life and naval career of one of the most charismatic and controversial naval commanders of the 20th century. £4.95


21504. CHALMERS Rear-Admiral W.S.: THE LIFE & LETTERS OF DAVID BEATTY.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1951 1st . xxvii. + 488pp. 23 ills. 11 diags. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; titles dull otherwise contents VG+. Drawing much information from Beatty's letters and journals, this is a full biography of the life and naval career of one of the most charismatic and controversial naval commanders of the 20th century. £4.50


4071. CHALMERS Rear-Admiral W.S.: THE LIFE & LETTERS OF DAVID BEATTY.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1951 1st . xxvii. + 488pp. 23 ills. 11 diags. 23x15. Titles dull and odd spots of foxing to contents, otherwise- binding & contents VG. Drawing much information from Beatty's letters and journals, this is a full biography of the life and naval career of one of the most charismatic and controversial naval commanders of the 20th century. £3.95


12283. CHANT, Christopher.: THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS.

S.Webb. 2000. 446pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x31. An unmarked copy - Fine in Fine d/j. This volume provides a comprehensive and well-illustrated history of the warship and is divided into chapters headed - The Sailing Warship - The Battleship and Battleship Cruiser - The Destroyer and Escort Vessel - The Cruiser - The Aircraft Carrier - Fast Attack Craft - The Submarine. £7.95


3062. CHANT-SEMPILL, Stuart: ST.NAZAIRE COMMAND.

Murray 1985 1st. xvi. + 204pp. 25 ills. 4 plans. 22x14. Ex-library with usual cancellation stamps,; a bright and tight copy - G+ in G+ d/j. but text block unmarked. In March 1942, a raid by combined British forces was directed primarily against the large docks and harbour installations at the French port of St.Nazaire. The author led a team of Commandos who blew up the vast pumping station of the dry-dock. In this book he gives a graphic account of this spectacular and successful operation and recounts a good deal about his subsequent experiences as a prisoner-of-war in Germany. £2.95


3433. CHAPMAN Tom.: WATER, WATER EVERY WHERE! The Life Story of HMS WESTCOTT, February 1918 - June 1946.

Aedificamas. 1996 1st. . vii. + 160pp. Ills. 21x15. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Chronicles the career of the V & W class destroyer Westcott, through her peacetime commissions to her service record in World War 2. £9.50


22110. CHAPMAN, Paul.: SUBMARINE TORBAY.

Hale. 1989 1st. 187pp. 16 ills. 5 maps. Plan. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents Fine. (no d/j) Operating as part of the first Submarine Flotilla from Alexandria, Torbay commanded by Anthony Miers, sank or damaged 4 warships. 3 tankers, 10 merchant ships, and 19 schooners and caiques. She carried out several other operations - including the rescue of 130 Commonwealth soldiers froma Cretan beach. her wartime career is described by her second-in-command. £6.50


2726. CHAPMAN, Paul.: SUBMARINE TORBAY.

Hale. 1989 1st. 187pp. 16 ills. 5 maps. Plan. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Operating as part of the first Submarine Flotilla from Alexandria, Torbay commanded by Anthony Miers, sank or damaged 4 warships. 3 tankers, 10 merchant ships, and 19 schooners and caiques. She carried out several other operations - including the rescue of 130 Commonwealth soldiers froma Cretan beach. her wartime career is described by her second-in-command. £9.50


22066. CHARLEWOOD, Geoff: TROOPSHIP MEMORIES. " A Dip in the Ocean"

Navigator. 1996 1st 126pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Virtually as new; Near-MInt in pictorial card cover £9.00


4432. CHATTERTON E.K.: THE ROYAL NAVY: From January 1941 to March 1942. (Britain at War).A Complete Record in Text and Pictures.

Hutchinson. nd (c1942). 312pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Navy/gilt binding rubbed, contents (unmarked) VG+. A chronological and profusely illustrated account of the activities of the Royal Navy, covering all the major operations and many of the smaller actions which took place from Jan 1941 to March 1942. 425 illustrations. £14.00


8342. CHATTERTON, E.Keble.: BATTLES BY SEA.

E.P. 1975. xv. + 271pp. 32 plates. 2 plans. 22x14. Above-average ex reference library; minimal stamps. VG+ in VG d/j. Reprint of the first edition published in 1925. The twelve naval battles described in this book are divided into three parts:- The Galley Period - The Sailing Ship Period - The Age of Steam, and cover the battles of Salamis, Actium, Lepanto, the Armada Operations, the Saints, the Glorious First of June, St. Vincent, the Nile, Trafalgar, Lissa, Tsushima, the Falklands. £2.95


583. CHERRY A.H. Cmdr RNVR.: YANKEE R.N. Being the Story of a Wall Street Banker who Volunteered for Active Duty in the Royal Navy before America came into the War.

Jarrolds.1951 544pp. 36 ills. Endp maps. 23x16. An excellent bright and tight copy; Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding VG, contents VG+. Cherry saw service on coastal and Atlantic convoys and on anti-U-boat patrols from Bermuda. He served in Winchester, Evadne, Riou and Wren (a member of the 2nd Escort Group commanded by Captain F.Walker), and saw action in the Normandy landings before joining the Allied Occupation Force in Bremen. £7.50


12628. CHERRY A.H. Cmdr RNVR.: YANKEE R.N. Being the Story of a Wall Street Banker who Volunteered for Active Duty in the Royal Navy before America came into the War.

Jarrolds.1951 544pp. 36 ills. Endp maps. 23x16. No writing or ninscriptions; VG+ in worn d/j. Cherry saw service on coastal and Atlantic convoys and on anti-U-boat patrols from Bermuda. He served in Winchester, Evadne, Riou and Wren (a member of the 2nd Escort Group commanded by Captain F.Walker), and saw action in the Normandy landings before joining the Allied Occupation Force in Bremen. £7.95


1963. CHESENEAU, Roger: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE WORLD, 1914 TO THE PRESENT. An Illustrated Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1998 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The first comprehensive reference work to detail in one volume - with data, line drawings & photographs - the 360-plus aircraft carriers built or projected by the world's navies. 400 photographs. £11.00


10280. CHESNAU, Roger. & KOLESNIK, Eugene M.: CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1860 - 1905.

Conway. 1979 1st. 440pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An unmarked copy; Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This volume lists all significant warships built between 1860-1905, and is the first complete listing of all major warships built in the period between the first ironclad and the Dreadnought. It is organised by country, ship type and class, with design histories and career summaries, plus extensive tabular data. The countries are introduced by background articles covering important political and technical developments. The class lists are illustrated with 400 photographs and 500 constant scale drawings. A superlative book and an important source of reference. Standaard postage rate for UK delivery, but overseas orders will be at extra cost. £68.00


22214. CHESNAU, Roger. & KOLESNIK, Eugene M.: CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1860 - 1905.

Conway. 1979 1st. 440pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This volume lists all significant warships built between 1860-1905, and is the first complete listing of all major warships built in the period between the first ironclad and the Dreadnought. It is organised by country, ship type and class, with design histories and career summaries, plus extensive tabular data. The countries are introduced by background articles covering important political and technical developments. The class lists are illustrated with 400 photographs and 500 constant scale drawings. A superlative book and an important source of reference. Standaard postage rate for UK delivery, but overseas orders will be at extra cost. £59.00


3762. CHESNEAU, R.: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE WORLD, 1914 TO THE PRESENT. An Illustrated Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1998. * 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Fine in Near Fine d/j. The first comprehensive reference work to detail in one volume - with data, line drawings & photographs - the 360-plus aircraft carriers built or projected by the world's navies. 400 photographs. £9.95


14748. CHESNEAU, Roger: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE WORLD, 1914 TO THE PRESENT. An Illustrated Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1998 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. The first comprehensive reference work to detail in one volume - with data, line drawings & photographs - the 360-plus aircraft carriers built or projected by the world's navies. 400 photographs. £9.95


7237. CHIHAYA M. & ABE Y.: IJN YUKIKAZE. Destroyer 1939-1970. (Warship Profile 22)

Profile Publications. 1972. 24pp. Profusely illustrated 25x19. An unmarked copy; Near- Fine inNear-Fine pictorial card cover.. Contains full technical details and operational history of this Kagero class destroyer, illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a double-page centrespead plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel. £6.50


14943. CHIHAYA Masataka.: IJN YAMATO AND MUSASHI. Battleships. (Warship Profile No. 30).

Profile Publications. 1973. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked copy, virtually as new. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and operational histories of the two largest battleships ever built. Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a four-page colour centrespread plan and side view of the Yamato £16.50


22208. CHIHAYA, Masataka: IJN KONGO. Battleship 1912-1944. (Warship Profile No.12).

Profile Publications. 1971. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19.An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and the operational history of this Japanese battleship, with details of her major reconstructions. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan & elevation illustration in colour. £10.00


4248. CHIHAYA, Masataka: IJN KONGO. Battleship 1912-1944. (Warship Profile No.12).

Profile Publications. 1971. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19.An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and the operational history of this Japanese battleship, with details of her major reconstructions. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan & elevation illustration in colour. £12.50


21808. CHOULES, Claude: THE LAST OF THE LAST. The Final Survivor of the First World War.

Mainstream 2011 220pp. Illustrated. 20x13. Like new; Mint in pictorial card cover £4.50


7379. CLARK, Gregory: BRITAIN'S NAVAL HERITAGE.

RN Museum/HMSO. 1981. 131pp. Ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in pictorial card cover. A fact-filled history of Britain's Navy since the Middle Ages to the early 1980s. £2.50


8812. CLARKE, Thurston.: PEARL HARBOUR GHOSTS: A Journey to Hawaii Then and Now.

Morrow. 1991 1st. * The author elected to re-examine the attack on Pearl Harbour as refracted through the lens of present-day Hawaii, from the American WW2 veterans who are drawn annually to the scenes of one of the greatest terrors of their lives, to the flocks of Japanese tourists who similarly come to visit the battle sites. He sifts through the evidence to determine who really bore the blame for the attack, and by using eye witness acounts, from naval and military personnel, from civilians, and from the attackers themselves, the author, from many different angles, tells the story of the dramatic disastrous attack. £4.95


20407. CLAYTON Tim. & CRAIG Phil.: TRAFALGAR. The Men, The Battle, The Storm.

Hodder 2005 xix. + 444pp. 24 ills + 24 chapter ills. 6 battle plans. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . The Battle of Trafalgar is told through the diaries, letters and memoirs of the men who wrestled with the enemy, and the elements, and these dramatic personal accounts are supported by extensive original research from logs, muster books and personal files discovered in France, Spain and Britain. £3.95


8247. CLAYTON Tim. & CRAIG Phil.: TRAFALGAR. The Men, The Battle, The Storm.

BCA 2004 xix. + 444pp. 24 ills + 24 chapter ills. 6 battle plans. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Hard cover edition.. The Battle of Trafalgar is told through the diaries, letters and memoirs of the men who wrestled with the enemy, and the elements, and these dramatic personal accounts are supported by extensive original research from logs, muster books and personal files discovered in France, Spain and Britain. £6.95


584. CLOWES, William Laird..: THE ROYAL NAVY. A History from the Earliest Times to 1900. Volume One.

Chatham. 1996. xv. + 698pp. 103 ills. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. A reprint of the first edition published in 1896. Volume One covers the period from pre-Roman times to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Highlights include:- The Danish Invasions; The Gokstad Ship; The Irish Discovery of America; The Viking Voyages; William's Invasion; The Crusades; The 100 Years War; The Hansa League The Voyages of Hakluyt, Cabot, Drake & Raleigh; The Campaign of the Spanish Armada. The book offers a great deal of information about the development of ships & their armament at various stages during the period covered. Comprehensive Index. Well illustrated. £6.95


21969. CLOWES, William Laird..: THE ROYAL NAVY. A History from the Earliest Times to 1900. Volume One.

Chatham. 1996. xv. + 698pp. 103 ills. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A reprint of the first edition published in 1896. Volume One covers the period from pre-Roman times to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Highlights include:- The Danish Invasions; The Gokstad Ship; The Irish Discovery of America; The Viking Voyages; William's Invasion; The Crusades; The 100 Years War; The Hansa League The Voyages of Hakluyt, Cabot, Drake & Raleigh; The Campaign of the Spanish Armada. The book offers a great deal of information about the development of ships & their armament at various stages during the period covered. Comprehensive Index. Well illustrated. £7.95


4139. COCKER M.P.: OBSERVER'S DIRECTORY OF ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINES 1901-1982.

Warne. 1982 1st. Prof ills. 25x20. A n excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Gives details of every submarine commissioned into the Royal Navy from 1901 to 1982. Although primarily intended as a directory, the book offers a complete illustrated history of the development of British submarine design and development over eighty years. Each class is described with a specification; each boat is listed with its date of launch and builder's name, and all submarine losses on peace and wartime are listed with details of the cause where known. Appendices list enemy craft sunk by Royal Navy submarines in the two World Wars. Illustrated with 100 photographs plus detailed general arrangement drawings of twenty classes. £11.00


20185. COHEN, Stan: DESTINATION: TOKYO. A Pictorial History of Doolittle's Tokyo Raid. April 18, 1942

Pictorial Histories Publishing 1984 viii. + 120pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Map. 28x21. No writing or inscriptions, almost like new - Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £6.95


22156. COLLARD, Chris: ON ADMIRALTY SERVICE. P&A Campbell Steamers in the Second World War.

Tempus 2003 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated.25x17. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £8.95


10147. COLLEDGE J.J.: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present. Volume 1.

Greenhill. 1987. Revised & expanded edition. 388pp. 22x15. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. This volume provides the basic details, builder & the fate, of some 14,000 Royal Navy & Commonwealth Navies Fighting Ships - sailing warships, and submarines to battleships. An important source of reference. £10.95


22000. COLLIER, Bssil: JAPAN AT WAR. An Illustrated History of the War in the Far East, 1931-1945

Purnell. no date (c 1975) 192pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG+ d/j. £9.00


22019. COLLIER, Richard: THE SANDS OF DUNKIRK

Collins 1961 1st. 319pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 22x14. An excellent First Edition hardback copy, writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG d/j £7.95


13897. COMPTON-HALL , Richard Cdr RN.: SUBMARINES: Submarines of the Royal Navy.

Royal Navy Submarine Museum. nd (c 1980s) 14pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in Near-Fine pictorial paper cover. A brief record of the inception and subsequent development of submarines in the Royal Navy. Illustrated with a photograph and 32 drawings of British submarines. £1.00


3123. COMPTON-HALL Richard.: THE UNDERWATER WAR 1939-1945.

Blandford. 1982 1st 160pp. Prof ills. 28x25. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This book describes the the way submariner's lived and fought during the Second world War. With practically all the material drawn from original sources, it gives a detailed account of life on board submarines on operational duties. Although the book concentrates mainly on the submarines of the Royal Navy and the German U-boats, it also touches upon the vessels of the other combatants in the war. With 280 photographs. £7.95


935. COMPTON-HALL, Richard: SUBMARINE BOATS. The Beginnings of Underwater Warfare.

Conway Maritime 1983 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 24x1. .Fine in d/j.. Offers a detailed and well illustrated history of the early years of submarine development, a period which saw several weird & wonderful inventions as well as the submarines developed & turned into a deadly weapon of war by John Holland. £5.95


8608. COMPTON-HALL, Richard: SUBMARINE VERSUS SUBMARINE. The Tactics & Technology of Underwater Confrontation.

David & Charles. 1988. 191pp. Prof ills. 26x22. Fine in Fine d/j. Submarines of many nations cruise the world's oceans hidden from view, armed with an array of devastating weapons. If there is another world war, its decisive battles will be fought under the sea. How will these battles be fought? The author seeks to answer this question by analysing the strategy and tactics of the major powers. Hypothetical battle scenarios are explored, showing likely confrontations between different classes of submarines. The various types of submarine, their propulsion & weapons systems, & equipment are fully described. £6.95


16018. COMPTON-HALL, Richard: THE SUBMARINE PIONEERS

Sutton 1999 1st. x. + 182pp. Illustrated. 25x19. Fine in Fine d/j. Presentation copy inscribed by author. £5.95


20955. CONNAUGHTON, Richard., PIMLOTT, John, ANDERSON, Duncan.: THE BATTLE FOR MANILA. The Most Devastating Untold Story of World War II

Bloomsbury 1997 224pp. Illustrated. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £5.95


22296. CONNELL G.G.: MEDITERRANEAN MAELSTROM. HMS Jervis and the 14th Flotilla.

Kimber. 1987 1st. 272pp. 100 photographs. 3 ills in text. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions: VG+ in VG+ d/j.. From the outbreak of World War 2 until the conclusion of the conflict in Europe HMS Jervis was involved in almost continuous action, first in home waters and then for three years in the Mediterranean. The destroyer flotilla leader, commanded by a succession of outstanding Captain D’s led the 14th Flotilla on numerous day and night actions and was awarded 13 battle honors, a position shared by just two other ships of the fleet. Based on the recollections of many of her officers and men, this provides a detailed record of the wartime achievements of the destroyer, and that also of the 14th Flotilla. £11.50


11633. CONNELL G.G.: MEDITERRANEAN MAELSTROM. HMS Jervis and the 14th Flotilla.

Kimber. 1987 1st. 272pp. 100 photographs. 3 ills in text. 24x15. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents Near-Fine (no d/j). From the outbreak of World War 2 until the conclusion of the conflict in Europe HMS Jervis was involved in almost continuous action, first in home waters and then for three years in the Mediterranean. The destroyer flotilla leader, commanded by a succession of outstanding Captain D’s led the 14th Flotilla on numerous day and night actions and was awarded 13 battle honors, a position shared by just two other ships of the fleet. Based on the recollections of many of her officers and men, this provides a detailed record of the wartime achievements of the destroyer, and that also of the 14th Flotilla. £7.50


22288. CONNELL G.G.: MEDITERRANEAN MAELSTROM. HMS Jervis and the 14th Flotilla.

Kimber. 1987 1st. 272pp. 100 photographs. 3 ills in text. 24x15. Above-average ex-library (no stamps, library numbers only) VG in VG permanently affixed d/j. From the outbreak of World War 2 until the conclusion of the conflict in Europe HMS Jervis was involved in almost continuous action, first in home waters and then for three years in the Mediterranean. The destroyer flotilla leader, commanded by a succession of outstanding Captain D’s led the 14th Flotilla on numerous day and night actions and was awarded 13 battle honors, a position shared by just two other ships of the fleet. Based on the recollections of many of her officers and men, this provides a detailed record of the wartime achievements of the destroyer, and that also of the 14th Flotilla. £5.95


2198. CONNELL, Brian.: THE RETURN OF THE TIGER.

Evans 1960 1st 207pp. Illustrated. Map. Endpaper maps. 22x14 An excellent First Edition hardback copy. . VG+ in VG d/j. Describes two dangerous but successful raids on Singapore harbour in wich 40,000 tons of Japanese shipping was sunk by a handful of British and Australian raiders in canoes. £2.95


18940. COOKE, John: THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA. The Official Guidebook

Someone Publishing with Royal Yacht Britannia. 68pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x21. As new: Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £4.95


3149. COOMBE, James D.: GUNFIRE AROUND THE GULF. The Last Major Naval Campaigns of the Civil War.

Bantam. 2000. xii. + 239pp. 9 ills. 2 maps. 23x15. Fine in pictorial card cover. Describes the final major naval actions of the American Civil War. £3.95


7605. COOPER. John, St J.: INVASION! The D-Day Story, June 6, 1944.

Beaverbrook Newspapers. 1954 1st. 122pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 28x21. VG in hardback cover. Published in 1954 to mark the tenth anniversary of the invasion. £2.95


17090. COOTE, John Captain RN.:: SUBMARINER.

Cooper 1993 1st . xiv. + 240pp. Prof ills. Maps. Diags. 24x15. Fine in Fine d/.j. The author served with the Home Fleet and took part in Russian convoys, before moving to submarines in 1942. He saw action in Untiring in the Mediterranean before joining Otway in June 1944, and subsequently commanded three submarines. £7.95


11499. CORBETT Sir Julian S.: NAVAL OPERATIONS. Vol. III. (Text). . History of the Great War. Based on Official Documents. By Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence.

Longmans, Green & Co. 1923 1st. xiv. + 470pp. 7, Plans & Diagrams. 22x15. An excellent bright and tight copy, front joint reinforced. o/w binding G+, contents VG+. This is perhaps the most detailed account of naval operations in the First World War and a primary source of reference. This volume deals with events in Home Waters from the spring of 1915 to the Battle of Jutland. It also deals with the dardanelles Campaign up to the final evacuation and the opening of the Salonica Expedition. £14.00


10127. CORDINGLY, David.: BILLY RUFFIAN. The Bellerophon and the Downfall of Napoleon. The Biography of a Ship of the Line, 1782-1836.

Bloomsbury. 2004. * xxii. + 355pp. Prof ills. Maps. 20x13. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This book is a detailed history of one the Royal Navy's most famous warships. HMS Bellerophon, launched in 1782, played a conspicuous part in the battle of the Glorious First of June (1794); the battle of the Nile (1798); and the battle of Trafalgar (1805); However, her crowning glory came six weeks after the battle of Waterloo, when Napoleon, trapped in Rochefort, surrendered to the captain of the ship. Bellerophon was scrapped in 1836. £2.95


22047. COSTELLO, John. & HUGHES Terry.: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

BCA 1977 314pp. Profusely illustrated. . Endp map & diag. 24x20. Hardback No writing or inscriptions:- Fine in VG d/j. This book describes each phase of the Battle of the Atlantic with much peripheral information about the grim struggle. The text benefits from the revelations of ULTRA intelligence and combined with contributions from former U-boat personnel & those of officers & men of Allied escorts & merchant seamen who took part in the convoys, this account provides an extensive and well illustrated record of this long running campaign. £4.95


3864. COSTELLO, John. & HUGHES Terry.: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Collins. 1977 1st. * 314pp. Prof usely illustratedEndp map & diag. 24x20. Hardback.. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This book describes each phase of the Battle of the Atlantic with much peripheral information about the grim struggle. The text benefits from the revelations of ULTRA intelligence and combined with contributions from former U-boat personnel & those of officers & men of Allied escorts & merchant seamen who took part in the convoys, this account provides an extensive and well illustrated record of this long running campaign. £5.95


10652. COUHAT, Jean Labayle . English language edition prepared by A.D. Baker III: COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD 1986/87 Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament

Arms & Armour Press. xii +764pp. Profusely illustrated.. 30x26. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions:- Fine in VG d/j. One of the most comprehensive and authoritative guides to the world's navies at date, this major work listsmany thousands of the world's warships. Information for each class includes construction history, displacement, armament, speed, machinery, dimensions, range, complement, etc. Illustrated with around 3,700 photographs and accurate line drawings. Overseas postage will be at extra. cost £11.50


10835. COUHAT.J.L.: FRENCH WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1978 176pp. Prof ills.18x13. An excellent copy: without any writing or inscriptions; - Fine in Fine d/j. This comprehensive book offers a wealth of information on all vessels of the French Navy in WW2. Each class or type of vessel has a short introduction which includes the development of its design, building, wartime record, armament changes, etc. Specifications for each class includes displacement, dimensions, machinery, protection, armament and complement. Information for each class member includes name of builder, launch date, and fate. £24.00


21295. COULTHARD-CLARK, Chris: WITHOUT PEER. Sir William Clarkson KBE CMG (1859-1934). Engineer-Vice-Admiral, Royal Australian Navy

The Warren Centre 2002 1st xiv + 98pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Like new; Mint in d/j. £11.50


15850. COURTNEY, Stephen & PATTERSON, Brian: HOME OF THE FLEET. A Century of Portsmouth Royal Dock.yard in Photographs.

Sutton 2005 1st ix. + 172pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £14.00


10013. COWARD B.R.Cdr RN.: BATTLESHIP AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1987 1st . 128pp. Prof ills. 29x22. Bindiong & contents Fine (No d/j). Through first-hand accounts of officers, midshipmen, signalmen and engineers, gunnery ratings and others, the author paints a vivid picture of what it was actually like to serve on board a battleship during both World Wars, focusing his attention mainly on the British battleships at war, although French, German and US operations are covered. Japanese and Italian battleships at war also receive his attention. Illustrated with over 200 photographs. £3.95


1384. COWBURN, Philip: THE WARSHIP IN HISTORY.

Macmillan. 1966 1st UK. xvii. + 364pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Ex-lib, stamps on endps only, o/w VG. A historical account of some of the main developments in the evolution of the warship, bringing together detailed information about ancient warships of the Mediterranean, the oared vessels of Venice, Viking ships, Galleys, Galleasses and Galleons, N.W.European warships, British warships in the 18th century, paddle and screw propelled craft, submarines, destroyers, cruisers, battleships, etc. An excellent comprehensive study. £3.95


588. COWIN, Hugh W: THE NEW OBSERVER'S BOOK OF WARSHIPS.

Warne. 1983 . 192pp. Prof ills. 16x10. An unmarked copy:-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. This invaluable guide gives full details on 165 classes and types of the world's warships at date. Illustrated with 179 photographs. £1.45


7235. CRACKNELL W.H.: USS TENNESSEE (BB 43) Battleship 1920-1959. (Warship Profile 21)

Profile Publications. 1972 24pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG pictorial card cover. . Contains full technical details and operational history of the battleship illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, camouflage scheme and a double-page centrespead plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel £3.95


5643. CRACKNELL W.H. Cmdr USN.: UNITED STATES MONITORS OF THE CIVIL WAR. (Warship Profile 36)

Profile Publications; 1973. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. Contains full technical details and operational histories of the various types of monitors which served in the American Civil War. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, and a four-page centrepread illustrated in colour. £12.50


5652. CRACKNELL William H. Cmdr USN.: USS INDIANAPOLIS. Heavy Cruiser 1932-1945. (Warship Profile No. 28).

Profile Publications 1973. 28pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of this US cruiser which was torpedoed and sunk in July 1945, with such heavy loss of life that it was the worst disaster at sea in the annals of the U.S.Navy. Illustrated with numerous photographs together with a 4-page centrespread plan and side view colour illustration of the ship. £9.00


5642. CRACKNELL, William.H. Cmdr USN,: USS BARB. (SS.220). Gato Class Submarine. (Warship Profile 34)

Profile. 1973. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. As new: Mint in pictorial card cover.. Contains full technical details and operational history of this U.S. submarine. Profusely illustrated with photographs and a four-page cutaway in colour. £5.95


21953. CRACKNELL, William.H. Cmdr USN,: USS BARB. (SS.220). Gato Class Submarine. (Warship Profile 34)

Profile. 1973. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover.. Contains full technical details and operational history of this U.S. submarine. Profusely illustrated with photographs and a four-page cutaway in colour. £5.95


3401. CRAWFORD M.L.C.: HM S/M UPHOLDER. (Warship Profile No.16).

Profile Publications1972. 23pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Gives full technical details and records the operational history of this famous British submarine which took part in 25 wartime patrols in the Mediterranean. Upholder sank a U-boat, a destroyer, and sank or damaged 19 supply ships totalling 119,000 tons, before she was lost in November 1942. With numerous photos & a double-page plan & side view colour illustration of Upholder £16.50


22107. CRAWFORD M.L.C.: HM S/M UPHOLDER. (Warship Profile No.16).

Profile Publications1972. 23pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in VG pictorial paper cover. Gives full technical details and records the operational history of this famous British submarine which took part in 25 wartime patrols in the Mediterranean. Upholder sank a U-boat, a destroyer, and sank or damaged 19 supply ships totalling 119,000 tons, before she was lost in November 1942. With numerous photos & a double-page plan & side view colour illustration of Upholder £11.50


20247. CRAWFORD, Robert (Foreword): HMS BELFAST

IWM 48pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21.As new:- Mint in pictorial card cover. Contents include a Tour of the Ship - Ship Specification - History of the Ship. Very well illustrated. £2.95


936. CRAWFORD, Steve: BATTLESHIPS AND CARRIERS.

Dempsey-Parr. 1999 1st. 320pp. Prof ills. 17x13 As new:-. Mint in d/j. Contains details of 300 of the most important and most influential battleships and carriers. Information for each vessel includes displacement, dimensions, armament, performance, plus an accompanying text that summaries the career of the ship and its fate, and each vessel is illustrated in colour. £4.50


13603. CREMER, Peter: U333. The Story of a U-Boat Ace.

Bodley Head. 1984 1st. xii. + 244pp. 36 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Part history of the Battle of the Atlantic, part autobiography of one of the senior surviving U-boat commanders, whose graphic account offers an eye-witness account of the U-boat war. £10.00


11725. CRESWELL, John., Captain RN: SEA WARFARE 1939-1945. A Short History.

Longmans. 1950 1st. xv. + 344p. 14 maps. 23x15. VG in G+ d/j. This single-volume history provides an outstanding account of the war at sea 1939-45. £4.95


7609. CRITCHLEY M.: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. Part 2. SUBMARINES, Etc.

Maritime. nd (c 1985). 103pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Lists Submarines, Submarine Depot Ships, Depot Ships and Maintenance Repair Ships in service with the Royal Navy from 1945 to the 1980s. Provides specifications of every class, and the name of builder, launch date and fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £1.50


1535. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES (1980 Edition)

Maritime. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. VG in creased pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


12788. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES (1990/1991 edition)

Maritime. 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


11874. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES (1993/1994 edition)

Maritime. 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:= Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


13820. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 1987/8

Maritime. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


1536. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 1989-90.

Maritime. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15.An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


13830. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 1999/2000

Maritime. 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


13834. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 2000/2001

Maritime. 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


13832. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 2003/2004

Maritime. 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


1864. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. (Part 1). Major Ships.

Maritime. nd (c 1989). 103pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Covers battleships, aircraft carriers, aircraft maintenance ships, cruisers and monitors. Gives the specification and a brief chronological record of each vessel listed. Well illustrated. £1.50


12043. CRITCHLEY, Mike & BUSH, Steve.: TO SAIL NO MORE. Part Three

Maritime. nd (c 1999) 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. Unmarked, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This book provides an illustrated record of the many different types of RN ships either laid up or being broken up, from the late 1950s tol the 1970s.. £2.50


7610. CRITCHLEY, Mike.: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. (Part 1).

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. VG+ in pictorial card cover. Covers battleships, aircraft carriers, aircraft maintenance ships, cruisers and monitors. Gives the specification and a brief chronological record of each vessel listed. Well illustrated. £1.50


3777. CRITCHLEY, Mike.: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. (Part 1).

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Fine in pictorial card cover. Covers battleships, aircraft carriers, aircraft maintenance ships, cruisers and monitors. Gives the specification and a brief chronological record of each vessel listed. Well illustrated. £1.95


18981. CROIZAT, Victor J.: ACROSS THE REEF. The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War.

Arms & Armour 1989 1st. 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. Above-average ex-library copy: VG in VG d/j. £4.95


17861. CUMMING, Alex A.: SIR FRANCIS DRAKE & The Golden Hinde

Jarrold 1987 32pp. 45 illustrations. 26x17. Some pages lightly creased, otherwise VG in VG pictorial card cover. A concise and very well illustrated biography £1.50


22136. CUMMING, Anthony J.: THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE " BATTLE OF BRITAIN".

Naval Institute Press 2010 1st. xiii. + 207pp. 23x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j.Controversial, revisionist account of the Battle of Britain, weighing the outcome more firmly in the hands of the Royal Navy, rather than the RAF. This persuasive study attacks the key myths surrounding the Battle of Britain to revise the relative status of maritime and aviation factors in the defence of Britain. Without denigrating the heroism of the fighter pilots, Anthony Cumming challenges the effectiveness of the Royal Air Force in 1940 and gives the Royal Navy much greater prominence than others have. He vigourously asserts the ability of British warships to frustrate German plans for Operation Sea Lion and to repel Luftwaffe attacks. The author argues that the RAF took the lion s share of the glory only because its colourful image could easily be used manipulate American opinion. Cumming contends that the 70th anniversary of Battle of Britain should celebrate the contributions of the many rather than focusing on the pilot elite, an assertion certain to provoke discussion. £11.50


15221. CUMMINGS, Damon E. Captain USN: ADMIRAL RICHARD WAINWRIGHT AND THE UNITED STATES FLEET.

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations 1962 1st. xviii. + 266pp. 50 ills. 25x17. An unmarked first edition copy: Fine in Fine navy cloth/gilt binding. £5.95


95. DALLAS M.: THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN ALONSO DE CONTRERAS.

Paragon. 1989. xii. + 193pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This account, taken from the personal diary of Capt de Contreras, a swashbuckling 17th century Spanish sailor/soldier of fortune, offers a very readable and lively account of his adventures - both personal & professional, at sea and on land, over a period of 50 years. £5.95


939. DAVIES E.L. & GROVE E.J.: THE ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE DARTMOUTH. 75 Years in Pictures.

Gieves & Hawks. 1980 1st. * . 96pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine in d/j. Records the history of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, followed by a pictorial section containing 130 captioned photographs of the College and its activities. £3.95


8837. DAVIES John. Lieut. RNVR.: LOWER DECK.

Macmillan. 1945 1st.. ix. + 186pp. 21x14. : Black/gilt binding & contents VG. Describes the wartime experiences of the crew members manning "B" gun in a Tribal class destroyer (fictionally named) during a six week period in the Eastern Mediterranean in 1942. £2.95


22240. DAVIES K.M: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OBSERVER IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1908 - 2003

Serendipity 2005 1st. 68pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Signed by author £5.50


18316. DAWSON, Lionel. Captain RN.: FLOTILLAS.

Rich & Cowan. 1935. xii. + 243pp. 34 ills. 22x15. Foxing to cover and contents, G+. . Dawson joined the Royal Navy in 1900, and saw service in Majestic, Black Prince and King Edward VII, after which he served in destroyers for the greater part of his career. He describes the trials and tribulations of life on board on board the early destroyers, as well as giving a lively account of his experiences in the Navy during the early 1900s. £5.95


7496. DEACON R.: A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH SECRET SERVICE.

Muller. 1969 1st. * viii. + 440pp. 27 ills. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. This authoritative history traces the development and organisation of Intelligence and counter-espionage in the United Kingdom from the reign of Henry VIII to the 1960s. £4.95


1827. DENHAM H. M.: DARDANELLES. A Midshipman's Diary 1915-1916.

Murray. 1981 1st. 200pp. 130 ills. 24x15. An unmarked copy- Fine in Fine d/j. Denham served as a midshipman in HMS Agincourt during the Gallipoli Campaign, and kept a private diary in which he recorded day-to-day combat, the actions he was involved, as well as offering outspoken comments on his seniors. He observed much of the action from the crow's nest of his ship, and he also commanded a picket-boat in the Suvla Bay landings. Illustrated with large numbers of previously unpublished photographs and plans, this account is an important addition to the story of this ill-starred campaign. £9.00


17369. DENHAM H.M.Captain RN.:: INSIDE THE NAZI RING. A Naval Attache in Sweden, 1939-1945.

John Murray 1984 1st., . xvi. + 174pp. 25 ills.No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Presentation copy dedicated to Ludovic Kennedy, signed by author. d/j. The author, held the important post of British Naval Attache in neutral Sweden in World War 2. In this fascinating account, he reveals how information and intelligence was gathered, and the ruses employed to outwit German intelligence operators. He also describes the highly dangerous voyages undertaken by Allied merchantmen which, in their attempts to bring cargoes of ball bearings and special steels from Sweden to Britain, were forced to run the German blocakde. £8.95


6271. DETMERS, Theodore.: THE RAIDER KORMORAN.

Kimber Pocket Edition 1961. 159pp. Paperback; Contents VG+,in VG cover.. Detmers was captain of the German raider Kormoran, one of the converted merchantmen used successfuly by the Kreigsmarine. She sank and was sunk by the Australian cruiser Sydney. £5.50


9665. DICKENS Peter. Captain RN.: HMS HESPERUS. ex-Brazilian 'H'-Class Destroyer. (Warship Profile No.20).

Profile Publications 1972. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and the operational history of HMS Hesperus which sank 5 U-boats and damaged 2 others during WW2. Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a centrespread plan & side view colour illustration of Hesperus together with smaller colour illustrations showing her various camouflage schemes. £11.50


8830. DICKSON Rear-Admiral K.R.: NAVAL BROADCASTS.

Allen & Unwin. 1946 1st. 91pp. 19 ills. 19x13. VG in worn d/j. . As Chief of Naval Information in WW2, the author made a series of BBC broadcasts about the war at sea. This book contains the transcripts of eight of his war commentaries covering such events as the wartime adventures of the fast minelayer Manxman, the launch of HMS Vanguard, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the Naval wars in the Mediterranean and Pacific, etc. £4.50


3948. DICKSON W.D.: THE BATTLE OF THE PHILIPPINE SEA. June 1944. (Sea Battles in Close-Up).

Ian Allan. 1975 1st. 256pp. 43 ills. Maps/diags. 17x11. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j.The Battle of the Philippine Sea, the greatest carrier battle in history, was the last attempt by the Japanese Navy to fight a wholly conventional battle. In the ensuing action over 390 Japanese carrier aircraft were lost, 31 battleship and cruiser float planes and about 50 land-based bombers. Three Japanese aircraft carriers were also sunk as were two tankers which had accompanied the fleet. American losses amounted to 130 aircraft. The book provides a detailed and accurate study of this major battle. £10.00


21877. DIETRICH--BERRYMAN, Eric, HAMMOND, Charlotte, and WHITE R.E.: PASSPORT NOT REQUIRED. U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941.

Naval Institute Press 2010 1st xix. + 186pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Line new; Near-Mint in d/j £11.50


2711. DIMBLEBY, Ken: TURNS OF FATE. The Drama of HMS Cornwall 1939-42.

Kimber. 1984 1st. 231pp. 26 ills. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. The author paints a vivid picture of his wartime service on the lower deck of HMS Cornwall, describing the cruiser's destruction of the German commerce raider Pinguin, and gives a graphic account of Cornwall's final battle when she was attacked by some fifty Japanese dive-bombers and sunk in the Indian Ocean with the loss of over 230 men. £7.95


8853. DIVINE A.D.: DESTROYER'S WAR. A Million Miles by the Eighth Flotilla.

Murray. 1942 vi. + 166pp. 16 ills. 19x13. Foxing to prelims, otherwise binding & contents VG. . The story of Firedrake & the other 'F' Class destroyers in the first two years of WW2. The Class began with the Home Fleet and took part in the Norwegian campaign, but are probably best known for their service as the original destroyer screen for Force K. £4.95


1828. DIVINE, David: NAVIES IN EXILE.

Murray. 1944. 264pp. 14 ills. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. Tells the wartime story of the navies of Poland, Norway, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Greece and Yugoslavia, up to their respective countries occupation, and their subsequent operational history in exile. £5.95


20390. DIVINE, David.: THE MUTINY AT INVERGORDON.

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 259pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG d/j. . In this account of the mutiny of the Atlantic Fleet at Invergordon in 1931, the author examines the issues involved, the events of the mutiny itself and its aftermath. £4.95


8755. DIVINE, David.: THE MUTINY AT INVERGORDON.

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 259pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-library. VG in VG d/j. . In this account of the mutiny of the Atlantic Fleet at Invergordon in 1931, the author examines the issues involved, the events of the mutiny itself and its aftermath. £3.95


1294. DIXON, Conrad.: SHIPS OF THE VICTORIAN NAVY.

Ashford. 1987 1st. vii. + 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover.This book features some 48 full-colour, full-page reproductions of lithographs by a Portsmouth artist, William Mitchell (1845-1914), who was commissioned by ships' officers to portray their commands. Each superb picture is accompanied by a biography of the vessel concerned. The book comprises illustrations of 18 ironclads, 3 battleships, 3 line of battle ships, 2 cruisers, 4 frigates, 9 corvettes, 3 troopships, and several smaller vessels. £6.95


9060. DOMMETT W.E.: SUBMARINE VESSELS. Including Mines, Torpedoes, Guns, Steering, Propelling, & Navigating Apparatus. And with Notes on Submarine Offensive and Defensive Tactics, & Exploits in the Present War.

Whittaker. 1915. x. + 106pp. 16 plates & 21 illustrations. 18x12. Contents VG in a rather worn pictorial card cover. Describes contemporary submarines and their armament, propelling machinery, and other equipment, and examines their role in wartime operations. £11.50


5059. DORRIAN James.G.: STORMING ST. NAZAIRE

Cooper. 1998 1st. 304pp. 43 ills. 7 maps/diags.24x16. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. . Fine in d/j. The spectacular raid by combined British forces on the French port of St.Nazaire in March 1942, was directed primarily against the large dock and harbour installations. The author has chosen to see this extraordinary exploit not just through the eyes of brasshats and the politicians but through the eyes of the men who took part in it, particularly those whose fate was to carry ou the orders rather than give them. This lends his narrative an immediacy that bare recitation of the facts could not convey. Of course, the book also looks at the planning of the raid and in particular, covers the selection and subsequent conversion of HMS Campbeltown in full detail. The exploits of the little ships and their crews is very well covered £6.95


14749. DOUGLAS, John: H.M.S. GANGES. Tales of the T.R.O.G'.s

Second City Publishers. 1995 1st. vi. + 264pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked cop, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. .Tales of HMS Ganges told in the words of those who passed through this naval training establishment for boys. Chapters include:- We Joined the Navy - The Mast! - Unusual Joining Stories - PTI;'s & Swimming - General Stories - Amusing Stories - Cruel Stories - Good Instructors - Injustices - Longer Stories, etc. £24.00


20954. DOWER, John: JAPAN IN WAR AND PEACE. Essays on History, Race and Culture.

HarperCollins 1993 1st x. + 368pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


20188. DUFFY, Michael: THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Volume VI.

Ashgate/Navy Records Society. 2003 xvi + 464pp. 12 ills. 23x15. . Navy blue cloth binding, gilt titles & motif. An unmarked copylike new - binding and contents Near-Mint. . Coverage includes:- The Bayonne Galleys - The Armada Correspondence in Cotton MSS Otho E VII & E 1X - Edmund Dummer's Account of the General Progress & Advancement of His Mjesty's New Dock & Yard at Plymouth, December 1694 - Letters from Admiral Lord Collingwood 1794-1809 - The Public Order Book of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson, Commander-in-Chief of a Squadron of Ships & Vessels Employed on a Particular Service, July-October, 1801 - The Journal of Louis Parsons, 1882-1901 - The Letters of Captain Francis Starkie Clayton on the Australia Station, 1885-8 - Dudley Pound in the Grand Fleet, 1914-15. - On Royal Duty: HMS Aurora's report of Proceedings, 1945. £12.50


4873. DULL, Paul.S.: A BATTLE HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE NAVY (1941-1945).

Naval Institute Press. 1978 1st.. xvii. + 402pp. 42 maps/charts. 26x19. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Based on hitherto unused Japanese sources, this authoritative and highly detailed study, examines the naval war in the Pacific from the Japanese point of view. It furnishes a wealth of information focusing not only on the celebrated, but also on the lesser known sea battles, which not only fills a void in the history of the Pacific naval war but also corrects previous errors of previous writers. An important work. £19.00


9788. DUNHAM, Roger .C.: SPY SUB. A Top Secret Mission to the Bottom of the Pacific.

Airlife. 1996 1st UK. X. + 222pp. Ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This is an account of a secret mission made by a U.S.Navy nuclear submarine to search for a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine that had disappeared in the depths of the Pacific. The author, who was a crew member of the American nuclear submarine ordered to find it, describes the working-up of his boat, the various drills and trials, life aboard, and the search for the sunken Soviet submarine £5.95


22022. DUNNING, John: HUMBER DIVISION ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE "The Men and Their Ships". 1939-1945

Bishop Burton 1994 1st. 248pp. Illustrated. 21x15. As new. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover £19.00


22015. DYALL, Valentine: A FLOOD OF MUTINY

Hutchinson 1957 1st. 222pp. 20x13. VG+ in VG+ d/j. £6.95


16070. DYKE, David Hart: FOUR WEEKS IN MAY. The Loss of HMS Coventry A Captain's Story.

Atlantic Books. 2007 1st. xxvi. + 272pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j-Fine d/j. £4.95


10021. DYSON, Tony. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: HMS HERMES 1959-1984. A Pictorial History.

Maritime. 1984 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A complete operational history of HMS Hermes, covering her entire career from her entry into service in 1959 to her final days in the Royal Navy in 1984. Illustrated with well over 200 photographs. £8.95


5135. EADON, Stuart: KAMIKAZE. The Story of the British Pacific Fleet.

Crecy 1995 Revised edition. 830pp. Ills. Map. 24x16. Virtually like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. This major work makes full use of the personal experiences of over 220 men representing 60 vessels to provide a comprehensive and detailed account of the war fought by the British Pacific Fleet. £14.00


16014. EBBERT, Jean & HALL, Marie-Beth: CROSSED CURRENTS. Navy Women from WWI to Tailhook.

Brassey's 1992 1st. xx. + 321pp. Illustrated.24x16. An unmarked copy, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


17348. EDDY, Paul., LINKLATER, Magnus., GILLMAN, Peter:: THE FALKLANDS WAR. The Full Story by The SundayTimes Insight Team

Sphere. 1982, . 274pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x14. VG in VG pictorial card cover. £1.50


944. EDWARDS H. Captain RN.: THEIR LAWFUL OCCASIONS.

Percival Marshall. 1956 1st. 275pp. Ills. 22x14. Titles faded, otherwise contebnts VG... In World War One the author served in Drake, Arethusa and Centaur, and saw action with the naval guns in Flanders, before being appointed gunnery officer of the Harwich Destroyer Force. During World War 2, Edwards held various appointments before taking command of HMS Irwell, HQ ship of the ASDIC Trawler Convoy Force. An interesting story. £9.00


1552. EDWARDS K. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: THE NAVY TO-DAY.

Blackie. 1942. 206pp. 27 ills. 22x16. Binding and contents VG. This excellent wartime survey of the Royal Navy describes and illustrates the different types of warships and examines how the Navy is manned and run. £3.95


20993. EDWARDS, Bernard: BEWARE RAIDERS! German Surface Raiders in the Second World War.

Leo Cooper 2001 1st. 216pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. £6.95


14609. EDWARDS, Bernard.: DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. Near-Fine in Near-Mint d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £4.95


3069. EDWARDS, Bernard.: DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £4.95


13908. EDWARDS, Bernard.: DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. Some annotations & highlights to text, o/w G+ in Near-Fine d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £2.95


17259. EDWARDS, Bernard:: ATTACK & SINK. The Battle of the Atlantic. Summer 1941

Cooper 2002 . 225pp. Illustrated. Map. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Sixty-three merchant ships set sail from Nova Scotia at the time when German U-boats were in full cry. The escort one one destroyer and three corvettes was hopelessly outclassed when the battle for SC42 commenced. The battle lasted for 7 days and covered 1,200 miles of ocean. This book describe the battle in great detail, enriched with first-hand accounts of the participants of both sides £5.95


8754. EDWARDS, Kenneth Cmdr RN: SEVEN SAILORS.

Collins. 1945 1st. 255pp. 8 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. . The biographies of the careers and actions of 7 men who made history at sea in WW2. Ramsay, the planner of invasions; Agnew, the leader of Force K; Fraser, who sank the Scharnhorst; Sherbrooke, who won the VC in the Battle of the Barents Sea; Syfret, who held several successful seagoing commands; Troubridge, who commanded forces in the Mediterranean invasions. £7.95


8767. EDWARDS, Kenneth.: THE MUTINY AT INVERGORDON.

Putnam. 1937 1st. xvi. + 425pp. Endpaper maps. 22x15. Spots of foxing to endpapers and edges, otherwise binding & contents VG. The book begins by describing the mutinies in the Royal Navy during the first 30 years of the 20th century, before offering an exhaustive examination of the causes of the Invergordon Mutiny of 1931, followed by a complete and very detailed account of each phase of the mutiny itself, including the Admiralty's subsequent treatment of naval officer's who were involved in the dispute, £5.95


19666. ELLIOTT, Colin: DISCOVERING ARMADA BRITAIN. A Journey in Search of Sites, Relics and Remains which tell the Story of the Defeat of the Spanish Armada 400 years ago.

David & Charles. 1987 1st. 176pp. Illustrated 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimal stamps; Binding & contents VG. £1.50


14668. ELLIOTT, Peter.: AMERICAN DESTROYER ESCORTS OF WORLD WAR 2.

Almark 1974 1st. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x21 No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG pictorial card cover.. The story of the famous 'DEs' in the U.S. Navy, Royal Navy, and Allied service. Over 550 of the 'DEs' were completed of which 78 were transferred to the Royal Navy. The book gives the background of their design, design development, specifications, alterations and additions, British alterations, gun & torpedo armament, A/S equipment, war losses, etc. £5.95


18350. ELLUL, Joseph: 1565 THE GREAT SIEGE OF MALTA

Joseph Ellul, Malta. 1992 1st, 68pp. Illustrated. 21x 26. An unmarked copy, like new' Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


14564. ENDACOTT, Andy.: NAVAL HERITAGE IN THE WEST. Part I.

Privately published. 1986 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 26x20 Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Well over 70 photographs accompanied by informative captions, provide a pictorial record of warships, important events, and life in Plymouth and Devonport between the 1890s and 1920s. £2.95


17327. ENEVER, Ted:: BRITAIN'S BEST KEPT SECRET. Ultra's Base at Bletchley Park

Sutton 1999 3rd Edition, Revised & expanded. . vi. + 106pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. As new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover £2.95


22222. ENGLISH. John: AMAZON TO IVANHOE. British Standard Destroyers of the 1930s.

World Ship Society 1993 144pp. Profusely illustrated. No writing or inscriptions;; Contents Fine in patrially faded, but VG, pictorial card cover. £35.00


20946. ENRIGHT, Joseph F. Captain USN: SHINANO! The Sinking of Japan’s Secret Supership.

St Martin's Press 1987 Xviii. + 250pp. 30 ills. Maps, plans & diagrams. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


12570. ENRIGHT, Joseph F. Captain USN: . SHINANO! The Sinking of Japan’s Secret Supership.

Bodley Head. 1987 1st UK. Xviii. + 250pp. 30 ills. Maps, plans & diagrams. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


1177. EREIRA, Alan: THE INVERGORDON MUTINY.

Routledge. 1981 1st. * . x. + 182pp. Endp map & diagram. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. In Sept 1931 the Government announced its emergency budget, introducing means tests and reducing public sector pay. On arrival at Invergordon the sailors discovered the scale of cuts they were supposed to bear. Their resulting 'strike', co-ordinated from ship to ship, swiftly achieved its objective. This is the first detailed account of the Invergordon mutiny based on the personal testimony of those involved on the lower deck, and it describes how the mutiny was organised both centrally and on individual ships. It also reveals documentary evidence that the Admiralty considered an armed assault on the Fleet £4.95


20171. ESTES, Kenneth W, Lieut-Col US Marine Corps: THE MARINE OFFICER'S GUIDE. Fifth Edition

Naval Institute Press 1985 xv. + 523pp. Illustrated. 23x16. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial hardback cover. £6.95


3849. EVANS A.S.: BENEATH THE WAVES. A History of Submarine Losses 1904-1971.

Kimber. 1986 1st. * 439pp. 105 ills. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Near-Fine. (no d/j). Provides an excellent if grim chronological account of all British submarine losses. half of which relates to World War 2. The final voyage of each submarine is described, causes of loss evaluated and lengthy extracts from survivors and official reports given. Well illustrated. £6.95


195. EVANS, Admiral Sir Edward R.G.R.: SOUTH WITH SCOTT.

Collins. no date (c 1948) xii. + 284pp. 31 photographs by Henry Ponting. Folding map. 22x15. Spots of light foxing to edges, no writing or inscriptions. VG in. G+ d/j. Evans was second-in-command to Scott during his last expedition to the Antarctic and took charge of the undertaking after the death of Scott. £3.95


19346. EVANS, Admiral Sir Edward R.G.R: ADVENTURE, YOUTH AND DUTY.

Frederick Warne. no date 1937. 48pp. Illustrated. 18x12 VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. Adapted fro m the Rectorial Address, Aberdeen University, and the Informal Address to the Matriculated Sudents, Aberdeen University, 3rd March 1937. £2.95


18748. EWART, Evelyn C.: VICTOR ALEXANDER EWART. A Memoir

Privately printed 1921. 87pp. Tissue-guarded Frontis. 19x13. Navy blue cloth binding with gilt titles and panel. Some light foxing otherwise binding & contents VG+. A memoir of Victor Alexander Ewart, a young naval officer, who was lost when his ship HMS Queen Mary was sunk in the Battle of Jutland. £8.95


16552. FABB, John & CASSIN-SCOTT, Jack: UNIFORMS OF TRAFALGAR.

Batsford. 1977 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in VG+ d/j. An illustrated survey of the uniforms worn at Trafalgar, described rank by rank and nation by nation - Britain, France and Spain, from uniforms of admiral in full dress, through each rank in full dress and undress versions, down to ordinary seaman. £5.95


8494. FABB, John & CASSIN-SCOTT, Jack: UNIFORMS OF TRAFALGAR.

Batsford. 1977 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. An illustrated survey of the uniforms worn at Trafalgar, described rank by rank and nation by nation - Britain, France and Spain, from uniforms of admiral in full dress, through each rank in full dress and undress versions, down to ordinary seaman. £4.95


12289. FALK, Stanley.: LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES.

Macdonald. 1971. 160pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs, maps & diagrams. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions. VG in VG pictorial card cover. Includes detailed accounts of all the actions on land and at sea, concerning the liberation of the Philippines. £2.00


22124. FELL W.R. Captain RN.: THE SEA OUR SHIELD.

Corgi 1970 254pp.. Maps & diagrams. Paperback.. No writing or inscriptions; cover s bit rubbed & creased, otherwise contents VG.The war memoirs of an officer who spent the war in Combined Operations and midget submarines. A prime source of information on the development and operation of Royal Navy's human torpedoes and X-Craft. £11.50


18752. FISHER, Richard: WITH THE FRENCH MINESWEEPERS.

Selwyn & Blount 1945 1st. 175pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions:- Black cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding & contents VG+. An RNVR officer who was attached to the French minesweepers as a liaison officer at Cherbourg and then at Brest, describes his experiences during the critical period of May-June 1940. £3.95


10777. FITZSIMONS, Bernard: WARSHIPS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

Purnell - Phoebus. nd (c 1973). 64pp. Prof ills. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. A very well illustrated review of the various types warships which fought in the First World War, together with details of the major ations they fought. £3.75


10778. FITZSIMONS, Bernard: WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Purnell - Phoebus. 1973 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A very well illustrated review of the warships of World War, together with details of some of the major actions they fought. £5.95


17112. FITZSIMONS, Bernard:: WARSHIPS & SEA BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I.

Phoebus. 1973, . 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in torn d/j. A very well illustrated review of the various types warships which fought in the First World War, together with details of the major actions they fought. £5.95


11175. FLANNERY, Tim. ( Editor).: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN NICOL, MARINER. 1776-1801.

Canongate. 2000. 198pp. Frontis. Map. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions. - Fine in vg+ pictorial card cover. First published in 1822, this account by John Nicol offers a first-hand account of the life of a seaman during the 18th century, who served with the Royal Navy and Merchant Service. Nicol was on the first ship to Hawaii after the murder of Cook, visited China in 1790, served in the Lady Juliana which took a cargo of female convicts to Australia, and was present at the battle of Cape St. Vincent. £3.95


17782. FLEMING, Pat: D-DAY. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NORMANDY LANDINGS. The Official Guide to Anniversary Events.

Southern Newspapers December 1, 1993 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £6.95


21314. FLEMING. Peter.: OPERATION SEALION

Pan. 2003 333pp. Illustrated. 20x13. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Originally published under the title "Invasion 1940", this book provides a detailed account of the proposed German invasion of Britain in 1940, and the British counter-measures. Also gives the reasons for British naval dispositions. £2.95


2123. FORESTER C.S.: HUNTING THE BISMARCK.

Michael Joseph 1959 1st. 110pp. Maps.22x14. A superb First Edition hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions; copy: Fine in Near-Mint d/j. Describes the sinking of HMS Hood and the subsequent, hunt, chase and sinking of the Bismarck. £7.50


3098. FORRESTER, Larry: THE BATTLE OF THE APRIL STORM.

World Books. 1970 222pp. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. A dramatised account of the last gallant action of HMS Glowworm. Though alone, outgunned, and crippled by German surface ships, the destroyer rammed the heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper before she was finally sunk. As a result of this action, and possibly for the only time in the history of the Royal Navy, the award of a posthumous Victoria Cross to her captain, Lieut-Cdr Gerard Roope RN, was based on the recommendations of an enemy commander £3.95


5644. FORSTMEIER, Friedrich: SMS EMDEN. Small Protected Cruiser 1906-1914. (Warship Profile 25).

Profile Productions; October 1972. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy, almost like new:: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and operational history of this famous German light cruiser. Profusely illustrated with photographs and a double-page plan & side view centrespread illustration of the ship in colour. £9.00


7218. FRACCAROLI, Aldo: ITALIAN WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1978. 204pp. Prof ills.18x13. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. . This comprehensive book offers a wealth of information on all vessels of the Italian Navy in WW2. Each class or type of vessel has a short introduction which includes the development of its design, building, wartime record, armament changes, etc. Specifications for each class includes displacement, dimensions, machinery, protection, armament and complement. Information for each class member includes name of builder, launch date, and fate. £16.50


12794. FRACCAROLI, Aldo: RN ZARA / Heavy Cruiser 1929-1941. (Warship Profile No.17).

Profile Publications 1972. 25pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Near- Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of the Italian cruiser Zara which was sunk by in the Battle of Matapan. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour. £3.95


22213. FRACCAROLI, Aldo: RN ZARA / Heavy Cruiser 1929-1941. (Warship Profile No.17).

Profile Publications 1972. 25pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of the Italian cruiser Zara which was sunk by in the Battle of Matapan. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour. £5.50


5373. FRANK, Benis,M.: OKINAWA. Touchstone to Victory.

Macdonald. 1970. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. an unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Ab account of the American amphibious assault on the island of Okinawa, and its eventual capture. £2.00


10452. FRANKLIN A. & G.: ONE YEAR OF LIFE. The Story of HMS Prince of Wales.

Blackwood. 1944 1st. 93pp. 8 ills. Map. No writing or inscriptions; VG. . One of the junior officers of Prince of Wales, assisted by his father, gives a personal account of the short life of this ill-starred battleship. £8.50


1405. FRANKS, H George: THE NAVY'S HERE.

Hutchinson. 1941 1st. 320pp. 16 ills. 22x14. Covers slightly faded, o/w VG. A historical review of Britain's sea power together with an account of the Royal Navy in World War 2. £2.95


21588. FRANKS, Norman: DARK SKY, DEEP WATER. First-Hand Reflections on the Anti-U-Boat War in WWII.

Grub St. 1999. * iv. + 218pp. 95 ills. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The conflict between aircraft and U-boat in WW2 was a desperate one, fought nowhere near as fiercely as over the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. Packed with first hand accounts from both sides, this book vividly describes the battles fought between Allied airmen and German or Italian submarines during the war. Well illustrated. £4.95


8800. FRANZEN Anders: THE WARSHIP VASA. Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Sweden.

Norstedt & Bonnier. Nd (c1962). Fourth Edition, enlarged & revised. 84pp. Prof ills. 28x21. Near-Fine in VG d/j. This large-format and profusely illustrated book tells the historical background to the disaster of the warship Vasa which sank in Stockholm harbour in 1628, before recounting the attempts at salvage during the 17th century, the rediscovery of the wreck, and the ultimately successful salvage operations which began in the late 1950s. £3.95


19687. FRANZEN Anders: THE WARSHIP VASA. Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Sweden.

Norstedt & Bonnier. Nd (c1960). Second Edition, enlarged & revised. 84pp. Prof ills. 28x21. Fine in VG+ d/j. This large-format and profusely illustrated book tells the historical background to the disaster of the warship Vasa which sank in Stockholm harbour in 1628, before recounting the attempts at salvage during the 17th century, the rediscovery of the wreck, and the ultimately successful salvage operations which began in the late 1950s. £4.95


7888. FRASER, Edward.: THE ‘LONDONS’ OF THE BRITISH FLEET.

Lane. 1908 1st. Xiv. + 455pp. 8 illustrations in colour & 18 in black & white. 19x13. Bound in greenl cloth with gilt titles, & red/white/gilt coat of arms. ; Spine sun faded (titles dull), titles on front board bright.. Odd spots of foxing otherwise contents VG. Traces the careers and battle history of all warships named London that served in the British Fleet from the first to hold the name completed in 1657 to the battleship London first commissioned in 1902. £4.95


9009. FRERE-COOK, Gervaise MACKSEY, Kenneth: THE GUINNESS HISTORY OF SEA WARFARE.

Guinness. nd (1975). 245pp. Prof ills. Endp diagrams. 24x19. Lacks title page, otherwise VG in VG d/j. . A useful and informative compendium of information of naval history offering in chronological order not only the details and the outcome of naval campaigns and battles, but also describing the naval inventions, technology, and weapons of each age. Profusely illustrated. £3.85


11137. FREWEN, Oswald.: SAILOR'S SOLILOQUY

Hutchinson. 1961 1st. 260pp. Ills. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. Frewen joined Eton in 1900, moved to Britannia at Dartmouth in 1903, and joined his first ship HMS Hannibal in 1904. These memoirs, written from his diaries takes his naval career up to 1910. Frewen was something of a rebel in the navy, and there is enough spice in his comments on service life to suggest that he could be something of a thorn in the flesh of their Lordships. It would seem that he backed the wrong horse in the Fisher - Beresford quarrel, which may have some bearing on his early retirement in 1919, from a navy which, basically he loved. £5.95


18559. FREWEN, Oswald.: SAILOR'S SOLILOQUY

Hutchinson. 1961 1st. 260pp. Ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions.- Fine in VG d/j. Frewen joined Eton in 1900, moved to Britannia at Dartmouth in 1903, and joined his first ship HMS Hannibal in 1904. These memoirs, written from his diaries takes his naval career up to 1910. Frewen was something of a rebel in the navy, and there is enough spice in his comments on service life to suggest that he could be something of a thorn in the flesh of their Lordships. It would seem that he backed the wrong horse in the Fisher - Beresford quarrel, which may have some bearing on his early retirement in 1919, from a navy which, basically he loved. £6.95


5541. FRIEDMAN, Norman: BATTLESHIP DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT 1905-1945.

Conway. 1978 1st. * 176pp. Prof ills. 26x21. No writing or inscriptions;: Fine in VG d/j. An authoritative guide to the design process, the factors which governed the development of capital ships, & the reasons why battleships were built in a particular way. In chapters on the Hull and Seagoing Performance, Armour, Armament, & Machinery, the author outlines the essential compromises & conflicting requirements facing battleship designers. All examples quoted are drawn from real ships, & in passing the author reveals many little-known facts about the world's battleships. Contains over 250 photographs, plans & diagrams - & complete accurate data on all significant battleship classes. £29.00


16356. FRIEDMAN, Norman: MODERN WARSHIP. Design and Development.

Conway Maritime 1979 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. £5.95


15816. FRIEDMAN, Norman: MODERN WARSHIP. Design and Development.

Conway Maritime 1979 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


20742. FROST, Wesley: GERMAN SUBMARINE WARFARE. A Study of its Methods and Spirit. Including THE CRIME OF THE "LUSITANIA". A Record of Observations and Evidence.

Appleton 1918 1st. xv. + 243pp. 8 illustrations. 19x13. Hardback edition.Green cloth binding slightly rubbed, contents VG. £7.95


11976. FROUDE, James Anthony..: ENGLISH SEAMEN IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

Longmans Green. 1897. 309pp. 19x14. Spine slightly faded (titles bright), otherwise contents VG. . The nine chapters are headed:- The Sea Cradle of the Reformation: John Hawkins & the African Slave Trade: Sir John Hawkins & Philip The Second : Drake's Voyage Round the World: Parties in the State: The Great Expedition to the West Indies: Attack on Cadiz: Sailing of the Armada: Defeat of the Armada. £3.95


21414. FURBRINGER, Werner. (Translated by Geoffrey Brooke).: FIPS. Legendary U-Boat Commander 1915-1918.

Cooper. 1999 1st. x. + 146pp. 16 ills. Map. 24x16. Well-above average ex-library, with minimal stamps. VG in Fine d/j. This remarkable book, first published in Germany in the 1930s, and now translated into English, recounts the wartime exploits of Werner (Fips) Furbringer who was born in 1888 & lived to the age of 94. He served throughout the Great War in the U-Boat arm of the Imperial german Navy, first as watchkeeping officer aboard U-20, before being given his first command in April 1915. He continued to operate out of Bruges U-Boat Base until his command was sunk and he was taken prisoner in July 1918. £2.95


16360. GABLER, Ulrich: U-BOOTBAU

Whr & Wissen 1978 140pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x22. VG in VG d/j. German text. Studies the technical aspects of submarine construction and operation. £6.95


3196. GALANTIN I.J. Admiral USN.: TAKE HER DEEP! A Submarine against Japan in World War II.

Unwin. 1988 1st UK . * . 262pp. 39 ills. Endp maps. 24x16. An Unmarked copy; Fine in G+ d/j. The commander of the USS Halibut gives a graphic account of her wartime career, in which she was subjected to a prolonged depth-charge attack of such appalling ferocity, that although she managed to survive, it was her last mission, being damaged to severely that she was sent home for good £7.95


21968. GALLERY Daniel V. Rear-Admiral USN.: WE CAPTURED A U-BOAT.

Popular Book Club. nd (c 1958). 245pp. 9 ills. Map. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. Gallery commanded an American Task Force, an anti-submarine group. Off the coast of Africa they attacked and captured U-505 commanded by Harald Lange, which they towed 1,700 miles back to the USA. The prize was of inestimable valur to the Allies yielding among other things, the secret radio code used by the Germans in dircting their U-boat operations. Although mainly concerned with the capture of the U-505, the book also gives a detailed account of the U-boat's wartime history, from its first patrol to its eventual capture. The U-505 is an exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science. £3.95


14696. GALLERY Daniel V. Rear-Admiral USN.: WE CAPTURED A U-BOAT.

Popular Book Club. nd (c 1958). 245pp. 9 ills. Map. 19x13. Contents tanned, otherwise VG in VG d/j. Gallery commanded an American Task Force, an anti-submarine group. Off the coast of Africa they attacked and captured U-505 commanded by Harald Lange, which they towed 1,700 miles back to the USA. The prize was of inestimable valur to the Allies yielding among other things, the secret radio code used by the Germans in dircting their U-boat operations. Although mainly concerned with the capture of the U-505, the book also gives a detailed account of the U-boat's wartime history, from its first patrol to its eventual capture. The U-505 is an exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science. £2.95


20406. GANNON, Michael: BLACK MAY. The Epic Story of the Allied Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1943.

HarperCollins 1998 1st . xxviii. + 492pp. 43 ills. 24 x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition This book tells the story of the month May 1943, when the Allies finally and decisively gained the upper hand in the Battle of the Atlantic. In the course of that month the Allies sank 41 U-boats and damaged another 37 and Admiral Doenitz was forced to withdraw the surviving boats from the fray. It describes the hundreds of separate engagements that took place in the course of the month in vivid detail, drawing on archive records as well as personal recollections from both sides. £7.95


12607. GANNON, Michael: OPERATION DRUMBEAT.

Harper & Row 1990 1st. . Xxii. + 490pp. 3 maps. Endpaper maps. Diagrams. 34 ills. 24x16 Hardback edition. Above -average ex-library, clean & bright' title page pasted to endpaper; no visible stamps. VG in VG+ d/j. ‘Operation Drumbeat’ was the code for the first German submarine assault against the United States in WW2. The book focuses on U-123, the first successful submarine in the assault force, and on her commander, Reignhard Hardegan, who sank 19 ships on two American patrols. Also covered are the other ‘Drumbeat’ U-boats, two of which operated in Canadian waters in the first 6 months of 1942. The U-boats sank nearly 400 ships in Navy protected waters off the American East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean, at the cost of only six U-boats sunk. 7 £4.95


20167. GANNON, Michael: OPERATION DRUMBEAT.

Harper Perennial 1991 . Xxii. + 490pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. An account of Germany's little known U-boat campaign against merchant shipping along the North American Atlantic coast during the first six months of 1942. It also documents the failure of the US Navy to meet the German attack. 'Operation Drumbeat' was the code for the first German submarine assault against the United States in WW2. The book focuses on U-123, the first successful submarine in the assault force, and on her commander, Reinhard Hardegan, who sank 19 ships on two American patrols. Also covered are the other 'Drumbeat' U-boats, two of which operated in Canadian waters in the first 6 months of 1942. The U-boats sank nearly 400 ships in Navy protected waters off the American East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean, at the cost of only six U-boats sunk. 7 £3.95


19678. GARDINER, Juliet: D-DAY. Those Who Were There.

Collins & Brown 1994 1st. 191pp. Illustrated. Map. 25x18. An unmarked copy., like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


442. GARDINER, Robert: FLEET BATTLE AND BLOCKADE. The French Revolutionary War 1793-1797.

Naval Institute 1996 1st 192pp. Prof ills. 30x25. As new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Describes in vivid detail the naval encounters fought by the British during the French Revolutionary War from the outbreak of hostilities through to the mutinies and the battle of Camperdown in 1797. It examines the combatants from the officer corps to below deck, and technical innovations such as fireships to explain why Britain continued to develop into such a formidable naval power. Illustrated with a wonderful collection of around 300 prints, drawings and models, the book offers a balanced view of naval naval warfare worked during the Revolutionary period and the reasons for Britain's success £14.00


11376. GARDINER, Robert: NELSON AGAINST NAPOLEON. From the Nile to Copenhagen, 1798 - 1801.

Caxton 2001 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. The period covered in this volume saw the frustration of Napoleon's destiny before Acre, and which included two of N elson's greatest victories, the Nile and Copenhagen. Very well illustrated. £10.00


11375. GARDINER, Robert: THE CAMPAIGN OF TRAFALGAR 1803 - 1805.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Charts all the major naval events of 1803 -1805. Profusely illustrated. £8.95


11537. GARDINER, Robert (Editor).: THE NAVAL WAR OF 1812.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x25. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This volume, with the emphasis on eye-witness and contemporary material, provides an authoritative account of the Naval War of 1812. Illustrated with around 300 images, mostly contemporary. £7.95


11001. GARDINER, Robert.: THE FIRST FRIGATES. Nine-Pounder and Twelve-Pounder Frigates, 1748-1815.

Conway. 1992 1st. 126pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and with draughts. 27x27 Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. The evolution of the frigate is described in detail, as follows: Part I is a design history, looking at all the characteristics of each class and the influences on them. It covers the 28-gun ships and those 32-gun and 36-gun Fifth Rates armed with 12pdr guns. Part II deals with the general aspects of the ships, including general arrangements & fittings, appearance & modifications, armament, masting and rigging, performance under sail, etc, etc. £56.00


15363. GARNERAY L. Translated by Roland Wilson.: SEAMAN GARNERAY. Voyages, Adventures et Combats.

Argyll 2003 1st. 285pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. £5.95


9523. GARRETT, Richard: SCHARNHORST & GNEISENAU. The Elusive Sisters.

David & Charles. 1978 1st. 175pp. Prof ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. A full account of the wartime careers of the two German battlecruisers which sank the carrier Glorious off Norway, and in a running battle, ran the gauntlet of the English Channel from Brest to Kiel. Scharnhorst was finally sunk off North Cape on 26 Dec 1943; Gneisenau ended her days as a blockship in Gdynia harbour. £7.95


2963. GAY, Franco. & GAY, Valerio.: THE CRUISER BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1987 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new; Mint in d/j. Arguably the fastest cruiser ever built, with a trial speed of nearly 40 knots, the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni was sunk in the Mediterranean in a famous duel with the Australian cruiser Sydney in 1940. This volume features a full description of the ships and her weapons, followed by a pictorial section containing over 20 photographs and 300 drawings, with descriptive keys, of ebvery detail of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, armament, rig, fire control, fittings, boats and aircraft £17.50


22261. GEARY, Stanley. Lieut. RNVR,: H.M.S HOOD.

Rolls House. for Robert Ross & Co.1942. 38pp. Prof ills. 22x14. VG in in G+ pictorial paper cover. A brief, fully illustrated history and tribute to the officers and men of the Hood, in aid of the RNVR and RND Associations War Comforts Fund. With 17 exterior & interior photographs of the Hood. £6.95


9423. GEARY, Stanley. Lieut. RNVR,: H.M.S HOOD.

Rolls House. for Robert Ross & Co.1942. 38pp. Prof ills. 22x14. VG in s marked & creased pictorial paper cover. A brief, fully illustrated history and tribute to the officers and men of the Hood, in aid of the RNVR and RND Associations War Comforts Fund. With 17 exterior & interior photographs of the Hood. £5.95


21664. GELB, Norman: DESPERATE VENTURE. The Story of Operation Torch. The Allied Invasion of North Africa

Hodder & Stoughton 1992 1st. 366pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


16960. GEORGE, James L.:: HISTORY OF WARSHIPS: From Ancient Times to the Twenty-First Century

Constable 1999 1st.. Constable 1999 1st.. xvi. + 353pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy Maroon cloth gilt binding and contents Fine. (no dustjacket). £5.95


9787. GIBBONS, Tony (General Editor).: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHIPS. Over 1500 Military and Civilian Ships from 5000BC to the Present Day.

Amber 2001 1st. 544pp. Prof ills. 29x23. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Covers the history of each of the 1,500 ships, with details of battles fought and the significance of its design and construction. Lavishly illustrated with colour and black-and-white photographs, colour artworks, and cutaway views of ships. £9.95


22111. GIBSON, John Frederick: DARK SEAS ABOVE. H.M. Submarine Taurus.

Tempus 2000 159pp 23x15. Illustrated. An unmarked copy\:- Fine in pictorial card cover. . War memoirs of a young submariner who served mainly in the Mediterranean and Far East, between 1942 -1945. £7.50


3532. GIBSON, Sir David..: BATTLE IN THE IRISH SEA. The Life and Death of HMS Manners.

Maritime. 1993 1st. 110pp. Ills. Maps. 21x15. As new. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Tells the story of the Escort Destroyer HMS Manners, from her launch and commissioning in late 1943 until she was torpedoed by U-1051 off Holyhead in January 1945. £7.95


22076. GIBSON. Owen: "FULL AHEAD".

Calvert Publishing. 95pp. 18x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in G pictorial paper cover. ( Cover price 2/6) £3.95


21988. GIEVE, David W.: GIEVES & HAWKES 1785-1985. The Story of a Tradition

Gieves & Hawkes Ltd 1985 1st. 122pp. Profusely illustrated. All edges gilt. 25x17. Bound in black cloth with gilt titles. Like new; Binding & contents Mint. (not issued with d/j). Includes Gieves & Hawkes 'With Compliments' slip. £14.00


19101. GIEVE, James: THE ROYAL NAVY AS A PROFESSION and Notes for the Guidance of a Young Officer in the Early Days of His First Appointment.

Gieve, Matthews & Seagrove.. no date c 1920/30s 58pp. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine grey stiff boards. With separate 'With Compliments' slip from James Gieve. £3.95


15052. GILBERT K.R.: THE PORTSMOUTH BLOCKMAKING MACHINERY. A Pioneering Enterprise in Mass Production.

Science Museum/HMSO 1965. 40pp. 37 illustrations. 23x18. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £5.50


17014. GILLETT, Ross & JEFFERY, Vic:: THE ROYAL NAVY IN AUSTRALIA 1900-2000

Maritime 2002 1st. Maritime 2002 1st.. 128pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 21x28. Fine in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


8894. GOODHART, Philip: FIFTY SHIPS THAT SAVED THE WORLD. The Foundation of the Anglo-American Alliance.

Heinemann. 1965 xi. +267pp. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG. Examines the background of the negotiations to the Lend-Lease agreement, which brought fifty American destroyers to join the Royal and Canadian Navies as the Town class. The book also looks atf the problems encountered by the Navy with these destroyers, describes their modifications, before highlighting important events in their wartime careers. £8.95


312. GOODMAN S.V. & TEAGUE D.C.: THE MARITIME FORCES OF NATO 1973-1983. Volume I.

Baron Jay. 1983 1st. vii. + 197pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This comprehensive book lists more than 700 ships in some 126 classes and covers the major vessels of the Nato naval forces (1973-1983), providing completion dates, displacement, dimensions, armament, electronics, sonar, machinery, speed, range, and crew, etc, of each class or ship. Profusely illustrated. ¦7.00 £3.55


3794. GOODMAN, Sydney: FIGHTING MERCHANTMAN. British Merchant Shipping at War from World War One to the Falklands.

Halsgrove. 2001 1st. 159pp. Prof ills. 30x21. As new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Around 170 merchant ships are illustrated in this book, several of which have been depicted with two photographs. Of the 250 photographs appearing in this book, few have ever before been published. They have been selected to provide a wide range of vessel type, from wooden-hulled yacht to large tankers, and many are shown in their wartime guise; ie, as hospital ships, in camouflage, in grey paint, as minesweepers, landing ships, RFA's etc, etc. £9.95


22133. GOODMAN, Sydney: FIGHTING MERCHANTMAN. British Merchant Shipping at War from World War One to the Falklands.

Halsgrove. 2001 1st. 159pp. Prof ills. 30x21. Almost like new: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Around 170 merchant ships are illustrated in this book, several of which have been depicted with two photographs. Of the 250 photographs appearing in this book, few have ever before been published. They have been selected to provide a wide range of vessel type, from wooden-hulled yacht to large tankers, and many are shown in their wartime guise; ie, as hospital ships, in camouflage, in grey paint, as minesweepers, landing ships, RFA's etc, etc. £8.95


22139. GOODWIN , Norman & BUSH, Steve: CASTLE CLASS CORVETTES. An Account of the service of the Ships and of their Ships' Companies.

Maritime 2007 1st. ix. + 530pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 25x19, Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £32.50


14778. GORDON, Ed.: PEPPERPOT ! The Penelope in World War Two.

Robert Hale. 1985 1st. 222pp. 31 illustrations. 2 maps. 22x14. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Fine; Spine of dustjacket faded (titles bright), but VG. The wartime history of HMS Penelope. A good biography of a hard worked cruiser which saw service in Norway, where she was damaged and in the Mediterranean, where she won many battle honours, notably while serving with Force K. £28.00


3359. GOSS J.W.: BRITISH WARSHIPS 1975.

Marinart. 1975 1st. 88pp. Prof ills. 15x10. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated and informative pocket-book gives details of every British warship in service at date, together with brief descriptions of the various classes. £1.00


12389. GOSS J.W.: NATO NAVIES (Part One). Third Series

Marinart. 1977 1st. 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x10. Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Gives details of the ships belonging to the navies of West Germany, Holland and Denmark, which collectively formed NATO's Baltic Fleet, Well illustrated. £1.50


945. GOSS, James.: PORTSMOUTH-BUILT WARSHIPS 1497-1967.

Mason. 1984 1st. 113pp. Prof ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy, virtually as new; Near-Mint in Fine pictorial card cover. Every warship built in Portsmouth between 1497-1967 is listed in chronological order described together with its history. Information (if known) for each vessel covers - type, armament, tonnage, dimensions, launch date; a brief career history and fate. £8.95


15676. GRAHAM, Gerald S.: THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE WAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.

National Maritime Museum/HMSO. 1976 24pp. Illustrated. 2 Maps. 20x21. An unmarked copy:-Fine in pictorial card cover. A well-illustrated concise history £1.50


14825. GRAHAM, Winston: THE SPANISH ARMADAS.

Collins 1972 1st. 288pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. VG+ in G+ d/j. £6.95


11708. GRAINGER, John D.: THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE RIVER PLATE 1806-1807. (Publications of The Navy Records Society. Vol. 135)

Scolar Press/Navy Records Society. 1996. xiv. + 384pp.Maps. 23x15. Virtually as new:- Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles Binding and contents Near-Mint. Divided into four parts:- 'Commodore' Sir Home Popham : Reactions and Plans in Britain : Rear-Admiral Charles Stirling : Rear-Admiral Sir George Murray. £16.50


443. GRAVES C.: LIFE-LINE.

Heinemann. 1941 1st vi. + 238pp. 16 ills. 19x13. Titles a bit faded otherwise contents binding & contents G+. A war reporter describes various events of the war at sea gathered from his own personal observations in convoy escorts & destroyers, North Sea convoys, Channel convoys, and in the North Western Approaches. He also describes life on board corvettes, submarines & destroyers, and various actions concerning MTBs and trawlers. £2.95


20260. GRAY, Colin S. & BARNETT, Roger W.. (Editors): SEA POWER AND STRATEGY

Tri-Service Press 1989 xiv. + 396pp. 24x16. Parts of the text have been neatly highlighted / underlined, otherwise contents G in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


3118. GRAY, Edwyn: CAPTAIN'S OF WAR.

Cooper. 1988. x. + 275pp. 17 ills. 24x16. Ex-library with minimal stamps. G+ in G+ d/j. Describes the wartime exploits of 17 submarine commanders, British - German - American - Japanese - Polish - Italian, who found death or glory - sometimes both - beneath the sea. £2.95


19722. GRAY, Edwyn: CAPTAIN'S OF WAR.

Cooper. 1988. x. + 275pp. 17 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Describes the wartime exploits of 17 submarine commanders, British - German - American - Japanese - Polish - Italian, who found death or glory - sometimes both - beneath the sea. £4.95


3848. GRAY, Edwyn: FEW SURVIVED. A Comprehensive Survey of Submarine Accidents and Disasters.

Cooper. 1986 1st. * 260pp. 31 ills. 24x16. Ex-library, minimal stamps, ; G+ in permanently affixed d/j. j.Describes every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the mid-1980s. It is, however, very far from being a list of what sunk where, when and why, for the author examines most of the important sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing the attempts made at rescuing the crew of the vessel. Appendices include the most complete and accurate list of submarine disasters ever printed, updated to June 1985 £3.50


13021. GRAY, Edwyn A.: THE U-BOAT WAR 1914-1918.

Leo Cooper 1994. 280pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Almost like new; Fine in Fine d/j. A detailed and comprehensive account of the activities of German submarines during the First World War. £9.50


10907. GRAY, Randalt (Editorial Director).: CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1906-1921.

Conway. 1985 1st. 439pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent First Edition copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This volume lists all significant warships built between 1906-1921. It is organised by country, ship type and class, with design histories and career summaries, plus extensive tabular data. The countries are introduced by background articles covering important political and technical developments. The class lists are illustrated with over 1,000 photographs and drawings. A superlative book and an important source of reference. . Standard postage rate for UK delivery, but extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £89.00


18560. GREENWOOD, Sydney.: STOKER GREENWOOD'S NAVY.

Midas 1983 1st. 186pp. Illustrated. 22x14. First Edition hardback copy:- VG+ in VG+ d/j. Presentation copy to the crew of HMS Illustrious, signed by author. Describes the naval career of a regular from the 1930s to the 1950s. Greenwood served on Hero in the Med and S Atlantic, briefly on Fiji while she was working up, on L'Incomprise in Portsmouth and Campbeltown. In late 1942 he went to the USA to join Ilex which was refitting there. She moved to the Med in 1943 & when she paid off at Malta in 1944, Greenwood next joined Paladin at Colombo & served in her until the rest of the war. £4.95


22219. GREGER, Rene: THE RUSSIAN FLEET 1914-1917.

Ian Allan. 1972 1st. 176pp. Prof ills. 26x21. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions.- Fine in VG d/j. This authoritative and detailed study of the ships and the activities of the Russian Navy in World War 1, examines the development of the Russian fleet, and gives a chronological account of the sea war in the Baltic and Black Sea, and a war summary of the Arctic Flotilla. Russian Fleet-lists and tables: Lists of Russian, German, Turkish and Bulgarian warship losses. Profusely illustrated with over 200 photographs, including several rare pictures of the Russian fleet in action. £12.50


1919. GREGOR, Hugh: FIGHTING SHIPS IN BRITAIN. History Picture Topics

Macmillan. Education1972 1st. 40pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x25. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.00


6844. GREGORY, Barry.: AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS.

Blandford. 1988 1st. 209pp. Prof ills. 24x19. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Illustrated with over 200 informatively captioned photographs, the major part of this book covers all the major amphibious operations of the Second War. The Korean and Vietnam wars, and the Falklands campaign is also covered. With many excellent photographs of landing craft in action £4.50


14162. GRITTEN, John: FULL CIRCLE. Log of the Navy's No. 1 Conscript

Cualann Press 2003 1st. 319pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


18905. GROCOTT, Terence.: SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.

Chatham. 1997 1st. * xvi. + 430pp. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in Fine d/j. This book chronicles the shipping disasters during the last great war in the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some 1,500 ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations. The reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familier - and in all their inconsequential detail. Index of ships. £5.95


8291. GROCOTT, Terence.: SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.

Chatham. 1997 1st. * xvi. + 430pp. As new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book chronicles the shipping disasters during the last great war in the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some 1,500 ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations. The reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familier - and in all their inconsequential detail. Index of ships. £7.95


834. GROVE, Eric: BIG FLEET ACTIONS - TSUSHIMA - JUTLAND - PHILLIPINE SEA.

Brockhampton. 1998. 160pp. 57 ills. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A detailed study and analysis of three crucial naval actions. £3.95


16179. GROVE, Eric: SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: WORLD WAR 2. Volume Two

Ian Allan. 1993 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Taking the original series of Sea Battles in Close-Up - published in the 1970s - as its starting point, this volume analyses some of the most important battles of WW2 and re-evaluates them in the light of new material that has emerged since first publication. Divided into ten sections, the book devotes an individual chapter to the following actions and campaigns: t Narvik - Crete, Malta Striking Forces, Java Sea, Sirte, Attack at Source - Tirpitz, Operation 'Neptune', The Phlippine Sea, & Leyte Gulf. Illustrated with numerous photographs and maps. £6.95


14680. GROVE, Eric (Editor): THE BATTLE AND THE BREEZE. The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore.

Royal Naval Museum/Sutton 1997 1st. iv + 282pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy,, like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


10950. GROVE, Eric J.: NATO MAJOR WARSHIPS - EUROPE.

Tri-service. 1990 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 13x18. An unmarked copy, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial laminated boards. Describes the major warships belonging to the European signatories of NATO. As well as offering details of the ships the book is profusely illustrated with a photograph and a silhouette of each class. £2.95


13811. GROVE, Eric J.: NATO MAJOR WARSHIPS - USA & CANADA

Tri-service. 1990 1st. 132pp. Prof ills. 13x18. An unmarked copy, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial laminated boards. Describes the major warships belonging to the European signatories of NATO. As well as offering details of the ships the book is profusely illustrated with a photograph and a silhouette of each class. £3.00


4813. GROVE, Eric.: FLEET TO FLEET ENCOUNTERS. Tsushima - Jutland - Philippine Sea.

Arms & Armour. 1991 1st. 160pp. 57 ills. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardfback edition. This detailed study and analysis of three major naval actions, not only offers certain important strategic lessons, but serve to illuminate the altered technological contexts. Each one represents a qualitatively different stage in naval dvelopment. £3.95


5333. GRUPPE H.E.: THE FRIGATES.

Time-Life. 1990. 176pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 28x24 . Attractively bound. Fine in pictorial hardback cvr. True fighting ships in the sailing ship era, lightly built and heavily armed, for every young officer, command of a Frigate was the essential first step towards fame and admiral's rank. This beautifully illustrated book describes not only the frigates which served in the Royal Navy, and in the navies of France and America during the 18th and 19th centuries, but also provides vivid accounts of the actions they fought £7.50


19619. GUNS, Q.F.C., and PHYL THEELUKER: MIDDLE WATCH MUSINGS.

Simpkin, Marshall. no date (c 1910) appears 1st edition 216pp. Illustrated. Advertisements. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions; pictorial cloth binding patchily faded, otherwise contents.Near-Fine £3.95


6765. GUTTERIDGE L. & SMITH J.D.: THE COMMODORES. The Drama of the Navy Under Sail.

Davies. 1970 1st UK. * ix. + 340pp. 35 ills. Endp maps. Fine in VG d/j. Describes the fighting exploits of the 65 years' life of the American Navy under sail. During this period the Navy fought actions with the Barbary pirates, battles between American, French and British vessels: the furious battles between American and British frigates in the War of 1812. £4.95


99. GUTTMAN, Jon: DEFIANCE AT SEA.

rms & Armour. 1995 1st. * 192pp. 32 ills. 24x16. Hardback; No writing or inscriptions: Very Good + in Very Good d/j. Describes fourteen sea battles which were fought in the face of daunting odds. Describes the heroic fight of Grenville's Revenge at Flores; Nelson at Cape St Vincent; SMS Emden; HM Submarine B11: World War 2 actions include the epic fights of the SS Stephen Hopkins and HMS Bengal; Badoeng Strait; The Battles of Tassafaronga and Samar; Admiral Scheer, etc. £4.00


17615. GUTTRIDGE, Leonard F.: MUTINY - A History of Naval Insurrection.

Ian Allan. 1992 1st. 318pp. Ills. 24x16. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. The author examines the famous and the not -so-famous naval mutinies from the 18th century until the 1970s, including the Nore and Spithead mutinies; mutinies on the Bounty, Hermione, Somers, Potemkin, Vance, Constellation. Friedrich der Grosse; Invergordon, Port Chicago, and many other mutinies are described. £4.95


9688. GWYN, Julian.: THE ROYAL NAVY AND NORTH AMERICA: The Warren Papers, 1736 - 1752.

The Navy Records Society. 1973 xliv + 463pp. Frontis. 24x16. Bound in dark blue cloth, gilt. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. Binding and contents, Fine. £12.50


3640. HACKNEY, Noel C.L.: HMS VICTORY. Classic Ships No 1. Their History and How to Model Them.

Stephens. 1970 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions. : Fine in Near-Fine pictorial hardback cover. A detailed technical description and a full career history of the ship, is followed by a meticulously documented and profusely illustrated account of how to make a model of this famous ship. £19.00


3852. HAINES, Gregory.: DESTROYERS AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1982 1st.. 128pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book describes what it was like to captain, crew and fight in destroyers - on the bridge and below deck during World War 2. It describes in words and photographs many of the destroyer engagements of the war, from the major actions to less well known incidents. The book also charts the origins of the destroyer in the Royal Navy, and the evolution of the destroyer classes from the 'V' & 'W's classes, 'Hunts'. 'Tribals' and others. Also, there are lists of each RN destroyer class that fought in the war, with details of each class, together with the launch date and the fate of each member. Illustrated with more than 180 photographs. £8.95


8545. HAINES, Gregory.: DESTROYERS AT WAR.

BCA. nd (c 1982) 128pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in Fine d/j. This book describes what it was like to captain, crew and fight in destroyers - on the bridge and below deck during World War 2. It describes in words and photographs many of the destroyer engagements of the war, from the major actions to less well known incidents. The book also charts the origins of the destroyer in the Royal Navy, and the evolution of the destroyer classes from the 'V' & 'W's classes, 'Hunts'. 'Tribals' and others. Also, there are lists of each RN destroyer class that fought in the war, with details of each class, together with the launch date and the fate of each member. Illustrated with more than 180 photographs. £5.95


3448. HAINES, Gregory. & COWARD B.R.Cmdr RN.: BATTLESHIP - CRUISER - DESTROYER.

PRC. 1995 . 368pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. In the 1970/80s Ian Allan published the three books Battleships at War, Cruisers at War, Destroyers at War. With the exception of the introductory chapters, this volume contains the full text and illustrations of the original three books. Using mainly personal accounts, it tells what it was like to serve in battleships, cruisers and destroyers in WW2, describing the intensity of action, as well as capturing the atmosphere of everyday life and routine on the lower deck and in the wardroom. Profusely illustrated. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders £9.95


601. HALPERN P.G.: THE KEYES PAPERS. Selections from the Private & Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge. Volume II. 1919-1938.

Navy Records Society. 1980 . xiv. + 468pp. Frontis. 2 maps. 23x15. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscrptions; Binding VG+, contents Fine. Covers - (Part 1) Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle-Cruiser Squadron & Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, 1919-1925. (Part 2) C-in-C Mediterranean Station 1925-28. (Part 3). C-in-C Portsmouth & M.P. Portsmouth North 1929-38. £15.50


21965. HALPERN P.G.: THE KEYES PAPERS. Selections from the Private & Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge. Volume III

Navy Records Society. Volume III. No writing or inscriptions; Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding VG, contents Fine. Covers - (Part 1) From the Outbreak of War to the Fall of France 9/1939 - 7/1940. (Part 2). Director of Combined Operations 7/1940 - 10/1941. (Part 3). The Final Phase 11/1941 - 12/1945. £12.50


6731. HALPERN, Paul.G.: THE KEYES PAPERS. Selections from the Private & Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge. Volume I. 1914-1918

Navy Records Society. Volume 1. 1914-1918. NRS. 1972. xxiv. + 547pp. Frontis. 3 maps. 23x15. Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions; contents lighly tanned, otherwise VG. . Covers - (Part 1) Commodore in Charge of the Submarine Service 8/1914 - 1/1915. (Part 2) The Dardanelles Expedition 2/1915 - 1/1916. (Part) 3 From The Aegean to the Grand Fleet 1/1916 - 9/1917. (Part 4) Director of Plans & Vice-Admiral Dover 10/1917 - 12/1918. £16.50


20245. HAMILTON John.: THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Blandford 1986 1st 270pp. Prof ills. 36x27. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near- Fine d/j. .John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the leading painters of the Second World War at sea, & his careful research has ensured great accuracy of the events depicted and in the vessels, aircraft & equipment involved. This magnificent volume contains some 176 of his superb paintings - each one reproduced in colour - of many naval actions & episodes during the war. The scope is wide-ranging & illustrates naval combat in nearly every theatre of war & depicts nearly all major naval battles & campaigns including the Battle of the Atlantic, Dunkirk, Crete, Norway, River Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Channel Dash, the Bismarck action, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, Mediterranean & Russian Convoys, the Pacific War, the British Navy in the Pacific, & the D-Day landings. The paintings are supported with a comprehensive & informative text & 45 maps. A visual delight. £16.50


1949. HAMILTON John.: THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Blandford 1986 1st 270pp. Prof ills. 36x27. Fine in Fine d/j. Signed by author. . John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the leading painters of the Second World War at sea, & his careful research has ensured great accuracy of the events depicted and in the vessels, aircraft & equipment involved. This magnificent volume contains some 176 of his superb paintings - each one reproduced in colour - of many naval actions & episodes during the war. The scope is wide-ranging & illustrates naval combat in nearly every theatre of war & depicts nearly all major naval battles & campaigns including the Battle of the Atlantic, Dunkirk, Crete, Norway, River Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Channel Dash, the Bismarck action, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, Mediterranean & Russian Convoys, the Pacific War, the British Navy in the Pacific, & the D-Day landings. The paintings are supported with a comprehensive & informative text & 45 maps. A visual delight. £19.50


11994. HAMPSHIRE, A Cecil.: THE ROYAL NAVY SINCE 1945. Its Transition to the Nuclear Age.

Kimber. 1975 1st. 274pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. Charts with a wealth of detail the development of the Royal Navy over a period of 30 years from 1945 to 1975 £3.95


9699. HAMPSHIRE, A.Cecil.: THE BLOCKADERS.

Kimber. 1980 1st. 224pp. 29 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. VG d/j. Tells the story of the British armed merchant cruisers, (the ‘A.M.C’s’) on the Northern Patrol during the two world wars, about two- thirds of which is devoted to World War 2. These converted passenger liners had to endure appalling weather conditions, and although nominally backed up by the Fleet, their fate if attacked by enemy warships could be quick and decisive before help could reach them. This account describes this vital aspect of the war, the heavy losses suffered by the A.M.C,s, and the courage and endurance of their officers and men. £6.95


3176. HANNAN, Bill: FIFTY YEARS OF NAVAL TUGS.

Maritime. nd (c 1988). 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. -Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. A comprehensive, illustrated list of British naval tugs in service between 1935 -1985, providing specifications, completion date, builder, and brief histories of each vessel. £4.95


7042. HANSEN H.J.: THE SHIPS OF THE GERMAN FLEET 1848-1945.

Naval Institute Press no date (c 1988) 191pp. Prof ills. 31x25. Slight damaged to rear board,, otherwise contents Fine in VG d/j. Fine in VG+ d/j. A well illustrated and comprehensive survey of the most important German warships from 1848 to 1945. It contains large numbers of contemporary photographs, engravings, drawings, paintings and lithographs which are accompanied by an authoritative and informative text explaining details and describing the careers of the ships illustrated. Contents cover:- German Warships before 1848 : The Fleet of the German Reich 1848-1852 : Prussian & Austrian Warships 1848-1866 : The Fleet of the North German Federation : 1867-1873 : The Imperial Navy 1871-1888 : The Imperial German Navy under Wilhelm II, 1888-1918 : The Navy of the Reich 1919-1935 : The Kreigsmarine 1939-1945. £10.00


19795. HARDING, Duncan: SLAUGHTER IN SINGAPORE

Severn House 2003 1st GB 198pp. 22x14. Ex reference library. Bookplate. VG+ in Fine d/j. £2.95


11831. HARDY A.C.: EVERYMAN'S HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR. Volume III. September 1943, To End of War.

Nicholson & Watson. 1955 xvi . + 246pp. 10 ills. 22x14. VG+ in torn d/j. . This, the last book in a trilogy of three volumes, provides an accurate account of the war at sea from September 1943 to the Japanese surrender £5.85


319. HARDY A.C.: EVERYMAN'S HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR. Three Volume Set,

Nicholson & Watson. 1949 1st. Volume I. September 1939 - December 1941. 1949 1st. vi + 350pp. 21 illustrations. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. This volume describes the gathering storm through the early of the war to the disaster of Singapore.Volume II. December 1941 to September 1943. 1949 1st. xxxi. + 271pp. 37 Illustrations. VG+ in G d/j. The second book in a trilogy of three, this volume provides an accurate account of the war at sea from the beginning of the Japanese War to the surrender of the Italian Fleet.Volume III. September 1943, To End of War. 1955 1st. .xvi . + 246pp. 10 ills. 22x14. VG in torn d/j. . This, the last book in a trilogy of three volumes, provides an accurate account of the war at sea from September 1943 to the Japanese surrender. £27.00


838. HARDY A.C.: WARSHIPS AT WORK. A Naval Notebook explaining in Text and by Profile some Functions of the Principal Warship Types of the World.

Penguin. 1944 158pp. Prof ills. 11x18. Spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise VG in pictorial paper cover. Describes many of the world's warships and the different warship classes & types - from battleships to MTBs - and their respective roles, and illustrates the ships with drawings by Laurence Dunn. £2.50


20187. HARGIS, Robert: US NAVAL AVIATOR 1941-45

Osprey 2002 1st 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. Like new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


2702. HARLAND, Katherine: THE ROYAL NAVY IN HONG KONG SINCE 1841.

Maritime 1985. 112pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated history which chronicles the development of the Naval Base in Hong Kong, from 1841 to the 1980s. £6.95


7397. HART-DAVIS D.: ARMADA.

Bantam. 1988 1st. * 256pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 25x19. Fine in d/j. Begins by tracing the background to Spain's threat and England's triumph, then describes the leading figures on both sides and the ships and their weapons before offering a vivid hour-by-hour account of the battle itself. £6.95


14535. HARVEY, Robert: COCHRANE. The Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain.

Constable 2000 1st. xix. + 332pp. Illustrated. Maps & diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


22129. HASHIMOTO Mochitsura.: SUNK. The Story of the Japanese Submarine Fleet 1942-1945.

Panther 1955 Paperback. 192pp. Map. .No writing or inscriptions. Contents VG in slightly creased & rubbed pictorial card cover. The commander of the Japanese submarine which torpedoed and sank the USS Indianapolis, describes the wartime operations of the Japanese submarine fleet in the Pacific an Indian Oceans. Appendices gives details of Japanese Submarine Losses and a Summary of the Japanese Submarine Campaign. £5.50


5562. HASWELL J.: THE INTELLIGENCE AND DECEPTION OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS.

Batsford. 1979 1st. 208pp. 14 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. Behind the dramatic story of D-Day lies another story, one of equal drama and perhaps greater significance. The twin subjects of this story, and of this book, are intelligence and deception - on both sides - during the period leading up to the D-Day landings. The author brings together the many complicated and confusing strands of the story to form a concise and coherent narrative, making use of first-hand accounts by those directly involved. The result is a unique study of this intriguing episode in the history of warfare. £6.95


16007. HATTENDORF, John B. & HATTENDORF, Lynn C.: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF ALFRED THAYER MAHAN.

Naval War College Press. 1986 1st. no pagination: approximately 112pp. Illustrated, 22x14: An unmarked copy:Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. £4.95


13263. HATTENDORF, John B., KNIGHT R.J.B.., PEARSALL A.W.H., RODGER N.A.M. and TILL, Geoffrey.: BRITISH NAVAL DOCUMENTS 1204 - 1960.

Scolar Press/Navy Records Society. Vol. 131. 1993. xvii. + 1196pp. Frontis. 7 maps. 23x15. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Almost like new, Near-Mint. £19.00


1866. HATTERSLEY, Roy.: NELSON.

S.R.P. nd. (c1974). 223pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x18. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A good biography of one of Britain's greatest heroes. Very well illustrated. £2.95


2335. HAWKEY, A.rthur: BLIGH'S OTHER MUTINY.

Angus & Robertson 1975 1st. 202pp. 15 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j.The story of the army rebellion that took place when Bligh became Governor of New South Wales in 1805, has been overshadowed by the Bounty episode. This is a complete account of the events in Australia that reached their climax in London when a senior officer, Lieut-Colonel George Johnstone was court-martialled for mutiny. £5.95


14987. HAY, Doody: WAR UNDER THE RED ENSIGN.

Jne's 1982 1st. 175pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


9401. HAY, Ian.: THE UNCONQUERED ISLE - THE STORY OF MALTA G.C.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1943 1st. 208pp. Ills. Endp maps. 19x13. Binding & contents VG.. A history of Malta's sieges, concentrating on that of World War 2, and telling the story of the island's bravery up to May 1943. £2.00


21991. HAYES, John D. & HATTENDORF, John B.: THE WRITINGS OF STEPHEN B. LUCE

Naval College, Newport Rhode Island.1975 1st. x. + 262pp. Illustrated. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Includes gift slip from Vice-Admial Julien J. LaBourgeois, President, Naval War College £4.95


698. HEAPS, Leo: THE LOG OF THE CENTURION. Based on the Original Papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on board HMS Centurion, Lord Anson's Flagship during his Circumnavigation 1740-44.

BCA 270pp. 59 ills. Endp maps. 25x17. Near-Fine in VG d/j. Anson's circumnavigation in the Centurion is one of the greatest voyages in the history of exploration and Centurion's mission was to harass the Spaniards on the west coast of South & Central America, and to capture the Spanish treasure ship known as the Aculpulco galleon. The log kept by Saumarez throws new light on many episodes of the voyage, which, although incredibly successful in monetary terms due to the unprecedented captured from the Spanish, in terms of human life it was a disaster. Of the six ships companies that began the voyage only 4 were killed by enemy action, but disease, mainly scurvy, accounted for the loss of more than 1,300 men. £6.95


22040. HEAPS, Leo: THE LOG OF THE CENTURION. Based on the Original Papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on board HMS Centurion, Lord Anson's Flagship during his Circumnavigation 1740-44.

Hart-Davis `1973 270pp. 59 ills. Endp maps. 25x17. No writing or inscriptions; upper corners slightly bumped, otherwise Near-Fine in VG d/j. Anson's circumnavigation in the Centurion is one of the greatest voyages in the history of exploration and Centurion's mission was to harass the Spaniards on the west coast of South & Central America, and to capture the Spanish treasure ship known as the Aculpulco galleon. The log kept by Saumarez throws new light on many episodes of the voyage, which, although incredibly successful in monetary terms due to the unprecedented captured from the Spanish, in terms of human life it was a disaster. Of the six ships companies that began the voyage only 4 were killed by enemy action, but disease, mainly scurvy, accounted for the loss of more than 1,300 men. £5.50


11091. HEARSAY, John: YOUNG MR PEPYS.

Readers Union. 1974. 307pp. 13 ills. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. An excellent single-volume biography of Pepys's personal life and his career. £2.95


4335. HENDERSON James..: THE FRIGATES. An Account of the Lighter Warships of the Napoleonic Wars from 1783-1815.

Leo Cooper 1994 191pp. 16 plates. Numerous diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. Fine in Fine d/j. Light, swift, daring: frigates were the cruisers of Nelson's navy, which were commanded by bold, young, courageous officers. This book describes the ships themselves, their officers and crews, together with vivid accounts of the actions they £4.95


9899. HENEGHAN, Chris (Editor): BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 50th ANNIVERSARY (1943-1993)

Bodie. 1993 1st. 130pp. Prof ills. Adverts. 29x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Published to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, this well-illustrated book includes the following sections:- Merseyside and BA93 : Guide to BA93 Events on Merseyside & Fleet Review: Participating Ships: The Mersey Base: Western Approaches Command: The Convoy System: Everday Heroes of the Merchant Service: The Commanders of Western Approaches: Escort Group Commanders: The German Submarine Threat: Torpedoed Twice ^ Alive to Tell the Tale, etc, etc. £1.50


21595. HENRY, Chris: DEPTH CHARGE. Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges & Underwater Weapons 1914-1945.

Pen & Sword 2005 1st. vi. + 197pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


12636. HERMITAGE, William.: THROUGH THE OTHER END OF THE TELESCOPE.

Pentland. 1997 1st. 135pp. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Inscribed by author. This semi-autobiographical novel describes the author's experiences serving with the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War. £3.95


14581. HERZOG, Bodo: DIE DEUTSCHE KRIEGSMARINE IN KAMPF 1939-1945. Eine Dokumentation in Bilden

Podzun-Verlag 1969. 245pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x21. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in torn, but G d/j. Illustrated with some 430 photographs, this book provides an illustrated chronological record of the war fought by the German Navy in World War 2. For the ship modeller, the book includes many excellent photographs featuring on board and close-up views of many different types of German warships. German text. £6.95


1187. HEWISON W.S.: THIS GREAT HARBOUR SCAPA FLOW.

Orkney Press. 1990 xi. . + 432pp. Illustrated.. Maps. Endp maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. . During the two World Wars Scapa Flow was the northern base which sheltered ships of the Royal Navy and Allied fleets. Massive defences - guns, booms, searchlights & minefields were built between 1914 and 1918, demolished after the war, only to be built again 25 years later. This book tells how this was achieved, and also describes the world's greatest feat of salvage - the raising of the scuttled German Fleet. It describes the shattering internal explosion which blew up HMS Vanguard in WW1, and the sinking of HMS Royal Oak in WW2. The part played by Scapa Flow in the two World Wars is fully described £10.00


13080. HEYMAN, Charles: THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM 2001 - 2002.

Pen & Sword 2001. 192pp. Illustrated. 15x10. Ann unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A useful and informative handbook. £2.00


6446. HIBBERT C.: NELSON: A Personal History.

Viking. 1994. * xvii. + 472pp. 35 ills in colour. 33 ills in b/w. 24x16. Fine in pictorial card cover. This volume is based to a large extent on the letters and other writings of Nelson and Lady Hamilton and on the letters, diaries and reminiscences of Nelson's family, friends and contempories. £3.95


7683. HIBBERT. Christopher.: NELSON: A Personal History.

Viking. 1994 1st. * xvii. + 472pp. 35 ills in colour. 33 ills in b/w. 24x16. Near-Fine. This volume is based to a large extent on the letters and other writings of Nelson and Lady Hamilton and on the letters, diaries and reminiscences of Nelson's family, friends and contempories. £5.50


8728. HICHENS, Robert, Lieut-Cmdr RNVR: WE FOUGHT THEM IN GUNBOATS.

Joseph. 1944 1st. 151pp. 7 ills. 22x14. An excellent bright and tight copy, binding & contents VG.. The author took part in some 148 operations and fought in 14 actions during his wartime service in Coastal Forces until he was killed in action off the Dutch coast in May 1943. £9.00


20398. HICKEY, Des & SMITH, Gus: OPERATION AVALANCHE. The Salerno Landings, 1943.

Heinemann 1983 1st. 379pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. £7.95


7808. HILL Rear Admiral J.R.: THE ROYAL NAVY TODAY AND TOMORROW.

BCA. 1981. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in VG d/j. This extremely well illustrated large-format book , covers all aspects of the Royal Mavy at date and considers its role in the future. £3.95


4657. HILL, Roger.: DESTROYER CAPTAIN.

Mayflower. 1979. 299pp. Paperback; Illustrated. No writing or inscriptions: cover slightly creased, otherwise contents VG. A vivid and outspoken record of the author's experiences in command of three destroyers between 1942-1944. He commanded the Hunt class destroyer Ledbury during working up, Russian convoys (including PQ17) and Pedestal, then took Grenville to the Mediterranean in 1943. After Biscay and Channel sweeps he returned to the Mediterranean for the Anzio landings. He then brought back the damaged Jervis from the Mediterranean and after repair took part in D-Day. £2.50


5379. HOBBS D. Lt-Cdr. RN.: AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL NAVY SINCE 1945.

Maritime. nd (c1984). 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15 An unamrked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Describes and illustrates every type of aircraft in service with the Royal Navy since 1945 to date of publication. It provides the specification of each aircraft type; Squadron service; a chronology of its service career. £2.50


21631. HOBBS, David. Cmdr RN.: ROYAL NAVY ESCORT CARRIERS.

Maritime 2003. 232pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x20. As new; Mint in d/j. £14.50


13874. HOBBS. David Cmdr RN.: AVIATION IN THE ROYAL NAVY. A Short History of the Fleet Arm Arm.

Maritime 2004 1st. 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. £1.50


700. HODGES H.W. & HUGHES E.A. (Editors).: SELECT NAVAL DOCUMENTS.

Cambridge University Press. 1922 1st. xii. + 227pp. Ills. 20x14. No writing or inscriptions;: binding & contents VG+. otherwise contents VG. Contains edited highlights of some 145 diverse naval documents covering a period of more than three centuries from 1497 to 1805. Subjects include the Seaworthiness of Ships in Elizabethan Times; Drake's Views on Strategy; Sea Punishments Kempenfelt's Design for a Signal Book; Victuals; Battle of Kentish Knock; Manning the Fleets, 1803 Defence against Invasion; Nelson's Watch off Toulon; Pressed Men, a 'Hot Press' at Dartmouth: The Coppering of Ships: Discipline of a Fleet; Weakness of the French Navy at Brest, etc, etc. £6.50


2752. HODGES, Peter: THE BIG GUN. Battleship Main Armament, 1860-1945

Conway. 1989 144pp. Prof ills. 26x21. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Traces the history of super-calibre naval ordnance, considering the various forms of mountings that appeared in the latter half of the 19th century, and describing the weapons that appeared subsequently. Loading and firing arrangements are fully outlined and these processes are accompanied by precise line drawings. The technicalities of shells, ballistics, charges and warheads are related, and each mark of gun is documented. British, American, Japanese, German, French and Italian guns and mountings are covered. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. £12.50


6759. HODGKINSON, Hugh. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: BEFORE THE TIDE TURNED. The Mediterranean Experiences of a British destroyer Officer in 1941.

Harrap. 1944 1st. 242pp. Ills. 22x14. B No writing or inscriptions: spine sun faded, otherwise contents VG . The experiences of an Officer who served in HMS Hotspur in convoys, actions and evacuations during one of the most harrd-fought campaigns of the war. £5.50


21970. HOEHLING A.A.: THE WEEK BEFORE PEARL HARBOUR.

Robert Hale 1964 1st. 189pp, Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. £8.95


21508. HOEHLING A.A. & M.: THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE LUSITANIA.

Longmans Green 1957 1st UK viii. + 184pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Hardback. Contents VG, binding G+, in torn and tatty d/j. A gripping account of the last days of the Lusitania, following the lives of passengers and crew from before the time she left New York until the moment she plunged to her grave in the Irish Sea. The book portarys the agonising experiences of the survivors, and describes how the rescue ships, trawlers, and tiny skiffs set out from Queenstown and were able to rescue some at least of the passengers. £2.50


1584. HOEHLING A.A. & M.: THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE LUSITANIA.

Madison. 1996 253pp. 23 ills. 24x16. Unmarked, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A gripping account of the last days of the Lusitania, following the lives of passengers and crew from before the time she left New York until the moment she plunged to her grave in the Irish Sea. The book portarys the agonising experiences of the survivors, and describes how the rescue ships, trawlers, and tiny skiffs set out from Queenstown and were able to rescue some at least of the passengers. £4.95


342. HOGG O.F.G.: CLUBS TO CANNON. Warfare & Weapons before the introduction of Gunpowder.

Duckworth. 1968 1st. 264pp. 72 ills. 22x14. Above-average ex-lib (2 small stamps), VG in d/j. Chronicles the history of military and naval weapons, tactics and strategy from the earliest days down to the invention of gunpowders and the battle of Crecy, the first in which cannon played a decisive role. The book covers personal weapons, armour, siege engines and the art of fortification, war ships, incendiary techniques, chariots, cavalry, etc. Well illustrated. £3.50


14699. HOLLAND, James.: FORTRESS MALTA. An Island Under Siege.

Phoenix 2004. xxiii. + 485pp. Ills. Maps. 20x13. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Using the testimonies of both civilians and service personnel, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the siege of Malta during Word War 2. £2.50


15277. HOLLIS, General Sir Leslie: ONE MARINE'S TALE.

Deutsche 1956 1st. 188pp. 4 illustrations. 20x14. Binding VG, contents VG+. £2.95


6238. HOLLOWAY S.M.: FROM TRENCH TO TURRET: Royal Marine Letters and Diaries 1914-1918.

Constable 2006 216pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. . This book consists of first-hand accounts by Marines serving in several different warships of their experiences, including the Dardanelles campaign, Jutland and Zeebrugge, the landings at Gallipoli and trench warfare on the Somme. £4.95


22127. HOLMAN, Dennis: THE MAN THEY COULDN'T KILL

NEL 1970 Paperback 128pp. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. The wartime experinces in the Royal Navy of Bob Oldfield £16.50


8790. HOLMAN, Gordon: STAND BY TO BEACH !

Hodder & Stoughton. 1944 223pp. 24 ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions ; binding & contents VG. . Begins by examining the naval preparations for the D-Day landings before describing the experiences of the landing craft and their crews in the assault on the beaches of Normandy. £3.50


8847. HOLMAN, Gordon: THE LITTLE SHIPS.

Hodder & Stoughton. December 1943. . 164pp. 17 ills. 19x13. Binding a bit marked, otherwise contents VG. Describes the fiercely fought fast-moving battles involving MTBs, MGBs, & MLs of Coastal Forces during the Second World War. Signed by the naval historian, David A. Thomas, 1944. £2.50


4413. HOLMAN, Gordon: THE LITTLE SHIPS.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1943 . 164pp. 17 ills. 19x13. Binding slightly worn, otherwise contents VG. Describes the fiercely fought fast-moving battles involving MTBs, MGBs, & MLs of Coastal Forces during the Second World War. £3.95


19597. HOLMES, Harry.: THE LAST PATROL.

Airlife 1994 1ST 212pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Bookplate & stamp of The Marine Society. VG+ in VG+ d/j. Hardback edition. . Recounts the operational history of the 52 United States submarines lost during the Second World War. The Submarine Service of the U.S.Navy suffered the highest percentage of losses of the American armed forces with almost one in five vessels failing to return. However the achievements of U.S.submarines are legend, as their crews, while representing only 2 per cent of Naval personnel, accounted for over fifty-five per cent of Japanese shipping losses. This book tells the story of the submarines which were lost, their successes, their failures, and their final actions. £3.95


105. HOPE, Stanton.: OCEAN ODYSSEY. A Record of the Fighting Merchant Navy.

Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1944 1st. 220pp. 17 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Very Good + in torn d/j. Describes a large number of actions and events involving the ships and men of the Merchant Navy in WW2. Chapter headings include:- West African Landfall - Cruise from the Cote d'Azure - Cargoes for Malta and Russia - Ocean Ordeal by Fire - Captives in a Commerce Raider - Salvage at the Azores - Typhoon over Hong Kong, etc, £2.95


73. HOPE, Stanton.: OCEAN ODYSSEY. A Record of the Fighting Merchant Navy.

Eyre. 1944 1st. 220pp. 17 ills. 22x14. Binding worn, titles faded, otherwise contents Very Good.. Describes a number of events concerning the men and ships of the Merchant Navy in World War 2. Headings include: West African Landfall: Cargoes for Malta & Russia: Ocean Ordeal by Fire: Captives in a Commerce Raider: Salvage in the Azores, etc., etc. . £1.95


22241. HORE, Peter: THE IRONCLADS. An Illustrated History of Battleships from 1860 through to the First World War.

Southwater 2008 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23.. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover £9.00


17711. HORE, Peter: THE WORLD'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BATTLESHIPS.

Hermes House 2005. 256pp. 550 photographs. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.An illustrated history of battleships of the world from 1860 to the present day featuring informative and expert descriptions of over 150 ships and detailing their construction, function and history. Examines the evolution of the battleship, from the first ironclads and the revolutionary Dreadnoughts to the mighty battleships of World War II and their final sorties during the Gulf War. Specification boxes provide at a glance information about each ship's country of origin, launch, date , size, weight, armament, power, performance and complement. Includes the stories, facts and anecdotes about the famous battles and naval operations in which these ships played a pivotal role. Features over 550 colour and black and white archive photographs from naval and military sources worldwide, many rarely seen before in publications. £8.95


14927. HORE, Peter, Captain R.N.: THE HABIT OF VICTORY. The Story of the Royal Navy 1545 to 1945.

Sidgwick & Jackson/National Maritime Museum 2005 1st. ix. + 450pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £5.95


19105. HOUGH, Richard: THE POTEMKIN MUTINY

Heron. no date c 1070. 231pp. Profusely illustrated. . 22x14. Titles slightly faded, otherwise binding & contents VG. . In 1905 the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied, killed their commander and many of their officers, defied an Admiral and his squadron, shelled a town, and brought terror to the Black Sea. This detailed account traces the entire history of the insurrection from its beginnings to the final capitulation of the crew. £3.95


704. HOUGH, Richard: THE POTEMKIN MUTINY

Hamish Hamilton. 1960 1st. 231pp. 9 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. In 1905 the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied, killed their commander and many of their officers, defied an Admiral and his squadron, shelled a town, and brought terror to the Black Sea. This detailed account traces the entire history of the insurrection from its beginnings to the final capitulation of the crew. £3.95


2696. HOUGH, Richard: ADMIRALS IN COLLISION.

White Lion. 1973. 174pp. 13 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. In June 1893, while executing peacetime manoeuvres in the Eastern Mediterranean, the flagship of the British Mediterranean Fleet, HMS Victoria, plunged to the bottom after colliding with HMS Camperdown, taking with her 350 men including Admiral Tryon who gave the fatal order which caused the collision. The book charts the events leading up to the collision before vividly describing the collision itself. The author then considers the reasons which led Admiral Tryon to make such a fundamental error of judgement before reporting on the subsequent court martial of senior surviving officers. £5.95


15335. HOUGH, Richard: ADMIRALS IN COLLISION.

Viking Press 1959 1st. x + 182pp. 12 illustrations. 3 diagrams. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in G+ d/j In June 1893, while executing peacetime manoeuvres in the Eastern Mediterranean, the flagship of the British Mediterranean Fleet, HMS Victoria, plunged to the bottom after colliding with HMS Camperdown, taking with her 350 men including Admiral Tryon who gave the fatal order which caused the collision. The book charts the events leading up to the collision before vividly describing the collision itself. The author then considers the reasons which led Admiral Tryon to make such a fundamental error of judgement before reporting on the subsequent court martial of senior surviving officers. £7.95


20491. HOUGH, Richard: FORMER NAVAL PERSON. Churchill and the Wars at Sea

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1985 1st. xi. + 244pp. 40 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. A history of Winston Churchill's stormy relationship with the Royal Navy. Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911 and was again appointed First Sea Lord in September 1939, and subsequently as Prime Minister he continued to take a close interest in naval operations. £3.95


1830. HOUGH, Richard: THE BIG BATTLESHIP. The Curious Career of HMS Agincourt.

Periscope 2003 167pp. 21 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Tells the extraordinary story of the battleship which was originally designed and laid down for the Brazilian Navy and launched on the Tyne as Rio De Janiero. This truly amazing ship mounted the incredible main armament of fourteen twelve inch guns mounted in seven twin turrets which proved to be the most ever mounted to a capital ship. When still fitting out however, thr Brazilian's found that they couldn't afford such an extravagant ship, so she was sold to the Turkish Navy and renamed Sultan Osman I; but with the outbreak of the First World War the still uncompleted vessel was taken over by the Royal Navy and renamed Agincourt. The author accurately traces the remarkable sequence of events surrounding the battleship's design, construction and subsequent chages of ownership, and records in some detail, the sometimes hilarious comings and goings of both Brazilian and Turkish Naval personnel to Tyneside. £8.95


849. HOUGH, Richard: THE LONGEST BATTLE: The War at Sea 1939 - 1945.

. Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1986 1st . xi. + 371pp. 57 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. Ex-library, usual stamps. G+ in VG d/j This major work offers a comprehensive history of the war at sea, with detailed accounts of all the major actions and campaigns. Appendices. One of the finest single-volume histories of the naval war. £3.95


21581. HOUGH, Richard.: CAPTAIN BLIGH AND MISTER CHRISTIAN. The Men and the Mutiny.

Readers Union 1973 320pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Good d/j. The main outline of the Bounty mutiny is widely known, but it is only when the two main characters, Bligh and Christian, and events are viewed in depth that the saga becomes clear, as is shown in this thorough and deeply researched account. £3.95


17734. HOWARD, Frank: THE SAILING SHIPS OF WAR, 1400-1860.

Conway. 1979 1st. . 256pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 30x21 An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j . A comprehensive survey of the technical development of sailing ships of war from 1400-1860, providing a detailed but highly readable account of developments in hull design and construction, fittings, masting and rigging, and even the external appearance, painting and decorating. Drawing on much of previously unpublished material, the author has produced an original work of the greatest value to ship enthusiasts, modelmakers and naval historians. Illustrated with around 200 photographs, 200 line drawings, and 32 colour plates. £10.50


3516. HOWARD, Frank: THE SAILING SHIPS OF WAR, 1400-1860.

Conway. 1979 1st. . 256pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 30x21 An excellent unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j . A comprehensive survey of the technical development of sailing ships of war from 1400-1860, providing a detailed but highly readable account of developments in hull design and construction, fittings, masting and rigging, and even the external appearance, painting and decorating. Drawing on much of previously unpublished material, the author has produced an original work of the greatest value to ship enthusiasts, modelmakers and naval historians. Illustrated with around 200 photographs, 200 line drawings, and 32 colour plates. £11.50


1301. HOWARTH S. (Editor).: MEN OF WAR. Great Naval Leaders of World War II.

St. Martin's Press. 1993 1st. xvii. + 602pp. 31 ills. 2 maps. 24x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. . Presents in one volume the war biographies of 31 men who between them masterminded and conducted the Second World War at sea. The book is set out as follows:- Command: Pound, Raeder, King, Yamamoto, Nimitz, Spruance, Donitz and Cunningham. The Air Admirals: Halsey, Mitscher, Nagumo and Ozawa. The Amphibious Admirals: Conolly, Hewitt, Kincaid and Turner. The Submariner's: Kretschmer, Prien and Lockwood. The Anti-Submariner's, Tactical & General: Walker, Horton, Stark, Ramsey, Somerville, Fraser, Vian and Burke. The Unsung Heroes: Godfrey and Rochefort of the Intelligence branch; Morel of the Seabees, and the U.S.Marine General Smith. £16.50


343. HOWARTH, David & Stephen.: NELSON. The Immortal Memory.

Barrie & Jenkins 1989 ix. + 390pp. 21 ills. 21x14 An unmarked copy:- . Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. A candid biography covering his private life and naval career. £4.85


2627. HOWARTH, David.: THE DREADNOUGHTS

Time-Life. 1980. 176pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 29x23. VG. Attractively bound hardback cover (published without d/j). Begins by examining the naval race between Britain and Germany to build the most powerful fleet of capital ships in the years prior to the outbreak of war in 1914, including a detailed account of the design and construction of the battleship Dreadnought. The book continues with a comprehensive account of the engagements fought by battleships and battlecruisers during the First World War. Very well illustrated. £5.85


6909. HOWARTH, David.: TRAFALGAR. The Nelson Touch.

Collins/Fontana. 1971. 256pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. 20x13. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £2.00


12238. HOWARTH, David.: TRAFALGAR. The Nelson Touch.

Collins. 1969 1st. . 254pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. Ills endps. 24x15. VG in VG d/j. . An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £3.95


18112. HOWARTH, Stephen.: MORNING GLORY. A History of the Japanese Navy.

Arrow 1985 . xii. + 398pp. 35 ills. Maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; 20x13. VG in VG pictorial card cover..The Imperial Japanese Navy was unlike any other the world has known - as a fighting force it came from nothing to a position of world power in the space of ten years, & less than a lifetime later it had returned to nothing. It existed for a little more than 50 years, but in its heyday it was the world's third largest navy. As late as 1913, Japan was still building its battleships in Britain, but by the time of their attack on Pearl Harbour they had built a vast fleet of fighting ships manned by highly trained crews, used the most powerful torpedo of the war, and launched the two largest battleships the world has ever seen. This volume traces in detail its history and development, from its earliest beginnings to the end of the Second World War. £3.95


6793. HOWARTH, Stephen.: TO SHINING SEA. A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1991.

Random House 1991 1st . xv. + 620pp. 49 ills. 12 maps. 23x16 No writing or inscriptions.. Near-Fine in VG d/j. A comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of America's sea power, covering in full the US Navy's campaigns & battles, strategy & tactics, naval design & technology, & its admirals and sailors. Fascinating vignettes of individuals, events & life afloat in peace & in war are drawn from contemporary sources such as logs and journals. Bibliography. £6.95


21754. HOWARTH, Stephen.: TO SHINING SEA. A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1991.

Random House 1991 1st . xv. + 620pp. 49 ills. 12 maps. 23x16. . Near-Fine in Fine d/j. A comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of America's sea power, covering in full the US Navy's campaigns & battles, strategy & tactics, naval design & technology, & its admirals and sailors. Fascinating vignettes of individuals, events & life afloat in peace & in war are drawn from contemporary sources such as logs and journals. Bibliography. £7.50


1088. HOYT E.P.: THE LIFE AND DEATH BY HMS HOOD.

Arthur Barker 1977 1st. vii. 144pp. 10 ills. 22x13. No writing or inscriptions;- binding and contents Near-Fine. Though charting the career of HMS Hood this book concentrates on her wartime service and gives a detailed account of her final battle. £3.50


20948. HOYT, Edwin P.: THE KAMIKAZES.

Guild. 1985. 333pp. 12 ills. 23x15. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Hardback. This account chronicles in vivid detail the Japanese campaign of suicide attacks against American and Allied ships during the Pacific War. £3.95


1593. HOYT, Edwin P.: THE KAMIKAZES.

Guild. 1985. 333pp. 12 ills. 23x15. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This account chronicles in vivid detail the Japanese campaign of suicide attacks against American and Allied ships during the Pacific War. £3.50


22131. HOYT, Edwin P.: BLUE SKIES AND BLOOD. The Battles of the Coral Sea

Jove 1984. Paperback. xi. + 210pp. Illustrated. Map. No writing or inscriptions. VG in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover £6.50


4677. HOYT, Edwin P.: THE U-BOAT WARS.

Hale. 1985 1st UK. 242pp. 32 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. . A reassessment of the Battle of the Atlantic which gives a vivid picture of this bitter struggle fought in WW2. The book provides a comprehensive and vivid account of the aggressive campaign fought by German U-boats, and charts the ultimately successful Allied anti-submarine measures which were used against them. The final victory and technological skill was a major triumph and never a forgone conclusion. £4.95


4240. HOYT, Edwin. P.: U-BOATS. A Pictorial History.

Paul. 1987 1st. * vii. + 289pp. Prof ills. 24x20. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, the vast majority previously unpublished, this book is a dramatic history in text and photographs of German U-boats. Covers:- Between the Wars - War! - The Atlantic War - Wolf Packs - U-Boats against America - Four Corners - The Med - The Atlantic War, Phase 3 - Black Sea - The Tide Turns - U-Boats Abroad - Last Days. £7.95


11252. HUDSON. Roger. (Editor).: NELSON AND EMMA.

Folio Society. 1994. 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 5 maps. Endp maps. 24x17. No writing or inscriptions; . Attractively bound in cream marbled boards with black cloth/gilt spine illustrated with vignettes in colour of Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Binding & contents unmarked and Near-Mint. Housed in Fine pictorial slipcase. A compilation of letters by Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton describing their relationship and the society and events they experienced. £5.95


21800. HUGHES, Peter J.: IN MY TIME. A Personal Memoir of My Life and Time Served in the Royal Navy and Metropolitan Police.

Privately published 2008 1st. 108pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Presentation copy signed by author. £11.50


5834. HUMBLE R.: HITLER'S HIGH SEAS FLEET.

Ballantine. 1971. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Charts the pre-war build up of the German Navy before describing the ships themselves, their wartime operations and the important actions they fought. Well illustrated. £2.85


12163. HUMBLE, Richard: JAPANESE HIGH SEAS FLEET.

Pan/Ballentine. 1974. 157pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This well researched and comprehensive account charts the history of the Japanese Navy before describing the actions that they fought during World War 2. Illustrated with more than 160 photographs, plus several maps and drawings. £2.50


1454. HUMBLE, Richard: FRASER OF NORTH CAPE. The Life of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fraser (1888-1981).

Routledge. 1983 1st. xv. + 386pp. 32 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A biography. Fraser joined the Royal Navy in 1904, served at Gallipoli, was imprisoned by the Bolsheviks, was Controller of the Navy 1939-42, sank the Scharnhorst, and commanded the most powerful British fleet of all time in the Pacific. £11.00


7841. HUMBLE, Richard: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH NAVY.

Macdonald. 1986 1st. * 255pp. 31pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG d/j. An eloquent indictment of successive government neglect of the Senior Service since 1945. £4.95


10198. HUMBLE, Richard.: BATTLESHIPS AND BATTLECRUISERS.

Winchmore Publishing. 1983 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Fine in Fine d/j. A superb unmarked copy. Charts the evolution and subsequent development of battleships and battlecruisers, from around the 1860s to the Second World War, and the resurrection of American battleships between 1963-1983. This profusely illustrated book describes the ships themselves and relates the battles they fought. £6.95


10453. HUMBLE, Richard.: UNITED STATES FLEET CARRIERS OF WORLD WAR II. "In Action".

Blandford. 1986 1st. 160pp. Over 190 black & white photographs. 28x22. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Describes the development and active service of the United States Navy's fleet carriers during World War 2. The book examines the vessels themselves and recounts the actions that they fought. Illustrated with 190 photographs. Chapters are headed:- Uncertain Genesis - First Generation: The Pre-war Giants - Inter-war Prototype - Second Generation: Savious of the Pacific War - Third Generation: 'Essex' & 'Independence' - Kamikaze Ordeal - The New Giants. £7.95


5656. HUMMELCHEN G.: GERMAN SCHNELLBOOTE (E-Boats). Warship Profile No 31.

Profile Publications1973. 27pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. . An unmarked copy, almost like new; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical and operational history, covering all theatres of combat where E-Boats were used during WW2. Includes a four-page plan and side view illustration of an E-Boat in colour. £20.00


3676. HUMPHREYS, Roy: THE DOVER PATROL 1914-1918.

Sutton. 1998 1st. * 216pp. Prof ills. 25x18. Virtually like new -Mint in Near-Mint d/jFrom the beginnings at the start of WW1, the Dover Patrol grew into one of the most important RN commands, performing several duties simultaneously in the Southern North Sea and the Dover Straits. This lively narrative brings alive the stories of derring do in the war at sea by the men of the Dover Patrol. £19.00


14627. HUNT, Geoff.: THE MARINE ART OF GEOFF HUNT RSMA. Master Painter of the Naval World of Nelson and Patrick O'Brian.

Conway 2004 1st. 144pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x29. As new: -Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This beautifully illustrated volume offers more than 150 paintings in colour and sketches in black-and-white from the portfolio of one of the most celebrated contemporary marine artists. £35.00


16100. HURD, Sir Archibald: WHO GOES THERE?

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 215pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents VG. £3.95


6873. HURREN B.J.: EASTERN MED. A Personal Narrative.

Muller. 1943 1st. 160pp. Endpaper maps. 19x13. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. The author, a member of the Fleet Air Arm, gives a first-hand account of the dramatic events in the Eastern Mediterranean during the critical year, 1941. £7.00


11882. HURST, Norman. (Compiler).: NAVAL CHRONICLE 1799 - 1818. Index to Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Privately published. 1989. 158pp. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in slightly faded pictorial card cover. pictorial card cover. The Naval Chronicle was issued in monthly parts from the beginning of 1799 to the end of 1818 when publication ceased. This volume seeks to provide a short cut for naval and family historians by presenting in alphabetical order the names to be found in the forty volumes of the work. £11.50


4695. HUTCHINSON, Robert.: JANE's SUBMARINES. War Beneath the Waves, From 1776 to the Present Day.

Ted/SmartHarper-Collins. 2001 1st. * 223pp. Prof ills. 29x23. Fine in Fined/j. Charts the evolution of the submarine i warfare from inception to the 21st century. Technical specifications, development and construction history and involvement in combat are included in more than 125 classes of boat, with special features on submarine accidents and on some of the more unusual submarines such as gun commerce raiders and aircraft-carrying submarines. Very well illustrated. £7.95


20197. HYATT A.M.J. M (Editor): DREADNOUGHT TO POLARIS. Maritime Strategy Since Mahan. Papers from the Conference on Strategic Studies at the University of Western Ontario, March 1972.

Copp Clark/Naval Institute Press 125pp. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j £6.95


20410. IRELAND, Bernard: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. An Illustrated History of Aircraft Carriers of the World, from Zeppelin and Seaplane Carriers to V/STOL and Nuclear-Powered Carriers.

Hermes 2010 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x18. As new; Miint in Mint d/j £9.95


12137. IRELAND, Bernard: THE FALL OF TOULON. The Last Opportunity of Defeat the French Revolution.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2005 1st. 319pp 16 ills. Maps. 24x16. Unmarked, as new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending it to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, and including Spanish, Austrian and Italian forces landed in the city. But the Royalists' hopes were dashed: the Revolutionaries reacted with great speed and violence. The story of how the allies captured and then contrived to lose an entire French battle squadron adds an element of farce to the grisly tale of the siege and fall of Toulon. £4.95


14716. IRELAND, Bernard: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

Marshall Cavendish 1979 1st 168pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x22. An unmarked copy; Near-Fine in VG d/j. £6.95


14652. IRELAND, Bernard: THE WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943.

Cooper 2004. 224pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j £5.95


9230. IRELAND, Bernard.: NAVAL WARFARE IN THE AGE OF SAIL. War at Sea 1756-1815.

Ted Smart. no date c 2000 240pp. Prof ills. 29x23. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This detailed and authoritative study reveals how ships were built, sailed and fought between the years 1756-1815. The ten chapters cover: The Royal Navy - The Seven Years War (1756-63) - King George's Navy - Exploring the World - The American War of Independence - Interbellum: The Royal Navy (1793-1801) - The War Against Napoleon - The War of 1812 - The Post-war Royal Navy. Superbly illustrated in colour with many reproductions of contemporary paintings and prints, and colour drawings of individual warships by Tony Gibbons. £8.95


22238. IRELAND, Bernard.: THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO CRUISERS.

Hermes House. 2008. 256pp Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 30x23. As New. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. A complete illustrated history of the world's cruisers.. £8.50


1322. IRELAND, Bernard. & GROVE, Eric.: JANE'S WAR AT SEA 1897-1997. 100 Years of Jane's Fighting Ships.

Harper/Collins. 1997 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 29x23. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This Centennial Volume illustrates the ships of the world's navies over a period of one hundred years, and reveals how warships have changed since Fred Jane's first book in 1897. Chapters are headed:- The Royal Navy and Fred T.Jane: The Major Players in 1897: Warship Design 1850-1914: The Drift to War: World War I: Between the Wars: World War II: Navies in the Nuclear Age: Modern Navies: Naval Warfare 1945-97. Very well illustrated. £9.95


8752. IRVING, John. Cmdr RN.: THE SMOKE SCREEN OF JUTLAND.

Kimber. 1966 1st. * 256pp. 16 ills. 13 diags. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine+ in VG+ d/j. In this authoritative examination of the Battle of Jutland, the author, a midshipman in Ajax during the action, and a Second World War gunnery expert, not only scrutinised all the available records of the battle, but also delved deeply into many unpublished ones of the highest importance. The result of his analysis is an exhaustive and meticulously detailed account which reveals many fascinating points of each phase of the battle. £9.50


16347. IRWIN, Margaret: THE GREAT LUCIFER. A Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh

World Books. 1961 350pp. 10 illustrations. 19x13. Hardback. VG+ in VG d/j. £2.95


1985. JACKSON, Robert: HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Parragon. 1999 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Near-Mint in d/j. Chronicles the ships, battles and leaders of Britain's navy from the days of sail to the present, including comprehensive accounts of the Royal Navy's greatest battles during the two World Wars, and their operations during the Korean War, the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War. Profusely illustrated. £3.50


20995. JACKSON, Robert: HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Parragon. 1999 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Near-Mint in d/j. Chronicles the ships, battles and leaders of Britain's navy from the days of sail to the present, including comprehensive accounts of the Royal Navy's greatest battles during the two World Wars, and their operations during the Korean War, the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


20233. JACKSON, Robert: THE ROYAL NAVY IN WORLD WAR II

Airlife 1997 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. A wide-rangining and well-illustrated record. £6.95


22299. JACKSON, Robert.: KRIEGSMARINE. The Illustrated History of the German Navy in WWII.

Aurum 2004 176pp. Profusely illustrated 29x22. As new. Mint in d/j. £9.50


12745. JACKSON, Robert.: THE WORLD'S GREAT BATTLESHIPS. From the Middle Ages to the Present Day.

Greenwich Editions. 2005. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £6.95


518. JAMES Admiral Sir W.M.: THE DURABLE MONUMENT. Horatio Nelson

Longmans. 1948 1st. viii. + 312pp. 6 ills. 3 maps. 4 plans. 22x14. VG+ in G+ d/j. An account of Nelson's career and achievements. £4.95


19686. JAMES Admiral Sir W.M.: THE DURABLE MONUMENT. Horatio Nelson

Longmans. 1948 1st. viii. + 312pp. 6 ills. 3 maps. 4 plans. 22x14. VG. An account of Nelson's career and achievements. £3.95


112. JAMES Admiral Sir W.M.: THE EYES OF THE NAVY. A Biographical Study of Admiral Sir Reginald Hall..

Methuen. 1953 1st. xxv. + 207pp. 8 ills. 22x14. Binding and contents VG. Hall commanded the cruisers Cornwall and the battle-cruiser Queen Mary. Early in World War I he was appointed Director of Naval Intelligence where he soon built up a brilliant organisation that devised various ruses to deceive the German High Command. The author, who had served under Hall afloat, was himself in charge of Room 40, where the secret intelligence was handled at the Admiralty. £8.00


3355. JAMES, Tony: ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY 1905-85.

Maritime. nd (c 1985). 144pp. Profusely illustrated. No writing or inscriptions, almost like new- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete list of the vessels that have served in the RFA. More than 250 vessels are listed. Information for each vessel includes tonnage, dimensions, propulsion, speed, builder, completion date, together with its salient features and a brief history. Profusely illustrated. Index of ships. £6.95


13297. JAMESON, Rear-Admiral William.: THE MOST FORMIDABLE THING. The Story of Submarines from the earliest days to the end of World War 1.

Rupert Hart-Davis. 1965 1st. 280pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Binding and contents VG+. £3.95


9779. JANE F.T.: THE BRITISH BATTLE FLEET. Its Inception and Growth throughout the Centuries to the Present Day.

Conway 1997. (First published by S.W.Partridge in 1912) xvi. + 406pp. 24 colour illustrations by W.L.Wyllie RA and 48 black & white illustrations. 23x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Covers the whole history of British fighting ships from the earliest days to the coming of the ironclad and the Reed era, then through years between the1870s to 1912, with warship ships designed firstly by Barnaby, and then by White and Watts £5.95


17275. JEANS T.T. Surgeon Rear Admiral:: ON FOREIGN SERVICE. Or, The Santa Cruz Revolution

Blackie no date . 381pp. Frontis. Illustrated. 19x14. School prize label. Pictorial cloth binding and contents VG £2.95


22211. JENKINS C.A. Cmdr RN.: HMS FURIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948. Part I : The First Eight Years. (Warship Profile 23).

Profile Publications. 1972. 23pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. Virtually as new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated technical and operational history of HMS Furious covers the first eight years of her career. Profusely illustrated with photographs, and a double-page plan and side view drawing in colour showing Furious as she was in 1918. £12.50


22212. JENKINS C.A. Cmdr RN.: HMS FURIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948. Part I : The First Eight Years. (Warship Profile 23).

Profile Publications. 1972. 23pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. An unmarked copy. Near-Mint in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated technical and operational history of HMS Furious covers the first eight years of her career. Profusely illustrated with photographs, and a double-page plan and side view drawing in colour showing Furious as she was in 1918. £15.00


5903. JENKINS C.A. Cmdr RN.: HMS FURIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948. Part II: 1925 -1948. (Warship Profile 24).

Profile Publications. 1972. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated technical and operational history covers the various modifications given to Furious during the inter-war years before describing her operational career during WW2. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view drawing in colour showing Furious in camouflage in August 1941. £7.50


5030. JESSE, Tennyson F.: THE SAGA OF SAN DEMETRIO.

HMSO 1942. 64pp. Ills. Plan. 18x12. Contents Fine in chipped paper cover. The heroic story of a tanker in the convoy saved by the sacrifice of Jervis Bay. The San Detrio was hit by the raider Scheer, abandoned, but later reboarded and saved and then sailed back to Britain by her crew. £4.25


16447. JEWELL, Brian: CONQUEST & OVERLORD. The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery.

East-West Publications 1981 1st. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x17. An unmarked copy:, like new Near-Mint in pictorial card cover.The two great cross-channel invasions: the Norman Conquest of 1066 and Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe in 1944. The Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery are used as a background to historical accounts of the campaigns. £5.95


17398. JOHNSON, Brian: FLY NAVY. The History of Maritime Aviation.

David & Charles 1981 1st. 383pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Some annotations to margins and endpapers, otherwise binding & contents G+. Charts the evolution and development of aircraft carriers in the navies of Britain, Japan and the USA. It begins with the pioneering flights of naval aircraft and their subsequent activities during the First World War, before examining in detail the development of naval aviation during the 1920s and 30s. The role of naval aviation togethet with accounts of aircraft carrier operations during the Second World War is fully covered. Illustrated with 115 photographs. £5.95


18755. JOHNSON, Florence Ridgely.: WELCOME ABOARD. A Manual for the Naval Officer's Wife.

United States Naval Institute. 1958 xvi. + 269pp. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions; Navy blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding and conntents. VG+ £5.95


1834. JOHNSON, Robert Erwin: BERING SEA ESCORT. Life Aboard a Coast Guard Cutter in World War II.

US Naval Institute. 1992 1st. x. + 126pp. 39 ills. Map. 23x16. An unmarked copy:-Near-Mint in Fine d/j. d/j. In 1941, before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the author joined the U.S.Coast Guard cutter Haida. With the advent of war the Haida saw service on convoy duties in the Gulf of Alaska and along the Aleutians. In describing his experiences the author offers a real sense of life on the lower deck in the U.S.Navy. £6.95


11320. JOHNSTON, Ian. & McAULEY Rob: THE BATTLESHIPS

CH4 Books. 2002 192pp. Prof ills. 29x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . Explores the rapid evolution of firepower and battleship design from the muzzle-loading sailing ships to the battleships that fought in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £4.95


8996. JONES, Celia .L.: NAVY MIXTURE.

Pentland. 1995 1st. vii. + 183pp. 10 ills. 22x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. An autobiography. At the outbreak of WW2 Celia Jones was a junior clerk at the Admiralty, who progressed through the ranks to become the first woman at the Admiralty to be trained in Organization & Methods at H.M.Treasury. She later became Joint Head of a Manpower Planning Section, and her rise continued before reaching the post in the Admiralty & MOD concerned with policy for manpower planning, conditions of service and training of RN Personnel. £2.95


21981. JONES, Geoffrey: THE MONTH OF THE LOST U-BOATS.

BCA. 1977. 207pp. 38 ills. 3 maps/diags. 24x16. VG+ in Fine d/j. This book individually examines the fates of 41 U-boats lost in May 1943. The author describes how U-boats were sunk by destroyers, corvettes, frigates and submarines and by aircraft - both land and sea planes - by almost every method at their disposal from ramming and depth-charging to recket projectiles and collision. £5.95


3045. JONES, Geoffrey: THE MONTH OF THE LOST U-BOATS.

BCA. 1977. 207pp. 38 ills. 3 maps/diags. 24x16. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. This book individually examines the fates of 41 U-boats lost in May 1943. The author describes how U-boats were sunk by destroyers, corvettes, frigates and submarines and by aircraft - both land and sea planes - by almost every method at their disposal from ramming and depth-charging to recket projectiles and collision. £5.95


18458. JONES, Geoffrey.: AUTUMN OF THE U-BOATS.

Kimber. 1984 1st. 224pp. 57 ills. 24x16. A clean & bright ex-library copy - lacks title page, otherwise VG in VG d/j VG in VG d/j. In the autumn of 1943 the Germans introduced a new weapon to the war at sea, an acoustic homing torpedo, with which it was hoped to reverse the disastrous U-boat losses of that earlier year and regain supremacy in the battle of the Atlantic. Yet Allied air and sea forces proceeded to sink 34 U-boats in just 44 days/ This achievement is examined in detail. For the first time the U-boat successes, some very great, and their failures are fully described. £2.95


7189. JONES, Vincent.: OPERATION TORCH. Anglo-American Invasion of North Africa.

Pan-Ballantine. 1973 1st UK. 159pp. Prof ills. Maps. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Describes in detail the invasion of North Africa from the planning stage to the successful landings. The naval side of the campaign is full covered, with photographs of many the vessels which took part. £2.00


4874. JORDAN J.: SOVIET SUBMARINES. 1945 to the Present.

Arms & Armour. 1989 1st. 192pp. 26x25. An unmarked copy: Fine in - NearFine d/j. This book provides a detailed analysis of Soviet submarine development since the Second World War. The Soviet Navy has produced more submarine types since 1945 than any other navy. Each class receives detailed analysis, their published performance is reveiwed, and technical and operational shortcomings are fully discussed. In addition to 150 black-and-white photographs, there are detailed line drawings of each class together with keyed drawings of sensor masts. There is also 36 tables of submarine specifications. £14.00


17736. JORDAN, David: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. Cutaway Illustrations - Performance Specifications - Mission Reports.

Silverdale 2002 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x24. Like new: Mint in Mint d/j. A well illustrated record of aircraft carriers and their aircraft with numerous photographs and seven double- gatefold cutaways £9.00


16364. JORDAN, Robert S.: ALLIANCE STRATEGY AND NAVIES. The Evolution and Scope of NATO's Maritime Division.

Pinter 1990 1st. xix. + 182pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


6677. JULLIAN, Marcel.: HMS FIDELITY.

Futura. 1975. 189pp. Paperback; No writing or inscriptions; Cover VG, contents VG+. . Following the capitulation of France, the French tramp ship Le Rone arrived in Britain carrying a quantity of a new secret explosive codenamed ' Plastic'. As a mark of gratitude the Admiralty took the unprecedented step of enrolling the entire crew into the Royal Navy, including the only woman to serve aboard a british fighting ship in WW2 - granting immediate commissions to its officerts, and renaming the ship HMS Fidelity, to sail as a heavily armed disguised 'Q'-ship. Fidelity took part in several curious wartime operations until she was finally sunk by a U-boat. £2.65


6405. KEEGAN, John: THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY.

Hutchinson. 1988 1st. xii, + 292pp.. 39 ills. 6 maps. Illustrated endpapers. 24x16. An unmarked copy Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. Examines how men have fought at sea, exploring the nature of the individual's experiences of action over changing times, concentrating on four major battles - Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway, and the Battle of the Atlantic - to demonstrate the changes that have taken £3.95


14967. KEEGAN, John: THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY. The Evolution of Naval Warfare.

Viking . 1989 xii, + 292pp.. 39 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.. Examines how men have fought at sea, exploring the nature of the individual's experiences of action over changing times, concentrating on four major battles - Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway, and the Battle of the Atlantic - to demonstrate the changes that have taken £4.95


20418. KEEGAN, John & WHEATCROFT, Andrew.: WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY.

Routledge 1996 x. + 340pp. Maps 24x16. Hardback edition. .Like new Mint in Near-Mint Mint d/j. £7.50


2216. KEEGAN. John: THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY.

Arrow. 1990 . 352pp. Ills. VG+ in pictorial card cover. In this history the author concentrates on four key battles - Trafalgar, Jutland. Midway & the Battle of the Atlantic, to provide an in-depth study of the development of naval warfare. £2.50


708. KEMP P. K. Lieut-Cdr RN.: VICTORY AT SEA 1939-1945.

Muller 1957 1st. . 383pp. 35 ills. 10 maps. 22x14. Binding VG, contents VG+.. A thorough and wide-ranging account of the Royal Navy's operations in every theatre of combat during World War 2. £3.95


6720. KEMP P.K. Lieut-Cdr RN.: VICTORY AT SEA 1939-1945.

Muller. 1958 . 383pp. 35 ills. 10 maps. 22x14. VG+. in G+ dfj. An excellent history of the war at sea, giving a thorough and wide-ranging account of the Royal Navy's operations in every theatre of combat in which they fought in WW2. £8.50


7631. KEMP, Anthony.: SPRINGBOARD FOR OVERLORD. Hampshire and the D-Day Landings.

Milestone. 1984 1st. 72pp. Profusely illustrated. Map. An unmarked copy; Fine in pictorial card cover. Chronicles the role of Hampshire in the D-Day landings. It describes the preparations for Overlord and how such a vast influx of troops and equipment influenced the lives of local people. The book includes an account of the building of the Mulberry harbours. Profusely illustrated. £4.50


3148. KEMP, Paul: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1995 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 28x22. .. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j More than 450 photographs present a superb visual record of World War 2 at sea. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £7.95


19010. KEMP, Paul: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1995 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 28x22. .: Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j More than 450 photographs present a superb visual record of World War 2 at sea. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £6.95


3673. KEMP, Paul: CONVOY! Drama in Arctic Waters.

Arms & Armour. 1993 1st 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. A study of the battles of the Arctic convoys, which began in September 1941 and continued throughout the war. Meticulously researched from original operational orders and reports, and including new Russian persepctive, the book covers the entire history of the Arctic convoys and includes a full section on PQ17 and a stirring account of the Battle of North Cape. £4.95


21622. KEMP, Paul: U-BOATS DESTROYED. German Submarine Losses in the World Wars.

Arms & Armour. 1997 1st 288pp. 24x16. VG+ in Fine d/j. Hardcover edition. Around one thousand German submarines were destroyed during the two world Wars. This volume, providing maximum information after many years of extensive research, shows what action brought the end of each vessel and adds information on the submarine, its commander, location, survivors and casualties plus other background information. This book provides unprecedented detail of sinkings at sea to provide the historian with a single source of reference to both World Wars. £6.95


4679. KEMP, Paul: U-BOATS DESTROYED. German Submarine Losses in the World Wars.

Arms & Armour. 1999 288pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover Around one thousand German submarines were destroyed during the two world Wars. This volume, providing maximum information after many years of extensive research, shows what action brought the end of each vessel and adds information on the submarine, its commander, location, survivors and casualties plus other background information. This book provides unprecedented detail of sinkings at sea to provide the historian with a single source of reference to both World Wars. £6.95


11989. KEMP, Paul .J.: UNDERWATER WARRIORS.

Brockhampton. 1999 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. A thorough and comprehensive study of the British, German, Italian and Japanese navies active use of one- and two-man submarines, describing their employment in a multitude of daring sorties against ships, harbour and land-based targets. The book supplies a great deal of technical information about the various types of craft before describing their wartime actions. £3.95


14973. KEMP, Paul .J.: UNDERWATER WARRIORS.

Arms & Armour 1997. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:Fine in Fine pictorial card cover, A thorough and comprehensive study of the British, German, Italian and Japanese navies active use of one- and two-man submarines, describing their employment in a multitude of daring sorties against ships, harbour and land-based targets. The book supplies a great deal of technical information about the various types of craft before describing their wartime actions. £2.95


22153. KEMP, Paul J.: AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN BATTLESHIPS.

ISO Publications. 1991 1st. 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Almost like new; Fine in Fine d/j. £45.00


9821. KEMP, Paul.: CONVOY PROTECTION. The Defence of Seaborne Trade.

Arms & Armour. 1993 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This well researched study focuses upon two case histories - of Britain and the U-boats in the First World War, and the campaigns against the Japanese during the Second World War. The author demonstrates how the adoption of the convoy defeated the submarine threat in 1917, while pointing to the US Navy's Pacific campaign as illustration of how maritime trade can utterly be destroyed when the convoy system is not properly put into effect. £4.95


21587. KEMP, Paul.: CONVOY PROTECTION. The Defence of Seaborne Trade.

Arms & Armour. 1993 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fioe in Fine d/j. This well researched study focuses upon two case histories - of Britain and the U-boats in the First World War, and the campaigns against the Japanese during the Second World War. The author demonstrates how the adoption of the convoy defeated the submarine threat in 1917, while pointing to the US Navy's Pacific campaign as illustration of how maritime trade can utterly be destroyed when the convoy system is not properly put into effect. £4.50


10666. KEMP, Paul.J.: MALTA CONVOYS 1940-1943 (Warships Illustrated No I4).

Arms & Armour. 1988 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 24x18. As new. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. An excellent pictorial record illustrated with 120 photographs with informative captions. £9.00


21809. KEMP, Peter.: THE BRITISH SAILOR. A Social History of the Lower Deck.

Dent. 1970 1st. Xiv. + 241pp. 26 ills. 22x14. Hardback edition Above-average ex-reference library, no stamps, VG in VG pictorial hardback cover. This book studies in detail and covers every aspect of life on the lower deck in the British Navy from the time of the Spanish Armada in 1588 to the outbreak of the 1914-18 war. £3.95


17033. KEMP, Peter.:: THE BRITISH SAILOR. A Social History of the Lower Deck.

Dent. 1970 1st. Dent. 1970 1st., . Xiv. + 241pp. 26 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:-Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This book studies in detail and covers every aspect of life on the lower deck in the British Navy from the time of the Spanish Armada in 1588 to the outbreak of the 1914-18 war. £4.95


18327. KENNEDY Admiral Sir William, KCB: HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR!. Fifty Years in the Royal Navy

Eveleigh Nash 1910 1st. vi. + 312pp. 19x13 Presentation copy signed by author, November 1915. Lower half of red cloth binding waterstained and the prelims and the last few pages heavily waterstained, and waterstains to fore edges throughout. A reading copy only.. Presentation copy signed by Admiral Sir William Kennedy, Nov 1st 1915. £4.95


614. KENNEDY L.: MENACE - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.

BCA. nd (c 1979). 176pp. Prof ills. 26x20. VG+ in VG+ d/j. A detailed and profusely illustrated history of the wartime career of the battleship Tirpitz. From early 1942 to Nov 1944 the battleship served in Norwegian waters where she constituted a permanent threat to the British convoys to Russia. In 1943 she was attacked by midget submarines, and damaged by aircraft of the Fleet Arm, before being finally sunk by RAF bombers in November 1944. £4.95


567. KENNEDY P.: PACIFIC ONSLAUGHT. 7th Dec. 1941 - 7th Feb.1943.

Pan-Ballantine. 1972. 159pp. Prof ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Chapters cover:- Origins of the Pacific War -Pearl Harbour - Hong Kong, Malaya & Singapore - The Philippines & Dutch East Indies - Burma & the threat to India - The Tokyo Raid & the Battle of the Coral Sea - Midway - Guadalcanal - New Guinea, Burma & China, etc. Profusely illustrated. £2.00


2465. KENNEDY, Ludovic: PURSUIT. The Chase and Sinking of the Bismarck.

BCA. 1974 254pp. Illustrated. . . 21x14. An unmarked copy: G+ in d/j The author, who himself took part in the chase, gives a vivid account of the final action of HMS Hood and the subsequent hunt and sinking of the Bismarck. £2.45


1313. KENNEDY, Paul.M.: THE RISE & FALL OF BRITISH NAVAL MASTERY.

Fontana 1991 xi. + 492pp. 10 Maps. 20x13 .Parts of the text have been neatly highlighted / underlined, otherwise contents G in Fine pictorial card cover.. This detailed examination of British sea power, analyses the reasons for the rise and fall of Great Britain as a predominant maritime nation in the period from the Tudors to the 1980s. £1.95


7186. KENT, Graeme.: GUADALCANAL. Island Ordeal.

Pan/Ballantine. 1972. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The fiercely contested battle on the island of Guadalcanal itself and at sea in the waters surrounding it, raged for six months and cost the Japanese around 25,000 men killed on the land battle alone. This book gives a comprehensive account of the actions on land and at sea. £2.00


16632. KENWORTHY J.M. & YOUNG, George: FREEDOM OF THE SEAS.

Hutchinson. no date (c 1927) 1st. 283pp. 16 illustrations. 24x16. Spine a bit worn, otherwise contents VG. £2.95


4391. KERR J.L. & GRANVILLE W.: THE R.N.V.R. A Record of Achievement.

Harrap. 1957 1st. . 304pp. 45 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. During WW2 the RNVR grew into a major part of the Royal Navy and by the end of the war its personnel commanded destroyers, large fleet sweepers and submarines. The book charts the development of the RNVR before describing some of their wartime exploits. £7.95


1618. KERR, J Lennox. & GRANVILLE Wilfred.: THE R.N.V.R. A Record of Achievement.

Harrap. 1957 1st. . 304pp. 45 ills. 22x14. An excellent copy - Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. During WW2 the RNVR grew into a major part of the Royal Navy and by the end of the war its personnel commanded destroyers, large fleet sweepers and submarines. The book charts the development of the RNVR before describing some of their wartime exploits. £6.95


21977. KERSHAW, Andrew: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Purnell. 1975. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book not only provides a profusely illustrated record of the Battle of the Atlantic, but also covers the sinking of the Bismarck and the Battle of the Barents Sea. £5.95


8551. KILDUFF, Peter: U.S.CARRIERS AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1981 1st. * 128pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. The product of extensive research, this book portrays in personal account and from official documentation, some of the greatest exploits of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operations in both the Atlantic and Pacific during World War 2. Very well illustrated. £8.95


8791. KIMMINS, Anthony.: HALF-TIME.

Heinemann. 1947 1st 290pp. 26 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: binding & contents VG. . Having spent two years at Osborne & two terms at Dartmouth, Kimmins first went to sea in HMS Marlborough. During the inter-war years he joined the Fleet Air Arm where he continued until retirement form the Navy. Recalled by the Admiralty in WW2, he served as a naval broadcaster, witnessing many actions including the Lofoten raid, Mediterranean convoys, Salerno, Normandy, The Scheldt, before being appointed Chief of Naval Information with the British Pacific Fleet. This informative and entertaining war memoir describes his wartime experiences. £4.95


615. KING C.: RULE BRITANNIA.

Studio. 1941 1st. 280pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 24x16.Near-Fine in slightly torn d/j. . Describes some of the major naval actions during the first two years of the Second World War and relates them to parallel incidents of the past. Chapters cover:- Submarines & Mines - Fleet Air Arm - Convoy - Blockade & Commerce Destruction - Norway, France & Greece - Channel, North Sea, & Atlantic - Malta, etc, etc. Very well illustrated. £4.95


2899. KING D. & Others.: A SEA OF WORDS. A Lexicon & Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales.

Holt. 1997 Second Edtion. xxii. + 484pp. Ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This revised edition of Dean King's highly acclaimed Patrick O'Brian reference includes Nautical & Naval Terms - Medical & Scientific Terms - Weapons, Armaments and the Military - Food & Drink - Customs & Culture, etc, etc. £3.95


18911. KING D. & Others.: A SEA OF WORDS. A Lexicon & Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales.

Holt. 2000 Third Edtion. xxii. + 502pp. Illustrated. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This revised edition of Dean King's highly acclaimed Patrick O'Brian reference includes Nautical & Naval Terms - Medical & Scientific Terms - Weapons, Armaments and the Military - Food & Drink - Customs & Culture, etc, etc. £4.95


22075. KING, Dean. & HATTENDORF John .B. (Editors).: EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY. An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts from the Age of Nelson. 1793-1815.

Conway 2002 xxxvii. + 425pp. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Presents first-hand accounts of officers and seaman who fought and lived at sea during the French Revolutionary War (1793-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-1815), and the War of 1812 (1812-1815). In addition to the first-hand narratives - including eye-witness accounts of the Glorious First of June, the Battle of St Vincent, the Battle of Trafalgar, and the death of Nelson, frigate duels, fire-ship missions, and cutting-out exploits, there are revealing insights into the nature of life at sea aboard a man-of-war. £2.95


22184. KINGSTON, William H.G.: OUR SAILORS: or, Anecdotes of the Engagements and Gallant Deeds of THE BRITISH NAVY. During the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

Griffin & Farren 1865 Second Edition. xv. + 282pp. Frontis. 17x11. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles & motif. Some pages still uncut; Inscription dated July 1st 1867. Spots of foxing, otherwise binding & contents VG. £19.00


15254. KIPLING, Rudyard: SEA WARFARE

Macmillan 1916 1st. 222pp. 19x13. Binding and contents VG. £2.95


13126. KITSON, Frank: PRINCE RUPERT. Admiral and General-at-Sea.

Constable 1998 1st. Constable 1998 1st. 12 ills. 14 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Binding and contents Fine (no d/j) £3.95


17619. KITSON, Frank: WHEN BRITANNIA RULED THE WAVES. The Heyday of the Royal Navy through the Paintings of Vice Admiral Sir Henry Kitson, KBE, CB. (1877-1952)

Halsgrove 2007 1st. 112pp. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of paintings in colour, and black-and-white photographs. Like New; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


13233. KNIGHTON C.S. & LOADES D.M.: THE ANTHONY ROLL OF HENRY VIII's NAVY. Pepys Library 2991 and British Library Additional MS 22047 with related documents.

Ashgate/Navy Records Society. 2000 1st. 198pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Reproduces in full color of the famous pictorial survey of Henry VIII's navy compiled in 1546 by Anthony Anthony, a clerk in the ordnance office. The manuscript features paintings of each of Henry's 58 ships, below which are set details of their guns, shot, and related equipment. Two of the original rolls of vellum were given by Charles II to Samuel Pepys. £35.00


9714. KNOWLES, David J.: ESCAPE FROM CATASTROPHE.

Knowles. 2000 1st. 219pp. 37 ills. 21x13. As new:- Near-Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. The major part of thisexcellent book contains first-hand accounts of the Dunkirk evacuation by those who served in the 'little ships' , as well as relating the extraordinary experiences of Army personnel during the rescue. £3.50


14135. KNOX, Collie: ATLANTIC BATTLE.

Methuen 1941 2 edition. 1st 104 pp. Ills. 19x13. VG+ in VG d/j. A war reporter who was allowed to sail aboard several British warships escorting transatlantic convoys, gives his impression of the Battle of the Atlantic. £2.50


3352. KNOX, Collie: ATLANTIC BATTLE.

Methuen 1941 104 pp. Ills. 19x13. VG in VG d/j. A war reporter who was allowed to sail aboard several British warships escorting transatlantic convoys, gives his impression of the Battle of the Atlantic. £2.00


4655. KONINGS, Chris.: QUEEN ELIZABETH AT WAR. His Majesty's Transport 1939-1946.

Patrick Stephens. 1985 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 30x24. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. . With the text based largely on the personal reminiscences of those that served aboard her during the war years, this profusely illustrated large-format volume gives a comprehsensive account of the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth's wartime career. Profusely illustrated with a large collection of photographs as well as several contemporary sketches. £11.00


21539. KONINGS, Chris.: QUEEN ELIZABETH AT WAR. His Majesty's Transport 1939-1946.

Patrick Stephens. 1985 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 30x24. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in VG d/j. . With the text based largely on the personal reminiscences of those that served aboard her during the war years, this profusely illustrated large-format volume gives a comprehsensive account of the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth's wartime career. Profusely illustrated with a large collection of photographs as well as several contemporary sketches. £9.85


21903. KONSTAM, Angus: DUEL OF THE IRONCLADS. USS Monitor & CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads 1862.

Osprey 2003 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. As new; Mint in d/j. £10.50


11599. KOOP, Gerhard and SCHMOLKE Klaus-Peter: GERMAN DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR II.

Greenhill. 2003 1st. 224pp. Profusely Illustrated. 26x20. An unmarked copy, like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Very well illustrated with photographs and drawings. £22.00


12106. KROSCHEL, Gunter. & EVERS, August-Ludwig: DIE DEUTSCHE FLOTTE 1848 - 1945.

Verlag Lohse-Essing. 1974 Xxviii (text). + Approx 158pp (no pagination). 437 photographs. 27x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG+ d/j. £7.95


11379. LADD, James D: ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO.

Hamlyn. 1985. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. This history of the Royal Marines describes in depth some of the many actions in which they have fought from the viewpoint of the Marines involved in them, whether officer or soldier. With around 150 illustrations. £6.95


5466. LAMB C. Cmdr RN.: TO WAR IN A STRINGBAG.

Cassell 2001 325pp. Illustrated.Map. 20x13. An excellent unmarked copy; Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. . The author was sunk in Courageous, laid mines & hunted U-boats over North European waters, harried E-boats off Dunkirk, flew from Illustrious in the Mediterranean including the attack on Taranto, flew anti-shipping strikes from Greece & Malta, crash landed in North Africa and was imprisoned by Vichy. After release and recuperation he joined Implacable only to suffer a further accident on her deck in the Pacific. Most enjoyable told. £2.95


3197. LAMBERT, Andrew.: WARRIOR. Restoring the World's First Ironclad.

Conway. 1987 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 26x20. An unmarked copy. : Fine in Fine d/j. Launched in 1860 HMS Warrior was the first iron-hulled, sea-going ship armoured ship, and by a fluke of history the ship survived to be the last of the broadside ironclads. She subsequently became the subject of the most ambitious ship restoration project ever mounted. The meticulous reconstruction required information on virtually every aspect of the ship. To satisfy the modelmaker, enthusiast and technical historian, the book is illustrated in depth and many plans drawn up for her reconstruction, as well as photographs. of the ship and her fittings taken during her career and during her reconstruction. £11.50


16720. LAMBERT, Andrew: ADMIRALS. The Naval Commanders who Made Britain Great.

Faber & Faber 2008 1st. xx. + 492pp. 12 plates. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


11707. Lambert, Andrew (Editor): LETTERS AND PAPERS OF PROFESSOR SIR JOHN KNOX LAUGHTON, 1830-1915. (Publications of The Naval Records Society. Vol. 143)

Ashgate. 2002. xv. + 340pp. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Dark blue cloth, gilt binding. As new £8.50


11700. LAMBERT, Nicholas (Editor): THE SUBMARINE SERVICE 1900 - 1918. Publications of the Naval Records Society. Vol.142

Ashgate. 2001. xliv + 397pp. 23x15. As new; Mint in Near-Mint blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Divided into seven parts covering:- The Development of the Submarine : At Portsmouth, 1903-1905 : The Impact of the Submarine upon Naval Strategic Thought : Submarines & Fleet Submarines : Admiralty Reappraisal of Submarine Policy 1913-14 : The War, 1914-1915 : Taking Stock - Wartime Experience, 1916-1918. £19.00


6357. LAMONT-BROWN, Raymond: KAMIKAZE. Japan's Suicide Samurai.

Arms & Armour 1997 1st. 192pp. 37 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Uses original records and personal testimonies to describe the organization and operation of the Kamikaze at sea, on land and in the air, and delves behind the actual events to uncover the myth and reality of kamikaze strategy, training and execution. £4.95


2728. LANDSBOROUGH, Gordon: THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE.

Panther. 1956 160pp. 16 ills. Map. Diag. 19x12. Binding faded & rubbed, o/w contents VG. Describes the events surrounding the last cruise of the Graf Spee and her final battle. £1.00


22031. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. . £3.00


15233. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. £2.00


19015. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. . £2.50


4948. LANGMAID, Rowland.: 'THE MED'. The Royal Navy in the Mediterranean 1939-45.

Batchworth. 1948 1st. 150pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 26x19. Blue cloth binding & contents VG+ . Rowland Langmaid was Official Admiralty Artist to the Mediterranean Fleet and 57 of his pictures are reproduced in a personal review of the naval war in this theatre. He was in the Mediterranean throughout the war, and his diary and his pictures describe events 'at the scene of action at the time', not an afterthought to make the book, but a living record of some of the most stirring actions of World War 2. £7.50


14707. LASH, Joseph P.: ROOSEVELT & CHURCHILL 1939-1941. The Partnership that saved the West.

Andre Deutsch 1977 1st. 528pp Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. £4.95


522. LAUGHTON Knox T. Sir (Editor).: BRITISH SAILOR HEROES .From Howard to Nelson.

Bickers. nd (c 1900) 1st. vii. 493pp. Illustrated. Maps & plans. 19x13. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Spine lightly sun faded (titles0 bright, otherwise contents VG. This book traces the careers of some of Britain's most distinguished sailors, with biographies of Howard, Drake, Blake, Rooke, Anson, Hawke, Boscawen, Rodney, Howe, Hood, St Vincent, & Nelson, as well as giving pen portraits of fellow naval officers of these commanders. £5.95


12626. LAUGHTON, John Knox (Editor): LETTERS AND PAPERS OF CHARLES, LORD BARHAM. Admiral of the Red Squadron 1758-1813. VOL. I

Navy Records Society. Vol. XXXII .1907. lxvi. + 422pp. 24x16. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. Virtually like new; Near-Mint £25.00


21986. LAUGHTON, John Knox (Editor): LETTERS AND PAPERS OF CHARLES, LORD BARHAM. Admiral of the Red Squadron 1758-1813.. VOL. II

Navy Records Society. 1910. xxii. + 438pp. Frontis. 24x16. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. Virtually like new; Near-Mint £25.00


21987. LAUGHTON, John Knox (Editor): LETTERS AND PAPERS OF CHARLES, LORD BARHAM. Admiral of the Red Squadron 1758-1813.. VOL. III

Navy Records Society. 1911 xl. + 413pp. Frontis. 24x16. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. Virtually like new; Near-Mint £25.00


14989. LAUGHTON, John Knox.: STUDIES IN NAVAL HISTORY.

Longmans, Green & Co 1887 1st. 469pp. 20x13. A First Edition copy bound in black cloth with gilt titles. Edges of spine& corners rubbed, otherwise contents VG+. The biographies contained in this book reflect some of the most stirring episodes in naval history. Also, the birth of the French Navy is described in the biography of Jean Colbert. Other biographies include Jean De Vienne, De Quesne, Le Baille De Suffren, Tegetthof: Privateers & Privateering - L. Fortunatus Wright, George Walker, Jean Bart, Du Guay Trouin, Thurot, Robert Surcouf, and 'The Pirate' Paul Jones. £12.50


21984. LAUGHTON, John Knox. (Editor): STATE PAPERS RELATING TO THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA. Anno 1588 . VOL. I Second Edition. & VOL. II. Second Edition.

Navy Records Society 1981. Reproduced from the original of 1895. A Two Volume set in superb condition. VOL I. lxxxiv. + 365pp. 24x16. Bound in navy and cream cloth with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions; Binding and contents Fine. VOL II. 418pp. 24x16. Bound in navy and cream cloth with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions; Binding and contents Fine. £74.00


19025. LAUGHTON, Sir T. Knox (Editor): BRITISH SAILOR HEROES. Series I

Heinemann 1913 vii. + 243pp. Illustrated. Map. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents VG+. Biographies of Howard Drake, Blake, Rooke, Anson, and Hawke. £4.95


7791. LAUTENSCHLAGER, Karl.: USS MISSISSIPPI (BB23).Greek KILKIS.(Warship Profile 29).

Profile Publicataions1973. 25pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. The battleship Mississippi was first commissioned into the US Navy in 1908. After being transferred to the Greek Navy 1914 she was renamed Kilkis, and sunk by German bombers in August 1941. This technical and operational history is profusely illustrated with photographs and a four-page centrespread in colour. £6.50


18293. LAVER, Margaret P.H. and others.: SWANS. Sailor-Women Sea Women. A History of The South African Women's Auxiliary Naval Service 1943-1949

Swans History Publication Fund 1986 1st. viii. + 396pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x22. No writing or inscriptions. Top of rear endpapers marked, otherwise Fine in VG d/j. A numbered copy of an edition limited to 1,000. £9.95


14593. LAVERY, Brian: CHURCHILL'S NAVY. The Ships, Men and Organisation 1939-1945.

Conway. 2006 1st. 287pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x26. As new- -Mint in Mint d/j. £19.00


18145. LAVERY, Brian: NELSON'S FLEET AT TRAFALGAR.

National Maritime Museum 2004 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £7.95


16228. LAVERY, Brian: ROYAL TARS. The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 875-1850.

Conway 2010 1st. 383pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As New; Mint in d/j. £7.95


7306. LAVERY, Brian: THE 74-GUN SHIP BELLONA. (Anatomy of the Ship).

Conway. 1989 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. . Launched in 1760, Bellona belonged to the first truly successful class of British 74-gun ships, a design that was built in large numbers over more than twenty years. Bellona herself served with distinction in four wars and was not broken up until 1814. This volume features a full description of the ship and her position in the development of the 74, along with extensive tabular information on the details of the ship. ; Pictorial section covering the most reliable models of the type. Around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail - general arrangements,hull construction, decoration, masts & yards, rigging & sails, armament & fittings. £14.50


11706. LAVERY, Brian.: SHIPBOARD LIFE AND ORGANISATION , 1731-1815. (Publications of The Navy Records Society. Vol. 138)

Ashgate. 1998 xxv. + 656pp. 23x15. Virtually as new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Chapters cover- Admiralty Regulations & Instructions : Captains' Orders : Other Orders : Ship Organisation : Discipline & Punishment : The Crew : Diaries : Medical Journals : Accounts : Miscellaneous. £59.00


11784. LAWRENCE, Richard Russell..: THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HOW IT HAPPENED - NAVAL BATTLES.

Constable & Robinson. 2003 1st. Xiv. + 640pp. Over 70 maps/diags. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


17741. LAWSON, Robert & TILLMAN, Barrett: CARRIER AIR WAR IN ORIGINAL WWII COLOR. US Navy Air Combat 1939-1946.

Barnes & Noble 1999 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x26. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Mint in VG+ d/j. £9.95


346. LAYMAN Rear-Admiral C.H. & Cameron J.: THE FALKLANDS AND THE DWARF. The Cruise of HMS in the Falkland Islands 1881-1882.

Picton. 1995 1st. xiv. + 160pp. 65 ills. End map & chart. 21x15.An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. . Through the letters written by her captain, this book describes the cruise of HMS to the Falkland Islands during the early 1880s. £4.95


710. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.1. Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1959. 64pp. Prof ills. 18x12. VG in worn pictorial card cover. Gives details of every British and German battleship and battle-cruisers of WW1, together with their construction history and fates. £1.50


6832. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS. Fourth Edition.

Ian Allan. 1958. 45pp. Prof ills. 15x10. VG+ in VG pcc. .. Lists British warships of all types & classes in commission at date. Supplies specifications of each class together with the name of builder and completion date of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £24.50


11541. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. Combined Volume.

Ian Allan. 1967 viii. + 352pp. Prof ills. 19x13. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Provides full details of all British and German battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and miscellaneous warships which served in the fleets of the two countries during the First World War. Information for each class includes displacement, dimensions, armament, armour, and speed. Details for each ship gives name of builder, completion date and its fate, together with a brief biography of the more important ships. £25.00


964. LE FLEMING H.M.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR 1 (No.3. Destroyers).

Ian Allan. 1962 1st. . 80pp. Prof ills. 18x12. VG in G pictorial card cover. This illustrated handbook supplies details of all British and German destroyers. Information includes:- Dimensions, Machinery, Speed, Guns & Torpedo Tubes; and the Date, Name of Builder and the Fate of each ship. £3.95


13924. LE FLEMING H.M.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.2. Cruisers (British and German).

Ian Allan. 1961 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 18x12.Contents (unmarked) Near-Fine in slightly faded pictorial card cover. This illustrated handbook supplies details of all British and German cruisers of World War 1. Information for each vessel includes - Date, Name of Builder and the Fate of each ship. Well illustrated. £2.95


13923. LE FLEMING H.M.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.4. Miscellaneous Warships (British and German).

Ian Allan. 1962 1st. 71pp. Prof ills. 18x12.Contents (unmarked) Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. This illustrated handbook supplies details of all British and German Aircraft Carriers, Monitors, Depot Ships, Armed Merchant Cruisers, Q-Ships, Torpedo Boats, Patrol Boats, Coastal Craft, Sloops, Minesweepers & Gunboats. Information for each vessel includes - Date, Name of Builder and the Fate of each ship. Well illustrated. £5.00


12567. LEACH, Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Henry.: ENDURE NO MAKESHIFTS. Some Naval Recollections.

Leo Cooper. 1993 1st. xiii + 274pp. 37 illustrations. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Henry Leach spent 45 years of active service in the Royal Navy, starting as a cadet in 1937 and finishing as Admiral of the Fleet in 1982. Son of a distinguished naval captain, killed in action commanding the Prince of Wales in 1941, Henry Leach spent most of World War 2 at sea; mainly in the North Atlantic and Far East. He specialized in gunnery and served in Mauritius, Duke of York, and Javelin, and after the war served aboard Newcastle, and commanded Dunkirk, Galatea, and Albion. After promotion of Flag Rank, he alternated between further sea command and appointments such as Director of Naval Plans, Assistant Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Staff (Policy), Vice Chief of the defence Staff, and finally First Sea Lord. £29.00


15988. LEATHER, John: WORLD WARSHIPS IN REVIEW 1860-1906.

Purnell 264pp. Prof ills. 27x22. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in G+ d/j. Contains some 134 superb and hitherto unpublished pictures by the renowned marine photographers, Beken of Cowes; of great technical and historical interest, these pictures were taken at a time of rapid change and mounting national rivalries. Astonishing in their clarity and detail, the photographs are reproduced full page, accompanied by comprehensive statistics for each vessel, together with details of its history. They contrast ships of similar types in a variety of navies, including broadside ironclads, turret ships, battleships, cruisers, torpedo boat destroyers and miscellaneous craft. £14.00


16211. LEATHER, John: WORLD WARSHIPS IN REVIEW 1860-1906.

Macdonald & Jane's 1976 1st. 264pp. Prof ills. 27x22. Ex-library; usual stamps marks to contents but generally good. green cloth binding worn and marked, A reading copy only. Contains some 134 superb and hitherto unpublished pictures by the renowned marine photographers, Beken of Cowes; of great technical and historical interest, these pictures were taken at a time of rapid change and mounting national rivalries. Astonishing in their clarity and detail, the photographs are reproduced full page, accompanied by comprehensive statistics for each vessel, together with details of its history. They contrast ships of similar types in a variety of navies, including broadside ironclads, turret ships, battleships, cruisers, torpedo boat destroyers and miscellaneous craft. £7.95


19049. LEE, David M.: WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE

United States Naval Institute 1987 Twelth Edition. viii. + 273pp. 20x14. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine blue glazed boards. £3.95


22017. LEE, Robert Edward: VICTORY AT GUADALCANAL

Presideo 1981 1st xii. + 260pp. Illustrated. Map. 23x16. An unmarked copy: Fine inVG+ d/j. £9.00


15309. LEMAIRE W.C.: ONZE KONINKLIJKE MARINE 2. Varende Vloot.

Alkenreeks. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x10. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in pictorial hardback cover. Gives details of The Royal Netherland Navy's submarines, minesweepers, escort ships, patrol vesels, netlayers, etc. £1.00


12807. LENTON H.T.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS. Sixth Edition.

Ian Allan. 1962 71pp. Prof ills. 15x10. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG pictorial card cover Lists British warships of all types & classes in commission at date. Supplies specifications of each class together with the name of builder and completion date of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £3.50


3454. LENTON H.T.: BRITISH FLEET AND ESCORT DESTROYERS. Volume One. (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 136pp. Prof ills. 11x15. No writing or inscriptions: VG+. in torn & worn d/j. This volume provides detailed information on British destroyer classes which served in WW2. Beginning with the old R & S classes, the book lists the V & Ws, American-built four-stackers, and carries on through the alphabetical sequence of classes before finally reaching the N class vessels launched in 1940/41. Provides the main features of each together with such details as tonnage, dimensions, armament, machinery, speed, wartime modifications, builder, date of launch, and eventual fate. Prof ills. £6.50


10654. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN FLEET & ESCORT DESTROYERS. Volume One.. (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 11x15. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in torn d/j.. Lists all classes of American destroyers which took part in WW2, from the four-funnel types built during the First World War to the Allen M.Sumner class built during World War 2. Each class is fully described together with details of their specifications and modifications. Information for each vessel includes name, builder and fate. Profusely illustrated with £4.50


10677. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN GUNBOATS AND MINESWEEPERS. World War 2 Fact Files.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1974 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x21. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. This large format book lists all auxiliary escort vessels of the U.S. Navy in WW2, including ex-British corvettes, the famous "Eagle" boats of WW1, and converted fishing craft and yachts. Provides specifications of the various vessels, together with details of each vessel's launch date, builder and fate. Well illustrated. £3.95


12798. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN GUNBOATS AND MINESWEEPERS. World War 2 Fact Files.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1974 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x21. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This large format book lists all auxiliary escort vessels of the U.S. Navy in WW2, including ex-British corvettes, the famous "Eagle" boats of WW1, and converted fishing craft and yachts. Provides specifications of the various vessels, together with details of each vessel's launch date, builder and fate. Well illustrated. £4.50


17943. LENTON H.T.: BRITISH ESCORT SHIPS. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1974 1st. * 64pp. Prof ills. 26x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. .The Battle of the Atlantic lasted for five years and during that time a growing number of anti-submarine escorts were brought into service to protect shipping. The best known were the 'Flower' class corvettes; the USA produced the destroyer escort (DE) to meet Admiralty requirements, British and Canadian yards turned out a series of frigates to meet the same requirement. About 700 escorts were built during the war, all of which are listed in this book, together with the ships in service at the outbreak of war. Provides data and descriptions of each class and gives details of their wartime modifications. Information for each ship includes Pennant Number, Launch Date, Builder and Fate. Illustrated with 77 photographs. £5.95


12677. LENTON H.T.: GERMAN WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Purnell nd (c 1973) 396pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions Fine in VG d/j. This authoritative and comprehensive work provides details of the entire German wartime fleet, from battleships right through to the numerous auxiliary units. The submarine fleet is similarly complete and lists those designs studied and put into production at the outbreak and early stages of the war, and the experimental types, few of which were ever built. Provides the specification for each vessel class, followed by the name or number of each class member, its builder, launch date, & its fate. Profusely illustrated with photographs and ship's plans. £16.50


12858. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: BRITISH WARSHIP LOSSES OF WORLD WAR II. British and Dominion Fleets.

Ian Allan. 1964 1st. 64pp. Illustrated. 18x12.No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in G+ pictorial card cover. Gives details of all British and Dominion warships losses, giving name of ship lost, the date, area, and the cause, or principal cause of loss, of all types of warships, from capital ships to landing barges, in World War 2. A useful source of information. £2.95


22291. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: BRITISH WARSHIP LOSSES OF WORLD WAR II. British and Dominion Fleets.

Ian Allan. 1964 1st. 64pp. Illustrated. 18x12. A superb unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Gives details of all British and Dominion warships losses, giving name of ship lost, the date, area, and the cause, or principal cause of loss, of all types of warships, from capital ships to landing barges, in World War 2. A useful source of information. £5.95


965. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II . (Part 4 - Auxiliary Fighting Vessels).

1962 1st. 81pp. Prof ills. 18x12. VG in G pictorial card cover. This illustrated handbook deals with some 30 types of Miscellaneous & Auxiliary Vessels engaged in trade protection, & covers over 30 different types of ship - MAC's, AMC's, Auxiliary AA Vessels, Escort Carriers, Armed Yachts, Convoy Escorts, Coastal Minelayers, Paddle Minesweepers, River Gunboats, Mine Destructor Vessels, Etc, etc. Information for each class includes Displacement, Dimensions, Machinery, Armament; and the name, ex-name, builder, launch date and the fate of every ship £2.50


12424. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II . (Part 5 - Auxiliary Support Vessels).

1963 1st. 71pp. Prof ills. 18x12. Contents (unmarked) VG+ VG pictorial card cover. This illustrated handbook deals with miscellaneous vessels engaged in harbour, towing and salvage vessels duties. Also includes Convoy Rescue Ships. Information for each class includes Displacement, Dimensions, Machinery, Armament; and the name, ex-name, builder, launch date and the fate of every ship £3.95


12821. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II . (Part Two - Destroyers and Submarines of the Royal & Dominion Navies)).

1962 1st. 81pp. Prof ills. 18x12. Contents VG in in G+ pictorial card cover. Gives details of Submarines and Destroyers, giving Displacement, Dimensions, Machinery, Armament; and the name, ex-name, builder, launch date and the fate of every ship £3.95


14966. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1973. 2nd edition. 653pp. Prof ills. 19x13. VG+ in Near-Fine d/j. Described as a "library in one volume", this book is an invaluable source of information covering virtually every ship (from Motor Launches to Battleships) of the Royal and Dominion Navies which participated in the Second World War. It presents in eight sections a complete record of all known vessels, covering Capital Ships (Battleships, Battle-Cruisers, Cruisers & Aircraft Carriers). - Destroyers & Submarines - Sloops, Corvettes & Frigates - Auxiliary Fighting Vessels - Auxiliary Support Vessels - Trawlers, Whalers & Drifters - Coastal Forces - Landing Craft. Information given for each vessel includes:- Builder, Year Built, Displacement, Dimensions, Machinery, Armament, Protection, Complement, & its Fate. With 192 pages of photographs. £11.50


12395. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part Eight (Landing Craft).

Ian Allan. 1963 1st. 80pp. Prof ills. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover... Provides full details of each class of Landing Craft, Landsing Ships, & Landing Barges including displacement, machinery, dimensions, armament, complement, together with the launch date, builder and fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


18167. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part Three. (Sloops & Frigates). Royal & Dominion Navies.

Ian Allan. 1962 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 18x12 Very small piece cut from lower corner of front cover, otherwise. contents (unmarked) Near-Fine. Provides full details of each class, including displacement, machinery, dimensions, armament, complement, together with the launch date, builder and fate of each ship. Covers:- Corvettes (including 'Flower' Class), Sloops, Minelayers, Patrol Sloops, Frigates. Profusely illustrated. £2.95


3670. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part Three. (Sloops & Frigates). Royal & Dominion Navies.

Ian Allan. 1962 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 18x12. VG+ in VG pictorial card cover.. Provides full details of each class, including displacement, machinery, dimensions, armament, complement, together with the launch date, builder and fate of each ship. Covers:- Corvettes (including 'Flower' Class), Sloops, Minelayers, Patrol Sloops, Frigates. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


19398. LEVIEN, Michael (Editor).: THE CREE JOURNALS. The Voyages of Edward H.Cree. Surgeon R.N. as related in his Private Journals, 1837-1856.

Webb & Bowyer. 1981 1st. 276pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x21.An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.. Cree's service in the Navy took him to many parts of the world, including 10 years spent in the Far East. He witnessed the First Opium War 1839-42, and action against the Chinese pirate fleets. He took part in naval operations against Russian forces in the Baltic, and in the Crimean War he was present at the capture of Sebastopol and Kinburn. Cree's ships included Rattlesnake, Vixen, Fury and Odin. A well produced and handsomely illustrated book. £7.85


8380. LEWIS, Jon E. (Editor): THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF LIFE BEFORE THE MAST. An Anthology of Eye-Witness Accounts from the Age of Fighting Sail.

Robinson. 2001. * xiv. + 495pp. 20x13. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Contains 22 eye-witness acounts of battles, the hardships and the excitement of naval service during the French Revolutionary War (1793-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-15) and the War of 1812. £2.95


13490. LEWIS, Michael.: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE NAVY 1793 - 1815.

Allen & Unwin. 1960 1st. * 467pp. 32 ills. 14 tables. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG+, contents Near-Fine. This important work examines in detail, life and conditions in both the lower and quarter-decks. Divided into four main parts, the book covers the Social Background & Geographical distribution of officers & men - parentage & homeland. Problems of Recruitment - volunteers, the press & the quota, old & new entries; rank, promotion, appointments. The Profession - Naval hierarchy: the captain & wardroom, the rest of the ship's company, pay & compensation, prize & freight. The Price of Admiralty - Action, accidents & disease: the cost in ships and the cost in lives. Appendices provide details on Enemy Casulaties in the Six Major Battles : The Anglo/American Impressment Controversy : Hodge's estimate of British Casualties in the Wars of 1793-1815. £9.00


4783. LEWIS, Michael.: SPITHEAD. An Informal History.

Allen & Unwin. 1972 1st. 208pp. 19 ills. 4 figs. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Describes the varied strands of history that has given Spithead its significance. As a strategically vital route of access to southern England and as the anchorage for Portsmouth, Britain's premier naval base, the waters of Spithead reflect much of Britain's naval history. £4.50


10171. LIDDLE, Peter H.: THE SAILOR'S WAR 1914-18.

Blandford 1985 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. This book describes the war at sea 1914-18, through the personal recollections of officers and the men of the Royal Navy, who recount their experiences in all areas of combat, including the North Sea, the Dover Patrol, the Dardanelles, the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, the rivers of Africa and at Jutland. £4.95


15251. LIPPIETT, John Captain RN.: TYPE 21. Modern Combat Ships 5

Ian Allan 1990 1st. 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x18. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £19.00


5371. LIPSCOMB F.W.: HERITAGE OF SEA POWER. The Story of Portsmouth.

Hutchinson. 1967 1st. * 256pp. 22 ills plus drawings in text. 24x16. Near-Fine in VG d/j. Charts the history of Portsmouth and its association with the Royal Navy. £6.50


16043. LIPSCOMB F.W. Cmdr R.N.: HISTORIC SUBMARINES.

Hugh Evelyn 1970 1st. 37pp text + 16 colour plates. 35x24. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £6.95


11432. LIPSCOMB F.W.Cmdr RN.: THE BRITISH SUBMARINE.

Conway 1975. 2nd, Revised & Expanded Edition. * x. + 284pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j This authoritative study, summarises the history, achievements. and traditions, and traces the technical development of the British submarine service from its formation until the 1970s. British submarine operations in WW2 are very well covered. A chronological table - with technical data - lists every class of British submarine from 1901 to 1973. Profusely illustrated. £9.00


22113. LLOYD, Christopher.: ST. VINCENT & CAMPERDOWN.

Batsford. 1963 1st. 184pp. 27 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; binding sun faded (Titles bright), contents Near- Fine. Describes two major naval battles which took place in the late 18th century. Rodney's defeat of the Spanish fleet at St.Vincent in January 1780; and the furious battle fought off Camperdown in 1797 when Admiral Duncan decisively defeated the Dutch fleet. £4.95


3546. LLOYD, Christopher.: ST. VINCENT & CAMPERDOWN.

Batsford. 1963 1st. 184pp. 27 ills. 24x16. Fine in VG d/j. Describes two major naval battles which took place in the late 18th century. Rodney's defeat of the Spanish fleet at St.Vincent in January 1780; and the furious battle fought off Camperdown in 1797 when Admiral Duncan decisively defeated the Dutch fleet. £6.95


10460. LLOYD, Christopher.: THE BRITISH SEAMAN 1200-1860. A Social Survey.

Collins. 1968 1st. 319pp. 20 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. Describes what life was like for British merchant seamen and naval ratings. It covers every aspect of seamens lives both afloat and ashore from the middle ages to the coming of the steamship. Chapters are headed:- The Medieval Mariner: The Tudor Mariner: The Early Stuart Mariner: The Dutch Wars; Some Stuart Seamen; The Manning Problem; Methods of Impressment; The Law and the Press; The Register and Other Proposals; The Age of Nelson; End of Impressment; Life at Sea (I) The Ship's Company; (II) Discipline; (III) Pay & Promotion; (IV) Food & Drink); (V) Health; (VI) Desertion. Index of Ships. £3.95


16729. LOBBAN R.D.: NELSON'S NAVY AND THE FRENCH WARS.

University of London Press 1968 1st. 64pp. Illustrated. Map. Plan. 20x15 No writing or inscriptions. . VG in G d/j. Here is a book written for the young person which covers not only the eventful career of Nelson but places it in the context of the 22-years' of struggle against France and the European Powers. £2.95


3938. LOCKHART J.G.: THE SEA, OUR HERITAGE.

Bles. 1940 Enlarged edition. vii. + 257pp. 8 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. Spine slightly faded, o/w binding & contents VG. . Describes some twenty sea exploits and actions (in peace and war) in the 20th century, some of them gallant and self-sacrificing, the majority of which took place during the First World War. Includes:- The case of Captain Fryatt; the action fought by the Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; The River Clyde at Gallipoli; The exploits Broke & Swift in the Channel; The end of Vindictive; the Terror on the Danube; the saga of the men of the Trevissa £3.95


393. LOCKHART, Robert, Bruce: THE MARINES WERE THERE. The Story of the Royal Marines in the Second World War.

Putnam. 1950. v. + 220pp. 4 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Binding VG, contents VG+. Describes the chief wartime exploits of the Marines, covering Dunkirk to Dieppe: The Mediterranean Landings to Normandy and WalcherenBurma to the Far East. £3.95


11372. LOFTHOUSE, Alistair: SHINY SHEFF. The Story of Sheffield's Fighting Ships.

ALD Design. 1998 1st. x. + 162pp. Profusely illustrated. Endp maps. 21x15. An unmarked copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This book tells the story of the cruiser HMS Sheffield, which entered the Royal Navy in 1937, and subsequently during her 30 year career distinguished herself in some of the most important battles of WW2. The second Sheffield entered service in 1975, and was to be the first Royal Navy vessels sunk in action since WW2, when she was lost in May 1982, during the Falklands War. £9.00


14152. LONDON, Charles: JUTLAND 1916. Clash of the Dreadnoughts.

Praeger 2004. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Nea-Fine pictorial hardback cover. £6.95


21534. LONGMATE, Norman: ISLAND FORTRESS. The Defence of Great Britain 1603-1945.

Hutchinson 1991 1st. xii. + 580pp. 52 illustrations. 9 maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £6.95


451. LONGRIDGE C.Nepean.: THE ANATOMY OF NELSON'S SHIPS.

Nexus 1993 . xii. + 283pp. 76 plates. 183 drawings. 25x19. No writing or inscriptionss; Fine in Fine d/j. This most detailed description of HMS Victory is based on the author's research of the original draught of 1765 & the drawings of the restoration of the ship in 1922. The illustrations include a set of photographs showing the interior construction of HMS Victory & HMS Implacable, the latter being taken before she was scuttled. The line drawings range from elaborate perspective drawings of the foretop & crosstrees to the smallest detail. The author's model of HMS Victory now housed in the Science Museum, took some 12,000 hours to construct. £16.50


2626. LONGSTAFF, Richard: THE FLEET AIR ARM. A Pictorial History.

Hale. 1981 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This fully documented book covers the whole history of the British naval air services with the use of extensive photographs as well as a a number of line illustrations. The narrative describes all the major events and developments, and the hundreds of illustrations are an integral part of the book. £4.95


1632. LORD, Walter: DAY OF INFAMY. Pearl Harbour. December 7th 1941.

Longmans. 1957 1st UK. 243pp. 50 ills. Endp maps. 22x14 No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. . Having personally interviewd nearly 600 people connected with the disaster, both American and Japanese, the author has pieced together a fascinating picture of the course of events, from the moment when the first American suspicions were aroused to the shattering attack on the US Fleet at Pearl Harbour. Written in the 1950s when the memories of those involved in the attack were still fresh, this book still offers one of the best accounts of the disaster. £2.95


8276. LORD, Walter.: DAY OF INFAMY. Pearl Harbour. December 7th 1941.

Wordswoth. 1998. 243pp. Ills. Maps. 22x14. VG+ in pictorial card cover. Having personally interviewed nearly 600 people connected with the disaster, both American and Japanese, the author offers a detailed account of the course of events, from the moment when the first American suspicions were aroused to the shattering attack on the US Fleet at Pearl Harbour. Written in the 1950s when the memories of those involved in the attack were still fresh, this book is, without a doubt, one of the best accounts of the disaster. £2.95


8819. LORD, Walter.: INCREDIBLE VICTORY.

Hamish Hamilton. 1968 1st UK. * 331pp. 32 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. VG. A full, detailed and fast-moving account of the Battle of Midway in which the Japanese Navy lost four aircraft carriers, a cruiser and over 330 aircraft. £3.50


12206. LORD, Walter.: THE MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK.

Lane. 1983 1st. * . x. + 323pp. 26 ills. 6 Maps/diags. Endp maps. 24x16. Fine in VG d/j. An excellent account of the complex situation involving the BEF in Flanders, and their subsequent evacuation from the beaches in the little ships which brought them home. The author unearthed a great deal of material gathered from reports of some 500 participants, as well as new material found in British archives and from sources in France and Germany, to provide a history full of vivid and telling anecdotes. £3.50


21654. LOVE, Robert W. Jr: HISTORY OF THE U.S. NAVY. Volume One 1775-1941

Stackpole 1992 1st. xix. + 731pp. Illustrated. 23x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j £12.50


21655. LOVE, Robert W. Jr: HISTORY OF THE U.S. NAVY. Volume Two 1942-1991

Stackpole 1992 1st. vii. + 904pp. Illustrated. 23x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j £14.00


15262. LUMBY E.W.R (Editor): POLICY AND OPERATIONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1912-14.

Navy Records Society. 1970. xvi. + 481pp. Frontis. 3 maps. 24x16. An excellent copy without any wrting or inscriptions. Bound in black cloth with gilt titles. Binding and contents, Fine. £14.00


1372. LUND Paul. & LUDLUM Harry: NIGHTMARE CONVOY. The Story of the Lost Wrens.

Foulsham. 1987 1st. * 128pp. 31 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The appalling fate on the Gibraltar run of Convoy OG71 in August 1941, was not disclosed at the time and remained buried in the Admiralty's secret files. The authors have examined the official reports and recorded the harrowing testimony of survivors of the convoy which was the basis of Montsarrat's famous novel The Cruel Sea. £3.95


15843. LYON, David.: THE FIRST DESTROYERS. The Turtlebacked TBDs of the 1890s.

Mercury 2005 128pp. Prof ills. 30x25. As new. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.. An authoritative and profusely illustrated account of the early development of destroyers up to the 'River' class of 1900. The book contains detailed data tables and technical appendices; collections of original draughts; numerous photographs; perspective and cutaway drawings, and a complete with scale drawing of HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer Velox 1904 in pocket. An important study. £10.50


3668. LYON, David.: THE FIRST DESTROYERS. The Turtlebacked TBDs of the 1890s.

Chatham 1996 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. 30x25. An unmarked First Edition hardback copy:, Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. An authoritative and profusely illustrated account of the early development of destroyers up to the 'River' class of 1900. The book contains detailed data tables and technical appendices; collections of original draughts; numerous photographs; perspective and cutaway drawings. An important study. £14.00


11358. LYON, Hugh. & MOORE, John.E. Captain RN.: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS. A Technical Directory of Major Fighting Ships from 1900 to the Present Day.

Salamandar. 1978 1st 273pp. Prof ills. 31x23. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Contains a wealth of detailed information on more than 230 warships since 1900. Tables of data are included for each ship and sister ships of its class, as well as detailed information on performance and the service records of the more significant vessels. Each vessel is illustrated with detailed drawings and/or photographs, totalling 350 illustrations. In addition there are 39 highly detailed double-page profiles (side and plan views) in colour - eight of them fold-outs - allowing illustrations of the ships such as the Rodney, Yamato, Kongo, Hornet, Bismarck, Hood, Scharnhorst, and Enterprise, to be reproduced on a spread of over 2 feet in length. An excellent book for the warship enthusiast or ship modeller. £7.95


20578. LYON, Hugh. & MOORE, John.E. Captain RN.: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS. A Technical Directory of Major Fighting Ships from 1900 to the Present Day.

Salamandar. 1979 273pp. Prof ills. 31x23. . No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. (no d/j). Contains a wealth of detailed information on more than 230 warships since 1900. Tables of data are included for each ship and sister ships of its class, as well as detailed information on performance and the service records of the more significant vessels. Each vessel is illustrated with detailed drawings and/or photographs, totalling 350 illustrations. In addition there are 39 highly detailed double-page profiles (side and plan views) in colour - eight of them fold-outs - allowing illustrations of the ships such as the Rodney, Yamato, Kongo, Hornet, Bismarck, Hood, Scharnhorst, and Enterprise, to be reproduced on a spread of over 2 feet in length. An excellent book for the warship enthusiast or ship modeller. £7.95


21993. MACAULEY Dr.: FROM MIDDY TO ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET. The Story of Commodore Anson Re-Told to Boys.

Hutchinson. nd (c 1900) xv. + 390pp. Frontis. All edges gilt. 21x15. An excellent bright and tight copy, handsomely bound in red embossed binding with gilt decoration. Binding and contents VG. Prize label dated 1904. £11.50


14664. MACBETH, Jack, Lieut.Cdr RCNR.: READY, AYE, READY. An Illustrated History of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Key Porter 1989 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Set out in chapters headed The Early Days, The Battle of the Atlantic, The Invasion of Europe, Destroyer versus destroyer, and New Horizons, this splendidly illustrated book brings together archival and contemporary photographs; colour reproductions of paintings, linked together with an interesting and informative text.. £11.50


21361. MACBRIDE, Robert: CIVIL WAR IRONCLADS. The Dawn of Naval Armor,

Chilton 1962 1st. xi. + 185pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. VG in VG+ d/j. Hardback. £14.95


21594. MACDONALD Vice Admiral Sir Roderick.: THE FIGUREHEAD. A Story of Conflict and Loyalty at Sea in World War II.

Pentland. 1993 1st. xxi. + 201pp. Prof ills. 22x15. Signed by author. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Presents a unique account of life in a destroyer HMS Fortune, commanded by an eccentric at odds with both officers and ship's company in the early 1940s. The author, who served in Fortune, describes operations and experiences in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, sundry events and the reactions of those on board, the threat of full scale mutiny, and narrowly averted disasters. £4.95


5389. MACDONALD Vice Admiral Sir Roderick.: THE FIGUREHEAD. A Story of Conflict and Loyalty at Sea in World War II.

Pentland. 1993 1st. xxi. + 201pp. Prof ills. 22x15. Signed by author. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Presents a unique account of life in a destroyer HMS Fortune, commanded by an eccentric at odds with both officers and ship's company in the early 1940s. The author, who served in Fortune, describes operations and experiences in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, sundry events and the reactions of those on board, the threat of full scale mutiny, and narrowly averted disasters. £5.50


7854. MACDOUGALL, Philip.: ROYAL DOCKYARDS.

Shire. 1989 1st. 32pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Charts the history & development of Royal Dockyards in the Early Years; The Age of Fighting Sail: Steam & Iron; The 20th Century; Dockyards Today. Well illustrated. £1.50


4226. MacDOUGALL, Phillip: CHATHAM BUILT WARSHIPS SINCE 1860.

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Listed in chronological order, this book supplies the particulars and brief histories of the warships built at Chatham, from the wooden screw frigate Orpheus of 1860, to the submarine Okanagan, the final vessel to be built. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.95


8575. MACINTRYE, Donald., Captain RN: WINGS OF NEPTUNE.

Davies. 1963 1st. x. + 268pp. 23 ills. Maps. Endp maps. 22x14. VG+ in G d/jThe author, himself a former naval pilot as well as a famed destroyer captain in WW2, traces the history of British naval aviation before giving a good account of the major British, American & Japanese carrier opertations of the Second World War. £3.95


8550. MACINTYRE, Donald, Captain RN: THE BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC.

Purnell nd (c 1975). 240pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Good d/j. An excellent, comprehensive history of the Pacific War, incorporating accounts of all the major sea battles and of the supporting surface actions to conatin the Japanese conquests. Well illustrated. £3.95


1205. MACINTYRE, Donald. Captain RN.: ADMIRAL RODNEY

Davies. 1962 1st. 280pp. 8 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. Rodney’s career covers the whole period during which the Royal Navy was developing into the splendid force which, under Nelson, was to enjoy its golden age. His claim to a place among the great sea commanders comes as much from his success in re-imposing a healthy discipline yet freeing naval thought from the shackles of Fighting Instructions as it does from the victories he won. He defeated the Spanish off Finisterre & St Vincent & relieved Gibraltar in 1780. In 1782 he won a great victory over the French - the Battle of the Saintes. Although feared rather than liked by his subordinates. Rodney was a skilful seaman who introduced new tactics to fleet actions. £3.95


159. MACINTYRE, Donald. Captain RN.: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. The Majestic Weapon

Macdonald. 1968 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. VG+ in pictorial card cover. Begins by reviewing the aircraft carriers built by Britain, America and Japan, before recounting their actions in the Second World War. Illustrated with around 100 photographs. £1.95


18324. MACK, William P, Vice Admiral USN. & KONETZNI, Albert H Jr., Cmdr USN.: COMMAND AT SEA; Fourth Edition

Naval Institute Press. 1982 x. + 519pp. Illustrated. 20x13. Bound in black cloth with gilt titles & motif. An unmarked copy, almost like new; binding and contents Near-Mint £7.95


12756. MACKAY, James.: I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT. A Life of John Paul Jones.

Mainstream. 1998 1st. 320pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


13296. MACKAY, Ruddock F.: ADMIRAL HAWKE.

Oxford University Press. 1963 1st. xiii. 3 plates. 4 maps. 4 diagrams. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. In this biography, Hawke is thoroughly reassessed as a strategist and a tactician., as First Lord of the Admiralty, as an individual. Fresh views are expressed on naval tactics and British naval administration in the middle part of the 18th century. £8.50


13245. MACKAY, Ruddock F.: THE HAWKE PAPERS. A Selection: 1743 - 1771.

Scolar Press/Navy Records Society. 1990 xix. + 521pp. Frontis. 23x15. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions - Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding, Near-Fine contents Fine £10.00


15771. MACKSEY, Kenneth: COMMANDO STRIKE. The Story of Amphibious Raiding in World War II.

Leo Cooper 1985 1st xxiv. + 227pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An ex-library copy with minimal stamps. VG in VG d/j. £3.95


17370. MACPHERSON, Ken.:: FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974.

Vanwell/ Tri-Service 1989, . 109pp Profusely illustrated. Map. 23x28. No writing or inscriptions; - Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £11.50


12046. MADSEN, Daniel.: TO SAIL NO MORE. Part Six - The United States Navy

Maritime. nd (c 2001) 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. Unmarked, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This book provides an illustrated record of the many different types of American warships either laid up. or awaiting breaking up, from the 1950s to the 1990s. £3.95


2766. MAHER B.: A PASSAGE TO SWORD BEACH. Minesweeping in the Royal Navy.

Naval Institute. 1996 1st. xv. + 246pp. Ills. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions Fine in Near-Fine /j. A first-hand account of minesweeping in the Royal Navy during World War II. Drawing on the author's diaries the book describes life in large and small minesweepers as he experienced it at the time and offers an fascinating account of the preparations for D-Day. £7.50


14193. MALCOMSON, Robert: WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.

Chatham 2001 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated.27x20. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.95


7219. MALLMANN SHOWELL J.P.: THE GERMAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR TWO. A Reference Guide to the Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1979 1st 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with over 330 photographs, this invaluable book provides a reference guide to the ships, warship data, organization, command and rank structure, leaders and uniforms of the Kriegsmarine. It contains concise histories and technical data tables of the battleships, battlecruisers, pocket battleships, cruisers & auxiliary cruisers, and technical tables for destroyers, torpedo boats, motor torpedo-boats, minesweepers, training ships, escorts and U-boats, and biographical notes on German naval commanders. Chronology of the principal naval events from the end of WW1 to the end of WW2. A photographic section featuring Atlantic U-boats with many interior views. Rank, Uniforms, Awards & Insignia. Plus appendices on German flags, Naval Charts & 'Enigma'. £11.50


17255. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. (Editor):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 1. What Britain knew and most wanted to know about U-Boats.

Military Press:2001. International Submarine Archive (Germany) & The Royal Navy Submarine Museum (HMS Dolphin) 103pp. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine card cover. From the secret Monthly Anti-Submarine Reports released by the British Anti-Submarine Warfare Division of the Naval Staff throughout the Second World War for distribution to selected officers. Sold with signed letter from the author. £6.95


17257. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. (Editor):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 4. The U-Boat Offensive Monthly Reviews.

Military Press:2001. International Submarine Archive (Germany) & The Royal Navy Submarine Museum (HMS Dolphin)., . 93pp. An unmarked copy, as new. Mint in Mint card cover. Reproduced from the secret Anti-Submarine Reports which were released by the British Anti-Submarine Warfare Division of the Naval Staff throughout the Second World War for limited distribution to selected officers £9.00


20211. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. (Editor):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 8. OPERATION "CABAL" THE DELIVERY OF GERMAN U-BOATS TO RUSSIA 1945-1946,

Military Press 2005. : International Submarine Archive (Germany) & The Royal Navy Submarine Museum (HMS Dolphin)., .79pp. An unmarked copy, as new. Mint in Mint card cover. Reproduced from British Admiralty Files kept in U-Boot-Arhiv at Cuxhaven-Altenbuch.Division of the Naval Staff throughout the Second World War for limited distribution to selected officers £7.95


20212. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. Compiler):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 10. UNKNOWN, FORGOTTEN AND HIDDEN HISTORY, GERMANY 1914-1948

. : International Submarine Archive (Germany). 2008 68pp. 29x20. From cover & prelims a little marked, otherwise VG. Reproduced from British Admiralty Files kept in U-Boot-Arhiv at Cuxhaven-Altenbuch.Division of the Naval Staff throughout the Second World War for limited distribution to selected officers £3.95


15123. MANNING T.D. Captain RNVR.: THE BRITISH DESTROYER.

Godfrey Cave 1979 148pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; spine sun faded (titles bright), contents Fine. Every class of British Fleet or Escort Destroyer is descibed in detail, with later modifications and changes of armament specified. Complete lists of ships are given with builders, date of launching, and ultimate fates. Illustrated with 150 large photographs. £6.95


8478. MARCUS, G.J.: HEART OF OAK. A survey of British sea power in the Georgian era.

Oxford University Press. 1975 1st. xi. + 308pp. Profusely illustrated. 4 maps. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. The years 1714 to 1830 saw the greatest period of the sailing Navy of Britain. This volume deals with different aspects of Britain's naval strength: materials and shipbuilding: strategical and tactical skill; seamanship and navigation; the personnel of the service, both officers and seamen; the intimate connection between seamborne commerce and sea power; and the human side of naval life on board and ashore. £4.95


12076. MARDER, Arthur J.: FEAR GOD AND DREAD NOUGHT. The Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone. Volume I.

Cape. 1952 1st. 377pp. 7 ills. 23x15. VG in chipped d/j. The correspondence of Lord Fisher selected, edited and with notes by Arthur J. Marder. This first volume covers in the period 1859-1904, Fisher's progress from midshipman to First Sea Lord. £27.50


20140. MARDER, Arthur.: FROM THE DREADNOUGHT TO SCAPA FLOW. The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. Volume I. The Road to War, 1904-1914

Oxford University Press. 1961 1st xxii + 459pp. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; lacks title page. binding VG, and contents VG+ £24.00


15350. MARKHAM, Clements R.: THE ARCTIC NAVY LIST; or, A CENTURY OF ARCTIC & ANTARCTIC OFFICERS 1773 - 1873. Together With A List of Officers of the 1875 Expedition, and Their Services.

A facsimile of the contents in the edition first published by Griffin & Co in 1875, bound in plain card cover. 62pp. 30x21. VG+. £3.95


626. MARRIOTT, Leo: HMS INVINCIBLE. From the Bridge

Ian Allan. 1990 1st. .80pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Fine in pictorial card cover. This book describes a typical few days in the life of HMS Invincible covering sailing, flying operations, and the routine running of the ship from the bridge. Also embraces technical data, constructional details and history of the ship. Very well illustrated with photographs. £2.95


5559. MARRIOTT, Leo: TYPE 22. Modern Combat Ships 4.

Ian Allan. 1986 1st. * 112pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Hardcover. A Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. The Type 22 frigates proved to be exceptional A/S warfare vessels and, as experience in the Falklands War showed, gave a good account of themselves in other roles too. This detailed monograph of the Class covers:-Construction Programme; The Ship; Machinery Systems; Weapons Systems and Electronics; The ASW Mission; Type 22's in Service. The book provides a detailed and thorough appraisal of the class. Profusely illustrated. £7.50


15620. MARRYAT, Captain: PETER SIMPLE.

Alan Sutton 1984 (Pocket Classics) viii. + 467pp. 17x11. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.95


161. MARS, Alastair.: UNBROKEN. The Story of a Submarine

Muller. 1953. Frontis. 232pp. Endpaper map & diagram.. 20x13 Hardback. . VG in G d/j. During 12 months in the Med, Unbroken sank over 30,000 tons of enemy shipping, including the destruction of two cruisers, took part in 4 secret operations, & 3 successful gun actions, & survived a total of 400 depth charges. Her achievements are described by her captain. £4.95


8886. MARS, Alistair.: BRITISH SUBMARINES AT WAR 1939-1945.

Military Book Society. nd (c 1974) 256pp. Ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:Near- Fine inNear- Fine d/j. The author, who commanded submarines Unbroken and Thule during the war, offers a forthright account of British submarines during WW2. Whilst describing actual events whether triumphant or disastrous; his criticisms, although balanced, are very much to the point. £17.95


15276. MARSHALL, James Stirrat & MARSHALL Carrie.: ADVENTURE IN TWO HEMISPHERES. Including Captain Vancouver's Voyage

Marshall 1955 1st. xii. + 208pp. Illustrated with maps/charts 7 drawings. 28x18. Pictorial cloth binding & contents VG+ in worn but G d/j. £5.95


10516. MARTIN, Colin. & PARKER, Geoffrey.: THE SPANISH ARMADA.

Guild. 1988. 296pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. Much of this detailed and comprehensive account of the Spanish Armada is based on a huge quantity of previously unstudied material in the great archives of Spain and the Netherlands, and this information has dramatically been complemented and augumented by the discoveries from the Armada wrecks, three of which have been excavated underwater by Colin Martin. With over 50 colour and 100 black and white illustrations. £6.95


13003. MARTINO E di. & GIGANTE A. Drawings by Siegfried Breyer and Enrico Po.: LA FLOTTA SOVIETICA OGGI. Sottomarine E Sommergibili.

Intyrama. 1967 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. 30x21. An unmarked copy:- VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. Text in Italian and English. Illustrates and describes the various types of Soviet submarines in service at date. Covers every type of Soviet submarine from nuclear powered ballistic missile types to coastal submarines. Also includes Missile Supply Ships and Submarine Tenders. £3.95


13020. MARTINO, Ermanno,: THE SOVIET NAVY TODAY. Cruisers and Guided Missile Destroyers.

Intyrama nd (c 1970). 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x20. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. English and Italian text. This book provides more than 75 photographs ( mostly large, including some fiull page) plus a series of plan & profile drawings of the various Soviet ships, accompanied by an informative text. £3.95


3126. MASEFIELD, John.: SEA LIFE IN NELSON'S TIME.

Sphere. 1972 . xii. + 105pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine in pictorial card cover. A clear account of life at sea in Nelson's day that describes the officers and men of the Navy, what they did, how they were recruited, paid, fed, punished, enjoyed themselves, how they fought and died. It is also an excellent account of the technology of the period - the ships and the guns and the way in which they were sailed and fought. £3.95


19195. MASEFIELD, John.: THE NINE DAYS WONDER. The Operation Dynamo.

Heinemann. 1941 1st. xvi. + 62pp. 12 ills. Map. 20x14. VG in Worn d/j. A wartime account of the nine days of the Dunkirk evacuation. £2.95


6466. MASEFIELD, John.: THE NINE DAYS WONDER. The Operation Dynamo.

Heinemann. 1941 1st. xvi. + 62pp. 12 ills. Map. 20x14. Odd spots of foxing, otherwise VG. A wartime account of the nine days of the Dunkirk evacuation. £1.95


14721. MASLEN-JONES, Ted: THE TUXLITH TRACTS 2. MEMORIALS OF WAR. In Two World Wars, these Men from Rake, Milland, Lynch, Iping & Chithurst died, securing & defending freedom for others.

Privately published nd (c 1995) 89pp. Maps. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover Some 65 men hailing from the Hampshire villages of Rake, Milland, Lynch, Iping & Chithurst, lost their lives in the two World Wars. This book recounts their lives and their deaths on land, at sea, and in the air. £1.50


7319. MASON D.: SALERNO: Foothold in Europe.

Pan/Ballantine. 1972. 160pp. Prof ills. Maps. 21x15. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Descibes the Allied landings at Salerno. The naval side of the operation is well covered. Profusely illustrated. £4.50


13675. MASON F.A.: THE LAST DESTROYER. HMS Aldenham, 1942-44.

Hale 1988 1st. 206pp. 29 illustrations. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. A compelling history of naval warfare told through contemporary first-hand accounts. The author, who served in Aldenham reveals the story of the last British manned destroyer to be lost in World War II. From her first commissioning to the bitter end 200,000 miles later, Aldenham, a Hunt Class destroyer, played an essential part in the Mediterranean war. During her maiden voyage, she assisted in destroying U.587 in the Atlantic off the coast of Spain. Later she took part in the ill-fated 'Operation 'Vigorous', and in 'Operation Stonehenge' when a force of cruisers and destroyers escorted four huge merchantmen from Suez through 'Bomb Alley' to Malta. Aldenham took part in at least fourteen east-west Malta convoys. She guarded the invasion beaches at Sicily, saw action in the battles of Salerno and Anzio and led the Allied invasion fleet into Taranto harbour as well as operations in the disastrous Dodecanese campaign. Tragically, at the bombardment of Karlobag batteries and Pag Town, Aldenham struck a mine and sank within minutes, taking two-thirds of her crew with her. £18.50


1207. MASON, David: RAID ON ST.NAZAIRE.

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. AVG in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover pictorial card cover. Describes in vivid detail every aspect of the spectacular raid on St Nazaire which was carried out by combined British forces in March 1942. Profusely illustrated. £2.00


21972. MASON, David: RAID ON ST.NAZAIRE.

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An Unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover pictorial card cover. Describes in vivid detail every aspect of the spectacular raid on St Nazaire which was carried out by combined British forces in March 1942. Profusely illustrated. £2.95


11873. MASON, David.: U-BOAT. The Secret Menace.

Macdonald. 1968. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated account of the campaign fought by German U-boats during WW2. £2.00


3504. MASON, Theodore C.: BATTLESHIP SAILOR.

U.S.Naval Institute1982.1st . xiv. + 271pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Hardback edition; Fine in VG d/j. This lucidly written lower deck account of life in the US battleship California, includes a dramatic eye-witness account of her sinking at Pearl Harbour. £5.95


4015. MASON, Ursula. S.: BRITANNIA'S DAUGHTERS. The Story of the WRNS

Leo Cooper 1992 1st 184pp. 38 illustrations. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. 'Release a Man for Sea Service' was the outcry in 1917, when the deteriorating manpower situation drove the Admiralty into forming the WRNS to substitute women for men in certain jobs. The first Wrens served from 1917-1919 and at the peak there was some 5,000 of them working in different fields. Some 75,000 women served in the WRENS during WW2 carrying out a wide variety of tasks. This book offers a comprehensive history of the WRNS from its inception until the 1990s, £4.95


19017. MASON, Ursula. S.: BRITANNIA'S DAUGHTERS. The Story of the WRNS

Leo Cooper 1992 1st 184pp. 38 illustrations. 24x16. Above-average ex-libary with minimal stamps. VG+ in VG+ d/j. 'Release a Man for Sea Service' was the outcry in 1917, when the deteriorating manpower situation drove the Admiralty into forming the WRNS to substitute women for men in certain jobs. The first Wrens served from 1917-1919 and at the peak there was some 5,000 of them working in different fields. Some 75,000 women served in the WRENS during WW2 carrying out a wide variety of tasks. This book offers a comprehensive history of the WRNS from its inception until the 1990s, £2.95


8792. MASTERS, David.: UP PERISCOPE.

Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1942 176pp. 15 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Near-Fine in VG original d/j. . Describes the wartime exploits and various incidents involving the British Spearfish, Salmon, Snapper, Sturgeon, Truant, Triumph, Ursula, Cachelot, Tigris, Unity, Thunderbolt, Sunfish, Sealion, H-44, Rorqual, Utmost, Regent, Thrasher, Upholder and the Polish submarine Wilk. £3.95


1650. MATHEW, David.: THE NAVAL HERITAGE.

Collins. 1945 xxiii. + 264pp. 8 ills. 22x14.. No writing or inscriptions; Contents VG+, binding G+.This study of the development of the naval life has involved some attempt to re-create the effect of the impact of naval tradition upon the general English scene. A survey of the Hanovarian Navy leads to a series of studies; Kempenfelt and Lord Sandwiche's position; Rodney and Hood in the West Indies; the influence of Howe, Nelson and St Vincent; the conception of the frigate action as seen by Broke; the classic feud of Gambier and Cochrane. The book then covers the period of Sail & Steam; the Age of the Ironclads, etc. £2.50


8779. MATHEWS, Vera, Laughton.: BLUE TAPESTRY.

Hollis & Carter. 1949 1st. 293pp. 31 ills. 22x14. Spots of foxing, G+ in G d/j. . The wartime director of the WRNS tells its story from her own experience, and gives a comprehensive and anecdotal account of the WRNS in World War 2. £4.50


22030. MATTHEWS, William & KNIGHTON, Charles (Transcribers). LATHAM, Robert (Editor): SAMUEL PEPYS AND THE SECOND DUTCH WAR, Pepys's Navy White Book and Brooke House Papers.

Scolar Press for The Navy Records Society 1995 1st. Vol. 133 xxxix. + 488pp. 23x15. Bound in navy cloth. Binding has been damaged with replacement cloth fitted to upper spine. Contents like new . The price reflects the damage. £11.50


1652. MATTINGLY, Garrett.: THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA.

Reprint Society. 1961. 415pp. 15 ills. 19x13. VG+. This authoritative account of the Spanish Armada covers every aspect of the enterprise, from the Spanish plans of the operations to the wrecking of Spanish ships on the coasts of Scotland and Ireland after the battle. £2.95


21995. MATTINGLY, Garrett.: THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA.

Reprint Society. 1961. 415pp. 15 ills. 19x13. Near-Fine in G+ d/j. This authoritative account of the Spanish Armada covers every aspect of the enterprise, from the Spanish plans of the operations to the wrecking of Spanish ships on the coasts of Scotland and Ireland after the battle. £3.50


16277. MAY W.E.: THE BOATS OF MEN-OF-WAR

Chatham 1999. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked cop, like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book chronicles the history of ship's boats in the Royal Navy, with descriptions of the boats themselves - their sizes and types - methods of hoisting and stowing them aboard ship, the design and construction of the boats, their fittings, rigs and armament - guns, howitzers, and even Congreve rockets. Illustrated with numerous photographs and with the largest collection of original naval boat draughts ever published. £11.50


19213. McATEER, Cecilia.: SANDBAGS & TILLEY LAMPS.

Privately published no date (c 1984) 58pp. Illustrated. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. A book packed with funny and nostalgic and historical stories that represent Service life from WW!1 to the Falklands Campaign. £1.50


6365. McDONALD John.J.: HOWARD HUGHES AND HIS HERCULES.

BCA. 1983. 160pp. Prof ills. Plans. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Tells in great detail the story of the flying boat, the "Spruce Goose", the largest and most controversial aeroplane ever built. £3.95


4179. McGEOCH, Vice Admiral Sir Ian.: AN AFFAIR OF CHANCES. A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-1945.

IWM. 1991 1st. * 223pp. Prof ills. 25x18. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. McGeoch commanded the submarine Splendid until she was sunk in the Mediterranean in 1943. After being rescued and made prisoner by the Italians, McGeoch escaped from Italy to Switzerland, and later through occupied France to Spain, before returning to Britain exactly a year after his capture. The author's adventures are fully described. £7.95


15265. McGOWAN A.P.: THE JACOBEAN COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY 1608 AND 1618.

Naval Records Society 1971 1st. xxvii. + 319pp. 3 illustrations. 24x16. Binding & contents VG+. £5.95


21963. McGOWAN A.P.: THE JACOBEAN COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY 1608 AND 1618.

Naval Records Society 1971 1st. xxvii. + 319pp. 3 illustrations. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Fine. £7.95


11347. McILWAIN, John.: HMS WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Iron-Hulled Warship.

Pitkin 1991. 29pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover.. An informative and well illustrated history and guide to HMS Warrior. Illustrated with a superb collection of black/white and colour photographs, and aa double-page cutaway in colour. £2.45


4147. McILWAIN, John.: HMS WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Iron-Hulled Warship.

Pitkin 1995. 29pp. Prof ills. 24x17. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. An informative and well illustrated history and guide to HMS Warrior. Illustrated with a superb collection of black/white and colour photographs, and a double-page cutaway in colour. £2.00


21423. McKAY, John: THE ARMED TRANSPORT BOUNTY: Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1989 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This volume begins by describing Bounty's design & construction, followed by a full description of the ship, how she came to be purchased, and the short history of her naval service. Then follows a photographic section containing many close-up and on-board views of full-size replicas of the ship, and more than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail, including - general arrangements, hull construction, fittings, decoration, masts & yards, rigging and armament, and the launch in which Bligh made his epic voyage of over 3,000 miles to safety in Timor. £7.95


11643. McKAY, John & HARLAND, John: THE FLOWER CLASS CORVETTE AGASSIZ. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1993 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 24x26. As new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The volume is devoted to one of the most famous and numerous escort vessels of the Second World War, the ‘Flower’ class corvette. The particular subject of this book is the corvette Agassiz which was built in Vancouver and commissioned in 194. Of the short forecastle configuration she best represents the ‘Flowers’ as they took part the bitter Atlantic battles of 1941-42. This volume features a full description of the ship and her career; a superb collection of photographs showing her outboard profile and details of her machinery and gear; Over 350 isometric and 3-view drawings, with in-depth keys, of every detail of the ship; and drawings & modifications and the Castle class design. £25.00


8734. McKIE, Ronald.: PROUD ECHO.

Robert Hale 1953 1st. xvii. + 158pp. Illustrated. Map. Illustrated endps. 22x14. Green cloth hardback cover. VG, contents VG+. A full account of the final actions of the Australian light cruiser Perth and the American heavy cruiser Houston in the battle of the Sunda Strait, where, after a fierce engagementwith an overwhelming force of Japanese cruisers and destroyers, were both sunk. The book then recounts the fate of the survivors in the following days after the battle. Appendices. roll of Honour. £10.00


22254. McMURTRIE, Francis (Editor).: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1947-48. Jubilee Edition.

Sampson Low, Marston & Co. xxiv + 498pp. 59pp advertisements. Profusely illustrated. 22x32. . No writing or inscriptions:navy cloth/gilt binding a little rubbed, otherwise contents VG+. The standard reference of the world's navies, Standard rate postage within the UK, but overseas postage will be at extra cost. £35.00


3572. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1940

Sampson Low. 127pp. Prof ills. 12x19. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions;; spine sun faded (titles legible), otherwise contents Near-Fine. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


19898. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1942

Sampson Low. 132pp. Prof ills. 12x19. Binding slightly rubbed, contents VG. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


20006. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1942

Sampson Low. 132pp. Prof ills. 12x19. Titles a bit dull, otherwise contents VG. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


14971. MEARNS, David & WHITE, Rob.: HOOD AND BISMARCK. Deep-Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle.

Channel 4. 2001 1st. 224pp. Prof usely illustrated. Maps. 26x19. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Mearns led an expedition that discovered the wreck of the Hood for the very first time and revisited the wreck of the Bismarck. As well as tracing the history of these two vessels and the events that led to their fatal clash, the book chronicles the progress and findings of this incredible mission. illustrated with over 200 photographs, this book sheds new light on the cataclysmic final battles of the Hood and the Bismarck and is a real gem for anyone interested in naval history. £6.95


10287. MEISTER, Jurg: SOVIET WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Purnell. nd (c 1977) 348pp. Prof ills. 25x20. An unmarked copy, Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Very little has been written in the West about the ships of the Soviet Navy during WW2 and their activities during the conflict have always been an enigma. Apart from some successes by submarines and smaller surface craft, the Soviet Baltic, Black Sea, Arctic and Pacific Fleets had little to show to justify their existence and losses. The Soviet authorities were reluctant to release complete and accurate details of their wartime Navy, least of all its losses. However after years of meticulous research, Jurg Meister succeeded in compiling an accurate and almost complete record of Soviet naval strength and losses during WW2. The book also describes some of the fascinating but little-known actions fought in rivers and lakes by the small craft of the Soviet, German and Rumanian navies. It offers the most comprehensive, accurate and detailed record of Soviet warships which took part in the war, covering every class and type of warship from largely unknown capital ships to the smallest river craft and submarines, providing technical data, building history, alterations, and the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £9.95


20893. Melhuish, Lieut.-Cmdr D.J. (Editor): ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON . INTERNATIONAL AIR DAY 1992

28pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x24. Fine in VG pictorial card cover. With 4pp PROGRAMME OF EVENTS> £1.50


20248. Melhuish, Lieut.-Cmdr D.J. (Editor): ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON YEOVILTON 1971-72.

64pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x24. Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £1.95


10989. MELLERSH H.E.L.: FITZROY OF THE BEAGLE.

Hart-Davis. 1968 1st. 308pp. 12 ills 22x14. . VG in G+ d/j . A meticulously researched biography of the captain of the reseach vessel HMS Beagle. Fitzroy was a brilliant surveyor inventor of the Fitzroy barometer and headed the first national meterological service. £4.95


13573. MELLY, George.: RUM, BUM AND CONCERTINA.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1978 183pp. 22x14. Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. . A riotously funny account of George Melly’s anarchic naval career as an ordinary seaman. From his conscription in 1944 he spent the next four years as a misfit, homosexual, jazz enthusiast, dilettante, surrealist and journalist. A very different view of shore training establishments and the base ship Argus at the end of the war, before serving in Dido and Duke of York. £11.00


2818. MENDENHALL Rear Admiral C,: SUBMARINE DIARY.

Bluejacket. 1995 xvi. + 290pp. Ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Describes 11 Pacific war patrols made by the author in the US Fleet Submarines Sculpin and Pintado during World War 2. £6.95


20165. MERCER, Neil: FLEET AIR ARM

Airlife 1994 1st 108pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs in colour. 27x23. Like new; - Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £4.95


21994. MERLI, Frank J.: GREAT BRITAIN AND THE CONFEDERATE NAVY 1864-1865.

Indiana University Press 1970 xvi. + 342pp. Illustrated. 23x15. No writing or inscriptiopns; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. This book describes the frustrated, faltering, and sometimes heroic attempts of the Confederacy to circumvent British neutrality and build a navy in Great Britain during the American Civil War. The story possesses many of the elements of good fiction: there are the sharply rendered principal actors; the suspense and narrative excitement of the adventures of the Southern raiders; and the cunning appraisals of diplomatic intrigues, manoeuvrings, and oversights. This is a readable and illuminating account of the diplomatic manoeuvrings behind the Confederacy's failed attempt to enlist British aid for the secessionist cause. £9.50


14790. MERRILL, James M.: QUARTER-DECK AND FO'C'S'LE.

Rand McNally 1963 1st. 509pp. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 24x16. A nice copy:- VG+ in G+ d/j. £4.95


18988. MESSENGER, Charles.: WORLD WAR II IN THE ATLANTIC.

Warfare 1990. 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x24. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. This heavily illustrated book tells the story of the Battle of the Atlantic £6.95


9659. MIDDLEBROOK Martin. & MAHONEY Patrick.: BATTLESHIP. The Loss of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse.

Allen Lane. 1979 x. + 366pp. 34 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: VG+ in G+ d/j. This exhaustive account concentrates on the actual sinking of the two ships & uses eyewitness accounts as well as making full use of official British & Japanese documents to provide an accurate and vivid record of their final battle. Comprehensive appendices. £4.50


20409. MIDDLEBROOK, Martin: THE FIGHT FOR THE MALVINAS. The Argentine Forces in the Falklands War

Penguin 1990 xi. + 321pp, Illustrated. Maps & Diagrams. 20x13. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Signed by author. £1.95


15796. MIDDLEBROOK, Martin.: CONVOY. The Battle for Convoys SC.122 & HX.229.

Allen Lne. 1976 1st. vi. +378pp. 35 ills. 8 maps. 3 diags. 22x14. Ex-library with minimal stamp, contents VG in slightly rubbed permanently affixed d/j. . A full and thorough account of the events surrounding the two convoys which sailed in March 1943, the month the Germans came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic. List of Merchant Ships: List of Local & Ocean Escort Groups: List of U-boats involved: List of German U-boats destroyed, September 1939 - May 1945. £3.95


14029. MIDDLEBROOK, Martin.: CONVOY. The Battle for Convoys SC.122 & HX.229.

Penguin. 1978. vi. +378pp. 35 ills. 8 maps. 3 diags. 19x13. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. . A full and thorough account of the events surrounding the two convoys which sailed in March 1943, the month the Germans came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic. List of Merchant Ships: List of Local & Ocean Escort Groups: List of U-boats involved: List of German U-boats destroyed, September 1939 - May 1945. £1.95


17273. MIDDLEBROOK, Martin.:: CONVOY. The Battle for Convoys SC.122 & HX.229.

Morrow. 1976 1st. 350pp. 35 ills. 8 maps. 3 diags. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Near-:Fine in VG d/j. A full and thorough account of the events surrounding the two convoys which sailed in March 1943, the month the Germans came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic. List of Merchant Ships: List of Local & Ocean Escort Groups: List of U-boats involved: List of German U-boats destroyed, September 1939 - May 1945. £4.95


14258. MILDREN, James.: THE INCREDIBLE ARMADA.

Devon Books. 1988 1st 40pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x18. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A short account of the Spanish Armada, including biographies of Devon's, Francis Drake and John Hawkins. Very well illustrated. £2.45


3202. MILES, Peter: A GIFT OF OBSERVATION.

Buckland. 1988 1st. 84pp. Prof ills. 22x30. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near- Fine d/j. Some 50 watercolour sketches painted by a serving naval officer in WW2, illustrate ships and incidents witnessed by him, linked together by a narrative which is somewhat autobiographical, but which gives the background to each of the incidents depicted. Miles served in the cruiser Newcastle, the destroyer Versatile, submarines Clyde, Volatile and Sanguine. and the frigate Burghead Bay, each of which is represented in the colour paintings. A superb book. £6.95


21861. MILLER, David: MERCY SHIPS. The Untold Story of Prisoner-of-War Exchanges in World War II.

Continuum 2008 1st 198pp. Illustrated, 24x16. New. Mint in Mint d/j. £9.00


17998. MILLER, David & MILLER, Chris: MODERN NAVAL COMBAT.

Salamander 1986 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x22. An unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions. Fine in nFine d/j £7.95


22142. MILLER, James: THE NORTH ATLANTIC FRONT. The Northern Isles at War.

Birlinn 2003 1st 175pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. As new;-Mint in Mint d/j. Hardback edition £11.50


9773. MILLINGTON-DRAKE, Sir Eugen.: THE DRAMA OF THE GRAF SPEE AND THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE. A Documentary Anthology 1914-1964.

Peter Davies. 1965. 1st Xxxvi. + 510pp. Frontis. 149 photographs. 17 maps, charts & diagrams. Endp maps. 25x20.No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in torn but presentable d/j. The British Minister at Montivideo at the time of the Battle of the River Plate presents an anthology which examines Admiral Von Spee at Coronel & the Falklands naval action in the First World War, before giving full contemporary accounts from survivors & commentators of the Graf Spee’s last cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. Every facet of the battle is carefully discussed in great detail from diplomacy on the highest level to the battle at sea, and the opinions of personnel from both the British and German sides on the course of the battle are given a thorough airing. The book also deals with the immediate aftermath, including the experiences of ex-Graf Spee crew members in South America, and also the post-war reunions of opposing personnel. A most interesting and fascinating book. Very well illustrated. £49.00


8547. MILLOT, Bernard A: THE BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA. Sea Battles in Close Up 12.

Ian Allan. 1974 1st. * 166pp. 46 ills. Maps. 18x11. An excellentunmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The Battle of the Coral Sea called the first successful halt to the vast military expansion of the Japanese in WW2. This book tells the story in fascinating detail and looks closely into the strategic and technical aspects of this first evenly balanced encounter between the Japanese and the Allies in the war. extensive appendices. Well illustrated £9.50


15946. MOFFAT, John: I SANK THE BISMARCK.

Bantam 2009 1st 294pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, binding & contents VG. (no d/j) £4.95


1659. MOLLO A.: UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II. Compiled by US Naval Intelligence.

US Naval Institute Press 1991 112pp. Profusely illustrated in colour 20x26 An unmarked copy: . Fine in Fine. d/j. This superbly illustrated book provides numerous accurate colour illustrations of officers and men as they actually appeared during the Second World War. The Naval, Marine and Air Force uniforms of 27 countries (including the British Dominions) are covered. £4.95


462. MONSARRAT N. Lieut-Cmdr RNVR.: THREE CORVETTES.

Cassell. 1953 viii. + 248pp. 7 ills. 19x13. Ex-Boots library.; edges slightly tanned otherwise G+. Between 1940 and 1943 the author served in three corvettes, taking part in Atlantic and East Coast convoys. He served in the three ships as an officer, First Lieutenant and commanded the third. Here, he describes his personal experiences in what has been described as one of the finest accounts of the war. £2.50


3846. MONTGOMERY. Michael.: WHO SANK THE SYDNEY.

Cooper.1983 enlarged edition. xiv.. + 242pp. 28 ills. 5 maps. Endp maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. .With separate 17pp list of HMAS Sydney's complement lost with the ship. An investigation into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Australian cruiser Sydney in February 1941. The cruiser fought and sank the German raider Kormoran but in return was heavily damaged and was last seen on fire before she completely disappeared. The author has pieced together hundreds of items of evidence to provide solutions to the hitherto unanswered questions surrounding the mystery. He also examines the hypothesis that the crippled Australian cruiser was finally sunk by a Japanese submarine. The loss of Sydney's entire complement of 645 men made her the largest ship of the Second World War to go down with all hands. £9.50


16006. MOORE J.E. Captain R.N. (Editor): THE IMPACT OF POLARIS. The Origins of Britain's Seaborne Nuclear Deterrent.

Richard Netherwood 1999 1st. 269pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. An authoritative account written by those involved with the inception, continuation and completeion the Polaris programme for the Royal Navy. £4.95


20442. MOORE, Henry C.: UNDER JELLICOE'S COMMAND

Collins' No date (c 1917). no pagination (approximately 190 pages). Colour frontis. 25x19 Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. An excellent bright and tight copy without any writing or inscriptions; spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise .Binding & contents VG+ £5.95


15805. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW 1982-83

Jane's publishing 160pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover. £5.95


7801. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW 1985.

174pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover. Eighteen subjects featured in this volume including- Red Sea mines: Soviet Submarine Incursions: Soviet Special Forces at work in the Baltic; Soviet Submarines; Red Sea Mines, The French Navy, Submarine Incursions, Venezuela's Navy, etc, etc. £3.95


1576. MOORE, John Captain RN.: JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW 1987.

Jane's Publishing 176pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


8653. MOORE, John.: THE FLEET AIR ARM. A Short Account of its History & Achievements.

Chapman & Hall. 1943 1st. 140pp. Ills. 19x13. VG in G d/j. The achievements of World War 2 form the bulk of this book. £2.50


22044. MOOREHEAD, Alan.: GALLIPOLI.

Macmillan 1975 First illustrated edition 247pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x24. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This illustrated edition of Alan Morehead's famous work, offers a detailed and objective account of each phase and aspect of the Gallipoli campaign. £11.50


22049. MORDAL, Jacques: 25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

Abbey Library. no date (c 1970) xix. + 419pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 22x1`4. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £7.95


18704. MORISON, Samuel Eliot: JOHN PAUL JONES. A Sailor's Biography.

Time Incorporated 1964 xxxiv. + 456pp. Illustrated. 20x13. Small piece cut from lower corner of cover, otherwise VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. £3.95


8777. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume II. Operations in North African Waters, October 1942 - June 1943.

Little, Brown 1951 xxi. + 297pp. Profusely Illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Titles faded, otherwise binding VG, contents VG+.detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. This volume deals with Operation "Torch" the North African campaign. £6.95


21747. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume II. Operations in North African Waters, October 1942 - June 1943.

Little, Brown 1962 xxi. + 297pp. Profusely Illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Tape marks on endpapers, otherwise contents VG+ in G d/j.detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. This volume deals with Operation "Torch" the North African campaign. £7.95


12116. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume III. The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1931 - April 1942,

Little, Brown. 1963 xxviii. + 409pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in G+ d/j. A detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. £8.95


22029. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume III. The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1931 - April 1942,

Little, Brown. 1957 xxviii. + 409pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; VG in worn & torn d/j. A detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. £5.95


21764. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume IX. Sicily - Salerno - Anzio. January 1943 - June 1944.

Little, Brown. 1964 xxix. + 413pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. £8.95


12110. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume IX. Sicily - Salerno - Anzio. January 1943 - June 1944.

Little, Brown. 1990 xxix. + 413pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. £11.50


12293. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume V. The Struggle for Guadalcanal. August 1942 - February 1943.

Castle 2001 xxii. + 375pp. Prof Ills. Folding maps. 22x15. An unmarked copy: -Fine in Fine d/j. . A detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. £12.50


12113. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VI. Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier. 22 July 1942 - 1 May 1944.

Oxford University Press. 1988 xxix + 463pp. Illustrated Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


21765. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VIII. New Guinea and the Marianas. March 1944 - August 1944.

Little, Brown. 1968. +xxviii. + 435pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. £9.95


12109. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VIII. New Guinea and the Marianas. March 1944 - August 1944.

Little, Brown. 1989. +xxviii. + 435pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £9.95


8778. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume X. The Atlantic Battle Won, May 1943 - May 1945.

Little, Brown, 1968 xxxii. + 399pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; Near--Fine in G+ d/j. £8.95


21766. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume X. The Atlantic Battle Won, May 1943 - May 1945.

Little, Brown, 1959 xxxii. + 399pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 23x15. A good ex-library copy; Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. £5.95


12111. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XI. The Invasion of France and Germany. 1944 - 1945.

Castle 2001 xxviii. + 360pp. Profusely illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Virtually as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. £9.00


12112. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XII. Leyte June 1944 - January 1945.

Little, Brown. 1966 xxv.. + 445pp. Profusely illustrated. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. £14.50


21746. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XIII. The Liberation of the Philippines, Luzon. Mindanao, the Visayas. 1944-1945

Little, Brown. 1969. xxviii. + 338pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. £7.50


12117. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XIII. The Liberation of the Philippines, Luzon. Mindanao, the Visayas. 1944-1945

Little, Brown. 1989. xxviii. + 338pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


20235. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XV. Supplent and General Index.

Castle 2001 xxii. + 371pp. Illustrated.. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £11.50


7474. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: THE TWO-OCEAN WAR. A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War.

Little Brown. 1989 xxvii. + 611pp. 35 ills. 52 charts. 1 Folding map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Contents Fine in creased pictorial card cover. . A comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2, with an eloquent description of the battles and campaigns in the Pacific, the Battle of the Atlantic, and in the Mediterranean and Normandy landings. £6.95


6779. MORRIS J.: FISHER'S FACE.

Random House. 1995 1st. 297pp. Frontis. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions:- : VG+ in Fine d/j. A biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, from an unusual viewpoint. In the authors opinion, " he was a cad....a genius, a coxcomb, a fraud.... and a damned Socialist!" £4.95


20774. MORRIS Rear-Admiral R.O: CHARTS AND SURVEYS IN PEACE AND WAR. The History of the RN Hydrographic Service 1919-1970.

HMSO 1995 1st. iv. + 280pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps.25x19. Hardback edition; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £8.50


12100. MORRIS, Douglas: CRUISERS OF THE ROYAL AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES.

Maritime. 1987 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x18. No writing or inscriptions.n Binding VG+, c0ontents Fine (No d/j) Provides descriptions and comprehensive details of all the cruisers in service with the Royal and Commonwealth navies from the first generation cruisers built in 1879 to the Tiger class., the last British cruisers that were built. Every cruiser is covered with concise details of its history and eventual fate. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £7.50


8549. MORRIS, Eric: THE RUSSIAN NAVY. Myth & Reality.

Hamish Hamilton. 1977 1st. 150pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-lib, VG in VG d/j. A detailed examination of the ships of the Russian Navy in service at date, together with a penetrating study of Russian maritime policy. £2.95


11702. MORRISS, Roger & SAXBY, Richard C.: THE CHANNEL FLEET AND THE BLOCKADE OF BREST, 1793-1801. (Publications of the Navy Records Society. Vol. 141.

Ashgate. 2001. xii. + 700pp. Frontis. Maps. 23x15. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. Contents Near-Mint, binding Near-Fine £14.25


21989. MORRISS, Roger (Compiler): NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM GUIDE TO BRITISH NAVAL PAPERS IN NORTH AMERICA..

Mansell Publishing 1994 1st xxii + 418pp. 24x15, As new. Blue cloth binding & contents Mint. (no d/j issued).This guide describes and locates over 1100 collections of original British naval documents in 250 US and Canadian repositories. It lists separate collections under six categories; provides a directory of libraries holding these collections, with details of opening hours, access, photocopying facilities and lists of papers held; and supplies three indexes. £17.50


20252. MOSKIN, Robert J.: THE STORY OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS.

Paddington Press 1979 1st. 796pp. Illustrated. Maps. Endpaper maps. 24x17. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j £6.95


20264. MOULTON, Major-General J.L: THE ROYAL MARINES

Leo Cooper 1975 1st x. + 100pp. Illustrated. 22x14.An unmarked copy; Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover £2.95


5525. MUIR, Malcom.: IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS. Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri & Wisconsin,

Blandford 1987 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j.Recounts the history of the longest lived and last battleships in commission in the world. The book first discusses the naval requirements that led to the building of the class, and examines the way in which the design and construction, equipment and weapons met these requirements when faced with actual combat operations. Over 175 photographs depicts the four vessels throughout their careers and cover every aspect of their equipment, while line drawings show technical details. £6.50


2756. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Birlinn 2001 Expanded edition. xxi. + 467pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. . Re-published after the discovery of the Bismarck's sunken hull, this expanded edition includes information that only recently came to light. The author served in the Bismarck throughout her career and was her senior survivor. life. In this remarkable account he provides an eye-witness narrative of the battleship's short and dramatic life, offering a unique view of the sinking of the Hood, and the Bismarck's subsequent attempts to escape pursuing British forces. This is followed by a vivid description of the scenes on board during her final action, and her sinking. The Appendices include:- Record of the action between Rodney and Bismarck; Bismarck's rudder damage - Questions if all possibilities of repair were exhausted, etc. £5.95


14697. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG, Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Bodley Head. 1981 1st UK. xiii. + 290pp. Prof ills. 23x15. VG+ in VG+ d/j. The author served in the Bismarck throughout her career and was her senior survivor. life. In this remarkable account he provides an eye-witness narrative of the battleship's short and dramatic life, offering a unique view of the sinking of the Hood, and the Bismarck's subsequent attempts to escape pursuing British forces. This is followed by a vivid description of the scenes on board during her final action, and her sinking. The Appendices include:- Record of the action between Rodney and Bismarck; Bismarck's rudder damage - Questions if all possibilities of repair were exhausted, etc. £4.95


8610. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG, Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Bodley Head. 1981 1st UK. xiii. + 290pp. Prof ills. 23x15.A No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in VG d/j. The author served in the Bismarck throughout her career and was her senior survivor. life. In this remarkable account he provides an eye-witness narrative of the battleship's short and dramatic life, offering a unique view of the sinking of the Hood, and the Bismarck's subsequent attempts to escape pursuing British forces. This is followed by a vivid description of the scenes on board during her final action, and her sinking. The Appendices include:- Record of the action between Rodney and Bismarck; Bismarck's rudder damage - Questions if all possibilities of repair were exhausted, etc. £4.50


11798. MULLIGAN, Timothy P.: LONE WOLF. The Life and Death of U-Boat Ace Werner Henke.

University of Oklahoma Press 1995 Xxi. + 247pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; : Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Tells the story of Werner Henke, whose submarine U-515 sank more ships (24 merchant vessels and 2 warships) than any other German submarine commander after September 1942. The book also describes how and why he met his end on the barbed wire fence of a POW camp outside Washington DC, the only U-boat commander shot while attempting to escape in the United States. £12.50


14977. MUNRO, Archie: THE WINSTON SPECIALS. Troopships Via The Cape 1940 - 1943.

Maritime Books. 2006 1st. xvi + 509pp. 64 illustrations. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost. like new. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. £12.50


1905. NAISH G.P.B. Lt-Cdr RNR.: FLYING IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1914-1964.

HMSO. 1964 1st. 54pp. Prof ills. 16x21 No writing or inscriptions; . VG+ in pictorial card cover. This high quality publication offers an excellent pictorial record of British naval aviation, with a series of both full and half-page photographs of seaplane carriers, aircraft carriers, and aircraft. £1.50


20419. NEILLANDS, Robin: BY SEA AND LAND. The Story of Royal Marines Commandos.

Fontans 1988 429pp. Illustrated. Maps. Paperback. VG+ in pictorial card cover. £2.00


21217. NESBIT, Roy Conyers.: COASTAL COMMAND IN ACTION 1939-1945.

Budding. 2000. ix. + 182pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j, Using the extensive archives held at the Public Record Office, the author has brought to light more than 180 photographs taken by Coastal Command crews during WW2. They include some of the most remarkable pictures of the war, illustrating in vivid detail the actions fought by Coastal Command against U-boats, enemy warships, merchant ships and aircraft, over six years of war. Each photograph is accompanied by an exhaustively researched caption. £5.95


2211. NEWCOMB, Richard .F.: ABANDON SHIP !

Quality Book Club. nd (c 1960). * 215pp. Endp maps. 221x4. VG in VG d/j. The dramatic story of the greatest single ship disaster in the history of the U.S.Navy - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, flagship of the Fifth Fleet in the closing stages of the Pacific War. Hit by three torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine, the ship sank in half hour. Of her complement of 1,196 officers and men, almost 900 got off, but it was not until four days later that the authorities realised that she was lost. By the time rescue eventually arrived only 300 men were still alive. £3.95


19013. NEWCOMB, Richard .F.: ABANDON SHIP !

Quality Book Club. nd (c 1960). * 215pp. Endp maps. 221x4. VG in G+ d/j. The dramatic story of the greatest single ship disaster in the history of the U.S.Navy - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, flagship of the Fifth Fleet in the closing stages of the Pacific War. Hit by three torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine, the ship sank in half hour. Of her complement of 1,196 officers and men, almost 900 got off, but it was not until four days later that the authorities realised that she was lost. By the time rescue eventually arrived only 300 men were still alive. £3.50


22007. NICHOLSON, Joyce: MAN AGAINST MUTINY. The Story of Vice-Admiral William Bligh

Lutterworth Press 1961 1st 95pp.Colour frontis' Map. 18x12. An extremely nice copy in unclipped dustjacket. VG+ in VG+ d/j. £9.00


12653. NICOLSON, Adam: MEN OF HONOUR. Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero.

HarperCollins 2005 1st . Xxiv. + 341pp. + 29pp postscript. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers; 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.Trafalgar was a drama of such violence and sacrifice that the concept of total war may be argued to start from there. It finished the global ambitions of a European tyrant but culminated in the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest hero of the era. This book fuses the immediate intensity of the battle with the deeper currents that were running at the time. It has a three-part framework: the long, slow six hour morning before the battle; the afternoon itself of terror, death and destruction; and the shocked, exultant and sobered aftermath, which finds its climax at Nelson's funeral in London the following January. Adam Nicolson examines the concept of heroes and heroism, using Nelson as one of the greatest examples. A man of complexity and contradiction, he was a supreme administrator of ships and men; overflowing with humanity, charm and love but also capable of astonishing ruthlessness and ferocity. Nelson's own courage, vanity, ruthlessness and sweetness made him one of the great identifiable heroes of English history. £6.95


21365. NOCK, David J.: MESSERS CROWE & GREENE (Engineers). THE H.M.S BIRNBECK YEARS 1942 - 1945.

Honey Pot Press 2011 54pp. Illustrated. 21x15. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. An account of the work undertaken by this engineering firm based at Weston-super-Mare, in conjuction with the naval personnel of HMS Birnbeck during World War 2. £6.50


16010. NOEL, John V Jr. Captain USN & BEACH, Edward L Captain USN.: NAVAL TERMS DICTIONARY. Third Edition.

Unite States Naval Institute 1971. 339pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG pictorial card cover. £5.95


15986. NORTH A.J.D.: ROYAL NAVAL COASTAL FORCES 1939-1945. MTBs, MGBs, MA/SBs, MLs & HDMLs.

Almark 1972 1st. 72pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions:- Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. A well illustrated record of the fast small coastal craft used by the Royal Navy in World War 2; complete with data, class lists, pendant numbers, war losses, scale drawings, camouflage drawings, and over 50 photographs. £15.50


12857. NORTHCOTT, Maurice: HMS HOOD. Design and Construction.

Bivouac Books. (An Ensign Special). 1975 1st. 61pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated technical description of HMS Hood covers every aspect of the ship together with details of her refits. Illustrated with 50 photographs - mostly close-up, on board, and interior views, plus a large number of accurate drawings including two 3-page plan and elevation drawings. With separate 8pp of Admiralty Reports on the findings of the Board of Enquiry into the sinking of HMS Hood. £49.00


12781. NORTHCOTT, Maurice P.: RENOWN AND REPULSE (Ensign 8)

Battle of Britain Prints International. 1978 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 25x20. Like new:- Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. A detailed technical account of the battlecruisers HMS Renown and HMS Repulse describing the ships and their wartime modifications. Illustrated with numerous photographs, including several close-up and on board views, and a fold-out centrespread drawing. £21.50


19777. O'BRIAN, Patrick: MEN-OF-WAR.

Collins 1974 1st. 76pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Bookplate. VG+ in VG+ d/j. £2.95


3381. O'BRIAN, Patrick.: BLUE AT THE MIZZEN.

Harper Collins. 1999 . 222pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near- Fine in Near-Fine 0d/j. A n Aubrey/Maturin adventure. £3.95


12275. O'KANE, Richard. Rear-Admiral, USN (Ret): WAHOO. The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine.

Presidio. 1996 x. + 345pp. 31 ills. 10 charts. 4 diagrams.. 22x15. Ex-library with minimal stamps, VG in VG pictorial card cover. The Wahoo commanded by Cmdr Dudley Morton, proved to be one of the most successful American submarines of WW2. Her commander originated daring and new tactics including a successful 'down the throat' attack against an attacking Japanese destroyer, and surface-running gun attacks. This detailed account of Wahoo's wartime career was written by her former executive officer who left the submarine shortly before she commenced her final patrol when she was lost without survivors. £3.45


21271. O'LEARY, Michael: UNITED STATES NAVAL FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II IN ACTION.

Blandford 1980 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.This comprehensive volume offers a detailed technical review of the great fighting aircraft that equipped the American carriers in the Pacific during World War II, and recounts some of the actions they fought. Describes such famous aircraft as the Corsair, Hellcat, Wildcat, Tigercat, Bearcat, and even the Brewster Buffalo described by the author as an unmitigated disaster. Profusely illustrated with more than 200 photographs line drawings and cutaways. £8.95


13033. O'NEILL, Richard.: SUICIDE SQUADS. The Men and Machines of World War II Special Operations.

Salamander 1981. 272pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked hardback edition. Fine in VG+ d/j. This book deals with Axis and Allied Special Attack Weapons of World War II, their development and their missions. Covers midget submarines, explosive motorboats, kamikaze aircraft, manned torpedoes, human bombs and demolition frogmen. For the first time in a single volume, the weapons and missions of the "Special Attack" units of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army are described together with those of the Royal Navy, Royal Italian Navy, Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. The author traces the development and deployment of weapons and an examination of the machinery and motives of self-sacrifice during World War 2. The book provides technical details of the various craft, aircraft and weapons used in suicide attacks; how, and in what circumstances the weapons were used - and the results. Illustrated with photographs together with drawings of every suicide weapon used in the War, £4.95


15193. OGLEY, Bob: DOODLEBUGS AND ROCKETS. The Battle of the Flying Bombs.

Froglets Publications 1992 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 21x26. VG in slightly creased pictorial card cover. £5.95


6572. OLLARD, Richard.: MAN OF WAR. Sir Robert Holmes and the Restoration Navy.

Hodder & Stoughton 1969 1st. 240pp. 19 ills. Maps. Ex-library. Lacks front endpaper map, otherwise contents VG in VG d/j. Holmes came into prominence in 1663 when in command of a British squadron, he occupied Dutch settlements on the west coast of Africa, and the Dutch settlement in America of Nieuw Amsterdam, renaming it New York. During the Second Dutch War he commanded the Revenge at the Battle of Lowestoft. After the St.James's Day battle in 1666, Holmes operated with his squadron off the Dutch coast during which some 170 merchant ships were discovered at anchor in the Vlie River and were burnt by boats of the English fleet. £2.95


8219. ORAM H.K.: READY FOR SEA.

Readers Union. 1975. 250pp. 15 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG d/j. Captain Oram, who was one of only three survivors of the Thetis, tells the story of his early days at sea from 1911 to 1919. Having served his apprenticeship in sail, Oram joined the Royal Navy in 1913. He saw service in Orion and destroyers Earnest and Obdurate and was present at Jutland. After transferring to submarines he joined V4 as First Lieutenant, before moving to the steam submarine K7 wherehe witnessed the saga known as the "Battle of May Island" in the Forth Estuary in which the submarines K17 and K4 were sunk. £3.95


21024. ORAM H.K.: READY FOR SEA.

Readers Union. 1975. 250pp. 15 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine d/j. Captain Oram, who was one of only three survivors of the Thetis, tells the story of his early days at sea from 1911 to 1919. Having served his apprenticeship in sail, Oram joined the Royal Navy in 1913. He saw service in Orion and destroyers Earnest and Obdurate and was present at Jutland. After transferring to submarines he joined V4 as First Lieutenant, before moving to the steam submarine K7 wherehe witnessed the saga known as the "Battle of May Island" in the Forth Estuary in which the submarines K17 and K4 were sunk. £4.95


21742. ORAM H.K.: READY FOR SEA.

Readers Union. 1975. 250pp. 15 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in worn d/j. Captain Oram, who was one of only three survivors of the Thetis, tells the story of his early days at sea from 1911 to 1919. Having served his apprenticeship in sail, Oram joined the Royal Navy in 1913. He saw service in Orion and destroyers Earnest and Obdurate and was present at Jutland. After transferring to submarines he joined V4 as First Lieutenant, before moving to the steam submarine K7 wherehe witnessed the saga known as the "Battle of May Island" in the Forth Estuary in which the submarines K17 and K4 were sunk. £2.95


22192. OTTER, Ken: HMS GLOUCSTER. The Untold Story.

G.A.M 1999 v + 182pp. Profusely illustrated 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Signed by author. This extensively researched account describes the career of the Town class cruiser Gloucester from her commissioning to her final action off Crete, when she was sunk with only 85 survivors out of her company of 807 men. £9.00


1124. OWEN, Charles: PLAIN YARNS FROM THE FLEET. The Spirit of the Royal Navy during its Twentieth- Century Heyday.

Wrens Park. 1999. x. + 212pp. Ills. 25x18. Fine in Fine d/j. The author looks at the Royal Navy from 1900 to 1945. What was the Navy doing in those days, how did its people function, and when the greatest test came in 1939, was the Navy up to it? With the help of anecdotes, eye-witness accounts and reminiscences, archival material and published works, the author paints a broad and vivid view of the Royal Navy in this challenging era. £3.95


14625. OWEN, Charles: PLAIN YARNS FROM THE FLEET. The Spirit of the Royal Navy during its Twentieth- Century Heyday.

Wrens Park. 1999. x. + 212pp. Ills. 25x18. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. The author looks at the Royal Navy from 1900 to 1945. What was the Navy doing in those days, how did its people function, and when the greatest test came in 1939, was the Navy up to it? With the help of anecdotes, eye-witness accounts and reminiscences, archival material and published works, the author paints a broad and vivid view of the Royal Navy in this challenging era. £3.95


8578. OWEN, Charles.: NO MORE HEROES. The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century: Anatomy of a Legend.

Allen & Unwin. 1975 1st. 248pp.-19 ills. Diag. 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimal stamps. VG in G d/j. d/j. Traces the fortunes of the Royal Navy in the 20th century under successive First Sea Lords to underline the ways in which the higher echelons of the service have altered, & how & why naval policy has changed. The glimpses in action of Beresford & Fisher, Beatty & Jellicoe, Chatfield., Pound, & Mountbatten; the appraisal of Churchill; the Invergordon Mutiny; the Navy in the two World Wars, including Jutland & other naval engagements; post-war disarmament; all these make fascinating reading - & throw light on how the Silent Service really works. £2.95


732. PACK S.W.C: THE WAGER MUTINY.

Redman. 1964 1st . 256pp. 12 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. VG in G+d/j. HMS Wager, a member of Anson's fleet which set out for the South Seas in 1740, was wrecked on a desolate island, drowning several members of her crew. Many of her survivors blamed her captain for the disaster, and accessabilty to liquor led to drunken orgy, theft, violence & murder. However the ship's gunner showed his powers of leadership and initiative, and the ship's longboat was lengthened into a schooner in order to escape from this isolated land. Many of the men starved to death, others were imprisoned by the Spaniards, and others having survived terrible hardships arrived safely home six years later and several of the mutineers were subsequently court-martialled. £4.95


5842. PACK S.W.C, Captain RN: NIGHT ACTION OFF MATAPAN. (Sea Battles in Close-Up).

Ian Allan. 1972 146pp. 45 ills. 7 maps. 18x12. An unmarked copy: Binding & contents Fine. (no d/j). Captain Pack, a distinguished naval historian, was himself present throughout the battle in the carrier Formidable, it is therefore hardly surprising that this book combines the vividness of an eye-witness account with a balanced appraisal of this famous British victory, the first major fleet action since Jutland a quarter of a century earlier. The Appendices give details of British Warships at Matapan: Italian Warships at Matapan: Formidable's Log of Flying Ops: Formidable's Torpedo Strike & Fighter Crews: Gunnery & Aviation Aspects: Honours & Awards, etc. £5.95


9771. PACK S.W.C.: CUNNINGHAM THE COMMANDER.

Purnell nd (c 1974) Xi. 323pp. 31 ills. 21 maps. 23x15. Fine in Fine d/j. An excellent biography of arguably one of Britain’s greatest naval commanders by Captain Pack, who himself served under Cunningham in the Mediterranean and Washington during World War 2. £10.00


7307. PACK S.W.C.: INVASION NORTH AFRICA, 1942.

Ian Allan. 1978 1st. 112pp. Prof ills. 27x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The author, who was involved during the planning stages of Operation Torch, gives a good, full account of the planning and execution of the landings in North Africa, telling the story with the help of first-hand accounts and more than 150 photographs. £6.95


15088. PACK S.W.C.: OPERATION HUSKY. The Allied Invasion of Sicily.

Hippocrene 1977 1st. 186pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine in d/j. Provides in narrative form a detailed account of the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943. £8.95


3474. PACK S.W.C.: SEA POWER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN..

Barker. 1971 1st. ix. + 260pp. 31 ills. 10 maps/figs. Above-average ex-lib, VG in VG d/j. A study of the struggle for Sea Power in the Mediterranean from the 17th Century to the Present Day £2.95


5100. PACK S.W.C. Captain RN.: THE BATTLE FOR CRETE. (Sea Battles in Close-Up. 5).

Ian Allan. 1973 1st. 144pp. 49 ills. 3 diags. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions. Contents Fine, binding Near-Fine. (no d/j) A full and detailed account, emphasising the naval contribution to the battle. The svereal appendices provide details about the ships, men, defences, bomb attacks, losses, numbers evacuated, destroyer fuel consumption, etc, etc. £7.50


6951. PACKER, Joy.: DEEP AS THE SEA.

Readers Union 1977 x. + 246pp. Illustrated. 22x13. No writing or inscriptions; contents lightly tanned, otherwise VG in VG+ d/j. . A biography of Admiral H.A.Packer, told partly through his logs and diaries and partly through letters. His naval career lasted from 1907 to 1953, during which he saw action at Jutland, commanded the cruisers Calcutta, Manchester ,Warspite and the gunnery school Excellent. He took part in the hunting down of the Bismarck and later led the defeated Italian Fleet into Malta. After the war he was appointed C.-in-C Atlantic. £2.95


2975. PACKER, Joy.: DEEP AS THE SEA.

Eyre Methuen. 1976 1st. x. + 246pp. 13 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j A biography of Admiral H.A.Packer, told partly through his logs and diaries and partly through letters. His naval career lasted from 1907 to 1953, during which he saw action at Jutland, commanded the cruisers Calcutta, Manchester ,Warspite and the gunnery school Excellent. He took part in the hunting down of the Bismarck and later led the defeated Italian Fleet into Malta. After the war he was appointed C.-in-C Atlantic. £3.95


9443. PADFIELD, Peter: BROKE AND THE SHANNON.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1968 1st. x. + 245pp. 11 ills. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A biography of Philip Broke 1776-1841. When in command of the frigate Shannon during the War of 1812, her captain Philip Broke, challenged Captain Lawrence of the US frigate Chesapeake to fight off the coast of Boston. After a fast and furious action that lasted only 15 minutes, the Chesapeake surrendered and was later taken to Britain. The book provides a full and vivid account of one the most famous frigate actions in history. £7.50


7540. PADFIELD, Peter: MARITIME SUPREMACY. And the Opening of the Western Mind. Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World.

Murray. 1999 1st.. x. + 340pp. 25 ills. 14 maps/diagrams. 24x16. An unmarked copy;- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. This history charts the growth of linked strengths of maritime powers - sea-fighting, tradings, financial and constitutional - which made them so formidable. The book begins with the 17th century Dutch naval and trading dominance, progressing to the British in the 18th century. The book carries the story and describes all the significant naval actions from the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 to the American Revolutionary War and Rodney's victory at the Saints in 1782. £3.95


1213. PADFIELD, Peter: NELSON'S WAR.

BCA. 1976. . 200pp. Prof ills. 25x17. Very Good in Very Good d/j. . Between 1793 and 1805 a series of naval battles fought against France gained for Great Britain what later historians were to call the 'Empire of the Seas'. This period of almost unrelieved blockade and battle culminating at Trafalgar can only be viewed as one of the great turning points in History. It saw the emergence of revolutionary fleet tactics by the British, created by a series of outstanding admirals, Howe, Jervis, Duncan and Nelson. The author gives detailed accounts of the battles at Camperdown, the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, and throws new and controversial light on the battle tactics of these famous actions to show just how unconventional they became £3.95


16719. PADFIELD, Peter: THE BATTLESHIP ERA.

Rupert Hart-Davis 1972 1st. xiv 321pp. Illustrated. 22x14.. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. d/j... A comprehensive history of battleship design from the 1860s to WW2, which also describes. with first-hand accounts, what it was like to serve in a battleship in peacetime and in war. £9.00


11572. PADFIELD, Peter.: THE GREAT NAVAL RACE. Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914.

Hart-Davis. 1974 1st. 382pp. 20 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents Fine. (no d/j) Tells the story of the deadly competition in Dreadnought battleships between Britian and Germany in the years before the First World War. The author has vividly portrayed the leading protagonists in the drama. On the German side Kaiser Wilhelm and Admiral Tirpitz, and on the British side Admiral Fisher, Edward Grey and Winston Churchill, who responded to the German challenge. £8.95


8582. PADFIELD, Peter.: TIDE OF EMPIRES. Decisive Naval Campaigns in the Rise of the West. Volume 2. 1654 - 1763.

Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1982 1st. ix. + 270pp. 30 ills. Line drawing. 4 Maps. 11 Battle diagrams. Endp maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:-Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. This volume starts with England poised to take over from Holland as foremost world trading and naval power, then follows the epic struggle of both maritime powers against Bourbon France, and concludes with England’s triumphant assumption of the ‘Sovereign of the Seas’. This is a very readable yet scholarly study with brilliant tactical analysis, and graphic and exciting battle descriptions. £4.95


8505. PALMER, Joseph: JANE'S DICTIONARY OF NAVAL TERMS.

Macdonald & Jane's 1975 1st. 342pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A complete reference source for thousands of English-language naval terms in contemporary use, arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced. Also contains a comprehensive list of acronyms and abbreviations. £4.95


3950. PARGETER C.J.: 'HIPPER' CLASS HEAVY CRUISERS.

Ian Allan. 1982 1st . 80pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy, almost like new: Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Following the first chapter, which studies the design and construction background of the German Hipper class cruisers, the book dedicates an individual chapter giving the full history of each class member - Admiral Hipper, Blucher, Prinz Eugen, Seydlitz, Lutzow. Other chapters provides an appraisal of the class and also describes and illustrates their camouflage schemes. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £7.50


10719. PARKES, Oscar.: THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS.

Sampson Low, Marston. 3rd Edition. (c 1940) 224pp. Prof ills. 14x22. No writing or inscriptions; titles faded, o/w contents VG. Provides details of all the various classes of warships in the fleets of the worl's navies at date, together with the completion date, displacement, S.H.P, speed, armament & complement of each ship. Very well illustrated. £6.95


4472. PARKIN, Ray: OUT OF THE SMOKE.

Hogarth. 1960 1st. 310pp. 31 illustrations. Endpaper maps. 22x14 Hardback. ; VG+ in VG d/j. . When the Australian cruiser Perth was sunk in the Battle of the Java Sea, Parkin together with several more survivors re-rigged a ship's launch in an attempt to sail to a port still in Allied hands. But having endured much suffering in their efforts to find a harbour thought to be friendly they found, when they eventually arrived, that the port was in Japanese hands. £9.00


12193. PARKIN, Robert S.: BLOOD ON THE SEA. American Destroyers Lost in World War II.

Sarpedon. 1996 1st. Xiv. 360pp. Ills. Maps. 24x16. Almost like new: Near-Mint in d/j. Seventy-one United States destroyers were lost in the Second World War. Filled with eye-witness accounts, this book contains a history of each destroyer’s actions prior to its doom, as well as a context for the battle in which it was lost. Well illustrated. £7.95


1667. PARKINSON, C Northcote: BRITANNIA RULES. The Classic Age of Naval History, 1795-1815.

BCA. 1977 199pp. 33 ills. Charts. 24x16. Fine in torn d/j. Describes the activities of the Royal Navy during the most outstanding period in naval history, that began with the Wars of the French Revolution and ended with the Battle of Algiers. £2.95


533. PARKINSON, C.Northcote: BRITANNIA RULES. The Classic Age of Naval History, 1795-1815.

Sutton. 1997 178pp. 33 ills. 7 maps . 24x17 An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Describes the activities of the Royal Navy during the most outstanding period in naval history, that began with the Wars of the French Revolution and ended with the Battle of Algiers. £3.95


6538. PARKINSON, C.Northcote.: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HORATIO HORNBLOWER.

Sutton 1999 304pp. 35 illustrations. 22x14. Like new. Mint in Near-Mint d/j £4.95


20477. PARRY J.H: THE SPANISH SEABORNE EMPIRE

Hutchinson 1966 1st. 416pp. 8 maps. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions;. A first edition hardback copy. Binding VG, contents VG+ £5.95


22135. PATERSON, Lawrence: DONITZ'S LAST GAMBLE. The Inshore U-Boat Campaign 1944-45.

Seaforth 2008 1st 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. As new; Mint in Mint d/j £9.95


22140. PATERSON, Lwrence: WEAPONS OF DESPERATION. German Frogmen and Midget Submarines of World War II

Chatham 2006 1st xv. + 256pp. Illustrated 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £9.50


13216. PATTERSON A. TEMPLE: THE JELLICOE PAPERS. Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe of Scapa. Volume I. 1893-1916

Navy Records Society. 1966. Vol. CVIII xi. + 315pp. 2 Illustrations. 4 diagrams. 23x15. A superb copy without any iwriting or inscriptions, bound in cream and blue cloth. with gilt titles. Cover still protected with glassine paper. Fine £19.00


22242. PATTERSON B.: A MILITARY HERITAGE. A History of Portsmouth & Portsea Town Fortifications.

Fort Cumberland & Portsmouth Militaria Society 1987 50pp. Illustrated. Maps. 30x21. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover £7.50


9628. PATTINSON, William.: MOUNTBATTEN & THE MEN OF THE 'KELLY'.

Patrick Stephens. 1986 1st. 216pp. Prof ills. 29x21. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. in d/j. For two years at the beginning of World War 2, Captain Louis Mountbatten commanded the destroyer Kelly, surviving a torpedo attack in the North Sea but finally sunk during the battle for Crete. After the war, right up to his tragic death, Mountbatten kept in close touch with surviving officers and crew, who formed the Kelly Reunion Association. This is the story of the Kelly and her crew, told through many first-hand accounts as well as letters to and from Mountbatten, including Mountbatten's own vivid narrative of her sinking by German dive-bombers. Very well illustrated. £7.50


22229. PATTON, Wayne: JAPANESE LIGHT CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR II, IN ACTION

Warships Number 25. Squadron/Signal Publications. 2005 58pp. Profusely illustrated, 21x27. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £12.50


13601. PEACOCK , Sir Alan: THE ENIGMATIC SAILOR. Memoirs of a Seagoing Intelligence Officer.

Whittles. 2003 1st . Xi. + 118pp. Ills. 24x17.An unmarked copy: iNear-Mint in pictorial card cover. As a young naval officer the author’s duties required him to act as a seagoing eavesdropper. This personal account describes how code-cracking was used in operational situations at sea during the Second World War. The story is interlaced with graphic accounts of life on the lower deck, being torpedoed in a Channel action, and the contribution that was made to intelligence information to try to foil enemy attacks on Russian convoys. £9.00


8441. PEARCE, Frank: LAST CALL FOR HMS EDINBURGH. A Story of the Russian Convoys.

Collins. 1982 1st 200pp. 18 ills. Map. 22x14.An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. When HMS Edinburgh was sunk in the Barents Sea in May 1942, it was one of the heaviest single blows suffered by the Royal Navy in escorting convoys to Russia. Edinburgh's final battle and the fate of her survivors is vividly described. £12.50


8893. PEARCE, Frank: THE SHIP THAT TORPEDOED HERSELF - HMS TRINIDAD.

. Baron Jay. 1975 xx. + 181pp. 21 ills. 10 diags. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. While escorting convoy PQ13, HMS Trinidad torpedoed herself with a rogue torpedo aimed at a German destroyer. After some temporary repairs in Russia, she made a break for home, but was attacked by German bombers and damaged so severely, that she had to be sunk by her own escorts. The author, who survived the sinking of the Trinidad, describes the cruiser's final battles. £14.00


11768. PEARS, Randolph. Cmdr R.N.: YOUNG SEA DOGS. Some Adventures of Midshipmen of the Fleet.

Putnam. 1960 1st. 251pp. 9 ills. 22x14. Near-Fine in Very Good + d/j. The naval midshipman has always cut an intriguing figure - certainly not a rating, yet hardly an officer: more than a youth, yet not quite a man. This book includes accounts of the early days at sea of men who later became distinguished Admirals, and full accounts of heroic episodes of midshipmen in action. £4.95


18750. PEARS, Randolph. Cmdr R.N.: YOUNG SEA DOGS. Some Adventures of Midshipmen of the Fleet.

Putnam. 1960 1st. 251pp. 9 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding & contents VG+. (no d/j) The naval midshipman has always cut an intriguing figure - certainly not a rating, yet hardly an officer: more than a youth, yet not quite a man. This book includes accounts of the early days at sea of men who later became distinguished Admirals, and full accounts of heroic episodes of midshipmen in action. £4.50


7541. PEARSON, Michael: RED SKY IN THE MORNING. The Battle of the Barents Sea 1942.

Airlife. 2002 1st. xiv. + 154pp. 34 ills. 15 maps/diags. 24x16. Small shallow dents to cover, notherwise contents Near-Fine in VG d/j. Decsribes the battle surrounding convoy JW51B on New Year's Eve 1942, when a small force of destroyers and two cruisers held off the Hipper and Lutzow with great gallantry and saved the convoy. £4.95


3079. PEILLARD, Leonce: U-BOATS TO THE RESCUE. The Laconia Incident.

Coronet 1976 Paperback. 268pp. Illustrated. No writing or inscriptions; Cover, VG, contents VG+. .Tthe British liner was torpedoed by U-156 in the South Atlantic while carrying 1,800 German & Italian POWs to the USA. U-boats attempted to mount a rescue operation. £3.95


8368. PEMSEL, Helmut: ATLAS OF NAVAL WARFARE. An Atlas & Chronology of Conflict at Sea from Earliest Times to the Present Day.

Arms & Armour. 1977 1st. * 176pp. Prof ills. Maps. 25x25. Near-Fine in VG d/j. The entire history of maritime warfare through nearly 2,500 years of conflict is described and charted in this masterly volume. As well as the major battles and campaigns, lesser naval conflicts are included. Over 250 maps - showing both campaigns and battles - are complemented by a precise chronological text, which is comprehensively indexed. There are also diagrams & tables, including lists showing comparative strengths of fleets, plus a series of line drawings demonstrating the evolution of the warship from galley to nuclear submarine. A unique and indispensable work of reference. £8.95


9903. PERRETT, Bryan.: GUNBOAT! Small Ships at War.

Cassell. 2000 1st. 224pp. 35 ills. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Often commanded by junior officers, gunboats saw service across the world, and the events recorded here include conflicts in China, Argentina, the Crimea, the Persian Gulf, East Africa, stretching from the Burma war in 1824,and throughthe two World Wars £3.95


2105. PERRETT, Bryan.: THE REAL HORNBLOWER. The Life of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB.

Arms & Armour. 1999 160pp. 22 ills. Maps. 23x16. An unmarked copy:, Fine in VG (single crease) pictorial card cover. £4.95


17868. PERRETT, Bryan.: THE REAL HORNBLOWER. The Life of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB.

Arms & Armour. 1998 1st 160pp. 22 ills. Maps. 23x16. Like new: Mint in Mint d/j. Horatio Hornblower a young and dashing hero in C.S.Forester's much-loved novels, represents the British tradition of courage and gallantry - but was he an entirely fictional creation? The author thinks not. In The Real Hornblower he shows many parallels between Hornblower's career and that of a real hero, Admiral Sir James Gordon who joined the navy at 11, served more than 75 years, and died as an Admiral of the Fleet, 'the last of Nelson's captains'. £4.95


22325. PETRIDES, Anne & DOWNS, Jonathan.: SEA SOLDIER. An Officer of Marines with Duncan, Nelson, Collingwood and Cockburn. The Letters and Journals of Major T. Marmaduke Wybourn RM, 1797-1813

Parapress 2000 1st. xi. + 212pp. Illustrated. 22x17. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine pictorial card cover..e letters and journals sent home from service by Marmaduke Wybourn open window after window on to the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, and the Regency era, as we follow his career from youthful Lieutenant to battle-seasoned Captain of Marines. £7.50


7236. PHILBIN T.R.G.: SMS KONIG. (Warship Profile 37)

Profile Publications.1 973. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions:: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. . Contains full technical details and operational history of the German World War One battleship, illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a 4-page-centre-spread plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel. £17.50


10812. PHILBRICK, Nathaniel.: SEA OF GLORY. The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838 -1842.

Harper Collins. 2004 1st. xxv. + 452pp. Ills. Maps. 24x16. Unmarked, as new: Mint in Mint d/j. Tells the story of a surprisingly little-known 19th century operation that explored vast tracts of the Pacific Ocean, including a new southern continenet soon to be called Antarctica. The United States South Seas Exploring Expedition of 1838 comprised 6 sailing ships and 346 men. The expedition surveyed well over 200 Pacific islands and created nearly 200 charts, however, 2 ships and 28 men came to grief, and the expedition ended in a series of acrimonious courts-martial. £4.95


20148. POCOCK, Tom (Editor): TRAFALGAR. An Eyewitness History

The Folio Society 2005. xxii. + 238pp. Illustrated. Endpaper Maps. 25x15. Attractively bound in pictorial cloth hardback cover . Housed in slipcase. As new. ; Near-Mint £11.00


12637. POCOCK. Tom: HORATIO NELSON.

The Bodley Head 1987 1st. xx. + 364pp. 24x16. Above-average ex-library VG in VG d/j. Written with authority, this outstanding work provides one of the finest accounts of Nelson’s personal life and naval career. £2.95


11722. POLLEN, Arthur H.: THE NAVY IN BATTLE.

Chatto & Windus. 1918 1st. xix. 371pp. Colour frontis. Diagrams. 22x14. Black cloth binding (bubbled in places) with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Contents VG.. . A highly detailed and critical examination of the strategy, tactics, gunnery and the various phases of the major naval engagements as well as some of the smaller naval actions in the First World War. £6.50


22183. POLLEN, Arthur H.: THE NAVY IN BATTLE.

Chatto & Windus. 1918 1st. xix. 371pp. Colour frontis. Diagrams. 22x14. Black cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Binding and contents VG+.. . A highly detailed and critical examination of the strategy, tactics, gunnery and the various phases of the major naval engagements as well as some of the smaller naval actions in the First World War. £9.00


12134. POLLOCK, George.: THE JERVIS BAY.

Kimber (Pocket Edition). 1961. 159pp. 18x11. Paperback. No writing or inscriptions. cover slightly rubbed,, cntents VG, cover G+. The Jervis Bay fought the pocket battleship Scheer and was sunk, but managed to save the convoy was escorting, by giving it time to scatter. Her captain was awarded the Victoria Cross. £9.00


7244. POLMAR N. & MERSKY P.B.: AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE: An Illustrated History.

Blandford. 1988 1st. * 192pp. Prof ills. 28x25. Fine in d/j. In this illustrated history, the authors have chronicled the development and techniques of amphibious landings through history, from the Greek-Persian Wars to the Falklands conflict of 1982. The WW1 assaults at Gallipoli and Zeebrugge, and the 66 landings carried out by the belligerents in WW2 are described, as is the landing at Inchon in the Korean War; and the amphibious assault at Suez. The specialized amphibious ships and landing craft are fully examined. £7.95


16042. POLMAR, Norman: ATOMIC SUBMARINES.

Vn Nostrand 1963 1st. . xiii. + 286pp, Profusely illustrated. 26x20. VG+ in VG d/j. This authoritative and profusely illustrated work describes the evolution and development of the atomic submarine and the immense problems involved in designing and building such craft. £6.95


12831. POLMAR, Norman: GUIDE TO THE SOVIET NAVY. Third Edition.

US Naval Institute n1983 1st. 485pp. . Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x24. No writing or inscriptions; Near- Fine in VG d/j. This comprehensive overview of the Soviet Navy of the 1980s, offers detailed and profusely illustrated guide of Soviet warships in service at date. With almost 400 photographs £12.50


3484. POLMAR, Norman: SOVIET NAVAL DEVELOPMENTS 1982.

Arms & Armour. 1982. 138pp. Prof ills. Illustrated endpapers. 26x18. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. This authoritative survey of Soviet naval developments is based on reports prepared at the direction of the Chief of Naval Intelligence and Chief of Information. Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C. It describes the various classes and types of Soviet surface ships and submarines produced at date, as well as covering many other aspects of the Soviet navy. Chapters are headed:- Soviet Naval Policy: The Soviet Navy: Soviet Naval Hardware: Soviet Naval Personnel: Other Soviet Maritime Activities. Profusely illustrated. £6.95


6894. POLMAR, Norman.: THE U.S. NAVY TODAY. Volume I.

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A wide-ranging, contemporary pictorial survey of the ships of the US Navy , illustrated with 120 photographs accompanied by informative captions £1.95


3751. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ALLIED ESCORT CARRIERS OF WORLD WAR TWO - In Action.

Blandford. 1988 1st. * 272pp. Prof ills. 28x22. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. This comprehensive account of the many actions involving Allied escort carriers during World War 2, relies heavily on the personal experiences of ex-naval airmen. Illustrated with more than 400 photographs, drawings & maps. £14.50


7660. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ILLUSTRIOUS.

Kimber. 1955 1st. 246pp. 32 ills. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. An operational history. HMS Illustrious saw much action during the war, including Taranto, and was herself heavily damaged by dive-bombers. £6.95


13403. POOLMAN, Kenneth: PERISCOPE DEPTH. Submarines at War.

Kimber. 1981 1st. 199pp. 37 illustrations. 24x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Describes in detail some of the most dramatic actions fought by British, German and American submarines during the two World Wars. Additionally, the the book also describes many little-known incidents involving submarines in the two conflicts. £5.95


5506. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ALLIED SUBMARINES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1990 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Tells the story of underwater warfare waged by the Allies during the Second World War. It describes in graphic detail, many of the actions fought by British and American submarines in the North Sea, Atlantic, Mediterranean, the Pacific, and in lesser oceans too. Also covers the exploits of the submarines belonging to France, Greece, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland and the Soviet Union. Illustrated with 160 photographs plus numerous maps and diagrams. £5.95


14612. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ANCHORS AWEIGH! Recollections of World War II Sailors.

Past Times/Cassell. 2000. (First published under the title 'Experiences of War: The British Sailor.' 180pp. 90 ills. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. In the flood of literature on the Second World War at sea. the 'other ranks' - seamen, naval airmen, submariners, stokers, writers, sick bay 'tiffies, supply ratings, 'sparkers', 'bunting tossers', all the 'ordinary men who filled the lower deck of the Royal Navy - have seldom been heard. With a linking commentary by Kenneth Poolman and profusely illustrated with photographs, around eighty British sailors describe of how life was, in the raw, from a Jack's view and expressed in Jack's inimitable way. £2.95


20794. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ARK ROYAL.

Tempus. 2000. 128pp. 20 ills. . 24x15. Above-average ex-library, VG in VG pictorial card cover The story of one of the best-loved and best-fought ships to fly the white ensign. The carrier saw much service during the war and her aircraft were involved in numerous actions, until Ark Royal was torpedoed and sunk in November 1941. £1.50


4946. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ARMED MERCHANT CRUISERS. Their Epic Story.

Cooper. 1985 1st. x. + 228pp. 34 ills. Endp maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Armed Merchant Cruisers were merchant ships requisitioned by the Government and used as auxiliary cruisers in time of war. The author describes some of the epic encounters of these ships during the two World Wars. The book explains how they were used and describes some of the famous actions in which they were involved. £18.50


5827. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: FOCKE-WULF CONDOR: SCOURGE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Macdonald & Jane's 1978 1st. 192pp. 43 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. d/j. At the beginning of the Battle of the Atlantic, the Focke-Wulf Condor sank 85 ships in 6 months. The Admiralty fitted A/A guns to merchant ships, while some were fitted with a catapult which launched a Hurricane fighter with only a single flight capability, but it was not until the advent of escort carriers equipped with fighter aircraft that the menace of the Condor was finally overcome. Here is a detailed account of the grim campaign against the attacker and shadower of Allied shipping. £5.95


20143. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE BRITISH SAILOR. Experiences of War.

Arms & Armour. 1989 1st. 180pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. In the flood of literature on the Second World War at sea. the 'other ranks' - seamen, naval airmen, submariners, stokers, writers, sick bay 'tiffies, supply ratings, 'sparkers', 'bunting tossers', all the 'ordinary men who filled the lower deck of the Royal Navy - have seldom been heard. With a linking commentary by Kenneth Poolman and profusely illustrated with photographs, around eighty British sailors describe of how life was, in the raw, from a Jack's view and expressed in Jack's inimitable way. £4.50


9719. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE BRITISH SAILOR. Experiences of War.

Arms & Armour. 1989 1st. 180pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. In the flood of literature on the Second World War at sea. the 'other ranks' - seamen, naval airmen, submariners, stokers, writers, sick bay 'tiffies, supply ratings, 'sparkers', 'bunting tossers', all the 'ordinary men who filled the lower deck of the Royal Navy - have seldom been heard. With a linking commentary by Kenneth Poolman and profusely illustrated with photographs, around eighty British sailors describe of how life was, in the raw, from a Jack's view and expressed in Jack's inimitable way. £4.95


8656. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE KELLY.

Kimber. 1954. 219pp. 19 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. VG in G+ d/j. . Describes the World War 2 exploits of this famous destroyer commanded by Lord Mountbatten. £2.95


22037. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE KELLY.

Kimber. 1954. 219pp. 19 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. . Describes the World War 2 exploits of this famous destroyer commanded by Lord Mountbatten. £3.50


14634. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE SEA HUNTERS. Escort Carriers v. U-Boats, 1941-1945.

Arms & Armour 1982 1st. xii. + 196pp. 16 illustrations. Maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Based on personal reminiscences and hitherto classified Royal Navy and US Navy records, this vividly told account provides a comprehensive record of the actions fought by Allied escort carriers against U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic. £6.95


7726. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE WINNING EDGE. Naval Technology in Action, 1939-1945.

Sutton. 1997 1st UK. xii. + 235pp. Ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Presents comprehensive descriptions of the many new technical naval developments of World War 2, and then offers dramatic examples of their use in action. £4.95


22326. POORE, Lady: RECOLLECTIONS OF AN ADMIRAL'S WIFE. 1902 -1916

Smith Elder 1916. Third Impression (Second Edition). xii. + 344pp. Frontis. 21x14. An excellent bright and tight copy.; blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding & contents VG. £14.00


737. POPE S.: HORNBLOWER'S NAVY. Life at Sea in the Age of Nelson.

Orion. 1998 1st. 111pp. Prof ills. 29x23. Hardback edition; Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This well illustrated book describes the various types of fighting ships & their weapons, & life in the Royal Navy in the age of Nelson, both in the Wardroom and on the lower deck. £7.95


22033. POPE, Dudley: LIFE IN NELSON' S NAVY.

Chatham. 1999 xv. + 279pp. 20 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions;- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed account of how men lived and fought in Nelson' navy, how they were recruited, paid, fed and clothed, the press gang, guns and signal, crime and punishment, prize money, rough justice, etc. The book also describes how the Navy battled with corruption within its own ranks, political patronage and mistakes to emerge victorious in battle. £3.45


11760. POPE, Dudley: LIFE IN NELSON' S NAVY.

Chatham. 1997 xv. + 279pp. 20 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions;- Near- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed account of how men lived and fought in Nelson' navy, how they were recruited, paid, fed and clothed, the press gang, guns and signal, crime and punishment, prize money, rough justice, etc. The book also describes how the Navy battled with corruption within its own ranks, political patronage and mistakes to emerge victorious in battle. £2.85


17609. POPE, Dudley: THE DEVIL HIMSELF. The Mutiny of 1800.

Secker & Warburg. 1987 1st. Xvi. + 188pp. Map. 24x16. ANo writing or inscriptions: :- Fine in Fine d/j. After the French corvette, Bayonne, was captured by Sir Edward Pellew in 1798, she was renamed Danae and given a new captain, Lord Proby, but in March 1800 she was recaptured by the French following a mutiny of her crew. The author who has pieced together the curious story of the mutiny from British documents and French archives, explains why some of the Danae’s crew risked hanging by staging a mutiny, and what became of the guilty men, and how the French recaptured the corvette. £4.95


20126. POTTER E.B. & NIMITZ, Chester W (Editors): SEA POWER. A Naval History

Prentice-Hall 1963. xii. + 932pp. Illustrated with maps and battle plans. 25x18. Bindiong & contents VG+ in G torn / repaired d/j. £29.00


16054. POTTER, John Deane: FIASCO. The Break-Out of the German Battleships.

Readers Union. 1970 235pp. 14 ills. Endp maps. Map. 22x14. Above average ex-library hard back copy, minor stamps, otherwise VG in VG d/j. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Uses first-hand accounts of both British and German personnel who took part, to provide a full account of the break-out of the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and the Prinz Eugen, from the French port of Brest, describing their dash through the Straits of Dover and the desperate running battle which followed. £2.50


1398. POTTER, John Deane: FIASCO. The Break-Out of the German Battleships.

Readers Union. 1971 235pp. 14 ills. Endp maps. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. : Fine in VG d/j. Uses first-hand accounts of both British and German personnel who took part, to provide a full account of the break-out of the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and the Prinz Eugen, from the French port of Brest, describing their dash through the Straits of Dover and the desperate running battle which followed. £3.95


1701. POUND, Reginald: SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC.

World Books. 1968. 304pp. 25 ills. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG d/j. An outstanding biography of Scott's personal life, naval career and Arctic explorations. £3.50


14137. POWELL, Michael.: GRAF SPEE.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 1st. 224pp. Frontis. Endp maps. Binding and contents VG. Describes the events of Graf Spee's war cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. £2.50


2131. POWELL, Michael: THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF SPEE.

Whie Lion. 1976. 193pp. Ex-library:- tape marks on binding, one stamp, otherwise contents VG in VG d/j. A vivid account of Graf Spee's war cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. £2.00


6744. POWELL, Michael.: GRAF SPEE.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 1st. 224pp. Frontis. Endp maps. Titles a bit faded, otherwise contents (no writing or inscriptions). Near-FineDescribes the events of Graf Spee's war cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. £2.50


16856. POYNDER, Charles.: FRIGATES AND FILLIES.

Nautical. 1994 1st. 203pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy, like new::- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. j. An autobiography. The author entered Dartmouth in 1937 and was serving in the cruiser Kenya at the outbreak of war. Following spells in the cruiser London and destroyers Eggesford and Musketeer, the author joined the submarine service. He ended the war based in Subic Bay and took part in the Japanese surrender of Hong Kong. In the Korean War he served in the frigate Whitesand Bay, and later went on to command the minesweeper Mutine and the destroyer Chequers. A lucidly written and enjoyable account of the author's naval career. £5.95


537. PRESTON, Anthony: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

Bison. 1979 1st. * 192pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in d/j. Charts the development of the aircraft carrier before recounting some of the major actions fought by carrier's during the Second World War. Technical descriptions of the ships themselves, and their aircraft, are illustrated through cut-away diagrams and line drawings. Illustrated with over 300 photographs in colour and black-and-white, together with cut-away drawings, charts and maps. £6.95


15016. PRESTON, Anthony: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

Bison. 1990 192pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An exceptionally nice unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Charts the development of the aircraft carrier before recounting some of the major actions fought by carrier's during the Second World War. Technical descriptions of the ships themselves, and their aircraft, are illustrated through cut-away diagrams and line drawings. Illustrated with over 300 photographs in colour and black-and-white, together with cut-away drawings, charts and maps. £5.85


1975. PRESTON, Anthony: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II.

Bison. 1982. 224pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x23. Fine in Fine d/j. With special drawings by John Batchelor. This comprehensive study examines the ships and weapons used by the Royal Navy and the Italian, French, German, United States, & Japanese navies in WW2. Very well illustrated with over 400 photographs, drawings, and maps. £7.50


12746. PRESTON, Anthony: THE WORLD'S GREAT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, From World War 1 to the Present Day.

Chancellor 1999 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. 28x21 Hardback edition; As new:Mint in Mint d/j £8.95


12747. PRESTON, Anthony: THE WORLD'S GREAT SUBMARINES. From the American Civil War to the Present Day.

Greenwich Editions. 2005. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £7.95


9090. PRESTON, Anthony & BATCHELOR, John: BATTLESHIPS 1919 - 77.

Phoebus. 1977. 64pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent unmarked copy Fine Fine in pictorial card cover. Studies the development of the battleship from 1919-1970, and shows them with numerous full colour illustrations and by photographs and line drawings. £5.00


9089. PRESTON, Anthony & BATCHELOR, John.: SUBMARINES SINCE 1919.

Purnell - Phoebus; nd (c 1974). 64pp. Prof ills. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This very well illustrated book traces the history of the submarine from 1919 to the subamarines of the 1970, describing every type of boat including midget submarines. Very well illustrated £5.95


9033. PRESTON, Anthony.: BATTLESHIPS 1856-1919.

Phoebus. 1977. 64pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Studies the development of the battleship from sailing ships armed with muzzle loading guns to the capital ships which served in the First World War. Full colour illustrations explores the ships in detail backed by photographs and line drawings. £5.00


15838. PRESTON, Anthony.: BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR 1. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Battleships of All Nations 1914-1918.

Arms & Armour Press. 1972 1st. 260pp. Prof ills. 25x24. An excellent unmarked copy:- binding & contents Fine. (without d/j). All the ships which served - from the great dreadnoughts and battlecruisers down to elderly pre-dreadnoughts and coast defence ships - are described in full and amply illustrated by photographs and line drawings. The book provides data, illustrations, and career notes for each and every battleship and battle cruiser of WW1 belonging to the navies of Austro-Hungary, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece. Italy, Russia, Turkey and USA. £18.50


9497. PRESTON, Anthony.: HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY. In the 20th Century.

Presidio 1987 224pp. Prof ills. 31x23. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. This profusely illustrated history charts the progress of the Royal Navy during the 20th century. Chapters cover:- The Edwardian Navy - World War I - Naval Uniforms - The Inter-war Years - The Admiralty and the Shipyards - World War II - Warship Design - The Navy Post-1945 - The Falklands War, £7.95


6961. PRESTON, Anthony.: THE SHIP - DREADNOUGHT TO NUCLEAR SUBMARINE.

NMM. 1980 1st. 60pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 21x21. Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cover. Charts the technical development of warships from the Dreadnought of 1906 to the nuclear powered submarines of the 1970s. Very well illustrated. £2.00


17715. PRESTON, Antony: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD

Jane's Publishing 1980 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x21. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Describes class-by-class the warships of the world's navies at date. With over 180 photographs. £5.95


17997. PRESTON, Antony, LYON, David & BATCHELOR, John H.: NAVIES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Leo Cooper 1975 158pp. Profusely illustrated.l Endpaper maps. 28x21. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j £7.95


12855. PRESTON, Antony.: SUPER DESTROYERS. The Big Destroyers built in the 1930s for Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States.

Conway 1978 1st. (Warship Special - 2). 72pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy,virtually like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This authoritative study examines the design and technical details and offers brief operational histories of the Japanese ' Special Type' - Italian 'Navigatori' Class - French 'Fantastique' Class - United States '1850 Tonners' - British 'Tribal' Class - German 'Narvik' Type. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. £15.00


21609. PRYSOR, Glyn: CITIZEN SAILORS. The Royal Navy in the Second World War.

Penguin 2012 552pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x12. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. £3.95


17683. PULESTON W.D.: MAHAN. The Life and Work of Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN

Jonathan Cape 1939 1st 351pp. 8 illustrations. 22x15. Any excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in G+ d/j. £5.95


16106. PULESTON W.D. Captain USN.: MAHAN. The Life and Work of Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, U.S.N.

Jonathan Cape 1939 1st 351pp. 8 illustrations. 22x15. Binding rubbed & titles faded, otherwise contents (no writing or inscriptions) VG+. £2.50


15006. PUTT, S Gorley: MEN DRESSED AS SEAMEN.

Christophers. 1943. 100pp. Ills. Ills endps. 20x14. Binding a bit sun faded (titles bright) otherwise contents VG. An Hostilities Only rating, describes life on the lower deck of an escort destroyer during World War 2. £1.95


22159. QUISPEL, Hubert V.: THE JOB AND THE TOOLS

N.V. Nederlandsche Vereenigde Scheepsbouw Bureaux 1960 ix. + 184pp.. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 26x19. No writing or inscriptions; Bound in dark green buckram hardback vover with gilt titles & motif. Illustrated with photographs and ships' plans. Binding VG, contents Fine. £49.00


12823. RANSOME-WALLIS P.: ABC ROYAL NAVY.

Ian Allan. 1961 2nd Edition. 63pp. Prof ills. 18x12. VG in VG pictorial card cover. An excellent contemporary survey of the ships, weapons and organisation of the Royal Navy. well illustrated. £1.95


8769. RANSOME-WALLIS R.: TWO RED STRIPES. A Naval Surgeon at War.

Ian Allan. 1973 1st.* 144pp. 35 ills. 23x15. Near-Fine in VG d/j. Ransome-Wallis served in HMS London which, after a spell hunting German supply ships in the North Atlantic, spent most of her time on the northern patrols and Arctic convoys. In this account the author gives a picture of life aboard the cruiser, and describes her wartime endeavours; in particular he offers a vivid account of the actions concerning convoys PQ15 and PQ16. £4.95


14728. RATTER, David (Editor).: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. 60th Anniversary Issue 1943 2003. Official Souvenir Brochure and Programme of Events.

Brodie Publishing 2003. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. Advertisemenrs. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains a number of interesting feature articles, illustrated with many photographs. £1.50


6808. RAVEN, Alan. & ROBERTS, John.: COUNTY CLASS CRUISERS. (Man o' War 1).

RSV. 1978 1st. 57pp. Prof ills. 26x21. An unmarked copy, like new:-Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the County Class cruisers of WW2, with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, camouflage schemes in colour & a four-page centre-spread of HMS Suffolk in colour. £35.00


12780. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS BATTLESHIPS. (Ensign 4)

Bivouac. 1975 1st. 53pp. Prof ills. 26x21. Like new. Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the Queen Elizabeth Class cruisers with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, and a four-page colour centre-spread depicting HMS Warspite, HMS Valiant, HMS Malaya, & HMS Queen Elizabeth in their camouflage schemes. £49.00


12779. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: TOWN CLASS CRUISERS. (Ensign 5)

Arms & Armour 1980 53pp. Prof ills. 26x21. Like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the Royal Navy's Town Class cruisers with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, and a four-page colour centre-spread depicting HMS Sheffield, HMS Southampton, HMS Glasgow, HMS Birmingham & HMS Liverpool in their camouflage schemes. £35.00


7216. RAVEN, Alan.: KING GEORGE THE FIFTH CLASS BATTLESHIPS. (Ensign 1)

Bivouac. 1972 1st. 44pp. Prof ills. 26x21. An unmarked copy, virtually like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the King George V class battleships with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, and a four-page colour centre-spread depicting King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York and Anson in their camouflage schemes. £24.00


6810. RAVEN, Alan. & LENTON H.T: DIDO CLASS CRUISERS. (Ensign 2)

Bivouac. 1973 1st. 60pp. Prof ills. 26x21. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the Dido class cruisers, with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, camouflage schemes in colour & a four-page centre-spread of HMS Black Prince in colour. £20.00


15833. RAVEN, Alan. & ROBERTS John: WAR BUILT DESTROYERS O to Z CLASSES. (Ensign 6)

Bivouac. 1976 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 26x21. No writing or inscriptions' Contents Near-Fine in VG pictorial card coverA profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the O to Z Classes of destroyers, with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, camouflage schemes in colour & a four-page centre-spread of HMS Oribra in colour. £16.50


6809. RAVEN, Alan. & ROBERTS John.: 'V' and 'W' CLASS DESTROYERS. (Man o' War 2).

RSV./ Arms & Armour 1979 1st. 56pp. Prof ills. 26x21. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the V & W class destroyers, with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, camouflage schemes in colour & a four-page centre-spread of HMS Wolverine in colour. £21.50


6032. RAWLING, Gerald: CINDERELLA OPERATION. The Battle for Walcheren 1944.

Cassell. 1980 1st. 164pp. 13 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: . Fine in Fine d/j. Reconstructs the battle for Walcheren in 1944, the key to the capture of Antwerp, from the initial bitterly opposed amphibious landings to the final victory. £4.95


4326. RAYNER D.A. Cmdr RNVR.: ESCORT. The Battle of the Atlantic.

Kimber. 1955 250pp. 17 ills. 4 maps. Endp maps.Hardback.: No writing or inscriptions; spots of foxing to prelims and edges,; VG+ in G+ d/j. An RNVR officer who spent five years in command of escort vessels describes his wartime career. Rayner joined the A/S trawler Loch Tulla, before taking command of the corvette Verbena in late 1940. After a spell with the Eastern Fleet he was given command of the destroyer Shikari in the North Atlantic, but after 9 months he took over another destroyer, the Warwick, in which he was sunk. He at once moved to the destroyer Highlander, then took over 30 Escort Group in Pevensey Castle where he stayed until 1945. £7.95


5585. REILLY, John C.: UNITED STATES DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. In Action.

Blandford. 1983 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 28x23. Hard-cover edition. Like new;- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The author describes American destroyer classes, in terms of their design, performance, armament, modifications, stability, seakeeping, and their ability to withstand battle damage. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs depicting destroyers in action, under construction, during modernisation and during trials. £7.95


7034. REIT S.: THE HIDDEN WAR. The Amazing Camouflage Deceptions of World War II.

Hale 1978 1st .xii. + 231pp. Ills. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. Describes the camouflage deceptions on land and at sea practised by the combatants on both sides during the Second World War. £4.95


17904. REIT, Seymour: MASQUERADE. The Amazing Camouflage Deceptions of World War II.

Robert Hale 1979 1st xii. + 255pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. £3.95


11315. REYNOLDS L.C.: GUNBOAT 658. Small Boat War in the Mediterranean from the Fall of Tunisia to the German Surrender.

NEL. 1976 Paperback; 192pp. Maps. No writing or inscriptions; Cover & contents VG+. Reynolds joined 658 when she was building at Brixham. He rose to command her and served in her until the end of the war. £3.95


21289. Reynolds, Clark G.: WAR IN THE PACIFIC

Military Press 1990 160pp. Profusely illustrated, 30x27. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in VG d/j. £9.95


17009. RICE, Bill:: THE ROYAL NAVY IN SOUTH AFRICA 1900-2000

Maritime 2001 1st., 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x28. As new: Mint in Mint d/j £8.50


21522. RICHARDS, Brooks: SECRET FLOTILLAS. Clandestine Sea Lines to France & French North Africa 1940-1944.

HMSO 1996 1st. xix + 719pp. Illustrated. Maps in colour (some folding). An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new.: Fine in Fine d/j. Please note that extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £39.00


14588. RICHMOND Admiral Sir H.W.: NAVAL WARFARE

Ernest Benn 1930 1st. 96pp. 19x13. Binding and contents VG+. £3.95


11721. RICHMOND Admiral Sir H.W.: IMPERIAL DEFENCE AND CAPTURE AT SEA IN WAR.

Hutchinson. 1932 1st. 288pp. 21 ills. 22x14. Head of spine & corners slightly rubbed, o/w binding and contents VG. Chapters cover:- Aspects of Policy in Imperial Defence, Imperial Defence in Peace, Defence of Empire's Trade, Defence against Invasion, Expansion in War, Capture at Sea, Employment of Maritime Force in War, Military Influences in Capture. £3.95


10308. RIPLEY, Tim.: BAYONET BATTLE. Bayonet Warfare in the 20th Century.

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1999 1st. 265pp. 15 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG+ d/j. This book about hand-to-hand combat, starts with an account of the bayonet actions during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5, then the book moves to WW1 and the horrors of of trench warfare during which there were still heroic bayonet actions on the Western Front. WW2 was a conflict of manoeuvre and technology, but the author shows that hand-to-hand fighting was still often the deciding factor in battles. The book includes accounts of the Japanese bayonet crages which instilled fear in their opponents in the Pacific. The book goes on to describe bayonet actions during the Korean War, Vietnam War, and the British recapture of the Falkalnds in 1982. £3.95


1693. ROBERTS, John: THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER INTREPID. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1982 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new; Fine in Fine d/j. Gives a full description of the World War 2 carrier USS Intrepid, including modifications and appearance changes. The pictorial section contains numerous close-up and on board photographs, & 300 drawings of every detail of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, armament, rig, fittings, boats, aircraft, etc. £15.50


10689. ROBERTS, John A.: INVINCIBLE CLASS. Warship Monographs. Monograph One.

Conway. 1972 1st. 51pp. Prof ills. 19x25. An excellent unmarked copy binding: VG, contents Fine. (no dustjacket). The Invincible Class battlecruisers were among the most controversial warships ever built, the lack of protection proved their undoing. In 1914 they proved deadly against cruisers, when they sunk the German Scharnhorst and Gneisenau at the Battle of the Falkland Islands, But, when faced by capital ships at Jutland, Invincible blew up, and two other battlecruisers were similarly lost. In this monographvthe Invincible Class is fully examined to give a detailed description of the design, construction and service of the class. The text is enhanced by detailed drawings of internal layout, armament drawings an dchanges in appearance. Photographs illustrate the differences between the various ships of the Class at different times. £17.50


9989. ROBERTS, John.: THE BATTLECRUISER HOOD. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1989 127pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. The battlecruiser HMS Hood was the largest, fastest and one of the most handsome capital ships in the world, and when she was sunk by the Bismarck in 1941, the news was received with shocked disbelief throughout Britain. This book provides a full description of the ship, including modifications and career history; a pictorial section emphasising on-board and close-up photographs, and around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control, fittings, boats & aircraft, with in-depth descriptive keys. £11.95


6715. ROBERTS, John.: THE BATTLESHIP DREADNOUGHT. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 2001 Revised edition. 256pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. Launched in 1906, Dreadnought was the first 'all big-gun' battleship and as such revolutionised battleship design and construction. This volume contains a full and detailed description of every aspect of the ship, which also analyses the genesis of the design and its contemporary significance. Her trials and service history are outlined as are all alterations made to her during her long career. A superb selection of photographs which show her outboard profile as well as onboard details and over 650 perspective and 3-view drawings with descriptive keys, of every detail of the ship including machinery and armament. £38.00


3306. ROBERTSON R.G.: HMS HOOD. Battle-cruiser 1916-1941. Operational History. (Warship Profile 19).

profile Publications. 1972. 27pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . Charts the operational history of HMS Hood, together with details of her wartime modifications. Profusely illustrated with photos, drawings, and a four-page side and plan illustration in colour depicting the Hoodas she appeared following her refit in March 1941. £14.00


18325. ROBERTSON, Terence: CHANNEL DASH.The Drama of Twenty-four Hours of War.

Quality Book Club. no (c 1959), 208pp. 8 illustrations. . 20x13. No writing or inscriptions. Blue cloth hardback cover marked, otherwise contents VG. Describes the break-out of the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen, from the French port of Brest through the English Channel and the Straits of Dover, to their arrival in German waters. The book examines the events which led up to this dramatic episode and vividly recounts the desperate attempts to attack the German ships. £3.50


8649. ROBERTSON, Terence: THE SHIP WITH TWO CAPTAINS.

Evans 1957 1st. 196pp. 23 illustrations. . 22x14. No writing or inscriptions:- VG+ in VG d/j. Between 1942 and 1944, HM Submarine Seraph took part in several joint Anglo-American assignments and became known as the 'Secret Mission Submarine'. During these special operations she had two captains; Lieutenant Bill Jewell RN, was in operational control, while Captain Jerrold Wright USN, commanded her for political purposes. This book describes these clandestine operations. £3.95


11673. ROBINSON, Charles Napier. Cmdr R.N: THE BRITISH TAR IN FACT AND FICTION. The Poetry, Pathos, and Humour of the Sailor’s Life. With Introductory Chapters on the place of the Sea Officer and Seaman in Naval History and Historical Literature by John Leyland. Illustrated with Frontispiec

Harper and Brothers. 1911 . Xxiii. + 520pp. Colour frontis. Profusely illustrated. 23x15. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titles. NAn excellent copy without and writing or inscriptions. Titles to front boar d bright; titles to spine legible but faded. Main content headings include:- The Place of the Sea Officer and Seaman in History (The Influence of Personality, The Makers of Victory) : The British Tar ( Historical Literature, Biography, Pamphlet & Satire): The British Tar (Mystery, Pageant, Comedy and Dramatic Literature). The British Tar ( Sea Stories, Novels, Magazines & Chap-Books). The British Tar (Poems, Ballads, Songs, & Doggerel). Naval Iconography (The Seaman & Sea Life in Pictorial Art. £21.50


5337. ROBINSON, William: JACK NASTYFACE. Memoirs of an English Seaman.

Chatham 2002. 155p. 27 ills. 23x15. Like new. Mint in-Mint pictorial card cover. First published in 1836, this was one of the few first authentic accounts of life in the Nelsonic navy from the viewpoint of the common sailor. In six years he saw much action, including fighting at Trafalgar in the 74-gun Revenge, the attack on the French fleet at Basque Roads, the ill-fated expedition to Walcheren, and was later on a ship carrying men and supplies to Wellington in the Peninsula. These 'forecastle recollections also tell much of everyday life and routine of shipboard life. £8.50


10985. ROCHE T.W.E.: THE GOLDEN HIND.

History Book Club. nd (c 1973). 200pp. 32 ills. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. This story of the Golden Hind and of its commander Francis Drake, describes the three year circumnavigation of the world, which began when the ship left Plymouth in 1575. £2.95


4407. RODGER N.A.M.: NAVAL RECORDS FOR GENEALOGISTS.

HMSO. 1988. iv. + 220pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The naval documents in the Public Record Office are invaluable for those tracing ancestors who served in the Royal Navy, but the arrangement of archives presents a number of serious difficulties. This guide begins with a description of the structure of ranks and ratings from the 17th-20th centuries, and establishes a classification of naval records which simplifies a baffling variety of terms. Although mainly designed to guide those searching for names of officers and ratings, this book will also fascinate anyone with an interest in the social history of the Navy. £4.95


13276. RODGER N.A.M.: THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Volume V.

Allen & Unwin/Navy Records Society. 1984. xii + 546pp. 23x15. . Navy blue cloth binding, gilt titles & motif. Binding and contents Fine. Coverage includes:- Further Papers from the Commission of Enquiry, 1608 - The Earl of Warwick's Voyage of 1627 - The Mangement of the Royal Dockyards 1672-78 - Benbow's Last Fight - Naval Aspecdts of the Landings on the French Coast. 1788. - The Douglas papers, 1760-2 - Letters of captain Geroge Miller Mundy, 1797-1809 - Documents Relating to the Copenhagen Operation 1807 - The Letters of Midshipman E. A. Noel, 1818-22 - Sir Henry Keppel's Account, Capture of Bomarsund, August 1834 - De Robeck and the Dardanelles Campaign. - The Memoirs of Captain J.B.Foley, £12.50


15030. RODRIGUEZ-SALGADO M.J And the Staff of the National Maritime Museum.: ARMADA 1588-1988. An International Exhibition To Commemorate the Spanish Armada. The Official Catalogue.

Penguin/National Maritime Museum. 1988 1st 295pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x22. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine pictorial card cover. £11.50


22128. ROGGE, Admiral Bernhard: UNDER TEN FLAGS.

Four Square Books. 1960 Paperback. 160pp. No writing or inscriptions. VG in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover. The story of the German surface raider Atlantis in World War 2. £3.50


17265. ROHWER J. & HUMMELCHEN G.:: CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945. Two Volumes.

Ian Allan 1972 & 1974, Volume One - 1939-1942. . xv. + 288pp. Ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG d/j. Volume Two - 1943-1945. x. + 362pp. Ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG d/j. .Together, these two volumes offer probably the most comprehensive account of the war at sea in all theatres of combat during WW2. The events are placed in their tactical or operational context and are set out in chronological form. A highly detailed index lists persons, ship's names, operational code names, convoys and forces. An important source of reference £22.00


9047. ROHWER, Jurgen: AXIS SUBMARINE SUCCESSES 1939-1945

Patrick Stephens. 1983. 1st English language. xxii. + 386pp. 10 maps. 16x21. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. This unique reference work offers the definitive account of Axis submarine successes on Allied naval and mercantile ships. Part 1 - Gives the outcome of every successful Submarine Attack, listed chronologically with extensive details, name of ship attacked, weapons, losses,damage, location etc. Part 2 - Detailed Lists of U-Boats, Captains, convoys, ships attacked. Fully indexed. £9.95


20169. ROHWER, Jurgen: AXIS SUBMARINE SUCCESSES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Patrick Stephens 1983 1st English Language Edition xxii + 386pp. 10 maps. 16x21. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. This unique reference work offers the definitive account of Axis submarine successes on Allied naval and mercantile ships. Part 1 - Gives the outcome of every successful Submarine Attack, listed chronologically with extensive details, name of ship attacked, weapons, losses,damage, location etc. Part 2 - Detailed Lists of U-Boats, Captains, convoys, ships attacked. Fully indexed. £7.95


20499. ROHWER, Jurgen: U-BOOTE. Eine Chronik In Bildern

Stalling 1962 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x21. No writing or inscriptions; VG in G+ d/j. £5.00


11841. ROHWER, Jurgen.: ALLIED SUBMARINE ATTACKS OF WORLD WAR TWO. European Theatre of Operations, 1939-1945.

Greenhill. 1997 1st. 252pp. 19x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j.This book documents the Allied submarine attacks against warships and merchant ships in the European theatre during World War 2. The details of the attacks are arranged chronographically and by sea area. £11.50


22116. ROHWER, Jurgen.: THE CRITICAL CONVOY BATTLES OF MARCH 1943. The Battle for HX.229/SC122.

Ian Allan. 1977 1st. English translation. 256pp. 152 ills. Numerous maps/diags. 23x15. No writing or insciptions:- binding sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents Near-Fine (no d/j). A meticulous investigation and detailed description of the battles which involved Convoy HX.229 and Convoy SC.122. The book examines the system of convoy control one the one side and U-boat operations on the other, and describes the part played by the intelligence services of both sides. Appendices include:- The Merchant Ships and Convoy Escort Vessels of Convoys HX.229 & SC.122 : U-Boats operating against Convoys HX.229 & SC.122 : The Sailing Telegrams, etc. £5.95


6350. ROHWER, Jurgen.: THE CRITICAL CONVOY BATTLES OF MARCH 1943. The Battle for HX.229/SC122.

Ian Allan. 1977 1st. English translation. 256pp. 152 ills. Numerous maps/diags. 23x15. No writing or insciptions:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. Signed and inscribed by author. A meticulous investigation and detailed description of the battles which involved Convoy HX.229 and Convoy SC.122. The book examines the system of convoy control one the one side and U-boat operations on the other, and describes the part played by the intelligence services of both sides. Appendices include:- The Merchant Ships and Convoy Escort Vessels of Convoys HX.229 & SC.122 : U-Boats operating against Convoys HX.229 & SC.122 : The Sailing Telegrams, etc. £8.95


15024. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Chatham 1996 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £6.95


14704. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £7.95


13493. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £8.95


21744. ROHWER, Jurgen. & HUMMELCHEN, Gerhard.: CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945. The Naval History of World War Two.

Greenhill. 1992. Expanded & revised edition. xiv. + 432pp. 25x20. No writing or inscriptions:- Near- Fine in VG d/j. This is probably the most detailed account of the war at sea in all theatres. The events are placed in their tactical or operational context and are set out in chronological form. A highly detailed index lists persons, ship's names, operational code names, convoys and forces. An important source of reference. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders £10.50


4836. ROSCOE. Theodore.: UNITED STATES DESTROYER OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II.

U.S.Naval Institute. 1953 1st xviii. + 579pp. 400 photographs, diagrams, drawings & battle plans. Illustrated endpapers. 28x21. No writing or inscriptions. Some foxing to cream cloth binding, otherwise contents (unmarked) Fine in worn d/j. This immense and major work is the semi-official history of the operations of United States destroyers and provides full and detailed accounts of all the engagements fought by these vessels in every zone in which they fought - the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Normandy landings. Very well illustrated. Overseas postage will be at extra cost £12.50


20219. ROSE, Susan: THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Volume VII.

Ashgate/Navy Records Society. Vol. 153. 2008 xvii + 714pp. 8 plates. 23x15. . Navy blue cloth binding, gilt titles & motif. An unmarked copy:, like new - binding and contents Near-Mint. . The twelve essays include - The Journal of the Voyage of the Marigold to Iceland, 1654 : The Supply of Timber for the Royal Navy 1803 - 1830; The Authobiography of Chief Gunner Alexander Grant, HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland, 1916; The Relief of Admiral North from Gibraltar in 1940, etc. £14.00


13671. ROSE, Susan (Editor).: THE NAVY OF THE LANCASTRIAN KINGS. Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427.

George Allen & Unwin for the Navy Records Society. 1982 1st. xi. + 288pp. 23x15. An unmarked copy bound in Navy cloth with gilt titles. An unmarked copy: Fine.. . £10.00


9035. ROSIGNOLI, Guido.: NAVAL AND MARINE BADGES AND INSIGNIA OF WORLD WAR 2.

Blandford. 1980 1st. * 167pp. Prof ills. 20x14. An unmarked copy, almost like new:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j.. Profusely illustrated in colour this authoritative survey of Naval and Marine badges and insignia of the major navies participating in World War 2. Covers the navies of Great Britain, USSR, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Japan, Poland, Netherlands & Finland. £3.95


20156. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume I. The Defensive.

HMSO. 1976 Sixth impression with amendments. xxii. + 718pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. .No writing or inscriptions; Near- Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Standard postage within the UK, but extra postage will be required for overseas delivery.. £19.50


13227. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume I. The Defensive.

HMSO. 1961. xxii. + 664pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. .No writing or inscriptions; Hardback. Binding & contents Near-Fine in G+ d/j. £25.00


12087. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume II. The Period of Balance.

HMSO. 1962 xvi. + 523pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. Hardback.. . Binding & contents Near-Fine in VG+ d/j . Covers the war at sea from January 1942 to May 1943. £24.00


13226. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume III. The Offensive. Part I. 1st June 1943 - 31st May 1944.

HMSO 1960 1st xi. + 413pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. An excellent First Edition copy without any writing or inscriptions. Binding VG+, contents Fine. £26.50


542. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.: THE NAVY AT W AR 1939-1945.

Wordsworth. 1998. 480pp. 44 ills. Maps. 21x13. ; Fine in G+ pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £2.95


20389. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.: THE STRATEGY OF SEA POWER. Its Development & Application.

Collins 1962 1st. 288pp. 22x14. Ex-library, usual stamps. G+ in VG d/j. j. £3.95


17071. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.:: THE NAVY AT W AR 1939-1945.

Wordsworth. 1998., 480pp. 44 ills. Maps. 21x13. As new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pic torial card cover. pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £2.95


6949. ROSKILL S.W.C. Captain RN.: HMS WARSPITE. The Story of a Famous Battleship.

Futura. 1974. 319pp. 8 maps. Paperback. No writing or inscriptions; Cover VG, contents VG+. Roskill served in Warspite and this full history covers her entire career. She saw action from Jutland in WW1 to Walcheren in WW2, via Narvik and Matapan, and witnessed the surrender of the German Fleet in 1918 and the Italian Fleet in 1943. £6.95


6496. ROSS, Stewart.: ADMIRAL SIR FRANCIS BRIDGEMAN. The Life and Times of an Officer and Gentleman.

Baily's. 1998 1st. viii. + 288pp. 25x17. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. A biography. Sir Francis Bridgeman (1848-1929), was one of the most able and respected naval men of his day. Trained in sail and cutlass, he rose to fly his flag in the revolutionary Dreadnought and play a crucial role in the creation of the Grand Fleet of World War 1. £5.95


5660. ROUSSELOT Vice-Admiral H.L.G.: RUBIS. Free French Submarine. Warship Profile No.26.

1972. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Fine in marked pictorial card cover. The minelaying submarine Rubis took part in 28 wartime operations between May 1940 and december 1944, laying a total of 683 mines that were known to have sunk 14 supply ships, 7 anti-submarine and minesweeper vessels and damaged a U-boat; Rubis also sunk by torpedo a supply ship. This profile gives both a technical description andan operational history of the submarine. Profusely illustrated with photographs plus a centrespread illustration in colour. £4.95


18660. ROWE, Richard: FAMOUS BRITISH EXPLORERS AND NAVIGATORS. From Drake to Franklin.

Charles H. Kelly 1892 1st. 240pp. Illustrated. 19x14. Attractively bound in brown decorated buckram with gilt titles; Titles on spine dull, otherwise binding VG. Former owner's signature dated 1895, contents VG+. £7.95


12276. ROWE, Robin.: STICKY - BLUE. A Boy and a Battleship.

Devonshire House. 1995 1st. 191pp. 14 ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book tells the story of the author's service as a Boy Bugler in the Royal Marines from his training to his active wartime service in HMS Howe, describing his experiences from his spectator position on the bridge and on life below deck, as well as runs ashore. HMS Howe served for a spell with the British Pacific Fleet during which she took part in the last major sea battle of the war. £6.95


2233. ROWSE A.L: SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE OF THE 'REVENGE'.

BCA. 1977 . 367pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. In 1591 off the Azores, Grenville's flagship the Revenge found herself surrounded by the Spanish fleet During an epic fight which lasted for 15 hours she sank one ship and heavily damage another. But the odds were too great and in the end was forced to strike her colours. Grenville died three days later, but won immortal fame for the heroic fight of his flagship. £5.50


7238. RUGE F.: SMS SEYDLITZ. Grosser Kreuzer 1913-1919. (Warship Profile 14)

Profile publications. 1972. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover..Contains full technical details and operational history of this German battlecruiser which was very heavily damaged at Jutland. Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a double-page centrespead plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel. £14.00


5661. RUGE F. Vice-Admiral F.: SM TORPEDO BOAT B110. (Warship Profile No.27)

Profile Publications. 1972. 23pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The B110 was commissioned into the Germany Navy in 1915 and served throughout the war until scuttled at Scapa Flow in 1919. This profile gives a technical description and operational history of the B110, illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view illustration in colour. £7.50


10789. RUHE, William J.. Captain USN.: SLOW DANCE TO PEARL HARBOUR. A Tin Can Ensign in Pre-War America.

Brassey's. 1995 1st. * xi. + 210pp. 24x16. Fine in d/j. The author describes life on board the U.S destroyer Roe from 1939 to 1941, a period when the vessel was commanded by an over zealous, erratic and mercurial captain. Signed by author. £4.95


17851. RULE, Margaret: SOUVENIR GUIDE TO THE MARY ROSE.

Mary Rose Trust. 1983 Approx 60pp . profusely illustrated. Advertisements. 21x15 . VG+ iin pictorial card cover. A A well illustrated guide. £1.50


14257. RULE, Margaret: THE MARY ROSE. A Guide

Mary Rose Trust. 1989 88pp. . profusely illustrated. 17x24. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. A AA well illustrated guide. £1.95


326. RULE, Margaret: MARY ROSE.The Excavation & Raising of Henry VIII's Flagship,

Conway. 1982 224pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 27x21. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The archaeological director of the project that recovered the Mary Rose, tells the story of the ship from her early years to her dramatic loss, before describing the modern recovery operation. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


128. RUTHERFORD, Ward: FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES.

Pan-Ballantine. 1972. 159pp. Prof ills. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A comprehensive account of the fall of the Philippines from the Japanese landings to the American surrender. Profusely illustrated. £2.50


4116. RYDER R.E.D. Cmdr. VC, RN.: THE ATTACK ON ST.NAZAIRE. 28th March, 1942.

Murray. 1947 1st. 118pp. 19 illustrations. 19x12. Spine sun faded (titles bright), o/w contents VG+. The author, who was the commander of the naval forces for the assault on St.Nazaire, and won the Victoria Cross for his exploits during the raid, begins by describing the elaborate secret preparations for the attack, before recounting the voyage out, the ramming of the lock gates by HMS Cambeltown, the exploits of sailors and soldiers during the assault, and the withdrawal of the force under difficult conditions. £8.95


20436. SAINSBURY A.B. Captain, RNR.: THE ROYAL NAVY DAY BY DAY.

Ian Allan. 1992. Second Edition vi. + 424pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 31x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A record of the Royal Navy, chronicled here as a diary of daily events in its history. The book, with its many illustrations and detailed descriptions brings together a wealth of information, describing not only the major battles and events, awards for gallantry, etc, but also the loss of individual ships - both large and small. A book to browse through or to use as an accurate source of reference. £12.95


1703. SANDERSON, Michael.: SEA BATTLES. A Reference Guide.

Purnell nd (c 1975) 199pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Describes some 250 sea battles - covering a period of 2,000 years. Listed in chronological order each entry gives a concise and accurate account of the action, supported by battle plans, maps and illustrations. £5.95


4463. SATCHELL, Alister: RUNNING THE GAUNTLET. How Three Giant Liners carried a Million Men to War, 1942-1945.

Chatham. 2001 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback. The use of the three giant Cunard liners Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and Aquitania as fast transatlantic troop transports was one of the great high risk operations of the Second World War. The author was a former cipher officer of the Aquitania, and whilst this book based on his experiences in the Aquitania it is also essentially an account of the operations of the two giant Queens and gives a unique insight into this unprecedented wartime 'shuttle service', with graphic accounts of the dangers faced not only from U-boats and enemy aircraft, but also from the elements as the liners crossed the North Atlantic overloaded to an extent never anticipated by their designers. £4.95


18116. SAVAS, Theodore P. (Editor).: HUNT AND KILL. U-505 And The U-Boat War In The Atlantic.

Spellmount 2004 1st. xxii. + 290pp. Illustrated. 3 maps. 24x16 An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. £5.95


3294. SCHMALENBACH P.: KM BISMARCK. Battleship. (Warship Profile 18).

Profile Publications. 1972 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and operational history of the battleship illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a 4-page plan and side view colour illustration depicting the Bismarck in her camouflage scheme. £7.50


5905. SCHMALENBACH P.: KM PRINZ EUGEN. Heavy Cruiser 1938 - 1947. Warship Profile 6.

Profile Publication1971. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. A detailed technical description is followed by a chronolgical history of this German heavy cruiser. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view in colour depicting the Prinz Eugen in the camouflage scheme she wore between May 1941 and February 1942. £15.50


14944. SCHMALENBACH, Paul.: GERMAN BATTLECRUISERS SCHARNHORST AND GNEISENAU. (Warship Profile 33).

Profile Publications. 1973. 24pp. 25x19. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy - Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Provides a full technical description together with a chronological operational history of the two sister ships. Illustrated with numerous photographs, scale drawings, and a four-page plan and side view of Scharnhorst, in colour. £17.50


16280. SCHOFIELD B.B.: BRITISH SEA POWER. Naval Policy in the Twentieth Century.

Batsford 1967 1st. 271pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Binding & contents VG+ in worn d/j. £3.95


22148. SCHOFIELD B.B. Vice-Admiral.: OPERATION NEPTUNE. The Inside Story of Naval Operations for the Normany Landings 1944.

Pen & Sword 2008. xvii. + 158pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £7.50


15966. SCHOFIELD Vice-Admiral B.B: THE ARCTIC CONVOYS.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st . x. + 198pp. 55 ills. 11 maps/diags. 11 Appendices. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Making full use of ULTRA revelations, this work gives a comprehensive account of the bitter battles involving the Russian convoys. £6.95


3855. SCHOFIELD Vice-Admiral B.B: THE ARCTIC CONVOYS.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st . x. + 198pp. 55 ills. 11 maps/diags. 11 Appendices. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents VG, (no d/j). .Making full use of ULTRA revelations, this work gives a comprehensive account of the bitter battles involving the Russian convoys. £4.95


8756. SCHOFIELD Vice-Admiral B.B.: THE RUSSIAN CONVOYS.

Batsford. 1964 1st. 224pp. 39 ills. 8 maps& diags. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions;; Binding & contents VG+. . Having himself worked on the organisation of the Russian Convoys in World War 2, the author is therefore eminently qualified in giving a lucid account of these bitter convoy battles from 1941 to the last convoys in 1945. £4.95


8586. SCHOFIELD, B.B. Vice-Admiral: THE ATTACK ON TARANTO. (Sea Battles in Close-Up - 6)

Ian Allan. 1973 1st 94pp. Profusely illustrated. . 18x12. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The attack on the Italian fleet in its strongly defended base at Taranto in November 1940, demonstrated for the first time, that carrier-borne aircraft possessed a formidable striking power capable of of sinking and inflicting serious damage on a fleet lying in what, up to then, had been regarded as a well-protected harbour. This book describes every aspect of the planning and the attack itself, and in the final chapter the author describes the heavy price exacted by Axis aircraft in an all-out attempt to sink the aircraft carrier Illustrious, from which the attack on Taranto had been launched two months previously. £9.00


11089. SCHULL, Joseph.: SHIPS OF THE GREAT DAYS. Canada's Navy in World War.

Macmillan. 1963 1st. 156pp. Illustrated. Ills endps. 22x14. Fine in VG d/j. An account of the activities of the RCN in WW2, being an abridgement of an official account of Canada's naval operations which was published under the title "The Far Distant Ships". £2.50


22158. SCLATER, William: HAIDA

Oxford University Press 1965 xvi> + 221pp. Illustrated 18x12. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. History of the Canadian Tribal Class Destroyer HMCS Haida £10.00


9516. SCURRELL Charles E.: ABC WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.6. Battleships of Other Nations.

Ian Allan. 1963. 64pp. Prof ills. 18x12. VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. Gives details of every Pre-Dreadnought and Dreadnought battleship which saw service in the fleets of the United States, France, Japan, Italy, Russia, Austro-Hungary, Turkey, Greece and Brazil, during World War 1, together with their construction history and fates. Well illustrated. £1.95


18361. SEBAG-MONTEFIORE, Hugh: DUNKIRK. Fight To The Last Man.

Penguin 2007 xvii. + 701pp. Illustrated. 20x13 Fine in VG pictorial card cover. £2.50


18123. SETH, Ronald: THE FIERCEST BATTLE. The Story of Convoy ONS.5 22nd April - 7th May 1943.

Hutchinson 1961 1st. 208pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in chipped d/j. £9.00


20745. SEYMOUR, Phillip: WHERE THE HELL IS AFRICA? Memoirs of a Junior Naval Officer in the Mid Twentieth Century

Pentland 1995 1st xiv. + 342pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


15302. SHARPE, Richard Captain R.N.: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1991 - 1992.

Janes Information Group. 841pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x12. An excellent unmarked copy, Contents Fine, binding Near-Fine £21.00


18907. SHAW, Captain Frank H.: STIRRING DEEDS OF BRITAIN'S NAVAL MIGHT.

Harrap 1940 1st. 255pp. 15 illustrations. 22x14 VG in slightly sun faded (titles bright) blue cloth binding. An account of naval actions in the first six months of the Second World War. Graf Spee, Rawalpindi and the Altmark affair are the main events recorded £2.95


3460. SHERRINGHAM, Denis.: SWING THE LAMP, JACK DUSTY.

Walton. 1998 1st. 198pp. Ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The author recounts his experiences as a member of the lower deck in the Royal Navy between 1947-1954. Sheringham saw service in the destroyers Aisne, Savage, Armada and Delight, and the Algerine Class minesweeper Truelove. £8.95


1977. SHOWELL, Jak P.M.: GERMANY NAVY HANDBOOK 1939-1945.

Sutton. 1999 1st. xiv. + 274pp. Prof ills. 27x20. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This exhaustive study examines the German Navy, and its activities during the war years. Incidents and operations are also described, together with technical data for ships, U-boats and their weaponry. Fully illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams. £8.95


14619. SHOWELL, J.P. MALLMANN: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Ian Allan. 1998 . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Incorporating a wealth of rare photographs, this volume traces the history of the German U-boat arm from its prewar origins, through the heyday of the Wolf Packs to the end of WW2. The development of weapons, radar, and new U-boat types, U-boat bunkers, etc, are supported by comprehensive tables of data. £5.95


6591. SHOWELL, J.P. MALLMANN: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Purnell. 1974 . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. VG in worn & torn d/j. Incorporating a wealth of rare photographs, this volume traces the history of the German U-boat arm from its prewar origins, through the heyday of the Wolf Packs to the end of WW2. The development of weapons, radar, and new U-boat types, U-boat bunkers, etc, are supported by comprehensive tables of data. £3.85


22036. SHRUBB R.E.A. Lieut-Cmfdr RN. & SAINSBURY A.B. Captain, VRD., MA.: THE ROYAL NAVY DAY BY DAY.

Centaur Press 1979 1st. iv. + 392pp. . Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 30x21. . No writing or inscriptions, Fine in VG+ d/j. j. A record of the Royal Navy, chronicled here as a diary of daily events in its history. The book, with its many illustrations and detailed descriptions brings together a wealth of information, describing not only the major battles and events, awards for gallantry, etc, but also the loss of individual ships - both large and small. A book to browse through or to use as an accurate source of reference. £9.00


19008. SHRUBB R.E.A. Lieut-Cmfdr RN. & SAINSBURY A.B. Captain, VRD., MA.: THE ROYAL NAVY DAY BY DAY.

Centaur Press 1979 1st. iv. + 392pp. . Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 30x21. . No writing or inscriptions, Fine in Fine d/j. j. A record of the Royal Navy, chronicled here as a diary of daily events in its history. The book, with its many illustrations and detailed descriptions brings together a wealth of information, describing not only the major battles and events, awards for gallantry, etc, but also the loss of individual ships - both large and small. A book to browse through or to use as an accurate source of reference. £10.00


8850. SILVERSTONE Paul. H.: U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part One: Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1963 1st,. 64pp. Prof ills. 19x12. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Gives details of all U.S. battleships, battlecruisers and aircraft carriers of World War 2. Well illustrated. £2.95


20574. SILVERSTONE, Paul H.: U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1977 444pp. Prof ills. 19x12. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG d/j. . This is the most complete & detailed survey of all the major ships & support vessels of the U.S.Navy and U.S. Coast Guard in WW2. It was a large and varied fleet ranging from battleships and aircraft carriers to auxiliary craft such as submarine tenders and attack cargo ships. Details for each class includes displacement, dimensions, machinery, armour, armament, speed, complement, together with the name of builder, naval number, date of launch and fate of each ship. Well illustrated £6.95


13229. SIMPSON, Michael (Editor).: ANGLO-AMERICAN NAVAL RELATIONS 1917 - 1919.

Scolar Press/Navy Records Society. 1991. xvii. + 648pp. 3 Maps. 23x15. Dark blue cloth/gilt binding. with gilt titles. Almost like new; Near-Mint. £15.00


4243. SISSON, Terence.: JUST NUISANCE AB. His Full Story.

Flesch. 2006 . 151pp. Ills. 21x15. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover This is the remarkable story of one of the most famous Great Danes of all time. Able Seaman Just Nuisance was formally inducted into the Royal Navy at Simon's Town in August 1939, and his exploits during the war made him a legend in his lifetime, being a friend and companion to many sailors who called at the Cape in the war years, and stories about this unique dog are legion. £6.50


6465. SKULSKI, Janusz: THE BATTLESHIP YAMATO. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1988 1st 192pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour of all time, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships. Displacing over 72,000 tons at full load, everything about them was gigantic - each main armament turret, for example, had a total revolving weight of over 2,500 tons. This book provides a full description of the design and construction of the ship, including wartime modifications and a career history: Pictorial section with some rare on-board views of the ship and its sister: Over 600 perspective and 3-view drawings of the main features of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction & armour, superstructure, armament and fire control, fittings, boats and aircraft. £24.00


20174. SKWIOT, Mirolslaw Zbigniew & PRUSINOWSKA, Elzbieta Teresa: HUNTING THE BISMARCK

Crowood Press 2006. 1st English edition. 200pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. As new;- Mint in Mint d/j. £5.95


9961. SLADER, John: THE FOURTH SERVICE. Merchantmen at War 1939-45.

Robert Hale. 1994 1st. 347pp. 79 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Here is the true story of the merchant fleet during WW2, the non-fighting service in which 32,000 men died yet whose essential role has never been fully appreciated. The author, himself a member of the service 1941-4, has written a comprehensive account of the wartime experiences of the men and ships of the Merchant Navy during World War 2. £11.95


21734. SLADER, John.: THE RED DUSTER AT WAR. A History of the Merchant Navy During the Second World War.

Kimber. 1988 1st. 352pp. 52 ills. 23x15. Ex-library, usual stamps. no dustcover. The author, himself a former merchant seaman and four times torpedoed, abandoning each time, has written a comprehensive and authoritative account of the role of the Red Duster in WW2. He chronicles the hundreds of dramatic events, its successes, grievous losses, giving the tonnage and number of men lost on each occasion. £2.95


9780. SLADER, John.: THE RED DUSTER AT WAR. A History of the Merchant Navy During the Second World War.

Kimber. 1988 1st. 352pp. 52 ills. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions - Fine in VG d/j The author, himself a former merchant seaman and four times torpedoed, abandoning each time, has written a comprehensive and authoritative account of the role of the Red Duster in WW2. He chronicles the hundreds of dramatic events, its successes, grievous losses, giving the tonnage and number of men lost on each occasion. £6.95


21733. SMALL, Ken: THE FORGOTTEN DEAD. Why 946 American Servicemen Died off the Coast of Devon in 1944 - and the Man who Discovered Their True Story.

Bloomsbury 1988 1st. v. + 197pp. Illustrated 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j £6.50


8831. SMITH B. Webster: THE NAVAL WAR 1939-1945.

Blackie. 1946 1st. 207pp. Ills. 19x13. VG. The final volume of the author's coverage of the war, recording in a narrative of heroism, disaster and victory, the Invasion of Italy, Salerno, Anzio, Scharnhorst, Tirpitz, Normandy, the Battle of the Atlantic, Pacific, etc, etc £2.95


2691. SMITH Peter .C.: BATTLESHIP ROYAL SOVEREIGN AND HER SISTERS.

Kimber. 1988 1st. 207pp. 49 ills. 34x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Royal Sovereign first saw service in World War I, and with her sister ships Revenge, Ramillies Resolution and Royal Oak, she entered the fray in World War II. Royal Oak met an early and tragic end, but her four sisters served throughout the war and survived it. Mainly a history of Royal Sovereign, this book also gives some details of the service careers of her sisters. Well illustrated. £6.95


2727. SMITH Peter .C.: THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY

Spellmount. 1996 Revised edition 192pp. 19 ills. Map & diag. 24x16. As new Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A comprehensive account of this major carrier battle that turned the tide of the Pacific War. The appendices contain full lists of the American and Japanese Forces taking part in the Battle of Midway. Bibliography. £5.95


17373. SMITH Peter .C.:: BATTLESHIP ROYAL SOVEREIGN AND HER SISTERS.

Kimber. 1988 1st., . 207pp. 49 ills. 34x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Royal Sovereign first saw service in World War I, and with her sister ships Revenge, Ramillies Resolution and Royal Oak, she entered the fray in World War II. Royal Oak met an early and tragic end, but her four sisters served throughout the war and survived it. Mainly a history of Royal Sovereign, this book also gives some details of the service careers of her sisters. Well illustrated. £7.95


4040. SMITH Peter.C. (Editor).: DESTROYER ACTION.

Kimber. 1974 1st . 254pp. 22x14. VG+ in VG+ d/j. A collection of actions, incidents and stories concerning British destroyers. The compilation includes Bad Weather (Taffrail): The Sailing of the (Woodrooffe): The Navy's Work (Sea Wrack): The Survivor (Bartimeus): The Navy's Here (Frischaeur): Straits Patrol (Divine): Kelly's Last Fight (Poolman): Through the Smoke (Parkin): On the Tramlines (Donald): A Long Tow (Onslow): Needless Tragedy (Smith): A New Command (Rayner): Disaster! (Sired): The Last Destroyer (Smith). £3.95


15243. SMITH Peter.C. (Editor).: DESTROYER ACTION.

Kimber. 1974 1st . 254pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG+ d/j. .. A collection of actions, incidents and stories concerning British destroyers. The compilation includes Bad Weather (Taffrail): The Sailing of the (Woodrooffe): The Navy's Work (Sea Wrack): The Survivor (Bartimeus): The Navy's Here (Frischaeur): Straits Patrol (Divine): Kelly's Last Fight (Poolman): Through the Smoke (Parkin): On the Tramlines (Donald): A Long Tow (Onslow): Needless Tragedy (Smith): A New Command (Rayner): Disaster! (Sired): The Last Destroyer (Smith). £3.95


7170. SMITH, B. Webster.: THE WAR AT SEA 1941-1943.

Blackie. 1944 1st. 193pp. 8 ills. 20x13. VG. A wartime account of the war at sea, covering Crete and the Middle East, the battle of the Atlantic, Malta and the Mediterranean, the fall of Singapore, the East Indies, the Battle of the Java Sea, etc. £2.95


8737. SMITH, Peter C: HMS WILD SWAN. One Destroyer's War 1939-1942.

Kimber. 1985 1st. * 254pp. 26 ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Wild Swan was sunk in a gallant action as was ever witnessed in World War 2. One 'V' & 'W' destroyer took on a whole squadron of German bombers single-handed and shot down half of them before going down. In 1940.Wild Swan was present as Holland fell, fought German tanks at point-blank range at Boulogne, and made many trips to evacuate troops from Dunkirk, an thereafter constantly in action hunting submarines and on convoy duties in the North Atlantic, and was involved in secret intelligence work in southern waters. Her story uses survivors' memoirs and official accounts to tell of her dramatic career. £19.00


18978. SMITH, Peter c.: ACTION IMMINENT. Three Studies of the Naval War in the Mediterranean Theatre during 1940.

Kimber 1980 1st. 352pp. 64 ills. 24x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. . A detailed review of three naval actions in the Mediterranean in 1940 and of Churchill's intervention in each case. Covers the Battle of Calabria; the passage through the Straits of Gibraltar by a French Cruiser Squadron; and the Battle of Spartivento. £6.95


3139. SMITH, Peter C.: INTO THE ASSAULT. Famous Dive-Bomber Aces of the Second World War.

Murray. 1985 1st. xii. + 223pp. 36 ills. 7 diags. 22x14. Ex-library, usual stamps; G+ in G+ d/j. Contains the biographies of seven dive-bomber pilots - American, British, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Soviet, who fought in the Second World War The Japanese naval pilot attacked the USS Lexington; The French pilot flew sorties from the aircraft carrier Bearn; The Italian pilot gained fame for his attacks on British warships in the Med; The British pilot took part in the sinking of the German cruiser Konigsberg, etc, etc. £2.95


15104. SMITH, Peter C.: PEDESTAL. The Convoy that saved Malta.

Kimber. 1970 1st.. 208pp. 32 ills. 9 maps/diags. 23x16. An excellent First Edition copy without any writing or inscriptions;:- Fine in Fine d/j.. A detailed and clear account of this epic convoy based on British, German and Italian records. 'Operation Pedestal' was a last ditch attempt to relieve the siege of Malta and comprised 14 merchant ships and the Royal Navy provided the most powerful ever force to escort the convoy. The losses of the British were appalling but the siege of Malta was finally lifted. £8.95


10921. SMITH, Peter C.: PEDESTAL. The Convoy that saved Malta.

Crecy. 1999 256pp. 45 ills. 9 maps/diags. 23x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed and clear account of this epic convoy based on British, German and Italian records. 'Operation Pedestal' was a last ditch attempt to relieve the siege of Malta and comprised 14 merchant ships and the Royal Navy provided the most powerful ever force to escort the convoy. The losses of the British were appalling but the siege of Malta was finally lifted. £7.95


3279. SMITH, Peter C.: ROYAL NAVY SHIPS' BADGES.

Balfour. 1974 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions:- Fine in VG d/j. The book begins by charting the history of British warship names and the origins of Naval Heraldry, then illustrates in colour some 40 ship's badges with a biography of each ship to hold the name. Ships include:- Hood, Renown, Glorious, Glowworm, Danae, Eclipse, Devonshire, etc. £3.65


5363. SMITH, Peter.C.: IMPACT! The Dive Bomber Pilots Speak.

Kimber. 1981 1st. 253pp. 32 ills. 24x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG+ d/j. Based on the personal recollections of dive bomber pilots both land and carrier based, of all the major combatants, this book describes their exploits - mostly against shipping - during the Second World War. £3.95


20548. SMITH, Peter.C.: TASK FORCE 57. The British Pacific Fleet 1944-45.

Kimber 1969 1st 206pp. 26 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. Binding & contents VG+. Hardback. A comprehensive and detailed history of the successes and the misfortunes of the fleet, but one which describes the Royal Navy's only operation as a major carrier force. £7.50


3858. SMITH, Stan.: SEA OF MEMORIES.

Spellmount. 1985 1st. 143pp. 22x14 An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The author describes his service career on the lower deck of the Royal Navy. Smith joined the naval training establishment at Shotley - later HMS Ganges - in 1914 and was chosen as "button boy" for ceremonial occasions. After a spell in the Orion he joined the destroyer Spitfire wherehe was wounded during the Battle of Jutland. During the inter-war years Smith served in Ramillies in the Mediterranean and Cumberland on the China Station. He saw service on the cruiser York in North and South America, then following a spell in Velox he moved to the brand new cruiser Southampton before retiring from the Navy. Recalled by the Navy after the outbreak of hostilities, Smith spent the war as a Gunnery School instructor. Gives a good account of life on the lower deck and the author's adventures afloat and ashore. £9.00


3438. SMITH. Peter.C.: FIGHTING FLOTILLA. HMS Laforey and her Sister Ships.

Kimber. 1976 1st. * 224pp. 38 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Offers a full and detailed account of HMS Laforey and her sister L class destroyers, the men who commanded them and their record in action. These large powerfully armed and successful ships saw frontline action with the Royal Navy in World War 2 and were employed in the toughest assignments in dangerous waters. Force H working from Gibraltar; running the gauntlet to Malta; working as striking forces from the much-bombed island itself against Axis supply lines; operations in the North Sea; as hunters and killers of U-boats in the North Atlantic. Appendices gives technical details of guns, their mountings and ammunition supply; Torpedo Tube mountings; General fittings & complements; Descriptions & illustrations of each ships' badge; Details of each ship's Battle Honours, Builder, Launch/Completion Date; Cost; Commanding Officer (s). £12.50


13936. SMITHIES, Edward & BRUCE Colin John: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Constable. 1992 1st xi. + 260pp. 14 ills. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition.. This book uses first hand accounts of those that took part in the war at sea, serving with the Royal Navy, Merchant Service, Submarine Service, Fleet Air Arm, WRNS, etc. Reveals at a personal level the experiences of regular personnel and HO's. what it was like to be a part of the vast and complex struggle of the war at sea in World War II. £4.95


9715. SNIDER C.H.J.: IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS. Fights & Flights of Frigates & Fore-'n-afters in the War of 1812 on the Great Lakes.

Cornmarket Press 1969. (Facsimile reprint of the First edition published by John Lane in 1913) xxi +292pp. 31 ills. 19x13. Fine in VG d/j. Based on the logs and letters of the captains, commodores and others who were present, this book describes some of the naval actions and events involving British and American naval forces that occurred on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. £22.00


22025. SNYDER, Gerald S.: THE ROYAL OAK DISASTER.

Purnell. nd (c 1976) 240pp. 40 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. In this exhaustively researched account of the sinking of the Royal Oak, the author has put into perspective the entire story by examining the dramatic events from both the British and German sides. The hand-written testimonies of most of the 400 British survivors, hitherto previously withheld by the Admiralty, in keeping with the Official Secrets Act, provide invaluable material on which the author has drawn to recreate the last moments of the Royal Oak. £5.95


3951. SNYDER, Gerald S.: THE ROYAL OAK DISASTER.

Purnell. nd (c 1976) 240pp. 40 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. In this exhaustively researched account of the sinking of the Royal Oak, the author has put into perspective the entire story by examining the dramatic events from both the British and German sides. The hand-written testimonies of most of the 400 British survivors, hitherto previously withheld by the Admiralty, in keeping with the Official Secrets Act, provide invaluable material on which the author has drawn to recreate the last moments of the Royal Oak. £4.95


21180. SONTAG, Sherry. & DREW, Christopher.: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF. The Untold Story of Cold War Submarine Espionage.

Hutchinson 1998 1st xxvii . 352pp. Illustrated. Plans. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Hardback edition. Fine in Fine d/j. Stretching from the years immediately after WW2 until the late 1990s, this book describes the secret missions involving Western submarines that have for decades roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage. After six years of research, the authors examine and describe many secret submarine operations, and give due prominence to British nuclear submarine activity, which played an important part in the Cold War. £4.95


22143. SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR, Ewen: HMS FEARLESS. The Mighty Lion 1965-2002. A Biography of a Warship and Her Ship's Company.

Pen & Sword 2006 1st. xxxii. + 352pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. The Seventh ship to bear the name, the Assault Ship and Commando Carrier HMS Fearless was first commissioned in 1965. Over the next 37 years she was seldom far from the actions in which British forces were engaged world-wide, be they in Aden, Malaysia and Borneo, Northern Ireland, the Cold War (Norway), South Rhodesia, Falklands, the Gulf, Afghanistan and so on. Thousands of sailors, Royal Marines and soldiers served on board over her 19 commissions. Now paid off, Fearless has a great story to tell and the Author, a former senior Royal Marine who knows her well, is superbly qualified to tell it. £29.00


1229. SOUTHBY-TAYLOUR, Ewen: REASONS IN WRITING. A Commando's View of the Falklands War.

BCA. 1993. * xxvii. + 383pp. Prof ills. 6 maps/charts. 24x16. Some foxing to endps & edges, o/w VG+ in d/j. In 1977 the author war ordered to the Falkland Islands to command the Royal Marines detachment then stationed there and to restructure the defence procedures for the Islands. He returned to England in 1979 and when the Argentinians invaded the Islands three years later he put his unique experience and information at the disposal of the British Task Force, and in a very short time he was ordered to the Falklands where he led all the major amphibious landings. £4.95


21156. SOUTHEY, Robert: THE LIFE OF NELSON.

Blackie. nd (c 1902 236pp. 4 illustrations. 19x14.. Red cloth binding with gilt titles. Prize label dated 1907. Spine a little faded and spots of foxing throughout.. .First published in the 19th century, this was the earliest full-length biography on the life of Nelson, and is still one of the very best. £2.95


1728. SOUTHEY, Robert: THE LIFE OF NELSON.

Thomas Nelson. nd (c 1910) 286pp. 2 ills in colour.18x12. . Attractively bound in green decorated boards.. Odd spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise binding & contents VG..First published in the 19th century, this was the earliest full-length biography on the life of Nelson, and is still one of the very best. £4.50


2762. SPECTOR, Ronald: AT WAR AT SEA. Sailors and Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century.

Penguin. 2001 1st. 463pp. 45 ills. Map. 24x16. Unmarked hardback copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This book describes the life of sailors in the 20th century, and brings to life the battles that have defined the modern age: from such set pieces as Tsushima, Jutland and Midway: the harrowing naval encounters during the Royal Navy's role in the evacuation of Crete, to the 'routine' terrors of the U-Boat wars. A first-class history. £4.95


2876. SPIERS, Derek.: TROOPSHIPS TO CALAIS. The Story of Calais as a military port from 1944 to 1947 and the Ships which served it.

Meresborough. 1988 1st. 117pp. Prof ills. 21x15. New; Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover. The first three chapters cover The Liberation of the Port; The Reconstruction of the Port; The Organization of the Port. Individual chapters are then devoted to each one of the following ships:- Canterbury, Biarritz, Invicta, Dinard, Isle of Guernsey, Princess Maud, Lady of Mann, Ben-My-Chree, Victoria Manxman, Royal Daffodil, Laird's Isle, Prinses Astrid, Prince Charles, Prinses Josephine Charlotte; The Train Ferries; The Mail Coasters; Landing Craft; Stores Ships. £6.50


5487. SPOONER, Tony: SUPREME GALLANTRY. Malta's Role in the Allied Victory 1939-1945.

Murray. 1996 1st. * xxvi. + 358pp. 34 ills. Maps, 24x16. Almost like new; Fine in Mint d/j.. Descibes in full detail the attacks made from Malta in the Second World War, recounting how Allied submarines, surface ships, and bombers attacked and sank scores of Rommel's supply ships £10.00


5359. SPURR, Russell: A GLORIOUS WAY TO DIE. The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945.

Newmarket 1981 1st. x. + 341pp. 37 ills. Plans. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j.Describes the desperate last voyage of the Japanese giant battleship Yamato which, through shortage of fuel, was sent on a one way mission to attack American forces invading Okinawa. However, before she reached the combat zone, the battleship was attacked by U.S.carrier-borne aircraft who hit her with numerous bombs and torpedoes. Although the Yamato absorbed a terrific amount of punishment, she finally sank taking with her over 3,000 of her crew. £5.95


18147. SPURR, Russell: LET THE TIGER TURN THE TAIL. Spurr's War.

Mainstream 1992 1st, 203pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy - Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


18329. STAFFORD, Edward P. Cmdr USN: THE FAR AND THE DEEP.

Barker 1968. 238pp. Illustrated. 22x15. A n excellent clean and bright ex-library copy., front hinge strengthened, otherwise contents VG in G+ d/j. £3.95


21862. STAMMERS, Michael K.: A MARITIME FORTRESS. The Collections of the Wynn Family at Belan Fort c. 1750-1950,

Universal of Wles Press 2001 1st 125pp.Profusely illustration. 25x17, Like new. Near-MIint in d/j.This catalogue, full of anecdotes and curiosities, is an in-depth presentation of the Wynn family collection of maritime objects from Belan Fort. The book provides detailed notes on the collection, along with illustrations of key pieces and chapters outlining the history of the family and fort. £9.00


6331. STANTON, Doug: IN HARM'S WAY. The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of its Survivors.

Henry Holt 2001 1st 333pp. Illustrated. Crew list on endpapers. . 24x16.Hardback edition. Last few pages faintly marked on fore edge, otherwise VG+ in Fine d/j. . In July 1945, the cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. Of a crew of 1196 men and estimated 300 were killed on impact; nearly 900 sailors were cast into the sea, were they remained undetected by the US Navy, for nearly five days. By the time rescue arrived, all but 321 men had died. Interweaving the story of three survivors, including the ship's captain, the book tells the story of this tragic episode. £2.95


6863. STEAD, Gordon W.: A LEAF UPON THE SEA. A Small Ship in the Mediterranean, 1941-1943.

UBC. 1988 1st. xiv. + 185pp. 26 plates/maps. 24x15. ASs new; Mint in Mint d/j. An account of an RCNVR officer's experiences in the Mediterranean, serving with the 3rd Flotilla of Motor Launches - MLs (Fairmiles). The author decribes detail passages in disguise through hostile waters, fights with aircraft, major convoy battles, minesweeping, and the Italian landings. £7.95


8516. STEARNS, Patrick: Q SHIPS, COMMERCE RAIDERS, AND CONVOYS.

Spellmount. 2004 1st. xxiii.+ 276pp. 20 ills. 8 maps. 24x16. Like new;Near-Mint in d/j. Divided into three parts Q-Ships - Commerce Raiders - Convoys, this book explores every aspect of the ships involved and their activities during the two World Wars. Chapters include:- Decoy/Q-Ships : The Manning of Q-Ships: Discipline & other considerations : WW2 Q-Ships - Adventures of WW2 Q Ships :Commerce Raiders : German Sea-raiding in WW1 : Early German WW1 Raiders : Minelaying by Surface Raider : The Adventures of Emden : The Adventures of Wolf : German Surface Raiding in WW2 : Second World War Convoys : Mediterranean Convoys: The Far East, etc, etc, Appendices. £5.95


17059. STEEL Philip W.:: IN THE SHADOW OF THE HUN.

Paul Cave 1999 1st., . 237pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy, like new Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £8.95


4387. STEELE H.G. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: THE STORY OF THE WORCESTER.

Harrap. 1961 1st. 256pp. 11 ills. 22x14. Front cover dented and prelims marked, otherwise contents VG. The Worcester was established as a school- ship for boys wishing to become officers in the Merchant Service. This book tells the story of the three ships which served the college from 1862 to date. £2.50


2698. STEELE, John & STEELE, Noreen.: THE SECRETS OF HMS DASHER

.Argyll. 2004 237pp. Illustrated..22x14. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. In March 1943 on the River Clyde between Ardrossan and the Isle of Arran, 379 men lost their lives when the converted aircraft carrier HMS Dasher blew up and sank within a matter of minutes. Based on accounts from survivors, eyewitnesses, and members of the rescue services, this book provides a dramatic and detailed account of the disaster. £9.50


17379. STEICHEN, Edward (editor):: U.S. NAVY WAR PHOTOGRAPHS. Pearl Harbour to Tokyo Bay.

Crown 1980 Revised edition. 128pp. Prof ills . 29x23. Fine in d/j. 115 photos of the war in the Pacific selected by Edward Steichen. An expanded reprint of an edition published at the end of the war. £7.95


8775. STEINBERG, Jonathan.: TIRPITZ : And the Birth of the German Battle Fleet.

Macdonald. 1965 1st 240pp. 32 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG+ d/j. After a careful study of German naval records, the author sheds new light concerning the build-up of the German Fleet before the First World War, and the rise of Admiral Tirpitz. £9.50


18986. STEINBERG, Jonathan.: YESTERDAY'S DETERRENT. Tirpitz and the Birth of The German Battle Fleet

Macdonald 1965 1st. 240pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding and contents VG+. £9.95


22162. STEPHENS, Ronald Bruce and PARLOUR S & A.: HMS TARANA - Under Two Flags.

Ten Bells Publishing 2009 1st. 173pp. Illustrated, 21x15. Like new; Mint in pictorial card cover. Signed by S & A Parlour.. Life aboard a clandestine trawler ,as part of SOE's secret operations in the Mediterranean during world War Two. It was during the early stages of World War Two that the Intelligence Service in London realised the importance of retrieving British and Allied airmen shot down in Europe: so in December 1939 MI6 established a new branch to assist escapers and evaders; The British Military Intelligence's escape and evasion organisation, MI9. HMS Tarana and her crew were instrumental in the escape and evasion lines which were set up by secret agents in an attempt to bring servicemen back to Britain during World War Two. Ron Stephens, the last surviving crewmember of Tarana, recalls his service onboard the ship which picked up and carried escapers and evaders to safety. The same lines also being used to smuggle secret agents, both male and female, in and out of enemy occupied territory. £39.00


3734. STERN R.C.: BATTLE BENEATH THE WAVES. The U-Boat War.

Cassell 2002. 224pp. 46 ills. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in pictorial card cover. . Provides detailed accounts of individual U-boat actions, set in the context of the changing U-boat strategy during the First and Second World Wars. Individual chapters describe the exploits of the following submarines:- U9 - UC74 - UB81 - U152 - UB68 - U47 - U156 - U167 - U185 - U1059 - U66 - U371 - U977. £2.50


22237. STERN, Robert C.: THE U.S. NAVY 1942-1943.

Arms & Armour. 19901st. (Warships Fotofax) 46pp. Profusely illustrated 24x19. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover.. A wide-ranging pictorial record of the ships of the US Navy 1942 -1943, illustrated with 90 photographs accompanied by informative captions. £5.95


14708. STERN, Robert.C.: BATTLE BENEATH THE WAVES. U-Boata at War.

Castle Books 2003 224pp. 46 ills. 20x13. Like new: Mint in Mint d/j. Hardback edition.. Provides detailed accounts of individual U-boat actions, set in the context of the changing U-boat strategy during the First and Second World Wars. Individual chapters describe the exploits of the following submarines:- U9 - UC74 - UB81 - U152 - UB68 - U47 - U156 - U167 - U185 - U1059 - U66 - U371 - U977. £4.95


9580. STERN, Robert.C.: U.S. BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION. Part 2.

Squadron-Signal. 1984. Warships No. 4 50pp. Prof ills. 21x28. Fine in pictorial card cover. Illustrated with over 114 photographs, plus numerous line drawings and a colour centrespread depicting camouflage schemes, this book describes the WW2 careers of the North Carolina, South Dakota and Iowa battleship classes - , together with details of the wartime modifications, battle damage, etc, of individual ships. £6.95


902. STERN, Robert.C.: U.S. BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION. Part I.

Squadron-Signal. 1980. Warships No.3 50pp. Prof ills. 21x28. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Illustrated with over 90 photographs, plus numerous line drawings and a colour centrespread depicting camouflage schemes, this book describes the WW2 careers of the battleship classes - Wyoming, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Colorado, together with details of the wartime modifications, battle damage, etc, of individual ships. £5.00


18125. STEVENS, Alfred D.: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. Adventures in the Navy.

Robert D.Reed Publishers1999 1st v. + 180pp. 23x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card ccover. The author served in the US Navy during and after World War 2. £3.95


18462. STEWART, Robert: THE BRIGADE IN REVIEW. A Year at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Naval Institute Press 1993 1st. 117pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j £6.95


22239. STILLE, Mark: USN CRUISER vs IJN CRUISER. Guadalcanal1942.

Osprey 2009 1st 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £4.95


2813. STITT, George., Cmdr RN.: UNDER CUNNINGHAM'S COMMAND.

Allen. 1944 1st 269pp. 9 ills. Endp maps. 19x12. Spine sun faded (titles bright), contents VG. .The author, who saw service in HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean, describes the naval actions and naval operations in the Mediterranean, between the entry of Italy into the war and the final surrender of the Italian fleet. £6.95


6149. STOKESBURY J.L: THE NAVY AND EMPIRE.

Morrow. 1983 1st. 430pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in VG d/j. Incorporating the history of the Royal Navy, from the time of Drake to the Falklands crisis, this book provides an objective and well balanced history of British sea power and the territorial gains and losses of the British Empire. £3.95


20508. STONE, William: HERO OF THE FLEET. Two World Wars, One Extraordinary Life - The Memoirs of Centenarian William Stone.

Mainstream 2009 1st. 256pp. Illustrated Maps. 24x16. Like new; Near-Mint in d/j. £8.95


1140. STRABOLGI, Lord, RN: SEA POWER IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Hutchinson. 1943 1st. 136pp. 48 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Spine faded (titles bright), contents VG. A history of sea power in World War 2, with chapters covering - The Turn of the Tide; Britain's Greatest Peril; The Nadir of British Sea Power; Japan Joins the Axis; Anglo-American Naval Recovery; The Axis in Retreat; The Deliverance of Africa; The Darlan Affair. £2.00


13278. STRUTTON Bill & PEARSON, Michael: THE SECRET INVADERS.

Popular Book Club 1959 284pp. 4 ills.4 maps. . 19x13. A superb copy without any writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. .After describing how Combined Operations Pilotage Parties (COPP’S) were trained, the authors recount their wartime reconnaissance missions exploring the beaches used for the invasion of Europe and other amphibious operations. In the Far East. £8.95


10172. STUBBS, Bernard.: THE NAVY AT WAR.

Faber. 1940 1st 280pp. 49 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions VG. An early view of how the Royal Navy was conducting the war, by a war reporter. The chapters cover such subjects as convoys, U-boats, cruisers, submarines, mines & minesweepers, destroyers, MTBs, and the book also looks at the French navy at war. £3.50


20157. STURTIVANT, Ray: BRITISH NAVAL AVIATION. The Fleet Air Arm, 1917-1990

Arms & Armour 1990 1st. 234pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. £11.50


7937. STURTON, Ian. (Editor).: CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S BATTLESHIPS. 1906 to the Present.

Conway. 1996. 190pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG+ d/j. This comprehensive volume summarises the data, gives the design background and outlines the careers of the world's battleships. The hundreds of photographs and accurate line drawings, tabular data and backgorund articles all add up to create highly detailed appraisals of the world's great capital ships. £9.95


7879. SWIFT, Jim.: LAUGH! With the Navy Too!

Maritime. nd. nd (c 1980s). 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Over ninety full-page cartoons illustrate the funnier aspects of life in the Royal Navy. £1.00


10811. SYMONDS, Craig L.: DECISION AT SEA. Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History.

Oxford University Press. 2005 1st. xvii. + 378pp. Ills. 24x16. Unmarked, almost as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book offers narratives of five crucial engagements, showing how each battle reveals the transformation of technology from one war to the next, how these in turn transformed naval combat, and how each event marked a milestone in American history. The book describes:- Oliver Hazard Perry's heroic victory at Lake Erie in 1813: The brutal Civil War duel between the ironclads Monitor and Virginia 1862: Commodore Dewey's stunning triumph against the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay 1898: The American victory at Midway 1942: Operation Preying Mantis in the Persian Gulf 1988. £5.95


13162. SYRETT, David & DiNARDO R.L.: THE COMMISSIONED SEA OFFICERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY 1660-1815.

Published by Scholar Press for the Navy Records Society 1994. xix. + 418pp. 30x21. An excellent unmarked copy: bound in navy cloth, with gilt titles. Binding & contents, Fine. (not issued with d/j). . This important source of reference is the revised and enlarged of the original book first published in 1954. £58.50


11701. SYRETT, David (Editor): THE RODNEY PAPERS. Selections From The Correspondence Of Admiral Lord Rodney Volume II. 1763 - 1780.

Ashgate/Naval Records Society. Vol. 151. 2007 xii. + 734pp. 23x15. Dark blue cloth with gilt titles. Like new, binding & contents Near-Mint. £10.95


13180. SYRETT, David (Editor).: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC AND SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE: U-BOAT TRACKING PAPERS 1941-1947.

Ashgate/ Naval Records Society. Vol. 144. 2002. xiv. + 464pp. 25x13. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Virtually as new; Binding & contents Near-Mint. £24.00


15273. TAFFRAIL. (Captain Taprell Dorling RN): ARCTIC CONVOY.

Hodder & Stoughton 1956 1st. 315pp. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptios; foxing to endpapers, otherwise VG in remains of d/j. £2.95


19837. TAKAKJIAN, Portia: THE 32-GUN FRIGATE ESSEX.. Anatomy of the Ship

Conway 1990 1st. 126pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x26. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A detailed introduction which outlines the building and career of the American frigate "Essex". Illustrated with a picture section , a guide to the ship's colour scheme, and more than 300 nperspective and 3-view drawings with descriptive keys. £29.00


8601. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C: ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING FLEETS. 3rd Edition.

Sampson Low. nd (c 1940). * .: xix. + 722pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 11x14. Front hinge strengthened, titles dull & binding rubbed, contents G+. . This comprehensive offers a mass of information on the ships of the world's navies at date, listing country-by-country and then by class - from battleships to minesweepers - specifications of the many different types of ships together with the name of each class member. In addition, there are sections dealing with Warship Names, Ship's Badges, Customs & Traditions, Armour and Protection, and much else. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.95


22223. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C.: ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING FLEETS. 6th Edition.

Sampson Low. nd (c 1943). xix. + 732pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 11x14. No writing or inscriptios; titles a bit faded, otherwise contents VG. This comprehensive offers a mass of information on the ships of the world's navies at date, listing country-by-country and then by class - from battleships to minesweepers - specifications of the many different types of ships together with the name of each class member. In addition, there are sections dealing with Warship Names, Ship's Badges, Customs & Traditions, Armour and Protection, and much else. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £5.95


12892. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C.: ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING FLEETS. 6th Edition.

Sampson Low. nd (c 1943). xix. + 732pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 11x14. Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. This comprehensive offers a mass of information on the ships of the world's navies at date, listing country-by-country and then by class - from battleships to minesweepers - specifications of the many different types of ships together with the name of each class member. In addition, there are sections dealing with Warship Names, Ship's Badges, Customs & Traditions, Armour and Protection, and much else. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £4.95


20181. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C.: SHIPS OF THE WORLD'S BATTLEFLEETS

Sampson Low. 1942. Fourth edition. 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. Binding a little rubbed, otherwise contents VG. £3.50


4925. TALL J.J. & KEMP Paul.: H.M.SUBMARINES IN CAMERA. 1901-1996. An Illustrated History of British Submarines.

Blitz. 1998. * ix. + 245pp. Prof ills. 28x20. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. Provides a graphic view of life in British submarines from early 'Holland' class to the Vanguard class of the nuclear age. Illustrated throughout with archive photographs accompanied by detailed captions, this volume offers a superb photographic record of the development of Royal Navy submarines. £8.95


4869. TARRANT V.E: THE LAST YEAR OF THE KRIEGSMARINE. May 1944-May 1945.

Arms & Armour. 1994 1st. 256pp. 50 ills. Maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Unable to prevent the Allied invasion of Europe, the Kriegsmarine could only rely on small battle units, E-boats, the odd destroyer or U-boat, and bizarre semi-suicide weapons - to attack the vast amount of invasion shipping off Normandy. The full range of human-torpedo, explosive motor boat and one-man V-boat operations are described. The decline and destruction of the few remaining capital ships, from the Tirpitz through to the last surviving light cruiser Leipzig, is fully detailed, as is the remarkable history of the U-boat service. Appendixes list operational losses, construction output and tonnage sunk. £8.50


3652. TARRANT V.E.: THE U-BOAT OFFENSIVE 1914-1945.

Arms & Armour 1989 1st. 190pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An unmarked hardback copy, Fine in Fine d/j This extensive and detailed history of German U-boat operations examines the strategic and tactical evolution of their offensive in the two World Wars. It describes how the technical advances, with on the one hand U-boats becoming faster and better armed, while on the other submarine detection and anti-submarine weapons becoming more accurate and lethal, swayed the advantage from one side to the other. Lists of U-boat losses. Detailed appendices list merchant ships sunk by U-boats in both World Wars: U-boats commissioned: U-Boat Specifications, et. With over 150 photographs, diagrams and charts. £7.95


7712. TAYLOR H.C.: AND THEY COME HOME.

Jarrolds. nd (c 1942) 1st. 144pp. 16 ills. 19x13. VG in G+ d/j. Using first-hand accounts by British and Allied merchant seamen, this book describe their often grim experiences of the war at sea from Northern waters to the Far East. There are revealing accounts of brushes with U-boats, bombing aircraft, mines, and German surface craft; and there are two stories of escape from Occupied France. £3.95


8852. TAYLOR J.C.: GERMAN WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1971 168pp. Prof ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions Fine in VG+ d/j. Contains full details of all "fighting ships" of the Germany Navy, including Capital Ships, Cruises, Destroyers, Torpedo Boats, Minesweepers, Submarines and Raiders. Details are also included of those ships taken over from other countries and which served as an integral part of the German Navy. Information for each class includes; displacement, dimensions, machinery, radius, protection, armament and complement. And information for each class member gives its name or number, builder, launch date, and fate. Well illustrated. £6.95


3135. TENT, James Foster.: E-BOAT ALERT. Defending the Normandy Invasion Fleet.

Airlife. 1996 1st. xvi. + 286pp. 48 photos. 5 figs. 3 maps. 24x16.An unmarked copy, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Combining newly released top-secret Admiralty reports, rare photographs, and exttnsive interviews with eyewitnesses from three nations, the author has produced a comprehensive study of a little-known episode in WW2 - the campaign to defend the Normandy invasion force from Germany's high-performance motor-torpedo boats -the E-Boats. £9.00


419. TERRAINE, John: BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. THE U-Boat Wars 1916-1945.

Cooper. 1989 1st. * xx. + 841pp. 58 ills. 19 maps. 24x14. No writing or inscriptions; Hardback. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition. Describes in detail and analyses in depth the whole history of submarine warfare in both World Wars, covering every facet of U-boat operations including U-boat exploits, submarine and anti-submarine weapons, Intelligence, the Convoy Sysem, etc. £7.95


648. TERRAINE, John.: BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945

Mandarin. 1990 . xx. + 841pp. 58 ills. 19 maps. 20x12. An unmarked copy: VG in VG pictorial card cover. This volume describes in detail and analyses in depth the entire history of the U-boats during two World Wars. It examines, the U-boats, their commanders; anti-submarine ships & weapons, & a comprehensive account of U-boat exploits. £6.95


14968. TERRAINE, John.: BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945

Wordsworth. 1999 . xx. + 841pp. 58 ills. 19 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This volume describes in detail and analyses in depth the entire history of the U-boats during two World Wars. It examines, the U-boats, their commanders; anti-submarine ships & weapons, & a comprehensive account of U-boat exploits. £6.75


4570. TERRAINE, John.: TRAFALGAR.

Purnell nd (c 1977) 209pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. An unmarked copy: VG+ in VG d/j. A comprehensive, detailed and profusely illustrated account of the Battle of Trafalgar. Without detracting from the Nelson magic, the personal magnetism, the consummate leadership, the author turns the spotlight on the collective effort, the deep professionalism that gave the Royal Navy of that time a proficiency and mastery of seamanship, gunnery and morale that has never been surpassed. These points are well brought out in the book. The book includes WITNESSES OF TRAFALGAR, Eye-Witness Accounts compiled by John Westwood, which gives in nearly 50 pages, the personal experiences of those present during the battle £4.95


2468. TERRILL, Christopher.: H.M.S. BRILLIANT. In a Ship's Company.

BBC. 1995 1st. 224pp. 39 ills. Maps. 24x16 No writing or inscriptions:- . Fine in Fine d/ j. A record life aboard HMS Brilliant during her deployment in the Adriatic in the mid-1990s. £3.95


15267. THESIGER, Vice-Admiral Bertram S.: QUERIES IN SEAMANSHIP. A Collection of Typical Questions in the Various Items of a Midshipman's Seamanship Examination.

Gieves 1928. Fourth edition, revised & enlarged. ix. +125pp. 22x14. Edges of slighly rubbed, otherwise contents VG. Some of the blank pages for Answers opposite the 125pp of questions, have been written neatly in pencil.Divided into nine sections:- Rigging - Anchor Work - Rule of the Road - Officer of the Watch Duties - Organisation - General - Signals - Construction - General Knowledge. £4.95


19103. THESIGER, Vice-Admiral Bertram S.: QUERIES IN SEAMANSHIP. A Collection of Typical Questions in the Various Items of a Midshipman's Seamanship Examination.

Gieves 1928. Fourth edition, revised & enlarged. ix. +125pp. 22x14.. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+ £4.95


138. THETFORD, Owen: BRITISH NAVAL AIRCRAFT SINCE 1912.

Putnam. 1978 Fourth Revised Edition. 480pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. (no d/j). This major work describes in detail and illustrates every aircraft ever flown in regular service (at date) by the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm. Illustrated with over 400 photographs and over 100 3-view drawings. Also covers Non-rigid, semi-rigid and rigid airships, and helicopters. £8.95


22255. THOMAS D.A.: CRETE 1941 - THE BATTLE AT SEA.

Cassell 2003 224pp. 27 illustrations. 5 maps. 20x13. New in pictorial card cover. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £3.50


22257. THOMAS David .A (Transalted by Drs. J.P. Van Der Veere: DE SLAG IN DE JAVAZEE

A.D. M.C. Stok. Forum Boekerij - Den Haag. no date (c 1969) 304pp. 36 illustrations. . 6 maps Maps.. Endpaper maps. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. DUTCH TEXT. The Battle of the Java Sea was one of the most disasterous episodes involving the Allied navies - British, Australian, American and Dutch, in World War 2. The Dutch cruisers de Ruyter and Java went down, as did the Exeter, the Australian cruiser Perth and the USS Houston. For the Japanese it was a classic example of the offensive use of sea-power - for the Allies a humiliating defeat. This book provides a full and accurate account of the naval operations in and about the Java Sea from December 7th 1941 to March 1st 1942. DUTCH TEXT £16.50


3510. THOMAS David.A.: THE ATLANTIC STAR 1939-45.

Allen. 1990 1st. 312pp. 11 charts/tables. 33 ills. Endp maps. 24x17. Fine in Fine d/j. Presentation copy signed by the author. The Battle of the Atlantic spanned the whole of WW2. More than 5,400 merchant ships, and tens of thousands of men's lives were lost. The author has corresponded with hundreds of survivors and links their individual accounts with an authoritative narrative to give a compelling history of this momentous battle. Men from all the Services - and one rare WRNS holder of the Star, recall their experiences. Tables of Merchant Shipping Losses. References and Notes. Select Bibliography. £10.00


22260. THOMAS David.A.: THE ATLANTIC STAR 1939-45.

Allen. 1990 1st. 312pp. 11 charts/tables. 33 ills. Endp maps. 24x17. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. Signed by the author and with the author's business card attached. This book was the author's personal copy. The Battle of the Atlantic spanned the whole of WW2. More than 5,400 merchant ships, and tens of thousands of men's lives were lost. The author has corresponded with hundreds of survivors and links their individual accounts with an authoritative narrative to give a compelling history of this momentous battle. Men from all the Services - and one rare WRNS holder of the Star, recall their experiences. Tables of Merchant Shipping Losses. References and Notes. Select Bibliography. £10.00


1456. THOMAS, David .A: THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA.

Deutsch. 1968 1st. 260pp. 21 ills. 6 maps. Endp maps. 22x14. Presentation copy signed by Author. Fine in VG d/j. . The Battle of the Java Sea was one of the most disastrous episodes involving the Allied navies - British, Australian, American and Dutch, in World War 2. The Dutch cruisers de Ruyter and Java went down, as did the Exeter, the Australian cruiser Perth and the USS Houston. For the Japanese it was a classic example of the offensive use of sea-power - for the Allies a humiliating defeat. This book provides a full and accurate account of the naval operations in and about the Java Sea from December 7th 1941 to March 1st 1942. £16.50


2705. THOMAS, David .A.: CRETE 1941 - THE BATTLE AT SEA.

Efstathiadis.1980. 225pp. 23 illustrations. 4 maps. 18x11. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £4.50


7547. THOMAS, David A: BATTLES AND HONOURS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Cooper. 1998 1st .: 362pp. Ills. 24x16. New. Mint in d/j. The Battles and Honours of the Royal Navy date from the Armada, representing more than 4 centuries of the history of the Senior Service. Remarkably this is the first time a complete and comprehensive list of such honours has ever been published. The book chronicles all the honours awarde from the Navy's beginnings to date of book. Each entry has a concise narrative setting out the salient points of the event and the ships involved. The author has also included a number of engagements which, owing to the complicated and contradictory conditions which their Lordships imposed did not qualify for official recognition. The book is divided into five sections:- Battle & Campaign Honours - Battles Not Awarded Honours - Single Ship & Boat Service Actions - Fleet Air Arm Honours - Royal Marine Awards. £8.50


22264. THOMAS, David A: THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA.

Stein & Day 1969 260pp. 21 illustrations.. 7maps & charts 21x14. An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in VG d/j. The Battle of the Java Sea was one of the most disastrous episodes involving the Allied navies - British, Australian, American and Dutch, in World War 2. The Dutch cruisers de Ruyter and Java went down, as did the Exeter, the Australian cruiser Perth and the USS Houston. For the Japanese it was a classic example of the offensive use of sea-power - for the Allies a humiliating defeat. This book provides a full and accurate account of the naval operations in and about the Java Sea from December 7th 1941 to March 1st 1942. £16.50


1236. THOMAS, David A.: JAPAN'S WAR AT SEA. Pearl Harbour to the Coral Sea.

Deutsch. 1978 1st . 222pp. 16 illustrations. 4 figures. Endpaper maps. 24x16. New: Mint in d/j. Beginning with their attack on Pearl Harbour this book describes the war fought by Admiral Nagumo's carrier force from January to May 1942, during which it attacked Rabaul, mopped up Allied forces in the East Indies, struck across the Bay of Bengal to Ceylon, and drove back the British Eastern Fleet, before returning to the Pacific to suffer its first defeat in the Battle of the Coral Sea. List of Allied Ships Lost. £8.95


22266. THOMAS, David A.: JAPAN'S WAR AT SEA. Pearl Harbour to the Coral Sea.

Deutsch. 1978 1st . 222pp. 16 illustrations. 4 figures. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Like new: Near-Mint in d/j. Signed by Author. Beginning with their attack on Pearl Harbour this book describes the war fought by Admiral Nagumo's carrier force from January to May 1942, during which it attacked Rabaul, mopped up Allied forces in the East Indies, struck across the Bay of Bengal to Ceylon, and drove back the British Eastern Fleet, before returning to the Pacific to suffer its first defeat in the Battle of the Coral Sea. List of Allied Ships Lost. £8.95


3850. THOMAS, David A.: CRETE 1941 - THE BATTLE AT SEA.

Deutsche 1972 1st. 224pp. 23 ills. 4 maps. Endp maps. 26x14 . Presentation copy, signed by Author. Fine in Fine d/j. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £15.00


22262. THOMAS, David A.: NAZI VICTORY. Crete 1941

Stein & Day 1973 (Book Club Edition) 252pp. 23 illustrations. 5 maps & charts.. 21x14 . An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £7.50


22263. THOMAS, David A.: NAZI VICTORY. Crete 1941

Stein & Day 1973 1st. 252pp. 23 illustrations. 5 maps & charts.. 23x16. . An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £8.95


22256. THOMAS, David .A: THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA.

Hayakawa Shobo & Co Ltd. 1969 291pp. 17 illustrations. . Maps. 19X13. An excellent unmarked copy : Fine in stiff card cover in Very Good dustjacket. JAPANESE TEXT. The Battle of the Java Sea was one of the most disastrous episodes involving the Allied navies - British, Australian, American and Dutch, in World War 2. The Dutch cruisers de Ruyter and Java went down, as did the Exeter, the Australian cruiser Perth and the USS Houston. For the Japanese it was a classic example of the offensive use of sea-power - for the Allies a humiliating defeat. This book provides a full and accurate account of the naval operations in and about the Java Sea from December 7th 1941 to March 1st 1942. JAPANESE TEXT. £16.50


6948. THOMAS, David .A: THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA.

Pan. 1971. xx. + 229pp. 21 ilustrationss. 7 maps/charts Paperback An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Fine. The Battle of the Java Sea was one of the most disastrous episodes involving the Allied navies - British, Australian, American and Dutch, in World War 2. The Dutch cruisers de Ruyter and Java went down, as did the Exeter, the Australian cruiser Perth and the USS Houston. For the Japanese it was a classic example of the offensive use of sea-power - for the Allies a humiliating defeat. This book provides a full and accurate account of the naval operations in and about the Java Sea from December 7th 1941 to March 1st 1942. £6.95


12162. THOMAS, David .A.: A COMPANION TO THE ROYAL NAVY.

Harrap. 1988 1st. xvi. + 443pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy - Fine in Near-Fine d/.j. Covers the history and development of the Royal Navy from the 1660's, encompassing its administrative background, the names and badges of its ships, naval battles and battle honours, and an excellent chronology. The book follows the fortunes of individual ships. For example, looking up the Ark Royal gives the histories of the five ships to have borne the name, Ark Royal's motto, her badge and full details of the battles she has fought. In all some 230 ship's names are included. The book is divided into five main sections: Admiralty - Ship's Names & Badges - Naval Battles - Battle Honours - Naval Chronology 1660-1987. Illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and prints, and drawings of some 230 ships' badges. An excellent source of reference. £10.00


5008. THOMAS, David .A.: SUBMARINE VICTORY. The Story of British Submarines in World War II.

Kimber. 1961 1st. 224pp. 16 ills. 5 maps/diags. 22x14. VG+ inVG d/j. . A very good account of the main actions involving British subamrines in the War. Lists of British Submaine Losses: Other Losses: Enemy Submarines Sunk. Signed by author £19.00


3600. THOMAS, David .A. & HOLMES Patrick: QUEEN MARY AND THE CRUISER. The Curacoa Disaster.

Cooper. 1997 1st. xii. + 196pp. 30 ills + drawings in text. 24x16. As new. Mint in Mint d/j. The tragic sinking of HM cruiser Curacoa in 1942 was a disaster of stunning proportions. The Cunard liner Queen Mary, carrying thousands of troops across the Atlantic, sliced through the cruiser in broad daylight and 338 men died, most of them within minutes, all of them victims of a series of errors. This full detailed history of this drama is co-authored by David A.Thomas, and one of Curacoa's survivors, Patrick Holmes. Together they have painstakingly reconstructed a minute-by-minute record of the miscalculations, contradictions and errors preceding the disaster. £32.00


2196. THOMAS, David A: CRETE 1941 - THE BATTLE OF THE SEA.

NEL. 1975. Paperback; 224pp. Map. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. Describes the actions fought by the Royal Navy during the evacuation of Crete. £3.85


22259. THOMAS, David A.: MALTA CONVOYS 1940-42. The Struggle at Sea.

Pen & Sword Select 2004 234pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. New. Mint in d/j. Hardback edition. This book uses first-hand accounts of surviving crew members of ships to describe in vivid detail the vital battles fought by sea and air to ensure that essential supplies got through to Malta. £11.50


11963. THOMAS, David A.: MALTA CONVOYS 1940-42. The Struggle at Sea.

Cooper. 1999 1st. 234pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. New. Mint in d/j. Hardback edition. This book uses first-hand accounts of surviving crew members of ships to describe in vivid detail the vital battles fought by sea and air to ensure that essential supplies got through to Malta. £11.50


10533. THOMAS, David.: ROYAL ADMIRALS 1327-1981.

Deutsch. 1982 1st. 206pp. Prof ills. 24x17. New. Mint in d/j. Looks back over 700 years of English naval history to find that English kings, almost without exception, have taken to the sea themselves or raised their sons to be sailors. Full of anecdotes and stories, the book describes how the present royal family and their forbears have been diligent in working their way through the ranks. It also reveals the most spectacular travesty of promotion, the meteoric rise of Edward Augustus, Duke of York, from midshipman at 19 to C-in-C Mediterranean Fleet at 24. £6.50


3715. THOMAS, Roger D. & PATTERSON, Brian: DREADNOUGHTS IN CAMERA 1905-1920.

Sutton. 1998 1st. 180pp. Prof ills. 27x20. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. The book illustrates and describes the construction of British Dreadnoughts between 1905 and 1920. A selection of 130 rare photographs drawn from the archives of Armstrong-Whitworth, Elswick; Beardmore's, Dalmuir; John Brown, Clydebank; Cammel Laird, Birkenhead; Palmers, Jarrow; Scotts, Greenock; the Thames Ironworks, Blackwall; Harland & Wolff, Belfast; and Vickers, Jarrow. The pictures illustrate battleships and battlecruisers in every stage of construction, including Dreadnought, Hood, Repulse, Tiger, Ramillies, Queen Elizabeth, Barham, Bellerphon and others. £18.50


4302. THOMPSON R.W.: D-DAY. Spearhead of Invasion.

Ballantine. 1972 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated account of the Normandy landings, June 1944. £2.00


20401. THOMPSON, Julian: NO PICNIC. 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic: 1982

Guild 1985. xviii + 201pp. Endpaper maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


14672. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE WAR AT SEA. The Royal Navy in the Second World War

BCA. nd (c 1996) viii. + 280pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in d/j. This book is the story of nearly six years at sea as seen by British sailors, form Ordinary Seamen to Admirals, in their memoirs, diaries, letters home and interviews. Over 100 photographs and 20 paintings accompany the text. £4.95


8264. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE WAR AT SEA. The Royal Navy in the Second World War

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1997 viii. + 280pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book is the story of nearly six years at sea as seen by British sailors, form Ordinary Seamen to Admirals, in their memoirs, diaries, letters home and interviews. Over 100 photographs and 20 paintings accompany the text. £4.95


11415. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE ROYAL MARINES. From Sea Soldiers to a Special Force.

Pan. 2001. xv. + 701pp. 49 ills. 19x13. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book tells the stirring and fascinating history of the Royal Marines from its formation in the 17th century right through to the modern era. £3.95


11034. THOMSON, George Malcom.: SIR FRANCIS DRAKE.

BCA. 1972. x. + 358pp. Colour frontis.18 ills. 7 maps. Endpaper maps. 24x15. An unmarked copy:Binding & contents Fine. An absorbing account of the life and times that captures the heroic quality and genius that set Drake apart. £3.95


3666. THORNTON J.M.: MEN-OF-WAR 1770-1970.

Model & Alled. 1978 1st. 104pp. Prof ills. An unmarked copy- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This is a collection of informal drawing , recording the development and history of over 600 warships spanning two centuries, including some of the naval oddities that were built in the course of that period. The drawings are highlighted with informative captions and anecdotes about each one of the vessels illustrated. £3.45


20721. THORNTON, Percy Melville, LLM.: SOME THINGS WE HAVE REMEMBERED. Samuel Thornton, Admiral, 1797-1859. Percy Melville Thornton, 1841-1911

Reprinted by Aberdeen University Press from the edition published by Longmans, Green, in 1912 xi. + 337pp. 11 illustrations. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy in navy cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Binding and contents Fine £6.95


10539. THUBRON, Colin.: THE VENETIANS.

Time-Life. 1981 176pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 27x23. Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cover. (published without d/j). Chronicles the seafaring activities of the Venetians, both commercial and naval, from around the 11th century to the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Very well illustrated. £7.50


10758. THURSFIELD H.G. Rear-Admiral (Editor).: BRASSEY'S NAVAL ANNUAL 1943.

William Clowes. xxIII. + 285pp (text). Illustrated with photographs. 7pp. index + 116pp Pictorial section of Warship Profiles & Plans. .24x16.Blue/gilt cloth binding. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents VG+. £11.50


2370. THURSFIELD J.R.: NAVAL WARFARE.

Cambridge University Press. 1913 1st. xxiii. + 151pp. 17x12. No writing or inscriptions' Pictorial cloth binding VG, contents Near-Fine A study of naval warfare, its history, and its principles as displayed in history. £2.50


21971. THURSFIELD, Rear-Admiral H.G.: EPIC DEEDS OF THE NAVY

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 267pp. Illustrated. 22xd14. Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. £4.50


5843. THWAITES, Michael.: ATLANTIC ODYSSEY.

New Cherwell Press. 1999 1st. viii. + 215pp. 22x14. 16 ills. Map. An unmarked hardback copy, as new. Mint in Mint d/j. This personal narrative of an RNVR officer centres on a 20-month voyage of the anti-submarine escort trawler HMS Wastwater, from Iceland to New York to Brazil to West Africa, at the height of the Battle of the Atlantic. In this account the ship and her company (4 officers & 28 men) their trials, humour, courage, come vividly alive. £10.00


651. TILL, Geoffrey (Editor).: THE FUTURE OF BRITISH SEA POWER.

Naval Institute. nd (c 1984). xvi. + 265pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding Near-Fine contents Fine. (no d/j). This authoritative work contains contains several articles written by the Chief of the Defence Staff, Lord Lewin; Sir John Fieldhouse,the First Sea Lord; Sir Frank Cooper. The Ministry of Defence's Chief Scientist; Professor Sir Ronald Mason; and many others. Covers:- The Royal Navy: It Setting - Britain & the Sea -Threats & Challenges - Naval Tasks - Constraints on British Navy Policy - Ways & Means - Alternative Models. £3.95


21975. Till, Geoffrey. & others: THE JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC STUDIES. Volume 17. March 1994. Number 1.

Frank Cass. 199pp. 21x15. Like new; Mint in pictorial card cover. Special issue on SEAPOWER THEORY & PRACTICE. Edited by Geoffrrey Till.. Further subjects covered include The Battle of Trafalgar, The Battle of the Atlantic, The US Navy and its Carriers, etc, £6.95


13753. TINKER H. (Compiler).: A MESSAGE FROM THE FALKLANDS. The Life & Gallant Death of David Tinker, Lieut RN.

Junction Books. 1982 1st. 203pp. 5 ills. 22x14. VG in VG pictorial card cover. Tinker's ship Glamorgan was in the thick of the fighting until she was fatally hit by an Exocet missile. £1.50


3409. TONKS, Randall A.R: HMS EXETER. Heavy Cruiser 1929-1941. (Warship Profile 13).

Profile Publications. 1971. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover..Provides full technical information together with the operational history of this famous cruiser. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings and a double-page plan and side view illustration the ship in colour. £8.50


9449. TOWNEND, John.: BROAD OCEANS AND NARROW SEAS.

Larks Press. 2000 1st. 204pp. Ills. 21x15. Like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. With signed letter from the author. Townend volunteered for the navy in 1941, and during the war served chiefly in MTBs, sometimes engaged in secret and hazardous operations to Norway and occupied France. At the end of the war in Europe he took part in minesweeping operations in the Far East, helping to clear Singapore, Thailand and Burmese ports. After the war he fished for basking sharks off Ireland, returned briefly to the Navy during the Korean War, then became a fisherman, first in Irish waters, and later from Fleetwood. £7.50


16263. TRACY, Nicholas: ATTACK ON MARITIME TRADE.

University of Toronto Press 1991 1st. viii. + 277pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


14948. TRACY, Nicholas: SEA POWER AND THE CONTROL OF TRADE. Belligerent Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854-1970.

Ashgate/Navy Records Society Vol. 149. 2005 xxxix. + 557pp. 23x15. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titlers & motif.. Like new; bnding & contents Near-Mint. £7.95


13218. TRACY, Nicholas (Editor): THE COLLECTIVE NAVAL DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE, 1900-1940.

Ashgate/The Navy Records Society. 1998. liv. + 706pp. 23x15. Like new;, bound in navy cloth with gilt titles & motif; Binding & contents Near-Mint. £16.50


21719. TRACY, Nicholas.: NELSON’S BATTLES. The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail.

Chatham. 1996 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. This book is a brilliant study of those naval battles which played such an important role on Napoleon’s defeat, & is a significant contribution to the study of the development of strategy & naval tactics in the 18th century. Nelson’s three great victories at the Nile, Copenhagen & Trafalgar are described in detail, but the developments in the decades before form a significant part and are needed for an appreciation of Nelson’s achievements. £5.95


7889. TRACY, Nicholas.: NELSON’S BATTLES. The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail.

Chatham. 1996 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book is a brilliant study of those naval battles which played such an important role on Napoleon’s defeat, & is a significant contribution to the study of the development of strategy & naval tactics in the 18th century. Nelson’s three great victories at the Nile, Copenhagen & Trafalgar are described in detail, but the developments in the decades before form a significant part and are needed for an appreciation of Nelson’s achievements. £6.95


16874. TREACHER, Admiral Sir John:: LIFE AT FULL THROTTLE. From Wardroom to Boardroom.

Pen & Sword 2004 1st 260pp. Illustrated. 24x16: An unmarked copy- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.95


17702. TREADWELL, Terry C.: STRIKE FROM BENEATH THE SEA. A History of Aircraft-carrying Submarines.

Tempus 1999 1st. 191pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £4.95


20042. TREADWELL, Terry C.: THE FIRST NAVAL AIR WAR

Tempus 2002 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £5.95


18302. TREGASKIS, Richard: JOHN F. KENNEDY AND PT-109

W.H.Allen 1962 139pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in G+ d/j. . £4.95


3410. TRENOWDEN, Ian: THE HUNTING SUBMARINE. The Fighting Life of HMS Tally Ho

Kimber. 1974 1st. Kimber. 1974 1st. 224pp. 28 ills. 12 diags. 23x15. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. HMS Tally Ho made 9 operational patrols in the Straits of Malacca and was one of the most successful British submarines in WW2 . £14.00


21136. TRIPP, Basil H,: THE NAVAL REVIEW INDEX Volumes 1 - 64, 1913-1976

The Naval Review 1978 xi. + 188pp. 22x15. Bound in black cloth hardback cover with silver titles. Binding & contents Fine. (not published with d/j) Sold together with loose individual indexes for Volumes 65 - 90. 1977 - 2002. £7.95


22027. TROTTER, Wilfred Pym: THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

Dent. 1982 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A collection of 190 old photographs, with informative captions, illustrating the ships and personnel of the Royal Navy from 1849-1914. The first photograph in the book is reputed to be the earliest-known photograph of one of H.M.ships. £4.95


10160. TROTTER, Wilfred Pym: THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

Dent. 1982 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG pictorial card cover A collection of 190 old photographs, with informative captions, illustrating the ships and personnel of the Royal Navy from 1849-1914. The first photograph in the book is reputed to be the earliest-known photograph of one of H.M.ships. £3.95


19347. TROUP Vice-Admiral Sir James A.G.: ON THE BRIDGE.

Hutchinson. 1952 76pp. 20 folding charts/diagrams. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions. VG. . . . Intended as a guide for the Captain or Navigating Officer of a Royal Navy warship, this book is divided into two parts - Navigation and Handling Ships - with chapters headed:- Fixing, The Passage, Short Visilbility, Fog, More Fog, Stray Notes on Safe Conduct , How Not to Navigate; The Debut, Securing to Buoys & Going Alongside, Under Way with the Fleet, Narrow Waters, Malta. £2.95


19269. TRUMBALL, Robert: THE RAFT

Harrap 1942 1st. 155pp. Illustrated. 19x13. A hardcover copy without any writing or inscriptions in an excellent original d/j. VG in VG d/j. £4.95


4188. TRUSCOT, Peter: KURSK. Russia's Lost Pride.

Simon & Schuster. 2002 1st. xix. + 201pp. 25 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This gripping account tells the story of the worst peacetime disaster experienced by the Russian Navy, when on August 12, 2000, the state-of-the-art nuclear powered submarine the Kursk, sank with the loss of 118 officers and crew. £4.95


22038. TUCHMAN, Barbara: THE FIRST SALUTE

Michael Joseph 1988 1st xiii. + 347pp Illustrated. endpaper maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions Near-Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


21720. TUCKER, Spencer C.: HANDBOOK OF 19TH CENTURY NAVAL WARFARE

Sutton 2000 1st vi. + 282pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x19. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


4123. TULEJA T.V.: CLIMAX AT MIDWAY.

Dent. 1960 1st. 248pp. 12 ills. 6 maps/charts. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Official sources and battle reports, combined with personal interviews with key survivors, provide a full account of the battle that changed the course of the Pacific War. £9.00


13202. TUNSTALL, Brian.: FLIGHTS OF NAVAL GENIUS.

Philip Alan. 1930 1st. ix. + 299pp. 8 ills. 4 maps. 22x14. Foxing to prelims and edges, o/w contents VG, binding VG+. Highlights important episodes in the careers of five British naval commanders - George Brydges Baron Rodney - Richard Earl Howe - Samuel Viscount Hood - Sir Sydney Smith - Lord Camelford - Sir Charles Napier. £5.95


8914. TUOHY, William: THE BRAVEST MAN. The Story of Richard O'Kane & U.S. Submarines in the Pacific War.

Sutton. 2001 1st. x. + 422pp. Ills. Map. 24x16. Near-Mint in d/j. In command of the Us submarine Tang, O'Kane participated in the most dramatic war patrols of the Pacific War, and rescued the largest number of carrier aircrew from under the guns of the Japanese. In a final irony, at the end of its fifth successful war patrol, Tang was sunk by its own torpedo. £5.95


18311. TUOHY, William: THE BRAVEST MAN. The Story of Richard O'Kane & U.S. Submarines in the Pacific War.

Sutton. 2001 1st. x. + 422pp. Ills. Map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in Fine d/j. In command of the Us submarine Tang, O'Kane participated in the most dramatic war patrols of the Pacific War, and rescued the largest number of carrier aircrew from under the guns of the Japanese. In a final irony, at the end of its fifth successful war patrol, Tang was sunk by its own torpedo. £5.95


6827. TURNER, John .F.: PERISCOPE PATROL. The Story of Malta Submarines.

Airlife. 1977. 152pp. 12 ills. Map. Diag. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. For 16 months in 1941-42 the Malta submarines devastated the enemy supply routes. Half of all axis shipping for the African coast failed to arrive. The submarines sank 75 enemy vessels totalling 400,000 tons. This book picks out the highlights of all their operations - and sets them against the bombing of Malta, where by the end of 1941, it was just as dangerous for submarines to be in harbour as at sea. Half of the RN submarines failed to return, ten out of twenty. £6.50


8579. TURNER, John, Frayn: V.C’s. OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

White Lion 1973 192pp. 2Illustrated.20x14. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Twenty-four naval V.C.’s were awarded in the Second World War, and this book puts on record the deeds of daring and valour that won them. £8.95


21665. UHLIG, Frank: VIETNAM. The Naval Story

Naval Institute Press 1986 1st vii + 515pp. Illustrated. 24x19. An unmarked copy, almost like new; Fine in Fine d/j. £11.50


489. USHERWOOD S. (Editor).: THE GREAT ENTERPRISE. The History of the Spanish Armada as revealed in Contemporary Documents.

Folio. 1978. 192pp. 31 ills. Ills endps. 25x16. Bound in blue cloth/gilt Binding & contents VG+. . Uses first-hand accounts of the Spanish Armada and surrounding events, viewing the proposed Spanish Invasion and the British defence, through the eyes of the men who opposed each other in the battle. £3.95


2795. USHERWOOD, Stephen (Editor).: THE GREAT ENTERPRISE. The History of the Spanish Armada as revealed in Contemporary Documents.

Bell & Hyman 1982 192pp. 31 ills. Ills endps. 25x16. An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Fine in G d/j. . Using both Spanish and British sources, this book contains first-hand accounts of the Spanish Armada and surrounding events, viewing the proposed Spanish Invasion and the British defence, through the eyes of the men who opposed each other in the battle. £3.95


7078. VADER, John.: THE FLEET WITHOUT A FRIEND.

NEL.. 1973. 159pp. Paperback. VG. Though this book is mainly concerend with the fate of the French fleet at the armistice in 1940, it also gives a general account of the wartime career of the French fleet. £1.00


20403. VAN DER VAT Dan.: STANDARD OF POWER: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century.

Hutchinson . 2001 1st xx. + 460pp. 39 ills. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j. In this history the author takes a sceptical, sometimes admiring, often controversial view of the Royal Navy in two World Wars and countless minor conflicts. £5.95


5410. VAN DER VAT Dan.: STANDARD OF POWER: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century.

Pimlico. 2001 xx. + 460pp. 39 ills. 24x16. VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover.. In this history the author takes a sceptical, sometimes admiring, often controversial view of the Royal Navy in two World Wars and countless minor conflicts. £4.95


20231. VAN DER VAT, Dan: PEARL HARBOUR. The Day of Infamy - An Illustrated History

Basic/Madison 2001 1st. 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x26. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


20193. VAN DER VAT, Dan: STEALTH AT SEA: The History of the Submarine.

Orion 1995. x. + 421pp. Illustrated. Maps. . 19x13. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in pictorial card cover.. Charts the technical and military history of submarines to the nucler age, including the campaigns fought by submarines during the two World Wars. £3.95


11992. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN. The Great Struggle at Sea 1939-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1988 1st. * ixx. + 424pp. 54 ills. 4 maps. Ills endps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine This comprehensive history covers in detail every aspect and phase of the Battle of the Atlantic examining the action on and under the Atlantic. £3.95


3232. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN. The Great Struggle at Sea 1939-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1988 1st. * ixx. + 424pp. 54 ills. 4 maps. Ills endps. 24x16. Near-Fine in VG d/j. This comprehensive history covers in detail every aspect and phase of the Battle of the Atlantic examining the action on and under the Atlantic. £3.95


141. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN. The U.S. - JAPANESE NAVAL WAR 1941-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1992 1st. * 430pp. 57 ills. 8 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in d/j. This comprehensive and detailed account of the naval war in the Pacific, analyses the crucial naval actions and highlights the increasing importance of intelligence-gathering systems during the campaign. The author also discusses the damaging effect of inter-service rivalry on both sides, and American policy towards Britain and Australia. £6.95


8618. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE SHIP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1985 1st. 252pp. 14 ills.. Endp maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. A full account of the dramatic events surrounding a naval battle which derives its unquestionable importance in world history from the fact that it never took place. The author shows that the disastrous failure to bring the German battlecuiser Goeben to action was due as much to the French Navy as the British, who have borne the brunt of the blame alone hitherto He also describes the whole story of the Goeben affair - the high political & diplomatic drama, an exciting chase, the trial of a British admiral, and the wartime actions of the Goeben itself. £5.95


4236. VAN OOSTEN F.C.: HER NETHERLANDS MAJESTY'S SHIP - DE RUYTER (Warship Profile 40).

Profile Publications 1974. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19.An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine in pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and operational history of this Dutch cruiser which was sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Java Sea. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double page plan and side view colour illustration of the ship. £11.50


14993. VANSITTART, Peter: JOHN PAUL JONES. A Restless Spirit.

Robson Books. 2004 1st. 266pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


4936. VAUSE, Jordan.: WOLF. U-Boat Commanders in World War II.

Airlife. 1997 1st UK.* xi.+ 249pp. Ills, 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Drawing on primary documents, and where possible, interviews or correspondence with surviving U-boat commanders themselves, the author follows the individual U-boat officers from their early training and through their wartime experiences. £4.95


14608. VAUSE, Jordan.: WOLF. U-Boat Commanders in World War II.

Airlife. 1997 1st UK.* xi.+ 249pp. Ills, 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Fine d/j. Drawing on primary documents, and where possible, interviews or correspondence with surviving U-boat commanders themselves, the author follows the individual U-boat officers from their early training and through their wartime experiences. £4.50


1759. VERE, France: SALT IN THEIR BLOOD. The Lives of Famous Dutch Admirals.

Cassell. 1955 1st. xiii. + 226pp. Colour Frontis. 12 ills. Map. NAn excellent bright and tight copy writing or inscriptions; spine lightly spotted, otherwise contents Near-Fine. Recounts the exploits of Louis Boisot, Jacob van Heemskerk, Marten Tromp, Piet Hein, Michael de Ruyter, Jan and Cornelius Evertsen and several others, closing with the story of the gallant action fought by Admiral Karel Doorman against the Japanese in the Battle of the Java Sea in 1942. £8.50


19001. VERITY, Liza: ANIMALS AT SEA.

National Maritime Museum 2004 1st. 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x18 A hardback copy; As new:- Mint in -Mint d/j. £5.95


8273. VETTER, Ernest G.: DEATH WAS OUR ESCORT. The Story of Lt. (j.g.) Edward T.Hamilton, U.S.N.R.

Skeffington. nd (c 1944) 1st. 160pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Bound in red cloth with blue titles . Spine slightly darkened, otherwise VG. Vividly describes the exploits and experiences of an isolated United States P.T. boat squadron based in New Guinea. £2.95


7278. VINE P.A.L.: THE ROYAL MILITARY CANAL. An Historical Account of the Waterway and Military Road from Shorncliffe in Kent to Cliff End in Sussex.

David & Charles. 1972 1st 239pp. Colour Frontis. 50 ills. 9 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine (not price clipped) d/j.. The Royal Military Canal from Hythe to Winchelsea was designed against a possible invasion by Napolean. Built in the early 1800s, the canal, and the military road that ran beside it, while still maintained for defence, were set to earn their livings by tolls on commercial traffic. This book is the complete history of the design, building and operation of the RMC during the century of its active life. Well illustrated. £9.95


13612. WALKER Frank. & MELLOR, Pamela.: THE MYSTERY OF X-5. Lieutenant H Henty-Creer's Attacks on the Tirpitz.

Kimber 1986 1st. 239pp. 33 ills. 3 maps. 24x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. In September 1943, the midget submarines X-5, X-6 and X-7, set out to attack the German battleship Tirpitz at her anchorage in a Norwegian fjord. Follwing the attack all three submarine commanders were recommended for the V.C. Two survived and received the award, but as Henty-Creer's X-5 mysteriously went missing, the award of the V.C was deferred until further evidence could be gathered. This book seeks to provide this further evidence with eye-witness accounts and scientific opinion, and with help from professional divers it attempts to solve the tragic mystery. £10.00


22191. WALKER, Bruce: THE ARMADA

Time-Life. 1985 176pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 27x23. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover. (Published without d/j). £8.95


21858. WALSER, Ray: FRANCE'S SEARCH FOR A BATTLE FLEET. Naval Policy and Naval Power 1890-1914

Garland 1992 viiii. + 310pp. 23x15. No writingor inscriptions.Maroon cloth binding and contents Fine.Chronicles the French navy's attempt to become a credible force after the disastrous showdown with Great Britain over Fashoda, in 1898, ended French complacency about their safety. Examines the internal and external impediments to improvement in the context of the Anglo-German naval arms race that culminated in World War I. £25.00


21584. WALTER, Lavinia Edna: HORATIO NELSON. (Men of Courage Series No. 7)

Newnes Educational Publishing Co Ltd. 1953 48pp. Illustrated. 18x12. Stamps of Haberdashers' Aske's School on endpapers. Very Good in Good pictorial card cover. £2.95


14641. WALTERS, Derek.: THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH 'U' CLASS SUBMARINE.

Pen & Sword 2004 1st. 264pp. Illustrated. Diagrams. 24x16. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j.Originally designed in 1934, by the end of WW2, seventy-two U-Class submarines had been commissioned and, of these, 17 were lost to the enemy and 3 in accidents. This book examines in detail this fine submarine class and records some of their wartime exploits. £8.95


13700. WALTERS, John M.: BLOODY WINTER.

Van Nostrand 1967 1st. xiv. + 279pp. Illustrated. Endp maps.23x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. Although the Battle of the Atlantic lasted more than six years, the winter of 1942-43 marked the climax of the fighting. The author, who himself served as an officer in US escorts, offers a vivid account of the day-to-day fighting as seen from the bridges of Allied escort ships and from the conning towers of German submarines. £4.95


17262. WALTERS, John M.:: BLOODY WINTER.

United States Naval Institute 1984. Revised edition. . xiv. + 285pp. Illustrated. Maps .23x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Although the Battle of the Atlantic lasted more than six years, the winter of 1942-43 marked the climax of the fighting. The author, who himself served as an officer in US escorts, offers a vivid account of the day-to-day fighting as seen from the bridges of Allied escort ships and from the conning towers £3.50


11446. WARD W.E.F.: THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE SLAVERS. The Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade.

George Allen & Unwin Ltd. 1969 1st. 248pp. Illustarted. Maps. 22x14. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Describes the long campaign by the Royal Navy to suprpress the trade in slaves, from the early 1800s to the 1860s. £12.50


915. WARNER, Oliver: A PORTRAIT OF LORD NELSON.

Reprint Society. 1959 . 331pp. Ills. 19x13.. VG+ in VG+ d/j. A well balanced assessment of Nelson's life and achievements. £2.95


770. WARNER, Oliver: COMMAND THE SEA. Great Fighting Admirals from Hawke to Nimitz.

Cassell. 1976 1st. xii. + 196pp. 19 ills. 22x14. Ex-library with minmal stamps. G+ in VG d/j. Describes the outstanding achievements of 12 naval commanders, including Hawke, Collingwood, Suffren, Howe, Saumarez, Beatty & Nimitz. £1.95


1308. WARNER, Oliver: CUNNINGHAM OF HYNDEHOPE.

Murray. 1965 1st ix. + 301pp. 24 ills. Map. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j.Biography of the life and naval career of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndehope (1863-1963). £10.00


18360. WARNER, Oliver: NELSON'S BATTLES

254pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions;. Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


21533. WARNER, Oliver: NELSON'S BATTLES

Batsford 1963 1st. 254pp. 58 illustrations. 5 maps.. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions;.Near-Fine in VG d/j. d/j. £4.95


15242. WARNER, Oliver: TRAFALGAR.

Batsford 1959 1st. 184pp. 35 illustrations. 23x15 A first edition hardback copy. VG in G d/j. £3.95


15020. WARNER, Oliver.: ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET. The Life of Sir Charles Lambe.

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1969 1st. xiii. + 224pp. 21 ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine ( no d/j). . Lambe entered Osborne in 1914, began his career as a midshipman in 1917 and rose to become Admiral of the Fleet and First Sea Lord. In 1938 he took command of Curlew, before moving to Dunedin in 1939. During the war he held several staff appointments, including Director of Naval Plans, then returned to the sea to take command of Illustrious, a member of the Eastern Fleet and latterly the British Pacific Fleet. £3.25


2363. WARNER, Oliver.: THE BRITISH NAVY. A Concise History.

Purnell. 1975. 191pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Near-Fine in VG d/j. An excellent history accompanied by 151 illustrations. £3.95


10030. WARNER, Oliver.: THE GLORIOUS FIRST OF JUNE.

Batsford. 1961 1st. * 184pp. 36 ills + diagrams. A well-above -average, clean and bright ex-library copy. Binding and contents VG. In June 1794, in the Atlantic, Lord Howe defeated a French squadron, took shix ships of the line, and sank Le Vengeur, without losing a single British ship, however, a precious French convoy, the cause of the action, reached France safely. Although French sacrificies had not been in vain, Howe had shown that, in general combat, the British navy was incomparable. £4.50


6254. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON J.: THE BROKEN COLUMN. The Story of James Frederick Wilde's Adventures with the Italian partisans.

Harrap 1966 1st. 207pp. 15 ills. Map. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. . Includes publisher's 'With Compliments' slip. Wilde was a survivor of the sinking of the submarine Sahib and after various adventures in Italy saw action with a group of Italian partisans of which he became leader. £7.95


2879. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON, James: ABOVE US THE W AVES. The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes.

White Lion 1971. 256pp. Illustrated. Endp map. 22x14. Ex-library. G+ in G+ d/j. . The book charts the development of 'Chariots' and X-Craft, and the training of personnel, before offering a comprehensive account of their exploits, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore. £2.95


555. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON, James.: ABOVE US THE W AVES. The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes.

Harrap. 1953 256pp. 40 ills. 7 maps. Endpaper maps. 22x14. Spine sun faded (titles bright, otherwise contents VG.This compreehnsive record describes the exploits of midget submarines and human torpedoes during WW2, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore. £2.50


421. WATERMAN J.: THE FLEET AIR ARM HISTORY.

Old Bond. nd (c 1974). 164pp. Prof ills. 30x21. No writing or inscriptions, edges slightly tanned, otherwise VG in VG pictorial card cover. Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Provides a complete history of the FAA, together with full details and photographs of the many different types of naval aircraft used by the FAA from its inception until the mid-1970s. £4.95


18313. WATERS, John M.:: BLOODY WINTER.

United States Naval Insitute 1987. Revised edition. . xiv. + 285pp. Illustrated. Maps .23x15. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Although the Battle of the Atlantic lasted more than six years, the winter of 1942-43 marked the climax of the fighting. The author, who himself served as an officer in US escorts, offers a vivid account of the day-to-day fighting as seen from the bridges of Allied escort ships and from the conning towers £4.95


9988. WATTON, Ross.: THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER VICTORIOUS. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1991 1st 160pp. Prof ills. 25x26. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. The career of the carrier HMS Victorious extended from World War II to 1967 and included a major refit during the 1950s, when she was fitted with an angled flight deck and the best shipborne air defence radar in the world. The author's drawings show all the changes she underwent during her long career. This volume features a full description of the ship, her modifications, and an outline of her service career. A photographic section which features on-board and close-up views of the ships, and over 350 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth keys, of every detail of the ship. £27.50


5364. WATTON, Ross.: THE CRUISER BELFAST. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1985 1st. * 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. HMS Belfast had an eventful career during which she was severely damaged by a mine and took part in the sinking of the Scharnhorst. Postwar she fought in Korea and was later completely modernised. This volume features a full description of the ship and her weapons, including appearance changes and the postwar reconstruction: Pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs: More than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth descriptive keys of every detail of the ships - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control, fittings, etc. Camouflage guide illustrated on d/j. £8.95


10428. WATTON, Ross.: THE CRUISER BELFAST. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1985 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j HMS Belfast had an eventful career during which she was severely damaged by a mine and took part in the sinking of the Scharnhorst. Postwar she fought in Korea and was later completely modernised. This volume features a full description of the ship and her weapons, including appearance changes and the postwar reconstruction: Pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs: More than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth descriptive keys of every detail of the ships - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control, fittings, etc. Camouflage guide illustrated on d/j. £9.95


1769. WATTS A.J.: ALLIED CRUISERS. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1979 1st. 60pp. Prof ills. 27x20. VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. Every class of cruiser operated or planned by the navies of Britain, France, The Netherlands, Soviet Union, and the United States, is listed together with a short background to the design, plus Tables of technical data and a brief note on the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.95


7826. WATTS A.J.: PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Volume One. 1816-1880

Ian Allan. 1970 1st. * 144pp. Prof ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Fine inNear-Fine d/j. The first part of the book covers the development of warships in the Royal Navy, from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to 1880. Illustrated with over 130 photographs.. £5.95


6728. WATTS A.J.: THE U-BOAT HUNTERS

BCA . No date (c 1976) 192pp. Prof ills. 25x17. An unmarked copy: VG in VG d/j. Despite the advantage of 'Asdic' and the introduction of convoys, the losses of Allied merchant ships from German U-boats were enormous. Every possible countermeasure was used against the U-boat, and a whole range of ships, aircraft, weapons, electronics, were created to fight the Battle of the Atlantic. This book tells the dramatic story of this campaign and the development of anti-submarine warfare in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated. Signed by author. £4.95


9820. WATTS A.J. & GORDON B.G.: THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY.

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 529pp. 529pp. Profusely illustrated 26x20. Fine in VG in d/j , and housed in VG pictorial slipcase. This monumental work, the result of the authors 15 years of painstaking research, represents an extensively detailed and accurate survey of the ships of the Imperial Japanese Navy from its inception to its destruction in 1945, spanning a period of 70 years of Japanese warship development. Every Japanese warship is covered with a description and specification of each ship or class together with details of their reconstructions, modifications and wartime additions. In addition, information for each ship gives the name of builder, launch date and completion date, and its fate. Sections cover:- Capital Ships: Cruisers: Aircraft Carriers: Destroyers & Torpedo Boats: Submarines: Escorts; Gunboats & Despatch Vessels: Minesweepers: Minelayers & Cable Vessels: Coastal Forces: Amphibious Warfare Vessels & Fleet Support Ships: Illustrated with several hundred photographs and accurate Line drawings. £29.00


18463. WATTS Anthony .J.: AXIS SUBMARINES & ALLIED SUBMARINES. (World War 2 Fact Files). 2 Volume Set

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. Two Volume set housed in VG blue hard slipcase.AXIS SUBMARINES: 63pp. Prof ills. 27x20. Fine in pictorial card cover. Every class of submarine operated or planned by Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy and Thailand is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. ALLIED SUBMARINES:-(ISBN 0354010115) 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. Fine in pictorial card cover Every class of submarine operated or planned by Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, USA and Yugoslavia, is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £7.95


17594. WATTS Anthony .J.: AXIS SUBMARINES (World War 2 Fact Files)

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 63pp. Prof ills. 27x20. A superb copy almost like new. Mint in pictorial card cover. Every class of submarine operated or planned by Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy and Thailand is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £3.95


773. WATTS, Anthony J: ALLIED SUBMARINES. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. A superb copy almost like new Near-Mint in pictorial card cover Every class of submarine operated or planned by Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, USA and Yugoslavia, is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £3.95


15239. WATTS, Anthony ,J.: THE U-BOAT HUNTERS

Macdonald & Janes 1976 1st 192pp. Prof ills. 25x17. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Despite the advantage of 'Asdic' and the introduction of convoys, the losses of Allied merchant ships from German U-boats were enormous. Every possible countermeasure was used against the U-boat, and a whole range of ships, aircraft, weapons, electronics, were created to fight the Battle of the Atlantic. This book tells the dramatic story of this campaign and the development of anti-submarine warfare in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


1770. WATTS, Anthony J.: AXIS CRUISERS. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1979 1st. 55pp. Prof ills. 27x21 An excellent unmarked copy: .Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Every class of cruiser operated or planned by the navies of Germany, Italy and Japan, is listed together with a short background to the design, plus Tables of technical data and a brief note on the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £3.50


17944. WATTS, Anthony J.: AXIS CRUISERS. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1979 1st. 55pp. Prof ills. 27x21 An excellent unmarked copy:: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Every class of cruiser operated or planned by the navies of Germany, Italy and Japan, is listed together with a short background to the design, plus Tables of technical data and a brief note on the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


22164. WATTS, Anthony J.: THE IMPERIAL RUSSIAN NAVY

Arms & Armour 1990 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. Virtually as new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £245.00


8442. WATTS, Anthony J.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated History.

Arms & Armour. 1994 1st. . 256pp. Prof ills. 26x20. Near-Mint in d/j. beginning with the triumphant aftermath of Trafalgar, the author traces the evolution of the Navy over the decades of the last years of sail to today’s 'high tech' fleet. In addition to technical fact and data throughout, the author provides assessment and critique of decisions, events, designs and tactics over nearly two centuries. Factually detailed and technically accurate, this is also a readable, entertaining narrative, an incisive study of Britain's Navy. Profusely illustrated with photos and line drawings of significant warships and equipment, plus detailed maps of key battles and actions. £6.95


3775. WATTS, Anthony J.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated History.

Naval Institute/Brockhampton. 1999 . 256pp. Prof ills. 26x20. Near-Mint in d/j. beginning with the triumphant aftermath of Trafalgar, the author traces the evolution of the Navy over the decades of the last years of sail to today’s 'high tech' fleet. In addition to technical fact and data throughout, the author provides assessment and critique of decisions, events, designs and tactics over nearly two centuries. Factually detailed and technically accurate, this is also a readable, entertaining narrative, an incisive study of Britain's Navy. Profusely illustrated with photos and line drawings of significant warships and equipment, plus detailed maps of key battles and actions. £6.95


3110. WEBB E.D. Cmdr RN.: H.M.S. VERNON. A Short History from 1930 to 1955.

The Wardroom Mess Committee, HMS Vernon. 1956 1st. vii. + 114pp. Prof ills. Binding partially faded (titles bright), contents VG. A history which devotes a great deal of its space to the defeat of the German mine. £9.00


9664. Weightman, Alfred E.: HERALDRY IN THE ROYAL NAVY. Crests and Badges of H.M. Ships

Gale and Polden Limited 1957 1st xviii. + 514pp. Frontis. 12 black & white plates, numerous line drawings in text. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in torn, but good d/j. £24.00


16574. WELLS J. Captain RN.: THE IMMORTAL WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Battleship.

Mason. 1987 1st. 263pp. Prof ills. 19x25. Fine in Fine d/j. Inscribed by author. This meticulously researched ship biography, traces the design background and building history of Britain's first ironclad which was completed in 1860. Charts Warrior's service career, records her commissions and officers and crew; considers her armament and machinery, her strengths and weaknesses. After active service, she became part of the Vernon torpedo school in Portsmouth harbour before relegation to an oil fuel pontoon hulk at Pembroke Dock. In 1979 Warrior was towed to Hartlepool where she was completely restored and in 1987 the ship returned to Portsmouth where she is now on display. Twelve detailed appendices help make this one of the most definitive accounts of an historic ship ever written. Profusely illustrated with photographs and line £9.95


18301. WELLS J. Captain RN.: THE IMMORTAL WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Battleship.

Mason. 1987 1st. 263pp. Prof ills. 19x25. Inscribed - "To Roy Castle to commemorate 'lighting up' the Christmas Illuminations, on HMS Warrior 1860 at the Royal Naval Base, Portsmouth on 14 December 1991". Signed by Captain Morgan RN. Fine in Fine d/j. This meticulously researched ship biography, traces the design background and building history of Britain's first ironclad which was completed in 1860. Charts Warrior's service career, records her commissions and officers and crew; considers her armament and machinery, her strengths and weaknesses. After active service, she became part of the Vernon torpedo school in Portsmouth harbour before relegation to an oil fuel pontoon hulk at Pembroke Dock. In 1979 Warrior was towed to Hartlepool where she was completely restored and in 1987 the ship returned to Portsmouth where she is now on display. Twelve detailed appendices help make this one of the most definitive accounts of an historic ship ever written. Profusely illustrated with photographs and line £7.95


15987. WELLS, John G. Captain RN.: WHALEY. The Story of HMS Excellent 1830 to 1980.

HMS Excellent. 1980 1st. 247pp. 44 ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This book is about a ship, a mud bank which became an island, but essentially this is the story of the people who over 150 years have served the cause of naval gunnery and built its traditions. £9.95


14533. WELLS, John. Captain RN.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated Social History 1870-1982.

Sutton. 1994 1st. x.+ 306pp. Prof ills. 25x19: Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Signed by author. Also includes letter from author to Captain Hugh Owen RN. and letter from author. Starting with the imperial splendour of Victorian ships with their labour intensive crews, social divisions and harsh discipline and concluding with the fighting force that saw service in the Falklands War, this book is as much a story of naval characters as it is the story of the vents and conflicts in which they were caught up, and covers everything from recruitment and training to behaviour in battle, duscipline, food and drink, clothing and pay. Signed by author. £9.95


13685. WERNHAM R.B. (Editor).: THE EXPEDITION OF SIR JOHN NORRIS AND SIR FRANCIS DRAKE TO SPAIN AND PORTUGAL, 1589.

Temple Press for The Navy Records Society. 1988 1st. lxvi. + 380pp. 6 illustrations & maps. 23x15. An unmarked copy:- bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. Binding and contents Fine. £10.00


18136. WEST, John L.: THE LOSS OF THE 'LANCASTRIA'.

Millgate 1988 1st. 136pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover £5.95


16550. WESTHORP, Christopher: VJ DAY. In Photographs.

Salamander 1995. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. £2.25


18258. WESTON, Agnes E.: "WE ARE ALWAYS READY."

S.W. Partridge & Co. (c 1911) 88pp. Illustrated. 17x11. Contents Near-Fine in Slightly marked pictorial coloured boards After an eight-page prologue the bookcontainsf ten eight-page stories written by Agnes Weston. Gripped by an Octopus - Mud Storm & Tempest - The Story of a Murderer - The Shout of Faith - Fools, Ancient & Modern - The Shadow of the Cross - Heroes - The Condemned Cell - From Nature, Up to Nature's God - What Ship?...Whither Bound? Each story is prefaced with an engraving and an illustrating at the beginning of the first chapter.. The inscription on the front flyleaf reads - " Presented to Harry Kennedy, for regular attendance at the " One Bell Meeting" on boatd HMS Impregnable, 1909" £1.95


16706. WESTWOOD, J.N.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Sidgwick & Jackson 1981 160pp. Prof ills. 25x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. The author examines a number of warships which took part in World War 2, analysing notable features of their designs and discusses if the ships lived up to their designer's expectations in wartime conditions. Describes the battleships Bismarck, Duke of York, Warspite, Scharnhorst, Alabama, Washington, Texas, Kongo, Yamato and the pocket-battleship Graf Spee: The aircraft carriers Ark Royal, Akagi, Enterprise, Lexington, Hornet and Zuikake. The cruisers Ajax, Boise, Belfast, Indianapolis, Mogami and Prinz Eugen: The destroyers Johnson and Saumarez: The escorts England and Jervis Bay; The submarines Cavella, Thunderbolt and U-47. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


8360. WHEATLEY, Ronald.: OPERATION SEA LION. German Plans for the Invasion of England 1939-1942.

Clarendon Press. Oxford. 1962 xiv. + 201pp. 7 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. Contents Near-Fine. in patchily faded card cover. A carefully documented account which traces very fully the belated inception of the plan to invade England, its modifications owing to practical difficulties, and the reasons for its postponements. £6.95


15272. WHEELER, Harold F.B.: THE STORY OF THE BRITISH NAVY.

Harrap 1922 1st. 384pp. 16 illustrations in colour by Ellis Silas. 22x15. Binding VG, contents VG+. £3.95


19026. WHINNEY R.W.Captain RN.: THE U-BOAT PERIL. An Anti-Submarine Commander's War.

Blandford. 1986 1st. * 160pp. 54 illustrations. Maps/diags. Endp maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Whinney served as A/S officer in Duncan, then moved to Cossack - the leader of Vian's flotilla - in which he saw action in the Bismarck operation. After a spell ashore in West Africa, he took over the V & W destroyer Wanderer, and joined Escort Group B1 in the Atlantic and Arctic, and finally served as a D-Day convoy escort. Whinney was one of the highest scoring submarine hunters of WW2. £4.95


17024. WHIPPLE A.B.C,:: THE MEDITERRANEAN - WORLD WAR II.

Time-Life 1981, . 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x24. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover £6.95


917. WHIPPLE A.B.C.: FIGHTING SAIL.

Time-Life. 1979. 184pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 29x24. Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cvr (published without d/j). This volume examines the ship of the line in Nelson's day and describes the actions which they fought. Describes the second battle of Ushant; Rodney's tactic of breaking the line of battle during the Battle of the Saints; and Nelson's victories at the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar. Very well illustrated. £5.85


20983. WHITCOMB, Edgar D.: ESCAPE FROM CORREGIDOR.

Alan Wingate 1959 1st. xi. + 274pp. Maps.22x14. Hardback; No writing or inscriptions:- VG+ in VG d/j. £4.95


5470. WHITE, Colin: VICTORIA'S NAVY - THE HEYDAY OF STEAM.

Mason. 1983 1st. 176pp. Prof ills. 19x25. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. Explains how the various experimental designs culminated in one homogeneous fleet - and how that fleet was superseded in turn by the advent of the Dreadnought. Tells of the men who served with gallantry in many campaigns as well as the colourful personalities such as Beresford, Fisher and Wilson. Profusely illustrated with photos, prints & paintings. £6.95


12097. WHITE, David Fairbank.: BITTER OCEAN. The Dramatic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945.

Headline. 2006 1st. 350pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. Unmarked, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Examines this crucial conflict using first-hand testimony from both Allied and Germany personnel. £4.95


7305. WHITE, David.: THE FRIGATE DIANA. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1987 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Virtually as new, Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Launched in 1794, Diana was a typical British frigate of the period, whose long and active career spanned virtually all of the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars. In 1815 she was sold to the Dutch Navy, which she continued to serve until destroyed by accidental fire in 1839.. This volume features a full description of the ship and her position in the development of the British Frigate; Pictorial section covering the most reliable models of the type. Around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail - general arrangements,hull construction, masts & yards, rigging & sails, armament & fittings. £34.00


5587. WHITE, John.F.: THE MILK COWS. U-BOAT TANKERS AT WAR 1941-1945.

Pen & Sword 2009 1st.. xii. + 260pp. 8 maps Illustrated with photographs. . Drawings of U-Boat Insignias i 24x16. As new;-Mint in d/j. During WW2 Germany became the only country to operate submarine tankers, a circumstance forced by theneed to refuel U-boats in distant operational areas. The submarine tankers, known as 'milk cows', became important targets for Allied air and sea forces, as their activities gave the attack U-boats the ability to double or even treble active operational time in their patrol area. By the end of the war, virtually every tanket had been sunk. £10.50


22120. WHITLEY M.J: GERMAN DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. Second, fully revised edition.

Arms & Armour. 1991 Second revised edition. 223pp. Prof ills. 25x25. As new: Mint in Near-Fine d/j. This definitive study offers an exhaustive record of Germany's destroyer arm throughout the war. The book covers every aspect of the ships themselves, examining their design, construction, armament, performance, propulsion systems, auxiliaries, seakeeping, modifications, operations and fates. Includes detailed plans and sectional drawings of the various destroyer classes, numerous photographs, and the wartime record of every ship. £23.00


11605. WHITLEY M.J.: BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Arms & Armour. 1998 1st. 320pp. Prof ills. 26x26. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. This volume is devoted to some one hundred battleships, serving or under construction during World War 2. The design and construction of each class is followed by the service histories of each ship, together with detailed data lists including construction, dimensions, armament and speed, armour and complement. For each class there is a general arrangement plan and elevation. Over 200 photographs. £28.00


14712. WHITLEY M.J.: CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1999 . 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and line drawings, this comprehensive reference work, within one volume, describes all cruisers extant, completed or laid down during the period 1939-45 by the nations of the World. Each class is featured with full coverage of its design, construction and subsequent modifications, together with details of builder, dates, specification data notes and the fate of each ship. £11.95


1773. WHITLEY M.J.: CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Arms & Armour 1996 . 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and line drawings, this comprehensive reference work, within one volume, describes all cruisers extant, completed or laid down during the period 1939-45 by the nations of the World. Each class is featured with full coverage of its design, construction and subsequent modifications, together with details of builder, dates, specification data notes and the fate of each ship. £14.00


5537. WHITLEY. M.J.: DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Cassell. 2002. 320pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Like new; -Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.. The complete design, construction and operational; history of more than 2500 destroyers of all nations in action in the Second World War. With 480 photographs and line drawings, this is a unique reference work that enables the reader to compare at a glance the appearance, performance and characteristics of any destroyer. £24.00


1747. WHITMAN J.E.A.: BRITAIN KEEPS THE SEAS. Some Naval Incidents during the First Two Years of the World War.

Oxford University Press. 1942 1st 125pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Binding marked & rubbed, otherwise contents VG. Ships involved in some the episodes described include the submarines Salmon and Ursula; Rawalpindi's gallant fight; Actions involving the trawler minesweeper Dunoon and the destroyer Hardy; cruisers Sydney and Ajax in the Mediterranean, etc, etc. £2.00


558. WHITMAN J.E.A.: BRITAIN KEEPS THE SEAS. Some Naval Incidents during the First Two Years of the World War.

Oxford University Press. 1942 1st 125pp. 22 ills. 22x14. VG. Describes a number of daring and gallant episodes in the war at sea, including the exploits of the submarines Salmon and Ursula; Rawalpindi; the trawler minesweeper Dunoon; the destroyer Hardy at Narvik; the cruisers Sydney and Ajax in the Mediterranean, etc, etc. £3.50


20812. WIGGAN, Richard: HUNT THE ALTMARK.

Hale. 1990 176pp. 19 ills. 22x14. . No writing or inscriptions; : Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The Graf Spee's supply ship, the German tanker Altmark, achieved notoriety as a prison ship holding some 299 British survivors of the Graf Spee's sinkings when she was intercepted by HMS Cossack in Joessing Fjord, Norway, in Feb 1940. £4.95


15975. WIGGINS, Melanie: FATAL ASCENT. HMS Seal 1940.

Spellmount 2006 1st. ix. + 209pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Ae new: Mint in d/j. Tells the dramatic story of the events which led to the capture of the British submarine Seal by German forces, after she was crippled by a mine while on a dangerous minelaying operation in the Kattegat in May, 1940. £7.95


8717. WILLANS, Geoffrey.: ONE EYE ON THE CLOCK

Macmillan. 1943 1st. . v. + 178pp. 8 ills. 19x13. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents (no writing or inscriptions) VG+. An RNVR officer recounts his wartime experiences, including a first-hand account of the Greek campaign and the battle for Crete. Willans served in the corvette Peony in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. He moved to Formidable in 1941, and went with her to the USA for repair, then left her to return to the UK leading a draft of seamen. £3.45


15500. WILLIAMS K.J.: GHOST SHIPS OF THE MERSEY. A Brief History of Confederate cruisers with Mersey connections.

Countyvise. no date 38pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £1.00


3032. WILLIAMS, Andrew: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

BBC. 2002 1st. 304pp. 58 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, this comprehensive account of the long-running battle describes this intense and strategically vital campaign for control of the Atlantic. Well illustrated. £3.95


18321. WILLIAMS, Mark.: CAPTAIN GILBERT ROBERTS RN. And the Anti-U-Boat School

Cassell. 1979 1st. 186pp. 22x14.. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The biography of a major figure in the A/S war in WW2. Roberts joined the Navy in 1913 and saw service in the destroyers Orestes and Vivian, the battleship Benbow and the gunboat Glowworm. In 1937 he took command of the destroyer Fearless, but when T.B. struck he left the Navy. Recalled in 1940 to a desk job, by 1942 Roberts was sent to Liverpool to set up the tactical school, which was formed to develop anti-submarine tactics, train naval officers, protect the convoys and sink U-boats. These A/S tactics were so successfully used by Escort Commanders that by the end of 1943 the U-boat threat was virtually eliminated. £4.95


20388. WILLIAMS, Mark.: CAPTAIN GILBERT ROBERTS RN. And the Anti-U-Boat School

Cassell. 1979 1st. 186pp. 22x14.. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The biography of a major figure in the A/S war in WW2. Roberts joined the Navy in 1913 and saw service in the destroyers Orestes and Vivian, the battleship Benbow and the gunboat Glowworm. In 1937 he took command of the destroyer Fearless, but when T.B. struck he left the Navy. Recalled in 1940 to a desk job, by 1942 Roberts was sent to Liverpool to set up the tactical school, which was formed to develop anti-submarine tactics, train naval officers, protect the convoys and sink U-boats. These A/S tactics were so successfully used by Escort Commanders that by the end of 1943 the U-boat threat was virtually eliminated. £3.95


20049. WILLIAMSON J.A.: HAWKINS OF PLYMOUTH. A New History of Sir John Hawkins and the other members of his family prominent in Tudor England.

A & C Black 1969. Second edition. xi. + 348pp. 16 ills. 3 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG d/j. £5.95


16505. WILLIS, Christopher J. & ROGERS, David Fletcher.: FOR VALOUR - H.M.S.CONWAY and H.M.S.WORCESTER.

Conway Club & Association of Old Worcesters. 1984. 29pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.50


22180. WILLIS, Clint (Editor): HIGH SEAS.. Stories of Battle and Adventure from the Age of Sail

Thundermouth Books 2002 x. + 381pp. Illustrated. 22x15. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover.The age of sail has spawned an enormously rich and exciting literature, which continues to draw new generations of readers hungry for evocative writing and authentic adventure. Patrick O'Brian's books about the heroic age of the British Navy have attracted millions of readers, and O'Brian is only one of dozens of popular writers who have devoted their talent to re-creating that worldcomplete with epic voyages, bloody battles, and memorable characters. In this anthology, O'Brian re-creates the age of sail in perfect detail, taking readers right into battle; C. S. Forrester's Horatio Hornblower fights mutinous crews and vicious pirates; Dudley Pope's maverick hero Lord Ramage overcomes storms, slave traders, and spies; Frederick Maryatt tells of the life of a lowly British seaman; Charles Nordoff and James Hall offer their rich version of the Bounty mutiny; Joseph Conrad offers a glimpse into the heart of a young man whose first command turns into a life-or-death test of character; Angus Konstam describes the hideous conditions on a pirate ship; and Eric Newby tells of his adventures in a four-masted bark at the age of eighteen. 16 black-and-white photographs add to the riveting glimpse this book provides into this fascinating, demanding, and dangerous era. £8.50


16721. WILLMOTT H.P.: BATTLESHIP.

Cassell 2002 1st. 352pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £9.00


16020. WILLMOTT H.P.: GRAVE OF A DOZEN SCHEMES. British Naval Planning and the War Against Japan, 1943-1945.

Airlife 1996 1st. xviii. + 316pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy,t like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


3034. WILLMOTT H.P.: PEARL HARBOUR.

Cassell. 2001 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 26x26. An unmarked copy, almost as new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A comprehensive, analytical, and very readable account of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour, accompanied by more than 150 photographs, including a superb series of pictures of Japanese warships and a spectacular series of photographs (some colour) taken during the raid itself and the aftermath. Also includes numerous maps, diagrams and drawings. £7.95


16223. WILSON, Charles & Proctor, David (Editors).: 1688 THE SEABORNE ALLIANCE AND DIPLOMATIC REVOLUTION. Proceedings of an International Symposium held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 5-6 October 1988.

National Maritime Museum. 176pp. Illustrated 20x21. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Contains the a collection of highly original papers read out by a distinguished panel of speakers, English and Dutch, at the Symposium held at Greenwich in 1988. £3.95


1245. WILSON, Michael: BALTIC ASSIGNMENT. British Submariners in Russia: 1914-1919.

Cooper. 1985 1st. xii. + 244pp. 27 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine d/ j. The lot of the Royal Navy's submariners in the Baltic from 1914 to 1919, was not a happy one, and their aggressive campaign against German shipping in the region is comparatively little-known, the names of Max Horton and Martin Nasmith may well be familiar to those interested in the exploits of British submarines in the First World War, also the name of Noel Lawrence. The name of Francis Cromie, however, is not so well known, but it was his personality that dominated the Baltic submarine campaign from Sept 1915 until the Russian Revolution brought matters to a singular unsatisfactory and tragic conclusion. The author has filled a curiously overlooked gap in naval history in WW1 & it is indeed an epic tale that he tells here £9.50


8340. WILSON, Michael.: DESTINATION DARDANELLES.

Leo Cooper. 1988 1st. * 193pp. 23 ills. 3 maps. 2 tables. 24x16 Above-average ex-library,minimal stamps, VG in VG+ d/j. Describes the many exploits of the submarine HMS E.7, from the North Sea to the Dardanelles during the First World War. £2.95


22146. WILSON. Michael: A SUBMARINERS' WAR. The Indian Ocean 1939-45.

Spellmoun 2008 1st 223pp. Illustrated 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in pictorial card cover £5.50


11406. WINFIELD, Rif: THE 50-GUN SHIP.

Caxton 2001 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As new, Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book reveals the crucial role of the 50-gun ship in the development of the battleship and the frigate, and explains the enduring role which ensured the survival of the type into the 19th century. This book contains an in-depth text, based on the latest research sources, covering the complete history of the 50-gun ship. Numerous tables of technical data covering dimensions, construction, armament and details. Comprehensive collection of illustrations including original draughts, models and contemporary paintings and drawings. A selection of specially commissioned perspective and cutaway drawings by John McKay, and a separate large scale plan for modelmakers in rear pocket depicting the Leopard of 1790. £14.00


5662. WINGATE, John: HMS BELFAST. Edinburgh Class Cruiser. Warship Profile No.29.

Profile Publications 19712 32pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed technical description followed by an operational history of HMS Belfast. Profusely illustrated with photographs and a double page plan and side view illustration in colour. £12.50


14621. WINGATE, John .: HMS CAMPBELTOWN (USS Buchanan). Warship Profile 5

Profile Publications. 1971. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. An unmarked copy, virtually like new.:- Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover.. Contains full technical details and operational history of HMS Campbeltown in her original service career as the USS Buchanan, before describing the various alterations made to the ship for her role as a look a like German destroyer for the raid at St Nazaire. and Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a double-page centrespead plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel. £11.50


9661. WINGATE, John.: HMS BELFAST. In Trust for the Nation 1939-72.

Profile Publications. 1972 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:-Fine in VG d/j. This meticulously detailed technical and operational history, examines Belfast's design and construction before recounting her service career, Illustrated with more than 100 photgraphs. a double-page plan and side view in colour; and many ccurate drawings of the ship's details. Tables of Steam Trials, Machinery, Chronology. £5.95


9408. WINKLARETH, Robert I.: NAVAL SHIPBUILDERS OF THE WORLD. From the Age of Sail to the Present Day.

Chatham. 2000 1st. 384pp. Prof Ills. 24x17. Virtually like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This volume is a detailed guide to the shipbuilding companies and state yards building warships, describing their development, highlights their histories, and listing the major ships they built. The book is international in its coverage, divided by country, by region and by yard, and is illustrated throughout with maps and plans, plus several photographs. The book also details naval bases and repair facilities. £11.95


8998. WINSER, John de S: THE D-DAY SHIPS. Neptune: The Greatest Amphibious Operation in History.

World Ship Society. 1994 1st. 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. Virtually like new: Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. The book provides listings of the naval and merchant ships which operated in operation Neptune, the Normandy landings in June 1944. Whilst concentrating on the ships, the book does not neglect the vast number of landing and other craft which also played such a vital part. Well illustrated. £21.00


18703. WINTER, Margaret & John: THE JOURNEY BACK

Images 1994 1st.. 220pp. 11 illustrations. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Mint in Fine d/j. Memoir of a despatch-rider in the WRNS; together with her poems, and her husband's account of his wartime service in destroyers. £4.95


17305. WINTERBOTHAM F.W.:: THE ULTRA SECRET

: Purnell. No date (c 1974). . 199pp. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j £4.95


9857. WINTON, John: BELOW THE BELT. Novelty, Subterfuge and Surprise in Naval Warfare.

Conway. 1981 1st. 192pp. 32 ills. 22x14. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A history of unconventional naval weapons and warfare, from primitive explosion vessels and fire-ships to the human torpedoes of the Second World War. Such devices have had a dramatic effect on naval affairs and this book describes how these weapons have been employed in combat. £3.95


658. WINTON, John: HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR! Life on the Lower Deck of the Victorian Navy.

Joseph. 1977 1st. 320pp. 55 ills. 24x16. Fine in VG+ d/j. From sailor's own diaries and reminiscences. from ship's logs, and admirals' dispatches and memoirs, the author provides a detailed account of life on the lower-deck of the Royal Navy in the 19th century. The beginning of the century saw the ordinary sailor living in unhealthy conditions, with poor food, low pay, no official uniform, few rights at law, and often suffering brutal punishment, but as the century went on, the Navy was slowly reformed, steam came and sails went, flogging was abolished, the rum ration reduced, pay increased, and ships had libraries and canteens on board. £6.95


17993. WINTON, John: POLARIS. Fears and Dreams

Michael Joseph 1989 1st 248pp. 22xc14 . A bright and tight ex-library copy in dustjacked. G+ in G+ d/j. £2.50


8407. WINTON, John: SINK THE HAGURO! The Last Destroyer Action of the Second World War.

Seeley. 1970 1st. 182pp. 17 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Describes the classic naval action in which the British destroyers, Saumarez, Venus, Virago, Verulam & Vigilant, sank the Japanese cruiser Haguro in the Malacca Straits in May 1945. £9.50


8745. WINTON, John: THE FORGOTTEN FLEET.

Joseph. 1969 1st. 433pp. 17 ills. 18 maps. 22x14. An excellent First Edition copy without writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG d/j. The arrival of the British Pacific Fleet in the Pacific was preceded by a long period of political controversy and American suspicion. The fleet faced enormous logistical problems and despite generous American assistance, there were many shortcomings and difficulties. Yet the BPF overcame every difficulty and went on to write new and stirring pages of naval history. £16.50


22115. WINTON, John: THE FORGOTTEN FLEET.

Joseph. 1969 1st. 433pp. 17 ills. 18 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents VG+. (no d/j). The arrival of the British Pacific Fleet in the Pacific was preceded by a long period of political controversy and American suspicion. The fleet faced enormous logistical problems and despite generous American assistance, there were many shortcomings and difficulties. Yet the BPF overcame every difficulty and went on to write new and stirring pages of naval history. £8.50


16090. WINTON, John: ULTRA AT SEA.

Leo Cooper 1988 1st. 212pp. 14 illustrations. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. An in-depth study of the use & impact of the breaking of the Kriegsmarine’s communication code during WW2, & how by breaking the code it affected Allied naval strategy during the conflict. The book gives numerous examples of the application of ’Ultra’ intelligence at sea , including the Bismarck action, the attack on the Tirpitz, & the anti-U-boat campaign, and also analyses the effect of ’Ultra’ on the Royal Navy’s role in the war. The author also examines the difficult problem of how much of the information provided by ’Ultra’ could be safely used, for if it was used too often, the enemy could smell a rat, and completely alter the system. £8.95


14534. WINTON, John: ULTRA AT SEA.

Leo Cooper 1988 1st. 212pp. 14 illustrations. 24x16. Ex-library copy with minimal stamps. VG in VG d/j. £3.95


21983. WINTON, John: WAR IN THE PACIFIC

Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 1st. 193pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 26x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j £5.95


20538. WINTON, John: WAR IN THE PACIFIC

Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 1st. 193pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 26x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG+ d/j £5.95


7820. WINTON, John.: AIR POWER AT SEA. 1945 to Today

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1987 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 24x19. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This comprehensive survey, illustrated with over 100 photographs (including many action shots), examines the developments in aerial warfare and shows how naval flying has been dramatically transformed since the 1940s. Chapters include: Korea: The Rise & Rise of the Helicopter: All Done by Mirrors & Angles: Vietnam: The Falklands, etc, etc. £3.75


14761. WINTON, John.: CAPTAIN AND KINGS. The Royal Family in the Royal Navy 1901 - 1981.

Bluejacket. 1981 1st. 114pp. Ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Chronicles the experiences of the members of the Royal Family that served in the Navy during the 20th century. £2.50


7067. WINTON, John.: CARRIER GLORIOUS. The Life & Death of an Aircraft Carrier.

Cooper 1986 1st viii + 254pp. 31 illustrations 24x16. . 24x16. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.: . When Glorious was sunk by the Scharnhorst & Gneisenau the official explanation seemed to distort the facts. The author, using information from Admiralty documents & reports, and her very few survivors, describes what really happened on that fateful day, and has established why the story had never been told before. £14.00


20239. WINTON, John.: CARRIER GLORIOUS. The Life & Death of an Aircraft Carrier.

Arrow 1989 Paperback. viii + 254pp. Illustrated. 19x12. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Near- Fine pictorial card cover. When Glorious was sunk by the Scharnhorst & Gneisenau the official explanation seemed to distort the facts. The author, using information from Admiralty documents & reports, and her very few survivors, describes what really happened on that fateful day, and has established why the story had never been told before. £6.95


7928. WINTON, John.: HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR! Life on the Lower Deck of the Victorian Navy.

Joseph. 1977 1st. 320pp. 55 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:-Near-Fine in VG d/j. From sailor's own diaries and reminiscences. from ship's logs, and admirals' dispatches and memoirs, the author provides a detailed account of life on the lower-deck of the Royal Navy in the 19th century. The beginning of the century saw the ordinary sailor living in unhealthy conditions, with poor food, low pay, no official uniform, few rights at law, and often suffering brutal punishment, but as the century went on, the Navy was slowly reformed, steam came and sails went, flogging was abolished, the rum ration reduced, pay increased, and ships had libraries and canteens on board. £5.95


16592. WINTON, John.: WARRIOR. The First and The Last.

Maritime. nd (c 1987) 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Stamped 'Advance Copy' . Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Includes separate deck guide. Records in fascinating detail, the extraordinary life story of HMS Warrior- how she was designed and built, what life was like on board, what she did in her various commissions, her sad decline into a shabby coal hulk, and then her astonishing rebirth, through the farsightedness of one man who saved her from the scrapyard. £3.95


10370. WINTON, John.: WARRIOR. The First and The Last.

Maritime. nd (c 1987) 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x18. A superb unmarked copy, like new Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Records in fascinating detail, the extraordinary life story of HMS Warrior- how she was designed and built, what life was like on board, what she did in her various commissions, her sad decline into a shabby coal hulk, and then her astonishing rebirth, through the farsightedness of one man who saved her from the scrapyard. £4.95


18751. WINTON, John. (Editor).: FREEDOM'S BATTLE. Volume 1. - The War at Sea 1939-1945.

BCA 1974. 1st. xvii. + 416pp. 34 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions.Near-Fine in G d/j. Arranged in chronological order, this book contains a collection of personal experiences of the war at sea, including first-hand accounts of the River Plate, Narvik, Taranto and Matapan actions, the sinking of the Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Haguro; Atlantic, Russian and Mediterranean convoys; and the personal recollections of those who served in Acasta, Broke, Warspite, Kelly, Penelope, Ark Royal, Barham, Reading, Wren, Euryalus, Bedouin, Illustrious, Glorious and other ships. £5.95


11638. WINTON, John. (Editor).: FREEDOM'S BATTLE. Volume One. The War at Sea 1939-1945.

BCA 1974 . xx. + 416pp. Illustrated. 23x16. . An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. . A large collection of first-hand experiences of the war at sea written by naval personnel, with accounts of the River Plate, Narvik, Taranto and Matapan actions, the sinking of the Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Haguro; Atlantic, Russian and Mediterranean convoys; including the recollections of those who served in Acasta, Broke, Warspite, Kelly, Penelope, Ark Royal, Barham, Reading, Wren, Euryalus, Bedouin, Illustrious, Glorious and other ships. £5.95


3537. WINTON,John.: CUNNINGHAM. The Greatest Admiral since Nelson.

Murray. 1998 1st . xxiv. + 432pp. 23 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions, Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.d/j. This book is the only full biography ever written about Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndehope. It draws on the widest possible range of sources, including secret intelligence files not available to earlier writers, and offers a magnificent portrait of a sailor's sailor who became First Sea Lord in 1943 and saw the war at sea to its conclusion in 1945. £16.95


20572. WIPER, Steve: KONGO CLASS BATTLECRUISERS

Chatham 2006 1st. (Shipcraft 9) 64pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs & plans.30x21. New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £9.50


1851. WOODMAN, Richard: ARCTIC CONVOYS 1941-1945.

Murray. 1996 xx. + 532pp. 34 ills. 6 maps. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. This major work on the convoys from Britain to Russia in World War 2, describes each convoy individually. It describes the merchant ships and their naval escorts, the surface actions, U-boat attacks and running air battles. The book also looks at the convoys from the personal angle and the perspective of the long-suffering merchant ships and their crews. Notes, Sources, Bibliography. £14.00


22243. WOODMAN, Richard: THE REAL CRUEL SEA. The Merchant Navy in the Battle of the Atlantic.

John Murray 2005 xv. + 781pp. Illustrated. Maps. 19x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . £11.50


4151. WOODMAN, Richard.: MALTA CONVOYS 1940-1943.

Murray. 2000 1st. xx. + 532pp. 33 ills. Maps. 24x16. Almost like new:- Fine in Fine d/j. This comprehensive, detailed and accurate account of the Malta convoys, relies not only on official British and German sources, but also on the first-hand accounts of participants and survivors. £22.00


11374. WOODMAN, Richard.: THE VICTORY OF SEAPOWER. Winning the Napoleonic War 1806 - 1814.

Chatham. 1998 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The period 1806 - 1814 witnessed continued naval warfare - against the Danes, the Russian, the Turks, and ultimately the Americans as well as the French and their Dutch and Italian Allies - and the ultimate defeat of Napoleon. £9.95


149. WOODROOFFE, Thomas. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: NAVAL ODYSSEY.

Cape. 1936. 288pp. 4 illustrations Map.. 22x14. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwewise contents Very Good . A tale about life on a C-class cruiser during a Mediterranean commission in the 1920s. £2.95


13650. WOODWARD, David.: THE TIRPITZ. The Story. Including the Destruction of the Scharnhorst, of the Campaign Against the German Battleship.

Kimber. 1953 223pp. II ills. Endpaper Maps. 22x14. VG in worn d/j. Based on British, Norwegian and German official documents, and the personal stories of the men, Allied and German, who took part, this book offers a full and detailed history of the German battleship Tirpitz from her completion to her eventual destruction. £3.95


3269. WOON, Basil: ATLANTIC FRONT. The Merchant Navy in the War

Davies. 1941 1st. . xii. + 323pp. 12 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Binding & contents VG. . From personal experience and with interviews with the people concerned, the author offers a factual account of the exploits of the Merchant Navy at war. Many different apsects of the war at sea are covered including the Battle of the Atlantic, and episodes involving the City of Benares, Athenia, Jervis Bay, Empress of Britain, Arandora Star, Rawalpindi, Sussex, Clan Macbean, Stonepool, Heronspeed and other vessels. £6.95


1035. WORTH, Jack: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. Part 4. MINESWEEPERS.

Maritime nd (c 1988). 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Virtually as new. :- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Lists the names and completion dates, together with service notes on every minesweeper of the Royal Navy, from 1945 to the late 1980s. Well illustrated. £3.95


12150. WRAGG, David: ROYAL NAVY HANDBOOK 1914-1918.

Sutton. 2006 1st. ix. + 310pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. This volume tells how the Royal Navy adapted to the demands of war and explores the service through the war years: its command structure; the major wartime engagements; the warships, and the men who commanded them and manned them. With 150 illustrations. £8.50


20505. WRAGG, David: THE ESCORT CARRIER IN WORLD WAR II. Combustible , Vulnerable, Expendable!

Pen & Sword 2005 1st. vii. + 232pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


9867. WRIGHT, Richard N.J.: THE CHINESE STEAM NAVY 1862-1945.

Chatham. 2000 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 27x21. Almost like new:- Mint in Fine d/j. Tells the extraordinary story of the transformation of the Chinese navy from one of armed junks to one exploiting the latest steam and steel technology. The whole history of that development, through the collapse of the empire and the Nationalist period up to the end of the Second World War, is recorded for the first time. The naval side of the Sino-French war of 1884, the disastrous war with Japan in 1894-5, the role of the Warlord period during the early years of the 20th century and the later Japanese war of 1937-45 are fully described. Detailed ship data tables and appendices on naval guns. £22.00


22217. WRIGHT, Richard N.J.: THE CHINESE STEAM NAVY 1862-1945.

Chatham. 2000 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 27x21. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. Tells the extraordinary story of the transformation of the Chinese navy from one of armed junks to one exploiting the latest steam and steel technology. The whole history of that development, through the collapse of the empire and the Nationalist period up to the end of the Second World War, is recorded for the first time. The naval side of the Sino-French war of 1884, the disastrous war with Japan in 1894-5, the role of the Warlord period during the early years of the 20th century and the later Japanese war of 1937-45 are fully described. Detailed ship data tables and appendices on naval guns. £24.00


19369. WRIGLEY, Tom: MODEL SHIPS - NAVIES IN MINIATURE

Orbis 1973 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Binding VG, contents VG+. (no d/j) £2.95


7608. YOUNG, Edward.: ONE OF OUR SUBMARINES.

Hart-Davis. 1953 332pp. 39 ills. 9 maps. Endp diags. 22x14. VG in torn d/j. During the Second World War the author saw service in submarines from the Arctic to the Far East in H-28, Unity, Sealion and Saracen, and commanded P-555 and Storm. This first-hand account of submarine warfare is widely regarded as one of the classics of the Second World War. £2.95


14563. YOUNG, Edward.: ONE OF OUR SUBMARINES.

Wordsworth 1998 320pp. Illustrated. 9 maps. Diags. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. During the Second World War the author saw service in submarines from the Arctic to the Far East in H-28, Unity, Sealion and Saracen, and commanded P-555 and Storm. This first-hand account of submarine warfare is widely regarded as one of the classics of the Second World War. £2.95


20421. YOUNG, John Robert: THE ROYAL MARINES.

Guild 1991. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. Hardback edition. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.50


6803. ZIMMERMAN, David.: THE GREAT NAVAL BATTLE OF OTTAWA. How Admirals, Scientists, and Policies impeded the development of high technology in Canada's wartime Navy.

University of Toronto. 1989 1st. xxx. + 209pp. 16 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. During WW2 the Royal Canadian Navy played a vital role in the Battle of the Atlantic, second only to the RN. But in the sea war against German submarines, the RCN was hampered by nationalistic policies blocking it from co-operating with other forces, and the RN failing to give high technology A/S equipment. In the face of the obstacles the RCN was forced to develop from scratch its own A/S detection systems & weaponry. This account tells the story of how Canada tried to come to terms with this war of high technology in the Atlantic. £8.50


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