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21898. : BRASSEY'S ANNUAL 1966. The Armed Forces Year-Book

William Clowes. x. 400pp. Illustrated. 24x15. Black cloth with gilt titles; Titles to spine a bit faded, otherwise binding VG,. contents VG+ £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 VG paper cover. Presented with the boys' magazine 'The Champion' , this booklet illustrates and describes a variety of contemporary British, American, French, German, Dutch & Japanese warships. £1.95


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

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


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 £2.50


20894. : ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON. Souvenir Brochure

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


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

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


21017. : THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BRITISH MARITIME DOCTRINE, BR1806

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


3627. : BRITISH COASTER 1939-1945. The Official Story.

HMSO. 1947 96pp. Prof ills. 22x14. Small piece cut from upper corner of cover, otherwise VG in G pictorial paper cover. The official story of British Coasters in WW2. Chapters include: Dunkirk; Channel Convoys; E-Boat Alley; The Night Race to Sweden; The Tale of Tugs; D-Day, etc, etc. £5.95


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

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


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

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


20891. : ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON. Souvenir Brochure

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


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

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


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

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


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

Conway 2000. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. A superb unmarked copy. . As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £39.00


21909. PRESTON, Antony.: WARSHIP 2001 - 2002

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


21907. PRESTON, Antony.: WARSHIP 1999-2000.

Conway 1999. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. A superb unmarked copy. . As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £35.00


21530. "NAUTICUS": SEA WAYS AND WANGLES.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

John Player & Sons. nd (c 1938) . 15pp. Profusely illustrated.. 13x19. Rusted staples, otherwise contents Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. A complete album of 50 cigarette cards illustrating in full colour 50 different warships Each card is accompanied by a description of the vessel concerned.Vessels include:- Hood, Nelson. Revenge, Warspite, Exeter, Repulse, Norfolk, Curlew, Southampton. Ark Royal, MTB 102, Adventure, Afridi, Severn, Sunfish, Dunkerque, Algerie, Mogador, Graf Spee, Surcouf, Nurnberg, U-16, Conte Di Cavour, Bolzano, Nagato, Ise, Atago, California, Quincy, Colorado, Saratoga, Leningrad, etc, etc. Rare to find an album in such perfect condition. £14.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


21918. ------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1975-76

795 (total pages).. .Profusely illustrated. . 33x22. The standard reference of the world's navies. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents Fine. Additional postage will be required for overseas orders £19.50


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

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


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

Harrap. 1943 1st. 94pp. 17 photographs. 19x12. Very Good in worn but Good original dustjacket. A mixture of fact, anecdotes, sketches and songs, recording the wartime career of the light cruiser HMS Penelope from refit in mid-1941 to her escape from Malta in mid-1942. £25.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


14687. ------: THE STORY OF THE FLEET AIR ARM.

Odhams Press (nd (c 1944) 64pp. 70+ photographs. 18x12. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in VG pictorial paper cover. An excellent wartime survey of British aircraft cariers and their aircraft., illustrated with photographs of the various carriers and types of aircraft. Chapters cover:- The Sea & the Air - Vital Importance of the Aircraft Carrier - Men, Aircraft & Carriers - The Carrier in Action - Actions, Victories, Battle Honours. £2.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


16190. -------: GERMANY. Volume III. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY. Naval Intelligence Division. B.R. 529B (Restricted). Geographical Handbook Series - For Official Use only.

HMSO November 1944 . xiiI. + 710pp. 111 maps and diagrams, and one large folding map in rear pocket.. 96 photographs. 22x15. Ex-library. Binding slightly rubbed, otherwise contents VG. Issued by the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty in World War 2, these handbooks purpose, primarily naval, was to provide for the use of Commanding Officers, information in a comprehensive and convenient form about countries which they may be called upon to visit, not only in war but in peace-time. Immensely detailed, the contents are not confined to naval interest, though ports and harbours are covered in great detail and illustrated with maps and each volume contains a wealth of information. Germany Volume III is divided into 11 sections and 2 appendices, headed: The Economic developemt of Germany, 1918-39 : Distribution & Growth of Population : Agriculture : Forestry : Fisheries : Mining & Industry : Main Industrial regions : Commerce : Finance : Mercnatile Marine : german economic Administration: Chief Towns 7 Cities : Note on Soil Types in Germany £8.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


15124. -------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1944-45. A Reprint of the 1944-45 Edition of Fighting Ships.

David & Charles. 1971. xxx. + 636pp. 36pp Addenda Profusely illustrated. 21x31. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Gives details on the many thousands of warships in commission with the world's navies at date. Profusely llustrated with photographs and drawings. War Loss section. £25.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


4446. --------: ADMIRALTY MANUAL OF SEAMANSHIP. Volume II. (B.R. 68) 1932

HMSO ix + 357pp. Ills. 22x14. Some marks to upper edges, otherwise VG. . Covers:- Organisation : Stations: Fuelling & Storing: Paravanes: Target Work: Duties of the Officer of the Watch: Handling Ship: Towing: Destroyer Work: Submarines, Minesweepers & Aircraft: Management: of Boats: Embarking & Disembarking Troops: Sheers & Derricks on Shore: Life Saving Apparatus: Permanent Moorings: Hull Structure: Principal Fittings in Ships: Salvage Operations: Reprinted at various dates and used throughout WW2. £5.95


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

HMSO. 1966 Second Edition, second impression. ix. + 403pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Binding VG, contents (unmarked) Near-Fine. 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. £8.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


10231. --------: COASTAL COMMAND. The Air Ministry Account of the part Played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas 1939 - 1942.

HMSO. 1942. 143pp. Prof ills. 23x18. No writing or inscriptiopns; Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. The Air Ministry account of the part played by Coastal Command in the Battle of the Seas. Includes the Bismarck episode; Norway, U-Boats, etc, etc. £2.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


3674. --------: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1919. A Reprint of the 1919 Edition of Fighting Ships.

David & Charles. 1969. 634pp. + 161pp advertisements. No writing or inscriptions; Contents rippled, otherwise a. good reading copy in VG d/j. Gives information on the many thousands of warships in commission with the world's navies at date, and illustrated with thousands of photographs and drawings. Heavy book therefore overseas postage will be considerably extra. £8.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


6913. --------: WARSHIP. No 12. October 1979. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

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


12976. --------: WARSHIP. No 13. January 1980

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


12975. --------: WARSHIP. No 14. April 1980

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


15895. --------: WARSHIP. No 24. January 1983

Conway. Pages 241-312. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


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

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


12958. --------: WARSHIP. No 25. January 1983.

Conway. 72pp. Prof ills. 27x19. Fine in pictorial card cover. Offers detailed and accurate information fully supported by photographs, plans & tables. £2.95


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

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


12960. --------: WARSHIP. No 27. July 1983.

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


12962. --------: WARSHIP. No 28. October 1983

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


15914. --------: WARSHIP. No 3. July 1977. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

Conway. 61pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy;- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


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

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


12981. --------: WARSHIP. No 32. October 1984

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


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. £2.95


15918. --------: WARSHIP. No 6. April 1978. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

Conway. Pages 73 - 144.. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy;- Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.95


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

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


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

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


15921. --------: WARSHIP. No 9. January 1979. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

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


16243. ---------: EXAMPLES IN NAVIGATION, 1940 (B.R 571). For the Use of Midshipmen and cadets of The Royal Navy. By Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

HMSO 1940. 211pp. Spine sun faded gilt titles bright), contents Very Good. £5.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

HMSO. 1943 127pp.Prof ills. 23x18. VG in rubbed pictorial paper cover The official story of the wartime activities of the FAA in WW2 from Norway to the landings in North Africa. £2.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

HMSO. 1946. 103pp. Maps. 22x14. VG+ in slightly torn pictorial paper cover. The official account of the fight against the U-boats, 1939-1945, covering every phase of this long drawn-out campaign. £2.95


13580. --------.: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1939. A Reprint of the 1939 Edition of Fighting Ships founded by Fred T. Jane

David & Charles 1971. xx. + 543pp + 56pp advertisements. 21x31 No writing or inscrptions; . lower edges of binding marked; otherwise contents VG+ in G d/j. . Gives information on the many thousands of warships in commission with the world's navies in 1939 Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. Standard postage within the UK but overseas delivery will be at extra cost. £19.00


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

David & Charles. 1973. 424p + 55pp advertisements. Profusely illustrated.. 21x31. A superb copy without any writing or inscriptions Fine in Near-Fine d/j.ives information on the many thousands of warships in commission with the world's navies at date, and illustrated with thousands of photographs and drawings. Note that overseas postage will be considerably extra. £25.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


16649. ADAMS, Thomas A.: IRISH NAVAL SERVICE.

World Ship Society 1982 1st. 72pp. Illustrated. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. £4.95


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

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


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

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


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. £16.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


6858. ALLAWAY, Jim.: THE NAVY IN THE NEWS 1954 - 1994.

HMSO. nd (c1995) 118pp. Prof ills. 30x21. An unmarked copy:, as New; Mint in pictorial card cover. Another trawl through the files of Navy News reporting events from Suez to Sarajaevo - more of the Royal Navy's story in the post-war era. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £6.95


21856. ALLEN, David Lt.Cdr R<: JOIN THE NAVY, SEE THE WORLD?. The Life of a Royal Naval Officer 1949-1977.

Fast Print 2011 1st 216pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new/. Mint in d/j. Signed by author. £18.95


19779. ALLEN, Kenneth: SAILORS IN BATTLE

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


7606. ANSON George. (Edited with an Introduction by Glyndwr Williams): A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD IN THE YEARS 1740-44.

Oxford University Press 1974. xx.v + 402ppp. 9 ills 2 folding maps. No writing or inscriptions; 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 voyage, 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. £7.95


4423. ARCHIBALD E.H.H.: THE FIGHTING SHIP IN THE ROYAL NAVY 894-1984.

Military Press. 1987 Revised edition. 416pp. Prof ills. 31x24. Near- Fine in VG d/j. When first published in 1968 and 1971 respectively, the author's two books The Wooden Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy and The Metal Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy, both won awards and were highly acclaimed as comprehensive and superbly illustrated accounts of the Royal Navy's ships. Here, these two authoritative texts have been revised and updated, and have been combined in one volume. The work examines and illustrates the advances in ship technology in detail; the evolution of fighting ship rigs; the development of stable gun platforms; and the rapid advance of weapons over the last century. With 110 full-colour & 400 two-colour illustrations. Extra postage for overseas delivery £11.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


14682. BADDELEY. Allan, Lieut-Cmdr RN: ROYAL NAVY.

Muller. 1942. 164pp. Illustrated. 19x13. Binding & contents VG. A wartime guide to the Royal Navy, its ships, their classes, armament, function and losses in the war, by a serving naval officer. £2.50


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

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


10586. BAKER R, HOLT W.J, LENAGHAN, J, SIMS, A.J, & WATSON A.W.: SELECTED PAPERS ON BRITISH WARSHIP DESIGN IN WORLD WAR II.

Conway. 1983 1st. 214pp. Prof ills. 28x22. No writing or inscriptions:- Fine in VG d/j. The papers reprinted in this volume were originally published in 1947 in the Transactions of the Institution of Naval Architects. The selected papers are complete and include the extremely valuable discussions which followed each paper, as well as all the original photographs. The contents of the book are as follows:- Ships of the Invasion Fleet - Merchant Aircraft Carrier Ships (‘MAC’ Ships) - British Submarine Design during the War (1939-1945) - Corvettes and Frigates - Coastal Force Design - Notes on the Development of Landing Craft. £11.50


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

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


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. £5.95


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

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


12239. BARKER A.J.: PEARL HARBOUR.

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


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

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


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

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


18561. BARTIMEUS.: THE TURN OF THE ROAD.

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


19710. BARTIMEUS.: THE TURN OF THE ROAD.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


10849. BAYNHAM, Henry.: FROM THE LOWER DECK. The Old Navy 1780-1840.

Hutchinson. 1969 1st. 256pp. 16 ills. 23x15. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. 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. £5.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Caxton 2003. 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x25. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. £23.00


21165. BEKKER, Cajus: DIE KRIEGSMARINE. Das Schicksal der Deutschen Kiegsmarine 1939 bis 1945

Verlag BEI Kaiser 1999 192pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 29x21. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.95


15791. BELL, Douglas: SEAMEN OF BRITAIN

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


9207. BELLABARBA, Sergio & OSCULATI, Giorgio.: THE ROYAL YACHT CAROLINE 1749. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1989 1st. UK. 120pp. Prof ills. 24x26. As new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j George II’s yacht the Royal Caroline, was one of the most sumptuously decorated vessels of all time. However, the ship was also a uniquely important link in the development of fast-sailing vessels in the Royal Navy. This volume features a detailed introduction outlining the design, building and career of the ship : a pictorial section based on the author’s exquisitely detailed model of the ship : a guide to the highly elaborate decorative scheme of the vessel (reproduced on the jacket) : over 200 perspective and 3-view drawings of virtually every aspect of the ship, including carved works, fittings, masts, yards and sails, boats and armament. £49.50


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

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


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

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


3682. BENSTEAD C.R.: H.M.S. RODNEY AT SEA. Being the Story of the Second Commission of His Majesty's Battleship 'Rodney'.

Methuen. 1932 1st. xi. 205pp. 20 ills. Endp maps. 20x13.Odd spots of foxing, otherwise binding and contents VG.. . Commission narrative. List of officers. Tables of dates, places, and distances steame £7.95


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

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


2722. BENTLEY J.: THE THRESHER DISASTER.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


6270. BLAIR, Clay.: HITLER'S U-BOAT WAR. The Hunted 1942-1945

Cassell 2000 . xxx. + 909pp. 13 plates. 7 maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book is destined to become the definitive account of the German submarine campaign against the Allies during the last three years of the war. Nine years in the making, this monumental work is crammed with accurate and objective information on every aspect of the U-boat war. This volume covers the German submarine war against the Allies 1942 to 1945 when the fortunes of the German Navy were completely reversed and it suffered a prolonged and devastating defeat. £21.50


4864. BLAIR, Clay.: HITLER'S U-BOAT WAR. The Hunters 1939-1942.

Cassell . xxx. + 809pp. 14 plates. 6 maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions:- Fine in Nera-Fine pictorial card cover. This book is destined to become the definitive account of the German submarine campaign against the Allies during the first three years of the war. Nine years in the making, this monumental work is crammed with accurate and objective information on every aspect of the U-boat war. This volume covers the first period of the Battle of the Atlantic when the German U-boats were in the ascendant. Overseas postage will be at extra cost. £14.00


8517. BOWDITCH, Lyndsey: BRITANNIA. The Royal Yacht Revealed.

Blackboard. Nd (c 1998). 54pp. Prof ills. 31x24. An unmarked copy, like new Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover.. This nicely produced large-format book describes the Britannia, beginning with her building history before giving a detailed tour of the vessel, covering The Royal Apartments, The Dining Room, The Queen’s and The Dukes Sitting Rooms, The Royal Bedrooms. The Vestibule & Verandah Deck, The Sun Lounge, The Flag & Boat Deck, The Bridge, The Wheelhouse, The Engine Room, The Generator & Boiler Rooms, The Admiral’s Suite, The Officers Cabins & Ratings’ Berths, The Wardroom, The Anteroom, etc, etc. Superbly illustrated with more than 120 photographs (mostly colour), decks plans, and a double-page cutaway of Britannia in colour. £3.95


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

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


3307. BOWEN, John: SCALE MODEL WARSHIPS.

Conway. 1978 1st. * 191pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in V+ 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. £6.95


19866. BOWEN, John: SCALE MODEL WARSHIPS.

Conway. 1978 1st. * 191pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy, almost like new; Near-Mint in Fine 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. £6.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

1973. 26pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Virtually as new; Mint in Fine pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of HMS Eagle which was sunk in the Mediterranean during Operation Pedestal in WW2. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a 4-page centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour, showing Eagle in camouflage. £19.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


21855. BRROKES, Ewart: PROLOGUE TO A WAR. The Navy's part in the Narvik Campaign.

White Lion 1977 192pp. Illustrations. Map. 22x14. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £12.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


4809. BUELL, Thomas B.: MASTER OF SEA POWER. A Biography of Fleet Admiral Ernest J.King.

ittle, Brown. 1980 1st. * xxv. + 609pp. 24x17. Small blind stamp of private library. Near-Fine in G+ d/j. . A biography of the life and career of the first American naval officer to wear five stars and carry the rank of Fleet Admiral. £11.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Arms & Armour. 1987 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 24x19. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Illustrated with 119 photographs, accompanied by informative and detailed captions, this book provides a pictorial record of the various the various classes of British cruisers in service during the First World War. £24.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


12667. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES.

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


3876. CAMPBELL Vice-Admiral, Gordon.: MY MYSTERY SHIPS.

Hodder & Stoughton. nd (c 1928) xx. + 300pp. Colour frontis. 17 black-and-white photographs.21 illustrations in text. 22x14. Binding VG, contents G+. A 'Q' Ship commander who won the Victoria Cross and three DSO's for his exploits fighting German U-boats during the First World War, gives a vivid account of the dangerous and often suicidal encounters which were fought between disguised armed merchant ships and German submarines. £3.95


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

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


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. £3.95


15922. CARPENTER, Alfred F.B. Captain VC, RN.: THE BLOCKING OF ZEEBRUGGE.

Jenkins 1922 xxiv. + 295pp. 39 ills. 3 drawings. 2 plans. 22x15. An excellent bright and tight copy; Binding & contents VG+.. One of the leading figures in the Zeebrugge raid in 1918, who was subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross for his exploits during the assault, describes the heroic but costly attck on the Belgian port. £6.95


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. £6.95


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

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


6716. CHALMERS Rear-Admiral W.S.: MAX HORTON AND THE WESTERN APPROACHES.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1954 1st. xvi. + 302pp. 23 ills. Plans. 22x14. Binding VG, contents VG+. A biography that is mainly concerned with Horton's career in WW2, in which he took command of the Western Approaches and to win the Battle of the Atlantic decisively. £5.95


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. £3.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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. £11.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Conway. 1995 456pp. Prof ills. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions, virtaually as new - Near-Mint in Fine 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 cost within the uK, but overseas orders will require extra cost. £39.00


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Abacus 2012 436pp. Illustrated. Maps. 19x13. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £4.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


16018. COMPTON-HALL, Richard: THE SUBMARINE PIONEERS

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


18819. COURTNEY G.B.: SBS IN WORLD WAR TWO. The Story of the original Special Boat Section of the Army Commandos.

Robert Hale 1983 1st. xi. + 242pp. Illustrated. 22x15. Above-average ex-library copy with minimal stamps. VG in VG+ d/j. £2.95


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

Sutton 2005 1st ix. + 172pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £19.00


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

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


1384. COWBURN, Philip: THE WARSHIP IN HISTORY.

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


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

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


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

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


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. £7.95


4575. CRAIG, William: THE FALL OF JAPAN.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1968 1st. xiv. + 368pp. 18 ills. Map. Endp maps. 22x14. Hardback. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. This comprehensive and detailed book provides a deeply researched and compelling account of Japan's military operations and diplomatic overtures during the last six weeks preceding the Japanese surrender. £3.95


20247. CRAWFORD, Robert (Foreword): HMS BELFAST

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


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

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


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

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


1535. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES (1980 Edition)

Maritime. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. VG in creased pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


12788. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES (1990/1991 edition)

Maritime. 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


11874. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES (1993/1994 edition)

Maritime. 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:= Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


13820. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 1987/8

Maritime. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


1536. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 1989-90.

Maritime. 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15.An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete guide to ships & aircraft of the Royal Navy. Well illustrated. £1.00


13830. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 1999/2000

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


13834. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 2000/2001

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


13832. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 2003/2004

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


1864. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. (Part 1). Major Ships.

Maritime. nd (c 1989). 103pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Covers battleships, aircraft carriers, aircraft maintenance ships, cruisers and monitors. Gives the specification and a brief chronological record of each vessel listed. Well illustrated. £1.50


12043. CRITCHLEY, Mike & BUSH, Steve.: TO SAIL NO MORE. Part Three

Maritime. nd (c 1999) 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. Unmarked, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This book provides an illustrated record of the many different types of RN ships either laid up or being broken up, from the late 1950s tol the 1970s.. £2.50


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


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


18981. CROIZAT, Victor J.: ACROSS THE REEF. The Amphibious Tracked Vehicle at War.

Arms & Armour 1989 1st. 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. Above-average ex-library copy: VG in VG d/j. £4.95


17861. CUMMING, Alex A.: SIR FRANCIS DRAKE & The Golden Hinde

Jarrold 1987 32pp. 45 illustrations. 26x17. Some pages lightly creased, otherwise VG in VG pictorial card cover. A concise and very well illustrated biography £1.50


15221. CUMMINGS, Damon E. Captain USN: ADMIRAL RICHARD WAINWRIGHT AND THE UNITED STATES FLEET.

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations 1962 1st. xviii. + 266pp. 50 ills. 25x17. An unmarked first edition copy: Fine in Fine navy cloth/gilt binding. £5.95


95. DALLAS M.: THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN ALONSO DE CONTRERAS.

Paragon. 1989. xii. + 193pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This account, taken from the personal diary of Capt de Contreras, a swashbuckling 17th century Spanish sailor/soldier of fortune, offers a very readable and lively account of his adventures - both personal & professional, at sea and on land, over a period of 50 years. £5.95


13170. DALTON, Tony.: BRITISH ROYAL YACHTS. A Complete Illustrated History.

Halsgrove. 2002 1st. viii. + 344pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x27. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. Profusely illustrated with paintings, drawings, plans and photographs, this work provides an unparalleled visual record of every one of the 83 Royal Yachts in service since the restoration of Charles II, and includes those 'vessels of state' effectively used as Royal Yachts prior to 1660. £19.50


939. DAVIES E.L. & GROVE E.J.: THE ROYAL NAVAL COLLEGE DARTMOUTH. 75 Years in Pictures.

Gieves & Hawks. 1980 1st. * . 96pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine in d/j. Records the history of the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, followed by a pictorial section containing 130 captioned photographs of the College and its activities. £4.95


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. £5.95


1544. DAWSON, Lionel. Captain RN.: MEDITERRANEAN MEDLEY.

Rich & Cowan. 1935. xii. + 243pp. 34 ills. 22x14. Some foxing, otherwise contents VG in torn 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. £4.85


7496. DEACON R.: A HISTORY OF THE BRITISH SECRET SERVICE.

Muller. 1969 1st. * viii. + 440pp. 27 ills. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. This authoritative history traces the development and organisation of Intelligence and counter-espionage in the United Kingdom from the reign of Henry VIII to the 1960s. £4.95


21877. DIETRICH--BERRYMAN, Eric, HAMMOND, Charlotte, and WHITE R.E.: PASSPORT NOT REQUIRED. U.S. Volunteers in the Royal Navy, 1939-1941.

Naval Institute Press 2010 1st xix. + 186pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Line new; Near-Mint in d/j £11.50


8755. DIVINE, David.: THE MUTINY AT INVERGORDON.

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 259pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-library. VG in VG d/j. . In this account of the mutiny of the Atlantic Fleet at Invergordon in 1931, the author examines the issues involved, the events of the mutiny itself and its aftermath. £3.95


20390. DIVINE, David.: THE MUTINY AT INVERGORDON.

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 259pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG d/j. . In this account of the mutiny of the Atlantic Fleet at Invergordon in 1931, the author examines the issues involved, the events of the mutiny itself and its aftermath. £4.95


1294. DIXON, Conrad.: SHIPS OF THE VICTORIAN NAVY.

Ashford. 1987 1st. vii. + 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover.This book features some 48 full-colour, full-page reproductions of lithographs by a Portsmouth artist, William Mitchell (1845-1914), who was commissioned by ships' officers to portray their commands. Each superb picture is accompanied by a biography of the vessel concerned. The book comprises illustrations of 18 ironclads, 3 battleships, 3 line of battle ships, 2 cruisers, 4 frigates, 9 corvettes, 3 troopships, and several smaller vessels. £6.95


21231. DIXON, Thomas Benjamin: THE ENEMY FOUGHT SPLENDIDLY: Being the 1914-15 Diary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands and its Aftermath by Surgeon T.B.Dixon RNVR of HMS Kent.

Blandford. 1983 1st. * x. + 96pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimal stamps. VG in VG d/j. . HMS Kent took part in the Battle of the Falkland Islands where she sank the German cruiser Nurnberg after a hard stern chase. The author, who was a junior surgeon in Kent, gives a vivid eye-witness account of the battle and the subsequent search for the cruiser Dresden - the only German ship to escape the battle - which blew herself up when she was eventually discovered three months later by the Kent and Glasgow. £2.95


5059. DORRIAN James.G.: STORMING ST. NAZAIRE

Cooper. 1998 1st. 304pp. 43 ills. 7 maps/diags.24x16. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. . Fine in d/j. The spectacular raid by combined British forces on the French port of St.Nazaire in March 1942, was directed primarily against the large dock and harbour installations. The author has chosen to see this extraordinary exploit not just through the eyes of brasshats and the politicians but through the eyes of the men who took part in it, particularly those whose fate was to carry ou the orders rather than give them. This lends his narrative an immediacy that bare recitation of the facts could not convey. Of course, the book also looks at the planning of the raid and in particular, covers the selection and subsequent conversion of HMS Campbeltown in full detail. The exploits of the little ships and their crews is very well covered £6.95


20954. DOWER, John: JAPAN IN WAR AND PEACE. Essays on History, Race and Culture.

HarperCollins 1993 1st x. + 368pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


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 VG+ 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


20188. DUFFY, Michael: THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Volume VI.

Ashgate/Navy Records Society. 2003 xvi + 464pp. 12 ills. 23x15. . Navy blue cloth binding, gilt titles & motif. An unmarked copylike new - binding and contents Near-Mint. . Coverage includes:- The Bayonne Galleys - The Armada Correspondence in Cotton MSS Otho E VII & E 1X - Edmund Dummer's Account of the General Progress & Advancement of His Mjesty's New Dock & Yard at Plymouth, December 1694 - Letters from Admiral Lord Collingwood 1794-1809 - The Public Order Book of Vice Admiral Lord Nelson, Commander-in-Chief of a Squadron of Ships & Vessels Employed on a Particular Service, July-October, 1801 - The Journal of Louis Parsons, 1882-1901 - The Letters of Captain Francis Starkie Clayton on the Australia Station, 1885-8 - Dudley Pound in the Grand Fleet, 1914-15. - On Royal Duty: HMS Aurora's report of Proceedings, 1945. £12.50


9788. DUNHAM, Roger .C.: SPY SUB. A Top Secret Mission to the Bottom of the Pacific.

Airlife. 1996 1st UK. X. + 222pp. Ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This is an account of a secret mission made by a U.S.Navy nuclear submarine to search for a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine that had disappeared in the depths of the Pacific. The author, who was a crew member of the American nuclear submarine ordered to find it, describes the working-up of his boat, the various drills and trials, life aboard, and the search for the sunken Soviet submarine £5.95


16070. DYKE, David Hart: FOUR WEEKS IN MAY. The Loss of HMS Coventry A Captain's Story.

Atlantic Books. 2007 1st. xxvi. + 272pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j-Fine d/j. £4.95


16014. EBBERT, Jean & HALL, Marie-Beth: CROSSED CURRENTS. Navy Women from WWI to Tailhook.

Brassey's 1992 1st. xx. + 321pp. Illustrated.24x16. An unmarked copy, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


17348. EDDY, Paul., LINKLATER, Magnus., GILLMAN, Peter:: THE FALKLANDS WAR. The Full Story by The SundayTimes Insight Team

Sphere. 1982, . 274pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x14. VG in VG pictorial card cover. £1.50


1552. EDWARDS K. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: THE NAVY TO-DAY.

Blackie. 1942. 206pp. 27 ills. 22x16. Binding and contents VG. This excellent wartime survey of the Royal Navy describes and illustrates the different types of warships and examines how the Navy is manned and run. £3.95


20993. EDWARDS, Bernard: BEWARE RAIDERS! German Surface Raiders in the Second World War.

Leo Cooper 2001 1st. 216pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. £6.95


14609. EDWARDS, Bernard.: DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. Near-Fine in Near-Mint d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £4.95


3069. EDWARDS, Bernard.: DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £4.95


13908. EDWARDS, Bernard.: DONITZ AND THE WOLF PACKS.

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. Some annotations & highlights to text, o/w G+ in Near-Fine d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £2.95


17259. EDWARDS, Bernard:: ATTACK & SINK. The Battle of the Atlantic. Summer 1941

Cooper 2002 . 225pp. Illustrated. Map. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Sixty-three merchant ships set sail from Nova Scotia at the time when German U-boats were in full cry. The escort one one destroyer and three corvettes was hopelessly outclassed when the battle for SC42 commenced. The battle lasted for 7 days and covered 1,200 miles of ocean. This book describe the battle in great detail, enriched with first-hand accounts of the participants of both sides £5.95


8767. EDWARDS, Kenneth.: THE MUTINY AT INVERGORDON.

Putnam. 1937 1st. xvi. + 425pp. Endpaper maps. 22x15. Spots of foxing to endpapers and edges, otherwise binding & contents VG. The book begins by describing the mutinies in the Royal Navy during the first 30 years of the 20th century, before offering an exhaustive examination of the causes of the Invergordon Mutiny of 1931, followed by a complete and very detailed account of each phase of the mutiny itself, including the Admiralty's subsequent treatment of naval officer's who were involved in the dispute, £5.95


19666. ELLIOTT, Colin: DISCOVERING ARMADA BRITAIN. A Journey in Search of Sites, Relics and Remains which tell the Story of the Defeat of the Spanish Armada 400 years ago.

David & Charles. 1987 1st. 176pp. Illustrated 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimal stamps; Binding & contents VG. £2.50


14668. ELLIOTT, Peter.: AMERICAN DESTROYER ESCORTS OF WORLD WAR 2.

Almark 1974 1st. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x21 No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG pictorial card cover.. The story of the famous 'DEs' in the U.S. Navy, Royal Navy, and Allied service. Over 550 of the 'DEs' were completed of which 78 were transferred to the Royal Navy. The book gives the background of their design, design development, specifications, alterations and additions, British alterations, gun & torpedo armament, A/S equipment, war losses, etc. £5.95


7377. ELLIS, Chris: FAMOUS SHIPS OF WORLD WAR 2.

Blandford. 1976 1st. 210pp. Prof ills. 19x13. An unmarked copy- Fine in Fine d/j. The variety of ships featured are representative of the many types of classes of ship involved in WW2. The first part illlustrates in colour 71 different ships accompanied by brief details of the vessel concerned, and importantly, many of the pictures show the ships in their camouflage schemes. The second part gives a biography of each of the 71 ships illustrated, describing the ship's design background, its armament, armour, machinery, and salient features, followed by its wartime history and fate. Further chapters deal with wartime colour schemes, and schematic camouflage patterns (line drawings). £2.95


18350. ELLUL, Joseph: 1565 THE GREAT SIEGE OF MALTA

Joseph Ellul, Malta. 1992 1st, 68pp. Illustrated. 21x 26. An unmarked copy, like new' Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


14564. ENDACOTT, Andy.: NAVAL HERITAGE IN THE WEST. Part I.

Privately published. 1986 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 26x20 Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Well over 70 photographs accompanied by informative captions, provide a pictorial record of warships, important events, and life in Plymouth and Devonport between the 1890s and 1920s. £2.95


17327. ENEVER, Ted:: BRITAIN'S BEST KEPT SECRET. Ultra's Base at Bletchley Park

Sutton 1999 3rd Edition, Revised & expanded. . vi. + 106pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. As new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover £2.95


8724. ENGHOLM F.W.: THE STORY OF HMS VICTORY.

Drummond. 1944 1st. 55pp. Prof ills. 25x18. No writing or inscriptions Near-Fine in VG d/j. . An excellent concise history of Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, from the laying of her keel to date. The striking and beautiful illustrations by Kay Stewart are a special feature of this book. £3.95


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. £4.95


12570. ENRIGHT, Joseph F. Captain USN: . SHINANO! The Sinking of Japan’s Secret Supership.

Bodley Head. 1987 1st UK. Xviii. + 250pp. 30 ills. Maps, plans & diagrams. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


20171. ESTES, Kenneth W, Lieut-Col US Marine Corps: THE MARINE OFFICER'S GUIDE. Fifth Edition

Naval Institute Press 1985 xv. + 523pp. Illustrated. 23x16. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial hardback cover. £6.95


195. EVANS, Admiral Sir Edward R.G.R.: SOUTH WITH SCOTT.

Collins. no date (c 1948) xii. + 284pp. 31 photographs by Henry Ponting. Folding map. 22x15. Spots of light foxing to edges, no writing or inscriptions. VG in. G+ d/j. Evans was second-in-command to Scott during his last expedition to the Antarctic and took charge of the undertaking after the death of Scott. £3295.00


19346. EVANS, Admiral Sir Edward R.G.R: ADVENTURE, YOUTH AND DUTY.

Frederick Warne. no date 1937. 48pp. Illustrated. 18x12 VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. Adapted fro m the Rectorial Address, Aberdeen University, and the Informal Address to the Matriculated Sudents, Aberdeen University, 3rd March 1937. £2.95


20060. EVANS, George: THE LANDFALL STORY. The D-Day Veteran that lives on as a unique floating club.

George Evans 1972 1st. 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. Ex-library, usual stamps, contents VG in G d/j. £3.95


18748. EWART, Evelyn C.: VICTOR ALEXANDER EWART. A Memoir

Privately printed 1921. 87pp. Tissue-guarded Frontis. 19x13. Navy blue cloth binding with gilt titles and panel. Some light foxing otherwise binding & contents VG+. A memoir of Victor Alexander Ewart, a young naval officer, who was lost when his ship HMS Queen Mary was sunk in the Battle of Jutland. £8.95


16552. FABB, John & CASSIN-SCOTT, Jack: UNIFORMS OF TRAFALGAR.

Batsford. 1977 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in VG+ d/j. An illustrated survey of the uniforms worn at Trafalgar, described rank by rank and nation by nation - Britain, France and Spain, from uniforms of admiral in full dress, through each rank in full dress and undress versions, down to ordinary seaman. £5.95


8494. FABB, John & CASSIN-SCOTT, Jack: UNIFORMS OF TRAFALGAR.

Batsford. 1977 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. An illustrated survey of the uniforms worn at Trafalgar, described rank by rank and nation by nation - Britain, France and Spain, from uniforms of admiral in full dress, through each rank in full dress and undress versions, down to ordinary seaman. £4.95


3451. FABB, John. & McGOWAN A.C.: THE VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN NAVY. From Old Photographs.

Blandford. 1986 144pp. Prof ills. 25x20 Previous owner's bookplate. .Near- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The earliest pictures in the book are of sailor's who fought at Trafalgar, the latest are of the men who were to take part in the First World War. The period covered by these photographs in fact witnessed the greater and more widespread naval changes than any other, before or since, and it is this fact which makes these photographs so valuable historically, as a graphic source, apart from their obvious pictorial attractiveness. Life at Sea, Training, Campaigns, The Royal Marines, Leisure, Personalities, and Uniforms are just some of the themes into which the 172 photographs have been divided £4.95


18752. FISHER, Richard: WITH THE FRENCH MINESWEEPERS.

Selwyn & Blount 1945 1st. 175pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions:- Black cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding & contents VG+. An RNVR officer who was attached to the French minesweepers as a liaison officer at Cherbourg and then at Brest, describes his experiences during the critical period of May-June 1940. £3.95


17112. FITZSIMONS, Bernard:: WARSHIPS & SEA BATTLES OF WORLD WAR I.

Phoebus. 1973, . 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in torn d/j. A very well illustrated review of the various types warships which fought in the First World War, together with details of the major actions they fought. £5.95


11175. FLANNERY, Tim. ( Editor).: THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JOHN NICOL, MARINER. 1776-1801.

Canongate. 2000. 198pp. Frontis. Map. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions. - Fine in vg+ pictorial card cover. First published in 1822, this account by John Nicol offers a first-hand account of the life of a seaman during the 18th century, who served with the Royal Navy and Merchant Service. Nicol was on the first ship to Hawaii after the murder of Cook, visited China in 1790, served in the Lady Juliana which took a cargo of female convicts to Australia, and was present at the battle of Cape St. Vincent. £3.95


17782. FLEMING, Pat: D-DAY. 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NORMANDY LANDINGS. The Official Guide to Anniversary Events.

Southern Newspapers December 1, 1993 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £6.95


21314. FLEMING. Peter.: OPERATION SEALION

Pan. 2003 333pp. Illustrated. 20x13. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Originally published under the title "Invasion 1940", this book provides a detailed account of the proposed German invasion of Britain in 1940, and the British counter-measures. Also gives the reasons for British naval dispositions. £2.95


17086. FORESTER C.S:: THE SHIP

Clipper Books 1943. . 191pp. 20x14. Hardback bindingrubbed & marked, otherwise contents VG. £3.00


20573. FORRESTAL E.P. Vice Admiral USN: ADMIRAL RAYMOND A SPRUANCE, USN. A Study in Command

Department of the Navy, Washington. 1966 1st xxv. + 275pp. Profusely illustrated. Charts. 25x18. Navy blue cloth binding with gilt titles and motif. No writing or inscriptions; Binding Near-Fine, contents Fine. £15.00


12794. FRACCAROLI, Aldo: RN ZARA / Heavy Cruiser 1929-1941. (Warship Profile No.17).

Profile Publications 1972. 25pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Near- Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of the Italian cruiser Zara which was sunk by in the Battle of Matapan. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour. £3.95


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

Hutchinson. 1941 1st. 320pp. 16 ills. 22x14. Covers slightly faded, o/w VG. A historical review of Britain's sea power together with an account of the Royal Navy in World War 2. £2.95


21588. FRANKS, Norman: DARK SKY, DEEP WATER. First-Hand Reflections on the Anti-U-Boat War in WWII.

Grub St. 1999. * iv. + 218pp. 95 ills. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The conflict between aircraft and U-boat in WW2 was a desperate one, fought nowhere near as fiercely as over the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. Packed with first hand accounts from both sides, this book vividly describes the battles fought between Allied airmen and German or Italian submarines during the war. Well illustrated. £4.95


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 hardback copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The conflict between aircraft and U-boat in WW2 was a desperate one, fought nowhere near as fiercely as over the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. Packed with first hand accounts from both sides, this book vividly describes the battles fought between Allied airmen and German or Italian submarines during the war. Well illustrated. £5.95


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

Norstedt & Bonnier. Nd (c1960). Second Edition, enlarged & revised. 84pp. Prof ills. 28x21. Fine in VG+ d/j. This large-format and profusely illustrated book tells the historical background to the disaster of the warship Vasa which sank in Stockholm harbour in 1628, before recounting the attempts at salvage during the 17th century, the rediscovery of the wreck, and the ultimately successful salvage operations which began in the late 1950s. £4.95


8800. FRANZEN Anders: THE WARSHIP VASA. Deep Diving and Marine Archaeology in Sweden.

Norstedt & Bonnier. Nd (c1962). Fourth Edition, enlarged & revised. 84pp. Prof ills. 28x21. Near-Fine in VG d/j. This large-format and profusely illustrated book tells the historical background to the disaster of the warship Vasa which sank in Stockholm harbour in 1628, before recounting the attempts at salvage during the 17th century, the rediscovery of the wreck, and the ultimately successful salvage operations which began in the late 1950s. £3.95


9009. FRERE-COOK, Gervaise MACKSEY, Kenneth: THE GUINNESS HISTORY OF SEA WARFARE.

Guinness. nd (1975). 245pp. Prof ills. Endp diagrams. 24x19. Lacks title page, otherwise VG in VG d/j. . A useful and informative compendium of information of naval history offering in chronological order not only the details and the outcome of naval campaigns and battles, but also describing the naval inventions, technology, and weapons of each age. Profusely illustrated. £3.85


11137. FREWEN, Oswald.: SAILOR'S SOLILOQUY

Hutchinson. 1961 1st. 260pp. Ills. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. Frewen joined Eton in 1900, moved to Britannia at Dartmouth in 1903, and joined his first ship HMS Hannibal in 1904. These memoirs, written from his diaries takes his naval career up to 1910. Frewen was something of a rebel in the navy, and there is enough spice in his comments on service life to suggest that he could be something of a thorn in the flesh of their Lordships. It would seem that he backed the wrong horse in the Fisher - Beresford quarrel, which may have some bearing on his early retirement in 1919, from a navy which, basically he loved. £5.95


18559. FREWEN, Oswald.: SAILOR'S SOLILOQUY

Hutchinson. 1961 1st. 260pp. Ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions.- Fine in VG d/j. Frewen joined Eton in 1900, moved to Britannia at Dartmouth in 1903, and joined his first ship HMS Hannibal in 1904. These memoirs, written from his diaries takes his naval career up to 1910. Frewen was something of a rebel in the navy, and there is enough spice in his comments on service life to suggest that he could be something of a thorn in the flesh of their Lordships. It would seem that he backed the wrong horse in the Fisher - Beresford quarrel, which may have some bearing on his early retirement in 1919, from a navy which, basically he loved. £6.95


15840. FRIEDMAN, Norman: SUBMARINE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.

Conway. 1984 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 28x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. This authoritative book covers submarine warfare; submarine design; development from its earliest days; propulsion, diving and submerged manoeuvrability; sensors, weapons and tactics; modern anti-submarine warfare. Chapters are headed Stealth - The Nature of Submarine Warfare: Design Constraints & Compromises: The Era of the Submersible 1905-1945: The Fast Submarine: Postwar Development in the West: Soviet Views: Submarines in the Third World: Diving & Underwater Machinery: Propulsion - Conventional & Nuclear: Sensors & Communications: Weapons & Tactics: The Submarine's Enemy - The Modern ASW. £22.00


15816. FRIEDMAN, Norman: MODERN WARSHIP. Design and Development.

Conway Maritime 1979 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


16356. FRIEDMAN, Norman: MODERN WARSHIP. Design and Development.

Conway Maritime 1979 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. £5.95


20742. FROST, Wesley: GERMAN SUBMARINE WARFARE. A Study of its Methods and Spirit. Including THE CRIME OF THE "LUSITANIA". A Record of Observations and Evidence.

Appleton 1918 1st. xv. + 243pp. 8 illustrations. 19x13. Hardback edition.Green cloth binding slightly rubbed, contents VG. £7.95


11976. FROUDE, James Anthony..: ENGLISH SEAMEN IN THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY

Longmans Green. 1897. 309pp. 19x14. Spine slightly faded (titles bright), otherwise contents VG. . The nine chapters are headed:- The Sea Cradle of the Reformation: John Hawkins & the African Slave Trade: Sir John Hawkins & Philip The Second : Drake's Voyage Round the World: Parties in the State: The Great Expedition to the West Indies: Attack on Cadiz: Sailing of the Armada: Defeat of the Armada. £3.95


21414. FURBRINGER, Werner. (Translated by Geoffrey Brooke).: FIPS. Legendary U-Boat Commander 1915-1918.

Cooper. 1999 1st. x. + 146pp. 16 ills. Map. 24x16. Well-above average ex-library, with minimal stamps. VG in Fine d/j. This remarkable book, first published in Germany in the 1930s, and now translated into English, recounts the wartime exploits of Werner (Fips) Furbringer who was born in 1888 & lived to the age of 94. He served throughout the Great War in the U-Boat arm of the Imperial german Navy, first as watchkeeping officer aboard U-20, before being given his first command in April 1915. He continued to operate out of Bruges U-Boat Base until his command was sunk and he was taken prisoner in July 1918. £2.95


16360. GABLER, Ulrich: U-BOOTBAU

Whr & Wissen 1978 140pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x22. VG in VG d/j. German text. Studies the technical aspects of submarine construction and operation. £6.95


3196. GALANTIN I.J. Admiral USN.: TAKE HER DEEP! A Submarine against Japan in World War II.

Unwin. 1988 1st UK . * . 262pp. 39 ills. Endp maps. 24x16. An Unmarked copy; Fine in G+ d/j. The commander of the USS Halibut gives a graphic account of her wartime career, in which she was subjected to a prolonged depth-charge attack of such appalling ferocity, that although she managed to survive, it was her last mission, being damaged to severely that she was sent home for good £7.95


14696. GALLERY Daniel V. Rear-Admiral USN.: WE CAPTURED A U-BOAT.

Popular Book Club. nd (c 1958). 245pp. 9 ills. Map. 19x13. Contents tanned, otherwise VG in VG d/j. Gallery commanded an American Task Force, an anti-submarine group. Off the coast of Africa they attacked and captured U-505 commanded by Harald Lange, which they towed 1,700 miles back to the USA. The prize was of inestimable valur to the Allies yielding among other things, the secret radio code used by the Germans in dircting their U-boat operations. Although mainly concerned with the capture of the U-505, the book also gives a detailed account of the U-boat's wartime history, from its first patrol to its eventual capture. The U-505 is an exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science. £2.95


20406. GANNON, Michael: BLACK MAY. The Epic Story of the Allied Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1943.

HarperCollins 1998 1st . xxviii. + 492pp. 43 ills. 24 x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition This book tells the story of the month May 1943, when the Allies finally and decisively gained the upper hand in the Battle of the Atlantic. In the course of that month the Allies sank 41 U-boats and damaged another 37 and Admiral Doenitz was forced to withdraw the surviving boats from the fray. It describes the hundreds of separate engagements that took place in the course of the month in vivid detail, drawing on archive records as well as personal recollections from both sides. £7.95


11913. 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; VG in Near-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


1181. GANNON, Michael: BLACK MAY. The Epic Story of the Allied Defeat of the German U-Boats in May 1943.

Aurum 1998 1st. * . xxviii. + 492pp. 43 ills. 24 x16. Near-Fine in VG d/j. Hardback cover. This book tells the story of the month May 1943, when the Allies finally and decisively gained the upper hand in the Battle of the Atlantic. In the course of that month the Allies sank 41 U-boats and damaged another 37 and Admiral Doenitz was forced to withdraw the surviving boats from the fray. It describes the hundreds of separate engagements that took place in the course of the month in vivid detail, drawing on archive records as well as personal recollections from both sides. £7.50


12607. GANNON, Michael: OPERATION DRUMBEAT.

Harper & Row 1990 1st. . Xxii. + 490pp. 3 maps. Endpaper maps. Diagrams. 34 ills. 24x16 Hardback edition. Above -average ex-library, clean & bright' title page pasted to endpaper; no visible stamps. VG in VG+ d/j. ‘Operation Drumbeat’ was the code for the first German submarine assault against the United States in WW2. The book focuses on U-123, the first successful submarine in the assault force, and on her commander, Reignhard Hardegan, who sank 19 ships on two American patrols. Also covered are the other ‘Drumbeat’ U-boats, two of which operated in Canadian waters in the first 6 months of 1942. The U-boats sank nearly 400 ships in Navy protected waters off the American East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean, at the cost of only six U-boats sunk. 7 £4.95


20167. GANNON, Michael: OPERATION DRUMBEAT.

Harper Perennial 1991 . Xxii. + 490pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. An account of Germany's little known U-boat campaign against merchant shipping along the North American Atlantic coast during the first six months of 1942. It also documents the failure of the US Navy to meet the German attack. 'Operation Drumbeat' was the code for the first German submarine assault against the United States in WW2. The book focuses on U-123, the first successful submarine in the assault force, and on her commander, Reinhard Hardegan, who sank 19 ships on two American patrols. Also covered are the other 'Drumbeat' U-boats, two of which operated in Canadian waters in the first 6 months of 1942. The U-boats sank nearly 400 ships in Navy protected waters off the American East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean, at the cost of only six U-boats sunk. 7 £3.95


6710. GARDINER R. (Editor).: WARSHIP 1992. Volume XVI. An Annual Publication Devoted to the Design, Development and Service History of the World's Combat Ships.

Conway. 1992. 256pp. Prof ills. 28x22. Virtually like new. Mint in Fine d/j.. Feature articles include: Japan's Proto-Battlecruisers: Sverige Class Coastal Defence Ships: Le Hardi Class; Second World War Cruisers: Allied Warships in German Hands: Kormoran versus Sydney: Japanese Special Attack Weapons, etc, etc. £59.00


6711. GARDINER R. (Editor).: WARSHIP 1993. Volume XVII. An Annual Publication Devoted to the Design, Development and Service History of the World's Combat Ships.

Conway. 1993. 256pp. Prof ills. 28x21. Virtiually as new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. Feature articles include: Super-Dreadnoughts: The Orion Battleship Family: The First Hunter-Killers (British 'R' Class Submarines 1917): Technical Change in the RN at the end of the First World war: French Flotilla Programme 1922: The Admiral Scheer at War: the Japanese Akizuki Class: USS Triton, etc, etc. £50.00


21362. GARDINER, Juliet: "OVERPAID, OVERSEXED, & OVER HERE". The American GI in World War II Britain.

Canopy Books. 1992 1st. 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG d/j. £11.50


19678. GARDINER, Juliet: D-DAY. Those Who Were There.

Collins & Brown 1994 1st. 191pp. Illustrated. Map. 25x18. An unmarked copy., like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


16157. GARDINER, Leslie: THE ROYAL OAK COURTS MARTIAL.

Blackwood 1965 1st .xi. + 258pp. 6 illustrations. 22x14. Odd spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise binding G+, contents VG. An incident which had dire consequences for three naval officers occurred in 1928 at Malta, when Rear-Admiral Collard swore at Bandmaster Barnacle during a dance on board the battleship Royal Oak. What started as a seemingly trivial incident escalated in a courts martial for Royal Oak's captain and commander, the placing on the retired list of a Rear-Admiral, and blighted the prospects of Roger Keyes, C-in-C Mediterranean, of becoming a future First Sea Lord. £3.95


15252. GARDINER, Leslie: THE ROYAL OAK COURTS MARTIAL.

Blackwood 1965 1st .xi. + 258pp. 6 illustrations. 22x14. Binding & contents VG+. An incident which had dire consequences for three naval officers occurred in 1928 at Malta, when Rear-Admiral Collard swore at Bandmaster Barnacle during a dance on board the battleship Royal Oak. What started as a seemingly trivial incident escalated in a courts martial for Royal Oak's captain and commander, the placing on the retired list of a Rear-Admiral, and blighted the prospects of Roger Keyes, C-in-C Mediterranean, of becoming a future First Sea Lord. £3.95


442. GARDINER, Robert: FLEET BATTLE AND BLOCKADE. The French Revolutionary War 1793-1797.

Naval Institute 1996 1st 192pp. Prof ills. 30x25. As new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Describes in vivid detail the naval encounters fought by the British during the French Revolutionary War from the outbreak of hostilities through to the mutinies and the battle of Camperdown in 1797. It examines the combatants from the officer corps to below deck, and technical innovations such as fireships to explain why Britain continued to develop into such a formidable naval power. Illustrated with a wonderful collection of around 300 prints, drawings and models, the book offers a balanced view of naval naval warfare worked during the Revolutionary period and the reasons for Britain's success £14.00


11376. GARDINER, Robert: NELSON AGAINST NAPOLEON. From the Nile to Copenhagen, 1798 - 1801.

Caxton 2001 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. The period covered in this volume saw the frustration of Napoleon's destiny before Acre, and which included two of N elson's greatest victories, the Nile and Copenhagen. Very well illustrated. £14.00


11375. GARDINER, Robert: THE CAMPAIGN OF TRAFALGAR 1803 - 1805.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Charts all the major naval events of 1803 -1805. Profusely illustrated. £8.95


17923. GARDINER, Robert: WARSHIPS OF THE NAPOLEONIC ERA.

Chatham - Blueprint Series 1999 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. An unmarked copy, almost like new:- Mint in Fine d/j. £25.00


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

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x25. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This volume, with the emphasis on eye-witness and contemporary material, provides an authoritative account of the Naval War of 1812. Illustrated with around 300 images, mostly contemporary. £7.95


11001. GARDINER, Robert.: THE FIRST FRIGATES. Nine-Pounder and Twelve-Pounder Frigates, 1748-1815.

Conway. 1992 1st. 126pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and with draughts. 27x27 Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. The evolution of the frigate is described in detail, as follows: Part I is a design history, looking at all the characteristics of each class and the influences on them. It covers the 28-gun ships and those 32-gun and 36-gun Fifth Rates armed with 12pdr guns. Part II deals with the general aspects of the ships, including general arrangements & fittings, appearance & modifications, armament, masting and rigging, performance under sail, etc, etc. £56.00


3539. GARDINER, Robert. (Edior).: WARSHIP 1989. Volume XIII. An Annual Publication Devoted to the Design, Development and Service History of the World's Combat Ships.

Conway. 1989. 255pp. Prof ills. 28x21. As new:- Mint in Near-Mint d/j .This is the first annual edition of Warship, after 12 years as a quarterly publication. Feature articles include - USS Olympia: The First "Flowers": Royal Navy Anti-Aircraft Ships - Naval & Mercantile Conversions 1934-1943. MTB-102: The Snking of the Yamato: Completing the Last Battleship (Jean Bart), etc, etc. £15.00


3540. GARDINER, Robert. (Editor),: WARSHIP 1990. Volume XIV. An Annual Publication Devoted to the Design, Performance and service History of the World's Combat Ships.

Conway. 1990 1st. 255pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy, almost like new:- Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Feature articles include - Chapman's Frigates: Ramming (19th century battle tactic): USS Oregon: Engadine at Jutland: The Weird Sisters (Courageous & Glorious): The Yorktown Class: The Midget Submarine attacks on the Tirpitz, etc, etc. £15.00


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

Conway. 1991. 256pp. Prof ills. 28x21. As new: Mint in Near-Mint in 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. £20.00


21826. GATES, William G: THE PORTSMOUTH THAT HAS PASSED. A Panorama of a Thousand Years. With a Glimpse of Gosport.

Milestone 1987 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. An excellent hadback edition without any writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. £9.00


2963. GAY, Franco. & GAY, Valerio.: THE CRUISER BARTOLOMEO COLLEONI. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1987 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new; Mint in d/j. Arguably the fastest cruiser ever built, with a trial speed of nearly 40 knots, the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni was sunk in the Mediterranean in a famous duel with the Australian cruiser Sydney in 1940. This volume features a full description of the ships and her weapons, followed by a pictorial section containing over 20 photographs and 300 drawings, with descriptive keys, of ebvery detail of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, armament, rig, fire control, fittings, boats and aircraft £17.50


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. £8.95


16960. GEORGE, James L.:: HISTORY OF WARSHIPS: From Ancient Times to the Twenty-First Century

Constable 1999 1st.. Constable 1999 1st.. xvi. + 353pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy Maroon cloth gilt binding and contents Fine. (no dustjacket). £5.95


9787. GIBBONS, Tony (General Editor).: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SHIPS. Over 1500 Military and Civilian Ships from 5000BC to the Present Day.

Amber 2001 1st. 544pp. Prof ills. 29x23. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Covers the history of each of the 1,500 ships, with details of battles fought and the significance of its design and construction. Lavishly illustrated with colour and black-and-white photographs, colour artworks, and cutaway views of ships. £9.95


19101. GIEVE, James: THE ROYAL NAVY AS A PROFESSION and Notes for the Guidance of a Young Officer in the Early Days of His First Appointment.

Gieve, Matthews & Seagrove.. no date c 1920/30s 58pp. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine grey stiff boards. With separate 'With Compliments' slip from James Gieve. £3.95


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

Maritime 2002 1st. Maritime 2002 1st.. 128pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 21x28. Fine in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


5434. GLENTON, Robert: THE ROYAL OAK AFFAIR.

Cooper. 1991 1st. vii. + 191pp. 10 ills. 24x16.. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. .An incident which had dire consequences for three naval officers occurred in 1928 at Malta, when Rear-Admiral Collard swore at Bandmaster Barnacle during a dance on board the battleship Royal Oak. What started as a seemingly trivial incident escalated in a courts martial for Royal Oak's captain and commander, the placing on the retired list of a Rear-Admiral, and blighted the prospects of Roger Keyes, C-in-C Mediterranean, of becoming a future First Sea Lord. £4.95


312. GOODMAN S.V. & TEAGUE D.C.: THE MARITIME FORCES OF NATO 1973-1983. Volume I.

Baron Jay. 1983 1st. vii. + 197pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This comprehensive book lists more than 700 ships in some 126 classes and covers the major vessels of the Nato naval forces (1973-1983), providing completion dates, displacement, dimensions, armament, electronics, sonar, machinery, speed, range, and crew, etc, of each class or ship. Profusely illustrated. ¦7.00 £3.55


3794. GOODMAN, Sydney: FIGHTING MERCHANTMAN. British Merchant Shipping at War from World War One to the Falklands.

Halsgrove. 2001 1st. 159pp. Prof ills. 30x21. As new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Around 170 merchant ships are illustrated in this book, several of which have been depicted with two photographs. Of the 250 photographs appearing in this book, few have ever before been published. They have been selected to provide a wide range of vessel type, from wooden-hulled yacht to large tankers, and many are shown in their wartime guise; ie, as hospital ships, in camouflage, in grey paint, as minesweepers, landing ships, RFA's etc, etc. £9.95


19924. GOODWIN, Peter: THE BOMB VESSEL GRANADO 1742.. (Anatomy of the Ship).

Conway 1989 1st. 125pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x26. Virtually like new:- Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Granado was a bomb vessel, ketch-rigged and designed for laying siege from the sea and were built to accomodate huge and heavay mortars with their tremendous recoils. A brief outline of the development of bomb vessels is followed by an in-depth description of the Granado herself and account of her career. . This volume features a full description which outlines the design and building of the ship and details of her career.;Pictorial section depicting the model of Granado in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail - general arrangements,hull construction, decoration, masts & yards, rigging & sails, armament & fittings. £29.00


14778. GORDON, Ed.: PEPPERPOT ! The Penelope in World War Two.

Robert Hale. 1985 1st. 222pp. 31 illustrations. 2 maps. 22x14. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Fine; Spine of dustjacket faded (titles bright), but VG. The wartime history of HMS Penelope. A good biography of a hard worked cruiser which saw service in Norway, where she was damaged and in the Mediterranean, where she won many battle honours, notably while serving with Force K. £79.00


3359. GOSS J.W.: BRITISH WARSHIPS 1975.

Marinart. 1975 1st. 88pp. Prof ills. 15x10. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated and informative pocket-book gives details of every British warship in service at date, together with brief descriptions of the various classes. £1.00


12389. GOSS J.W.: NATO NAVIES (Part One). Third Series

Marinart. 1977 1st. 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x10. Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Gives details of the ships belonging to the navies of West Germany, Holland and Denmark, which collectively formed NATO's Baltic Fleet, Well illustrated. £1.50


15676. GRAHAM, Gerald S.: THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE WAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.

National Maritime Museum/HMSO. 1976 24pp. Illustrated. 2 Maps. 20x21. An unmarked copy:-Fine in pictorial card cover. A well-illustrated concise history £1.50


14825. GRAHAM, Winston: THE SPANISH ARMADAS.

Collins 1972 1st. 288pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. VG+ in G+ d/j. £6.95


443. GRAVES C.: LIFE-LINE.

Heinemann. 1941. vi. + 238pp. 16 ills. 19x13. Titles faded, binding slightly rubbed and spots of foxing. otherwise contents G.. A war reporter describes various events of the war at sea gathered from his own personal observations in convoy escorts & destroyers, North Sea convoys, Channel convoys, and in the North Western Approaches. He also describes life on board corvettes, submarines & destroyers, and various actions concerning MTBs and trawlers. £2.50


6708. GRAY Randal. (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume VIII.

Conway. 1984 1st. 288pp. Profusely illuistrated. 25x19. A superb unmarked copy in maroon cloth binding with gilt titles. Near-Mint ( no dustjacket). Publisher's hardback bound edition of WARSHIP numbers 29 - 30 - 31 -32. Contents include: The Chinese Battleships : HMS Unicorn : British Naval Guns : RN 77ft Elco Boats : Lesser Known Warships of the Kriegsmarine: The Last Super Destroyers ( Mogador & Kleber Classes) : Marconi Class Submarines at War: Graf Zeppelin: Type II U-Boat: Arethusa Class Cruisers: Japanese 'Kaibokan' Escorts: S-Boats at War: Stealth & HMS Savage, etc, etc. £21.50


20260. GRAY, Colin S. & BARNETT, Roger W.. (Editors): SEA POWER AND STRATEGY

Tri-Service Press 1989 xiv. + 396pp. 24x16. Parts of the text have been neatly highlighted / underlined, otherwise contents G in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


19722. GRAY, Edwyn: CAPTAIN'S OF WAR.

Cooper. 1988. x. + 275pp. 17 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Describes the wartime exploits of 17 submarine commanders, British - German - American - Japanese - Polish - Italian, who found death or glory - sometimes both - beneath the sea. £4.95


3118. GRAY, Edwyn: CAPTAIN'S OF WAR.

Cooper. 1988. x. + 275pp. 17 ills. 24x16. Ex-library with minimal stamps. G+ in G+ d/j. Describes the wartime exploits of 17 submarine commanders, British - German - American - Japanese - Polish - Italian, who found death or glory - sometimes both - beneath the sea. £2.95


3848. GRAY, Edwyn: FEW SURVIVED. A Comprehensive Survey of Submarine Accidents and Disasters.

Cooper. 1986 1st. * 260pp. 31 ills. 24x16. Ex-library, minimal stamps, ; G+ in permanently affixed d/j. j.Describes every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the mid-1980s. It is, however, very far from being a list of what sunk where, when and why, for the author examines most of the important sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing the attempts made at rescuing the crew of the vessel. Appendices include the most complete and accurate list of submarine disasters ever printed, updated to June 1985 £3.50


7271. GREENWOOD, Sydney.: STOKER GREENWOOD'S NAVY.

Consort 1997. 186pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Describes the naval career of a regular from the 1930s to the 1950s. Greenwood served on Hero in the Med and S Atlantic, briefly on Fiji while she was working up, on L'Incomprise in Portsmouth and Campbeltown. In late 1942 he went to the USA to join Ilex which was refitting there. She moved to the Med in 1943 & when she paid off at Malta in 1944, Greenwood next joined Paladin at Colombo & served in her until the rest of the war. £4.95


18560. GREENWOOD, Sydney.: STOKER GREENWOOD'S NAVY.

Midas 1983 1st. 186pp. Illustrated. 22x14. First Edition hardback copy:- VG+ in VG+ d/j. Presentation copy to the crew of HMS Illustrious, signed by author. Describes the naval career of a regular from the 1930s to the 1950s. Greenwood served on Hero in the Med and S Atlantic, briefly on Fiji while she was working up, on L'Incomprise in Portsmouth and Campbeltown. In late 1942 he went to the USA to join Ilex which was refitting there. She moved to the Med in 1943 & when she paid off at Malta in 1944, Greenwood next joined Paladin at Colombo & served in her until the rest of the war. £4.95


3626. GREGER, Rene: THE RUSSIAN FLEET 1914-1917.

Ian Allan. 1972 1st. 176pp. Prof ills. 26x21. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions.- Fine in VG d/j. This authoritative and detailed study of the ships and the activities of the Russian Navy in World War 1, examines the development of the Russian fleet, and gives a chronological account of the sea war in the Baltic and Black Sea, and a war summary of the Arctic Flotilla. Russian Fleet-lists and tables: Lists of Russian, German, Turkish and Bulgarian warship losses. Profusely illustrated with over 200 photographs, including several rare pictures of the Russian fleet in action. £17.50


1919. GREGOR, Hugh: FIGHTING SHIPS IN BRITAIN. History Picture Topics

Macmillan. Education1972 1st. 40pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x25. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.00


6844. GREGORY, Barry.: AMPHIBIOUS OPERATIONS.

Blandford. 1988 1st. 209pp. Prof ills. 24x19. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Illustrated with over 200 informatively captioned photographs, the major part of this book covers all the major amphibious operations of the Second War. The Korean and Vietnam wars, and the Falklands campaign is also covered. With many excellent photographs of landing craft in action £4.50


14162. GRITTEN, John: FULL CIRCLE. Log of the Navy's No. 1 Conscript

Cualann Press 2003 1st. 319pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


18905. GROCOTT, Terence.: SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.

Chatham. 1997 1st. * xvi. + 430pp. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in Fine d/j. This book chronicles the shipping disasters during the last great war in the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some 1,500 ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations. The reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familier - and in all their inconsequential detail. Index of ships. £5.95


8291. GROCOTT, Terence.: SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.

Chatham. 1997 1st. * xvi. + 430pp. As new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book chronicles the shipping disasters during the last great war in the age of sail, based almost exclusively on the reporting of the time. Listed are some 1,500 ships, vessels naval and mercantile, of many nations. The reports run the whole gamut of maritime tragedies - the bizarre, curious and quirky, as well as the familier - and in all their inconsequential detail. Index of ships. £7.95


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. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine 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 £19.00


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. £3.95


16179. GROVE, Eric: SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: WORLD WAR 2. Volume Two

Ian Allan. 1993 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Taking the original series of Sea Battles in Close-Up - published in the 1970s - as its starting point, this volume analyses some of the most important battles of WW2 and re-evaluates them in the light of new material that has emerged since first publication. Divided into ten sections, the book devotes an individual chapter to the following actions and campaigns: t Narvik - Crete, Malta Striking Forces, Java Sea, Sirte, Attack at Source - Tirpitz, Operation 'Neptune', The Phlippine Sea, & Leyte Gulf. Illustrated with numerous photographs and maps. £6.95


14680. GROVE, Eric (Editor): THE BATTLE AND THE BREEZE. The Naval Reminiscences of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore.

Royal Naval Museum/Sutton 1997 1st. iv + 282pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy,, like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


10950. GROVE, Eric J.: NATO MAJOR WARSHIPS - EUROPE.

Tri-service. 1990 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 13x18. An unmarked copy, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial laminated boards. Describes the major warships belonging to the European signatories of NATO. As well as offering details of the ships the book is profusely illustrated with a photograph and a silhouette of each class. £2.95


13811. GROVE, Eric J.: NATO MAJOR WARSHIPS - USA & CANADA

Tri-service. 1990 1st. 132pp. Prof ills. 13x18. An unmarked copy, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial laminated boards. Describes the major warships belonging to the European signatories of NATO. As well as offering details of the ships the book is profusely illustrated with a photograph and a silhouette of each class. £3.00


4813. GROVE, Eric.: FLEET TO FLEET ENCOUNTERS. Tsushima - Jutland - Philippine Sea.

Arms & Armour. 1991 1st. 160pp. 57 ills. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardfback edition. This detailed study and analysis of three major naval actions, not only offers certain important strategic lessons, but serve to illuminate the altered technological contexts. Each one represents a qualitatively different stage in naval dvelopment. £3.95


19619. GUNS, Q.F.C., and PHYL THEELUKER: MIDDLE WATCH MUSINGS.

Simpkin, Marshall. no date (c 1910) appears 1st edition 216pp. Illustrated. Advertisements. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions; pictorial cloth binding patchily faded, otherwise contents.Near-Fine £3.95


6765. GUTTERIDGE L. & SMITH J.D.: THE COMMODORES. The Drama of the Navy Under Sail.

Davies. 1970 1st UK. * ix. + 340pp. 35 ills. Endp maps. Fine in VG d/j. Describes the fighting exploits of the 65 years' life of the American Navy under sail. During this period the Navy fought actions with the Barbary pirates, battles between American, French and British vessels: the furious battles between American and British frigates in the War of 1812. £4.95


99. GUTTMAN, Jon: DEFIANCE AT SEA.

rms & Armour. 1995 1st. * 192pp. 32 ills. 24x16. Hardback; No writing or inscriptions: Very Good + in Very Good d/j. Describes fourteen sea battles which were fought in the face of daunting odds. Describes the heroic fight of Grenville's Revenge at Flores; Nelson at Cape St Vincent; SMS Emden; HM Submarine B11: World War 2 actions include the epic fights of the SS Stephen Hopkins and HMS Bengal; Badoeng Strait; The Battles of Tassafaronga and Samar; Admiral Scheer, etc. £4.00


17615. GUTTRIDGE, Leonard F.: MUTINY - A History of Naval Insurrection.

Ian Allan. 1992 1st. 318pp. Ills. 24x16. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. The author examines the famous and the not -so-famous naval mutinies from the 18th century until the 1970s, including the Nore and Spithead mutinies; mutinies on the Bounty, Hermione, Somers, Potemkin, Vance, Constellation. Friedrich der Grosse; Invergordon, Port Chicago, and many other mutinies are described. £4.95


3640. HACKNEY, Noel C.L.: HMS VICTORY. Classic Ships No 1. Their History and How to Model Them.

Stephens. 1970 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions. : Fine in Near-Fine pictorial hardback cover. A detailed technical description and a full career history of the ship, is followed by a meticulously documented and profusely illustrated account of how to make a model of this famous ship. £19.00


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

PRC. 1995 . 368pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. In the 1970/80s Ian Allan published the three books Battleships at War, Cruisers at War, Destroyers at War. With the exception of the introductory chapters, this volume contains the full text and illustrations of the original three books. Using mainly personal accounts, it tells what it was like to serve in battleships, cruisers and destroyers in WW2, describing the intensity of action, as well as capturing the atmosphere of everyday life and routine on the lower deck and in the wardroom. Profusely illustrated. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders £9.95


11994. HAMPSHIRE, A Cecil.: THE ROYAL NAVY SINCE 1945. Its Transition to the Nuclear Age.

Kimber. 1975 1st. 274pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. Charts with a wealth of detail the development of the Royal Navy over a period of 30 years from 1945 to 1975 £3.95


10630. HARBRON John .D.: TRAFALGAR AND THE SPANISH NAVY.

Conway. 1988 1st. 178pp. Prof ills. 28x20. No writing or inscriptions; 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. £11.50


19795. HARDING, Duncan: SLAUGHTER IN SINGAPORE

Severn House 2003 1st GB 198pp. 22x14. Ex reference library. Bookplate. VG+ in Fine d/j. £2.95


838. HARDY A.C.: WARSHIPS AT WORK. A Naval Notebook explaining in Text and by Profile some Functions of the Principal Warship Types of the World.

Penguin. 1944 158pp. Prof ills. 11x18. Spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise VG in pictorial paper cover. Describes many of the world's warships and the different warship classes & types - from battleships to MTBs - and their respective roles, and illustrates the ships with drawings by Laurence Dunn. £2.50


20187. HARGIS, Robert: US NAVAL AVIATOR 1941-45

Osprey 2002 1st 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. Like new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


4983. HARRIS, Daniel.G.: F.H.CHAPMAN. The First Naval Architect and His Work.

Conway. 1989 1st. 255pp. Prof ills. 27x21. Virtually like new; Mint in Fine d/j. Fredrik Hendrik Chapman (1721-1808), the son of an English naval officer who entered Swedish service, is a figure of paramount importance in the history of shipbuilding and naval architecture. This book looks critically at his reputation, to analyse Chapman's real contribution to design theory, and to evaluate his work as a practical constructor of both warships and merchant vessels. £19.00


7397. HART-DAVIS D.: ARMADA.

Bantam. 1988 1st. * 256pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 25x19. Fine in d/j. Begins by tracing the background to Spain's threat and England's triumph, then describes the leading figures on both sides and the ships and their weapons before offering a vivid hour-by-hour account of the battle itself. £6.95


14535. HARVEY, Robert: COCHRANE. The Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain.

Constable 2000 1st. xix. + 332pp. Illustrated. Maps & diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


14673. HASKELL W.A.: SHADOWS ON THE HORIZON. The Battle of Convoy HX-283.

Chatham. 1998 1st. 193pp. Prof ills. Maps/diagrams. 24x17: Near-Fine 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


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

Chatham. 1998 1st. 193pp. Prof ills. Maps/diagrams. 24x17.An unmarked copy, like 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. £3.95


16007. HATTENDORF, John B. & HATTENDORF, Lynn C.: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE WORKS OF ALFRED THAYER MAHAN.

Naval War College Press. 1986 1st. no pagination: approximately 112pp. Illustrated, 22x14: An unmarked copy:Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. £4.95


1866. HATTERSLEY, Roy.: NELSON.

S.R.P. nd. (c1974). 223pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x18. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A good biography of one of Britain's greatest heroes. Very well illustrated. £2.95


14987. HAY, Doody: WAR UNDER THE RED ENSIGN.

Jne's 1982 1st. 175pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


9401. HAY, Ian.: THE UNCONQUERED ISLE - THE STORY OF MALTA G.C.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1943 1st. 208pp. Ills. Endp maps. 19x13. Binding slightly marked, o/w VG. A history of Malta's sieges, concentrating on that of World War 2, and telling the story of the island's bravery up to May 1943. £1.50


7485. HAYWARD J.: SHINGLE STREET. Flame, Chemical & Psychological Warfare in 1940, & the Nazi invasion that never was.

LTM. 1994 Ist. 159pp. Ills. 21x15. VG in VG pictorial card cover. Shingle Street lies on the Suffolk coast east of Ipswich. In 1992 there surfaced allegations that a German raiding force was burned to death there in 1940; and that fatal chemical warfare trials and a supposed friendly fire disaster ocurred there in 1944. This book not only investigates these myths and persistant rumours, but in addition it presents an accurate chronology of wartime events in the village. The book also provides the fullest account of British petroleum and chemical warfare measures ranged against Operation Sealion, Hitler's planned invasion of Great Britain. £3.95


698. HEAPS, Leo: THE LOG OF THE CENTURION. Based on the Original Papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on board HMS Centurion, Lord Anson's Flagship during his Circumnavigation 1740-44.

Hart-Davis. 1974. 270pp. 59 ills. Endp maps. 25x17. Near-Fine in VG d/j. Anson's circumnavigation in the Centurion is one of the greatest voyages in the history of exploration and Centurion's mission was to harass the Spaniards on the west coast of South & Central America, and to capture the Spanish treasure ship known as the Aculpulco galleon. The log kept by Saumarez throws new light on many episodes of the voyage, which, although incredibly successful in monetary terms due to the unprecedented captured from the Spanish, in terms of human life it was a disaster. Of the six ships companies that began the voyage only 4 were killed by enemy action, but disease, mainly scurvy, accounted for the loss of more than 1,300 men. £6.95


11091. HEARSAY, John: YOUNG MR PEPYS.

Readers Union. 1974. 307pp. 13 ills. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. An excellent single-volume biography of Pepys's personal life and his career. £2.95


4335. HENDERSON James..: THE FRIGATES. An Account of the Lighter Warships of the Napoleonic Wars from 1783-1815.

Leo Cooper 1994 191pp. 16 plates. Numerous diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. Fine in Fine d/j. Light, swift, daring: frigates were the cruisers of Nelson's navy, which were commanded by bold, young, courageous officers. This book describes the ships themselves, their officers and crews, together with vivid accounts of the actions they £4.95


9899. HENEGHAN, Chris (Editor): BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 50th ANNIVERSARY (1943-1993)

Bodie. 1993 1st. 130pp. Prof ills. Adverts. 29x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Published to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, this well-illustrated book includes the following sections:- Merseyside and BA93 : Guide to BA93 Events on Merseyside & Fleet Review: Participating Ships: The Mersey Base: Western Approaches Command: The Convoy System: Everday Heroes of the Merchant Service: The Commanders of Western Approaches: Escort Group Commanders: The German Submarine Threat: Torpedoed Twice ^ Alive to Tell the Tale, etc, etc. £2.50


21595. HENRY, Chris: DEPTH CHARGE. Royal Naval Mines, Depth Charges & Underwater Weapons 1914-1945.

Pen & Sword 2005 1st. vi. + 197pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


20790. HERMAN, Arthur: TO RULE THE WAVES. How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World.

Hodder & Stoughton 2004 1st. xix. + 648pp. Maps. 24x16. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £8.95


12636. HERMITAGE, William.: THROUGH THE OTHER END OF THE TELESCOPE.

Pentland. 1997 1st. 135pp. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Inscribed by author. This semi-autobiographical novel describes the author's experiences serving with the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War. £3.95


14581. HERZOG, Bodo: DIE DEUTSCHE KRIEGSMARINE IN KAMPF 1939-1945. Eine Dokumentation in Bilden

Podzun-Verlag 1969. 245pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x21. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in torn, but G d/j. Illustrated with some 430 photographs, this book provides an illustrated chronological record of the war fought by the German Navy in World War 2. For the ship modeller, the book includes many excellent photographs featuring on board and close-up views of many different types of German warships. German text. £6.95


13080. HEYMAN, Charles: THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM 2001 - 2002.

Pen & Sword 2001. 192pp. Illustrated. 15x10. Ann unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A useful and informative handbook. £2.00


6446. HIBBERT C.: NELSON: A Personal History.

Viking. 1994. * xvii. + 472pp. 35 ills in colour. 33 ills in b/w. 24x16. Fine in pictorial card cover. This volume is based to a large extent on the letters and other writings of Nelson and Lady Hamilton and on the letters, diaries and reminiscences of Nelson's family, friends and contempories. £3.95


7683. HIBBERT. Christopher.: NELSON: A Personal History.

Viking. 1994 1st. * xvii. + 472pp. 35 ills in colour. 33 ills in b/w. 24x16. Near-Fine. This volume is based to a large extent on the letters and other writings of Nelson and Lady Hamilton and on the letters, diaries and reminiscences of Nelson's family, friends and contempories. £5.50


7808. HILL Rear Admiral J.R.: THE ROYAL NAVY TODAY AND TOMORROW.

BCA. 1981. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in VG d/j. This extremely well illustrated large-format book , covers all aspects of the Royal Mavy at date and considers its role in the future. £3.95


21679. HOARE, John: TUMULT IN THE CLOUDS. A Story of the Fleet Air Arm.

Michael Joseph 1976 1st. 208pp. 22x14. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £7.95


18754. HOARE, John: TUMULT IN THE CLOUDS. A Story of the Fleet Air Arm.

Michael Joseph 1976 1st. 208pp. 22x14. A bright & tight ex-library copy:, VG in VG.d/j. £1.95


5379. HOBBS D. Lt-Cdr. RN.: AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL NAVY SINCE 1945.

Maritime. nd (c1984). 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15 An unamrked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Describes and illustrates every type of aircraft in service with the Royal Navy since 1945 to date of publication. It provides the specification of each aircraft type; Squadron service; a chronology of its service career. £2.50


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

Maritime 2003. 232pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x20. As new; Mint in d/j. £14.50


13874. HOBBS. David Cmdr RN.: AVIATION IN THE ROYAL NAVY. A Short History of the Fleet Arm Arm.

Maritime 2004 1st. 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. £1.50


21508. HOEHLING A.A. & M.: THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE LUSITANIA.

Longmans Green 1957 1st UK viii. + 184pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Hardback. Contents VG, binding G+, in torn and tatty d/j. A gripping account of the last days of the Lusitania, following the lives of passengers and crew from before the time she left New York until the moment she plunged to her grave in the Irish Sea. The book portarys the agonising experiences of the survivors, and describes how the rescue ships, trawlers, and tiny skiffs set out from Queenstown and were able to rescue some at least of the passengers. £2.50


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

Madison. 1996 253pp. 23 ills. 24x16. Unmarked, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A gripping account of the last days of the Lusitania, following the lives of passengers and crew from before the time she left New York until the moment she plunged to her grave in the Irish Sea. The book portarys the agonising experiences of the survivors, and describes how the rescue ships, trawlers, and tiny skiffs set out from Queenstown and were able to rescue some at least of the passengers. £4.95


342. HOGG O.F.G.: CLUBS TO CANNON. Warfare & Weapons before the introduction of Gunpowder.

Duckworth. 1968 1st. 264pp. 72 ills. 22x14. Above-average ex-lib (2 small stamps), VG in d/j. Chronicles the history of military and naval weapons, tactics and strategy from the earliest days down to the invention of gunpowders and the battle of Crecy, the first in which cannon played a decisive role. The book covers personal weapons, armour, siege engines and the art of fortification, war ships, incendiary techniques, chariots, cavalry, etc. Well illustrated. £3.50


5387. HOGG, Anthony.: JUST A HOGG'S LIFE.

Sole Mio. 1993 1st. + 340pp. 60 ills. 23x16. Lower margins of a few pages marked, otherwise VG in VG+ 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, after which he served in Grafton, Glorious, and the minesweeper Harrier. £3.95


14699. HOLLAND, James.: FORTRESS MALTA. An Island Under Siege.

Phoenix 2004. xxiii. + 485pp. Ills. Maps. 20x13. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Using the testimonies of both civilians and service personnel, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the siege of Malta during Word War 2. £2.50


15277. HOLLIS, General Sir Leslie: ONE MARINE'S TALE.

Deutsche 1956 1st. 188pp. 4 illustrations. 20x14. Binding VG, contents VG+. £2.95


6238. HOLLOWAY S.M.: FROM TRENCH TO TURRET: Royal Marine Letters and Diaries 1914-1918.

Constable 2006 216pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. . This book consists of first-hand accounts by Marines serving in several different warships of their experiences, including the Dardanelles campaign, Jutland and Zeebrugge, the landings at Gallipoli and trench warfare on the Somme. £4.95


8790. HOLMAN, Gordon: STAND BY TO BEACH !

Hodder & Stoughton. 1944 223pp. 24 ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions ; binding & contents VG. . Begins by examining the naval preparations for the D-Day landings before describing the experiences of the landing craft and their crews in the assault on the beaches of Normandy. £3.50


4413. HOLMAN, Gordon: THE LITTLE SHIPS.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1943 . 164pp. 17 ills. 19x13. Binding slightly worn, otherwise contents VG. Describes the fiercely fought fast-moving battles involving MTBs, MGBs, & MLs of Coastal Forces during the Second World War. £3.95


4356. HOLMES, Harry.: THE LAST PATROL.

Airlife 2001. 212pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Recounts the operational history of the 52 United States submarines lost during the Second World War. The Submarine Service of the U.S.Navy suffered the highest percentage of losses of the American armed forces with almost one in five vessels failing to return. However the achievements of U.S.submarines are legend, as their crews, while representing only 2 per cent of Naval personnel, accounted for over fifty-five per cent of Japanese shipping losses. This book tells the story of the submarines which were lost, their successes, their failures, and their final actions. £3.95


19597. HOLMES, Harry.: THE LAST PATROL.

Airlife 1994 1ST 212pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Bookplate & stamp of The Marine Society. VG+ in VG+ d/j. Hardback edition. . Recounts the operational history of the 52 United States submarines lost during the Second World War. The Submarine Service of the U.S.Navy suffered the highest percentage of losses of the American armed forces with almost one in five vessels failing to return. However the achievements of U.S.submarines are legend, as their crews, while representing only 2 per cent of Naval personnel, accounted for over fifty-five per cent of Japanese shipping losses. This book tells the story of the submarines which were lost, their successes, their failures, and their final actions. £3.95


5405. HOLMES, Michael.: AUGUSTUS HERVEY. A Naval Casanova.

Pentland. 1996 1st. xiv. + 306pp. Frontis. 24x16. An unmarked copy; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Augustus Hervey (1724-1779), sailor, philanderer and politician, was a fascinating idiosyncratic character. He was a brave, intelligent, impetuous and loyal, never shying away from personal danger in battles at sea - or in the bedroom. This book has succeeded in revealing this multi-faceted character, warts and all - his naval achievements in command and at the Admiralty, and his somewhat racy personal life. £4.95


13886. HOLMES, Tony: COMBAT CARRIERS. Flying Action on Carriers at Sea.

Airlife 1998 1st. 143pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmaked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


20243. HONAN, William .H.: BYWATER. The Man who Invented The Pacific War.

Futura 1991 xiv. + 337pp. 29 ills. 5 maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. 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. £2.95


105. HOPE, Stanton.: OCEAN ODYSSEY. A Record of the Fighting Merchant Navy.

Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1944 1st. 220pp. 17 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Very Good + in torn d/j. Describes a large number of actions and events involving the ships and men of the Merchant Navy in WW2. Chapter headings include:- West African Landfall - Cruise from the Cote d'Azure - Cargoes for Malta and Russia - Ocean Ordeal by Fire - Captives in a Commerce Raider - Salvage at the Azores - Typhoon over Hong Kong, etc, £2.95


73. HOPE, Stanton.: OCEAN ODYSSEY. A Record of the Fighting Merchant Navy.

Eyre. 1944 1st. 220pp. 17 ills. 22x14. Binding worn, titles faded, otherwise contents Very Good.. Describes a number of events concerning the men and ships of the Merchant Navy in World War 2. Headings include: West African Landfall: Cargoes for Malta & Russia: Ocean Ordeal by Fire: Captives in a Commerce Raider: Salvage in the Azores, etc., etc. . £1.95


17711. HORE, Peter: THE WORLD'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BATTLESHIPS.

Hermes House 2005. 256pp. 550 photographs. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.An illustrated history of battleships of the world from 1860 to the present day featuring informative and expert descriptions of over 150 ships and detailing their construction, function and history. Examines the evolution of the battleship, from the first ironclads and the revolutionary Dreadnoughts to the mighty battleships of World War II and their final sorties during the Gulf War. Specification boxes provide at a glance information about each ship's country of origin, launch, date , size, weight, armament, power, performance and complement. Includes the stories, facts and anecdotes about the famous battles and naval operations in which these ships played a pivotal role. Features over 550 colour and black and white archive photographs from naval and military sources worldwide, many rarely seen before in publications. £8.95


14927. HORE, Peter, Captain R.N.: THE HABIT OF VICTORY. The Story of the Royal Navy 1545 to 1945.

Sidgwick & Jackson/National Maritime Museum 2005 1st. ix. + 450pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £5.95


704. HOUGH, Richard: THE POTEMKIN MUTINY

Hamish Hamilton. 1960 1st. 231pp. 9 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. In 1905 the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied, killed their commander and many of their officers, defied an Admiral and his squadron, shelled a town, and brought terror to the Black Sea. This detailed account traces the entire history of the insurrection from its beginnings to the final capitulation of the crew. £3.95


19105. HOUGH, Richard: THE POTEMKIN MUTINY

Heron. no date c 1070. 231pp. Profusely illustrated. . 22x14. Titles slightly faded, otherwise binding & contents VG. . In 1905 the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin mutinied, killed their commander and many of their officers, defied an Admiral and his squadron, shelled a town, and brought terror to the Black Sea. This detailed account traces the entire history of the insurrection from its beginnings to the final capitulation of the crew. £3.95


20491. HOUGH, Richard: FORMER NAVAL PERSON. Churchill and the Wars at Sea

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1985 1st. xi. + 244pp. 40 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. A history of Winston Churchill's stormy relationship with the Royal Navy. Churchill was First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911 and was again appointed First Sea Lord in September 1939, and subsequently as Prime Minister he continued to take a close interest in naval operations. £3.95


1830. HOUGH, Richard: THE BIG BATTLESHIP. The Curious Career of HMS Agincourt.

Periscope 2003 167pp. 21 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Tells the extraordinary story of the battleship which was originally designed and laid down for the Brazilian Navy and launched on the Tyne as Rio De Janiero. This truly amazing ship mounted the incredible main armament of fourteen twelve inch guns mounted in seven twin turrets which proved to be the most ever mounted to a capital ship. When still fitting out however, thr Brazilian's found that they couldn't afford such an extravagant ship, so she was sold to the Turkish Navy and renamed Sultan Osman I; but with the outbreak of the First World War the still uncompleted vessel was taken over by the Royal Navy and renamed Agincourt. The author accurately traces the remarkable sequence of events surrounding the battleship's design, construction and subsequent chages of ownership, and records in some detail, the sometimes hilarious comings and goings of both Brazilian and Turkish Naval personnel to Tyneside. £8.95


849. HOUGH, Richard: THE LONGEST BATTLE: The War at Sea 1939 - 1945.

. Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1986 1st . xi. + 371pp. 57 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. Ex-library, usual stamps. G+ in VG d/j This major work offers a comprehensive history of the war at sea, with detailed accounts of all the major actions and campaigns. Appendices. One of the finest single-volume histories of the naval war. £3.95


21581. HOUGH, Richard.: CAPTAIN BLIGH AND MISTER CHRISTIAN. The Men and the Mutiny.

Readers Union 1973 320pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Good d/j. The main outline of the Bounty mutiny is widely known, but it is only when the two main characters, Bligh and Christian, and events are viewed in depth that the saga becomes clear, as is shown in this thorough and deeply researched account. £3.95


17734. HOWARD, Frank: THE SAILING SHIPS OF WAR, 1400-1860.

Conway. 1979 1st. . 256pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 30x21 An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j . A comprehensive survey of the technical development of sailing ships of war from 1400-1860, providing a detailed but highly readable account of developments in hull design and construction, fittings, masting and rigging, and even the external appearance, painting and decorating. Drawing on much of previously unpublished material, the author has produced an original work of the greatest value to ship enthusiasts, modelmakers and naval historians. Illustrated with around 200 photographs, 200 line drawings, and 32 colour plates. £10.50


3516. HOWARD, Frank: THE SAILING SHIPS OF WAR, 1400-1860.

Conway. 1979 1st. . 256pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 30x21 An excellent unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j . A comprehensive survey of the technical development of sailing ships of war from 1400-1860, providing a detailed but highly readable account of developments in hull design and construction, fittings, masting and rigging, and even the external appearance, painting and decorating. Drawing on much of previously unpublished material, the author has produced an original work of the greatest value to ship enthusiasts, modelmakers and naval historians. Illustrated with around 200 photographs, 200 line drawings, and 32 colour plates. £11.50


343. HOWARTH, David & Stephen.: NELSON. The Immortal Memory.

Barrie & Jenkins 1989 ix. + 390pp. 21 ills. 21x14 An unmarked copy:- . Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. A candid biography covering his private life and naval career. £4.85


2627. HOWARTH, David.: THE DREADNOUGHTS

Time-Life. 1980. 176pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 29x23. VG. Attractively bound hardback cover (published without d/j). Begins by examining the naval race between Britain and Germany to build the most powerful fleet of capital ships in the years prior to the outbreak of war in 1914, including a detailed account of the design and construction of the battleship Dreadnought. The book continues with a comprehensive account of the engagements fought by battleships and battlecruisers during the First World War. Very well illustrated. £5.85


12238. HOWARTH, David.: TRAFALGAR. The Nelson Touch.

Collins. 1969 1st. . 254pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. Ills endps. 24x15. VG in VG d/j. . An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £3.95


6909. HOWARTH, David.: TRAFALGAR. The Nelson Touch.

Collins/Fontana. 1971. 256pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. 20x13. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £2.00


18112. HOWARTH, Stephen.: MORNING GLORY. A History of the Japanese Navy.

Arrow 1985 . xii. + 398pp. 35 ills. Maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; 20x13. VG in VG pictorial card cover..The Imperial Japanese Navy was unlike any other the world has known - as a fighting force it came from nothing to a position of world power in the space of ten years, & less than a lifetime later it had returned to nothing. It existed for a little more than 50 years, but in its heyday it was the world's third largest navy. As late as 1913, Japan was still building its battleships in Britain, but by the time of their attack on Pearl Harbour they had built a vast fleet of fighting ships manned by highly trained crews, used the most powerful torpedo of the war, and launched the two largest battleships the world has ever seen. This volume traces in detail its history and development, from its earliest beginnings to the end of the Second World War. £3.95


6793. HOWARTH, Stephen.: TO SHINING SEA. A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1991.

Random House 1991 1st . xv. + 620pp. 49 ills. 12 maps. 23x16 No writing or inscriptions.. Near-Fine in VG d/j. A comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of America's sea power, covering in full the US Navy's campaigns & battles, strategy & tactics, naval design & technology, & its admirals and sailors. Fascinating vignettes of individuals, events & life afloat in peace & in war are drawn from contemporary sources such as logs and journals. Bibliography. £6.95


21754. HOWARTH, Stephen.: TO SHINING SEA. A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1991.

Random House 1991 1st . xv. + 620pp. 49 ills. 12 maps. 23x16. . Near-Fine in Fine d/j. A comprehensive and authoritative narrative account of America's sea power, covering in full the US Navy's campaigns & battles, strategy & tactics, naval design & technology, & its admirals and sailors. Fascinating vignettes of individuals, events & life afloat in peace & in war are drawn from contemporary sources such as logs and journals. Bibliography. £7.50


1088. HOYT E.P.: THE LIFE AND DEATH BY HMS HOOD.

Arthur Barker 1977 1st. vii. 144pp. 10 ills. 22x13. No writing or inscriptions;- binding and contents Near-Fine. Though charting the career of HMS Hood this book concentrates on her wartime service and gives a detailed account of her final battle. £3.50


20948. HOYT, Edwin P.: THE KAMIKAZES.

Guild. 1985. 333pp. 12 ills. 23x15. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Hardback. This account chronicles in vivid detail the Japanese campaign of suicide attacks against American and Allied ships during the Pacific War. £3.95


1593. HOYT, Edwin P.: THE KAMIKAZES.

Guild. 1985. 333pp. 12 ills. 23x15. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This account chronicles in vivid detail the Japanese campaign of suicide attacks against American and Allied ships during the Pacific War. £3.95


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. £4.95


4240. HOYT, Edwin. P.: U-BOATS. A Pictorial History.

Paul. 1987 1st. * vii. + 289pp. Prof ills. 24x20. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, the vast majority previously unpublished, this book is a dramatic history in text and photographs of German U-boats. Covers:- Between the Wars - War! - The Atlantic War - Wolf Packs - U-Boats against America - Four Corners - The Med - The Atlantic War, Phase 3 - Black Sea - The Tide Turns - U-Boats Abroad - Last Days. £7.95


11252. HUDSON. Roger. (Editor).: NELSON AND EMMA.

Folio Society. 1994. 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 5 maps. Endp maps. 24x17. No writing or inscriptions; . Attractively bound in cream marbled boards with black cloth/gilt spine illustrated with vignettes in colour of Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Binding & contents unmarked and Near-Mint. Housed in Fine pictorial slipcase. A compilation of letters by Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton describing their relationship and the society and events they experienced. £5.95


21800. HUGHES, Peter J.: IN MY TIME. A Personal Memoir of My Life and Time Served in the Royal Navy and Metropolitan Police.

Privately published 2008 1st. 108pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Presentation copy signed by author. £11.50


1454. HUMBLE, Richard: FRASER OF NORTH CAPE. The Life of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fraser (1888-1981).

Routledge. 1983 1st. xv. + 386pp. 32 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A biography. Fraser joined the Royal Navy in 1904, served at Gallipoli, was imprisoned by the Bolsheviks, was Controller of the Navy 1939-42, sank the Scharnhorst, and commanded the most powerful British fleet of all time in the Pacific. £11.00


7841. HUMBLE, Richard: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH NAVY.

Macdonald. 1986 1st. * 255pp. 31pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG d/j. An eloquent indictment of successive government neglect of the Senior Service since 1945. £4.95


10198. HUMBLE, Richard.: BATTLESHIPS AND BATTLECRUISERS.

Winchmore Publishing. 1983 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Fine in Fine d/j. A superb unmarked copy. Charts the evolution and subsequent development of battleships and battlecruisers, from around the 1860s to the Second World War, and the resurrection of American battleships between 1963-1983. This profusely illustrated book describes the ships themselves and relates the battles they fought. £6.95


10453. HUMBLE, Richard.: UNITED STATES FLEET CARRIERS OF WORLD WAR II. "In Action".

Blandford. 1986 1st. 160pp. Over 190 black & white photographs. 28x22. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Describes the development and active service of the United States Navy's fleet carriers during World War 2. The book examines the vessels themselves and recounts the actions that they fought. Illustrated with 190 photographs. Chapters are headed:- Uncertain Genesis - First Generation: The Pre-war Giants - Inter-war Prototype - Second Generation: Savious of the Pacific War - Third Generation: 'Essex' & 'Independence' - Kamikaze Ordeal - The New Giants. £7.95


14627. HUNT, Geoff.: THE MARINE ART OF GEOFF HUNT RSMA. Master Painter of the Naval World of Nelson and Patrick O'Brian.

Conway 2004 1st. 144pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x29. As new: -Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This beautifully illustrated volume offers more than 150 paintings in colour and sketches in black-and-white from the portfolio of one of the most celebrated contemporary marine artists. £35.00


16100. HURD, Sir Archibald: WHO GOES THERE?

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 215pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents VG. £3.95


4695. HUTCHINSON, Robert.: JANE's SUBMARINES. War Beneath the Waves, From 1776 to the Present Day.

Ted/SmartHarper-Collins. 2001 1st. * 223pp. Prof ills. 29x23. Fine in Fined/j. Charts the evolution of the submarine i warfare from inception to the 21st century. Technical specifications, development and construction history and involvement in combat are included in more than 125 classes of boat, with special features on submarine accidents and on some of the more unusual submarines such as gun commerce raiders and aircraft-carrying submarines. Very well illustrated. £7.95


1595. HUXLEY, Elspeth.: ATLANTIC ORDEAL. The Story of Mary Cornish

Chatto & Windus. 1941 1st. v. + 87pp. 19x13. Binding & contents VG.. 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. £3.50


20197. HYATT A.M.J. M (Editor): DREADNOUGHT TO POLARIS. Maritime Strategy Since Mahan. Papers from the Conference on Strategic Studies at the University of Western Ontario, March 1972.

Copp Clark/Naval Institute Press 125pp. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j £6.95


20410. IRELAND, Bernard: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. An Illustrated History of Aircraft Carriers of the World, from Zeppelin and Seaplane Carriers to V/STOL and Nuclear-Powered Carriers.

Hermes 2010 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x18. As new; Miint in Mint d/j £9.95


12137. IRELAND, Bernard: THE FALL OF TOULON. The Last Opportunity of Defeat the French Revolution.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2005 1st. 319pp 16 ills. Maps. 24x16. Unmarked, as new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. In the summer of 1793 French Royalists surrendered the great naval base at Toulon to the British, intending it to be the springboard for a full-scale counter-revolution. A multi-national taskforce led by the British, and including Spanish, Austrian and Italian forces landed in the city. But the Royalists' hopes were dashed: the Revolutionaries reacted with great speed and violence. The story of how the allies captured and then contrived to lose an entire French battle squadron adds an element of farce to the grisly tale of the siege and fall of Toulon. £4.95


14716. IRELAND, Bernard: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

Marshall Cavendish 1979 1st 168pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x22. An unmarked copy; Near-Fine in VG d/j. £6.95


14652. IRELAND, Bernard: THE WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943.

Cooper 2004. 224pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j £5.95


9230. IRELAND, Bernard.: NAVAL WARFARE IN THE AGE OF SAIL. War at Sea 1756-1815.

Ted Smart. no date c 2000 240pp. Prof ills. 29x23. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This detailed and authoritative study reveals how ships were built, sailed and fought between the years 1756-1815. The ten chapters cover: The Royal Navy - The Seven Years War (1756-63) - King George's Navy - Exploring the World - The American War of Independence - Interbellum: The Royal Navy (1793-1801) - The War Against Napoleon - The War of 1812 - The Post-war Royal Navy. Superbly illustrated in colour with many reproductions of contemporary paintings and prints, and colour drawings of individual warships by Tony Gibbons. £8.95


8752. IRVING, John. Cmdr RN.: THE SMOKE SCREEN OF JUTLAND.

Kimber. 1966 1st. * 256pp. 16 ills. 13 diags. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine+ in VG+ d/j. In this authoritative examination of the Battle of Jutland, the author, a midshipman in Ajax during the action, and a Second World War gunnery expert, not only scrutinised all the available records of the battle, but also delved deeply into many unpublished ones of the highest importance. The result of his analysis is an exhaustive and meticulously detailed account which reveals many fascinating points of each phase of the battle. £9.50


1985. JACKSON, Robert: HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Parragon. 1999 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Near-Mint in d/j. Chronicles the ships, battles and leaders of Britain's navy from the days of sail to the present, including comprehensive accounts of the Royal Navy's greatest battles during the two World Wars, and their operations during the Korean War, the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War. Profusely illustrated. £3.50


20995. JACKSON, Robert: HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Parragon. 1999 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Near-Mint in d/j. Chronicles the ships, battles and leaders of Britain's navy from the days of sail to the present, including comprehensive accounts of the Royal Navy's greatest battles during the two World Wars, and their operations during the Korean War, the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


20233. JACKSON, Robert: THE ROYAL NAVY IN WORLD WAR II

Airlife 1997 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. A wide-rangining and well-illustrated record. £6.95


12745. JACKSON, Robert.: THE WORLD'S GREAT BATTLESHIPS. From the Middle Ages to the Present Day.

Greenwich Editions. 2005. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £6.95


19686. JAMES Admiral Sir W.M.: THE DURABLE MONUMENT. Horatio Nelson

Longmans. 1948 1st. viii. + 312pp. 6 ills. 3 maps. 4 plans. 22x14. VG. An account of Nelson's career and achievements. £3.95


112. JAMES Admiral Sir W.M.: THE EYES OF THE NAVY. A Biographical Study of Admiral Sir Reginald Hall..

Methuen. 1953 1st. xxv. + 207pp. 8 ills. 22x14. Binding and contents VG. Hall commanded the cruisers Cornwall and the battle-cruiser Queen Mary. Early in World War I he was appointed Director of Naval Intelligence where he soon built up a brilliant organisation that devised various ruses to deceive the German High Command. The author, who had served under Hall afloat, was himself in charge of Room 40, where the secret intelligence was handled at the Admiralty. £8.00


863. JAMES, William, Admiral Sir: THE PORTSMOUTH LETTERS.

Macmillan. 1946 1st. xiii. + 286pp. 11 ills. 20x13. Spots of foxing to prelims & edges, otherwise binding and contents VG. . Admiral James was C-in-C Portsmouth from 1939-1942, then Chief of Naval Information and an M.P. for Portsmouth. These are effectively his war memoirs and are cast in the form of letters to a friend, written at intervals from 1939 to 1945, recording events in his command and his view of the war which reflects the seriousness of the times: Dunkirk, the threat of invasion, the 5 months continuous bombing of Portsmouth, the Dieppe raid and other aspects of the war at sea, and, in particular, the war as it affected Portsmouth and the area around it. £4.95


13297. JAMESON, Rear-Admiral William.: THE MOST FORMIDABLE THING. The Story of Submarines from the earliest days to the end of World War 1.

Rupert Hart-Davis. 1965 1st. 280pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Binding and contents VG+. £3.95


9779. JANE F.T.: THE BRITISH BATTLE FLEET. Its Inception and Growth throughout the Centuries to the Present Day.

Conway 1997. (First published by S.W.Partridge in 1912) xvi. + 406pp. 24 colour illustrations by W.L.Wyllie RA and 48 black & white illustrations. 23x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Covers the whole history of British fighting ships from the earliest days to the coming of the ironclad and the Reed era, then through years between the1870s to 1912, with warship ships designed firstly by Barnaby, and then by White and Watts £5.95


17275. JEANS T.T. Surgeon Rear Admiral:: ON FOREIGN SERVICE. Or, The Santa Cruz Revolution

Blackie no date . 381pp. Frontis. Illustrated. 19x14. School prize label. Pictorial cloth binding and contents VG £2.95


16447. JEWELL, Brian: CONQUEST & OVERLORD. The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery.

East-West Publications 1981 1st. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x17. An unmarked copy:, like new Near-Mint in pictorial card cover.The two great cross-channel invasions: the Norman Conquest of 1066 and Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe in 1944. The Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery are used as a background to historical accounts of the campaigns. £5.95


17398. JOHNSON, Brian: FLY NAVY. The History of Maritime Aviation.

David & Charles 1981 1st. 383pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Some annotations to margins and endpapers, otherwise binding & contents G+. Charts the evolution and development of aircraft carriers in the navies of Britain, Japan and the USA. It begins with the pioneering flights of naval aircraft and their subsequent activities during the First World War, before examining in detail the development of naval aviation during the 1920s and 30s. The role of naval aviation togethet with accounts of aircraft carrier operations during the Second World War is fully covered. Illustrated with 115 photographs. £5.95


2628. JOHNSON, Brian: FLY NAVY. The History of Maritime Aviation.

Morrow. 1981 1st. 383pp. Prof ills. 24x16. VG+.in VG 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. £7.95


18755. JOHNSON, Florence Ridgely.: WELCOME ABOARD. A Manual for the Naval Officer's Wife.

United States Naval Institute. 1958 xvi. + 269pp. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions; Navy blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding and conntents. VG+ £5.95


1834. JOHNSON, Robert Erwin: BERING SEA ESCORT. Life Aboard a Coast Guard Cutter in World War II.

US Naval Institute. 1992 1st. x. + 126pp. 39 ills. Map. 23x16. An unmarked copy:-Near-Mint in Fine d/j. d/j. In 1941, before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, the author joined the U.S.Coast Guard cutter Haida. With the advent of war the Haida saw service on convoy duties in the Gulf of Alaska and along the Aleutians. In describing his experiences the author offers a real sense of life on the lower deck in the U.S.Navy. £6.95


11320. JOHNSTON, Ian. & McAULEY Rob: THE BATTLESHIPS

CH4 Books. 2002 192pp. Prof ills. 29x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . Explores the rapid evolution of firepower and battleship design from the muzzle-loading sailing ships to the battleships that fought in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £4.95


8996. JONES, Celia .L.: NAVY MIXTURE.

Pentland. 1995 1st. vii. + 183pp. 10 ills. 22x15. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. An autobiography. At the outbreak of WW2 Celia Jones was a junior clerk at the Admiralty, who progressed through the ranks to become the first woman at the Admiralty to be trained in Organization & Methods at H.M.Treasury. She later became Joint Head of a Manpower Planning Section, and her rise continued before reaching the post in the Admiralty & MOD concerned with policy for manpower planning, conditions of service and training of RN Personnel. £2.95


3045. JONES, Geoffrey: THE MONTH OF THE LOST U-BOATS.

BCA. 1977. 207pp. 38 ills. 3 maps/diags. 24x16. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. This book individually examines the fates of 41 U-boats lost in May 1943. The author describes how U-boats were sunk by destroyers, corvettes, frigates and submarines and by aircraft - both land and sea planes - by almost every method at their disposal from ramming and depth-charging to recket projectiles and collision. £7.50


20387. JONES, Geoffrey.: AUTUMN OF THE U-BOATS.

Kimber. 1984 1st. 224pp. 57 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in 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. £5.95


18458. JONES, Geoffrey.: AUTUMN OF THE U-BOATS.

Kimber. 1984 1st. 224pp. 57 ills. 24x16. A clean & bright ex-library copy - lacks title page, otherwise VG in VG d/j VG in VG d/j. In the autumn of 1943 the Germans introduced a new weapon to the war at sea, an acoustic homing torpedo, with which it was hoped to reverse the disastrous U-boat losses of that earlier year and regain supremacy in the battle of the Atlantic. Yet Allied air and sea forces proceeded to sink 34 U-boats in just 44 days/ This achievement is examined in detail. For the first time the U-boat successes, some very great, and their failures are fully described. £2.95


17736. JORDAN, David: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. Cutaway Illustrations - Performance Specifications - Mission Reports.

Silverdale 2002 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x24. Like new: Mint in Mint d/j. A well illustrated record of aircraft carriers and their aircraft with numerous photographs and seven double- gatefold cutaways £9.00


16364. JORDAN, Robert S.: ALLIANCE STRATEGY AND NAVIES. The Evolution and Scope of NATO's Maritime Division.

Pinter 1990 1st. xix. + 182pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


6778. KAPLAN, Philip. & CURRIE, Jack.: WOLFPACK. U-Boats at War 1939-1945.

Aurum. 1997 1st 240pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x25. 26x25. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. 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


6405. KEEGAN, John: THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY.

Hutchinson. 1988 1st. xii, + 292pp.. 39 ills. 6 maps. Illustrated endpapers. 24x16. An unmarked copy Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. Examines how men have fought at sea, exploring the nature of the individual's experiences of action over changing times, concentrating on four major battles - Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway, and the Battle of the Atlantic - to demonstrate the changes that have taken £3.95


14967. KEEGAN, John: THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY. The Evolution of Naval Warfare.

Viking . 1989 xii, + 292pp.. 39 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.. Examines how men have fought at sea, exploring the nature of the individual's experiences of action over changing times, concentrating on four major battles - Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway, and the Battle of the Atlantic - to demonstrate the changes that have taken £4.95


20418. KEEGAN, John & WHEATCROFT, Andrew.: WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY.

Routledge 1996 x. + 340pp. Maps 24x16. Hardback edition. .Like new Mint in Near-Mint Mint d/j. £7.50


2216. KEEGAN. John: THE PRICE OF ADMIRALTY.

Arrow. 1990 . 352pp. Ills. VG+ in pictorial card cover. In this history the author concentrates on four key battles - Trafalgar, Jutland. Midway & the Battle of the Atlantic, to provide an in-depth study of the development of naval warfare. £2.50


708. KEMP P. K. Lieut-Cdr RN.: VICTORY AT SEA 1939-1945.

Muller 1957 1st. . 383pp. 35 ills. 10 maps. 22x14. Binding VG, contents VG+.. A thorough and wide-ranging account of the Royal Navy's operations in every theatre of combat during World War 2. £3.95


19010. KEMP, Paul: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1995 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 28x22. .: Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j More than 450 photographs present a superb visual record of World War 2 at sea. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £6.95


3148. KEMP, Paul: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1995 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 28x22. .. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j More than 450 photographs present a superb visual record of World War 2 at sea. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £7.95


3673. KEMP, Paul: CONVOY! Drama in Arctic Waters.

Arms & Armour. 1993 1st 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. A study of the battles of the Arctic convoys, which began in September 1941 and continued throughout the war. Meticulously researched from original operational orders and reports, and including new Russian persepctive, the book covers the entire history of the Arctic convoys and includes a full section on PQ17 and a stirring account of the Battle of North Cape. £4.95


15806. KEMP, Paul: CONVOY! Drama in Arctic Waters.

Arms & Armour. 1993 1st 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. vg IN fINE D/J A study of the battles of the Arctic convoys, which began in September 1941 and continued throughout the war. Meticulously researched from original operational orders and reports, and including new Russian persepctive, the book covers the entire history of the Arctic convoys and includes a full section on PQ17 and a stirring account of the Battle of North Cape. £3.95


21622. KEMP, Paul: U-BOATS DESTROYED. German Submarine Losses in the World Wars.

Arms & Armour. 1997 1st 288pp. 24x16. VG+ in Fine d/j. Hardcover edition. Around one thousand German submarines were destroyed during the two world Wars. This volume, providing maximum information after many years of extensive research, shows what action brought the end of each vessel and adds information on the submarine, its commander, location, survivors and casualties plus other background information. This book provides unprecedented detail of sinkings at sea to provide the historian with a single source of reference to both World Wars. £6.95


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


21587. KEMP, Paul.: CONVOY PROTECTION. The Defence of Seaborne Trade.

Arms & Armour. 1993 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fioe in Fine d/j. This well researched study focuses upon two case histories - of Britain and the U-boats in the First World War, and the campaigns against the Japanese during the Second World War. The author demonstrates how the adoption of the convoy defeated the submarine threat in 1917, while pointing to the US Navy's Pacific campaign as illustration of how maritime trade can utterly be destroyed when the convoy system is not properly put into effect. £4.50


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


3737. KEMP, Paul.: SUBMARINE ACTION.

Sutton 1999 1st.. ix. +242pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy: 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. £7.95


21809. KEMP, Peter.: THE BRITISH SAILOR. A Social History of the Lower Deck.

Dent. 1970 1st. Xiv. + 241pp. 26 ills. 22x14. Hardback edition Above-average ex-reference library, no stamps, VG in VG pictorial hardback cover. This book studies in detail and covers every aspect of life on the lower deck in the British Navy from the time of the Spanish Armada in 1588 to the outbreak of the 1914-18 war. £3.95


17033. KEMP, Peter.:: THE BRITISH SAILOR. A Social History of the Lower Deck.

Dent. 1970 1st. Dent. 1970 1st., . Xiv. + 241pp. 26 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:-Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This book studies in detail and covers every aspect of life on the lower deck in the British Navy from the time of the Spanish Armada in 1588 to the outbreak of the 1914-18 war. £4.95


18327. KENNEDY Admiral Sir William, KCB: HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR!. Fifty Years in the Royal Navy

Eveleigh Nash 1910 1st. vi. + 312pp. 19x13 Presentation copy signed by author, November 1915. Lower half of red cloth binding waterstained Prelims and the last few pages heavily waterstained, and waterstains to fore edges throughout. A reading copy only £4.95


614. KENNEDY L.: MENACE - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.

BCA. nd (c 1979). 176pp. Prof ills. 26x20. VG+ in VG+ d/j. A detailed and profusely illustrated history of the wartime career of the battleship Tirpitz. From early 1942 to Nov 1944 the battleship served in Norwegian waters where she constituted a permanent threat to the British convoys to Russia. In 1943 she was attacked by midget submarines, and damaged by aircraft of the Fleet Arm, before being finally sunk by RAF bombers in November 1944. £4.95


2465. KENNEDY, Ludovic: PURSUIT. The Chase and Sinking of the Bismarck.

BCA. 1974 254pp. Illustrated. . . 21x14. An unmarked copy: G+ in d/j The author, who himself took part in the chase, gives a vivid account of the final action of HMS Hood and the subsequent hunt and sinking of the Bismarck. £2.45


566. KENNEDY, Ludovic.: PURSUIT. The Chase and Sinking of the Bismarck.

BCA 1974 254pp. 35 ills. Endp maps. 23 x15. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. . Based on interviews with British and German participants, official documents and previously unpublished material, the author, who himself took part in the chase, gives a vivid account of the final action of HMS Hood and the subsequent hunt and sinking of the Bismarck. £3.95


1313. KENNEDY, Paul.M.: THE RISE & FALL OF BRITISH NAVAL MASTERY.

Fontana 1991 xi. + 492pp. 10 Maps. 20x13 .Parts of the text have been neatly highlighted / underlined, otherwise contents G in Fine pictorial card cover.. This detailed examination of British sea power, analyses the reasons for the rise and fall of Great Britain as a predominant maritime nation in the period from the Tudors to the 1980s. £1.95


16632. KENWORTHY J.M. & YOUNG, George: FREEDOM OF THE SEAS.

Hutchinson. no date (c 1927) 1st. 283pp. 16 illustrations. 24x16. Spine a bit worn, otherwise contents VG. £2.95


8551. KILDUFF, Peter: U.S.CARRIERS AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1981 1st. * 128pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. The product of extensive research, this book portrays in personal account and from official documentation, some of the greatest exploits of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operations in both the Atlantic and Pacific during World War 2. Very well illustrated. £8.95


615. KING C.: RULE BRITANNIA.

Studio. 1941 1st. 280pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 24x16.Near-Fine in slightly torn d/j. . Describes some of the major naval actions during the first two years of the Second World War and relates them to parallel incidents of the past. Chapters cover:- Submarines & Mines - Fleet Air Arm - Convoy - Blockade & Commerce Destruction - Norway, France & Greece - Channel, North Sea, & Atlantic - Malta, etc, etc. Very well illustrated. £4.95


2899. KING D. & Others.: A SEA OF WORDS. A Lexicon & Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales.

Holt. 1997 Second Edtion. xxii. + 484pp. Ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This revised edition of Dean King's highly acclaimed Patrick O'Brian reference includes Nautical & Naval Terms - Medical & Scientific Terms - Weapons, Armaments and the Military - Food & Drink - Customs & Culture, etc, etc. £4.95


18911. KING D. & Others.: A SEA OF WORDS. A Lexicon & Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales.

Holt. 2000 Third Edtion. xxii. + 502pp. Illustrated. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This revised edition of Dean King's highly acclaimed Patrick O'Brian reference includes Nautical & Naval Terms - Medical & Scientific Terms - Weapons, Armaments and the Military - Food & Drink - Customs & Culture, etc, etc. £4.95


19384. KING, Dean. & HATTENDORF John .B. (Editors).: EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY. An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts from the Age of Nelson. 1793-1815.

BCA 1998. xxxvii. + 425pp. Maps. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Presents first-hand accounts of officers and seaman who fought and lived at sea during the French Revolutionary War (1793-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-1815), and the War of 1812 (1812-1815). In addition to the first-hand narratives - including eye-witness accounts of the Glorious First of June, the Battle of St Vincent, the Battle of Trafalgar, and the death of Nelson, frigate duels, fire-ship missions, and cutting-out exploits, there are revealing insights into the nature of life at sea aboard a man-of-war. £5.95


5023. KING, Dean. & HATTENDORF John .B. (Editors).: EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY. An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts from the Age of Nelson. 1793-1815.

BCA 1998. xxxvii. + 425pp. Maps. 24x16. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. Presents first-hand accounts of officers and seaman who fought and lived at sea during the French Revolutionary War (1793-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-1815), and the War of 1812 (1812-1815). In addition to the first-hand narratives - including eye-witness accounts of the Glorious First of June, the Battle of St Vincent, the Battle of Trafalgar, and the death of Nelson, frigate duels, fire-ship missions, and cutting-out exploits, there are revealing insights into the nature of life at sea aboard a man-of-war. £5.95


15254. KIPLING, Rudyard: SEA WARFARE

Macmillan 1916 1st. 222pp. 19x13. Binding and contents VG. £2.95


13126. KITSON, Frank: PRINCE RUPERT. Admiral and General-at-Sea.

Constable 1998 1st. Constable 1998 1st. 12 ills. 14 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Binding and contents Fine (no d/j) £3.95


17619. KITSON, Frank: WHEN BRITANNIA RULED THE WAVES. The Heyday of the Royal Navy through the Paintings of Vice Admiral Sir Henry Kitson, KBE, CB. (1877-1952)

Halsgrove 2007 1st. 112pp. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of paintings in colour, and black-and-white photographs. Like New; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


9714. KNOWLES, David J.: ESCAPE FROM CATASTROPHE.

Knowles. 2000 1st. 219pp. 37 ills. 21x13. As new:- Near-Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. The major part of thisexcellent book contains first-hand accounts of the Dunkirk evacuation by those who served in the 'little ships' , as well as relating the extraordinary experiences of Army personnel during the rescue. £3.50


522. KNOX LAUGHTON T. (Editor).: BRITISH SAILOR HEROES .From Howard to Nelson.

Bickers. nd (c 1900) 1st. vii. 493pp. Illustrated. Maps & plans. 19x13. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Spine lightly sun faded (titles0 bright, otherwise contents VG. This book traces the careers of some of Britain's most distinguished sailors, with biographies of Howard, Drake, Blake, Rooke, Anson, Hawke, Boscawen, Rodney, Howe, Hood, St Vincent, & Nelson, as well as giving pen portraits of fellow naval officers of these commanders. £5.95


14135. KNOX, Collie: ATLANTIC BATTLE.

Methuen 1941 2 edition. 1st 104 pp. Ills. 19x13. VG+ in VG d/j. A war reporter who was allowed to sail aboard several British warships escorting transatlantic convoys, gives his impression of the Battle of the Atlantic. £2.50


3352. KNOX, Collie: ATLANTIC BATTLE.

Methuen 1941 104 pp. Ills. 19x13. VG in VG d/j. A war reporter who was allowed to sail aboard several British warships escorting transatlantic convoys, gives his impression of the Battle of the Atlantic. £2.00


4655. KONINGS, Chris.: QUEEN ELIZABETH AT WAR. His Majesty's Transport 1939-1946.

Patrick Stephens. 1985 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 30x24. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. . With the text based largely on the personal reminiscences of those that served aboard her during the war years, this profusely illustrated large-format volume gives a comprehsensive account of the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth's wartime career. Profusely illustrated with a large collection of photographs as well as several contemporary sketches. £11.00


21539. KONINGS, Chris.: QUEEN ELIZABETH AT WAR. His Majesty's Transport 1939-1946.

Patrick Stephens. 1985 1st. 124pp. Prof ills. 30x24. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in VG d/j. . With the text based largely on the personal reminiscences of those that served aboard her during the war years, this profusely illustrated large-format volume gives a comprehsensive account of the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth's wartime career. Profusely illustrated with a large collection of photographs as well as several contemporary sketches. £9.85


21903. KONSTAM, Angus: DUEL OF THE IRONCLADS. USS Monitor & CSS Virginia at Hampton Roads 1862.

Osprey 2003 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. As new; Mint in d/j. £10.50


11599. KOOP, Gerhard and SCHMOLKE Klaus-Peter: GERMAN DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR II.

Greenhill. 2003 1st. 224pp. Profusely Illustrated. 26x20. An unmarked copy, like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Very well illustrated with photographs and drawings. £22.00


5075. L'HERMINIER J.: CASABIANCA. The Secret Mission of a Famous Submarine.

Muller. 1953 1st. xii. + 243pp. Ills. Diags. 20x13. Titles slightly faded, otherwise binding & contents VG. . The captain of the French submarine Casabianca describes her wartime career from April 1942 to September 1943. In November 1942 while in reserve at Toulon, Casabianca escaped - by the skin of her teeth - the armed German attempt to capture French warships anchored in the harbour, and sailed to join the Allies. She then served in the Mediterranean taking part in several secret missions until the liberation of France. £3.95


11379. LADD, James D: ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO.

Hamlyn. 1985. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. This history of the Royal Marines describes in depth some of the many actions in which they have fought from the viewpoint of the Marines involved in them, whether officer or soldier. With around 150 illustrations. £6.95


5466. LAMB C. Cmdr RN.: TO WAR IN A STRINGBAG.

Cassell 2001 325pp. Illustrated.Map. 20x13. An excellent unmarked copy; Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. . The author was sunk in Courageous, laid mines & hunted U-boats over North European waters, harried E-boats off Dunkirk, flew from Illustrious in the Mediterranean including the attack on Taranto, flew anti-shipping strikes from Greece & Malta, crash landed in North Africa and was imprisoned by Vichy. After release and recuperation he joined Implacable only to suffer a further accident on her deck in the Pacific. Most enjoyable told. £2.95


9848. LAMBERT Andrew. (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume X.

Conway. 1986 1st. 288pp. Prof ills. 25x19. As new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Publisher's hardback bound editionof WARSHIP numbers 37 - 38 - 39 - 40. Contents include: The Old 'S' Class Destroyers 1939-45 - British Naval Guns - Motor Minesweeper 191 - The French Dreadnoughts: the 23,500-ton Bretagne Class - The Elbing Class Torpedo Boats at War - Ships of the Line of the Spanish Navy 1714-1825 - Armament of HMS Warrior - The Royal Netherlands Navy - the Construction of E3, etc, etc. £45.00


3197. LAMBERT, Andrew.: WARRIOR. Restoring the World's First Ironclad.

Conway. 1987 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 26x20. An unmarked copy. : Fine in Fine d/j. Launched in 1860 HMS Warrior was the first iron-hulled, sea-going ship armoured ship, and by a fluke of history the ship survived to be the last of the broadside ironclads. She subsequently became the subject of the most ambitious ship restoration project ever mounted. The meticulous reconstruction required information on virtually every aspect of the ship. To satisfy the modelmaker, enthusiast and technical historian, the book is illustrated in depth and many plans drawn up for her reconstruction, as well as photographs. of the ship and her fittings taken during her career and during her reconstruction. £11.50


16720. LAMBERT, Andrew: ADMIRALS. The Naval Commanders who Made Britain Great.

Faber & Faber 2008 1st. xx. + 492pp. 12 plates. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


15982. LAMBERT, Andrew: BATTLESHIPS IN TRANSITION. The Creation of the Steam Battlefleet 1815-1860.

Conway 1984 1st. 161pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 25x19. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. £22.59


10603. LAMBERT, Andrew (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume IX

Conway. 1985 1st. 288pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy - binding and contents Fine (no dustjacket). Publisher's hardback bound edition of WARSHIP numbers 33 -36. Contents include:- Japanese aircraft carriers Junyo & Hiyo : Graf Zeppelin : British Naval Guns: HMS Hood: The French Dreadnoughts: Royal Sovereign Class Battleships: Heavy Cruiser Admiral Hipper: Surcouf, etc, etc. £12.50


6357. LAMONT-BROWN, Raymond: KAMIKAZE. Japan's Suicide Samurai.

Arms & Armour 1997 1st. 192pp. 37 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Uses original records and personal testimonies to describe the organization and operation of the Kamikaze at sea, on land and in the air, and delves behind the actual events to uncover the myth and reality of kamikaze strategy, training and execution. £4.95


2728. LANDSBOROUGH, Gordon: THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE.

Panther. 1956 160pp. 16 ills. Map. Diag. 19x12. Binding faded & rubbed, o/w contents VG. Describes the events surrounding the last cruise of the Graf Spee and her final battle. £1.00


15233. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. £2.50


19015. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. . £2.95


18358. LARSEN, Otto: NIGHTMARE OF THE INNOCENTS.

Melrose 1955 1st 240pp. Illustrated. 22x14. . Pre-production copy.. VG+ in worn paper cover. The inscription reads - 'This early copy is presented to ----------- by the English translators, 26th August 1955' Signed by the translators £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. £4.95


524. LATHAM, Robert (Editor).: THE ILLUSTRATED PEPYS. Extracts from the Diary.

BCA. 1978. 240pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 26x19. Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with 14 colour plates and more than 70 reproductions of contemporary engravings, paintings and print from a wealth of contemporary material, this edition contains extracts from the original diaries covering the years 1660-1669, and is so designed that the flavour and variety of the original is retained. £7.95


19025. LAUGHTON, Sir T. Knox (Editor): BRITISH SAILOR HEROES. Series I

Heinemann 1913 vii. + 243pp. Illustrated. Map. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents VG+. Biographies of Howard Drake, Blake, Rooke, Anson, and Hawke. £4.95


18293. LAVER, Margaret P.H. and others.: SWANS. Sailor-Women Sea Women. A History of The South African Women's Auxiliary Naval Service 1943-1949

Swans History Publication Fund 1986 1st. viii. + 396pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x22. No writing or inscriptions. Top of rear endpapers marked, otherwise Fine in VG d/j. A numbered copy of an edition limited to 1,000. £9.95


18145. LAVERY, Brian: NELSON'S FLEET AT TRAFALGAR.

National Maritime Museum 2004 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £7.95


16228. LAVERY, Brian: ROYAL TARS. The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy, 875-1850.

Conway 2010 1st. 383pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As New; Mint in d/j. £7.95


7306. LAVERY, Brian: THE 74-GUN SHIP BELLONA. (Anatomy of the Ship).

Conway. 1989 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. . Launched in 1760, Bellona belonged to the first truly successful class of British 74-gun ships, a design that was built in large numbers over more than twenty years. Bellona herself served with distinction in four wars and was not broken up until 1814. This volume features a full description of the ship and her position in the development of the 74, along with extensive tabular information on the details of the ship. ; Pictorial section covering the most reliable models of the type. Around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail - general arrangements,hull construction, decoration, masts & yards, rigging & sails, armament & fittings. £14.50


871. LAVERY, Brian.: NELSON'S NAVY. The Ships, Men, Organisation 1793-1815.

Conway. 1995 352pp. Prof ills. 30x23. An 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. A heavy book therefore extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £16.50


17692. LAVERY, Brian.: NELSON'S NAVY. The Ships, Men, Organisation 1793-1815.

Conway. 1993 352pp. Prof ills. 30x23. An unmarked copy:- -Mint 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. A heavy book therefore extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £18.50


11784. LAWRENCE, Richard Russell..: THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HOW IT HAPPENED - NAVAL BATTLES.

Constable & Robinson. 2003 1st. Xiv. + 640pp. Over 70 maps/diags. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


17741. LAWSON, Robert & TILLMAN, Barrett: CARRIER AIR WAR IN ORIGINAL WWII COLOR. US Navy Air Combat 1939-1946.

Barnes & Noble 1999 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x26. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Mint in VG+ d/j. £9.95


346. LAYMAN Rear-Admiral C.H. & Cameron J.: THE FALKLANDS AND THE DWARF. The Cruise of HMS in the Falkland Islands 1881-1882.

Picton. 1995 1st. xiv. + 160pp. 65 ills. End map & chart. 21x15.An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. . Through the letters written by her captain, this book describes the cruise of HMS to the Falkland Islands during the early 1880s. £4.95


12567. LEACH, Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Henry.: ENDURE NO MAKESHIFTS. Some Naval Recollections.

Leo Cooper. 1993 1st. xiii + 274pp. 37 illustrations. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Henry Leach spent 45 years of active service in the Royal Navy, starting as a cadet in 1937 and finishing as Admiral of the Fleet in 1982. Son of a distinguished naval captain, killed in action commanding the Prince of Wales in 1941, Henry Leach spent most of World War 2 at sea; mainly in the North Atlantic and Far East. He specialized in gunnery and served in Mauritius, Duke of York, and Javelin, and after the war served aboard Newcastle, and commanded Dunkirk, Galatea, and Albion. After promotion of Flag Rank, he alternated between further sea command and appointments such as Director of Naval Plans, Assistant Chief of Staff, Chief of Naval Staff (Policy), Vice Chief of the defence Staff, and finally First Sea Lord. £29.00


19049. LEE, David M.: WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE

United States Naval Institute 1987 Twelth Edition. viii. + 273pp. 20x14. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine blue glazed boards. £3.95


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


10677. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN GUNBOATS AND MINESWEEPERS. World War 2 Fact Files.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1974 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x21. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. This large format book lists all auxiliary escort vessels of the U.S. Navy in WW2, including ex-British corvettes, the famous "Eagle" boats of WW1, and converted fishing craft and yachts. Provides specifications of the various vessels, together with details of each vessel's launch date, builder and fate. Well illustrated. £3.95


12798. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN GUNBOATS AND MINESWEEPERS. World War 2 Fact Files.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1974 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x21. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This large format book lists all auxiliary escort vessels of the U.S. Navy in WW2, including ex-British corvettes, the famous "Eagle" boats of WW1, and converted fishing craft and yachts. Provides specifications of the various vessels, together with details of each vessel's launch date, builder and fate. Well illustrated. £4.50


17943. LENTON H.T.: BRITISH ESCORT SHIPS. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1974 1st. * 64pp. Prof ills. 26x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. .The Battle of the Atlantic lasted for five years and during that time a growing number of anti-submarine escorts were brought into service to protect shipping. The best known were the 'Flower' class corvettes; the USA produced the destroyer escort (DE) to meet Admiralty requirements, British and Canadian yards turned out a series of frigates to meet the same requirement. About 700 escorts were built during the war, all of which are listed in this book, together with the ships in service at the outbreak of war. Provides data and descriptions of each class and gives details of their wartime modifications. Information for each ship includes Pennant Number, Launch Date, Builder and Fate. Illustrated with 77 photographs. £5.95


13653. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. (Part 6 - Trawlers).

Ian Allan. 1963 1st. 81pp. Prof ills. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. This illustrated handbook covers Trawlers, Drifters & Whalers. Information for each class includes:- Displacement, Dimensions, Machinery, Armament & Complement; and the name, ex-name, builder, launch date and the fate of every ship. £2.95


18167. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part Three. (Sloops & Frigates). Royal & Dominion Navies.

Ian Allan. 1962 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 18x12 Very small piece cut from lower corner of front cover, otherwise. contents (unmarked) Near-Fine. Provides full details of each class, including displacement, machinery, dimensions, armament, complement, together with the launch date, builder and fate of each ship. Covers:- Corvettes (including 'Flower' Class), Sloops, Minelayers, Patrol Sloops, Frigates. Profusely illustrated. £2.95


19398. LEVIEN, Michael (Editor).: THE CREE JOURNALS. The Voyages of Edward H.Cree. Surgeon R.N. as related in his Private Journals, 1837-1856.

Webb & Bowyer. 1981 1st. 276pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x21.An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.. Cree's service in the Navy took him to many parts of the world, including 10 years spent in the Far East. He witnessed the First Opium War 1839-42, and action against the Chinese pirate fleets. He took part in naval operations against Russian forces in the Baltic, and in the Crimean War he was present at the capture of Sebastopol and Kinburn. Cree's ships included Rattlesnake, Vixen, Fury and Odin. A well produced and handsomely illustrated book. £7.85


8380. LEWIS, Jon E. (Editor): THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF LIFE BEFORE THE MAST. An Anthology of Eye-Witness Accounts from the Age of Fighting Sail.

Robinson. 2001. * xiv. + 495pp. 20x13. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Contains 22 eye-witness acounts of battles, the hardships and the excitement of naval service during the French Revolutionary War (1793-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-15) and the War of 1812. £2.95


13490. LEWIS, Michael.: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE NAVY 1793 - 1815.

Allen & Unwin. 1960 1st. * 467pp. 32 ills. 14 tables. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG+, contents Near-Fine. This important work examines in detail, life and conditions in both the lower and quarter-decks. Divided into four main parts, the book covers the Social Background & Geographical distribution of officers & men - parentage & homeland. Problems of Recruitment - volunteers, the press & the quota, old & new entries; rank, promotion, appointments. The Profession - Naval hierarchy: the captain & wardroom, the rest of the ship's company, pay & compensation, prize & freight. The Price of Admiralty - Action, accidents & disease: the cost in ships and the cost in lives. Appendices provide details on Enemy Casulaties in the Six Major Battles : The Anglo/American Impressment Controversy : Hodge's estimate of British Casualties in the Wars of 1793-1815. £9.00


21586. LEWIS, Nigel.: EXERCISE TIGER. The Dramatic True Story of a Hidden Tragedy of World War II.

Prentice Hall 1990 1st. iv. + 307pp. 18 illustrations. . 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition. . Recounts the tragic episode when German E-boats attacked a group of American landing craft practising manoeuvres in the Channel off the coast of Dorset in April 1944. Though even today some details remain obscure, the author through interviews with survivors, has uncovered a terrifying tale of incompetence, cover-ups, hasty midnight burials, and, perhaps, official misrepresentation of the true number who died. Detailed appendices. £8.95


10171. LIDDLE, Peter H.: THE SAILOR'S WAR 1914-18.

Blandford 1985 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. This book describes the war at sea 1914-18, through the personal recollections of officers and the men of the Royal Navy, who recount their experiences in all areas of combat, including the North Sea, the Dover Patrol, the Dardanelles, the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, the rivers of Africa and at Jutland. £4.95


16043. LIPSCOMB F.W. Cmdr R.N.: HISTORIC SUBMARINES.

Hugh Evelyn 1970 1st. 37pp text + 16 colour plates. 35x24. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £6.95


11432. LIPSCOMB F.W.Cmdr RN.: THE BRITISH SUBMARINE.

Conway 1975. 2nd, Revised & Expanded Edition. * x. + 284pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j This authoritative study, summarises the history, achievements. and traditions, and traces the technical development of the British submarine service from its formation until the 1970s. British submarine operations in WW2 are very well covered. A chronological table - with technical data - lists every class of British submarine from 1901 to 1973. Profusely illustrated. £9.00


10460. LLOYD, Christopher.: THE BRITISH SEAMAN 1200-1860. A Social Survey.

Collins. 1968 1st. 319pp. 20 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. Describes what life was like for British merchant seamen and naval ratings. It covers every aspect of seamens lives both afloat and ashore from the middle ages to the coming of the steamship. Chapters are headed:- The Medieval Mariner: The Tudor Mariner: The Early Stuart Mariner: The Dutch Wars; Some Stuart Seamen; The Manning Problem; Methods of Impressment; The Law and the Press; The Register and Other Proposals; The Age of Nelson; End of Impressment; Life at Sea (I) The Ship's Company; (II) Discipline; (III) Pay & Promotion; (IV) Food & Drink); (V) Health; (VI) Desertion. Index of Ships. £3.95


16729. LOBBAN R.D.: NELSON'S NAVY AND THE FRENCH WARS.

University of London Press 1968 1st. 64pp. Illustrated. Map. Plan. 20x15 No writing or inscriptions. . VG in G d/j. Here is a book written for the young person which covers not only the eventful career of Nelson but places it in the context of the 22-years' of struggle against France and the European Powers. £2.95


3938. LOCKHART J.G.: THE SEA, OUR HERITAGE.

Bles. 1940 Enlarged edition. vii. + 257pp. 8 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. Spine slightly faded, o/w binding & contents VG. . Describes some twenty sea exploits and actions (in peace and war) in the 20th century, some of them gallant and self-sacrificing, the majority of which took place during the First World War. Includes:- The case of Captain Fryatt; the action fought by the Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; The River Clyde at Gallipoli; The exploits Broke & Swift in the Channel; The end of Vindictive; the Terror on the Danube; the saga of the men of the Trevissa £3.95


393. LOCKHART, Robert, Bruce: THE MARINES WERE THERE. The Story of the Royal Marines in the Second World War.

Putnam. 1950. v. + 220pp. 4 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Binding VG, contents VG+. Describes the chief wartime exploits of the Marines, covering Dunkirk to Dieppe: The Mediterranean Landings to Normandy and WalcherenBurma to the Far East. £3.95


14152. LONDON, Charles: JUTLAND 1916. Clash of the Dreadnoughts.

Praeger 2004. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Nea-Fine pictorial hardback cover. £6.95


21534. LONGMATE, Norman: ISLAND FORTRESS. The Defence of Great Britain 1603-1945.

Hutchinson 1991 1st. xii. + 580pp. 52 illustrations. 9 maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £6.95


451. LONGRIDGE C.Nepean.: THE ANATOMY OF NELSON'S SHIPS.

Nexus 1993 . xii. + 283pp. 76 plates. 183 drawings. 25x19. No writing or inscriptionss; Fine in Fine d/j. This most detailed description of HMS Victory is based on the author's research of the original draught of 1765 & the drawings of the restoration of the ship in 1922. The illustrations include a set of photographs showing the interior construction of HMS Victory & HMS Implacable, the latter being taken before she was scuttled. The line drawings range from elaborate perspective drawings of the foretop & crosstrees to the smallest detail. The author's model of HMS Victory now housed in the Science Museum, took some 12,000 hours to construct. £16.50


2626. LONGSTAFF, Richard: THE FLEET AIR ARM. A Pictorial History.

Hale. 1981 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This fully documented book covers the whole history of the British naval air services with the use of extensive photographs as well as a a number of line illustrations. The narrative describes all the major events and developments, and the hundreds of illustrations are an integral part of the book. £4.95


1632. LORD, Walter: DAY OF INFAMY. Pearl Harbour. December 7th 1941.

Longmans. 1957 1st UK. 243pp. 50 ills. Endp maps. 22x14 No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. . Having personally interviewd nearly 600 people connected with the disaster, both American and Japanese, the author has pieced together a fascinating picture of the course of events, from the moment when the first American suspicions were aroused to the shattering attack on the US Fleet at Pearl Harbour. Written in the 1950s when the memories of those involved in the attack were still fresh, this book still offers one of the best accounts of the disaster. £2.95


8276. LORD, Walter.: DAY OF INFAMY. Pearl Harbour. December 7th 1941.

Wordswoth. 1998. 243pp. Ills. Maps. 22x14. VG+ in pictorial card cover. Having personally interviewed nearly 600 people connected with the disaster, both American and Japanese, the author offers a detailed account of the course of events, from the moment when the first American suspicions were aroused to the shattering attack on the US Fleet at Pearl Harbour. Written in the 1950s when the memories of those involved in the attack were still fresh, this book is, without a doubt, one of the best accounts of the disaster. £2.95


8819. LORD, Walter.: INCREDIBLE VICTORY.

Hamish Hamilton. 1968 1st UK. * 331pp. 32 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. VG. A full, detailed and fast-moving account of the Battle of Midway in which the Japanese Navy lost four aircraft carriers, a cruiser and over 330 aircraft. £3.50


12206. LORD, Walter.: THE MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK.

Lane. 1983 1st. * . x. + 323pp. 26 ills. 6 Maps/diags. Endp maps. 24x16. Fine in VG d/j. An excellent account of the complex situation involving the BEF in Flanders, and their subsequent evacuation from the beaches in the little ships which brought them home. The author unearthed a great deal of material gathered from reports of some 500 participants, as well as new material found in British archives and from sources in France and Germany, to provide a history full of vivid and telling anecdotes. £3.50


12609. LOVE , Robert Wliiam Jr. (Editor).: THE CHIEFS OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

Naval Institute Press. 1980 1st. xxii. + 448pp. Illustrated. 26x18. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. From Admiral William Benson appointed in 1915 as the first to hold the office of Chief of Naval Operations, this book provides the biographies of the 18 subsequent holders of CNO, including Harold Stark, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz and Arleigh Burke,up to and including Elmo Zumwalt who held the post until 1974. £8.95


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 £12.50


21655. LOVE, Robert W. Jr: HISTORY OF THE U.S. NAVY. Volume Two 1942-1991

Stackpole 1992 1st. vii. + 904pp. Illustrated. 23x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j £14.00


1372. LUND Paul. & LUDLUM Harry: NIGHTMARE CONVOY. The Story of the Lost Wrens.

Foulsham. 1987 1st. * 128pp. 31 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The appalling fate on the Gibraltar run of Convoy OG71 in August 1941, was not disclosed at the time and remained buried in the Admiralty's secret files. The authors have examined the official reports and recorded the harrowing testimony of survivors of the convoy which was the basis of Montsarrat's famous novel The Cruel Sea. £3.95


14983. LUND, Paul & LUDLUM, Harry: ATLANTIC JEOPARDY.

Foulsham 1990 1st. 715pp. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in VG+ d/j..This omnibus edition contains three full-length volumes which were first published in 1968, 1972 and 1973. PQ-17 CONVOY TO HELL, is the survivors story as seen and remembered by the men who took part . Paul Lund himself served on one of the small escorts. TRAWLERS GO TO WAR is the story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, whose trawlers, drifters and whale-catchers served as minesweepers, convoy escorts and U-boat hunters. NIGHT OF THE U-BOATS is the story of convoy SC7, a collection of 35 tramp steamers and cargo vessels who sailed disastrously into the first major night assault by a surface ‘wolf-pack’ of U- £6.95


15843. LYON, David.: THE FIRST DESTROYERS. The Turtlebacked TBDs of the 1890s.

Mercury 2005 128pp. Prof ills. 30x25. As new. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.. An authoritative and profusely illustrated accunt of the early development of destroyers up to the 'River' class of 1900. The book contains detailed data tables and technical appendices; collections of original draughts; numerous photographs; perspective and cutaway drawings, and a complete with scale drawing of HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer Velox 1904 in pocket. An important study. £10.50


20578. LYON, Hugh. & MOORE, John.E. Captain RN.: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS. A Technical Directory of Major Fighting Ships from 1900 to the Present Day.

Salamandar. 1979 273pp. Prof ills. 31x23. . No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. (no d/j). Contains a wealth of detailed information on more than 230 warships since 1900. Tables of data are included for each ship and sister ships of its class, as well as detailed information on performance and the service records of the more significant vessels. Each vessel is illustrated with detailed drawings and/or photographs, totalling 350 illustrations. In addition there are 39 highly detailed double-page profiles (side and plan views) in colour - eight of them fold-outs - allowing illustrations of the ships such as the Rodney, Yamato, Kongo, Hornet, Bismarck, Hood, Scharnhorst, and Enterprise, to be reproduced on a spread of over 2 feet in length. An excellent book for the warship enthusiast or ship modeller. £7.95


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


21361. MACBRIDE, Robert: CIVIL WAR IRONCLADS. The Dawn of Naval Armor,

Chilton 1962 1st. xi. + 185pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. VG in VG+ d/j. Hardback. £14.95


5389. MACDONALD Vice Admiral Sir Roderick.: THE FIGUREHEAD. A Story of Conflict and Loyalty at Sea in World War II.

Pentland. 1993 1st. xxi. + 201pp. Prof ills. 22x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Presents a unique account of life in a destroyer HMS Fortune, commanded by an eccentric at odds with both officers and ship's company in the early 1940s. The author, who served in Fortune, describes operations and experiences in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, sundry events and the reactions of those on board, the threat of full scale mutiny, and narrowly averted disasters. £5.50


21593. MACDONALD Vice Admiral Sir Roderick.: THE FIGUREHEAD. A Story of Conflict and Loyalty at Sea in World War II.

Pentland. 1993 1st. xxi. + 201pp. Prof ills. 22x15. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Presents a unique account of life in a destroyer HMS Fortune, commanded by an eccentric at odds with both officers and ship's company in the early 1940s. The author, who served in Fortune, describes operations and experiences in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, sundry events and the reactions of those on board, the threat of full scale mutiny, and narrowly averted disasters. £4.95


21594. MACDONALD Vice Admiral Sir Roderick.: THE FIGUREHEAD. A Story of Conflict and Loyalty at Sea in World War II.

Pentland. 1993 1st. xxi. + 201pp. Prof ills. 22x15. Signed by author. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Presents a unique account of life in a destroyer HMS Fortune, commanded by an eccentric at odds with both officers and ship's company in the early 1940s. The author, who served in Fortune, describes operations and experiences in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, sundry events and the reactions of those on board, the threat of full scale mutiny, and narrowly averted disasters. £4.95


7854. MACDOUGALL, Philip.: ROYAL DOCKYARDS.

Shire. 1989 1st. 32pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Charts the history & development of Royal Dockyards in the Early Years; The Age of Fighting Sail: Steam & Iron; The 20th Century; Dockyards Today. Well illustrated. £1.50


8575. MACINTRYE, Donald., Captain RN: WINGS OF NEPTUNE.

Davies. 1963 1st. x. + 268pp. 23 ills. Maps. Endp maps. 22x14. VG+ in G d/jThe author, himself a former naval pilot as well as a famed destroyer captain in WW2, traces the history of British naval aviation before giving a good account of the major British, American & Japanese carrier opertations of the Second World War. £3.95


20039. MACINTYRE, Ben: OPERATION MINCEMEAT. The True Spy Story that Changed the Course of World War II.

Bloomsbury 2010 1st. xiii. + 414pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £7.50


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. An unmarked copy: VG+ in G+ 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


1205. MACINTYRE, Donald. Captain RN.: ADMIRAL RODNEY

Davies. 1962 1st. 280pp. 8 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. Rodney’s career covers the whole period during which the Royal Navy was developing into the splendid force which, under Nelson, was to enjoy its golden age. His claim to a place among the great sea commanders comes as much from his success in re-imposing a healthy discipline yet freeing naval thought from the shackles of Fighting Instructions as it does from the victories he won. He defeated the Spanish off Finisterre & St Vincent & relieved Gibraltar in 1780. In 1782 he won a great victory over the French - the Battle of the Saintes. Although feared rather than liked by his subordinates. Rodney was a skilful seaman who introduced new tactics to fleet actions. £3.95


159. MACINTYRE, Donald. Captain RN.: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. The Majestic Weapon

Macdonald. 1968 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. VG+ in pictorial card cover. Begins by reviewing the aircraft carriers built by Britain, America and Japan, before recounting their actions in the Second World War. Illustrated with around 100 photographs. £1.95


4573. MACINTYRE, Donald. Captain RN.: JUTLAND.

Evans, 1957 1st. 210 19 ills. Maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; First ediition (hardbaclk cover) VG+ in worn d/j. Macintyre's forthright opinions of the action described are based on a detailed study of the sea battle which took place in the North Sea in 1916. If Earl Beatty is given a mauling, it is undoubtably because the author turns a practical eye on baseless adulation and the gimmick. He gives a detailed and factual account of each phase of the battle which is illustrated with clear diagrams. The chapter "Postscript" reviews the clumsy handling of reports by the Admiralty, which sparked off wild accusations and impropriety and led to one of the greatest crminal libel cases of all time. £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 £7.95


12756. MACKAY, James.: I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT. A Life of John Paul Jones.

Mainstream. 1998 1st. 320pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


15771. MACKSEY, Kenneth: COMMANDO STRIKE. The Story of Amphibious Raiding in World War II.

Leo Cooper 1985 1st xxiv. + 227pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An ex-library copy with minimal stamps. VG in VG d/j. £3.95


12046. MADSEN, Daniel.: TO SAIL NO MORE. Part Six - The United States Navy

Maritime. nd (c 2001) 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. Unmarked, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This book provides an illustrated record of the many different types of American warships either laid up. or awaiting breaking up, from the 1950s to the 1990s. £3.95


2766. MAHER B.: A PASSAGE TO SWORD BEACH. Minesweeping in the Royal Navy.

Naval Institute. 1996 1st. xv. + 246pp. Ills. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions Fine in Near-Fine /j. A first-hand account of minesweeping in the Royal Navy during World War II. Drawing on the author's diaries the book describes life in large and small minesweepers as he experienced it at the time and offers an fascinating account of the preparations for D-Day. £7.50


14193. MALCOMSON, Robert: WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.

Chatham 2001 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated.27x20. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.95


9208. MALLMANN SHOWELL J.P: ENIGMA U-BOATS. Breaking the Code.

Ian Allan. 2000 1st. 192pp. Pr of ills. Ills endps. 26x21. Fine in Near Fine. d/j. The book analyses the development of the Enigma system - the seemingly impregnable German codes, its role during German U-boat operations in World War 2, and the subsequent code-breaking work at Bletchley Park. The book examines in detail all the U-boats known to have been boarded by the Allies during the war from which Enigma machines could have been captured. Well illustrated. £7.95


12303. MALlMANN SHOWELL J.P.: GERMAN NAVAL CODE BREAKERS.

Ian Allan. 2003 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x21. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. . A detailed account of the work of German naval code breakers in World War 2. The book describes how German naval code breaking developed, and the variety of codes used by the British and Allied navies in WW2. It also shows how the German naval code-breaking department was organized. In particular, the book gives an account of some of the successes and failures of German code-breaking activities and how these impacted upon naval operations. £8.50


3376. MALLMANN SHOWELL J.P.: U-BOAT COMMANDERS AND THEIR CREWS 1939-45.

Crowood. 1998 1st. 144pp. Prof ills. 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. £9.50


18756. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P.: U-BOATS ATTACK! The Battle of the Atlantic witnessed by the Wolf Packs.

Spellmount 2011 1st. 224pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Signed by author. £8.95


17255. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. (Editor):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 1. What Britain knew and most wanted to know about U-Boats.

Military Press:2001. International Submarine Archive (Germany) & The Royal Navy Submarine Museum (HMS Dolphin) 103pp. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine card cover. From the secret Monthly Anti-Submarine Reports released by the British Anti-Submarine Warfare Division of the Naval Staff throughout the Second World War for distribution to selected officers. Sold with signed letter from the author. £6.95


17257. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. (Editor):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 4. The U-Boat Offensive Monthly Reviews.

Military Press:2001. International Submarine Archive (Germany) & The Royal Navy Submarine Museum (HMS Dolphin)., . 93pp. An unmarked copy, as new. Mint in Mint card cover. Reproduced from the secret Anti-Submarine Reports which were released by the British Anti-Submarine Warfare Division of the Naval Staff throughout the Second World War for limited distribution to selected officers £9.00


20211. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. (Editor):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 8. OPERATION "CABAL" THE DELIVERY OF GERMAN U-BOATS TO RUSSIA 1945-1946,

Military Press 2005. : International Submarine Archive (Germany) & The Royal Navy Submarine Museum (HMS Dolphin)., .79pp. An unmarked copy, as new. Mint in Mint card cover. Reproduced from British Admiralty Files kept in U-Boot-Arhiv at Cuxhaven-Altenbuch.Division of the Naval Staff throughout the Second World War for limited distribution to selected officers £7.95


20212. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. Compiler):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 10. UNKNOWN, FORGOTTEN AND HIDDEN HISTORY, GERMANY 1914-1948

. : International Submarine Archive (Germany). 2008 68pp. 29x20. From cover & prelims a little marked, otherwise VG. Reproduced from British Admiralty Files kept in U-Boot-Arhiv at Cuxhaven-Altenbuch.Division of the Naval Staff throughout the Second World War for limited distribution to selected officers £3.95


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; Fine in VG d/j. . . 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. £12.50


8478. MARCUS, G.J.: HEART OF OAK. A survey of British sea power in the Georgian era.

Oxford University Press. 1975 1st. xi. + 308pp. Profusely illustrated. 4 maps. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. The years 1714 to 1830 saw the greatest period of the sailing Navy of Britain. This volume deals with different aspects of Britain's naval strength: materials and shipbuilding: strategical and tactical skill; seamanship and navigation; the personnel of the service, both officers and seamen; the intimate connection between seamborne commerce and sea power; and the human side of naval life on board and ashore. £4.95


15350. MARKHAM, Clements R.: THE ARCTIC NAVY LIST; or, A CENTURY OF ARCTIC & ANTARCTIC OFFICERS 1773 - 1873. Together With A List of Officers of the 1875 Expedition, and Their Services.

A facsimile of the contents in the edition first published by Griffin & Co in 1875, bound in plain card cover. 62pp. 30x21. VG+. £3.95


626. MARRIOTT, Leo: HMS INVINCIBLE. From the Bridge

Ian Allan. 1990 1st. .80pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Fine in pictorial card cover. This book describes a typical few days in the life of HMS Invincible covering sailing, flying operations, and the routine running of the ship from the bridge. Also embraces technical data, constructional details and history of the ship. Very well illustrated with photographs. £2.95


15620. MARRYAT, Captain: PETER SIMPLE.

Alan Sutton 1984 (Pocket Classics) viii. + 467pp. 17x11. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.95


15276. MARSHALL, James Stirrat & MARSHALL Carrie.: ADVENTURE IN TWO HEMISPHERES. Including Captain Vancouver's Voyage

Marshall 1955 1st. xii. + 208pp. Illustrated with maps/charts 7 drawings. 28x18. Pictorial cloth binding & contents VG+ in worn but G d/j. £5.95


10516. MARTIN, Colin. & PARKER, Geoffrey.: THE SPANISH ARMADA.

Guild. 1988. 296pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. Much of this detailed and comprehensive account of the Spanish Armada is based on a huge quantity of previously unstudied material in the great archives of Spain and the Netherlands, and this information has dramatically been complemented and augumented by the discoveries from the Armada wrecks, three of which have been excavated underwater by Colin Martin. With over 50 colour and 100 black and white illustrations. £6.95


13003. MARTINO E di. & GIGANTE A. Drawings by Siegfried Breyer and Enrico Po.: LA FLOTTA SOVIETICA OGGI. Sottomarine E Sommergibili.

Intyrama. 1967 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. 30x21. An unmarked copy:- VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. Text in Italian and English. Illustrates and describes the various types of Soviet submarines in service at date. Covers every type of Soviet submarine from nuclear powered ballistic missile types to coastal submarines. Also includes Missile Supply Ships and Submarine Tenders. £3.95


13020. MARTINO, Ermanno,: THE SOVIET NAVY TODAY. Cruisers and Guided Missile Destroyers.

Intyrama nd (c 1970). 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x20. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. English and Italian text. This book provides more than 75 photographs ( mostly large, including some fiull page) plus a series of plan & profile drawings of the various Soviet ships, accompanied by an informative text. £3.95


3126. MASEFIELD, John.: SEA LIFE IN NELSON'S TIME.

Sphere. 1972 . xii. + 105pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine in pictorial card cover. A clear account of life at sea in Nelson's day that describes the officers and men of the Navy, what they did, how they were recruited, paid, fed, punished, enjoyed themselves, how they fought and died. It is also an excellent account of the technology of the period - the ships and the guns and the way in which they were sailed and fought. £3.95


6466. MASEFIELD, John.: THE NINE DAYS WONDER. The Operation Dynamo.

Heinemann. 1941 1st. xvi. + 62pp. 12 ills. Map. 20x14. Odd spots of foxing, otherwise VG. A wartime account of the nine days of the Dunkirk evacuation. £1.95


19195. MASEFIELD, John.: THE NINE DAYS WONDER. The Operation Dynamo.

Heinemann. 1941 1st. xvi. + 62pp. 12 ills. Map. 20x14. VG in Worn d/j. A wartime account of the nine days of the Dunkirk evacuation. £2.95


14721. MASLEN-JONES, Ted: THE TUXLITH TRACTS 2. MEMORIALS OF WAR. In Two World Wars, these Men from Rake, Milland, Lynch, Iping & Chithurst died, securing & defending freedom for others.

Privately published nd (c 1995) 89pp. Maps. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover Some 65 men hailing from the Hampshire villages of Rake, Milland, Lynch, Iping & Chithurst, lost their lives in the two World Wars. This book recounts their lives and their deaths on land, at sea, and in the air. £1.50


1207. MASON, David: RAID ON ST.NAZAIRE.

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. AVG in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover pictorial card cover. Describes in vivid detail every aspect of the spectacular raid on St Nazaire which was carried out by combined British forces in March 1942. Profusely illustrated. £2.00


11873. MASON, David.: U-BOAT. The Secret Menace.

Macdonald. 1968. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated account of the campaign fought by German U-boats during WW2. £2.00


3504. MASON, Theodore C.: BATTLESHIP SAILOR.

U.S.Naval Institute1982.1st . xiv. + 271pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Hardback edition; Fine in VG d/j. This lucidly written lower deck account of life in the US battleship California, includes a dramatic eye-witness account of her sinking at Pearl Harbour. £5.95


4015. MASON, Ursula. S.: BRITANNIA'S DAUGHTERS. The Story of the WRNS

Leo Cooper 1992 1st 184pp. 38 illustrations. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. 'Release a Man for Sea Service' was the outcry in 1917, when the deteriorating manpower situation drove the Admiralty into forming the WRNS to substitute women for men in certain jobs. The first Wrens served from 1917-1919 and at the peak there was some 5,000 of them working in different fields. Some 75,000 women served in the WRENS during WW2 carrying out a wide variety of tasks. This book offers a comprehensive history of the WRNS from its inception until the 1990s, £4.95


19017. MASON, Ursula. S.: BRITANNIA'S DAUGHTERS. The Story of the WRNS

Leo Cooper 1992 1st 184pp. 38 illustrations. 24x16. Above-average ex-libary with minimal stamps. VG+ in VG+ d/j. 'Release a Man for Sea Service' was the outcry in 1917, when the deteriorating manpower situation drove the Admiralty into forming the WRNS to substitute women for men in certain jobs. The first Wrens served from 1917-1919 and at the peak there was some 5,000 of them working in different fields. Some 75,000 women served in the WRENS during WW2 carrying out a wide variety of tasks. This book offers a comprehensive history of the WRNS from its inception until the 1990s, £2.95


8792. MASTERS, David.: UP PERISCOPE.

Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1942 176pp. 15 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Near-Fine in VG original d/j. . Describes the wartime exploits and various incidents involving the British Spearfish, Salmon, Snapper, Sturgeon, Truant, Triumph, Ursula, Cachelot, Tigris, Unity, Thunderbolt, Sunfish, Sealion, H-44, Rorqual, Utmost, Regent, Thrasher, Upholder and the Polish submarine Wilk. £3.95


8779. MATHEWS, Vera, Laughton.: BLUE TAPESTRY.

Hollis & Carter. 1949 1st. 293pp. 31 ills. 22x14. Spots of foxing, G+ in G d/j. . The wartime director of the WRNS tells its story from her own experience, and gives a comprehensive and anecdotal account of the WRNS in World War 2. £4.50


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. £3.75


16277. MAY W.E.: THE BOATS OF MEN-OF-WAR

Chatham 1999. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked cop, like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book chronicles the history of ship's boats in the Royal Navy, with descriptions of the boats themselves - their sizes and types - methods of hoisting and stowing them aboard ship, the design and construction of the boats, their fittings, rigs and armament - guns, howitzers, and even Congreve rockets. Illustrated with numerous photographs and with the largest collection of original naval boat draughts ever published. £8.95


19213. McATEER, Cecilia.: SANDBAGS & TILLEY LAMPS.

Privately published no date (c 1984) 58pp. Illustrated. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. A book packed with funny and nostalgic and historical stories that represent Service life from WW!1 to the Falklands Campaign. £1.50


9854. McCORMICK, Harold J. Lieut-Cmdr USNR.: TWO YEARS BEHIND THE MAST. An American Landlubber at Sea in World War II

Sunflower University. 1991 1st. vii + 147pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Like new, Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover.During the Second World War the author served as a US Navy Gunnery Officer on three American merchant ships - two Liberty ships (one of which was sunk by a U-boat in the Atlantic) and a T2 tanker, taking part in Atlantic convoys and voyages to Argentina, Brasil and Uruguay. He gives a very good account of life aboard ship, and a lively description of runs ashore in Montevideo, Rosario and Buenos Aires. £4.95


6365. McDONALD John.J.: HOWARD HUGHES AND HIS HERCULES.

BCA. 1983. 160pp. Prof ills. Plans. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Tells in great detail the story of the flying boat, the "Spruce Goose", the largest and most controversial aeroplane ever built. £3.95


4179. McGEOCH, Vice Admiral Sir Ian.: AN AFFAIR OF CHANCES. A Submariner's Odyssey 1939-1945.

IWM. 1991 1st. * 223pp. Prof ills. 25x18. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. McGeoch commanded the submarine Splendid until she was sunk in the Mediterranean in 1943. After being rescued and made prisoner by the Italians, McGeoch escaped from Italy to Switzerland, and later through occupied France to Spain, before returning to Britain exactly a year after his capture. The author's adventures are fully described. £7.95


15265. McGOWAN A.P.: THE JACOBEAN COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY 1608 AND 1618.

Naval Records Society 1971 1st. xxvii. + 319pp. 3 illustrations. 24x16. Binding & contents VG+. £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. £2.00


11347. McILWAIN, John.: HMS WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Iron-Hulled Warship.

Pitkin 1991. 29pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover.. An informative and well illustrated history and guide to HMS Warrior. Illustrated with a superb collection of black/white and colour photographs, and aa double-page cutaway in colour. £2.45


7268. McKAY, John: THE 100-GUN SHIP VICTORY: Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1987 1st. 119pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Like New:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. . This volume begins by recounting Victory's history & career; and describing her design & construction; arrangements, repairs, refits, rebuilds; decoration; steering gear & ground tackle; pumps, boats, sheathing; crew accommodation, masts & yards; standing & running rigging; sails & ordnance. Then follows a photographic section containing many close-up and on-board views, and a section containing over 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail of the ships as presently restored - general arrangements, hull construction, fittings, decoration, masts & yards, rigging and armament; and a guide to the ship's colour scheme at Trafalgar. £29.00


21423. McKAY, John: THE ARMED TRANSPORT BOUNTY: Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1989 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Mint d/j. This volume begins by describing Bounty's design & construction, followed by a full description of the ship, how she came to be purchased, and the short history of her naval service. Then follows a photographic section containing many close-up and on-board views of full-size replicas of the ship, and more than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail, including - general arrangements, hull construction, fittings, decoration, masts & yards, rigging and armament, and the launch in which Bligh made his epic voyage of over 3,000 miles to safety in Timor. £7.95


21888. McKAY, John: THE ARMED TRANSPORT BOUNTY: Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 2001 Revised edition 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new; Mint in d/j.. This volume begins by describing Bounty's design & construction, followed by a full description of the ship, how she came to be purchased, and the short history of her naval service. Then follows a photographic section containing many close-up and on-board views of full-size replicas of the ship, and more than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail, including - general arrangements, hull construction, fittings, decoration, masts & yards, rigging and armament, and the launch in which Bligh made his epic voyage of over 3,000 miles to safety in Timor. £16.50


8472. McKAY, John: THE ARMED TRANSPORT BOUNTY: Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1989 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new - Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This volume begins by describing Bounty's design & construction, followed by a full description of the ship, how she came to be purchased, and the short history of her naval service. Then follows a photographic section containing many close-up and on-board views of full-size replicas of the ship, and more than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail, including - general arrangements, hull construction, fittings, decoration, masts & yards, rigging and armament, and the launch in which Bligh made his epic voyage of over 3,000 miles to safety in Timor. £9.95


21894. McKAY, John & COLEMAN, Ron: THE 24-GUN FRIGATE PANDORA 1779. (Anatomy of the Ship).

Conway 2006 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x26. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. The Pandora was a 24-gun Sixth Rate built at Deptford in 1779, and is best known for her voyage to Tahiti which was undertaken to bring back the Bounty mutineers. . This volume features a full description which outlines the design and building of the ship and details of her career.; Pictorial section covering the most reliable models of the type. Around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail - general arrangements,hull construction, decoration, masts & yards, rigging & sails, armament & fittings. £18.50


11643. McKAY, John & HARLAND, John: THE FLOWER CLASS CORVETTE AGASSIZ. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1993 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 24x26. As new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The volume is devoted to one of the most famous and numerous escort vessels of the Second World War, the ‘Flower’ class corvette. The particular subject of this book is the corvette Agassiz which was built in Vancouver and commissioned in 194. Of the short forecastle configuration she best represents the ‘Flowers’ as they took part the bitter Atlantic battles of 1941-42. This volume features a full description of the ship and her career; a superb collection of photographs showing her outboard profile and details of her machinery and gear; Over 350 isometric and 3-view drawings, with in-depth keys, of every detail of the ship; and drawings & modifications and the Castle class design. £25.00


6714. McLEAN D. & PRESTON A. (Editors).: WARSHIP 1996. Volume XX. An Annual Publication Devoted to the Design, Development and Service History of the World's Combat Ships.

Conway. 1996. 224pp. Prof ills. 28x21. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. Feature articles include: The Mystery & Last Voyage of Japanese Submarine I-52 : E-Boat Operations in the Western Channel: Emile Bertin (Fast Minelaying Cruiser): The Royal Navy's 1944 Cruiser: The Loss of HMS Queen Mary at Jutland: German Type 35, 40, & 43 Minesweepers at War: Percy Scott & the Director: Swedish Armoured Coastal Defence Ships £55.00


21906. McLEAN, David and PRESTON, Antony.: WARSHIP 1997-1998.

Conway 1997. 232pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21 A superb unmarked copy. . As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £49.00


3572. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1940

Sampson Low. 127pp. Prof ills. 12x19. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions;; spine sun faded (titles legible), otherwise contents Near-Fine. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


20006. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1942

Sampson Low. 132pp. Prof ills. 12x19. Titles a bit dull, otherwise contents VG. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


19898. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1942

Sampson Low. 132pp. Prof ills. 12x19. Binding slightly rubbed, contents VG. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


14971. MEARNS, David & WHITE, Rob.: HOOD AND BISMARCK. Deep-Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle.

Channel 4. 2001 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. Maps. 26x19. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Mearns led an expedition that discovered the wreck of the Hood for the very first time and revisited the wreck of the Bismarck. As well as tracing the history of these two vessels and the events that led to their fatal clash, the book chronicles the progress and findings of this incredible mission. illustrated with over 200 photographs, this book sheds new light on the cataclysmic final battles of the Hood and the Bismarck and is a real gem for anyone interested in naval history. £6.95


10287. MEISTER, Jurg: SOVIET WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Purnell. nd (c 1977) 348pp. Prof ills. 25x20. An unmarked copy, Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Very little has been written in the West about the ships of the Soviet Navy during WW2 and their activities during the conflict have always been an enigma. Apart from some successes by submarines and smaller surface craft, the Soviet Baltic, Black Sea, Arctic and Pacific Fleets had little to show to justify their existence and losses. The Soviet authorities were reluctant to release complete and accurate details of their wartime Navy, least of all its losses. However after years of meticulous research, Jurg Meister succeeded in compiling an accurate and almost complete record of Soviet naval strength and losses during WW2. The book also describes some of the fascinating but little-known actions fought in rivers and lakes by the small craft of the Soviet, German and Rumanian navies. It offers the most comprehensive, accurate and detailed record of Soviet warships which took part in the war, covering every class and type of warship from largely unknown capital ships to the smallest river craft and submarines, providing technical data, building history, alterations, and the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £9.95


20893. Melhuish, Lieut.-Cmdr D.J. (Editor): ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON . INTERNATIONAL AIR DAY 1992

28pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x24. Fine in VG pictorial card cover. With 4pp PROGRAMME OF EVENTS> £1.50


20248. Melhuish, Lieut.-Cmdr D.J. (Editor): ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON YEOVILTON 1971-72.

64pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x24. Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £1.95


10989. MELLERSH H.E.L.: FITZROY OF THE BEAGLE.

Hart-Davis. 1968 1st. 308pp. 12 ills 22x14. . VG in G+ d/j . A meticulously researched biography of the captain of the reseach vessel HMS Beagle. Fitzroy was a brilliant surveyor inventor of the Fitzroy barometer and headed the first national meterological service. £4.95


2818. MENDENHALL Rear Admiral C,: SUBMARINE DIARY.

Bluejacket. 1995 xvi. + 290pp. Ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Describes 11 Pacific war patrols made by the author in the US Fleet Submarines Sculpin and Pintado during World War 2. £6.95


20165. MERCER, Neil: FLEET AIR ARM

Airlife 1994 1st 108pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs in colour. 27x23. Like new; - Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £4.95


14790. MERRILL, James M.: QUARTER-DECK AND FO'C'S'LE.

Rand McNally 1963 1st. 509pp. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 24x16. A nice copy:- VG+ in G+ d/j. £4.95


18988. MESSENGER, Charles.: WORLD WAR II IN THE ATLANTIC.

Warfare 1990. 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x24. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. This heavily illustrated book tells the story of the Battle of the Atlantic £6.95


5011. MESSIMER Dwight R.: FIND AND DESTROY. Anti-Submarine Warfare in World War 1.

Naval Institute Press. 2001 1st. xv. + 298pp. 25 ills. Maps. 23x15. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This comprehensive volume examines the anti-submarine weapons, tactics, and organisation of all the belligerents during the First World War. From lance bombs to mine nets to neutral flags and decoy ships, the author analyzes them all, including the weapons that proved to be largely ineffictive or outwright failures. £10.00


9659. MIDDLEBROOK Martin. & MAHONEY Patrick.: BATTLESHIP. The Loss of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse.

Allen Lane. 1979 x. + 366pp. 34 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: VG+ in G+ d/j. This exhaustive account concentrates on the actual sinking of the two ships & uses eyewitness accounts as well as making full use of official British & Japanese documents to provide an accurate and vivid record of their final battle. Comprehensive appendices. £4.50


20409. MIDDLEBROOK, Martin: THE FIGHT FOR THE MALVINAS. The Argentine Forces in the Falklands War

Penguin 1990 xi. + 321pp, Illustrated. Maps & Diagrams. 20x13. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Signed by author. £1.95


14029. MIDDLEBROOK, Martin.: CONVOY. The Battle for Convoys SC.122 & HX.229.

Penguin. 1978. vi. +378pp. 35 ills. 8 maps. 3 diags. 19x13. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. . A full and thorough account of the events surrounding the two convoys which sailed in March 1943, the month the Germans came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic. List of Merchant Ships: List of Local & Ocean Escort Groups: List of U-boats involved: List of German U-boats destroyed, September 1939 - May 1945. £1.95


15796. MIDDLEBROOK, Martin.: CONVOY. The Battle for Convoys SC.122 & HX.229.

Allen Lne. 1976 1st. vi. +378pp. 35 ills. 8 maps. 3 diags. 22x14. Ex-library with minimal stamp, contents VG in slightly rubbed permanently affixed d/j. . A full and thorough account of the events surrounding the two convoys which sailed in March 1943, the month the Germans came close to winning the Battle of the Atlantic. List of Merchant Ships: List of Local & Ocean Escort Groups: List of U-boats involved: List of German U-boats destroyed, September 1939 - May 1945. £3.95


14258. MILDREN, James.: THE INCREDIBLE ARMADA.

Devon Books. 1988 1st 40pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x18. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A short account of the Spanish Armada, including biographies of Devon's, Francis Drake and John Hawkins. Very well illustrated. £2.95


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. £6.95


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 £7.95


9773. MILLINGTON-DRAKE, Sir Eugen.: THE DRAMA OF THE GRAF SPEE AND THE BATTLE OF THE RIVER PLATE. A Documentary Anthology 1914-1964.

Peter Davies. 1965. 1st Xxxvi. + 510pp. Frontis. 149 photographs. 17 maps, charts & diagrams. Endp maps. 25x20.No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in torn but presentable d/j. The British Minister at Montivideo at the time of the Battle of the River Plate presents an anthology which examines Admiral Von Spee at Coronel & the Falklands naval action in the First World War, before giving full contemporary accounts from survivors & commentators of the Graf Spee’s last cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. Every facet of the battle is carefully discussed in great detail from diplomacy on the highest level to the battle at sea, and the opinions of personnel from both the British and German sides on the course of the battle are given a thorough airing. The book also deals with the immediate aftermath, including the experiences of ex-Graf Spee crew members in South America, and also the post-war reunions of opposing personnel. A most interesting and fascinating book. Very well illustrated. £49.00


15946. MOFFAT, John: I SANK THE BISMARCK.

Bantam 2009 1st 294pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, binding & contents VG. (no d/j) £4.95


1659. MOLLO A.: UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II. Compiled by US Naval Intelligence.

US Naval Institute Press 1991 112pp. Profusely illustrated in colour 20x26 An unmarked copy: . Fine in Fine. d/j. This superbly illustrated book provides numerous accurate colour illustrations of officers and men as they actually appeared during the Second World War. The Naval, Marine and Air Force uniforms of 27 countries (including the British Dominions) are covered. £4.95


462. MONSARRAT N. Lieut-Cmdr RNVR.: THREE CORVETTES.

Cassell. 1953 viii. + 248pp. 7 ills. 19x13. Ex-Boots library.; edges slightly tanned otherwise G+. Between 1940 and 1943 the author served in three corvettes, taking part in Atlantic and East Coast convoys. He served in the three ships as an officer, First Lieutenant and commanded the third. Here, he describes his personal experiences in what has been described as one of the finest accounts of the war. £2.50


16006. MOORE J.E. Captain R.N. (Editor): THE IMPACT OF POLARIS. The Origins of Britain's Seaborne Nuclear Deterrent.

Richard Netherwood 1999 1st. 269pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. An authoritative account written by those involved with the inception, continuation and completeion the Polaris programme for the Royal Navy. £4.95


20442. MOORE, Henry C.: UNDER JELLICOE'S COMMAND

Collins' No date (c 1917). no pagination (approximately 190 pages). Colour frontis. 25x19 Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. An excellent bright and tight copy without any writing or inscriptions; spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise .Binding & contents VG+ £5.95


15732. MOORE, John Captain R.N.: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1981-1982

794pp (total pages). Prof ills. 33x22. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG d/j. The standard reference of the world's navies. Heavy book therefore overseas postage will be considerably extra. £14.95


15805. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW 1982-83

Jane's publishing 160pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover. £5.95


7801. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW 1985.

174pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover. Eighteen subjects featured in this volume including- Red Sea mines: Soviet Submarine Incursions: Soviet Special Forces at work in the Baltic; Soviet Submarines; Red Sea Mines, The French Navy, Submarine Incursions, Venezuela's Navy, etc, etc. £3.95


4066. MOORE, John Captain RN.: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR I.

Studio Editions. 1990 320pp. Prof ills. 32x16. A superb copy without any writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j This remarkable encyclopaedia of World War I warships describes the ships of 49 countries, with thousands of entries and over 1,000 illustrations. The material found in this volume is reprinted from the wartime and 1914 and 1919 editions of Jane's. £12.50


1576. MOORE, John Captain RN.: JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW 1987.

Jane's Publishing 176pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


8653. MOORE, John.: THE FLEET AIR ARM. A Short Account of its History & Achievements.

Chapman & Hall. 1943 1st. 140pp. Ills. 19x13. VG in G d/j. The achievements of World War 2 form the bulk of this book. £2.50


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 1960 Lxii. + 434pp. Illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Ex-Literary & Philosophical Library (small stamps only). VG (no d/j) 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. £3.95


8777. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume II. Operations in North African Waters, October 1942 - June 1943.

Little, Brown 1951 xxi. + 297pp. Profusely Illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Titles faded, otherwise binding VG, contents VG+.detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. This volume deals with Operation "Torch" the North African campaign. £6.95


21747. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume II. Operations in North African Waters, October 1942 - June 1943.

Little, Brown 1962 xxi. + 297pp. Profusely Illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Tape marks on endpapers, otherwise contents VG+ in G d/j.detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. This volume deals with Operation "Torch" the North African campaign. £7.95


12116. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume III. The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1931 - April 1942,

Little, Brown. 1963 xxviii. + 409pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ inj G+ d/j. ) A detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. £8.95


12115. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume IV. Coral Sea, Midway and Submarine Actions.

Little, Brown. 1988 xxiii. + 307pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An excellent copy withoutt any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j.. A detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. £9.95


12110. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume IX. Sicily - Salerno - Anzio. January 1943 - June 1944.

Little, Brown. 1990 xxix. + 413pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. £11.50


21764. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume IX. Sicily - Salerno - Anzio. January 1943 - June 1944.

Little, Brown. 1964 xxix. + 413pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. £8.95


12293. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume V. The Struggle for Guadalcanal. August 1942 - February 1943.

Castle 2001 xxii. + 375pp. Prof Ills. Folding maps. 22x15. An unmarked copy: -Fine in Fine d/j. . A detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. £12.50


12113. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VI. Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier. 22 July 1942 - 1 May 1944.

Oxford University Press. 1988 xxix + 463pp. Illustrated Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


21748. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VII. Aleutians, Gilberts and Marshalls. June 1942 - April 1944.

Castle 2001 xxxix. + 369pp. Profusely illustrated Maps. 22x15. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


21765. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VIII. New Guinea and the Marianas. March 1944 - August 1944.

Little, Brown. 1968. +xxviii. + 435pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. £9.95


12109. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VIII. New Guinea and the Marianas. March 1944 - August 1944.

Little, Brown. 1989. +xxviii. + 435pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £9.95


21766. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume X. The Atlantic Battle Won, May 1943 - May 1945.

Little, Brown, 1959 xxxii. + 399pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 23x15. A good ex-library copy; Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. £5.95


8778. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume X. The Atlantic Battle Won, May 1943 - May 1945.

Little, Brown, 1968 xxxii. + 399pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; Near--Fine in G+ d/j. £8.95


12111. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XI. The Invasion of France and Germany. 1944 - 1945.

Castle 2001 xxviii. + 360pp. Profusely illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Virtually as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. £9.00


12112. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XII. Leyte June 1944 - January 1945.

Little, Brown. 1966 xxv.. + 445pp. Profusely illustrated. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. £14.50


12117. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XIII. The Liberation of the Philippines, Luzon. Mindanao, the Visayas. 1944-1945

Little, Brown. 1989. xxviii. + 338pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


21746. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XIII. The Liberation of the Philippines, Luzon. Mindanao, the Visayas. 1944-1945

Little, Brown. 1969. xxviii. + 338pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. £7.50


10365. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XIV. Victory in the Pacific 1945.

Castle 2001 xxv. . + 407pp. Proffusely Illustrated with Maps, Charts, Diagrams & Photographs. 22x15. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. £9.95


20235. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XV. Supplent and General Index.

Castle 2001 xxii. + 371pp. Illustrated.. 22x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £11.50


7474. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: THE TWO-OCEAN WAR. A Short History of the United States Navy in the Second World War.

Little Brown. 1989 xxvii. + 611pp. 35 ills. 52 charts. 1 Folding map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Contents Fine in creased pictorial card cover. . A comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2, with an eloquent description of the battles and campaigns in the Pacific, the Battle of the Atlantic, and in the Mediterranean and Normandy landings. £6.95


6779. MORRIS J.: FISHER'S FACE.

Random House. 1995 1st. 297pp. Frontis. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions:- : VG+ in Fine d/j. A biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher, from an unusual viewpoint. In the authors opinion, " he was a cad....a genius, a coxcomb, a fraud.... and a damned Socialist!" £4.95


20774. MORRIS Rear-Admiral R.O: CHARTS AND SURVEYS IN PEACE AND WAR. The History of the RN Hydrographic Service 1919-1970.

HMSO 1995 1st. iv. + 280pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps.25x19. Hardback edition; Above-average ex-reference library. ; VG+ Near-Fine d/j. £6.95


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. £2.95


20252. MOSKIN, Robert J.: THE STORY OF THE U.S. MARINE CORPS.

Paddington Press 1979 1st. 796pp. Illustrated. Maps. Endpaper maps. 24x17. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j £6.95


20264. MOULTON, Major-General J.L: THE ROYAL MARINES

Leo Cooper 1975 1st x. + 100pp. Illustrated. 22x14.An unmarked copy; Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover £2.95


5525. MUIR, Malcom.: IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS. Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri & Wisconsin,

Blandford 1987 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j.Recounts the history of the longest lived and last battleships in commission in the world. The book first discusses the naval requirements that led to the building of the class, and examines the way in which the design and construction, equipment and weapons met these requirements when faced with actual combat operations. Over 175 photographs depicts the four vessels throughout their careers and cover every aspect of their equipment, while line drawings show technical details. £6.50


2756. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Birlinn 2001 Expanded edition. xxi. + 467pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. . Re-published after the discovery of the Bismarck's sunken hull, this expanded edition includes information that only recently came to light. The author served in the Bismarck throughout her career and was her senior survivor. life. In this remarkable account he provides an eye-witness narrative of the battleship's short and dramatic life, offering a unique view of the sinking of the Hood, and the Bismarck's subsequent attempts to escape pursuing British forces. This is followed by a vivid description of the scenes on board during her final action, and her sinking. The Appendices include:- Record of the action between Rodney and Bismarck; Bismarck's rudder damage - Questions if all possibilities of repair were exhausted, etc. £5.95


14697. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG, Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Bodley Head. 1981 1st UK. xiii. + 290pp. Prof ills. 23x15. VG+ in VG+ d/j. The author served in the Bismarck throughout her career and was her senior survivor. life. In this remarkable account he provides an eye-witness narrative of the battleship's short and dramatic life, offering a unique view of the sinking of the Hood, and the Bismarck's subsequent attempts to escape pursuing British forces. This is followed by a vivid description of the scenes on board during her final action, and her sinking. The Appendices include:- Record of the action between Rodney and Bismarck; Bismarck's rudder damage - Questions if all possibilities of repair were exhausted, etc. £4.95


8610. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG, Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Bodley Head. 1981 1st UK. xiii. + 290pp. Prof ills. 23x15.A No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in VG d/j. The author served in the Bismarck throughout her career and was her senior survivor. life. In this remarkable account he provides an eye-witness narrative of the battleship's short and dramatic life, offering a unique view of the sinking of the Hood, and the Bismarck's subsequent attempts to escape pursuing British forces. This is followed by a vivid description of the scenes on board during her final action, and her sinking. The Appendices include:- Record of the action between Rodney and Bismarck; Bismarck's rudder damage - Questions if all possibilities of repair were exhausted, etc. £4.50


14977. MUNRO, Archie: THE WINSTON SPECIALS. Troopships Via The Cape 1940 - 1943.

Maritime Books. 2006 1st. xvi + 509pp. 64 illustrations. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost. like new. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. £12.50


1905. NAISH G.P.B. Lt-Cdr RNR.: FLYING IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1914-1964.

HMSO. 1964 1st. 54pp. Prof ills. 16x21 No writing or inscriptions; . VG+ in pictorial card cover. This high quality publication offers an excellent pictorial record of British naval aviation, with a series of both full and half-page photographs of seaplane carriers, aircraft carriers, and aircraft. £1.50


20419. NEILLANDS, Robin: BY SEA AND LAND. The Story of Royal Marines Commandos.

Fontans 1988 429pp. Illustrated. Maps. Paperback. VG+ in pictorial card cover. £2.00


21217. NESBIT, Roy Conyers.: COASTAL COMMAND IN ACTION 1939-1945.

Budding. 2000. ix. + 182pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j, Using the extensive archives held at the Public Record Office, the author has brought to light more than 180 photographs taken by Coastal Command crews during WW2. They include some of the most remarkable pictures of the war, illustrating in vivid detail the actions fought by Coastal Command against U-boats, enemy warships, merchant ships and aircraft, over six years of war. Each photograph is accompanied by an exhaustively researched caption. £5.95


19013. NEWCOMB, Richard .F.: ABANDON SHIP !

Quality Book Club. nd (c 1960). * 215pp. Endp maps. 221x4. VG in G+ d/j. The dramatic story of the greatest single ship disaster in the history of the U.S.Navy - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, flagship of the Fifth Fleet in the closing stages of the Pacific War. Hit by three torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine, the ship sank in half hour. Of her complement of 1,196 officers and men, almost 900 got off, but it was not until four days later that the authorities realised that she was lost. By the time rescue eventually arrived only 300 men were still alive. £3.50


2211. NEWCOMB, Richard .F.: ABANDON SHIP !

Quality Book Club. nd (c 1960). * 215pp. Endp maps. 221x4. VG in VG d/j. The dramatic story of the greatest single ship disaster in the history of the U.S.Navy - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, flagship of the Fifth Fleet in the closing stages of the Pacific War. Hit by three torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine, the ship sank in half hour. Of her complement of 1,196 officers and men, almost 900 got off, but it was not until four days later that the authorities realised that she was lost. By the time rescue eventually arrived only 300 men were still alive. £3.95


21365. NOCK, David J.: MESSERS CROWE & GREENE (Engineers). THE H.M.S BIRNBECK YEARS 1942 - 1945.

Honey Pot Press 2011 54pp. Illustrated. 21x15. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. An account of the work undertaken by this engineering firm based at Weston-super-Mare, in conjuction with the naval personnel of HMS Birnbeck during World War 2. £6.50


16010. NOEL, John V Jr. Captain USN & BEACH, Edward L Captain USN.: NAVAL TERMS DICTIONARY. Third Edition.

Unite States Naval Institute 1971. 339pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG pictorial card cover. £5.95


19777. O'BRIAN, Patrick: MEN-OF-WAR.

Collins 1974 1st. 76pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Bookplate. VG+ in VG+ d/j. £2.95


3381. O'BRIAN, Patrick.: BLUE AT THE MIZZEN.

Harper Collins. 1999 . 222pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near- Fine in Near-Fine 0d/j. A n Aubrey/Maturin adventure. £3.95


12275. O'KANE, Richard. Rear-Admiral, USN (Ret): WAHOO. The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine.

Presidio. 1996 x. + 345pp. 31 ills. 10 charts. 4 diagrams.. 22x15. Ex-library with minimal stamps, VG in VG pictorial card cover. The Wahoo commanded by Cmdr Dudley Morton, proved to be one of the most successful American submarines of WW2. Her commander originated daring and new tactics including a successful 'down the throat' attack against an attacking Japanese destroyer, and surface-running gun attacks. This detailed account of Wahoo's wartime career was written by her former executive officer who left the submarine shortly before she commenced her final patrol when she was lost without survivors. £3.45


21271. O'LEARY, Michael: UNITED STATES NAVAL FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II IN ACTION.

Blandford 1980 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.This comprehensive volume offers a detailed technical review of the great fighting aircraft that equipped the American carriers in the Pacific during World War II, and recounts some of the actions they fought. Describes such famous aircraft as the Corsair, Hellcat, Wildcat, Tigercat, Bearcat, and even the Brewster Buffalo described by the author as an unmitigated disaster. Profusely illustrated with more than 200 photographs line drawings and cutaways. £8.95


13033. O'NEILL, Richard.: SUICIDE SQUADS. The Men and Machines of World War II Special Operations.

Salamander 1981. 272pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked hardback edition. Fine in VG+ d/j. This book deals with Axis and Allied Special Attack Weapons of World War II, their development and their missions. Covers midget submarines, explosive motorboats, kamikaze aircraft, manned torpedoes, human bombs and demolition frogmen. For the first time in a single volume, the weapons and missions of the "Special Attack" units of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army are described together with those of the Royal Navy, Royal Italian Navy, Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. The author traces the development and deployment of weapons and an examination of the machinery and motives of self-sacrifice during World War 2. The book provides technical details of the various craft, aircraft and weapons used in suicide attacks; how, and in what circumstances the weapons were used - and the results. Illustrated with photographs together with drawings of every suicide weapon used in the War, £4.95


15193. OGLEY, Bob: DOODLEBUGS AND ROCKETS. The Battle of the Flying Bombs.

Froglets Publications 1992 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 21x26. VG in slightly creased pictorial card cover. £5.95


18896. OLIVEIRA, Mauricio E.: A FROTA BRITANICA.

Parceeria A.M. Pereira, Lisbon. no date. (c 1941) 106pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x11. No writing or inscriptions: VG in VG pictorial paper cover. Gives details of all classes and types of British warships. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Portuguese text £2.95


21742. ORAM H.K.: READY FOR SEA.

Readers Union. 1975. 250pp. 15 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in worn d/j. Captain Oram, who was one of only three survivors of the Thetis, tells the story of his early days at sea from 1911 to 1919. Having served his apprenticeship in sail, Oram joined the Royal Navy in 1913. He saw service in Orion and destroyers Earnest and Obdurate and was present at Jutland. After transferring to submarines he joined V4 as First Lieutenant, before moving to the steam submarine K7 wherehe witnessed the saga known as the "Battle of May Island" in the Forth Estuary in which the submarines K17 and K4 were sunk. £2.95


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


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


1124. OWEN, Charles: PLAIN YARNS FROM THE FLEET. The Spirit of the Royal Navy during its Twentieth- Century Heyday.

Wrens Park. 1999. x. + 212pp. Ills. 25x18. Fine in Fine d/j. The author looks at the Royal Navy from 1900 to 1945. What was the Navy doing in those days, how did its people function, and when the greatest test came in 1939, was the Navy up to it? With the help of anecdotes, eye-witness accounts and reminiscences, archival material and published works, the author paints a broad and vivid view of the Royal Navy in this challenging era. £3.95


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


3474. PACK S.W.C.: SEA POWER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN..

Barker. 1971 1st. ix. + 260pp. 31 ills. 10 maps/figs. Above-average ex-lib, VG in VG d/j. A study of the struggle for Sea Power in the Mediterranean from the 17th Century to the Present Day £2.95


2975. PACKER, Joy.: DEEP AS THE SEA.

Eyre Methuen. 1976 1st. x. + 246pp. 13 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j A biography of Admiral H.A.Packer, told partly through his logs and diaries and partly through letters. His naval career lasted from 1907 to 1953, during which he saw action at Jutland, commanded the cruisers Calcutta, Manchester ,Warspite and the gunnery school Excellent. He took part in the hunting down of the Bismarck and later led the defeated Italian Fleet into Malta. After the war he was appointed C.-in-C Atlantic. £3.95


7540. PADFIELD, Peter: MARITIME SUPREMACY. And the Opening of the Western Mind. Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World.

Murray. 1999 1st.. x. + 340pp. 25 ills. 14 maps/diagrams. 24x16. An unmarked copy;- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. This history charts the growth of linked strengths of maritime powers - sea-fighting, tradings, financial and constitutional - which made them so formidable. The book begins with the 17th century Dutch naval and trading dominance, progressing to the British in the 18th century. The book carries the story and describes all the significant naval actions from the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 to the American Revolutionary War and Rodney's victory at the Saints in 1782. £3.95


1213. PADFIELD, Peter: NELSON'S WAR.

BCA. 1976. . 200pp. Prof ills. 25x17. Very Good in Very Good d/j. . Between 1793 and 1805 a series of naval battles fought against France gained for Great Britain what later historians were to call the 'Empire of the Seas'. This period of almost unrelieved blockade and battle culminating at Trafalgar can only be viewed as one of the great turning points in History. It saw the emergence of revolutionary fleet tactics by the British, created by a series of outstanding admirals, Howe, Jervis, Duncan and Nelson. The author gives detailed accounts of the battles at Camperdown, the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, and throws new and controversial light on the battle tactics of these famous actions to show just how unconventional they became £3.95


8582. PADFIELD, Peter.: TIDE OF EMPIRES. Decisive Naval Campaigns in the Rise of the West. Volume 2. 1654 - 1763.

Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1982 1st. ix. + 270pp. 30 ills. Line drawing. 4 Maps. 11 Battle diagrams. Endp maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:-Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. This volume starts with England poised to take over from Holland as foremost world trading and naval power, then follows the epic struggle of both maritime powers against Bourbon France, and concludes with England’s triumphant assumption of the ‘Sovereign of the Seas’. This is a very readable yet scholarly study with brilliant tactical analysis, and graphic and exciting battle descriptions. £4.95


15084. PALMER, John.: LUCK ON MY SIDE. The Diaries & Reflections of a Young Wartime Sailor. 1939-1945.

Leo Cooper. 2002 1st. 164pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Lacks title-page otherwise, Near-Fine in Fine d/j. The 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. £3.95


8505. PALMER, Joseph: JANE'S DICTIONARY OF NAVAL TERMS.

Macdonald & Jane's 1975 1st. 342pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. A complete reference source for thousands of English-language naval terms in contemporary use, arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced. Also contains a comprehensive list of acronyms and abbreviations. £4.95


12193. PARKIN, Robert S.: BLOOD ON THE SEA. American Destroyers Lost in World War II.

Sarpedon. 1996 1st. Xiv. 360pp. Ills. Maps. 24x16. Almost like new: Near-Mint in d/j. Seventy-one United States destroyers were lost in the Second World War. Filled with eye-witness accounts, this book contains a history of each destroyer’s actions prior to its doom, as well as a context for the battle in which it was lost. Well illustrated. £7.95


1667. PARKINSON, C Northcote: BRITANNIA RULES. The Classic Age of Naval History, 1795-1815.

BCA. 1977 199pp. 33 ills. Charts. 24x16. Fine in torn d/j. Describes the activities of the Royal Navy during the most outstanding period in naval history, that began with the Wars of the French Revolution and ended with the Battle of Algiers. £2.95


533. PARKINSON, C.Northcote: BRITANNIA RULES. The Classic Age of Naval History, 1795-1815.

Sutton. 1997 178pp. 33 ills. 7 maps . 24x17 An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Describes the activities of the Royal Navy during the most outstanding period in naval history, that began with the Wars of the French Revolution and ended with the Battle of Algiers. £3.95


6538. PARKINSON, C.Northcote.: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HORATIO HORNBLOWER.

Sutton 1999 304pp. 35 illustrations. 22x14. Like new. Mint in Near-Mint d/j £4.95


20477. PARRY J.H: THE SPANISH SEABORNE EMPIRE

Hutchinson 1966 1st. 416pp. 8 maps. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions;. A first edition hardback copy. Binding VG, contents VG+ £5.95


9628. PATTINSON, William.: MOUNTBATTEN & THE MEN OF THE 'KELLY'.

Patrick Stephens. 1986 1st. 216pp. Prof ills. 29x21. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. in d/j. For two years at the beginning of World War 2, Captain Louis Mountbatten commanded the destroyer Kelly, surviving a torpedo attack in the North Sea but finally sunk during the battle for Crete. After the war, right up to his tragic death, Mountbatten kept in close touch with surviving officers and crew, who formed the Kelly Reunion Association. This is the story of the Kelly and her crew, told through many first-hand accounts as well as letters to and from Mountbatten, including Mountbatten's own vivid narrative of her sinking by German dive-bombers. Very well illustrated. £7.50


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 Fine pictorial card cover. As a young naval officer the author’s duties required him to act as a seagoing eavesdropper. This personal account describes how code-cracking was used in operational situations at sea during the Second World War. The story is interlaced with graphic accounts of life on the lower deck, being torpedoed in a Channel action, and the contribution that was made to intelligence information to try to foil enemy attacks on Russian convoys. £9.00


11768. PEARS, Randolph. Cmdr R.N.: YOUNG SEA DOGS. Some Adventures of Midshipmen of the Fleet.

Putnam. 1960 1st. 251pp. 9 ills. 22x14. Near-Fine in Very Good + d/j. The naval midshipman has always cut an intriguing figure - certainly not a rating, yet hardly an officer: more than a youth, yet not quite a man. This book includes accounts of the early days at sea of men who later became distinguished Admirals, and full accounts of heroic episodes of midshipmen in action. £4.95


18750. PEARS, Randolph. Cmdr R.N.: YOUNG SEA DOGS. Some Adventures of Midshipmen of the Fleet.

Putnam. 1960 1st. 251pp. 9 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding & contents VG+. (no d/j) The naval midshipman has always cut an intriguing figure - certainly not a rating, yet hardly an officer: more than a youth, yet not quite a man. This book includes accounts of the early days at sea of men who later became distinguished Admirals, and full accounts of heroic episodes of midshipmen in action. £4.95


7914. PENN, Geoffrey. Cmdr RN.: UP FUNNEL, DOWN SCREW! The Story of the Naval Engineer.

Hollis & Carter. 1955 1st. Xii. + 184pp. Colour frontis. 12 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in G+ d/j. . The author examines the effects that machinery had on the Royal Navy in the days of sail and presents an informative general history of the engineering branch of the Royal Navy, describing the trials and tribulations of naval engineering officers, who not only had to contend with recalcitrant machinery in the engine room, but were also looked down upon by their brother officers in the decks above. £14.00


9903. PERRETT, Bryan.: GUNBOAT! Small Ships at War.

Cassell. 2000 1st. 224pp. 35 ills. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Often commanded by junior officers, gunboats saw service across the world, and the events recorded here include conflicts in China, Argentina, the Crimea, the Persian Gulf, East Africa, stretching from the Burma war in 1824,and throughthe two World Wars £3.95


17868. PERRETT, Bryan.: THE REAL HORNBLOWER. The Life of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB.

Arms & Armour. 1998 1st 160pp. 22 ills. Maps. 23x16. Like new: Mint in Mint d/j. Horatio Hornblower a young and dashing hero in C.S.Forester's much-loved novels, represents the British tradition of courage and gallantry - but was he an entirely fictional creation? The author thinks not. In The Real Hornblower he shows many parallels between Hornblower's career and that of a real hero, Admiral Sir James Gordon who joined the navy at 11, served more than 75 years, and died as an Admiral of the Fleet, 'the last of Nelson's captains'. £4.95


2105. PERRETT, Bryan.: THE REAL HORNBLOWER. The Life of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB.

Arms & Armour. 1999 160pp. 22 ills. Maps. 23x16. An unmarked copy:, Fine in VG (single crease) pictorial card cover. £4.95


10812. PHILBRICK, Nathaniel.: SEA OF GLORY. The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838 -1842.

Harper Collins. 2004 1st. xxv. + 452pp. Ills. Maps. 24x16. Unmarked, as new: Mint in Mint d/j. Tells the story of a surprisingly little-known 19th century operation that explored vast tracts of the Pacific Ocean, including a new southern continenet soon to be called Antarctica. The United States South Seas Exploring Expedition of 1838 comprised 6 sailing ships and 346 men. The expedition surveyed well over 200 Pacific islands and created nearly 200 charts, however, 2 ships and 28 men came to grief, and the expedition ended in a series of acrimonious courts-martial. £4.95


12637. POCOCK. Tom: HORATIO NELSON.

The Bodley Head 1987 1st. xx. + 364pp. 24x16. Above-average ex-library VG in VG d/j. Written with authority, this outstanding work provides one of the finest accounts of Nelson’s personal life and naval career. £2.95


7244. POLMAR N. & MERSKY P.B.: AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE: An Illustrated History.

Blandford. 1988 1st. * 192pp. Prof ills. 28x25. Fine in d/j. In this illustrated history, the authors have chronicled the development and techniques of amphibious landings through history, from the Greek-Persian Wars to the Falklands conflict of 1982. The WW1 assaults at Gallipoli and Zeebrugge, and the 66 landings carried out by the belligerents in WW2 are described, as is the landing at Inchon in the Korean War; and the amphibious assault at Suez. The specialized amphibious ships and landing craft are fully examined. £7.95


16042. POLMAR, Norman: ATOMIC SUBMARINES.

Vn Nostrand 1963 1st. . xiii. + 286pp, Profusely illustrated. 26x20. VG+ in VG d/j. This authoritative and profusely illustrated work describes the evolution and development of the atomic submarine and the immense problems involved in designing and building such craft. £6.95


12831. POLMAR, Norman: GUIDE TO THE SOVIET NAVY. Third Edition.

US Naval Institute n1983 1st. 485pp. . Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x24. No writing or inscriptions; Near- Fine in VG d/j. This comprehensive overview of the Soviet Navy of the 1980s, offers detailed and profusely illustrated guide of Soviet warships in service at date. With almost 400 photographs £12.50


3484. POLMAR, Norman: SOVIET NAVAL DEVELOPMENTS 1982.

Arms & Armour. 1982. 138pp. Prof ills. Illustrated endpapers. 26x18. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. This authoritative survey of Soviet naval developments is based on reports prepared at the direction of the Chief of Naval Intelligence and Chief of Information. Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C. It describes the various classes and types of Soviet surface ships and submarines produced at date, as well as covering many other aspects of the Soviet navy. Chapters are headed:- Soviet Naval Policy: The Soviet Navy: Soviet Naval Hardware: Soviet Naval Personnel: Other Soviet Maritime Activities. Profusely illustrated. £6.95


7815. POLMAR, Norman.: THE SHIPS AND AIRCRAFT OF THE U.S.FLEET. Thirteenth Edition.

Arms & Armour. nd (c 1985) 1st UK. * 559pp. Prof ills. 25x24. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG 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 800 photographs and drtawings are provided, with general identification views of ships and aircraft, and close-ups of weapons and electronic equipment.. Standard postage rate within the UK. £9.95


6894. POLMAR, Norman.: THE U.S. NAVY TODAY. Volume I.

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A wide-ranging, contemporary pictorial survey of the ships of the US Navy , illustrated with 120 photographs accompanied by informative captions £1.95


3751. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ALLIED ESCORT CARRIERS OF WORLD WAR TWO - In Action.

Blandford. 1988 1st. * 272pp. Prof ills. 28x22. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. This comprehensive account of the many actions involving Allied escort carriers during World War 2, relies heavily on the personal experiences of ex-naval airmen. Illustrated with more than 400 photographs, drawings & maps. £14.50


13030. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ESCORT CARRIER. HMS Vindex at War.

Leo Cooper/Secker & Warburg. 1983 1st. xx. + 216pp. 72 ills. 25x19. An 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. £7.95


13403. POOLMAN, Kenneth: PERISCOPE DEPTH. Submarines at War.

Kimber. 1981 1st. 199pp. 37 illustrations. 24x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Describes in detail some of the most dramatic actions fought by British, German and American submarines during the two World Wars. Additionally, the the book also describes many little-known incidents involving submarines in the two conflicts. £5.95


5506. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ALLIED SUBMARINES OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1990 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Tells the story of underwater warfare waged by the Allies during the Second World War. It describes in graphic detail, many of the actions fought by British and American submarines in the North Sea, Atlantic, Mediterranean, the Pacific, and in lesser oceans too. Also covers the exploits of the submarines belonging to France, Greece, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland and the Soviet Union. Illustrated with 160 photographs plus numerous maps and diagrams. £5.95


14612. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ANCHORS AWEIGH! Recollections of World War II Sailors.

Past Times/Cassell. 2000. (First published under the title 'Experiences of War: The British Sailor.' 180pp. 90 ills. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. In the flood of literature on the Second World War at sea. the 'other ranks' - seamen, naval airmen, submariners, stokers, writers, sick bay 'tiffies, supply ratings, 'sparkers', 'bunting tossers', all the 'ordinary men who filled the lower deck of the Royal Navy - have seldom been heard. With a linking commentary by Kenneth Poolman and profusely illustrated with photographs, around eighty British sailors describe of how life was, in the raw, from a Jack's view and expressed in Jack's inimitable way. £2.95


20794. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ARK ROYAL.

Tempus. 2000. 128pp. 20 ills. . 24x15. Above-average ex-library, VG in VG pictorial card cover The story of one of the best-loved and best-fought ships to fly the white ensign. The carrier saw much service during the war and her aircraft were involved in numerous actions, until Ark Royal was torpedoed and sunk in November 1941. £1.50


10442. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: ESCORT CARRIER 1941-1945. An Account of the British Escort Carriers in Trade Protection.

Ian Allan. 1972 1st. 160pp. 91 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. The Admiralty converted a small captured German merchantman into a makeshift carrier for trade protection, and selected four British Merchant hulls for conversion. More were subsequently ordered from America. These 'Woolworth Carriers', as they were called, and their crews, played a vital part in Allied protection in the Atlantic and Arctic. Very well illustrated. £8.95


5827. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: FOCKE-WULF CONDOR: SCOURGE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Macdonald & Jane's 1978 1st. 192pp. 43 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. d/j. At the beginning of the Battle of the Atlantic, the Focke-Wulf Condor sank 85 ships in 6 months. The Admiralty fitted A/A guns to merchant ships, while some were fitted with a catapult which launched a Hurricane fighter with only a single flight capability, but it was not until the advent of escort carriers equipped with fighter aircraft that the menace of the Condor was finally overcome. Here is a detailed account of the grim campaign against the attacker and shadower of Allied shipping. £5.95


20143. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE BRITISH SAILOR. Experiences of War.

Arms & Armour. 1989 1st. 180pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. In the flood of literature on the Second World War at sea. the 'other ranks' - seamen, naval airmen, submariners, stokers, writers, sick bay 'tiffies, supply ratings, 'sparkers', 'bunting tossers', all the 'ordinary men who filled the lower deck of the Royal Navy - have seldom been heard. With a linking commentary by Kenneth Poolman and profusely illustrated with photographs, around eighty British sailors describe of how life was, in the raw, from a Jack's view and expressed in Jack's inimitable way. £4.95


9719. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE BRITISH SAILOR. Experiences of War.

Arms & Armour. 1989 1st. 180pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. In the flood of literature on the Second World War at sea. the 'other ranks' - seamen, naval airmen, submariners, stokers, writers, sick bay 'tiffies, supply ratings, 'sparkers', 'bunting tossers', all the 'ordinary men who filled the lower deck of the Royal Navy - have seldom been heard. With a linking commentary by Kenneth Poolman and profusely illustrated with photographs, around eighty British sailors describe of how life was, in the raw, from a Jack's view and expressed in Jack's inimitable way. £4.95


8656. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE KELLY.

Kimber. Second edition August 1954. 219pp. 19 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. VG in G+ d/j. . Describes the World War 2 exploits of this famous destroyer commanded by Lord Mountbatten. £3.50


14634. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE SEA HUNTERS. Escort Carriers v. U-Boats, 1941-1945.

Arms & Armour 1982 1st. xii. + 196pp. 16 illustrations. Maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Based on personal reminiscences and hitherto classified Royal Navy and US Navy records, this vividly told account provides a comprehensive record of the actions fought by Allied escort carriers against U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic. £6.95


7726. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE WINNING EDGE. Naval Technology in Action, 1939-1945.

Sutton. 1997 1st UK. xii. + 235pp. Ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Presents comprehensive descriptions of the many new technical naval developments of World War 2, and then offers dramatic examples of their use in action. £4.95


737. POPE S.: HORNBLOWER'S NAVY. Life at Sea in the Age of Nelson.

Orion. 1998 1st. 111pp. Prof ills. 29x23. Hardback edition; Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This well illustrated book describes the various types of fighting ships & their weapons, & life in the Royal Navy in the age of Nelson, both in the Wardroom and on the lower deck. £7.95


9958. POPE, Dudley: 73 NORTH. The Battle of the Barents Sea.

Allison/ Secker & Warburg. 1988 320pp. 24 Ills. Track charts. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A full account of the battle surrounding convoy JW51B. On New Year's Eve 1942, a small force of destroyers and two cruisers held off the Hipper and Lutzow with great gallantry and saved the convoy. £9.00


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. £3.95


17609. POPE, Dudley: THE DEVIL HIMSELF. The Mutiny of 1800.

Secker & Warburg. 1987 1st. Xvi. + 188pp. Map. 24x16. ANo writing or inscriptions: :- Fine in Fine d/j. After the French corvette, Bayonne, was captured by Sir Edward Pellew in 1798, she was renamed Danae and given a new captain, Lord Proby, but in March 1800 she was recaptured by the French following a mutiny of her crew. The author who has pieced together the curious story of the mutiny from British documents and French archives, explains why some of the Danae’s crew risked hanging by staging a mutiny, and what became of the guilty men, and how the French recaptured the corvette. £4.95


1398. POTTER, John Deane: FIASCO. The Break-Out of the German Battleships.

Readers Union. 1971 235pp. 14 ills. Endp maps. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. : Fine in VG d/j. Uses first-hand accounts of both British and German personnel who took part, to provide a full account of the break-out of the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and the Prinz Eugen, from the French port of Brest, describing their dash through the Straits of Dover and the desperate running battle which followed. £3.95


16054. POTTER, John Deane: FIASCO. The Break-Out of the German Battleships.

Readers Union. 1970 235pp. 14 ills. Endp maps. Map. 22x14. Above average ex-library hard back copy, minor stamps, otherwise VG in VG d/j. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Uses first-hand accounts of both British and German personnel who took part, to provide a full account of the break-out of the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and the Prinz Eugen, from the French port of Brest, describing their dash through the Straits of Dover and the desperate running battle which followed. £2.50


14137. POWELL, Michael.: GRAF SPEE.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 1st. 224pp. Frontis. Endp maps. Binding and contents VG. Describes the events of Graf Spee's war cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. £2.50


2131. POWELL, Michael: THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE GRAF SPEE.

Whie Lion. 1976. 193pp. Ex-library:- tape marks on binding, one stamp, otherwise contents VG in VG d/j. A vivid account of Graf Spee's war cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. £2.00


6744. POWELL, Michael.: GRAF SPEE.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 1st. 224pp. Frontis. Endp maps. Titles a bit faded, otherwise contents (no writing or inscriptions). Near-FineDescribes the events of Graf Spee's war cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. £2.50


16856. POYNDER, Charles.: FRIGATES AND FILLIES.

Nautical. 1994 1st. 203pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy, like new::- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. j. An autobiography. The author entered Dartmouth in 1937 and was serving in the cruiser Kenya at the outbreak of war. Following spells in the cruiser London and destroyers Eggesford and Musketeer, the author joined the submarine service. He ended the war based in Subic Bay and took part in the Japanese surrender of Hong Kong. In the Korean War he served in the frigate Whitesand Bay, and later went on to command the minesweeper Mutine and the destroyer Chequers. A lucidly written and enjoyable account of the author's naval career. £5.95


20184. PRANGE, Gordon W, & others: DECEMBER 7, 1941. The Day the Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbour

Harrap 1988 1st xvi + 493pp. Illustrated. 24x16. VG+ in Near-Fine d/j. £7.95


15016. PRESTON, Anthony: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

Bison. 1990 192pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An exceptionally nice unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Charts the development of the aircraft carrier before recounting some of the major actions fought by carrier's during the Second World War. Technical descriptions of the ships themselves, and their aircraft, are illustrated through cut-away diagrams and line drawings. Illustrated with over 300 photographs in colour and black-and-white, together with cut-away drawings, charts and maps. £5.85


537. PRESTON, Anthony: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

Bison. 1979 1st. * 192pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in d/j. Charts the development of the aircraft carrier before recounting some of the major actions fought by carrier's during the Second World War. Technical descriptions of the ships themselves, and their aircraft, are illustrated through cut-away diagrams and line drawings. Illustrated with over 300 photographs in colour and black-and-white, together with cut-away drawings, charts and maps. £6.95


1975. PRESTON, Anthony: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II.

Bison. 1982. 224pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x23. Fine in Fine d/j. With special drawings by John Batchelor. This comprehensive study examines the ships and weapons used by the Royal Navy and the Italian, French, German, United States, & Japanese navies in WW2. Very well illustrated with over 400 photographs, drawings, and maps. £7.50


12746. PRESTON, Anthony: THE WORLD'S GREAT AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, From World War 1 to the Present Day.

Chancellor 1999 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. 28x21 Hardback edition; As new:Mint in Mint d/j £8.95


12747. PRESTON, Anthony: THE WORLD'S GREAT SUBMARINES. From the American Civil War to the Present Day.

Greenwich Editions. 2005. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £7.95


15838. PRESTON, Anthony.: BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR 1. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Battleships of All Nations 1914-1918.

Arms & Armour Press. 1972 1st. 260pp. Prof ills. 25x24. An excellent unmarked copy:- binding & contents Fine. (without d/j). All the ships which served - from the great dreadnoughts and battlecruisers down to elderly pre-dreadnoughts and coast defence ships - are described in full and amply illustrated by photographs and line drawings. The book provides data, illustrations, and career notes for each and every battleship and battle cruiser of WW1 belonging to the navies of Austro-Hungary, Brazil, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece. Italy, Russia, Turkey and USA. £18.50


9497. PRESTON, Anthony.: HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY. In the 20th Century.

Presidio 1987 224pp. Prof ills. 31x23. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. This profusely illustrated history charts the progress of the Royal Navy during the 20th century. Chapters cover:- The Edwardian Navy - World War I - Naval Uniforms - The Inter-war Years - The Admiralty and the Shipyards - World War II - Warship Design - The Navy Post-1945 - The Falklands War, £7.95


6961. PRESTON, Anthony.: THE SHIP - DREADNOUGHT TO NUCLEAR SUBMARINE.

NMM. 1980 1st. 60pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 21x21. Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cover. Charts the technical development of warships from the Dreadnought of 1906 to the nuclear powered submarines of the 1970s. Very well illustrated. £2.00


17715. PRESTON, Antony: WARSHIPS OF THE WORLD

Jane's Publishing 1980 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x21. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Describes class-by-class the warships of the world's navies at date. With over 180 photographs. £5.95


10598. PRESTON, Antony (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume II.

Conway. 1984 Third impression. 287pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy; maroon cloth binding with gilt titles. Fine. (no dustjacket). Publisher's hardback bound edition of WARSHIP numbers 5 -8. Contents include:- The Design & Construction of the Battlecruiser Tiger: Austro-Hungarian Submarines: The Salt Lake City Class: UDD California: The Viribus Unitis Class: HMS Rapid: The Battle of Tsu-Shima: Leander Class Frigates: Japanese B Type Submarines at War, etc, etc. £11.00


17997. PRESTON, Antony, LYON, David & BATCHELOR, John H.: NAVIES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Leo Cooper 1975 158pp. Profusely illustrated.l Endpaper maps. 28x21. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j £7.95


5531. PRESTON, Antony. (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume I.

Conway. 1977 248pp. Prof ills. 25x19. A superb unmarked copy, virtually as new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. Publisher's hardback bound edition of the first four issues of WARSHIP. Contents include:- Washington's Cherrytrees - The Evolution of Britsih 1921-22 Capital ships: British Destroyer Appearance in World War II: The Narvik Flotilla - German Destroyer design 1936-45: The First Town Class 1908-31: The Littorio Class: Aspects of Japanese Warship Design: USS Nevada: HMS Ark Royal: USS Lexington: Thunder & Lightning - The Polish Destroyers Blyskawica and Grom, etc, etc. £24.00


538. PRICE, Alfred: AIRCRAFT VERSUS SUBMARINE. The Evolution of Anti-Submarine Aircraft, 1912-1980.

Jane's 1980 xvi. + 268pp. 68 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. This book traces the development of anti-submarine aircraft and describes the ever-changing technology with the advantage swinging to and from the hunter to hunted. The major part of the book is principally concerned with the battles fought between Allied aircraft and German U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic, and many of these actions are vividly described. Very well illustrated. £4.95


18396. PRICE, Alfred.: AIRCRAFT VERSUS SUBMARINE. In Two World Wars

Pen & Sword 2004 242pp. Profusely illustrated. . 24x16. Like new; Mint in Mint 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.. £6.95


743. PRICE, Alfred.: AIRCRAFT VERSUS SUBMARINE. The Evolution of Anti-Submarine Aircraft, 1912-1980.

Jane's. 1973 1st. xvi. + 268pp. 74 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in VG d/j. in 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.. £4.95


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


11654. PUGSLEY William H.. Lieut (S) RCNVR.: SAINTS, DEVILS AND ORDINARY SEAMEN: Life on the Royal Canadian Navy’s Lower Deck.

Collins. 1946. xii. + 241pp. 26 ills. 22x14. Titles faded & rubbed, otherwise contents G.+. A reading copy only. Pugsley was a junior officer who chose to serve as an ordinary seamen in order to write from his own experiences and those of the men he served with about life on the lower deck of the RCN in World War 2. Pugsley saw service in the destroyers Saguenay Sioux, and the Tribal class destroyer Haida, a corvette, a minesweeper, the cruiser Jamaica, a brief spell in the Duke of York, before seeing action with an MTB flotilla based at Brixham. £2.95


17683. 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. Any excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in G+ d/j. £5.95


16106. PULESTON W.D. Captain USN.: MAHAN. The Life and Work of Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, U.S.N.

Jonathan Cape 1939 1st 351pp. 8 illustrations. 22x15. Binding rubbed & titles faded, otherwise contents (no writing or inscriptions) VG+. £2.50


15006. PUTT, S Gorley: MEN DRESSED AS SEAMEN.

Christophers. 1943. 100pp. Ills. Ills endps. 20x14. Binding a bit sun faded (titles bright) otherwise contents VG. An Hostilities Only rating, describes life on the lower deck of an escort destroyer during World War 2. £1.95


12823. RANSOME-WALLIS P.: ABC ROYAL NAVY.

Ian Allan. 1961 2nd Edition. 63pp. Prof ills. 18x12. VG in VG pictorial card cover. An excellent contemporary survey of the ships, weapons and organisation of the Royal Navy. well illustrated. £1.95


8769. RANSOME-WALLIS R.: TWO RED STRIPES. A Naval Surgeon at War.

Ian Allan. 1973 1st.* 144pp. 35 ills. 23x15. Near-Fine in VG d/j. Ransome-Wallis served in HMS London which, after a spell hunting German supply ships in the North Atlantic, spent most of her time on the northern patrols and Arctic convoys. In this account the author gives a picture of life aboard the cruiser, and describes her wartime endeavours; in particular he offers a vivid account of the actions concerning convoys PQ15 and PQ16. £4.95


14728. RATTER, David (Editor).: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. 60th Anniversary Issue 1943 2003. Official Souvenir Brochure and Programme of Events.

Brodie Publishing 2003. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. Advertisemenrs. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains a number of interesting feature articles, illustrated with many photographs. £1.50


6032. RAWLING, Gerald: CINDERELLA OPERATION. The Battle for Walcheren 1944.

Cassell. 1980 1st. 164pp. 13 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: . Fine in Fine d/j. Reconstructs the battle for Walcheren in 1944, the key to the capture of Antwerp, from the initial bitterly opposed amphibious landings to the final victory. £4.95


5585. REILLY, John C.: UNITED STATES DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. In Action.

Blandford. 1983 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 28x23. Hard-cover edition. Like new;- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The author describes American destroyer classes, in terms of their design, performance, armament, modifications, stability, seakeeping, and their ability to withstand battle damage. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs depicting destroyers in action, under construction, during modernisation and during trials. £7.95


7034. REIT S.: THE HIDDEN WAR. The Amazing Camouflage Deceptions of World War II.

Hale 1978 1st .xii. + 231pp. Ills. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. Describes the camouflage deceptions on land and at sea practised by the combatants on both sides during the Second World War. £4.95


17904. REIT, Seymour: MASQUERADE. The Amazing Camouflage Deceptions of World War II.

Robert Hale 1979 1st xii. + 255pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. £3.95


21289. Reynolds, Clark G.: WAR IN THE PACIFIC

Military Press 1990 160pp. Profusely illustrated, 30x27. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in VG d/j. £9.95


17009. RICE, Bill:: THE ROYAL NAVY IN SOUTH AFRICA 1900-2000

Maritime 2001 1st., 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x28. As new: Mint in Mint d/j £8.50


21522. RICHARDS, Brooks: SECRET FLOTILLAS. Clandestine Sea Lines to France & French North Africa 1940-1944.

HMSO 1996 1st. xix + 719pp. Illustrated. Maps in colour (some folding). An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new.: Fine in Fine d/j. Please note that extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £49.00


14588. RICHMOND Admiral Sir H.W.: NAVAL WARFARE

Ernest Benn 1930 1st. 96pp. 19x13. Binding and contents VG+. £3.95


11721. RICHMOND Admiral Sir H.W.: IMPERIAL DEFENCE AND CAPTURE AT SEA IN WAR.

Hutchinson. 1932 1st. 288pp. 21 ills. 22x14. Head of spine & corners slightly rubbed, o/w binding and contents VG. Chapters cover:- Aspects of Policy in Imperial Defence, Imperial Defence in Peace, Defence of Empire's Trade, Defence against Invasion, Expansion in War, Capture at Sea, Employment of Maritime Force in War, Military Influences in Capture. £3.95


13182. RICHMOND, Admiral Sir Herbert.: STATESMEN AND SEA POWER. Based on the Ford Lectures delivered in The University of Oxford in the Michaemas Term 1943.

Oxford University Press. 1946 1st. xi. + 369pp. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. The book traces the part played by statesman, as distinct from the professional sailor, in maintaining and using sea power, from the reign of Elizabeth I up to, and including the Second World War. £5.95


10308. RIPLEY, Tim.: BAYONET BATTLE. Bayonet Warfare in the 20th Century.

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1999 1st. 265pp. 15 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG+ d/j. This book about hand-to-hand combat, starts with an account of the bayonet actions during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5, then the book moves to WW1 and the horrors of of trench warfare during which there were still heroic bayonet actions on the Western Front. WW2 was a conflict of manoeuvre and technology, but the author shows that hand-to-hand fighting was still often the deciding factor in battles. The book includes accounts of the Japanese bayonet crages which instilled fear in their opponents in the Pacific. The book goes on to describe bayonet actions during the Korean War, Vietnam War, and the British recapture of the Falkalnds in 1982. £3.95


13875. RIPPON P.M. Cdr RN. & MOTTRAM G.: YEOVILTON. The History of the Royal Naval Air Station, Yeovilton 1940-1990.

FAA Museum 1990 1st. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x21. An unmarked copy, like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £2.95


6712. ROBERTS J. (Editor).: WARSHIP 1994. Volume XVIII. An Annual Publication Devoted to the Design, Development and Service History of the World's Combat Ships.

Conway. 1994. 256pp. Prof ills. 28x21. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. Feature articles include: French Sail-of-the-Line in the Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815): The Swedish Monitors: The Baltic Dreadnoughts: 'The Hatbox' (HMS Argus): Abdiel Fast Minelayers: The Sinking of the Bismarck: War Operations of the German Types 35 & 37 Torpedo Boats, etc, etc. £29.50


7228. ROBERTS John (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume IV.

Conway. 1980 1st. 286pp. Prof ills. 25x19 . A superb unmarked copy, virtually as New. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Publisher's hardback bound edition of WARSHIP numbers 13 - 16. Contents include:- HMS Illustrious: The Design & Construction of the Battleship Dreadnought: Wicher & Burza (Polish destroyers): The Royal Sovereign Class of 1889: German Minelaying Operations off the English Coast (1940-41): The Development of Radar in the Royal Navy: The Design of HMS Inflexible: The German Type VII Submarine: The S Class Destroyers 1918-1945: The Cavour & Dulio Class Battleships, etc, etc. £26.50


10600. ROBERTS John (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume V

Conway. 1981 1st. 288pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. Publisher's hardback bound edition of WARSHIP numbers 17-20. Contents include:- Type XXI Submarines; Chester Class Cruisers: Modified Leander Class : British "B" Class Submarines: British Naval Guns : Battlecruiser Kongo : Chindwin Flotilla: The Lion Class: The Walter Submarine, etc, etc. £29.50


1693. ROBERTS, John: THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER INTREPID. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1982 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new; Fine in Fine d/j. Gives a full description of the World War 2 carrier USS Intrepid, including modifications and appearance changes. The pictorial section contains numerous close-up and on board photographs, & 300 drawings of every detail of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, armament, rig, fittings, boats, aircraft, etc. £15.50


10599. ROBERTS, John (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume III.

Conway. 1979 1st. 288pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy in maroon cloth binding with gilt titles. Fine. (no dustjacket) Publisher's hardback bound edition of WARSHIP numbers 9-12. Contents include:- The King George V Class: Tromp : Prinz Eugen : Von Der Tann : New Orleans Class : T-Class Submarines: U-48 : British Super Heavy Guns, etc, etc. £14.00


6707. ROBERTS, John (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume VI.

Conway. 1982. 312pp. Prof ills. 25x19. A superb unmarked copy in maroon cloth with gilt titles. Near-Mint. (no dustjacket). Publisher's hardback bound editionof WARSHIP numbers 21 - 22 - 23 -24. Contents include: British Naval Guns 1880-1945 : Steam Engines of the Royal Navy : Akagi & Kaga : The Bad Weather Flotilla (Polish destroyers) : The R.N.'s 1960 Cruiser Designs: Lesser Known Warships of the Kriegsmarine : Richelieu & Jean Bart: X1 - Cruiser Submarine; The Iron Screw Frigate Greenock: The Last Fleet Destroyer, etc, etc. £21.50


10601. ROBERTS, John (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume VII

Conway. 1983 1st. 288pp. Prof ills. 25x19. A superb unmarked copy in maroon cloth binding with gilt titles. Near-Mint (No dustjacket). Publisher's hardback bound edition of WARSHIP numbers 25-28. Contents include:- Northern Patrol: Askold : M Class Submarine Monitors: Japanese Super Battleship Strategy: British Naval Guns: German Torpedo Boats at War: Some Thornycroft Designs: HMS Campania: US Monitors, etc,etc. £18.50


9989. ROBERTS, John.: THE BATTLECRUISER HOOD. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1989 127pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j. The battlecruiser HMS Hood was the largest, fastest and one of the most handsome capital ships in the world, and when she was sunk by the Bismarck in 1941, the news was received with shocked disbelief throughout Britain. This book provides a full description of the ship, including modifications and career history; a pictorial section emphasising on-board and close-up photographs, and around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control, fittings, boats & aircraft, with in-depth descriptive keys. £11.95


21887. ROBERTS, John.: THE BATTLECRUISER HOOD. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1982 1st. 127pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The battlecruiser HMS Hood was the largest, fastest and one of the most handsome capital ships in the world, and when she was sunk by the Bismarck in 1941, the news was received with shocked disbelief throughout Britain. This book provides a full description of the ship, including modifications and career history; a pictorial section emphasising on-board and close-up photographs, and around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control, fittings, boats & aircraft, with in-depth descriptive keys. £11.00


6715. ROBERTS, John.: THE BATTLESHIP DREADNOUGHT. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 2001 Revised edition. 256pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. Launched in 1906, Dreadnought was the first 'all big-gun' battleship and as such revolutionised battleship design and construction. This volume contains a full and detailed description of every aspect of the ship, which also analyses the genesis of the design and its contemporary significance. Her trials and service history are outlined as are all alterations made to her during her long career. A superb selection of photographs which show her outboard profile as well as onboard details and over 650 perspective and 3-view drawings with descriptive keys, of every detail of the ship including machinery and armament. £38.00


10597. ROBERTS, John. (Editor).: WARSHIP 1995. Volume IXX. An Annual Publication Devoted to the Design, Development and Service History of the World's Combat Ships.

Conway. 1995. 224pp. Prof ills. 28x21. As new - Mint in NearrMint d/j. Feature articles include: The Kaiser Franz Josef I. Class Torpedo-rams of the Austro-Hungarian Navy: Fire Control Positionsin British Dreadnoughts 1905-1915: Britsih Heavy Coast-Defence Guns in WW2: The Last China Gunboats: German Auxiliaries at War 1939-45 (Minesweepers, Patrol Boats, etc): The 7600 tonne Cruisers, etc, etc. £50.00


18325. ROBERTSON, Terence: CHANNEL DASH.The Drama of Twenty-four Hours of War.

Quality Book Club. no (c 1959), 208pp. 8 illustrations. . 20x13. No writing or inscriptions. Blue cloth hardback cover marked, otherwise contents VG. Describes the break-out of the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau and Prinz Eugen, from the French port of Brest through the English Channel and the Straits of Dover, to their arrival in German waters. The book examines the events which led up to this dramatic episode and vividly recounts the desperate attempts to attack the German ships. £3.50


8649. ROBERTSON, Terence: THE SHIP WITH TWO CAPTAINS.

Evans 1957 1st. 196pp. 23 illustrations. . 22x14. No writing or inscriptions:- VG+ in VG d/j. Between 1942 and 1944, HM Submarine Seraph took part in several joint Anglo-American assignments and became known as the 'Secret Mission Submarine'. During these special operations she had two captains; Lieutenant Bill Jewell RN, was in operational control, while Captain Jerrold Wright USN, commanded her for political purposes. This book describes these clandestine operations. £3.95


5337. ROBINSON, William: JACK NASTYFACE. Memoirs of an English Seaman.

Chatham 2002. 155p. 27 ills. 23x15. Like new. Mint in-Mint pictorial card cover. First published in 1836, this was one of the few first authentic accounts of life in the Nelsonic navy from the viewpoint of the common sailor. In six years he saw much action, including fighting at Trafalgar in the 74-gun Revenge, the attack on the French fleet at Basque Roads, the ill-fated expedition to Walcheren, and was later on a ship carrying men and supplies to Wellington in the Peninsula. These 'forecastle recollections also tell much of everyday life and routine of shipboard life. £8.50


10985. ROCHE T.W.E.: THE GOLDEN HIND.

History Book Club. nd (c 1973). 200pp. 32 ills. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. This story of the Golden Hind and of its commander Francis Drake, describes the three year circumnavigation of the world, which began when the ship left Plymouth in 1575. £2.95


4407. RODGER N.A.M.: NAVAL RECORDS FOR GENEALOGISTS.

HMSO. 1988. iv. + 220pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The naval documents in the Public Record Office are invaluable for those tracing ancestors who served in the Royal Navy, but the arrangement of archives presents a number of serious difficulties. This guide begins with a description of the structure of ranks and ratings from the 17th-20th centuries, and establishes a classification of naval records which simplifies a baffling variety of terms. Although mainly designed to guide those searching for names of officers and ratings, this book will also fascinate anyone with an interest in the social history of the Navy. £4.95


9047. ROHWER, Jurgen: AXIS SUBMARINE SUCCESSES 1939-1945

Patrick Stephens. 1983. 1st English language. xxii. + 386pp. 10 maps. 16x21. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. This unique reference work offers the definitive account of Axis submarine successes on Allied naval and mercantile ships. Part 1 - Gives the outcome of every successful Submarine Attack, listed chronologically with extensive details, name of ship attacked, weapons, losses,damage, location etc. Part 2 - Detailed Lists of U-Boats, Captains, convoys, ships attacked. Fully indexed. £9.95


20499. ROHWER, Jurgen: U-BOOTE. Eine Chronik In Bildern

Stalling 1962 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x21. No writing or inscriptions; VG in G+ d/j. £5.00


11841. ROHWER, Jurgen.: ALLIED SUBMARINE ATTACKS OF WORLD WAR TWO. European Theatre of Operations, 1939-1945.

Greenhill. 1997 1st. 252pp. 19x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j.This book documents the Allied submarine attacks against warships and merchant ships in the European theatre during World War 2. The details of the attacks are arranged chronographically and by sea area. £11.50


13493. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £8.95


14704. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £7.95


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


21744. ROHWER, Jurgen. & HUMMELCHEN, Gerhard.: CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945. The Naval History of World War Two.

Greenhill. 1992. Expanded & revised edition. xiv. + 432pp. 25x20. No writing or inscriptions:- Near- Fine in VG d/j. This is probably the most detailed account of the war at sea in all theatres. The events are placed in their tactical or operational context and are set out in chronological form. A highly detailed index lists persons, ship's names, operational code names, convoys and forces. An important source of reference. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders £10.50


4836. ROSCOE. Theodore.: UNITED STATES DESTROYER OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II.

U.S.Naval Institute. 1953 1st xviii. + 579pp. 400 photographs, diagrams, drawings & battle plans. Illustrated endpapers. 28x21. No writing or inscriptions. Some foxing to cream cloth binding, otherwise contents (unmarked) Fine in worn d/j. This immense and major work is the semi-official history of the operations of United States destroyers and provides full and detailed accounts of all the engagements fought by these vessels in every zone in which they fought - the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Normandy landings. Very well illustrated. Overseas postage will be at extra cost £12.50


20219. ROSE, Susan: THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Volume VII.

Ashgate/Navy Records Society. Vol. 153. 2008 xvii + 714pp. 8 plates. 23x15. . Navy blue cloth binding, gilt titles & motif. An unmarked copy:, like new - binding and contents Near-Mint. . The twelve essays include - The Journal of the Voyage of the Marigold to Iceland, 1654 : The Supply of Timber for the Royal Navy 1803 - 1830; The Authobiography of Chief Gunner Alexander Grant, HMS Lion at the Battle of Jutland, 1916; The Relief of Admiral North from Gibraltar in 1940, etc. £14.00


9035. ROSIGNOLI, Guido.: NAVAL AND MARINE BADGES AND INSIGNIA OF WORLD WAR 2.

Blandford. 1980 1st. * 167pp. Prof ills. 20x14. An unmarked copy, almost like new:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j.. Profusely illustrated in colour this authoritative survey of Naval and Marine badges and insignia of the major navies participating in World War 2. Covers the navies of Great Britain, USSR, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Japan, Poland, Netherlands & Finland. £3.95


20156. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume I. The Defensive.

HMSO. 1976 Sixth impression with amendments. xxii. + 718pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. .No writing or inscriptions; Near- Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Standard postage within the UK, but extra postage will be required for overseas delivery.. £21.00


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. Hardback.. No writing or inscriptions:- Binding & contents Near-Fine in Very Good d/j. Binding & contents VG+ in G+ d/j. . Covers the war at sea from January 1942 to May 1943. £21.50


542. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.: THE NAVY AT W AR 1939-1945.

Wordsworth. 1998. 480pp. 44 ills. Maps. 21x13. ; Fine in G+ pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £2.95


20389. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.: THE STRATEGY OF SEA POWER. Its Development & Application.

Collins 1962 1st. 288pp. 22x14. Ex-library, usual stamps. G+ in VG d/j. j. £3.95


17071. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.:: THE NAVY AT W AR 1939-1945.

Wordsworth. 1998., 480pp. 44 ills. Maps. 21x13. As new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pic torial card cover. pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £2.95


4591. ROSS, Al: THE DESTROYER ENGLAND. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1985 1st. * 96pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Virtually like new. : Fine in Fine d/j. USS England won a unique place in naval history by sinking six Japanese submarines inside a period of two weeks during May 1944. However, the ship also belonged to one of the largest classes of major warships ever built - over 500 saw service in both the US Navy and the Royal Navy (as the 'Captains' class). This volume features a full description of the design, including class variations, data on the weapons and a career history. Pictorial section emphasising close-up and on board photographs. Over200 perspective and 3-view drawings, with descriptive keys, of every detail of the ship -general arrangements. hull construction, superstructure, armament and fittings. £29.00


12307. ROSS, Al.: THE DESTROYER CAMPBELTOWN. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1990 1st. 127pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Virtually as new:- Mint in Fine d/j. The destroyer Campeltown is not only famous for her part in the commando raid on the St Nazaire drydock in 1942, but it is also representative of an important type. Built as the USS Buchanan she was one of over 270 flush-decked destroyers put into service towards the end of WW1. In 1940 she was one of fifty 4-funnel destroyers transferred to the Royal Navy. Renamed Campbeltown, she spent 18 months on convoy duty, before being selected for her role as a blockship to deny Tirpitz the use of the repair facilities at St Nazaire. This book contains a full description of the ship and her career both as USS Buchanan and HMS Campbeltown, as well as a description made for the St Nazaire raid. A pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs; over 250 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail of the ship, general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, surperstructure, armaments, fittings and boats. £12.50


6496. ROSS, Stewart.: ADMIRAL SIR FRANCIS BRIDGEMAN. The Life and Times of an Officer and Gentleman.

Baily's. 1998 1st. viii. + 288pp. 25x17. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. A biography. Sir Francis Bridgeman (1848-1929), was one of the most able and respected naval men of his day. Trained in sail and cutlass, he rose to fly his flag in the revolutionary Dreadnought and play a crucial role in the creation of the Grand Fleet of World War 1. £5.95


18660. ROWE, Richard: FAMOUS BRITISH EXPLORERS AND NAVIGATORS. From Drake to Franklin.

Charles H. Kelly 1892 1st. 240pp. Illustrated. 19x14. Attractively bound in brown decorated buckram with gilt titles; Titles on spine dull, otherwise binding VG. Former owner's signature dated 1895, contents VG+. £7.95


12276. ROWE, Robin.: STICKY - BLUE. A Boy and a Battleship.

Devonshire House. 1995 1st. 191pp. 14 ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book tells the story of the author's service as a Boy Bugler in the Royal Marines from his training to his active wartime service in HMS Howe, describing his experiences from his spectator position on the bridge and on life below deck, as well as runs ashore. HMS Howe served for a spell with the British Pacific Fleet during which she took part in the last major sea battle of the war. £6.95


7487. RUGE Friedrich. Vice-Admiral.: THE SOVIETS AS NAVAL OPPONENTS 1941-1945.

Patrick Stephens. 1979 1st. vi. + 210pp. Prof ills. 23x16. An unmarked copy:-Fine in VG+ d/j. This analytical history presents Soviet naval activities as they appeared to the German side during WW2 and describes several of the lesser-known but nevertheless fascinating incidents and events which materialized in the war at sea. German war diaries, Soviet publications and Western sources have all been used to form a complete picture of Soviet naval operations in the Arctic, Baltic, Black and Mediterranean seas as well as in the Pacific Ocean. £4.95


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. £4.95


17851. RULE, Margaret: SOUVENIR GUIDE TO THE MARY ROSE.

Mary Rose Trust. 1983 Approx 60pp . profusely illustrated. Advertisements. 21x15 . VG+ iin pictorial card cover. A A well illustrated guide. £1.50


14257. RULE, Margaret: THE MARY ROSE. A Guide

Mary Rose Trust. 1989 88pp. . profusely illustrated. 17x24. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. A AA well illustrated guide. £1.95


326. RULE, Margaret: MARY ROSE.The Excavation & Raising of Henry VIII's Flagship,

Conway. 1982 224pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 27x21. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The archaeological director of the project that recovered the Mary Rose, tells the story of the ship from her early years to her dramatic loss, before describing the modern recovery operation. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


8666. RUTTER, Owen.: RED ENSIGN. A History of Convoy.

Hale. 1942 1st. 214pp. 17 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG in G+ d/j. . Traces the history of the convoy from its earliest beginnings, through the Tudor and Stuart periods, the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War, to the convoys of the Second World War. The author also comments on the present state and future needs of the merchant navy and merchant seamen. £3.95


20436. SAINSBURY A.B. Captain, RNR.: THE ROYAL NAVY DAY BY DAY.

Ian Allan. 1992. Second Edition vi. + 424pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 31x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A record of the Royal Navy, chronicled here as a diary of daily events in its history. The book, with its many illustrations and detailed descriptions brings together a wealth of information, describing not only the major battles and events, awards for gallantry, etc, but also the loss of individual ships - both large and small. A book to browse through or to use as an accurate source of reference. £12.95


4463. SATCHELL, Alister: RUNNING THE GAUNTLET. How Three Giant Liners carried a Million Men to War, 1942-1945.

Chatham. 2001 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback. The use of the three giant Cunard liners Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mary and Aquitania as fast transatlantic troop transports was one of the great high risk operations of the Second World War. The author was a former cipher officer of the Aquitania, and whilst this book based on his experiences in the Aquitania it is also essentially an account of the operations of the two giant Queens and gives a unique insight into this unprecedented wartime 'shuttle service', with graphic accounts of the dangers faced not only from U-boats and enemy aircraft, but also from the elements as the liners crossed the North Atlantic overloaded to an extent never anticipated by their designers. £4.95


18116. SAVAS, Theodore P. (Editor).: HUNT AND KILL. U-505 And The U-Boat War In The Atlantic.

Spellmount 2004 1st. xxii. + 290pp. Illustrated. 3 maps. 24x16 An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. £5.95


16280. SCHOFIELD B.B.: BRITISH SEA POWER. Naval Policy in the Twentieth Century.

Batsford 1967 1st. 271pp. Illustrated. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Contents Near-Fine binding VG. £3.95


3855. SCHOFIELD Vice-Admiral B.B: THE ARCTIC CONVOYS.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st . x. + 198pp. 55 ills. 11 maps/diags. 11 Appendices. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents VG, (no d/j). .Making full use of ULTRA revelations, this work gives a comprehensive account of the bitter battles involving the Russian convoys. £4.95


11089. SCHULL, Joseph.: SHIPS OF THE GREAT DAYS. Canada's Navy in World War.

Macmillan. 1963 1st. 156pp. Illustrated. Ills endps. 22x14. Fine in VG d/j. An account of the activities of the RCN in WW2, being an abridgement of an official account of Canada's naval operations which was published under the title "The Far Distant Ships". £2.50


18361. SEBAG-MONTEFIORE, Hugh: DUNKIRK. Fight To The Last Man.

Penguin 2007 xvii. + 701pp. Illustrated. 20x13 Fine in VG pictorial card cover. £2.50


20745. SEYMOUR, Phillip: WHERE THE HELL IS AFRICA? Memoirs of a Junior Naval Officer in the Mid Twentieth Century

Pentland 1995 1st xiv. + 342pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


3283. SHANKLAND, Peter. & HUNTER, Alan: MALTA CONVOY.

Collins. Junior Edition 1965 256pp. 21 ills. 22x14. Binding & contents VG+. . 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. £2.95


20224. SHARPE, Peter: U-BOAT FACT FILE. Detailed Service Histories of the Submarines Operated by the Kriegsmarine 1939-1945.

Midland. 1998 1st. 224pp. Ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions, almost like new; Near-Mint in Fine pictorial card cover. Provides the crucial statistics of the operational careers of more than 1,00 of Germany's U-boats, during the period 1939-1945. The mass of information supplied for each U-boat includes:- Who built it, where it was built, when was it launched & commissioned: Biographical details of the U-boat commander (s): Details of war patrols : List of vessels attacked & sunk: Major awards to U-boat crews: Details of battles with escort ships & maritime patrol aircraft: The fate of each U-boat, cause of loss and position when lost. Detailed appendices. £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 £21.00


18907. SHAW, Captain Frank H.: STIRRING DEEDS OF BRITAIN'S NAVAL MIGHT.

Harrap 1940 1st. 255pp. 15 illustrations. 22x14 VG in slightly sun faded (titles bright) blue cloth binding. An account of naval actions in the first six months of the Second World War. Graf Spee, Rawalpindi and the Altmark affair are the main events recorded £2.95


1977. SHOWELL, Jak P.M.: GERMANY NAVY HANDBOOK 1939-1945.

Sutton. 1999 1st. xiv. + 274pp. Prof ills. 27x20. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This exhaustive study examines the German Navy, and its activities during the war years. Incidents and operations are also described, together with technical data for ships, U-boats and their weaponry. Fully illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams. £8.95


14619. SHOWELL, J.P. MALLMANN: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Ian Allan. 1998 . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Incorporating a wealth of rare photographs, this volume traces the history of the German U-boat arm from its prewar origins, through the heyday of the Wolf Packs to the end of WW2. The development of weapons, radar, and new U-boat types, U-boat bunkers, etc, are supported by comprehensive tables of data. £5.95


6591. SHOWELL, J.P. MALLMANN: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Purnell. 1974 . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. VG in worn & torn d/j. Incorporating a wealth of rare photographs, this volume traces the history of the German U-boat arm from its prewar origins, through the heyday of the Wolf Packs to the end of WW2. The development of weapons, radar, and new U-boat types, U-boat bunkers, etc, are supported by comprehensive tables of data. £3.85


19008. SHRUBB R.E.A. Lieut-Cmfdr RN. & SAINSBURY A.B. Captain, VRD., MA.: THE ROYAL NAVY DAY BY DAY.

Centaur Press 1979 1st. iv. + 392pp. . Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 30x21. . No writing or inscriptions, Fine in Fine d/j. j. A record of the Royal Navy, chronicled here as a diary of daily events in its history. The book, with its many illustrations and detailed descriptions brings together a wealth of information, describing not only the major battles and events, awards for gallantry, etc, but also the loss of individual ships - both large and small. A book to browse through or to use as an accurate source of reference. £10.00


20574. SILVERSTONE, Paul H.: U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1977 444pp. Prof ills. 19x12. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in VG d/j. . This is the most complete & detailed survey of all the major ships & support vessels of the U.S.Navy and U.S. Coast Guard in WW2. It was a large and varied fleet ranging from battleships and aircraft carriers to auxiliary craft such as submarine tenders and attack cargo ships. Details for each class includes displacement, dimensions, machinery, armour, armament, speed, complement, together with the name of builder, naval number, date of launch and fate of each ship. Well illustrated £6.95


20531. SKULSKI, Janusz: THE BATTLESHIP FUSO Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1998 1st 256pppp. Profusely illustrated 25x26. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover.. A full introduction to Fuso's career brought to light by the author's study of original material from Japanese Naval archives. Conatins a large photographic section depicting Fuso and her sister ship Yamashiro, and 890 perspective and 3-view drawings of the main features of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction & armour, superstructure, armament and fire control, fittings, boats and aircraft, including reconstruction changes. One large-scale plan on the reverse of the fold-out dustjacket £59.00


6465. SKULSKI, Janusz: THE BATTLESHIP YAMATO. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1988 1st 192pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. With the greatest displacement, biggest guns and heaviest armour of all time, Yamato and her sister Musashi were the ultimate battleships. Displacing over 72,000 tons at full load, everything about them was gigantic - each main armament turret, for example, had a total revolving weight of over 2,500 tons. This book provides a full description of the design and construction of the ship, including wartime modifications and a career history: Pictorial section with some rare on-board views of the ship and its sister: Over 600 perspective and 3-view drawings of the main features of the ship - general arrangements, hull construction & armour, superstructure, armament and fire control, fittings, boats and aircraft. £24.00


20174. SKWIOT, Mirolslaw Zbigniew & PRUSINOWSKA, Elzbieta Teresa: HUNTING THE BISMARCK

Crowood Press 2006. 1st English edition. 200pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. As new;- Mint in Mint d/j. £5.95


9961. SLADER, John: THE FOURTH SERVICE. Merchantmen at War 1939-45.

Robert Hale. 1994 1st. 347pp. 79 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Here is the true story of the merchant fleet during WW2, the non-fighting service in which 32,000 men died yet whose essential role has never been fully appreciated. The author, himself a member of the service 1941-4, has written a comprehensive account of the wartime experiences of the men and ships of the Merchant Navy during World War 2. £11.95


21734. SLADER, John.: THE RED DUSTER AT WAR. A History of the Merchant Navy During the Second World War.

Kimber. 1988 1st. 352pp. 52 ills. 23x15. Ex-library, usual stamps. no dustcover. The author, himself a former merchant seaman and four times torpedoed, abandoning each time, has written a comprehensive and authoritative account of the role of the Red Duster in WW2. He chronicles the hundreds of dramatic events, its successes, grievous losses, giving the tonnage and number of men lost on each occasion. £2.95


9780. SLADER, John.: THE RED DUSTER AT WAR. A History of the Merchant Navy During the Second World War.

Kimber. 1988 1st. 352pp. 52 ills. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions - Fine in VG d/j The author, himself a former merchant seaman and four times torpedoed, abandoning each time, has written a comprehensive and authoritative account of the role of the Red Duster in WW2. He chronicles the hundreds of dramatic events, its successes, grievous losses, giving the tonnage and number of men lost on each occasion. £6.95


21733. SMALL, Ken: THE FORGOTTEN DEAD. Why 946 American Servicemen Died off the Coast of Devon in 1944 - and the Man who Discovered Their True Story.

Bloomsbury 1988 1st. v. + 197pp. Illustrated 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j £6.50


8831. SMITH B. Webster: THE NAVAL WAR 1939-1945.

Blackie. 1946 1st. 207pp. Ills. 19x13. VG. The final volume of the author's coverage of the war, recording in a narrative of heroism, disaster and victory, the Invasion of Italy, Salerno, Anzio, Scharnhorst, Tirpitz, Normandy, the Battle of the Atlantic, Pacific, etc, etc £2.95


2691. SMITH Peter .C.: BATTLESHIP ROYAL SOVEREIGN AND HER SISTERS.

Kimber. 1988 1st. 207pp. 49 ills. 34x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Royal Sovereign first saw service in World War I, and with her sister ships Revenge, Ramillies Resolution and Royal Oak, she entered the fray in World War II. Royal Oak met an early and tragic end, but her four sisters served throughout the war and survived it. Mainly a history of Royal Sovereign, this book also gives some details of the service careers of her sisters. Well illustrated. £6.95


2727. SMITH Peter .C.: THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY

Spellmount. 1996 Revised edition 192pp. 19 ills. Map & diag. 24x16. As new Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A comprehensive account of this major carrier battle that turned the tide of the Pacific War. The appendices contain full lists of the American and Japanese Forces taking part in the Battle of Midway. Bibliography. £5.95


4040. SMITH Peter.C. (Editor).: DESTROYER ACTION.

Kimber. 1974 1st . 254pp. 22x14. VG+ in VG+ d/j. A collection of actions, incidents and stories concerning British destroyers. The compilation includes Bad Weather (Taffrail): The Sailing of the (Woodrooffe): The Navy's Work (Sea Wrack): The Survivor (Bartimeus): The Navy's Here (Frischaeur): Straits Patrol (Divine): Kelly's Last Fight (Poolman): Through the Smoke (Parkin): On the Tramlines (Donald): A Long Tow (Onslow): Needless Tragedy (Smith): A New Command (Rayner): Disaster! (Sired): The Last Destroyer (Smith). £3.95


15243. SMITH Peter.C. (Editor).: DESTROYER ACTION.

Kimber. 1974 1st . 254pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG+ d/j. .. A collection of actions, incidents and stories concerning British destroyers. The compilation includes Bad Weather (Taffrail): The Sailing of the (Woodrooffe): The Navy's Work (Sea Wrack): The Survivor (Bartimeus): The Navy's Here (Frischaeur): Straits Patrol (Divine): Kelly's Last Fight (Poolman): Through the Smoke (Parkin): On the Tramlines (Donald): A Long Tow (Onslow): Needless Tragedy (Smith): A New Command (Rayner): Disaster! (Sired): The Last Destroyer (Smith). £3.95


7170. SMITH, B. Webster.: THE WAR AT SEA 1941-1943.

Blackie. 1944 1st. 193pp. 8 ills. 20x13. VG. A wartime account of the war at sea, covering Crete and the Middle East, the battle of the Atlantic, Malta and the Mediterranean, the fall of Singapore, the East Indies, the Battle of the Java Sea, etc. £2.95


4561. SMITH, Michael: THE EMPEROR'S CODES. Bletchley Park and the Breaking of Japan's Secret Ciphers.

Bantam. 2000 1st. 322pp. 37 ills. Map. 23x16. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. This book describes the extraordinary wartime exploits of the breaking of Japanese ciphers by the British codebreakers based at Bletchley Park. It tells of the work of John Tiltman, the eccentric British soldier turned codebreaker who made many of the early breaks into Japanese diplomatic & military codes; Eric Nave, the Australian naval officer recruited to work for the British who pioneered the breakthrough in Japanese naval codes. This fascinating book is the first full account of the critical role played by British and Australian codebreakers. £2.95


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: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. . A detailed review of three naval actions in the Mediterranean in 1940 and of Churchill's intervention in each case. Covers the Battle of Calabria; the passage through the Straits of Gibraltar by a French Cruiser Squadron; and the Battle of Spartivento. £6.95


3139. SMITH, Peter C.: INTO THE ASSAULT. Famous Dive-Bomber Aces of the Second World War.

Murray. 1985 1st. xii. + 223pp. 36 ills. 7 diags. 22x14. Ex-library, usual stamps; G+ in G+ d/j. Contains the biographies of seven dive-bomber pilots - American, British, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Soviet, who fought in the Second World War The Japanese naval pilot attacked the USS Lexington; The French pilot flew sorties from the aircraft carrier Bearn; The Italian pilot gained fame for his attacks on British warships in the Med; The British pilot took part in the sinking of the German cruiser Konigsberg, etc, etc. £2.95


3857. SMITH, Peter C.: PEDESTAL. The Convoy that saved Malta.

Kimber. 1987. Revised & expanded edition. 256pp. 45 ills. 9 maps/diags. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine d/j. A detailed and clear account of this epic convoy based on British, German and Italian records. 'Operation Pedestal' was a last ditch attempt to relieve the siege of Malta and comprised 14 merchant ships and the Royal Navy provided the most powerful ever force to escort the convoy. The losses of the British were appalling but the siege of Malta was finally lifted. £7.50


10921. SMITH, Peter C.: PEDESTAL. The Convoy that saved Malta.

Crecy. 1999 256pp. 45 ills. 9 maps/diags. 23x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed and clear account of this epic convoy based on British, German and Italian records. 'Operation Pedestal' was a last ditch attempt to relieve the siege of Malta and comprised 14 merchant ships and the Royal Navy provided the most powerful ever force to escort the convoy. The losses of the British were appalling but the siege of Malta was finally lifted. £7.95


3279. SMITH, Peter C.: ROYAL NAVY SHIPS' BADGES.

Balfour. 1974 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions:- Fine in VG d/j. The book begins by charting the history of British warship names and the origins of Naval Heraldry, then illustrates in colour some 40 ship's badges with a biography of each ship to hold the name. Ships include:- Hood, Renown, Glorious, Glowworm, Danae, Eclipse, Devonshire, etc. £3.65


5363. SMITH, Peter.C.: IMPACT! The Dive Bomber Pilots Speak.

Kimber. 1981 1st. 253pp. 32 ills. 24x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG+ d/j. Based on the personal recollections of dive bomber pilots both land and carrier based, of all the major combatants, this book describes their exploits - mostly against shipping - during the Second World War. £3.95


3858. SMITH, Stan.: SEA OF MEMORIES.

Spellmount. 1985 1st. 143pp. 22x14 An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The author describes his service career on the lower deck of the Royal Navy. Smith joined the naval training establishment at Shotley - later HMS Ganges - in 1914 and was chosen as "button boy" for ceremonial occasions. After a spell in the Orion he joined the destroyer Spitfire wherehe was wounded during the Battle of Jutland. During the inter-war years Smith served in Ramillies in the Mediterranean and Cumberland on the China Station. He saw service on the cruiser York in North and South America, then following a spell in Velox he moved to the brand new cruiser Southampton before retiring from the Navy. Recalled by the Navy after the outbreak of hostilities, Smith spent the war as a Gunnery School instructor. Gives a good account of life on the lower deck and the author's adventures afloat and ashore. £9.00


13936. SMITHIES, Edward & BRUCE Colin John: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Constable. 1992 1st xi. + 260pp. 14 ills. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition.. This book uses first hand accounts of those that took part in the war at sea, serving with the Royal Navy, Merchant Service, Submarine Service, Fleet Air Arm, WRNS, etc. Reveals at a personal level the experiences of regular personnel and HO's. what it was like to be a part of the vast and complex struggle of the war at sea in World War II. £4.95


9715. SNIDER C.H.J.: IN THE WAKE OF THE EIGHTEEN-TWELVERS. Fights & Flights of Frigates & Fore-'n-afters in the War of 1812 on the Great Lakes.

Cornmarket Press 1969. (Facsimile reprint of the First edition published by John Lane in 1913) xxi +292pp. 31 ills. 19x13. Fine in VG d/j. Based on the logs and letters of the captains, commodores and others who were present, this book describes some of the naval actions and events involving British and American naval forces that occurred on the Great Lakes during the War of 1812. £22.00


3951. SNYDER, Gerald S.: THE ROYAL OAK DISASTER.

Purnell. nd (c 1976) 240pp. 40 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. In this exhaustively researched account of the sinking of the Royal Oak, the author has put into perspective the entire story by examining the dramatic events from both the British and German sides. The hand-written testimonies of most of the 400 British survivors, hitherto previously withheld by the Admiralty, in keeping with the Official Secrets Act, provide invaluable material on which the author has drawn to recreate the last moments of the Royal Oak. £4.95


21180. SONTAG, Sherry. & DREW, Christopher.: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF. The Untold Story of Cold War Submarine Espionage.

Hutchinson 1998 1st xxvii . 352pp. Illustrated. Plans. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Hardback edition. Fine in Fine d/j. Stretching from the years immediately after WW2 until the late 1990s, this book describes the secret missions involving Western submarines that have for decades roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage. After six years of research, the authors examine and describe many secret submarine operations, and give due prominence to British nuclear submarine activity, which played an important part in the Cold War. £5.95


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. Some foxing to endps & edges, o/w VG+ in d/j. In 1977 the author war ordered to the Falkland Islands to command the Royal Marines detachment then stationed there and to restructure the defence procedures for the Islands. He returned to England in 1979 and when the Argentinians invaded the Islands three years later he put his unique experience and information at the disposal of the British Task Force, and in a very short time he was ordered to the Falklands where he led all the major amphibious landings. £4.95


21156. SOUTHEY, Robert: THE LIFE OF NELSON.

Blackie. nd (c 1902 236pp. 4 illustrations. 19x14.. Red cloth binding with gilt titles. Prize label dated 1907. Spine a little faded and spots of foxing throughout.. .First published in the 19th century, this was the earliest full-length biography on the life of Nelson, and is still one of the very best. £2.95


2762. SPECTOR, Ronald: AT WAR AT SEA. Sailors and Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century.

Penguin. 2001 1st. 463pp. 45 ills. Map. 24x16. Unmarked hardback copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This book describes the life of sailors in the 20th century, and brings to life the battles that have defined the modern age: from such set pieces as Tsushima, Jutland and Midway: the harrowing naval encounters during the Royal Navy's role in the evacuation of Crete, to the 'routine' terrors of the U-Boat wars. A first-class history. £4.95


2876. SPIERS, Derek.: TROOPSHIPS TO CALAIS. The Story of Calais as a military port from 1944 to 1947 and the Ships which served it.

Meresborough. 1988 1st. 117pp. Prof ills. 21x15. New; Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover. The first three chapters cover The Liberation of the Port; The Reconstruction of the Port; The Organization of the Port. Individual chapters are then devoted to each one of the following ships:- Canterbury, Biarritz, Invicta, Dinard, Isle of Guernsey, Princess Maud, Lady of Mann, Ben-My-Chree, Victoria Manxman, Royal Daffodil, Laird's Isle, Prinses Astrid, Prince Charles, Prinses Josephine Charlotte; The Train Ferries; The Mail Coasters; Landing Craft; Stores Ships. £6.50


5359. SPURR, Russell: A GLORIOUS WAY TO DIE. The Kamikaze Mission of the Battleship Yamato, April 1945.

Newmarket 1981 1st. x. + 341pp. 37 ills. Plans. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j.Describes the desperate last voyage of the Japanese giant battleship Yamato which, through shortage of fuel, was sent on a one way mission to attack American forces invading Okinawa. However, before she reached the combat zone, the battleship was attacked by U.S.carrier-borne aircraft who hit her with numerous bombs and torpedoes. Although the Yamato absorbed a terrific amount of punishment, she finally sank taking with her over 3,000 of her crew. £5.95


18147. SPURR, Russell: LET THE TIGER TURN THE TAIL. Spurr's War.

Mainstream 1992 1st, 203pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy - Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


18329. STAFFORD, Edward P. Cmdr USN: THE FAR AND THE DEEP.

Barker 1968. 238pp. Illustrated. 22x15. A n excellent clean and bright ex-library copy., front hinge strengthened, otherwise contents VG in G+ d/j. £3.95


21862. STAMMERS, Michael K.: A MARITIME FORTRESS. The Collections of the Wynn Family at Belan Fort c. 1750-1950,

Universal of Wles Press 2001 1st 125pp.Profusely illustration. 25x17, Like new. Near-MIint in d/j.This catalogue, full of anecdotes and curiosities, is an in-depth presentation of the Wynn family collection of maritime objects from Belan Fort. The book provides detailed notes on the collection, along with illustrations of key pieces and chapters outlining the history of the family and fort. £9.00


6331. STANTON, Doug: IN HARM'S WAY. The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of its Survivors.

Henry Holt 2001 1st 333pp. Illustrated. Crew list on endpapers. . 24x16.Hardback edition. Last few pages faintly marked on fore edge, otherwise VG+ in Fine d/j. . In July 1945, the cruiser USS Indianapolis was torpedoed and sunk in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. Of a crew of 1196 men and estimated 300 were killed on impact; nearly 900 sailors were cast into the sea, were they remained undetected by the US Navy, for nearly five days. By the time rescue arrived, all but 321 men had died. Interweaving the story of three survivors, including the ship's captain, the book tells the story of this tragic episode. £2.95


6863. STEAD, Gordon W.: A LEAF UPON THE SEA. A Small Ship in the Mediterranean, 1941-1943.

UBC. 1988 1st. xiv. + 185pp. 26 plates/maps. 24x15. ASs new; Mint in Mint d/j. An account of an RCNVR officer's experiences in the Mediterranean, serving with the 3rd Flotilla of Motor Launches - MLs (Fairmiles). The author decribes detail passages in disguise through hostile waters, fights with aircraft, major convoy battles, minesweeping, and the Italian landings. £7.95


8516. STEARNS, Patrick: Q SHIPS, COMMERCE RAIDERS, AND CONVOYS.

Spellmount. 2004 1st. xxiii.+ 276pp. 20 ills. 8 maps. 24x16. Like new;Near-Mint in d/j. Divided into three parts Q-Ships - Commerce Raiders - Convoys, this book explores every aspect of the ships involved and their activities during the two World Wars. Chapters include:- Decoy/Q-Ships : The Manning of Q-Ships: Discipline & other considerations : WW2 Q-Ships - Adventures of WW2 Q Ships :Commerce Raiders : German Sea-raiding in WW1 : Early German WW1 Raiders : Minelaying by Surface Raider : The Adventures of Emden : The Adventures of Wolf : German Surface Raiding in WW2 : Second World War Convoys : Mediterranean Convoys: The Far East, etc, etc, Appendices. £5.95


17059. STEEL Philip W.:: IN THE SHADOW OF THE HUN.

Paul Cave 1999 1st., . 237pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy, like new Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £8.95


21445. STEEL, Nigel. & HART, Peter.: JUTLAND 1916. Death in the Grey Wastes.

Cassell. 2004 480pp. 31 ills. Maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover, The authors examine the whole battle from the perspective of participants of all ranks. It draws on letters, diaries, books, reports, unpublished memoirs, and tape-recorded interviews of those who were actually there, interwoven with the authors narrative, to produce the compelling human story of the Battle of Jutland. £4.50


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


17379. STEICHEN, Edward (editor):: U.S. NAVY WAR PHOTOGRAPHS. Pearl Harbour to Tokyo Bay.

Crown 1980 Revised edition. 128pp. Prof ills . 29x23. Fine in d/j. 115 photos of the war in the Pacific selected by Edward Steichen. An expanded reprint of an edition published at the end of the war. £7.95


3734. STERN R.C.: BATTLE BENEATH THE WAVES. The U-Boat War.

Cassell 2002. 224pp. 46 ills. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in pictorial card cover. . Provides detailed accounts of individual U-boat actions, set in the context of the changing U-boat strategy during the First and Second World Wars. Individual chapters describe the exploits of the following submarines:- U9 - UC74 - UB81 - U152 - UB68 - U47 - U156 - U167 - U185 - U1059 - U66 - U371 - U977. £2.50


14708. STERN, Robert.C.: BATTLE BENEATH THE WAVES. U-Boata at War.

Castle Books 2003 224pp. 46 ills. 20x13. Like new: Mint in Mint d/j. Hardback edition.. Provides detailed accounts of individual U-boat actions, set in the context of the changing U-boat strategy during the First and Second World Wars. Individual chapters describe the exploits of the following submarines:- U9 - UC74 - UB81 - U152 - UB68 - U47 - U156 - U167 - U185 - U1059 - U66 - U371 - U977. £4.95


18125. STEVENS, Alfred D.: UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL. Adventures in the Navy.

Robert D.Reed Publishers1999 1st v. + 180pp. 23x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card ccover. The author served in the US Navy during and after World War 2. £3.95


18462. STEWART, Robert: THE BRIGADE IN REVIEW. A Year at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Naval Institute Press 1993 1st. 117pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j £6.95


6149. STOKESBURY J.L: THE NAVY AND EMPIRE.

Morrow. 1983 1st. 430pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in VG d/j. Incorporating the history of the Royal Navy, from the time of Drake to the Falklands crisis, this book provides an objective and well balanced history of British sea power and the territorial gains and losses of the British Empire. £3.95


20508. STONE, William: HERO OF THE FLEET. Two World Wars, One Extraordinary Life - The Memoirs of Centenarian William Stone.

Mainstream 2009 1st. 256pp. Illustrated Maps. 24x16. Like new; Near-Mint in d/j. £8.95


1140. STRABOLGI, Lord, RN: SEA POWER IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Hutchinson. 1943 1st. 136pp. 48 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Spine faded (titles bright), contents VG. A history of sea power in World War 2, with chapters covering - The Turn of the Tide; Britain's Greatest Peril; The Nadir of British Sea Power; Japan Joins the Axis; Anglo-American Naval Recovery; The Axis in Retreat; The Deliverance of Africa; The Darlan Affair. £2.95


10172. STUBBS, Bernard.: THE NAVY AT WAR.

Faber. 1940 1st 280pp. 49 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions VG. An early view of how the Royal Navy was conducting the war, by a war reporter. The chapters cover such subjects as convoys, U-boats, cruisers, submarines, mines & minesweepers, destroyers, MTBs, and the book also looks at the French navy at war. £3.95


20157. STURTIVANT, Ray: BRITISH NAVAL AVIATION. The Fleet Air Arm, 1917-1990

Arms & Armour 1990 1st. 234pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. £11.50


7937. STURTON, Ian. (Editor).: CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S BATTLESHIPS. 1906 to the Present.

Conway. 1996. 190pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG+ d/j. This comprehensive volume summarises the data, gives the design background and outlines the careers of the world's battleships. The hundreds of photographs and accurate line drawings, tabular data and backgorund articles all add up to create highly detailed appraisals of the world's great capital ships. £9.95


15149. SWANBOROUGH. Gordon. & BOWERS, Peter M.: UNITED STATES NAVY AIRCRAFT SINCE 1911

Putnam 1969 1st. ix. + 518pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 22x14. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in G+ d/j. £9.00


7879. SWIFT, Jim.: LAUGH! With the Navy Too!

Maritime. nd. nd (c 1980s). 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Over ninety full-page cartoons illustrate the funnier aspects of life in the Royal Navy. £1.00


10811. SYMONDS, Craig L.: DECISION AT SEA. Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History.

Oxford University Press. 2005 1st. xvii. + 378pp. Ills. 24x16. Unmarked, almost as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book offers narratives of five crucial engagements, showing how each battle reveals the transformation of technology from one war to the next, how these in turn transformed naval combat, and how each event marked a milestone in American history. The book describes:- Oliver Hazard Perry's heroic victory at Lake Erie in 1813: The brutal Civil War duel between the ironclads Monitor and Virginia 1862: Commodore Dewey's stunning triumph against the Spanish fleet at Manila Bay 1898: The American victory at Midway 1942: Operation Preying Mantis in the Persian Gulf 1988. £5.95


11701. SYRETT, David (Editor): THE RODNEY PAPERS. Selections From The Correspondence Of Admiral Lord Rodney Volume II. 1763 - 1780.

Ashgate/Naval Records Society. Vol. 151. 2007 xii. + 734pp. 23x15. Dark blue cloth with gilt titles. Like new, binding & contents Near-Mint. £10.95


7897. T 124. (Captain Russell Grenfell RN): SEA POWER.

Jonathan Cape October 1941. revised edition. 261pp. 20x14. Binding & contents VG. The author, a well-known writer on naval and military affairs, was obliged, in this instance, and for reasons beyond his control, to resort to a pen-name. Written at the time of the invasion threat, this book is a study of England’s national and historic strategy in relation to World War 2. The author shows how the true defence of England against past aggressors and now Germany, has always been the sea, and that the main line of defence in World War 2 is her navy and air-force. £2.95


15273. TAFFRAIL. (Captain Taprell Dorling RN): ARCTIC CONVOY.

Hodder & Stoughton 1956 1st. 315pp. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptios; foxing to endpapers, otherwise VG in remains of d/j. £2.95


9465. TAFFRAIL. (Captain Taprell Dorling RN): SWEPT CHANNELS. Being An Account of the Work of Minesweepers in the Great War.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1935 1st. 388pp. 12 ills. 11 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; titles to spine dull, titles to front board bright; spine & corners rubbed, spots of foxing, otherwise contents bright and tight, VG. . During the First World War the Germans laid over 46,000 mines in all parts of the world, though principally in the North Sea around the British Isles. At one period one Minesweeper was lost, together with half her crew, for every two mines swept up. In all 214 British minesweepers were lost. This book which is based on personal experiences of those engaged in minesweeping during the war, provides a full and detailed wartime history of Minesweepers and their crews. £11.50


19837. TAKAKJIAN, Portia: THE 32-GUN FRIGATE ESSEX.. Anatomy of the Ship

Conway 1990 1st. 126pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x26. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A detailed introduction which outlines the building and career of the American frigate "Essex". Illustrated with a picture section , a guide to the ship's colour scheme, and more than 300 nperspective and 3-view drawings with descriptive keys. £29.00


8601. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C: ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING FLEETS. 3rd Edition.

Sampson Low. nd (c 1940). * .: xix. + 722pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 11x14. Front hinge strengthened, titles dull & binding rubbed, contents G+. . This comprehensive offers a mass of information on the ships of the world's navies at date, listing country-by-country and then by class - from battleships to minesweepers - specifications of the many different types of ships together with the name of each class member. In addition, there are sections dealing with Warship Names, Ship's Badges, Customs & Traditions, Armour and Protection, and much else. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.95


12892. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C.: ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING FLEETS. 6th Edition.

Sampson Low. nd (c 1943). xix. + 732pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 11x14. Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. This comprehensive offers a mass of information on the ships of the world's navies at date, listing country-by-country and then by class - from battleships to minesweepers - specifications of the many different types of ships together with the name of each class member. In addition, there are sections dealing with Warship Names, Ship's Badges, Customs & Traditions, Armour and Protection, and much else. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £4.95


20181. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C.: SHIPS OF THE WORLD'S BATTLEFLEETS

Sampson Low. 1942. Fourth edition. 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. Binding a little rubbed, otherwise contents VG. £3.50


19045. TANGYE, Derek. (Editor).: WENT THE DAY WELL.....

Harrap 1942 1st 220pp. An excellent First Edition copy writing or inscriptions. Binding VG, contents VG+ Stories of British & Allied personnel who lost their lives during the Second World War. £3.95


14896. TARRANT V.E.: BATTLECRUISER INVINCIBLE. The History of the First Battlecruiser 1906-16.

Arms & Armour. 1986 1st. 158pp. 34 ills. 14 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions:- , Fine in Near-Fine d/j. When first built HMS Invincible was the second most powerful warship in existence, combining the heavy broadside of a battleship with the speed of a cruiser. In her first action, Invincible together with her sister ship Inflexible, annihilated the German cruiser squadron of Von Spee off the Falklands, but at Jutland, Invincible blew up with only six survivors out of more than 1,000 aboard. This book tells the full story of Invincible, from her controversial design to her tragic end. £6.95


3652. TARRANT V.E.: THE U-BOAT OFFENSIVE 1914-1945.

Arms & Armour 1989 1st. 190pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An unmarked hardback copy, Fine in Fine d/j This extensive and detailed history of German U-boat operations examines the strategic and tactical evolution of their offensive in the two World Wars. It describes how the technical advances, with on the one hand U-boats becoming faster and better armed, while on the other submarine detection and anti-submarine weapons becoming more accurate and lethal, swayed the advantage from one side to the other. Lists of U-boat losses. Detailed appendices list merchant ships sunk by U-boats in both World Wars: U-boats commissioned: U-Boat Specifications, et. With over 150 photographs, diagrams and charts. £7.95


7712. TAYLOR H.C.: AND THEY COME HOME.

Jarrolds. nd (c 1942) 1st. 144pp. 16 ills. 19x13. VG in G+ d/j. Using first-hand accounts by British and Allied merchant seamen, this book describe their often grim experiences of the war at sea from Northern waters to the Far East. There are revealing accounts of brushes with U-boats, bombing aircraft, mines, and German surface craft; and there are two stories of escape from Occupied France. £3.95


8852. TAYLOR J.C.: GERMAN WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1971 168pp. Prof ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions Fine in VG+ d/j. Contains full details of all "fighting ships" of the Germany Navy, including Capital Ships, Cruises, Destroyers, Torpedo Boats, Minesweepers, Submarines and Raiders. Details are also included of those ships taken over from other countries and which served as an integral part of the German Navy. Information for each class includes; displacement, dimensions, machinery, radius, protection, armament and complement. And information for each class member gives its name or number, builder, launch date, and fate. Well illustrated. £6.95


3135. TENT, James Foster.: E-BOAT ALERT. Defending the Normandy Invasion Fleet.

Airlife. 1996 1st. xvi. + 286pp. 48 photos. 5 figs. 3 maps. 24x16.An unmarked copy, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Combining newly released top-secret Admiralty reports, rare photographs, and exttnsive interviews with eyewitnesses from three nations, the author has produced a comprehensive study of a little-known episode in WW2 - the campaign to defend the Normandy invasion force from Germany's high-performance motor-torpedo boats -the E-Boats. £9.00


419. TERRAINE, John: BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. THE U-Boat Wars 1916-1945.

Cooper. 1989 1st. * xx. + 841pp. 58 ills. 19 maps. 24x14. No writing or inscriptions; Hardback. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition. Describes in detail and analyses in depth the whole history of submarine warfare in both World Wars, covering every facet of U-boat operations including U-boat exploits, submarine and anti-submarine weapons, Intelligence, the Convoy Sysem, etc. £7.95


14968. TERRAINE, John.: BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945

Wordsworth. 1999 . xx. + 841pp. 58 ills. 19 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This volume describes in detail and analyses in depth the entire history of the U-boats during two World Wars. It examines, the U-boats, their commanders; anti-submarine ships & weapons, & a comprehensive account of U-boat exploits. £6.75


648. TERRAINE, John.: BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945

Mandarin. 1990 . xx. + 841pp. 58 ills. 19 maps. 20x12. An unmarked copy: VG in VG pictorial card cover. This volume describes in detail and analyses in depth the entire history of the U-boats during two World Wars. It examines, the U-boats, their commanders; anti-submarine ships & weapons, & a comprehensive account of U-boat exploits. £6.95


4570. TERRAINE, John.: TRAFALGAR.

Purnell nd (c 1977) 209pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. An unmarked copy: VG+ in VG d/j. A comprehensive, detailed and profusely illustrated account of the Battle of Trafalgar. Without detracting from the Nelson magic, the personal magnetism, the consummate leadership, the author turns the spotlight on the collective effort, the deep professionalism that gave the Royal Navy of that time a proficiency and mastery of seamanship, gunnery and morale that has never been surpassed. These points are well brought out in the book. The book includes WITNESSES OF TRAFALGAR, Eye-Witness Accounts compiled by John Westwood, which gives in nearly 50 pages, the personal experiences of those present during the battle £4.95


2468. TERRILL, Christopher.: H.M.S. BRILLIANT. In a Ship's Company.

BBC. 1995 1st. 224pp. 39 ills. Maps. 24x16 No writing or inscriptions:- . Fine in Fine d/ j. A record life aboard HMS Brilliant during her deployment in the Adriatic in the mid-1990s. £3.95


15267. THESIGER, Vice-Admiral Bertram S.: QUERIES IN SEAMANSHIP. A Collection of Typical Questions in the Various Items of a Midshipman's Seamanship Examination.

Gieves 1928. Fourth edition, revised & enlarged. ix. +125pp. 22x14. Edges of slighly rubbed, otherwise contents VG. Some of the blank pages for Answers opposite the 125pp of questions, have been written neatly in pencil.Divided into nine sections:- Rigging - Anchor Work - Rule of the Road - Officer of the Watch Duties - Organisation - General - Signals - Construction - General Knowledge. £4.95


19103. THESIGER, Vice-Admiral Bertram S.: QUERIES IN SEAMANSHIP. A Collection of Typical Questions in the Various Items of a Midshipman's Seamanship Examination.

Gieves 1928. Fourth edition, revised & enlarged. ix. +125pp. 22x14.. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+ £4.95


138. THETFORD, Owen: BRITISH NAVAL AIRCRAFT SINCE 1912.

Putnam. 1978 Fourth Revised Edition. 480pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. (no d/j). This major work describes in detail and illustrates every aircraft ever flown in regular service (at date) by the Naval Wing of the Royal Flying Corps, the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm. Illustrated with over 400 photographs and over 100 3-view drawings. Also covers Non-rigid, semi-rigid and rigid airships, and helicopters. £8.95


6404. THOMAS David .L.: COCHRANE. Britannia's Last Sea King.

Deutsch. 1978 1st. 383p. 7 plates. 3 maps. 24x16. VG+ in VG+ d/j. Admiral Lord Cochrane, in a series of successful and heroic actions made his name as one of the most dashing, famous frigate captains of his day. A radical. not only in naval matters, Cochrane attracted the wrath of the establishment by his campaign against corruption endemic in Admiralty Administration, which came yo a head when Cochrane, as a member of Parliament accused his commander of cowardice after the Battle of Basque Roads. He was humiliated when he was framed as perpetrator of a Stock Exchange fraud in 1814, and imprisoned and cashiered. Following his release he took up an extraordinary career as a mercenary admiral, commanding in turn the navies of Chile, Brazil and Greece. In South America he fought and won actions which remain classics of their kind. On his eventual return to England Cochrane won back his good name, was reinstated in the Service, and lies buried in Westminster Abbey. £6.95


3510. THOMAS David.A.: THE ATLANTIC STAR 1939-45.

Allen. 1990 1st. 312pp. 11 charts/tables. 33 ills. Endp maps. 24x17. An excellent unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. The Battle of the Atlantic spanned the whole of WW2. More than 5,400 merchant ships, and tens of thousands of men's lives were lost. The author has corresponded with hundreds of survivors and links their individual accounts with an authoritative narrative to give a compelling history of this momentous battle. Men from all the Services - and one rare WRNS holder of the Star, recall their experiences. Tables of Merchant Shipping Losses. References and Notes. Select Bibliography. £8.95


19320. THOMAS, Lowell.: RAIDERS OF THE DEEP.

Heinemann. 1937 x. + 363pp. Illustrated.. 22x14. Binding slightly rubbed and bumped, spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise contents VG.. Gives a full and detailed of the exploits of German U-boats during the First World War. £3.50


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


14671. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE WAR AT SEA. The Royal Navy in the Second World War

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1996 1st viii. + 280pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked hardback copy:- Near-Mint in Fine 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. £5.95


14672. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE WAR AT SEA. The Royal Navy in the Second World War

BCA. nd (c 1996) viii. + 280pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in d/j. This book is the story of nearly six years at sea as seen by British sailors, form Ordinary Seamen to Admirals, in their memoirs, diaries, letters home and interviews. Over 100 photographs and 20 paintings accompany the text. £4.95


8264. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE WAR AT SEA. The Royal Navy in the Second World War

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1997 viii. + 280pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book is the story of nearly six years at sea as seen by British sailors, form Ordinary Seamen to Admirals, in their memoirs, diaries, letters home and interviews. Over 100 photographs and 20 paintings accompany the text. £4.95


11415. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE ROYAL MARINES. From Sea Soldiers to a Special Force.

Pan. 2001. xv. + 701pp. 49 ills. 19x13. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book tells the stirring and fascinating history of the Royal Marines from its formation in the 17th century right through to the modern era. £3.95


11034. THOMSON, George Malcom.: SIR FRANCIS DRAKE.

BCA. 1972. x. + 358pp. Colour frontis.18 ills. 7 maps. Endpaper maps. 24x15. An unmarked copy:Binding & contents Fine. An absorbing account of the life and times that captures the heroic quality and genius that set Drake apart. £3.95


3666. THORNTON J.M.: MEN-OF-WAR 1770-1970.

Model & Alled. 1978 1st. 104pp. Prof ills. An unmarked copy- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This is a collection of informal drawing , recording the development and history of over 600 warships spanning two centuries, including some of the naval oddities that were built in the course of that period. The drawings are highlighted with informative captions and anecdotes about each one of the vessels illustrated. £3.45


20721. THORNTON, Percy Melville, LLM.: SOME THINGS WE HAVE REMEMBERED. Samuel Thornton, Admiral, 1797-1859. Percy Melville Thornton, 1841-1911

Reprinted by Aberdeen University Press from the edition published by Longmans, Green, in 1912 xi. + 337pp. 11 illustrations. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy in navy cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Binding and contents Fine £6.95


10758. THURSFIELD H.G. Rear-Admiral (Editor).: BRASSEY'S NAVAL ANNUAL 1943.

William Clowes. xxIII. + 285pp (text). Illustrated with photographs. 7pp. index + 116pp Pictorial section of Warship Profiles & Plans. .24x16.Blue/gilt cloth binding. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents VG+. £11.50


2370. THURSFIELD J.R.: NAVAL WARFARE.

Cambridge University Press. 1913 1st. xxiii. + 151pp. 17x12. No writing or inscriptions' Pictorial cloth binding VG, contents Near-Fine A study of naval warfare, its history, and its principles as displayed in history. £2.50


20237. TILL, Geoffrey & others: MARITIME STRATEGY AND THE NUCLEAR AGE

Macmillan 1982 1st. x. + 274pp 22x14. Several pages of the book have been neatly highlighted, otherwise G+ in VG d/j. £2.45


651. TILL, Geoffrey (Editor).: THE FUTURE OF BRITISH SEA POWER.

Naval Institute. nd (c 1984). xvi. + 265pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding Near-Fine contents Fine. (no d/j). This authoritative work contains contains several articles written by the Chief of the Defence Staff, Lord Lewin; Sir John Fieldhouse,the First Sea Lord; Sir Frank Cooper. The Ministry of Defence's Chief Scientist; Professor Sir Ronald Mason; and many others. Covers:- The Royal Navy: It Setting - Britain & the Sea -Threats & Challenges - Naval Tasks - Constraints on British Navy Policy - Ways & Means - Alternative Models. £3.95


13753. TINKER H. (Compiler).: A MESSAGE FROM THE FALKLANDS. The Life & Gallant Death of David Tinker, Lieut RN.

Junction Books. 1982 1st. 203pp. 5 ills. 22x14. VG in VG pictorial card cover. Tinker's ship Glamorgan was in the thick of the fighting until she was fatally hit by an Exocet missile. £1.50


909. TOOHEY, John.: CAPTAIN BLIGH'S PORTABLE NIGHTMARE. From the Bounty to Safety - 4,162 Miles across the Pacific in a Rowing Boat.

Fourth Estate. 1999 223pp. Frontis. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition.. Describes the remarkable feat of seamanship of Bligh and 15 members of the crew of HMS Bounty, who sailed a 23ft ship's boat more than 4,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean to safety. £4.95


16263. TRACY, Nicholas: ATTACK ON MARITIME TRADE.

University of Toronto Press 1991 1st. viii. + 277pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


14948. TRACY, Nicholas: SEA POWER AND THE CONTROL OF TRADE. Belligerent Rights from the Russian War to the Beira Patrol, 1854-1970.

Ashgate/Navy Records Society Vol. 149. 2005 xxxix. + 557pp. 23x15. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titlers & motif.. Like new; bnding & contents Near-Mint. £7.95


7889. TRACY, Nicholas.: NELSON’S BATTLES. The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail.

Chatham. 1996 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book is a brilliant study of those naval battles which played such an important role on Napoleon’s defeat, & is a significant contribution to the study of the development of strategy & naval tactics in the 18th century. Nelson’s three great victories at the Nile, Copenhagen & Trafalgar are described in detail, but the developments in the decades before form a significant part and are needed for an appreciation of Nelson’s achievements. £6.95


21719. TRACY, Nicholas.: NELSON’S BATTLES. The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail.

Chatham. 1996 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. This book is a brilliant study of those naval battles which played such an important role on Napoleon’s defeat, & is a significant contribution to the study of the development of strategy & naval tactics in the 18th century. Nelson’s three great victories at the Nile, Copenhagen & Trafalgar are described in detail, but the developments in the decades before form a significant part and are needed for an appreciation of Nelson’s achievements. £5.95


16874. TREACHER, Admiral Sir John:: LIFE AT FULL THROTTLE. From Wardroom to Boardroom.

Pen & Sword 2004 1st 260pp. Illustrated. 24x16: An unmarked copy- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.95


17702. TREADWELL, Terry C.: STRIKE FROM BENEATH THE SEA. A History of Aircraft-carrying Submarines.

Tempus 1999 1st. 191pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £4.95


20042. TREADWELL, Terry C.: THE FIRST NAVAL AIR WAR

Tempus 2002 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £5.95


18302. TREGASKIS, Richard: JOHN F. KENNEDY AND PT-109

W.H.Allen 1962 139pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in G+ d/j. . £4.95


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


10160. TROTTER, Wilfred Pym: THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

Dent. 1982 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover A collection of 190 old photographs, with informative captions, illustrating the ships and personnel of the Royal Navy from 1849-1914. The first photograph in the book is reputed to be the earliest-known photograph of one of H.M.ships. £3.95


19347. TROUP Vice-Admiral Sir James A.G.: ON THE BRIDGE.

Hutchinson. 1952 76pp. 20 folding charts/diagrams. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions. VG. . . . Intended as a guide for the Captain or Navigating Officer of a Royal Navy warship, this book is divided into two parts - Navigation and Handling Ships - with chapters headed:- Fixing, The Passage, Short Visilbility, Fog, More Fog, Stray Notes on Safe Conduct , How Not to Navigate; The Debut, Securing to Buoys & Going Alongside, Under Way with the Fleet, Narrow Waters, Malta. £2.95


19269. TRUMBALL, Robert: THE RAFT

Harrap 1942 1st. 155pp. Illustrated. 19x13. A hardcover copy without any writing or inscriptions in an excellent original d/j. VG in VG d/j. £4.95


4188. TRUSCOT, Peter: KURSK. Russia's Lost Pride.

Simon & Schuster. 2002 1st. xix. + 201pp. 25 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This gripping account tells the story of the worst peacetime disaster experienced by the Russian Navy, when on August 12, 2000, the state-of-the-art nuclear powered submarine the Kursk, sank with the loss of 118 officers and crew. £4.95


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


13202. TUNSTALL, Brian.: FLIGHTS OF NAVAL GENIUS.

Philip Alan. 1930 1st. ix. + 299pp. 8 ills. 4 maps. 22x14. Foxing to prelims and edges, o/w contents VG, binding VG+. Highlights important episodes in the careers of five British naval commanders - George Brydges Baron Rodney - Richard Earl Howe - Samuel Viscount Hood - Sir Sydney Smith - Lord Camelford - Sir Charles Napier. £5.95


8914. TUOHY, William: THE BRAVEST MAN. The Story of Richard O'Kane & U.S. Submarines in the Pacific War.

Sutton. 2001 1st. x. + 422pp. Ills. Map. 24x16. Near-Mint in d/j. In command of the Us submarine Tang, O'Kane participated in the most dramatic war patrols of the Pacific War, and rescued the largest number of carrier aircrew from under the guns of the Japanese. In a final irony, at the end of its fifth successful war patrol, Tang was sunk by its own torpedo. £5.95


18311. TUOHY, William: THE BRAVEST MAN. The Story of Richard O'Kane & U.S. Submarines in the Pacific War.

Sutton. 2001 1st. x. + 422pp. Ills. Map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in Fine d/j. In command of the Us submarine Tang, O'Kane participated in the most dramatic war patrols of the Pacific War, and rescued the largest number of carrier aircrew from under the guns of the Japanese. In a final irony, at the end of its fifth successful war patrol, Tang was sunk by its own torpedo. £5.95


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 otherwise contents VG+. A participant describes how the staff of HMS Vernon tackled and beat the German campaign of mine warfare during the Second World War. £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. £11.50


489. USHERWOOD S. (Editor).: THE GREAT ENTERPRISE. The History of the Spanish Armada as revealed in Contemporary Documents.

Folio. 1978. 192pp. 31 ills. Ills endps. 25x16. Bound in blue cloth/gilt Binding & contents VG+. . Uses first-hand accounts of the Spanish Armada and surrounding events, viewing the proposed Spanish Invasion and the British defence, through the eyes of the men who opposed each other in the battle. £3.95


2795. USHERWOOD, Stephen (Editor).: THE GREAT ENTERPRISE. The History of the Spanish Armada as revealed in Contemporary Documents.

Bell & Hyman 1982 192pp. 31 ills. Ills endps. 25x16. An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Fine in G d/j. . Using both Spanish and British sources, this book contains first-hand accounts of the Spanish Armada and surrounding events, viewing the proposed Spanish Invasion and the British defence, through the eyes of the men who opposed each other in the battle. £3.95


7078. VADER, John.: THE FLEET WITHOUT A FRIEND.

NEL.. 1973. 159pp. Paperback. VG. Though this book is mainly concerend with the fate of the French fleet at the armistice in 1940, it also gives a general account of the wartime career of the French fleet. £1.00


5410. VAN DER VAT Dan.: STANDARD OF POWER: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century.

Pimlico. 2001 xx. + 460pp. 39 ills. 24x16. VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover.. In this history the author takes a sceptical, sometimes admiring, often controversial view of the Royal Navy in two World Wars and countless minor conflicts. £4.95


20403. VAN DER VAT Dan.: STANDARD OF POWER: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century.

Hutchinson . 2001 1st xx. + 460pp. 39 ills. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j. In this history the author takes a sceptical, sometimes admiring, often controversial view of the Royal Navy in two World Wars and countless minor conflicts. £5.95


20231. VAN DER VAT, Dan: PEARL HARBOUR. The Day of Infamy - An Illustrated History

Basic/Madison 2001 1st. 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x26. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


20193. VAN DER VAT, Dan: STEALTH AT SEA: The History of the Submarine.

Orion 1995. x. + 421pp. Illustrated. Maps. . 19x13. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in pictorial card cover.. Charts the technical and military history of submarines to the nucler age, including the campaigns fought by submarines during the two World Wars. £3.95


11992. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN. The Great Struggle at Sea 1939-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1988 1st. * ixx. + 424pp. 54 ills. 4 maps. Ills endps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in Near-Fine This comprehensive history covers in detail every aspect and phase of the Battle of the Atlantic examining the action on and under the Atlantic. £3.95


3232. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN. The Great Struggle at Sea 1939-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1988 1st. * ixx. + 424pp. 54 ills. 4 maps. Ills endps. 24x16. Near-Fine in VG d/j. This comprehensive history covers in detail every aspect and phase of the Battle of the Atlantic examining the action on and under the Atlantic. £3.95


141. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN. The U.S. - JAPANESE NAVAL WAR 1941-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1992 1st. * 430pp. 57 ills. 8 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in d/j. This comprehensive and detailed account of the naval war in the Pacific, analyses the crucial naval actions and highlights the increasing importance of intelligence-gathering systems during the campaign. The author also discusses the damaging effect of inter-service rivalry on both sides, and American policy towards Britain and Australia. £6.95


8618. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE SHIP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1985 1st. 252pp. 14 ills.. Endp maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. A full account of the dramatic events surrounding a naval battle which derives its unquestionable importance in world history from the fact that it never took place. The author shows that the disastrous failure to bring the German battlecuiser Goeben to action was due as much to the French Navy as the British, who have borne the brunt of the blame alone hitherto He also describes the whole story of the Goeben affair - the high political & diplomatic drama, an exciting chase, the trial of a British admiral, and the wartime actions of the Goeben itself. £5.95


11699. VAN DER VAT, Dick.: THE GRAND SCUTTLE. The Sinking of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1919.

Hodder & Stoughton 1982 1st. 240pp. 24 ills. Endp maps An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardcover copy. At Scapa Flow in June 1919 there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German Admiral in charge of seventy-four of his country's warships interned in Scapa Flow, battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers and flotillas of destroyers, ordered that they should scuttle themselves. Fifty-two of them actually went to the bottom and several are there to this day. This book tells the story of the German Fleet from its creation by Tirpitz to its complete frustration in war, its disgrace by mutiny, and the unparalleled act of self-destruction and the unprecedented salvage effort which ensued. £6.95


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. £3.95


14608. VAUSE, Jordan.: WOLF. U-Boat Commanders in World War II.

Airlife. 1997 1st UK.* xi.+ 249pp. Ills, 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Fine d/j. Drawing on primary documents, and where possible, interviews or correspondence with surviving U-boat commanders themselves, the author follows the individual U-boat officers from their early training and through their wartime experiences. £4.50


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


8273. VETTER, Ernest G.: DEATH WAS OUR ESCORT. The Story of Lt. (j.g.) Edward T.Hamilton, U.S.N.R.

Skeffington. nd (c 1944) 1st. 160pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Bound in red cloth with blue titles . Spine slightly darkened, otherwise VG. Vividly describes the exploits and experiences of an isolated United States P.T. boat squadron based in New Guinea. £2.95


7278. VINE P.A.L.: THE ROYAL MILITARY CANAL. An Historical Account of the Waterway and Military Road from Shorncliffe in Kent to Cliff End in Sussex.

David & Charles. 1972 1st 239pp. Colour Frontis. 50 ills. 9 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine (not price clipped) d/j.. The Royal Military Canal from Hythe to Winchelsea was designed against a possible invasion by Napolean. Built in the early 1800s, the canal, and the military road that ran beside it, while still maintained for defence, were set to earn their livings by tolls on commercial traffic. This book is the complete history of the design, building and operation of the RMC during the century of its active life. Well illustrated. £9.95


21858. WALSER, Ray: FRANCE'S SEARCH FOR A BATTLE FLEET. Naval Policy and Naval Power 1890-1914

Garland 1992 viiii. + 310pp. 23x15. No writingor inscriptions.Maroon cloth binding and contents Fine.Chronicles the French navy's attempt to become a credible force after the disastrous showdown with Great Britain over Fashoda, in 1898, ended French complacency about their safety. Examines the internal and external impediments to improvement in the context of the Anglo-German naval arms race that culminated in World War I. £25.00


21584. WALTER, Lavinia Edna: HORATIO NELSON. (Men of Courage Series No. 7)

Newnes Educational Publishing Co Ltd. 1953 48pp. Illustrated. 18x12. Stamps of Haberdashers' Aske's School on endpapers. Very Good in Good pictorial card cover. £2.95


13700. WALTERS, John M.: BLOODY WINTER.

Van Nostrand 1967 1st. xiv. + 279pp. Illustrated. Endp maps.23x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. Although the Battle of the Atlantic lasted more than six years, the winter of 1942-43 marked the climax of the fighting. The author, who himself served as an officer in US escorts, offers a vivid account of the day-to-day fighting as seen from the bridges of Allied escort ships and from the conning towers of German submarines. £4.95


17262. WALTERS, John M.:: BLOODY WINTER.

United States Naval Insitute 1984. Revised edition. . xiv. + 285pp. Illustrated. Maps .23x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Although the Battle of the Atlantic lasted more than six years, the winter of 1942-43 marked the climax of the fighting. The author, who himself served as an officer in US escorts, offers a vivid account of the day-to-day fighting as seen from the bridges of Allied escort ships and from the conning towers £3.95


770. WARNER, Oliver: COMMAND THE SEA. Great Fighting Admirals from Hawke to Nimitz.

Cassell. 1976 1st. xii. + 196pp. 19 ills. 22x14. Ex-library with minmal stamps. G+ in VG d/j. Describes the outstanding achievements of 12 naval commanders, including Hawke, Collingwood, Suffren, Howe, Saumarez, Beatty & Nimitz. £1.95


18360. WARNER, Oliver: NELSON'S BATTLES

254pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions;. Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


21533. WARNER, Oliver: NELSON'S BATTLES

Batsford 1963 1st. 254pp. 58 illustrations. 5 maps.. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions;.Near-Fine in VG d/j. d/j. £4.95


15242. WARNER, Oliver: TRAFALGAR.

Batsford 1959 1st. 184pp. 35 illustrations. 23x15 A first edition hardback copy. VG in G d/j. £3.95


2363. WARNER, Oliver.: THE BRITISH NAVY. A Concise History.

Purnell. 1975. 191pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Near-Fine in VG d/j. An excellent history accompanied by 151 illustrations. £3.95


2879. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON, James: ABOVE US THE W AVES. The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes.

White Lion 1971. 256pp. Illustrated. Endp map. 22x14. Ex-library. G+ in G+ d/j. . The book charts the development of 'Chariots' and X-Craft, and the training of personnel, before offering a comprehensive account of their exploits, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore. £2.95


555. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON, James.: ABOVE US THE W AVES. The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes.

Harrap. 1953 256pp. 40 ills. 7 maps. Endpaper maps. 22x14. Spine sun faded (titles bright, otherwise contents VG.This compreehnsive record describes the exploits of midget submarines and human torpedoes during WW2, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore. £3.50


421. WATERMAN J.: THE FLEET AIR ARM HISTORY.

Old Bond. nd (c 1974). 164pp. Prof ills. 30x21. No writing or inscriptions, edges slightly tanned, otherwise VG in VG pictorial card cover. Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Provides a complete history of the FAA, together with full details and photographs of the many different types of naval aircraft used by the FAA from its inception until the mid-1970s. £4.95


18313. WATERS, John M.:: BLOODY WINTER.

United States Naval Insitute 1987. Revised edition. . xiv. + 285pp. Illustrated. Maps .23x15. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Although the Battle of the Atlantic lasted more than six years, the winter of 1942-43 marked the climax of the fighting. The author, who himself served as an officer in US escorts, offers a vivid account of the day-to-day fighting as seen from the bridges of Allied escort ships and from the conning towers £4.95


6367. WATTON, Ross: THE BATTLESHIP WARSPITE. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 2002 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. Warspite's fighting career spanned two generations - from the Battle of Jutland in 1916, to battle honours in World War 2 that also included Narvik, Matapan and the D-Day landings. This volume offers a full description of the ship and her weapons, inclding appearance changes and the inter-war reconstruction. Pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs. Camouflage guide (on jacket). More than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings with in-depth descriptive keys of every detail of the ship - general arrangements. hull construction, machinery, surperstructure, rig, armament, fire-control, fittings, boats and aircraft. £25.00


9988. WATTON, Ross.: THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER VICTORIOUS. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1991 1st 160pp. Prof ills. 25x26. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. The career of the carrier HMS Victorious extended from World War II to 1967 and included a major refit during the 1950s, when she was fitted with an angled flight deck and the best shipborne air defence radar in the world. The author's drawings show all the changes she underwent during her long career. This volume features a full description of the ship, her modifications, and an outline of her service career. A photographic section which features on-board and close-up views of the ships, and over 350 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth keys, of every detail of the ship. £27.50


5364. WATTON, Ross.: THE CRUISER BELFAST. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1985 1st. * 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. HMS Belfast had an eventful career during which she was severely damaged by a mine and took part in the sinking of the Scharnhorst. Postwar she fought in Korea and was later completely modernised. This volume features a full description of the ship and her weapons, including appearance changes and the postwar reconstruction: Pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs: More than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth descriptive keys of every detail of the ships - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control, fittings, etc. Camouflage guide illustrated on d/j. £8.95


10428. WATTON, Ross.: THE CRUISER BELFAST. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1985 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j HMS Belfast had an eventful career during which she was severely damaged by a mine and took part in the sinking of the Scharnhorst. Postwar she fought in Korea and was later completely modernised. This volume features a full description of the ship and her weapons, including appearance changes and the postwar reconstruction: Pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs: More than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings, with in-depth descriptive keys of every detail of the ships - general arrangements, hull construction, machinery, superstructure, rig, armament, fire control, fittings, etc. Camouflage guide illustrated on d/j. £9.95


6728. WATTS A.J.: THE U-BOAT HUNTERS

BCA . No date (c 1976) 192pp. Prof ills. 25x17. An unmarked copy: VG in VG d/j. Despite the advantage of 'Asdic' and the introduction of convoys, the losses of Allied merchant ships from German U-boats were enormous. Every possible countermeasure was used against the U-boat, and a whole range of ships, aircraft, weapons, electronics, were created to fight the Battle of the Atlantic. This book tells the dramatic story of this campaign and the development of anti-submarine warfare in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated. Signed by author. £4.95


18463. WATTS Anthony .J.: AXIS SUBMARINES & ALLIED SUBMARINES. (World War 2 Fact Files). 2 Volume Set

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. Two Volume set housed in VG blue hard slipcase.AXIS SUBMARINES: 63pp. Prof ills. 27x20. Fine in pictorial card cover. Every class of submarine operated or planned by Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy and Thailand is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. ALLIED SUBMARINES:-(ISBN 0354010115) 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. Fine in pictorial card cover Every class of submarine operated or planned by Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, USA and Yugoslavia, is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £7.95


17594. WATTS Anthony .J.: AXIS SUBMARINES (World War 2 Fact Files)

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 63pp. Prof ills. 27x20. A superb copy almost like new. Mint in pictorial card cover. Every class of submarine operated or planned by Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy and Thailand is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £3.95


773. WATTS, Anthony J: ALLIED SUBMARINES. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. A superb copy almost like new Near-Mint in pictorial card cover Every class of submarine operated or planned by Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, USA and Yugoslavia, is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £3.95


15239. WATTS, Anthony ,J.: THE U-BOAT HUNTERS

Macdonald & Janes 1976 1st 192pp. Prof ills. 25x17. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Despite the advantage of 'Asdic' and the introduction of convoys, the losses of Allied merchant ships from German U-boats were enormous. Every possible countermeasure was used against the U-boat, and a whole range of ships, aircraft, weapons, electronics, were created to fight the Battle of the Atlantic. This book tells the dramatic story of this campaign and the development of anti-submarine warfare in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


1770. WATTS, Anthony J.: AXIS CRUISERS. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1979 1st. 55pp. Prof ills. 27x21 An excellent unmarked copy: .Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Every class of cruiser operated or planned by the navies of Germany, Italy and Japan, is listed together with a short background to the design, plus Tables of technical data and a brief note on the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £3.50


17944. WATTS, Anthony J.: AXIS CRUISERS. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1979 1st. 55pp. Prof ills. 27x21 An excellent unmarked copy:: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Every class of cruiser operated or planned by the navies of Germany, Italy and Japan, is listed together with a short background to the design, plus Tables of technical data and a brief note on the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


8442. WATTS, Anthony J.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated History.

Arms & Armour. 1994 1st. . 256pp. Prof ills. 26x20. Near-Mint in d/j. beginning with the triumphant aftermath of Trafalgar, the author traces the evolution of the Navy over the decades of the last years of sail to today’s 'high tech' fleet. In addition to technical fact and data throughout, the author provides assessment and critique of decisions, events, designs and tactics over nearly two centuries. Factually detailed and technically accurate, this is also a readable, entertaining narrative, an incisive study of Britain's Navy. Profusely illustrated with photos and line drawings of significant warships and equipment, plus detailed maps of key battles and actions. £6.95


3775. WATTS, Anthony J.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated History.

Naval Institute/Brockhampton. 1999 . 256pp. Prof ills. 26x20. Near-Mint in d/j. beginning with the triumphant aftermath of Trafalgar, the author traces the evolution of the Navy over the decades of the last years of sail to today’s 'high tech' fleet. In addition to technical fact and data throughout, the author provides assessment and critique of decisions, events, designs and tactics over nearly two centuries. Factually detailed and technically accurate, this is also a readable, entertaining narrative, an incisive study of Britain's Navy. Profusely illustrated with photos and line drawings of significant warships and equipment, plus detailed maps of key battles and actions. £6.95


16574. WELLS J. Captain RN.: THE IMMORTAL WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Battleship.

Mason. 1987 1st. 263pp. Prof ills. 19x25. Fine in Fine d/j. Inscribed by author. This meticulously researched ship biography, traces the design background and building history of Britain's first ironclad which was completed in 1860. Charts Warrior's service career, records her commissions and officers and crew; considers her armament and machinery, her strengths and weaknesses. After active service, she became part of the Vernon torpedo school in Portsmouth harbour before relegation to an oil fuel pontoon hulk at Pembroke Dock. In 1979 Warrior was towed to Hartlepool where she was completely restored and in 1987 the ship returned to Portsmouth where she is now on display. Twelve detailed appendices help make this one of the most definitive accounts of an historic ship ever written. Profusely illustrated with photographs and line £9.95


18301. WELLS J. Captain RN.: THE IMMORTAL WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Battleship.

Mason. 1987 1st. 263pp. Prof ills. 19x25. Inscribed - "To Roy Castle to commemorate 'lighting up' the Christmas Illuminations, on HMS Warrior 1860 at the Royal Naval Base, Portsmouth on 14 December 1991". Signed by Captain Morgan RN. Fine in Fine d/j. This meticulously researched ship biography, traces the design background and building history of Britain's first ironclad which was completed in 1860. Charts Warrior's service career, records her commissions and officers and crew; considers her armament and machinery, her strengths and weaknesses. After active service, she became part of the Vernon torpedo school in Portsmouth harbour before relegation to an oil fuel pontoon hulk at Pembroke Dock. In 1979 Warrior was towed to Hartlepool where she was completely restored and in 1987 the ship returned to Portsmouth where she is now on display. Twelve detailed appendices help make this one of the most definitive accounts of an historic ship ever written. Profusely illustrated with photographs and line £7.95


15987. WELLS, John G. Captain RN.: WHALEY. The Story of HMS Excellent 1830 to 1980.

HMS Excellent. 1980 1st. 247pp. 44 ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This book is about a ship, a mud bank which became an island, but essentially this is the story of the people who over 150 years have served the cause of naval gunnery and built its traditions. £9.95


14533. WELLS, John. Captain RN.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated Social History 1870-1982.

Sutton. 1994 1st. x.+ 306pp. Prof ills. 25x19: Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Signed by author, and letter from author. Starting with the imperial splendour of Victorian ships with their labour intensive crews, social divisions and harsh discipline and concluding with the fighting force that saw service in the Falklands War, this book is as much a story of naval characters as it is the story of the vents and conflicts in which they were caught up, and covers everything from recruitment and training to behaviour in battle, duscipline, food and drink, clothing and pay. Signed by author. £9.95


15021. WELLS, John. Captain RN.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated Social History 1870-1982.

Sutton. 1994 1st. x.+ 306pp. Prof ills. 25x19: An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Starting with the imperial splendour of Victorian ships with their labour intensive crews, social divisions and harsh discipline and concluding with the fighting force that saw service in the Falklands War, this book is as much a story of naval characters as it is the story of the vents and conflicts in which they were caught up, and covers everything from recruitment and training to behaviour in battle, duscipline, food and drink, clothing and pay. Signed by author. £7.95


9441. WELLS, John. Captain RN.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated Social History 1870-1982.

Sutton. 1994 1st. x.+ 306pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Starting with the imperial splendour of Victorian ships with their labour intensive crews, social divisions and harsh discipline and concluding with the fighting force that saw service in the Falklands War, this book is as much a story of naval characters as it is the story of the vents and conflicts in which they were caught up, and covers everything from recruitment and training to behaviour in battle, duscipline, food and drink, clothing and pay. £5.95


18136. WEST, John L.: THE LOSS OF THE 'LANCASTRIA'.

Millgate 1988 1st. 136pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover £5.95


16550. WESTHORP, Christopher: VJ DAY. In Photographs.

Salamander 1995. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. £2.25


18258. WESTON, Agnes E.: "WE ARE ALWAYS READY."

S.W. Partridge & Co. (c 1911) 88pp. Illustrated. 17x11. Contents Near-Fine in Slightly marked pictorial coloured boards After an eight-page prologue the bookcontainsf ten eight-page stories written by Agnes Weston. Gripped by an Octopus - Mud Storm & Tempest - The Story of a Murderer - The Shout of Faith - Fools, Ancient & Modern - The Shadow of the Cross - Heroes - The Condemned Cell - From Nature, Up to Nature's God - What Ship?...Whither Bound? Each story is prefaced with an engraving and an illustrating at the beginning of the first chapter.. The inscription on the front flyleaf reads - " Presented to Harry Kennedy, for regular attendance at the " One Bell Meeting" on boatd HMS Impregnable, 1909" £1.95


5910. WESTWOOD, J.N.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

BCA. 1979 160pp. Prof ills. 25x20. Fine in VG d/j. The author examines a number of warships which took part in World War 2, analysing notable features of their designs and discusses if the ships lived up to their designer's expectations in wartime conditions. Describes the battleships Bismarck, Duke of York, Warspite, Scharnhorst, Alabama, Washington, Texas, Kongo, Yamato and the pocket-battleship Graf Spee: The aircraft carriers Ark Royal, Akagi, Enterprise, Lexington, Hornet and Zuikake. The cruisers Ajax, Boise, Belfast, Indianapolis, Mogami and Prinz Eugen: The destroyers Johnson and Saumarez: The escorts England and Jervis Bay; The submarines Cavella, Thunderbolt and U-47. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


16706. WESTWOOD, J.N.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

BCA 1979 160pp. Prof ills. 25x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near- Fine d/j. The author examines a number of warships which took part in World War 2, analysing notable features of their designs and discusses if the ships lived up to their designer's expectations in wartime conditions. Describes the battleships Bismarck, Duke of York, Warspite, Scharnhorst, Alabama, Washington, Texas, Kongo, Yamato and the pocket-battleship Graf Spee: The aircraft carriers Ark Royal, Akagi, Enterprise, Lexington, Hornet and Zuikake. The cruisers Ajax, Boise, Belfast, Indianapolis, Mogami and Prinz Eugen: The destroyers Johnson and Saumarez: The escorts England and Jervis Bay; The submarines Cavella, Thunderbolt and U-47. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


19715. WESTWOOD, J.N.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Sidgwick & Jackson 1981 160pp. Prof ills. 25x20. No writing or inscriptions:- 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+. £3.95


19026. WHINNEY R.W.Captain RN.: THE U-BOAT PERIL. An Anti-Submarine Commander's War.

Blandford. 1986 1st. * 160pp. 54 illustrations. Maps/diags. Endp maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Whinney served as A/S officer in Duncan, then moved to Cossack - the leader of Vian's flotilla - in which he saw action in the Bismarck operation. After a spell ashore in West Africa, he took over the V & W destroyer Wanderer, and joined Escort Group B1 in the Atlantic and Arctic, and finally served as a D-Day convoy escort. Whinney was one of the highest scoring submarine hunters of WW2. £4.95


17024. WHIPPLE A.B.C,:: THE MEDITERRANEAN - WORLD WAR II.

Time-Life 1981, . 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x24. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover £6.95


917. WHIPPLE A.B.C.: FIGHTING SAIL.

Time-Life. 1979. 184pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 29x24. Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cvr (published without d/j). This volume examines the ship of the line in Nelson's day and describes the actions which they fought. Describes the second battle of Ushant; Rodney's tactic of breaking the line of battle during the Battle of the Saints; and Nelson's victories at the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar. Very well illustrated. £5.85


20983. WHITCOMB, Edgar D.: ESCAPE FROM CORREGIDOR.

Alan Wingate 1959 1st. xi. + 274pp. Maps.22x14. Hardback; No writing or inscriptions:- VG+ in VG d/j. £4.95


12097. WHITE, David Fairbank.: BITTER OCEAN. The Dramatic Story of the Battle of the Atlantic 1939-1945.

Headline. 2006 1st. 350pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. Unmarked, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Examines this crucial conflict using first-hand testimony from both Allied and Germany personnel. £4.95


7305. WHITE, David.: THE FRIGATE DIANA. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1987 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Virtually as new, Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Launched in 1794, Diana was a typical British frigate of the period, whose long and active career spanned virtually all of the French Revolutionary & Napoleonic Wars. In 1815 she was sold to the Dutch Navy, which she continued to serve until destroyed by accidental fire in 1839.. This volume features a full description of the ship and her position in the development of the British Frigate; Pictorial section covering the most reliable models of the type. Around 300 perspective and 3-view drawings of every detail - general arrangements,hull construction, masts & yards, rigging & sails, armament & fittings. £34.00


7245. WHITLEY M.J: GERMAN DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. Second, fully revised edition.

Arms & Armour. 1991 Second revised edition. 223pp. Prof ills. 25x25. As new: Mint in 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. £26.00


1747. WHITMAN J.E.A.: BRITAIN KEEPS THE SEAS. Some Naval Incidents during the First Two Years of the World War.

Oxford University Press. 1942 1st 125pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Binding marked & rubbed, otherwise contents VG. Ships involved in some the episodes described include the submarines Salmon and Ursula; Rawalpindi's gallant fight; Actions involving the trawler minesweeper Dunoon and the destroyer Hardy; cruisers Sydney and Ajax in the Mediterranean, etc, etc. £2.00


558. WHITMAN J.E.A.: BRITAIN KEEPS THE SEAS. Some Naval Incidents during the First Two Years of the World War.

Oxford University Press. 1942 1st 125pp. 22 ills. 22x14. VG. Describes a number of daring and gallant episodes in the war at sea, including the exploits of the submarines Salmon and Ursula; Rawalpindi; the trawler minesweeper Dunoon; the destroyer Hardy at Narvik; the cruisers Sydney and Ajax in the Mediterranean, etc, etc. £3.50


20812. WIGGAN, Richard: HUNT THE ALTMARK.

Hale. 1990 176pp. 19 ills. 22x14. . No writing or inscriptions; : Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The Graf Spee's supply ship, the German tanker Altmark, achieved notoriety as a prison ship holding some 299 British survivors of the Graf Spee's sinkings when she was intercepted by HMS Cossack in Joessing Fjord, Norway, in Feb 1940. £4.95


8717. WILLANS, Geoffrey.: ONE EYE ON THE CLOCK

Macmillan. 1943 1st. . v. + 178pp. 8 ills. 19x13. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents (no writing or inscriptions) VG+. An RNVR officer recounts his wartime experiences, including a first-hand account of the Greek campaign and the battle for Crete. Willans served in the corvette Peony in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. He moved to Formidable in 1941, and went with her to the USA for repair, then left her to return to the UK leading a draft of seamen. £3.95


15500. WILLIAMS K.J.: GHOST SHIPS OF THE MERSEY. A Brief History of Confederate cruisers with Mersey connections.

Countyvise. no date 38pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £1.00


3032. WILLIAMS, Andrew: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

BBC. 2002 1st. 304pp. 58 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, this comprehensive account of the long-running battle describes this intense and strategically vital campaign for control of the Atlantic. Well illustrated. £3.95


20388. WILLIAMS, Mark.: CAPTAIN GILBERT ROBERTS RN. And the Anti-U-Boat School

Cassell. 1979 1st. 186pp. 22x14.. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The biography of a major figure in the A/S war in WW2. Roberts joined the Navy in 1913 and saw service in the destroyers Orestes and Vivian, the battleship Benbow and the gunboat Glowworm. In 1937 he took command of the destroyer Fearless, but when T.B. struck he left the Navy. Recalled in 1940 to a desk job, by 1942 Roberts was sent to Liverpool to set up the tactical school, which was formed to develop anti-submarine tactics, train naval officers, protect the convoys and sink U-boats. These A/S tactics were so successfully used by Escort Commanders that by the end of 1943 the U-boat threat was virtually eliminated. £3.95


20049. WILLIAMSON J.A.: HAWKINS OF PLYMOUTH. A New History of Sir John Hawkins and the other members of his family prominent in Tudor England.

A & C Black 1969. Second edition. xi. + 348pp. 16 ills. 3 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG d/j. £5.95


16505. WILLIS, Christopher J. & ROGERS, David Fletcher.: FOR VALOUR - H.M.S.CONWAY and H.M.S.WORCESTER.

Conway Club & Association of Old Worcesters. 1984. 29pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.50


16721. WILLMOTT H.P.: BATTLESHIP.

Cassell 2002 1st. 352pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £9.00


16020. WILLMOTT H.P.: GRAVE OF A DOZEN SCHEMES. British Naval Planning and the War Against Japan, 1943-1945.

Airlife 1996 1st. xviii. + 316pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy,t like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


3034. WILLMOTT H.P.: PEARL HARBOUR.

Cassell. 2001 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 26x26. An unmarked copy, almost as new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A comprehensive, analytical, and very readable account of the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour, accompanied by more than 150 photographs, including a superb series of pictures of Japanese warships and a spectacular series of photographs (some colour) taken during the raid itself and the aftermath. Also includes numerous maps, diagrams and drawings. £7.95


16223. WILSON, Charles & Proctor, David (Editors).: 1688 THE SEABORNE ALLIANCE AND DIPLOMATIC REVOLUTION. Proceedings of an International Symposium held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 5-6 October 1988.

National Maritime Museum. 176pp. Illustrated 20x21. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Contains the a collection of highly original papers read out by a distinguished panel of speakers, English and Dutch, at the Symposium held at Greenwich in 1988. £3.95


8340. WILSON, Michael.: DESTINATION DARDANELLES.

Leo Cooper. 1988 1st. * 193pp. 23 ills. 3 maps. 2 tables. 24x16 Above-average ex-library,minimal stamps, VG in VG+ d/j. Describes the many exploits of the submarine HMS E.7, from the North Sea to the Dardanelles during the First World War. £2.95


21935. WINFIELD, Rif: BRITISH WARSHIPS IN THE AGE OF SAIL 1714 - 1792.

Seaforth 2007 1st. xvi. + 384pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x25. No writing or inscriptions:-Near-Minrt in Fine d/jThe new Hanoverian dynasty that came to power with the accession of George I in 1714 inherited the largest navy in the world. In the course of the century, this force would see a vast amount of action against nearly every major navy, reaching a pinnacle of success in the Seven Years War only to taste defeat in the American Revolutionary struggle, when it faced the combined navies of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the rebellious colonies themselves. Considering the contribution to history of these ships, there is surprisingly little readily available on their careers. Now this gap is comprehensively filled by this superb reference book, outlining the service history of every ship, built, purchased or captured, that fought for the Royal Navy in the great wars of the eighteenth century - well over 2000 vessels. The book is organised by Rate, classification and class, with outline technical and building data, but followed by a concise summary of the careers of each ship in every class. This includes commissioning dates, refit periods, changes of captain, the stations where they served (and when), as well as details of any noteworthy actions in which they took part. It will enable anyone to follow up a casual reference to any warship, and will provide the researcher with a solid core of information on which to base further study. With nothing remotely like it in print, this is a work of the utmost importance to every naval historian and general reader interested in the navy of the sailing era.. £29.00


11406. WINFIELD, Rif: THE 50-GUN SHIP.

Caxton 2001 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As new, Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book reveals the crucial role of the 50-gun ship in the development of the battleship and the frigate, and explains the enduring role which ensured the survival of the type into the 19th century. This book contains an in-depth text, based on the latest research sources, covering the complete history of the 50-gun ship. Numerous tables of technical data covering dimensions, construction, armament and details. Comprehensive collection of illustrations including original draughts, models and contemporary paintings and drawings. A selection of specially commissioned perspective and cutaway drawings by John McKay, and a separate large scale plan for modelmakers in rear pocket depicting the Leopard of 1790. £14.00


5664. WINGATE J. (General Editor).: WARSHIPS IN PROFILE . VolumeTwo.

Doubleday/Profile 1973 1st * 300pp. Prof ills. 26x19. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding VG, contents VG+. ( without d/j). Contains in one hardback volume, twelve 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 twelve Warship Profiles in this book cover:- HMS Exeter : SMS Seydlitz : USS Enterprise : HM S/M Upholder : RN Zara : KG Bismarck : HMS Hood : HMS Hesperus : USS Tennessee : IJN Yukikaze : HMS Furious 1917-1925 : HMS Furious 1925-1948. £18.50


9661. WINGATE, John.: HMS BELFAST. In Trust for the Nation 1939-72.

Profile Publications. 1972 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:-Fine in VG d/j. This meticulously detailed technical and operational history, examines Belfast's design and construction before recounting her service career, Illustrated with more than 100 photgraphs. a double-page plan and side view in colour; and many ccurate drawings of the ship's details. Tables of Steam Trials, Machinery, Chronology. £5.95


8998. WINSER, John de S: THE D-DAY SHIPS. Neptune: The Greatest Amphibious Operation in History.

World Ship Society. 1994 1st. 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. Virtually like new: Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. The book provides listings of the naval and merchant ships which operated in operation Neptune, the Normandy landings in June 1944. Whilst concentrating on the ships, the book does not neglect the vast number of landing and other craft which also played such a vital part. Well illustrated. £21.00


18703. WINTER, Margaret & John: THE JOURNEY BACK

Images 1994 1st.. 220pp. 11 illustrations. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Mint in Fine d/j. Memoir of a despatch-rider in the WRNS; together with her poems, and her husband's account of his wartime service in destroyers. £4.95


9857. WINTON, John: BELOW THE BELT. Novelty, Subterfuge and Surprise in Naval Warfare.

Conway. 1981 1st. 192pp. 32 ills. 22x14. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A history of unconventional naval weapons and warfare, from primitive explosion vessels and fire-ships to the human torpedoes of the Second World War. Such devices have had a dramatic effect on naval affairs and this book describes how these weapons have been employed in combat. £3.95


658. WINTON, John: HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR! Life on the Lower Deck of the Victorian Navy.

Joseph. 1977 1st. 320pp. 55 ills. 24x16. Fine in VG+ d/j. From sailor's own diaries and reminiscences. from ship's logs, and admirals' dispatches and memoirs, the author provides a detailed account of life on the lower-deck of the Royal Navy in the 19th century. The beginning of the century saw the ordinary sailor living in unhealthy conditions, with poor food, low pay, no official uniform, few rights at law, and often suffering brutal punishment, but as the century went on, the Navy was slowly reformed, steam came and sails went, flogging was abolished, the rum ration reduced, pay increased, and ships had libraries and canteens on board. £6.95


17993. WINTON, John: POLARIS. Fears and Dreams

Michael Joseph 1989 1st 248pp. 22xc14 . A bright and tight ex-library copy in dustjacked. G+ in G+ d/j. £2.50


14534. WINTON, John: ULTRA AT SEA.

Leo Cooper 1988 1st. 212pp. 14 illustrations. 24x16. Ex-library copy with minimal stamps. VG in VG d/j. £3.95


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 £6.95


7820. WINTON, John.: AIR POWER AT SEA. 1945 to Today

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1987 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 24x19. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This comprehensive survey, illustrated with over 100 photographs (including many action shots), examines the developments in aerial warfare and shows how naval flying has been dramatically transformed since the 1940s. Chapters include: Korea: The Rise & Rise of the Helicopter: All Done by Mirrors & Angles: Vietnam: The Falklands, etc, etc. £3.75


14761. WINTON, John.: CAPTAIN AND KINGS. The Royal Family in the Royal Navy 1901 - 1981.

Bluejacket. 1981 1st. 114pp. Ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Chronicles the experiences of the members of the Royal Family that served in the Navy during the 20th century. £2.50


7067. WINTON, John.: CARRIER GLORIOUS. The Life & Death of an Aircraft Carrier.

Cooper 1986 1st viii + 254pp. 31 illustrations 24x16. . 24x16. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.: . When Glorious was sunk by the Scharnhorst & Gneisenau the official explanation seemed to distort the facts. The author, using information from Admiralty documents & reports, and her very few survivors, describes what really happened on that fateful day, and has established why the story had never been told before. £14.00


7928. WINTON, John.: HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR! Life on the Lower Deck of the Victorian Navy.

Joseph. 1977 1st. 320pp. 55 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:-Near-Fine in VG d/j. From sailor's own diaries and reminiscences. from ship's logs, and admirals' dispatches and memoirs, the author provides a detailed account of life on the lower-deck of the Royal Navy in the 19th century. The beginning of the century saw the ordinary sailor living in unhealthy conditions, with poor food, low pay, no official uniform, few rights at law, and often suffering brutal punishment, but as the century went on, the Navy was slowly reformed, steam came and sails went, flogging was abolished, the rum ration reduced, pay increased, and ships had libraries and canteens on board. £5.95


16592. WINTON, John.: WARRIOR. The First and The Last.

Maritime. nd (c 1987) 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Stamped 'Advance Copy' . Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Includes separate deck guide. Records in fascinating detail, the extraordinary life story of HMS Warrior- how she was designed and built, what life was like on board, what she did in her various commissions, her sad decline into a shabby coal hulk, and then her astonishing rebirth, through the farsightedness of one man who saved her from the scrapyard. £4.95


18751. WINTON, John. (Editor).: FREEDOM'S BATTLE. Volume 1. - The War at Sea 1939-1945.

BCA 1974. 1st. xvii. + 416pp. 34 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions.Near-Fine in G d/j. Arranged in chronological order, this book contains a collection of personal experiences of the war at sea, including first-hand accounts of the River Plate, Narvik, Taranto and Matapan actions, the sinking of the Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Haguro; Atlantic, Russian and Mediterranean convoys; and the personal recollections of those who served in Acasta, Broke, Warspite, Kelly, Penelope, Ark Royal, Barham, Reading, Wren, Euryalus, Bedouin, Illustrious, Glorious and other ships. £5.95


11638. WINTON, John. (Editor).: FREEDOM'S BATTLE. Volume One. The War at Sea 1939-1945.

BCA 1974 . xx. + 416pp. Illustrated. 23x16. . An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. . A large collection of first-hand experiences of the war at sea written by naval personnel, with accounts of the River Plate, Narvik, Taranto and Matapan actions, the sinking of the Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Haguro; Atlantic, Russian and Mediterranean convoys; including the recollections of those who served in Acasta, Broke, Warspite, Kelly, Penelope, Ark Royal, Barham, Reading, Wren, Euryalus, Bedouin, Illustrious, Glorious and other ships. £5.95


1350. WOODHOUSE C.M.: THE BATTLE OF NAVARINO.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1965 1st. 191pp. 19 illustrations. Map. Endpaper maps. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j.The Battle of Navarino fought off Greece in 1827, was one of the major sea-battles inn our history, and with the exception of Trafalgar, the most decisive naval engaement of the 19th century. The author gives a full account of the causes and courses of this battle in which the Allied fleets - Britis, Russian, French - almost obliterated the Turko-Egyptian forces. £18.50


11374. WOODMAN, Richard.: THE VICTORY OF SEAPOWER. Winning the Napoleonic War 1806 - 1814.

Chatham. 1998 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The period 1806 - 1814 witnessed continued naval warfare - against the Danes, the Russian, the Turks, and ultimately the Americans as well as the French and their Dutch and Italian Allies - and the ultimate defeat of Napoleon. £9.95


149. WOODROOFFE, Thomas. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: NAVAL ODYSSEY.

Cape. 1936. 288pp. 4 illustrations Map.. 22x14. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwewise contents Very Good . A tale about life on a C-class cruiser during a Mediterranean commission in the 1920s. £2.95


13650. WOODWARD, David.: THE TIRPITZ. The Story. Including the Destruction of the Scharnhorst, of the Campaign Against the German Battleship.

Kimber. 1953 223pp. II ills. Endpaper Maps. 22x14. VG in worn d/j. Based on British, Norwegian and German official documents, and the personal stories of the men, Allied and German, who took part, this book offers a full and detailed history of the German battleship Tirpitz from her completion to her eventual destruction. £3.95


3269. WOON, Basil: ATLANTIC FRONT. The Merchant Navy in the War

Davies. 1941 1st. . xii. + 323pp. 12 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Binding & contents VG. . From personal experience and with interviews with the people concerned, the author offers a factual account of the exploits of the Merchant Navy at war. Many different apsects of the war at sea are covered including the Battle of the Atlantic, and episodes involving the City of Benares, Athenia, Jervis Bay, Empress of Britain, Arandora Star, Rawalpindi, Sussex, Clan Macbean, Stonepool, Heronspeed and other vessels. £6.95


20505. WRAGG, David: THE ESCORT CARRIER IN WORLD WAR II. Combustible , Vulnerable, Expendable!

Pen & Sword 2005 1st. vii. + 232pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


19369. WRIGLEY, Tom: MODEL SHIPS - NAVIES IN MINIATURE

Orbis 1973 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Binding VG, contents VG+. (no d/j) £2.95


7608. YOUNG, Edward.: ONE OF OUR SUBMARINES.

Hart-Davis. 1953 332pp. 39 ills. 9 maps. Endp diags. 22x14. VG in torn d/j. During the Second World War the author saw service in submarines from the Arctic to the Far East in H-28, Unity, Sealion and Saracen, and commanded P-555 and Storm. This first-hand account of submarine warfare is widely regarded as one of the classics of the Second World War. £2.95


14563. YOUNG, Edward.: ONE OF OUR SUBMARINES.

Wordsworth 1998 320pp. Illustrated. 9 maps. Diags. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. During the Second World War the author saw service in submarines from the Arctic to the Far East in H-28, Unity, Sealion and Saracen, and commanded P-555 and Storm. This first-hand account of submarine warfare is widely regarded as one of the classics of the Second World War. £2.95


20421. YOUNG, John Robert: THE ROYAL MARINES.

Guild 1991. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. Hardback edition. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.50


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