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23405. : 2 x SHIP RECOGNITION CARD FOR AIR USE.

Royal Air Force 1943 & 1944 Plastic ship recognition cards. (1) ITALY. Form S.1335.I. Drawings & Particulars of Italian Warships 1943. As new. (2). UNITED STATES. Form S. 1335U. Drawings of US Warships. (Restricted) 1944. As new. £5.00


24408. : 12 GUN BRIG . 1840

Ship's Plan. 7 Sheets Very Good £7.50


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. £1.50


24392. : AN EARLY SIXTH RATE

MODEL MAKER PLANS SERVICE, Hemel Hempstead. no date c (1970) Ship's Plan. 3 Sheets Repaired but Very Good £7.50


23919. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. 1964. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., etc.

HMSO. 251pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £3.95


23920. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. 1965. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., etc.

HMSO. 125pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £3.95


23921. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. 1966. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., etc.

HMSO. 127pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £3.95


23922. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. 1968. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., etc.

HMSO. 127pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £3.95


23924. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. 1970. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., etc.

HMSO. 130pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £3.95


23923. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. 1998. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., etc.

HMSO. 136pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £3.95


23918. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. June 1959. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., etc.

HMSO. 230pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £3.95


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

Naval Wargames Society 1973 15pp. Illustrated with drawings.. 25x20. VG+ in pictorial card cover. £1.50


24398. : COLONIAL SCHOONER "SULTANA"

Model Shipways 3 Sheets . plus 2 extra sheets (Instruction and Colour scheme) Near-Fine, £7.50


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 Good pictorial 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


24112. : FLEET AIR ARM FIELD GUN CREW 1979. Souvenir Programme

36pp. Illustrated. Advertisements. 21x15. Single crease to pictorial card cover. Very Good. Programme of the Royal Tournament, Earl's Court 1979.. £1.00


24407. : MYRMIDON. 50 Gun Ship

percival Marshall. no date (c 1950s) Ship's Plan. 5 Sheets Very Good £7.50


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


22875. : OTO MELARA 1905 - 1990. Ottantacinque annio per la difesa

OTO Melara n- Publi RID 1990 1st 163pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. As new; Mint in Mint d/j.Oto Melara is an Italian defence company with factories in Brescia and La Spezia. Oto Melara's best-known weapons since World War II are the mountain pack howitzer Model 56, which is in service throughout the world, and the 76mm naval gun, which has been adopted by 53 navies and is installed on over 1,000 naval vessels. From1920 to 1943 the company also built submarines, detroyers and a cruiser for the Italian Navy. Text in Italian and English. £6.95


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


23494. : SHIPS, AIRCRAFT AND MISS5.95ILES OF THE ROYAL NAVY & ROYAL MARINES

Royal Navy. . January 2004 121pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. 15x21. As new: Mint in pictorial card cover £5.95


21017. : THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BRITISH MARITIME DOCTRINE, BR1806

Defence Council /HMSO1995 256pp. Illustrated. 21x15. As New:- Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £5.95


16926. : THE OSPREY MILITARIA DIRECTORY & SOURCE BOOK. 1999 Edition

Compendium Publishing 1998., 227pp.Advertisements.25x18. As new: Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £1.95


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

No pagination. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. VG in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.50


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


22161. : THE ROYAL NAVY OFFICER'S POCKET-BOOK, 1944

Conway nd (c 2007) 144pp. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 18x12 Hardback As new. £3.50


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


24396. : UNITED STATES FRIGATE "CONSTITUTION". A Brief Account of Her History. Together With Data For Model Builders.

Model Shipways no date (c 1970) 14pp. Illustrated. 27x17. Like new; Near Mint in card cover. Reprint by Model Shipways of the one issued by the Bureau of Construction and Repair, U.S. Navy Department in 1932 to satisfy public interest and the demand of model makers for authentic information on the newly restored frigate, Constitution. £6.50


24021. : WALLIS & WALLIS. CATALOGUE FOR THE NELSON COMMEMORATION AUCTION. Lewes Town Hall, Tuesday 19th July 2005

52pp. Illustrated with numerous colour and black and white photographs. 24x18. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This catalogue contains details of some 415 of naval memoribilia lots offered for sale. £3.95


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

HMSO. 1972 x. + 494pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Binding & contents VG in Good 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


11715. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. jUNE 1955. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., etc.

HMSO. 255pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £2.95


5491. : APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Uniform Regulations, Entry Regulations, etc., 1967 (corrected to June).

HMSO. 127pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-reference library. VG in card cover. £2.95


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. £4.95


24400. : NAVAL CUTTER "SPEEDY" 1828

Conway Maritime 2 Sheets . Ship plans. Near-Fine £7.50


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


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. £4.95


24395. : U.S, FRIGATE "CONSTITUTION"

Model Shipways Ship's Plan of Frigate Essex. 8 Sheets . Fine, £7.50


10839. ELLIS, Richard & WARLOW, Ben. Lt.Cdr R.N.: THE ROYAL NAVY AT MALTA. . Volume Two: 1907 - 1939. A Collection of Old Photographs taken by the Ellis Family at Malta.

Maritime Books. 1990 1st. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x30. Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. Provides a superbly illustrated record of the Royal Navy’s ships seen in Malta’s Grand Harbour and Sliema Creek, between 1907 and 1939. The pictures are accompanied by detailed and informative captions. £15.50


10589. ELLIS, Richard. & WARLOW, Ben.: THE ROYAL NAVY AT MALTA. Volume One: The Victorian Era 1865 -1906.

Maritime Books. 1989 1st. Volume One. 132pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x30. An excellent unmarked copy; Near-Mint in Fine d/j. £16.95


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

Cassell 1999 192pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Maps. 19x13. Very Good+ in pic torial card cover. 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. £1.50


23590. MANWARING G.E. & DOBREE, Bonamy: THE FLOATING REPUBLIC. An Account of the Mutinies at Spithead and the Nore in 1797.

Pen & Sword 2004 x, + 299pp. Illustrated. 20x13. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. A full account of the naval mutinies at Spithead and the Nore in 1797. £3.95


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. £1.45


24113. TURNER, John Frayn: INVASION '44. The Full Story of D-Day

Harrap 1959 1st 253pp. Illustrated 5 maps. 22x14 Hardback. No writing or inscriptions;; foxing to edges,otherwise binding & contents Very Good. £2.50


24098. WARLOW, Ben.: THE ROYAL NAVY AT MALTA. . Volume Two: 1907 - 1939. A Collection of Old Photographs taken by the Ellis Family at Malta.

Maritime Books. 1990 1st. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x30. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Provides a superbly illustrated record of the Royal Navy’s ships seen in Malta’s Grand Harbour and Sliema Creek, between 1907 and 1939. The pictures are accompanied by detailed and informative captions. £14.00


18345. ----: FROM DARTMOUTH TO DARDANELLES. A Midshipman's Log. Edited by His Mother

William Heinemann, 1916 ix. + 174pp. 18x11. Blue decorated hardback cover with black titles; No writing or inscriptions spine rubbed, margins tanned, otherwise contents Good.. £4.95


570. -----: A SEAMAN'S POCKET-BOOK. B.R. 827. June 1943. By Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty

HMSO. June 1943 120pp. Illustrated I 18x12. Very Good in stiff card cover. £3.95


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


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. £1.50


13272. -----: THE NAVY LIST OF RETIRED OFFICERS Together with the EMERGENCY LIST 1952

xiv. + 534pp. 21x14 Ex-library. Cover creased & slightly torn, otherwise contents generally VG. £2.95


23914. -----: THE NAVY LIST OF RETIRED OFFICERS Together with the EMERGENCY LIST 1955

xvii + 548pp. 21x14 Above-avaerage Ex-library. VG+ in card cover £3.95


23915. -----: THE NAVY LIST OF RETIRED OFFICERS Together with the EMERGENCY LIST 1956

xvii + 561pp. 21x14 Above-avaerage Ex-library. VG+ in card cover £2.95


23916. -----: THE NAVY LIST OF RETIRED OFFICERS Together with the EMERGENCY LIST 1957

xvii + 560pp. 21x14 Above-avaerage Ex-library. VG+ in card cover £3.95


23917. -----: THE NAVY LIST OF RETIRED OFFICERS Together with the EMERGENCY LIST 1959

xv + 602pp. 21x14 Above-avaerage Ex-library. VG+ in card cover £3.95


2713. -----: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1940-49

Maritime. nd (c1989) 174pp. Prof ills. 18x24. Virtually as new 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 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


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 £1.50


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 £1.95


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. £2.50


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. £2.50


10456. ------: ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP 1964. Volume 1. B.R. 67(1)

HMSO. 1964 New Edition. x. + 494pp. Prof ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in chipped 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 £8.95


9650. ------: BROADSHEET 80.

Ministry of Defence. 45pp. Prof ills. 30x21. VG+ in 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. £2.50


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. £2.50


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. £2.00


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

Pitkin. 1990. 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, £1.00


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


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. £2.50


11301. ------: RETURN OF THE BATTLE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT TO THE MERSEY. May 26 - 31, 1993. To Commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic.

Chubarry. 1993 99pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This publication consists almost entirely of large colour photographs of the various Royal Navy & Foreign warships and aircraft which were present to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, plus profiles of the warships, dawn to scale. £2.50


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 £1.50


22233. ------: WARSHIP INTERNATIONAL. Volume 47. Issue No 4. 2 December 2010

. Profusely illustrated. 28x21 An unmarked copy:-As new. £2.95


22234. ------: WARSHIP INTERNATIONAL. Volume 48. Issue No 2. June 2011

. Profusely illustrated. 28x21 An unmarked copy:-As new. £2.95


22235. ------: WARSHIP INTERNATIONAL. Volume 48. Issue No 3. September 2011

. Profusely illustrated. 28x21 An unmarked copy:-As new. £2.95


22236. ------: WARSHIP INTERNATIONAL. Volume 48. Issue No 4. December 2011

. Profusely illustrated. 28x21 An unmarked copy:-As new. £2.95


12929. ------: WARSHIP INTERNATIONAL. Volume XXIV. No. 3. 1987

102pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy :- Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Features include: Submarine Pressure Hull Design & Diving Depths; The Attack on the USS Stark; New York Navy Yard, US Navy in WW2 - A Basic Bibliography, etc, £2.95


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. £2.00


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

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


16186. -------: GERMANY. Volume I. Physical Geography Naval Intelligence Division. Geographical Handbook Series B.R. 529 - For Official Use only.

HMSO. January 1944. . xii. + 274pp. 83 maps and diagrams ( 1 large folding map in rear pocket). 113 photographs. 22x15. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise binding VG, 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 I is divided into 8 sections and a2 Appendices. Covers:- General Physical Description - Western Germany - Southern Germany - Central Germany - Northern Germany - Coasts - Climate - Vegetation., headed: The People : Historical Outline Before 1815 : Historical Outline, 1816 -1871: Historical Outline, 1871-1939 : Anglo-German Naval relations Since 1894 : Government, Administration and Law : Education : Public Health : Germany at War, 1939-43. £10.00


16201. -------: ITALY. Volume III Naval Intelligence Division. B.R. 517B (Restricted). Geographical Handbook Series - For Official Use only.

HMSO August 1945 . xv. + 610pp. 76 Figures.119 photographs. Folding maps. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions. Binding VG, contents 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. Italy Volume III is divided into 11 sections and numerous appendices, Covers:- Agriculture - Forests & Fisheries - Minerals - Water & Electricty Supply -Manufacturing Industries - Commerce, Banking & Insurance - Communications Roads, Railways) - Inland Navgation - Mercantile Marine - Civil Aviation - Postal Service & Telecommunications £10.00


9448. -------: THE GATEFOLD BOOK OF THE WORLD'S GREAT WARSHIPS.

Grange. 1996. 6pp + 36 gatefold plans. 30x25. As New. Mint in pictorial hardback cover. This magnificent book contains 36 multifolding full colour cut-aways (with keys) of some 36 warships. Each fold-out illustration is more than 80cm in length, and the ships range from a Roman Trireme to Nuclear submarines. Ships include. Viking Longship - Royal Galley - Spanish Galleon - Vasa - Sovereign of the Seas - Victory - Constitution - Gloire - Warrior - Devastation - Andrea Doria - Dreadnought - Queen Elizabeth - De Ruyter - Enterprise - Scharnhorst - Cossack - Tirpitz - Yamato - Iowa - Nautilus - Nimitz - Kirov, etc, etc. A fantastic book for any warship enthusiast or ship modeller. £9.85


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 £5.95


9133. -------: VICKERS LTD. H.M.S REPULSE. Ballistic Missile Nuclear Submarine.

Company publication. 1968. 32pp. Prof ills. 30x21. Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Chronicles the design and construction of the nuclear submarine HMS Repulse, and describes its salient features. Superbly illustrated with 31 photographs in colour and 11 in black and white, including pictures of her construction, crew accommodation, galley, sea trials, etc, etc. Also there is a large multifolding colour cutaway of Repulse. Additionally, each of the three previous naval ships to hold the name are given a double-page spread, comprising a magnificent colour reproduction painting of each vessel, accompanied by a brief history. £3.95


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. £1.50


24204. --------: ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP 1964. Volume III. B.R. 67(3)

HMSO. 1964 Second Edition. 6th impression 1976. ix. + 403pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. Chapters cover:- Stability of Ships : Pumping & Ventilation Systems in a Warship: Types & Design of Merchant Ships : Cargo Stowage : Safety Arrangements in Merchant Ships : Towing at Sea : Salvage Operations : Moorings : Officer of the Watch in Harbour : Ship Upkeep, Fittings & Stores : Officer of the Watch at Sea : Propulsion & Steering of Ships : Handling Ships in Narrow waters : Handing Ships in Company : Handling ships in Heavy Weather : Handling Ships while Replenishing at Sea : Ice Prevention & Handling Ships in Ice. £11.50


18456. --------: ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP 1964. Volume III. B.R. 67(3)

HMSO. 1967 Second Edition, Third impression. ix. + 403pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Corners of binding rubbed, contents VG.,. Chapters cover:- Stability of Ships : Pumping & Ventilation Systems in a Warship: Types & Design of Merchant Ships : Cargo Stowage : Safety Arrangements in Merchant Ships : Towing at Sea : Salvage Operations : Moorings : Officer of the Watch in Harbour : Ship Upkeep, Fittings & Stores : Officer of the Watch at Sea : Propulsion & Steering of Ships : Handling Ships in Narrow waters : Handing Ships in Company : Handling ships in Heavy Weather : Handling Ships while Replenishing at Sea : Ice Prevention & Handling Ships in Ice. £7.95


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

148pp. Profusely Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


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

188pp. Profusely Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


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

192pp. Profusely Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


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. £2.95


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


10570. --------: HMS VANGUARD. And The Royal Voyage to South Africa.

HMSO 1946. 32pp. 28 photographs. 1 drawing. Map. Plans. 20x15. Contents Near-Fine in marked and slightly rubbed pictorial paper cover. Illustrates and describes many aspects of HMS Vanguard, the battleship in which the Royal Family traveled on their tour to South Africa in 1947, and also gives a vivid picture of life aboard. Very well illustrated. £3.50


23161. --------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A Reprint of the 1919 Edition of Fighting Ships.

David & Charles. 1969. 634pp. + 161pp advertisements. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in G+ 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. Heavy book therefore overseas postage will be considerably extra. £16.50


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. £1.95


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


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

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


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


7527. --------: THE NAVY LIST. 1960

xvi. + 1,000pp + 32pp . 21x14. Professionally and handsomely rebound in black cloth hardback cover with gilt titles. Bookplate of Reference library; . Appears unread. Binding and contents Fine. £5.95


23927. --------: THE NAVY LIST. Spring, 1954

xii. + 694pp + 21pp . 21x14. Professionally and handsomely rebound in black cloth hardback cover with gilt titles. Bookplate of Reference library; . Appears unread. Binding and contents Fine. £9.00


23928. --------: THE NAVY LIST. Spring, 1958

xvi. + 1,310pp + 32pp . 21x14. Professionally and handsomely rebound in black cloth hardback cover with gilt titles. Bookplate of Reference library; . Appears unread. Binding and contents Fine. £9.00


23929. --------: THE NAVY LIST. Spring, 1964

xviii. + 631pp + 27pp . 21x14. Professionally and handsomely rebound in black cloth hardback cover with gilt titles. Bookplate of Reference library; . Appears unread. Binding and contents Fine. £5.95


23784. --------: THE NAVY LIST. Spring, 1966

vi. + 631pp . 21x14. Handsomely rebound in black cloth hardback cover with gilt titles. Bookplate of Reference library; . Appears unread. Binding and contents Fine. £5.95


23789. --------: THE NAVY LIST. Spring, 1974

xi. + 607pp + 21pp . 21x14. Professionally and handsomely rebound in black cloth hardback cover with gilt titles. Bookplate of Reference library; . Appears unread. Binding and contents Fine. £6.95


10052. --------: THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN THE PACIFIC. PLANS AND REALITY. Maritime Monographs and Reports No.9 - 1974.

National Maritime Museum. Greenwich, London. 1974. 30pp. Maps. 29x20. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A series of authoritative papers on the Pacific War written as follows. 'The Greater East Asia War As The Japanese Saw It', by Richard Storry. 'Symposium - The Second World War In The Pacific - Plans and Reality. The British Point of View' by Captain S.W.Roskill RN. 'The Rainbow Plan And The War Against Japan' by Professor J Kenneth McDonald & Ernest J King. £3.95


6920. --------: VJ - THE FINAL VICTORY. ROYAL NAVY. The East Indies Fleet - The British Pacific Fleet.

DPR (Navy). Ministry of Defence. 1995. (1). 24pp. 19 ills. Maps. 30x21. Like New in pictorial card cover. Published to mark the 50th anniversary of the surrender of Japan, this well illustrated publication also includes complete lists of ships in the East Indies & British Pacific Fleets. £2.95


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

Conway. 67pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy;-Fine in pictorial card cover. . £1.95


15897. --------: WARSHIP. No 20. October 1981.

Conway. Pages 217- 288. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover. £1.95


12986. --------: WARSHIP. No 29. January 1984

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


15902. --------: WARSHIP. No 29. January 1984.

Conway. 72pp. . Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover. £1.95


12979. --------: WARSHIP. No 30. April 1984

Conway. 71pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover. £1.95


15916. --------: WARSHIP. No 4. October 1977. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

Conway. 63pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy;- Fine in pictorial card cover. £1.95


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. £1.95


6831. ---------: ADMIRALTY. APPENDIX TO THE NAVY LIST. Rates of pay, Conditions of Retirement, Entry Regulations, etc., etc. 1971

HMSO. 156pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-reference library. VG in card cover £2.95


12799. ---------: H.M.S VANGUARD 1586 - 1946.

Published by Robert Dinwiddie & Co Ltd., Dumfries, for the Bookstall, H.M.S. Vanguard. no date (c 1946) 39pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Contents (unmarked) Near-Fine in VG card cover. Gives concise histories of the eight Vanguard's that have served in the Royal Navy together with details of the ninth Vanguard commissioned in April 1946. List of Battle Honours: List of Captains from 1587 to 1946. Published to be sold on board HMS Vanguard. Scarce. £3.95


11591. ---------: PORTSMOUTH NAVY DAYS 1977.

40pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19 Fine in Near-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. £1.00


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. £2.00


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. £1.00


10191. ---------: THE WONDER BOOK OF THE NAVY.

Ward Lock. nd (c 1950s). Twelfth Edition 224p;. 8 colour plates & around 300 photos & illustrations. 25x18. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions: pictorial hardback cover. Binding VG+, contents Near-Fine. Containing over 30 sections this book provides not only an extensive and profusely illustrated record of the ships of the Royal Navy at date, but articles on the Great Surrender : The Navy's Guns; Battleships; Submarines; The Rig of the Navy :Torpedoes & Mines: Naval Ways & Customs; etc, etc. Very well illustrated. £7.95


10785. ---------: THE WONDER BOOK OF THE NAVY.

Ward Lock. nd (c 1950). Twelfth Edition 224pp;. 8 colour plates & around 300 photographss & illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. 25x18. Pictorial hardback cover. No writing or inscription. Edges of binding rubbed, otherwise contents VG+. Containing over 30 sections this book provides not only an extensive and profusely illustrated record of the ships of the Royal Navy at date, but articles on the Great Surrender : The Navy's Guns; Battleships; Submarines; The Rig of the Navy :Torpedoes & Mines: Naval Ways & Customs; etc, etc. Very well illustrated. £8.95


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. £5.95


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. £2.95


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


23469. ----------: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1920-29.

Maritime. 1990 128pp Profusely illustrated.. 18x24. As new; 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 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. £4.95


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. £3.95


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 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


17017. -------:: EAST OF MALTA, WEST OF SUEZ.

The Stationary Office. 2001. (Facsimile reprint of the original edition published by HMSO.in 1943),. 63pp. Prof ills. 23x18. As new: Mint in pictorial card cover. The Admiralty account of the Naval War in the Eastern Mediterranean: September 1939 to March 1941. Well illustrated. £2.95


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

Bodlian Library Oxford 2005. . 59pp. 16x10. Contents, Near-Mint in VG hard cover £1.00


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 £8.95


17201. ------:: THE NAVAL REVIEW. 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. £8.95


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

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


23359. ABBEY, Lester: IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPSS

Seaforth (ShipCraft 17). 2012 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. £6.95


15086. ADAMS, Max: COLLINGWOOD. Nelson's Own Hero.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson.. 2005 1st. 332pp. Ilustrated. 26x14. Gift inscription. Near-Fine in Fine d/j.Admiral Collingwood was renowned by those who served under him for being fair and just and for caring about their welfare. He regarded flogging as a last resort and his men respected him for it. The book is essentially a story of a hard working very able man; a fine sea man, gunner, tactician, diplomat and administrator doing his very best and excelling in extraordinary times, totally dedicated to the navy and the service of his country, but Trafalgar was his one real moment of glory. It is this history that Adams brings out, which by the very nature of the man is not thrilling or flash. Collingwood worked hard and excelled but did not seek glory, self publicity or thanks. The book offers a portrait of a man who comes as near our modern idea of what a naval captain of that time should be like. £5.95


12674. ADKINS, Roy: TRAFALGAR. Biography of a Battle.

Little, Brown. 2004 1st. xxiii + 392pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper plans. 24x16. Unmarked, almost like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. The conflict is described from all three sides; British, French and Spanish. By using many letters and reports written by the sailors and officers, as well as other first hand accounts Adkins describes the battle, and its aftermath from the view of the men who fought in this momentous battle The author then goes on to describe events after the battle, including the news reaching various parts of the world, and the mixed reception in England: joy at the victory and grief at the loss of Nelson. £6.95


14760. ADMIRALTY.: MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP . Volume 1. 1964 B.R. 67 (1)

HMSO. 1972 x. + 494pp. Profusely illustrated.. 24x16. Corners of binding rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good.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


22844. ALBRECHT, Gerhard: WEYERS FLOTTEN TASCHENBUCH. (Warships of the World) 1994 / 96

Bernard & Graefe Verlag xvi + 863pp With 1,564 drawings of ships and 914 photographs. . 19x13 Black plastic, cover with gilt titles. An unmarked copy, Binding & contentsNear- Fine.. Set out country-by-country, this handbook provides a wealth of information on the ships of the world's navies in service at date, giving details for each type of vessel or class such as tonnage, dimensions, machinery, speed, guns, torpedoes, etc. A miniature version of Jane's Fighting Ships. Very well illustrated with photographs & drawings. German and English text. £5.95


10664. ALDEN, John D. Cmdr USN.: THE FLEET SUBMARINE IN THE U.S. NAVY

Arms & Armour. 1979 1st UK. xiv. + 290pp. Prof ills. 22x26. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in VG+ d/j. A history of the fleet type submarine from inception before WW1through its heyday in the Pacific from 1943 to 1945, to 1975 when is its last representative retired from the U.S. fleet. The book charts the design of the submarines and the technological developments responsible for their success, and each class of submarine is fully described. It also supplies detailed information on submarine construction, their armament and fittings and subsequent modifications. The appendices include:- Technical Details of Hull Construction : Submarine Shipyard Ways : War Damage Report of the Salmon, ETC. Profusely illustrated with photographs, plans and drawings. £14.00


3398. ALLAWAY, Jim: HERO OF THE UPHOLDER. The Story of Lieutenant Commander M.D.Wanklyn VC., DSO**.

Airlife. 1991 1st. 191pp. 36 ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Wanklyn was the most highly decorated Royal Naval Officer of the Second World War. A skilful and courageous submarine commander, he sank three U-boats, a destroyer, and nearly 100,000 tons of enemy supply and transport shipping before he was lost in Upholder off Tripoli in April 1942. £4.50


23476. ALLAWAY, Jim.: THE NAVY IN THE NEWS 1954 - 1991.

HMSO. 1993 1st. 106pp. Prof ills. 30x21. Like New. MKint in 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. £3.95


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. £3.95


19779. ALLEN, Kenneth: SAILORS IN BATTLE

Odhams 1966 1st. 160pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimaal stamps. VG in VG d/j £1.95


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. £1.95


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

Percival Marshall 1962 1st. . xiv. + 102pp. Prof ills. 22x14. An unmarked First Edition copy:- Near-Fine in Good+ d/j. A detailed examination of the oared fighting ships from the earliest galleys & the Trireme to 18th century Hybrids. Well illustrated. £5.95


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. £2.50


7165. APPS, Michael.: THE FOUR ARK ROYALS.

Kimber. 1976 1st. 256pp. 40 ills. 9 diags. Bookplate: Very Good in Very Good d/j. . The first Ark Royal was a 16th century galleon which fought the Spanish Armada. The next, intended as a merchant ship, was converted to a seaplane tender.The third Ark Royal, and to which the major part of this book is devoted, was the much loved and famous aircraft carrier which took part in some of the most stirring battles of the Second World War. The final section deals with the fourth Ark Royal, an aircraft carrier which was built in 1950. £3.95


24755. ARCHIBALD E.H.H.: THE METAL FIGHTING SHIP IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1860-1970.

Blandford. 1971 1st Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. Hardback edition. 31x23. No writing or inscriptons. Binding rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good in worn d/j. £6.95


24104. ARCHIBALD E.H.H.: THE METAL FIGHTING SHIP IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1860-1970.

Blandford. 1971 1st Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. Hardback edition. 31x2' Binding & contents Very Good. (no dustjacket) £5.95


24765. ARCHIBALD E.H.H.: THE METAL FIGHTING SHIP IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1860-1970.

Blandford. 1971 1st Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. Hardback edition. 31x23. No writing or inscriptons. Binding and contents Near-Fine in Very Good unclipped d/j. £11.50


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. £1.00


24697. ARMSTRONG, Pamela. & YOUNG, Ron: SILENT WARRIORS. Submarine Wrecks of the United Kingdon. Volume 3 .Wales and the West

Tempus 2010 1st. 223pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. - Mint in pictorial card cover. £6.95


2764. ARTHUR, Max: THE TRUE GLORY - THE ROYAL NAVY 1914-1939.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1996 1st. xi. + 292pp. 29 ills. Ills endps. 24x16. An excellentunmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. This book describes something of the spirit of the men and women who served in the Royal Navy between 1914 and 1939 and learn of their daily life in peace, war and civil unrest. Most of the book is based on the author's interviews with contributors and each account is a chapter in itself, a chapter in the life of the person who related it. It offers many interesting aspects of life in the Royal Navy in WW1 and the inter-war years. Chronology of Naval Events 1914-1939. £3.95


24126. ASHCROFT, Michael: VICTORIA CROSS HEROES

Headline 2006 1st xiii. + 334pp. Illustrated 24x16. Anunmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j £4.95


18638. ASLET, Clive.: GREENWICH. MILLENNIUM. 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. £1.50


9678. ATTWOOD, Edward L.: WAR-SHIPS. A Text-Book on The Construction, Protection, Stability, Turning, Etc, of War Vessels.

Longmans, Green. 1906 Second Edition. 302pp. 208 illustrtions. . 23x15. Navy cloth binding with gilt titles; Binding slightly rubbed, rear hinge strengthened,, otherwise contents VG+. An excellent tight and bright copy. Written primarily to give naval officers a better understanding of warship construction as well as being a useful introduction to the subject of naval architecture for apprentices and others, this book is divided into 24 chapters, including Strength of Ships - Tests of Steel, Sections, Rivets, Joints, Etc - Framing of Various Types of Ships - Beams, Pillars & Decks - Plates of the Outer & Inner Bottom - Watertight Bulkheads, Doors - Stems, Sternposts, Rudders & Shaft Bearings - Steering Gear - Pumping, Flooding & Darinage -Ventilation - Corrosion & Fouling - Coaling - Armour & Deck Protection - Navy Lists Displacements, Tonnage - Stability - Trim - Rolling of a ship The Turning of War-ships - Resistance and Propulsion - Design of War-ships - Notes on the Loss of HMS Victoria. £7.95


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. £2.00


23540. AUSTIN, Douglas: CHURCHILL AND MALTA'S WAR 1939-1943

Amberley 2010 1st. 288pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new. Mint in d/j £9.00


24638. BACHRACH, Harriet: JUTLAND LETTERS. June-October 1916 from Commodore C.E. Le Mesurier RN. 4th Light Cruiser Squadron. to his wife, Florence, from The Grand Fleet in Scapa Flow

Wessex Books 2006 1st. iv. + 116pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 25x17. An excellent unmarked copy; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover £8.95


23360. BACKER, Steve: ADMIRAL HIPPER CLASS CRUISERS..

Chatham 2010 1st. (Shipcraft 16) 64pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs & plans.30x21. New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.Very well illustrated with numerous photographs, accurate line drawings, and plans. and the camouflage schemes have been reproduced in colour. £5.95


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 contents VG+. Deals with the problems which are most commonly associated with naval strategy,. £2.00


14660. BACON, Reginald H.S. Admiral Sir: BRITAIN'S GLORIOUS NAVY.

Odhams. 1943 1st * . 320pp. Profusely illustrated Illustrated endpapers. 23x15. De Luxe binding edition.. No writing or inscriptions. Red cloth binding Very Good, contents Very Good +. . 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


3747. BAGNASCO, Ermino: SUBMARINES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1977 1st UK. 256pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy:- No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Very Good+ d/j This major work gives details of the 2,500 submarines employed by the combatant nations during World War 2. It covers all of the submarine classes and types of submarines from midgets to the largest U-cruisers, including projected and experimental designs. For each class of submarine, the principal technical characteristics are presented - construction, displacement, dimensions, speed, range, operational depth, fuel load, armament and complement, together with a brief history of the submarine's wartime career, and the fate of each class member. Illustrated with hundreds of photos and line drawings. An important source of reference. £10.00


24575. BAGNASCO, Ermino: SUBMARINES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1985 256pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j This major work gives details of the 2,500 submarines employed by the combatant nations during World War 2. It covers all of the submarine classes and types of submarines from midgets to the largest U-cruisers, including projected and experimental designs. For each class of submarine, the principal technical characteristics are presented - construction, displacement, dimensions, speed, range, operational depth, fuel load, armament and complement, together with a brief history of the submarine's wartime career, and the fate of each class member. Illustrated with hundreds of photos and line drawings. An important source of reference. £12.50


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. £3.95


10649. BAKER, A. D (Introduction by): GERMAN NAVAL VESSELS OF WORLD WAR TWO COMPILED BY US NAVAL INTELLIGENCE

Greenhill. 1993. No pagination (approximately 164pp). Profusely illustrated. As new , Mint in Near-Mint d/j. More than 1,200 illustrations depict the warships of the German Navy in WW2 in this formerly Restricted document. Reprinted from a very rare contemporary recognition manual, it provides the most graphic and visually extensive reference guide to German warships ever published. Of special interest to modellers will be the ingenious series of multi-view photographs of models built specifically with recognition details in mind. £6.95


8718. BAKER, Richard: DRY GINGER. The Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Le Fanu 1914-1970.

Allen. 1977 1st. 254pp. 38 ills. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. Le Fanu was a brilliant unorthodox officer who first made his name as Gunnery Officer in HMS Aurora during World War 2. After service in HMS Howe he was appointed Liason Officer to the American Admirals Halsey and Spruance in the Pacific. In 1954 he was appointed Captain of HMS Ganges, and assumed command of HMS Eagle in 1957; after which he held sveral posts before being appointed First Sea Lord in 1968. £3.95


24004. BAKER, Richard: DRY GINGER. The Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Michael Le Fanu 1914-1970.

Allen. 1977 1st. 254pp. 38 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy: VG+ in VG+ d/j d/j. Le Fanu was a brilliant unorthodox officer who first made his name as Gunnery Officer in HMS Aurora during World War 2. After service in HMS Howe he was appointed Liason Officer to the American Admirals Halsey and Spruance in the Pacific. In 1954 he was appointed Captain of HMS Ganges, and assumed command of HMS Eagle in 1957; after which he held sveral posts before being appointed First Sea Lord in 1968. £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


1958. BALLARD, Robert D.: THE DISCOVERY OF THE BISMARCK

Madison/Guild. 1990 231pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 29x22. Fine in 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. £3.95


9564. BALLARD, Robert D.: THE LOST SHIPS OF GUADALCANAL. Exploring the Ghost Fleet of the South Pacific.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1993 1st. 227pp. Prof ills. Maps/ diags. 29x23. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j This book offers a graphic account of the American defeat in the Battle of Savo Island, and other naval actions, followed by a pictorial section containing a spectacular collection of underwater photographs of the warships sunk in the Guadalcanal campaign. With over 300 illustrations. £7.95


8845. BARBER , Philip.: SOME WAR......

Shropshire Lad. 1998 1st. 210pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . Barber joined the Royal Navy in 1940. After training at Ganges he served on the lower deck of the Ex-American four-stacker destroyer Chesterfield, before going to King Alfred for officer training. He then joined LCT 6, before taking command of LCT 356. Barber's next command, the heavily-armed LCF 34, saw action in the D-Day landings,but after she was paid off, he took command of LCG 449 carrying two 4.7 guns. LCG 449 sailed to the Mediterranean before making her way to Bombay, Mandapam, Rangoon & Colombo, then with the war at an end, Barber returned home. A very good account of the author's wartime experiences. £8.95


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. £2.00


5454. BARNETT, Corelli: ENGAGE THE ENEMY MORE CLOSELY. The Royal Navy in the Second World War.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1991 1st. xvii. + 1052pp. 71 ills. 21maps. 24x16. Hardback edition. An unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. .This monumental work ranges from high-level debates in London and Washington over grand strategy to gripping descriptions of the Royal Navy in action. All the major naval actions and campaigns are fully documented, into which the author weaves the rivalry between Allied and German technology in weapons and radar; and the all important secret war of cryptographers. Another major theme of the book is the author's criticism of Winston Churchill's direct interventions in naval operations and his pursuit of strategic fantasies - such as the Norwegian campaign in 1940 - in defiance of military reality. This is a book of tremendous scope and insight, compellingly readable and massively researched, placing the course of the Second World War in fresh perspective. Bibliography. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £14.00


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

Cassell. 1915 191pp. 18x12. Titles faded, otherwise contents VG. Naval sketches. £1.00


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. £2.00


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. £1.50


22137. BASS, Richard T.: EXERCISE TIGER

Tommies Guides 2008 1st 260pp. Illustrated. 23x15. . As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £4.95


21275. BASSETT, Ronald: HMS SHEFFIELD. The Life and Times of 'Old Shiny'

Arms & Armour. 1988 1st 224pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j Tells the story pf HMS Sheffield and her crews; chronicling in detail her career from her building and peacetime commissions, through her distinguished and extensive wartime service to th ship's postwar career. £10.00


4954. BASSETT, Ronald: HMS SHEFFIELD. The Life and Times of 'Old Shiny'

Arms & Armour. 1988 1st 224pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. Tells the story pf HMS Sheffield and her crews; chronicling in detail her career from her building and peacetime commissions, through her distinguished and extensive wartime service to th ship's postwar career. £6.95


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 £4.95


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


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. £1.00


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


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 warships and merchant ships were sunk or damaged. Under cover of darkness, his next submarine, the Tirante, entered the harbour Cheju, the main port on Quelpart Island. She launched three torpedoes at the Juzan Maru an important Japanese transport., The explosion illuminated Tirante and alerted the escort vessel Nomi and Kaibokan Number 31 which immediately got underway toward her. As she headed back out to sea Tirante launched a spread of torpedoes that hit and destroyed both pursuers. After leaving the Tirante 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. An unmarked copy: Fine in Very Good 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. £3.95


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. £1.00


22848. BEAVER, Pail: BRITAIN'S MODERN ROYAL NAVY.

Patrick Stephens 1996 1st. 192pp.. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new. Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Once the world's largest and most powerful naval force, the Royal Navy is now moving towards the second division as regards the number of ships, bu it has managed to maintain its position as number one in training, personnel and professionalism. The challenge for the Royal Navy as it moves towards the 21st century is to maintain that credibility in the face of defence cuts and changing commitments. This is a detailed survey of the Senior Service as it is today and how it has been shaped by events since the end of World War II. Present-day equipment, operations and personnel are all documented, together with the anticipated changes yet to come in all these areas. The book includes: comprehensive details of all ships, large and small, currently in naval service, including support vessels; a full description of naval weapons and sensors; detailed specifications of naval aircraft and their weapons; and descriptions of all naval bases, dockyards and key establishments. Separate chapters cover Support Services including the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service, Fleet Replenishment Ships and the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service, the Royal Marines and their weapons, and Personnel £5.95


23422. BEAVER, Paul: BRITISH NAVAL AIR POWER. 1945 To the Present.

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 68pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. With some 124 photographs, each one accompanied by an informative caption, this book provides an excellent pictorial record of the various aircraft of the FAA, in service between 1945 and 1985. £2.95


3358. BEAVER, Paul: BRITISH NAVAL AIR POWER. 1945 To the Present.

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 68pp. Prof ills. 25x19. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover.. With some 124 photographs, each one accompanied by an informative caption, this book provides an excellent pictorial record of the various aircraft of the FAA, in service between 1945 and 1985. £1.50


23997. BEAVER, Paul: THE BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

Stephens. 1982 1st. 224pp. Profusely illustrated.. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. A well researched and profusely illustrated history with a good deal on World War 2 as well as a complete chapter on British carriers in the Korean War. The book offers extensive information about the carriers themselves, air groups, aircraft, operations, and describes the various technical advances. £11.95


23386. BEAVER, Paul.: GERMAN CAPITAL SHIPS.

Stephens. 1980 1st. 95pp. Prof ills. 24x17. As new; Mint in Mint 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. £5.95


12102. BEAVER, Paul.: GERMAN CAPITAL SHIPS.

Stephens. 1980 1st. 95pp. Prof ills. 24x17. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine 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. £2.95


7898. BEAVER. Paul.: INVINCIBLE CLASS. Modern Combat Ships.

Ian Allan. 1984 1st. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. . 24x17. An excellent unmarked copy -Fine in Fine d/j. After examining in detail the design, construction, layout, propulsion system and weapons of the Class, the book charts the careers of the light carriers Invincible, Illustrious and Ark Royal. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


14935. BEELER, John: THE BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP. British Capital Ship Design 1870 - 1881.

Caxton 2003. 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x25. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. £11.00


23437. BEISHEIM, Peter: BUILDING MODEL WARSHIPS OF THE IRON AND STEEL ERAS.

Chatham 2002 1st. 144pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j £5.95


15249. BEKKER C.D.: SWASTIKA AT SEA. The Struggle and Destruction of the German Navy 1939-1945.

Kimber. 1953 1st. 207pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Hardback. No writing or inscriptions. Binding a bit faded (titles bright), contents VG.. The author, who served with the German Navy in World War 2, presents the war at sea as seen through German eyes with an episodic account of the wartime activities of the Kreigsmarine. £2.50


20041. BEKKER, Cajus: THE GERMAN NAVY 1939-1945.

Chancellor 1997 . 192pp. Profusely illustrated. . 26x21. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Fine in Fine d/j. A photographic history of the ships and wartime operations of the German Navy. The book charts how the German Navy was stealthily built up in the 1920s and openly expanded in the 1930s, before offering a vivid and heavily illustrated account of their wartime activities. With nearly 300 photographs - including many close-up and onboard views - of almost every type of warship in the Germany Navy in WW2. £5.95


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


23447. BELL, Ronald: RIDING MADLY OFF IN ALL DIRECTIONS

The Memoir Club 2001 1st. xv. + 231pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. As new; Mint in d/j. This is no ordinary memoir; it is a free-flowing collection of reminiscences, essays, observations and diatribes from a man with strong opinions and an extraordinary collection of experiences. The book encompasses Ronald Bell's memories of his childhood 80 years ago, his service in the Royal Navy from 'button-boy' at Ganges to his post-war long and varied experience in the music industry. He also offers insights into a period of recent history and a way of life that now seem long gone. Well illustrated. £3.95


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

Halsgrove 2005 1st 480pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


4862. BENNETT, Geoffrey.: THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND.

Batsford 1964 1st. 208pp. 29 ills. 5 diags. 23x15. 23x15. An excellent First Edition copy:- Very Good+ in Very Good+ d/j. This book is widely regarded as one of the most accurate accounts of the Battle of Jutland. It describes in detail each phase of the battle, based on the author's meticulous research enriched by the personal recollections of those who fought on both sides. £4.95


24649. BENNETT, Geoffrey.: THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND.

Batsford 1964 1st. 208pp. 29 ills. 5 diags. 23x15. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Good d/j. This book is widely regarded as one of the most accurate accounts of the Battle of Jutland. It describes in detail each phase of the battle, based on the author's meticulous research enriched by the personal recollections of those who fought on both sides. £4.95


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, . £1.65


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

Hutchinson. 2002 1st UK. xiii. + 385pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine 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. £4.95


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

Hale 1971 1st. 315pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An excellent copy - VG+ in VG+ d/j/ £3.95


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. £2.95


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. £1.00


2929. BLACKMAN, Raymond V.B.: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1973. 208pp. Prof ills. 15x22. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictoria plasticl cover. A comprehensive, detailed and profusely illustrated guide to the ships of the Royal Navy - fighting ships, auxiliaries, survey ships, tugs, etc, - in service at date. £2.85


4113. BLAIR J. & C.: RETURN FROM THE RIVER KWAI.

Simon & Schuster 1979 1st. 338pp. 70 illustrations. Endpaper maps. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. Decribes one of the little known tragedies of the war. In 1944 many thousands of British & Australian survivors of the notorious Burma railway were crammed into the holds of two Japanese troopships bound for Japan. One week out from Singapore the two ships were torpedoed by American submarines, & the men were plunged into shark infested waters. The book describes the events & chronicles the individual acts of heroism in the face of enormous adversity. £4.95


23885. BLOND, Georges.: ADMIRAL TOGO.

Jarrolds. 1961 1st. 253pp. Frontis. Map. 22x14. VG in worn, but presentable 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. £4.95


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. £2.95


24527. BLOOM, Ursula: THE LOG OF A NAVAL OFFICER'S WIFE.

Hurst & Blackett 1932. 288pp. Illustrated. 18x13. Brown cloth binding rubbed, spots of light foxing to margins, otherwise Good+. £29.00


22948. BLUNDELL W.D.G.: GERMAN WARSHIPS 1939-1945.

Almark. 1972 1st. 88pp. Prof ill. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. . 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. £3.95


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. £6.95


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. £4.95


3891. BOWEN, John: SCALE MODEL WARSHIPS.

Conway. 1978 1st. 191pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. . Tackles the problems of building model 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. With over 120 plans/diagrams and 150 photographs. £3.95


23546. BRADFORD, Ernle: NELSON: THE ESSENTIAL HERO.

Wordsworth 1999 368pp. 15 ills. 11 maps/diags. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy. Fine in pictorial card cover. This biography covers every phase and aspect of Nelson's life and career. Nelson's battles, in particular, are described in vivid detail. £2.50


24200. BRADFORD, Ernle: NELSON: THE ESSENTIAL HERO.

Macmillan 1977 1st 368pp. 15 ills. 11 maps/diags. 22x14. Very Good in Very Good d/j. This biography covers every phase and aspect of Nelson's life and career. Nelson's battles, in particular, are described in vivid detail. £3.95


335. BRADFORD, Ernle: NELSON: THE ESSENTIAL HERO.

Macmillan 1977 1st 368pp. 15 ills. 11 maps/diags. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j This biography covers every phase and aspect of Nelson's life and career. Nelson's battles, in particular, are described in vivid detail. £3.50


24272. BRADFORD, Ernle: SIEGE: MALTA 1940-1943

Hamish Hamilton 1985 1st 246pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j £5.95


22790. BRADFORD, Ernle: SIEGE: MALTA 1940-1943

Hamish Hamilton 1985 1st 246pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents Near-Fine. £2.95


16468. BRADFORD, Ernle: THE GREAT SHIP.

Hamish Hamilton 1986 1st. xi. + 175pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £2.95


11355. BRANN, Christian.: THE LITTLE SHIPS OF DUNKIRK.

Collectors’ Books. 1989 1st. 240pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 30x22. An unmarked hardback copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. At the time of the 50th anniversary of Dunkirk, more than 100 Little Ships that took part in the evacuation were still afloat, and this book pays homage to all those which could be traced. It provides full details of these ships, tracing their history from the date when they were built up to 1989, and describes their exploits in the evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk. This handsomely produced volume is profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs that show the ships as they were at Dunkirk, and colour photographs showing the same ships in 1989. £12.50


8403. BRANN, Christian.: THE LITTLE SHIPS OF DUNKIRK.

Collectors’ Books. 1989 1st. 240pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.. At the time of the 50th anniversary of Dunkirk, more than 100 Little Ships that took part in the evacuation were still afloat, and this book pays homage to all those which could be traced. It provides full details of these ships, tracing their history from the date when they were built up to 1989, and describes their exploits in the evacuation from the beaches of Dunkirk. This handsomely produced volume is profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs that show the ships as they were at Dunkirk, and colour photographs showing the same ships in 1989. £11.50


23243. BRAZIER C.C.H.: XD OPERATIONS. Secret British Missions Denying Oil to the Nazis.

Pen & Sword. 2005. X. + 165pp. 29 ills. Maps. 24x16.Hardback edition Like new -Mint in Mint d/j. Describes the daring operations carried out by the Kent Fortress Royal Engineers, which took place in May 1940 with the objective of destroying all the oil reserves stored in coastal port refineries from Holland to the Bay of Biscay.. The book describes the trip over in destroyers, frequently under air attack, and the chaotic conditions ahead of the advancing Germans. Nevertheless over two million tons of oil were destroyed by the Unit. £5.95


13686. BREUER, William: DEVIL BOATS. The PT War against Japan.

Presidio 1995 ix. + 229pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Virtually as new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £7.95


22769. BREYER, Siegfried: BATTLESHIPS OF THE WORLD 1905-1970.

Conway. 1980 1st UK. * 400pp. Prof ills. 31x22. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Very Good + in Good 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. £10.00


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

Conway. 1980 1st UK. * 400pp. Prof ills. 31x22. No writing or inscriptions; Upper corners of binding bumped, otherwise contents Very Good +.(no dustjacket). A complete photographic dossier of the battleships 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. £15.00


14148. BREYER, Siegfried: SOVIET WARSHIP DEVELOPMENT. Volume 1: 1917-1937.

Conway. 1992 1st UK 268pp. Profusely Illustrated. 28x20. As New; Mint in Mint d/j This book is the only comprehensive study of the development of Soviet warship design and construction, from 1917 to 1937. .The volume begins, by way of introduction, with Tsarist warship construction in the nineteenth century as well as that immediately prior to 1918; it then goes on to outline new Soviet construction programmes through to 1933. Full coverage is given to naval ordnance before 1918 and to weapons development to 1937. The role and the capabilities of the Russian and Soviet dockyards in forging the growth of the Soviet Navy are covered in detail, and the strategy of Soviet planners is analysed. Very well illustrated £19.00


24288. BREYER, Siegfried & KOOP, Gerhard: THE GERMAN NAVY AT WAR 1935-1945. Volume 2. the u-boat

Schiffer 1989. 188pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x30. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £21.00


24329. BREYER, Siegfried & SKWIOT, Miroslaw: GERMAN CAPITAL SHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Seaforth 2012 1st 432pp. Profusely illustrated 28x25. As New; Mint in Mint d/j. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £35.00


8588. BREYER, Siegfried.: BATTLESHIPS AND BATTLE CRUISERS 1905-1970. Historical Development of the Capital Ship.

Macdonald & Jane's 1973 1st 480pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x22. A superb unmarked copy, Navy cloth binding with silver titles & illustration. Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) This comprehensive and definitive work contains descriptions of all ships representative of their kind which were shared by all maritime nations during the period covered, irrespective of whether they were taken into service, remained uncompleted or only reached the drawing board stage. In this technical history, the characteristic features of every ship are described in detail, with information about size, dimensions, range, fuel capacity, armament and many other aspects are presented in numerous tables. A substantial part of the book is devoted to the developments in ship design, armaments and tactics. Illustrated with 922 detailed and accurate drawings. £24.00


5526. BREYER, Siegried: SCHLACHTSCHIFFE UND SCHLACHTKREUZER 1905-1970.

Lehmann Verlag 1970 1st. 507pp.. Profusely illustrated with plans and drawings. 25x21. A superb unmarked copy: Binding & contents Fine. Covers German battleships and battlecruisers..German text. £10.00


4956. BRICE, Martin H.: THE TRIBALS. Biography of a Destroyer Class.

Ian Allan. 1971 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. A superb unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/jj The Tribal class destroyers possibly saw more action over a longer period of time, and over a greater distance of the globe, than any other destroyer. They took part in almost every Home Fleet and Mediterranean action, the D-Day operations, the East Indies, the South-West amphibious landings, the battle for Leyte gulf, the surrender of Japan and the Korean War. This book offers a biography of each of the 27 vessels that made up the Tribal class. Technical details are provided, together with lists of commanding officers and pennant numbers. With more than 100 photographs, and in addition, every ship's crest is also illustrated. £16.50


4860. BRIDGLAND A.: FIELD GUN JACK VERSUS THE BOERS. The Royal Navy in South Africa 1899-1900.

Cooper. 1998 1st. * 243pp. 17 ills. Endp maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked cop, almost like new.; Fine in Fine d/j The Royal Navy played a vital part in this exclusively land-based war.This book describes in graphic detail their exploits during the conflict. £11.00


24055. BRIGGS, Asa: SECRET DAYS. Code-Breaking in Bletchley Park

Frontline Books 2011 1st. xx + 202pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j £3.95


24154. BROOM, Barbara: GEOFFREY BROOM'S WAR.

Pentland Press. 1993 1st v. + 237pp. Illustrated. 21x15. : VG in VG d/j.Letters and P.O.W. Diaries £5.95


1257. BROOME, Jack Captain RN.: SERVICES WRENDERED, by Sonia Snodgrass goaded by J.E.Broome.

Kimber 1974 Revised and expandededition . 128pp. Prof ills. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions: 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. £3.95


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. £1.50


23644. BROWN , David .K.: THE GRAND FLEET. Warship Design & Development 1906-1922.

Caxton 2003 208pp. Prof ills. 30x25. Hardback edition - As New; Mint in Mint d/j The author examines the development of British warships up to 1914, the responses to the demands of the First World War, and finally how the lessons of wartime experience affected warship development in the immediate post-war period. As well as the battleships and battle-cruisers, for the first time the development history of smaller vessels such as minesweepers, monitors and escort vessels, the submarine and the aircraft carrier, are described. A detailed study is made of battle damage including the role played by ammunition explosions in the loss of three battle-cruisers at Jutland. Profusely illustrated. £14.00


24579. BROWN, David: TIRPITZ. The Floating Fortress.

Arms & Armour. 1977 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The story of the German battleship Tirpitz in forty pages of text and over a hundred pages of photographs. Although mainly lurking in Norwegian fjords, she tied down a disproportionate part of the Royal Navy. It charts her design, construction and career, and contains five maps and over 200 photographs. £7.95


16357. BROWN, David: TIRPITZ. The Floating Fortress.

Arms & Armour. 1977 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. The story of the German battleship Tirpitz in forty pages of text and over a hundred pages of photographs. Although mainly lurking in Norwegian fjords, she tied down a disproportionate part of the Royal Navy. It charts her design, construction and career, and contains five maps and over 200 photographs. £6.95


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. Virtually 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. £12.95


9331. BROWN, David.: WARSHIP LOSSES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1990 1st. 256pp. 23x15. Very Good+ in Near-Fine d/j.. A day-by-day chronology of warship losses of all combatant navies during the Second World War. Also includes a Statistical Analysis of Warship Losses. £6.95


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. £2.95


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. £2.95


24694. BROWN, Paul Buster: THE HIDDEN SAILOR, The Hidden Sailor: Exploits of a Sailor with 32 years service in the Royal Navy, joined as fresh faced teenager, left as a Warrant Officer First Class with a Meritorious Service Medal

CreateSpace 2014 329pp. 23x15. Like New; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover £7.95


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


24193. BRUEN, Bernie: KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN. Falklands Notes by Pen and Fiddle

Parapress 1993 1st xi. + 180pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Almost like new:- Fine in Fine d/j £21.50


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

Reprint Society. 1952. 416pp. 19x13. VG in G+ 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. £1.50


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. £1.85


24294. BRZEZINSKI, Slawomir: HMS REPULSE Monografie Morskie 4.

BS BS Firma Wyszkow 1996 32pp. 30x21. Like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This volume p. Illustrated with over 13 photographs iand around 170 detailed drwings and plans, profile drawings, including a large multifolding plan to scale 1:400 ,. Polish text. £20.00


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. £2.95


3046. BUCHHEIM L.G.: U-BOAT WAR.

Collins. 1978 1st UK. 306pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; : Very Good + in Good d/j. The photographs that appear in this book are unique. Buchheim, an official German war artist, was ordered aboard a U-boat to send back pictures of the German Navy in action for propaganda purposes and was granted a camera and an unlimited supply of film for his work, and an opportunity to use them that was unthinkable for any member of a regular crew. Over 5,000 of these photographs smuggled into safekeeping, survived World War 2. Of these, 205 form this official pictorial record, interwoven with Buchheim’s narrative text. £9.86


3697. BUCHHEIM, Lothar Gunther: U-BOAT WAR

Collins 1978 1st UK 306pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 38x22. No writing or inscriptions Near-Fine in Good d/j. The photographs that appear in this book are unique. Buchheim, an official German war artist, was ordered aboard a U-boat to send back pictures of the German Navy in action for propaganda purposes and was granted a camera and an unlimited supply of film for his work, and an opportunity to use them that was unthinkable for any member of a regular crew. Over 5,000 of these photographs smuggled into safekeeping, survived World War 2. Of these, 205 form this official pictorial record, interwoven with Buccheim’s narrative text. £11.50


12467. BUENZLE, Fred.J.: BLUEJACKET. An Autobiography.

Naval Institute. 1986. xxv. + 346pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Contents (unmarked) Fine in VG hardback cover. £3.95


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. £1.95


18354. BURGOYNE, Alan H. (Editor): THE NAVY LEAGUE ANNUAL 1908 - 1909. (Corrected to October 10th, 1908)

The Navy League. October 1908. Second Year of Issue. 277pp. + 34pp (advertisements). profusely illustrated. 22x15. Bevelled corners; All edges gilt. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt titles and anchor motif. Spots of fxg to contents, hinge cracked, otherwise binding & contents VG. .. Contents include the Progress of the British and Foreign Navies, Comparative Naval Strengths, Lists of British and Foreign Warships, Ordnance Tables, and much else, etc. Illustrated with 20 plates, 8 ship plans £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 £2.95


4935. BURN A.: FIGHTING CAPTAIN. The Story of Frederic Walker RN, & the Battle of the Atlantic.

Cooper. 1993 1st xxvi. + 204pp. Prof ills. Maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j No one did more to regain control of the North Atlantic than Captain Frederic Walker who devised and employed tactics which were the only sure means of combating and finally defeating the U-boat wolf-packs. The author, who served under Walker, describes in vivid detail the relentless battle with the U-boats. £12.50


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

Cooper. 1999 1st. * 262pp. 16 ills. 24x16. An excellent copy without any 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. £6.95


24506. BURN, Alan.: THE FIGHTING COMMODORES. Convoy Commanders in the Second World War.

Cooper. 1999 1st. * 262pp. 16 ills. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near- 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. £5.95


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

Maritime. nd (c 1981) 1st. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy, single crease to rear cover, otherwise contents Near-Mint. 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. £2.50


2733. BURNS K.V. Lt Cdr RN.: THE DEVONPORT DOCKYARD STORY.

Maritime. 1984 1st. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x18. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A history of Devonport Dockyard from its earliest days until the 1980s, together with details of important warships built at the yard. £4.95


24434. BURT R.A.: BRITISH BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR ONE.

Arms & Armour 1986 1st. 320pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j £26.50


22733. BURT R.A.: BRITISH BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR ONE.

Arms & Armour 1986 1st. 320pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £24.00


1943. 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. An excellent copy ; Fine in Fine 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. £8.95


15952. BURTT-SMITH, Jim & FRENCH, John: A DROP IN THE OCEAN. Dramatic Accounts Of Aircrew Saved From The Sea

Cooper 1996 1st. 175pp. Illustrated. 24x16 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The Goldfish Club has to be one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. In order to qualify for membership one has to have ditched one's aircraft in the sea and then, naturally, to have been rescued, probably by the RAF Air Sea Rescue services. For this book Jim Burtt-Smith, who has for many years been Chairman of the Club, teamed up with John French to record accounts of ditching from all over the world. For this undertaking the two were certainly well qualified for they were together, as pilot and wireless operator, in the summer of 1942 when their Wellington bomber was forced to ditch in the North Sea. The crew were picked up by the Luftwaffe and spent the rest of the war as guests of the Third Reich. A Drop in the Ocean, the result of their joint researches, gives details of over thirty such ditchings. The stories are packed with both tragedy and humour, but above all the impression created is of the quite extraordinary tenacity, bravery and endurance of the men of the Air Sea Rescue service £6.95


2959. BUSCH Fritz-.Otto.: THE STORY OF THE PRINZ EUGEN.

Hale. 1960 1st UK. . 190pp. 15 ills. 5 maps. 22x14 .An unmarked copy Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A full history of the German heavy cruiser which was involved in the Bismarck chase and the Channel Dash. She survived the war and was used by the Americans for testing nuclear devices. £12.50


4566. BUSCH, Fritz-Otto: THE DRAMA OF THE SCHARNHORST. A Factual Account from the German Viewpoint.

Hale 1956 1st. 186pp. 22 photographs. 3 maps. 22x14. A n excellent First Edition hardback copy. without any writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj.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. £6.95


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

Ballantie 189pp. Paperback VG . A German view of the U-boat campaign 1939-45. £1.50


24263. BUSCH, Harald: U-BOATS AT WAR.

Panther no date (c 1960) 189pp. Paperback Illustrated. Cover slightly rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good +. . A German view of the U-boat campaign 1939-45. £1.00


23467. BUSH, Steve: THE ROYAL NAVY IN FOCUS 1980-89

Maritime 2012 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 17x24. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover £2.95


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


23366. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES.

nd (c 2007) 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. The complete guide to the ships and aircrafte. £1.00


23367. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2007/ 2008

Maritime Books 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £2.95


23368. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2008/ 2009

Maritime Books 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £2.95


23369. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2009 / 2010

Maritime Books 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £2.95


23545. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2011 / 2012

Maritime Books 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £2.95


23370. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2012 / 2013

Maritime Books 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. Mint in pictorial card cover. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £2.50


23371. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2013/ 2014

Maritime Books 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £1.95


23365. BUSH, Steve: US NAVY WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES

Maritime 2006 188pp. Profusely illusstrated. 21x15. As New. Mint in pictorial card cover. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the U.S. Fleet £3.50


23362. BUSH, Steve: US NAVY WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. Including US Coast Guard

Maritime 2014 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the U.S. Fleet £2.95


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

Maritime. nd (c 2002) 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. As new: Mint in 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. £2.95


4955. BUTLER, James G.: FIGHTING SHIPS IN PERSPECTIVE. Rodney - Warspite - Washington - South Dakota - Scharnhorst - Tirpitz

Ian Allen. 1981 1st. 105pp. Profusely illustrated. . 30x23. No writing or inscriptions;- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Compares and studies the various trends in capital ship design, and provides an insight into the careers of six battleships. Illustrated with more than 120 photographs and a plan of each ship. £5.95


6770. CABLE T.: CROSSING THE LINE. An Autobiography of a British Sailor in the Royal Navy.

Reed. 1991 st. 272pp. 55 ills. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions. VG in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover. . Cable spent 26 years on the lower deck from the mid-1920s to 1952. He entered the training ship Warspite at the age of 14, then moved to Ganges before joining Despatch, the flagship of the American & West Indies Station. He later saw service in the destroyers Keith and Firedrake, followed by spells in Vernon and the fleet repair ship Resource. £4.95


12531. CALHOUN, Captain Raymond C. USN.: TYPHOON: The Other Enemy. The Third Fleet and the Pacific Storm of December 1944

United States Naval Institute. 1995 x. + 247pp. Illustrated. No writing or inscriptions.Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. 24x16. . As commanding officer of the US destroyer Dewey that came close to destruction in a typhoon in December 1944, the author was in an unparalleled position to document this tragic ordeal that claimed 778 men, 3 destroyers, and more than 100-carrier-based aircraft. This account details the events surrounding the storm, its chilling onset and ferocity, as well as its controversial aftermath. £8.95


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+ £2.95


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. £1.50


22751. 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: binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) Using eye-witness accounts and information gleaned from Admiralty records, this book describes the battles of the hard-fought Malta convoys. £2.95


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

Muller 1959 218pp. 16 illustrations. 3 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good in Very Good d/j. . Using eye-witness accounts and information gleaned from Admiralty records, this book describes the battles of the hard-fought Malta convoys. £4.95


4572. CAMPBELL Vice-Admiral Sir Ian. & MACINTYRE D. Captain RN.: THE KOLA RUN. A Record of the Arctic Convoys 1941-1945.

Muller 1958 1st. 190pp. 31 illustrations. 4 diagrams. Endp maps. Map. 22x14. Hardback edition. No writing or iunscriptions. Very Good + in Very Good d/j . Of the two authors, Campbell spent two years as Captain(D) of the 3rd Flotilla, whose M class destroyers were the mainstay of the Arctic escorts, while Macintyre was a stalwart of the Atlantic battle. Their experience is used to give one of the best descriptions of the Arctic convoys and all the major associated battles. £10.00


24704. CAMPBELL, Vice-Admiral, Gordon VC, DSO.: SAILORMEN ALL.

Hodder & Stoughton 1933 1st xvii. + 301pp Illustrated. 22x15. Odd spots of foxing, otherwise Binding Very Good, contents Very Good+ £5.95


17700. CAMSELL. Don: BLACK WATER. A Life In the Special Boat Service.

Virgin 2000 1st. xi. + 204pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


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. £1.95


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. £3.95


18429. CARR, J Revell: ALL BRAVE SAILORS. The Sinking of the Anglo-Saxon, 21 August 1940

Hodder & Stoughton 2004 1st. Hardback edition; xii. + 363pp Map. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £3.95


13862. CARTER, Geoffrey: THE ROYAL NAVY AT PORTLAND 1900 - 2000.

Maritime 2001 1st. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x27.: As New. Mint in Mint d/j.. An excellent pictorial record illustrated throughout with full-page captioned photographs. £7.95


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. A unique account of a young Englishman's adventures at sea and on land during the Napoleonic Wars. When George Casse's ship was overpowered by French privateers, he began five long years as a prisoner of war - shunted on foot from goal to goal. During several abortive escapes through France and Belgium, he experienced hospitality and vengeance of country folk. The book is a slice of seafaring, social and military history, full of fascinating detail. £5.95


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 £2.95


11059. CATLOW T.N. Captain RN.: A SAILOR'S SURVIVAL. Memoirs of a Naval Officer.

Book Guild. 1997. viii. + 227pp. Illustrated, 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . The author entered Dartmouth in 1928, and served in Shropshire, Malaya, Ramillies and Renown, in Huntly and the submarine Rover on the China station, before joining the new submarine Trident. During WW2 the served in Trident, the French submarine La Sybille, Sterlet, Clyde and Maidstone, before being shot down while travelling as a passenger in a Wellington. Recaptured after a spell on the run following his escape from a POW camp in Germany, Catlow was incarcerated in Colditz where he remained for the rest of the War. In 1949 in the cruiser London, he took part in the Yangze action to recover Amethyst, but duriing the action London was badly damaged. During the Korean War he served in the carrier Ocean, before taking command of Loch Insh and was the senior officer afloat in the Persian Gulf. In 1961 he was appointed naval attache to Rome beforecretiring from the Navy. An excellent and well-written memoir of the author's naval career. £4.95


23403. CEDERLUND C.O. & others: THE WARSHIP WASA. Exhibition Wasavarvet

Stockholm, 1966. 23pp. Illustrated. 21x15. VG+ in pictorial paper cover. Catalogue of the exhibition of artefacts recovered from the Swedish warship Wasa £2.50


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. £3.95


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. £2.95


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. £2.95


24210. CHALMERS Rear-Admiral W.S.: THE LIFE & LETTERS OF DAVID BEATTY.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1951 1st . xxvii. + 488pp. 23 ills. 11 diags. 23x15. Contents Very Good, binding Very Good+. 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. £5.95


24689. CHAMIER, Frederick: THE LIFE OF A SAILOR

Seaforth 2011 x. + 229pp. Map. 18x12. Hardcover. As new; Mint in Mint d/j £6.95


1987. CHANT, Christopher: WARSHIPS OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

Tiger. 1996. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x23. As new; Mint in d/jd/j. Describes the operational use and technical development of the major surface warship types, from battleships to fast-attack craft. Profusely illustrated with photographs in both b/w and colour, plus many other illustrations in colour. Chapters cover: The Battleship and Battle-Cruiser: The Cruiser: Destroyers and Escorts: Fast Attack Craft: The Aircraft Carrier. £5.95


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. £4.95


11990. CHAPELLE, Howard I.: THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SAILING NAVY. The Ships and their Development.

Bonanza Books. no date (c 1960) xxii. + 558pp. Colour Frontis. 135 drawings. 32 plans. 30 photographs. 26x19. Bound in Green & cream cloth No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. in G+ d/j. This major work is the most comprehensive book ever to be published on the sailing ships of war of the United States Navy, from colonial times to the fast all-sailing men-of-war, built prior to the Civil War. The design and construction of each type is fully described, with comments on trends of technical thought as they affected American ships. Well illustrated. £10.00


22110. CHAPMAN, Paul.: SUBMARINE TORBAY.

Hale. 1989 1st. 187pp. 16 ills. 5 maps. Plan. 22x14. An unmarked copy:, binding and contents Fine. (no dustjacket) 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. £3.95


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. £5.95


24223. CHATTERTON E.K.: THE ROYAL NAVY: From April 1942 to June 1943. (Britain at War). A Complete Record in Text and Pictures.

Hutchinson. nd (c1943). 312pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Spine & corners rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good. A chronolgical 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 March 1942 to to June 1943. 427 illustrations. Standard rate postage within the UK. £7.95


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, otherwise contents 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. £7.50


12208. CHATTERTON E.K.eble: THE EPIC OF DUNKIRK.

Hurst & Blackett. 1940 . 256pp. 32 ills. 22x14. Binding and contents Very Good. This wartime account compiled from personal accounts as well as from official sources, provides a good history of the evacuation of the BEF from the beaches of Dunkirk. £3.95


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

E.P. 1975. xv. + 271pp. 32 plates. 2 plans. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; 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


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. An excellent unmarked copy: Very Good + in worn but presentable original 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


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

Brockhampton. 1998. * 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy 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. £7.95


10908. CHESNEAU, Robert (Editor): CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1922-1946.

Conway 1980 1st. 456pp. Prof ills. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions Red cloth binding and contents Fine. in torn/repaired but presentable d/j. This volume lists all significant warships built between the Washington Treaty and the end of wartime construction programmes. 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, concluding with a detailed statement on the strength of each navy in 1922. 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 delivery within the UK; but extra postage will be required for overseas delivery £45.00


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

Brockhampton. 1998 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Virtually like new; 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. £8.95


6753. CHESNEAU, Roger: THE WORLD'S AIRCRAFT CARRIERS 1914-1945. (Warships Illustrated No 6)

Arms & Armour. 1986 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 25x18. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. pictorial card cover. An excellent pictorial history illustrated with 120 photographs with detailed captions. £2.00


3138. CHICKEN, Stephen: OVERLORD COASTLINE. The Major D-DAY Locations.

Spellmount. 1993 1st. 104pp. 87 photographs. 37 diagrams & maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pcc. Combines the most important aspects of individual unit histories, technical details of Hitler's Atlantic wall, descriptions of the existing remains and a comprehensive review of the most significant & frequently visited D-Day locations. Each chapter covers a particular site and includes a then-and-now description, with small scale maps of the site, cutaway plans of bunkers & emplacements and an account of the battle plan and what acually happened on the day. £2.00


24275. CHIHAYA M. & ABE Y.: IJN YUKIKAZE. Destroyer 1939-1970. (Warship Profile 22)

Profile Publications. 1972. 24pp. Profusely illustrated 25x19. Like newNear- Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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. £4.95


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 in Near-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. £3.95


23549. CHORLTON, Martyn (Editor): FAIREY. COMPANY PROFILE 1915-1960

Aeroplane/ Kelsey Publishing 2012. 130pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x21. Almost like new; Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover £3.95


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 £3.95


24535. CHOULES, Claude: THE LAST OF THE LAST. The Final Survivor of the First World War.

Mainstream 2010 1st 220pp. Illustrated. 20x13. 24x16. An excellent unraked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. HArdback edition. Like new; Mint in pictorial card cover £4.95


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. £2.00


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

Hodder 2005 xix. + 444pp. 24 ills + 24 chapter ills. 6 battle plans. 20x13. 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. £2.95


21721. CLAYTON, Tim: SEA WOLVES. The Extraordinary Story of Britain's WW2 Submarines.

Litt5le, Brown. 2011 1st 436pp. Illustrated. Maps. 19x13. An unmarked Hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j. This the story of the crews who manned British submarines in the Second World War. This submarines operated close to shore in mined waters, attacking warships and heavily guarded convoys. But in the course of these vital operations, the submariners suffered devastating casualties. £4.95


14585. CLAYTON, Tim: TARS. The Men Who Made Britain Rule The Waves.

Hodder & Stoughton 2008 vii. + 376pp. Illustrated. 20x13. Fine in pictorial card cover. Using newly discovered first-person sources, the author tells the story of life in the Royal Navy during a four-years of crucial innovation and fierce war with France and Spain in the mid-18th century. The author paints a vivid picture of the navy and the era, from close-quarter battles and roistering on the streets of London, to the political decisions that built and destroyed whole empires. £4.95


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. £6.95


8747. COAD, Jonathan: HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE IN THE ROYAL NAVY. An Introduction.

Gollancz. 1983 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. This volume concentrates on the period from 1700 to 1900, with particular emphasis on the dockyards built to service the sailing navy. Illustrated with numerous illustrations, maps & plans featuring surviving buildings in Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth, devonport, Harwich, Gibraltar, Minorca, Malta, Bermuda and Antigua. Chapters include:- Naval Bases - Building & Maintaining the Fleet - Manufacting within the Dockyards - Naval Warehouses - Boundaries, Churches & Schools - Provisioning the Fleet - Arming the Warships - Naval Hospitals. £8.85


14783. COBBOLD, Peter: THE NATIONAL SERVICE SAILOR.

Quentin. 1993 1st. 294pp. Ills. 21x15. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. A National Serviceman's experiences afloat. The author joined the Navy in 1955 and after training at Portsmouth he saw service in the aircraft carrier Ocean and the destroyers Savage and Obdurate. He describes life on the lower deck and runs ashore, and gives a frank appraisal of what he thought of the Service and how he related to it. £4.95


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. £4.95


6766. COCKER, Maurice P.: DESTROYERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY 1893-1981.

Ian Allan. 1981 1st. 136pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Charts the history of the destroyer in words and pictures, providing a complete list of Royal Navy destroyers, recording their history and appearance of each class, together with their technical data and the completion date of every ship and the fates of the ships that were lost in war. Appendices contain- Statement of Losses of H.M.Destroyers; List of Submarines sunk by Destroyers; Destroyer Armament; Index of Ships' Names, etc, etc.. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


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 £4395.00


24186. COLEMAN, Terry: NELSON. The Man and The Legend

Bloomsbury 2001 1st. xix. + 424pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Gift inscription. V Hardbaback edition ery Good Plus in Fine d/j £4.95


8721. COLES, Alan: SLAUGHTER AT SEA. The Truth Behind a Naval War Crime.

Hale. 1986 1st. 220pp. 21 ills. 22x14. Above-average ex-library. VG in G+ d/j. The author investigates the background events before describing in detail the controversial episode in the First World War, when the British 'Q'-Ship Barralong disguised as an American merchant ship, sank the German submarine U-27 and allegedly murdered in cold blood some of her survivors. £2.95


2707. COLES, Alan. & BRIGGS, Ted.: FLAGSHIP HOOD. The Fate of Britain's Mightiest Warship.

Hale. 1985 1st. xii. + 269pp. 35 ills. 4 maps. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy : Fine in Fine d/j. A biography of the Hood in two halves. Coles gives an operational history of the battlecruiser up to the start of World War 2, while Briggs, one of the three survivors of the sinking, gives a personal view of the 1939-1941 period. £12.50


13134. COLLEDGE J.J. Revised by Lt-Cdr Ben Warlow.: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. The Complete Record of All Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy from the Fifteenth Century to the Present Day.

Greenhill Books. 2003 1st. 367pp. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. J. J Colledge's masterful work - a comprehensive reference to Royal Navy ships - is an absolutely essential work for anyone interested in maritime history. Brought up-to-date by Ben Warlow, it seeks to list each individual fighting vessel which served in the Royal Navy, & it gives key data for each vessel. Not only does the book include details of size & weight, however, but it also presents a brief summary of when the ship was in or out of service. In addition, the vessel's eventual fate-whether sinking. destruction or being sold off-is also revealed. This new reprint of the first volume, revised & updated completes the picture and makes Ships of the Royal Navy the authoritative guide to British warships. £19.00


24053. COLVILLE, Quintin & DAVEY, James (Editors): NELSON. NAVY & NATION. The Royal Navy and The British People 1688-1815

Conway 2013 1st. 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Hardback edition. As new. £8.95


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


24151. COMPTON-HALL Richard.: THE UNDERWATER WAR 1939-1945.

Blandford. 1982 1st 160pp. Prof ills. 28x25. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG 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. £4.95


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

Blandford. 1982 1st 160pp. Prof ills. 28x25. An unmarked copy: 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. £4.95


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. £3.95


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. £4.95


15933. COMPTON-HALL, Richard: SUBMARINE WARFARE - MONSTERS AND MIDGETS

Blandford. 1985 1st. .160pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An unmarked copy, Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Describes and examines the careers of submarines at both extremes of the size scale. It deals with monster submarines carrying 12-inch guns: the German cargo-carrying submarines of World War I: The Royal Navy’s steam-powered K-Class submarines: the M Class: the submarine cruiser X-1, the French Surcouf: the Japanese I-Class: Midget submarines include the ‘Chariots’, X-Craft and Welfreighter of the Royal Navy, and the various types of midget submarines used by the German, Italian and Japanese navies in World War 2. With 270 illustrations. £5.95


16018. COMPTON-HALL, Richard: THE SUBMARINE PIONEERS

Sutton 1999 1st. x. + 182pp. Illustrated. 25x19. Fine in Fine d/j. Presentation copy inscribed by author. £4.95


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. £3.95


14675. CONNELL G.G.: ARCTIC DESTROYERS. The 17th Flotilla.

Kimber. 1982 1st. 237pp. 48 illustrations. 5 maps & track charts. 24x15. An excellent unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. Signed by author. Tells the story of the "O" class destroyers comprising the 17th Destroyer Flotilla which between them escorted forty-four Arctic Convoys. £14.00


5073. CONNELL G.G.: JACK'S WAR. Lower-deck Recollections from World War II.

Crecy 1995 236pp. 54 ills. 24x15. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A very readable chronological view of the war from a very different viewpoint. As much concerned with KR's, punishment Warrants and incipient mutiny, with sippers and messing arrangements as with battles and bravery. In a wide variety of personal reminiscences of former crew members the author reconstructs the matelot's life whether Royal Navy, RNVR or Hostilities Only; he writes of the pleasures of shipboard life and the often harsh discipline meted out for lapses of the strict naval code. There are happy ships & unhappy ships & lucky & unlucky ships, & he instances experiences from them. Throughout the book the author links the experiences of seamen to the great actions taking place around them, which are not seen from the viewpoint of the captain & admiral but from the men who fired the guns, the engineers, etc. £4.95


16424. CONNELL G.G.: VALIANT QUARTET. His Majesty's Anti-Aircraft Cruisers Curlew, Cairo, Calcutta and Coventry.

William Kimber 1979 1st. 303pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15. A superb unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £14.00


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

Sundial 1980 223pp. I Map. Endpaper maps. Paperback. An unmarked copy; Binding & contents VG+. 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. £1.25


24533. COOK, Graeme: NONE BUT THE VALIANT. Stories of the War at Sea

Hart-Davis 1972 1st 151pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Very Good in Very Good d/j £2.50


16028. COOLEY, Reg.: UNKNOWN FLEET. The Army's Civilian Seamen in War and Peace.

Alan Sutton 1993 1st. xiv. + 233pp. Illustrated. 25x18. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. This book tells the story of the little-known civilian-manned vessels of the British Army and its predecessors which served the Armed Forces of the Crown, from its medieval beginnings on the River Thames to its development into an ocean-going Royal Army Service Corps fleet which numbered over 1,100 ships at the end of the Second World War. It traces the fleet's growth during the nineteenth century into a coastal Board of Ordnance Fleet in response to the rapid burgeoning of naval and military armament technology.. The transition to a wartime footing and the multifarious duties of the Fleet in the Second World War are well-documented: these included the Dunkirk operation, brushes with the Luftwaffe, mine-clearance in Malta, air-sea rescue for the RAF and D-Day support. The history of the Fleet is enlivened by vivid personal accounts and is illustrated by contemporary photographs which depict the Fleet in action. £7.95


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. £2.95


3851. COOPER, Bryan: THE E-BOAT THREAT.

Macdonald & Jane's 1976 1st. 138pp. Prof ills. 25x18. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. After examining the development of German motor torpedo boats - the 'E'-Boats, the book is concerned principally with their wartime operations off the east and south-east coasts of England, and the actions which they fought are graphically described. The book also covers the training of their crews, and the gradual evolution of tactics in the light of wartime £5.95


24523. COOPER, George & HOLMAN, Dennis: ORDEAL IN THE SUN

Robert Hale 1963 1st 192pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents Very Good +. (no dustjacket) £25.00


6749. COOTE, John Captain RN.: SUBMARINER.

Cooper. 1991 1st. * xiv. + 240pp. Prof ills. Maps. Diags. 24x15. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in VG 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. £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. In this book he describes patrols in the Mediterranean aboard Untiring before joining Otway in June 1944. His last war years being spent with the famous 10th flotilla based at La Maddalena. After the war he commanded three submarines including the T-Class submarine Totem before retiring from the Navy with the rank of captain £3.95


23229. COPPLESTONE, Bennet: THE SECRET OF THE NAVY,. What it Is and What We Owe to It.

John Murray 1918 1st. ix. + 333pp. 9 maps. 20x14. A First Edition hardback copy. Blue cloth binding with black titles. Spots of foxing to edges, otherwise binding & contents VG. £3.95


4370. CORBETT, Edmund V.: WAVES OF BATTLE.

Arco. 1959 1st. 280pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions Very Good in Good d/j. A number of writers, including Captain S.W.Roskill, David Masters, Wolfgang Frank, Captain Russell Grenfell, and others, describe some twenty-four incidents of the war at sea in World War 2, such as the sinking of the Royal Oak, the epic of the Jervis Bay, Warspite at Matapan, the escape of ML.310 from Singapore, the loss of the Orcades, the sinking of U-202, the saga of Scharnhorst's survivors, etc, etc. £2.95


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. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. 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. £2.30


7598. COSTELLO J.: LOVE, SEX & WAR. Changing Values 1939-1945.

Pan 1986 384pp. 88 illustrations. . 22x13. No writing or inscriptions; single crease to pictorial card cover. Very Good.. The Second World War marked a turning point between the sexes; it heralded, in fact, the beginning of the women's movement. Through numerous personal testimonies of those who lived and fought through the war, the book provides a searching account of the wartime relationships between the sexes, not only in Britain, but also in Germany, Italy, Russia and the United States. Chapter headings include: Making Love & War: Ciderella legions: Comrades in Arms: Ammunition for the Heart: The Girls behind The Guys behind the Guns: Black Propaganda & Sexpionage: The Girls They Left Behind Them: : Yielding to the Conquerors: The Seeds of Sexual Revolution: The Girls they Met 'Over There': Oversexed, Overpaid, & Over Here! Well illustrated £1.50


3512. COSTELLO J. & HUGHES T.: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Collins. 1977 1st. 314pp. Prof ills. Endp map & diag. 24x20. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents Fine (no dustjacket0 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. £2.95


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

Collins. 1977 1st. * 314pp. Prof usely illustrated. Endp map & diag. 24x20. Hardback.. Near-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. £3.95


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


22851. COUHAT, Jean Labayle. (Editor): COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD 1984/85. Their Ships, Aircraft and Armament.

Arms & Armour. 1984 . xv. + 1050pp. Profusely illustrated. . 21x26. No writing or inscriptions; Contents Fine, Black cloth binding VG. (no d/j). Extra postage will be required for oversea orders. This comprehensive encyclopaedia, the first English language edition, lists 6,300 warships that constitutes the world's fighting fleets at date. Each of the 116 navies is analysed and its ships, aircraft and weapons tabulated and illustrated with over 1,400 photographs and many line drawings. The entry for each ship (or class of ship) includes construction history and specifications - concerning displacement, speed, armament, machinery, dimensions, range, manning and fuel capacity, etc. £8.85


1966. COWARD B.R. Cdr RN.: BATTLESHIPS & BATTLECRUISERS OF THE ROYAL NAVY SINCE 1861

Ian Allan. 1986 st. 120pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 24x18. A superb unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j. Set out in chronological order, this book describes the significant technical details of all battleship & battlecruiser classes built for the Royal Navy from the Warrior completed in 1861, to theVanguard scrapped in 1960, together with historical notes on each individual ship. The author also provides a useful commentary accompanied by appendices on trends in development, layout, armament, aircraft and principal actions & losses. Profusely illustrated with photographs and line drawings. £4.95


12088. COWARD B.R.Cdr RN.: BATTLESHIP AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1987 1st . 128pp. Prof ills. 29x22. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine 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. £5.95


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. £2.95


24743. COWIN, Hugh W.: CONWAY'S DIRECTORY OF MODERN NAVAL POWER

Conway 1985 1st 288pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j £7.95


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 Fine 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


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. £3.95


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. £3.95


10879. CRANE, Jonathan: SUBMARINE.

BBC. 1985 208pp. 120 ills. 23x16.No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This book not only gives gives a first-hand account of life on board a Polaris submarine, but it also provides a graphic account of the experiences of the 'Perishers', a group of submarine officers who where undertaking one of the toughest courses in the world in order to realise their ambition and command a submarine. £2.50


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. £1.95


23575. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITANNIA TO BEIR A AND BEYOND.

Maritime 2010 1st 150pp. Illustrated, 21x15. New. £3.95


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


8553. CRITCHLEY, Mike: SILVER JUBILEE REVIEW. 24-29 June 1977.

Maritime. 1977. 87pp. Prof ills. 21x15. VG+ in pictorial card cover. Signed by author. A profusely illustrated survey of the ships of the Royal Navy and foreign navies taking part in the Review. £1.95


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. £3.95


24627. CROSSLEY, Jim: THE HIDDEN THREAT. The Story of Mines and Minesweeping in The Royal Navy in World War I.

Pen & Sword 2011 1st. viii. + 165pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j £7.95


6860. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM, Rear-Admiral Sir Angus: RANDOM NAVAL RECOLLECTIONS 1905 - 1951.

Privately published. 1979 320pp. Ills. 21x14. VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. . Graham entered the Navy in 1905, as a 12-year old cadet at Osborne. A lieutenant at Jutland, he was later Fleet Signal Officer of the Mediterranean Fleet; executive officer on the flag ship on the South African station, before taking command of five West River gunboats in South China. During WW2 he was head of the Signal School, Captain of the cruiser Kent serving with the Home Fleet and on Russian convoys and later Commodore of the RN Barracks, Chatham and finally in command of the 10th Cruiser Squadron with his flag in Birmingham. Later on he was appointed second in command of the Home Fleet. This is a modestly told and enjoyable book. His detailed and extensive account describing his experiences in command of gunboats in South China, would be of particular value to those with an interest in the Royal Navy's role in China in the 1930s. £7.95


24505. CUNNINGHAME GRAHAM, Rear-Admiral Sir Angus: RANDOM NAVAL RECOLLECTIONS 1905 - 1951.

Privately published. 1979 320pp. Ills. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. . Graham entered the Navy in 1905, as a 12-year old cadet at Osborne. A lieutenant at Jutland, he was later Fleet Signal Officer of the Mediterranean Fleet; executive officer on the flag ship on the South African station, before taking command of five West River gunboats in South China. During WW2 he was head of the Signal School, Captain of the cruiser Kent serving with the Home Fleet and on Russian convoys and later Commodore of the RN Barracks, Chatham and finally in command of the 10th Cruiser Squadron with his flag in Birmingham. Later on he was appointed second in command of the Home Fleet. This is a modestly told and enjoyable book. His detailed and extensive account describing his experiences in command of gunboats in South China, would be of particular value to those with an interest in the Royal Navy's role in China in the 1930s. Signed by Patricia Cunningham Graham, wife of the author. £9.00


9479. CURREY E.H. Cmdr RN.: HOW WE KEPT THE SEA

Thomas Nelson. nd (c 1917 1st vii. 180pp. 16 plates + numerous drawings in text. 26x19. Colour portratit of Admirals Beatty & Jellicoe on front board.. No writing or inscriptions; binding partially faded (titles bright). extremities of spine & corners rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good+.. A comprehensive account of the actions fought by the Royal Navy during the First World War, describing in vivid detail both the triumphs and the disasters of the ships of the fleet. Lists of British and German naval war losses. £5.95


10937. CUTLER, Thomas J: THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF. 23-26, October 1944.

Harper-Collins. 1994 1st. * 343pp. 22 ills. Maps. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The author analyses the strategy and tactics employed in the battle, and relates the experiences of participants, both Japanese and American. Some 282 ships were engaged in the battle and hundreds more were involved in related peripheral operations. Nearly 200,000 men participated. Dozens of ships were sunk, including one of the largest and most powerful battleships ever built, and every facet of naval warfare - surface, submarine, air, and amphibious - was involved. £6.95


16722. DANNREUTHER, Raymond: SOMERVILLE'S FORCE H. The Royal Navy's Gibraltar-based Fleet, June 1940 to March 1942.

Aurum 2006, xv. + 174pp. Illustrated. 20x13 No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.Between June 1940 and March 1942, Force H, based in Gibraltar under the command of Admiral Sir James Somerville, was almost constantly in action. Formed in haste after the fall of France, Force H began its history with the unpleasant but necessary task of disabling the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir. The Force had two vital missions: to maintain a flow of supplies to Malta and carry the war to the Italian fleet, and to protect British shipping in the Atlantic. Its dual role was vividly demonstrated when its most famous ship, Ark Royal, flew off 48 Hurricanes to Malta from well inside the Mediterranean on 21 May 1941 and then, just six days later, played a critical part in the destruction of the Bismarck 450 miles out in the Atlantic. This fascinating and thoroughly researched history is the first book to be devoted to Force H. It is also a tribute to Somerville, one of the Royal Navy's most remarkable officers, who welded a hastily assembled collection of ships into a formidable fighting force. £2.50


1545. DAWSON L. Captain RN.: MEDITERRANEAN MEDLEY.

Rich & Cowan. 1935 xii. + 2243pp. 34 illustrations.. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions Very Good + in Very Good d/j This account by the commander of the destroyer Tobago, offers a valuable picture of life in the Royal Navy during the course of a three year period spent in the Mediterranean following the Armistice after the First World War. £5.95


938. DAWSON, Lionel. Captain RN.: FLOTILLAS.

Rich & Cowan. 1935. xii. + 243pp. 34 ills. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Good d/j. 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


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. £4.95


16573. DEACON, Richard.: THE SILENT WAR. A History of Western Naval Intelligence.

David & Charles. 1978 1st. 288pp. 24 ills. 22x14. Hardback edition. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. In this informative history which traces the progress of Western naval intelligence from the early 19th century, the author analyses the tangled webs of plot and counterplot, cooperation and hostility, skullduggery and underhandedness, that has been the history of naval intelligence services. £4395.00


24195. DEANE, Anthony.: NELSON'S FAVOURITE. HMS Agamemnon at War 1781-1809.

Caxton 2003 320pp. Prof ills. 24x17. An excellent unmarked copy; Near-Near in Fine d/j. Hardback. A full & detailed account of the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy. Commanded between 1793 & 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship, Agamemnon saw action at the Battle of the Saints, the Battle of Copenhagen, & Trafalgar, the summit of her career. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, & then South American waters, until she was wrecked off the coast of Uraguay. £8.95


22763. DELGADO, James P.: LOST WARSHIPS. An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea.

Conway 2001 1st 190pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x23. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j.A comprehensive and evocative survey of the world's wrecked warships, from the submerged ships of ancient Rome to the nuclear victims at Bikini Atoll. Including underwater photographs of the wrecks as they lie on the ocean floor, and of excavation in progress. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on underwater archaeology. Lost Warships is a 3000 year visit the great, yet understudied, graveyard, memorial and muscum on the ocean's floor, and the warships that lie there. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 images, half in colour, the underwater tools of archaeology reveal stories of the last desperate sea battle of Antony and Cleopatra; Kublai Khan's seaborne invasion of Medieval Japan; a Viking ship sent to the bottom in a fiery death; British ships of the line lost in Colonial wars; the ironclad USS Monitor and the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley, lost during the US Civil War; the scuttled German High Scas Fleet at Scapa Flow; the bombravaged USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor; and the aircraft carrier Saratoga, sunk by a nuclear explosion in 1946 in the first naval tests of atomic weapons. The history of war at sea, of the rise and fall of empires, of valour and cowardice, sacrifice and survival in the face of battle, lies on the ocean's floor. From famous battles to those long forgotten, the lost warships at the bottom of the sea - these spoils of war - have a story to tell. £7.95


24639. DEMAUS A.B.: LETTERS FROM HMS BRITANNIA. William Lambert & The Late Victorian Navy

Amberley 2011 1st. 94pp. Illustrated 26x17. As New; Mint in Minr pictorial card cover. £5.95


1827. DENHAM H. M.: DARDANELLES. A Midshipman's Diary 1915-1916.

Murray. 1981 1st. 200pp. 130 ills. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-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. £4.95


2857. DERRIMAN, John.: MAROONED. The Story of a Cornish Seaman.

Mason. 1991 1st. 136pp. Ills. 21x13. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. In 1807, a young Cornish seaman from Polperro was marooned by the captain of HMS Recruit on the desolate uninhabited island of Sombrero in the Caribbean. This account describes his rescue and the Admiralty's subsequent investigation of the incident that eventually led to the court martial of the Recruit's captain. £2.95


9665. DICKENS Peter. Captain RN.: HMS HESPERUS. ex-Brazilian 'H'-Class Destroyer. (Warship Profile No.20).

Profile Publications 1972. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. 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. £8.95


3206. DICKENS, Peter. Captain RN.: NIGHT ACTION. MTB Flotilla at War.

Seaforth 2008 xiii. + 242pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x13.. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The commander of the 21st MTB Flotilla describes the actions fought by Coastal Forces in the southern North Sea and English Channel. German naval reports supplements the author’s own records of the various engagements which make the book an invaluable contribution to the history of the war waged by Coastal Forces. £4.95


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. £2.95


14662. DIVINE A.D.: DESTROYER'S WAR. A Million Miles by the Eighth Flotilla

Murray. 1942 vi. + 166pp. 16 ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions, binding very slightly faded (titles bright), otherwise contens Very Good. . 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. £4.50


24209. DIVINE, Dvid: THE STORY OF SEA WARFARE

Hamish Hmilton 1957 1st 171pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x13. Very Good in Very Good d/j £2.50


23080. DIXON, Conrad.: SHIPS OF THE VICTORIAN NAVY.

Ashford. 1987 1st. vii. + 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine 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. £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. £3.95


21041. DOENITZ Admiral Karl.: MEMOIRS. Ten Years and Twenty Days.

Cassell 2000 xv. + 520pp. 18 ills. 20x13. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. Autobiography of the man who planned the U-boat war, in 1943 followed Raeder to become C-in-C of the German Navy and in 1945 was briefly head of state after Hitler's death. This book is therefore a major source of information on German naval planning and the U-boat campaign. £12.50


3179. DOENITZ Admiral Karl.: MEMOIRS. Ten Years and Twenty Days.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1959 x + 500pp. Illustrated.. 22x14. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. . Autobiography of the man who planned the U-boat war, in 1943 followed Raeder to become C-in-C of the German Navy and in 1945 was briefly head of state after Hitler's death. This book is therefore a major source of information on German naval planning and the U-boat campaign. £11.50


18853. DONALD, William, Commander DSC & Bar, RN.: STAND BY FOR ACTION

NEL (c 1974) 174pp. Paperback. Very Good £1.00


16206. DOWNER, Martyn.: NELSON'S PURSE. An extraordinary historical detective story shedding new light on the life of Britain's greatest naval hero.

Bantam Press. 2004 1st 424pp. Ills endps. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. In 2002, Sotheby's announced the discovery of a major cache of material relating to the life of Nelson. The treasure trove belonged to descendants of Nelson's best friend, Alexander Davison. The man who made this extraordinary find - and who subsequently spent over a year validating the material and placing it in the context of Nelson's life - was Martyn Downer. Here, he tells the remarkable historical detecive story behind this great find against the backdrop of Davison's fascinating life. He not only tells the story of Nelson. his wife and his mistress in intimate detail, but provides a great deal of revealing information about the Admiralty, various naval officers, prize money, naval officers' agents, and on life generally in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. £4.95


24525. DOWNER, Yvonne: SEA CHANGE

Dreamstar 2004 1st 151pp. 21x15. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £6.95


23993. DREW, Nicholas (Robert Harling): AMATEUR SAILOR.

Constable 1944 1st 291pp. Illustrated chapter headings.. 19x13. VG+ in VG d/j. Published under a pseudonym, the author's real name of Harling was used in a later edition) The author's autobiography to 1941. In the chaotic early days of the war, Harling served on a trawler in Norway, in the small ships at Dunkirk, went to King Alfred, and then to a new corvette in the Atlantic. £5.95


1829. DRUMMOND, John D.: BLUE FOR A GIRL. The Story of the WRNS.

Allen. 1960 1st. 207pp. 14 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding & contents Very Good. (no dustjacket) This comprehensive history of the WRNS during the Second World War, describes the wide variety of tasks performed by the WRNS during the conflict. It relate their achievements, but also recounts the disasters which resulted in tragic loss of life. In addition to official records, the author conducted hundreds of interviews with officers and ratings, to produce this full account of the work of the WRNS during the war. £2.95


4927. DRURY W.P.: THE TADPOLE OF AN ARCHANGEL. The Petrified Eye and other Naval Stories.

Chapman & Hall. 1911. x. + 270pp. 20x13. BNo writing or inscriptions: binding slightly rubbed, foxing to margins, otherwise contents G+ in pictorial hardback cover., spine sliightly rubbed o/w VG. Short stories with a naval theme. £2.95


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. £8.50


4873. DULL, Paul.S.: A BATTLE HISTORY OF THE JAPANESE NAVY (1941-1945).

Naval Institute Press. ( c 1978) xvii. + 402pp. 42 maps/charts. 26x19. As New; Mint in Mint 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. £24.00


13865. DUNHAM, Roger C.: SPY SUB. A Top Secret Mission to the Bottom of the Pacific.

Airlife 1996 1st UK 222pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Describes a secret mission undertaken 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. £4.95


9869. DURHAM, Phil: THE FUHRER LED, BUT WE OVERTOOK HIM.

Pentland. 1997 1st. 213pp. 18 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. . . At the outbreak of World War 2, Durham an 18-year old midshipman was serving in Barham. After a spell in the Mediterranean in the armed-trawler Beryl, he joined the cruiser Norfolk on the Northern Patrol, then moved to the destroyer Echo which saw action at Narvik, before joining the flotilla leader Laforey as Gunnery Control Officer. In Laforey he took part in the Diego Suarez operation and theMalta convoy, Operation 'Pedestal' . After transferring to submarines, Durham took part in patrols in the captured German submarine U-570, renamed HMS Graph, before joining the newly-built submarine Stoic which saw action in Middle East and the Far East. A very good account of the author's wartime experiences, half of which covers his service in submarines. £7.95


22015. DYALL, Valentine: A FLOOD OF MUTINY

Hutchinson 1957 1st. 222pp. 20x13. VG+ in VG+ d/j. £2.50


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. £3.95


24446. EADON, Stuart.: SAKASHIMA AND BACK.

Charity 1988 1st. 319pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in faded & marked d/j. The WW II memoirs of an officer of the British Navy, who served from 1942 to 1945. He began the war in the Cruiser Berwick in the North Sea, later on the aircraft carrier Formidable during the Sicily & Salerno landings. Appointed to the carrier Indefatigable he saw action against the Tirpitz in Norway and later was sent to the Pacific with the British Fleet who task is was during the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945, to make the airstrips of nearby Japanese occupied islands of Sakashima Gunto inoperable. The author's graphic account of these attacks is greatly enhanced by the recollections of over 50 of his shipmates, including members of the Fleet Air Arm. £5.95


12526. EADON, Stuart.: SAKASHIMA AND BACK.

Charity 1988 1st. 319pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in faded but G+ d/j Signed by author. The WW II memoirs of an officer of the British Navy, who served from 1942 to 1945. He began the war in the Cruiser Berwick in the North Sea, later on the aircraft carrier Formidable during the Sicily & Salerno landings. Appointed to the carrier Indefatigable he saw action against the Tirpitz in Norway and later was sent to the Pacific with the British Fleet who task is was during the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945, to make the airstrips of nearby Japanese occupied islands of Sakashima Gunto inoperable. The author's graphic account of these attacks is greatly enhanced by the recollections of over 50 of his shipmates, including members of the Fleet Air Arm. £7.95


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. £1.95


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. £1.00


23358. EDEN, Paul F.: ROYAL AIR FORCE SALUTE D-DAY. 70th Anniversary.

Key Publishing 2014 98pp. Profusely illustrated, 29x21. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover £8.95


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. £2.40


22882. EDWARDS, Bernard.: DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. An above-average ex-library copy (no stamps). VG in VG+ 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. £1.95


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. £4.50


24207. EDWARDS, Kenneth Cmdr RN: SEVEN SAILORS.

Collins. 1945 1st. 255pp. 8 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good in torn 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. £1.95


10277. ELFRATH, Ulrich. & HERZOG Bodo.: THE BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Documentary in Words and Pictures.

Schiffer 1988 160pp. Prof ills. Maps. 21x30. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. This fantastic book contains over 250 photographs, nearly 170 of which provide close-up, onboard, and interior photographs of the German battleship Bismarck, plus a double-page plan and side view illustration of the Bismarck, in colour, & numerous maps. The book contains a great deal of technical information on the Bismarck, and also describes the sinking of the Hood and Bismarck’s final battle, which is illustrated with many action pictures. There is also an illustrated section featuring the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen. This must be the most comprehensive illustrated record of the Bismarck that has yet been published in book form. £16.50


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. £1.50


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. £2.45


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


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. £3.95


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. £3.95


23296. 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


6272. ERSKINE D. (Editor).: AUGUSTUS HERVEY'S JOURNAL. The Adventures Afloat and Ashore of a Naval Casanova..

Chatham 2002 349pp. Map. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. This book was transcribed from Hervey's original journal which he kept while serving as a captain in the Royal Navy, and is now widely recognised as a minor classic of the sea. Hervey took part in the indecisive battle off Minorca in 1756, and was subsequently ordered to give evidence at the trial of Admiral Byng. In this very readable account, he not only gives a good picture of life in the Royal Navy and some of its personalities during his thirteen years as a captain; but it is also picture of Hervey's experiences ashore, which offers a light-hearted and intimate account of his many adventures with the fairer sex in England, France, Italy and Portugal, the pursuit of which he conducted with great energy and passion. It was not for nothing that he became known as the "Casanova of England". £3.95


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. £3.95


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; contents slightly tanned, otherwise Very Good+ in Very Good 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. £4.95


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 from the Rectorial Address, Aberdeen University, and the Informal Address to the Matriculated Sudents, Aberdeen University, 3rd March 1937. £1.95


23542. EVANS, Alun: ORPHANS OF THE STORM

Hodder & Stoughton 207pp. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £2.95


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. £3.95


24528. FAIRBAIRN, Douglas Lieut-Cmdr R.N. (Retired): THE NARRATIVE OF A NAVAL NOBODY 1907-1924

John Murray 1929 1st. ix. + 444pp. 22x14. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Edges of binding rubbed, foxing to prelims, otherwise binding and contents Very Good + £7.95


24222. FAIRBAIRN, Douglas Lieut-Cmdr R.N. (Retired): THE NARRATIVE OF A NAVAL NOBODY 1907-1924

John Murray 1929 1st. ix. + 444pp. 22x14. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Edges of binding rubbed, foxing throughout,; a Good solid reading copy. £5.95


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


6763. FERNALD, John.: DESTROYER FROM AMERICA.

Cape. 1942 127pp. Ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions Binding slightly faded (titles) bright, otherwise contents VG. Based on the writer's experiences, this book tells the story of a former American four-funnel destroyer HMS Newmarket, a Town Class destroyer, which because of wartime censorship, is thinly disguised as HMS Portchester. £2.95


24612. FIENNES, Ranulph: CAPTAIN SCOTT.

Coronet 2004 xiii. + 508pp. Illustrated. 20x12. Very Good+ in pictorial card cover £1.50


24436. FINNIS, Bill: THE HISTORY OF THE FLEET AIR ARM. From Kites to Carriers.

Airlife 2000 1st. 176pp. 25x19. Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £8.95


24025. FISKE R.C: NELSON AND ASSOCIATED HERALDRY. A Guide

The Nelson Society 1983 1st. 38pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new in card cover. £4.95


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. £2.95


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. £3.95


23547. FLACK, Jeremy: TODAY'S ROYAL NAVY IN COLOUR

Greenwich Editions 1996 192pp. Profusely illustrated. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j £3.95


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. £5.95


4535. FLETCHER M.H.: THE WRNS. A History of the Women's Royal Naval Service.

Batsford. 1989 1st. 160pp. 175 ills. 28x22. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Provides an illustrated history of the WRNS, chronicling their record through two World Wars up to the 1980s. The author charts the triumphs and tragic losses, the bravery and resourcefulness of the Wrens themselves. Extensive appendices give a complete list of names from the WRNS Book of Remembrance and an extensive catalogue of establishments world-wide where Wrens have served. Illustrated with 175 photographs. £6.95


4612. FORD, Brian.: GERMAN SECRET WEAPONS.

Pan/Ballantine. 1972. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An excellent unmarked copy:-Very Good + in Very Good pictorial card cover. Recounts the development and describes the use of German secret weapons in World War 2. Covers long-range rockets; rocket and jet-powered aircraft; midget submarines; the Schnorkel; Acoustic torpedoes; Poison Gas, etc, etc. With relevant letter from Sir Charles Goodeve .FRS £3.95


17378. FOREMAN, Laura & Phillips, Ellen Blue.:: NAPOLEON'S LOST FLEET. Bonaparte, Nelson and the Battle of the Nile.

Discovery 1999 1st. . 215pp. Profusely illustrated.26x26. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. dramatic narrative of the Battle of the Nile in 1798, including first-hand accounts of those involved. Underwater photography illustrates the wrecks of the French fleet and there are numerous colour photographs of artillery and artefacts found by underwater explorers £5.95


3494. FORESTER C.S. (Editor).: THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.

Michael Joseph 1994 275pp. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. Autobiography of John Wetherell. Born in Whitby in 1780, Wetherell first joined the British merchant navy serving and trained and qualified as a ships's carpenter, before bing impressed into the Royal Navy. He saw service on HMS Hussar, but after she went aground on the coast of France he was captured and made a prisoner-of-war and spent most of the next eleven years at Charlemont Givet Prison. £3.95


21607. FORSYTH-GRANT, Michael: COURAGE IN ADVERSITY.

The Pentland Press 1990 1st. xii. + 229pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An excell;ent copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £8.95


7218. FRACCAROLI, Aldo: ITALIAN WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1974 204pp. Profusely illustrated. An unmarked copy Fine in 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. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine 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; Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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. £4.95


19843. FRANKLIN, John: NAVY BOARD SHIP MODELS 1650-1750

Conway 1989 1st. vi. + 186pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As new Mint in Mint d/j.The official Admiralty or Dockyard model is universally acknowledged to be the most sophisticated expression of the ship modeller's art; yet apart from the belief that such models were useful adjuncts in the design stages of their full-size prototypes not a great deal is known about them. In this book the use and background of the models is fully discussed before the author turns to a detailed analysis of their materials, construction techniques and decoration - a whole section is devoted to their controversial style of framing. The second half of the book comprises a representative selection of some two dozen of the best models described in detail with photographs and line drawings. £16.50


1405. FRANKS, H George: THE NAVY'S HERE.

Hutchinson. 1941 1st. 320pp. 16 ills. 22x14. Covers sun faded, (titles bright). o/w VG. A historical review of Britain's sea power together with an account of the Royal Navy in World War 2. £1.50


5546. 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 copy. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. 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. £3.95


19687. FRANZEN Anders: THE WARSHIP VASA. Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Sweden.

Norstedt & Bonnier. Nd (c1961). Second Edition, enlarged & revised. 84pp. Prof ills. 28x21. Fine in G 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. £2.95


24550. FREEMAN, Richard: THE GREAT EDWARDIAN FEUD. Beresford's Vendetta agains 'Jackie' Fisher

Pen & Sword 2009 1st xiii. + 278pp. Illustrated.24x16. An unmasked copy Mint in Near-Near-Fine d/j £11.50


22239. FREMONT-BARNES, Gregory: VICTORY vs REDOUTABLE. Ships of the Line at Trafalgar 1805.

Osprey 2008 1st 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


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. £2.85


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. £4.95


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


23287. FREWEN, Oswald.: SAILOR'S SOLILOQUY

Hutchinson. 1961 1st. 260pp. Ills. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. (no ndustjacket) 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. £3.50


509. FRIEDMAN, Norman: THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO WORLD NAVAL WEAPONS & SYSTEMS.

Naval Institute Press. 1989 1st. xxvii. + 509pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Upper margins of the first twenty pagesvery lightly marked, otherwise contents Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Near-Fine in d/j. This major work contains a massive amount of information, accurate data and illustrations of the naval weapons and weapon systems of the world's navies at date. It covers guns, torpedoes, missiles & sensors, examining every shipboard and airborne weapon system in use or under development, and analyses each weapon's performance. Illustrated with over 700 photographs & line drawings. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £11.50


23569. FRIEDMAN, Norman: THE POSTWAR NAVAL REVOLUTION.

Conway 1986 1st 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. Almost like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £12.50


3956. FRIEDMAN, Norman: THE POSTWAR NAVAL REVOLUTION. Warships, Weapons, and Policies - The Navies which might have evolved and the factors which shaped their actual Development.

Conway. 1986 1st. 240pp. Profusely illustrated.. 29x22. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Based on newly released documentation, this book deals not only with overall naval policy and strategy, but also the technicalities of ship design and weapon procurement. Many hitherto unpublished warship design studies are included, emphasising the factors determining the design, and inthese cases the reasons why they were never built. £6.95


24562. FRIEDMAN, Norman: U.S. SUBMARINES THROUGH 1945. An Illustrated design History

U.S. Naval Institute 1995 1st viii. + 379pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This highly acclaimed design history is lavishly illustrated with numerous photographs and. detailed inboard profiles of every distinct type of submarine the U.S. Navy bought between 1900 and 1945 (and also types exported by U.S. builders) show how the submarines changed. The accompanying text and extensive captions show why. For example, cross sections reveal how, before 1919, the Electric Boat Company used its patented inventions to gain and maintain superiority over its main rival, the Lake Submarine Company. Numerous drawings of abortive designs illuminate the choices actually made. The period covered by this book was one of radical change for the U.S. Navy. When the modern navy first considered buying a submarine in 1887, it was a coast defense force confined to the Western Hemisphere. The United States became a world power just as its new submarines offered a way of defending its most distant possession, the Philippines, without tying down an expensive fleet. World War I found U.S. submarines in an unexpected role, countering German U-boats in British waters. Then the situation changed again with unexpected speed. As arms limitation treaties and American politics drastically limited both naval growth and the ability to defend outlying possessions, the United States began to face the real possibility of having to fight across the Pacific. Submarines turned out to be an important part of the solution. They were effective partly because they were backed by brilliant technologists, but more so because the submariners showed enormous imagination. One of their own, Chester Nimitz, commanded the U.S. naval forces that won the Pacific. £32.00


10764. FRIEDMAN, Norman, & others.: USS ARIZONA (BB39). Ship's Data 3.

Leeward.1978. 48pp. Prof ills. 21x27. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. An illustrated history of the US battleship Arizona which was sunk at Pearl Harbour. With 65 photographs,a folding plan of outboard profile and plan view, & a centerspread illustration in colour. £3.95


8856. FRISCHAUER W. & JACKSON R.: THE NAVY'S HERE! The Altmark Affair.

Gollancz. 1955 1st. 255pp. 13 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Very Good+ in Very Good d/j. in d/j. The story of the Altmark and Graf Spee from the beginning of the war until the dramatic rescue of the prisoners when Cossack trapped Altmark in Jossing Fjord. £3.95


20552. FUKUI. Lt-Cmdr Shizuo.: THE JAPANESE NAVY - AT THE END OF World WAR II.

Greenhill 1992. xix + 168pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. 31x21. Like New.. Mint Near-Mint in Mint d/j. £42.00


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 £4.95


23206. 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. A clean & bright ex-library copy VG in VG 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 £1.95


8848. GALLAGHER, Thomas: AGAINST ALL ODDS. Midget Submarine attacks against the Tirpitz.

Macdonald 1971 1st. 170pp. Ills. Map. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) . 'Operation Source' was the code name for the attack against the Tirpitz in Kaafjord in 1943, carried out by X-Craft, the Royal Navy's midget submarines. The book provides a full account of the operation, from the planning of the raid to the attack itself. £2.50


24573. GANNON, Michael: BLACK MAY. The Epic Story of the Allied Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1943.

Aurum 1998 1st UK . xxviii. + 492pp. 43 ills. 24 x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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. £10.00


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. £6.95


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. £4.95


3071. GARDINER, Leslie.: THE BRITISH ADMIRALTY.

Blackwood. 1968 1st. 418pp. 20 ills. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. In this first comprehensive book about the Royal Navy's ruling body, the author extracts sparkling nuggets from the dull seams of history. £8.95


23384. GARDINER, Robert: THE CAMPAIGN OF TRAFALGAR 1803 - 1805.

Chatham 1997 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Charts all the major naval events of 1803 -1805. Profusely illustrated. £9.95


11537. GARDINER, Robert (Editor).: THE NAVAL WAR OF 1812.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x25. An unmarked copy, like new. :- Mint in Near-Mint 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. £6.95


1147. GARDINER, Robert. (Editor).: WARSHIP 1991. Volume XV.

Conway. 1991. 256pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An excellent unmarked copy:-: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Feature articles include:- The Last Manila Galleon - The Armoured Cruiser - Brooklyn - British 'M' Class Destroyers - Inter-War French Submarine Development - Anti-Aircraft Gunnery in the Imperial Japanese Navy - Japanese Naval Air Power - Japanese Oxygen Torpedoes - The Leningrad Class - The Swedish Tre Kroner - Class, etc, etc. Profusely illustrated. £12.50


3523. GARDNER, James Anthony. Cmdr RN.: ABOVE AND UNDER HATCHES. Being Naval Recollections in Shrouds & Patches with Strange Reflections.

Chatham. 2000. xx. + 287pp. 9 ills. Fine in pictorial card cover.. Gardner was a British naval officer who served in the days of Nelson and Rodney. He joined the Navy in 1775 and during his career served in Boreas, Conqueror, Panther, Salisbury, Orestes, Edgar, Barfleur, Queen, Berwick, Gorgon, Victory, Hind, Blond and Brunswick. From 1806 to his retirement in 1814, he was in charge of the Fairlight Signal Station near Hastings. The book offers a lively and enjoyable account of the author's service career, full of fascinating anecdotes about life in the Royal Navy and its personalities. £3.95


24425. GARDNER, John: WARSHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. First Series: Sail

Hugh Evelyn 1968 1st. 28pp. 12 illustrations. 36x44. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions:= Binding & contents Fine in Good d/j. The twelve colour plates reproduced in this extremely large format book are printed on only one side of a page of heavy stock paper. The plates illustrate with accuracy and in great detail warships of the Royal Navy, covering the period 1892 - 1922. The author's commentary on the plates recounts the history of each ship and the battles in which they fought. The ships are :- VICTORY., PICKLE, SPEEDWELL, AGAMEMNON, CAPTAIN, ALERT, SHANNON, DEFENDER, TERROR, NIMBLE, EXPRESS and FANTOME. £32.00


4297. GARLINSKI J.: INTERCEPT. Secrets of the Enigma War.

Dent. 1979 1st. xx. + 219pp. 41 ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The Germans were convinced that Enigma, the enciphering machine they used, was one of the best-kept secrets. In fact, Polish cryptanalysts, with the help of french Intelligence, had unravelled Enigma's mysteries by 1932, and handed all these secrets to the British and French in 1939. The author tells the full story of the breaking of the Enigma secret, and goes on to recount the setting up of the Ultra net 1939, based at Bletchley Park. The book also reveals how the information derived from Enigma played a vital role not only in actions andcampaigns, including the Battle of the Atlantic, the Battle of Britain, The war in N Africa and the Allied landing in France, but also in the movements of the Soviet Army and in the anti-Hitler conspiracy in Germany. A substantial Appendix explains exactly how Enigma was broken, using mathematical, cryptological and analytic methods. £4.95


1948. GARRETT, Richard: SCHARNHORST & GNEISENAU. The Elusive Sisters.

David & Charles. 1978 1st. 175pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:; Fine in Fine 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


13642. GARROD A.E.: PORT AFTER STORMY SEAS. A Sailor's Tale.

Minerva. 1996 1st. 166pp. 21x15. As new in pictorial card cover. In World War 2 the author saw service on the lower deck of Revenge and Rodney, before moving to Landing Craft in the Mediterranean. The book gives a somewhat salty account of his experiences, both afloat and ashore. £3.95


24568. GARZKE William H. & DULIN, Robert O.: BATTLESHIPS. Axis and Neutral Battleships in World War II.

Jane's 1986 1st UK xi. + 517pp. Profusely illustrated 28x23.With numerous photographs; plans, and drawings. Ex-reference library, one stamp (For reference use only not to be taken away")).. Bookplates. Very Good + in Very Good dustjacket. Extra postage will be rquired for overseas delivery. Covers the following completed classes and designed but not completed classes of battleships. Japanese 'Yamato' Claa, the German 'Scharnhorst' Class, the German 'Bismarck' Class, The German "H" Clss Battleships, The Germ "O" Class Battlecruisers;.the Italian 'Vittoria Veneto' Class, and Spain ('Espana' Class). Standard UK postage; Overseas postage at extra cost. £32.00


5584. GASAWAY E.B.: GREY WOLF, GREY SEA.

Futura. 1975. Paperback.245pp. An excellent copy wiithout any writing or inscriptions. Very Good plus. Chronicles the career of U-124, whose crew came mainly from U-64, sunk in shallow waters at Narvik in 1940. Most of them commissioned the new U-124 which then saw a dozen highly successful cruises all over the Atlantic before being sunk with all hands while attacking a Gibralter bound convoy in April 1943. £2.00


16368. GATES Dr P.J & LYNN N.M.: SHIPS, SUBMARINES AND THE SEA.

Brassey's 1990 1st. xx + 178pp. Illustrated. 26x17. As New; Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover. £4.95


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. £4.95


4016. GEORGE S.C.: JUTLAND TO JUNKYARD. The raising of the scuttled German Fleet from Scapa-Flow - the greatest salvage operation of all time.

Patrick Stephens. 1973 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. . Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. . Hardback edition. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/ j. .On August 1, 1924 the scrap metal firm of Cox & Danks, which had never lifted a ship before, raised their first German warship - the destroyer V70, from Scapa Flow. Eight years later, having raised 26 destroyers, four battle-cruisers, two battleships and a light cruiser, Cox & Danks ceased operations, and Metal Industries Ltd, the firm which succeeded them, lifted a battle-cruiser and five of the most difficult battleships. This is a complete account of this great salvage feat. £29.00


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). £4.95


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. £7.95


829. GIBBS, J.im: SHIPWRECKS IN PARADISE. A n informal Maritime History of the Hawaiian Islands

Superior. 1977 1st 183pp. Prof ills. 27x22. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in VG d/j. This well illustrated book is packed with stories about the ships wrecked on the coasts of Hawaii, from the 18th century to the 1970s. The book is also a first class maritime history of Hawaii, charting the development of trade with much information about the shipping companies concerned - most notably the Matson Line - together with details of their ships. Chapters include:- Early Shipwrecks; Treachery; Pirates & Buccaneers; The Whale ships; Pioneer Island Commerce; In Puffs the Steamers; Trade Develops; Sea Disasters Involving Death, etc. £7.95


22111. GIBSON, John Frederick: DARK SEAS ABOVE. H.M. Submarine Taurus.

Tempus 2000 159pp 23x15. Illustrated. VG+ in in pictorial card cover. . War memoirs of a young submariner who served mainly in the Mediterranean and Far East, between 1942 -1945. £3.95


5606. GIBSON, Perla Siedle: DURBAN'S LADY IN WHITE. An Autobiography.

Aedificamus. 1993 204pp. 36 ills. 22x16 No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. More than 400 convoys, 45,000 ships, and six million serving personnel in WW2 passed through South African ports en route to and from Mediterranean and Far Eastern war zones. Over half of them stopped at Durban, and when the ships entered its harbour, as they passed through the narrow entrance, there, standing alone on the North Quay, with outstrtched arms and singing 'Land of Hope & Glory' in a rich soprano voice, was Perla Gibson, a motherly-looking figure in white, who would go to sing the widest possible range of familiar & best-loved pieces from the titles called down to hear from the cheering, crowded decks gliding by. From April 1940 to August 1945, in the early dawn, in wind or rain, in the blazing sub-tropical sun, she never missed one convoy. Not even the one that sailed out on the day she learned her eldest son had been killed in action while serving with the Black Watch in Italy. £3.95


3532. GIBSON, Sir David..: BATTLE IN THE IRISH SEA. The Life and Death of HMS Manners.

Maritime. 1993 1st. 110pp. Ills. Maps. 21x15. Like new; Near-Mint in pictoirial card ccover. 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. £5.95


6479. GIESE, Otto. & WISE James, E.: SHOOTING THE WAR. Memoirs of a World War II U-Boat Officer.

Cooper. 1994 1st UK. * xiii. + 289pp. Prof ills. Maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. . At the outbreak of war, the author was serving as an officer in the German passenger liner Columbus which was scuttled in the Atlantic when intercepted by HMS Hyperion. Giese was rescued by an American cruiser and after various adventures he eventually reached Japan, where he joined the German blockade runner Annaliese Essberger, which eventually reached the safety of a French port after a long and protracted voyage. After joining the U-Boat service, Giese made his first patrol in U-405 which saw action against Russian convoys. In November 1943 he moved to the U-181 which operated in the Indian Ocean until the German surrender when she was taken over by the Japanese £6.95


23169. GILES, Donald T., Jr.: CAPTIVE OF THE RISING SUN. The POW Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Donald T. Giles.

Naval Institute Press. 1994 1st xv. + 232pp. 11 illustrations. 4 maps.23x15. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine d/j.Commander Donald Giles, Sr., the Vice Governor of Guam, faced a Japanese invasion of the island shortly after Pearl Harbor. He and his comrades became some of the first American POWs in WWII."Captive is based on a memoir written by Giles and discovered after his death by his son, Donald T. Giles, Jr." "...one of the most cogent accounts every published on the fall of Guam and en ensuing four years of brutality." It details atrocities, survival, the fates of of all personnel who died or were captured on Guam, and "inspires the reader on both a military and a human level." The book also documents Giles' readjustment to America after the war. £4.95


17014. GILLETT, Ross & JEFFERY, Vic:: THE ROYAL NAVY IN AUSTRALIA 1900-2000

Maritime 2002 1st. Maritime 2002 1st.. 128pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 21x28. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. £3.95


12045. GILLETT, Ross & JEFFREY, Vic.: TO SAIL NO MORE. Part Five.

Maritime. 2000 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. As new: Mint in 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 1920s to the 1990s. £2.95


23659. GLENTON, Robert: MUTINY IN FORCE X.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1986 1st. 239pp. 13 ills. Endp maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j.. This is the story of a hastily assembled landing force that was despatched from Britain in 1944, to help the Americans in the South West Pacific campaign, and which proved to be one of the Royal Navy's biggest flops as well as their most embarrassing. The author, who was a mutineer, describes the events that led up to the mutiny on the flagship of the force, LSI (H) HMS Lothian, (in which over 200 warrants were served in a commission) and what happened during the subsequent court martials together with details of the punishments that followed. £3.95


24300. GLINES, Carroll V.: ATTACK ON YAMAMOTO

Schiffer 1993 1st. XII. + 242pp. Illustrated 23x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j £11.50


7824. GLOVER L.: H.M.S. VICTORY. 12 Superb Drawings of parts of the Exterior of Lord Nelson's famous flagship.( Second Series.)

nd (c 1970). 12 black & white individuak drawings (19x25cm). Each drawing - Fine. Housed in original pictorial envelope (torn). This set of loose drawings illustrate: Main Mast & Top: Bowsprit: Quarter Deck & Poop: Foot of Main Mast & Bitts: Entry Port: Main Shrouds: Belfry: Foot of Mizen Mast: Port Gangway looking aft: Port Sheet Anchor: Steering Wheel: Starboard Guns. £9.00


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 £1.65


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. £7.95


23320. GOODWIN, Peter: NELSON'S VICTORY. 101 Questions & Answers about HMS Victory. Nelson's Flagship at Trafalgar 1805.

Conway 2006 101pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £4.95


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. £1.00


23485. GRAHAM, Alastair & GROVE, Eric: HMS ARK ROYAL. Zeal Does Not Rest 1981-2011

Maritime Books 2011 1st. vi. + 234pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x20. As New. Mint in Mint d/j £7.95


14825. GRAHAM, Winston: THE SPANISH ARMADAS.

Collins 1972 1st. 288pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. VG+ in G+ d/j. £4.95


3052. GRANT J.S.: MORRISON OF THE BOUNTY. A Scotsman: Famous but Unknown.

Acair. 1997 1st. 201pp. Ills. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. Inscribed by author. Morrison was a boatswain's mate on HMS Bounty at the time of the mutiny. This book tries to understand Morrison's personality and his part in the happenings - for which he was court martialled and found guilty, to his eventual reprieve. Moorison played a significant part in several battles and was wounded and shipwrecked on three occasions. He was eventually restored to his former rank and finally drowned at sea. £4.95


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. £1.50


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. £3.95


18328. GRAY, Edwyn: HITLER'S BATTLESHIPS.

Cooper. 1999. iv. + 195pp. 20 ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The German battleships fought a long and hard war from the early Atlantic sortie of the Garf Spee, to the Lutzow firing her guns at the advancing Russian troops four days after Hitler commited suicide. Yet not one of Germany's heavy ships were destined to survive the war, two were sunk by the Royal Navy. Three fell victim to the bombs of the RAF, and two were scuttled. This book gives a full account of the part played by the battleships of the German fleet during WW2. £4.95


4548. GREENE, Jack. & MASSIGNANI, Alessandro: THE NAVAL WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943.

Chatham. 2002 352pp. 30 ills. Maps/diags. 24x16. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This major study gives a complete account of the war in the Mediterranean on, above and beneath the sea up until Italy's Armistice in September 1943. Written with full access to Italian sources, it not only provides a detailed narrative of the naval actions - large and small - both from the British and Italian viewpoints. £6.95


17375. GREGER, Rene:: BATTLESHIPS OF THE WORLD

Greenhill Books 1997 1st., . 259pp. Profusely illustrated with 300 photographs and drawings. 26x25. As New; Mint in Near-Mint d/jProvides details about the capital ships of Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Austria-Hungary, Russia and the Soviet Union, the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Spain and Turkey. Aspects such as early development and twentieth-century building programmes, armament, requisitioned ships, unfulfilled orders, and ships in the two world wars are covered as appropriate for each nation. A short history of each ship or class of ship is given, as well as data tables detailing displacement, dimensions, machinery, fuel capacity, speed and range, armour thickness and weight, armament, anti-aircraft weapons and the numbers built. The name of the builder is listed with the date each ship was laid down, launched, commissioned and in service. An interesting aspect of the book is the descriptions of the ships of the minor naval powers such as the Austro-Hungarian and South American navies, and another good point is that it illustrates pre-World War One capital ships in both their original form and then as modified in World War Two which is rarely available from other sources which tend to describe but not illustrate the changes. Illustrated with 300 photographs and drawings. £16.50


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 £3.95


9419. GRENFELL, Russell. Captain RN.: THE BISMARCK EPISODE.

Faber. 1948 1st. 204pp. 14 ills. 7 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents, Near-Fine. One of the earliest, but still one of the best accounts of the vents which surrounded the Bismarck's final sortie. £2.95


24657. GRESHAM, John D. & WESTWELL, Ian: SEAPOWER

Chartwell 2010 256pp. . Profusely illustrated 25x26. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. Extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £14.00


10682. GRONER, Erich: GERMAN WARSHIPS 1815-1945. Volume One. Major Surface Vessels. Revised & Expanded by Dieter Jung and Martin Maass.

Conway. 1990 1st English Language Edition. xii. + 243pp. Prof ills. 30x26. Like new;- Mint in Mint d/j. This highly regarded volume is the most detailed and authoritative work ever published on the subject. It provides data on the design, construction, dimensions, machinery and armament, comments on the performance, seakeeping, and service history on many thousands of ships and craft, including Armoured Vessels, Battleships, Battlecruisers, Cruisers, Destroyers, Frigates, Corvettes, Aircraft Carriers, Torpedo-Boats, Gunboats & Fleet Escorts. The illustrations consist entirely of constant-scale line drawings of every ship for which sufficient information was available, often including deck views as well as sheer plans, and where necessary significant modifications. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders £36.00


10683. GRONER, Erich: GERMAN WARSHIPS 1815-1945. Volume Two. U-Boats ands Mine Warfare Vessels. Revised & Expanded by Dieter Jung and Martin Maass.

Conway. 1991 1st English Language Edition.. Revised & Expanded. xi. + 240pp. Prof ills. 30x26. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. This highly regarded volume is the most detailed and authoritative work ever published on the subject. It provides data on the design, construction, dimensions, machinery and armament, comments on the performance, seakeeping, and service history on many thousands of ships and craft, including U-Boats, Minesweepers, Minelayers, Net Vessels, Barrage Vessels, Auxiliary Minelayers, Mine Transports, etc,The illustrations consist entirely of constant-scale line drawings of every ship for which sufficient information was available, often including deck views as well as sheer plans, and where necessary significant modifications. £36.00


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. £2.95


24460. GROVE, Eric: BIG FLEET ACTIONS - TSUSHIMA - JUTLAND - PHILLIPINE SEA.

Arms & Armour 1995 160pp. 57 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. A detailed study and analysis of three crucial naval actions. £1.95


1184. GROVE, Eric J.: VANGUARD TO TRIDENT. British Naval Policy since World War II.

The Bodley Head & Naval Institute. 1987 1st. * 487pp. 26x18. An unmarked HARDBACK copy, almost like new; - Fine in Fine d/j. . This authoritative study of British postwar naval policy, reviews Royal Navy operations since 1945 - shedding light on the Yangtze incident, naval activities in the Korean War and reveals little-known events in the Falklands in the 1950s that presaged the Falklands War in the 1980s £14.00


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. £2.00


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. £2.25


24178. GUILLOU, Michel: OPERATION "FAHRENHEIT". The Story of a Small-Scale Commando Raid from Dartmouth to the Pointe de Plouezec, n Brittany.

Dartmouth Historical Research Group, Paper 20. 1996 1st. 32pp. Illustrated . Map 21x15. No writing or inscriptions; An account of the commando raid on the French coast Fine in VG+ pcc. £5.95


22924. GULLIVER, Doris: DAME AGNES WESTON

Phillimore 1971 1st xi. + 160pp. Illustrated. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. £2.95


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. An enjoyable collection of thirty-three sketches about life in the Royal Navy, based on actual experience. Glossary of £2.95


7324. GUSKE H.F.K.: THE WAR DIARIES OF U-764. Fact or Fiction.

Thomas. 1992. 189pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover In January 1944, Guske joined the crew of U-764 as Petty Officer Telegraphist and sailed on the 2nd through 7th missions, surrendering in May 1945, with the boat. This book begins by sketching the author's career in the German Navy during WW2, but the main purpose of this book is to illustrate the falsifications, both direct and by omission, of U-764s War Diaries. £11.50


510. GUTTMAN, Jon: DEFIANCE AT SEA.

Arms & Armour 1995 1st 192pp. 32 ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Describes some 14 naval actions beginning with the last fight of the Revenge in 1591 and ending with the exploits of the Argentinian submarine San Luis in the Falklands War. £2.95


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. £2.50


6765. GUTTRIDGE 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. £3.95


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. (not issued with d/j) An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions.. Binding and contents, Fine. £7.50


24197. 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. (not issued with d/j) An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions.. Binding and contents, Near-Fine. £8.00


9772. HACKMANN, Willem.: SEEK & STRIKE. Sonar, Anti-Submarine Warfare and the Royal Navy 1914-54.

HMSO/Science Museum. 1984 1st. Xxxv. + 487pp. Over 100 illustrations. 25x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This authoritative study offers the first history of the Royal Navy’s part in research in underwater acoustics. Between 1914 and 1954 the submarine evolved into an underwater warship whose most dangerous weapon was its ability to hide in a mass of water. Of the many techniques that were to deprive it of that advantage, those based on sonar were the most effective. This book has brought together in a clear and absorbing way the different aspects of British naval development, and examines how asdics were used during the Second World War. £19.00


7663. HAGGER P.: H.M.S. BEDOUIN AND THE LONG MARCH HOME.

Navigator. 1994 1st. 188pp. Ills. 23x15. Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. The author describes life on the lower deck of the Tribal Class destroyer Bedouin until she was sunk, after which he recounts his experiences as a PoW in Italy and Germany. £5.95


20131. HAGUE, Arnold: THE ALLIED CONVOY SYSTEM 1939-1945. Its Organization, Defence and Operation.

Naval Institute Press 2000 1st. 208pp. Illustrated. 29x22. Like new; Mint in -Mint d/j. £49.00


4940. HAINES, Gregory.: CRUISER AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1978 1st.* 144pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. Tells the story of British and Commonwealth cruisers during the Second World War, and gives an insight into life on board a cruiser, not just for the hectic minutes of action, but also in the periods of inaction that followed. Almost every major cruiser action is mentioned and many of the battles are enlivened by eyewitness accounts and over 200 photographs. £6.95


24647. HAINES, Gregory.: DESTROYERS AT WAR.

BCA. . 1982 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 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. £5.95


3852. HAINES, Gregory.: DESTROYERS AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1982 1st.. 128pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An unmarked copy Fine in VG 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. £3.95


3448. HAINES, Gregory. & COWARD B.R.Cmdr RN.: BATTLESHIP - CRUISER - DESTROYER.

PRC. 1995 . 368pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in Fine 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 £8.95


24565. HAINING, Peter: THE BANZAI HUNTERS. The Small Boat Operations that Defeated The Japanese, 1944-45

Robson 2006 1st. 191pp. Illustrated 24x16 Hardback. ike new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £6.95


6610. HALL G. Rear Admiral.: SAILOR'S LUCK. At Sea & Ashore in Peace & War.

Memoir Club. 1999 1st. xv. + 238pp. 24 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy. like new- Mint in Mint d/j. Admiral Hall had an unusually long naval career of 41 years - from 1934 as a cadet in Frobisher to his retirement in 1975 as Hydrographer of the Navy. £7.95


23493. HALL, Keith: SUBMARINERS. Real Life Stories From the Deep

Tempus 2006 1st. 94pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x16. Near-Mint in Near-Fine pictorial card cover £4.95


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. £11.50


20245. HAMILTON John.: THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Blandford 1986 1st 270pp. Prof ills. 36x27. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG 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. £9.75


23231. HAMMEL, Eric.: CARRIER CLASH. The Invasion of Guadalcanal & The Battle of the Eastern Solomons August 1942

Zenith Press 2004. xvii. + 358pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15. As new. Mint in pictorial card cover £10.00


24582. HAMMELL, Eric: GUADALCANAL. Decision at Sea. The Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 13-15, 1942

Crown 1988 1st xv. + 430pp. Illustrated. Maps. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Very Good d/ A detailed account of the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal in November of 1942, a crucial step toward America's victory over the Japanese during WWII. Blends detailed historical records with personal accounts of many of the officers and enlisted men involved, creating an engrossing narrative of the strategy and struggles. £8.95


16377. HARBOE-HANSEN, Hans: STANDARD FLEX 300. The True Multi-role Ship.

Danyard .A/S 1992 16pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. vERY gOOD IN PICTORIAL CARD COVER.Describes the Danish --built Standard Flex 300 warship, a vessel capable of changing within a few hours to the following roles:- Air/Surface Combat - Mine Countermeasures - Minelaying - Surveillance - Anti Pollution - Disaster relief - Ocean Survey. £2.95


22172. HARBRON John .D.: TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY.

Conway. 1988 1st. 178pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x20. An excellent unmarked copy.; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. At the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars the Spanish Navy was the third largest in the world. Its ships were well designed and superbly built, and were officered by brave and dedicated professionals, who were nowhere near as ineffective in combat as has often been represented. This is the first English language book to look at the Spanish naval forces in the century before Trafalgar, and provides a reassessment of the aim and achievements of the service. Detailed chapters cover Spanish warship design and construction, and the much-maligned officer corps, concluding with sections on the Battle of Trafalgar itself and its significance to Spain. Profusely illustrated. £8.95


24191. HARDING, Richard (Editor): A GREAT and GLORIOUS VICTORY. New Perspectives on the Battle of Trafalgar

Seaforth 2008 1st x. + 127pp. Charts 23x15. Like new; £8.95


18497. HARDY A.C.: THE MERCHANT NAVY AT WAR.

John Murray & The Pilot Press 1941 1st. (Britain at War Series) 72pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x22. Very Good in Good d/j. £2.95


2329. HARDY, Clive: GRIMSBY AT WAR.

Archive. 1989 1st. 102pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Illustrated with more than 200 captioned photographs, this book offers a pictorial record of Grimsby at war. Includes many pictures of HM armed trawlers and other naval vessels, including HMS Grimsby. £3.95


6785. HARRIS, Wendy.: THE ROGUE'S YARN. The Sea-Going Life of Captain H.K.Oram RN.

Cooper. 1993 1st. * 246pp. 26 ills. Map. 24x17. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Captain Oram's autobiography, edited by W.Harris. Oram entered the Royal Navy in 1913 and after submarine training he saw service in submarines and later commanded them - including the notorious steam-powered K-Class boats. In 1923 he joined Hawkins on the China Station, then returned to oversee the building of, and later to take command of the submarine Regulus, before returning to the China Station as captain of the destroyer Bruce. In June 1939 Oram was on board Thetis during her disastrous maiden dive in Liverpool Bay and was one of her only four survivors. In World War 2, he was appointed captain of Hawkins. £4.95


23648. HARVEY, Robert: COCHRANE. The Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain.

Constable 2000 1st. xix. + 332pp. Illustrated. Maps & diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


4547. HASKELL W.A.: SHADOWS ON THE HORIZON. The Battle of Convoy HX-283.

Chatham. 1998 1st. 193pp. Prof ills. Maps/diagrams. 24x17. Virtually lke new;: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book tells the story of the German U-boat, U-175, which, with several of her compatriots, took part in a critical battle around Convoy HX-233 in the Spring of 1943. The author was a witness to the battle and this, combined with the meticulous research of original documents and his use of eye-witness accounts from both the Allied and German sides, has resulted in a remarkable piece of work in which no stone has been left unturned in order to reconstruct exactly what happened both to the U-boats and their quarry. The book also explains the strategic and tactical background, the technical developments on both sides, and also evaluates the British and U.S contributions to the Atlantic convoy battles, and explains the logistical problems faced by the Kriegsmarine. The book is a major contribution to the literature of the Battle of the Atlantic. £4.95


5562. HASWELL J.: THE INTELLIGENCE AND DECEPTION OF THE D-DAY LANDINGS.

Times nd (c 1979. 208pp. 14 ills. Maps. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-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. £4.95


1866. HATTERSLEY, Roy.: NELSON.

S.R.P. nd. (c1974). 223pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x18. Very Good in d/j A good biography of one of Britain's greatest heroes. Very well illustrated. £1.95


5523. HAWKEY, Arthur.: BLACK NIGHT OFF FINISTERRE. The Tragic Tale of an Early British Ironclad.

Airlife. 1999 1st. 192pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Designed by Captain Cowper Coles, HMS Captain was an early ironclad of revolutionary and controversial design and was the subject of intense debate. Built by Lairds and launched in 1869, the vessel turned out to be 800 tons over her designed weight with less freeboard than calculated. Sir Edward Reed, Chief Constructor to the Navy, thought the design unseaworthy and dangerous, but his objections were overruled & he resigned from the Admiralty. In 1870, HMS Captain was caught in a gale in the Bay of Biscay & capsized, taking with her her designer & all but 18 of the crew of 500. This book recounts every stage of the Captain's career, from her design & construction to her tragic ending. £4.95


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


6786. HAYES Vice Admiral Sir John.: FACE THE MUSIC. A Sailor's Story.

Pentland. 1992. 239pp. Ills. 22x15. An excellent unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j. After leaving Dartmouth in 1930 the author joined Royal Oak. He served in Cumberland on the China Station, and in Danae on the American Station. After undertaking the Long Navigational Course at Dryad, Hayes joined Fowey in the Persian Gulf. In WW2 he served aboard Cairo, and then Repulse, in which he was sunk. A dramatic period in Singapore was followed by a hazardous journey to Ceylon. After a spell in London, including PQ17, Hayes joined the staff of the Vice Admiral commanding the Central Mediterranean. In 1946 he joined Indomitable, as First Lieutenant, then served successively in Frobisher, Devonshire and Ocean, before he flew his flag in Lion. £5.95


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. £4.75


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. £4.95


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 £4.50


24080. HENDERSON, Bruce: DOWN TO THE SEA. An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II.

Smithsonian Books. 2007 1st. xiv. + 368pp. Illustrated. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. £7.95


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


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. £2.45


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


16047. HEZLET, Vice Admiral Sir Arthur.: HMS TRENCHANT AT WAR. From Chatham to the Banks Strait.

Cooper 2001 1st. viii. + 184pp. Illustrated. 24x16. VG in VG d/j £6.95


21996. HIBBERD, Henry: A HISTORY OF BURNHAM THORPE. Lord Nelson's Birthplace

Privately published. no date (c 1960s) 35pp. Illustrated. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in VG pictorial card cover with VG d/j. £1.50


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. £2.95


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. £3.95


11585. HIBBERT. Christopher.: NELSON: A Personal History.

Viking. 1994. xvii. + 472pp. 35 ills in colour. 33 ills in b/w. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG pictorial card cover. This volume is based to a large extent on the letters and other writings of Nelson and Lady Hamilton and on on awide variety of manuscript and printed sources whaich are all fully documented. £3.95


2934. HILL J.R. (Editor): THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Oxford University Press. 1995 1st. xiv. + 480pp. 25x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. This book presents a total history of the Royal Navy by drawing on the specialist knowledge of 14 expert contributors who between them cover every aspect of naval history from the Anglo-Saxon period to submarine warfare in the nuclear age. A unique feature is a series of 'Action Stations' - diagrams showing the manner in which ships at various periods went into battle. Accounts are given of major actions and campaigns; gunnery, tactics, armament, personalties, life on board, etc. The contains a wealth of interesting information about the Royal Navy, as well as being a valuable source of reference. £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. £2.95


14587. HIRSCHFELD, Wolfgang. As told to Geoffrey Brooks.: HIRSCHFELD. The Story of a U-Boat NCO 1940-1946.

Cassell 2003. xvi. + 255pp. Illustrated. 19x13. VG+ in pictorial card cover.Whilst there have been many memoirs written by U-boat commanders of the Second World War, a book such as this, based upon the diaries of a senior Petty Officer telegraphist, written in 'real time' is something very special. In this book Hirschfeld describes his experiences during six war patrols in U-109, in which he served as senior telegraphist. In 1944 Hirschfeld was promoted Warrant Officer and found himself on U-234, a large schnorkel equipped boat heading for Japan with a load of high technology equipment, but as the war ended when U-234 was still on passage, Hirschfeld soon found himself an American prisoner-of-war. £1.65


322. HMSO: QUEEN WILHELMINA'S NAVY.

Netherland Government Information Bureau/ HMSO. 1944 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x17. Very Good in Good pictorial cover. . An account of Dutch naval activities since the invasion in 1940, describing the various actions fought by units of the Dutch Navy. £1.50


7378. HMSO.: THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET. Greece to Tripoli.

HMSO. 1944 1st. 95pp. Prof ills. 23x18. VerY Good INpictorial paper cover. The Admiralty account of naval operations: April 1941 to January 1943. Well illustrated £2.95


24299. HOAGLAND, Edgar D. Lieut-Cmdr USN: THE SEA HAWKS. With The PT Boats At War.

Presidio 1999 1st viii.+ 235pp. Illustrated 22x14. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j £11.50


3356. HOBBS D.A. Cdr RN.: THE FLEET AIR ARM IN FOCUS. Part One.

Maritime. nd (c 1990s). Part One - 94pp. Prof ills. 17x24. An unmarked cop, almost like new.; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Illustrated with around 100 photographs (mostly full-page), this provide a superb pictorial record of the many different types of aircraft used by the Fleet Air Arm, including action pictures, as well as numerous photographs of the aircraft carriers on which they were based. Part One covers the period from the 1930s to the end of the Second World War. £3.95


13814. HOBBS D.A. Cdr RN.: THE FLEET AIR ARM IN FOCUS. Part Two

Maritime. nd (c 2000). 128pp. Prof ills. 17x24. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new. t Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Illustrated with around 120 photographs (mostly full-page), this provide a superb pictorial record of the many different types of aircraft , concentrating mainly on the aircraft used by the Fleet Air Arm in the post-war years. i £5.95


23473. HOBBS, David, Cdr R.N.: RN SUBMARINES IN FOCUS.

Maritime Books.2011 1st 136pp. Profusely illustrated.. 17x24. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. in pictorial card cover. £4.95


24122. HOBBS, David, Commander, MBE, RN: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE ROYAL AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES. The Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia from World War I to the Present.

Greenhill Books. 1996 1st. 264pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j £14.00


21631. HOBBS, David. Cmdr RN.: ROYAL NAVY ESCORT CARRIERS.

Maritime 2003.1st. 232pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x20. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £39.00


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


3895. HODGES, Peter: ROYAL NAVY WARSHIP CAMOUFLAGE 1939-1945.

Almark. 1973 1st. 80pp. Profusely illustrated 21x15 A No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book deals with one of the least well documented aspects of Royal Navy warships, the camouflage schemes of World War 2. Its sets out to explain the subject and to record the actual colours as accurately as possible. £15.00


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. £3.95


1584. HOEHLING A.A. & M.: THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE LUSITANIA.

Longmans, Green. 1957 1st UK. viii. + 184pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good in Good d/j 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. £2.95


8524. HOEY, Brian.: THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA. Inside the Queen's Floating Palace.

Patrick Stephens. 1995 1st. 176pp. Prof ills. 28x22. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced book provides an authoritative, intimate behind-the -scenes look at how the Royal Yacht Britannia operates, spiced with personal anecdotes, it covers all aspects of life on board. The book also includes technical data and details of principal voyages. Profusely illustrated with photographs, the majority in colour, plus a double-page plan of the the ship. Appendices. £5.95


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. £1.50


10115. HOGG, Anthony.: JUST A HOGG'S LIFE.

Sole Mio. 1993 1st. x. + 340pp. 60 ills. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Much has been written about the Royal Navy in the two World Wars, but little on life afloat in the years between them. This memoir written by a former naval officer, reveals naval life in home waters, in the Mediterranean, and in the West Indies. The author entered Dartmouth in 1926 and as a midshipman joined Rodney.Thereafter he saw service in Repulse and Renown before taking courses on gunnery, torpedo and navigation at Excellent, Vernon and Dryad. In 1934 he joined Royal Sovereign in Malta, then saw service in Grafton, Glorious, and the minesweeper Harrier. £3.95


24531. HOGG, Anthony.: JUST A HOGG'S LIFE.

Sole Mio. 1993 1st. x. + 340pp. 60 ills. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy:Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Much has been written about the Royal Navy in the two World Wars, but little on life afloat in the years between them. This memoir written by a former naval officer, reveals naval life in home waters, in the Mediterranean, and in the West Indies. The author entered Dartmouth in 1926 and as a midshipman joined Rodney.Thereafter he saw service in Repulse and Renown before taking courses on gunnery, torpedo and navigation at Excellent, Vernon and Dryad. In 1934 he joined Royal Sovereign in Malta, then saw service in Grafton, Glorious, and the minesweeper Harrier. £5.95


14941. HOLBROOK, Martin: WARSHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Second Series: Steam.

Hugh Evelyn 1971 1st. 28pp. 12 illustrations. 36x44. An exceellent copy without any writing or inscrptions:= Binding & contents Fine in VG+ d/j. The twelve colour plates reproduced in this extremely large format book are printed on only one side of a page of heavy stock paper. The plates illustrate with accuracy and in great detail warships of the Royal Navy, covering the period 1892 - 1922. The author's commentary on the plates recounts the history of each ship and the battles in which they fought. The ships are :- Royal Sovereign (1892) - Havock (1893) - Carnavon (1904) - King Edward VII (1905) - Dreadnought (1906) - Orion (1912) - Lion (1912) - Iron Duke (1914) - Arethusa ( 1914) - Queen Elizabeth (1915) - Valhalla (1917) - Hood (1920) . £19.00


21671. HOLLAND, Frank: D-DAY PLUS ONE. Shot Down and on the Run in France.

Grub Street 2008. 256pp. Illustrated. 22x15. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j £4.95


24603. HOLMES, Harry.: THE LAST PATROL.

Airlife 1994 1st 212pp. Prof ills. 23x15. As new; Mint in Mint 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. £4.95


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. £2.95


9391. HONAN, William .H.: BYWATER. The Man who Invented The Pacific War.

Macdonald. 1990 1st. xiv. + 337pp. 29 ills. 5 maps. 24x15.; VG+ in VG+ d/j. Hector Bywater was a prolific & highly regarded author & the leading British naval authority between the two World Wars. In his writings he devised the basic strategy, which was subsequently used by Japan to make war in the Pacific, commencing with the attack on Pearl Harbour. Historians have believed that Japan's opening gambit in WW2 was conceived by Admiral Yamamoto, but as the book demonstrates it was Bywater who first spelled out the war plan adopted by Yamamoto. During his visits to Germany Bywater acted for the British Secret Service, & was the first to disclose to the world the intention of Germany to build pocket-battleships, & later on he also unmasked the secret of Japan's super-battleships. £3.95


12180. HOOD, Mike. (Editor).: TRAFALGAR 200.

E.Homan for MOD/Royal Navy. 112pp. Prof ills. 30x21. As new -Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. The official programme of the events held to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005. This superbly illustrated book on Royal Navy's 2005 Trafalgar Celebrations held in Portsmouth Dockyard, includes chapters on the battle itself and on Lord Nelson, on the restoration of HMS Victory. Lists of Ships present at Trafalgar - British, French & Spanish, plus chapters on the modern Royal Navy. £2.95


23466. HORE, Peter: BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR II An Illustrated History and Country-by-country Directory of Warships, Including Battlecruisers and Pocket Battleships, That Fought in the Second World War and Beyond

Southwater 2009 96pp. Profusely illustrated.. 30x22. As New. Mint in pictorial card cover Illustrated with over 200 colour and black and white photographs. £7.95


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. £4.95


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. £3.95


7639. HORE, Peter. Captain RN: SEAPOWER ASHORE. 200 Years of Royal Navy Operations on Land.

Chatham. 2001 1st. 288pp. Prof ills. 24x17 Like new . Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Provides detailed accounts of the Navy's operations on land. Chapters cover:- Smith & the Siege of Acre 1799: The Naval Contribution to Operations Ashore in the Great Wars with France 1793-1815: Nelson Ashore 1780-97: The Syrian Campaign of 1840: The Bombardment of Sweaborg 1855: The Relief of Lucknow 1857-9: The Anglo-Japanese War of 1863-4: The Sudan & China 1896-1900: The Second Boer War 1899-1901: The Royal Naval Division 1914-19: Norway 1940: Assault on Walcheren 1944: The Adriatic 1999 £4.95


21973. HORTON D.C.: NEW GEORGIA. Pattern for Victory

Pan Ballantine 1971 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £2.00


2328. HORTON, Edward: THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE SUBMARINE.

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1974 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. This profusely illustrated book charts the history of the submarine from the earliest man-powered craft, but concentrates on how submarines were used during the two World Wars. Chapter Headings include: The Birth of the Modern Submarine; War Against Commerce; Between the Wars; The Battle of the Atlantic; The Battle of the Pacific; The Battle of the Mediterranean. With 140 photographs and other illustrations. £2.95


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. £2.95


20023. HOUGH, Richard: ADMIRALS IN COLLISION.

Hamish Hamilton 1959 1st 174pp. 13 illustrations.. Chart 22x14. Tape marks on endpapers, head of spinebumped, otherwise contens Very Good. 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. £2.40


15803. HOUGH, Richard: DREADNOUGHT. A History of the Modern Battleship.

Michael Joseph 1965 1st. xvii. + 268pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 28x22. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. Traces the history of the battleship from the Dreadnought of 1906 to the battleships built in WW2 and HMS Vanguard. The book provides one of the most comprehensive accounts of the modern battleship and battle-cruiser with every class built since 1906 discussed in the text, illustrated, & listed in the specification tables. More than 180 photographs illustrate the ships from every angle, & in every situation from the launching slip to the breakers' yard, & in action & at anchor. A book for the warship enthusiast and ship model maker. £18.50


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


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. £1.95


1375. HOUGH, Richard.: THE HUNTING OF FORCE Z.

Collins.1963 1st. 255pp. 12 ills. 22x14. Binding VG+, contents VG+. A full account of the sinking of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse. It tells how, out of discussion, counter-discussion and compromise, the decision was taken to send the new battleship and an old battle-cruiser, neither of which could be easily spared to Singapore. The book gives a detailed account of the movements of the two British ships, and the gathering of Japanese aircraft, until both ships were finally overwhelmed and sunk. £250.00


22521. HOUSTON. Roxane: CHANGING COURSE. The Wartime Experiences of a Member of the Women's Royal Naval Service, 1939-1945

Grub Street 2005 271pp. Illustrated. 20x13. As new in pictorial card cover. After witnessing the demoralised survivors of the Dunkirk evacuation at first hand, the author s was determined to 'do her bit'. She volunteered to join the WRNS. From a comfortable background with a sheltered upbringing, she began a remarkable, and sometimes difficult journey, set against six years of war. Starting in 1940 at the Royal Naval Air Station at St Merryn near Padstow, under seemingly constant attack from the Luftwaffe, via the RNAS at Machrihanish in Scotland, preparing for Combined Ops at Largs and Greenock in the run-up to D-Day, thence to Kandy and Colombo, in Ceylon, she did not return home until early 1946. She met many varied characters, making some lifelong friends, experienced much excitement and great danger, happiness and personal tragedy. Her autobiography is a highly personal, often poignant account of her time as a Wren, which not only gives a fascinating insight into service life, but also reflects the reshaping of her own outlook and attitudes £3.95


17734. HOWARD, Frank: THE SAILING SHIPS OF WAR, 1400-1860.

Conway. 1979 1st. . 256pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 30x21 No writing or inscriptions. Fine in VG 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. £6.95


705. HOWARTH, David: SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS. The Story of British Sea Power.

Collins. 1974 1st. 382pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 24x17. An unmarked copy Fine in G slightly worn d/j. A history of the British navy, describing the major sea battles with sketches of the men who commanded the fleets. Very well illustrated. £2.95


343. HOWARTH, David & Stephen.: NELSON. The Immortal Memory.

Dent 1988 1st ix. + 390pp. 22 illustrations.. 24x16. Very Good + in Very Good d/j.Hardback.. A candid biography covering his private life and naval career. £3.95


2627. HOWARTH, David.: THE DREADNOUGHTS

Time-Life. 1979 176pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 29x23. An unmarked copy; binding & contenyts Fine. . 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. £4.85


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. £1.25


12238. HOWARTH, David.: TRAFALGAR. The Nelson Touch.

Collins. 1969 1st. . 254pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. Ills endps. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Very Good+ d/j. . An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £1.95


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. £2.95


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. £4.95


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. £5.95


7147. HOWDEN, Jean.: WREN OVERBOARD.

Book Guild. 1989 1st. 107pp. Ills. 22x14. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.A Wren with a lively sense of humour, describes her experiences on leaves spent in Africa and Australia during the 1940's. £2.95


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. £2.45


1326. HOYT E.P.: DEFEAT AT THE FALKLANDS. Germany's East Asia Squadron 1914.

Hale. 1981 1st. 240pp. 20 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. Tells the of the campaign of the German East Asia naval squadron based on the colony of Tsingtao in China, which threatened to strangle the trade of Great Britain at the start of the First World War. The book describes the British defeat at Coronel on 1 November 1914, and the Royal Navy's revenge on 8 December 1914 when Admiral Sturdee, with the battlecruisers Invincible and Inflexible, and the cruisers Kent and Cornwall brought the German ships to battle. £5.95


10261. HOYT, Edward.P.: NOW HEAR THIS. The Story of American Sailors in World War II.

Paragon. 1993 1st. Xii. + 298pp. 28 ills. 23x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Tells the story of the US Navy in WW2 as they themselves fought and lived it in the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Mediterranean. Here, in first-hand accounts are the experiences of sailors who manned the gun turrets, the engine rooms, the torpedo tubes, as well as the laundries, the libraries, and the kitchens. Throughout the book the men tell it like it was - in frank assessments of their commanding officers, in sometimes hilarious, sometimes tragic, revelations of incompetence and error, and in minute-by-minute descriptions of some of the most important naval actions of the Pacific War. £4.95


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


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 £1.50


11817. HOYT, Edwin P.: SUBMARINES AT WAR. The History of the American Silent Service.

Stein & Day. 1983 1st. 329pp. 44 illustrations. 9 maps/charts/drawings. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy,. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The major part in this history of the United States Navy's submarine service, concentrates on the activities and exploits of American submarines during the Second World War. £6.95


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. £3.95


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. £3.95


13866. HUCHTHAUSEN, Peter., Captain USN.: K19. The Widowmaker. The Secret Story of a Soviet Nuclear Submarine.

National Geographic 2002 1st. 243pp. Illustrated. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; - Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. An account of the near-meltdown of a nuclear reactor in the Soviet submarine the K-19 in 1961. Much of the book is based on the memoirs of the submarine's captain Nikolai Zateyev, wrote a memoir of his career, in which he reveals that the vessels that he commanded were so shoddily built that a defective seal nearly sank the K-19 on a shakedown cruise, and in fact it was bad welding that was to cause the near disaster in 1961. £2.95


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. £3.95


23537. HUMBLE, Richard: NAVAL WARFARE. An Illustrated History

Silverdale 2004 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £3.95


23348. HUMBLE, Richard: NAVAL WARFARE. An Illustrated History

Greenwich Editions 2002 1st. 304pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers 29x23. As new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £8.95


7841. HUMBLE, Richard: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH NAVY.

Quuen Anne Press/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. £2.95


23385. 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 Near-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. £4.95


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 hardback copy, Fine in Very Good d/j 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. £5.95


22436. HURD, Sir Archibald: BRITANNIA HAS WINGS!. The Royal Navy On, Over and Under the Sea

Hutchinson 1942 1st. 112pp. 41 illustrations. 18x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG in torn d/j. £1.95


16100. HURD, Sir Archibald: WHO GOES THERE?

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 215pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents VG. £1.95


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. £2.45


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. Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/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. £5.95


1595. HUXLEY, Elspeth.: ATLANTIC ORDEAL. The Story of Mary Cornish

Chatto & Windus. 1941 1st. v. + 87pp. 19x13. Very Good in Good d/j. Mary Cornish was one of ten adult escorts who were engaged to accompany 90 evacuee children during a voyage from England to Canada in the Ellerman liner City of Benares. In September 1940, the liner was sunk in the Atlantic by a U-boat and Cornish and 45 other survivors of the sinking spent eight days in an open boat before they were rescued. £5.95


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 £3.95


12621. HYTHE, Viscount: THE NAVAL ANNUAL 1913.

David & Charles. 1970 vi. + 520pp. Prof ills. 26x16. . An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Fascimile reprint of the original edition, published by J.Griffin & Co., Portsmouth, in 1913. This volume is of special interest having been published on the eve of war. It contains an authoritative and comprehensive review of the progress and policies of the major navies of the world and gives valuable insights into pre-war planning, when ships and armaments were sharply increasing in size and power, and for the first time deals in naval aeronautics. In addition there are full particulars of individual ships of the naval powers, in tabular form, supplemented by plans of representative types of the various classes of warship. £7.50


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 £7.95


24741. IRELAND, Bernard: NAVIES OF THE WEST

Ian Allan 1984 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated 23x18. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Neaar-Mint d/j £2.50


14716. IRELAND, Bernard: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

Marshall Cavendish 1979 1st 168pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


23541. IRELAND, Bernard: THE WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943.

Arms & Armour 1995 1st 224pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Near- Fine d/j £3.95


14652. IRELAND, Bernard: THE WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943.

Cooper 2004. 224pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j £3.85


24457. IRELAND, Bernard: THE WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943.

Arms & Armour 1995 1st 224pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy;Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Fine in Near- Fine d/j £4.95


23464. IRELAND, Bernard: WARSHIP CONSTRUCTION.

Ian Allan. 1987 1st. * 112pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An excellent unmarke copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Examines the factors which influence the design, construction and capabilities of contemporary warships, covering Naval Armament - Machinery - Electronics - Survivability - Versatility & Longevity - Stealth, Seakeeping & Manoeuvrability. £3.95


1093. IRELAND, Bernard: WARSHIP CONSTRUCTION.

Ian Allan. 1987 1st. * 112pp. Prof ills. 24x19. As New; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Examines the factors which influence the design, construction and capabilities of contemporary warships, covering Naval Armament - Machinery - Electronics - Survivability - Versatility & Longevity - Stealth, Seakeeping & Manoeuvrability. £4.95


12165. IRELAND, Bernard & GIBBONS, Tony.: JANE'S BATTLESHIPS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

Harper-Collins. 1996 1st. * .192pp. Prof ills. 27x23. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This book describes every battleships and battlecruiser class built in the 20th century, examining the backgrounds to their design and discussing how they performed in service and chronicling important events in the careers of each member. Information covers displacement, dimensions, completion dates, armament, armour and machinery, and modifications & reconstructions. Illustrated with 250 b/w photographs & 125 profiles in colour. £8.95


5353. IRELAND, Bernard.: NAVAL WARFARE IN THE AGE OF SAIL. War at Sea 1756-1815.

HarperCollins 1st. 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x23. Virtually as new; 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 Geroge'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. £6.95


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. £6.95


12989. IRELAND, Bernard.: THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE WORLD

Hermes House. 2006. 256pp Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 30x23. An unmarked hardback copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. An illustrated history of the aircraft carriers of the world , from the early seaplane carriers to the carriers of the present era. Features over 170 warships with over 400 photographs. £10.00


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.. £5.95


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 excellent unmarked copy, almost like new:- 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. £10.00


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. £2.00


24541. JACKSON, Peter T.: COMMISSION IN CHINESE WATERS Life on the Lower Deck

G.Bell & Son 1938 1st. xi + 294pp. Illustrated. 19x12. No writing or inscriptions, edges of blue cloth binding rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good. £8.50


23556. JACKSON, Robert: CHURCHILL'S MOAT. The Channel War 1939-1945.

Airlife. 1995 1st. * 159pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. . Tells the story of the fighting in the English Channel from 1939 to 1945, drawing on official records as well as from the personal experiences of those that took part, at sea, in the air, and on land. £6.95


2947. JACKSON, Robert: CHURCHILL'S MOAT. The Channel War 1939-1945.

Airlife. 1995 1st. * 159pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Above-average ex-lib, (one stamp). VG+ in Fine d/j. . Tells the story of the fighting in the English Channel from 1939 to 1945, drawing on official records as well as from the personal experiences of those that took part, at sea, in the air, and on land. £2.00


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. £2.95


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. £2.95


13783. JACKSON, Robert & CRAWFORD, Steve.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD.

Grange 2004 1st. 608pp. Profusely illustrated. 20x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This volume features over 600 warships of the world's navies, from the 1860's to the 21st century. Arranged in alphabetical order, the book gives detailed specifications and a brief history of each vessel, accompanied by a full-colour art-work of the vessel concerned. £2.95


4058. JACKSON, Robert.: DESTROYERS, FRIGATES AND CORVETTES.

Grange. 2003. 320pp. Prof ills. 17x13. Like new. Mint in Mint d/j. This book gives the specifications and describes some 300 of the world's destroyers and escorts built iduring the 19th and 20th centuries, and illustrates each vessel in colour. £2.95


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. £7.95


5127. JACKSON, Robert.: SUBMARINES OF THE WORLD.

Grange. 2005. 320pp. Prof ills. 17x13. Near-Mint in d/j. This volume describes some 280 submarines from the earliest types to the nuclear powered vessels of the modern era. The book describes the salient features, gives the specification, and illustrates in colour each one submarine of the 280 vessels listed. £3.85


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. £3.95


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. £1.95


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. £2.00


24416. JAMES, David: ESCAPER'S PROGRESS

Corgi 1986 162pp. Maps. 18x11. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £5.95


16556. JAMES, William M. Admiral, Sir.: ADMIRAL SIR WILLIAM FISHER.

Macmillan. 1943 1st xiv. + 160pp. 16 ills. 20x14. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents VG+ Fisher saw service in King Edward VII, Albemarle and Indomitable, before taking command of St Vincent and Iron Duke. After his promotion to Flag Rank, he held the posts of Chief of Staff Atlantic Fleet, Director of Naval Intelligence, C-in-C Portsmouth, and C-in-C Mediterranean. £2.95


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 £2.00


3082. JENTSCHURA H. & JUNG D. & MICKEL P: WARSHIPS OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY 1869-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1996 284pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new; :- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This magnificent book is a detailed reference guide to the ships of the Japanese Navy. It provides details of all the various types and classes of warships, including battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers, aircraft carriers, escort carriers, destroyers, gunboats, torpedo boats, submarines, combatant auxiliaries, minelayers, submarine-chasers, landing ships, and support and transport ships of all types. Illustrated with nearly 400 general arrangement drawings and 200 photographs. £28.00


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. £2.95


11526. JOHN, Rebecca.: CASPAR JOHN.

Collins. 1987 1st. 240pp.19 ills. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. Caspar John, the son of the artist Augustus John, joined the Royal Navy in 1916 at the age of 13. In 1925 he applied to train as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm and he gained 'his wings' in 1926 and joined the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes for flying duties on the China station. He was posted to the aircraft carrier HMS Furious in 1930, the battleship HMS Malaya in 1931, and then the cruiser HMS Exeter. He joined the battlecruiser HMS Renown in 1933 and transferred to the aircraft carrier HMS Courageous. In World War 2 he served in HMS York in the western Atlantic and stayed with her during the Norwegian campaign. He left just before she was sunk to take over Fleet Aircraft design and procurement, before taking command of HMS Pretoria Castle in late 1944, and the new carrier HMS Ocean in 1945. As First Sea Lord he was primarily concerned with plans for the building of new aircraft-carriers. He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 1962. £3.95


2628. JOHNSON, Brian: FLY NAVY. The History of Maritime Aviation.

Morrow. 1981 1st. 383pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Fine in. Near-Fine d/j. 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. £6.95


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. £3.95


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+ £3.95


10727. JOHNSON, Frank D.: UNITED STATES PT-BOATS OF WORLD WAR II. In Action.

Blandford. 1980 1st 160pp. Prof ills. 27x22. Hardcover edition. An excellent unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j. A comprehensive and profusely illustrated record of the war fought by the US PT-Boat (motor torpedo boat) squadrons, both in the Mediterranean and the Pacific during WW2. £12.50


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. . 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. £2.95


1320. JOHNSTON, Ian. & McAULEY Rob: THE BATTLESHIPS

CH4/Macmillan. 2000 1st. * 192pp. Prof ills. 29x22. Haradback edition. Like New. Mint in Mint d/j 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. £3.95


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. £3.95


24326. JOHNSTON, Stanley: QUEEN OF THE FLAT-TOPS. The U.S.S. Lexington and The Coral Sea Battle.

E.P. Dutton 1942 1st 280pp, Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 22x15 An excellent unmarked First Edition hardback copy: Near-Fine in VG d/j £18.00


5583. JONES, Geoffrey.: U-BOAT ACES. And Their Fates.

Kimber 1988 1st. 256pp. 47 ills. 8 maps/diags. 24x16. Almost like new;- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. At the end of 1942 Britain had lost many large ships at sea, Ark Royal, Barham, Courageous, Duchess of Atholl, Eagle, Empress of Britain, Orcades, Strathallan, Viceroy of India and Warwick Castle had been torpedoed and sunk. In every case the U-boat commander returned to base to tell the tale. After careful research on both German and British sides, the author has discovered fascinating new insights into these dramatic events. The story of these sinkings has been taken from first-hand contemporary accounts, and the author also investigates the careers and eventual fate of the U-boat commanders and that of their crews. £5.50


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 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. £1.95


6600. JONES, Geoffrey.: AUTUMN OF THE U-BOATS.

Kimber. 1984 1st. 224pp. 57 ills. 24x16. AAn excellent unmarked copy:-Near-Fine in Near-Fine 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. £6.95


24432. JONES, James: GRAPHIC ART OF WWII

Leo Cooper 1975 1st GB 272pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. Near-Mint in faded d/j. Overseas postage withh be at extra cost. £8.50


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


24534. JORDAN, David: WOLPACK. The U-Boat War and the Allied Counter-Attack 1939-1945

Spellmount 2002 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Almost like new:- Mint in Fine d/j £14.00


7833. JORDAN, John.: SOVIET WARSHIPS 1945 TO THE PRESENT.

Arms & Armour. 1992 Revised & Expanded Edition 224pp. Prof usely illustrated 25x25. Almost like New.:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/jj. A major and truly informed study of the warships of the Soviet navy from 1945 to the early 1980s. Profusely illustrated with photographs, accurate line drawings and maps, this volume is divided into seven chapters, headed:- The Post-War Era : The Anti-Carrier Strategy - Anti-Surface and Anti-Submarine - The Large-Anti-Submarine Ships : The Kiev Class : The New Rocket Cruisers : The New Destroyers : The New Carriers. £35.00


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 Near-Fine d/j. £2.95


4283. JUDD, Alan: THE QUEST FOR C. Sir Mansfield Cumming and the Founding of the Secret Service.

Harper-Collins. 2000 xiii + 500pp. 23 illustrations. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Cummings was a rather eccentric retired naval officer of fifty (he had entered Dartmouth in 1872) when, in 1909, he was invited to form the Secret Service. At first he had no staff and subsidised operations from his own pocket, but from these unlikely beginnings grew a sophisticated organisation that ran extensive spy networks behind German lines during the First World War, and in Germany itself reporting on naval activities. His legacy survives to this day by the use of all his successors of his green ink and famous "C" signature. £1.95


17317. KAHN, David:: SEIZING THE ENIGMA. The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1939-1943.

Frontline 2012 . xii. + 387pp. Illustrated.. 24x16. An excellent unmarke hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


24152. KAPLAN, Philip: BATTLESHIP

Aurum 2004 1st 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x25. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £11.50


23483. KAPLAN, Philip: NAVAL AIR. Celebrating A Century Of Naval Flying.

Pen & Sword 2013 1st. 208pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As New; Mint in d/j. £7.95


15025. KAPLAN, Philip. & CURRIE, Jack: CONVOY. Merchant Sailors at War 1939-1945.

Aurum. 2001 224pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x26. An unmarked hardback copy, - Fine in Near-Fine d/j This volume is an illustrated record, in words and photographs, of the trials and tribulations of merchant sailors during the Second World War. There are vivid accounts of some of the most desperate actions of the war, the heroic defence of Convoy HX84 by the armed cruiser Jervis Bay; the disaster of Convoy PQ17; the saga of Operation Pedestal, and much else. £6.95


11993. KAPLAN, Philip. & CURRIE, Jack.: WOLFPACK. U-Boats at War 1939-1945.

Aurum. 2001 240pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers.. 26x25. 26x25..A superb unmarked copy, llmost like New. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Hardback edition. . This profusely book describes the German U-boat campaign in WW2, and also reveals what it was like to serve aboard a U-boat. The text, drawing on letters, diaries, memoirs and journals of former U-boat personnel, relates the mundane and the routine, the dramatic and the heroic, fear and resilience, experienced by every member of a U-boat crew. Illustrated with 130 b/w photographs and 115 colour illustrations and photographs. £7.95


24584. KAUFMAN, Vice Admiral Robert, Y.: CITY AT SEA

Naval Institute Press 1995 1st. 164pp Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Almost like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £14.00


14967. KEEGAN, John: THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY. The Evolution of Naval Warfare.

Viking . 1989 xii, + 292pp.. 39 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. Hardback edition. An excellent unmarked copy:-; 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 £2.50


20418. KEEGAN, John & WHEATCROFT, Andrew.: WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY.

Routledge 1996 x. + 340pp. Maps 24x16. HARDCOVER EDITION. .Like new Mint in Near-Mint Mint d/j. £4.95


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. £1.95


20537. KELLY, Terence: BY HELLSHIP TO HIROSHIMA

Pen & Sword 2006. 244pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. This is a vivid account of the author's days as a prisoner of the Japanese, firstly in a squalid prison in Boei Glodak, then being transported to Japan on an ancient freighter, the Dai Nichi Maru. Once in Japan, he was set to work in the Japanese shipyards in Hitachi, and witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima. £4.95


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. £2.50


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. £2.95


4820. KEMP P.K. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: H.M.DESTROYERS.

Jenkins. 1956 1st. 237pp. 31 ills. 22x14. An excellent First Edition hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions. Binding VG, contents Near-Fine Some of the destroyer actions described in this book have become classics of sea warfare; others stand out as epics of courage and self-sacrifice. Covers both World War I and World War II. £2.95


19010. KEMP, Paul: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1997 192pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. More than 450 photographs present a superb visual record of World War 2 at sea. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £4.95


3673. KEMP, Paul: CONVOY! Drama in Arctic Waters.

Arms & Armour. 1993 1st 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near- 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. Hardcover edition. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. 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


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


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


6791. KEMP, Paul .J.: UNDERWATER WARRIORS.

Brockhampton. 1999 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint 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. £4.95


23432. KEMP, Paul J.: MIDGET SUBMARINES. (Warships Fotofax)

Arms & Armour 1990 1st 46pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Illustrated with 94 photographs plus several drawings £2.95


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: Fine 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. £3.95


3737. KEMP, Paul.: SUBMARINE ACTION.

Sutton 1999 1st.. ix. +242pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy, virtually as new. : Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This history of submarine warfare charts the development of the submarine in the 20th century; examines aspects of submarine life; submarine construction; weaponry and tactics; submarine exploits during the two World Wars, including blockade running, special operations, escape and salvage. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


8310. KEMP, Paul.: THE ADMIRALTY REGRETS. BRITISH WARSHIP LOSSES OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

Sutton. 1999 1st. 275pp. Illustrated. 27x20. As new. Mint in Mint d/j. Over 800 British warships (including those of the various Dominion and Commonwealth navies) were lost in the 20th century in peace and in war. This work of reference provides comprehensive information concerning the loss of every warship. Set out in chronological order, this book describes the circumstances of each loss. Information for each entry includes - date of loss; name of ship; built; class; name of commanding officer; location; survivors; cause. Well illustrated. £10.00


6782. KEMP, Paul.J.: BRITISH SUBMARINES IN WORLD WAR TWO. (Warships Illustrated No II).

Arms & Armour. 1987 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated.. 24x18. Contents Very Good in rubbed pictorial card cover. An excellent pictorial record illustrated with 117 photographs with informative captions. £2.95


12509. KEMP, Peter K. Cmdr RN.: DECISION AT SEA.

Elsevier-Dutton. 1978 1st. viii. + 184pp. Prof ills. 23x16. An unmarked copy, Fine in VG d/j. The author, who himself served in one of the Atlantic battle's nerve centres, the U-Boat Tracking Room of the Admiralty, provides an excellent history of the battle of the sea lanes taking full advantage of hitherto secret documents which were released in the late 1970s. £3.95


24650. KEMP, Peter.: MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Chatham 1999 1st. 125pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs, diagrams, plans and drawings, and with a large separate multifolding p;an of British X-Craft. 29x25. Virtuall lkie new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £12.50


13024. KEMP, Peter.: MIDGET SUBMARINES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Chatham 1999 1st. 125pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs, diagrams, plans and drawings, and with a large separate multifolding p;an of British X-Craft. 29x25. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


614. KENNEDY, L.udovic: MENACE - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.

BCA. 1979 176pp. Prof ills. 26x20.No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Very Good+ 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. £2.95


23586. KENNEDY, Paul: ENGINEERS OF VICTORY. The Problem Solvers who Turned the Tide in the Second World War.

Allen Lane 2013 1st. xxv. + 435. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. VG+ in VG+ d/j. £3.95


1603. KENNEDY. Ludovic: MENACE - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.

BCA 1979 176pp. Prof ills. 26x20. An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Very Good+ 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. £3.95


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. £1.50


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. £1.50


8750. KERR, J.Lennox. & JAMES, David. (Editors).: WAVY NAVY. By Some who Served.

Harrap. 1950 1st. 263pp. Ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents Very Good.Contains some 28 accounts of routine and action written by RNVR personnel, who served in the small craft of Coastal Forces, minelayers, submarines, destroyers, battleships and aircraft carriers, during the Second World War. £3.95


23753. KIELY Dr D.G: NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS.

Brassey's 1988 1st. xiII. + 116pp. Illustrated. 25x18. As new in pictorial card cover. cover. £4.95


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. £6.95


9897. KIMBERLEY, Ken.: HEAVO, HEAVO, LASH UP AND STOW. A Memoir of an East Ender's War.

Kimberley/Silver Link. 1999 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 22x26. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Relates the author's experiences in the Royal Navy during the Second World War, mostly spent on the lower deck of the escort carrier Arbiter. Illustrated throughout with Kimberley;'s colour paintings and pen-and-ink sketches. £5.95


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. £2.00


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) £2.50


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. £4.95


16346. KNIGHT, Frank: GENERAL-AT-SEA. The Life of Admiral Robert Blake.

Macdonald 1971 1st. 152pp. 20x13. An unmarked copy; Fine. (no dustjacket) A biography £2.95


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. £2.95


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


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. £1.95


22862. KOBURGER, Charles W.: SEA POWER IN THE FALKLANDS

Praeger 19831st x. + 186pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j.Describes and analyses, from the point of view of the craft of war, the first significant high-tech naval war in history where weapons such as the Harrier VSTOL and the Exocet missile were used and where computer faced computer. £4.95


6563. KOHL, Fritz. & ROSSLER, Eberhard.: THE TYPE XXI U-BOAT. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1991 1st UK. 127pp. Prof ills. 25x28. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Very Good d/j. The Type XXI U-Boat was a radical step in the history of submarine development. The first of such vessels were launched in the spring of 1944, and incorporated several bold innovations including the schnorkel and automatic torpedo reloading systems. This volume features a full description of the design and construction of the Type XXI. A comprehensive photograph section including detail views of fittings and machinery, as well as photographs of the boats under construction and in service. Over 150 highly-detailed drawings, based on builders' original construction plans, with descriptive keys. £29.00


2906. KOLESNIK, Eugene M.: NATO AND WARSAW PACT SUBMARINES SINCE 1955.

Blandford. 1987 1st UK. 122pp. Prof ills. 25x19.No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in pictorial card cover. Through some 217 photographs the author traces the development of the modern submarine - (a) conventional submarines which are either diesel-electric boats of the coastal or ocean type, or nuclear-powered, deep-diving hunter-killer boats, and (b) the fleet ballastic missile submarines. Over 200 vessels are illustrated. £2.95


4655. KONINGS, Chris.: QUEEN ELIZABETH AT WAR. His Majesty's Transport 1939-1946.

Patrick Stephens. 1985 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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. £10.00


23336. KONSTAM, Angus: BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1939-45. (1). Queen Elizabeth and Royal Sovereign Classes

Osprey 2009 1st 48pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


20530. KOOP Gerhard. & SCHMOLKE Klaus-Peter.: POCKET BATTLESHIPS OF THE DEUTSCHLAND CLASS. Deutschland/Lutzow - - Admiral Scheer -Admiral Graf Spee

Greenhill. 2000 1st English edition. 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. Like new- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This essential reference work on these German pocket-battleships traces the development of the class from inception to destruction and provides detailed technical specifications for the ships with notes on design and layout. The ships' careers and service histories are also described. With numerous photographs - including close-up and on board views of the ships as well as plans, maps and drawings. £24.00


24511. KOOP, Gerhard & SCHMOLKE, Klaus-Peter.: BATTLESHIP SCHARNHORST. (Conway Maritime Modeller's Series)

Conway 1998 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated 30x21. As New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.Designed for modellers, this is a complete guide to the German battleship "Scharnhorst", from original ship to detailed model. £8.95


24180. KOOP, Gerhard and SCHMOLKE Klaus-Peter: GERMAN LIGHT CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR II.

Greenhill. 2002 1st. 223pp. Profusely Illustrated. 26x20. New condition. Mint in Mint d/j.Very well illustrated with photographs and drawings. .This volume is devoted to the six ships Emden, Konigsberg, Karlsruhe, Koln, Leipzig and Nurnberg, that were built between the wars. Primarily intended for commerce-raiding, the war gave them few opportunities for such employment, although they did provide useful support for key naval operations in the Baltic and North Sea. Very well illustrated £22.50


8966. KORZH, Victor.: RED STAR UNDER THE BALTIC. A Soviet Submariner's Personal Account 1941-1945.

Pen & Sword. 2004 1st. * x. + 194pp. 22 ills. Map. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A graphic memoir of a Soviet submariner during his years at sea in the Baltic in WW2. The author describes the numerous engagements and sinkings of German shipping in the comparatively shallow waters of the Baltic, This is an extremely rare authentic first-hand account of a Soviet submariner's wartime experiences, which has been translated into English. £4.95


12105. KROSCHEL, Gunter. & EVERS, August-Ludwig: DIE DEUTSCHE FLOTTE 1848 - 1945.

Verlag Lohse-Essing. 1963 1st. Xxviii (text). + Approx 158pp (no pagination). 434 photographs. 27x20. An unmarked copy. Binding & contents VG+. (no dustjacket) £4.95


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. £4.95


9759. LAFFIN, John.: JACK TAR. The Story of the British Sailor.

Cassell. 1969 1st. 212pp. 23 ills. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. This well researched and fascinating study, making full use of contemporary accounts and anecdotes together with a wealth of technical and statistical detail, examines the life of the British sailor from the 1500s to the latter part of the 20th century. It covers Jack’s recruitment, discipline and punishment, pay and prize money, food and health, officers, shipboard life and Jack’s women. £5.95


15131. LAKE, Deborah: SMOKE AND MIRRORS. Q-Ships against the U-Boats in The First World War.

Sutton 2006 1st. xiv. + 241pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £4.95


24539. LAMB, Christian: I ONLY JOINED FOR THE HAT. Redoubtable Wrens at War.. Their Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs.

Bene Factum 2007 xv. + 207pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Virtually as New; Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. pictorial card cover. An evocative memoir of what life was truly like for Wrens during the Second World War. Coming from a naval background, the author joined the Wrens, being an obvious choice, but also attracted by far the more pleasing uniform - topped by the splendid tricorne hat. On joining as a lowly Wren rating she found that this crowning glory was not for her but strictly for officers only. It was to be the first of many nasty surprises. In this book the author wittily describes how class and snobbery had no place in a world of girls from all social backgrounds, suddenly plunged into life together. From scrubbing floors and squad drill to coding and catering, Here is her own story, starting on the bottom rung, progressing to becoming an officer in charge of the operations room plot that followed the desperate twists and turns of the Battle of the Atlantic - and eventually finding she was tracking her fiancée's destroyer as he battled with the German U-boat wolf packs. £3.95


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 £7.95


24128. LAMBERT, Andrew: ADMIRALS. The Naval Commanders who Made Britain Great.

Faber & Faber 2009 xx. + 492pp. 12 plates. 20x12 An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.50


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. £5.95


6357. LAMONT-BROWN, Raymond: KAMIKAZE. Japan's Suicide Samurai.

Cassell 1999 192pp. 37 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in pictorial card coverUses 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. £1.50


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


19015. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. . £1.95


15233. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. £1.50


22031. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. . £2.50


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. £3.95


6033. LAUGHTON Sir J.Knox. (Editor): THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Vol. II.

Navy Records Society 1912. Volume XL. x. + 430pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy; Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding & contents Fine (not issued with d/j). Contents include:- m; Voyage of the Barbara to Brazil, 1540 : The Taking of the Madre De Dios, 1592 : A Narrative of the Battle of Santa Cruz: Journal of M.De Lage de Cueilly, Captain of the Spanish Navy : Sale of Dead Man's Effects on board H.M.Ship Gloucester, 1750 : Orders by Sir John Jervis : Some letters of Lord St. Vincent : Operations on the Coast of Egypt, 1801 : The Memoirs of George Pringle, Captain Royal Navy, 1795-1809 : The Pedigree of the naval Duncans: Operations in the Scheldt, and much else, etc. £11.00


13273. LAUGHTON, John Knox.: THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Volume I.

Navy Records Society. 1902, Volume XX. x. + 463pp. 8 illustrations . 23x15. Navy blue cloth with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Fine. (not issued with d/j). Coverage includes:- Book of War by Sea & Land, Anno 1543 (by Jeman Bytharne) - Relation of the Voyages to Cadiz 1596 (by Sir William Slyngisbie) - Glorious England: A Relation of the Battle of Quiiberon Bay (From the Portuguese) - Journals of Henry Duncan, Captain, Royal Navy - Extracts from the Papers of Samuel, First Viscount Hood - Letters of the Hon. William Cathcart, Captain, Royal Navy - Extracts from the Journals of Thomas Addison, of the East India Company's Service 1801 -1830 - Seizure of Heligoland 1807. - Miscellaneous Letters (41 letters, including several written by and to Nelson) £12.50


23421. LAVERY, Brian: CHURCHILL'S NAVY. The Ships, Men and Organisation 1939-1945.

Conway. 2006 1st. 287pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. No writing or inscriptions; upper corner obumped, otherwise Near-Mint in Fine d/j £15.00


24187. LAVERY, Brian: IN WHICH THEY SERVED. The Royal Navy Officer Experience in the Second World War.

Conway. 2008 1st 384pp. Illustrated. . 24x16 . An unmarked hardback copy, Fine in Fine d/j.. During WW2 the Royal Navy had to expand more than sevenfold and to find officers for this force it had to move well outside its normal supply of boys trained from the age of 13. As a result yachtsmen were recruited and sent to sea, along with possible officers who served first as ordinary seamen. Selected men were then sent to officer training in Brighton for three months and, if they were to serve on convoy escort, to the Western Isles. The author looks at the social background of British wartime naval recruits, training methods, the personal experiences of those involved and what they had to learn to become an officer of the watch on the bridge of a warship, or even the captain of a landing craft attacking the beaches of Normandy, Italy and North Africa. The book draws widely from personal experiences of those who served and presents a rich collection of wry quotes and anecdotes. £7.95


23420. LAVERY, Brian.: HOSTILITIES ONLY. Training the Wartime Navy.

Conway 2011 304pp. Illustrated. 24x17. As New. Mint in pictorial card cover. £7.95


871. LAVERY, Brian.: NELSON'S NAVY. The Ships, Men, Organisation 1793-1815.

Conway. 1993 352pp. Prof ills. 30x23. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. This authoritative book is divided into fourteen sections which deal with the design and construction of ships, with the Navy's central and local administration; and with life at sea. The author has produced a book which is truly encyclopedic in its scope, and covers, this vast & complex subject in depth to a clear & authentic picture of the Royal Navy in Nelson's time. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £15.50


17692. LAVERY, Brian.: NELSON'S NAVY. The Ships, Men, Organisation 1793-1815.

Conway. 2003 352pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. This authoritative book is divided into fourteen sections which deal with the design and construction of ships, with the Navy's central and local administration; and with life at sea. The author has produced a book which is truly encyclopedic in its scope, and covers, this vast & complex subject in depth to a clear & authentic picture of the Royal Navy in Nelson's time. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £19.00


1102. LAVERY, Brian.: THE ROYAL NAVY'S FIRST INVINCIBLE . 1744-1758. The Ship, the Wreck, and the Recovery.

Invincible Conservation. 1988 1st. 119pp. Prof ills with photographs, drawings & fold-out plans.. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Launched in France in 1744, Invincible was a completely new design of 74-gun warship. She was captured by the British Navy at the Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1747, and had a remarkable career in the Royal Navy. This finally ended when she ran aground in the Solent. Rediscovered in 1979. this historic wreck has provided a large number of fascinating artefacts which tell a great deal about life on board in the 18th century. The book is the definitive story of the Invincible opening with the dramatic discovery of the wreck and piecing together a mass of fascinating evidence. It reveals the historical background of the war, spying operations, booty, English and French shipbuilding, the Seven Years War, the Louisbourg Campaign, the loss of the ship, and what life was like on board. Profusely illustrated with photographs, prints, charts, diagrams & plans including a five-page multifolding ship's plan. £11.00


24006. LAWRENCE, Ivor D.: A NAVAL SCHOOLMASTER LOOKS BACK.

I.D. Lawrence no date (c 1987) v. + 286pp. Illustrated.. 25x17. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Fine. (not issued with d/j).. Hardback edition. An autobiography. Lawrence began as an apprentice with the British Steam Navigation Company from 1917 to 1921, before joining the Royal Navy. He served in Castor on the China Station between 1928-30, before moving to Dunedin in 1932. In World War 2 he saw action in Aurora during the Norwegian campaign, and later in Naiad in the Battle for Crete. £8.95


16103. LAWRENCE, Peter: A CENTURY OF SUBMARINES.

Tempus 2004 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x17. As new:- Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.A pictorial history of the submarine illustrated with 200 photographs £2.95


23496. LAWRENCE, Peter: A CENTURY OF SUBMARINES.

Tempus 2009 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x17. Near-Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.A pictorial history of the submarine illustrated with 200 photographs £2.95


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. £2.50


13494. LAWRENCE, Richard Russell..: THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HOW IT HAPPENED - NAVAL BATTLES.

Constable & Robinson. 2003 Xiv. + 640pp. Over 70 maps/diags. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in slightly creased pictorial card cover. Contains first-hand accounts of more than 150 of history’s greatest naval battles, from the days of the galleys of the classical world to the Falklands War. With over 70 maps and battle diagrams. £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. £6.95


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. £2.95


8498. LE BAILLY Vice-Admiral Sir Louis.: THE MAN AROUND THE ENGINE. Life Below the Water Line.

Mason. 1990 1st. 186pp. 24 ills. 2 maps. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/ j. Most naval biographies are written on deck; this one is from the boiler & engine room. The author's story covers Dartmouth, HMS Hood & then to the light cruiser Naiad until she was sunk in the Mediterranean in 1942. Le Bailly later served in HMS Duke of York in the Pacific & was present at Japan's surrender. £9.85


16033. LE BAILLY, Vice Admiral Sir Louis: OLD LOVES RETURN. An Anthology of Hopes, Fun and Despair.

Pentland 1993 1st. xxiii. + 207pp. Illustrated. 22x215. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j £2.95


23294. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.1. Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1961 64pp. Prof ills. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG pictorial card cover.Gives details of every British and German battleship and battle-cruisers of WW1, together with their construction history and fates. £2.50


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. £1.00


23293. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.1. Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1959. 64pp. Prof ills. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG 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.

Ian Allan. 1956. 64pp. Prof ills. 15x10. An unmarked copy: Fine in Very Good 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. £4.50


12806. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS.

Ian Allan. 1954 64pp. Prof ills. 15x10. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Very Good 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. £6.50


964. LE FLEMING H.M.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR 1 (No.3. Destroyers).

Ian Allan. 1962 1st. . 80pp. Prof ills. 18x12. An unmarked copy Fine in Very Good 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. £1.95


13924. LE FLEMING H.M.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.2. Cruisers (British and German).

Ian Allan. 1961 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 18x12. Very Good in Very Good 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


23292. LE FLEMING H.M.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.2. Cruisers (British and German).

Ian Allan. 1961 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 18x12. An unmarked copy. Near-Fine in VG+ 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. £2.50


13298. LE QUESNE L.P.: NELSON COMMEMORATED IN GLASS PICTURES.

Antique Collectors Club. 2001 1st. 105pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated Endpapers. 28x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £5.95


4600. LEASOR, James.: GREEN BEACH.

Heinemann 1975 1st. 250pp. 23 illustrations.. 2 maps. 22x14 No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Very Good+ d/j Tells the story of a separate element in the Dieppe raid in August 1942. The objective was to discover the secrets of a German radar station situated on a cliff-top bear Dieppe. The British radar expert who volunteered for this dangerous assignment new that if he was in any danger of being captured by German forces, that he would be shot by his British bodyguards, rather than risk the possibility of giving away British radar secrets under torture. What happened to him and his bodyguard during the operation is one of the war's strangest episodes. £2.95


8679. LEASOR, James.: THE MARINE FROM MANDALAY.

Leo Cooper. 1988 1st. * ix. + 146pp. Map. 24x16.An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in d/j. One man went to war and found himself, by an extraordinary force of circumstances, undertaking the longest unaccompanied march of the whole of the 1939-45 campaign. The man was William Doyle, a Royal Marine, who with a group of 100 other volunteers, landed in Rangoon on the eve of its capitulation in early 1942. His group, known as Force Viper, harried the advancing Japanese on the Irrawaddy front before being forced to withdraw to Mandalay. This is the story of his adventures during the long solitary march to find his headquarters, re-group and fight again. £4.95


16211. LEATHER, John: WORLD WARSHIPS IN REVIEW 1860-1906.

Purnell 1976 264pp. Profusely illustrated. . 27x22. No writing or inscriptions, light foxing to edges. Very Good in Very Good 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. £7.95


19049. LEE, David M.: WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE

United States Naval Institute 1987 12th Edition. viii. + 273pp. 20x14. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine blue glazed boards. £2.95


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


12808. LENTON H.T.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS. Seventh Edition.

Ian Allan. 1964 74pp. Profusely illustrated.. 15x10. VG in slightly creased 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. £4.50


24148. LENTON H.T: WARSHIPS. From 1860 to the Present Day

Hamlyn 1970 157pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x11. No writing or inscriptions; VG in pictorial card cover £1.50


6797. LENTON H.T & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part One. Capital Ships, cruisers & Aircraft Carriers of the Royal & Dominion Navies.

Ian Allan. 1962 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 18x12. An unmarked copy: Fine in Very Good+ pictorial card cover. Provides full details of each class, including displacement, dimensions, machinery, protection, armament, complement, etc., and the builder, launch date and the fate of each vessel. Also gives details of wartime modifications & brief summaries of wartime service. Profusely illustrated. £2.95


8584. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN BATTLESHIPS, CARRIERS & CRUISERS (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1968 1st 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 11x15. Anexcellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Good d/j. Contains full details of every battleship, carrier and cruiser which served in the American fleet during World War 2. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


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; VG+ 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 £2.50


617. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN FLEET & ESCORT DESTROYERS. Volume Two (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 11x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine. in VG d/j. This volume lists American destroyers (DDs) and destroyer escort (DEs) classes of WW2, from the Gearing class to the John C.Butler class. 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 photographs. £2.50


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. £3.50


23387. LENTON H.T.: GERMAN SUBMARINES (2). Navies of the Second World War.

Macdonald. 1965 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. 11x15. No writing or inscriptions; : Near-Fine in VG d/j. Examines German submarine development between 1939-45, then gives a description with technical details and data of every submarine class launched mainly after 1943, together with the fate of each submarine. Well illustrated. £2.95


3353. LENTON H.T.: GERMAN SUBMARINES 1. Navies of the Second World War.

Macdonald. 1965 1st.. 126pp. Prof ills. 11x15 A few neat annotations, otherwise VG in VG d/j.. Provides details of every German submarine put into production up to the outbreak of, and also in the early part of World War 2. Includes experimental types, supply and transport submarines, coastal submarines, midget submarines, etc, etc. Well illustrated. £2.50


12677. LENTON H.T.: GERMAN WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Macdonald & Jane's 1973 1st. 396pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Am excellent unmarked copy Near-Fine in Good 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. £12.50


965. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II . (Part 4 - Auxiliary Fighting Vessels).

1962 1st. 81pp. Prof ills. 18x12. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Very Good 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 £2.00


12424. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II . (Part 5 - Auxiliary Support Vessels).

1963 1st. 71pp. Prof ills. 18x12. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Very Good 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 £2.95


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. An unmarked copy; Fine in Very Good+ 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 £2.95


24437. 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. No writing or inscriptions; contents very slightly rippled, otherwise Good.+ 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 £1.00


12395. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part Eight (Landing Craft).

Ian Allan. 1963 1st. 80pp. Prof ills. 18x12. Very Good+ in Very Good 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. £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. An unmarked copy, Near-Fine 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. £2.95


7159. LEPOTIER, Adolphe. Rear-Admiral.: RAIDERS FROM THE SEA.

Kimber. 1954. 200pp. 9 ills. 22x14. Titles dull, spots of foxing, otherwise binding & contents Good+. The author shows how the British, have, through the centuries, habitually used Commando tactics to attack enemy installations, bases and ships in port, at no matter what cost in lives and material. Taking his theme to the Second world War, he describes minor operations from the troics to the polar regions, as well as such famous Commando raids as Guernsey, Lofoten, Dieppe, Vaagso, and St.Nazaire, some of which took a tragic toll of Allied lives. £2.45


11193. 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: Near-Fine in Near-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. £5.95


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. £1.95


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. £3.95


13038. LEWIS, Val.: SHIPS' CATS. In War and Peace.

Nauticalia. 2002 viii. + 199pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book is packed with stories of cats that have lived aboard ships of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Service, in peacetime and in war. £3.95


24069. LIDDLE, Peter H.: THE SAILOR'S WAR 1914-18.

Blandford 1985 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. Near-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


16043. LIPSCOMB F.W. Cmdr R.N.: HISTORIC SUBMARINES.

Hugh Evelyn 1970 1st. 37pp text + 16 colour plates. 35x24. Hardback edition. no writing or inscriptions.: Near-Fine in G+ d/j. £5.95


2317. LIPSCOMB F.W.Cmdr RN.: THE BRITISH SUBMARINE.

Conway 1975. 2nd, Revised & Expanded Edition. * x. + 284pp. Prof ills. 24x18. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good + in Very Good 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. £4.95


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. £4.95


13275. LLOYD, Christopher: THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Volume IV.

Navy Records Society. 1952. viii + 502pp. 4 ills. 23x15. . Navy binding, gilt titles & motif. An unmarked copy; Binding & contents Near-Fine (not issued with d/j). . Contents include:- The Spanish Armada (1. Spanish Documents 2. Narrative of P. Ubaline. 3. A song attributed to Elizabeth I). - The Journal of John Weale 1654-1656 - Boscawen's Letters to his Wife. 1755-56 - The Reminiscences of Lieut. Mallmskold 1756-1763 - Prince William and Lieut. Schomberg, 1787-88 - The Log of the Guardian 1789-1790 - Corsica, 1794 (Edited from the Nelson-Hood letters) - Congreve's Rockets 1805-6 - Letters of the Lord St. Vincent to Thoams Grenville 1806-7 £14.00


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. £2.50


7857. LOCHNER R.K.: THE LAST GENTLEMAN OF WAR. The Raider Exploits of the Cruiser Emden.

Paul. 1988 1st. 321pp. Ills. 22x14. Hardback edition No writing or inscriptions; Fine in sun-faded but VG d/j.. During the First World War the German cruiser Emden was credited with capturing or sinking 19 merchant ships, sank a Russian cruiser and destroyed a French torpedo boat. Allied warships were determined to hunt her down, but she cleverly eluded them until she was finally pounded to destruction by the Australian cruiser Sydney after a fiercely fought battle off the Cocos Islands. £3.95


19559. LOCKHART J.G.: THE SEA, OUR HERITAGE.

Bles. 1940 Enlarged edition. vii. + 257pp. 8 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. VG in G+ d/j. 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


1455. LODWICK, John: RAIDERS FROM THE SEA. The Story of the Special Boat Service in WWII

Greenhill. 1990 240pp. 36 ills.. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy:- . Fine in Fine d/j. . First published in 1947 as 'The Filibusters'. A comprehensive and graphic account of the small but effective raiding unit which operated in the Mediterranean and Aegean performing various dangerous covert operations during the Second World War.. £4.95


23906. LONDON, Peter: RNAS CULDROSE

Sutton 1999 1st. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x17. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. £6.95


3419. LONGSTAFF, Reginald.: SUBMARINE COMMAND

BCA.1984. 264pp. Prof ills. 24 x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Containing many rare photographs, this profusely illustrated history describes the operational activities of British submarines in the two World Wars, with graphic accounts of some of their engagements and feats associated with these vessels. Illustrated with around 180 photographs. £3.95


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. £1.85


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. £2.00


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. £2.50


20950. LORD, Walter.: MIDWAY: THE INCREDIBLE VICTORY.

Wordsworth 2000 331pp. Illustrated. |Maps. 22x14. AAlmost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Minrt pictorial card cover.. 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. £1.95


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 £6.85


5532. LOWDER H.E. & SCOTT J.: BATFISH. The Champion 'Submarine-Killer' Submarine of World War II.

Prentice-Hall no date (c 1980) vi. + 251pp. Illustrated. 21x14. An unmarked hardback copy; Near- Fine in VG d/j Describes the exploits of the US submarine Batfish, £5.95


12053. LOXTON, Bruce, with COULTHARD-CLARK, Chris.: THE SHAME OF SAVO. Anatomy of a Naval Disaster.

Allen & Unwin. 1994 1st. xxvii. + 319pp. Illustrated. Maps & diagrams. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Virtually as new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This brilliant study written by a retired senior Australian naval officer, uses American, Japanese and Australian records to provide a detailed and accurate account of the Battle of Sava Island in August 1942, when a powerful group of Allied cruisers had been surprised and almost annihilated by a Japanese striking force. The author, who was himself seriously wounded on the bridge of the HMAS Canberra, naturally devotes a good deal of space to the last battle of the Australian heavy cruiser. £7.95


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, Near-Fine. (not issued with d/j) £8.95


5869. LUND Paul. & LUDLUM, Harry.: THE WAR OF THE LANDING CRAFT.

Foulsham. 1976 1st. 256pp. 44 ills. 22x14. Ex-library, minimal stampt, a few marks, otherwise G+ G+ d/j. d/j. Weaves reminiscences of former crew members into the story of the Royal Navy's assault craft, to give an account of the wartime record of the 'kipper boxes' from the early Channel Raids, to North Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Normandy, Walcheren, etc. £1.95


5557. LUND, Paul. & LUDLUM, Harry.: THE NIGHT OF THE U-BOATS.

Foulsham. 1973 1st . 204pp. 56 ills. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The story of Atlantic convoy SC7 which was decimated by the first use of U-boat wolfpack tactics in October 1940. £4.95


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. £6.95


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


23444. MacARTHUR, Brian: SURVIVING THE SWORD. Prisoners of the Japanese 1942-45

Time Warner 2005 1st. xiv. + 495pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16.. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j £5.95


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. £3.95


14664. MACBETH, Jack, Lieut.Cdr RCNR.: READY, AYE, READY. An Illustrated History of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Key Porter 1989 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. An excellent unmarked copy:- 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.. £7.95


7854. MACDOUGALL, Philip.: ROYAL DOCKYARDS.

Shire. 1989 1st. 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. Fine in pictorial card cover £1.00


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. £2.50


7134. MACINTYRE Captain D.: THUNDER OF THE GUNS. A Century of Battleships.

Muller. 1959 1st. * . 352pp. 28 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents Near-Fine. (no dustjacket). Beginning with the ironclad frigates of the 19th century through to the battleships of the Second World War, this authoritative history covers battleship design, gun-power and armour, and also describes some of the major battles in which they fought. £2.50


3932. MACINTYRE D. Captain RN.: FIGHTING ADMIRAL: The Life and Battles of Admiral of the Fleet Sir James Somerville.

Evans. 1961 1st. * 270pp. 25 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Binding & contents Very Good. (no dustjacket). One of the outstanding characters so often to be found in the history of the Navy, this absorbing story of the life of Admiral Somerville is mainly concerned with his record in World War 2. Best known for his command of Force H and later of the Eastern Fleet. He was one of the major naval figures of the war. £7.95


3064. MACINTYRE D. Captain RN.: SEA POWER IN THE PACIFIC.

MBS. 1972. 281pp. Maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy Fine in VG+ d/j. A history of sea power in the Pacific from the 16th century to the Korean War. The book begins by showing how naval superiority enabled first the Portuguese, then the Dutch and British to monopolise trade with the East Indies. It describes the Opium Wars with China, the opening of Japan to foreign trade, the Russo-Japanese War and the Japanese onslaught of China. The origins of the Pacific war are fully examined, followed by an account of the Pacific Campaign and briefly, the Korean War. £3.95


11299. MACINTYRE D. Captain RN.: THE PRIVATEERS.

Paul Elek. 1975 1st. viii. + 196pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Bookplate. Very Good in Very Good dd/j. Privateers were privately owned and armed ships, licensed to wage war on the ships of a named foreign country in reprisal for losses or in pursuance of a general war. The borders between piracy, buccaneering and privateering were often blurred and the obscurities were full taken advantage of by the adventurers of many nations. This book gives vivid and authentic accounts of some of their notable exploits. £3.95


1616. MACINTYRE D.Captain RN. & BATHE B.W.: MAN OF WAR. A History of the Fighting Vessel.

Jupiter. 1974 Revised edition. 280pp. Prof ills. 26x28. An unmarked copy Fine in VG d/j. In this comprehensive and detailed study of the fighting ship, the authors concentrate on the inventions of naval weapons as well as studying the ships themselves. The first quarter of the book deals with the development of the sailing fighting ship from the earliest types of vessels to the final phase of the sailing warship in the 19th century. The major part of the book deals with fighting ship from the advent of steam through to the 1970s. The book offers an authoritative and extremely valuable contribution of the history of the fighting ship. Very well illustrated with more than 230 plates of photographs, plans and paintings, and several full-page plans of important warships. £5.95


24014. MACINTYRE, Ben: DOUBLE CROSS. The True Story of the D-Day Spies

Crown 2012 1st. xi. + 399pp. 39 ills. Map. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


18913. MACINTYRE, Ben: OPERATION MINCEMEAT. The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II.

Bloomsbury 2010 1st xiii. + 414pp. 20x13. An unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


19023. MACINTYRE, Donald Captain R.N.: THE BATTLE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN.

Batsford 1964 1st. 216pp. 51 illustrations. Maps. 23x15. An excellent unmarked copy : Fine in VG d/j. A comprehensive history covering the operations to protect Allied convoys and attack Axis supply convoys. The various naval engagements and the Royal Navy's efforts to support the campaigns in Malta, Greece, Crete and Tobruk are fully documented. £4.95


24648. MACINTYRE, Donald, Captain RN: THE BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC.

Batsford 1966 1st 240pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15 No writing or inscriptions. Very Good+ 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. £4.75


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


15008. MACINTYRE, Donald. Captain R.N.: FIGHTING UNDER THE SEA.

Evans. 1965 1st. 174pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good in Good d/j. This is the story of the submarines and the men who sailed in them from their invention until the end of the Second World War. Roughly three-quarters of the book is devoted to the exploits of British, German, and American submarines in WW2. £2.95


8575. MACINTYRE, Donald., Captain RN: WINGS OF NEPTUNE.

Davies. 1963 1st. x. + 268pp. 23 ills. Maps. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Good d/j. The 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


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 £3.95


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. £2.95


16052. MACKENZIE Vice Admiral Sir Hugh, KCB, DSO+, DSC,: THE SWORD OF DAMOCLES

Royal Naval Museum 1995 1st. x. + 276pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £6.95


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. £1.95


16444. MACKSEY, Kenneth: GODWIN'S SAGA. A Commando Epic.

Brasseys's 1987 1st. xii. + 149pp. Maps. Illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j £4.95


19720. MACLEAN A. & POOLE S. Illustrated by John Batchelor.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WARS ONE AND TWO..

Peerage 1986 255pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers.30x23. No writing or inscriptions.:- Fine in VG d/j. Traces the development of modern naval warfare. it examines the effectivness of blockade in WW1 and the crucial role of the submarine and aircraft carrier in WWII. The book is fully illustrated with action photographs together with authoritative colour drawings by John Batchelor of the major warships. £5495.00


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. £2.95


19083. MAHAN, Alfred Thayer: THE INFLUENCE OF SEA POWER UPON HISTORY 1660 -1805

Bison 1987 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x24. Hardback edition. An excellent unmarked copy - Fine in Near-Fine d/j.naval history. In this, the first fully illustrated version of Mahan's classic work. 'The Influence of Sea Power upon History' , abridged, is combined with extracts from 'The Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution'', and illustrated with hundreds of paintings, engravings, maps, chartgs and diagrams £11.50


13763. MAINE, Rene: TRAFALGAR. Napoleon's Naval Waterloo.

Thames & Hudson 1957 1st UK viii. + 261pp. 7 charts. 23x15. VG+. in VG d/j. Written by a French author, this book describes the Battle of Trafalgar from an angle unfamiliar to the English reader. £3.95


14193. MALCOMSON, Robert: WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.

Chatham 2001 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated.27x20. An unmarked hardback copy, like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


23462. 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 excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Very Good + 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'. £12.50


20391. MALLMANN SHOWELL J.P.: THE GERMAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR TWO. A Reference Guide to the Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1990 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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'. £16.50


3376. MALLMANN SHOWELL J.P.: U-BOAT COMMANDERS AND THEIR CREWS 1939-45.

Crowood. 1998 1st. 144pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. Like new:- Mint in Mint d/j. Concentrates on the officers and men who manned the U-boats. What was their background, and how had they been trained? What was their career structure? What were their tasks on board, and what procedures did they follow during surface or submerged actions? What was their daily life like, both on board and during their brief spells ashore? The detailed but readable descriptions of all these aspects are based on the author's unique access to unpublished documents. Illustrated with 120 photographs. £11.50


17926. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak: THE U-BOAT CENTURY. German Submarine Warfare 1906-2006.

Chatham 2006 1st. 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new Mint in Mint d/j.The U-boat was one of the most potent weapons of the 20th century, and here the author, perhaps the world's leading U-boat historian, explains how it was developed and designed and then deployed to wreak havoc in European waters and further afield in the Atlantic and the Far East. This is not a dry technical book but a work that looks behind the scenes at the men who built and fought in them. Weapons systems, operational areas, bases, builders and fleet organisation are covered, and as well as dealing with the world wars, the author brings the story up to date with the third, latest, generation of U-boats. This work sheds broad and fascinating new insights into the development of the U-boat, and the text is augmented by over 300 photographs, many never published before. £6.95


23478. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P.: COMPANION TO THE GERMAN NAVY 1939-1945

The History Press 2009 XIV + 274pp, Profusely illustrated. 25x17. New condition. Mint in pictorial card cover £5.95


23324. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P.: COMPANION TO THE GERMAN NAVY 1939-1945

The History Press 2009 XIV + 274pp, Profusely illustrated. 25x17. New condition. Mint in pictorial card cover £5.95


1108. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P.: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Ian Allan 1987 . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy Fine (no dustjacket) This profusely illustrated 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. £2.95


20212. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. Compiler):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 10. UNKNOWN, FORGOTTEN AND HIDDEN HISTORY, GERMANY 1918-1948

. : International Submarine Archive (Germany). 2008 68pp. 29x20. From cover & prelims 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 £2.95


13165. MANNING T.D. Captain RNVR. & WALKER C.F. Cdr RN.: BRITISH WARSHIP NAMES

Putnam. 1959. 1st. 498pp. 22x13. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. . . The naming of warships is closely bound with the traditions of the Royal Navy. The two authors, studied the subject for many years before they found themselves serving, between 1940 and 1946, on the Admiralty Ships' Names committee, for whose formation they were chiefly responsible. Their book opens with a history of ship-naming from the earliest times to the late 1950s, and they trace the changing fashions in names. This is followed by a comprehensive dictionary of ship names, which form the main content of the book and includes the names of every warship of importance which has served in the Royal Navy. This book not only traces the derivations of the names themselves, but also the dates and brief details, including war services, of the ships which have borne them. £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. £3.95


8259. MARCUS, Geoffrey.: QUIBERON BAY. The Campaign in Home Waters, 1759.

Hollis & Carter. 1960 1st. xiv. + 212pp. 5 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG+ d/j.. Tells the story of the invasion alarm in England, the great gales which repeatedly drove the British squadron off its station, and Hawke's dogged clinging to the vital post off Ushant month after month until late November, 1759, when, in a raging sea and rising north-wsterly gale, close in with one of the most hazardous lee shores in Europe, the French fleet was finally brought to action and defeated. £4.95


13670. MARDER, Arthur J.: FROM THE DARDANELLES TO ORAN. Studies of the Royal Navy in War and Peace 1915-1940.

Oxford University Press. 1974 1st. xvii. + 301pp. 14 ills. 5 folding charts. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: :. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £17.50


24164. MARKS, Danny: THE LIFE AND EXPLOITS OF A MALTESE SAILOR.

Appin Press 2016. ix. + 298pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Like new Mint in pictorial card cover. The Maltese born author spent his teenage years on the island before joining the Royal Navy. In this book hee goes on to recount his experiences of 29 years service in the Royal Navy, a tale packed with incident and observation, in turn amusing and serious. He tells the reader that a warship and a sailor's uniform acted as a magnet for girls seeking a good time and of how easily he could have joined the ranks of those with `a girl in every port'!. He began as an Engine Room Artificer, eventually retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1975. £8.95


4301. MARRIOTT John. (Editor).: BRASSEY'S FAST ATTACK CRAFT.

Brassey's. 1978 1st. * 263pp. Prof ills. 23x17. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. This book provides detailed descriptions of all fast attack boats - from 30ft patrol boats to 1,000 ton corvettes - in service with the world's navies at date. It deals with constructional features; their propulsion; their weapons and weapon systems. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £5.50


23487. MARRIOTT, Leo: JETS AT SEA. Naval Aviation in the Transition 1945 - 1955

Pen & Sword 2008 1st. ix. + 245pp. Illustrated 24x16. New condition. Mint in d/j. £6.95


9028. MARRIOTT, Leo.: ROYAL NAVY DESTROYERS SINCE 1945.

Ian Allan. 1989 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Like new:- Mint in -Mint pictorial hardcover. Includes descriptions, specifications, modifications and histories of all classes of Royal Navy destroyers in post-war service. List of pre-war destroyers disposed of after the war. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


24343. MARSHALL, Ian: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIPS 1873 -1946. A series of Watercolours by Ian Marshall.

Swan Galleries. no date (c 1987) 55pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white. 30x21. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover..This Catalogue of paintings of British Capital Ships by Ian H. Marshall, contains reproductions of 56 watercolours exhibited in 1987 at venues in Portsmouth, Plymouth, London and Edinburgh. £16.00


18439. Marshall, Ian: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIPS 1873 -1946. A series of Watercolours by Ian Marshall.

Swan Galleries. no date (c 1987) 55pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and black-and-white. 30x21. Fine in pictorial card cover. Signed by author..This Catalogue of paintings of British Capital Ships by Ian H. Marshall, contains reproductions of 56 watercolours exhibited in 1987 at venues in Portsmouth, Plymouth, London and Edinburgh. £11.50


12127. MARSHALL, Ian.: ARMORED SHIPS. The Ships, Their Settings, and the Ascendancy that they Sustained for 80 years.

Conway. 1990 1st UK. 180pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x26. Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. A selection of the author's historically accurate and superb watercolour paintings combined with a lively text, describes the development of the world's armoured cruisers and battleships, from their first appearance in the Crimean War to World War 2. Illustrated with 58 colour paintings and 17 pencil sketches. £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. £2.00


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. £1.95


13675. MASON F.A.: THE LAST DESTROYER. HMS Aldenham, 1942-44.

Hale 1988 1st. 206pp. 29 illustrations. Map. 22x14. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine 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. £6.95


21972. MASON, David: RAID ON ST.NAZAIRE.

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An Unmarked copy; VG in VG 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


5594. MASON, David.: BREAKOUT: Drive to the Seine.

Macdonald 1969 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. Maps. 21x15, No writing or inscriptions:- VG+ in pictorial card cover. Six weeks after D-Day the Allies were still entangled in the Normandy hedgerow country. Then towards the end of July the Allies broke out and forced their way to the Seine. £1.50


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. £1.50


3504. MASON, Theodore C.: BATTLESHIP SAILOR.

U.S.Naval Institute1982.1st . xiv. + 271pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Hardback edition; an unmarked copy. 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. £3.95


23886. MASON, Theodore C.: BATTLESHIP SAILOR.

U.S.Naval Institute1982.1st . xiv. + 271pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Hardback edition; No writing or inscriptions; VG 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. £2.95


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, £1.50


1651. MATHEW, David: BRITISH SEAMEN.. Britain in Pictures series.

Collins. 1943 1st. 48pp. 8 plates in colour & 26 ills in black & white. 23x16. VG+ in G+ d/j. This well illustrated book looks at some of the major British naval commanders from the 16th to the 20th century. £1.50


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 Fine. . The damage.is reflected in the price. £3.95


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


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. £1.95


24019. MAWDSLEY, Dean L.: CRUISE BOOKS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY IN WORLD WAR II. A Bibliography

Naval History Bibliographies No.2. Naval Historical Center, Washington 1993. xvii. + 144pp. Illus. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £4.95


16277. MAY W.E.: THE BOATS OF MEN-OF-WAR

Chatham 1999. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Virtually like ike 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. £8.50


24320. McCART, Neil: THREE ARK ROYALS 1938 - 1999

Fan Publications 1999 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x20. As New. Mint in Mint d/j £30.00


6882. McCONVILLE, Michael. (Editor).: TELL IT TO THE MARINES. A Royal Marines Ragbag.

Cross. 1993 1st. 112pp. Ills. 21x15. As new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. ' In this book of Marines' tales are many such stories that may well be apocryphal and almost certainly embriodered with the telling over the decades'. In it there is much to laugh over, even though their sense of humour may well be against themselves. £2.95


23776. McCRUM, Tony: ABANDON SHIP! The Post-War Memoirs of Captain Tony McCrum RN

en & Sword 2012 1st. vi+ 170pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


23347. McCUTCHEON, Campbell: THE WAR AT SEA 1914-1918

Ships Illustrated. 97pp. Over 200 photographs. 29x23. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £5.95


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. £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. £6.95


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


11219. McGOWAN, Alan. Drawings by John McKay.: HMS VICTORY. Her Construction, Career and Restoration.

Chatha,m 1999 1st.. x. + 222pp. Profusely illlustrated. Illustrated endpapers. . 29x25. As new.-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This important and well-illustrated study, is the ultimate reference work for historians, modelmakers and enthusiasts. Heavy book therefore we will require extra postage for overseas orders. £29.00


21813. McGRIGOR, Mary: DEFIANT AND DISMASTED AT TRAFALGAR. The Life and Times of Admiral Sir William Hargood.

Cooper 2004 1st. xv. + 192pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


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. £1.50


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. £1.50


5360. McKEE, Alexander: AGAINST THE ODDS. Battles at Sea, 1591 - 1949.

Souvenir Press 1991 1st. xii. + 272pp. 32 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: -Fine in Fine d/j. The author describes 26 sea battles, both famous as well as the lesser known actions. Beginning with Grenville's action in the Revenge and finishing with the escape of the Amethyst, the book includes the Battle of Basque Roads, thye Duel off Valparaiso, Battle of Tsushima, Coronel & Falklands, Rawalpindi's gallant fight against the Scharnhorst; Jervis Bay versus the Scheer; exploits of Mystery Ship 290, etc, etc. £2.95


972. McLEAVY, Roy: NAVAL FAST ATTACK CRAFT AND PATROL BOATS.

Blandford. 1979 1st. 176pp. Prof ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in VG d/j. Examines, describes and provides the essential technical details of a wide range of small warships - torpedo-boats, fast gunboats, fast patrol craft and missile craft, in service with the world's navies at date. The various types of craft are illustrated in colour, and there are numerous line drawings of equipment and details. £1.95


20203. McMURTRIE Francis .E.: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Including Forces of British Dominions Overseas. 1940

Sampson Low. . 227pp. Profusely illustrated. 13x19. A bright and tight copy: Contents Very Good+ in slightly faded blue cloth hardback cover. Gives details of every warship class and lists each class member in service at date. Information includes a description of each class, dimensions, armament, machinery, tonnage, protection, appearance, alterations, dates, builders, etc. £3.95


9229. McMURTRIE, Francis (Editor).: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1943-4.

Sampson Low. xxv + 582pp. + 71pp advertisements. Profusely illustrated. 22x32. An excellent t copy withoutany writing or inscriptions. Front hinge strengthened. Navy blue cloth/gilt binding VG, contents VG. The standard reference of the world's navies, covering 58 navies and giving details of more than 4,000 warships. War Losses section. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £24.00


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. £2.00


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. £1.50


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. £1.95


23339. McNALLY, Michael: COLDITZ: OFLAG IV-C

Osprey 2010 1st 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


14594. MEHL, Hans: NAVAL GUNS. 500 Years of Ship and Coastal Artillery.

Chatham 2002 1st UK. 216pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 25x30. An unmarked copy, like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £15.50


10287. MEISTER, Jurg: SOVIET WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Purnell. nd (c 1977) 348pp. Prof ills. 25x20. An unmarked copy, 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. £6.95


5468. MEISTER, Jurg: SOVIET WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 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. £5.95


12835. MEISTER, Jurg: SOVIET WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 348pp. Profusely illustrated. Virtually as new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. . 25x20. 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. £8.95


13143. MEISTER, Jurg.: THE SOVIET NAVY. Volume Two (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1972 1st. . 151pp. Prof ills. 11x15. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in VG d/j. This volume deals with the smaller units of the Soviet Navy and miscellaneous vessels, including minesweepers, gunboats, escorts, patrol craft, mercantile conversions, etc, etc. £2.95


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


8237. MELSON P.J. Commodore RN.: WHITE ENSIGN - RED DRAGON. The History of the Royal Navy in Hong Kong 1841 - 1997.

EFP/RN. 1997. 2nd edition. vii. + 158pp. Prof usely illustrated. 24x33. Like New; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. jHardcover edition. 24x33.This handsomely produced book charts the history of the Royal Navy in Hong Kong in text, as well as providing a superb photographic record of events in the territory and the surrounding seas. £10.00


22488. MEREDITH, Joseph C.: A HANDFUL OF EMERALDS. On Patrol with the Hanna in the Postwar Pacific

Naval Institute Press 1997 1st xii + 216pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15. Virtually as new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £3.95


14790. MERRILL, James M.: QUARTER-DECK AND FO'C'S'LE.

Rand McNally 1963 1st. 509pp. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 24x16. VG+ in G+ d/j. £2.95


3631. MIDDLEBROOK, Martin.: CONVOY. The Battle for Convoys SC.122 & HX.229.

Allen Lane. 1976 1st. vi. +378pp. 35 ills. 8 maps. 3 diags. 22x14. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Very Good 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


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. £1.95


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. £4.95


24729. MILLER, David: LANGSDORFF AND THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE.

Pen & Sword 2013 1st xviii. + 189pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. As New; Mint in Mint d/j £7.95


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 £6.95


12579. MILLER, John Grider.: THE BATTLE TO SAVE THE HOUSTON. October 1944 to March 1945.

U.S.Naval Institute. 1985 1st. xiii. + 226pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Tells the incredible and heroic story of how the U.S cruiser Houston, which was severely damaged and almost sunk by Japanese torpedo aircraft, was sailed 14,000 miles from Formosa to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The photographs include views of the damage sustained by the cruiser, and the temporary repairs that were made by the crew to save the ship. Presentation copy signed by author. £7.95


24720. MISHLER, Clayton: SAMPAN SAILOR. A Navy Man's Adventure in WWII China

Brassey's 1994 1st. xiv. + 215pp. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j £10.00


9474. MITCHELL, Charles.: SEAMAN'S PORTRAIT.

Collins. (Peacock Colour Books). nd (c 1938) 34pp. 11 plates in colour. 8 black/white illustrations. 24x18. Contents VG+ in plain card cover, in G pictorial d/j. Contains a superb collection of Illustrations of 19 British seaman - Blake, Bligh, Howard, Duncan, Rodney, Jervis, Baillie, Cochrane, Harman, Drake, Deane, Benbow, Vernon, Boscawen, Cook, Kempenfelt, Hood, Howe, & Nelson. £1.50


3074. MITSURU, Yoshida: REQUIEM FOR BATTLESHIP YAMATO.

Constable/ BCA. 1999 lxii. + 152pp. 11 ills. 22x14. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. The author, who served as a junior officer in the giant Japanese battleship Yamato, gives a first-hand account of her final battle in April 1945, when, with 3,500 men on board, she set out to attack American forces on Okinawa. £3.95


2172. MOHR U. & SELLWOOD A.V.: ATLANTIS. The Story of a German Surface Raider.

Werner Laurie 1955 xx. + 246pp. 26 ills. Endpaper map. 22x14. An excellent unmarked hardcover copy:- Very Good + in Very Good + d/j.. The German armed raider Atlantis completed the longest war cruise in naval history by staying at sea for 655 days and steaming 100,000 miles, before she was eventually sunk by HMS Dorsetshire. This account, by a German officer who served aboard the raider, describes her wartime exploits. £7.95


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 excellent 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. £2.95


11746. MONSARRAT, Nicholas: LIFE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD. Volume II Breaking Out.

Cassell 1971 2nd Impression. 542pp. Ills. 24x16. Hardback edition. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG d/j. An autobiography. This volume of autobiography includes the author's war service, but concentrates on the year 1941 when he served in the Flower class corvette Campanula. Much of Montsarrat’s wartime career was described in his excellent book Three Corvettes, but, because of wartime censorship and constraints it wasn’t always possible to give the real names of ships or personnel, and various events and incidents were described only in a cursory manner. This book, however, adds much flesh to the his previous wartime account, and provides an excellent record of life on board a convoy escort. £6.95


7801. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW . Fourth Year of Issue.

Jane's Publishing 1985 174pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:, almost like new. 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


15805. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW. Second Year of Issue.

Jane's Publishing.1983 160pp. Prof ills. 28x21. As new in pictorial hardback cover. £3.95


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. £2.00


17145. MOORE. John E. Captain RN (Editor):: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1978-79.

964pp (total). Prof ills. 33x22. An excellent unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Very Good + in Good d/j.. The standard reference of the world's navies. This is a very heavy book therefore extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £12.50


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. £5.95


12017. MORISON, Samuel E.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume I. The Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1943.

Little, Brown 1947 1st Lxii. + 432pp. Illustrated. Charts. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; Binding Very Good, contents Very Good+. A detailed and comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. This volume covers the Battle of the Atlantic. £4.95


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. £1.95


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 spots of internal foxing, , otherwise contents G+ 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. £3.50


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.

Oxford University Press 1947 xxi. + 297pp. Profusely Illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Ex-reference library; Titles slightly faded, otherwise contents (clean & bright) Very Good. (no dustjacket).detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. This volume deals with Operation "Torch" the North African campaign. £3.95


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. 1948 xxviii. + 409pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; Titles very slightly faded, otherwise binding Very Good, contents Very Good + (no dustjacket). A detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. £7.95


21764. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume IX. Sicily - Salerno - Anzio. January 1943 - June 1944.

Oxford University Press 1954 xxix. + 413pp. Illustrated.. Charts. 22x15. EX-reference library; Titles faded, otherwise contents (clean & bright) Very Good. (no dustjacket) £4.95


12293. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume V. The Struggle for Guadalcanal. August 1942 - February 1943.

Oxford University Press 1949 xxii. + 389pp. Illustrated. Maaps. . 22x15. Ex-reference library; ttles faded, otherwise contents (clean & bright) Very Good+. (no dustjacket0 £5.95


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. 1950 xxix + 463pp. Illustrated Charts. 22x15. Ex-reference library. Titles dull. otherwise contents (clean & bright) Very Good. (no dustjacket) £7.95


10363. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VII. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls. June 1942 - April 1944.

Oxford University Press 1952 xxxix. + 369pp. Illustrated. Maps. 22x15. Ex-reference library; Titles faded, otherwise contents (clean & bright) Very Good. (no dustjacket) £5.95


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.

Oxford University Press 1953 +xxviii. + 435pp. Illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Ex-reference library; titles dull, otherwise contents (clean & bright) Very Good. (no dustjacket) £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.

Oxford University Press 1956 xxxii. + 399pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 23x15. Ex-reference library, Binding slightly rubbed & ; titles dull, otherwise contents (clean & bright) Very Good . (no dustjacket) £6.95


12111. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XI. The Invasion of France and Germany. 1944 - 1945.

Oxford University Press 1957 xxviii. + 360pp. Profusely illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Very Good in Very Good d/j £7.95


20235. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XV. Supplent and General Index.

Oxford University Press 1962 xxii. + 371pp. Illustrated.. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good in Very Good d/j. £12.50


6427. MORLEY. Sam: 99 YEARS OF NAVY. From Victoria to V.E.Day through Three Pairs of Eyes.

Quiller. 1995 1st. ix. + 198pp. 46 ills. 24x16. Above average ex-library -VG in VG d/j. .A trilogy. Sam Morley, author of the third book, and editor of the other two describes six years of war service - mostly in destroyers. The first book describes the career of Lt-Cmdr W.E.Woods RN, who served in the RN for 50 years, and saw service in HMS Bellerophon during WW1. The second book describes the experiences of CPO Bill Dunlevy who survived the sinking of HMS Exeter, and, as a Japanese POW, watched the second atom bomb fall on Nagasaki. Although designed as a trilogy a fourth story was added describing the mayhem of the Dieppe Raid in 1942, by a Marine Commando. Paul McGrath. £2.50


12100. MORRIS, Douglas: CRUISERS OF THE ROYAL AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES.

Maritime. 1987 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy.; Fine in Fine 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. £6.95


23477. MORRIS, Douglas: CRUISERS OF THE ROYAL AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES.

Maritime. 1987 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An excellent unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine 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. £5.95


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. £1.35


6779. MORRIS, Jan: FISHER'S FACE.

Penguin 1996t. 242pp. Frontis. 19x12. No writing or inscriptions. VG in slightly creased pictorial card cover. 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!" £1.45


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 £7.95


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


3499. MUGGENTHALER A.K.: GERMAN RAIDERS OF WORLD WAR II.

Hale. 1978 1st. x. + 308pp. 38 ills. Maps. Diags. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy; binding & contents Fine in Near-Fine d/j The mysterious German merchant raiders of WW2 numbered less than half a dozen. Existing originally as cargo vessels they were hurriedly refitted with armament and disguises at the onset of war. Based on interviews with Germaan officers, crewmen and Allied survivors, the book recounts scores of raider engagements and also explains every aspect of their procedures for refuelling, resupplying at sea, the deception for avoiding detection and the mechanics of changing disguises. £11.50


5525. MUIR, Malcom.: IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS. Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri & Wisconsin,

Blandford 1989 160pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent 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. £7.95


16268. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Arms & Armour 1991. Revised & expanded edition xxi. + 467pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.- Fine in Fine d/j. .This revised and expanded edition was 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. £10.00


14697. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG, Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Bodley Head. 1981 1st UK. xiii. + 290pp. Profusely illustrated.. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Very Good + d/j. 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


1850. MUNDAY, John.: NAVAL CANNON.

Shire. 1998 32pp. Prof ills. 21x15. As New. Mint in pictorial card cover. This survey of the armament of wooden sailing men-of-war and other vessels deals with the surviving examples of cast brass, wrought iron ordnance, including the guns and carronades of the Victory at Trafalgar. Well illustrated. £1.00


23062. MURPHY, William Scanlan: FATHER OF THE SUBMARINE. The Life of Reverend George Garrett Pasha.

Kimber 1987 1st. 254pp. Illustrated. 23x15. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j.George Garrett ( 1852 - 1902) was a British clergyman and inventor who pioneered submarine design. In the late 1870's the Garrett Submarine Navigation and Pneumataphore Co Ltd, raised £10,000 from Manchester businessmen. In 1878, he built a 14-ft long hand-cranked submarine of 4.5 tons, which he named the Resurgam, followed by the second (and more famous) Resurgam of 1879. It was 45 feet long, displaced 30 tons on the surface and 38 tons submerged and was powered by steam - the furnace and chimney being shut off before diving. It was not very practical - the boiler full of superheated water made conditions inside the submarine very hot indeed. Nevertheless it impressed the Swedish industrialist Thorsten Nordenfelt sufficiently to finance him. Together, they built a submarine for Greece and two for Turkey - Garrett was commissioned as a Commander in the Imperial Ottoman Navy. All of them suffered from severe stability problems. A further submarine was built for Russia but ran aground off Jutland on the way there and the Russians refused to pay for it. After this, Nordenfelt and Garrett parted company. Garrett emigrated to the United States, where he lost his savings in a failed farm in Florida. He then joined the United States Army Corps of Engineers and was promoted to corporal. £5.95


980. MURRAY, William.: ATLANTIC RENDEZVOUS.

Nautical. 1970. xviii. + 317pp. 15 ills. 3 maps/diags. 23x15. Hard cover edition. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. Murray was a radio operator on Tribesman which was sunk by the Admiral Scheer in December 1940. He was captured by the raider, and after a spell he was transferred to the Nordmark before being sent to a prison camp. He describes Tribesman's final voyage, her sinking, and his experiences as a prisoner-of-war, before recounting his astonishing escape from France to Spain and his eventual return to Britain. Appendices give Details & Movements of Admiral Scheer, Nordmark, Eurofeld, Thor, Pinguin. £5.95


24578. MUSCIANO, Walter A.: WARBIRDS OF THE SEA. A History of Aircraft Carriers & Carrier-Based Aircraft

Schiffer 2004 592pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. As New; Mint in Mint d/j. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £19.00


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


24215. NEWCOMB, Richard .F.: ABANDON SHIP !

Constable 1960 1st. 215pp. Endp maps. 221x4. Binding & contents Very Good. (no 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. £2.50


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. £2.95


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. £2.95


15206. NICHOLSON, Arthur: HOSTAGES TO FORTUNE. Winston Churchill and the Loss of the Prince of Wales and Repulse.

Sutton 2005 1st. 234pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. £5.95


4861. NICHOLSON, Mavis: WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, MUMMY?

Ulverscroft (Large Print Edition) 1996 535pp. . 22x14. Like new; . Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cover. d/j. Fifty years on, thirty-one women from all walks of life, including Waafs, Wrens, a barrage balloon operator, a munitions worker, a signals operator, a Windmill girl and others, describe in vivid and intimate detail, how they lived and worked, loved and managed during the war years. £2.95


9543. NIESTLE, Axel.: GERMAN U-BOAT LOSSES DURING WORLD WAR II. Details of Destruction.

Greenhill 1998 305pp. Charts. 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. The main part of the book provides information on the various U-boat types and their building programmes and then lists by hull number each U-Boat's date of commissioning, its commanding officer, and the date and port of departure for its last patrol. It also gives the date, position, cause of loss of each submarine, with complete details on Allied units involved in the sinking, the names and ranks of their commanding officers and pilots, and the number of crew killed or rescued. Extensive indexes. £19.00


16010. NOEL, John V Jr. Captain USN & BEACH, Edward L Captain USN.: NAVAL TERMS DICTIONARY. Third Edition.

United States Naval Institute 1971. 339pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG pictorial card cover. £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. £2.95


4810. O'KANE H. Rear-Admiral U.S.N.: CLEAR THE BRIDGE ! The War Patrols of the USS Tang.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1978. . 480pp. 17 ills. Maps/Charts. Endp maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. . The author commanded the American submarine Tang throughout her brief but action-packed career. From her first war patrol in January 1944, to her tragic loss only 9 months later, the Tang sank an average of one enemy ship every 11 days, and during a surface attack off Formosa, she penetrated a Japanese convoy and sank five ships in 70 minutes. £11.50


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. £1.95


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. Individual chapters are devoted to the Brewster Buffalo ( nd even the Brewster Buffalo described by the author as an unmitigated disaster) the Corsair, Hellcat, Wildcat, Tigercat, and Bearcat, . Profusely illustrated with more than 200 photographs line drawings and cutaways. £7.95


13033. O'NEILL, Richard.: SUICIDE SQUADS. The Men and Machines of World War II Special Operations.

The Lyons Press 2001 272pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. 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, £2.95


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. £2.00


21945. OLSON, Michael Keith: TALES FROM A TIN CAN, The USS Dale - from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay,

Zenith Press 2007 1st. 335pp. Illustrated. Map. 23x15. A hardnback edition, as new; Mint in d/j. From daybreak at Pearl harbor on December 7, 1941, the Dale saw action, and continued to serve until the surrender of Japan. Told in the words of those who crewed her, the USS Dale comes vividly to light in the first oral combat history of a destroyer in World War II. Talking about carrier raids on Midway, Guadalcanal, the Solomons, bombarding of Saipan and Guam when the Marianas were captured, from the Aleutians to strikes on Tokyo and Kobe, "Autobiography of a Tin can" conveys, as never before, the true grit on a wartime destroyer. £6.95


13087. OMAN, Carola: NELSON.

Hodder & Stoughton 1971 x. + 612pp. 4 ills. 6 maps. 23x14. Gift inscription. Very Good in Good d/j. A major study on the life and career of Horatio Nelson is now regarded as a standard work. £4.95


8764. OMMANNEY F.D.: FLAT - TOP. The Story of an Escort Carrier.

Longmans. 1945 1st. 63pp. 11 ills. 19x12. VG+ in G+ d/j. Lt.Cmdr Ommanney, a Fleet Air Arm pilot who served on board a "Woolworth" carrier during an Arctic convoy comprising some 50 vessels, offers a vivid account of life aboard ship. £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


22872. OSWALD, Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Julian: THE ROYAL NAVY TODAY AND TOMORROW 1993/4

Carmichael & Sweet. no date c 1993 No pagination (aprox 100pp). Map. 22x19. Fine in ring bound cover. £8.95


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. £5.95


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


24201. 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. No writing or iunscriptions. Near-Fine in VG. 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. £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


23895. PACK S.W.C.: CUNNINGHAM THE COMMANDER.

Purnell (c 1974) Xi. 323pp. 31 ills. 21 maps. 23x15. An excellent unmarked copy. -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. £5.95


9771. PACK S.W.C.: CUNNINGHAM THE COMMANDER.

Batsford 1974 1st. Xi. 323pp. 31 ills. 21 maps. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions Near-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. £4.95


22786. PACK S.W.C.: INVASION NORTH AFRICA, 1942.

Ian Allan. 1978 1st. 112pp. Prof ills. 27x20. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) 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. £1.95


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 £1.50


23268. PACK S.W.C.: THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN.

Batsford 1961 1st. 185pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15.An excellent First Edition hardback copy; Binding & contents Near-Fine in Very Good 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. £4.95


15231. PACK S.W.C. Captain RN.: BRITANNIA AT DARTMOUTH.

Alvin Redman 1966 1st. 326pp. 29 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; head of spine nicked, otherwise contents VG+ in G+ d/j.. In this history of of the naval college, the author has captured the atmosphere of life in the Britannia, and the book is greatly enlived by personal anecdotes from 'old boys' £2.95


3271. PACK, James. Captain RN.: NELSON'S BLOOD. The Story of Naval Rum.

Sutton 1995 x. + 196pp. Profusely illustrated. . 23x15. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card. . When the Admiralty decided to abolish naval rum in 1970, so ended a tradition that stretched back 300 years. The enjoyable account of the history of the tot reflects life in the Royal Navy from 1655 onwards. £3.95


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. £2.00


1666. PADFIELD P: . NELSON'S WAR.

Wordsworth. 2000 . 200pp. Prof ills. 25x19. As New:- Mint in pictorial card cover. 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 £1.50


23536. PADFIELD, Peter: MARITIME SUPREMACY. And the Opening of the Western Mind. Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World.

Pimlico 2001 x. + 340pp. 25 ills. 14 maps/diagrams. 24x16. An unmarked copy;- Fine in Near-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. £3.65


16719. PADFIELD, Peter: THE BATTLESHIP ERA.

Rupert Hart-Davis 1972 1st. xiv 321pp. Illustrated. 22x14.. An excellent HARDCOVER copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Very Good 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. £6.95


175. PADFIELD, Peter: WAR BENEATH THE SEA. Submarine Conflict 1939-1945.

BCA. 1995. xi. + 560pp. Prof ills. Maps. 2416. An excellent unmarked hardcover copy: Fine in Fine d/j. . This comprehensive volume covers the whole history of submarine warfare in WW2, with detailed accounts of the war fought by British, German, American, Italian and Japanese submarines, and anti-submarine forces. The book also portrays the character of many 'ace' submarine commanders and describes some of their exploits. £4.95


9072. PALMER, Alfred B.: THE PIRATE OF TOBRUK. A Sailor's Life on the Seven Seas, 1916 - 1948.

Naval Institute.1994 1st. 205pp. Ills. Map. 24x16. An excellent unmarked c opy;- Fine in Fine d/j. The autobiography of one of the last of the adventurers, renowned for his exploits with the Inshore Squadron in the Mediterranean. Palmer first went to sea in sail and he served in the Royal Navy in the two World Wars. He served in the merchant marine on a variety of vessels - from colliers to passenger liners. This memoir is esoecially notable for his first-hand descriptions of dramatic naval engagements from both world wars, as well as for his account of the "little wars" along the North African coast in World War . As the captain of the captured Italian schooner Maria Giovanni, he earned his sobriquet, Pirate of Tobruk, running a blockade off the coast of Africa until he was captured by the enemy. £4.95


15084. PALMER, John.: LUCK ON MY SIDE. The Diaries & Reflections of a Young Wartime Sailor. 1939-1945.

Leo Cooper. 2002 1st. 164pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. he author spent the greater part of the war on convoy escort duties during the height of the Battle of the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean. He served in the corvette Clematis (and he well describes the Clematis' near suicidal action against the Admiral Hippe), , the frigate Exe, and finally, the sloop Amethyst. £5.95


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. £2.95


24682. PARKER Tim.: SIGNALMAN JONES. Based on the Recollections of Geoffrey Holder-Jones

Seafarer Books 2010 1st. xii. + 135pp.Illustrated 21x13. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The wartime experiences of a signalman in the Royal Navy, who roseLieutenat-Commander and to command HMS Baffin £6.95


13497. PARKER, John: TASK FORCE. Untold Stories of the Heroes of the Royal Navy.

Headline. 2003 1st. 376pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good + in Very Good + d/j £2.95


8613. PARKER, John.: SBS. The Inside Story of the Special Boat Squadron.

Headline 1997 1st. viii. + 311pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book is the most complete and authoritative documentary of the SBS, revealing previously classified secrets and featuring first-hand accounts of dramatic missions from the Second World War to the 21st century. £2.95


23502. PARKER. john: THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD GUIDE TO SUBMARINES

Hermes House 2007 258pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x23. As New; Mint in pictorial stiff card cover £6.95


4472. PARKIN, Ray: OUT OF THE SMOKE.

Hogarth. 1960 1st. 310pp. 31 illustrations. Endpaper maps. 22x14 Hardback. ;No writing or inscriptions Near-Fine in Good+ 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. £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. £2.50


11164. PARKINSON, C Northcote: BRITANNIA RULES. The Classic Age of Naval History, 1795-1815.

BCA. 1977 199pp. 33 ills. Charts. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy: -Fine in VG 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


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 £3.95


6604. PASSMORE, Molly: IN HIS WAKE. Memoirs of a Naval Officer's Wife in the 1930's.

Merlin. 1988 1st. 153pp. 21x15. Like New in pictorial card cover. These memoirs describe the frustrations, gaiety, glamour and the risks of the break-up of marriage between a serving naval officer and his wife, before during, and after the Second World War. £18.50


24494. PATERSON, Lawrence: FIRST U-BOAT FLOTILLA

Leo Cooper 2002 1st. xix. + 300pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j £4.95


14639. PATERSON, Lawrence: FIRST U-BOAT FLOTILLA

Leo Cooper 2002 1st. xix. + 300pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. £6595.00


15985. PATTERSON A. Temple.: JELLICOE.

Macmillan. 1969 1st. 277pp. 23 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: - Near-Fine in Ver Good+ d/j This biography gives a full account of Jellicoe's career; considers his achievements, and in particular examines the controversy over the Battle of Jutland. £7.95


10195. PATTERSON B.H.: A DICTIONARY OF DOCKYARD LANGUAGE.

Portsmouth Royal Naval Dockyard Historical Society. 1984. 35pp. Illustrated .Map. 30x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Consists of slang words, abbreviations, and place names that were heard by the author in the Dockyard over a period of thirty years. £5.95


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. £4.95


13601. PEACOCK , Sir Alan: THE ENIGMATIC SAILOR. Memoirs of a Seagoing Intelligence Officer.

Whittles. 2003 1st . Xi. + 118pp. Ills. 24x17.An unmarked copy: Fine 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. £4.95


2324. PEARCE Frank.: SEA WAR. Great Naval Battles in World War II.

Hale. 1990 1st. 255pp. 23 ills. 12 maps. 22x14. Almost like new;_Fine in Fine d/j. The author uses first-hand accounts of participants and information gleaned from ships' logs to describe 19 key naval action, including the sinking of Courageous, the last battles of the destroyers Acasta, Ardent & Glowworm; the exploits of Onslow in the Barents Sea; the final battles of Trinidad, Repulse & Renown; Matapan, Crete, Singapore, etc, etc. £3.95


5435. PEARCE, Frank.: HEROES OF THE FOURTH SERVICE.

Hale. 1996 1st. * 192pp. 24 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. An excellent hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. . This is a gripping account of some of the experiences of the men of the Merchant Service in WW2. The stories, presented in graphic detail, are taken directly from reports given by crew members of vessels involved in the actions described. Chapters cover:- The San Demetrio: Arctic Convoys: The sinking of ss Empire Howard: The CAM Ship - Empire Lawrence: The Commodre's Ship - ss River Afton: The Niger Affair: Battle of the Atlantic: The Merchant Ship - The mv Hopetarn: The mv Shillong: The Convoy that Saved Malta £4.95


23237. PEARCE, George F.: THE U.S. NAVY IN PENSACOLA. From Sailing Ships to Naval Aviation (1825-1930)

Niversity Presses of Florida 1980 1st. vii. + 207pp. Illustrated.. 23x15 No writing or inscriptions; Fine in G+ d/j. £5.95


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. £3.95


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. £3.50


23988. PEDERSEN, Dorothy: CONVOYS OF WORLD WAR II. Dangerous Missions in the North Atlantic.

Altitude Publishing 2005 1st 119pp. Illustrated. 21x14. As new. £6.95


2162. PEILLARD, Leonce: SINK THE TIRPITZ.!

Heron. no date (c 1970) 361pp. 32 illustrations. 22x14. Hardcover, Attractively bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titles and decoratioin. (not issued with d/j). £4.95


7733. PENN ,Geoffrey: FISHER, CHURCHILL AND THE DARDANELLES.

Cooper. 1999 1st. viii. + 280pp. 39 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book looks at the reasons why the disasterous Dardanelles Campaign was ever fought, and chronicles the furious war of words which was subsequently waged between the major protagonists when it came to apportioning the blame. The partnership of Winston Churchill, the First Lord of the Admiralty, and Lord Fisher, the First Sea Lord, was doomed from the outset. But no one could have predicted the consequences would have been so fatal. By a judicious and objective examination of all the self-justification and attempts in high places to distort the truth, a fascinating web of intrigue and dishonesty is uncovered. £8.95


7542. PENN,Geoffrey: INFIGHTING ADMIRALS. Fisher's Feud with Beresford and the Reactionaries.

Cooper. 2000 1st. viii. + 264pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Fisher was a radical thinker who represented the new breed of naval officer. Ranged against him and other modernisers were the 'old school', the embodiment of which was the ultra-reactionary Lord Charles Beresford. Their titanic struggles, conducted with a passionate intensity of patriotic fervour and at a highly personal level, make for fascinating reading. The author describes the cut-and -thrust of intrigue and the issues at stake, and lifts the veil on the clash of personalities and ideologies that went to the very root of naval development. £4.95


22876. PERI, Danni (Editor): D'UN NAVIRE A L'AUTRE. L'Entretien De La Flotte A DCN Toulon

Les Editions Euroazair 1995 152pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Upper margins of the last four pages (endpapers) marked, otherwise Near-Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover. This superbly illustrated book contains around 240 photographs in colour offering a superb pictorial record of every aspect of warship building at the yards of DCN Toulon. French text £7.95


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'. £3.95


4300. PHELAN, Keiren. & BRICE Martin .H.: FAST ATTACK CRAFT. The Evolution of Design & Tactics.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An excellent unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. Considers the evolution and tactical success or failure of the significant fast attack craft, including the various types of British CMBs, MTBs, MGBs, German S-Boats (E-Boats), Italian MAS-Boats, and American PT-Boats, drawing on contemporary naval factors, the dynamics of small boat design and a provocative appraisal of Second World War performance. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. £7.95


4468. PHILLIPS C.E.L.: THE SPANISH PIMPERNEL.

Companion Book Club. nd (c 1961). 255pp. 8 illustrations. Maps. Endpaper maps. 19x13. An excellent copy writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG d/j. Captain Christopher Lance DSO,, was working and living in Madrid at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Beyond political affiliations, his goal was the saving of life, the alleviation of suffering, especially those who were hunted down for the murder squad. This prompted him to take desperate risks to get people out of the country, helped, more often than not, by the masters of British merchant ships trading to Spanish ports. Lance's fearlessness, his feats of courage and audacity became a legend in Spain. Later imprisoned for his actions, Lance himself very narrowly escaped the firing. £1.95


11321. PHILLIPS C.E.Lucas.: THE GREATEST RAID OF ALL.

Pan. 2000 xvi. + 283pp. Illustrated. Maps/diags. 20x13 An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover.. In March 1942, a spectacular raid by combined British forces was carried out on the French port of St Nazaire. The raid was directed primarily against the large dry dock and harbour installations. HMS Campbeltown, a destroyer with her bows specially stiffened and filled with tons of high explosives, forced her way to the entrance of the dry dock where she exploded causing heavy casualties and damage. This book is a complete account of the operation, covering the planning of the raid, the raid itself, and the return of the survivors. £2.50


6804. PHILLIPSON, David: BAND OF BROTHERS. Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy 1800 - 1956.

Sutton. 1996 1st. * x. + 150pp. 27 ills. 25x16. Hardbaack. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. The first part of the book charts the history of boy seamen in the Royal Navy from 1800, beginning with the evolution from the 18th century 'Officers Servant' through to its abolition in 1956. It tells the story of HMS Ganges, a byword on the lower deck for rigorous - not to say - harsh discipline, which was the toughest of the boy seamen training establishments. The second part is a graphic personal account of the author's own experiences at HMS Ganges as a boy trainee in 1947, to his service as a boy seamen in HMS Ulster and the 'Battle' class destroyer HMS St. James. £3.95


6805. PHILLIPSON, David: BAND OF BROTHERS. Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy 1800 - 1956.

Sutton. 1998. x. + 150pp. 27 ills. 25x16. An excellent unmarked copy ; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. in pictorial card cover. The first part of the book charts the history of boy seamen in the Royal Navy from 1800, beginning with the evolution from the 18th century 'Officers Servant' through to its abolition in 1956. It tells the story of HMS Ganges, a byword on the lower deck for rigorous - not to say - harsh discipline, which was the toughest of the boy seamen training establishments. The second part is a graphic personal account of the author's own experiences at HMS Ganges as a boy trainee in 1947, to his service as a boy seamen in HMS Ulster and the 'Battle' class destroyer HMS St. James. £2.45


6821. PIEKALKIEWICZ, Janucsz.: SEA WAR 1939 - 1945.

Blandford. 1987 1st UK. 353pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. . First published in Germany, this translated work is a comprehensive, chronological and objective account of the sea war, which is an unusual mixture of contemporary official and news reports, propaganda documents, and current comment on what really happened. This book is particularly well illustrated with over 300 photographs. An excellent source of reference. £5.95


20506. PIKE, Richard: SEVEN SEAS NINE LIVES. A Biography of Captain A.W.F. Sutton CBE, DSC & Bar, R.N

Pen & Sword 2006 1st 198pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £3.95


8591. PLEVY, Harry: BATTLESHIP SAILORS. The Fighting Career of HMS Warspite recalled by Her Men.

Chatham. 2001 1st. 256pp. 16 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j Much has been written about this famous battleship, but the author has found an abundance of unpublished reminiscences and through correspondence and interviews discovered even more fascinating new material. The result is a vivid inside story of the action-packed career told in the words of those who served aboard Warspite, civilians who refitted the ships and entertained her crew, and even enemies who fought against her. £8.95


8772. PLIMMER, Charlotte. & Denis.: A MATTER OF EXPEDIENCY. The Jettison of Admiral Sir Dudley North.

Quartet. 1978 1st. 179pp. 14 ills. Map. 22x14. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j. Investigates the reasons for the sudden dismissal of Admiral Sir Dudley North from his Gibraltar command after a force of French warships slipped through the Straits of Gibraltar and the failure of the combined Free French and British force to capture Dakar. Quoting extensively from unpublished letters and documents, the authors try to give both sides of the North controversy. However their investigations have led to the inescapable conclusion that North was saddled with the responsibiltiy of Churchill's mistakes. North's earlier career and his post-war attempts at vindication are also described. £4.95


14146. POCOCK, Tom: SAILOR KING. The Life of King William IV.

Sinclair-Stevenson 1991 1st. xv. + 254pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy,: Fine in VG+ d/j. £3.95


13676. POCOCK, Tom: THE TERROR BEFORE TRAFALGAR. Nelson, Napoleon and the Secret War.

John Murray. 2002 1st. xiii. + 255pp. 37 ills. Maps. 24x16. As New, Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. Nelson's victory at Trafalgar was a pivotal event in European history. But Trafalgar was not simply an isolated battle fought and won in an afternoon - the naval campaign had in fact begun more than four years before. This extraordinary period, following Napoleon's threat to invade England in 1801, came to be known as The Great Terror, and Britain was on constant alert. As the Grande Armee faced a Dad's army of English volunteers across the Channel, a secret war of espionage and subversion was fought in the shadows. New weapons - rockets, submarines & torpedoes - were developed. Drawing on diaries, letters and newspapers, the author provides a vivid picture of the years from 1801 to 1805, and of people wittingly or unwittingly caught up in these unique events: Nelson himself as he blockaded the French at sea for two unbroken years, Jane Austen and her naval brothers, the admirals, generals and politicians, as well as lesser-known men such as Fulton, Congreve, Moreau and Pichegru who waged the secret war on either side of the Channel. £5.95


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. £2.00


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. £2.95


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. £5.95


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 £8.95


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


7916. POLMAR, Norman.: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. A Graphic History of Carrier Aviation and Its Influence on World Events.

Macdonald. Nd (c 1969) 1st UK. Viii. + 788pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in partially faded & chipped d/j. . This major work charts the history of aircraft carriers, with detailed accounts of the various actions involving the aircraft carriers of Japan, United States, Britain and France during WW2, and the subsequent development of carriers in the post-war years. With over 500 illustrations. £11.50


24643. POLMAR, Norman.: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. A Graphic History of Carrier Aviation and Its Influence on World Events. Volume II, 1946-2006

Potomac Books 2008. xii. + 548pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 29x22. Vike new; Mint in Mint d/j. In the post-1945 era, the aircraft carrier has remained a valued weapon despite the development of nuclear weapons, cruise and ballistic missiles, and highly capable submarines. At times, as in the early days of the Korean and Vietnam Wars and in the Falklands conflict, carriers alone could deploy high-performance aircraft to the battlefield. In other operations, such as enforcing the no-fly zones and the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, only carriers could provide the bases needed for sustained combat and support operations. This second volume of Norman Polmar's landmark study details the role of carriers in the unification of the U.S. armed forces and strategic deterrence, fiscally constrained Great Britain, the development of British Commonwealth and ex-colonial navies, and the efforts of France and the Netherlands to rebuild their fleets. The role of the modern carrier-nine nations currently possess them-is discussed, as are the issues confronting nations that might acquire them. Chapters on the Soviet Union's effort to produce carriers are included for the first time. The development of both carrier planes and the many"oddball" aircraft that have flown from carriers-such as the U-2 spy plane-are also examined. Appendixes include comprehensive data on all carriers built and converted through 2006. £15.50


12833. POLMAR, Norman.: THE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF THE U.S.FLEET. Twelfth Edition.

Arms & Armour. nd (c 1981) 1st UK. * 417pp. Prof ills. 25x24. Almost like new Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This book provides information on every vessel and each type of naval aircraft in service with the U.S.Navy at date. Approximately 740 photographs and drawings are provided, with general identification views of ships and aircraft, and close-ups of weapons and electronic equipment. £7.95


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 £1.50


3751. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ALLIED ESCORT CARRIERS OF WORLD WAR TWO - In Action.

Blandford. 1988 1st. * 272pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An excellent unmarked copy, 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. £9.85


13030. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ESCORT CARRIER. HMS Vindex at War.

Leo Cooper/Secker & Warburg. 1983 1st. xx. + 216pp. 72 ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. One of the few British-built escort carriers, Vindex served in North Atlantic and Russian convoys until VE Day when she sailed east to join the British Pacific Fleet. Vindex embarked a famous FAA squadron, No.825, which was equipped with Swordfish biplanes as well as Sea Hurricane fighters. The book chronicles the exploits of Vindex's aircraft as well as giving a detailed account of her wartime career and life aboard her. £4.95


7660. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ILLUSTRIOUS.

Kimber. 1955 1st. 246pp. 32 ills. 22x14. A First Edition hardback copy, without any writing or inscriptions.. Binding & contents VG.An operational history. HMS Illustrious saw much action during the war, including Taranto, and was herself heavily damaged by dive-bombers. £2.95


24439. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ILLUSTRIOUS.

White Lion 1975 246pp. 30 illustrations.. 22x14. Contents slightly tanned, ex-library. (no d/j) Good. ,.An operational history. HMS Illustrious saw much action during the war, including Taranto, and was herself heavily damaged by dive-bombers. £1.95


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. £3.95


5506. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ALLIED SUBMARINES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1990 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new; Near-Mint in Fine d/j.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


10122. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ARK ROYAL.

Kimber 1956 1st. 202pppp. 15 illustrations. . 22x14.Hardback. No writing or inscriptions; Ex-Boots Library. Good+. 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. £1.25


4611. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ILLUSTRIOUS.

White Lion 1975 246pp. Illustrated 22x14. Hardback edition. No writing or insrciptions. Very Good in Good d/j. An operational history. Illustrious saw much action during the war, including Taranto, and was herself heavily damaged by dive-bombers. £3.95


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. £2.95


22326. POORE, Lady: RECOLLECTIONS OF AN ADMIRAL'S WIFE. 1903 -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. £5.95


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. £3.95


15238. POPE, Dudley: AT 12 MR BYNG WAS SHOT.

Phoenix 2002 xiii.. + 338pp. Illustrated , 21x14. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


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


23972. POPE, Dudley: LIFE IN NELSON' S NAVY.

Chatham. 2009 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. £2.95


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


24516. POPE, Dudley: LIFE IN NELSON' S NAVY.

Chatham. 2001 xv. + 279pp. 20 ills. 22x14. Like New; Mint in Mint 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. £3.85


12574. POTTER E.B: BULL HALSEY

Naval Institute. 1985 1st xiii. + 421pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 26x18. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £7.95


11136. POTTER E.B.: ADMIRAL ARLEIGH BURKE. A Biography.

Randon House. 1990 1st. xiii. + 494pp. Illustrated. Maps & diagrams. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j..Burke first attracted national attention in 1943 when as "31-Knot Burke" he led a destroyer squadron in a series of striking night victories over Japan. He went on to serve as Chief of Staff to Admiral March Mitscher, commander of rhe Fast Carrier Force. £11.50


635. POTTER, John .D.: ADMIRAL OF THE PACIFIC. The Life of Yamamoto

Heinemann. 1965 1st. xvii. + 332pp. 23 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Admiral Yamamoto was the architect for the attack on Pearl Harbour and C-in-C of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Intertwined with this biography is a study of Japan's territorial aims in the Far East and the reasons for the attack on Pearl Harbour. Also covers the sinking of the Cornwall, Dorsetshire, Hermes, Prince of Wales, Repulse; the battles of the Java Sea, Coral Sea, Midway, and the various naval battles around Guadalcanal. £4.95


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. £2.50


7754. POUND, Reginald.: EVANS OF THE BROKE. A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO. LLD.

Oxford University Press. 1963 1st. xii. + 324pp. 29 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Blue cloth binding & contents Very Good. . (no dustjacket) Evans was 2nd-in-command of Captain Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition. In the First World War he distinguished himself in a famous destroyer action in the Channel, and two years after the war, he was awarded the only Gold Medal awarded by Lloyd's for life-saving at sea. He was later appointed C-in-C Australia, C-in-C South Africa, and C-in-C The Nore. £8.95


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. £1.50


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. £1.65


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


24737. POWLEY. Edward D,: THE NAVAL SIDE OF KING WILLIAM'S WAR. 16th/26th November 1688 - June 1691

John Baker 1972 1st 392pp. Illustrated Charts 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy. Fine in Very Good+ d/j £10.00


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. £3.95


23591. PRAG, Christian: NO ORDINARY WAR. The Eventful Career of U-604

Seaforth 2009 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x18. New. Mint in d/j. £5.95


409. PRANGE G.W.: MIRACLE AT MIDWAY.

McGraw-Hill 1982 1st xxxii. + 469pp. 32 illustrations. 8 maps. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy:. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Hardcover edition. Based on every important archival source as well as interviews with surviving American and Japanese officers, this major study covers every aspect & phase of the battle. £6.95


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. £2.95


8900. PRESTON, Anthony: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

Bison. 1982 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated.. 29x22.An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with more than 80 photographs, this large-format book offers an excellent pictorial record of aircraft carriers from the earliest types through the ships which fought in the Second World War, to the carriers of the nuclear age. £2.50


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. £3.95


9094. PRESTON, Anthony: CRUISERS

Bison. 1988 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x23.An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrates & describes the cruisers used by the opposing combatants in both World War I and World War 2. Profusely illustarted with excellent photographs £2.00


987. PRESTON, Anthony: DESTROYERS.

Bison. 1982 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x22. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with more than 80 photographs, this large-format book offers an excellent pictorial record of the destroyers which fought during the two World Wars. Covers the Dover Patrol to Jutland in WW1. Battle of the Atlantic, the Malta Convoys, War in the Pacific in WW2. £1.95


8901. PRESTON, Anthony: SUBMARINES.

Bison. 1982 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. . 29x22 . An excellent unmarked hardback copy; . Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with around 80 photographs, this large-format book offers an excellent pictorial record of submarines, concentrating on the vessels which fought which fought in the two World Wars. £2.50


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. £3.95


4422. PRESTON, Anthony.: BATTLESHIPS 1856-1977.

Phoebus. 1977. 128pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Hardback edition; A superb unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j Charts the history and technical development of the battleship, from the ironclads of the 1850s to the vessels built during the Second World War. Profusely illustrated with photographs and colour illustrations. £3.95


15838. PRESTON, Anthony.: BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR 1. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Battleships of All Nations 1914-1918.

Galahad 1972 1st 260pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x24. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine 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


6961. PRESTON, Anthony.: THE SHIP - DREADNOUGHT TO NUCLEAR SUBMARINE.

NMM. 1980 1st. 60pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 21x21. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine 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. £1.95


11346. PRESTON, Anthony. . (General Editor).: WARSHIPS IN PROFILE . Volume 3.

Profile Publications. 1974 1st * 152pp. Prof ills. Illustrated endps. 26x19. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions. Very Good+ in worn in d/j. Contains in one hardback volume, six of the remarkable series of Warship Profiles. Each Warship Profile provides technical details and descriptions, and operational history of the vessel concerned, and illustrated with numerous photographs together with a centrespread plan and side view illustration of the vessel in colour. The six Warship Profiles in this book cover:- SMS Emden - Rubis Free French Submarine - SMS Torpedo Boat B110 - USS Indianapolis (CA35) Heavy Cruiser - HMS Belfast (Edinburgh Class Cruiser) - IJN Yamato and Musashi. £12.50


17715. PRESTON, Antony: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD

Jane's Publishing 1980 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x21. Near- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Describes class-by-class the warships of the world's navies at date. With over 180 photographs. £3.95


4984. PRESTON, Antony.: THE ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE SERVICE. A Centennial History.

Conway. 2001 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Presents a day-by-day account pf the Royal Navy's submarines throughout their first 100 years of operations, celebrating the heroic feats and everyday life above and under the sea. Important technical developments and specification tables, analysis of single submarines or a whole class of craft, notable actions, important individuals and more unusual events are all examined in detail. The book gives a chronological, class-by-class analysis of all British subamrine classes. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £5.95


22869. PRETTY, Ronald T.: JANE''S WEAPON SYSTEMS 1982-83

Jane's Publishing. 1,043pp. Profusely illustrated. Advertisements. 31x22. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Good d/j. Standard postage within the UK, but extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £14.00


13031. PREZELIN, Bernard (English-language version prepared by A.D.Baker III.: THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD 1993. Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament.

Naval Institute Press. xvi. + 1000pp (one thousand pages). Profusely illustrated. 30x23. No writing or inscriptions, contents almost like new; Near-Mint in VG d/j.. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £11.50


743. PRICE, Alfred.: AIRCRAFT VERSUS SUBMARINE. The Evolution of Anti-Submarine Aircraft, 1912-1980.

Jane's. 1973 1st. xvi. + 268pp. 74 ills. 24x16. Very Good in Good+ d/j. This book traces nearly seventy years development of anti-submarine aircraft and describes the ever-changing technology with the advantage swinging to and from hunter to hunted. The major part of the book is concerned with the battles fought between Allied aircraft and German U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic, and many of these actions are graphically described.. £3.95


1989. PRICe, Dr Alfred & WATANABE R.: AGGRESSORS: Volume 4. PATROL AIRCRAFT vs SUBMARINE

Airlife. 1991 1st. UK. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 32x27. Virtually like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Printed on extremely heavy laid paper, this unique book studies carrier-airpower in World War 2, from Pearl Harbour to the hunts for the Bismarck and Tirpitz, to the Pacific battles involving the carriers and their aircraft. The book is very well illustrated with 44 black-and-white photographs, plus 32 illustrations, 10 in colour, by renowned aircraft illustrator Rikyu Watanabe. His beautiful rendering of World War II carriers, aircraft, and fighting ships are stunning in their detail and accuracy. A magnificent book £10.50


1805. PRICE, Harry: THE ROYAL TOUR 1901. or the Cruise of HMS Ophir. THE ROYAL TOUR 1901. or the Cruise of HMS Ophir. Being a Lower Deck account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke of Cornwall & York's Voyage around the British Empire.

Webb & Bowyer. 1980 1st. 200pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. 29x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. This book is an exact facsimile copy of Petty Officer Harry Price's handwritten and beautifully illustrated account of the cruise of HMS Ophir in 1901. £3.95


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


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. 1944 100pp. Ills. Ills endps. 20x14. Very Good in Good d/j. The author, an Hostilities Only rating, describes life on the lower deck of an escort destroyer during World War 2. £2.95


6811. QUIGLEY, Dave .J.: UNDER THE JOLLY ROGER. British Submariners at War, 1939-1945.

Portsmouth. 1988 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x17. Like New; Mint in pictorial card cover. A collection of wartime narratives from submariners whom either kept journals or jotted down their thoughts and experiences afterwards. The submarines concerned include Starfish, Pandora, P39, Upholder, Unshaken, Undine, Trusty, Una, Trooper, Tactician, Unbending, Unswerving, & Shark. £3.95


13176. RANFT B. McL. (Editor).: THE BEATTY PAPERS. Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty. Volume I. 1902-1918.

Scholar Press/Navy Records Society. 1989. xxiv. + 600pp. Frontis. 6 maps. 23x15. An unmarked copy:in navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding and contents, Fine. (not issued with d/j). £14.00


12826. RANSOME-WALLIS P.: ABC ROYAL NAVY.

Ian Allan. 1958 1st edition 32pp. Profusely illustrated 24x18. No writing or inscriptions. Very Good in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover. A well illustrated contemporary survey of the ships, weapons and organisation of the Royal Navy. £1.50


744. RANSOME-WALLIS P.: THE ROYAL NAVY REVIEWS 1935-1977.

Ian Allan. 1982 1st. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The author was present at five Naval Reviews at Spithead during which he photographed an impressive array of ships of many nations, and these photographs are here presented with detailed and informative captions. List of shpis present at each Review. King George V's Silver Jubilee in 1935 - The 1937 Coronation Review of King George VI - The 1953 Review for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - The Review of 1963 to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of NATO - Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee of 1977. £10.00


8769. RANSOME-WALLIS R.: TWO RED STRIPES. A Naval Surgeon at War.

Ian Allan. 1973 1st.* 144pp. 35 ills. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Very Good+ 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. £5.95


3957. RAVEN, Alan: ESSEX-CLASS CARRIERS. (Warship Design Histories).

U.S Naval Institute. 1988 1st. 191pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The format of this book is almost exactly the same as the Conway Maritime Press - Anatomy of the Ship, series. This volume on the US Essex class aircraft carriers, features a complete description of the design, construction, and modifications of the class. 100 wartime photographs, many never before published. 150 line drawings, many with comprehensive keys, that show wartime and post-war details of the class, including rig configurations, general arrangements, fittings, antennas, weapons, fire-control equipment, camouflage schemes, combat damage, and more. £39.00


7216. RAVEN, Alan.: KING GEORGE THE FIFTH CLASS BATTLESHIPS. (Ensign 1)

Bivouac. 1972 1st. 44pp. Prof ills. 26x21. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine 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. £10.00


23286. RAWSON, Geoffrey: EARL BEATTY. Admiral of the Fleet.

Jarrolds 1930 256pp. 18 illustrations, 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; foxing to prelims and margin, otherwise blue cloth binding & contents VG. £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;; VG in worn but presentatble 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. £4.95


3199. RAYNES, Rozelle.: MAID MATELOT.

Nautical. 1971 1st. 160pp. Ills. Endp maps. 20x14. Ex-library with usual stamps; Contents Good in Very Good d/j. The author joined the WRNS aged 17 in 1943. After training at Portsmouth as a Stoker, she spent the rest of the war as one of the crew of a naval cutter based at Southampton, and on the Hamble River. An interesting and light-hearted account of the author's wartime service in the WRNS. £1.50


24166. REEDER, Captain Mike.: A SIMPLE SAILOR. A Lifetime at Sea

Grosvenor House 2013 1st 440pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x15. Like new. £6.95


24449. REES, Laurence: HORROR IN THE EAST

BBC 2001 1st. 160pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Virtually like new; Near-MInt in Near-Mint d/j £3.95


541. REGAN, Geoffrey: THE GUINNESS BOOK OF NAVAL BLUNDERS.

Guinness. 1995 .186pp. Profusely illustrated 25x19. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A diverting survey of naval incompetence from Roman times to the Falklands War, crammed with intriguing and often bizarre anecdotes. The book takes a serious but often entertaining look at the misjudgements and oversights of captains, fleet commanders, strategic planners and ship designers over the ages, and detailed case studies provide in-depth analysis of what went wrong in key naval battles and campaigns. Well illustrated. £1.95


22846. REILLY, John C.: UNITED STATES DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. In Action.

Blandford. 1983 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 28x23. An unmarked hard-cover edition. Fine in Fine 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. £6.95


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. £5.95


24635. RENNER, Elmer & BIRKS, Ken: SEA OF SHARKS. A Sailor's World War II Survival Story.

Naaval Institute Press 2004 1st x. + 241pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.Caught off Okinawa in the fiercest typhoon in history at the end of World War II. Elmer Renner, then a young officer aboard a US minesweeper, recounts the horror of his ship sinking. Renner and eight other sailors clung to a small raft for days, battling thirst, hunger, shark attacks and, eventually, madness. Renner and co-author Ken Birks describe the men's panic as distant ships seemingly ignore their desperate calls, the sea turning blood red when one of the men loses his life to a shark, and how another slips silently away into the unforgiving Pacific. £12.50


21289. Reynolds, Clark G.: WAR IN THE PACIFIC

Military Press 1990 160pp. Profusely illustrated, 30x27. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in VG d/j. £6.95


24521. REYNOLDS, Reg: GIBRALTAR CONNECTIONS

Guide Line 1999 1st 204pp. Illustrated. 19x13. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £12.50


23665. RICHARDSON. Jack: JACK IN THE NAVY. Memories of a Naval Chaplain

Bridge 1988 1st. 184pp. Illustrated. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.95


14588. RICHMOND Admiral Sir H.W.: NAVAL WARFARE

Ernest Benn 1930 1st. 96pp. 19x13. Binding and contents VG+. £2.45


24218. RIMINGTON, Critchell: FIGHTING FLEETS 1943 Edition

Dodds, Mead 1943 320pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x17. An unmarked copy Binding Very Good, contents Near-Fine £12.50


3862. ROBBINS G.: THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER STORY 1908-1945.

Cassell. 2001 1st. * 288pp. Prof ills. 28x22. Near-Mint in d/j. Hardback edition This detailed history charts the history of aircraft carriers, and their aircraft. After describing how naval aircraft were used during the First World War, the author examines Royal Navy, American and Japanese progress in carrier development and strategy during the interwar years, before describing their successes and failures during the Second World War. £5.95


5498. ROBERSTON, Terence: CHANNEL DASH.

Evans. 1958 1st. 208pp. 24 illustrations. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. 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. £3.95


3788. ROBERTS, David: HMS THETIS: Secrets & Scandal - Aftermath of a Disaster.

Avid. 1999 1st. 231pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in pictorial card cover. The Birkenhead-built submarine Thetis sank on her sea trials in Liverpool Bay in 1939 taking 99 men with her. This book exposes the truth about the handling and aftermath of terrible disaster. It attempts to answer why did the Official Enquiry blame nobody, explaining it away as 'an unfortunate sequence of events'? Why did the legal action for compensation on behalf of widows fail? Dis the Admiralty cover it up? How much did Churchill know? How were those left behind treated? The book contains many interviews with relatives of victims, as well as secret Royal Navy reports. £3.95


11670. ROBERTS, John.: THE BATTLECRUISER HOOD. Anatomy of the Ship.

Naval Institute Press / Conway. 1983 127pp. Profusely illustrated . 25x26. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Near-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. £8.95


22868. ROBERTS, Michael: THE ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY

Brian Todd 1991 1st 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j.. Standard UK postage, but extra postage will be required for overseas orders £11.50


3306. ROBERTSON R.G.: HMS HOOD. Battle-cruiser 1916-1941. Operational History. (Warship Profile 19).

profile Publications. 1972. 27pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. As new; Near- Mint in Near-Mintpictorial 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. £5.95


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. £2.50


893. ROBERTSON, Terence: WALKER R.N. The Story of Captain F.J.Walker CB, DSO & Three Bars RN

Evans. 1956 1st 216pp. 35 illustrations. 22x14. Hardback. Spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise binding & contents VG in worn d/j.. Walker was a specialist in anti-submarine warfare who was appointed to HMS Stork to command one of the escort groups then formed. The group sank 4 U-boats in December 1941. He achieved his greatest success in command of HMS Starling, when the 2nd escort Group sank 6 U-boats in a single mission. £3.50


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. £2.50


12622. RODGER N.A.M.: THE COMMAND OF THE OCEAN. A Naval History of Britain. . 1649-1815

Penguin,. 2005 lxv.. + 907pp. 56 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This authoritative history sheds new light on the British Navy during the period covered, documenting the personalities, ships, weapons, policies, institutions and naval actions, as well as dealing with such aspects as recruitment, pay, promotion, and much else. £6.50


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.This authoritative and monumental work is a valuable contribution to the history of the Spanish Armada. It is divided into 16 sections, each with its own authoritative which catalogue the exhibits drawn from public and private collections from all over the world. With detailed studies of the lives of allthose involved and the graphic reality of the battle itself, the book presents a superb pictorial record of people and events surrounding the Spanish Armada. Illustrated with around 400 photographs, with some 150 in colour. £6.95


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: Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. Volume Two - 1943-1945. x. + 362pp. Ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions: Near-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. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders £15.50


9047. ROHWER, Jurgen: AXIS SUBMARINE SUCCESSES 1939-1945 German, Italian and Japanese Submarine Successes, 1949-1945

Greenhill 1999 xvi.. + 386pp. 10 maps. 16x21. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint 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. £12.50


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


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. An unmarked copy. Fine in 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. As new; Mint in Mint 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. £5.95


5589. 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. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. 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. £12.95


10071. ROHWER, Jurgen. & HUMMELCHEN, Gerhard.: CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945. Volume Two. 1943-1945.

MBS 1974. . Volume II.x. + pages 289 - 650. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. Offers 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. £4.95


4836. ROSCOE. Theodore.: UNITED STATES DESTROYER OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II.

U.S.Naval Institute. 1988 Tenth printing xviii. + 581pp. 400 photographs, diagrams, drawings & battle plans. Illustrated endpapers. 28x21. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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 £29.00


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.. . £6.95


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


13227. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume I. The Defensive.

HMSO. 1954 1st. xxii. + 664pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. An excellent First Edition hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions. Green cloth binding & contents Very Good+. E £18.00


24589. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume I. The Defensive.

HMSO. 1961 Fifth Impression xxii. + 664pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. A superb hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions. Green cloth binding VG, & contents Fine. Extra postage may be required for overseas orders. £20.00


21982. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume II. The Period of Balance.

HMSO. 1956 1st. xvi. + 523pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. Hardback.. No writing or inscriptions; foxing to endpapers, otherwise binding Very Good,+ contents Near-Fine, in Good d/j. . Covers the war at sea from January 1942 to May 1943. £16.50


12087. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume II. The Period of Balance.

HMSO. 1956 1st xvi. + 523pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. An unmarked first edition copy;Fine in Good d/j. . Covers the war at sea from January 1942 to May 1943. £18.50


13226. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume III. The Offensive. Part I. 1st June 1943 - 31st May 1944.

HMSO 1972 Second Impression with Amendments. xiv + 430pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. An excellent unmarked hardback copy: Binding Near-Fine contents Fine £17.50


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. £1.95


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 . pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £1.50


23804. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.:: THE NAVY AT W AR 1939-1945.

Wordsworth. 1998., 480pp. 44 ills. Maps. 21x13. FINE in pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £2.50


10924. ROSKILL S.W.C. Captain RN.: HMS WARSPITE. The Story of a Famous Battleship.

Collins. 1957 1st. 319pp. 14 ills. 8 maps. 22x14. First Edition. Hardcover. No writing or inscriptions; faint tape marks to prelims, otherwise binding & contents Very Good. (no d/j). 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. £8.95


14606. ROSKILL, Stephen.W. Captain RN.: THE NAVY AT WAR 1939-1945.

Collins. 1960 1st. 480pp. 41 ills. Maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents Near-Fine A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £3.95


12668. ROSS, Alan: BLINDFOLD GAMES.

Collins Harvill. 1988. 303pp. 22x16. Hardcover edition. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. .A fascinating & lucidly written autobiography in three parts. Part I covers the author’s childhood days in India. Part II deals with life in England - prep school, Haileybury & Oxford. Part III describes his wartime service in the Royal Navy. He was in Onslow when the destroyer was heavily damaged by the Hipper while escorting convoy JW51B, then spent 18 months on East Coast convoys on the destroyer Vivien before taking the officers training course at King Alfred, following which he was appointed Assistant Intelligence Officer on the staff of Captain (D), 16th Destroyer Flotilla, based at Harwich. In the late summer of 1945 he was appointed to the staff of Rear Admiral Hutton, Flag Officer, Western Germany, based at Buxtehude, & was finally demobbed in October 1946. Interestingly, while in Germany, he served with Lieut-Cmdr Ronald Chesney, & devotes a complete chapter to describe the underworld activities & life of this infamous character, who murdered his wife, mother & mother-in-law. £5.95


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 Near-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. £3.95


24538. ROSSITER, Mike: SINK THE BELGRANO

Bantam 2007 1st xii. + 308pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j £4.50


23197. ROSSITER, Mike: SINK THE BELGRANO

Bantam 2007 1st xii. + 308pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j £3.50


5660. ROUSSELOT Vice-Admiral H.L.G.: RUBIS. Free French Submarine. Warship Profile No.26.

1972. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Upper margins lightly marked (text unaffected) otherwise VG 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. £2.95


11614. RUHE, William J. Captain USN.: WAR IN THE BOATS. My WWII Submarine Battles.

Potomac. 2005 x. + 303pp. Maps. Diagram. 20x12. An unmarked copy:- Like new in pictorial card cover. The author took part in eight patrols in the Pacific in the US submarines S-37 and the Crevalle. This book gives a good account on life aboard the two submarines and the actions that they fought. £2.95


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. £3.95


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. £1.50


1715. RUSSELL, Lord.: KNIGHT OF THE SWORD. The Life & Letters of Admiral Sir Sydney Smith.

Gollancz. 1964 1st. 224pp. Frontis. Map. 22x14.. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j.+ d/j. Smith entered the Royal Navy in 1777 and was made a post-captain at the age of 18. In 1799 he achieved a brilliant success in amphibious operations at Acre, where he directly engaged Napoleon and forced him into a disastrous defeat. In 1808, while C-in-C of a squadron stationed off the coast of Brazil, he was so outrageously indiscreet that he had to be recalled.Although Smith was a byword for gallantry, chivalry and courage, he was, nevertheless, very much disliked by his contemporaries. £6.05


13882. 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 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. £10.00


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. £3.95


23305. SAUNDERS, Hilary St. George: THE GREEN BERET. The Story of Commandos 1940-1945

Michael Joseph 1956 362pp.Illustrated. 20x13, An unmarked copy: Green cloth binding VG+, contents Near-Fine. (no dustjacket) £2.00


3221. SCALIA Joseph M: GERMANY'S LAST MISSION TO JAPAN - The Sinister Voyage of U-234.

Chatham. 2000 1st. xxiv. + 250pp. 25 ills. 24x16. Like new. Mint in d/j. An account of one of the most fascinating secret missions in World War 2, when U-234 slipped out of a Norwegian harbour in March 1945, carrying a precious assortment of armaments and materials, and a select group of of officials destined for Japan. £6.95


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. £4.95


13657. SCHOENFELD, Max: STALKING THE U-BOAT. USAAF Offensive Antisubmarine Operations in World War II.

Smithsonian Institute Press. 1995 1ST. vii. + 231pp. Illustrated. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like New. Fine in Fine d/j. Recounts the vital but untold story of the U.S. Army Air Forces anti-submarine operations against German U-boats during the crisis of the Battle of the Atlantic in late 1942 and 1943. During this period the 479th and 480th USAAF Anti-submarine Groups, deployed in England and North Africa, worked with the RAF to stop the U--boats before they could prey on Allied commerce and supply routes in the shipping corridors of the North Atlantic. £3.95


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. £2.95


22148. SCHOFIELD B.B. Vice-Admiral.: OPERATION NEPTUNE. The Inside Story of Naval Operations for the Normandy Landings 1944.

Pen & Sword 2008. xvii. + 158pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £6.95


17307. SCHOFIELD, Ernest & NESBIT , Roy, Conyers: ARCTIC AIRMEN. The RAF in Spitzbergen and North Russia, 1942.

Spellmount 2005. 253pp. Prof ills. Maps & Diagrams. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine in d/j. Schofield was navigator on a Catalina Flying Boat from RAF 210 Squadron based at Sullom Voe in the Shetlands. In 1942 the crew carried out a series of highly secret operations, including a flight to the North Pole. The sorties were associated with a Norwegian expedition from Britain to Spitsbergen to deny the use of the territory to the enemy. The flights made by the crew were frequently over 24 hours in length. Later, the squadron was detached to North Russia to provide convoy cover. The book describes these little-known events in detailed and accurate narrative which ends in tragedy. £4.95


8861. SCOTT, Peter. Lt-Cmdr RNVR.: THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS. A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945.

Seaforth 2009. (First published in 1945) . xii.+ 228pp. 76 illustration ( 4 colour). 4 charts .25x19. As new in d/j. The author, who himself took part in some of the actions described, planned others and knew most of the commanders concerned, offers a fully documented account of the war fought by MTBs and MGBs of Coastal Forces £25.00


24208. SCRIMGEOUR, Alexander.: SCRIMGEOUR'S SMALL SCRIBBLING DIARY 1914-1916: The Truly Astonishing Wartime Diary and Letters of an Edwardian Gentleman, Naval Officer, Boy and Son.

Conway 2008 1st. 304pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Like new in d/j.. The author was killed at the Battle of Jutland when HMS Invincible was lost, but his diary gives a rare and unique insight into life in the Royal Navy and the naval war as seen through the eyes of an articulate midshipman. £4.95


16004. SCRIMGEOUR, Alexander.: SCRIMGEOUR'S SMALL SCRIBBLING DIARY 1914-1916: The Truly Astonishing Wartime Diary and Letters of an Edwardian Gentleman, Naval Officer, Boy and Son.

Conway 2008 1st. 304pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.. The author was killed at the Battle of Jutland when HMS Invincible was lost, but his diary gives a rare and unique insight into life in the Royal Navy and the naval war as seen through the eyes of an articulate midshipman. £3.95


9516. SCURRELL Charles E.: ABC WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.6. Battleships of Other Nations.

Ian Allan. 1963. 64pp. Prof ills. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions. 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. £1.50


2720. SEAMER, Robert: THE FLOATING INFERNO. The Story of the Loss of the Empress of Britain.

Stephens. 1990 1st. 184pp. 21 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions,, margins slightly tanned, otherwise Near-- Fine in Fine d/j. In October 1940 the Empress of Britain en route to Liverpool was attacked by German aircraft in the Atlantic., and the following day, still afloat and burning, she was finally sunk by a U-boat. She was the largest merchant ship to be sunk in WW2. This is the full story of the disaster & includes the accounts from the German side. £2.95


19780. SEAMER, Robert: THE FLOATING INFERNO. The Story of the Loss of the Empress of Britain.

Stephens. 1990 1st. 184pp. 21 ills. 24x16. Contents slightly tanned, otherwise Very Good in permanentlu affixed d/j.. In October 1940 the Empress of Britain en route to Liverpool was attacked by German aircraft in the Atlantic., and the following day, still afloat and burning, she was finally sunk by a U-boat. She was the largest merchant ship to be sunk in WW2. This is the full story of the disaster & includes the accounts from the German side. £1.95


24517. SELIGMAN, Adrian: NO STARS TO GUIDE.

Sutton 1997 332pp. Illustrated. . 23x15. Like New in pictorial card cover. Running the Axis Blockade. In the latter part of 1941 the author was part of a small naval party which was sent to neutral Turkey to pilot five Russian merchant ships in an attempt to reach Syria by breaking through the Axis blockade of the Aegean. The story of this dramatic and exciting but little-known episode of the war, which involved much skulduggery, is lucidly told by one of the central characters involved in the the adventure. £4.95


8889. SELIGMAN, Adrian: NO STARS TO GUIDE.

Sutton 1997 332pp. Illustrated. . 23x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Running the Axis Blockade. In the latter part of 1941 the author was part of a small naval party which was sent to neutral Turkey to pilot five Russian merchant ships in an attempt to reach Syria by breaking through the Axis blockade of the Aegean. The story of this dramatic and exciting but little-known episode of the war, which involved much skulduggery, is lucidly told by one of the central characters involved in the the adventure. £2.95


3283. SHANKLAND, Peter. & HUNTER, Alan: MALTA CONVOY.

Collins. 1961 1st 256pp. 21 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents Very Good. . (no dustjacket)The story of Operation Pedestal. Describes the hard-fought battles and the events surrounding the special convoy of 14 fast cargo ships and tankers accompanied by a large and powerful escort force, which set off across the Mediterranean in August 1943, in a last ditch attempt to relieve the siege of Malta. £2.25


24652. SHANKLAND, Peter. & HUNTER, Alan: MALTA CONVOY.

Collins. 1961 1st 256pp. 21 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents VG+. in Good+ d/j. The story of Operation Pedestal. Describes the hard-fought battles and the events surrounding the special convoy of 14 fast cargo ships and tankers accompanied by a large and powerful escort force, which set off across the Mediterranean in August 1943, in a last ditch attempt to relieve the siege of Malta. £4.95


23357. SHARP, Dan: D-DAY. Operation Overlord and the Battle for Normandy.

Nortons Media 2014. 130pp. Profusely illustrated.. 29x21, As New; Mint in pictorial card cover £4.95


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. (not issued with d/j). Packed weight of book 3.5 kilograms, therefore extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £15.50


22845. SHARPE, Richard Captain R.N.: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1993 - 1994

Jane's Information Group. 875pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x12. An unmarked copy: - Navy cloth/gilt binding & contents Fine. Due to the weight of this book extra postage will be requested for overseas orders. £19.00


1977. SHOWELL, Jak P.M.: GERMANY NAVY HANDBOOK 1939-1945.

Sutton. 1999 1st. xiv. + 274pp. Prof ills. 27x20. Like new. 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. £6.50


6591. SHOWELL, J.P. MALLMANN: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Purnell. 1974 . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. VG in worn 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. £2.50


14684. SHOWELL, Jak P. Mallmann: U-BOAT COMMAND AND THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

Conway 1989 1st. 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. As New; Mint in Mint d/j. Looks at the U-boat campaign through the eyes of the German High Command, taking in the day-to-day running of the U-boats at sea, their depoyment against convoys, wolf pack tactics, the problems with U-boat equipment, armament and intelligence, etc. Much of the text is based on original log books and on accounts written before 1946;as a result the author has been able to present a fascinating insight into the operational command of the world's biggest submarine arm. £6.95


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. £8.95


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. £6.95


3976. SILVERSTONE Paul .H.: DIRECTORY OF THE WORLD'S CAPITAL SHIPS.

Ian Allan. 1984 1st. * 464pp. Prof ills. 24x18. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. This comprehensive work is a major source of information on the world's capital ships - battleships, battlecruisers, armoured cruisers, monitors, coast defence ships, aircraft carriers, etc - from the middle of the 19th century to the 1980s. . Nearly 500 classes are covered - over 1,000 vessels from 20 countries. Each class or individual ship has an entry and over 600 photographs complement the text. £6.95


24273. SILVERSTONE Paul. H.: U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part One: Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1963 1st,. 64pp. Prof ills. 19x12. : Near-Fine in Very Good pictorial card cover. Gives details of all U.S. battleships, battlecruiser and aircraft carriers of World War 2. Well illustrated. £2.00


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: Fine Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Gives details of all U.S. battleships, battlecruiser and aircraft carriers of World War 2. Well illustrated. £2.00


23430. SIMMONS, Mar: THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN 1941. The Trafalgar of the Mediterranean

Spellmount 2011 1st 192pp. Illustrated. Charts. 23x16. As New. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover £4.95


3845. SIMPSON Colin.: LUSITANIA.

BCA. 1972. xii. + 303pp. 41 ills. 24x16. Hardback; Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. In May 1915 over 1,200 passengers and crew lost their lives when the Cunard liner Lusitania was torpedoed by the German submarine off the coast of Ireland. For many years the attack on the Lusitania was proclaimed as an act of naked aggression against an innocent ship carrying citizens of a neutral country. This deeply researched investigation into her loss, tells the story of the last voyage of the Lusitania and reveals beyond any doubt that the true facts were covered up. £2.50


20174. SKWIOT, Mirolslaw Zbigniew & PRUSINOWSKA, Elzbieta Teresa: HUNTING THE BISMARCK

Crowood Press 2006. 1st English edition. 200pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Binding & contents Near-Mint. (no dustjacket) £4.95


22742. SLADER, John: THE FOURTH SERVICE. Merchantmen at War 1939-45.

New Guild nd (c 1995) 347pp. 79 ills. 24x16. VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. ) 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. £4.95


18496. 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. Above-average ex-library Binding & contents VG £1.95


22797. 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 Fine d/j £3.95


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 £2.00


17373. SMITH Peter .C.:: BATTLESHIP ROYAL SOVEREIGN AND HER SISTERS.

Kimber. 1988 1st., . 207pp. 49 ills. 24x16. 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. £4.95


10044. SMITH, B. Webster.: H.M.S. VICTORY. Nelson's Flagship at Trafalgar.

Blackie. 1939 1st. 223pp. Frontis. 18x13. Binding slightly faded & bumped., otherwise contents Very Good. .A history of HMS Victory from her construction to the 1930's. £8.95


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. £2.00


10368. SMITH, Gordon.: THE WAR AT SEA. Royal & Dominion Navy Actions in World War 2.

Ian Allan. 1989 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Maps. The aim of this book is simply to answer the questions, what major Royal & Dominion Navy warships were lost, and in what circumstances?. The major part of this book shows month-by-month, and across all theatres of the war, the main warship losses of both sides. The result is not just a reference book but also a framework and originality and clarity of presentation within which the reader can better appreciate the overall war at sea. Well illustrated. General Index & Index of ships. £4.95


24450. SMITH, Gordon.: THE WAR AT SEA. Royal & Dominion Navy Actions in World War 2.

Ian Allan. 1989 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Very Good+ in Very Good + d/j. The aim of this book is simply to answer the questions, what major Royal & Dominion Navy warships were lost, and in what circumstances?. The major part of this book shows month-by-month, and across all theatres of the war, the main warship losses of both sides. The result is not just a reference book but also a framework and originality and clarity of presentation within which the reader can better appreciate the overall war at sea. Well illustrated. General Index & Index of ships. £3.95


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: Near-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. £4.95


8650. SMITH, Peter C.: HARD LYING. The Birth of the Destroyer 1893-1913.

Kimber. 1971 1st. 176pp. 40 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Describes the first twenty years development of the destroyer and traces how the type evolved. It illustrates how the performance parameters set down by the Admiralty to the various shipbuilding firms were met. Some ships handsomely exceeded the minimum speed requirements, others met it with great difficulty, while a few others were abject failures. The other side of the coin was that a number of the most powerful engines were unreliable and that a number of light hulls were too weak. Also described is the bad living conditions and acute discomforts suffered by those who served in these ships, to the extent that those aboard were paid extra 'Hard Lying' money. £7.95


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. £2.00


4464. SMITH, Peter L.: THE NAVAL WRECKS OF SCAPA FLOW.

Orkney Press. 1989 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Some annotations (by a group of wreck divers) on prelims & margins, otherwise VG in pictorial card cover. This comprehensive ship-by-ship guide brings to the the story of the vessels that still lie at the bottom of Scapa Flow, with a wealth of fascinating detail and stunning underwater photographs of the ships. Today, three battleships and four cruisers remain on the seabed, an attraction for divers worldwide. A full chapter is devoted to each one of them, namely the Konig, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Markgraf, Brummer, Karlsruhe, Koln and Dresden. The book also mentions the wreck of the Vanguard, the sinking of the Royal Oak, and Other Sites of Interest. £1.50


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


3858. SMITH, Stan.: SEA OF MEMORIES.

Spellmount. 1985 1st. 143pp. 22x14 Bookplate of well-known naval historian. VG in VG 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. £3.95


13936. SMITHIES, Edward & BRUCE Colin John: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Constable. 1992 1st xi. + 260pp. 14 ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy 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. £6.95


24061. SNOW, Richard: A MEASURELESS PERIL America in the Fight for the Atlantic. The Longest Battle of World War II.

Scribner 2010 x, 353pp. Illustrated. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


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. Slight 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. £2.95


15285. SOUTHEY, Robert: SOUTHEY'S THE LIFE OF NELSON. Edited with Introduction and Critical Notes by Geoffrey Callender.

Hutchinson 1913 384pp. Frontis. 17x12. Spine slightly sun faded (titles bright), Very Goog. First published in the 19th century, this was the earliest full-length biography on the life of Nelson. This edition is very much enhanced by Geoffrey Callender's critical contribution. £2.95


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


15831. SOWINSKI, Larry: THE PACIFIC WAR. As seen by US Navy photographers during World War 2.

Conway Maritime 1981 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket)j.Over 450 of the best photographs (including 16 pages in full colour) of the US Navy in action, from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. . Each of the US Navy's campaigns is covered in turn, with an introduction outlining the background and a detailed caption for each picture. £8.95


5919. SPARKS, William. & MUNN Michael: THE LAST OF THE COCKLESHELLS. A World War Two Memoir.

Pen & Sword 2003 152pp. 8 ills. Map. 24x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Sparks took part in the daring raid on Axis shipping in the harbour of Bordeaux carried out by a force of 12 commandos in Dec 1942. One of the only two survivors of the attack, Sparks tells his own story of the raid and his subsequent escape from France to Spain. £14.00


1452. SPEED, Keith: SEA CHANGE: The Battle for the Falklands and the Future of Britain's Navy.

Ashgrove. 1982 1st. 194pp. 10 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. The author was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Defence for the Royal Navy in May 1979 and was sacked in May 1981 for opposing cuts in Defence spending. This major examination of the British, American, NATO and Soviet maritime power, traces the rise of the Soviet Fleet; the scrapping of the Big Carriers and the increasing reliance on nuclear submarines. And finally, he examines how the Navy performed in the Falklands War, £2.95


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. £3.95


5487. SPOONER, Tony: SUPREME GALLANTRY. Malta's Role in the Allied Victory 1939-1945.

Murray. 1996 1st. * xxvi. + 358pp. 34 ills. Maps, 24x16. Virtually 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 £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. £3.95


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. £1.95


24141. STAPLETON, Barry: HAMPSHIRE OF ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO

Sutton 1993 1st. 116pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 25x25. Gift inscription, otherwise Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. £4.95


7297. STARK, Suzanne J.: FEMALE TARS. Women aboard Ship in the Age of Sail.

Pimlico 1998 205pp. Illustrated.. 22x14. No writing or insciptions; Very Good in Very Good pictorial card cover. A study of the women who lived and worked on British warships of the 18th and early 19th centuries. The author investigates the custom of allowing prostitutes to live with the crews of warships in port and why the Royal Navy unofficially condoned the practice. They are revealing accounts of the wives of warrant officers and seamen who spent years at sea living - and fighting - beside their men. The final chapter is devoted to the autobiography of one seagoing woman who served as a seaman and shipwright in the RN for twelve years. £2.95


24621. STEEL, David: STEEL'S ART OF RIGGING.

Fisher. 1974. viii.+ 136pp. 27pp tables. 24 folding tables. 10 folding plates. 21x15. Virtually like New;-. Mint in Near- Mint d/j. This work was reprinted in 1974 from the original copy, published in 1818 by David Steel. The work is in five sections and begins with a comprehensive illustrated dictionary of contemporary terms & expressions used in rigging, followed by descrpitions of the preparatory rigging and necessary precautions, rigging the masts and spars, and bending fore and aft and square sails. There is a description of the rigging operations, and the last section covers the rigging of a two-masted (brigs, ketches, schooners, etc) and single-masted (cutters, smacks, sloops, hoys and barges, etc) vessels. There are 27 tables and dimensions of standing & running rigging of merchant shipping, & 24 fold-out tables of lengths *& dimensions of the standing & running rigging of men of war, from a 110 gun ship down to a 150 ton cutter. There are 11 illustrating plates - including four fold-outs. £29.00


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


24566. STEELE, John: THE TRAGEDY OF HMS DASHER

Argyll 1995 1st. 192pp. Illustrated..24X16.. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j... 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. £7.95


2698. STEELE, John & STEELE, Noreen.: THE SECRETS OF HMS DASHER

.Argyll. 2004 237pp. Illustrated..22x14. As new 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. £3.95


10285. STEPHEN G.M.: BRITISH WARSHIP DESIGNS SINCE 1906.

Ian Allan. 1985 1st. 120pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x18. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The author gives a vigorous and at time caustic appraisal of various classes of the Royal Navy’s ships and their effectiveness in combat. The performances of ships in service are considered as much as their design specifications, challenging the reputation of several vessels and types, including battle cruisers, ‘K’ Class steam submarines, ‘Flower’ Class corvettes, Vosper, British Power Boats, and Fairmile MTB’s/MGB’s, Armoured aircraft carriers, Tiger & Blake, ‘Blackwood’ Class ASW frigates. When first published the book attracted a certain amount of criticism from a number of reviewers who felt that the author treated harshly & unfairly several of the warship types assessed in the book. They may have a point; but the author’s sometimes contentious criticisms are often supported by the personal experiences of former crew members of the ships concerned. £5.95


23554. STEPHEN G.M.: BRITISH WARSHIP DESIGNS SINCE 1906.

Ian Allan. 1985 1st. 120pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x18. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Fine d/j. The author gives a vigorous and at time caustic appraisal of various classes of the Royal Navy’s ships and their effectiveness in combat. The performances of ships in service are considered as much as their design specifications, challenging the reputation of several vessels and types, including battle cruisers, ‘K’ Class steam submarines, ‘Flower’ Class corvettes, Vosper, British Power Boats, and Fairmile MTB’s/MGB’s, Armoured aircraft carriers, Tiger & Blake, ‘Blackwood’ Class ASW frigates. When first published the book attracted a certain amount of criticism from a number of reviewers who felt that the author treated harshly & unfairly several of the warship types assessed in the book. They may have a point; but the author’s sometimes contentious criticisms are often supported by the personal experiences of former crew members of the ships concerned. £6.95


24499. STERN Robert C.: KRIEGSMARINE. A Pictorial History of the German Navy 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour 1980 80pp. 250 illustrations (including 47 in full colour). An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. 29x23. A.This illustrated record of the German Navy contains some 250 photographs, including 47 in full colour and a carefully-researched series of camouflage profiles. £4.75


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. £2.95


3898. STERN, Robert C.: U-BOATS IN ACTION.

Squadron/Signal. 1977 1st. . 49pp. Prof ills. 21x28. An unmarked copy. -Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. After an Introduction describing the U-Boat War, the book gives details, descriptions and illustrates each U-boat class:- Type 1, Type IIType VII, Type IX, Type X, Type XIV, Type XVII, Type XX1, Type XXIII. Also covers Torpedoes & Schnorkels. Profusely illustrated with 116 photographs (many close-up & onboard), numerous line drawings, general arrangement plans, and a colour centrespread depicting six U-boats in various camouflage schemes £4.95


14708. STERN, Robert.C.: BATTLE BENEATH THE WAVES. U-Boata at War.

Ar,s & Armour 1999 1st 224pp. 46 illustartions.. 24x16. 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. £6.95


10650. STERN, Robert.C.: TYPE VII U-BOATS.

Arms & Armour. 1997. 160pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Virtually like new.Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Covers every aspect of the design, evolution and characteristics of the German Type VII U-boats. Covers the Type VII's Direct Antecedents: Evolution of the Type VII: Propulsion: Provisioning: Sanitation: Torpedoes: Mines: Deck Gun: Flak Guns: Experimental Weapons: Radios: Radar: Radar Detectors: Hydrophones: Infra-red Sensors: Anti-Radar Coating: Anti-Radar Decoys: Anti-Sonar Coatings: Anti-Sonar Decoys. Very well illustrated. £4.95


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. £2.95


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. £2.95


3562. STEWAR,T Adrian.: THE UNDERRATED ENEMY. Britain's War with Japan, December 1941 - May 1942.

Kimber. 1987 1st. 234pp. 32 ills. 10 maps. 24x16.An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j . During the 5 months from December 1941 until May 1942 the British suffered a series of defeats unequalled in their modern history. The author traces what happened in those 5 months, giving not only the British but also the Japanese side of events. Covering the airforce, military and naval actions, he describes disasters such the loss of the Prince of Wales and Repulse, the fall of Singapore, the Malyan campaign, the fall of Hong Kong, the fall of Rangoon and finally the retreat from Burma. £5.95


3508. STEWART, Adrian.: GUADALCANAL. World War II's Fiercest Campaign.

Kimber. 1985 1st. 190pp. 35 ills. 9 maps. 23x15.An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The naval battles for Guadalcanal cin 1942 have no parallel in the history of warfare. Over a period of six months there was almost continuous slaughter of ships and men. The Material losses to the United States in both ships and men were immense. This book provides detailed accounts to the main naval actions by devoting an individual chapter to each of the following battles. Savo Island, Eastern Solomons, Cape Esperance, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal, and Tassafaronga. £4.95


6255. STEWART, Adrian.: THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF.

Hale. 1979 1st. 223pp. 28 ills. 6 maps. 22x14. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. Leyte Gulf marked the culmination of the naval battles not only of WW2 but of history. The biggest in scale, it was the most varied, employing every type of vessel from battleship to submarine, and every form of aircraft from interceptor fighter to suicide bomber. In this full length account , the issues of the battle are considered and its many puzzles explained. £4.95


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 £3.95


23333. STILLE, Mark: ITALIAN BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR II

Osprey 2011 1st 48pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


23766. STILLE, Mark: USN CRUISER vs IJN CRUISER. Guadalcanal 1942

Osprey 2009 1st 80pp. Profusely illustrated 25x19. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £2.95


24487. STILLWELL, Paul: BATTLESHIP ARIZONA. An Illustrated History.

Naval Institute Press 1991 1st xi. + 404pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. An unmarked copy, virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £41.50


23803. STILWELL, Alexander: THE STORY OF HMS REVENGE.

Pen & Sword 2009 1st. vi. + 218pp. Illustrated 24x16. Virtually like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £4.95


2813. STITT, George., Cmdr RN.: UNDER CUNNINGHAM'S COMMAND.

Allen. 1945 269pp. 9 ills. Endp maps. 19x12. No writing or inscsriptions; spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents Very Good.. .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. £2.50


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


24295. STOPFORD T.P.: ADMIRALTY SHIPS BADGES. Original Patterns 1995-1998. ADDENDUM..

Stone Frigate 7pp. Badges illustrated in colour.. 27x21. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine paper cover. £5.00


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. £1.50


8339. STUART V.: THE BELOVED LITTLE ADMIRAL. The Life and Times of Admiral of the Fleet the Hon. Sir Henry Keppel, 1809-1904.

Hale. 1967 1st. * 272pp. 6 ills. 2 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding and contents Very Good+ (no d/j) \though Keppel lived until the 20th century, he had his commission signed by Thomas Hardy, Nelson's flag captain at Trafalgar. Keppel was a commander at the age of 24, and a captain at 28. He served on many commissions in the Far East, where he became known as the 'Sea King' - to Dyak and Chinese pirates. During the Crimean War he served both in the Baltic and the Black Sea. To Queen Victoria, he was her 'Beloved Little Admiral' and an honorary member of the Royal Family. He was also Father of the Fleet, for whom the ordinary seamen of the day had a special affection and esteem accorded to very few of his predecessors. £2.95


23256. STUBBS, Bernard.: THE NAVY AT WAR.

Faber. 1940 280pp. 49 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding slightly rubbed, contents 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. £2.50


10172. STUBBS, Bernard.: THE NAVY AT WAR.

Faber. 1940 1st 280pp. 49 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding & contents 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. £2.00


20157. STURTIVANT, Ray: BRITISH NAVAL AVIATION. The Fleet Air Arm, 1917-1990

Arms & Armour 1990 1st. 234pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Virtua;lly like new; Fine in Fine d/j. £11.50


22795. STURTON, Ian (Editor).: CONWAY'S BATTLESHIPS. The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All--Big--Gun Ships.

Conway 2008. Revided, Updated & Expanded Edition. 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. An unmarked Hardback copy; Contents Mint, binding Fine. (no dustjacket) Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £6.95


23475. STURTON, Ian (Editor).: CONWAY'S BATTLESHIPS. The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All--Big--Gun Ships.

Conway 2008. Revided, Updated & Expanded Edition. 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. An unmarked hardback copy; Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j.Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £11.50


3763. STURTON, Ian. (Editor).: ALL THE WORLD'S BATTLESHIPS. 1906 to the Present.

Conway. 1987 1st 190pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An unmarked First Edition hardback copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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 background articles all add up to create highly detailed appraisals of the world's great capital ships. £7.95


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 background articles all add up to create highly detailed appraisals of the world's great capital ships. £6.95


23593. SUTHERLAND, Jon & CANWELL, Diane: U-BOATS AT WAR IN WORLD WARS I and II. (Images of War)

Pen & Sword 2009 1st 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. New. Mint in pictorial card cover. £5.95


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. £3.95


22998. SYRETT, David.: THE DEFEAT OF THE GERMAN U-BOATS. The Battle of the Atlantic.

University of South Carolina 1994 1st. xiv. + 344pp. 23x16. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. £12.50


24283. SZEWCZYK, Andrezej., & Others: ESSEX CLASS CARRIERS IN WWII. Technical and Operational History.

Speyer - Model Hobby 2011 1st. 552pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 30x21. Except for a small bump to the upper corner of front board the book is virtually as New., in pictorial hardback cover. Sold with ESSEX CLASS CARRIERS IN WWII. - MAP BOOK. 72pp. Profusely illustrated with maps in colour. 30x21. Mint in pictorial card cover. Extra postage will be required tor overseas orders.Scarce. £95.00


9456. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C: ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING FLEETS. 5th Edition.

Sampson Low. nd (c 1942). .: xix. + 724p. Profusely illustrated.. Endpaper maps. 11x14. Hinges strengthend, titles faded, binding rubbed, contents- generally 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. £2.95


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


7832. TALBOT-BOOTH Lt-Cdr E.C. RD, RNR. & GREENMAN D.G.: WARSHIP IDENTIFICATION.

Ian Allan. 1971 1st. * 468pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. Approximately 1,400 solid black silhouettes are first arranged in a coding system and thse are then repeated as outline drawings to a larger scale and grouped more or less in types with full relevant information. Complete with comprehensive list of pendant numbers and a full index of 10,000 ships covered by the drawings. Ensigns of the principal navies are shown in full colour. £5.95


22472. TALL J.J. & KEMP Paul.: H.M.SUBMARINES IN CAMERA. 1901-1996. An Illustrated History of British Submarines.

Sutton 1998. ix. + 245pp. Prof ills. 28x20. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . 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. £4.95


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. £4.95


24455. TALL, Jeffrey: SUBMARINES & DEEP-SEA VEHICLES.

Silverdale 2002 256pp. Profusely illustrated 30x24 An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j £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. Hardcover edition.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. £7.95


4923. TARRANT V.E.: JUTLAND. The German Perspective -A New View of the Great Battle, 31 May, 1916.

Brockhampton 1999 318pp. 80+ figs. 24x16 . Hardback. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j.The author provides a complete review of Jutland using hitherto unseen German naval records: an inter-war appreciation by the German Office of Naval History, High Seas Fleet War Diaries, Chief of the High Seas Fleet Operations Staff papers plus action reports from individual commanders involved in the battle and the letters and papers of Tirpitz, Scheer and Hipper. The author also discusses the technical and material inferiority of RN ships. Illustrated with detailed action charts representing ship movements and dispositions throughout the battle. £6.95


3652. TARRANT V.E.: THE U-BOAT OFFENSIVE 1914-1945.

Arms & Armour 1989 1st. 190pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An excellent 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. £7.50


24091. TAYLOR, Derek: A PICTORIAL INDEX OF ROYAL NAVAL SHIP'S BADGES 1918-1995. Part 2

Published by the Author. 231pp. Illustrated with afew drawings. 30x21. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. With three signed letters from the author. £8.95


23060. TAYLOR, Stephen: COMMANDER. The Life and Exploits of Britain's Greatest Frigate Captain.

Faber & Faber 2012 1st xi. + 354pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in d/j. £6.50


24515. Taylor, Theodore: THE MAGNIFICENT MITSCHER

Airlife/ Us Naval Institute 1991 xxxviii + 364pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 22x15 An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new :- Near-Mint in Fine d/j £25.00


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. £4.95


23998. TERZIBASCHITSCH, Stefan: SUBMARINES OF THE U.S. NAVY

Arms & Armour 1991 1st. 214pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper plans. 27x21. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j £14.00


10651. TERZIBASCHITSCH, Stefan.: ESCORT CARRIERS AND AVIATION SUPPORT SHIPS OF THE U.S.NAVY.

Conway. 1981 1st UK. * 208pp. Prof ills. 30x21. An excellent unmarked copy:--Finein Fine d/j The escort carrier - conceived, built and put into service in a remarkably short space of time, covered Atlantic convoys, and even played the role of the fleet aircraft carrier. This book provides extensive coverage of these 80 or so escort carriersincluding the 31 ships that served with the Royal Navy - and every one of them is represented by at least one photograph, and each of the classes by scale drawings. £11.50


2311. THE WAR PAPERS.: THE WAR PAPERS. Part 89. Daily Express. Nov 2, 1939. Comprehensive details of Food Rationing.

The War Papers are full-size facsimiles of British newspapers published during the Second World War. They are indistinguishable from the original editions. Each part of The War Papers contains one or sometimes two newspapers, reporting the major engagements and campaigns as well as the little-known incidents of the war. The war on the Home Front and day-to-day life in Britain, is, of course, reported in all its many different aspects. Listed below are the Parts available together with headlines of the main events. £2.95


2310. THE WAR PAPERS.: THE WAR PAPERS. Part 88. Daily Herald. July 14, 1940. & Daily Herald. Nov 15, 1940. First Army VC's. The Navy's Secret Weapon.

The War Papers are full-size facsimiles of British newspapers published during the Second World War. They are indistinguishable from the original editions. Each part of The War Papers contains one or sometimes two newspapers, reporting the major engagements and campaigns as well as the little-known incidents of the war. The war on the Home Front and day-to-day life in Britain, is, of course, reported in all its many different aspects. £2.95


2312. THE WAR PAPERS.: THE WAR PAPERS. Part 90. Sunday Dispatch, June 9, 1946 and Sunday Express, June 9, 1946. Victory Parade. Drama and Secrets behind the Invasion

The War Papers are full-size facsimiles of British newspapers published during the Second World War. They are indistinguishable from the original editions. Each part of The War Papers contains one or sometimes two newspapers, reporting the major engagements and campaigns as well as the little-known incidents of the war. The war on the Home Front and day-to-day life in Britain, is, of course, reported in all its many different aspects. £2.95


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.. An excellent unmarked copy; Binding & contents VG+ £5.95


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. £1.65


24340. THOMAS David .A (Translated 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 torn 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 £6.95


1456. THOMAS, David .A: THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA.

Deutsch. 1968 252pp. Illustrated. Maps. 22x14. Publisher's proof copy bound in plain card cover. Very Good.. 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. £2.95


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. £2.00


22266. THOMAS, David A.: JAPAN'S WAR AT SEA. Pearl Harbour to the Coral Sea.

Deutsch. 1978 . 214pp. Maps. Publisher's proof copy. 23x15. Corrections written in pen by author n on margins Very Good. 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. £2.50


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. Near-Mint in Fine 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. £4.50


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. £3.95


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. £3.95


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. £1.00


11963. THOMAS, David A.: MALTA CONVOYS 1940-42. The Struggle at Sea.

Cooper. 1999 1st. 234pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. Gift inscription,., otherwise Near-Fine in Fine 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. £3.95


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. £5.95


24634. THOMAS, David A.: MALTA CONVOYS 1940-42. The Struggle at Sea.

Cooper. 1999 1st. 234pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. As New; Mint in Mint d/j 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. £7.95


22815. THOMAS, David A.: WITH ENSIGNS FLYING. The Story of H.M. Destroyers at War 1939 - 1945.

William Kimber 1958 .207pp. (no illustrations). 23x15. Publisher's proof copy bound in in plain card cover. Very Good. +. .Describes the actions fought by British and Commonwealth destroyers during the Second World War, in the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Mediterranean, and the Java Sea. Describes the actions fought by British and Commonwealth destroyers during the Second World War, in the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Mediterranean, and the Java Sea. . Packed weight 2.5 kG. Standard rate postage within the UK, but extra postage will be required for delivery overseas. £5.50


10533. THOMAS, David.: ROYAL ADMIRALS 1327-1981.

Deutsch. 1982 1st. 206pp. Prof ills. 24x17.Like 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. £2.00


3418. THOMAS, Lowell: RAIDERS OF THE DEEP.

Heinemann. 1930 x. + 363pp. Illustrated.. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Blue cloth binding Very Good, contents Very Good +. Gives a full and detailed of the exploits of German U-boats during the First World War. £5.50


3715. THOMAS, Roger D. & PATTERSON, Brian: DREADNOUGHTS IN CAMERA 1905-1920.

Sutton. 1998 1st. 180pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-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. £8.95


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. £1.50


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. £3.95


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


3483. THOMSON Rear Admiral George.P.: BLUE PENCIL ADMIRAL.

Sampson Low. 1947 1st. vii. + 216pp. Frontis. 22x14. No writing or incriptions; Binding & contents Very Good. The author, who was recently retired when recalled to act as a censor in WW2, describes the unenviable tightrope between informing the public and helping the enemy. £3.95


11034. THOMSON, George Malcolm.: 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. £2.50


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. £2.95


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 £4.95


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. £6.95


21971. THURSFIELD, Rear-Admiral H.G.: EPIC DEEDS OF THE NAVY

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 267pp. Illustrated. 22xd14. Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. £2195.00


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. £2.45


12077. TILL, Geoffrey.: AIR POWER AND THE ROYAL NAVY 1914-1945. A Historical Survey.

Jane's. 1979 1st. 224pp. Ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy:= Fine in Fine d/j. . Written by an eminent historian this important and highly readable contribution to British naval history shows how the forging of the Fleet Air Arm affected the Royal Navy and its role in the defence of country and Empire.It identifies the FAA's five essential components: its people, ships, aircraft, organisation and operational philosophy. Dealing with each in turn, the author traces the evolution of the sinews of what was to become Britain's most potent long-range military arm. £3.95


13218. TRACY, Nicholas (Editor): THE COLLECTIVE NAVAL DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE, 1900-1940.

Ashgate/The Navy Records Society. 1998. liv. + 706pp. 23x15. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles & motif; Binding & contents Fine (not issued with d/j) £11.00


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. £3.95


9964. TREADWELL, Terry C.: STRIKE FROM BENEATH THE SEA. A History of Aircraft-carrying Submarines.

Tempus. 1999 1st. xiv. + 191pp. Prof ills. 25x17. Hardcover edition; Like new; Mint in Mint d/j.. Following British and German experiments between 1914-18, many navies built special submarine aircraft carriers beween the wars, but only the Japanese persevered with the apparently insurmountable problems, culminating in a bombing raid on Oregon in September 1942, and a planned attack on the Panama Canal. This fascinating story describes the submarines, together with their aircraft, which served in the navies of Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States, and an account of the Japanese raid on the West Coast of America. Illustrated with 230 photographs and drawings of the submarines and their aircraft. £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. £4.95


23795. TREGASKIS, Richard: JOHN F. KENNEDY AND PT-109

Landmark -Random House. (c 1q962) 192pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; SAbove-average ex-library (minimal stamps). VG in permanently affixed d/j.. £1.95


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. . £1.95


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


24290. TROJCA, Waldemar: U-BOOTWAFFE 1939-1945. Cz, 1. Encyclopedia of Warships 10.

AJ Press. Gdansk. nd (c 1998). 88pp. 30x21. Like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This volume p. Illustrated with over 100 photographs including many close-up and on board views and many others reproduced full page, a variety of German U-boats and crews, In addition tothe interior and exterior photographs there are plan and profile drawings in black and white and U-boat crests in colour,. Polish text. £14.00


24292. TROJCA, Waldemar: U-BOOTWAFFE 1939-1945. Cz, 3. Encyclopedia of Warships 12.

AJ Press. Gdansk. nd (c 1999). 100pp. 30x21. Like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This volume p. Illustrated with over 150 photographs including many close-up and on board views and many others reproduced full page, a variety of German U-boats and crews, In addition tothe interior and exterior photographs there are plan and profile drawings in black and white, and a large folding plans of Type IX D2 and Type XB U-boats,. Polish text. £14.00


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


12114. TROTTER, Wilfred Pym: THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

Dent. 1975 1st. 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. 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


9304. TROUP Vice-Admiral Sir James A.G.: ON THE BRIDGE.

Hutchinson. 1945 76pp. 21 folding charts/diagrams. 18x12. . Binding & contents Very Good. . 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


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. £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


1145. TUNSTALL, Brian: WORLD WAR AT SEA.

Secker & Warburg. 1942 1st. viii. + 319pp. 19x12.Bi nding & contents Very Good.. In this guide to the war at sea in World War 2 and its strategy, the author examines in detail the relative strengths and opportunities of the belligerents.= The Royal Navy, the German Navy, the Italian Navy, the Red Navy, The United States Navy, the Japanese Navy and the Dominion, Allied, Axis, and Neutral Navies., followed by a Strategical Review of the War at Sea from 1939 to early 1942. £4.95


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. £4.95


7157. TURNER , John Frayn: SERVICE MOST SILENT. The Navy's Fight Against Enemy Mines.

Harrap. 1955 1st. 200pp. 30 ills. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; titles dull, foxing o edges/margins; Good+ A participant describes how the staff of HMS Vernon tackled and beat the German campaign of mine warfare during the Second World War. £2.00


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. £3.95


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. £2.25


1732. TUTE, wARREN: THE TRUE GLORY. The Story of the Royal Navy over a Thousand Years

Bloomsbury. 1989. 288pp. Prof ills Ills endps. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Very Good d/j. d/j. An informative and well illustrated history of the Royal Navy, offering a panoramic view of the ships, seamen, and fighting record. £2.95


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. £5.95


3612. URBAN, Frank: NED'S NAVY. The Private Letters of Admiral Sir Edward Charlton KCB, KCM. A Window of Life in the Royal Navy from 1878 to 1924.

Airlife. 1998 1st. 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x21. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Edward Charlton recorded his life in the Royal Navy from 1878, when he joined the training ship Britannia, and then on through his career to his retirement in 1924. His descriptive letters sent home to his parents, his wife and family, record events, ships, people and places, abound with wit and sensitivity. And each era of his life has been captured on many photographs of people, ships and places, taken as he travelled around the world in the Royal Navy. These letters, woven together by his grandson, Frank Urban, create a fascinating insight into naval and political life at the height of Britain's imperial naval power. £4.95


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. £1.95


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. £2.95


20403. VAN DER VAT Dan.: STANDARD OF POWER: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century.

Hutchinson . 2001 1st xx. + 460pp. 39 ills. 24x16. An excellent 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. £3.95


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. £5.95


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


3998. VAN DER VAT, Dan: STEALTH AT SEA: The History of the Submarine.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1994 1st. x + 374pp. 31 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked Hardcover copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Charts the technical and military history, from the earliest submersible vessels to the submarines of the nuclear age, including the campaigns fought by submarines during the two World Wars. £3.95


22813. 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; binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). This comprehensive history covers in detail every aspect and phase of the Battle of the Atlantic examining the action on and under the Atlantic. £3.75


22812. 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 hardback copy:- Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). 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. £2.95


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 hardback copy:- Fine in Fine 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. £3.95


11712. VAN DER VAT, Dan.: THE LAST CORSAIR. The Story of the Emden.

Hodder & Stoughton 1983 1st.. 205pp. 17 ills. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Spots of light foxing to prelims. Armorial bookplate. VG in VG d/j. Describes the lone campaign waged by German cruiser Emden in the Indian Ocean from August 1914 to May 1915, during which she sank two warships, held-up 21 British merchantmen, sinking 16, abducted 4 colliers, shelled Madras, made a hit-and-run raid on Penang, before being finally shelled to destruction off the Cocos Islands by the Australian cruiser Sydney £4.95


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. £2.95


8741. VARLEY. Eric: THE JUDY STORY. The Dog with Six Lives.

Souvenir. 1973 1st. 163pp. Ills. Endp map.22x14. Very Good+ in Very Good+ d/j The story of a dog called Judy, She was a pet on the RN river gunboats Gnat and Grasshopper on the China Station and was sunk with Grasshopper during an attempted escape from Singapore. The book describes her adventures on board the two ships and her subsequent prisoner of war experiences which led to the award of the Dickin medal, the animal V.C. £7.95


9767. VAUGHAN H.S. (Introduction & Notes by).: THE VOYAGES AND CRUISES OF COMMODORE WALKER.

Cassell. 1928. li + 219pp. 8 ills. 2 maps. 22x15 No writing or inscriptions; . Binding & contents Very Good.. First published in 1760, this book describes the voyages of Commodore Walker, who commanded, during the 1740/50s, the Duke William, Russian Merchant, Mars, Boscawen and the ‘Royal Family’ privateers with which Walker’s name is particularly associated, as Commodore. £8.95


14685. VAUSE, Jordan: U-BOAT ACE. The Story of Wolfgang Luth.

Airlife 1992 1st. xxi, + 235pp. Illustrated. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Luth is credited with sinking 47 Allied ships and a submarine during sixteen war patrols, including one that lasted for 203 days at sea. £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. Virtually like new.; Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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. £5.95


24196. VAUX, Nick: MARCH TO THE SOUTH ATLANTIC. 42 Commando Royal Marines in the Falklands War.

Buchan & Enwright 1986 1st 261pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. Very Good in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


24641. VON DER PORTEN, Edward P.: PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE GERMAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR II. Revised Edition

Thomas Crowell 1976 xiv + 367pp. 300 illustrations. Illustrated. 28x22.. Hardback An. excellent unmarked copy without any. writing or inscriptions Near-Fine in Very Good+ d/j Enlarged and revised edition.Gives a German view of German naval strategy, with a detailed examination of the battles and campaigns fought by the German Navy in World War 2. £14.00


2115. VON DER PORTEN, Edward P.: THE GERMAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR II

Arthur Barker 1970 1st. 274pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Hardback An excellent unmarked copy without any. writing or inscriptions: Binding & contents Fine (no dustjacket). Gives a German view of German naval strategy, with a detailed examination of the battles and campaigns fought by the German Navy in World War 2. £3.95


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). £5.95


15108. WALKER. Anthony J.: AYE, AYE, SIR! An Autobiography of a National Service Sailor 1946-1948.

W.H.Walker. 2000 1st. xxxiv. + 250pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 25x18. Virtually like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.d/j..The author joined the Royal Navy under National Service in February 1946, just six months after the end of the war. After training in HMS Royal Arthur, HMS Glendower and HMS Scotia, he served in two submarine depot ships based in Scotland, HMS Forth and HMS Montclare. This handsomely published and profusely illustrated book records the author’s experiences afloat and ashore during the early post-war years. £7.95


24507. WALKER. Anthony J.: AYE, AYE, SIR! An Autobiography of a National Service Sailor 1946-1948.

W.H.Walker. 2000 1st. xxxiv. + 250pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 25x18. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.The author joined the Royal Navy under National Service in February 1946, just six months after the end of the war. After training in HMS Royal Arthur, HMS Glendower and HMS Scotia, he served in two submarine depot ships based in Scotland, HMS Forth and HMS Montclare. This handsomely published and profusely illustrated book records the author’s experiences afloat and ashore during the early post-war years. £6.95


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


24545. WARBURTON, Christine: H.M.S. VICTORY. PICTURES. 12 Drawings of Lord Nelson's Flagship

nd (c 1960s.). HMS Victory PicturesIn 1963 Christine WARBURTON was commissioned to produce a series of pen and ink sketches of HMS Victory. These pictures were issued as a 1965 Calendar and a portfolio of pictures. 12 black & white individuak drawings (19x25cm). Fine. The 12 sketches illustrate HMS Victory's Main Hatchway & Orlop Deck - Poop Deck & Mizen Mast - Neslon's Cabin - Original 32-pounder Lower Gun Deck - Carpenter's Walk - Lower Gun Deck & Tiller - ower Gun Deck & Lower Section of Double-Tier Capstan - Figurehead & Beakhead - Two Stern Chasers & Tiller (looking Aft). - The Port Carronade - Upper Gun Deck - 12 Pounders - Outside view of Elaborate Moudings, (the Gingerbread), Nelson's Dining Cabin & Rudder. £8.50


1778. WARLOW B. Lt Cdr RN.: CHANNEL SWEEP. Photographs from the 1950s & 60s Skyfotos Collection.

Maritime. nd (c1989). 142pp. Prof ills. 18x24. Near-Mint in VG pictorial card cover. Contains 140 full-page photographs taken in the 1950/60s, depicting athe various types and classes of warships of the Royal Navy £1.85


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. £2.45


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


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. £3.95


18360. WARNER, Oliver: NELSON'S BATTLES

David & Charles 1971 254pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions;. Fine in Fine d/j. £2.95


15242. WARNER, Oliver: TRAFALGAR.

Batsford 1959 1st. 184pp. 35 illustrations. 23x15 A first edition hardback copy. VG in G d/j. £2.95


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. £2.95


3847. WARNER, Peggy. SADAO Seno.: THE COFFIN BOATS. Japanese Midget Submarine Operations in the Second World War.

Cooper. 1986 1st. xii. + 206pp. 23 ills. Maps. Diags. 24x15. An excellent unmarked copy-; : Fine in Fine d/j. The first full account of the three main raids which involved Japanese midget submarines. The first was their part in the attack on Pearl Harbour. The other two midget submarine raids were on Sydney Harbour, and on Diego Suarez, Madagascar in 1942. The book also describes the last sorties undertaken by the submarines. £11.50


24734. WARNER, Peggy. SADAO Seno.: THE COFFIN BOATS. Japanese Midget Submarine Operations in the Second World War.

Cooper. 1986 1st. xii. + 206pp. 23 ills. Maps. Diags. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions. : Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The first full account of the three main raids which involved Japanese midget submarines. The first was their part in the attack on Pearl Harbour. The other two midget submarine raids were on Sydney Harbour, and on Diego Suarez, Madagascar in 1942. The book also describes the last sorties undertaken by the submarines. £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. £2.45


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. £1.50


23299. 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. An excellent unmarked copy; binding slightly faded (titles bright0, 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. . 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. £1.50


13700. WATERS, John M.: BLOODY WINTER. Revised Edition.

Naval Institute Press 1987 xiv. + 284pp. Illustrated. Endp maps.23x15. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Very Good 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


24604. WATERS, John M.: BLOODY WINTER. Revised Edition.

Naval Institute Press 1987 xiv. + 284pp. Illustrated. Endp maps.23x15. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Fine d/j 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 of German submarines. £5.95


9988. WATTON, Ross.: THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER VICTORIOUS. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1991 1st 160pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in 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. £26.00


7225. WATTS A.J: JAPANESE WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1974 400pp. Prof ills. 18x13. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. . This comprehensive book offers a wealth of information on all vessels of the Japanese Navy in WW2. Each class or type of vessel has a short introduction which includes the development of its design, building, wartime exploits, 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. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and accurate scale drawings. £11.50


2101. WATTS A.J: JAPANESE WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Doubleday 1970 Ian Allan 1966 1st. 400pp. Prof ills. 18x13. An unmarked copy:- Red cloth binding & contents Very Good+. (no d/j). This comprehensive book offers a wealth of information on all vessels of the Japanese Navy in WW2. Each class or type of vessel has a short introduction which includes the development of its design, building, wartime exploits, 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. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs and accurate scale drawings. £6.95


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. £1.95


9820. WATTS A.J. & GORDON B.G.: THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY.

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 529pp. 529pp. Profusely illustrated 26x20. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j, housed in Very Good 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


1767. WATTS Anthony .J.: AXIS SUBMARINES (World War 2 Fact Files)

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 63pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine 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


17594. WATTS Anthony .J.: BATTLESHIPS (World War 2 Fact Files)

Macdonald & Jane's. 1978 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.n pictorial card cover. Every battleship operated by Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, United States and the Soviet Unionis in WW2 is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated with photos. £2.95


773. WATTS, Anthony J: ALLIED SUBMARINES. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. Allmost 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. £1.95


24651. WATTS, Anthony J: ALLIED SUBMARINES. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine 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. £2.50


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. £1.95


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. £2.95


3775. WATTS, Anthony J.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated History.

Naval Institute/Brockhampton. 1999 . 256pp. Prof ills. 26x20. Fine in Fine 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. £5.50


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


8443. WATTS, Anthony J.: WARSHIPS AND NAVIES REVIEW.

Ian Allan 1974 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. A contemporary review of the ships of the world's navies illustrated with about 75 photographs.. £5.50


4471. WELLHAM, John.: WITH NAVAL WINGS. The Autobiography of a Fleet Air Arm Pilot in World War II.

Spellmount. 1995 1st. 199pp. 19 ills. Maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Flying from HMS Eagle, Wellham flew one of three 'Stringbags' which sank four ships at the Italian base in Bomba. Wellham took part in the second strike on Taranto from HMS Illustrious, and was later appointed Commander (Flying) in the escort carriers Biter and then Empress, before being sent to the Far East for the final struggles with Japan. £5.95


16574. WELLS J. Captain RN.: THE IMMORTAL WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Battleship.

Mason. 1987 1st. 263pp. Prof ills. 19x25.An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-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 £5.95


12054. WENT, Vic & STACEY Reg.: DIARY OF A WARTIME CRUISE. HMT P12 alias The Empress of Britain.

Merlin. 1988 1st. 138pp. Ills. 21x15. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Vic Went was part of a draft that took passage on board the CPC liner Empress of Britain which was being used as a trooper from Britain to the Middle East. In this account he describes life aboard ship during the voyage, followed by his subsequent experiences in the Middle East. £3.95


18136. WEST, John L.: THE LOSS OF 'LANCASTRIA.

Millgate 1988 1st. 136pp. Illustrated. 21x15. No writing or insriptions; virtually like mew in pictorial card cover. June 1940 the evacuation of British forces from France was underway, and from St Nazaire various large vessels were involved. When, on June 17 1940 the Cunard liner Lancastria departed from St Nazaire, the ship was not just fully loaded, she was grossly overloaded with people. Shortly after leaving the port she was attacked and sunk by German bombers and. some say over 6,000 perished as she turned over and sank. Churchill, however, refused to release details of the tragedy fearful of its effect on public morale at a time when feelings were already at their lowest possible ebb. It is the greatest ever loss of life in the sinking of a single British ship. This book describes the tragic event through a compilation of eye-witness accounts £4.95


16550. WESTHORP, Christopher: VJ DAY. In Photographs.

Salamander 1995. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. £2.25


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. £3.95


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+. £2.95


11753. WHINNEY R.W.Captain RN.: THE U-BOAT PERIL. A Fight for Survival.

Arrow 1989 218pp. Illustrated. 18x12. Very Good in pictorial card cover 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. £1.50


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. £4.85


14536. WHITE, Colin (Editor): NELSON: THE NEW LETTERS

Boydell Press in asscociation with The National Maritime Museum and The Royal Naval Museum.2005 1st. xxix. + 525pp. Profusely illustrated. 8 maps & plans. 24x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £8.95


24192. WHITE, Colin (Editor): NELSON: THE NEW LETTERS

Boydell Press in asscociation with The National Maritime Museum and The Royal Naval Museum.2005 1st. xxix. + 525pp. Profusely illustrated. 8 maps & plans. 24x16. Near-Fine in Near-Mint d/j. £7.95


22643. WHITEHEAD, Bertrand T.: BRAGS & BOASTS. Propaganda in the Year of the Armada.

Sutton 1994 1st xiii. + 236pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The naval engagements between the English and Spanish fleets at the time of the Armada lasted barely two weeks; by contrast the propaganda war conducted between the two countries raged for well over nine months, with results that still make their presence felt today, over four centuries later. For the first time this book tells the story of this remarkable campaign, revealing, analysing and placing in context the widespread manipulation of the media by which sixteenth-century governments sought to stir the emotions of the populace. £4.95


7245. WHITLEY M.J: GERMAN DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1991 Second revised edition. 223pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Almost like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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. £17.50


12874. WHITLEY M.J,: DESTROYER! German Destroyers in World War II.

Arms & Armour Press. 1983 1st. 310pp. Illustrated. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. After describing the interwar development of German destroyers, and a critical assessment of their unreliable propulsion sytems, poor seakeeping, and other aspects of their design, the book provides a detailed account of all the major actions fought by German destroyers, as well as describing many of the lesser-known actions and episodes involving these vessels during the Second World War. £8.95


4024. WHITLEY M.J.: CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1999 * . 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine 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. £8.95


14712. WHITLEY M.J.: CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1999 . 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Like new Mint in -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. £11.50


9368. WHITLEY M.J.: GERMAN CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j This book, the most complete and authoritative study on the subject, covers in detail the design & operational history of German cruisers of World War 2. With 175 photographs, line drawings, maps and diagrams, it tells the full story of each vessel, from the drawing board to her ultimate destruction: the heavy cruisers Admiral Hipper, Blucher and Prinz Eugen; and the light cruisers Emden, Konigsberg, Karlsruhe, Koln, Leipzig and Nurnberg. Part One details design & construction. Part Two takes the ships to sea, with a wide range of actions and events, some of which have previously received scant attention. £14.00


5537. WHITLEY. M.J.: DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Arms & Armour 1988 1st 320pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j.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. £18.50


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. £1.25


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. £1.85


8742. WIGGAN, Richard: HUNT THE ALTMARK.

Hale. 1982 1st 176pp. 19 ills. 22x14. . An unmarked hardback copy : binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) 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. £2.95


4436. WILCOX L.A.: MR PEPY'S NAVY.

Bell. 1966 1st. ix. + 189pp. 74 ills. 25x15. Very Good in Good+ d/j. The book attempts to bring together in a single volume information about naval affairs and Pepy's handling of them which can otherwise only be found by laborious research into many different sources. The various sections of the book covers - (Part 1) His History; The Navy Before Pepy's Time; The Navy Office; Learning his Business; The Dutch Wars; (Part 2) The Designers: The Ships; The Dockyards; Timber & Masts. (Part 3) Men & Conditions; Sick Men & Prisoners; Victualling; Corruption & Abuses. (Part 4). London River; Yachts; Small Craft; Models, Draughts & Maps. Well illustrated. £4.95


23352. Wilkinson R.: THE GREAT WAR AT SEA. Naval Battles of World War One

Wharncliffe / Pen & Sword. 2019 98pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x21. An unmarked copy:-Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. £4.50


8857. WILLANS, Geoffrey.: ONE EYE ON THE CLOCK

Macmillan. 1944. V. + 178pp. 8 ills. 19x13. T Spine sun faded (titles bright) otherwise contents 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. £2.95


24508. WILLANS, Geoffrey.: ONE EYE ON THE CLOCK

Macmillan. 1944. V. + 178pp. 8 ills. 19x13. Titles dull, otherwise contents 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. £3.95


15500. WILLIAMS K.J.: GHOST SHIPS OF THE MERSEY. A Brief History of Confederate cruisers with Mersey connections.

Countyvise. no date 38pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. £1.00


13506. WILLIAMS, Andrew: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

BBC. 2002 1st. 304pp. 58 ills. Map. 24x15. An unmarked hardback copy, Near-Fine in Fine d/j. rPublished 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. £2.95


24214. WILLIAMS, Hamilton: BRITAIN'S NAVAL POWER. Volume I . A Short History of the Growth of the British Navy from the Earliest Times to Trafalgar. Volume II A Short History of the Growth of the British Navy from Trafalgar.Ito the Present Day. Two Volume Set.

Macmillan . Vol 1 (1902) Vol II (1898) Vol. 1 xv. + 273pp. 21 illustrations. 19x22 Navy cloth binding with gilt titles and illustrated in colour with white ensign on front board. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Very Good. Volume II. xiv. + 221pp. 21 illustrations. 19x13. Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Lower inner margins of the first few pages lightly waterstained, otherwise binding & contents Very Good. Two volume set £10.00


22476. WILLIAMS, Kate: ENGLAND'S MISTRESS. The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

Arrow 2007 xviii. + 414pp. Illustrated. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG in pictorial card cover £3.95


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. £4.95


14194. WILLIS, Sam: SHIPWRECKS. A History of Disasters at Sea.

Quercus 2008 1st. 191pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. Hardback. Virtually like new; -Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Tells the stories of more than twenty nautical disasters covering a period of more than 2000 years. Includes the Vasa, La Meduse, Lusitania, USS Arizona, Wilhelm Gustloff, IJN Nagato, Torrey Canyon, Kursk, etc, tec. £6.95


16721. WILLMOTT H.P.: BATTLESHIP.

Cassell 2002 1st. 352pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


4960. WILSON H.W.: BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION. Volume I & ii

Little, Brown & Co. 1969 Volume I. xiv. + 337pp. .19 Tables; 22 Plans. 22 illustrations. Stamp of BLOSC Booknet. Bookplate of naval author & historian. An excellent copy bound in dark blue cloth with silver titles. Binding & contents Near-Fine. - Originally published in 1926 this authoritative study is a reliable account of many of the naval engagements of the 19th century, particularly the more obscure South American actions. It covers the actions of battleships in American Civil War; Danish War of 1864; Austro-Italian War; Franco-German War; Russo-Turkish War; War between Chile and Peru; British Fleet off Alexandria; Brazilian Civil War; Japan-China War; Greek and South African Wars; Taku Forts; American-Spanish War; Russia and Japan (including Port Arthur and Tsushima), etc, etc, and there is also a chapter on battleship disasters. Volume II. xiii + 384pp. 30 Tables. 21 Plans. 32 illustrations. 24x15.Stamp of BLOSC Booknet. Bookplate of naval author & historian. An excellent copy bound in dark blue cloth with silver titles. Binding & contents Near-Fine. - Originally published in 1926 this authoritative book describes in detail the actions fought by battleships and battlecruisers during the First World War. Covers: Heligoland, 1914; Coronel; The Falklands; Dardanelles; Hartlepool and Scarborough; Dogger Bank; Tsingtau; Belgian Coast Forts; Jutland, Goeben, etc, A handsomely produced two-volume set. £19.00


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


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. £1.95


21935. WINFIELD, Rif: BRITISH WARSHIPS IN THE AGE OF SAIL 1793-1817. Design, Construction, Careers and Fates

Seaforth 2005 1st. xiv. + 418pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x25. As new Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £29.00


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


24423. WINKLARETH, Robert .J.: BISMARCK CHASE. New Light on a Famous Engagement.

Chatham. 1998 1st. 188pp. Prof ills. 24x17. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. This book explains the battle in which the Hood was sunk by the Bismarck in the Denmark Strait, in the light of computer modelling of the action based on a detailed analysis of time and range data, correcting several discrepancies in earlier accounts. The entire Bismarck campaign is covered to the final action of the German battleship three days after the loss of the Hood. The actions of both sides are comprehensively described, giving a clear and accurate account of one of the most legendary naval actions in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated with photographs, battle charts, diagrams and maps. £3.95


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 as 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. £5.95


1750. WINN, Godfrey: HOME FROM THE SEA.

Hutchinson. nd (c1945) 131pp. 18 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Very Good + in Very Good d/j. During WW2, the author enlisted as an ordinary seaman after three years as a war correspondent. He describes his training at Ganges and his service in HMS Cumberland. £2.95


8829. WINN, Godfrey.: THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN.

Collins. 1942 1st. 192pp. 22 ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good in Good d/j Reports mainly on various naval episodes in the early years of the Second World War, including the Battle of the Atlantic and East Coast Convoys £2.95


24424. WINSLOW, Richard E. iii: PORTSMOUTH-BUILT. SUBMARINES OF THE PORTSMOUTH NAVAL SHIPYARD.

Portsmouth Marine Society. 1985 1st 221pp. Illustratred 26x18. Presentation copy signed by author, and signed by the Commanding Officer, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Fine in Fine d/j £17.50


24757. WINTON J.: AIR POWER AT SEA 1939-1945.

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1976 1st. 187pp. Profusely illustrated. Endp maps. 25x19. Hardback. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Good d/j. Illustrated by many action photographs, this book describes the part played by aircraft at sea in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Far East and the Pacific. £2.95


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. £4.95


5588. WINTON, John: THE DEATH OF THE SCHARNHORST.

Bird. 1983 1st. x. + 182pp. 25 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. . This classic naval battle is fully and graphically described. In addition to taking full advantage of newly released ULTRA information, the author uses many eye-witness accounts of RN personnel and the stories of German survivors to provide, perhaps, the best account of this important naval action. The Appendices provide:- Bridge Card of British & German ships: Names of Scharnhorst's survivors: Honours & Awards. £4.95


778. WINTON, John: THE NAVAL HERITAGE OF PORTSMOUTH.

Ensign. 1989 1st.. 229pp. Prof ills. 26x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition . A history of the Royal Navy at Portsmouth, covering the relationship between the Navy and Portsmouth from the earliest times to the 1980s. Naval personalities mutinies, Fleet Reviews, the life of sailors ashore, Portsmouth during the two World Wars, ship construction, and many other aspects are described. Over 100 illustrations. £3.95


9572. WINTON, John: THE SUBMARINERS. Life in British Submarines 1901-1999.

Constable. 1999 1st. Xiv. + 316pp. 38 ills. 24x16.An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book provides a large selection of detailed personal accounts of life aboard the Royal Navy’s submarines, from the early Holland boats of 1901 to the Trident nuclear submarines. The book weaves a wide variety of sources with linking commentary, and intersperses descriptions of the tense patrols of the First and Second World Wars and compelling stories of survival, heroism and times of the most intense danger with lighter moments, anecdotes about daily life aboard. £4.95


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. £4.95


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. £2.95


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 £3.95


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 £3.95


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. £2.50


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. £1.50


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 excellent 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. £3.50


11929. WINTON, John.: THE DEATH OF THE SCHARNHORST.

Cassell 2001 v. + 182pp. Illustrated. Maps.s. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in pictorial card cover. This classic naval battle is fully and graphically described. In addition to taking full advantage of newly released ULTRA information, the author uses many eye-witness accounts of RN personnel and the stories of German survivors to provide, perhaps, the best account of this important naval action. The Appendices provide:- Bridge Card of British & German ships: Names of Scharnhorst's survivors: Honours & Awards. £1.95


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. £3.50


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. £3.95


11638. WINTON, John. (Editor).: FREEDOM'S BATTLE. Volume One. The War at Sea 1939-1945.

BCA 1974 . xx. + 416pp. Illustrated. 23x16. . An unmarked copy:- VG 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. £4.95


17151. WINTON, John:: WE JOINED THE NAVY.

Micghael Joseph 1959 1st, . 254pp. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions; Spots of foxing to prelims & edges, otherwise binding & contents Very Good in Good d/j:-. A light-hearted and amusing tale about the life of Dartmouth cadets, and their trials and tribulations under the keen eye of Lt-Cdr Robert Bollinger Badger, known as the Artful Bodger, and his expert staff. £2.00


424. WOODHOUSE H.: WOODHOUSE'S TEXTBOOK OF NAVAL AERONAUTICS.

US. Naval Institute. 1991. xi. + 281pp. Prof ills. 30x23.No writing or inscriptions; Near- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A reprint of the first edition published in 1917. Woodhouse published this book in the US in 1917 as a primer for airmen learning the then new techniques of naval air combat. It now provides a valuable study of the state of the art when naval aviation was on the verge of becoming a major weapon. Covers:- Aerial attacks on Ships at Sea; The Torpedo-plane; Attacking Ships with Aircraft Guns; Aviation Mother Ships; Submarine hunting by Aircraft; Locating Submerged Mines with Aircraft; Naval Anti-Aircraft Defence; Aeroplane Guns & Gunnery; Bomb dropping from Aircraft, etc. etc. Well illustrated. £6.95


11374. WOODMAN, Richard.: THE VICTORY OF SEAPOWER. Winning the Napoleonic War 1806 - 1814.

Caton 2001 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. £7.95


149. WOODROOFFE, Thomas. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: NAVAL ODYSSEY.

Cape. 1936. 288pp. 4 illustrations Map.. 22x14. Binding & contents Very Good. . A tale about life on a C-class cruiser during a Mediterranean commission in the 1920s. £1.95


17917. WOOLDRIDGE E.T.: CARRIER WARFARE IN THE PACIFIC. An Oral History Collection.

Smithsonian Institution. 1993 1st. xxi. 309pp Illustrated. 23x15. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. This series of compelling personal accounts reveal behind-the-scenes planning and operations for six major carrier-versus-carrier battles - Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz Islands, Philippine Sea, and Leyte Gulf - and detail not only aerial combat but also the heroic efforts on the carriers to continue flight operations despite sustaining heavy damage from enemy attack.. The personal accounts include pilots and air crewmen, officers and men of the ship's company, and admirals and their staffs. £3.95


7886. WORSLEY, John. & GIGGAL, Kenneth.: JOHN WORSLEY'S WAR. . An Official War Artist in World War II.

Airlife. 1993 1st. 116pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. One of the few active service war artists in WW2 recalls his experiences both in sea warfare and later as a prisoner of war. Illustrated with over eighty of John Worsley’s paintings (mainly in colour) and black & white drawings & sketches. £4.95


23778. WORT, STanley: PRISONER OF THE RISING SUN.

Pen & Sword 2009 1st. ix. + 178pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new; £3.95


23327. WRAGG, David: PLAN Z. The Naval Bid for Naval Dominance

Pen & Sword 2008 1st xiii. + 210pp. Illustrated. 24x16 New condition. Mint in Mint d/j. Except for the strength of the U-boat fleet at the height of the Battle of the Atlantic, the German Navy, or Kriegsmarine, was never a match for the Royal Navy, even though the latter was overstretched and fighting in the Atlantic, Pacific, the Mediterranean and the Arctic. It was not meant to be that way. Hitler and his naval staff had a vision for a large and well-balanced fleet, including aircraft carriers. PLAN Z was the name given for the massive fleet that Germany intended to build, However the Plan relied on the outbreak of the war not occurring at least until 1942. This book examines the way in which such a fleet could have influenced the major battles between the Royal Navy and the Germans. Plan Z starts by looking at Germany's history and ambitions as a maritime power. The relationships between the three armed forces and between them and the Fuhrer are also examined, along with the country's economic and industrial position. £4.95


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. £6.95


15026. WRAGG, David.: CARRIER COMBAT.

Sutton. 1997 1st. viii. + 291pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. Combining the author's own narrative with first-hand accounts by those who served aboard aircraft carriers, or with the carrier-borne naval and marine air squadrons, this book tells the dramatic story of the aircraft carrier at war. Fully illustrated with archive photographs in colour and black and white. £6.95


14647. WRAGG, David.: SWORDFISH - The Story of the Taranto Raid.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2003 1st. xv. + 224pp. Illustarted. Maps. 24x16.. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contenst Near-Mint. (no dustjacket)This detailed account of the raid on Taranto focuses on the personalities involved and puts it into the context of the development of aircraft carriers and naval warfare. £3.95


8241. WRIGHT, Noel. Rear-Admiral (S): SUN OF MEMORY.

Benn. 1947 1st. 239pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptios; spots of foxing to prelims, head of spine slightly rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good. j. The author's reminiscences of his forty-year career serving in the Royal Navy. During WW1 Wright served in China, the Aegean, in Smyrna during the Greek invasion, visited South Africa with the Prince of Wales, and in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War. During the Second World War he was Fleet Supply Officer on the staff of C-in-C Mediterranean and later Command Supply Officer, Western Approaches. An interesting memoir. £4.95


19369. WRIGLEY, Tom: MODEL SHIPS - NAVIES IN MINIATURE

Orbis 1973 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Binding VG, contents VG+. (no d/j) £2.95


21307. WYNN, Kenneth: U-BOAT OPERATIONS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Volume 2: Career Histories, U511 - UIT25

Chatham. 1998 1st. . Volume 2. 312pp. Maps. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. 30x21. Covere the career histories of German U-boats from U511 to UIT25. Each entry covers the boat's activities from the laying of the keel to her ultimate fate. Each entry gives locations and dates of units with which any boat served. her commanders, the number of patrols undertaken, ships sunk along with the names of vessels and locations, incidents of note, refuelling by U-tankers and supply ships, attacks on shipping, survivors picked up, and finally, the ultimate fate. Extensive appendices £22.00


3693. WYNN, Kenneth: U-BOAT OPERATIONS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Two Volumes. Volume I: Career Histories, U1-U510. Volume 2: Career Histories, U511 - UIT25

Chatham. 1997/8 1st. A n excellent two-volume set. without any writing or inscriptions. Volume I. 362pp. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. Maps. 30x21. Volume 2. 312pp. Maps. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. 30x21. The two volumes cover the career histories of all the U-boats which were commissioned in the Second World War. The history of some 1200 vessels are covered, each entry covers the boats activities from the laying of the keel to her ultimate fate. Each entry gives locations and dates of units with which any boat served. her commanders, the number of patrols undertaken, ships sunk along with the names of vessels and locations, incidents of note, refuelling by U-tankers and supply ships, attacks on shipping, survivors picked up, and finally, the ultimate fate. Extensive appendices. Overseas postage will be extra cost. £49.00


12564. Y'BLOOD, William T.: HUNTER KILLER. U.S. Escort Carriers in the Battle of the Atlantic.

Naval Institute Press. 1988. viii. + 322pp. Illustrated with photographs & diagrams. Endp maps. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions Fine in VG d/j.The pursuit of the famed German U-boats in the Battle of the Atlantic has long been considered one of the most exciting stories of World War II. But until now, the significant role played by US escort carriers in that effort has been overlooked. This definitive account study at last brings their vital contributions to the forefront and is the first in-depth study of the U.S. Navy’s escort carriers and their operations. It begins with a discussion of the CVE's development and construction before describing their wartime activities. But the book probably will be best remembered for its masterful retelling of some of the most exciting antisubmarine encounters of the war. £14.00


6369. YATES, Keith: GRAF SPEE'S RAIDERS. Challenge to the Royal Navy 1914-1915.

Cooper. 1995 1st. * xvii. + 336pp. 25 ills. 15 maps. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Near- Mint d/j. Relates how early in WW1 von Spee and his men gave the German Navy the confidence to challenge the Royal Navy's long-held supremacy at sea. The book describes the short but dramatic careers of Spee's eight ships, a story of cat-and-mouse chases hit-and-run attacks and two major sea battles - the German victory at Coronel, and their annihilation at the Battle of the Falkland Islands a few weeks after. £6.50


24206. YOUNG, David: FOUR FIVE. The Story of 45 Commando Royal Marines 1943-1971.

Leo Cooper 1972 1st. xiv. + 463pp. 30 illustrations. 14 maps. 22x14. Very Good in Very Good d/j £15.00


7608. YOUNG, Edward.: ONE OF OUR SUBMARINES.

Hart-Davis. 1953 332pp. 39 ills. 9 maps. Endp diags. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding a little faded, contents 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. £1.50


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. £1.50


20421. YOUNG, John Robert: THE ROYAL MARINES.

Guild 1991. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. Hardback edition. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £4.95


1311. YOUNG. John.: A DICTIONARY OF SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Patrick Stephens. 1978 192pp. 27 illustrations. 22x14. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine inpictorial card cover in Near-Fine d/j. This valuable reference work provides a quick and accurate guide to more than 2,000 Royal Navy warships of the Second World War, from battleships and aircraft carriers to small salvage ships and water carriers. The main section of the book arranges all these vessels in alphabetical order; a Fleet List Section divides these ships in grooup or class order. Statistics for each ship include: tonnage; dimensions; speed; complement; armament; who built her and when; and each ship's fate. £3.95


24202. ZUMWALT, Admiral Elmo R, Jr. USN: ON WATCH. A Memoir

Quadrangle 1976 xv. + 568pp. 23x15. Very Good in Very Good pictorial card cover. The autobiography of an American naval officer and the youngest man to serve as Chief of Naval Operations. As an admiral and later the 19th Chief of Naval Operations, Zumwalt played a major role in U.S. military history, especially during the Vietnam War. A decorated war veteran, Zumwalt reformed U.S. Navy personnel policies in an effort to improve enlisted life and ease racial tensions £4.95


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