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21978. : ADMIRAL'S HOUSE AND ITS OCCUPANTS.

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


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

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


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

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


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 £1.50


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

OTO Melara n- Publi RID 1990 1st 163pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. As new; Mint in Mint d/j.Oto Melara is an Italian defence company with factories in Brescia and La Spezia. Oto Melara's best-known weapons since World War II are the mountain pack howitzer Model 56, which is in service throughout the world, and the 76mm naval gun, which has been adopted by 53 navies and is installed on over 1,000 naval vessels. From1920 to 1943 the company also built submarines, detroyers and a cruiser for the Italian Navy. Text in Italian and English. £19.00


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. £5.95


22248. : THE MATCHSTICK FLEET. A Unique Collection

10pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Fine in pictorial card cover. The Matchstick Fleet consists of over 200 model Warships made from only Matchsticks and wooden Matchboxes to a scale of 1-300. This booklet illustrates in colour a number of examples. £1.95


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


21979. : THE SUBMARINE IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY

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


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

xiii. + 531pp. 166 ills. 24x15. Front hinge strengthened & binding slightly rubbed, otherwise VG in red/cloth hardback cover. £4.95


20891. : ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON. Souvenir Brochure

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


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

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


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

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


7517. : THE NAVY LIST. Summer 1970.

HMSO 1970 V. + 314. + 593pp. 21x14. VG+ in VG card cover. £4.95


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

Arms & Armour 1994 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Maps. 20x13. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j.The invasion of Okinawa in April 1945 was the largest & most complex amphibious operation undertaken by the Americans in WW2, but the assault hinged on the Americans retaining control of the seas around the island. This account is related primarily from the naval point of view, and includes full details of the involvement of the British Pacific Fleet. £7.00 £4.50


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


8836. "LANYARD": STAND BY TO RAM! A Stirring and Graphic Account of Dramatic Episodes in the Great Battle of the Atlantic.

Crosby Lockwood. 1944 viii. + 114pp. Illustrated. 22x14 Binding faded & rubbed, titles dull, contents G+. ... Vividly describes the war fought by corvettes and destroyers during the Battle of the Atlantic. £2.45


22359. -----: BADGES OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Central Graphics Pool (Navy) for DPF (E&P) & DNR. 1983/4 A complete set of 12 Official wall charts (each 42-60-cm) illustrating in colour the badges of Royal Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels, Fleet Air Arm Squadrons and Naval shore establishments. The 231 badges are reproduced in full colour.. Dimensions of the badges vary between 2-cm and 3.5-cm. Each wall chart is numbered and gives the type or class of ship, together with an introductory description.. The wall charts are in excellent condition (without any tears) with some neat highlighting to warship names only. The condition of the charts range from Very Good to Fine. Individual copies Badges of the Royal Navy wall charts are themselves quite scarce, however, complete sets of the 12 wall charts are now extremely rare. The charts are listed below with the number of badges reproduced on each chart. No.1 NUCLEAR SUBMARINES. 17 badges No.2 CONVENTIONAL SUBMARINES 16 badges No.3 ASW CARRIERS, ASSAULT SHIPS, TYPE 42 DESTROYERS 18 badges No.4 DESTROYERS, FRIGATES. 18 badges No.5 LEANDER CLASS FRIGATES 20 badges No.6 FRIGATES, MINE CONTERMEASURES VESSELS 20 badges No.7 PATROL VESSELS 21 badges No.8 SURVEY VESSELS, SUPPORT SHIPS 19 badges No.9 THE FLEET AIR ARM 21 badges No.10 THE ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY 27 badges No.11 SHORE ESTABLISHMENTS 17 badges No.12 SHORE ESTABLISHMENTS 17 badges £18.00


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


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

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


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

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


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

Maritime. nd (c1990s) 160pp. Prof ills. 18x24. An unmarked copy, virtually like new. Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth 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 £3.95


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

Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago. 1975 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x21. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £4.95


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

Ministry of Defence. 124pp.. Illustrated 30x21. Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £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. £2.50


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

Ministry of Defence. 124pp.. Illustrated 30x21. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £2.50


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. £2.50


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. £2.50


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. £2.50


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. £2.50


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. £2.50


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. £2.50


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

HMSO. 1964 New Edition. x. + 494pp. Prof ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in chipped d/j. Chapters include:- General Sea Terms: Types of Ship: Design & Construction of Warships: Ship Safety: Fire Precautions: Rope & its Usage: Bends & Hitches & General Rope Work: Rigging: Ships' Boats: Boat Handling: Anchors & Cables: Elementary Organisation: Naval Communications: Naval Ceremonial: Ships' Compasses: Conning & Steering: Elementary Navigation: Elements of the Rule of the Road £11.50


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

John Player & Sons. nd (c 1938) An original 'Album of Modern Naval Craft', issued by John Player & Sons. 15pp. Profusely illustrated.. 13x19. Rusted staples, otherwise contents VG+ in VG pictorial card cover.. An album containing a complete set of 50 cigarette cards illustrating in full colour 50 different warships Each card is accompanied by a description of the vessel concerned. Vessels include:- Hood, Nelson. Revenge, Warspite, Exeter, Repulse, Norfolk, Curlew, Southampton. Ark Royal, MTB 102, Adventure, Afridi, Severn, Sunfish, Dunkerque, Algerie, Mogador, Graf Spee, Surcouf, Nurnberg, U-16, Conte Di Cavour, Bolzano, Nagato, Ise, Atago, California, Quincy, Colorado, Saratoga, Leningrad, etc, etc. £8.95


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

Ministry of Information. HMSO. 1943. 144pp. Prof ills. 9 maps. 21x13. VG in G pictorial card cover. The official account of Combined Operations to date, including the Lofotens raid; the exploits of "Layforce"; North Africa; Vaagso; St Nazaire; Diego Suarez; Dieppe. £2.50


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

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


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


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

Sampson Low, Marston & Co. vii. +506pp. xviii Index. 71pp advertisements. Profusely illustrated. . 31x22. No writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents Near-Fine. Overseas postage will be at extra cost. Standard postage for UK delivery. £18.50


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

Arms & Armour. 1987 1st UK. 435pp. Prof ills. 17x26. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Originally compiled by U.S. Naval Intelligence in World War 2 as a guide to recognition by Allied forces, this book takes the form of a concise encyclopedia of Japanese warships - from battleships and aircraft carriers to submarines, landing craft and auxiliaries - with each class or ship comprehensively illustrated and described. In total, there are more 2,000 illustrations, including photographs, multiple view drawings, & profile and plan drawings. A data table for each class lists vital statistics. This volume has been produced from the formerly restricted, official handbook, and accurately portrays the U.S. Navy’s view of its Pacific opponent at the mid-point of the war. £9.50


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. £8.95


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

British Publishers Guild / Harrap. 1943 94pp. + 16pp of photographs. 18x12. Contents VG in worn pictorial paper cover.. 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. £4.95


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


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

Chubarry. 1993 99pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This publication consists almost entirely of large colour photographs of the various Royal Navy & Foreign warships and aircraft which were present to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, plus profiles of the warships, dawn to scale. £3.95


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

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


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 Patrol Class Submarine. By Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent. First Day Cover. Fine £2.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

HMSO October 1942 xii. + 504pp. 110 maps and diagrams. 75 photographs. 22x15. Ex-library. Binding VG, contents VG+. Issued by the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty in World War 2, these handbooks purpose, primarily naval, was to provide for the use of Commanding Officers, information in a comprehensive and convenient form about countries which they may be called upon to visit, not only in war but in peace-time. Immensely detailed, the contents are not confined to naval interest, though ports and harbours are covered in great detail and illustrated with maps and each volume contains a wealth of information. France Volume III is divided into 6 sections and 2 appendices, headed: Growth & Distribution of Population : Paris: Agriculture : : Fisheries : Mining & Industry :: Commerce; Foreign Population in France: Chief Towns & Cities.: Chief Towns and Cities : £8.50


22550. -------: JUGOSLAVIA. Volume I . Physical Geography.. Naval Intelligence Division. B.R. 493 (Restricted). Geographical Handbook Series - For Official Use only.

Naval Intelligence Division. October 1944. . xiii. + 337pp. 99 maps and diagrams ( some folding). .88 photographs. 22x15.Ex-University of Hull library.. Edges of spine rubbed, otherwise. 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. The 8 Chapters are headed::- Geology & Physical Features - Southern Jugoslavia - Central & Western Jugoslavia - Eastern Jugoslavia - The Northern Coasts - The Central & Southern Coasts - Climate - Vegetation. Appendices. £11.50


22551. -------: JUGOSLAVIA. Volume II .History, Peoples and Administration.. Naval Intelligence Division. B.R. 493 (Restricted). Geographical Handbook Series - For Official Use only.

Naval Intelligence Division. October 1944. . xi. + 403pp. 72 maps and diagrams .36 photographs. 22x15.Ex-University of Hull 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. The 7 Chapters are headed::- History of the Southern Slavs up to 1914 - Historical Outline 1914-41 - The People - Social Conditions - Aspects of Medieaval & Modern Culture - Government, Administration & Law - Public Health . Appendices. £11.50


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

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


22541. -------: SPAIN AND PORTUGAL. Volume III. SPAIN Naval Intelligence Division. B.R. 529C (Restricted). Geographical Handbook Series - For Official Use only.

Naval Intelligence Division. March 1944 . xvii. + 680pp. 111 maps and diagrams. 203 photographs. 22x15. Bookplate of Imperial Defence College Library.College librarary. No writing or inscriptions: binding -spine sun faded and foxedgilt (titles bright on front board t), 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. The 19 Chapters are headed: Introduction - Historical Outline 1815-1942 - Administration - Population - Mining, Industries, & Power - Agriculture & Forestry - The Fishing Industry - Commerce & Finance - Ports - Roads - Railways - Waterways - Mercantile Marine - Postal Services & Signal Communications. Appendices. £11.50


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

March 1978 no continuous pagination (approximately 140pp). Illustrated. 30x21. VG+in card cover. dvance copies of 16 Papers presented at the Symposium held at the London Tara Hotel, London W8 on March 7-8-9, 1978 £5.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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 £8.95


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

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 112pp. Prof ills. 29x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A pictorial record containing around 200 photographs of British warships, merchant ships, and aircraft involved in the Falklands War. £2.95


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

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


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

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


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

David & Charles. 1969. 634pp. + 161pp advertisements. No writing or inscriptions; 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. £18.50


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; Prelims and advertisement pages rippled, otherwise rippled, otherwise contents Good in Good 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


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. £2.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

National Maritime Museum. Greenwich, London. 1974. 30pp. Maps. 29x20. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A series of authoritative papers on the Pacific War written as follows. 'The Greater East Asia War As The Japanese Saw It', by Richard Storry. 'Symposium - The Second World War In The Pacific - Plans and Reality. The British Point of View' by Captain S.W.Roskill RN. 'The Rainbow Plan And The War Against Japan' by Professor J Kenneth McDonald & Ernest J King. £4.95


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


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

Conway. 72pp. Prof ills. 27x19. An unmarked copy:-Near- 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


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


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


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. £2.95


22802. ----------: THE FLEET AIR ARM. The Admiralty Account of Naval Air Operations.

Stationary Office 2001. 127pp. Prof ills. 23x18. As new in pictorial card cover. Facsimile Edition published by the Stationary Office. The official story of the wartime activities of the FAA in WW2 from Norway to the landings in North Africa. £3.95


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

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


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

Maritime. nd (c 1990s). 134pp. Prof ills. 18x24. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Almost all the photographs used in this book were taken by the naval photographers Wright & Logan, recording the arrival of warships at Portsmouth and other South Coast ports. The 125 photographs in this volume cover all the various types and classes of ships in the RN and each picture is reproduced full-page. £4.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

The Stationary Office. 2001. (Facsimile reprint of the original edition published by HMSO.in 1943),. 63pp. Prof ills. 23x18. As new: Mint in pictorial card cover. The Admiralty account of the Naval War in the Eastern Mediterranean: September 1939 to March 1941. Well illustrated. £3.95


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


12736. .WESTWOOD, David: THE U-BOAT WAR. The German Submarine Service and the Battle of the Atlantic 1935-1945

Conway 2005 1st Conway. 2005 1st. 311pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. This book is an in-depth study of the U-boat section of the German navy, which came so very close to bringing Britain to its knees during the Battle of the Atlantic in 1941-2. It looks at pre-war German efforts to buildup and reinvigorate the U-boat theory of war, consulting hitherto lightly-researched material in the Bundesarchiv, and the U-Boat Diary during the war. It follows the clandestine U-boat research of the 1920s and early 1930s, and the effects of the assumption of power by the Nazi Party in 1933. It investigates Doentiz's early career and his subsequent efforts to run the U-boat arm during the Second World War. It does not stop here; it will constitute a thorough new look at the entire U-boat campaign from the start of the war through to the final days, and points out the moments when fortunes changed for both sides. In particular it highlights the technological developments which made success for the Allies inevitable. It also criticises Doenitz's strategy, in that he was too much of a 'father' to the U-boat arm; he failed to strategise purposefully; failed to persuade Goering of the value of air reconnaissance; and so on. It also looks at the development of the electro- and Type-XXI U-boats which, had they been part of a more organised effort, might have changed the pattern of the second half of the war. There will be drawings and photographs and an extensive bibliography. £18.00


22220. ABBEY, Lester: NEW ORLEANS CLASS CRUISERS.

Seaforth (ShipCraft 13). 2009 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x20.As New. in pictorial card cover. Very well illustrated with numerous photographs, accurate line drawings, and plans. and the camouflage schemes have been reproduced in colour. £6.95


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

Weidenfeld & Nicolson.. 2005 1st. 332pp. Ilustrated. 26x14. An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


23216. ADCOCK, Al: ESCORT CARRIERS IN ACTION

Warships Number 9. Squadron Siganl Publications. 1996 50pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x28. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover, almost like new £11.00


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

Warships Number 14. Squadron/Signal Publications 49pp. Profusely illustrated, 21x27. An unmarked copy, as New. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £11.50


23217. ADCOCK, Al: US HEAVY CRUISERS IN ACTION. Part 2

Warships Number 15. Squadron/Signal Publications 49pp. Profusely illustrated, 21x27. An unmarked copy, as New. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £15.50


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

Bernard & Graefe Verlag xvi + 863pp With 1,564 drawings of ships and 914 photographs. . 19x13 Black plastic, cover with gilt titles. An unmarked copy, Binding & contentsNear- Fine.. Set out country-by-country, this handbook provides a wealth of information on the ships of the world's navies in service at date, giving details for each type of vessel or class such as tonnage, dimensions, machinery, speed, guns, torpedoes, etc. A miniature version of Jane's Fighting Ships. Very well illustrated with photographs & drawings. German and English text. £8.95


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

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


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. £5.95


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Pentland. 1997 1st. * 202pp. Ills. 21x15. As new; Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. An excellent account of the author's naval career, full of unusual sidelights and good stories. Anderson entered Dartmouth in 1930, joined his first ship Frobisher in 1934, then served in Achillies and Forester, before taking command of MTB 21.After a spell at Vernon he joined the 10th MTB Flotilla, saw action at Crete, before moving to Scarborough, a member of the 39th Escort Group operating in the Atlantic. In 1944 he was given command of the destroyer Wivern, before taking the frigate Loch Killisport to the East Indies. Following a spell in Naval Intelligence, he commanded Contest, and the Naval Air Station Yeovilton, after which he was appointed naval attache, Bonn. £4.95


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

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


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


22005. ASHTON H.S.: NETHERLANDS AT WAR

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Arms & Armour 1997 1st 223pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £4.95


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

Chatham 2006 1st. (Shipcraft 5) 64pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs & plans.30x21. New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £6.50


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

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


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

Odhams. 1943 1st * . 320pp. Profusely illustrated Illustrated endpapers. 23x15. De Luxe binding edition.. No writing or inscriptions. Red cloth binding a little rubbed, contents VG. This informative and comprehensive wartime survey of the Royal Navy, defines the Navy's duties, types of ships, warship construction, personnel, naval gunnery and naval bases. It covers battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, escort vessels, corvettes, trawlers, drifters, monitors, MTB/MGBs, river gunboats, sludge hoppers as emergency transports, pleasure steamers as auxiliary minesweepers, and details of some of their wartime exploits. With 200 photographs, cutaways, diagrams & maps. £3.95


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

Odhams. 1943 1st * . 320pp. Prof ills. Ills endp. 23x15. Spine slightly sun faded (titles bright), otherwise VG. This informative and comprehensive wartime survey of the Royal Navy, defines the Navy's duties, types of ships, warship construction, personnel, naval gunnery and naval bases. It covers battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines, escort vessels, corvettes, trawlers, drifters, monitors, MTB/MGBs, river gunboats, sludge hoppers as emergency transports, pleasure steamers as auxiliary minesweepers, and details of some of their wartime exploits. With 200 photographs, cutaways, diagrams & maps. £2.95


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


14615. BALLANTYNE, Iain.: H.M.S RODNEY (Warships of the Royal Navy).

Cooper. 2008 1st. 304pp. Prof ills. 24x17. As new.-Mint in Mint d/j. Tells the story of the HMS Rodney through the eyes of those that served in her, through her peacetime commissions to her extensive wartime service career. The text is enhanced by a fine selection of photographs. £29.00


22770. BALLANTYNE, Ian & EASTLAND, Jonathan: H.M.S VICTORY

Pen & Sword 2005 1st. xvi. + 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x17. Almost like new, binding & contents Near-Mint (no dustjacket) £8.95


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

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


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

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


23236. BALLARD, Robert D. with MORGAN, Michael Hamilton: COLLISION WITH HISTORY. THE SEARCH FOR JOHN F. KENNEDY'S PT109.

National Geographic 2002 1st 181pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 26x21. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £7.50


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

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A comprehensive and profusely illustrated account of one of the most decisive battles of history, in which more than half the Japanese carrier strength - with the elite of their highly trained and experienced aircrews - were eliminated. £2.00


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


2955. BARKER, Ralph.: THE BLOCKADE BUSTERS.

Pen & Sword 2005 224pp. 32 ills. 24x16. Like new Mint in Near-Mint d/j. During WW2, special steels and ball bearings vital to the British war effort, were shipped from Sweden. At first freighters were used to carry metals and run the German blockade, but later the dangerous task was given over to specially adapted MTBs. This book provides a detailed account of these chancy voyages across the North Sea, and of the intriguing games of bluff that were played out in neutral Sweden in order to mak these journeys possible. £7.95


14635. BARKER, Ray: VICTORIOUS THE WORLD OVER.

Square One 1998. 219pp. Illustrated. 24x15. Fine in Fine in pictorial card cover. The author, who himself served in HMS Victorious, uses his own experiences as well as reminiscences of other crew members, to give an excellent account of the carrier's wartime career and what is was like to serve aboard her. £14.00


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

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


18561. BARTIMEUS.: THE TURN OF THE ROAD.

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


19710. BARTIMEUS.: THE TURN OF THE ROAD.

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


22137. BASS, Richard T.: EXERCISE TIGER

Tommies Guides 2008 1st 260pp. Illustrated. 23x15. . As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £8.95


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

Arms & Armour. 1988 1st 224pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Blue cloth binding & contents like new. (no dustjacket). . Tells the story pf HMS Sheffield and her crews; chronicling in detail her career from her building and peacetime commissions, through her distinguished and extensive wartime service to th ship's postwar career. £8.00


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

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


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

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


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

Navy Records Society. 1977.(Publications of the Navy Records Society. Vol. 120) xv. + 523pp. 23x15. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Contents Fine, binding Near-Fine. Chapters cover:- Central Administration, Sea Officers, Seamen, Seamen's Pay, Ships and Shipbuilding, Naval Stores and Timber, Dockyards, Overseas Bases, Victualling, and Finance. £9.50


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


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


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. £2.50


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. £1.50


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

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


12102. BEAVER, Paul.: GERMAN CAPITAL SHIPS.

Stephens. 1980 1st. 95pp. Prof ills. 24x17. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A pictorial record of the German navy's capital ships in WW2, illustrated with over 100 photographs taken from official German wartime archives. The many close-up and on-board views will be of equal value to historians, enthusiasts and model makers. £4.95


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


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

Hamish Hamilton. 1977 1st., . xv. + 271pp. Endp maps. 22x14. Binding & contents VG+. The author, who himself served in OIC, from 1940-1945, reveals the full story of the Operational Intelligence Centre, the nerve centre of the Admiralty, provides a detailed account of how intelligence affected the war at sea. £3.95


3277. BEKKER, Cajus: THE GERMAN NAVY 1939-1945.

Hamlyn 1974 1st . 192pp. Prof ills. 26x21. No writing or inscriptions. binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) A photographic history of the ships and wartime operations of the German Navy. The book charts how the German Navy was stealthily built up in the 1920s and openly expanded in the 1930s, before offering a vivid and heavily illustrated account of their wartime activities. With nearly 300 photographs - including many close-up and onboard views - of almost every type of warship in the Germany Navy in WW2. £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


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

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


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

Batsford 1975 1st .vi. + 253pp. . 39 ills. 23 maps & diags. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Provides detailed narratives of all the important naval actions, as well as accounts of lesser engagements of World War 2. £4.50


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. £4.95


6854. BERCKMAN, Elizabeth.: THE HIDDEN NAVY.

Hamish Hamilton. 1973 1st. xiv. + 159pp. 16 plates. Ills endps. 22x14. Above-average ex-library VG in VG+ d/j. This is an entertaining history of the more curious and less obvious aspects of life in the British Navy in the days of sail. In producing what is virtually a short history of the Naval stowaway and visiting prostitute, the author also reveals the strange workings of Royal Dockyards and their often bizarre trades; new inventions for Naval attack and defence; and a bonus of curiosities, fantasies and genuine mysteries. £2.50


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


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

Hutchinson. 2002 1st UK. xiii. + 385pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. 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


5021. BERLITZ C. & MOORE W.: THE PHILADELPHIA EXPERIMENT. Project Invisibility.

Souvenir Press. 1979 1st. 188pp. 13 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Did a top secret U.S.Navy experiment in 1943 really succeed in making a destroyer, the USS Eldridge, invisible? Or even - as some versions of this extraordinary tale have it - disappear altogether from its berth in Philadelphia and reappear only minutes later in Norfolk, Virginia? Embarking on an experiment in invisibility by using intensified force fields round the ship, the Navy, the authors suggest, could have acted on the principles of the yet unproved Unified Field Theory. But there were side effects that made further experiments totally undesirable, crew members who disappeared with trace and other strange phenomenon. After a meticulous study of relevant documents, & after interviewing witnesses & from statements of a naval scientist, the authors, have, in this book, set out the facts as clearly as they understand them. £3.95


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


6746. BIDLINGMAIER G.: KM ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE. Pocket Battleship 1932-1939. (Warship Profile No.4)

Profile. 1971. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An excellent copy - Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Contains full technical details and operational history of the pocket battleship, supported by numerous photographs and a centrespread plan and profile view in colour. £9.00


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


7249. BLOND, Georges.: ADMIRAL TOGO.

Jarrolds. 1961 1st. 253pp. Frontis. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. (no d/j) Togo lived through the last years of the old feudal Japan and the emergence of Japan as a first-class naval & military power. In 1871 Togo was sent for a period of naval training in England where he studied until 1878. He distinguished himself in the Korean Crisis of 1882 and a few years later he precipitated war with China in sinking the Chinese troopship Kowshing. In that war he was subsequently victorious in the Battle of the Yalu. The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 found him in command of the fleet. He prevented the Russian Far Eastern Fleet from escaping from Port Arthur. Then when the Russian Baltic Fleet reached Asian waters, he intercepted it and won the annihilating victory of Tsushima. £4.95


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

Macdonald. 1969 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. An account of the invasion of Sicily in July 1943, in which a comparatively small number of German and Italian troops, fought a stubborn delaying action which kept two Allied armies at bay before the island was eventually taken. £2.00


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

Almark. 1972 1st. 88pp. Prof ill. 21x15. Hardback edition; No writing or inscriptions; Fine in G+ d/j. . . A fully illustrated record of the ships of the Kreigsmarine in WW2. It provides photographs, basic data, and 1:1200 scale drawings of the principal ships and classes. There are also historical notes and class lists. Covers Battleships, Battle-cruisers, Pocket Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Torpedo Boats, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers & Tenders, Minesweepers, Escort Vessels, Auxiliary Cruisers, Captured Vessels, Minor Vessels, Depot & Supply ships. £4.95


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

Almark. 1972 1st. 88pp. Prof ill. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions; Spine rubbed, otherwise contents Fine. . A fully illustrated record of the ships of the Kreigsmarine in WW2. It provides photographs, basic data, and 1:1200 scale drawings of the principal ships and classes. There are also historical notes and class lists. Covers Battleships, Battle-cruisers, Pocket Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Torpedo Boats, Submarines, Aircraft Carriers & Tenders, Minesweepers, Escort Vessels, Auxiliary Cruisers, Captured Vessels, Minor Vessels, Depot & Supply ships. £2.95


3681. BOTTING D.: THE U-BOATS.

Time-Life. 1989. * . 176pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 28x23. Fine. Attractively bound hardback cvr (published without d/j). A comprehensive, vivid, and well illustrated account of the wartime operations of German U-boats during the two World Wars. £6.95


6473. BOWEN J.: SCALE MODEL WARSHIPS.

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


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. £4.95


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

Macmillan 1977 1st 368pp. 15 ills. 11 maps/diags. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j This biography covers every phase and aspect of Nelson's life and career. Nelson's battles, in particular, are described in vivid detail. £5.95


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

Hamish Hamilton 1985 1st 246pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents Near-Fine. £3.95


12784. BRAGADIN, Marc' Antionio, Cmdr (R) Italian Navy.: THE ITALIAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR II.

United States Naval Institute. 1957 1st. xviii. + 380pp. Endaperp maps. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17 Charts & Diagrams An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions: Binding & contents. Near-Fine (no dustjacket) £16.60


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 dustjacket). 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. £11.50


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

Conway. 1980 1st UK. * 400pp. Prof ills. 31x22. No writing or inscriptions; Navy cloth binding & contents Fine (no dustjacket). 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. £11.50


22819. BREYER, Siegfried.: BATTLESHIPS AND BATTLE CRUISERS 1905-1970. Historical Development of the Capital Ship.

Macdonald & Jane's 1973 1st 480pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x22. ANo writing or inscriptions.; Blue cloth binding with silver titles & illustration. Upper corners bumpded, binding slifgtly rubbed, otherwise contents VG. (no dustjacket) Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. This comprehensive and definitive work contains descriptions of all ships representative of their kind which were shared by all maritime nations during the period covered, irrespective of whether they were taken into service, remained uncompleted or only reached the drawing board stage. In this technical history, the characteristic features of every ship are described in detail, with information about size, dimensions, range, fuel capacity, armament and many other aspects are presented in numerous tables. A substantial part of the book is devoted to the developments in ship design, armaments and tactics. Illustrated with 922 detailed and accurate drawings. £14.50


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

Lehmann Verlag 1970 1st. 507pp.. Profusely illustrated with plans and drawings. 25x21. A superb unmarked copy: Binding & contents Fine. Covers German battleships and battlecruisers..German text. £11.50


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

Outline Publications. 1983 1st. 32pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover.. This profusely illustrated publication traces the design background and gives technical details and operational histories of the large M-class submarines. M-1 & M-3 which were armed with an enormous 12" gun; M-2 incorporated a hanger to carry an aeroplane. £7.95


22496. BROMLEY J.S. (Editor): THE MANNING OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Selected Public Pamphlets 1693-1873. (Publications of the Navy Records Society. Vol. 119).

Navy Records Society. 1976 l + 409pp. 23x15. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions; Binding Near-Fine & contents, Fine. £8.95


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


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. £4395.00


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

Chatham 2003 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings by John Roberts. 29x24. Almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £17.50


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

1973. 26pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Contents FIne in foxed and creased pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of HMS Eagle which was sunk in the Mediterranean during Operation Pedestal in WW2. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a 4-page centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour, showing Eagle in camouflage. £6.95


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

Whittlesey House. nd (c 1943). xii. + 236pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Binding & contents VG. The author, an American journalist who served in the flagship of Rear-Admiral Kirk, Commander Sixth Amphibious Force, describes the amphibious landings in North Africa and Sicily. £2.95


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

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


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

Spellmount 2008 388pp. Illustrated.. Map. 24x16. As new; Mint in d/j From 1914 to 1918 Scapa Flow housed the British Grand Fleet, & in 1919 the German Fleet sailed into the Flow to surrender, to scuttle themselves months later in the same year. All the events are described as well as the loss of Hampshire with Lord Kitchener aboard, & the explosion that destroyed the Vanguard & over 700 men with her. WW2 began disastrously with the sinking of the Royal Oak but the main action of the war was seen in the decimated convoys to Russia. This book describes tragedy, farce, suffering and companionship in the words of those that served at Scapa Flow. £8.95


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. £2.95


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


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. £2.45


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


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

Arms & Armour (Warships Fotofax). 1989 1st. 45pp. Prof ills. 24x19. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. . Some 89 photographs with detailed and informative captions, offer an excellent pictorial record of the Soviet Navy's surface ships and submarines in WW2. Includes list of Soviet Fleets & Flotillas 1941-45. Strength of Soviet Navy 1941-45. £2.50


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


22853. BURCHER, Roy & Rydell, Louis.: CONCEPTS IN SUBMARINE DESIGN. Cambridge Ocean Technology Series 2.

Cambridge University Press 1995 .316pp. Ills. 22x15. Brand new in pictorial; card cover. - still in unopened cellophane wrapperThis book explores the many engineering and architectural aspects of submarine design and how they relate to each other and the operational performance required of the vessel. Concepts of hydrodynamics, structure, powering and dynamics are explained, in addition to architectural considerations which bear on the submarine design process. The interplay between these aspects of design is given particular attention, and a final chapter is devoted to the generation of the concept design for the submarine as a whole. Submarine design makes extensive use of computer aids, and examples of algorithms used in concept design are given. The emphasis in the book is on providing engineering insight as well as an understanding of the intricacies of the submarine design process. It will serve as a text for students and as a reference manual for practising engineers and designers. £27.00


22244. BURGESS, Michael: BATTLESHIPS AND BATTLE CRUISERS.

Allied Press 1981 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This volume is a photographic history of the development of the battleship from the late 19th century until the battleships built during the Second World War. £3.95


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

The Navy League. October 1908. Second Year of Issue. 277pp. + 34pp (advertisements). profusely illustrated. 22x15. Bevelled corners; All edges gilt. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt titles and anchor motif. Spots of fxg to contents, hinge cracked, otherwise binding & contents VG. .. Contents include the Progress of the British and Foreign Navies, Comparative Naval Strengths, Lists of British and Foreign Warships, Ordnance Tables, and much else, etc. Illustrated with 20 plates, 8 ship plans £16.50


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

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


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

Cooper. 1993 1st xxvi. + 204pp. Prof ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy; Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). No one did more to regain control of the North Atlantic than Captain Frederic Walker who devised and employed tactics which were the only sure means of combating and finally defeating the U-boat wolf-packs. The author, who served under Walker, describes in vivid detail the relentless battle with the U-boats. £5.95


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

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


10156. BURNS K.V. Lt.-Cdr RN.: BADGES AND BATTLE HONOURS OF H.M.SHIPS.

Maritime. 1986 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 30x21. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. . Describes and illustrates in full colour the badges of nearly 200 H.M. ships, and illustrates each vessel with a black-and-white photograph. The book also lists their battle honours, and brief histories of the previous ships to hold the name. £7.95


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

Arms & Armour. 1982 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An excellent unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j Over 150 photographs are presented in this panoramic view of the first 'generation' of dreadnought battleships, including super-dreadnoughts and battlecruisers. This pictorial record shows the various ships as built, wartime modifications, interwar alterations, and the major reconstructions in the 1930s of the battleships Queen Elizabeth, Warspite and the battlecruiser Renown. Specification tables are provided for each class, plus there is a superb detailed double-page drawing of the Bellerophon. £18.50


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

Cooper 1996 1st. 175pp. Illustrated. 24x16 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.The Goldfish Club has to be one of the most exclusive clubs in the world. In order to qualify for membership one has to have ditched one's aircraft in the sea and then, naturally, to have been rescued, probably by the RAF Air Sea Rescue services. For this book Jim Burtt-Smith, who has for many years been Chairman of the Club, teamed up with John French to record accounts of ditching from all over the world. For this undertaking the two were certainly well qualified for they were together, as pilot and wireless operator, in the summer of 1942 when their Wellington bomber was forced to ditch in the North Sea. The crew were picked up by the Luftwaffe and spent the rest of the war as guests of the Third Reich. A Drop in the Ocean, the result of their joint researches, gives details of over thirty such ditchings. The stories are packed with both tragedy and humour, but above all the impression created is of the quite extraordinary tenacity, bravery and endurance of the men of the Air Sea Rescue service £11.50


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. £3.50


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

Reed. 1991 st. 272pp. 55 ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Cable spent 26 years on the lower deck from the mid-1920s to 1952. He entered the training ship Warspite at the age of 14, then moved to Ganges before joining Despatch, the flagship of the American & West Indies Station. He later saw service in the destroyers Keith and Firedrake, followed by spells in Vernon and the fleet repair ship Resource. £8.95


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

Cambridge University Press 1943 1st. vi. + 216pp. Green cloth binding VG, contents VG+ £2.95


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

Panther. 1961. 176pp. Diags. Map. Paperback. No writing or inscriptions. VG in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover. . Using eye-witness accounts and information gleaned from Admiralty records, this book describes the battles of the hard-fought Malta convoys. £2.00


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

White Lion 1974. 260pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. Using eye-witness accounts and information gleaned from Admiralty records, this book describes the battles of the hard-fought Malta convoys. £4.95


22751. CAMERON, Ian.: RED DUSTER, WHITE ENSIGN. The Story of the Malta and the Malta Convoys.

White Lion 1974. 260pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) Using eye-witness accounts and information gleaned from Admiralty records, this book describes the battles of the hard-fought Malta convoys. £4.95


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


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

Hutchinson. nd (c 1943) 1st. 279pp. 27 ills. 11 maps/diags. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+ in G+ d/j. . A comprehensive and extremely detailed account of the war fought by the US Navy, covering all the major battles, and many of the lesser engagements, from Pearl Harbour up to the finale at Guadalcanal. £3.95


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

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


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

Howard Baker 1976. vi. + 170pp. 6 Figures. 19x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. A unique account of a young Englishman's adventures at sea and on land during the Napoleonic Wars. When George Casse's ship was overpowered by French privateers, he began five long years as a prisoner of war - shunted on foot from goal to goal. During several abortive escapes through France and Belgium, he experienced hospitality and vengeance of country folk. The book is a slice of seafaring, social and military history, full of fascinating detail. £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 £3.95


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

Book Guild. 1997. viii. + 227pp. Illustrated, 22x14. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . The author entered Dartmouth in 1928, and served in Shropshire, Malaya, Ramillies and Renown, in Huntly and the submarine Rover on the China station, before joining the new submarine Trident. During WW2 the served in Trident, the French submarine La Sybille, Sterlet, Clyde and Maidstone, before being shot down while travelling as a passenger in a Wellington. Recaptured after a spell on the run following his escape from a POW camp in Germany, Catlow was incarcerated in Colditz where he remained for the rest of the War. In 1949 in the cruiser London, he took part in the Yangze action to recover Amethyst, but duriing the action London was badly damaged. During the Korean War he served in the carrier Ocean, before taking command of Loch Insh and was the senior officer afloat in the Persian Gulf. In 1961 he was appointed naval attache to Rome beforecretiring from the Navy. An excellent and well-written memoir of the author's naval career. £6.95


8787. CAUSLEY, Charles.: HANDS TO DANCE AND SKYLARK.

Robson. 1979 1st. 191pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. . . Nearly all the stories are about lower-deck life in the Royal Navy in the Second World War. They include an account of the author's training and sea-time at Skegness, and then some of the realities of his life during a varied period of wartime service on a Home Fleet destroyer. £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. £3.45


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. £3.95


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

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


22110. CHAPMAN, Paul.: SUBMARINE TORBAY.

Hale. 1989 1st. 187pp. 16 ills. 5 maps. Plan. 22x14. An unmarked copy:, binding and contents Fine. (no dustjacket) Operating as part of the first Submarine Flotilla from Alexandria, Torbay commanded by Anthony Miers, sank or damaged 4 warships. 3 tankers, 10 merchant ships, and 19 schooners and caiques. She carried out several other operations - including the rescue of 130 Commonwealth soldiers froma Cretan beach. her wartime career is described by her second-in-command. £3.95


7203. CHATTERTON E.K.: THE ROYAL NAVY: From April 1942 to June 1943. (Britain at War). A Complete Record in Text and Pictures.

Hutchinson. nd (c1943). 312pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions;. Edges of binding slightly rubbed, otherwise contents VG+. A chronolgical and profusely illustrated account of the activities of the Royal Navy, covering all the major operations and many of the smaller actions which took place from March 1942 to to June 1943. 427 illustrations. Standard rate postage within the UK. £18.50


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

E.P. 1975. xv. + 271pp. 32 plates. 2 plans. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG d/j. Reprint of the first edition published in 1925. The twelve naval battles described in this book are divided into three parts:- The Galley Period - The Sailing Ship Period - The Age of Steam, and cover the battles of Salamis, Actium, Lepanto, the Armada Operations, the Saints, the Glorious First of June, St. Vincent, the Nile, Trafalgar, Lissa, Tsushima, the Falklands. £3.50


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

Jarrolds.1951 544pp. 36 ills. Endp maps. 23x16. No writing or ninscriptions; VG+ in worn d/j. Cherry saw service on coastal and Atlantic convoys and on anti-U-boat patrols from Bermuda. He served in Winchester, Evadne, Riou and Wren (a member of the 2nd Escort Group commanded by Captain F.Walker), and saw action in the Normandy landings before joining the Allied Occupation Force in Bremen. £6.95


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

Jarrolds.1951 544pp. 36 ills. Endp maps. 23x16. An excellent bright and tight copy; Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding VG, contents VG+. Cherry saw service on coastal and Atlantic convoys and on anti-U-boat patrols from Bermuda. He served in Winchester, Evadne, Riou and Wren (a member of the 2nd Escort Group commanded by Captain F.Walker), and saw action in the Normandy landings before joining the Allied Occupation Force in Bremen. £6.95


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. £10.50


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

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


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

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


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

Profile Publications. 1973. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. As new. Mint in pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and operational histories of the two largest battleships ever built. Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a four-page colour centrespread plan and side view of the Yamato £10.50


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

Profile Publications. 1971. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Almost like new. Near-Mint- in pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and the operational history of this Japanese battleship, with details of her major reconstructions. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan & elevation illustration in colour. £7.95


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

BCA 2004 xix. + 444pp. 24 ills + 24 chapter ills. 6 battle plans. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Hardback 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


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

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


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. £4.95


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

Ian Allan. 1981 1st. 136pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Near- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Charts the history of the destroyer in words and pictures, providing a complete list of Royal Navy destroyers, recording their history and appearance of each class, together with their technical data and the completion date of every ship and the fates of the ships that were lost in war. Appendices contain- Statement of Losses of H.M.Destroyers; List of Submarines sunk by Destroyers; Destroyer Armament; Index of Ships' Names, etc, etc.. Profusely illustrated. £7.95


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

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


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

Hale. 1986 1st. 220pp. 21 ills. 22x14. Above-average ex-library. VG in G+ d/j. The author investigates the background events before describing in detail the controversial episode in the First World War, when the British 'Q'-Ship Barralong disguised as an American merchant ship, sank the German submarine U-27 and allegedly murdered in cold blood some of her survivors. £3.95


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. £9.95


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

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


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. £6.95


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. £4.95


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


9743. CONNELL G.G.: FIGHTING DESTROYER. The Story of HMS Petard

Purnell. no date (c 1976) 271pp. 42 ills. 2 maps. 23x15. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). . In HMS Petard's first commission from 1942 to 1944, she sank three submarines, one German, one Italian, and one Japanese. Each one was the scene of a fierce struggle on the surface with many casualties on both sides. Her commission was served mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a short spell with the British Pacific Fleet. This account of her wartime career is told by her gunnery officer. £5.95


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

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


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

Sundial 1980 223pp. I Map. Endpaper maps. Paperback. An unmarked copy; Binding & contents VG+. Describes two dangerous but successful raids on Singapore harbour in wich 40,000 tons of Japanese shipping was sunk by a handful of British and Australian raiders in canoes. £1.25


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. £3.95


12673. COOKSLEY, Peter.G.: OPERATION THUNDERBOLT. The Nazi Warships’ Escape 1942.

Hale. 1981 1st. 190pp. 27 ills. 6 maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) £3.95


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

Alan Sutton 1993 1st. xiv. + 233pp. Illustrated. 25x18. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. This book tells the story of the little-known civilian-manned vessels of the British Army and its predecessors which served the Armed Forces of the Crown, from its medieval beginnings on the River Thames to its development into an ocean-going Royal Army Service Corps fleet which numbered over 1,100 ships at the end of the Second World War. It traces the fleet's growth during the nineteenth century into a coastal Board of Ordnance Fleet in response to the rapid burgeoning of naval and military armament technology.. The transition to a wartime footing and the multifarious duties of the Fleet in the Second World War are well-documented: these included the Dunkirk operation, brushes with the Luftwaffe, mine-clearance in Malta, air-sea rescue for the RAF and D-Day support. The history of the Fleet is enlivened by vivid personal accounts and is illustrated by contemporary photographs which depict the Fleet in action. £9.50


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


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. £6.95


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

John Murray 1918 1st. ix. + 333pp. 9 maps. 20x14. A First Edition hardback copy. Blue cloth binding with black titles. Spots of foxing to edges, otherwise binding & contents VG. £8.95


23189. CORBETT Sir Julian S.: NAVAL OPERATIONS. Vol. III. (Text). . History of the Great War. Based on Official Documents. By Direction of the Historical Section of the Committee of Imperial Defence.

Imperial War Museum/The Battery Press. Second Edition. (Revised) xvi. + 470pp. 7, Plans & Diagrams in text (one folding). 22x15. Almost like new:-Binding & contents Fine.This is perhaps the most detailed account of naval operations in the First World War and a primary source of reference. This volume deals with events in Home Waters from the spring of 1915 to the Battle of Jutland. It also deals with the dardanelles Campaign up to the final evacuation and the opening of the Salonica Expedition £24.00


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

Collins. 1977 1st. 314pp. Prof ills. Endp map & diag. 24x20. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents Fine (no dustjacket0 This book describes each phase of the Battle of the Atlantic with much peripheral information about the grim struggle. The text benefits from the revelations of ULTRA intelligence and combined with contributions from former U-boat personnel & those of officers & men of Allied escorts & merchant seamen who took part in the convoys, this account provides an extensive and well illustrated record of this long running campaign. £5.95


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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. £11.50


1384. COWBURN, Philip: THE WARSHIP IN HISTORY.

Macmillan. 1966 1st UK. xvii. + 364pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Ex-lib, stamps on endps only, o/w VG. A historical account of some of the main developments in the evolution of the warship, bringing together detailed information about ancient warships of the Mediterranean, the oared vessels of Venice, Viking ships, Galleys, Galleasses and Galleons, N.W.European warships, British warships in the 18th century, paddle and screw propelled craft, submarines, destroyers, cruisers, battleships, etc. An excellent comprehensive study. £2.95


22210. CRACKNELL W.H.: USS TENNESSEE (BB 43) Battleship 1920-1959. (Warship Profile 21)

Profile Publications. 1972 24pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . Contains full technical details and operational history of the battleship illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, camouflage scheme and a double-page centrespead plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel £4.95


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

Profile Publications; 1973. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. As new: Near-Mint pictorial card cover.. Contains full technical details and operational histories of the various types of monitors which served in the American Civil War. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, and a four-page centrepread illustrated in colour. £9.00


5907. CRACKNELL W.H. Cmdr USN.: USS CHARLES AUSBURNE. Fletcher Class Destroyer 1942 - 1967. (Warship Profile 9).

Profile Publications.1971. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Fine in pictorial card cover. A full technical description followed by a chronolgical account of the career of this destroyer which was heavily involved in many actions in the Pacific, and which served, for a time, as flagship for Captain Arleigh A. Burke. The Charles Ausborne was credited with or assisted in sinking 9 warships, 3 merchant ships, 6 barges, and 9 aircraft. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view drawing in colour, plus colour drawings of camouflage schemes. £8.95


17677. CRACKNELL W.H. Cmdr USN.: USS ENTERPRISE. (CVAN -65) Nuclear Attack Carrier. (Warship Profile 15).

1972 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. A full technical description of this American nuclear carrir. . Illustrated with numerous photographs, and a double-page plan side view in colour of the USS Enterprise. £8.50


22692. CRACKNELL William H. Cmdr USN.: USS INDIANAPOLIS. Heavy Cruiser 1932-1945. (Warship Profile No. 28).

Profile Publications 1973. 28pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of this US cruiser which was torpedoed and sunk in July 1945, with such heavy loss of life that it was the worst disaster at sea in the annals of the U.S.Navy. Illustrated with numerous photographs together with a 4-page centrespread plan and side view colour illustration of the ship. £6.95


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

Profile Publications 1973. 28pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of this US cruiser which was torpedoed and sunk in July 1945, with such heavy loss of life that it was the worst disaster at sea in the annals of the U.S.Navy. Illustrated with numerous photographs together with a 4-page centrespread plan and side view colour illustration of the ship. £5.95


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

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


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. £4.95


7323. CRAWFORD A. Captain RN.: REMINISCENCES OF A NAVAL OFFICER. A Quarter-Deck View of the War against Napoleon.

Chatham. 1999 1st ix. + 304pp. 22x14. VG in pictorial card cover. During the 1790s Crawford was involved in almost constant combat with the French invasion flotilla at Boulogne, and was present at several attempts to attack the enemy ships in port with special weapons such as Congreve rockets and Fulton's "torpedoes". He participtaed in Admiral Duckworth's passage of the Dradanelles in 1809, and went on to serve in the Mediterranean, and was with the fleet supporting the Anglo/Allied landings in eastern Spain, taking part in the seige of Tarragona in 1811. A fascinating account of the day-to-day life and career of a naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars. £4.50


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

Profile Publications1972. 23pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in VG pictorial paper cover. Gives full technical details and records the operational history of this famous British submarine which took part in 25 wartime patrols in the Mediterranean. Upholder sank a U-boat, a destroyer, and sank or damaged 19 supply ships totalling 119,000 tons, before she was lost in November 1942. With numerous photos & a double-page plan & side view colour illustration of Upholder £9.00


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

Profile Publications1972. 23pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Gives full technical details and records the operational history of this famous British submarine which took part in 25 wartime patrols in the Mediterranean. Upholder sank a U-boat, a destroyer, and sank or damaged 19 supply ships totalling 119,000 tons, before she was lost in November 1942. With numerous photos & a double-page plan & side view colour illustration of Upholder £6.50


20247. CRAWFORD, Robert (Foreword): HMS BELFAST

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


936. CRAWFORD, Steve: BATTLESHIPS AND CARRIERS.

Dempsey-Parr. 1999 1st. 320pp. Prof ills. 17x13 As new:-. Mint in d/j. Contains details of 300 of the most important and most influential battleships and carriers. Information for each vessel includes displacement, dimensions, armament, performance, plus an accompanying text that summaries the career of the ship and its fate, and each vessel is illustrated in colour. £3.95


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


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


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

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


7610. CRITCHLEY, Mike.: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. (Part 1).

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. VG+ in pictorial card cover. Covers battleships, aircraft carriers, aircraft maintenance ships, cruisers and monitors. Gives the specification and a brief chronological record of each vessel listed. Well illustrated. £1.50


3777. CRITCHLEY, Mike.: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. (Part 1).

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Fine in pictorial card cover. Covers battleships, aircraft carriers, aircraft maintenance ships, cruisers and monitors. Gives the specification and a brief chronological record of each vessel listed. Well illustrated. £1.95


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

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


22762. CROSLEY, R Mike. Cmdr RN.: THEY GAVE ME A SEAFIRE.

Airlife 1986 1st 271pp. Ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & Contents Fine. (no dustjacket).. Having joined the Fleet air Arm in 1940, Crosley was serving on board HMS Eagle when the carrier was sunk during the Pedestal convoy. He saw action in Biter during the North African landings and in Dasher for the Russian convoy JW53. After spotting for naval gunfire at the Normandy landings, he joined Furious as CO of 880 Squadron with the Home Fleet, before moving to Implacable for the fianl assault on Japan. £3.95


3997. CROSLEY, R Mike. Cmdr RN.: THEY GAVE ME A SEAFIRE.

Wrens Park. 2001. 271pp. Ills. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Having joined the Fleet air Arm in 1940, Crosley was serving on board HMS Eagle when the carrier was sunk during the Pedestal convoy. He saw action in Biter during the North African landings and in Dasher for the Russian convoy JW53. After spotting for naval gunfire at the Normandy landings, he joined Furious as CO of 880 Squadron with the Home Fleet, before moving to Implacable for the fianl assault on Japan. £4.95


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


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

Aurum 2006, xv. + 174pp. Illustrated. 20x13 No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.Between June 1940 and March 1942, Force H, based in Gibraltar under the command of Admiral Sir James Somerville, was almost constantly in action. Formed in haste after the fall of France, Force H began its history with the unpleasant but necessary task of disabling the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir. The Force had two vital missions: to maintain a flow of supplies to Malta and carry the war to the Italian fleet, and to protect British shipping in the Atlantic. Its dual role was vividly demonstrated when its most famous ship, Ark Royal, flew off 48 Hurricanes to Malta from well inside the Mediterranean on 21 May 1941 and then, just six days later, played a critical part in the destruction of the Bismarck 450 miles out in the Atlantic. This fascinating and thoroughly researched history is the first book to be devoted to Force H. It is also a tribute to Somerville, one of the Royal Navy's most remarkable officers, who welded a hastily assembled collection of ships into a formidable fighting force. £6.75


22240. DAVIES K.M: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE OBSERVER IN THE ROYAL NAVY 1908 - 2003

Serendipity 2005 1st. 68pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Signed by author £5.95


11359. DAVIES, John W.: JACK. The Sailor with the Navy Blue Eyes.

Pentland. 1995 1st. 185pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Like new: Mint in d/j This enjoyable memoir of the author's wartime service with Coastal Forces during the first four years of World War 2, covers his experiences aboard Motor Gunboats 320 and 611. £4.50


13244. DAVIES, Vice-Admiral Richard Bell.: SAILOR IN THE AIR. The Memoirs of Vice-Admiral Richard Bell Davies V.C., C.B, D.S.O., A.F.C.

Seaforth 20089781 x. + 245pp. Illustrated. 20x13. New in pictorial card cover. . Memoirs of a naval officer who flew during the early days of flying and was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Gallipoli Campaign. £5.95


3373. DAWSON, Christopher.: A QUEST FOR SPEED AT SEA.

Hutchinson. 1972 1st. * 96pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 25x19. .An unmarked copy ; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The story of the search for speed at sea as seen through the eyes of the British company involved in the design and building of fast craft for over 100 years - Vosper (Vosper-Thornycroft). It covers the early history of fast powered craft, but concentrates on the MTBs/MGBs of the Second World War; Air-Sea Rescue Launches and various types of post-war vessels, including frigates. Listed in the Appendix are details of over 50 Vosper-built craft including the many different types of MTBs and similar craft of WW2. £6.95


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


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

David & Charles. 1978 1st. 288pp. 24 ills. 22x14. Hardback edition. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. In this informative history which traces the progress of Western naval intelligence from the early 19th century, the author analyses the tangled webs of plot and counterplot, cooperation and hostility, skullduggery and underhandedness, that has been the history of naval intelligence services. £8.95


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

Conway 2001 1st 190pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x23. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j.A comprehensive and evocative survey of the world's wrecked warships, from the submerged ships of ancient Rome to the nuclear victims at Bikini Atoll. Including underwater photographs of the wrecks as they lie on the ocean floor, and of excavation in progress. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on underwater archaeology. Lost Warships is a 3000 year visit the great, yet understudied, graveyard, memorial and muscum on the ocean's floor, and the warships that lie there. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 images, half in colour, the underwater tools of archaeology reveal stories of the last desperate sea battle of Antony and Cleopatra; Kublai Khan's seaborne invasion of Medieval Japan; a Viking ship sent to the bottom in a fiery death; British ships of the line lost in Colonial wars; the ironclad USS Monitor and the Confederate submarine CSS Hunley, lost during the US Civil War; the scuttled German High Scas Fleet at Scapa Flow; the bombravaged USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor; and the aircraft carrier Saratoga, sunk by a nuclear explosion in 1946 in the first naval tests of atomic weapons. The history of war at sea, of the rise and fall of empires, of valour and cowardice, sacrifice and survival in the face of battle, lies on the ocean's floor. From famous battles to those long forgotten, the lost warships at the bottom of the sea - these spoils of war - have a story to tell. £11.95


17369. DENHAM H.M.Captain RN.:: INSIDE THE NAZI RING. A Naval Attache in Sweden, 1939-1945.

John Murray 1984 1st., . xvi. + 174pp. 25 ills.No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The author, held the important post of British Naval Attache in neutral Sweden in World War 2. In this fascinating account, he reveals how information and intelligence was gathered, and the ruses employed to outwit German intelligence operators. He also describes the highly dangerous voyages undertaken by Allied merchantmen which, in their attempts to bring cargoes of ball bearings and special steels from Sweden to Britain, were forced to run the German blocakde. £6.95


11930. DENING, Greg.: MR BLIGH'S BAD LANGUAGE. Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty.

Cambridge University Press. 1992 1st. . xii. + 445pp. 21 illustrations.- Hardback edition.Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j William Bligh was one of the least violent disciplinarians in the British Navy. It is this paradox which inspired the author to ask why the mutiny took place. Part of the key lies in the curious puzzle of Bligh's bad language. The book explores the life of officers and members of the crew on board HMS Bounty and ashore at Tahiti, in an attempt to provide the definitive analysis of the mutiny £8.95


2997. DeROSE, James .F.: UNRESTRICTED WARFARE. How a New Breed of Officers Led the Submarine Force to Victory in World War II.

Wiley. 2000 1st. x. + 310pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Tells the story of US submarine commanders in World War 2. It begins by recounting how they first went into battle hamstrung by conservative peacetime training and plagued with defective torpedoes. The initial focus is on Dudley "Mush" Morton, who virtually seized command of the submarine Wahoo, who devised combat techniques so effective that they set the standard for every other US sub commander. Drawing extensively from US declassified files, Japanese archives, and the testimony of veterans, this book gives a fascinating account of the men and vessels responsible for the US submarine campaign in WW2. £8.95


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

Profile Publications 1972. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and the operational history of HMS Hesperus which sank 5 U-boats and damaged 2 others during WW2. Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a centrespread plan & side view colour illustration of Hesperus together with smaller colour illustrations showing her various camouflage schemes. £9.50


8830. DICKSON Rear-Admiral K.R.: NAVAL BROADCASTS.

Allen & Unwin. 1946 1st. 91pp. 19 ills. 19x13. VG in worn d/j. . As Chief of Naval Information in WW2, the author made a series of BBC broadcasts about the war at sea. This book contains the transcripts of eight of his war commentaries covering such events as the wartime adventures of the fast minelayer Manxman, the launch of HMS Vanguard, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the Naval wars in the Mediterranean and Pacific, etc. £3.95


2711. DIMBLEBY, Ken: TURNS OF FATE. The Drama of HMS Cornwall 1939-42.

Kimber. 1984 1st. 231pp. 26 ills. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. The author paints a vivid picture of his wartime service on the lower deck of HMS Cornwall, describing the cruiser's destruction of the German commerce raider Pinguin, and gives a graphic account of Cornwall's final battle when she was attacked by some fifty Japanese dive-bombers and sunk in the Indian Ocean with the loss of over 230 men. £7.95


23069. DINGLE, Nicholas: BRITISH WARSHIPS 1860-1906. A Photographic Record.

Pen & Sword 2009 1st. viii. + 208pp. Profusely illustrated.. 27x24. New. £17.50


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. £2.95


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. £4.95


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

Ashford. 1987 1st. vii. + 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine pictorial card cover.This book features some 48 full-colour, full-page reproductions of lithographs by a Portsmouth artist, William Mitchell (1845-1914), who was commissioned by ships' officers to portray their commands. Each superb picture is accompanied by a biography of the vessel concerned. The book comprises illustrations of 18 ironclads, 3 battleships, 3 line of battle ships, 2 cruisers, 4 frigates, 9 corvettes, 3 troopships, and several smaller vessels. £3.95


9060. DOMMETT W.E.: SUBMARINE VESSELS. Including Mines, Torpedoes, Guns, Steering, Propelling, & Navigating Apparatus. And with Notes on Submarine Offensive and Defensive Tactics, & Exploits in the Present War.

Whittaker. 1915. x. + 106pp. 16 plates & 21 illustrations. 18x12. Contents VG in a rather worn pictorial card cover. Describes contemporary submarines and their armament, propelling machinery, and other equipment, and examines their role in wartime operations. £5.95


14749. DOUGLAS, John: H.M.S. GANGES. Tales of the T.R.O.G'.s

Second City Publishers. 1995 1st. vi. + 264pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. .Tales of HMS Ganges told in the words of those who passed through this naval training establishment for boys. Chapters include:- We Joined the Navy - The Mast! - Unusual Joining Stories - PTI;'s & Swimming - General Stories - Amusing Stories - Cruel Stories - Good Instructors - Injustices - Longer Stories, etc. £15.00


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

Bantam Press. 2004 1st 424pp. Ills endps. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. In 2002, Sotheby's announced the discovery of a major cache of material relating to the life of Nelson. The treasure trove belonged to descendants of Nelson's best friend, Alexander Davison. The man who made this extraordinary find - and who subsequently spent over a year validating the material and placing it in the context of Nelson's life - was Martyn Downer. Here, he tells the remarkable historical detecive story behind this great find against the backdrop of Davison's fascinating life. He not only tells the story of Nelson. his wife and his mistress in intimate detail, but provides a great deal of revealing information about the Admiralty, various naval officers, prize money, naval officers' agents, and on life generally in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. £5.95


1175. DRAPER, Alfred: SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE. The Swabey Case.

Arlington. 1974 1st. * 260pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in VG d/j. In 1956, at Malta, Lieutenant-Commander Christopher Swabey was arrested for indecently assaulting a sub-lieutenant. One court martial, two appeals to the Queen, three debates in the House of Lords, two appeals to the Court Martial Appeal Courts and 17 years later, Swabey won and was awarded ¦45,000 compensation. The book fully records his long and remarkable fight which made legal history. £5.95


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

Chapman & Hall. 1911. x. + 270pp. 20x13. BNo writing or inscriptions: binding slightly rubbed, foxing to margins, otherwise contents G+ in pictorial hardback cover., spine sliightly rubbed o/w VG. Short stories with a naval theme. £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. £11.50


22374. DULL, Jonathan R.: THE AGE OF THE SHIP OF THE LINE. The British & French Navies, 1650-1815.

University of Nebraska Press 2009 1st 250pp. Diagrams. 22x14. An unmarked copy; Like new in d/j. £7.95


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

Airlife 1996 1st UK 222pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Describes a secret mission undertaken by a U.S.Navy nuclear submarine to search for a nuclear-armed Soviet submarine that had disappeared in the depths of the Pacific. The author, who was a crew member of the American nuclear submarine ordered to find it, describes the working-up of his boat, the various drills and trials, life aboard, and the search for the sunken Soviet submarine. £6.95


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

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


13993. DUSKIN, Gerald L. & SEGMAN, Ralph: IF THE GODS ARE GOOD. The Sacrifice of HMS Jervis Bay.

Crecy. 2005 xii. + 254pp. Illustrated. Track charts. 23x15. Contents rippled. A good reading copy in pictorial card cover £2.50


22015. DYALL, Valentine: A FLOOD OF MUTINY

Hutchinson 1957 1st. 222pp. 20x13. VG+ in VG+ d/j. £4.95


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

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


10021. DYSON, Tony. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: HMS HERMES 1959-1984. A Pictorial History.

Maritime. 1984 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A complete operational history of HMS Hermes, covering her entire career from her entry into service in 1959 to her final days in the Royal Navy in 1984. Illustrated with well over 200 photographs. £6.25


12526. EADON, Stuart.: SAKASHIMA AND BACK.

Charity 1988 1st. 319pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. Near- Fine in VG+ d/j. Presentation copy inscribed by author. The WW II memoirs of an officer of the British Navy, who served from 1942 to 1945. He began the war in the Cruiser Berwick in the North Sea, later on the aircraft carrier Formidable during the Sicily & Salerno landings. Appointed to the carrier Indefatigable he saw action against the Tirpitz in Norway and later was sent to the Pacific with the British Fleet who task is was during the invasion of Okinawa in April 1945, to make the airstrips of nearby Japanese occupied islands of Sakashima Gunto inoperable. The author's graphic account of these attacks is greatly enhanced by the recollections of over 50 of his shipmates, including members of the Fleet Air Arm. £14.00


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

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


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

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


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

Blackie. 1942. 206pp. 27 ills. 22x16. Binding and contents VG. This excellent wartime survey of the Royal Navy describes and illustrates the different types of warships and examines how the Navy is manned and run. £2.95


23224. EDWARDS, A. Tristan (ex Able Seaman R.N.): THREE ROWS OF TAPE. A Social Study of the Lower Deck

William Heinemann 1929 1st. 167pp. Frontis. 19x13. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents VG. Presentation copy inscribed by the author., July 1932. Obituary notices attached to pastedown and front endpaper. £15.00


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. £5.95


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

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. An above-aaverage ex-library copy (no stamps). VG in VG+ d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £2.50


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


8754. EDWARDS, Kenneth Cmdr RN: SEVEN SAILORS.

Collins. 1945 1st. 255pp. 8 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. . The biographies of the careers and actions of 7 men who made history at sea in WW2. Ramsay, the planner of invasions; Agnew, the leader of Force K; Fraser, who sank the Scharnhorst; Sherbrooke, who won the VC in the Battle of the Barents Sea; Syfret, who held several successful seagoing commands; Troubridge, who commanded forces in the Mediterranean invasions. £7.95


22798. ELFRATH, Ulrich: Deutsche Zerstörer 1934 - 1945., Entwicklung, Einsätze, Verbleib. Eine Dokumentation in Bildern Ulrich von Ulrich Elfrath.

Podzun-Pallas 155pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 21x29. An excellent unmarked copy: Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket).. An illustrated record of German destroyers 1934 - 1945 £7.50


15802. ELLIOTT, Peter: ALLIED ESCORT SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. A Complete Survey.

Macdonald & Jane's 1977 1st. 574pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. No writing opr inscrip[tions; Binding VG, contents Fine (no dustjacket). This profusely illustrated volume studies in depth all the Allied escort ship classes built 1939-1945 and used so extensively in anti-submarine, anti-aircraft, surface, and assault operations. It is a comprehensive and very detailed account given class by class, full of information on over 4,000 vessels, including a wealth of previously unpublished information, photographs and plans. Each navy has its own section, with a chapter on each class, covering design evolution, major conversions and war service. And a complete index of ships. £24.00


4596. ELLIOTT, Peter: THE CROSS AND THE ENSIGN. A Naval History of Malta 1798-1979.

Patrick Stephens. 1980 1st. 213pp. Prof ills. 24x16. - Near-Fine in VG.d/j. This book gives a guide to the whole history of the island, but concentrates on the 19th and 20th centuries with around a third of the book devoted to the battle of this key island during World War 2. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


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

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


3700. ELPHICK, Peter.: LIFE LINE. The Merchant Navy at War 1939-1945.

Chatham. 1999 1st. 224pp. 28 ills. 24x16. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. The Merchant Navy suffered proportionally the highest casualties of the Services in the Second World War, approximately 30,000 of the 185,000 seamen who served were killed, and over 2,000 ships sunk. This book recounts the acts of bravery and endurance of merchant seaman in all theatres of the war. £7.95


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


23180. ENGLISH. John: AFRIDI TO NIZAM. British Fleet Destroyers 1937-1943

World Ship Society 2001 1st. 182pp. Profusely illustrated.. 24x18. Like new in pictorial card cover. Chapters include: Tribals - Histories of British Tribals - Histories of Canadian Trbals - Histories of Australian Tribals: - The "J" Class - The "K" Class - The "L" Class - The "M" Class n- The "N" Class. Appendices. Well illusstrated £35.00


20946. ENRIGHT, Joseph F. Captain USN: SHINANO! The Sinking of Japan’s Secret Supership.

St Martin's Press 1987 Xviii. + 250pp. 30 ills. Maps, plans & diagrams. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


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

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


1177. EREIRA, Alan: THE INVERGORDON MUTINY.

Routledge. 1981 1st. * . x. + 182pp. Endp map & diagram. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. In Sept 1931 the Government announced its emergency budget, introducing means tests and reducing public sector pay. On arrival at Invergordon the sailors discovered the scale of cuts they were supposed to bear. Their resulting 'strike', co-ordinated from ship to ship, swiftly achieved its objective. This is the first detailed account of the Invergordon mutiny based on the personal testimony of those involved on the lower deck, and it describes how the mutiny was organised both centrally and on individual ships. It also reveals documentary evidence that the Admiralty considered an armed assault on the Fleet £4.95


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

Naval Institute Press 1985 xv. + 523pp. Illustrated. 23x16. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial hardback cover. £5.95


3849. EVANS A.S.: BENEATH THE WAVES. A History of Submarine Losses 1904-1971.

Kimber. 1986 1st. * 439pp. 105 ills. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions; margins tanned, otherwise contents VG in Fine.d/j. . Provides an excellent if grim chronological account of all British submarine losses. half of which relates to World War 2. The final voyage of each submarine is described, causes of loss evaluated and lengthy extracts from survivors and official reports given. Well illustrated. £6.95


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

Frederick Warne. no date 1937. 48pp. Illustrated. 18x12 VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. Adapted from the Rectorial Address, Aberdeen University, and the Informal Address to the Matriculated Sudents, Aberdeen University, 3rd March 1937. £1.95


23192. EVANS, Bodley D. Rear-Admiral USN: A SAILOR'S LOG. Recollections of Forty Years of Naval Life.

London. Smith, Elder .& Co. 1901 1st ix. + 467pp. 14 illustrations.Top edge gilt. 21x14. A superb First Edition copy without any writing or inscriptions. Naby cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding & contents VG+. £15.00


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. £4.50


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


13725. FAIRBANKS, Douglas Jr.: A HELL OF A WAR.

Robson. 1995 1st UK. Robson. 1995 1st UK. 278pp. Ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


12289. FALK, Stanley.: LIBERATION OF THE PHILIPPINES.

Macdonald. 1971. 160pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs, maps & diagrams. 21x15. No writing or inscriptions. VG in VG pictorial card cover. Includes detailed accounts of all the actions on land and at sea, concerning the liberation of the Philippines. £2.00


20292. FEATHERBE F.C.: CHURCHILL'S PIRATES. The Royal Naval Patrol Service 1939-1945. The Veterans Stories.

North Kent Books 1994. 48pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. New. Mint in pictorial card cover. £8.50


22580. FISHER, Admiral of the Fleet, Lord.: RECORDS.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1919 1st. xiv. + 280pp. 13 ills. 23x17. No writing or inscriptions. Black cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding worn, otherwise contents Very Good.. This volume of Fisher's potted memoirs, includes chapters on his early years, public speeches, sea fighting, naval problems, naval education, submarines, oil and oil engines, the big gun, the Baltic project, the Navy in the War, etc, etc. Standard rate postage. £5.95


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


10777. FITZSIMONS, Bernard: WARSHIPS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.

Purnell - Phoebus. nd (c 1973). 64pp. Prof ills. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. A very well illustrated review of the various types warships which fought in the First World War, together with details of the major ations they fought. £2.95


10778. FITZSIMONS, Bernard: WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Purnell - Phoebus. 1973 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A very well illustrated review of the warships of World War, together with details of some of the major actions they fought. £2.95


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

Phoebus. 1973, . 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in torn d/j. A very well illustrated review of the various types warships which fought in the First World War, together with details of the major actions they fought. £4.95


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


5107. FLEMING, George: MAGENNIS VC. The story of Northern Ireland's only winner of the Victoria Cross.

History ireland. 1998 1st. 224pp. Ills. Map. 23x15. Virtually as .New . Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. A biography. Leading Seaman Magennis won the V.C in the midget submarine XE-3 in the attack on the Japanese cruiser Takao in July 1945. He was the only naval rating witha V.C to survive the war and the only person in naval history to exit a submarine in a diving suit, perform a military operation and return in the same submarine. Yet he died in obscurity in 1986. £19.00


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


6739. FLEMING, Peter.: INVASION 1940. An account of the German preparations and the British counter-measures.

Readers Union 1958 288pp. Illustrated.21x13. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. 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. £3.95


7309. FOCK, Harald: FAST FIGHTING BOATS 1870-1945. Their Design, Construction and Use.

Nautical. 1978 1st English Language Edition. 304pp. Prof ills. 30x25. An unmarked copy; Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Divided into four parts, this volume covers the design and construction and use of all those small fast fighting craft of all navies which were capable of more than 18 knots. Part One deals with the First Forerunners of Fast Fighting Boats. Part Two deals the WW1 developments by the Royal Navy and the navies of Italy, Germany, Austro-Hungary & Russia. Part Three covers the between-the-wars development of fast fighting boats in the Royal Navy, French Navy, Soviet Navy, American Navy the Italian Navy, plus the boats from the less prominent navies between the wars. Part Four describes the development of Fast Fighting Boats in WW2 of all the major, as well as those the smaller combatants. The content is very comprehensive and full of technical detail. Very well illustrated. £38.50


5644. FORSTMEIER, Friedrich: SMS EMDEN. Small Protected Cruiser 1906-1914. (Warship Profile 25).

Profile Productions; October 1972. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. : Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and operational history of this famous German light cruiser. Profusely illustrated with photographs and a double-page plan & side view centrespread illustration of the ship in colour. £9.00


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

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


22213. FRACCAROLI, Aldo: RN ZARA / Heavy Cruiser 1929-1941. (Warship Profile No.17).

Profile Publications 1972. 25pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of the Italian cruiser Zara which was sunk by in the Battle of Matapan. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour. £5.50


5373. FRANK, Benis,M.: OKINAWA. Touchstone to Victory.

Macdonald. 1970. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. an unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Ab account of the American amphibious assault on the island of Okinawa, and its eventual capture. £2.00


14616. FRANKLIN, Bruce Hampton: THE BUCKLEY - CLASS DESTROYER ESCORTS.

Chatham 1999 1st. 210pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper Maps. 26x20. Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book combines unique photographs, first-hand accounts, detailed plans, and a well researched text, to give a record of all 154 Buckley-class ships, many of which served in the Royal Navy during World War 2. £21.00


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

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


23233. FRANKS, Michael: THE BASINGSTOKE ADMIRAL. The Life of Sir James Lancaster.

Hobnob Press 2006 1st xii. + 231pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. As new in pictorial card cover. This is the historical biography of Sir James Lancaster, a 'forgotten' Elizabethan international merchant and naval commander who was celebrated in his own day but has been neglected by historians. Best remembered as the commander of the first fleet of the East India Company (1601-3), Lancaster had a fascinating and varied career, touching many aspects of Elizabethan life, in the country in north Hampshire, in London and overseas. Using new material based on archive research and re-working of the published sources, Franks argues the case for recognising Lancaster as one of the earliest 'global traders'. £6.95


13761. FRANZ JOSEPH, PRINZ VON HOHENZOLLERN-EMDEN.: EMDEN: THE LAST CRUISE OF THE CHIVALROUS RAIDER 1914

Lyon Press 1989 1st UK. 128pp. Prof ills. 28x21. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. £9.95


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


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

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


4958. FRIEDMAN, Norman: BRITISH CARRIER AVIATION. The Evolution of the Ships and their Aircraft.

Naval Institute Press 1988 1st 384pp. Prof ills. 30x25. Binding & contents Near-Mint, almost like new; (no dustjacket) 'From the seaplane carriers of 1914 to the success of the Falklands Task Force the record of the Royal Navy's carriers and naval aircraft for innovation and operational achievement has been unequalled among the world's navies. in telling the full story of that record the author's thematic approach does full justice to the complex inter-relationship between strategy, technology and design and the evolution of this exceptioanl naval arm. He draws widely on official sources, and includes previously unpublished drawings and photographs of the carriers and their aircraft. A work of major importance. Extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £65.00


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

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


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

Leeward.1978. 48pp. Prof ills. 21x27. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. An illustrated history of the US battleship Arizona which was sunk at Pearl Harbour. With 65 photographs,a folding plan of outboard profile and plan view, & a centerspread illustration in colour. £11.50


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


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


23206. GALANTIN I.J. Admiral USN.: TAKE HER DEEP! A Submarine against Japan in World War II.

Unwin. 1988 1st UK . * . 262pp. 39 ills. Endp maps. 24x16. A clean & bright ex-library copy VG in VG d/j. The commander of the USS Halibut gives a graphic account of her wartime career, in which she was subjected to a prolonged depth-charge attack of such appalling ferocity, that although she managed to survive, it was her last mission, being damaged to severely that she was sent home for good £1.95


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 £5.95


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

Macdonald 1971 1st. 170pp. Ills. Map. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. 'Operation Source' was the code name for the attack against the Tirpitz in Kaafjord in 1943, carried out by X-Craft, the Royal Navy's midget submarines. The book provides a full account of the operation, from the planning of the raid to the attack itself. £3.95


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

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


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

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


22799. 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. An excellent unmarked copy: Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). 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. £5.95


12607. GANNON, Michael: OPERATION DRUMBEAT.

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


20167. GANNON, Michael: OPERATION DRUMBEAT.

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


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

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


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

Naval Institute 1996 1st 192pp. Prof ills. 30x25. As new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Describes in vivid detail the naval encounters fought by the British during the French Revolutionary War from the outbreak of hostilities through to the mutinies and the battle of Camperdown in 1797. It examines the combatants from the officer corps to below deck, and technical innovations such as fireships to explain why Britain continued to develop into such a formidable naval power. Illustrated with a wonderful collection of around 300 prints, drawings and models, the book offers a balanced view of naval naval warfare worked during the Revolutionary period and the reasons for Britain's success £14.50


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. £8.95


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

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


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

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


11340. GARDINER, Robert (Series Editor): CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP : NAVIES IN THE NUCLEAR AGE

Conway. 1993 1st 224pp. Profusely illustrated 30x25. An unmarked copy.: Near-Mint in. Near-Fine d/j. All principal warship types are given their own sections in which specific classes and designs are treated in depth. This volume is particularly significant in the way in which it describes the rationale of warship design, presenting the development of ships and ttechnology in an integrated whole. Covers Aircraft Carriers, Major Surface Combatants, Submarines, Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Fast Attack Craft, Amphibious Forces, and Naval Auxiliaries. £10.50


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. £39.00


23010. 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 An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ 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. £19.00


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. £14.00


15363. GARNERAY L. Translated by Roland Wilson.: SEAMAN GARNERAY. Voyages, Adventures et Combats.

Argyll 2003 1st. 285pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. Louis Garneray joined the French Republican Navy in 1796 at the age of thirteen. Three years later he was a member of the crew of the famous French privateer Robert Surcouf operating in the Indian Ocean. He was captured in 1806 and spent the next eight years in the prison hulks in Portsmouth harbour. He wrote openly about the disappointing naval strategy of the French Revolutionary government and the brutal conditions governing the life of a seaman privateer. He illustrates the conditions of life in the French Navy, and also describes the ambiguous status of neutrals, especially the Danes, and the dubious assistance of French allies such as Spain. Garneray had an eye for detail and he gives a graphic, sometimes humorous picture of the strange customs he encountered in his travels £5.95


9423. GEARY, Stanley. Lieut. RNVR,: H.M.S HOOD.

Rolls House. for Robert Ross & Co.1942. 38pp. Prof ills. 22x14. VG in s marked & creased pictorial paper cover. A brief, fully illustrated history and tribute to the officers and men of the Hood, in aid of the RNVR and RND Associations War Comforts Fund. With 17 exterior & interior photographs of the Hood. £3.95


22261. GEARY, Stanley. Lieut. RNVR,: H.M.S HOOD.

Rolls House. for Robert Ross & Co.1942. 38pp. Prof ills. 22x14. VG in in G+ pictorial paper cover. A brief, fully illustrated history and tribute to the officers and men of the Hood, in aid of the RNVR and RND Associations War Comforts Fund. With 17 exterior & interior photographs of the Hood. £2.95


21664. GELB, Norman: DESPERATE VENTURE. The Story of Operation Torch. The Allied Invasion of North Africa

Hodder & Stoughton 1992 1st. 366pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. £5.95


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


22421. GIBBS, Patrick: TORPEDO LEADER.

Grub Street. 1992 1st. 256pp. 22 ills. Map. 24x16.An unmarked hardback copy: Fine (no d/j) Wing Commander Gibbs describes his wartime career in torpedo carrying Beauforts on anti-shipping duties from Malta during the first two years of action to the beginning of 1942. £3.95


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

Tempus 2000 159pp 23x15. Illustrated. VG+ in in pictorial card cover. . War memoirs of a young submariner who served mainly in the Mediterranean and Far East, between 1942 -1945. £4.95


22076. GIBSON. Owen: "FULL AHEAD".

Calvert Publishing. 95pp. 18x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in G pictorial paper cover. ( Cover price 2/6) £3.95


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

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


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


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

Naval Institute Press. 1994 1st xv. + 232pp. 11 illustrations. 4 maps.23x15. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine d/j.Commander Donald Giles, Sr., the Vice Governor of Guam, faced a Japanese invasion of the island shortly after Pearl Harbor. He and his comrades became some of the first American POWs in WWII."Captive is based on a memoir written by Giles and discovered after his death by his son, Donald T. Giles, Jr." "...one of the most cogent accounts every published on the fall of Guam and en ensuing four years of brutality." It details atrocities, survival, the fates of of all personnel who died or were captured on Guam, and "inspires the reader on both a military and a human level." The book also documents Giles' readjustment to America after the war. £6.95


22804. GIORGERINI, Giorgio & NANA, Augusto: LE NAVI DE LINEA ITALIANE 1861 - 1961

Ufficio Storico Della Marina Militare 1966 ix. + 308.. Profusely Illustrated. 29x21. Blue cloth binding with silver titles. Binding VG+, contents Near-Fine. A comprehensive and profusely illustrated history of the battleships that have served in the Italian Navy. Italian text. Standard postage rate within the UK, but extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £18.50


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 £2.25


22133. GOODMAN, Sydney: FIGHTING MERCHANTMAN. British Merchant Shipping at War from World War One to the Falklands.

Halsgrove. 2001 1st. 159pp. Prof ills. 30x21. Almost like new: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Around 170 merchant ships are illustrated in this book, several of which have been depicted with two photographs. Of the 250 photographs appearing in this book, few have ever before been published. They have been selected to provide a wide range of vessel type, from wooden-hulled yacht to large tankers, and many are shown in their wartime guise; ie, as hospital ships, in camouflage, in grey paint, as minesweepers, landing ships, RFA's etc, etc. £8.95


13684. GORDON, John: ORDINARY SEAMAN. A Teenage Memoir.

Walker 1992 1st. 112pp. 22x14. Near-Mint in d/j. The author describes his boyhood in the Fens and his experiences in the Royal Navy. In late 1943, at the age of 19, Gordon entered the Navy and after training in Collingwood he served in the minesweeper Foam and the Hunt Class destroyer Stevenstone in the Mediterranean , before joining the cruiser Orion in Malta. £6.00


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

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


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

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


945. GOSS, James.: PORTSMOUTH-BUILT WARSHIPS 1497-1967.

Mason. 1984 1st. 113pp. Prof ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy, virtually as new; Near-Mint in Fine pictorial card cover. Every warship built in Portsmouth between 1497-1967 is listed in chronological order described together with its history. Information (if known) for each vessel covers - type, armament, tonnage, dimensions, launch date; a brief career history and fate. £4.95


14825. GRAHAM, Winston: THE SPANISH ARMADAS.

Collins 1972 1st. 288pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x19. VG+ in G+ d/j. £5.95


11708. GRAINGER, John D.: THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE RIVER PLATE 1806-1807. (Publications of The Navy Records Society. Vol. 135)

Scolar Press/Navy Records Society. 1996. xiv. + 384pp.Maps. 23x15. Virtually as new:- Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles Binding and contents Near-Mint. Divided into four parts:- 'Commodore' Sir Home Popham : Reactions and Plans in Britain : Rear-Admiral Charles Stirling : Rear-Admiral Sir George Murray. £7.85


443. GRAVES C.: LIFE-LINE.

Heinemann. 1941 1st vi. + 238pp. 16 ills. 19x13. Titles faded otherwise contents binding & contents G+. A war reporter describes various events of the war at sea gathered from his own personal observations in convoy escorts & destroyers, North Sea convoys, Channel convoys, and in the North Western Approaches. He also describes life on board corvettes, submarines & destroyers, and various actions concerning MTBs and trawlers. £1.95


5900. GRAY E.: HITLER'S BATTLESHIPS.

Cooper. 1999. iv. + 195pp. 20 ills. 24x16.No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The German battleships fought a long and hard war from the early Atlantic sortie of the Garf Spee, to the Lutzow firing her guns at the advancing Russian troops four days after Hitler commited suicide. Yet not one of Germany's heavy ships were destined to survive the war, two were sunk by the Royal Navy. Three fell victim to the bombs of the RAF, and two were scuttled. This book gives a full account of the part played by the battleships of the German fleet during WW2. £5.95


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

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


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. £2.45


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 £1.95


11624. GRAY, Edwyn.: THE DEVIL'S DEVICE. The Story of the Invention of the Torpedo.

Seeley. 1975 1st. * 253pp. 20 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG d/j. The story of Robert Whitehead the British engineer and his invention the torpedo, tracing its evolution and development from the earliest prototypes of the 1860s to the torpedoes used in the two World Wars. A detailed table lists the Performance and Specification of the different types of Whitehead-based torpedoes from 1866 to 1943. £6.95


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


17375. GREGER, Rene:: BATTLESHIPS OF THE WORLD

Greenhill Books 1997 1st., . 259pp. Profusely illustrated with 300 photographs and drawings. 26x25. A n unmarked copy, almost like new; Binding & contents Near-Mint (no dustjacket)Provides details about the capital ships of Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Austria-Hungary, Russia and the Soviet Union, the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Spain and Turkey. Aspects such as early development and twentieth-century building programmes, armament, requisitioned ships, unfulfilled orders, and ships in the two world wars are covered as appropriate for each nation. A short history of each ship or class of ship is given, as well as data tables detailing displacement, dimensions, machinery, fuel capacity, speed and range, armour thickness and weight, armament, anti-aircraft weapons and the numbers built. The name of the builder is listed with the date each ship was laid down, launched, commissioned and in service. An interesting aspect of the book is the descriptions of the ships of the minor naval powers such as the Austro-Hungarian and South American navies, and another good point is that it illustrates pre-World War One capital ships in both their original form and then as modified in World War Two which is rarely available from other sources which tend to describe but not illustrate the changes. Illustrated with 300 photographs and drawings. £11.50


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


18905. GROCOTT, Terence.: SHIPWRECKS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY & NAPOLEONIC ERAS.

Chatham. 1997 1st. * xvi. + 430pp. No writing or inscriptions. Fine 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


23116. GROSSMITH, Frederick: THE SINKING OF THE LACONIA. A Tragedy in the Battle of the Atlantic

Paul Watkins 1994 1st. xx. + 236pp. Illustrated. Deck plans. 25x19. New in pictorial hardback cover £24.00


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


22767. GROVE, Eric: SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: WORLD WAR 2. Volume Two

Ian Allan. 1993 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy:- Fine 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. £5.95


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


20191. GROVE, Eric (introduction): GERMAN CAPITAL SHIPS AND RAIDERS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume II. From Scharnhorst to Tirpitz, 1942-1944.

Frank Cass. Whitehall Histories: Naval Staff Histories. 2002 1st No continuous pagination. Illustrated with numerous maps and diagrams and 12 photographs. Endpaper maps. 25x19; Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. £35.00


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

The Bodley Head & Naval Institute. 1987 1st. * 487pp. 26x18. An unmarked HARDBACK copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. . This authoritative study of British postwar naval policy, reviews Royal Navy operations since 1945 - shedding light on the Yangtze incident, naval activities in the Korean War and reveals little-known events in the Falklands in the 1950s that presaged the Falklands War in the 1980s £16.50


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. £2.95


7771. GUILLAIN, Robert.: I SAW TOKYO BURNING. An Eyewitness Narrative from Pearl Harbour to Hiroshima.

Doubleday 1981 1st xii. + 298pp. Endp maps. 22x14 No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine .in Near-Fine d/j. Arriving in Japan in 1938, the author, a French newspaper correspondent, was, after Pearl Harbour, trapped in Japan with along with 300 other French nationals, but was still allowed to wire desptaches to the unoccupied zone of France. Treated as a neutral, he returned to France in 1946. Therefore he was able to observe the full course of Pacific war, the struggles within the Japanese government and the behaviour of the Japanese people, from within Japan, and was an eyewitness to the fire-bombing of Tokyo. His fascinating book combines the eyewitness's immediacy with the measured view and analysis of a seasoned observer. £6.95


22924. GULLIVER, Doris: DAME AGNES WESTON

Phillimore 1971 1st xi. + 160pp. Illustrated. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. £4.95


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. £2.95


9688. GWYN, Julian.: THE ROYAL NAVY AND NORTH AMERICA: The Warren Papers, 1736 - 1752.

The Navy Records Society. 1973 xliv + 463pp. Frontis. 24x16. Bound in dark blue cloth, gilt. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. Binding and contents, Fine. £10.00


13861. HADLEY, Dunstan: BARRACUDA PILOT.

Airlife 2000. 198pp. Illustrated. 22x15. An unmarked copy, almost as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Hadley served as a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm during WW2. In this light-hearted and often account he writes about his experiences as a trainee pilot, an operational pilot and as a flight deck officer. He was in action against the Japanese in Sumatra and the raid on Sigli is vividly recalled. The Barracuda was an aircraft that was often disliked and considered dangerous by many, but the author argues that it was only dangerous if incorrectly handled and he contends that it was never used properly by he High Command £4.95


22864. HAGUE, Paul: NAVAL WARGAMING. From Ancient Galleys to Modern U-Boats

Patrick Stephens 1992 1st. 123pp. Illustrated, 24x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j.An historical background on the ships, their weapons, and their tactics. Detailed wargaming rules and procedures in a complete and essential manual for beginners and experienced wargamers who wish to take to the ships. £5.95


3852. HAINES, Gregory.: DESTROYERS AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1982 1st.. 128pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book describes what it was like to captain, crew and fight in destroyers - on the bridge and below deck during World War 2. It describes in words and photographs many of the destroyer engagements of the war, from the major actions to less well known incidents. The book also charts the origins of the destroyer in the Royal Navy, and the evolution of the destroyer classes from the 'V' & 'W's classes, 'Hunts'. 'Tribals' and others. Also, there are lists of each RN destroyer class that fought in the war, with details of each class, together with the launch date and the fate of each member. Illustrated with more than 180 photographs. £5.95


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

PRC. 1995 . 368pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. In the 1970/80s Ian Allan published the three books Battleships at War, Cruisers at War, Destroyers at War. With the exception of the introductory chapters, this volume contains the full text and illustrations of the original three books. Using mainly personal accounts, it tells what it was like to serve in battleships, cruisers and destroyers in WW2, describing the intensity of action, as well as capturing the atmosphere of everyday life and routine on the lower deck and in the wardroom. Profusely illustrated. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders £9.95


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

Memoir Club. 1999 1st. xv. + 238pp. 24 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy. like new- Mint in Mint d/j. Admiral Hall had an unusually long naval career of 41 years - from 1934 as a cadet in Frobisher to his retirement in 1975 as Hydrographer of the Navy. £16.50


601. HALPERN P.G.: THE KEYES PAPERS. Selections from the Private & Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge. Volume II. 1919-1938.

Navy Records Society. 1980 . xiv. + 468pp. Frontis. 2 maps. 23x15. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscrptions; Binding VG+, contents Fine. Covers - (Part 1) Rear-Admiral Commanding Battle-Cruiser Squadron & Deputy Chief of Naval Staff, 1919-1925. (Part 2) C-in-C Mediterranean Station 1925-28. (Part 3). C-in-C Portsmouth & M.P. Portsmouth North 1929-38. £8.95


6731. HALPERN, Paul.G.: THE KEYES PAPERS. Selections from the Private & Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge. Volume I. 1914-1918

Navy Records Society. Volume 1. 1914-1918. NRS. 1972. xxiv. + 547pp. Frontis. 3 maps. 23x15. Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions; contents lighly tanned, otherwise VG. . Covers - (Part 1) Commodore in Charge of the Submarine Service 8/1914 - 1/1915. (Part 2) The Dardanelles Expedition 2/1915 - 1/1916. (Part) 3 From The Aegean to the Grand Fleet 1/1916 - 9/1917. (Part 4) Director of Plans & Vice-Admiral Dover 10/1917 - 12/1918. £16.50


1949. HAMILTON John.: THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Blandford 1986 1st 270pp. Prof ills. 36x27. Fine in Fine d/j. Signed by author. . John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the leading painters of the Second World War at sea, & his careful research has ensured great accuracy of the events depicted and in the vessels, aircraft & equipment involved. This magnificent volume contains some 176 of his superb paintings - each one reproduced in colour - of many naval actions & episodes during the war. The scope is wide-ranging & illustrates naval combat in nearly every theatre of war & depicts nearly all major naval battles & campaigns including the Battle of the Atlantic, Dunkirk, Crete, Norway, River Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Channel Dash, the Bismarck action, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, Mediterranean & Russian Convoys, the Pacific War, the British Navy in the Pacific, & the D-Day landings. The paintings are supported with a comprehensive & informative text & 45 maps. A visual delight. £12.50


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

Blandford 1986 1st 270pp. Prof ills. 36x27. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near- Fine d/j. .John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the leading painters of the Second World War at sea, & his careful research has ensured great accuracy of the events depicted and in the vessels, aircraft & equipment involved. This magnificent volume contains some 176 of his superb paintings - each one reproduced in colour - of many naval actions & episodes during the war. The scope is wide-ranging & illustrates naval combat in nearly every theatre of war & depicts nearly all major naval battles & campaigns including the Battle of the Atlantic, Dunkirk, Crete, Norway, River Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Channel Dash, the Bismarck action, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, Mediterranean & Russian Convoys, the Pacific War, the British Navy in the Pacific, & the D-Day landings. The paintings are supported with a comprehensive & informative text & 45 maps. A visual delight. £15.50


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

Zenith Press 2004. xvii. + 358pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15. As new. Mint in pictorial card cover £11.50


11994. HAMPSHIRE, A Cecil.: THE ROYAL NAVY SINCE 1945. Its Transition to the Nuclear Age.

Kimber. 1975 1st. 274pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. Charts with a wealth of detail the development of the Royal Navy over a period of 30 years from 1945 to 1975 £3.95


9699. HAMPSHIRE, A.Cecil.: THE BLOCKADERS.

Kimber. 1980 1st. 224pp. 29 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Tells the story of the British armed merchant cruisers, (the ‘A.M.C’s’) on the Northern Patrol during the two world wars, about two- thirds of which is devoted to World War 2. These converted passenger liners had to endure appalling weather conditions, and although nominally backed up by the Fleet, their fate if attacked by enemy warships could be quick and decisive before help could reach them. This account describes this vital aspect of the war, the heavy losses suffered by the A.M.C,s, and the courage and endurance of their officers and men. £5.95


7042. HANSEN H.J.: THE SHIPS OF THE GERMAN FLEET 1848-1945.

Naval Institute Press no date (c 1988) 191pp. Prof ills. 31x25. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG+ d/j. A well illustrated and comprehensive survey of the most important German warships from 1848 to 1945. It contains large numbers of contemporary photographs, engravings, drawings, paintings and lithographs which are accompanied by an authoritative and informative text explaining details and describing the careers of the ships illustrated. Contents cover:- German Warships before 1848 : The Fleet of the German Reich 1848-1852 : Prussian & Austrian Warships 1848-1866 : The Fleet of the North German Federation : 1867-1873 : The Imperial Navy 1871-1888 : The Imperial German Navy under Wilhelm II, 1888-1918 : The Navy of the Reich 1919-1935 : The Kreigsmarine 1939-1945. £14.00


19795. HARDING, Duncan: SLAUGHTER IN SINGAPORE

Severn House 2003 1st GB 198pp. 22x14. Ex reference library. Bookplate. VG+ in Fine d/j. £1.95


319. HARDY A.C.: EVERYMAN'S HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR. Volume I. - Volume II - Volume III (Complete Set).,

Nicholson & Watson. 1949 1st. Volume I. September 1939 - December 1941. 1949 1st. vi + 350pp. 21 illustrations. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. This volume describes the gathering storm through the early of the war to the disaster of Singapore.Volume II. December 1941 to September 1943. 1949 1st. xxxi. + 271pp. 37 Illustrations. VG+ in G d/j. The second book in a trilogy of three, this volume provides an accurate account of the war at sea from the beginning of the Japanese War to the surrender of the Italian Fleet.Volume III. September 1943, To End of War. 1955 1st. .xvi . + 246pp. 10 ills. 22x14. VG in torn d/j. . This, the last book in a trilogy of three volumes, provides an accurate account of the war at sea from September 1943 to the Japanese surrender. £18.50


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. £1.95


7247. HARGREAVES R.: RED SUN RISING - THE SIEGE OF PORT ARTHUR.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1962 1st. xiii. + 210pp. Ills. Map. 21x15. VG in G+ d/j. The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-5 was the first conflict in which an Eastern nation turned the weapons and military techniques of the West against a European power - and won. This account of the siege of Port arthur not only deals with the strategic considerations and tactical methods - both on land and at sea - but also gives dramatic descriptions of the fierce and often hand-to-hand fighting. Appendices. £7.85


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


22854. HARTMANN, Gregory K: WEAPONS THAT WAIT. Mine Warfare in the U.S. Navy

U.S. Naval Institute 1979 1st. xi. n+ 294pp. Illustrated. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. £12.50


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. £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


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

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


13036. HAWKINS, Ian: DESTROYER. An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts of the War at Sea 1939-1945.

Conway 2996 xxii. + 570pp. Illustrated. Map. 20x13. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.This book draws together numerous stories from those who served on the 'B' class destroyers and others - balanced with official reports, diary entries, logbooks and other sources - to describe life on British destroyers in WW2 and the actions in which they took part, from the major sea battles to a multitude of lesser-known yet equally fascinating episodes, from previously unreported perspectives £7.50


14987. HAY, Doody: WAR UNDER THE RED ENSIGN.

Jne's 1982 1st. 175pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


9401. HAY, Ian.: THE UNCONQUERED ISLE - THE STORY OF MALTA G.C.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1943 1st. 208pp. Ills. Endp maps. 19x13. Binding & contents VG.. A history of Malta's sieges, concentrating on that of World War 2, and telling the story of the island's bravery up to May 1943. £2.00


3735. HAYWARD, Roger: CRUISERS IN CAMERA.

Sutton. 2000 1st. 180pp. Prof ills. 27x20. No writing or inscriptions; binding slightly marked, otherwise contents Fine. (no dustjacket) Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, supported by detailed and fully researched captions, this volume provides a superbly illustrated record of the the various cruiser classes of the British and Commonwealth Navies, from the First world War to the Korean War. £4.95


698. HEAPS, Leo: THE LOG OF THE CENTURION. Based on the Original Papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on board HMS Centurion, Lord Anson's Flagship during his Circumnavigation 1740-44.

BCA 270pp. 59 ills. Endp maps. 25x17. Near-Fine in VG d/j. Anson's circumnavigation in the Centurion is one of the greatest voyages in the history of exploration and Centurion's mission was to harass the Spaniards on the west coast of South & Central America, and to capture the Spanish treasure ship known as the Aculpulco galleon. The log kept by Saumarez throws new light on many episodes of the voyage, which, although incredibly successful in monetary terms due to the unprecedented captured from the Spanish, in terms of human life it was a disaster. Of the six ships companies that began the voyage only 4 were killed by enemy action, but disease, mainly scurvy, accounted for the loss of more than 1,300 men. £5.95


22040. HEAPS, Leo: THE LOG OF THE CENTURION. Based on the Original Papers of Captain Philip Saumarez on board HMS Centurion, Lord Anson's Flagship during his Circumnavigation 1740-44.

Hart-Davis `1973 270pp. 59 ills. Endp maps. 25x17. No writing or inscriptions; upper corners slightly bumped, otherwise Near-Fine in VG d/j. Anson's circumnavigation in the Centurion is one of the greatest voyages in the history of exploration and Centurion's mission was to harass the Spaniards on the west coast of South & Central America, and to capture the Spanish treasure ship known as the Aculpulco galleon. The log kept by Saumarez throws new light on many episodes of the voyage, which, although incredibly successful in monetary terms due to the unprecedented captured from the Spanish, in terms of human life it was a disaster. Of the six ships companies that began the voyage only 4 were killed by enemy action, but disease, mainly scurvy, accounted for the loss of more than 1,300 men. £4.95


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


17691. HENDERSON James..: THE FRIGATES. An Account of the Lighter Warships of the Napoleonic Wars from 1783-1815.

Adlard Coles 1970 1st. 191pp. 16 plates. Numerous diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. An unmarked First Edition copy; -Fine in Near- 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 £6.95


4335. HENDERSON James..: THE FRIGATES. An Account of the Lighter Warships of the Napoleonic Wars from 1783-1815.

Leo Cooper 1994 191pp. 16 plates. Numerous diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. Fine in Fine d/j. Light, swift, daring: frigates were the cruisers of Nelson's navy, which were commanded by bold, young, courageous officers. This book describes the ships themselves, their officers and crews, together with vivid accounts of the actions they £4.95


9899. HENEGHAN, Chris (Editor): BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 50th ANNIVERSARY (1943-1993)

Bodie. 1993 1st. 130pp. Prof ills. Adverts. 29x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Published to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, this well-illustrated book includes the following sections:- Merseyside and BA93 : Guide to BA93 Events on Merseyside & Fleet Review: Participating Ships: The Mersey Base: Western Approaches Command: The Convoy System: Everday Heroes of the Merchant Service: The Commanders of Western Approaches: Escort Group Commanders: The German Submarine Threat: Torpedoed Twice ^ Alive to Tell the Tale, etc, etc. £1.50


12636. HERMITAGE, William.: THROUGH THE OTHER END OF THE TELESCOPE.

Pentland. 1997 1st. 135pp. 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Inscribed by author. This semi-autobiographical novel describes the author's experiences serving with the Fleet Air Arm during the Second World War. £2.95


1187. HEWISON W.S.: THIS GREAT HARBOUR SCAPA FLOW.

Orkney Press. 1990 xi. . + 432pp. Illustrated.. Maps. Endp maps. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. . During the two World Wars Scapa Flow was the northern base which sheltered ships of the Royal Navy and Allied fleets. Massive defences - guns, booms, searchlights & minefields were built between 1914 and 1918, demolished after the war, only to be built again 25 years later. This book tells how this was achieved, and also describes the world's greatest feat of salvage - the raising of the scuttled German Fleet. It describes the shattering internal explosion which blew up HMS Vanguard in WW1, and the sinking of HMS Royal Oak in WW2. The part played by Scapa Flow in the two World Wars is fully described £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


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

Privately published. no date (c 1960s) 35pp. Illustrated. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in VG pictorial card cover with VG d/j. £3.50


6446. HIBBERT C.: NELSON: A Personal History.

Viking. 1994. * xvii. + 472pp. 35 ills in colour. 33 ills in b/w. 24x16. Fine in pictorial card cover. This volume is based to a large extent on the letters and other writings of Nelson and Lady Hamilton and on the letters, diaries and reminiscences of Nelson's family, friends and contempories. £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. £3.95


7808. HILL Rear Admiral J.R.: THE ROYAL NAVY TODAY AND TOMORROW.

BCA. 1981. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in VG d/j. This extremely well illustrated large-format book , covers all aspects of the Royal Mavy at date and considers its role in the future. £3.95


4657. HILL, Roger.: DESTROYER CAPTAIN.

Mayflower. 1979. 299pp. Paperback; Illustrated. No writing or inscriptions: spots of foxing and cover creased, otherwise contents VG. A vivid and outspoken record of the author's experiences in command of three destroyers between 1942-1944. He commanded the Hunt class destroyer Ledbury during working up, Russian convoys (including PQ17) and Pedestal, then took Grenville to the Mediterranean in 1943. After Biscay and Channel sweeps he returned to the Mediterranean for the Anzio landings. He then brought back the damaged Jervis from the Mediterranean and after repair took part in D-Day. £2.50


1951. HILL, Roger.: DESTROYER CAPTAIN.

Kimber. 1975 1st. 255pp. 28 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. An excellent First Edition hardback copy without any wrting or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG d/j. . A vivid and outspoken record of the author's experiences in command of three destroyers between 1942-1944. He commanded the Hunt class destroyer Ledbury during working up, Russian convoys (including PQ17) and Pedestal, then took Grenville to the Mediterranean in 1943. After Biscay and Channel sweeps he returned to the Mediterranean for the Anzio landings. He then brought back the damaged Jervis from the Mediterranean and after repair took part in D-Day. £21.45


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

Cassell 2003. xvi. + 255pp. Illustrated. 19x13. VG+ in pictorial card cover.Whilst there have been many memoirs written by U-boat commanders of the Second World War, a book such as this, based upon the diaries of a senior Petty Officer telegraphist, written in 'real time' is something very special. In this book Hirschfeld describes his experiences during six war patrols in U-109, in which he served as senior telegraphist. In 1944 Hirschfeld was promoted Warrant Officer and found himself on U-234, a large schnorkel equipped boat heading for Japan with a load of high technology equipment, but as the war ended when U-234 was still on passage, Hirschfeld soon found himself an American prisoner-of-war. £3.95


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


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


15364. HODGES, Peter: THE BIG GUN. Battleship Main Armament, 1860-1945

Conway. 1989 144pp. Prof ills. 26x21. An unamrked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Traces the history of super-calibre naval ordnance, considering the various forms of mountings that appeared in the latter half of the 19th century, and describing the weapons that appeared subsequently. Loading and firing arrangements are fully outlined and these processes are accompanied by precise line drawings. The technicalities of shells, ballistics, charges and warheads are related, and each mark of gun is documented. British, American, Japanese, German, French and Italian guns and mountings are covered. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. £14.00


21970. HOEHLING A.A.: THE WEEK BEFORE PEARL HARBOUR.

Robert Hale 1964 1st. 189pp, Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. £7.95


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. £2.45


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

Sole Mio. 1993 1st. x. + 340pp. 60 ills. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Much has been written about the Royal Navy in the two World Wars, but little on life afloat in the years between them. This memoir written by a former naval officer, reveals naval life in home waters, in the Mediterranean, and in the West Indies. The author entered Dartmouth in 1926 and as a midshipman joined Rodney.Thereafter he saw service in Repulse and Renown before taking courses on gunnery, torpedo and navigation at Excellent, Vernon and Dryad. In 1934 he joined Royal Sovereign in Malta, then saw service in Grafton, Glorious, and the minesweeper Harrier. £6.95


3195. HOLLAND A.J.: SHIPS OF OAK. The Rise and Decline of Wooden Shipbuilding in Hampshire.

David & Charles. 1971 1st. 204pp. 26 ills. 22x14. An excellent unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Before the Industrial Revolution, shipbuilding was for some time concentrated in the south of England. Hampshire, because of Portsmouth dockyard and the ample supplies of forest timber, became a major centre of the industry. Between 1690 and 1820 ships were being built in thirteen Hampshire localities apart from Portsmouth, and over 200 naval and merchant ships were launched about this period. This book describes the general background to the industry in those days, before giving a thorough account of Hampshire shipbuilding in commercial or merchants' yards. Methods of construction, materials, systems for tendering for men-of-war, rates of pay and working conditions are all examined. Appendices. £6.95


14699. HOLLAND, James.: FORTRESS MALTA. An Island Under Siege.

Phoenix 2004. xxiii. + 485pp. Ills. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ 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. £1.95


15277. HOLLIS, General Sir Leslie: ONE MARINE'S TALE.

Deutsche 1956 1st. 188pp. 4 illustrations. 20x14. Binding VG, contents VG+. £2.35


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. £2.95


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. £2.95


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


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

Macdonald. 1990 1st. xiv. + 337pp. 29 ills. 5 maps. 24x15.; VG+ in VG+ d/j. Hector Bywater was a prolific & highly regarded author & the leading British naval authority between the two World Wars. In his writings he devised the basic strategy, which was subsequently used by Japan to make war in the Pacific, commencing with the attack on Pearl Harbour. Historians have believed that Japan's opening gambit in WW2 was conceived by Admiral Yamamoto, but as the book demonstrates it was Bywater who first spelled out the war plan adopted by Yamamoto. During his visits to Germany Bywater acted for the British Secret Service, & was the first to disclose to the world the intention of Germany to build pocket-battleships, & later on he also unmasked the secret of Japan's super-battleships. £5.95


16050. HOOL, Jack & NUTTER, Keith: DAMNED UN-ENGLISH MACHINES. A History of Barrow-Built Submarines.

Tempus 2003 1st. 318pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Virtually like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Signed by authors. An objective account of Barrow‘s submarine-building history, across three centuries, as well as an encyclopaedic listing of statistics for all submarines launched, or committed to water, at Barrow shipyard. Well illustrated. £20.00


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, £2.50


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


7666. HOPKINS, Harold. Captain RN.: NICE TO HAVE YOU ABOARD.

Allen & Unwin. 1964 1st. 217pp. Frontis. 22x14. Binding & contents VG.. A lively and enjoyable personal record of a British naval officer who beacme Royal Naval Liason Officer to Admiral Chester W. Nimitz., Supreme Commander of the attached to the U.S.Pacific Fleet from 1941 to 1943, Supreme Commander of the Pacific Ocean Areas. £3.95


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. £3.65


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


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. £3.50


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


1375. HOUGH, Richard.: THE HUNTING OF FORCE Z.

Collins.1963 1st. 255pp. 12 ills. 22x14. Binding VG+, contents VG+. A full account of the sinking of the Prince of Wales and the Repulse. It tells how, out of discussion, counter-discussion and compromise, the decision was taken to send the new battleship and an old battle-cruiser, neither of which could be easily spared to Singapore. The book gives a detailed account of the movements of the two British ships, and the gathering of Japanese aircraft, until both ships were finally overwhelmed and sunk. £3.65


22521. HOUSTON. Roxane: CHANGING COURSE. The Wartime Experiences of a Member of the Women's Royal Naval Service, 1939-1945

Grub Street 2005 271pp. Illustrated. 20x13. As new in pictorial card cover. £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. £9.45


705. HOWARTH, David: SOVEREIGN OF THE SEAS. The Story of British Sea Power.

Collins. 1974 1st. 382pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 24x17. An unmarked copy Fine in Gslightly worn d/j. A history of the British navy, describing the major sea battles with sketches of the men who commanded the fleets. Very well illustrated. £4.95


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. £3.95


2627. HOWARTH, David.: THE DREADNOUGHTS

Time-Life. 1980. 176pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 29x23. VG. Attractively bound hardback cover (published without d/j). Begins by examining the naval race between Britain and Germany to build the most powerful fleet of capital ships in the years prior to the outbreak of war in 1914, including a detailed account of the design and construction of the battleship Dreadnought. The book continues with a comprehensive account of the engagements fought by battleships and battlecruisers during the First World War. Very well illustrated. £5.85


6909. HOWARTH, David.: TRAFALGAR. The Nelson Touch.

Collins/Fontana. 1971. 256pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. 20x13. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £2.00


14617. HOWARTH, Stephen: THE ROYAL NAVY RESERVES IN WAR & PEACE 1903 - 2003.

Leo Cooper 2003 1st. xii + 196pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This is the official history marking the centenary of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. The book charts the difficulties, setbacks and delights of the reservists' peacetime years of service and chronicles their vital contributions during wartime. £14.00


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. £5.95


1088. HOYT E.P.: THE LIFE AND DEATH BY HMS HOOD.

Arthur Barker 1977 1st. vii. 144pp. 10 ills. 22x13. No writing or inscriptions;- binding and contents Near-Fine. Though charting the career of HMS Hood this book concentrates on her wartime service and gives a detailed account of her final battle. £2.95


20948. HOYT, Edwin P.: THE KAMIKAZES.

Guild. 1985. 333pp. 12 ills. 23x15. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Hardback. This account chronicles in vivid detail the Japanese campaign of suicide attacks against American and Allied ships during the Pacific War. £3.95


22131. HOYT, Edwin P.: BLUE SKIES AND BLOOD. The Battles of the Coral Sea

Jove 1984. Paperback. xi. + 210pp. Illustrated. Map. No writing or inscriptions. VG in slightly rubbed pictorial card cover £3.50


4677. HOYT, Edwin P.: THE U-BOAT WARS.

Hale. 1985 1st UK. 242pp. 32 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. . A reassessment of the Battle of the Atlantic which gives a vivid picture of this bitter struggle fought in WW2. The book provides a comprehensive and vivid account of the aggressive campaign fought by German U-boats, and charts the ultimately successful Allied anti-submarine measures which were used against them. The final victory and technological skill was a major triumph and never a forgone conclusion. £4.95


4240. HOYT, Edwin. P.: U-BOATS. A Pictorial History.

Paul. 1987 1st. * vii. + 289pp. Prof ills. 24x20. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, the vast majority previously unpublished, this book is a dramatic history in text and photographs of German U-boats. Covers:- Between the Wars - War! - The Atlantic War - Wolf Packs - U-Boats against America - Four Corners - The Med - The Atlantic War, Phase 3 - Black Sea - The Tide Turns - U-Boats Abroad - Last Days. £6.95


13866. HUCHTHAUSEN, Peter., Captain USN.: K19. The Widowmaker. The Secret Story of a Soviet Nuclear Submarine.

National Geographic 2002 1st. 243pp. Illustrated. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; - Near-Finet in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. An account of the near-meltdown of a nuclear reactor in the Soviet submarine the K-19 in 1961. Much of the book is based on the memoirs of the submarine's captain Nikolai Zateyev, wrote a memoir of his career, in which he reveals that the vessels that he commanded were so shoddily built that a defective seal nearly sank the K-19 on a shakedown cruise, and in fact it was bad welding that was to cause the near disaster in 1961. £3.75


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


9711. HUGHES, Robert.: THE FATAL SHORE. A History of Transportation of Convicts to Australia 1787 - 1868.

Collins Harvill. 1987 1st. xvi. + 688pp. 70 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. This massive, yet highly readable history, covers every aspect of the shipment of convicts from Britain to Australia, with accurate and detailed accounts of life aboard the grim prison ships that eventually disgorged their human cargoes into the most elaborate penal system the world has ever seen. £14.00


5834. HUMBLE R.: HITLER'S HIGH SEAS FLEET.

Ballantine. 1971. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Charts the pre-war build up of the German Navy before describing the ships themselves, their wartime operations and the important actions they fought. Well illustrated. £2.00


12163. HUMBLE, Richard: JAPANESE HIGH SEAS FLEET.

Pan/Ballentine. 1974. 157pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This well researched and comprehensive account charts the history of the Japanese Navy before describing the actions that they fought during World War 2. Illustrated with more than 160 photographs, plus several maps and drawings. £2.00


10198. HUMBLE, Richard.: BATTLESHIPS AND BATTLECRUISERS.

Winchmore Publishing. 1983 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Fine in Fine d/j. A superb unmarked copy. Charts the evolution and subsequent development of battleships and battlecruisers, from around the 1860s to the Second World War, and the resurrection of American battleships between 1963-1983. This profusely illustrated book describes the ships themselves and relates the battles they fought. £6.95


10453. HUMBLE, Richard.: UNITED STATES FLEET CARRIERS OF WORLD WAR II. "In Action".

Blandford. 1986 1st. 160pp. Over 190 black & white photographs. 28x22. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Describes the development and active service of the United States Navy's fleet carriers during World War 2. The book examines the vessels themselves and recounts the actions that they fought. Illustrated with 190 photographs. Chapters are headed:- Uncertain Genesis - First Generation: The Pre-war Giants - Inter-war Prototype - Second Generation: Savious of the Pacific War - Third Generation: 'Essex' & 'Independence' - Kamikaze Ordeal - The New Giants. £7.95


5656. HUMMELCHEN G.: GERMAN SCHNELLBOOTE (E-Boats). Warship Profile No 31.

Profile Publications1973. 27pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. . As New. Mint in pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical and operational history, covering all theatres of combat where E-Boats were used during WW2. Includes a four-page plan and side view illustration of an E-Boat in colour. £12.50


3210. HUMPHREYS, Roy S.: HELLFIRE CORNER. Reminiscences of Wartime in South East England.

Sutton. 1994 1st. 184pp. Prof ills. 25x18.An unmarked copy:- Fine in d/j. Recounts the significant events of six years of war in South-East England as seen through the eyes of those who served in the Army, Royal Navy, RAF, WRNS, WAAF, ATS, and the civilian population. It is the experiences of these men and women that are recorded in the book. Illustrated with numerous photographs and drawings. £6.95


22436. HURD, Sir Archibald: BRITANNIA HAS WINGS!. The Royal Navy On, Over and Under the Sea

Hutchinson 1942 1st. 112pp. 41 illustrations. 18x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG in torn d/j. £4.95


16100. HURD, Sir Archibald: WHO GOES THERE?

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 215pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents VG. £3.95


6873. HURREN B.J.: EASTERN MED. A Personal Narrative.

Muller. 1943 1st. 160pp. Endpaper maps. 19x13. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. The author, a member of the Fleet Air Arm, gives a first-hand account of the dramatic events in the Eastern Mediterranean during the critical year, 1941. £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


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. £4.95


14652. IRELAND, Bernard: THE WAR IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1940-1943.

Cooper 2004. 224pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j £4.95


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


16347. IRWIN, Margaret: THE GREAT LUCIFER. A Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh

World Books. 1961 350pp. 10 illustrations. 19x13. Hardback. VG+ in VG d/j. £2.95


9585. JACKSON G. Gibbard: THE ROMANCE OF THE SUBMARINE.

Sampson Low. Nd (c 1930). Xii. + 244pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x16. Spine & corners rubbed, otherwise contents VG. After tracing the development of the submarine, the book describes the various types of submarines in service with the navies of Britain, France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Norway, Turkey, Finland, Latvia, America and Japan, at date. The book also deals with lost submarines, salvage of submarines, and the exploits of submarines during World War 1. Very well illustrated with nearly 100 photographs and drawings. A highly informative and interesting book. £8.50


2947. JACKSON, Robert: CHURCHILL'S MOAT. The Channel War 1939-1945.

Airlife. 1995 1st. * 159pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Above-average ex-lib, (one stamp). VG+ in Fine d/j. . Tells the story of the fighting in the English Channel from 1939 to 1945, drawing on official records as well as from the personal experiences of those that took part, at sea, in the air, and on land. £3.95


1985. JACKSON, Robert: HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Parragon. 1999 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Near-Mint in d/j. Chronicles the ships, battles and leaders of Britain's navy from the days of sail to the present, including comprehensive accounts of the Royal Navy's greatest battles during the two World Wars, and their operations during the Korean War, the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War. Profusely illustrated. £3.50


20995. JACKSON, Robert: HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Parragon. 1999 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Near-Mint in d/j. Chronicles the ships, battles and leaders of Britain's navy from the days of sail to the present, including comprehensive accounts of the Royal Navy's greatest battles during the two World Wars, and their operations during the Korean War, the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War. Profusely illustrated. £5.95


20233. JACKSON, Robert: THE ROYAL NAVY IN WORLD WAR II

Airlife 1997 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. A wide-rangining and well-illustrated record. £6.95


22299. JACKSON, Robert.: KRIEGSMARINE. The Illustrated History of the German Navy in WWII.

Aurum 2004 176pp. Profusely illustrated 29x22. As new. Mint in d/j. £8.95


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. £5.95


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. £3.50


518. JAMES Admiral Sir W.M.: THE DURABLE MONUMENT. Horatio Nelson

Longmans. 1948 1st. viii. + 312pp. 6 ills. 3 maps. 4 plans. 22x14. VG+ in G+ d/j. An account of Nelson's career and achievements. £3.50


3355. JAMES, Tony: ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY 1905-85.

Maritime. nd (c 1985). 144pp. Profusely illustrated. No writing or inscriptions, almost like new- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A complete list of the vessels that have served in the RFA. More than 250 vessels are listed. Information for each vessel includes tonnage, dimensions, propulsion, speed, builder, completion date, together with its salient features and a brief history. Profusely illustrated. Index of ships. £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


11678. JAMESON, Rear-Admiral, William.: ARK ROYAL 1939-41.

Hart-Davis 1957 1st. 371pp. Illustrated. Maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; A first edition hardback copy ; binding & contents VG+. A full and scholarly account of the wartime career of one of the best known ships in the Royal Navy. In her short career she saw service with the home Fleet in the North Atlantic and hunted the Graf Spee in the South Atlantic, but her most famous exploits were when based on Gibraltar with Force H. £7.95


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


16748. JARMAN W.D. 'Jim': THOSE WALLOWING BEAUTIES. The Story of Landing Barges in World War II.

Book Guild 1997 1st. xvii + 263pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Virtually as New; Near-Mint in Mint d/j. £14.00


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


3088. JELLICOE, Admiral of the Fleet, Earl.: THE SUBMARINE PERIL. The Admiralty Policy in 1917.

Cassell. 1934 1st. xvi. + 240pp. 18 ills. 22x15. SNo writing or inscriptions; spots of foxing and corners rubbed, otherwise contents. An authoritative view of the work - including the development of the convoy system accomplished by the Royal Navy and the United States Navy in combating the campaign of unrestricted submarine warfare initiated by germany and the Central Powers in 1917. The appendix lists details of Atlantic convoys which sailed from the commencement of the system up to November 1918. £16.50


22211. JENKINS C.A. Cmdr RN.: HMS FURIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948. Part I : The First Eight Years. (Warship Profile 23).

Profile Publications. 1972. 23pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. Virtually as new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated technical and operational history of HMS Furious covers the first eight years of her career. Profusely illustrated with photographs, and a double-page plan and side view drawing in colour showing Furious as she was in 1918. £9.00


16447. JEWELL, Brian: CONQUEST & OVERLORD. The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery.

East-West Publications 1981 1st. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x17. An unmarked copy:, like new Near-Mint in pictorial card cover.The two great cross-channel invasions: the Norman Conquest of 1066 and Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe in 1944. The Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery are used as a background to historical accounts of the campaigns. £4.95


11526. JOHN, Rebecca.: CASPAR JOHN.

Collins. 1987 1st. 240pp.19 ills. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A biography of the son of the artist Augustus John who joined the Navy in 1916 aged 13. John rose to become First Sea Lord but his career is inextricably linked with the Fleet Air Arm. His wartime service began in the cruiser York in the western Atlantic and stayed with her at Norway and in the Mediterranean. He left just before she was sunk to take over Fleet Aircraft aircraft design and procurement, before taking command of Pretoria Castle in late 1944, and just before the end of the war moved to the new carrier Ocean. £5.95


17398. JOHNSON, Brian: FLY NAVY. The History of Maritime Aviation.

David & Charles 1981 1st. 383pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Some annotations to margins and endpapers, otherwise binding & contents G+. Charts the evolution and development of aircraft carriers in the navies of Britain, Japan and the USA. It begins with the pioneering flights of naval aircraft and their subsequent activities during the First World War, before examining in detail the development of naval aviation during the 1920s and 30s. The role of naval aviation togethet with accounts of aircraft carrier operations during the Second World War is fully covered. Illustrated with 115 photographs. £5.95


18755. JOHNSON, Florence Ridgely.: WELCOME ABOARD. A Manual for the Naval Officer's Wife.

United States Naval Institute. 1958 xvi. + 269pp. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions; Navy blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding and conntents. VG+ £5.95


1834. JOHNSON, Robert Erwin: BERING SEA ESCORT. Life Aboard a Coast Guard Cutter in World War II.

US Naval Institute. 1992 1st. x. + 126pp. 39 ills. Map. 23x16. An unmarked copy:-Near-Mint in Fine d/j. . 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. £3.95


11320. JOHNSTON, Ian. & McAULEY Rob: THE BATTLESHIPS

CH4 Books. 2002 192pp. Prof ills. 29x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . Explores the rapid evolution of firepower and battleship design from the muzzle-loading sailing ships to the battleships that fought in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £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


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. £2.45


7189. JONES, Vincent.: OPERATION TORCH. Anglo-American Invasion of North Africa.

Pan-Ballantine. 1973 1st UK. 159pp. Prof ills. Maps. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Describes in detail the invasion of North Africa from the planning stage to the successful landings. The naval side of the campaign is full covered, with photographs of many the vessels which took part. £2.00


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. £5.95


17317. KAHN, David:: SEIZING THE ENIGMA. The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1939-1943.

Souvenir 1992 1st., . xii. + 336pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £10.00


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 £3.95


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. £20.45


708. KEMP P. K. Lieut-Cdr RN.: VICTORY AT SEA 1939-1945.

Muller 1957 1st. . 383pp. 35 ills. 10 maps. 22x14. Binding VG, contents VG+.. A thorough and wide-ranging account of the Royal Navy's operations in every theatre of combat during World War 2. £2.95


6720. KEMP P.K. Lieut-Cdr RN.: VICTORY AT SEA 1939-1945.

Muller. 1958 . 383pp. 35 ills. 10 maps. 22x14. VG+. in G+ dfj. An excellent history of the war at sea, giving a thorough and wide-ranging account of the Royal Navy's operations in every theatre of combat in which they fought in WW2. £4.95


5475. KEMP P.K. Cmdr RN.: H.M. SUBMARINES.

Jenkins. 1953. 237pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Red Cloth binding & contents VG+.. . Although concentrating on the exploits of British submarines in the two World Wars, the book also tells of everyday events in the Submarine Service which go unheralded but form the true background against which the more spectacular actions stand out in proper focus. £3.95


7631. KEMP, Anthony.: SPRINGBOARD FOR OVERLORD. Hampshire and the D-Day Landings.

Milestone. 1984 1st. 72pp. Profusely illustrated. Map. An unmarked copy; Fine in pictorial card cover. Chronicles the role of Hampshire in the D-Day landings. It describes the preparations for Overlord and how such a vast influx of troops and equipment influenced the lives of local people. The book includes an account of the building of the Mulberry harbours. Profusely illustrated. £2.50


14917. KEMP, Paul: FRIEND OR FOE. Friendly Fire At Sea 1939-1945.

Leo Cooper 1995 1st. ix. + 198pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. During the Second World War, there were over 100 instances of naval engagements between ships, submarines and aircraft of the same side. In the past there has often been a reluctance by the authorities to admit to these losses but with operational records now available, it is possible for historians to explain how a good number of ships and submarines were attacked, damaged or sunk by the forces of their own side. Drawn from the archives of all the belligerents, the author examines the most important of these incidents in detail and, if the result is sometimes depressing, it cannot be denied that he has produced a record of great importance of a hitherto deliberately hidden aspect of the Second World War. £4.95


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


23183. KEMP, Paul J.: GUNBOATS OF THE ROYAL NAVY

ISO 1997 65pp. Profusely illustrated. 20x19. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £11.50


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, virtually as new. : Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This history of submarine warfare charts the development of the submarine in the 20th century; examines aspects of submarine life; submarine construction; weaponry and tactics; submarine exploits during the two World Wars, including blockade running, special operations, escape and salvage. Profusely illustrated. £8.95


23184. KENNEDY Admiral Sir William, KCB: HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR!. Fifty Years in the Royal Navy

William Blackwood 1901 xiv. + 356pp. 47 illustrations. 22x14 Hardback. No writing or inscriptions; gilt titles a bit faded, otherwise bindingVG, contents VG+. £15.50


18327. KENNEDY Admiral Sir William, KCB: HURRAH FOR THE LIFE OF A SAILOR!. Fifty Years in the Royal Navy

Eveleigh Nash 1910 vi. + 312pp. 19x13 Presentation copy signed by author, November 1915. Lower half of red cloth binding waterstained and the prelims and the last few pages heavily waterstained, and waterstains to fore edges throughout. A reading copy only.. Presentation copy signed by Admiral Sir William Kennedy, Nov 1st 1915. £4.95


614. KENNEDY L.: MENACE - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.

BCA. nd (c 1979). 176pp. Prof ills. 26x20. VG+ in VG+ d/j. A detailed and profusely illustrated history of the wartime career of the battleship Tirpitz. From early 1942 to Nov 1944 the battleship served in Norwegian waters where she constituted a permanent threat to the British convoys to Russia. In 1943 she was attacked by midget submarines, and damaged by aircraft of the Fleet Arm, before being finally sunk by RAF bombers in November 1944. £3.95


567. KENNEDY P.: PACIFIC ONSLAUGHT. 7th Dec. 1941 - 7th Feb.1943.

Pan-Ballantine. 1972. 159pp. Prof ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Chapters cover:- Origins of the Pacific War -Pearl Harbour - Hong Kong, Malaya & Singapore - The Philippines & Dutch East Indies - Burma & the threat to India - The Tokyo Raid & the Battle of the Coral Sea - Midway - Guadalcanal - New Guinea, Burma & China, etc. Profusely illustrated. £1.95


11351. KENNEDY, Gavin.: CAPTAIN BLIGH. The Man and His Mutinies.

Duckworth 1978 1st vii. + 420pp. 26 illustrations. Endpaper maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked hardcover copy. Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). Based on his meticulous research of all relevant sources, the author discards post-mutiny rationalisations and works out the many contradictions, in this brilliant biography of Bligh and the mutiny on the Bounty. £4.95


1604. KENNEDY, Ludovic: MENACE - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.

BCA. 1979 176pp. Prof ills. 26x20. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine 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


1313. KENNEDY, Paul.M.: THE RISE & FALL OF BRITISH NAVAL MASTERY.

Fontana 1991 xi. + 492pp. 10 Maps. 20x13 .Much 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. £1.50


7186. KENT, Graeme.: GUADALCANAL. Island Ordeal.

Pan/Ballantine. 1972. 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The fiercely contested battle on the island of Guadalcanal itself and at sea in the waters surrounding it, raged for six months and cost the Japanese around 25,000 men killed on the land battle alone. This book gives a comprehensive account of the actions on land and at sea. £2.00


16632. KENWORTHY J.M. & YOUNG, George: FREEDOM OF THE SEAS.

Hutchinson. no date (c 1927) 1st. 283pp. 16 illustrations. 24x16. Spine a bit worn, otherwise contents VG. £2.95


21977. KERSHAW, Andrew: BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Purnell. 1975. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book not only provides a profusely illustrated record of the Battle of the Atlantic, but also covers the sinking of the Bismarck and the Battle of the Barents Sea. £5.95


8551. KILDUFF, Peter: U.S.CARRIERS AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1981 1st. * 128pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. The product of extensive research, this book portrays in personal account and from official documentation, some of the greatest exploits of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier operations in both the Atlantic and Pacific during World War 2. Very well illustrated. £7.95


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. £3.95


18911. KING D. & Others.: A SEA OF WORDS. A Lexicon & Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales.

Holt. 2000 Third Edtion. xxii. + 502pp. Illustrated. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This revised edition of Dean King's highly acclaimed Patrick O'Brian reference includes Nautical & Naval Terms - Medical & Scientific Terms - Weapons, Armaments and the Military - Food & Drink - Customs & Culture, etc, etc. £4.95


22075. KING, Dean. & HATTENDORF John .B. (Editors).: EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY. An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts from the Age of Nelson. 1793-1815.

Conway 2002 xxxvii. + 425pp. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Presents first-hand accounts of officers and seaman who fought and lived at sea during the French Revolutionary War (1793-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-1815), and the War of 1812 (1812-1815). In addition to the first-hand narratives - including eye-witness accounts of the Glorious First of June, the Battle of St Vincent, the Battle of Trafalgar, and the death of Nelson, frigate duels, fire-ship missions, and cutting-out exploits, there are revealing insights into the nature of life at sea aboard a man-of-war. £2.95


13126. KITSON, Frank: PRINCE RUPERT. Admiral and General-at-Sea.

Constable 1998 1st. Constable 1998 1st. 12 ills. 14 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Binding and contents Fine (no d/j) £2.95


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


5365. KNOTT R.C.: THE BLACK CATS.

Patrick Stephens. 1981 1st UK. x. + 198pp. Prof ills. Map. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. :-Fine in Fine d/j. The Black Cats were night raiders. They pounced on the enemy with engines cut back and slipped away as they released their torpedoes into the sea. Their daring pilots had turned the slow, black-painted PBY Catalinas into the scourge of Japanese shipping in the South Pacific. By the end of the war these deadly hunters accounted for the sinking of disabling of hundreds of Japanese cargo vessels, troop carriers and warships. £5.50


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


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


22862. KOBURGER, Charles W.: SEA POWER IN THE FALKLANDS

Praeger 19831st x. + 186pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j.Describes and analyzes, from the point of view of the craft of war, the first significant high-tech naval war in history where weapons such as the Harrier VSTOL and the Exocet missile were used and where computer faced computer. £6.95


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. £11.50


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. £8.95


12106. KROSCHEL, Gunter. & EVERS, August-Ludwig: DIE DEUTSCHE FLOTTE 1848 - 1945.

Verlag Lohse-Essing. 1974 Xxviii (text). + Approx 158pp (no pagination). 437 photographs. 27x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG+ d/j. £6.95


12105. KROSCHEL, Gunter. & EVERS, August-Ludwig: DIE DEUTSCHE FLOTTE 1848 - 1945.

Verlag Lohse-Essing. 1963 1st. Xxviii (text). + Approx 158pp (no pagination). 437 photographs. 27x20. An unmarked copy. Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) £5.95


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


6372. LAKE, Deborah: THE ZEEBRUGGE AND OSTEND RAIDS 1918.

Cooper. 2002 1st. * xii. + 208pp. 31 ills. 2 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. A meticulously researched and detailed account of the daring raids on the two German bases of Zeebrugge and Ostend in 1918. Drawing on hitherto unpublished material from both Allied and German sources, this book describes the ferocious fighting in which the attacking force sustained some 600 casualties (killed, wounded & missing). Subsequently, some eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded. £7.85


8577. LAMB, Charles. Cmdr RN.: TO WAR IN A STRINGBAG.

Nelson Doubleday. 1980 364pp. Illustrated with drawings; Map. 21x14. Hardback. No writiong or inscriptions:- binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket. .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. £4.95


11707. LAMBERT Andrew (Editor): LETTERS AND PAPERS OF PROFESSOR SIR JOHN KNOX LAUGHTON, 1830-1915. (Publications of The Naval Records Society. Vol. 143)

Ashgate. 2002. xv. + 340pp. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Dark blue cloth, gilt binding. As new £8.50


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


23063. LAMBERT, Andrew: THE FOUNDATIONS OF NAVAL HISTORY. John Knox Laughton, the Royal Navy and the Historical Profession

Chatham 1998 1st 256pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Covers the career of Sir John Knox Laughton (1830-1915) who, before his death, was influential in the growing debate about the strategy and tactics of contemporary navies. His friends or correspondents included all the major names in his field. This biography serves as a study of the evolution of naval thought in the crucial decades leading up to World War I. £15.50


11402. LAMBERT, Andrew,: TRINCOMALEE. The Last of Nelson's Frigates.

Chatham. 2002 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Unmarked, as new:- Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The development, role and daily life of the frigate in the age of sail is described here through one of the last survivors of the type, HMS Trincomalee, now restored at Hartlepool. This book explains Trincomalee's place in the development of the frigate, the importance of the teak building programme in India, her First & Second Commissions in the changing world of the 19th century Royal Navy and, last, her contribution as a training vessel for young seamen. £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. £2.00


22031. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. . £3.00


19015. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. . £2.50


4948. LANGMAID, Rowland.: 'THE MED'. The Royal Navy in the Mediterranean 1939-45.

Batchworth. 1948 1st. 150pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 26x19. Blue cloth binding & contents VG+ . Rowland Langmaid was Official Admiralty Artist to the Mediterranean Fleet and 57 of his pictures are reproduced in a personal review of the naval war in this theatre. He was in the Mediterranean throughout the war, and his diary and his pictures describe events 'at the scene of action at the time', not an afterthought to make the book, but a living record of some of the most stirring actions of World War 2. £6.95


14707. LASH, Joseph P.: ROOSEVELT & CHURCHILL 1939-1941. The Partnership that saved the West.

Andre Deutsch 1977 1st. 528pp Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. £4.95


522. LAUGHTON Knox T. Sir (Editor).: BRITISH SAILOR HEROES .From Howard to Nelson.

Bickers. nd (c 1900) 1st. vii. 493pp. Illustrated. Maps & plans. 19x13. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Spine lightly sun faded (titles 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. £4.50


14989. LAUGHTON, John Knox.: STUDIES IN NAVAL HISTORY.

Longmans, Green & Co 1887 1st. 469pp. 20x13. A First Edition copy bound in black cloth with gilt titles. Edges of spine & corners rubbed, otherwise contents VG+. The biographies contained in this book reflect some of the most stirring episodes in naval history. Also, the birth of the French Navy is described in the biography of Jean Colbert. Other biographies include Jean De Vienne, De Quesne, Le Baille De Suffren, Tegetthof: Privateers & Privateering - L. Fortunatus Wright, George Walker, Jean Bart, Du Guay Trouin, Thurot, Robert Surcouf, and 'The Pirate' Paul Jones. £11.50


7791. LAUTENSCHLAGER, Karl.: USS MISSISSIPPI (BB23).Greek KILKIS.(Warship Profile 29).

Profile Publicataions1973. 25pp. Profusely illustrated.. 25x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. The battleship Mississippi was first commissioned into the US Navy in 1908. After being transferred to the Greek Navy 1914 she was renamed Kilkis, and sunk by German bombers in August 1941. This technical and operational history is profusely illustrated with photographs and a four-page centrespread in colour. £5.95


13724. LAVERY, Brian: IN WHICH THEY SERVED. The Royal Navy Officer Experience in the Second World War.

Conway. 2008 1st 384pp. Illustrated. . 24x16 . An unmarked hardback copy, Near-Mint in Fine d/j.. During WW2 the Royal Navy had to expand more than sevenfold and to find officers for this force it had to move well outside its normal supply of boys trained from the age of 13. As a result yachtsmen were recruited and sent to sea, along with possible officers who served first as ordinary seamen. Selected men were then sent to officer training in Brighton for three months and, if they were to serve on convoy escort, to the Western Isles. The author looks at the social background of British wartime naval recruits, training methods, the personal experiences of those involved and what they had to learn to become an officer of the watch on the bridge of a warship, or even the captain of a landing craft attacking the beaches of Normandy, Italy and North Africa. The book draws widely from personal experiences of those who served and presents a rich collection of wry quotes and anecdotes. £6.95


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


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


13577. LAVERY, Brian.: HOSTILITIES ONLY. Training the Wartime Navy.

National Maritime Museum 2004 1st. 304pp. Illustrated. 24x17. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £8.95


17692. LAVERY, Brian.: NELSON'S NAVY. The Ships, Men, Organisation 1793-1815.

Conway. 1997 352pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. An unmarked copy:- -Finer in Near-Fine 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. £3.95


710. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.1. Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1959. 64pp. Prof ills. 18x12. VG in worn pictorial card cover. Gives details of every British and German battleship and battle-cruisers of WW1, together with their construction history and fates. £1.00


22989. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. Combined Volume.

Ian Allan. 1967 viii. + 352pp. Prof ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions: spine very worn, otherwise contents VG. A good reading copy only. Provides full details of all British and German battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers, destroyers, submarines and miscellaneous warships which served in the fleets of the two countries during the First World War. Information for each class includes displacement, dimensions, armament, armour, and speed. Details for each ship gives name of builder, completion date and its fate, together with a brief biography of the more important ships. £4.95


13924. LE FLEMING H.M.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR I. No.2. Cruisers (British and German).

Ian Allan. 1961 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 18x12.Contents (unmarked) Near-Fine in slightly faded pictorial card cover. This illustrated handbook supplies details of all British and German cruisers of World War 1. Information for each vessel includes - Date, Name of Builder and the Fate of each ship. Well illustrated. £2.95


13044. LEASOR, James.: BOARDING PARTY.

Heinemann. 1978 1st. xv. + 204pp. Map. 22x14. 22x14. No wriing or inscriptions VG+ in VG+ d/j. In World War 2, German U-boats guided to their targets by a secret radio transmitter aboard a German merchant ship which sought shelter in the neutral Portuguese colony of Goa, began to decimate Allied shipping in the Indian Ocean, and in one month they sank 46 ships totalling 250,000 tons, but retaliatory action using regular British forces could not be taken against the ship for fear of infringing Portuguese neutrality. Some 1,400 miles away, in Calcutta, there was a part-time civilian territorial unit comprised of middle-aged merchants, bankers, solicitors and accountants - the Calcutta Light Horse. This is an account of their little-known yet incredible exploit which they carried out in late 1942, when they used the hopper barge Phoebe as an assault ship to sail into the harbour of Goa where they boarded and sank the German ship Ehrenfels. During the raid the other Axis ships anchored in the harbour: the German vessels Braunfels, Drachenfels and the Italian Anfora, were each gutted by their crews. £10.00


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


14632. LEIFER, Neil & DORR, Robert F.: USS NEW JERSEY - The Navy's Big Guns.

Motorbooks 1988 1st. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x24. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A pictorial record of the Iowa class battleship USS New Jersey, illustrated with over 90 photographs in colour and black-and -white, accompanied with explanatory captions and a informative linking text.. The pictures include a remarkable series of colour photographs showing the New Jersey firing her main armament of 16-inch guns. £18.00


15309. LEMAIRE W.C.: ONZE KONINKLIJKE MARINE 2. Varende Vloot.

Alkenreeks. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x10. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in pictorial hardback cover. Gives details of The Royal Netherland Navy's submarines, minesweepers, escort ships, patrol vesels, netlayers, etc. £1.00


12807. LENTON H.T.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS. Sixth Edition.

Ian Allan. 1962 71pp. Prof ills. 15x10. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG pictorial card cover Lists British warships of all types & classes in commission at date. Supplies specifications of each class together with the name of builder and completion date of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £2.95


10654. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN FLEET & ESCORT DESTROYERS. Volume One.. (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 11x15. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in torn d/j.. Lists all classes of American destroyers which took part in WW2, from the four-funnel types built during the First World War to the Allen M.Sumner class built during World War 2. Each class is fully described together with details of their specifications and modifications. Information for each vessel includes name, builder and fate. Profusely illustrated with £3.95


23000. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN FLEET & ESCORT DESTROYERS. Volume One.. (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 11x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in tVG+ . Lists all classes of American destroyers which took part in WW2, from the four-funnel types built during the First World War to the Allen M.Sumner class built during World War 2. Each class is fully described together with details of their specifications and modifications. Information for each vessel includes name, builder and fate. Profusely illustrated with £5.95


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. £3.95


8585. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN SUBMARINES. (1) (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1973 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. 11x15 An unmarked copy:-Fine in Near Fine d/j. Lists every American submarine which took part in WW2. Each class is described together with details of their specifications and modifications. Information for each submarine includes name, builder and fate. Profusely illustrated. £6.95


12888. LENTON H.T.: GERMAN SUBMARINES (2). Navies of the Second World War.

Macdonald. 1965 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. 11x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Examines German submarine development between 1939-45, then gives a description with technical details and data of every submarine class launched mainly after 1943, together with the fate of each submarine. Well illustrated. £5.95


12858. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: BRITISH WARSHIP LOSSES OF WORLD WAR II. British and Dominion Fleets.

Ian Allan. 1964 1st. 64pp. Illustrated. 18x12.No writing or inscriptions. VG+ in G+ pictorial card cover. Gives details of all British and Dominion warships losses, giving name of ship lost, the date, area, and the cause, or principal cause of loss, of all types of warships, from capital ships to landing barges, in World War 2. A useful source of information. £2.95


12424. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II . (Part 5 - Auxiliary Support Vessels).

1963 1st. 71pp. Prof ills. 18x12. Contents (unmarked) VG+ VG pictorial card cover. This illustrated handbook deals with miscellaneous vessels engaged in harbour, towing and salvage vessels duties. Also includes Convoy Rescue Ships. Information for each class includes Displacement, Dimensions, Machinery, Armament; and the name, ex-name, builder, launch date and the fate of every ship £2.95


14966. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Ian Allan. 1973. 2nd edition. 653pp. Prof ills. 19x13. VG+ in Near-Fine d/j. Described as a "library in one volume", this book is an invaluable source of information covering virtually every ship (from Motor Launches to Battleships) of the Royal and Dominion Navies which participated in the Second World War. It presents in eight sections a complete record of all known vessels, covering Capital Ships (Battleships, Battle-Cruisers, Cruisers & Aircraft Carriers). - Destroyers & Submarines - Sloops, Corvettes & Frigates - Auxiliary Fighting Vessels - Auxiliary Support Vessels - Trawlers, Whalers & Drifters - Coastal Forces - Landing Craft. Information given for each vessel includes:- Builder, Year Built, Displacement, Dimensions, Machinery, Armament, Protection, Complement, & its Fate. With 192 pages of photographs. £8.95


8380. LEWIS, Jon E. (Editor): THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF LIFE BEFORE THE MAST. An Anthology of Eye-Witness Accounts from the Age of Fighting Sail.

Robinson. 2001. * xiv. + 495pp. 20x13. Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Contains 22 eye-witness acounts of battles, the hardships and the excitement of naval service during the French Revolutionary War (1793-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-15) and the War of 1812. £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. £7.95


4783. LEWIS, Michael.: SPITHEAD. An Informal History.

Allen & Unwin. 1972 1st. 208pp. 19 ills. 4 figs. 22x14. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Describes the varied strands of history that has given Spithead its significance. As a strategically vital route of access to southern England and as the anchorage for Portsmouth, Britain's premier naval base, the waters of Spithead reflect much of Britain's naval history. £3.95


13038. LEWIS, Val.: SHIPS' CATS. In War and Peace.

Nauticalia. 2001 1st. viii. + 199pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. AQs new; Mint in Mint d/j.. With letter signed by author. This book is packed with stories of cats that have lived aboard ships of the Royal Navy and the Merchant Service, in peacetime and in war. £5.95


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


22880. LIPSCOMB F.W. Cmdr R.N.: HISTORIC SUBMARINES.

Hugh Evelyn 1970 1st. 37pp text + 16 colour plates. 35x24. An unmarked copy:Hradbck edition. Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. £9.95


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. £6.95


3546. LLOYD, Christopher.: ST. VINCENT & CAMPERDOWN.

Batsford. 1963 1st. 184pp. 27 ills. 24x16. Fine in VG d/j. Describes two major naval battles which took place in the late 18th century. Rodney's defeat of the Spanish fleet at St.Vincent in January 1780; and the furious battle fought off Camperdown in 1797 when Admiral Duncan decisively defeated the Dutch fleet. £6.95


22113. LLOYD, Christopher.: ST. VINCENT & CAMPERDOWN.

Batsford. 1963 1st. 184pp. 27 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; binding sun faded (Titles bright), contents Near- Fine. Describes two major naval battles which took place in the late 18th century. Rodney's defeat of the Spanish fleet at St.Vincent in January 1780; and the furious battle fought off Camperdown in 1797 when Admiral Duncan decisively defeated the Dutch fleet. £4.95


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


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. £2.50


6775. LOMBARD-HOBSON, Sam,Captain RN.: A SAILOR'S WAR.

orbis 1983 1st. 175pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. The autobiography of a career officer who first went to sea in 1930 as a midshipman in the battleship Queen Elizabeth. He served as First Lieutenant of Whitshead in 1939-40, then moved to Southdown, before taking command of Guillemot in mid 1941 with Nicholas Monsarrat as his First Lieutenant. After East Coast convoy work he took over Rockwood and served in the Mediterranean and Aegean. £8.95


14152. LONDON, Charles: JUTLAND 1916. Clash of the Dreadnoughts.

Praeger 2004. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Fine pictorial hardback cover. The only major fleet engagement of World War I, and one of the great battles of naval history, thBattle of Jutland has been surrounded by controversy ever since. The author describe the action in which the two fleets clashed head to head: the events that followed would spark a polemic that still rages today. The author offers a chronological, fact-filled account, accompanied by many photographs and maps. £4.95


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. £5.95


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. £2.50


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


10765. LOTT, Arnold S. & Sumrall, Robert F.: USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB55). Ship's Data 1.

Leeward.1973 32pp. Prof ills. 21x27. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG pictorial card cover. r. An illustrated history of the US battleship North Carolina. With 39 photographs,a folding plan of outboard profile and plan view, paint schemes,& a centerspread illustration in colour of the ship in camouflage. £4.95


15814. LOTT, Arnold s. (General Editor).: BATTLE DAMAGE REPORT No 1. USS HELENA (CL 50). Loss in action in the Battle of Kula Gulf, 6 July 1943.

Leeward Publicataions. 1979 1st. 32pp. Profusely illusstrated. 21x0. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG+ pictorial card cover. Illustrated with 35 photographs plus several diagrams and maps. £20.00


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 £9.50


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 £9.50


3985. LOWIS, Geoffrey.: FABULOUS ADMIRALS.

Putnam. 1959 292pp. Ills. 22x14. VG in torn d/j. Around the turn of the 20th century the Royal Navy had at its disposal the world's mightiest array of fighting ships & battle squadrons - & perhaps the world's most astonishing collection of characters who commanded them in the guise of Admirals & Captains. The Navy's supremacy had been virtually unchallenged for the best part of a century, & this accumulation of confidence, combined with the autocracy, power & independence bestowed on a C-in-C, resulted in a proliferation of personality of these old commanders that was only surpassed by their courage & integrity. The author has sought to preserve the legends that hung around these commanders - not in the deeds of battle, but the habits & words that enlivened the Royal Navy from the Victorian era to the 1930s, & which kept their memories alive in both Wardroom & messdeck. £5.95


7199. LUND P. & LUDLUM H.: PQ-17: Convoy to Hell. The Survivor's Story .

Foulsham. 1968 1st. * 240pp. 23 ills. 2 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding and contents VG+. A vivid account on the convoy based on a wide collection of survivor's reminiscences. Lund was in the escort trawler Lord Austin. £4.95


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. £4.95


17268. 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 £5.95


5557. LUND, Paul. & LUDLUM, Harry.: THE NIGHT OF THE U-BOATS.

Foulsham. 1973 1st . 204pp. 56 ills. 22x14. Ex-library; usual stamps & marks, dustjacket permanently affixed. A good reading copy The story of Atlantic convoy SC7 which was decimated by the first use of U-boat wolfpack tactics in October 1940. £2.50


5908. LYON D.J.: HMS ILLUSTRIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1939 - 1956. Techinal History. (Warship Profile 10)

1971. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. VG+ in pictorial card cover. A full technical history of HMS Illustrious, illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view in colour depicting HMS Illustrious as she appeared in November 1940. £11.50


15843. LYON, David.: THE FIRST DESTROYERS. The Turtlebacked TBDs of the 1890s.

Mercury 2005 128pp. Prof ills. 30x25. As new. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.. An authoritative and profusely illustrated account of the early development of destroyers up to the 'River' class of 1900. The book contains detailed data tables and technical appendices; collections of original draughts; numerous photographs; perspective and cutaway drawings, and a complete with scale drawing of HM Torpedo Boat Destroyer Velox 1904 in pocket. An important study. £8.95


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


20578. LYON, Hugh. & MOORE, John.E. Captain RN.: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS. A Technical Directory of Major Fighting Ships from 1900 to the Present Day.

Salamandar. 1979 273pp. Prof ills. 31x23. . No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. (no d/j). Contains a wealth of detailed information on more than 230 warships since 1900. Tables of data are included for each ship and sister ships of its class, as well as detailed information on performance and the service records of the more significant vessels. Each vessel is illustrated with detailed drawings and/or photographs, totalling 350 illustrations. In addition there are 39 highly detailed double-page profiles (side and plan views) in colour - eight of them fold-outs - allowing illustrations of the ships such as the Rodney, Yamato, Kongo, Hornet, Bismarck, Hood, Scharnhorst, and Enterprise, to be reproduced on a spread of over 2 feet in length. An excellent book for the warship enthusiast or ship modeller. £7.95


21993. MACAULEY Dr.: FROM MIDDY TO ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET. The Story of Commodore Anson Re-Told to Boys.

Hutchinson. nd (c 1900) xv. + 390pp. Frontis. All edges gilt. 21x15. An excellent bright and tight copy, handsomely bound in red embossed binding with gilt decoration. Binding and contents VG. Prize label dated 1904. £7.95


14664. MACBETH, Jack, Lieut.Cdr RCNR.: READY, AYE, READY. An Illustrated History of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Key Porter 1989 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Set out in chapters headed The Early Days, The Battle of the Atlantic, The Invasion of Europe, Destroyer versus destroyer, and New Horizons, this splendidly illustrated book brings together archival and contemporary photographs; colour reproductions of paintings, linked together with an interesting and informative text.. £10.00


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. £8.95


1272. MACDERMOTT, Brian: SHIPS WITHOUT NAMES. The Story of the Royal Navy's Tank Landing Ships of World War Two

Arms & Armour. 1992 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. 25x20. Like new Mint in Mint d/j. This account blends the service records of the Navy's LST's, with the memories of former crew members, which brings to life the story of these ships. List of ships with their biographical details. £19.50


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. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Presents a unique account of life in a destroyer HMS Fortune, commanded by an eccentric at odds with both officers and ship's company in the early 1940s. The author, who served in Fortune, describes operations and experiences in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean, sundry events and the reactions of those on board, the threat of full scale mutiny, and narrowly averted disasters. £4.95


5389. MACDONALD Vice Admiral Sir Roderick.: THE FIGUREHEAD. A Story of Conflict and Loyalty at Sea in World War II.

Pentland. 1993 1st. xxi. + 201pp. Prof ills. 22x15. SNear-Fine in 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. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. Fine in pictorial card cover £1.50


4226. MacDOUGALL, Phillip: CHATHAM BUILT WARSHIPS SINCE 1860.

Maritime. nd (c 1982). 112pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Listed in chronological order, this book supplies the particulars and brief histories of the warships built at Chatham, from the wooden screw frigate Orpheus of 1860, to the submarine Okanagan, the final vessel to be built. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.95


8550. MACINTYRE, Donald, Captain RN: THE BATTLE FOR THE PACIFIC.

Purnell nd (c 1975). 240pp. Illustrated. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Good d/j. An excellent, comprehensive history of the Pacific War, incorporating accounts of all the major sea battles and of the supporting surface actions to conatin the Japanese conquests. Well illustrated. £3.95


1205. MACINTYRE, Donald. Captain RN.: ADMIRAL RODNEY

Davies. 1962 1st. 280pp. 8 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. Rodney’s career covers the whole period during which the Royal Navy was developing into the splendid force which, under Nelson, was to enjoy its golden age. His claim to a place among the great sea commanders comes as much from his success in re-imposing a healthy discipline yet freeing naval thought from the shackles of Fighting Instructions as it does from the victories he won. He defeated the Spanish off Finisterre & St Vincent & relieved Gibraltar in 1780. In 1782 he won a great victory over the French - the Battle of the Saintes. Although feared rather than liked by his subordinates. Rodney was a skilful seaman who introduced new tactics to fleet actions. £3.95


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


14017. MACLEOD, Donald J.: SURVIVAL AGAINST THE ODDS. The Story of Petty Officer Donald MacKinnon, Russian Convoy Survivor.

Loch Roag Books. 2000 1st. 99pp. Map. Illustrated. 21x15. As new: Mint in pictorial card cover.. MacKinnon saw action at Narvik, and then took part in Russian convoys where his ship, HMS Lapwing, was sunk. £8.50


12046. MADSEN, Daniel.: TO SAIL NO MORE. Part Six - The United States Navy

Maritime. nd (c 2001) 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. Unmarked, as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This book provides an illustrated record of the many different types of American warships either laid up. or awaiting breaking up, from the 1950s to the 1990s. £2.50


13763. MAINE, Rene: TRAFALGAR. Napoleon's Naval Waterloo.

Thames & Hudson 1957 1st UK viii. + 261pp. 7 charts. 23x15. VG+. in VG d/j. Written by a French author, this book describes the Battle of Trafalgar from an angle unfamiliar to the English reader. £5.95


14193. MALCOMSON, Robert: WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.

Chatham 2001 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated.27x20. An unmarked hardback copy, like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £6.95


8245. MALE, Herbert Gordon.: BEING IN ALL RESPECTS READY FOR SEA.

Janus. 1992 1st. xvii. + 184pp. Ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy, almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. During World War 2 the author rose from ordinary seaman to Petty Officer then to full lieutenant (RNVR) in command of his own vessel. He was at sea throughout the war: minesweeping in the North Sea & English Channel; escorting supplies between Alexandria and the besieged Tobruk, running landing craft between England and the Normandy beaches on D-Day, and finally taking command of his own ship on a 6,000 mile journey to India. The book offers a rare insight into life in the Royal Navy in the messdeck and in the wardroom alike. £18.50


7219. MALLMANN SHOWELL J.P.: THE GERMAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR TWO. A Reference Guide to the Kriegsmarine, 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1979 1st 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with over 330 photographs, this invaluable book provides a reference guide to the ships, warship data, organization, command and rank structure, leaders and uniforms of the Kriegsmarine. It contains concise histories and technical data tables of the battleships, battlecruisers, pocket battleships, cruisers & auxiliary cruisers, and technical tables for destroyers, torpedo boats, motor torpedo-boats, minesweepers, training ships, escorts and U-boats, and biographical notes on German naval commanders. Chronology of the principal naval events from the end of WW1 to the end of WW2. A photographic section featuring Atlantic U-boats with many interior views. Rank, Uniforms, Awards & Insignia. Plus appendices on German flags, Naval Charts & 'Enigma'. £11.50


1108. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P.: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Ian Allan 1987 . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. This profusely illustrated volume traces the history of the German U-boat arm from its prewar origins, through the heyday of the Wolf Packs to the end of WW2. The development of weapons, radar, and new U-boat types, U-boat bunkers, etc, are supported by comprehensive tables of data. £4.95


22809. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P.: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Ian Allan 1987 . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy. bBinding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket.This profusely illustrated volume traces the history of the German U-boat arm from its prewar origins, through the heyday of the Wolf Packs to the end of WW2. The development of weapons, radar, and new U-boat types, U-boat bunkers, etc, are supported by comprehensive tables of data. £3.95


20212. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak P. Compiler):: U-BOAT ARCHIVE SERIES. Volume 10. UNKNOWN, FORGOTTEN AND HIDDEN HISTORY, GERMANY 1918-1948

. : International Submarine Archive (Germany). 2008 68pp. 29x20. From cover & prelims 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


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


8259. MARCUS, Geoffrey.: QUIBERON BAY. The Campaign in Home Waters, 1759.

Hollis & Carter. 1960 1st. * xiv. + 212pp. 5 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in VG+ d/j.. Tells the story of the invasion alarm in England, the great gales which repeatedly drove the British squadron off its station, and Hawke's dogged clinging to the vital post off Ushant month after month until late November, 1759, when, in a raging sea and rising north-wsterly gale, close in with one of the most hazardous lee shores in Europe, the French fleet was finally brought to action and defeated. £4.95


9371. MARCUS. Geoffrey J.: A NAVAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND 2. - THE AGE OF NELSON.

George Allen & Unwin. 1971 1st. 532pp. 18 maps. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Written by one of Britain's finest naval historians, The Great War of 1793-1815 is the subject of this book. As well as the famous fleet actions of the war this book also closely examines less familiar topics such as the French expeditions against Ireland, the long-drawn-out war on trade, and the Anglo-American War of 1812. The characters and careers of the leading commanders like Howe, St.Vincent, and Nelson are carefully portrayed, and the book is enriched by reports and descriptions from comtemporary witnesses. £8.45


13163. MARDER, Arthur.: FROM THE DREADNOUGHT TO SCAPA FLOW. The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1904-1919. Volume III. Jutland and After (May 1916 - December 1916)

Oxford University Press. 1966 1st. xxiii. + 307pp. 16 ills. 16 maps & charts. 5 diagrams in text. 22x14. An excellent hardback copy. Binding & contents Near-Fine. All charts in rear pocket. £24.00


15350. MARKHAM, Clements R.: THE ARCTIC NAVY LIST; or, A CENTURY OF ARCTIC & ANTARCTIC OFFICERS 1773 - 1873. Together With A List of Officers of the 1875 Expedition, and Their Services.

A facsimile of the contents in the edition first published by Griffin & Co in 1875, bound in plain card cover. 62pp. 30x21. VG+. £3.95


4301. MARRIOTT John. (Editor).: BRASSEY'S FAST ATTACK CRAFT.

Brassey's. 1978 1st. * 263pp. Prof ills. 23x17. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. This book provides detailed descriptions of all fast attack boats - from 30ft patrol boats to 1,000 ton corvettes - in service with the world's navies at date. It deals with constructional features; their propulsion; their weapons and weapon systems. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £7.95


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. £2.50


15620. MARRYAT, Captain: PETER SIMPLE.

Alan Sutton 1984 (Pocket Classics) viii. + 467pp. 17x11. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.95


161. MARS, Alastair.: UNBROKEN. The Story of a Submarine

Muller. 1953. Frontis. 232pp. Endpaper map & diagram.. 20x13. Hardback. . VG in G d/j. During 12 months in the Med, Unbroken sank over 30,000 tons of enemy shipping, including the destruction of two cruisers, took part in 4 secret operations, & 3 successful gun actions, & survived a total of 400 depth charges. Her achievements are described by her captain. £3.45


8886. MARS, Alistair.: BRITISH SUBMARINES AT WAR 1939-1945.

Military Book Society. nd (c 1974) 256pp. Ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:Near- Fine in Near- Fine d/j. The author, who commanded submarines Unbroken and Thule during the war, offers a forthright account of British submarines during WW2. Whilst describing actual events whether triumphant or disastrous; his criticisms, although balanced, are very much to the point. £5.95


23167. MARSHALL, Ian: IRONCLADS AND PADDLERS,

Howell Press 1993 1st 108pp. Profusely illustrated. 2nx25. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. An account of the history of the Ironclads, and the men who sailed them. The text is illustrated by thirty-eight paintings of the vessels and numerous black-and-white sketches. £11.50


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. £2.95


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. £2.95


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. Titles faded spots of foxing to edges, , otherwise contents VG. A wartime account of the nine days of the Dunkirk evacuation. £1.65


14721. MASLEN-JONES, Ted: THE TUXLITH TRACTS 2. MEMORIALS OF WAR. In Two World Wars, these Men from Rake, Milland, Lynch, Iping & Chithurst died, securing & defending freedom for others.

Privately published nd (c 1995) 89pp. Maps. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover Some 65 men hailing from the Hampshire villages of Rake, Milland, Lynch, Iping & Chithurst, lost their lives in the two World Wars. This book recounts their lives and their deaths on land, at sea, and in the air. £1.50


7319. MASON D.: SALERNO: Foothold in Europe.

Pan/Ballantine. 1972. 160pp. Prof ills. Maps. 21x15. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Descibes the Allied landings at Salerno. The naval side of the operation is well covered. Profusely illustrated. £2.00


5594. MASON, David.: BREAKOUT: Drive to the Seine.

Macdonald 1969 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. Maps. 21x15, No writing or inscriptions:- VG+ in pictorial card cover. Six weeks after D-Day the Allies were still entangled in the Normandy hedgerow country. Then towards the end of July the Allies broke out and forced their way to the Seine. £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; an unmarked copy. Fine in VG d/j. This lucidly written lower deck account of life in the US battleship California, includes a dramatic eye-witness account of her sinking at Pearl Harbour. £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, £2.50


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


7896. MASTERS, David.: UP PERISCOPE.

Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1942 1st. 176pp. 15 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptios; Binding & contents VG+. 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. £2.95


8792. MASTERS, David.: UP PERISCOPE.

Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1942 176pp. 15 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Near-Fine in VG original d/j. . Describes the wartime exploits and various incidents involving the British Spearfish, Salmon, Snapper, Sturgeon, Truant, Triumph, Ursula, Cachelot, Tigris, Unity, Thunderbolt, Sunfish, Sealion, H-44, Rorqual, Utmost, Regent, Thrasher, Upholder and the Polish submarine Wilk. £3.95


1650. MATHEW, David.: THE NAVAL HERITAGE.

Collins. 1945 xxiii. + 264pp. 8 ills. 22x14.. No writing or inscriptions; Contents VG+, binding G+.This study of the development of the naval life has involved some attempt to re-create the effect of the impact of naval tradition upon the general English scene. A survey of the Hanovarian Navy leads to a series of studies; Kempenfelt and Lord Sandwiche's position; Rodney and Hood in the West Indies; the influence of Howe, Nelson and St Vincent; the conception of the frigate action as seen by Broke; the classic feud of Gambier and Cochrane. The book then covers the period of Sail & Steam; the Age of the Ironclads, etc. £2.50


8779. MATHEWS, Vera, Laughton.: BLUE TAPESTRY.

Hollis & Carter. 1949 1st. 293pp. 31 ills. 22x14. Spots of foxing, G+ in G d/j. . The wartime director of the WRNS tells its story from her own experience, and gives a comprehensive and anecdotal account of the WRNS in World War 2. £3.95


22030. MATTHEWS, William & KNIGHTON, Charles (Transcribers). LATHAM, Robert (Editor): SAMUEL PEPYS AND THE SECOND DUTCH WAR, Pepys's Navy White Book and Brooke House Papers.

Scolar Press for The Navy Records Society 1995 1st. Vol. 133 xxxix. + 488pp. 23x15. Bound in navy cloth. Binding has been damaged with replacement cloth fitted to upper spine. Contents like new . The price reflects the damage. £7.50


1652. MATTINGLY, Garrett.: THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA.

Reprint Society. 1961. 415pp. 15 ills. 19x13. VG+. This authoritative account of the Spanish Armada covers every aspect of the enterprise, from the Spanish plans of the operations to the wrecking of Spanish ships on the coasts of Scotland and Ireland after the battle. £2.95


21995. MATTINGLY, Garrett.: THE DEFEAT OF THE SPANISH ARMADA.

Reprint Society. 1961. 415pp. 15 ills. 19x13. Near-Fine in G+ d/j. This authoritative account of the Spanish Armada covers every aspect of the enterprise, from the Spanish plans of the operations to the wrecking of Spanish ships on the coasts of Scotland and Ireland after the battle. £3.50


11716. McBRIDE, William J. & REED, Eric P.: NEW INTERPRETATIONS IN NAVAL HISTORY. Selected Papers from the Thirteenth Naval History Symposium. Held at Annapolis, Maryland, 2 - 4 October 1997.

Naval Institute Press. 1998 xiv. + 338pp. 23x15. Like new; Bound in black cloth with gilt titles. ( not issued with dustjacket0 Fifteen papers presented at the Thirteenth Symposium, are set under under six parts headed:- The Age of Sail : 19th Century Navies : Pre-World War II European Navies : Soviet Naval History : Postwar European Navies : Postwar United States Navy. £11.50


13576. McCART Neil.: HMS GLORY 1945-1961.

Maritime. 2002 1st. vi. + 119pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x20. New, Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


22570. McDERMOTT, James: MARTIN FROBISHER. Elizabethan Privateer

Yale University Press. 2001 1st. xv. + 509pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. Martin Frobisher is remembered today for Frobisher Bay in Canada and as a sea captain in Elizabeth's fleet against the Armada. In death, as in life, his exploits are often overshadowed by more flamboyant seafarers such as Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins. Adventurous and wilful, the swashbuckling Martin Frobisher (1535-1594) was both a brave sea-commander who served Elizabeth I with distinction and a privateer who single-mindedly pursued his own interests. This biography provides the first complete picture of the life and exploits of Frobisher, from his voyages in search of the fabled Northwest Passage to his courageous resistance to the Spanish Armada and his activities as privateer and sometime pirate. The book explores Frobisher's vigorous personality and its manifestation in the turbulence of his career and his impact on others. It also illuminates the robust world of maritime enterprise in the sixteenth century, when the shifting objectives of the Elizabethan age brought together felons, merchants, and great officers of state. The author offers instead a richly detailed portrait of a fascinating but flawed man whose ceaseless search for wealth and fame defined his extraordinary life. £6.95


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


15265. McGOWAN A.P.: THE JACOBEAN COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY 1608 AND 1618.

Naval Records Society 1971 1st. xxvii. + 319pp. 3 illustrations. 24x16. Binding & contents VG+. £5.95


21963. McGOWAN A.P.: THE JACOBEAN COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY 1608 AND 1618.

Naval Records Society 1971 1st. xxvii. + 319pp. 3 illustrations. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Fine. £7.95


11219. McGOWAN, Alan. Drawings by John McKay.: HMS VICTORY. Her Construction, Career and Restoration.

Caxton. 2003. x. + 222pp. Profusely illustrated. Ills endps. 29x25. An unmarked copy, like new-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This important and well-illustrated study, is the ultimate reference work for historians, modelmakers and enthusiasts. Heavy book therefore we will require extra postage for overseas orders. £50.00


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. £2.95


22855. McIVOR, Aidan: A HISTORY OF THE IRISH NAVAL SERVICE.

Irish Academic Press 1994 1st. 256pp. Illustrated 25x18. Hardback edition. Virtually as new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j.This book chronicles the important role of Ireland's seabourne military forces in the Civil War and in the Emergency and explains the rebirth of the Irish Naval Service in the late twentieth century. Ever since the Boreal Seas rose sufficiently to form the islands of Ireland and Britain some 8000 years ago, both have been dependant on water transport for their being. Their history has been formed by the sea from the days of the later Stone Age cultures to the present. In this century there have been so many changes to the approach of the Irish to the sea that Aidan McIvor's book is both timely and necessary. Much has been written about the manifold problems of Ireland and many books deal with her extraordinary history. But this is a book in a different category. Based on a great deal of research, it is the tale of the maritime country which, since the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, has consistently turned her back to the sea unless unusual events have caused a temporary change of heart. £9.50


16048. McKEE, Christopher: SOBER MEN AND TRUE. Sailor Lives in the Royal Navy 1900-1945.

Harvard University Press 2002 1st. 285pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. The image of the bRITISH naval sailor is that of an enigmatic but compelling figure, a globe-trotting adventurer, swaggering and irresponsible in port but swift to flex the national muscle at sea and beyond. Appealing as this popular image may be, scant effort has been expended to reveal the truth behind the stereotype. This work allows the reader to hear from sailors themselves - in this case, those who served in the Royal Navy during the first half of the 20th century. McKee has scoured sailors' unpublished diaries, letters, memoirs, and oral interviews to uncover the lives and secret thoughts of British men of the lower deck. From working-class childhoods teetering on the edge of poverty to the hardships of finding civilian employment after leaving the navy; from sexual initiation in the brothels of Oran and Alexandria to the terror of battle, the former sailors speak with candour about all aspects of naval life: the harsh discipline and deep comradeship, the pleasures and temptations of world travel, and the responsibilities of marriage and family. The result is a poignant and complex portrait of the men of serving on lower-deck of the Royal Navy. £14.50


972. McLEAVY, Roy: NAVAL FAST ATTACK CRAFT AND PATROL BOATS.

Blandford. 1979 1st. 176pp. Prof ills. 19x13. No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in VG d/j. Examines, describes and provides the essential technical details of a wide range of small warships - torpedo-boats, fast gunboats, fast patrol craft and missile craft, in service with the world's navies at date. The various types of craft are illustrated in colour, and there are numerous line drawings of equipment and details. £3.95


19899. McMURTRIE Francis .E.: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.. With Forces of British Dominions Overseas. 1947.

Sampson Low. . 288pp.. Profusely illustrated. 13x19. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; binding VG, contents VG+ Gives details of every warship class and lists each class member in service at date. Information includes a description of each class, dimensions, armament, machinery, tonnage, protection, appearance, alterations, dates, builders, etc. £4.95


3572. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1940

Sampson Low. 127pp. Prof ills. 12x19. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions;; spine sun faded (titles legible), otherwise contents Near-Fine. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


19898. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1942

Sampson Low. 132pp. Prof ills. 12x19. Binding slightly rubbed, contents VG. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


20006. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1942

Sampson Low. 132pp. Prof ills. 12x19. Titles a bit dull, otherwise contents VG. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


14971. MEARNS, David & WHITE, Rob.: HOOD AND BISMARCK. Deep-Sea Discovery of an Epic Battle.

Channel 4. 2001 1st. 224pp. Prof usely illustrated. Maps. 26x19. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Mearns led an expedition that discovered the wreck of the Hood for the very first time and revisited the wreck of the Bismarck. As well as tracing the history of these two vessels and the events that led to their fatal clash, the book chronicles the progress and findings of this incredible mission. illustrated with over 200 photographs, this book sheds new light on the cataclysmic final battles of the Hood and the Bismarck and is a real gem for anyone interested in naval history. £6.95


14594. MEHL, Hans: NAVAL GUNS. 500 Years of Ship and Coastal Artillery.

Chatham 2002 1st UK. 216pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 25x30. An unmarked copy, like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £18.50


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. £8.95


20194. MELHORN, Charles M: TWO-BLOCK FOX. The Rise of the Aircraft Carrier, 1911-1929

Naval Institue Press. 1974 1st. 181pp. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in G+ d/j. £9.50


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


8237. MELSON P.J. Commodore RN.: WHITE ENSIGN - RED DRAGON. The History of the Royal Navy in Hong Kong 1841 - 1997.

EFP/RN. 1997. 2nd edition. vii. + 158pp. Prof usely illustrated. 24x33. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine d/j24x33.This handsomely produced book charts the history of the Royal Navy in Hong Kong in text, as well as providing a superb photographic record of events in the territory and the surrounding seas. £12.50


22488. MEREDITH, Joseph C.: A HANDFUL OF EMERALDS. On Patrol with the Hanna in the Postwar Pacific

Naval Institute Press 1997 1st xii + 216pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15. Virtually as new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £5.95


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


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. £2.95


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. £1.95


3202. MILES, Peter: A GIFT OF OBSERVATION.

Buckland. 1988 1st. 84pp. Prof ills. 22x30. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near- Fine d/j. Some 50 watercolour sketches painted by a serving naval officer in WW2, illustrate ships and incidents witnessed by him, linked together by a narrative which is somewhat autobiographical, but which gives the background to each of the incidents depicted. Miles served in the cruiser Newcastle, the destroyer Versatile, submarines Clyde, Volatile and Sanguine. and the frigate Burghead Bay, each of which is represented in the colour paintings. A superb book. £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


12579. MILLER, John Grider.: THE BATTLE TO SAVE THE HOUSTON. October 1944 to March 1945.

U.S.Naval Institute. 1985 1st. xiii. + 226pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Tells the incredible and heroic story of how the U.S cruiser Houston, which was severely damaged and almost sunk by Japanese torpedo aircraft, was sailed 14,000 miles from Formosa to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The photographs include views of the damage sustained by the cruiser, and the temporary repairs that were made by the crew to save the ship. Presentation copy signed by author. £5.95


8547. MILLOT, Bernard A: THE BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA. Sea Battles in Close Up 12.

Ian Allan. 1974 1st. * 166pp. 46 ills. Maps. 18x11. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The Battle of the Coral Sea called the first successful halt to the vast military expansion of the Japanese in WW2. This book tells the story in fascinating detail and looks closely into the strategic and technical aspects of this first evenly balanced encounter between the Japanese and the Allies in the war. extensive appendices. Well illustrated £5.95


3074. MITSURU, Yoshida: REQUIEM FOR BATTLESHIP YAMATO.

Constable/ BCA. 1999 lxii. + 152pp. 11 ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. The author, who served as a junior officer in the giant Japanese battleship Yamato, gives a first-hand account of her final battle in April 1945, when, with 3,500 men on board, she set out to attack American forces on Okinawa. £3.95


11751. MOHR U. & SELLWOOD A.V.: SHIP 16. The Story of a German Surface Raider

Amberley 2008 254pp. 26 illustrations. Map.. 23x15. As new, Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. The German armed raider Atlantis completed the longest war cruise in naval history by staying at sea for 655 days and steaming 100,000 miles, before she was eventually sunk by HMS Dorsetshire. This account, by a German officer who served aboard the raider, describes her wartime exploits. £7.50


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. £3.95


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. £1.95


3846. MONTGOMERY. Michael.: WHO SANK THE SYDNEY.

Cooper.1983 enlarged edition. xiv.. + 242pp. 28 ills. 5 maps. Endp maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. . An investigation into the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Australian cruiser Sydney in February 1941. The cruiser fought and sank the German raider Kormoran but in return was heavily damaged and was last seen on fire before she completely disappeared. The author has pieced together hundreds of items of evidence to provide solutions to the hitherto unanswered questions surrounding the mystery. He also examines the hypothesis that the crippled Australian cruiser was finally sunk by a Japanese submarine. The loss of Sydney's entire complement of 645 men made her the largest ship of the Second World War to go down with all hands. £6.95


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. £3.95


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. £3.95


7801. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW 1985.

174pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover. Eighteen subjects featured in this volume including- Red Sea mines: Soviet Submarine Incursions: Soviet Special Forces at work in the Baltic; Soviet Submarines; Red Sea Mines, The French Navy, Submarine Incursions, Venezuela's Navy, etc, etc. £3.95


1576. MOORE, John Captain RN.: JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW 1987.

Jane's Publishing 176pp. Prof ills. 28x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


8653. MOORE, John.: THE FLEET AIR ARM. A Short Account of its History & Achievements.

Chapman & Hall. 1943 1st. 140pp. Ills. 19x13. VG in G d/j. The achievements of World War 2 form the bulk of this book. £2.50


22049. MORDAL, Jacques: 25 CENTURIES OF SEA WARFARE

Abbey Library. no date (c 1970) xix. + 419pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 22x1`4. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £7.95


12662. MORGAN, Charles.: THE GUNROOM.

Chatto & Windus. 1968. xii. + 348pp. 20x14. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. . Reprint of the original edition published in 1919. First published in 1919, this book, based on the author's own experiences, famously exposed the miseries of life as a Midshipman, & mysteriously disappeared from bookshops at the time without public comment, reputedly as instructed by the Senior Service. Although it may have been instrumental in reforming the Gunroom & the training of young officers this did not bear fruit for at least another ten years. £10.00


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. £2.95


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


22029. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume III. The Rising Sun in the Pacific 1931 - April 1942,

Little, Brown. 1957 xxviii. + 409pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 22x15. No writing or inscriptions; VG in worn & torn d/j. A detailed comprehensive account of the war fought by the U.S. Navy in WW2. £5.95


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:- Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


12113. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume VI. Breaking the Bismarcks Barrier. 22 July 1942 - 1 May 1944.

Oxford University Press. 1988 xxix + 463pp. Illustrated Charts. 22x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £8.95


21766. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume X. The Atlantic Battle Won, May 1943 - May 1945.

Little, Brown, 1959 xxxii. + 399pp. Prof Ills. Charts. 23x15. A good ex-library copy; Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. £5.95


12111. MORISON, Samuel Eliot.: HISTORY OF UNITED STATES NAVAL OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR II. Volume XI. The Invasion of France and Germany. 1944 - 1945.

Castle 2001 xxviii. + 360pp. Profusely illustrated. Charts. 22x15. Virtually as new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £9.00


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. £5.95


6427. MORLEY. Sam: 99 YEARS OF NAVY. From Victoria to V.E.Day through Three Pairs of Eyes.

Quiller. 1995 1st. ix. + 198pp. 46 ills. 24x16. VG in VG d/j. .A trilogy. Sam Morley, author of the third book, and editor of the other two describes six years of war service - mostly in destroyers. The first book describes the career of Lt-Cmdr W.E.Woods RN, who served in the RN for 50 years, and saw service in HMS Bellerophon during WW1. The second book describes the experiences of CPO Bill Dunlevy who survived the sinking of HMS Exeter, and, as a Japanese POW, watched the second atom bomb fall on Nagasaki. Although designed as a trilogy a fourth story was added describing the mayhem of the Dieppe Raid in 1942, by a Marine Commando. Paul McGrath. £3.95


12100. MORRIS, Douglas: CRUISERS OF THE ROYAL AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES.

Maritime. 1987 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An excellent unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Provides descriptions and comprehensive details of all the cruisers in service with the Royal and Commonwealth navies from the first generation cruisers built in 1879 to the Tiger class., the last British cruisers that were built. Every cruiser is covered with concise details of its history and eventual fate. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £11.50


8549. MORRIS, Eric: THE RUSSIAN NAVY. Myth & Reality.

Hamish Hamilton. 1977 1st. 150pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-lib, VG in VG d/j. A detailed examination of the ships of the Russian Navy in service at date, together with a penetrating study of Russian maritime policy. £1.95


11702. MORRISS, Roger & SAXBY, Richard C.: THE CHANNEL FLEET AND THE BLOCKADE OF BREST, 1793-1801. (Publications of the Navy Records Society. Vol. 141.

Ashgate. 2001. xii. + 700pp. Frontis. Maps. 23x15. Bound in navy cloth with gilt titles. Contents Near-Mint, binding Near-Fine £7.50


21989. MORRISS, Roger (Compiler): NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM GUIDE TO BRITISH NAVAL PAPERS IN NORTH AMERICA..

Mansell Publishing 1994 1st xxii + 418pp. 24x15, As new. Blue cloth binding & contents Mint. (no d/j issued).This guide describes and locates over 1100 collections of original British naval documents in 250 US and Canadian repositories. It lists separate collections under six categories; provides a directory of libraries holding these collections, with details of opening hours, access, photocopying facilities and lists of papers held; and supplies three indexes. £15.95


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


22877. MOWLL, William: BUILDING A WORKING MODEL WARSHIP - HMS WARRIOR 1860.

Chatham 1997 1st. 200pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs & plans. Illustrated endpapers. 25x19. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover £14.00


5525. MUIR, Malcom.: IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS. Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri & Wisconsin,

Blandford 1989 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. £7.50


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


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


23062. MURPHY, William Scanlan: FATHER OF THE SUBMARINE. The Life of Reverend George Garrett Pasha.

Kimber 1987 1st. 254pp. Illustrated. 23x15. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £6.95


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


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. £3.50


19013. NEWCOMB, Richard .F.: ABANDON SHIP !

Quality Book Club. nd (c 1960). * 215pp. Endp maps. 221x4. VG in G+ d/j. The dramatic story of the greatest single ship disaster in the history of the U.S.Navy - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, flagship of the Fifth Fleet in the closing stages of the Pacific War. Hit by three torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine, the ship sank in half hour. Of her complement of 1,196 officers and men, almost 900 got off, but it was not until four days later that the authorities realised that she was lost. By the time rescue eventually arrived only 300 men were still alive. £3.50


12653. NICOLSON, Adam: MEN OF HONOUR. Trafalgar and the Making of the English Hero.

HarperCollins 2005 1st . Xxiv. + 341pp. + 29pp postscript. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers; 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j.Trafalgar was a drama of such violence and sacrifice that the concept of total war may be argued to start from there. It finished the global ambitions of a European tyrant but culminated in the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson, the greatest hero of the era. This book fuses the immediate intensity of the battle with the deeper currents that were running at the time. It has a three-part framework: the long, slow six hour morning before the battle; the afternoon itself of terror, death and destruction; and the shocked, exultant and sobered aftermath, which finds its climax at Nelson's funeral in London the following January. Adam Nicolson examines the concept of heroes and heroism, using Nelson as one of the greatest examples. A man of complexity and contradiction, he was a supreme administrator of ships and men; overflowing with humanity, charm and love but also capable of astonishing ruthlessness and ferocity. Nelson's own courage, vanity, ruthlessness and sweetness made him one of the great identifiable heroes of English history. £4.95


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


12781. NORTHCOTT, Maurice P.: RENOWN AND REPULSE (Ensign 8)

Battle of Britain Prints International. 1978 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 25x20. No writing or inscriptions; single crease to rear cover, otherwise Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A detailed technical account of the battlecruisers HMS Renown and HMS Repulse describing the ships and their wartime modifications. Illustrated with numerous photographs, including several close-up and on board views, and a fold-out centrespread drawing. £16.50


22542. O'.CONNELL, Robert L.: SACRED VESSELS. The Cult of the the Battleship and the Rise of the U.S. Navy

Oxford University Press. 1993 xiv. + 409pp. Illustrated. As new: Mint in pcc. £9.50


19777. O'BRIAN, Patrick: MEN-OF-WAR.

Collins 1974 1st. 76pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Bookplate. VG+ in VG+ d/j. £2.95


3381. O'BRIAN, Patrick.: BLUE AT THE MIZZEN.

Harper Collins. 1999 . 222pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near- Fine in Near-Fine 0d/j. A n Aubrey/Maturin adventure. £3.95


12275. O'KANE, Richard. Rear-Admiral, USN (Ret): WAHOO. The Patrols of America's Most Famous World War II Submarine.

Presidio. 1996 x. + 345pp. 31 ills. 10 charts. 4 diagrams.. 22x15. Ex-library with minimal stamps, VG in VG pictorial card cover. The Wahoo commanded by Cmdr Dudley Morton, proved to be one of the most successful American submarines of WW2. Her commander originated daring and new tactics including a successful 'down the throat' attack against an attacking Japanese destroyer, and surface-running gun attacks. This detailed account of Wahoo's wartime career was written by her former executive officer who left the submarine shortly before she commenced her final patrol when she was lost without survivors. £3.45


21271. O'LEARY, Michael: UNITED STATES NAVAL FIGHTERS OF WORLD WAR II IN ACTION.

Blandford 1980 1st. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.This comprehensive volume offers a detailed technical review of the great fighting aircraft that equipped the American carriers in the Pacific during World War II, and recounts some of the actions they fought. Describes such famous aircraft as the Corsair, Hellcat, Wildcat, Tigercat, Bearcat, and even the Brewster Buffalo described by the author as an unmitigated disaster. Profusely illustrated with more than 200 photographs line drawings and cutaways. £7.95


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. £4.95


22637. OLLARD, Richard: CROMWELL'S EARL . A Life of Edward Mountagu 1st Earl of Sandwich

HarperCollins 1994 1st. xvii + 283pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Virtually as new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


2712. OLLARD, Richard: FISHER AND CUNNINGHAM. A Study of the Personalities of the Churchill era.

Constable. 1991 1st. 192pp. 24x16. Near-Fine in Near- Fine d/j. Fisher and Cunningham were First Sea Lords and Admirals of the Fleet. Both, in different wars served under Churchill and both by general consent towered over the Navy of their day. £5.95


6572. OLLARD, Richard.: MAN OF WAR. Sir Robert Holmes and the Restoration Navy.

Hodder & Stoughton 1969 1st. 240pp. 19 ills. Maps. Ex-library. Lacks front endpaper map, otherwise contents VG in VG d/j. Holmes came into prominence in 1663 when in command of a British squadron, he occupied Dutch settlements on the west coast of Africa, and the Dutch settlement in America of Nieuw Amsterdam, renaming it New York. During the Second Dutch War he commanded the Revenge at the Battle of Lowestoft. After the St.James's Day battle in 1666, Holmes operated with his squadron off the Dutch coast during which some 170 merchant ships were discovered at anchor in the Vlie River and were burnt by boats of the English fleet. £2.45


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


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


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


22872. OSWALD, Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Julian: THE ROYAL NAVY TODAY AND TOMORROW 1993/4

Carmichael & Sweet. No pagination (aprox 100pp). Map. 22x19. Fine in ring bound cover. £9.00


22192. OTTER, Ken: HMS GLOUCSTER. The Untold Story.

G.A.M 1999 v + 182pp. Profusely illustrated 21x15. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Signed by author. This extensively researched account describes the career of the Town class cruiser Gloucester from her commissioning to her final action off Crete, when she was sunk with only 85 survivors out of her company of 807 men. £7.50


1124. OWEN, Charles: PLAIN YARNS FROM THE FLEET. The Spirit of the Royal Navy during its Twentieth- Century Heyday.

Wrens Park. 1999. x. + 212pp. Ills. 25x18. Fine in Fine d/j. The author looks at the Royal Navy from 1900 to 1945. What was the Navy doing in those days, how did its people function, and when the greatest test came in 1939, was the Navy up to it? With the help of anecdotes, eye-witness accounts and reminiscences, archival material and published works, the author paints a broad and vivid view of the Royal Navy in this challenging era. £3.95


14625. OWEN, Charles: PLAIN YARNS FROM THE FLEET. The Spirit of the Royal Navy during its Twentieth- Century Heyday.

Wrens Park. 1999. x. + 212pp. Ills. 25x18. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. The author looks at the Royal Navy from 1900 to 1945. What was the Navy doing in those days, how did its people function, and when the greatest test came in 1939, was the Navy up to it? With the help of anecdotes, eye-witness accounts and reminiscences, archival material and published works, the author paints a broad and vivid view of the Royal Navy in this challenging era. £3.95


8578. OWEN, Charles.: NO MORE HEROES. The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century: Anatomy of a Legend.

Allen & Unwin. 1975 1st. 248pp.-19 ills. Diag. 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimal stamps. VG in G d/j. d/j. Traces the fortunes of the Royal Navy in the 20th century under successive First Sea Lords to underline the ways in which the higher echelons of the service have altered, & how & why naval policy has changed. The glimpses in action of Beresford & Fisher, Beatty & Jellicoe, Chatfield., Pound, & Mountbatten; the appraisal of Churchill; the Invergordon Mutiny; the Navy in the two World Wars, including Jutland & other naval engagements; post-war disarmament; all these make fascinating reading - & throw light on how the Silent Service really works. £2.95


9771. PACK S.W.C.: CUNNINGHAM THE COMMANDER.

Purnell nd (c 1974) Xi. 323pp. 31 ills. 21 maps. 23x15. Fine in Fine d/j. An excellent biography of arguably one of Britain’s greatest naval commanders by Captain Pack, who himself served under Cunningham in the Mediterranean and Washington during World War 2. £5.95


7307. PACK S.W.C.: INVASION NORTH AFRICA, 1942.

Ian Allan. 1978 1st. 112pp. Prof ills. 27x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The author, who was involved during the planning stages of Operation Torch, gives a good, full account of the planning and execution of the landings in North Africa, telling the story with the help of first-hand accounts and more than 150 photographs. £4.95


22786. PACK S.W.C.: INVASION NORTH AFRICA, 1942.

Ian Allan. 1978 1st. 112pp. Prof ills. 27x20. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) The author, who was involved during the planning stages of Operation Torch, gives a good, full account of the planning and execution of the landings in North Africa, telling the story with the help of first-hand accounts and more than 150 photographs. £3.95


15088. PACK S.W.C.: OPERATION HUSKY. The Allied Invasion of Sicily.

Hippocrene 1977 1st. 186pp. Illustrated. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine in d/j. Provides in narrative form a detailed account of the Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943. £7.95


3474. PACK S.W.C.: SEA POWER IN THE MEDITERRANEAN..

Barker. 1971 1st. ix. + 260pp. 31 ills. 10 maps/figs. Above-average ex-lib, VG in VG d/j. A study of the struggle for Sea Power in the Mediterranean from the 17th Century to the Present Day £1.95


5554. PACK S.W.C.: THE BATTLE OF MATAPAN.

Batsford 1961 1st. 185pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15.An excellent First Edition hardback copy; Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). Captain Pack, a distinguished naval historian, was himself present throughout the battle in the carrier Formidable, it is therefore hardly surprising that this book combines the vividness of an eye-witness account with a balanced appraisal of this famous British victory, the first major fleet action since Jutland a quarter of a century earlier. £4.95


15231. PACK S.W.C. Captain RN.: BRITANNIA AT DARTMOUTH.

Alvin Redman 1966 1st. 326pp. 29 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscrptions; head of spine nicked, otherwise contents VG+ in G+ d/j.. In this history of of the naval college, the author has captured the atmosphere of life in the Britannia, and the book is greatly enlived by personal anecdotes from 'old boys' £3.95


5100. PACK S.W.C. Captain RN.: THE BATTLE FOR CRETE. (Sea Battles in Close-Up. 5).

Ian Allan. 1973 1st. 144pp. 49 ills. 3 diags. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions. Contents Fine, binding Near-Fine. (no d/j) A full and detailed account, emphasising the naval contribution to the battle. The svereal appendices provide details about the ships, men, defences, bomb attacks, losses, numbers evacuated, destroyer fuel consumption, etc, etc. £4.95


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


9072. PALMER, Alfred B.: THE PIRATE OF TOBRUK. A Sailor's Life on the Seven Seas, 1916 - 1948.

Naval Institute.1994 1st. 205pp. Ills. Map. 24x16.Like new; in d/j. Fine in Fine d/j. The autobiography of one of the last of the adventurers, renowned for his exploits with the Inshore Squadron in the Mediterranean. Palmer first went to sea in sail and he served in the Royal Navy in the two World Wars. He served in the merchant marine on a variety of vessels - from colliers to passenger liners. This memoir is esoecially notable for his first-hand descriptions of dramatic naval engagements from both world wars, as well as for his account of the "little wars" along the North African coast in World War . As the captain of the captured Italian schooner Maria Giovanni, he earned his sobriquet, Pirate of Tobruk, running a blockade off the coast of Africa until he was captured by the enemy. £7.95


15084. PALMER, John.: LUCK ON MY SIDE. The Diaries & Reflections of a Young Wartime Sailor. 1939-1945.

Leo Cooper. 2002 1st. 164pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new; Mint in d/jThe 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. £6.95


8505. PALMER, Joseph: JANE'S DICTIONARY OF NAVAL TERMS.

Macdonald & Jane's 1975 1st. 342pp. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. A complete reference source for thousands of English-language naval terms in contemporary use, arranged alphabetically and fully cross-referenced. Also contains a comprehensive list of acronyms and abbreviations. £3.95


3950. PARGETER C.J.: 'HIPPER' CLASS HEAVY CRUISERS.

Ian Allan. 1982 1st . 80pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy, almost like new: Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Following the first chapter, which studies the design and construction background of the German Hipper class cruisers, the book dedicates an individual chapter giving the full history of each class member - Admiral Hipper, Blucher, Prinz Eugen, Seydlitz, Lutzow. Other chapters provides an appraisal of the class and also describes and illustrates their camouflage schemes. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.95


10719. PARKES, Oscar.: THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS.

Sampson Low, Marston. 3rd Edition. (c 1940) 224pp. Prof ills. 14 x 22. No writing or inscriptions; titles faded, o/w contents VG. Provides details of all the various classes of warships in the fleets of the worl's navies at date, together with the completion date, displacement, S.H.P, speed, armament & complement of each ship. Very well illustrated. £3.95


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


11164. PARKINSON, C Northcote: BRITANNIA RULES. The Classic Age of Naval History, 1795-1815.

BCA. 1977 199pp. 33 ills. Charts. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy: -Fine in VG d/j. Describes the activities of the Royal Navy during the most outstanding period in naval history, that began with the Wars of the French Revolution and ended with the Battle of Algiers. £3.95


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. £2.95


6538. PARKINSON, C.Northcote.: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HORATIO HORNBLOWER.

Sutton 1999 304pp. 35 illustrations. 22x14. Like new. Mint in Near-Mint d/j £3.95


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+ £4.95


7905. PARTRIDGE R. T: OPERATION SKUA.

Fleet Air Arm Museum. 1983 1st. 159pp. Prof ills. 22x15. As new; Mint in pictorial hardback cover. The autobiography of one of the forty Royal Marine pilots of WW2. Much concerned with the Norwegian campaign and the legendary sinking of the German cruiser Konigsberg. He was shot down near the end of the campaign and spent the rest of the war as a POW. The recovery of his plane in 1974 is also described. £10.00


13216. PATTERSON A. TEMPLE: THE JELLICOE PAPERS. Selections from the Private and Official Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe of Scapa. Volume I. 1893-1916

Navy Records Society. Reprinted 1967. Vol. CVIII xi. + 315pp. 2 Illustrations. 4 diagrams. 23x15. An excellent copy without any iwriting or inscriptions, bound in cream and blue cloth with gilt titles. . Binding & contents Near-Fine £15.00


10195. PATTERSON B.H.: A DICTIONARY OF DOCKYARD LANGUAGE.

Portsmouth Royal Naval Dockyard Historical Society. 1984. 35pp. Illustrated .Map. 30x21. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover. Consists of slang words, abbreviations, and place names that were heard by the author in the Dockyard over a period of thirty years. £11.50


22494. PATTERSON B.H.& RILEY B.C.: PORTSMOUTH ROYAL DOCKYARD. A Short Photographic History

Portsmouth Royal Naval Dockyard Historical Society. 1984. 32pp. Illustrated .Map. 30x21. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. - Fine in Near- Fine pictorial paper cover. £4.95


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


19106. PATZERT, Capt, Rudolph W.: RUNNING THE PALESTINE BLOCKADE.

Airlife 1994 1st. IX. + 223pp. Illustrated. 23x16. An unmarked copy. -Fine in Fine d/j £5.95


13601. PEACOCK , Sir Alan: THE ENIGMATIC SAILOR. Memoirs of a Seagoing Intelligence Officer.

Whittles. 2003 1st . Xi. + 118pp. Ills. 24x17.An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. As a young naval officer the author’s duties required him to act as a seagoing eavesdropper. This personal account describes how code-cracking was used in operational situations at sea during the Second World War. The story is interlaced with graphic accounts of life on the lower deck, being torpedoed in a Channel action, and the contribution that was made to intelligence information to try to foil enemy attacks on Russian convoys. £6.95


5435. PEARCE, Frank.: HEROES OF THE FOURTH SERVICE.

Hale. 1996 1st. * 192pp. 24 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. An excellent hardback copy:- VG+ in VG+ d/j. . This is a gripping account of some of the experiences of the men of the Merchant Service in WW2. The stories, presented in graphic detail, are taken directly from reports given by crew members of vessels involved in the actions described. Chapters cover:- The San Demetrio: Arctic Convoys: The sinking of ss Empire Howard: The CAM Ship - Empire Lawrence: The Commodre's Ship - ss River Afton: The Niger Affair: Battle of the Atlantic: The Merchant Ship - The mv Hopetarn: The mv Shillong: The Convoy that Saved Malta £5.95


23237. PEARCE, George F.: THE U.S. NAVY IN PENSACOLA. From Sailing Ships to Naval Aviation (1825-1930)

Niversity Presses of Florida 1980 1st. vii. + 207pp. Illustrated.. 23x15 No writing or inscriptions; Fine in G+ d/j. £10.50


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. £3.95


7541. PEARSON, Michael: RED SKY IN THE MORNING. The Battle of the Barents Sea 1942.

Airlife. 2002 1st. xiv. + 154pp. 34 ills. 15 maps/diags. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. . Decsribes the battle surrounding convoy JW51B on New Year's Eve 1942, when a small force of destroyers and two cruisers held off the Hipper and Lutzow with great gallantry and saved the convoy. £7.95


22876. PERI, Danni (Editor): D'UN NAVIRE A L'AUTRE. L'Entretien De La Flotte A DCN Toulon

Les Editions Euroazair 1995 152pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Upper margins of the last four pages (endpapers) marked, otherwise Near-Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover. This superbly illustrated book contains around 240 photographs in colour offering a superb pictorial record of every aspect of warship building at the yards of DCN Toulon. French text £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


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. £3.45


17868. PERRETT, Bryan.: THE REAL HORNBLOWER. The Life of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB.

Arms & Armour. 1998 1st 160pp. 22 ills. Maps. 23x16. Like new: Mint in Mint d/j. Horatio Hornblower a young and dashing hero in C.S.Forester's much-loved novels, represents the British tradition of courage and gallantry - but was he an entirely fictional creation? The author thinks not. In The Real Hornblower he shows many parallels between Hornblower's career and that of a real hero, Admiral Sir James Gordon who joined the navy at 11, served more than 75 years, and died as an Admiral of the Fleet, 'the last of Nelson's captains'. £3.95


6805. PHILLIPSON, David: BAND OF BROTHERS. Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy 1800 - 1956.

Sutton. 1998. x. + 150pp. 27 ills. 25x16. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. in pictorial card cover. The first part of the book charts the history of boy seamen in the Royal Navy from 1800, beginning with the evolution from the 18th century 'Officers Servant' through to its abolition in 1956. It tells the story of HMS Ganges, a byword on the lower deck for rigorous - not to say - harsh discipline, which was the toughest of the boy seamen training establishments. The second part is a graphic personal account of the author's own experiences at HMS Ganges as a boy trainee in 1947, to his service as a boy seamen in HMS Ulster and the 'Battle' class destroyer HMS St. James. £4.95


20506. PIKE, Richard: SEVEN SEAS NINE LIVES. A Biography of Captain A.W.F. Sutton CBE, DSC & Bar, R.N

Pen & Sword 2006 1st 198pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £6.95


8772. PLIMMER, Charlotte. & Denis.: A MATTER OF EXPEDIENCY. The Jettison of Admiral Sir Dudley North.

Quartet. 1978 1st. 179pp. 14 ills. Map. 22x14. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j. Investigates the reasons for the sudden dismissal of Admiral Sir Dudley North from his Gibraltar command after a force of French warships slipped through the Straits of Gibraltar and the failure of the combined Free French and British force to capture Dakar. Quoting extensively from unpublished letters and documents, the authors try to give both sides of the North controversy. However their investigations have led to the inescapable conclusion that North was saddled with the responsibiltiy of Churchill's mistakes. North's earlier career and his post-war attempts at vindication are also described. £7.95


11057. POCOCK, Tom: CAPTAIN MARRYAT. Seaman, Writer and Adventurer.

Chatham. 2000 1st 208pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Signed by author. Marryat was a naval officer who served under Lord Cochrane and took part in several engagements, and was England's most famous author in the years between Jane Austen and Charles Dickens. This biography chronicles every aspect of Marryat's extraordinary life. £6.95


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. £2.50


11722. POLLEN, Arthur H.: THE NAVY IN BATTLE.

Chatto & Windus. 1918 1st. xix. 371pp. Colour frontis. Diagrams. 22x14. Black cloth binding (bubbled in places) with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Contents VG.. . A highly detailed and critical examination of the strategy, tactics, gunnery and the various phases of the major naval engagements as well as some of the smaller naval actions in the First World War. £4.95


22183. POLLEN, Arthur H.: THE NAVY IN BATTLE.

Chatto & Windus. 1918 1st. xix. 371pp. Colour frontis. Diagrams. 22x14. Black cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Binding and contents VG+.. . A highly detailed and critical examination of the strategy, tactics, gunnery and the various phases of the major naval engagements as well as some of the smaller naval actions in the First World War. £7.95


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. £4.95


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. £7.95


6894. POLMAR, Norman.: THE U.S. NAVY TODAY. Volume I.

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 72pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A wide-ranging, contemporary pictorial survey of the ships of the US Navy , illustrated with 120 photographs accompanied by informative captions £1.95


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. £4.95


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


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. £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


20143. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE BRITISH SAILOR. Experiences of War.

Arms & Armour. 1989 1st. 180pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. In the flood of literature on the Second World War at sea. the 'other ranks' - seamen, naval airmen, submariners, stokers, writers, sick bay 'tiffies, supply ratings, 'sparkers', 'bunting tossers', all the 'ordinary men who filled the lower deck of the Royal Navy - have seldom been heard. With a linking commentary by Kenneth Poolman and profusely illustrated with photographs, around eighty British sailors describe of how life was, in the raw, from a Jack's view and expressed in Jack's inimitable way. £4.50


22037. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE KELLY.

Kimber. 1954. 219pp. 19 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. VG+ in VG d/j. . Describes the World War 2 exploits of this famous destroyer commanded by Lord Mountbatten. £3.50


14634. POOLMAN, Kenneth.: THE SEA HUNTERS. Escort Carriers v. U-Boats, 1941-1945.

Arms & Armour 1982 1st. xii. + 196pp. 16 illustrations. Maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Based on personal reminiscences and hitherto classified Royal Navy and US Navy records, this vividly told account provides a comprehensive record of the actions fought by Allied escort carriers against U-boats during the Battle of the Atlantic. £5.95


22326. POORE, Lady: RECOLLECTIONS OF AN ADMIRAL'S WIFE. 1903 -1916.

Smith Elder 1916. Third Impression (Second Edition). xii. + 344pp. Frontis. 21x14. An excellent bright and tight copy.; blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding & contents VG. £10.00


737. POPE S.: HORNBLOWER'S NAVY. Life at Sea in the Age of Nelson.

Orion. 1998 1st. 111pp. Prof ills. 29x23. Hardback edition; Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This well illustrated book describes the various types of fighting ships & their weapons, & life in the Royal Navy in the age of Nelson, both in the Wardroom and on the lower deck. £5.95


9958. POPE, Dudley: 73 NORTH. The Battle of the Barents Sea.

Chatham 2000 320pp. 24 Illustrations. 22x13.. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. 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. £12.50


15238. POPE, Dudley: AT 12 MR BYNG WAS SHOT.

Phoenix 2002 xiii.. + 338pp. Illustrated , 21x14. No writing or inscriptions:- Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. £7.50


11760. POPE, Dudley: LIFE IN NELSON' S NAVY.

Chatham. 1997 xv. + 279pp. 20 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions;- Near- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed account of how men lived and fought in Nelson' navy, how they were recruited, paid, fed and clothed, the press gang, guns and signal, crime and punishment, prize money, rough justice, etc. The book also describes how the Navy battled with corruption within its own ranks, political patronage and mistakes to emerge victorious in battle. £2.85


22033. POPE, Dudley: LIFE IN NELSON' S NAVY.

Chatham. 1999 xv. + 279pp. 20 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions;- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed account of how men lived and fought in Nelson' navy, how they were recruited, paid, fed and clothed, the press gang, guns and signal, crime and punishment, prize money, rough justice, etc. The book also describes how the Navy battled with corruption within its own ranks, political patronage and mistakes to emerge victorious in battle. £3.45


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


23046. POPE, Dudley.: THE BLACK SHIP.

Pen & Sword 2003 367pp. 11 ills. Maps. 19x13. An unmarked copy; Fine in pictorial card cover. Describes the mutiny of HMS Hermione in 1797 and the manhunt that ensued. Hermione's captain, Hugh Pigot, was both brutal and sadistic and the deaths of three sailors who fell down from the rigging were the result of Pigot's threats. The pent up hatred of the crew exploded in an orgy of revenge. They murdered Pigot and nine officers and sailing into port on the Spanish Main, handed their ship over to the enemy. The Hermione was refitted by the Spaniards but was immediately recaptured by the English. Meanwhile a single-minded manhunt sought out the mutinous crew from all corners of the world and twenty-four were hung from the yard arms of the King's ships. £3.50


5143. POPE, Dudley.: THE GREAT GAMBLE. Nelson at Copenhagen.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1972 1st. vi. + 579pp. 33 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. VG+ in G+ d/j. A monumental full-scale account of the Battle of Copenhagen in 1801, in which the author, with unlimited access to Danish and British archives, describes every phase and detail of the action and also throws much new light on the course of the battle £9.95


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. £3.50


1701. POUND, Reginald: SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC.

World Books. 1968. 304pp. 25 ills. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG d/j. An outstanding biography of Scott's personal life, naval career and Arctic explorations. £2.95


14137. POWELL, Michael.: GRAF SPEE.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 1st. 224pp. Frontis. Endp maps. Binding and contents VG. Describes the events of Graf Spee's war cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. £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


22860. PRESTON C.E.: POWER OF THE FLEET. The History of British Marine Gas Turbines

Eton Publishing 1982 1st 115pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Hardcover. No writing or inscription: Near-Mint in VG d/j. £9.50


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. £5.95


15016. PRESTON, Anthony: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

Bison. 1990 192pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An exceptionally nice unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Charts the development of the aircraft carrier before recounting some of the major actions fought by carrier's during the Second World War. Technical descriptions of the ships themselves, and their aircraft, are illustrated through cut-away diagrams and line drawings. Illustrated with over 300 photographs in colour and black-and-white, together with cut-away drawings, charts and maps. £5.85


1975. PRESTON, Anthony: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE NAVIES OF WORLD WAR II.

Bison. 1982. 224pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x23. Fine in Fine d/j. With special drawings by John Batchelor. This comprehensive study examines the ships and weapons used by the Royal Navy and the Italian, French, German, United States, & Japanese navies in WW2. Very well illustrated with over 400 photographs, drawings, and maps. £7.50


12747. PRESTON, Anthony: THE WORLD'S GREAT SUBMARINES. From the American Civil War to the Present Day.

Greenwich Editions. 2005. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £7.95


9090. PRESTON, Anthony & BATCHELOR, John: BATTLESHIPS 1919 - 77.

Phoebus. 1977. 64pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent unmarked copy Fine Fine in pictorial card cover. Studies the development of the battleship from 1919-1970, and shows them with numerous full colour illustrations and by photographs and line drawings. £2.95


9089. PRESTON, Anthony & BATCHELOR, John.: SUBMARINES SINCE 1919.

Purnell - Phoebus; nd (c 1974). 64pp. Prof ills. 30x22. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This very well illustrated book traces the history of the submarine from 1919 to the subamarines of the 1970, describing every type of boat including midget submarines. Very well illustrated £2.95


9033. PRESTON, Anthony.: BATTLESHIPS 1856-1919.

Phoebus. 1977. 64pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Studies the development of the battleship from sailing ships armed with muzzle loading guns to the capital ships which served in the First World War. Full colour illustrations explores the ships in detail backed by photographs and line drawings. £2.95


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. £14.75


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. 1980. 287pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Virtually as new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. 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: USS California: The Viribus Unitis Class: HMS Rapid: The Battle of Tsu-Shima: Leander Class Frigates: Japanese B Type Submarines at War, etc, etc. £24.00


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. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in. Near-Mint 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


22869. PRETTY, Ronald T.: JANE''S WEAPON SYSTEMS 1982-83

Jane's Publishing. 1,043pp. Profusely illustrated. Advertisements. 31x22. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Good d/j. Standard postage within the UK, but extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £19.00


13031. PREZELIN, Bernard (English-language version prepared by A.D.Baker III.: THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD 1993. Their Ships, Aircraft, and Armament.

Naval Institute Press. xvi. + 1000pp (one thousand pages). Profusely illustrated. 30x23. No writing or inscriptions, contents almost like new; Near-Mint in VG d/j.. Ectra postage will be required for overseas orders. £15.00


1805. PRICE, Harry: THE ROYAL TOUR 1901. or the Cruise of HMS Ophir. THE ROYAL TOUR 1901. or the Cruise of HMS Ophir. Being a Lower Deck account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke of Cornwall & York's Voyage around the British Empire.

Webb & Bowyer. 1980 1st. 200pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. 29x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. This book is an exact facsimile copy of Petty Officer Harry Price's handwritten and beautifully illustrated account of the cruise of HMS Ophir in 1901. £5.95


23178. PRINCE, Cathryn J.: DEATH IN THE BALTIC. The World War II sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff

Palgrave/Macmillan 2014 xii. + 236pp. Illustrated. 22x14. New. in pictorial card cover £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


17683. PULESTON W.D.: MAHAN. The Life and Work of Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, USN

Jonathan Cape 1939 1st 351pp. 8 illustrations. 22x15. Any excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in G+ d/j. £5.95


16106. PULESTON W.D. Captain USN.: MAHAN. The Life and Work of Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan, U.S.N.

Jonathan Cape 1939 1st 351pp. 8 illustrations. 22x15. Binding rubbed & titles faded, otherwise contents (no writing or inscriptions) VG+. £2.50


23235. PULLEN H.F. Rear-Admiral OBE., CD, RCN.: THE SHANNON AND THE CHESAPEAKE

McClelland & Stewart 1970 1st. xviii. + 174pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps, 27x20. VG+ in G+ d/j. Presentation copy inscribed by author. £16.50


23068. PULVERTAFT, David: FIGUREHEADS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Seaforth 2011 1st 240pp. Profusely illustrated 24x23. New. The first figureheads that were carved to represent the names of British warships appeared during the reign of Henry VIII; the last ones were carved in the early years of the twentieth century. During the intervening three hundred and fifty years it is estimated that some 5000 ships of the Royal Navy carried a figurehead of some description. This book follows the development of these diverse carvings, examining how the figurehead carvers interpreted the names and the symbolism incorporated in their designs. Evidence is drawn from a wide range of sources: contemporary ship models, ship plans, designs submitted for approval of the Navy Board and, of course, from those figureheads that have survived. Lavishly illustrated with much previously unpublished material, the book explores the wide range of subjects that were represented on the bows of Their Majesties Ships and recounts many of the stories that were told about them. The narrative is complemented by a catalogue that provides a brief description of each surviving figurehead, each carver s design drawing with its source and reference number as well as those ship plans and contemporary models that show the figurehead s detail. This combination makes the book useful to a wide range of historians, researchers and anyone with an interest in Britain s maritime past. £14.00


744. RANSOME-WALLIS P.: THE ROYAL NAVY REVIEWS 1935-1977.

Ian Allan. 1982 1st. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The author was present at five Naval Reviews at Spithead during which he photographed an impressive array of ships of many nations, and these photographs are here presented with detailed and informative captions. List of shpis present at each Review. King George V's Silver Jubilee in 1935 - The 1937 Coronation Review of King George VI - The 1953 Review for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - The Review of 1963 to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of NATO - Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee of 1977. £12.50


22950. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS BATTLESHIPS. (Ensign 4)

Bivouac. 1975 1st. 53pp. Prof ills. 26x21. No writing or inscriptions; rear cover creased & rubbed, otherwise contents Fine in pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the Queen Elizabeth Class battleships with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, and a four-page colour centre-spread depicting HMS Warspite, HMS Valiant, HMS Malaya, & HMS Queen Elizabeth in their camouflage schemes. £8.95


12780. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS BATTLESHIPS. (Ensign 4)

Bivouac. 1975 1st. 53pp. Prof ills. 26x21. Like new. Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the Queen Elizabeth Class battleships with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, and a four-page colour centre-spread depicting HMS Warspite, HMS Valiant, HMS Malaya, & HMS Queen Elizabeth in their camouflage schemes. £17.50


7216. RAVEN, Alan.: KING GEORGE THE FIFTH CLASS BATTLESHIPS. (Ensign 1)

Bivouac. 1972 1st. 44pp. Prof ills. 26x21. No writing or insriptions; Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the King George V class battleships with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, and a four-page colour centre-spread depicting King George V, Prince of Wales, Duke of York and Anson in their camouflage schemes. £14.00


15833. RAVEN, Alan. & ROBERTS John: WAR BUILT DESTROYERS O to Z CLASSES. (Ensign 6)

Bivouac. 1976 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 26x21. No writing or inscriptions' Contents Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the O to Z Classes of destroyers, with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, camouflage schemes in colour & a four-page centre-spread of HMS Oribra in colour. £14.00


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


22846. REILLY, John C.: UNITED STATES DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. In Action.

Blandford. 1983 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 28x23. An unmarked hard-cover edition. Fine in Fine d/j. The author describes American destroyer classes, in terms of their design, performance, armament, modifications, stability, seakeeping, and their ability to withstand battle damage. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs depicting destroyers in action, under construction, during modernisation and during trials. £6.95


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


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 £6.95


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, 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. £2.95


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


6463. RIPPON P.M. Cmdr RN.: EVOLUTION OF ENGINEERING IN THE ROYAL NAVY. Volume 1: 1827 - 1939.

Spellmount. 1988 1st. * 303pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21.An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This volume describes and illustrates the evolution from the first paddle-wheel vessels driven by side-lever engines, through the introduction of the screw propeller, compound reciprocating engines, to geared turbine steam installations which operated during the Second World War. Further sections deal with Boilers, Auxiliary Machinery, Ordnance Engineering, etc, etc. Very well illustrated. £22.75


3862. ROBBINS G.: THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER STORY 1908-1945.

Cassell. 2001 1st. * 288pp. Prof ills. 28x22. Near-Mint in d/j. Hardback edition This detailed history charts the history of aircraft carriers, and their aircraft. After describing how naval aircraft were used during the First World War, the author examines Royal Navy, American and Japanese progress in carrier development and strategy during the interwar years, before describing their successes and failures during the Second World War. £7.95


7228. ROBERTS John (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume IV.

Conway. 1980 1st. 286pp. Prof ills. 25x19 . 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. £29.00


4988. ROBERTS, John: BATTLECRUISERS.

Chatham 1997 1st 128pp. Prof ills. Plans. 29x25. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. This authoritative book traces the development of Fisher's original idea into the first battlecruiser Invincible of 1908, through to the 'Splendid Cats' of the Lion class, and culminating in HMS Hood of 1918. The origins of the unusual 'light battlecruisers' Courageous, Glorious and Furious, later to find fame as aircraft carriers, are also covered. The book features an in-depth text, based on the latest research in original sources; data tables and summary of ships' service; Illustrated with a large collection of high quality photographs; a selection of specially commissioned perspective and cutaway drawings; a separate set of large scale plans for modelmakers of the battlecruiser HMS Queen Mary. £28.65


6707. ROBERTS, John (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume VI.

Conway. 1982. 312pp. Prof ills. 25x19. As new; Mint. in Near-Mint d/j. 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. £29.00


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. £11.50


11670. ROBERTS, John.: THE BATTLECRUISER HOOD. Anatomy of the Ship. Revised Edition.

Conway. 1982 1st. 127pp. Profusely illustrated . 25x26. No writing or inscriptions. 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. £10.00


22868. ROBERTS, Michael: THE ILLUSTRATED DIRECTORY OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY

Brian Todd 1991 1st 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j.. Standard UK postage, but extra postage will be required for overseas orders £11.50


3306. ROBERTSON R.G.: HMS HOOD. Battle-cruiser 1916-1941. Operational History. (Warship Profile 19).

profile Publications. 1972. 27pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. . Charts the operational history of HMS Hood, together with details of her wartime modifications. Profusely illustrated with photos, drawings, and a four-page side and plan illustration in colour depicting the Hoodas she appeared following her refit in March 1941. £11.00


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


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


12622. RODGER N.A.M.: THE COMMAND OF THE OCEAN. A Naval History of Britain. . 1649-1815

Penguin,. 2005 lxv.. + 907pp. 56 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This authoritative history sheds new light on the British Navy during the period covered, documenting the personalities, ships, weapons, policies, institutions and naval actions, as well as dealing with such aspects as recruitment, pay, promotion, and much else. £8.50


13276. RODGER N.A.M.: THE NAVAL MISCELLANY. Volume V.

Allen & Unwin/Navy Records Society. 1984. xii + 546pp. 23x15. . Navy blue cloth binding, gilt titles & motif. Binding and contents Fine. Coverage includes:- Further Papers from the Commission of Enquiry, 1608 - The Earl of Warwick's Voyage of 1627 - The Management of the Royal Dockyards 1672-78 - Benbow's Last Fight - Naval Aspects of the Landings on the French Coast. 1788. - The Douglas papers, 1760-2 - Letters of captain George Miller Mundy, 1797-1809 - Documents Relating to the Copenhagen Operation 1807 - The Letters of Midshipman E. A. Noel, 1818-22 - Sir Henry Keppel's Account, Capture of Bomarsund, August 1834 - De Robeck and the Dardanelles Campaign. - The Memoirs of Captain J.B.Foley, £7.95


15030. RODRIGUEZ-SALGADO M.J And the Staff of the National Maritime Museum.: ARMADA 1588-1988. An International Exhibition To Commemorate the Spanish Armada. The Official Catalogue.

Penguin/National Maritime Museum. 1988 1st 295pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x22. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Fine pictorial card cover. £11.50


3896. ROHWER J.: KRIEGSMARINE U-107/ Submarine. (Warship Profile 8)

1971. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An excellent copy: Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. Contains full technical details and operational history of a typical boat of the most successful IXB Class. Her thirteen patrols are fully described. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view illustration in colour. £6.95


17265. ROHWER J. & HUMMELCHEN G.:: CHRONOLOGY OF THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945. Two Volumes.

Ian Allan 1972 & 1974, Volume One - 1939-1942. . xv. + 288pp. Ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG d/j. Volume Two - 1943-1945. x. + 362pp. Ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG d/j. .Together, these two volumes offer probably the most comprehensive account of the war at sea in all theatres of combat during WW2. The events are placed in their tactical or operational context and are set out in chronological form. A highly detailed index lists persons, ship's names, operational code names, convoys and forces. An important source of reference £22.00


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


14704. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £7.95


13493. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £8.95


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


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


13671. ROSE, Susan (Editor).: THE NAVY OF THE LANCASTRIAN KINGS. Accounts and Inventories of William Soper, Keeper of the King's Ships, 1422-1427.

George Allen & Unwin for the Navy Records Society. 1982 1st. xi. + 288pp. 23x15. An unmarked copy bound in Navy cloth with gilt titles. An unmarked copy: Fine.. . £8.95


9035. ROSIGNOLI, Guido.: NAVAL AND MARINE BADGES AND INSIGNIA OF WORLD WAR 2.

Blandford. 1980 1st. * 167pp. Prof ills. 20x14. An unmarked copy, almost like new:- Near-Mint in Fine d/j.. Profusely illustrated in colour this authoritative survey of Naval and Marine badges and insignia of the major navies participating in World War 2. Covers the navies of Great Britain, USSR, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, USA, Japan, Poland, Netherlands & Finland. £3.95


22738. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume I. The Defensive.

HMSO. 1961. xxii. + 664pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Near-Fine. (no dustjacket) £21.00


13227. ROSKILL S.W. Captain R.N.: THE WAR AT SEA. Volume I. The Defensive.

HMSO. 1961. xxii. + 664pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 25x17. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Near-Fine in G+ d/j £23.00


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. £2.45


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


12307. ROSS, Al.: THE DESTROYER CAMPBELTOWN. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1990 1st. 127pp. Prof ills. 25x26. An unmarked copy:- Near-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


12668. ROSS, Alan: BLINDFOLD GAMES.

Collins Harvill. 1988. 303pp. 22x16. Hardcover edition. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. .A fascinating & lucidly written autobiography in three parts. Part I covers the author’s childhood days in India. Part II deals with life in England - prep school, Haileybury & Oxford. Part III describes his wartime service in the Royal Navy. He was in Onslow when the destroyer was heavily damaged by the Hipper while escorting convoy JW51B, then spent 18 months on East Coast convoys on the destroyer Vivien before taking the officers training course at King Alfred, following which he was appointed Assistant Intelligence Officer on the staff of Captain (D), 16th Destroyer Flotilla, based at Harwich. In the late summer of 1945 he was appointed to the staff of Rear Admiral Hutton, Flag Officer, Western Germany, based at Buxtehude, & was finally demobbed in October 1946. Interestingly, while in Germany, he served with Lieut-Cmdr Ronald Chesney, & devotes a complete chapter to describe the underworld activities & life of this infamous character, who murdered his wife, mother & mother-in-law. £9.50


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 Near-Fine d/j. A biography. Sir Francis Bridgeman (1848-1929), was one of the most able and respected naval men of his day. Trained in sail and cutlass, he rose to fly his flag in the revolutionary Dreadnought and play a crucial role in the creation of the Grand Fleet of World War 1. £5.95


23197. ROSSITER, Mike: SINK THE BELGRANO

Bantam 2007 1st xii. + 308pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy. Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j £3.95


18660. ROWE, Richard: FAMOUS BRITISH EXPLORERS AND NAVIGATORS. From Drake to Franklin.

Charles H. Kelly 1892 1st. 240pp. Illustrated. 19x14. Attractively bound in decorated brown buckram with gilt titles; Titles on spine faded, spine end rubbed, , otherwise contents VG. Former owner's signature dated 1895, contents VG+. £7.95


2233. ROWSE A.L: SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE OF THE 'REVENGE'.

BCA. 1977 . 367pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. In 1591 off the Azores, Grenville's flagship the Revenge found herself surrounded by the Spanish fleet During an epic fight which lasted for 15 hours she sank one ship and heavily damage another. But the odds were too great and in the end was forced to strike her colours. Grenville died three days later, but won immortal fame for the heroic fight of his flagship. £3.95


7238. RUGE F.: SMS SEYDLITZ. Grosser Kreuzer 1913-1919. (Warship Profile 14)

Profile publications. 1972. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover..Contains full technical details and operational history of this German battlecruiser which was very heavily damaged at Jutland. Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a double-page centrespead plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel. £7.95


5661. RUGE F. Vice-Admiral F.: SM TORPEDO BOAT B110. (Warship Profile No.27)

Profile Publications. 1972. 23pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The B110 was commissioned into the Germany Navy in 1915 and served throughout the war until scuttled at Scapa Flow in 1919. This profile gives a technical description and operational history of the B110, illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view illustration in colour. £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


18854. RUGE, Vice-Admiral Friedrich.: SEA WARFARE 1939-1945. A German Viewpoint.

Cassell 1957 1st. xiv. + 337pp. 40 illustrations. 20 maps & diagrams. 22x14. Binding & contents VG+ £8.95


11614. RUHE, William J. Captain USN.: WAR IN THE BOATS. My WWII Submarine Battles.

Potomac. 2005 x. + 303pp. Maps. Diagram. 20x12. An unmarked copy:- Like new in pictorial card cover. The author took part in eight patrols in the Pacific in the US submarines S-37 and the Crevalle. This book gives a good account on life aboard the two submarines and the actions that they fought. £5.95


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


7725. RUNYAN T.J & COPES J.M (Editors).: TO DIE GALLANTLY. The Battle of the Atlantic.

Westview. 1994 1st. xxvi. + 347pp. 28 ills/maps. 23x16. VG+ in Fine pictorial card cover. This book makes an important contribution to the history of the Battle of the Atlantic. Contributors from both sides of the Atlantic offer new insights into the conflict, examining both much-studied and lesser-known aspects of this critical campaign. £5.95


128. RUTHERFORD, Ward: FALL OF THE PHILIPPINES.

Pan-Ballantine. 1972. 159pp. Prof ills. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A comprehensive account of the fall of the Philippines from the Japanese landings to the American surrender. Profusely illustrated. £1.95


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. £11.95


1703. SANDERSON, Michael.: SEA BATTLES. A Reference Guide.

Purnell nd (c 1975) 199pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Describes some 250 sea battles - covering a period of 2,000 years. Listed in chronological order each entry gives a concise and accurate account of the action, supported by battle plans, maps and illustrations. £4.95


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


9769. SAUL, Ivor: CAMERA IN CONVOY. Cambridge to Murmansk 1941-1942.

Ellisons' Editions. 1987 1st. 91pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A numbered copy of an edition limited to 1,000 copies. With letter from David Ellison the book's publisher. Saul served as a signalman on board the destroyer HMS Inglefield, and was also, unofficially, the ship’s photographer. In this book, which contains several photographs of the destroyer, Saul recounts her wartime career in Norwegian and Arctic waters from his own observations, before being invalided out. He then describes briefly describes Inglefield’s subsequent career up to her sinking at Anzio. £8.95


18116. SAVAS, Theodore P. (Editor).: HUNT AND KILL. U-505 And The U-Boat War In The Atlantic.

Spellmount 2004 1st. xxii. + 290pp. Illustrated. 3 maps. 24x16 An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. £5.95


3294. SCHMALENBACH P.: KM BISMARCK. Battleship. (Warship Profile 18).

Profile Publications. 1972 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and operational history of the battleship illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a 4-page plan and side view colour illustration depicting the Bismarck in her camouflage scheme. £5.95


22691. SCHMALENBACH, Paul.: GERMAN BATTLECRUISERS SCHARNHORST AND GNEISENAU. (Warship Profile 33).

Profile Publications. 1973. 24pp. 25x19. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. As new. Mint in pictorial card cover. Provides a full technical description together with a chronological operational history of the two sister ships. Illustrated with numerous photographs, scale drawings, and a four-page plan and side view of Scharnhorst, in colour. £9.00


16280. SCHOFIELD B.B.: BRITISH SEA POWER. Naval Policy in the Twentieth Century.

Batsford 1967 1st. 271pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Binding & contents VG+ in worn d/j. £3.95


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


15966. SCHOFIELD Vice-Admiral B.B: THE ARCTIC CONVOYS.

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st . x. + 198pp. 55 ills. 11 maps/diags. 11 Appendices. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Making full use of ULTRA revelations, this work gives a comprehensive account of the bitter battles involving the Russian convoys. £5.95


8586. SCHOFIELD, B.B. Vice-Admiral: THE ATTACK ON TARANTO. (Sea Battles in Close-Up - 6)

Ian Allan. 1973 1st 94pp. Profusely illustrated. . 18x12. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The attack on the Italian fleet in its strongly defended base at Taranto in November 1940, demonstrated for the first time, that carrier-borne aircraft possessed a formidable striking power capable of of sinking and inflicting serious damage on a fleet lying in what, up to then, had been regarded as a well-protected harbour. This book describes every aspect of the planning and the attack itself, and in the final chapter the author describes the heavy price exacted by Axis aircraft in an all-out attempt to sink the aircraft carrier Illustrious, from which the attack on Taranto had been launched two months previously. £5.95


8861. SCOTT, Peter. Lt-Cmdr RNVR.: THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS. A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945.

Purnell/White Lion 1974. . xii.+ 228pp. 76 ills. 4 charts .25x19. No writing or inscriptions; Contents Fine; cream cloth hardback binding VG. The author, who himself took part in some of the actions described, planned others and knew most of the commanders concerned, offers a fully documented account of the war fought by MTBs and MGBs of Coastal Forces £7.95


14624. SCOTT, Peter. Lt-Cmdr RNVR.: THE BATTLE OF THE NARROW SEAS. A History of the Light Coastal Forces in the Channel and North Sea, 1939-1945.

Country Life. 1945 1st. . xii.+ 228pp. 76 illustrations.( including 8 colour) Charts. Endp maps.25x19. No writing or inscriptions. Binding sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents VG+. The author, who himself took part in some of the actions described, planned others and knew most of the commanders concerned, offers a fully documented account of the war fought by MTBs and MGBs of Coastal Forces £6.95


16004. SCRIMGEOUR, Alexander.: SCRIMGEOUR'S SMALL SCRIBBLING DIARY 1914-1916: The Truly Astonishing Wartime Diary and Letters of an Edwardian Gentleman, Naval Officer, Boy and Son.

Conway 2008 1st. 304pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j.. The author was killed at the Battle of Jutland when HMS Invincible was lost, but his diary gives a rare and unique insight into life in the Royal Navy and the naval war as seen through the eyes of an articulate midshipman. £6.95


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.After leaving Dartmouth in 1942, Seymour's naval service took him from South Africa to Scandinavia, the Congo to Mombasa, the Mediterranean, Far and Middle East and Australia. He saw action in Biscay, the invasion of Normandy, and in MTBs in the North Sea, and later took part in the Suez 14operations. Seymour's ships included Revenge Enterprise, Flint Castle, Loch Esk, Bulwark, Ocean, torpedo boats of the 30th MTB Flotilla, and a spell as Gunnery Officer in the destroyer Gravelines. A lively and interesting account of the author's career in the Royal Navy. £5.95


17284. SHANAHAN, Phil:: THE REAL ENIGMA HEROES

The History Press 2010 . 223pp. Illustrated. 26x18. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £3.95


3283. SHANKLAND, Peter. & HUNTER, Alan: MALTA CONVOY.

Collins. 1961 1st 256pp. 21 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions, 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. £3.95


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. Packed weight of book 3.5 kilograms, therefore extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £18.50


22845. SHARPE, Richard Captain R.N.: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1993 - 1994

Jane's Information Group. 875pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x12. An unmarked copy: - Navy cloth/gilt binding & contents Fine. Due to the weight of this book extra postage will be requested for overseas orders. £34.00


18907. SHAW, Captain Frank H.: STIRRING DEEDS OF BRITAIN'S NAVAL MIGHT.

Harrap 1940 1st. 255pp. 15 illustrations. 22x14 VG in slightly sun faded (titles bright) blue cloth binding. An account of naval actions in the first six months of the Second World War. Graf Spee, Rawalpindi and the Altmark affair are the main events recorded £2.95


3460. SHERRINGHAM, Denis.: SWING THE LAMP, JACK DUSTY.

Walton. 1998 1st. 198pp. Ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The author recounts his experiences as a member of the lower deck in the Royal Navy between 1947-1954. Sheringham saw service in the destroyers Aisne, Savage, Armada and Delight, and the Algerine Class minesweeper Truelove. £5.95


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. £3.50


22036. SHRUBB R.E.A. Lieut-Cmfdr RN. & SAINSBURY A.B. Captain, VRD., MA.: THE ROYAL NAVY DAY BY DAY.

Centaur Press 1979 1st. iv. + 392pp. . Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 30x21. . No writing or inscriptions, Fine in VG+ d/j. j. A record of the Royal Navy, chronicled here as a diary of daily events in its history. The book, with its many illustrations and detailed descriptions brings together a wealth of information, describing not only the major battles and events, awards for gallantry, etc, but also the loss of individual ships - both large and small. A book to browse through or to use as an accurate source of reference. £9.00


19008. SHRUBB R.E.A. Lieut-Cmfdr RN. & SAINSBURY A.B. Captain, VRD., MA.: THE ROYAL NAVY DAY BY DAY.

Centaur Press 1979 1st. iv. + 392pp. . Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 30x21. . No writing or inscriptions, Fine in Fine d/j. j. A record of the Royal Navy, chronicled here as a diary of daily events in its history. The book, with its many illustrations and detailed descriptions brings together a wealth of information, describing not only the major battles and events, awards for gallantry, etc, but also the loss of individual ships - both large and small. A book to browse through or to use as an accurate source of reference. £10.00


3976. SILVERSTONE Paul .H.: DIRECTORY OF THE WORLD'S CAPITAL SHIPS.

Ian Allan. 1984 1st. * 464pp. Prof ills. 24x18. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. This comprehensive work is a major source of information on the world's capital ships - battleships, battlecruisers, armoured cruisers, monitors, coast defence ships, aircraft carriers, etc - from the middle of the 19th century to the 1980s. . Nearly 500 classes are covered - over 1,000 vessels from 20 countries. Each class or individual ship has an entry and over 600 photographs complement the text. £8.95


8850. SILVERSTONE Paul. H.: U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part One: Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1963 1st,. 64pp. Prof ills. 19x12. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in VG pictorial card cover. Gives details of all U.S. battleships, battlecruisers and aircraft carriers of World War 2. Well illustrated. £2.50


3845. SIMPSON Colin.: LUSITANIA.

BCA. 1972. xii. + 303pp. 41 ills. 24x16. Hardback; Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. In May 1915 over 1,200 passengers and crew lost their lives when the Cunard liner Lusitania was torpedoed by the German submarine off the coast of Ireland. For many years the attack on the Lusitania was proclaimed as an act of naked aggression against an innocent ship carrying citizens of a neutral country. This deeply researched investigation into her loss, tells the story of the last voyage of the Lusitania and reveals beyond any doubt that the true facts were covered up. £2.50


6465. SKULSKI, Janusz: THE BATTLESHIP YAMATO. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1988 1st 192pp. Prof ills. 25x26.An excellent unmarked copy; 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. £21.50


20174. SKWIOT, Mirolslaw Zbigniew & PRUSINOWSKA, Elzbieta Teresa: HUNTING THE BISMARCK

Crowood Press 2006. 1st English edition. 200pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Binding & contents Near-Mint. (no dustjacket) £4.95


23149. SKWIOT, Mirolslaw Zbigniew & PRUSINOWSKA, Elzbieta Teresa: HUNTING THE BISMARCK

Crowood Press 2006. 1st English edition. 200pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j £7.95


22742. SLADER, John: THE FOURTH SERVICE. Merchantmen at War 1939-45.

Robert Hale. 1994 1st. 347pp. 79 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) Here is the true story of the merchant fleet during WW2, the non-fighting service in which 32,000 men died yet whose essential role has never been fully appreciated. The author, himself a member of the service 1941-4, has written a comprehensive account of the wartime experiences of the men and ships of the Merchant Navy during World War 2. £4.95


22797. SMALL, Ken: THE FORGOTTEN DEAD. Why 946 American Servicemen Died off the Coast of Devon in 1944 - and the Man who Discovered Their True Story.

Bloomsbury 1988 1st. v. + 197pp. Illustrated 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j £4.55


18496. SMALL, Ken: THE FORGOTTEN DEAD. Why 946 American Servicemen Died off the Coast of Devon in 1944 - and the Man who Discovered Their True Story.

Bloomsbury 1988 1st. v. + 197pp. Illustrated 24x16. Above-average ex-library Binding & contents VG £2.95


8831. SMITH B. Webster: THE NAVAL WAR 1939-1945.

Blackie. 1946 1st. 207pp. Ills. 19x13. VG. The final volume of the author's coverage of the war, recording in a narrative of heroism, disaster and victory, the Invasion of Italy, Salerno, Anzio, Scharnhorst, Tirpitz, Normandy, the Battle of the Atlantic, Pacific, etc, etc £2.95


6871. SMITH P. C. & DOMINY J.R.: CRUISERS IN ACTION 1939 - 1945.

Kimber. 1981.1st 320pp. 70 ills. 24x16. An unmarked hardcover copy; contents Fine, binding Near-Fine (no dustjacket) Discusses in considerable detail the wartime roles of the British cruiser. Each role from trade protection to anti-aircraft cover is discussed in turn together with accounts of their wartime actions. There are also list of British cruiser classes: Cruiser Losses: Summary of Service: Cruiser Deployment. £15.50


12287. SMITH Peter C.: DESTROYER LEADER. HMS Faulknor 1935 - 1946. "The hardest-worked Destroyer in the Fleet"

Pen & Sword. 2004. ix. + 302pp. 96 photographs + numerous diagrams & drawings. 2 maps. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy, binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) Revised and expanded edition of the original book first published in 1968. The arduous wartime career of HMS Faulknor is thoroughly described, including her service with the Home Fleet, Force H, and in the Arctic. £5.95


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. £4.95


2727. SMITH Peter .C.: THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY

Spellmount. 1996 Revised edition 192pp. 19 ills. Map & diag. 24x16. As new Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A comprehensive account of this major carrier battle that turned the tide of the Pacific War. The appendices contain full lists of the American and Japanese Forces taking part in the Battle of Midway. Bibliography. £5.95


17373. SMITH Peter .C.:: BATTLESHIP ROYAL SOVEREIGN AND HER SISTERS.

Kimber. 1988 1st., . 207pp. 49 ills. 34x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Royal Sovereign first saw service in World War I, and with her sister ships Revenge, Ramillies Resolution and Royal Oak, she entered the fray in World War II. Royal Oak met an early and tragic end, but her four sisters served throughout the war and survived it. Mainly a history of Royal Sovereign, this book also gives some details of the service careers of her sisters. Well illustrated. £7.95


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


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


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


9962. SMITH, Peter C.: EAGLE'S WAR. The War Diary of an Aircraft Carrier.

Crecy. 1995 1st. 200pp. 46 ills. 24x16.j An excellent unmarked copy, binding & contents as new. (no dustjacket). The story of HMS Eagle as seen through the eyes of former crew members, supplemented by the author's meticulous research of Eagle's wartime career. HMS Eagle began the war escorting Australian troop convoys. hunted enemy surface raiders in the Indian Ocean, then moved to the Mediterranean where her aircraft took part in the attacks at Calabria and Taranto. After patrolling the South Atlantic, Eagle joined Force 'H' at Gibraltar and did much to sustain Malta by flying off modern fighter aircraft to boost the air defences. She was finally lost when she was torpedoed by a U-boat during the fiercely contested Malta convoy 'Operation Pedestal' in August 1942. £7.95


3139. SMITH, Peter C.: INTO THE ASSAULT. Famous Dive-Bomber Aces of the Second World War.

Murray. 1985 1st. xii. + 223pp. 36 ills. 7 diags. 22x14. Ex-library, usual stamps; G+ in G+ d/j. Contains the biographies of seven dive-bomber pilots - American, British, German, Italian, French, Japanese and Soviet, who fought in the Second World War The Japanese naval pilot attacked the USS Lexington; The French pilot flew sorties from the aircraft carrier Bearn; The Italian pilot gained fame for his attacks on British warships in the Med; The British pilot took part in the sinking of the German cruiser Konigsberg, etc, etc. £2.50


12086. SMITH, Peter C.: PEDESTAL. The Convoy that saved Malta.

Kimber. 1970 1st.. 208pp. 32 ills. 9 maps/diags. 23x16. No writing or inscriptions; Contents Fine, binding VG+. (no dustjacket) 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. £4.50


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: Binding & contents Fine . (no dustjacket) 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. £4.95


23159. SMITH, Peter.C.: HIT FIRST, HIT HARD. The Story of HMS Renown 1916-1948.

Kimber. 1979 1st. Xii. + 335pp. 39 ills. 10 diags. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Renown first entered service in 1916, and was completely rebuilt in the late 1930s, emerging as a virtually brand new vessel. During WW2 she hunted the Graf Spee, and chased the Scharnhorst & Gneisenau off Norway; she took part in the bombardment of Genoa; in the hunt for the Bismarck; and in Malta convoy operations; and served with the Home Fleet in Arctic convoys and the North African landings. From official documents, and eye-witness accounts from former crew members, the author has written a comprehensive history of one of the hardest worked capital ships of the war. £18.50


5363. SMITH, Peter.C.: IMPACT! The Dive Bomber Pilots Speak.

Kimber. 1981 1st. 253pp. 32 ills. 24x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG+ d/j. Based on the personal recollections of dive bomber pilots both land and carrier based, of all the major combatants, this book describes their exploits - mostly against shipping - during the Second World War. £3.95


3438. SMITH. Peter.C.: FIGHTING FLOTILLA. HMS Laforey and her Sister Ships.

Kimber. 1976 1st. 224pp. 38 ills. 24x16. An unmarked First Edition copy: Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). Offers a full and detailed account of HMS Laforey and her sister L class destroyers, the men who commanded them and their record in action. These large powerfully armed and successful ships saw frontline action with the Royal Navy in World War 2 and were employed in the toughest assignments in dangerous waters. Force H working from Gibraltar; running the gauntlet to Malta; working as striking forces from the much-bombed island itself against Axis supply lines; operations in the North Sea; as hunters and killers of U-boats in the North Atlantic. Appendices gives technical details of guns, their mountings and ammunition supply; Torpedo Tube mountings; General fittings & complements; Descriptions & illustrations of each ships' badge; Details of each ship's Battle Honours, Builder, Launch/Completion Date; Cost; Commanding Officer (s). £4.95


22473. SMITH. Peter.C.: FIGHTING FLOTILLA. HMS Laforey and her Sister Ships.

Pen & Sword 2010 224pp. 38 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Offers a full and detailed account of HMS Laforey and her sister L class destroyers, the men who commanded them and their record in action. These large powerfully armed and successful ships saw frontline action with the Royal Navy in World War 2 and were employed in the toughest assignments in dangerous waters. Force H working from Gibraltar; running the gauntlet to Malta; working as striking forces from the much-bombed island itself against Axis supply lines; operations in the North Sea; as hunters and killers of U-boats in the North Atlantic. Appendices gives technical details of guns, their mountings and ammunition supply; Torpedo Tube mountings; General fittings & complements; Descriptions & illustrations of each ships' badge; Details of each ship's Battle Honours, Builder, Launch/Completion Date; Cost; Commanding Officer (s). £7.95


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. £12.50


22025. SNYDER, Gerald S.: THE ROYAL OAK DISASTER.

Purnell. nd (c 1976) 240pp. 40 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. In this exhaustively researched account of the sinking of the Royal Oak, the author has put into perspective the entire story by examining the dramatic events from both the British and German sides. The hand-written testimonies of most of the 400 British survivors, hitherto previously withheld by the Admiralty, in keeping with the Official Secrets Act, provide invaluable material on which the author has drawn to recreate the last moments of the Royal Oak. £5.95


3951. SNYDER, Gerald S.: THE ROYAL OAK DISASTER.

Purnell. nd (c 1976) 240pp. 40 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. In this exhaustively researched account of the sinking of the Royal Oak, the author has put into perspective the entire story by examining the dramatic events from both the British and German sides. The hand-written testimonies of most of the 400 British survivors, hitherto previously withheld by the Admiralty, in keeping with the Official Secrets Act, provide invaluable material on which the author has drawn to recreate the last moments of the Royal Oak. £4.95


21180. SONTAG, Sherry. & DREW, Christopher.: BLIND MAN'S BLUFF. The Untold Story of Cold War Submarine Espionage.

Hutchinson 1998 1st xxvii . 352pp. Illustrated. Plans. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Hardback edition. Fine in Fine d/j. Stretching from the years immediately after WW2 until the late 1990s, this book describes the secret missions involving Western submarines that have for decades roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage. After six years of research, the authors examine and describe many secret submarine operations, and give due prominence to British nuclear submarine activity, which played an important part in the Cold War. £4.95


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. £3.65


1728. SOUTHEY, Robert: THE LIFE OF NELSON.

Thomas Nelson. nd (c 1910) 286pp. 2 ills in colour.18x12. . Attractively bound in green decorated boards.. Odd spots of foxing to prelims, otherwise binding & contents VG..First published in the 19th century, this was the earliest full-length biography on the life of Nelson, and is still one of the very best. £4.50


21156. SOUTHEY, Robert: THE LIFE OF NELSON.

Blackie. nd (c 1902 236pp. 4 illustrations. 19x14.. Red cloth binding with gilt titles. Prize label dated 1907. Spine a little faded and spots of foxing throughout.. .First published in the 19th century, this was the earliest full-length biography on the life of Nelson, and is still one of the very best. £2.95


15831. SOWINSKI, Larry: THE PACIFIC WAR. As seen by US Navy photographers during World War 2.

Conway Maritime 1981 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket)j.Over 450 of the best photographs (including 16 pages in full colour) of the US Navy in action, from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. . Each of the US Navy's campaigns is covered in turn, with an introduction outlining the background and a detailed caption for each picture. £8.50


2762. SPECTOR, Ronald: AT WAR AT SEA. Sailors and Naval Warfare in the Twentieth Century.

Penguin. 2001 1st. 463pp. 45 ills. Map. 24x16. Unmarked hardback copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This book describes the life of sailors in the 20th century, and brings to life the battles that have defined the modern age: from such set pieces as Tsushima, Jutland and Midway: the harrowing naval encounters during the Royal Navy's role in the evacuation of Crete, to the 'routine' terrors of the U-Boat wars. A first-class history. £4.95


2876. SPIERS, Derek.: TROOPSHIPS TO CALAIS. The Story of Calais as a military port from 1944 to 1947 and the Ships which served it.

Meresborough. 1988 1st. 117pp. Prof ills. 21x15. New; Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover. The first three chapters cover The Liberation of the Port; The Reconstruction of the Port; The Organization of the Port. Individual chapters are then devoted to each one of the following ships:- Canterbury, Biarritz, Invicta, Dinard, Isle of Guernsey, Princess Maud, Lady of Mann, Ben-My-Chree, Victoria Manxman, Royal Daffodil, Laird's Isle, Prinses Astrid, Prince Charles, Prinses Josephine Charlotte; The Train Ferries; The Mail Coasters; Landing Craft; Stores Ships. £5.95


22807. SPOONER, Tony: SUPREME GALLANTRY. Malta's Role in the Allied Victory 1939-1945.

Murray. 1996 1st. * xxvi. + 358pp. 34 ills. Maps, 24x16. Virtually like new; Fine in Mint d/j.. Descibes in full detail the attacks made from Malta in the Second World War, recounting how Allied submarines, surface ships, and bombers attacked and sank scores of Rommel's supply ships £4.95


22808. SPOONER, Tony: SUPREME GALLANTRY. Malta's Role in the Allied Victory 1939-1945.

Murray. 1996 1st. * xxvi. + 358pp. 34 ills. Maps, 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) Descibes in full detail the attacks made from Malta in the Second World War, recounting how Allied submarines, surface ships, and bombers attacked and sank scores of Rommel's supply ships £3.95


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. £2.95


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, almost like new Near-Mint in Fine d/j.This book is virtually the day by day Wartime Diary of a merchant seaman, Leslie Perry, who joined the Union Castle Line in the mid-1920's. Fifteen years later he was serving aboard the Windsor Castle at the outbreak of the Second World War. From the commencement of hostilities, he kept a daily journal detailing the trials and tribulations of life on board, punctuated by his own dry sense of humour, also giving a running commentary on as many aspects of the War, always under constant threat of enemy attack. After the Windsor Castle he served on the Roxburgh Castle followed by a long spell on the hospital ship Llandovery Castle and then finally on the Union-Castle managed Liberty ship Samtrent. This handsome, expensively produced large-format book is profusely illustrated with photographs. £8.95


4387. STEELE H.G. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: THE STORY OF THE WORCESTER.

Harrap. 1961 1st. 256pp. 11 ills. 22x14. Front cover dented and prelims marked, otherwise contents VG. The Worcester was established as a school- ship for boys wishing to become officers in the Merchant Service. This book tells the story of the three ships which served the college from 1862 to date. £2.50


17379. STEICHEN, Edward (editor):: U.S. NAVY WAR PHOTOGRAPHS. Pearl Harbour to Tokyo Bay.

Crown 1980 Revised edition. 128pp. Prof ills . 29x23. Fine in d/j. 115 photos of the war in the Pacific selected by Edward Steichen. An expanded reprint of an edition published at the end of the war. £7.95


8775. STEINBERG, Jonathan.: TIRPITZ : And the Birth of the German Battle Fleet.

Macdonald. 1965 1st 240pp. 32 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG+ d/j. After a careful study of German naval records, the author sheds new light concerning the build-up of the German Fleet before the First World War, and the rise of Admiral Tirpitz. £12.50


10285. STEPHEN G.M.: BRITISH WARSHIP DESIGNS SINCE 1906.

Ian Allan. 1985 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 24x18. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The author gives a vigorous and at time caustic appraisal of various classes of the Royal Navy’s ships and their effectiveness in combat. The performances of ships in service are considered as much as their design specifications, challenging the reputation of several vessels and types, including battle cruisers, ‘K’ Class steam submarines, ‘Flower’ Class corvettes, Vosper, British Power Boats, and Fairmile MTB’s/MGB’s, Armoured aircraft carriers, Tiger & Blake, ‘Blackwood’ Class ASW frigates. When first published the book attracted a certain amount of criticism from a number of reviewers who felt that the author treated harshly & unfairly several of the warship types assessed in the book. They may have a point; but the author’s sometimes contentious criticisms are often supported by the personal experiences of former crew members of the ships concerned. £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


16501. STERN Robert C.: KRIEGSMARINE. A Pictorial History of the German Navy 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour 1980 80pp. 250 illustrations (including 47 in full colour). 29x23. An excellent unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions, binding & contents Fine.This illustrated record of the German Navy contains some 250 photographs, including 47 in full colour and a carefully-researched series of camouflage profiles. £5.95


22237. STERN, Robert C.: THE U.S. NAVY 1942-1943.

Arms & Armour. 19901st. (Warships Fotofax) 46pp. Profusely illustrated 24x19. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover.. A wide-ranging pictorial record of the ships of the US Navy 1942 -1943, illustrated with 90 photographs accompanied by informative captions. £3.95


23218. STERN, Robert.C.: U.S. AIRCRAFT CARRIERS IN ACTION. Part I.

Squadron-Signal. 1991. Warships No.5 50pp. Prof ills. 21x28. Single crease to pictorial card cover, otherwise contents Fine £6.95


902. STERN, Robert.C.: U.S. BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION. Part I.

Squadron-Signal. 1980. Warships No.3 50pp. Prof ills. 21x28. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Illustrated with over 90 photographs, plus numerous line drawings and a colour centrespread depicting camouflage schemes, this book describes the WW2 careers of the battleship classes - Wyoming, New York, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Colorado, together with details of the wartime modifications, battle damage, etc, of individual ships. £3.95


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


6255. STEWART, Adrian.: THE BATTLE OF LEYTE GULF.

Hale. 1979 1st. 223pp. 28 ills. 6 maps. 22x14. Near-Fine in Fine d/j. Leyte Gulf marked the culmination of the naval battles not only of WW2 but of history. The biggest in scale, it was the most varied, employing every type of vessel from battleship to submarine, and every form of aircraft from interceptor fighter to suicide bomber. In this full length account , the issues of the battle are considered and its many puzzles explained. £5.95


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 £5.95


22239. STILLE, Mark: USN CRUISER vs IJN CRUISER. Guadalcanal1942.

Osprey 2009 1st 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £4.95


2813. STITT, George., Cmdr RN.: UNDER CUNNINGHAM'S COMMAND.

Allen. 1944 1st 269pp. 9 ills. Endp maps. 19x12. Spine sun faded (titles bright), contents VG. .The author, who saw service in HMS Queen Elizabeth in the Mediterranean, describes the naval actions and naval operations in the Mediterranean, between the entry of Italy into the war and the final surrender of the Italian fleet. £3.45


22866. STOBART - HOOK, Barry: WARSHIPS FOR THE WORLD

Cross Publishing 1994 1st. 216pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 26x21. As new; Mint in Mint d/jThis the is the story of Vosper Thorneycroft, from its formation in 1966. It came into being by a merger of two 100 yr old companies, Vosper Ltd of Portsmouth, famous for its motor torpedo boats and Thornecroft of Southampton mainly noted for building destroyers. £8.95


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


1140. STRABOLGI, Lord, RN: SEA POWER IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Hutchinson. 1943 1st. 136pp. 48 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. Spine faded (titles bright), contents VG. A history of sea power in World War 2, with chapters covering - The Turn of the Tide; Britain's Greatest Peril; The Nadir of British Sea Power; Japan Joins the Axis; Anglo-American Naval Recovery; The Axis in Retreat; The Deliverance of Africa; The Darlan Affair. £2.00


8339. STUART V.: THE BELOVED LITTLE ADMIRAL. The Life and Times of Admiral of the Fleet the Hon. Sir Henry Keppel, 1809-1904.

Hale. 1967 1st. * 272pp. 6 ills. 2 maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding and contents VG+. (no d/j) \though Keppel lived until the 20th century, he had his commission signed by Thomas Hardy, Nelson's flag captain at Trafalgar. Keppel was a commander at the age of 24, and a captain at 28. He served on many commissions in the Far East, where he became known as the 'Sea King' - to Dyak and Chinese pirates. During the Crimean War he served both in the Baltic and the Black Sea. To Queen Victoria, he was her 'Beloved Little Admiral' and an honorary member of the Royal Family. He was also Father of the Fleet, for whom the ordinary seamen of the day had a special affection and esteem accorded to very few of his predecessors. £5.95


9770. STUART, Vivian. & EGGLESTON, George.T.: HIS MAJESTY’S SLOOP-OF-WAR DIAMOND ROCK.

Hale. 1978 1st. 206pp Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Commissioned in 1804 by Commodore Samuel Hood during the Napoleonic Wars, HMS Diamond Rock was a 600-foot-high pinnacle of basalt rising out of the sea less than a mile from the shores of Martinique. The French regarded the cliffs as unclimbable, but under the command of James Wilkes Maurice, Hood’s seamen scaled them. They swayed two 18-pounder guns to the summit, established living quarters & a hospital in its caves, & set up batteries to cover the approaches to Port Royal. For a year & a half, the garrison of 120 seamen & marines held the rocky strongpoint. Admiral Villaneuve sent two ships of the line, a frigate, two smaller vessels, eleven gunboats & 1,500 soldiers to demand the garrison’s surrender. Short of water & with their powder running low, Maurice & his handful of men began their epic defence. This book tells the story. £8.95


10172. STUBBS, Bernard.: THE NAVY AT WAR.

Faber. 1940 1st 280pp. 49 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions VG. An early view of how the Royal Navy was conducting the war, by a war reporter. The chapters cover such subjects as convoys, U-boats, cruisers, submarines, mines & minesweepers, destroyers, MTBs, and the book also looks at the French navy at war. £3.50


22795. STURTON, Ian (Editor).: CONWAY'S BATTLESHIPS. The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All--Big--Gun Ships.

Conway 2008. Revided, Updated & Expanded Edition. 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. An unmarked copy; Contents Mint, binding Fine. (no dustjacket) Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £8.95


7937. STURTON, Ian. (Editor).: CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S BATTLESHIPS. 1906 to the Present.

Conway. 1996. 190pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in VG+ d/j. This comprehensive volume summarises the data, gives the design background and outlines the careers of the world's battleships. The hundreds of photographs and accurate line drawings, tabular data and backgorund articles all add up to create highly detailed appraisals of the world's great capital ships. £8.95


22921. SUGDEN, John: NELSON. The Sword of Albion

The Bodley Head 2014 xviii. + + 1,020 pp. 33 illustrations .7 maps. 24x16. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. verseas postage at extra cost. £8.95


7879. SWIFT, Jim.: LAUGH! With the Navy Too!

Maritime. nd. nd (c 1980s). 96pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Over ninety full-page cartoons illustrate the funnier aspects of life in the Royal Navy. £1.65


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


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


22223. TALBOT-BOOTH E.C.: ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING FLEETS. 6th Edition.

Sampson Low. nd (c 1943). xix. + 732pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 11x14. No writing or inscriptios; titles a bit faded, otherwise contents VG. This comprehensive offers a mass of information on the ships of the world's navies at date, listing country-by-country and then by class - from battleships to minesweepers - specifications of the many different types of ships together with the name of each class member. In addition, there are sections dealing with Warship Names, Ship's Badges, Customs & Traditions, Armour and Protection, and much else. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £5.95


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


22472. TALL J.J. & KEMP Paul.: H.M.SUBMARINES IN CAMERA. 1901-1996. An Illustrated History of British Submarines.

Sutton 1998. ix. + 245pp. Prof ills. 28x20. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . Provides a graphic view of life in British submarines from early 'Holland' class to the Vanguard class of the nuclear age. Illustrated throughout with archive photographs accompanied by detailed captions, this volume offers a superb photographic record of the development of Royal Navy submarines. £7.95


4925. TALL J.J. & KEMP Paul.: H.M.SUBMARINES IN CAMERA. 1901-1996. An Illustrated History of British Submarines.

Blitz. 1998. * ix. + 245pp. Prof ills. 28x20. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. Provides a graphic view of life in British submarines from early 'Holland' class to the Vanguard class of the nuclear age. Illustrated throughout with archive photographs accompanied by detailed captions, this volume offers a superb photographic record of the development of Royal Navy submarines. £7.95


4869. TARRANT V.E: THE LAST YEAR OF THE KRIEGSMARINE. May 1944-May 1945.

Arms & Armour. 1994 1st. 256pp. 50 ills. Maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Unable to prevent the Allied invasion of Europe, the Kriegsmarine could only rely on small battle units, E-boats, the odd destroyer or U-boat, and bizarre semi-suicide weapons - to attack the vast amount of invasion shipping off Normandy. The full range of human-torpedo, explosive motor boat and one-man V-boat operations are described. The decline and destruction of the few remaining capital ships, from the Tirpitz through to the last surviving light cruiser Leipzig, is fully detailed, as is the remarkable history of the U-boat service. Appendixes list operational losses, construction output and tonnage sunk. £7.95


23187. TARRANT V.E: THE LAST YEAR OF THE KRIEGSMARINE. May 1944-May 1945.

Arms & Armour. 1996 256pp. 50 ills. Maps. 24x16. Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Unable to prevent the Allied invasion of Europe, the Kriegsmarine could only rely on small battle units, E-boats, the odd destroyer or U-boat, and bizarre semi-suicide weapons - to attack the vast amount of invasion shipping off Normandy. The full range of human-torpedo, explosive motor boat and one-man V-boat operations are described. The decline and destruction of the few remaining capital ships, from the Tirpitz through to the last surviving light cruiser Leipzig, is fully detailed, as is the remarkable history of the U-boat service. Appendixes list operational losses, construction output and tonnage sunk. £5.50


4923. TARRANT V.E.: JUTLAND. The German Perspective -A New View of the Great Battle, 31 May, 1916.

Arms & Armour 1995 1st. 318pp. 80+ figs. 24x16 .An unmarked First Edition hardback copy: Binding & contents, Fine. (no dustjacket) The author provides a complete review of Jutland using hitherto unseen German naval records: an inter-war appreciation by the German Office of Naval History, High Seas Fleet War Diaries, Chief of the High Seas Fleet Operations Staff papers plus action reports from individual commanders involved in the battle and the letters and papers of Tirpitz, Scheer and Hipper. The author also discusses the technical and material inferiority of RN ships. Illustrated with detailed action charts representing ship movements and dispositions throughout the battle. £6.95


21417. TARRANT V.E.: JUTLAND. The German Perspective -A New View of the Great Battle, 31 May, 1916.

Arms & Armour 1995 1st. 318pp. 80+ figs. 24x16 . Binding & contents Near-Mint . (no dustjacket). Hardback. . The author provides a complete review of Jutland using hitherto unseen German naval records: an inter-war appreciation by the German Office of Naval History, High Seas Fleet War Diaries, Chief of the High Seas Fleet Operations Staff papers plus action reports from individual commanders involved in the battle and the letters and papers of Tirpitz, Scheer and Hipper. The author also discusses the technical and material inferiority of RN ships. Illustrated with detailed action charts representing ship movements and dispositions throughout the battle. £4.75


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. £5.95


16209. TAYLOR, Bruce: THE BATTLECRUISER HMS HOOD. An Illustrated Biography 1916-1941.

Chatham 2005 1st. 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. An unmarked copy: Binding & contents Near-Mint (no dustjacket) Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £21.00


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; . 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. £5.95


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. £3.95


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. £3.50


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. £3.95


19103. THESIGER, Vice-Admiral Bertram S.: QUERIES IN SEAMANSHIP. A Collection of Typical Questions in the Various Items of a Midshipman's Seamanship Examination.

Gieves 1928. Fourth edition, revised & enlarged. ix. +125pp. 22x14.. An excellent unmarked copy; Binding & contents VG+ £5.95


22255. THOMAS D.A.: CRETE 1941 - THE BATTLE AT SEA.

Cassell 2003 224pp. 27 illustrations. 5 maps. 20x13.Brand New in pictorial card cover. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £1.95


22257. THOMAS David .A (Translated by Drs. J.P. Van Der Veere): DE SLAG IN DE JAVAZEE

A.D. M.C. Stok. Forum Boekerij - Den Haag. no date (c 1969) 304pp. 36 illustrations. . 6 maps Maps.. Endpaper maps. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. DUTCH TEXT. The Battle of the Java Sea was one of the most disasterous episodes involving the Allied navies - British, Australian, American and Dutch, in World War 2. The Dutch cruisers de Ruyter and Java went down, as did the Exeter, the Australian cruiser Perth and the USS Houston. For the Japanese it was a classic example of the offensive use of sea-power - for the Allies a humiliating defeat. This book provides a full and accurate account of the naval operations in and about the Java Sea from December 7th 1941 to March 1st 1942. DUTCH TEXT £6.95


2705. THOMAS, David .A.: CRETE 1941 - THE BATTLE AT SEA.

Efstathiadis.1980. 225pp. 23 illustrations. 4 maps. 18x11. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £2.95


7547. THOMAS, David A: BATTLES AND HONOURS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Cooper. 1998 1st .: 362pp. Ills. 24x16. New. Mint in d/j. The Battles and Honours of the Royal Navy date from the Armada, representing more than 4 centuries of the history of the Senior Service. Remarkably this is the first time a complete and comprehensive list of such honours has ever been published. The book chronicles all the honours awarde from the Navy's beginnings to date of book. Each entry has a concise narrative setting out the salient points of the event and the ships involved. The author has also included a number of engagements which, owing to the complicated and contradictory conditions which their Lordships imposed did not qualify for official recognition. The book is divided into five sections:- Battle & Campaign Honours - Battles Not Awarded Honours - Single Ship & Boat Service Actions - Fleet Air Arm Honours - Royal Marine Awards. £6.95


1236. THOMAS, David A.: JAPAN'S WAR AT SEA. Pearl Harbour to the Coral Sea.

Deutsch. 1978 1st . 222pp. 16 illustrations. 4 figures. Endpaper maps. 24x16. New: Mint in d/j. Beginning with their attack on Pearl Harbour this book describes the war fought by Admiral Nagumo's carrier force from January to May 1942, during which it attacked Rabaul, mopped up Allied forces in the East Indies, struck across the Bay of Bengal to Ceylon, and drove back the British Eastern Fleet, before returning to the Pacific to suffer its first defeat in the Battle of the Coral Sea. List of Allied Ships Lost. £5.95


22266. THOMAS, David A.: JAPAN'S WAR AT SEA. Pearl Harbour to the Coral Sea.

Deutsch. 1978 1st . 222pp. 16 illustrations. 4 figures. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Like new: Near-Mint in d/j. Beginning with their attack on Pearl Harbour this book describes the war fought by Admiral Nagumo's carrier force from January to May 1942, during which it attacked Rabaul, mopped up Allied forces in the East Indies, struck across the Bay of Bengal to Ceylon, and drove back the British Eastern Fleet, before returning to the Pacific to suffer its first defeat in the Battle of the Coral Sea. List of Allied Ships Lost. £5.95


22262. THOMAS, David A.: NAZI VICTORY. Crete 1941

Stein & Day 1973 (Book Club Edition) 252pp. 23 illustrations. 5 maps & charts.. 21x14 . An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £4.95


22263. THOMAS, David A.: NAZI VICTORY. Crete 1941

Stein & Day 1973 1st. 252pp. 23 illustrations. 5 maps & charts.. 23x16. . An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j.. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £6.95


22256. THOMAS, David .A: THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA.

Hayakawa Shobo & Co Ltd. 1969 291pp. 17 illustrations. . Maps. 19X13. An excellent unmarked copy : Fine in stiff card cover in Very Good dustjacket. JAPANESE TEXT. The Battle of the Java Sea was one of the most disastrous episodes involving the Allied navies - British, Australian, American and Dutch, in World War 2. The Dutch cruisers de Ruyter and Java went down, as did the Exeter, the Australian cruiser Perth and the USS Houston. For the Japanese it was a classic example of the offensive use of sea-power - for the Allies a humiliating defeat. This book provides a full and accurate account of the naval operations in and about the Java Sea from December 7th 1941 to March 1st 1942. JAPANESE TEXT. £8.95


6948. THOMAS, David .A: THE BATTLE OF THE JAVA SEA.

Pan. 1971. xx. + 229pp. 21 ilustrationss. 7 maps/charts Paperback An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Fine. The Battle of the Java Sea was one of the most disastrous episodes involving the Allied navies - British, Australian, American and Dutch, in World War 2. The Dutch cruisers de Ruyter and Java went down, as did the Exeter, the Australian cruiser Perth and the USS Houston. For the Japanese it was a classic example of the offensive use of sea-power - for the Allies a humiliating defeat. This book provides a full and accurate account of the naval operations in and about the Java Sea from December 7th 1941 to March 1st 1942. £2.00


12162. THOMAS, David .A.: A COMPANION TO THE ROYAL NAVY.

Harrap. 1988 1st. xvi. + 443pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy - Fine in Near-Fine d/.j. Covers the history and development of the Royal Navy from the 1660's, encompassing its administrative background, the names and badges of its ships, naval battles and battle honours, and an excellent chronology. The book follows the fortunes of individual ships. For example, looking up the Ark Royal gives the histories of the five ships to have borne the name, Ark Royal's motto, her badge and full details of the battles she has fought. In all some 230 ship's names are included. The book is divided into five main sections: Admiralty - Ship's Names & Badges - Naval Battles - Battle Honours - Naval Chronology 1660-1987. Illustrated with numerous photographs, maps and prints, and drawings of some 230 ships' badges. An excellent source of reference. £8.95


2196. THOMAS, David A: CRETE 1941 - THE BATTLE OF THE SEA.

NEL. 1975. Paperback; 224pp. Map. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. Describes the actions fought by the Royal Navy during the evacuation of Crete. £1.50


22259. THOMAS, David A.: MALTA CONVOYS 1940-42. The Struggle at Sea.

Pen & Sword Select 2004 234pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. New. Mint in d/j. Hardback edition. This book uses first-hand accounts of surviving crew members of ships to describe in vivid detail the vital battles fought by sea and air to ensure that essential supplies got through to Malta. £5.95


22815. THOMAS, David A.: WITH ENSIGNS FLYING. The Story of H.M. Destroyers at War 1939 - 1945.

Author's own original manuscript. .Typewritten and set out in two reng binders in 340 pages with 36 page Index. 27x24. Very Good. Fist publised in book form by William Kimber Ltd in 1958. .Describes the actions fought by British and Commonwealth destroyers during the Second World War, in the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Mediterranean, and the Java Sea. Describes the actions fought by British and Commonwealth destroyers during the Second World War, in the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Mediterranean, and the Java Sea. . Packed weight 2.5 kG. Standard rate postage within the UK, but extra postage will be required for delivery overseas. £16.50


10533. THOMAS, David.: ROYAL ADMIRALS 1327-1981.

Deutsch. 1982 1st. 206pp. Prof ills. 24x17. New. Mint in d/j. Looks back over 700 years of English naval history to find that English kings, almost without exception, have taken to the sea themselves or raised their sons to be sailors. Full of anecdotes and stories, the book describes how the present royal family and their forbears have been diligent in working their way through the ranks. It also reveals the most spectacular travesty of promotion, the meteoric rise of Edward Augustus, Duke of York, from midshipman at 19 to C-in-C Mediterranean Fleet at 24. £4.95


4302. THOMPSON R.W.: D-DAY. Spearhead of Invasion.

Ballantine. 1972 160pp. Prof ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated account of the Normandy landings, June 1944. £2.00


20401. THOMPSON, Julian: NO PICNIC. 3 Commando Brigade in the South Atlantic: 1982

Guild 1985. xviii + 201pp. Endpaper maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


14672. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE WAR AT SEA. The Royal Navy in the Second World War

BCA. nd (c 1996) viii. + 280pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in d/j. This book is the story of nearly six years at sea as seen by British sailors, form Ordinary Seamen to Admirals, in their memoirs, diaries, letters home and interviews. Over 100 photographs and 20 paintings accompany the text. £4.95


8264. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM BOOK OF THE WAR AT SEA. The Royal Navy in the Second World War

Sidgwick & Jackson. 1997 viii. + 280pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book is the story of nearly six years at sea as seen by British sailors, form Ordinary Seamen to Admirals, in their memoirs, diaries, letters home and interviews. Over 100 photographs and 20 paintings accompany the text. £4.95


11415. THOMPSON, Julian.: THE ROYAL MARINES. From Sea Soldiers to a Special Force.

Pan. 2001. xv. + 701pp. 49 ills. 19x13. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book tells the stirring and fascinating history of the Royal Marines from its formation in the 17th century right through to the modern era. £3.95


11034. THOMSON, George Malcom.: SIR FRANCIS DRAKE.

BCA. 1972. x. + 358pp. Colour frontis.18 ills. 7 maps. Endpaper maps. 24x15. An unmarked copy:Binding & contents Fine. An absorbing account of the life and times that captures the heroic quality and genius that set Drake apart. £3.95


3666. THORNTON J.M.: MEN-OF-WAR 1770-1970.

Model & Alled. 1978 1st. 104pp. Prof ills. An unmarked copy- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. This is a collection of informal drawing , recording the development and history of over 600 warships spanning two centuries, including some of the naval oddities that were built in the course of that period. The drawings are highlighted with informative captions and anecdotes about each one of the vessels illustrated. £2.95


20721. THORNTON, Percy Melville, LLM.: SOME THINGS WE HAVE REMEMBERED. Samuel Thornton, Admiral, 1797-1859. Percy Melville Thornton, 1841-1911

Reprinted by Aberdeen University Press from the edition published by Longmans, Green, in 1912 xi. + 337pp. 11 illustrations. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy in navy cloth binding with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions. Binding and contents Fine £6.95


10539. THUBRON, Colin.: THE VENETIANS.

Time-Life. 1981 176pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 27x23. Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cover. (published without d/j). Chronicles the seafaring activities of the Venetians, both commercial and naval, from around the 11th century to the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Very well illustrated. £6.95


2370. THURSFIELD J.R.: NAVAL WARFARE.

Cambridge University Press. 1913 1st. xxiii. + 151pp. 17x12. No writing or inscriptions' Pictorial cloth binding VG, contents Near-Fine A study of naval warfare, its history, and its principles as displayed in history. £2.50


21971. THURSFIELD, Rear-Admiral H.G.: EPIC DEEDS OF THE NAVY

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 267pp. Illustrated. 22xd14. Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. £4.50


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. £3.50


21975. Till, Geoffrey. & others: THE JOURNAL OF STRATEGIC STUDIES. Volume 17. March 1994. Number 1.

Frank Cass. 199pp. 21x15. Like new; Mint in pictorial card cover. Special issue on SEAPOWER THEORY & PRACTICE. Edited by Geoffrrey Till.. Further subjects covered include The Battle of Trafalgar, The Battle of the Atlantic, The US Navy and its Carriers, etc, £6.95


13753. TINKER H. (Compiler).: A MESSAGE FROM THE FALKLANDS. The Life & Gallant Death of David Tinker, Lieut RN.

Junction Books. 1982 1st. 203pp. 5 ills. 22x14. VG in VG pictorial card cover. Tinker's ship Glamorgan was in the thick of the fighting until she was fatally hit by an Exocet missile. £1.50


15692. TOMALIN, Clare: SAMUEL PEPYS. The Unequalled Self.

Viking 2002 1st. xxxix + 499. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 24x14. Edges slightly age-toned, otherwise VG+ in VG+d/j. £6.95


9449. TOWNEND, John.: BROAD OCEANS AND NARROW SEAS.

Larks Press. 2000 1st. 204pp. Ills. 21x15. Like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. With signed letter from the author. Townend volunteered for the navy in 1941, and during the war served chiefly in MTBs, sometimes engaged in secret and hazardous operations to Norway and occupied France. At the end of the war in Europe he took part in minesweeping operations in the Far East, helping to clear Singapore, Thailand and Burmese ports. After the war he fished for basking sharks off Ireland, returned briefly to the Navy during the Korean War, then became a fisherman, first in Irish waters, and later from Fleetwood. £7.50


13218. TRACY, Nicholas (Editor): THE COLLECTIVE NAVAL DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE, 1900-1940.

Ashgate/The Navy Records Society. 1998. liv. + 706pp. 23x15. Like new;, bound in navy cloth with gilt titles & motif; Binding & contents Near-Mint. £11.50


21719. TRACY, Nicholas.: NELSON’S BATTLES. The Art of Victory in the Age of Sail.

Chatham. 1996 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. This book is a brilliant study of those naval battles which played such an important role on Napoleon’s defeat, & is a significant contribution to the study of the development of strategy & naval tactics in the 18th century. Nelson’s three great victories at the Nile, Copenhagen & Trafalgar are described in detail, but the developments in the decades before form a significant part and are needed for an appreciation of Nelson’s achievements. £5.95


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. £4.95


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. . £3.95


5342. TRIBE A. (Foreward by).: HMS VANGUARD AT THE NILE - The Men, The Ship, The Battle.

The Nelson Society. 1998 1st. 144pp. Ills. Maps. 15x21. No writing or inscriptions: -Fine in VG pictorial card cover. A full and detailed account of the part played by HMS Vanguard at the battle of the Nile in 1798.. Includes the Official Report and Master's Log Entry: The Muster Book, etc, etc. Very well illustrated. £7.95


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


22588. TROTTER, Wilfred Pym: THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

Dent. 1982 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A collection of 190 old photographs, with informative captions, illustrating the ships and personnel of the Royal Navy from 1849-1914. The first photograph in the book is reputed to be the earliest-known photograph of one of H.M.ships. £5.95


22027. TROTTER, Wilfred Pym: THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

Dent. 1982 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. A collection of 190 old photographs, with informative captions, illustrating the ships and personnel of the Royal Navy from 1849-1914. The first photograph in the book is reputed to be the earliest-known photograph of one of H.M.ships. £4.95


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


4188. TRUSCOT, Peter: KURSK. Russia's Lost Pride.

Simon & Schuster. 2002 1st. xix. + 201pp. 25 ills. Map. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This gripping account tells the story of the worst peacetime disaster experienced by the Russian Navy, when on August 12, 2000, the state-of-the-art nuclear powered submarine the Kursk, sank with the loss of 118 officers and crew. £4.95


22038. TUCHMAN, Barbara: THE FIRST SALUTE

Michael Joseph 1988 1st xiii. + 347pp Illustrated. endpaper maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions Near-Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


21720. TUCKER, Spencer C.: HANDBOOK OF 19TH CENTURY NAVAL WARFARE

Sutton 2000 1st vi. + 282pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x19. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


4123. TULEJA T.V.: CLIMAX AT MIDWAY.

Dent. 1960 1st. 248pp. 12 ills. 6 maps/charts. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. Official sources and battle reports, combined with personal interviews with key survivors, provide a full account of the battle that changed the course of the Pacific War. £3.95


13202. TUNSTALL, Brian.: FLIGHTS OF NAVAL GENIUS.

Philip Alan. 1930 1st. ix. + 299pp. 8 ills. 4 maps. 22x14. Foxing to prelims and edges, o/w contents VG, binding VG+. Highlights important episodes in the careers of five British naval commanders - George Brydges Baron Rodney - Richard Earl Howe - Samuel Viscount Hood - Sir Sydney Smith - Lord Camelford - Sir Charles Napier. £4.95


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. £4.95


6827. TURNER, John .F.: PERISCOPE PATROL. The Story of Malta Submarines.

Airlife. 1977. 152pp. 12 ills. Map. Diag. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. For 16 months in 1941-42 the Malta submarines devastated the enemy supply routes. Half of all axis shipping for the African coast failed to arrive. The submarines sank 75 enemy vessels totalling 400,000 tons. This book picks out the highlights of all their operations - and sets them against the bombing of Malta, where by the end of 1941, it was just as dangerous for submarines to be in harbour as at sea. Half of the RN submarines failed to return, ten out of twenty. £4.95


8579. TURNER, John, Frayn: V.C’s. OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

White Lion 1973 192pp. 2Illustrated.20x14. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Twenty-four naval V.C.’s were awarded in the Second World War, and this book puts on record the deeds of daring and valour that won them. £8.95


17723. TYLER, Alan: CHEERFULL AND CONTENTED.

Book Guild 2000 1st. viii. + 288pp. Illustrated. 22x14. As New; Mint in Near-Mint d/j.. An account of the author's naval career from 1938 when he entered Dartmouth. During the Second World War, he saw action in HMS Hasty in the Battle of Sirte, and was aboard HMS Norfolk at Scharnhorst's final battle. In 1947 he served in HMS Chevron a member of the Palestine Patrol, HMS Plym as First-Lieutenant at Monte Bello A-Bomb test, and HMS Birmingham in the Far East. £7.95


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. £8.50


13130. UNDERWOOD, George: AND SOME WERE LUCKY.

Linwood Books 1996 1st. 160pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. During the Second World War the author, a stoker, saw service in the submarines Otway, Sahib & Tuna. He served in Sahib throughout her short but successful career, from her building at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead until she was depth charged and sunk in the Mediterranean. Taken prisoner by the Italians, he was incarcerated in POW camps, first in Italy and then Germany, before being returned to an Italian camp from where he managed to escape. He was fortunate to be helped and hidden by Italian partisans before he was finally able to reach Allied lines following the invasion of Italy. An interesting story. £7.95


3612. URBAN, Frank: NED'S NAVY. The Private Letters of Admiral Sir Edward Charlton KCB, KCM. A Window of Life in the Royal Navy from 1878 to 1924.

Airlife. 1998 1st. 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x21. Near-Mint in Fine d/j. Edward Charlton recorded his life in the Royal Navy from 1878, when he joined the training ship Britannia, and then on through his career to his retirement in 1924. His descriptive letters sent home to his parents, his wife and family, record events, ships, people and places, abound with wit and sensitivity. And each era of his life has been captured on many photographs of people, ships and places, taken as he travelled around the world in the Royal Navy. These letters, woven together by his grandson, Frank Urban, create a fascinating insight into naval and political life at the height of Britain's imperial naval power. £6.95


489. USHERWOOD S. (Editor).: THE GREAT ENTERPRISE. The History of the Spanish Armada as revealed in Contemporary Documents.

Folio. 1978. 192pp. 31 ills. Ills endps. 25x16. Bound in blue cloth/gilt Binding & contents VG+. . Uses first-hand accounts of the Spanish Armada and surrounding events, viewing the proposed Spanish Invasion and the British defence, through the eyes of the men who opposed each other in the battle. £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. £4.95


5410. VAN DER VAT Dan.: STANDARD OF POWER: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century.

Pimlico. 2001 xx. + 460pp. 39 ills. 24x16. VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover.. In this history the author takes a sceptical, sometimes admiring, often controversial view of the Royal Navy in two World Wars and countless minor conflicts. £3.95


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


3998. VAN DER VAT, Dan: STEALTH AT SEA: The History of the Submarine.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1994 1st. x + 374pp. 31 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Charts the technical and military history, from the earliest submersible vessels to the submarines of the nuclear age, including the campaigns fought by submarines during the two World Wars. £6.95


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


22813. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN. The Great Struggle at Sea 1939-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1988 1st. ixx. + 424pp. 54 ills. 4 maps. Ills endps. 24x16. An unmarked copy; binding & contents Fine. 9no dustjacket). This comprehensive history covers in detail every aspect and phase of the Battle of the Atlantic examining the action on and under the Atlantic. £3.75


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. £4.50


22812. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN. The U.S. - JAPANESE NAVAL WAR 1941-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1992 1st. 430pp. 57 ills. 8 maps. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy:- Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket). This comprehensive and detailed account of the naval war in the Pacific, analyses the crucial naval actions and highlights the increasing importance of intelligence-gathering systems during the campaign. The author also discusses the damaging effect of inter-service rivalry on both sides, and American policy towards Britain and Australia. £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 hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. This comprehensive and detailed account of the naval war in the Pacific, analyses the crucial naval actions and highlights the increasing importance of intelligence-gathering systems during the campaign. The author also discusses the damaging effect of inter-service rivalry on both sides, and American policy towards Britain and Australia. £4.95


8618. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE SHIP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD. The Escape of the Goeben to the Dardanelles in 1914.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1985 1st. 252pp. 14 ills.. Endp maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. A full account of the dramatic events surrounding a naval battle which derives its unquestionable importance in world history from the fact that it never took place. The author shows that the disastrous failure to bring the German battlecuiser Goeben to action was due as much to the French Navy as the British, who have borne the brunt of the blame alone hitherto He also describes the whole story of the Goeben affair - the high political & diplomatic drama, an exciting chase, the trial of a British admiral, and the wartime actions of the Goeben itself. £5.95


4236. VAN OOSTEN F.C.: HER NETHERLANDS MAJESTY'S SHIP - DE RUYTER (Warship Profile 40).

Profile Publications 1974. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19.An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine in pictorial card cover. Contains full technical details and operational history of this Dutch cruiser which was sunk by the Japanese during the Battle of the Java Sea. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double page plan and side view colour illustration of the ship. £7.95


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


19001. VERITY, Liza: ANIMALS AT SEA.

National Maritime Museum 2004 1st. 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x18 A hardback copy; As new:- Mint in -Mint d/j. £5.95


2115. VON DER PORTEN, Edward P.: THE GERMAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR II

Arthur Barker 1970 1st. 274pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Hardback An excellent unmarked copy without any. writing or inscriptions: Binding & contents Fine (no dustjacket). Gives a German view of German naval strategy, with a detailed examination of the battles and campaigns fought by the German Navy in World War 2. £5.95


22191. WALKER, Bruce: THE ARMADA

Time-Life. 1985 176pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 27x23. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover. (Published without d/j). £8.95


23201. WALLING, Michael G.: FORGOTTEN SACRIFICE. The Arctic Convoys in World War II.

Osprey 2012 1st 284pp. Illustrated. 24x16. New. Mint in d/j. £8.95


19744. WALTER , John: THE KAISER'S PIRATES. German Surface Raiders in World War One.

Arms & Armour 1994 1st. 192pp. Illustrated. 25x19. A suoperb unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. £11.50


21584. WALTER, Lavinia Edna: HORATIO NELSON. (Men of Courage Series No. 7)

Newnes Educational Publishing Co Ltd. 1953 48pp. Illustrated. 18x12. Stamps of Haberdashers' Aske's School on endpapers. Very Good in Good pictorial card cover. £2.95


14641. WALTERS, Derek.: THE HISTORY OF THE BRITISH 'U' CLASS SUBMARINE.

Pen & Sword 2004 1st. 264pp. Illustrated. Diagrams. 24x16. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j.Originally designed in 1934, by the end of WW2, 49 U-Class submarines had been commissioned and, of these, 17 were lost to the enemy and 3 in accidents. This book examines in detail this fine submarine class and records some of their wartime exploits. £6.95


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


13253. WAREHAM, Tom: THE STAR CAPTAINS. Frigate Command in the Napoleonic Wars.

Chatham. 2001 1st. 256pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy, virtually as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The Royal Navy's frigate captains were a glamorous and high-profile group who were often portrayed as the cream of their profession. This book looks at the lives of these outstanding officers and describes the actions they fought. £29.00


915. WARNER, Oliver: A PORTRAIT OF LORD NELSON.

Reprint Society. 1959 . 331pp. Ills. 19x13.. VG+ in VG+ d/j. A well balanced assessment of Nelson's life and achievements. £2.95


770. WARNER, Oliver: COMMAND THE SEA. Great Fighting Admirals from Hawke to Nimitz.

Cassell. 1976 1st. xii. + 196pp. 19 ills. 22x14. Ex-library with minmal stamps. G+ in VG d/j. Describes the outstanding achievements of 12 naval commanders, including Hawke, Collingwood, Suffren, Howe, Saumarez, Beatty & Nimitz. £1.95


1308. WARNER, Oliver: CUNNINGHAM OF HYNDEHOPE.

Murray. 1965 1st ix. + 301pp. 24 ills. Map. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j.Biography of the life and naval career of Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndehope (1863-1963). £9.00


18360. WARNER, Oliver: NELSON'S BATTLES

254pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions;. Fine in Fine d/j. £4.95


21533. WARNER, Oliver: NELSON'S BATTLES

Batsford 1963 1st. 254pp. 58 illustrations. 5 maps.. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions;.Near-Fine in VG d/j. d/j. £3.95


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. £3.45


2879. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON, James: ABOVE US THE W AVES. The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes.

White Lion 1971. 256pp. Illustrated. Endp map. 22x14. Ex-library. G+ in G+ d/j. . The book charts the development of 'Chariots' and X-Craft, and the training of personnel, before offering a comprehensive account of their exploits, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore. £2.45


555. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON, James.: ABOVE US THE W AVES. The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes.

Harrap. 1953 256pp. 40 ills. 7 maps. Endpaper maps. 22x14. Spine sun faded (titles bright, otherwise contents VG.This compreehnsive record describes the exploits of midget submarines and human torpedoes during WW2, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore. £1.95


9753. WARWICK, Colin.: REALLY NOT REQUIRED. Memoirs 1939-1946.

Pentland. 1997 1st. Xi. + 289pp. 19 ills. 24x16. Like new. Mint in Near- Mint d/j. During the Second World War the author, an RNR officer, served as First Lieutentant in the armed trawler Cape Passaro, commanded by Martyn Sherwood, before being given command of the big anti-submarine trawler St.Loman, which saw action in Norway in 1940, ands took part in North Atlantic convoys, before the A/S trawler group was assigned to the U.S.Navy to combat U-boat activity on the Eastern seaboard of America. This job done, the group followed the U-boat activity of South African waters. Warwick was then given command of the new frigate Rushen Castle on the Gibraltar convoys of Admiral Sir Max Horton’s Western Approaches Command. This account gives an interesting and lively account of his wartime experiences - both afloat and ashore. £7.95


421. WATERMAN J.: THE FLEET AIR ARM HISTORY.

Old Bond. nd (c 1974). 164pp. Prof ills. 30x21. No writing or inscriptions, edges slightly tanned, otherwise VG in VG pictorial card cover. . Provides a complete history of the FAA, together with full details and photographs of the many different types of naval aircraft used by the FAA from its inception until the mid-1970s. £2.95


6728. WATTS A.J.: THE U-BOAT HUNTERS

Purnell No date (c 1976) 192pp. Prof ills. 25x17. No writing or inscriptions:-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


1769. WATTS A.J.: ALLIED CRUISERS. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1979 1st. 60pp. Prof ills. 27x20. VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. Every class of cruiser operated or planned by the navies of Britain, France, The Netherlands, Soviet Union, and the United States, is listed together with a short background to the design, plus Tables of technical data and a brief note on the fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.95


4965. WATTS Anthony J.: PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Two Volumes. Volume One. 1816-1880. Volume Two. 1880-1914

Ian Allan. 1970 1st. & 1971 1st. Both volumesare without any writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j's. Volume One.144pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x15. After chronicling the development of warships in the Royal Navy from the end of the Napoleonic Wars to 1880, the pictorial section is illustrated with over 130 photographs. Volume Two. 144pp. Profusely illustrated. . 23x15. The first part of the book gives an account of the RN from 1880 to 1914, with chapters covering Economy and the Royal Navy - The Navy Defence Act - Gunnery & Reforms - The Dreadnought & Admiral Fisher - The Road to War. The main part of this volume illustrates with more than 150 captioned photographs, the ships and naval figures of the Royal Navy 1880-1914. The two volume set. £16.00


18463. WATTS Anthony .J.: AXIS SUBMARINES & ALLIED SUBMARINES. (World War 2 Fact Files). 2 Volume Set

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. Two Volume set housed in VG blue hard slipcase.AXIS SUBMARINES: 63pp. Prof ills. 27x20. Fine in pictorial card cover. Every class of submarine operated or planned by Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy and Thailand is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. ALLIED SUBMARINES:-(ISBN 0354010115) 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. Fine in pictorial card cover Every class of submarine operated or planned by Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, USA and Yugoslavia, is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £7.95


17594. WATTS Anthony .J.: AXIS SUBMARINES (World War 2 Fact Files)

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 63pp. Prof ills. 27x20. A superb copy almost like new. Mint in pictorial card cover. Every class of submarine operated or planned by Finland, Germany, Japan, Italy and Thailand is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £3.95


773. WATTS, Anthony J: ALLIED SUBMARINES. (World War 2 Fact Files).

Macdonald & Jane's. 1977 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x20. A superb copy almost like new Near-Mint in pictorial card cover Every class of submarine operated or planned by Brazil, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom, USA and Yugoslavia, is listed together with a short background to the design. Tables list technical data and a brief note on the fate of each submarine. Profusely illustrated with photos. £3.95


22870. WATTS, Anthony J (Editor): JANE'S UNDERWATER WARFARE SYSTEMS. 1996-97

Jane's Information Group. 487pp. Profusely illustrated. Advertisements. 31x21. No writing or inscriptions. Dark green binding with gilt titles. (not issued with d/j). Binding & contents Fine. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £19.00


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


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. £5.95


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


2718. WEAVER H.J: NIGHTMARE AT SCAPA FLOW. The truth about the Sinking of HMS Royal Oak.

Cressrelles. 1985 194pp. 20 ills. 22x14.An unmarked copy:- Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) On Oct 14th 1939, the German submarine U-47 commanded by Gunther Prien, entered the Royal Navy's home anchorage at Scap Flow and torpedoed the battleship Royal Oak which sank with the loss of more than 800 of her crew. This was Germany's first shattering blow against Britain in WW2. The author examines in detail the attack by the U-47 and with the help of survivors accounts reconstructs the tragic scenes on board the battleship as it capsized and sank. This is followed by a painstaking investigation into official records reviewing the evidence from scratch and bring to light new facts as well as examining every point of controversy in this definitive account of the disaster. £3.95


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. £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: Near-Fine in Fine in VG 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. £4.95


22759. WERTHEIM, eRC: THE NAVAL INSTITUTE GUIDE TO COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD 2005-2006. Their Ships, Aircraft vand Systems.

U.S. Naval Institute xvi. + 1104pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. As new in pictorial hardback cover.. Mint. Internationally acknowledged as the best one-volume reference to the world's naval and paranaval forces, this popular Naval Institute guide is both comprehensive and affordable. Updated biennially since 1976, it has come to be relied on for all-inclusive, accurate, and up-to-date data on the ships, navies, coast guards, and naval aviation arms of more than one hundred eighty countries and territories, including for the first time this year East Timor. Large fleets and small maritime forces get equally thorough treatment as evidenced in this new edition, which highlights major and even minor developments that could have an impact on the world scene. From orders of new patrol boats for Yemen and ship name changes in the Georgian navy to performance details of the British navy's new Astute class submarines and Type 45 destroyers, the information is easily accessed by readers wanting to keep abreast of the world's navies. A thorough indexing of material and a logical ship-typing system makes the book easy to use and allows quick comparisons between fleets. For those who need fast access to facts about the world's navies, this single-volume naval reference is essential - and a bargain considering the wealth of material it provides. Present timely, authoritative information Supported by hundreds of new illustrations With contributions from more than a hundred correspondents from around the world Complete descriptions of naval aircraft, weapons, weapons systems, and sensors Commentary on organization, personnel strengths, and bases. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. (packed weight 3.5 kg) £29.00


18136. WEST, John L.: THE LOSS OF THE 'LANCASTRIA'.

Millgate 1988 1st. 136pp. Illustrated. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card coverIn June 1940 the evacuation of British forces from France was underway, and from St Nazaire various large vessels were involved. When, on June 17 1940 the Cunard liner Lancastria departed from St Nazaire, the ship was not just fully loaded, she was grossly overloaded with people. Shortly after leaving the port she was attacked and sunk by German bombers and. some say over 6,000 perished as she turned over and sank. Churchill, however, refused to release details of the tragedy fearful of its effect on public morale at a time when feelings were already at their lowest possible ebb. It is the greatest ever loss of life in the sinking of a single British ship. This book describes the tragic event through a compilation of eye-witness accounts £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 board HMS Impregnable, 1909" £1.95


16706. WESTWOOD, J.N.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

Sidgwick & Jackson 1981 160pp. Prof ills. 25x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG d/j. The author examines a number of warships which took part in World War 2, analysing notable features of their designs and discusses if the ships lived up to their designer's expectations in wartime conditions. Describes the battleships Bismarck, Duke of York, Warspite, Scharnhorst, Alabama, Washington, Texas, Kongo, Yamato and the pocket-battleship Graf Spee: The aircraft carriers Ark Royal, Akagi, Enterprise, Lexington, Hornet and Zuikake. The cruisers Ajax, Boise, Belfast, Indianapolis, Mogami and Prinz Eugen: The destroyers Johnson and Saumarez: The escorts England and Jervis Bay; The submarines Cavella, Thunderbolt and U-47. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


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


6313. WHINNEY, Patrick: CORSICAN COMMAND. A Dramatic First-hand Account of Clandestine Operations in the Western Mediterranean, 1943-1944.

Patrick Stephens. 1989 1st. 224pp. 65 ills. Map. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in Near-Fine d/j.. In the autumn of 1943 the author had command of the African Coastal Flotilla, a little known organization, but a vital one in the success of hundreds of undercover operations for British Military Intelligence, the Free French Intelligence Service, the Special Operations Executive and its American equivalent the OSS, as well as escaping prisoneres of war. The book is a factual and highly readable account of these clandestine operations. £5.95


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


5587. WHITE, John.F.: THE MILK COWS. U-BOAT TANKERS AT WAR 1941-1945.

Pen & Sword 2009 1st.. xii. + 260pp. 8 maps Illustrated with photographs. . Drawings of U-Boat Insignias i 24x16. As new;-Mint in d/j. During WW2 Germany became the only country to operate submarine tankers, a circumstance forced by theneed to refuel U-boats in distant operational areas. The submarine tankers, known as 'milk cows', became important targets for Allied air and sea forces, as their activities gave the attack U-boats the ability to double or even treble active operational time in their patrol area. By the end of the war, virtually every tanket had been sunk. £7.95


12874. WHITLEY M.J,: DESTROYER! German Destroyers in World War II.

Arms & Armour Press. 1983 1st. 310pp. Illustrated. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. After describing the interwar development of German destroyers, and a critical assessment of their unreliable propulsion sytems, poor seakeeping, and other aspects of their design, the book provides a detailed account of all the major actions fought by German destroyers, as well as describing many of the lesser-known actions and episodes involving these vessels during the Second World War. £11.50


1978. WHITLEY M.J.: BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Arms & Armour 1988 1st. 320pp. Prof ills. 26x26. An unmarked First Edition hardback copy:- Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) This volume is devoted to some one hundred battleships, serving or under construction during World War 2. The design and construction of each class is followed by the service histories of each ship, together with detailed data lists including construction, dimensions, armament and speed, armour and complement. For each class there is a general arrangement plan and elevation. Over 200 photographs. Extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £16.50


4024. WHITLEY M.J.: CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1999 * . 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An unmarked copy.Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and line drawings, this comprehensive reference work, within one volume, describes all cruisers extant, completed or laid down during the period 1939-45 by the nations of the World. Each class is featured with full coverage of its design, construction and subsequent modifications, together with details of builder, dates, specification data notes and the fate of each ship. £11.50


1773. WHITLEY M.J.: CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Arms & Armour 1996 . 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Near-Fine in VG d/j Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and line drawings, this comprehensive reference work, within one volume, describes all cruisers extant, completed or laid down during the period 1939-45 by the nations of the World. Each class is featured with full coverage of its design, construction and subsequent modifications, together with details of builder, dates, specification data notes and the fate of each ship. £10.00


9368. WHITLEY M.J.: GERMAN CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 176pp. Prof ills. 25x25. No writing or inscriptions. Binding Near-Fine, contents Fine. (no dustjacket) This book, the most complete and authoritative study on the subject, covers in detail the design & operational history of German cruisers of World War 2. With 175 photographs, line drawings, maps and diagrams, it tells the full story of each vessel, from the drawing board to her ultimate destruction: the heavy cruisers Admiral Hipper, Blucher and Prinz Eugen; and the light cruisers Emden, Konigsberg, Karlsruhe, Koln, Leipzig and Nurnberg. Part One details design & construction. Part Two takes the ships to sea, with a wide range of actions and events, some of which have previously received scant attention. £14.00


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. £2.50


1747. WHITMAN J.E.A.: BRITAIN KEEPS THE SEAS. Some Naval Incidents during the First Two Years of the World War.

Oxford University Press. 1942 1st 125pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Binding marked & rubbed, otherwise contents VG. Ships involved in some the episodes described include the submarines Salmon and Ursula; Rawalpindi's gallant fight; Actions involving the trawler minesweeper Dunoon and the destroyer Hardy; cruisers Sydney and Ajax in the Mediterranean, etc, etc. £2.00


21311. WHITSON, Angus & ORR, Andrew: SEA DOG BAMSE. World War II Canine Hero.

Birlinn 2008 xviii. + 190pp, Illustrated. 21x13.New. £5.95


8742. WIGGAN, Richard: HUNT THE ALTMARK.

Hale. 1982 1st 176pp. 19 ills. 22x14. . An unmarked hardback copy : binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) The Graf Spee's supply ship, the German tanker Altmark, achieved notoriety as a prison ship holding some 299 British survivors of the Graf Spee's sinkings when she was intercepted by HMS Cossack in Joessing Fjord, Norway, in Feb 1940. £6.50


17705. WILKINS, Edward T.: WITH A FLOWER UPON THE OCEAN. The Memoirs of a Man dressed a s a Matelot in World War 2.

Countyvise 2004. xix. + 172pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover.Describes the wartime experiences of a seaman serving in the Flower class corvette HMS Columbine.. £8.95


7780. WILLIAMS G.J.: HMS WELLINGTON. One Ship's War.

Self. 1992 1st. * 232pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy; Binding & contents Near-Mint. (no dustjacket) An account of the wartime career of the Grimsby-class sloop Wellington, from her early days escorting convoys across the Atlantic to her taking part in the action at Dunkirk, before returning to escort duty once again. The author, who served on her lower deck, gives an excellent account of Wellington's part in the war effort, and a lively account of what life was like on board, and what shore was like for seamen at that time. £4.50


15500. WILLIAMS K.J.: GHOST SHIPS OF THE MERSEY. A Brief History of Confederate cruisers with Mersey connections.

Countyvise. no date 38pp. Illustrated. 21x15. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. £2.00


13506. WILLIAMS, Andrew: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

BBC. 2002 1st. 304pp. 58 ills. Map. 24x15. An unmarked hardback copy, Near-Fine in Fine d/j. rPublished to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, this comprehensive account of the long-running battle describes this intense and strategically vital campaign for control of the Atlantic. Well illustrated. £2.95


18321. WILLIAMS, Mark.: CAPTAIN GILBERT ROBERTS RN. And the Anti-U-Boat School

Cassell. 1979 1st. 186pp. 22x14.. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The biography of a major figure in the Anti-Submarine war in WW2. Roberts joined the Navy in 1913 and served in destroyers, a battleship and a gunboat, before taking command of the destroyer Fearless in 1937, but when T.B. struck he left the Navy. Recalled in 1940 to a desk job, in 1942 Roberts was sent to Liverpool to set up the tactical school, which was formed to develop A/S tactics, train naval officers, protect the convoys and sink U-boats. These A/S tactics were so successfully used by Escort Commanders that by the end of 1943 the U-boat threat was virtually eliminated. £4.95


20388. WILLIAMS, Mark.: CAPTAIN GILBERT ROBERTS RN. And the Anti-U-Boat School

Cassell. 1979 1st. 186pp. 22x14.. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The biography of a major figure in the A/S war in WW2. Roberts joined the Navy in 1913 and saw service in the destroyers Orestes and Vivian, the battleship Benbow and the gunboat Glowworm. In 1937 he took command of the destroyer Fearless, but when T.B. struck he left the Navy. Recalled in 1940 to a desk job, by 1942 Roberts was sent to Liverpool to set up the tactical school, which was formed to develop anti-submarine tactics, train naval officers, protect the convoys and sink U-boats. These A/S tactics were so successfully used by Escort Commanders that by the end of 1943 the U-boat threat was virtually eliminated. £3.95


22180. WILLIS, Clint (Editor): HIGH SEAS.. Stories of Battle and Adventure from the Age of Sail

Thundermouth Books 2002 x. + 381pp. Illustrated. 22x15. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover.The age of sail has spawned an enormously rich and exciting literature, which continues to draw new generations of readers hungry for evocative writing and authentic adventure. Patrick O'Brian's books about the heroic age of the British Navy have attracted millions of readers, and O'Brian is only one of dozens of popular writers who have devoted their talent to re-creating that worldcomplete with epic voyages, bloody battles, and memorable characters. In this anthology, O'Brian re-creates the age of sail in perfect detail, taking readers right into battle; C. S. Forrester's Horatio Hornblower fights mutinous crews and vicious pirates; Dudley Pope's maverick hero Lord Ramage overcomes storms, slave traders, and spies; Frederick Maryatt tells of the life of a lowly British seaman; Charles Nordoff and James Hall offer their rich version of the Bounty mutiny; Joseph Conrad offers a glimpse into the heart of a young man whose first command turns into a life-or-death test of character; Angus Konstam describes the hideous conditions on a pirate ship; and Eric Newby tells of his adventures in a four-masted bark at the age of eighteen. 16 black-and-white photographs add to the riveting glimpse this book provides into this fascinating, demanding, and dangerous era. £8.50


16721. WILLMOTT H.P.: BATTLESHIP.

Cassell 2002 1st. 352pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £8.95


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


13064. WILLMOTT H.P.: PEARL HARBOUR.

Cassell. 2001 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 26x26. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. 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. £7.50


22906. WILSON, Ben: EMPIRE OF THE DEEP. The Rise and Fall of the British Navy.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2013 1st xxvi. + 692pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. Hardback edition. No writing or inscriptions; but rear board dented (hence price); otherwise contents Fine in VG d/j. £14.00


16223. WILSON, Charles & Proctor, David (Editors).: 1688 THE SEABORNE ALLIANCE AND DIPLOMATIC REVOLUTION. Proceedings of an International Symposium held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 5-6 October 1988.

National Maritime Museum. 176pp. Illustrated 20x21. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Contains the a collection of highly original papers read out by a distinguished panel of speakers, English and Dutch, at the Symposium held at Greenwich in 1988. £3.95


1245. WILSON, Michael: BALTIC ASSIGNMENT. British Submariners in Russia: 1914-1919.

Cooper. 1985 1st. xii. + 244pp. 27 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/ j. The lot of the Royal Navy's submariners in the Baltic from 1914 to 1919, was not a happy one, and their aggressive campaign against German shipping in the region is comparatively little-known, the names of Max Horton and Martin Nasmith may well be familiar to those interested in the exploits of British submarines in the First World War, also the name of Noel Lawrence. The name of Francis Cromie, however, is not so well known, but it was his personality that dominated the Baltic submarine campaign from Sept 1915 until the Russian Revolution brought matters to a singular unsatisfactory and tragic conclusion. The author has filled a curiously overlooked gap in naval history in WW1 & it is indeed an epic tale that he tells here £7.50


8340. WILSON, Michael.: DESTINATION DARDANELLES.

Leo Cooper. 1988 1st. * 193pp. 23 ills. 3 maps. 2 tables. 24x16 Above-average ex-library,minimal stamps, VG in VG+ d/j. Describes the many exploits of the submarine HMS E.7, from the North Sea to the Dardanelles during the First World War. £2.95


12081. WILSON, Timothy: FLAGS AT SEA.

National Maritime Museum / HMSO 1986 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 24x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. An authoritative study of the flags used at sea in the last five centuries by the navies of Britain and of the navies whose maritime history is closely linked with hers. Spain, the Netherlands, France and the USA. It describes flags used by ships at particular peiods and draws on new research to provide a detailed guide to the flags in the age of sail. As well as descriptions on the origins and types of flags used by each nation, there are also informative chapters on the manufacture of sea flags and the intricacies of signalling. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


21935. WINFIELD, Rif: BRITISH WARSHIPS IN THE AGE OF SAIL 1714 - 1792.

Seaforth 2007 1st. xvi. + 384pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x25. As new Minrt in Near-Mint d/j. The 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.. £28.00


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. £11.50


5664. WINGATE J. (General Editor).: WARSHIPS IN PROFILE . VolumeTwo.

Profile 1973 1st * 300pp. Prof ills. 26x19. An excellent unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions: Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding VG, contents Fine. (no dustjacket) 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. £24.00


5663. WINGATE J. (General Editor).: WARSHIPS IN PROFILE. Volume One

Profile Publications. 1971 1st. * 296pp. Prof ills. 26x19. . An excellent unmarked copy without any writing or inscriptions: Blue cloth binding with gilt titles. Binding VG, contents Fine. (no dustjacket) 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 Dreadnought : HMS Cossack : USS Hornet : KM Admiral Graf Spee : HMS Campbeltown : KM Prinz Eugen : HM MTB/Vosper 70ft : KM U-107 : USS Charles Ausburne : HMS Illustrious (Part 1) : HMS Illustrious (Part 2) : IJN Kongo £18.00


14621. WINGATE, John .: HMS CAMPBELTOWN (USS Buchanan). Warship Profile 5

Profile Publications. 1971. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. . 25x19. An unmarked copy, virtually like new.:- Fine in Fine pictorial paper cover.. Contains full technical details and operational history of HMS Campbeltown in her original service career as the USS Buchanan, before describing the various alterations made to the ship for her role as a look a like German destroyer for the raid at St Nazaire. and Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a double-page centrespead plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel. £7.95


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. £14.00


9408. WINKLARETH, Robert I.: NAVAL SHIPBUILDERS OF THE WORLD. From the Age of Sail to the Present Day.

Chatham. 2000 1st. 384pp. Prof Ills. 24x17. Virtually as new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This volume is a detailed guide to the shipbuilding companies and state yards building warships, describing their development, highlights their histories, and listing the major ships they built. The book is international in its coverage, divided by country, by region and by yard, and is illustrated throughout with maps and plans, plus several photographs. The book also details naval bases and repair facilities. £7.95


8934. WINSER, John de S: BRITISH INVASION FLEETS. The Mediterranean and Beyond 1942-1945.

World Ship Society. 2002 1st. 152pp. Prof ills. Maps. 30x21. An excellent copy with neat inscription on half-title page. Fine in Fine.pictorial card cover. Divided into two parts, Section A. gives a brief description of the Invasions: Section B, gives details of the Ships Involved. Covers the Invasions at Diego Suarez, Najunga, Tamatave, Algeria, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, the South of France, Rangoon & Malaya. Detailed lists of every type of vessel involved. £17.50


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. £5.95


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


9572. WINTON, John: THE SUBMARINERS. Life in British Submarines 1901-1999.

Constable. 1999 1st. Xiv. + 316pp. 38 ills. 24x16.An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book provides a large selection of detailed personal accounts of life aboard the Royal Navy’s submarines, from the early Holland boats of 1901 to the Trident nuclear submarines. The book weaves a wide variety of sources with linking commentary, and intersperses descriptions of the tense patrols of the First and Second World Wars and compelling stories of survival, heroism and times of the most intense danger with lighter moments, anecdotes about daily life aboard. £7.95


16090. WINTON, John: ULTRA AT SEA.

Leo Cooper 1988 1st. 212pp. 14 illustrations. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. An in-depth study of the use & impact of the breaking of the Kriegsmarine’s communication code during WW2, & how by breaking the code it affected Allied naval strategy during the conflict. The book gives numerous examples of the application of ’Ultra’ intelligence at sea , including the Bismarck action, the attack on the Tirpitz, & the anti-U-boat campaign, and also analyses the effect of ’Ultra’ on the Royal Navy’s role in the war. The author also examines the difficult problem of how much of the information provided by ’Ultra’ could be safely used, for if it was used too often, the enemy could smell a rat, and completely alter the system. £8.95


14534. WINTON, John: ULTRA AT SEA.

Leo Cooper 1988 1st. 212pp. 14 illustrations. 24x16. Ex-library copy with minimal stamps. VG in VG d/j. £3.95


20538. WINTON, John: WAR IN THE PACIFIC

Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 1st. 193pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 26x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG+ d/j £5.95


21983. WINTON, John: WAR IN THE PACIFIC

Sidgwick & Jackson 1978 1st. 193pp. Profusely illustrated. Maps. 26x20. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j £5.95


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


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


11929. WINTON, John.: THE DEATH OF THE SCHARNHORST.

Bird 1983 1st. x. + 182pp. 25 ills. 4 maps. 20x13. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; contents Fine; binding VG+ (no dustjacket) Hardback edition This classic naval battle is fully and graphically described. In addition to taking full advantage of newly released ULTRA information, the author uses many eye-witness accounts of RN personnel and the stories of German survivors to provide, perhaps, the best account of this important naval action. The Appendices provide:- Bridge Card of British & German ships: Names of Scharnhorst's survivors: Honours & Awards. £5.95


16592. WINTON, John.: WARRIOR. The First and The Last.

Maritime. nd (c 1987) 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Stamped 'Advance Copy' . Near-Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Includes separate deck guide. Records in fascinating detail, the extraordinary life story of HMS Warrior- how she was designed and built, what life was like on board, what she did in her various commissions, her sad decline into a shabby coal hulk, and then her astonishing rebirth, through the farsightedness of one man who saved her from the scrapyard. £3.95


10370. WINTON, John.: WARRIOR. The First and The Last.

Maritime. nd (c 1987) 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x18. A superb unmarked copy, like new Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Records in fascinating detail, the extraordinary life story of HMS Warrior- how she was designed and built, what life was like on board, what she did in her various commissions, her sad decline into a shabby coal hulk, and then her astonishing rebirth, through the farsightedness of one man who saved her from the scrapyard. £4.95


18751. WINTON, John. (Editor).: FREEDOM'S BATTLE. Volume 1. - The War at Sea 1939-1945.

BCA 1974. 1st. xvii. + 416pp. 34 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions.Near-Fine in G d/j. Arranged in chronological order, this book contains a collection of personal experiences of the war at sea, including first-hand accounts of the River Plate, Narvik, Taranto and Matapan actions, the sinking of the Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Haguro; Atlantic, Russian and Mediterranean convoys; and the personal recollections of those who served in Acasta, Broke, Warspite, Kelly, Penelope, Ark Royal, Barham, Reading, Wren, Euryalus, Bedouin, Illustrious, Glorious and other ships. £5.50


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


23215. WIPER, Steve: WARSHIP PICTORIAL No.10. PORTLAND CLASS CRUISERS . CA-33 Portland & CA-35 Indianapolis

Classic Warship Publishing 2000 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x28. An unmarked copy Finr in Fine pictorial card cover. £9.50


23214. WIPER, Steve: WARSHIP PICTORIAL No.9. YORKTOWN CARRIERS

Classic Warship Publishing 2000 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x28. An unmarked copy Finr in Fine pictorial card cover. £27.50


1851. WOODMAN, Richard: ARCTIC CONVOYS 1941-1945.

Murray. 1996 xx. + 532pp. 34 ills. 6 maps. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. This major work on the convoys from Britain to Russia in World War 2, describes each convoy individually. It describes the merchant ships and their naval escorts, the surface actions, U-boat attacks and running air battles. The book also looks at the convoys from the personal angle and the perspective of the long-suffering merchant ships and their crews. Notes, Sources, Bibliography. £8.95


9799. WOODMAN, Richard: ARCTIC CONVOYS 1941-1945.

Murray. 1994 1st. xx. + 532pp. 34 ills. 6 maps. 24x16. Hardback edition. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Black cloth binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) This major work on the convoys from Britain to Russia in World War 2, describes each convoy individually. It describes the merchant ships and their naval escorts, the surface actions, U-boat attacks and running air battles. The book also looks at the convoys from the personal angle and the perspective of the long-suffering merchant ships and their crews. Notes, Sources, Bibliography. Extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £19.00


11374. WOODMAN, Richard.: THE VICTORY OF SEAPOWER. Winning the Napoleonic War 1806 - 1814.

Chatham. 1998 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The period 1806 - 1814 witnessed continued naval warfare - against the Danes, the Russian, the Turks, and ultimately the Americans as well as the French and their Dutch and Italian Allies - and the ultimate defeat of Napoleon. £8.95


149. WOODROOFFE, Thomas. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: NAVAL ODYSSEY.

Cape. 1936. 288pp. 4 illustrations Map.. 22x14. Spine sun faded (titles bright), otherwise contents Very Good . A tale about life on a C-class cruiser during a Mediterranean commission in the 1920s. £1.95


13806. WOODS, Gerard A.: WINGS AT SEA. A Fleet Air Arm Observer's War 1940-45.

Conway. 1985 1st. 272pp. Illustrated, Map. 24x14. An unmarked copy: Binding & contents Fine. (no dustjacket) The author served in Ark Royal in 1940-1 and flew in the vital strike against the Bismarck. He served in Victorious on Russian convoys and in Formidable with the Eastern Fleet. In 1942-3 he served on liason and training duties in the Mediterranean, and was seconded to the 12th US Air Force in North Africa and Salerno. After commanding a squadron of Barracuda torpedo bombers in India, he finished the war as Chief Instructor at the RN Air Station, Inskip. An enjoyable and lively account of the author's wartime career. £4.95


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


12168. WOODWARD, David: THE COLLAPSE OF POWER. Mutiny in the High Seas Fleet.

Barker. 1973 1st. 240pp.22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG+ d/j. Towards the end of the First World War the German High Seas Fleet assembled for battle in the Schillig Roads, the crews however, fearing a major operation would be suicidal and fatal to the Armistice negotiations taking place, refused to sail. The author examines the sailors discontents, their poor living conditions, lack of prospects and the command of inexperienced and disinterested officers. £6.95


14669. WOODWARD, Sandy. Admiral: ONE HUNDRED DAYS. The Memories of the Falklands Battle Group Commander.

BCA 1992 xxiii + 360p.. 34 ills. Maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. . In these memoirs, Admiral Sandy Woodward, Task Force commander from the aircraft carrier Hermes, describes the Falklands War from day one to day one hundred of the conflict; from sailing through the waters of the Atlantic with hopes of a political settlement fading, and war becoming increasingly likely, to the repulse of the Argentinian navy and the amphibious landing at San Carlos Water. He gives a personal account of the campaign, admitting in this frank appraisal that the whole Falklands affair was a damn close run thing. £9.95


17917. WOOLDRIDGE E.T.: CARRIER WARFARE IN THE PACIFIC. An Oral History Collection.

Smithsonian iNstitution. 1993 1st. xxi. 309pp Illustrated. 23x15. lIKE NEW; mINT IN PICTORIAL CARD COVER pictorial card cover. This series of compelling personal accounts reveal behind-the-scenes planning and operations for six major carrier-versus-carrier battles - Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern Solomons, Santa Cruz Islands, Philippine Sea, and Leyte Gulf - and detail not only aerial combat but also the heroic efforts on the carriers to continue flight operations despite sustaining heavy damage from enemy attack.. The personal accounts include pilots and air crewmen, officers and men of the ship's company, and admirals and their staffs. £9.00


1035. WORTH, Jack: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. Part 4. MINESWEEPERS.

Maritime nd (c 1988). 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. Virtually as new. :- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Lists the names and completion dates, together with service notes on every minesweeper of the Royal Navy, from 1945 to the late 1980s. Well illustrated. £2.50


12150. WRAGG, David: ROYAL NAVY HANDBOOK 1914-1918.

Sutton. 2006 1st. ix. + 310pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. This volume tells how the Royal Navy adapted to the demands of war and explores the service through the war years: its command structure; the major wartime engagements; the warships, and the men who commanded them and manned them. With 150 illustrations. £8.50


12192. WRAGG, David.: SACRIFICE FOR STALIN. The Cost and the Value of Arctic Convoys Re-assessed.

Cooper. 2005 1st. Xv. + 230pp. Ills. Maps. 24x16. As new:- Mint in d/j. While not questioning that the Russians needed assistance, the author finds strong evidence that the supplies that did get through from Britain to Russia, at great cost, were all too often not put to good use. This book, which also traces the history of Arctic convoys, is a long overdue examination of whether the Allied effort was worthwhile or even counter-productive. £7.50


14647. WRAGG, David.: SWORDFISH - The Story of the Taranto Raid.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 2003 1st. xv. + 224pp. Illustarted. Maps. 24x16.. No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contenst Near-Mint. (no dustjacket)This detailed account of the raid on Taranto focuses on the personalities involved and puts it into the context of the development of aircraft carriers and naval warfare. £3.95


19369. WRIGLEY, Tom: MODEL SHIPS - NAVIES IN MINIATURE

Orbis 1973 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Binding VG, contents VG+. (no d/j) £2.95


23228. YAKUBOV, Vladimir & WORTH, Richard: RAISING THE RED BARRIER. The Pictorial History of Stalin's Fleet 1920-1946.

Spellmount 2008 1st 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. An unmarked copy; Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j. £12.50


22756. YATES, Keith: FLAWED VICTORY, Jutland 1916.

Chatham 2000 1st. xviii. + 214pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15. An unmarked copy, binding & contents like new. (no dustjacket) £7.95


7608. YOUNG, Edward.: ONE OF OUR SUBMARINES.

Hart-Davis. 1953 332pp. 39 ills. 9 maps. Endp diags. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding a little faded, contents VG, in torn d/j. During the Second World War the author saw service in submarines from the Arctic to the Far East in H-28, Unity, Sealion and Saracen, and commanded P-555 and Storm. This first-hand account of submarine warfare is widely regarded as one of the classics of the Second World War. £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


1311. YOUNG. John.: A DICTIONARY OF SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Patrick Stephens. 1975 1st. 192pp. 27 illustrations. 22x14. 22x14. An unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This valuable reference work provides a quick and accurate guide to more than 2,000 Royal Navy warships of the Second World War, from battleships and aircraft carriers to small salvage ships and water carriers. The main section of the book arranges all these vessels in alphabetical order; a Fleet List Section divides these ships in grooup or class order. Statistics for each ship include: tonnage; dimensions; speed; complement; armament; who built her and when; and each ship's fate. £6.95


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