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24392. : AN EARLY SIXTH RATE

MODEL MAKER PLANS SERVICE, Hemel Hempstead. no date c (1970) Ship's Plan. 3 Sheets Repaired but Very Good £3.95


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

HMSO. 251pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £2.95


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

HMSO. 127pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £2.95


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

HMSO. 127pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £2.95


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

HMSO. 130pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £2.95


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

HMSO. 136pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £2.95


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

HMSO. 230pp. 21x15. Above-average Ex-reference library.; VG in card cover. £2.95


26420. : H.M.S "VERNON". A History

Mess Committee, Ward Room Mess, HMS Vernon 1930. ix. + 54. Frontis + 6 illustrations. 22x14. Dark blue cloth binding with gilt titles. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding Very Good, contents Very Good+. £12.50


26419. : HMS "VANGUARD". CROSSING THE LINE. Royal Tour. 1947.

Printed for Private Circulation 39pp. Prof ills. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in 2-tone blue card cover. ' A Description of the Ceremony enacted on board HMS Vanguard on the occasion of the Royal Visit to South Africa February - May 1947. Well illustrated with 12 photographs, ship's crest in colour and a double page Crossing-the-Line Certificate, in colour £20.00


25245. : JACK CORNWELL. The Story of JohnTravers Cornwell V.C "Boy - 1st Class"

Hodder and Stoughton 79pp. Illustrated. 20x13. Very worn in pictorial card cover with Slight foxing Has an ink inscription written in 1919 £2.95


26726. : JACK CORNWELL. The Story of JohnTravers Cornwell V.C "Boy - 1st Class"

Hodder and Stoughton 79pp. Illustrated. 20x13. Very worn in pictorial card cover with Slight foxing Has an ink inscription written in 1919 £2.95


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 £1.00


25340. : NELSON'S SIGNAL AT THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR. Explained in Detail

HMS Victory 4pp. 20x13. Sin Creased, otherwise VG in pictorial card cover. Flag signals in colour £1.00


26714. : Roman Britain and the Roman Navy

Tempus 2003 224pp 24x17 As New Mint in Mint pictorial card cover A thoroughly good read about the Romans and their Navy. £4.95


20894. : ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON. Souvenir Brochure

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


25639. : SHIPS OF THE WORLD '71

Maruzen Co Ltd, Tokyo 187pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x21. Very Good in creased pictorial card cover.. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, a variety of the worlds's warships ( mainly cruisers, most of which took part in World War 2. In addition, a section of the book is also devoted to modern passenger liners. Japanese text, but the names of the majority of ships have been printed in English. £6.95


23494. : SHIPS, AIRCRAFT AND MISSILES OF THE ROYAL NAVY & ROYAL MARINES

Royal Navy. . January 2004 121pp. Profusely illustrated in colour. 15x21. As new: Mint in pictorial card cover £3.95


26789. : The Naval General Service Medal Roll 1793-1840

Publisher: Naval & Military Press Ltd, 2006 403pp 31x22 As New Mint in mint navy hardback cover. £20.00


25890. : THE NAVY DAYS BOOK OF SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Gale & Polden (no date) Fourth Revised Edition 16pp. 18x25. Small piece cut from lower edge of cover, otheriwise. Very Good., A phographic record of RN warships £2.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Conway nd (c 2007) 144pp. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 18x12 Hardback As new. £4.95


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. £1.50


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

Model Shipways no date (c 1970) 14pp. Illustrated. 27x17. Like new; Near Mint in card cover. Reprint by Model Shipways of the one issued by the Bureau of Construction and Repair, U.S. Navy Department in 1932 to satisfy public interest and the demand of model makers for authentic information on the newly restored frigate, Constitution. £3.95


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

HMSO. 127pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-reference library. VG in card cover. £1.50


20891. : ROYAL NAVAL AIR STATION YEOVILTON. Souvenir Brochure

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


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

Frank Cass. 138pp. 21x15. Like new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £2.50


24395. : U.S, FRIGATE "CONSTITUTION"

Model Shipways Ship's Plan of Frigate Essex. 8 Sheets . Fine, £4.95


12123. : WARSHIP. No 42. The Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

Conway. 64pp. Prof ills. 27x19. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Very Good pictorial card cover (spine sun faded, tirles bright) Offers detailed and accurate information about warships fully supported by photographs, plans & tables. £16.50


26536. Bård Gram Økland, Per Kristian Sebak Tore L. Nilsen: MARITIME BERGEN To hundre år i bilder (Two hundred years in pictures)

Bergen Maritime Museum 2014 296pp 29 x25 As New. Mint in Mint pictorial hardback cover. Norwegian and English text. The book is richly illustrated and illuminates Bergen's versatile maritime history from the early 1800s to the present. Bergen has for centuries been one of Norway's most important shipping cities. In pictures and text, the book deals with the rise of modern Norway from a maritime perspective. Unique images tell of ship types, shipbuilding, seafarers and shipowners in peace and war, and the navy on the seven seas. £37.00


26366. BRZEZINSKI, Slowomir: PROFILE MORSKI 69 - HMS ARGONAUT. The British A.A. Cruiser HMS Argonaut.

Firma Wydawniczo-Handlowa. 2005 32pp. 23X17. As New: Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Profusely illustrated with photographs snd detailed drawings. 2 folding sheets of plans Polish and English text. £5.95


26365. BRZEZINSKI, Slowomir and MOSCINSKI, Jerzy: PROFILE MORSKI 27 - HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH. The British Battleship Queen Elizabeth Class. Part II.

Firma Wydawniczo-Handlowa. 2000 56pp. 23X17. As New: Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Profusely illustrated with photographs snd detailed drawings. 4 folding sheets of plans including a coloured profile and plan view of Renown in camouflage.. THIS VOLUME COVERS THE BATTLESHIP HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH FROM HER MAJOR RECONSTRUCTION DURING 1937-1941 TO HER WARTIME SERVICE. wAR.Polish text. £5.95


26698. Coleman E.C.: Rank and Rate, Insignia of Royal Naval Officers 1856 Vol 1

The Crowood Press 2009 96pp 30x22 As New Mint in Mint d/j. Lists Rank and Rate,of Royal Naval Officers Insignia since 1856 £9.50


26696. Coleman E.C.: Rank and Rate, Vol. 2: Insignia of Royal Naval Ratings, WRNS, Royal Marines, QARNNS andAuxiliaries: Insignia of Royal Naval Ratings, Wrns,Royal Marines, QARRNS and Auxiliaries

The Crowood Press 2011 96pp 30x22 As New Mint in Mint d/j. Lists Rank and Rate,of Royal Naval Officers Insignia since 1388. £9.50


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

Maritime Books. 1989 1st. Volume One. 132pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x30. An excellent unmarked copy; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £16.50


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

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


1680. OMAN, Carola: NELSON.

Hodder and Stoughton 1948 ix. + 596pp. 4 ills. 6 maps. 19x13. VG in d/j A major study on the life and career of Horatio Nelson is now regarded as a standard work. £5.50


8409. PATTERSON, A.Temple.: TYRWHITT OF THE HARWICH FORCE. The Life of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Reginald Tyrwhitt.

Macdonald & Jane’s. 1973 1st. 336pp. 17 ills.. 22x14. A superb copy, like new; Mint in Mint d/j. Tyrwhitt commanded a number of destroyers and by the outbreak of war in 1914 was in command of all the destroyer flotillas of the Home Fleet, where operating from Harwich he brought the enemy to action at every opportunity and was called by the press ’the stormy petrel of the Navy’. £18.50


26585. Robert Fox: Iraq Campaign 2003: Royal Navy and Royal Marines

Agenda Publishing 2003 156pp 29x27 Fine in fine Printed card cover Slightly bowed This Informative book describes thoroughly the stages of war as experienced by the Navy and the Marines £3.00


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

Harrap 1959 1st 253pp. Illustrated 5 maps. 22x14 Hardback. No writing or inscriptions;; foxing to edges,otherwise binding & contents Very Good. £1.50


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

Crosby Lockwood. 1943 1ST. viii. + 114pp. Illustrated. 22x14 No writing or inscriptions:-binding a little faded, otherwise contents VG. Vividly describes the war fought by corvettes and destroyers during the Battle of the Atlantic. £3.95


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

Naval Home Command, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth. nd (c 1970s). . No pagination approximately 76pp. Occasional ills & diag. 21x15. A few neat annotations, otherwise VG in VG pictorial card cover. Set out in day to day form is a summary of the anniversaries of important events in the history of the Royal Navy'. Covers all historical periods till 1945. A useful and informative source of reference £1.00


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

Pitkin 1991 20pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £1.00


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

52pp Illustrated. 20x20. VG in pictorial card cover + SUPPLEMENTARY Catalogue 10pp. Lists 831 lots. Many of the lots are neatly annotated with the sold price. £1.50


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

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


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

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


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

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


11832. ------: BRITISH VESSELS LOST AT SEA 1914-1918

Patrick Stephens. 1979 Vi. + 184pp (total pages). 23x15. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint card cover.. & near nint d/j August 1919, HMSO issued two important House of Commons papers. One was entitled 'Navy Losses' and the other 'Merchant Shipping (Losses)'. Both these indispensable papers are here combined in one volume. Section I, which is devoted to the Royal Navy, gives the following data on warships & auxiliary vessels:- class, name, tonnage, date of completion, date of loss, and how lost and where. Section II, the greater part of the book, gives similar information on merchant ships and fishing vessels together with a list of vessels that were damaged by enemy action but not lost. An important work of reference. £25.00


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

Ministry of Defence. 45pp. Prof ills. 30x21. VG+ in in pictorial card cover. Published with the aim to keep retired Naval and Royal Marines officers and selected associations up-to-date with the latest developments in the Royal Navy. Well Illustrated. £2.50


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

Ministry of Information. HMSO. 1943. 144pp. Prof ills. 9 maps. 21x13. VG in G pictorial card cover. The official account of Combined Operations to date, including the Lofotens raid; the exploits of "Layforce"; North Africa; Vaagso; St Nazaire; Diego Suarez; Dieppe. £1.00


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

Pitkin. 1990. 19pp. 24x17. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Souvenir guide. Very well illustrated with colour photographs and a cut-away of HMS Victory, £1.00


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. £1.50


2230. ------: THE ROYAL NAVY SHIPS, AIRCRAFT & MISSILES.

Directorate of Naval Recruiting. Ministry of Defence.1992. 48pp. Prof ills. 15x20. Fine in pictorial paper cover. Supplies details of the Royal Navy's ships, aircraft and missiles. Profusely illustrated. £2.00


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

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


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

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


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. £1.00


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

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


6397. -------: NAVAL RATINGS' HANDBOOK (B.R.1938). 1965 (Revised 1951)

Ministry of Defence. Reprinted 2002 viii+ 215pp. + 6pp plates. Profusely illustrated. 18x13 An excellent bright and tight copy. bnding VG, contents VG+.card cover £3.95


7494. -------: SILVER JUBILEE REVIEW OF THE FLEET: By His Majesty the King. Spithead, 16th July 1935. Official Souvenir Programme.

32pp. Prof ills. 24x18. VG in VG pictorial paper cover. Contains an Alphabetical List of Ships present at the Review and a list of names of their captains. List of Ships by Squadrons & Flotillas. General Programme. Details of Ships under Review, and various articles. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £9.95


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

March 1978 no continuous pagination (approximately 140pp). Illustrated. 30x21. VG+in card cover. dvance copies of 16 Papers presented at the Symposium held at the London Tara Hotel, London W8 on March 7-8-9, 1978 £3.95


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


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 £1.00


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

David & Charles. 1969. 634pp. + 161pp advertisements. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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. Extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £119.95


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. £1.50


14881. --------: THE FLEET AIR ARM OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Then and Now. The Story of the Men and Aircraft of The Fleet Air Arm.

No publisher or date, but probably official FAA c 1980s. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 1920. An unmarked copy: Fine in pictorial paper cover. Illustrated with 36 photographs and several drawings. £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


18052. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol 91. 2003

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original vovers. VG. £2.50


15360. --------: THE NAVAL REVIEW. Vol XLIV 1956.

The Naval Review. . Complete year. Four issues in original vovers. VG. £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG. £2.50


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

The Naval Review. Complete year. Four issues in original covers. VG £2.50


25536. --------: WARSHIP. No 18. April 1981.. A Quarterly Journal Devoted to the Design, Development & Service History of the World's Fighting Ships.

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


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

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


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

HMSO. 156pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-reference library. VG in card cover £1.50


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

HMSO. nd (c 1969). 257pp. + 47pp index. 27x18. No writing or inscriptions.Fine in Very Good. pictorial card cover. This catalogue of warship photographs lists many thousands of entries. Each entry gives Name of Ship - Ref No., of Photograph - Date - View depicted. The book is divided into 10 sections covering every type of RN vessel, including Wooden Ships of the Line, Battleships, Submarines, Gunboats, Depot Ships, etc, etc. Other sections deal with Foreign Warships,The Second World War, etc. Index of ships names. £4.95


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

HMSO xiv. + 12pp. 24x15. Contents rippled and lightly waterstained. £1.00


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

no date. 8pp. Illustrated. Map. 21x30. As new. 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 £1.00


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

HMSO xi. + 43pp. 24x15. VG in VG blue paper cover. £1.00


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

Ward Lock. nd (c 1950). Twelfth Edition 224pp;. 8 colour plates & around 300 photographss & illustrations. Illustrated endpapers. 25x18. Pictorial hardback cover. No writing or inscription. Edges of binding rubbed, otherwise contents VG+. Containing over 30 sections this book provides not only an extensive and profusely illustrated record of the ships of the Royal Navy at date, but articles on the Great Surrender : The Navy's Guns; Battleships; Submarines; The Rig of the Navy :Torpedoes & Mines: Naval Ways & Customs; etc, etc. Very well illustrated. £3.95


16371. ---------: UNDERSTANDING SOVIET NAVAL DEVELOPMENTS.

Office of the Chief of Operations Department of the Navy Washington. 6th Edition 1991. A reprint. 190pp. Profusely illustrated. 46x19. An unmarked print-on-demand copy:- Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. This study of Soviet naval developments was prepared to provide ready reference on the Soviet naval strategy and forces. £6.50


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

HMSO. 1943 127pp.Prof ills. 23x18. An excellent unmarked copy: Very Good+ in pictoirial paper cover.The official story of the wartime activities of the FAA in WW2 from Norway to the landings in North Africa. £2.95


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

Maritime. nd (c 1990s). 134pp. Profusely illustrated.. 18x24. 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. £2.50


5362. -----------: CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S FIGHTING SHIPS. (Part II). The Warsaw Pact and Non-Aligned Nations.

Conway. 1983 1st. 244pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent copy without any witing or inscriptions Fine in partilly faded d/j.Fine in VG d/j. Organised country by country, ship types and class, this comprehensive and profusely illustrated book, provides extensive data and a design history for each warship class together with information about the builder and the fate of each ship. With over 500 photographs and line drawings. £11.95


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, £1.00


26526. .MILLER, Nathan: The Naval Air War, 1939-45

Naval Institute Press 1991 xi + 212pp. 23x16. Almost like new; Near Mint in Fine d/j. £8.95


26626. Adrian G. Marshall: Nemesis: The First Iron Warship and her World

the History Press 2016 Ist xvii+325pp 23x15 AS New Fine in Fine Pictorial Card Cover. An account of the first Iron Warship to round The Cape Of Good Hope. £6.50


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

Airlife. 1991 1st. 191pp. 36 ills. 23x15.Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. Wanklyn was the most highly decorated Royal Naval Officer of the Second World War. A skilful and courageous submarine commander, he sank three U-boats, a destroyer, and nearly 100,000 tons of enemy supply and transport shipping before he was lost in Upholder off Tripoli in April 1942. Wanklyn was the most highly decorated Royal Naval Officer of the Second World War. He joined the Royal Navy aged 14 and progressed as commissioned officer fairly quickly and by 1931 had been promoted to sub-lieutenant and lieutenant two years later in 1933. After serving on a variety of surface ships, he joined the submarine service. After the outbreak of the Second World War, he was given command of HMS H31 until August 1940 when he was given command of newly commissioned HMS Upholder. During 15 months of operations in the Mediterranean, Wanklyn led Upholder on 27 patrols and sank 11 Axis merchant and troopships while damaging four more, and sank several Italian warships including a destroyer, a minesweeper, two submarines and damaged a light cruiser. It amounted to 93,031 tons of enemy shipping sunk and 33,644 tons damaged. For the sinking of the heavily defended enemy transport SS Conte Rosso he received the Victoria Cross, On 14 April 1942, while on his 28th patrol, Wanklyn and his crew disappeared and exact fate remains unknown, but research suggests Upholder was sunk by a combination of an Italian warship and German aircraft. £5.95


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

HMSO. 1993 1st. 106pp. Prof ills. 30x21. Like New. MKint in pictorial card cover. The Royal Navy's story in the nuclear age - as told in the pages of Navy News. Over 200 items from Suez to the Gulf War. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.95


19779. ALLEN, Kenneth: SAILORS IN BATTLE

Odhams 1966 1st. 160pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Above-average ex-library with minimaal stamps. VG in VG d/j £1.00


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

Pentland. 1997 1st. * 202pp. Ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in 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


3943. ARCHIBALD E.H.H.: THE FIGHTING SHIP IN THE ROYAL NAVY 897-1984.

Blandford. 1984 revised edition 416pp. Prof ills. 31x24. Mint in Good d/j with a small front tear When first published in 1968 and 1971 respectively, the author's two books The Wooden Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy and The Metal Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy, both won awards and were highly acclaimed as comprehensive and superbly illustrated accounts of the Royal Navy's ships. Here, these two authoritative texts have been revised and updated, and have been combined in one volume. The work examines and illustrates the advances in ship technology in detail; the evolution of fighting ship rigs; the development of stable gun platforms; and the rapid advance of weapons over the last century. With 110 full-colour & 400 two-colour illustrations. £8.50


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

Blandford. 1971 1st Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. Hardback edition. 31x23. No writing or inscriptons. Very Good+ in worn but presentable d/j. £4.95


24211. AVERY, Harold: NO SURRENDER ! Captain Scott's Journey to the South Pole.

Nelson 1947 258pp. Illustrated. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good in worn/torn d/j £1.50


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. £2.50


8803. BACON Admiral Sir R.H.: THE LIFE OF JOHN RUSHWORTH, EARL JELLICOE.

Cassell. 1936 1st xvi. + 565pp. 40 plates. 6 folding maps/charts. 24x16. No writing or inscription; spots of light foxing to prelims, otherwise contents Very Good+ in Very Good blue cloth binding with gilt titles and armorial bearing... A complete and detailed biography of the life and career of Earl Jellicoe, with a thorough analysis of his tactics at Jutland. £15.50


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

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


26426. BACON, SAdmiral Sir Reginald KCB., KCVO., DSO: THE DOVER PATROL 1915-1917., Vol I.

Hutchinson xxxiv. + 325pp. 101 illustrations, 12 charts and 21 plans & diagrams. 23x15. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; very light foxing to prelims, otherwise Very Good+ In Very Good black/gilt binding. . Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon (1863-1947) was in command of th Dover Patrol between 1915 and 1917, and therefore gives an authoritive and accurate picture of the war fought in the Englich Channel £30.00


1465. BAILEY, Chris Howard.: THE ROYAL NAVAL MUSEUM BOOK OF THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. The Corvettes and their Crews.

Sutton/RNM. 1994. 156pp. Prof ills. End maps. 25x18. An unmarked hardback copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. What the Battle of the Atlantic was really like is told here through the words and photographs of the crew members of 'Flower' class corvettes. These first-hand accounts offer an authentic glimpse of life on board corvettes both off-watch or in battle. £5.95


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. £2.50


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

Nautical Publishing & Society for Nautical Research. 1980. 261pp. Prof ills. 30x26. Virtualy as New. Near-Mint inNear Mint d/j. An important and meticulously researched study that not only gives technical information and detailed, design, construction and service histories of thirty-three Royal Navy battleships dating from the transitional period from sail to steam, but also exact and expressive accounts of life in the messdecks of a broadside battleship, and descriptions of working ships and gear: things mentioned in other sources, and so seldom described in detail. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, maps, diagrams, and cut-away diagrams. £29.00


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

Guild 1990 231pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 29x22. No writing or inscriptions, Binding & contents Fine, butt large piece cut from dustjacket.. 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. £1.95


26690. Barratt, John: Armada 1588: The Spanish Assault on England (Campaign Chronicles)

Pen and Sword Miltary 2005 ix+182pp 24x16 As New Mint in Mint d/j. A compelling new account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada. £4.95


26575. Bartimeus: The Long Trick

William Kimber 1976 (1917 first edition) 190pp 22 x 14 Fine in Nr Fine d/j. , this is an interesting acount, written as a novel about the Battle of Jutland, famous sea-battle of the first world war. £2.95


26615. Beaglehole, J. C.: The Life of Captain James Cook

Stanford University Press 1974 xi 760pp 24x14 Fine in fine card cover An authoritative Biography of Captain Cook. One of the greatest naval explorers of all time.. £8.95


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

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


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

Arms & Armour. 1985 1st. 68pp. Prof ills. 25x19. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover.. With some 124 photographs, each one accompanied by an informative caption, this book provides an excellent pictorial record of the various aircraft of the FAA, in service between 1945 and 1985. £1.00


7898. BEAVER. Paul.: INVINCIBLE CLASS. Modern Combat Ships.(2)

Ian Allan. 1984 1st. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. . 24x17. Virtually like new' Mint in Near-Mint d/j After examining in detail the design, construction, layout, propulsion system and weapons of the Class, the book charts the careers of the light carriers Invincible, Illustrious and Ark Royal. Profusely illustrated. £4.95


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

Chatham 2002 1st. 144pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j This illustrated manual shows how to build a variety of warships of the iron and steel eras, covering every category of model, from static miniatures through to large-scale working models. The book is divided into ten chapters, each of which has been written by a recognised expert in the field; and each chapter deals with the particular problems associated with specific warships and certain model types. For instance, in his chapter on miniature models, Philip Baggeley addresses the difficulties associated with delicate detailing at a very small scale and also discusses, more broadly, the purposes of miniature modelling. In a chapter on late Victorian battleships, Eric Dyke analyses the technological developments which took place over a very short period and explains how the modeller needs to have a strong grasp of those changes, particularly in relation to armament. The chapter on kit-built models, by Loren Perry, explains how kits can be used as the basis for conversion to more advanced models. £5.95


15791. BELL, Douglas: SEAMEN OF BRITAIN

Thomas Nelson 1943 1st. vii. + 288pp. 8 illustrations 22x14. Binding & contents Very Good. (no dustjacket) £1.50


25295. BELL, Douglas: SEAMEN OF BRITAIN

Thomas Nelson 1943 1st. vii. + 288pp. 8 illustrations 22x14. Very Good. IinGood d/j. £2.50


6236. BELLAIRS, Carlyon, Cmdr, M.P.: THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND. THE Sowing and the Reaping.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1920 1st. xiv. + 312pp. 14 ills/diags. 24x16. Titles dull but legible,creased spine odd spots of foxing, otherwise contents VG.. A full examination of the Battle of Jutland in which the author is highly critical of Jellicoe's handling of the action. Appendices. £7.50


18149. BENNETT, Geoffrey: FREEING THE BALTIC.

Birlinn 2002. 263pp. Illustrated. 22x14. Mint in Mint in pictorial card cover. First published in 1964 as 'Cowan's War' £7.50


26504. BENNETT, Geoffrey: THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR

Batsford 1977 1st. 256pp. 23 illustrations, maps & diagrams. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j £5.95


7805. BENNETT, Geoffrey.: NELSON THE COMMANDER

Batsford. 1972 1st. * xii. + 322pp. 45 ills. 19 maps/diags. Endpaper maps. 23x15. An excellent unmarked copy. Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Did Nelson really earn the fame and honour that history has heaped upon him? Did his strategy match his tactical skill? What were his qualities as a sea commander? These are some of the questions to which Geoffrey Bennett seeks to answer in this the first full-length study to be written by a professional naval officer since Mahan's classic was published in the 1890s. £3.95


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

Macmillan 1962 1st. xi. + 274pp. 12 illustrations. 22x14. A clean and tight ex-library copy: -. Good in Good d/j, . £1.00


15094. BEST, Nicholas: TRAFALGAR. The Untold Story of the Greatest Sea Battle in History.

Ted Smart. no date (c 2005) 352pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: As new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £2.95


368. BISHOP, Chris: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD SEA POWER. A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the World's Navies and their Warships.

Guild 1988. . 319pp. Prof ills. 30x24. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in torn d/j. A detailed survey of every type of fighting ship in service in the world's navies at date. Illustrated with over 500 photographs, 250 colour profiles, and 14 cut-away illustrations. £4.95


4819. BLACKMAN, Eric: AIRMAN AT THE HELM.

Mason. 1979 1st. * 116pp. 10 ills. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. The memoirs of the author who served with the high speed rescue launches of the AIR SEA RESCUE SERVICE, mainly in the English Channel and the Indian Ocean during World War 2. £3.95


26576. BLACKMAN, Raymond V B.: THE WORLD'S WARSHIPS.

Macdonald. 1955 First Edition 256pp. Prof ills. 12x19. A Good copy, with foxing on end papers and slightly torn d/j Hinges strengthened, o/w binding & contents VG, in VG d/j This profusely illustrated book supplies details of the ships in service with the navies of the world, offering a description and specification of each class, with details of tonnage, dimensions, armament, machinery, speed & complement. The name is given of each class member, with details of its builder, launch & completion date. £8.00


17263. BLAIR, Clay.:: HITLER'S U-BOAT WAR. The Hunters 1939-1942.

Cassell 2000 . xxx. + 809pp. 14 plates. 6 maps. 24x16. like new Mint in Mint pictorial card cover This book is destined to become the definitive account of the German submarine campaign against the Allies during the first three years of the war. Nine years in the making, this monumental work is crammed with accurate and objective information on every aspect of the U-boat war. This volume covers the first period of the Battle of the Atlantic when the German U-boats were in the ascendant £14.00


23428. BONIFACE, Patrick: LOCH CLASS FRIGATES

Maritime 2013 1st. vii. + 248pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 24x20. As New:- Mint in Mint d/j £19.00


14539. BONNEY, George.: THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND 1916.

Sutton/Royal Naval Museum. 2002 1st. xii. + 244pp. 13 maps. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. An unmarked hardback copy. Fine in Fine d/j. The result of considerable and deep research, this highly readable account examines the events before, during and after the battle. The author comments in particular, on British technical inferiority, on the malign influence of snobbery and privilege. and on the suppression of initiative and dislike of innovation. Illustrated with more than 100 photographs. £11.95


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. £3.95


8806. BOWEN, Frank. C: THE KING'S NAVY.

Methuen. 1925 1st. 252pp. 47 ills. 23x17. Binding & contents Very Good. (no d/j) This truly excellent contemporary survey of the Royal Navy, covers every aspect of the Service, its ships and personnel, and is illustrated with 47 superb sepia photographs. £8.95


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

Macmillan 1977 1st 368pp. 15 ills. 11 maps/diags. 22x14. Very Good in Very Good d/j. This biography covers every phase and aspect of Nelson's life and career. Nelson's battles, in particular, are described in vivid detail. £2.75


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

Wordsworth 1999 368pp. 15 ills. 11 maps/diags. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy. Fine in pictorial card cover. This biography covers every phase and aspect of Nelson's life and career. Nelson's battles, in particular, are described in vivid detail. £1.50


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

Hodder & Stoughton. 1959 224pp. 8 illustrations. 3 diags. 21x14. No writing or inscriptions; Bindng & contents VG+. . For many years HMS Hoodwas the epitome of British sea power until she was sunk by the Bismarck in May 1941. This book traces her entire service history from her launch and inter-war commissions - when she showed the flag worldwide - to her wartime service and disasterous final action. About half the book deals with her wartime career with the Home Fleet and Force H, and, naturally, devotes much space as to the cause of her loss. £4.50


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

Conway. 1980 1st UK. * 400pp. Prof ills. 31x22. No writing or inscriptions; Upper corners of binding slightly bumped, otherwise contents Very Good +.(no dustjacket). A complete photographic dossier of the battleships of the world's navies from the Dreadnought of 1905, onwards. The hundreds of photographs document every aspect of the ships, including construction, on-board, close ups of details, and views of the ships in action. It illustrates the vessels as they were originally completed, and ships which were substantially reconstructed are also shown as they later appeared. There are also a number of ships plans, and each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £6.95


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

Macdonald & Jane's 1973 1st 480pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x22. A superb unmarked copy, Mint in Nr Fine d/j. Navy cloth binding with silver titles & illustration. 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. £35.95


26413. BRISSAUD, Andre: CANARIS. The Biographu of Admiraal Canaris. Chief of German Military Intelligence in the Second World War.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1970 1st 347pp 22x14. Fine in Very Good d/j £11.50


6872. BROCK J.V.: THE DARK BROAD SEAS. Memoirs of a Sailor. Volume I. With Many Voices.

McClelland & Stewart. 19821 1st. 275pp. Frontis 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Very Good d/j.. Hradcover Edition. Brock was one of the most respected and powerful career officers in the Royal Canadian Navy, rising to Rear Admiral on his retirement in 1964, These anecdotal memoirs trace the author's career in the Navy which began in 1940 when Brock sailed to England on loan to the Royal Navy and was appointed First Lieutenant of the trawler Berkshire before taking command of the trawler Kirkella. In April 1941 he moved to the corvette Ranunculus, and then took over Stonecrop, which joined 37EG on the Gibraltar run. This was followed by command of Bazely and fighting with 4EG in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. In 1944 he was given command of 6EGC, and a continuation of the Atlantic war, until he commanded the last eastbound convoy. After the war he commanded the Canadian naval forces sent to Korea. This book covers the period from 1939 to the end of the Korean War. £7.95


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

Kimber. 1972 1st. 236pp. 26 ills. 4 maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions, corner clippedt from upper corner of blank front endpapers otherwise Near-Fine in Near-Fine d/j.. The senior officer of the close escort of Convoy PQ17, gives his own view of the events surrounding the controversial convoy. The operational sequence of signals received or exchanged by Convoy PQ17 from June 27 to July 4, 1942 is reproduced verbatim. £30.00


26751. BROWN D.K.: BEFORE THE IRONCLAD: Warship Design and Development 1815-1860

Conway 1990 224pp. Prof ills. 30x26. As New. Mint in Mint d/j. Beginning with the structural improvements by Robert Seppings, the book traces the gradual introduction of more scientific methods and the advent of steam and the paddle fighting ship, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the performance of the fleet in the Crimean War, and concludes with the design of the Warrior, the first iron-hulled capital ship in the world. The book offers a well balanced and coherent account of general developments, as well as an in-depth study of the ships themselves. Profusely illustrated with old photographs, prints and drawings. £17.00


3714. BROWN D.K.: BEFORE THE IRONCLAD: Warship Design and Development 1815-1860

Seaaforth 2015 224pp. Prof ills. 30x26. As New. Mint in Mint d/j. Beginning with the structural improvements by Robert Seppings, the book traces the gradual introduction of more scientific methods and the advent of steam and the paddle fighting ship, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the performance of the fleet in the Crimean War, and concludes with the design of the Warrior, the first iron-hulled capital ship in the world. The book offers a well balanced and coherent account of general developments, as well as an in-depth study of the ships themselves. Profusely illustrated with old photographs, prints and drawings. £19.95


26384. BROWN J.D.: CARRIER OPERATIONS IN WORLD WAR Ii

Seaforth 2009 1st. 304pp. Profusely illustrated 30x25. As New: Mint in Mint d/j. £36.00


11250. BROWN, David.: THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE FALKLANDS WAR.

Cooper. 1987 1st. 384pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. Fine contents i Small teari n corner of near fine d/j. Tells the extraordinary story of how the fleet was assembled; of how merchant ships from luxury liners such as the Canberra to cargo ships of every description were 'Taken Up From Trade' and, in a staggeringly short time, converted to their new role. The book describes every action involving the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy in the Falklands War. Profusely illustrated. £6.95


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. £2.95


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

Cambridge University Press. 1985 1st. Cambridge University Press. 1985 1st. 48pp. Profusely illustrated. 20x21.Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. A detailed and profusely illustrated survey of HMS Warrior, together with an early account of her reconstruction. Illustrated with over 100 photographs, drawings of details, cutaways and plans. £1.00


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

collinins 1948 416pp. 19x13. good hardbacck slight foxing 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. £1.85


26595. BRYANT, Arthur.: SAMUEL PEPYS. The Saviour of the Navy.

Collins 1949 viii. + 401pp. 19x12.slight Foxing throughout Binding & contents Good torn d/j A biography of Pepy's life and career. £1.50


6741. BRYANT, Arthur.: SAMUEL PEPYS. The Years of Peril.

Reprint 1947 ix. + 333pp. Frontis. 19x13. Good hardback one inscription slight foxingThis authoritative volume covers the first period of Pepys' great work as Secretary of the Admiralty. £2.75


26439. BRZEZINSKI, Slawomir: PROFILE MORSKI (5). HMS WARSPITE

Firma Wydawniczo-Handlowa. 1997 B 1ST1st.38pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and detaile drawings, 29x21. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. Polish text. £10.00


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

Joseph. 1970 1st UK. 447pp. 53 ills. Endp maps. 22x14.No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in VG d/j.. The captain of the American spy ship Pueblo, describes in great detail the events that led to her capture by North Korean forces in 1968. £1.95


22244. BURGESS, Michael: BATTLESHIPS AND BATTLE CRUISERS.

Allied Press 1981 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x21. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This volume is a photographic history of the development of the battleship from the late 19th century until the battleships built during the Second World War. £1.00


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 £1.95


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

Cooper. 1999 1st. * 262pp. 16 ills. 24x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. The Convoy Commanders were mostly senior but retired Naval officers who had volunteered to return to duty in WW2. This book tells their story together with vivid accounts of the trials and tribulations of the convoys they commanded. £5.95


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

Maritime. 1986 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. 30x21. As New. -Mint in Mint 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. £11.50


24595. BURT R.A.: BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1919-1939.

Arms & Armour. nd (c 1993) 1st. 414pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings & plans. 25x25. Like new - -Mint in Mint d/j Covering British warships during the interwar years, this study examines what was learnt during WW1 & the new ideas put forward to produce seminal battleship designs. All classes' design & construction are thoroughly described as well as individual ship's histories. Offering unprecedented descriptive & illustrative detail, the author shows the evolution of the battleship classes through the various modifications & refits. £25.00


9329. BURT R.A.: BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1919-1939.

Arms & Armour. nd (c 1993) 1st. 414pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings & plans. 25x25. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j Covering British warships during the interwar years, this study examines what was learnt during WW1 & the new ideas put forward to produce seminal battleship designs. All classes' design & construction are thoroughly described as well as individual ship's histories. Offering unprecedented descriptive & illustrative detail, the author shows the evolution of the battleship classes through the various modifications & refits. £15.00


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

Arms & Armour 1986 1st. 320pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x25. No writing or inscriptions. as new mint in mint d/j. £16.95


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

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


23349. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES 1952. Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Edition

Maritime 2011 1st. 375pp. nProfusely illustrated. 22x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £4.95


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

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


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


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

Maritime Books 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £1.00


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

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


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

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


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

Maritime Books 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £1.00


26635. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2012

Maritime Books 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £1.00


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

Maritime Books 112pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £1.00


26637. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2016

Maritime Books 120pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £1.00


26639. BUSH, Steve: BRITISH WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. 2018

Maritime Books 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the Royal Navy, at date. £1.00


13872. BUSH, Steve: SOLENT FLEET REVIEW 2005.

Maritime 2005. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As New - Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. A complete guide to the Warships,Tall Ships and Merchantmen at the Review. Very well illustrated. £1.50


26123. BUSH, Steve: US NAVY WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. Including US Coast Guard

Maritime 2006 168pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the U.S. Fleet £1.00


26636. BUSH, Steve: US NAVY WARSHIPS & AUXILIARIES. Including US Coast Guard

Maritime 2010 216pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. The complete guide to the ships and aircraft of the U.S. Fleet £1.00


17285. BUSH, Steve:: TRAFALGAR 200 INTERNATIONAL FLEET REVIEW. A Pictorial Record

Maritime 2005 1st. 144pp. Profusely illustrated. 20x28. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £3.95


25950. BUTLER J.G.: SEA BREEZES FAMOUS WARSHIPS No.1. - No 6. (Inclusive).

Journal of Commerce 1966 1st. 25x20. Like new. Contains 6 individual thin card sheets each offering an accurate profile and plan view of a warship accompanied by the specification and chronological history of the ship concerned. All six are in Mint condition and housed in the original Sea Breezes board-backed envelope. The six ships are HMS Hood 1920 (Battlecruiser). - HMS Hermes 1924 (Aircraft Carrier) - HMS Erebus and HMS Terror 1916 (Monitors). - HMS Dorsetshire 1930, (County Class Cruiser) - USS Arizona 1916 (Battleship) - Admiral Graf Spee 1935 (Pocket Battleship). £5.95


21284. CAFFREY, Kate: OUT IN THE MIDDAY SUN. Singapore 1941-1945

Deutsch 1974 1st. 312pp. 15 ills. 9 maps. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions;- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £4.95


26493. CALDER, Angus: REVOLUTIONARY EMPIRE. The Rise of the English Speaking Empire from the Fifteenth Century to the 178'0s

Pimlico 1998 Revised Edition xi. + 548pp. Illustrated 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £5.95


24912. CALHOUN, Captain Raymond C. USN.: TYPHOON: The Other Enemy. The Third Fleet and the Pacific Storm of December 1944

United States Naval Institute. 1995 x. + 247pp. Illustrated. 23X15. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. 24x16. . As commanding officer of the US destroyer Dewey that came close to destruction in a typhoon in December 1944, the author was in an unparalleled position to document this tragic ordeal that claimed 778 men, 3 destroyers, and more than 100-carrier-based aircraft. This account details the events surrounding the storm, its chilling onset and ferocity, as well as its controversial aftermath. £3.95


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. £2.50


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

Hodder & Stoughton 1933 1st xvii. + 301pp Illustrated. 22x15. Odd spots of foxing, otherwise Binding Very Good, contents Very Good+ £2.95


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

John Day 1943 279pp. 27 ills. 11 maps/diags. Binding VG,contents Good. A comprehensive and extremely detailed account of the war fought by the US Navy, covering all the major battles, and many of the lesser engagements, from Pearl Harbour up to the finale at Guadalcanal. £1.95


22123. CARR, William Guy: BRASS HATS AND BELL-BOTTOMED TROUSERS. Unforgettable and Splendid Feats of the Harwich Patrol.

Hutchinson 1939 1st. 272pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Binding patchily sun faded (titles bright0. Bookplate. Contents - Very Good+ £5.50


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

Naval Institute Press 1975 xiii. + 126pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x22. No writing or inscriptions; Edges of pictorial card cover chipped, otherwise contents Fine.. A comprehensive guide of the uniforms worn by United States Naval male and female officer's £2.50


24779. CAWTHORNE, Nigel.: FIGHTING THEM ON THE BEACHES. The D-Day Landings June 6, 1944

Index 2004 239pp. 20x13. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Tells the story of one of the largest and most meticulously organised seaborne invasions in the history of warfare - the Allied landings of June 6, 1944: D-Day. £1.50


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

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


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

Hodder & Stoughton. 1951 1st . xxvii. + 488pp. 23 ills. 11 diags. 23x15. Contents Very Good, binding Very Good+. Drawing much information from Beatty's letters and journals, this is a full biography of the life and naval career of one of the most charismatic and controversial naval commanders of the 20th century. £3.95


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

Hodder & Stoughton. 1951 1st . xxvii. + 488pp. 23 ills. 11 diags. 23x15. Titles dull and odd spots of foxing to contents, otherwise- binding & contents VG. Drawing much information from Beatty's letters and journals, this is a full biography of the life and naval career of one of the most charismatic and controversial naval commanders of the 20th century. £1.95


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

Tiger. 1996. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x23. As new; Mint in d/j. Describes the operational use and technical development of the major surface warship types, from battleships to fast-attack craft. Profusely illustrated with photographs in both b/w and colour, plus many other illustrations in colour. Chapters cover: The Battleship and Battle-Cruiser: The Cruiser: Destroyers and Escorts: Fast Attack Craft: The Aircraft Carrier. £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. £4.95


25135. CHAPMAN, Paul.: SUBMARINE TORBAY.

Hale. 1989 1st. 187pp. 16 ills. 5 maps. Plan. 22x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Operating as part of the first Submarine Flotilla from Alexandria, Torbay commanded by Anthony Miers, sank or damaged 4 warships. 3 tankers, 10 merchant ships, and 19 schooners and caiques. She carried out several other operations - including the rescue of 130 Commonwealth soldiers froma Cretan beach. her wartime career is described by her second-in-command. £4.95


26736. Charles Whiting: The Spanish Armada

Sutton3004 212pp 20x14 Mint in mint pictorial card cover,A full account about the Spanish Armada. £1.50


25598. CHARLTON, Martyn: BRITISH AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF WW2

Ships Illustrated 2014 97pp. Profusely illustrated 30x23. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover/. A PICTORIAL REVIEW ILLUSTRATED WITH over 100 PHOTOGRAPHS. £4.95


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. Profusely illustrated. No writing or inscriptions; Navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering foxing throughout contents good A chronolgical and profusely illustrated account of the activities of the Royal Navy, covering all the major operations and many of the smaller actions which took place from March 1942 to to June 1943. 427 illustrations. Standard rate postage within the UK. £6.85


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

Hutchinson. nd (c1943). 312pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Navy harback with gilt lettering And ship design Spine & corners rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good. A chronolgical and profusely illustrated account of the activities of the Royal Navy, covering all the major operations and many of the smaller actions which took place from March 1942 to to June 1943. 427 illustrations. Standard rate postage within the UK. £6.95


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

Hutchinson. nd (c1942). 312pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Navy harback with gilt lettering And ship design binding good odd spot of foxing, otherwise contents good A. chronological and profusely illustrated account of the activities of the Royal Navy, covering all the major operations and many of the smaller actions which took place from Jan 1941 to March 1942. 425 illustrations. £5.50


14826. CHATTERTON E.K.: THE ROYAL NAVY: From September 1939 to December 1940. (Britain at War).A Complete Record in Text and Pictures.

Hutchinson. nd (c1941). 299pp. 376 photographs.. 25x19. Blue cloth binding with gilt titles.damaged spine Binding very slightly faded, otherwise contents Good A chronological and profusely illustrated account of the activities of the Royal Navy, covering all the major operations and many of the smaller actions which took place from September 1939 to the end of 1940. Weight of book 1.3 kilos £6.95


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

Hurst & Blackett. 1940 . 256pp. 32 ills. 22x14. Binding and contents Very Good. This wartime account compiled from personal accounts as well as from official sources, provides a good history of the evacuation of the BEF from the beaches of Dunkirk. £2.95


7861. CHATTERTON, E. KEBLE.: GALLANT GENTLEMAN.

Hurst & Blackett. 1931 296pp. 31 ills. 5 maps. 22x14.Badly foxed pagest margins & edges, otherwise binding and contents G. This book describes some of the most interesting naval events of the First World War, including the escape of the Goeben & Breslau; the long chase and eventual sinking of the cruiser Nurnberg; episodes involving the Royal Navy's "Dummy Fleet" of ships; the adventures of the gunboat Dwarf; the gate crashers and the boom jumpers, etc, etc. £4.00


4465. CHATTERTON, E.Keble.: FIGHTING THE U-BOATS.

Hurst & Blackett. 1942 1st. 216pp. 20 illustrations/maps/charts. 22x14. Foxing to prelims & edges, otherwise Very Good. (no dustjacket). Bookplate of a well-known naval author. This comprehensive account of the U-boat war covering the period 1917-1918, examines in detail one by one, when, where, and why each German U-boat was sunk. £5.95


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

Jarrolds.1952 544pp. 36 ills. Endp maps. 23x16. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Titles dull, otherwise contents Near-Fine, binding Very Good. 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. £4.95


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

Brockhampton. 1998. * 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j The first comprehensive reference work to detail in one volume - with data, line drawings & photographs - the 360-plus aircraft carriers built or projected by the world's navies. 400 photographs. £6.95


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

Brockhampton. 1998 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The first comprehensive reference work to detail in one volume - with data, line drawings & photographs - the 360-plus aircraft carriers built or projected by the world's navies. 400 photographs. £8.95


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

Brockhampton. 1998 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Like new; Mint in 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. £5.00


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

Arms & Armour. 1986 1st. 64pp. Prof ills. 25x18. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. pictorial card cover. An excellent pictorial history illustrated with 120 photographs with detailed captions. £1.25


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

Spellmount. 1993 1st. 104pp. 87 photographs. 37 diagrams & maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine pcc. Combines the most important aspects of individual unit histories, technical details of Hitler's Atlantic wall, descriptions of the existing remains and a comprehensive review of the most significant & frequently visited D-Day locations. Each chapter covers a particular site and includes a then-and-now description, with small scale maps of the site, cutaway plans of bunkers & emplacements and an account of the battle plan and what acually happened on the day. £1.50


26666. Childs, D: Tudor Sea Power: The Foundation of Greatness

Seaforth Publishing 2009 ist 303pp 30x26 As new Mint in mint d/j.An interesting account of how the British Navy evoled.With maps photographs & drawings. from the Tudor Period, £9.95


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

RN Museum/HMSO. 1981. 131pp. Ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in pictorial card cover. A fact-filled history of Britain's Navy since the Middle Ages to the early 1980s. £1.50


25780. CLARKSON, Robert: HEADLONG INTO THE SEA.

Pentland 1995 1st. xiii. + 237pp. 18 illustrations. 24x15. lLike new; Mint in Mint d/j. £4.95


15761. CLARKSON, Robert: HEADLONG INTO THE SEA.

Pentland 1995 1st. xiii. + 237pp. 18 illustrations. 24x15. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. £4.95


25781. CLARKSON, Robert: HEADLONG INTO THE SEA.

Pentland 1995 1st. xiii. + 237pp. 18 illustrations. 24x15. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


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

Hodder 2005 xix. + 444pp. 24 ills + 24 chapter ills. 6 battle plans. 20x13. An excellent 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. £1.59


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

Hodder & Stoughton 2007 1st vii. + 376pp. Illustrated. 24x16.. Hardback edition. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j Using newly discovered first-person sources, the author tells the story of life in the Royal Navy during a four-years of crucial innovation and fierce war with France and Spain in the mid-18th century. The author paints a vivid picture of the navy and the era, from close-quarter battles and roistering on the streets of London, to the political decisions that built and destroyed whole empires. £5.95


8944. COCKER M.P.: WEST COAST SUPPORT GROUP. Task Force 96.8, Korea 1950 - 1953.

Whittles. nd (c 2003) 1st. * xvi. + 163pp. Prof ills. Map. 24x17. Virtually as New Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. The first complete portfolio providing technical details and illustrations of naval vessels participating in this aspect of the Korean War. Inlcdes a photograph of every fighting ship (aircraft carrier, cruiser, destroyer, frigate) and every auxiliary vessel which are listed in the index. £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 £3.95


24906. COLEMAN, Terry: NELSON. The Man and The Legend

Bloomsbury 2001 1st. xix. + 424pp. Illustrated. 24x16. . Hardbaback edition An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


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

Bloomsbury 2001 1st. xix. + 424pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Gift inscription. Hardbaback edition Very Good Plus in Fine d/j £2.95


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

Tempus 2003 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated.25x17. Fine in Fine. pictorial card cover. £7.95


26249. COLLEDGE J.J: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. A Supplement to the Historical Index

World Ship Society 1985. 65pp. 21x15. Like New; Mint in pictorial card cover £5.50


12785. COLLEDGE J.J.: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. An Historical Index. Volume 2. Navy-Built Trawlers, Drifters, Tugs and Requisitioned ships.

David & Charles. 1970 1st. * 400pp. 22x15 .An excellent unmarked First Edition copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. This volume provides the basic details of some 11,000 ships. £12.50


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


1965. COMPTON-HALL, Richard.: SUBMARINE BOATS. The Beginnings of Underwater Warfare.

Windward. nd (c 1984). 192pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . 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. £2.95


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

Conway Maritime 1983 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 24x1. An excellent unmarked copy. .Fine in Fine 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. £2.95


16018. COMPTON-HALL, Richard: THE SUBMARINE PIONEERS

Sutton 1999 1st. x. + 182pp. Illustrated. 25x19. Fine in Fine d/j. Presentation copy inscribed by author. £3.95


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

Someone Publishing with Royal Yacht Britannia. 68pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x21. As new: Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


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

Bloomsbury. 2004. * xxii. + 355pp. Prof ills. Maps. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. pictorial card cover. This book is a detailed history of one the Royal Navy's most famous warships. HMS Bellerophon, launched in 1782, played a conspicuous part in the battle of the Glorious First of June (1794); the battle of the Nile (1798); and the battle of Trafalgar (1805); However, her crowning glory came six weeks after the battle of Waterloo, when Napoleon, trapped in Rochefort, surrendered to the captain of the ship. Bellerophon was scrapped in 1836. £1.95


26543. COSTELLO J. & HUGHES T.: JUTLAND 1916.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1976. 240pp. Prof ills. 25x20. Fair+ in Fair+ d/j. Drawing on eye-witness reports and from official documents from British and German naval archives, this profusely illustrated book presents a detailed comparison of the rival naval strategies, the ships of the opposing navies and gives a full and graphic account of the battle. With 190 illustrations. £3.50


10693. COSTELLO J. & HUGHES T.: JUTLAND 1916.

Futura 1976. 240pp. Prof ills. 25x20. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Drawing on eye-witness reports and from official documents from British and German naval archives, this profusely illustrated book presents a detailed comparison of the rival naval strategies, the ships of the opposing navies and gives a full and graphic account of the battle. With 190 illustrations. £6.95


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

Collins. 1977 1st. 314pp. Prof ills. Endp map & diag. 24x20. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Binding VG, contents Fine (no dustjacket0 This book describes each phase of the Battle of the Atlantic with much peripheral information about the grim struggle. The text benefits from the revelations of ULTRA intelligence and combined with contributions from former U-boat personnel & those of officers & men of Allied escorts & merchant seamen who took part in the convoys, this account provides an extensive and well illustrated record of this long running campaign. £2.95


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

BCA 1977 314pp. Profusely illustrated. . Endpaper map & diagram. 24x20. Hardback. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Very Good+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. £4.50


24873. COSTELLO, John. & HUGHES Terry.: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Collins. 1977 1st. * 314pp. Prof usely illustrated. Endp map & diag. 24x20. Hardback.. Near-Fine in VG+ d/j. This book describes each phase of the Battle of the Atlantic with much peripheral information about the grim struggle. The text benefits from the revelations of ULTRA intelligence and combined with contributions from former U-boat personnel & those of officers & men of Allied escorts & merchant seamen who took part in the convoys, this account provides an extensive and well illustrated record of this long running campaign. £3.95


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

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


340. COUHAT, Jean Labayle. (Editor): COMBAT FLEETS OF THE WORLD 1976/77. Their Ships, Aircraft and Armament.

Arms & Armour. 1984 . xi. + 575pp. Prof ills. 21x26. Binding and contents Good + 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. £7.95


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. £9.50


6748. COX Harold: "C" CLASS DESTROYERS.

Privately published. 1994. 80pp. 31 ills. 21x14. As new;. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Charts the operational history of each "C" class member. Also gives technical details. £7.50


26677. Cranston, Bobby: 75th Anniversary Naval Service of Canada75th Anniversary Naval Service of Canada

Published by 75th Anniversary Pub. Co., Canada, 1985 !61pp 21x26 Fine in fine navy slighty creased hardback cover with gold titles and ship on front. With an Inscription on the inside. A pictorial History of the Canadian Navy On its 75th Anniversary. £5.00


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

Maritime 2010 1st 150pp. Illustrated, 21x15. New. £1.50


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


937. CRITCHLEY, Mike: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. Part 2. SUBMARINES, Etc.

Maritime. nd (c 1981). 103pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover.. Lists Submarines, Submarine Depot Ships, Depot Ships and Maintenance Repair Ships in service with the Royal Navy from 1945 to the 1980s. Provides specifications of every class, and the name of builder, launch date and fate of each ship. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £3.85


8991. CRITCHLEY, Mike & BUSH, Steve.: ROUGHERS. Photographs of Warships fighting the elements.

Maritime. nd (c2001). 96pp. 17x24. Like New; Mint in pictorial card cover. Some 95 full-page photographs provide an amazing visual record of British warships - of all types - battling against the sea. £4.95


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

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


3777. CRITCHLEY, Mike.: BRITISH WARSHIPS SINCE 1945. Part 1. - Major Ships

Maritime. nd (c 1990s). 104pp. Prof ills. 21x15. FinLike new; Mint 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. £2.95


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. £2.95


25234. CROSSLEY, JIM: VOICES FROM JUTLAND. A Centenary Commemoration

Pen & Sword 2016 1st. 202pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As New; Mint in d/j £7.95


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

Harper-Collins. 1994 1st. * 343pp. 22 ills. Maps. 24x16. Near-Fine in Near-Mint d/j with small inscription. The author analyses the strategy and tactics employed in the battle, and relates the experiences of participants, both Japanese and American. Some 282 ships were engaged in the battle and hundreds more were involved in related peripheral operations. Nearly 200,000 men participated. Dozens of ships were sunk, including one of the largest and most powerful battleships ever built, and every facet of naval warfare - surface, submarine, air, and amphibious - was involved. £3.95


26502. DALRYMPLE, James: HMS ARK ROYAL

Bossiney 1978 1st. 48pp. Profusely illustrated.. 24x18. Almost like new; Mint in Near-Minr pictorial card cover. A pictorial history of HMS Ark Royal to her final commission in 1978 £4.50


26686. David Childs: Pirate Nation: Elizabeth I and Her Royal Sea Rovers

Seaforth plubishing 2014 vii+279pp 25 x15.As New Mint in Mint d/j . A thought provoking account of how Elizabeth Ist and her administrators pursued the shameless policy of piracy both at home and abroad. £3.50


26267. DAVIES J.D.: PEPYS'S NAVY. Ships, Men & Warfare 1649 - 1689

Seaforth 2008 1st. 304pp. Profusely illustrated 29x25. As New. Mint in Mint d/j. Extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £20.00


23341. DAVIES, Wyn & DENNISON, Geoff: HMS WARRIOR. Ironclad Frigate 1860.

Seaforth 2011 1st. 118pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x17. New condition.Pic/Card Cover £5.95


25859. DAVIES, Wyn & MUDIE, Max: HMS TRINCOMALEE.. Frigate 1817

Seaforth 2015 1st 128pp Profusely illustrated. 24x17. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. £5.95


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

Caxton 2003 320pp. Prof ills. 24x17. An excellent unmarked copy; Near-Near in Fine d/j. Hardback. A full & detailed account of the 28-year career of HMS Agamemnon a 64-gun ship of the line which became one of the most famous vessels of the Royal Navy. Commanded between 1793 & 1796 by Nelson, who always referred to her as his favourite ship, Agamemnon saw action at the Battle of the Saints, the Battle of Copenhagen, & Trafalgar, the summit of her career. Later she served in the West Indies, participating in the Battle of Santo Domingo, & then South American waters, until she was wrecked off the coast of Uraguay. £5.95


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

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


13200. DEWAR K.G.B. & DEWAR A.C. (Compilers).: NARRATIVE OF THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND.

HMSO. 1924 1st. iv. + 121pp. 45 diagrams. 25x16. Edges of spine and corners rubbed, otherwise contents Very Good. £11.50


1060. DIXON, Thomas Benjamin: THE ENEMY FOUGHT SPLENDIDLY: Being the 1914-15 Diary of the Battle of the Falkland Islands and its Aftermath by Surgeon T.B.Dixon RNVR of HMS Kent.

Blandford. 1983 1st. * x. + 96pp. 22 ills. 22x14. Review copy. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. d/j. HMS Kent took part in the Battle of the Falkland Islands where she sank the German cruiser Nurnberg after a hard stern chase. The author, who was a junior surgeon in Kent, gives a vivid eye-witness account of the battle and the subsequent search for the cruiser Dresden - the only German ship to escape the battle - which blew herself up when she was eventually discovered three months later by the Kent and Glasgow. £3.95


9560. 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.Near- Fine in Near-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 decendants of Nelson's best friend, Alexander Davison. The man who made this extrordinary 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. £2.95


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

Bantam Press. 2004 1st 424pp. Ills endps. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in 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. £2.95


24525. DOWNER, Yvonne: SEA CHANGE

Dreamstar 2004 1st 151pp. 21x15. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.95


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

Chapman & Hall. 1911. x. + 270pp. 20x13. BNo writing or inscriptions: binding slightly rubbed, foxing to margins, otherwise contents G+ in pictorial hardback cover., spine sliightly rubbed o/w VG. Short stories with a naval theme. £1.50


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

Naval Institute Press. ( c 1978) xvii. + 402pp. 42 maps/charts. 26x19 good.clean hard back Based on hitherto unused Japanese sources, this authoritative and highly detailed study, examines the naval war in the Pacific from the Japanese point of view. It furnishes a wealth of information focusing not only on the celebrated, but also on the lesser known sea battles, which not only fills a void in the history of the Pacific naval war but also corrects previous errors of previous writers. An important work. £18.95


26578. EARL, Lawrence: YANGTSE INCIDENT. The Story of HMS Amethyst, April 20, 1949 to July 31, 1949

Harrap 1950 1st 199pp. 25 illustrations. . Maps. 20x14. An excellent copy good and in good red hardback cover Gives a full account of what happened when HMS Amethyst was attacked by Chinese forces in the Yangtse River, before describing her subsequent dash to safety. £9.95


26432. EDWARDS K. Lieut-Cmdr R.N.: WE DIVE AT DAWN

Rich & Cowan 1939 1st. 388pp. Illustrated . Maps & diagrams.22x14. Blue cloth binding & contents Good little foxing on frontis page and red writing on bottom edge.A very good account of the varied activities of the British submarines during the First World War. £6.95


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

Blackie. 1942. 206pp. 27 ills. 22x16. Binding and contents VG. This excellent wartime survey of the Royal Navy describes and illustrates the different types of warships and examines how the Navy is manned and run. £1.95


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

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16.No writing or inscriptiohs; VG + in Nr Fine d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £3.95


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

Brockhampton. 1999 240pp. 12 ills. Maps. 24x16. An above-average ex-library copy (no stamps). VG in VG+ d/j. In this deeply researched volume, the author delves beneath the myths and legends of submarine action and convoy protection to discuss the realities of wolf-pack deployment. £1.95


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

Patrick Stephens. 1980 1st. 213pp. Prof ills. 24x16. - Like New, Mint in Mint dj. This book gives a guide to the whole history of the island, but concentrates on the 19th and 20th ccenturies with around a third of the book devoted to the battle of this key island during World War 2. Profusely illustrated. £2.95


25335. ENDACOTT, Andy.: NAVAL HERITAGE IN THE WEST. Part I.

Privately published. 1986 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 26x20 Like new; Mint in Near-Mint ovide a pictorial record of warships, important events, and life in Plymouth and Devonport between the 1890s and 1920s. £1.95


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

Privately published. 1986 1st. 48pp. Prof ills. 26x20 An excellent unmarked copy; ine 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. £1.15


14565. ENDACOTT, Andy.: NAVAL HERITAGE IN THE WEST. Part III.

Privately published. 1996 64pp. Prof ills. 26x20.. Near-Mint in in pictorial card cover. Well over 100 photographs accompanied by informative captions, provide a pictorial record of warships, important events, and life in Plymouth and Devonport in the years following the Second World War until the 1980s. £1.95


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 £1.50


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

Drummond. 1944 1st. 55pp. Prof ills. 25x18. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Good d/j. . An excellent concise history of Nelson's flagship at Trafalgar, from the laying of her keel to date. The striking and beautiful illustrations by Kay Stewart are a special feature of this book. £3.95


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

World Ship Society 2001 1st. 182pp. Profusely illustrated.. 24x18. Like new Mint in Near-Mint 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 £39.00


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. £2.50


25349. EVANS, Martin: D-DAY. And The Battle of Normandy 1944

Pitkin 1994 28pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x17. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good in pictorial card cover £1.00


5598. EVERITT, Don: THE "K" BOATS. A Dramatic First Report on the Navy's most calamitous Submarines.

Harrap. 1963 1st. 206pp. 21 ills. 5 plans/charts. 20x14. No writing or inscriptions- VG+ in G d/j. .The twin-funnelled steam-powered K Class submarines were the biggest, fastest submarines of WW1. They suffered an unprecedented series of accidents from the day they began their trials, and six sank with an appalling loss of life. This book charts the design background of the class, before describing the careers of these notoriously unreliable, difficult to handle and unlucky submarines. £11.50


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. £2.45


15207. FENBY, Jonathan: THE SINKING OF THE LANCASTRIA. Britain's Greatest Maritime Disaster and Churchill's Cover-Up.

Simon & Schuster 2005 1st. xii. + 270pp. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in pictorial card cover £10.00


24612. FIENNES, Ranulph: CAPTAIN SCOTT.

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


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

The Nelson Society 1983 1st. 38pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x15. As new in card cover. £1.00


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. £1.50


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

Greenwich Editions 1996 192pp. Profusely illustrated. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £1.95


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

Southern Newspapers December 1, 1993 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x21. an excellent unmarked copy.Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.95


25210. FORESTER C.S: MR. MIDSHIPAN HORNBLOWER

Little, Brown & Co. (c 1998) 310pp. 21x14. Virtualloy like new; HARDBACK. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £25.00


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

Michael Joseph 1994 275pp. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions; VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. Autobiography of John Wetherell. Born in Whitby in 1780, Wetherell first joined the British merchant navy serving and trained and qualified as a ships's carpenter, before bing impressed into the Royal Navy. He saw service on HMS Hussar, but after she went aground on the coast of France he was captured and made a prisoner-of-war and spent most of the next eleven years at Charlemont Givet Prison. £2.95


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

Profile Publications 1972. 25pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Provides full technical details and operational history of the Italian cruiser Zara which was sunk by in the Battle of Matapan. Profusely illustrated with photographs together with a centrespread plan and side view illustration in colour. £2.95


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

Norstedt & Bonnier. Nd (c1961). Second Edition, enlarged & revised. 84pp. Prof ills. 28x21. Fine in Good 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. £1.95


24895. FREEMAN, Tom & DELGADO, James P.: PEARL HARbOR RECALLED. New Images of the Infamy.

Naval Institute Press 1991 1st. xiv. + 163pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x27. Hardcover. Like new:- Mint in Mint d/j £7.95


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

Osprey 2008 1st 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £2.50


23287. FREWEN, Oswald.: SAILOR'S SOLILOQUY

Hutchinson. 1961 1st. 260pp. Ills. 22x14. Binding & contents VG. (no ndustjacket) Frewen joined Eton in 1900, moved to Britannia at Dartmouth in 1903, and joined his first ship HMS Hannibal in 1904. These memoirs, written from his diaries takes his naval career up to 1910. Frewen was something of a rebel in the navy, and there is enough spice in his comments on service life to suggest that he could be something of a thorn in the flesh of their Lordships. It would seem that he backed the wrong horse in the Fisher - Beresford quarrel, which may have some bearing on his early retirement in 1919, from a navy which, basically he loved. £2.50


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. £4.95


11137. FREWEN, Oswald.: SAILOR'S SOLILOQUY

Hutchinson. 1961 1st. 260pp. Ills. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. Frewen joined Eton in 1900, moved to Britannia at Dartmouth in 1903, and joined his first ship HMS Hannibal in 1904. These memoirs, written from his diaries takes his naval career up to 1910. Frewen was something of a rebel in the navy, and there is enough spice in his comments on service life to suggest that he could be something of a thorn in the flesh of their Lordships. It would seem that he backed the wrong horse in the Fisher - Beresford quarrel, which may have some bearing on his early retirement in 1919, from a navy which, basically he loved. £4.95


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 £1.50


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

Aurum 1998 1st UK . xxviii. + 492pp. 43 ills. 24 x16. name written on inside cover Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j Hardback edition This book tells the story of the month May 1943, when the Allies finally and decisively gained the upper hand in the Battle of the Atlantic. In the course of that month the Allies sank 41 U-boats and damaged another 37 and Admiral Doenitz was forced to withdraw the surviving boats from the fray. It describes the hundreds of separate engagements that took place in the course of the month in vivid detail, drawing on archive records as well as personal recollections from both sides. £6.95


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

Collins & Brown 1994 1st. 191pp. Illustrated. Map. 25x18. An unmarked copy., like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £4.95


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

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x25. An unmarked copy, like new. :- Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This volume, with the emphasis on eye-witness and contemporary material, provides an authoritative account of the Naval War of 1812. Illustrated with around 300 images, mostly contemporary. £6.95


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

Conway. 1993 1st 224pp. Profusely illustrated 30x25. As New: Mint in. Mint d/j. No 48 from a Limited Edition of 2000 copies. All principal warship types are given their own sections in which specific classes ad 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. £7.95


11341. GARDINER, Robert (Series Editor): CONWAY'S HISTORY OF THE SHIP : THE AGE OF THE GALLEY. Mediterranean Oared Vessels since Pre-Classical Times.

Conway. 1995 1st 256pp. Profusely illustrated 30x25. As New Mint in Mint d/j. No. 48 from a Limited Edition of only 2000 copies. Charts the development from the earliest paleolithic craft, to the classical trireme and the Roman and Byzantine successors. However as a warship the galley survivved the coming of the three-masted sailing ship and even adopted itself to gunpowder artillery, so later chapters are devoted to medeival and Renaissance fleets that served the later maritime powers of the Mediterranean. The principal historical chapters are backed by sections on the design and systems of galleys, on the organization of galley fleets, and on their non-military appplications. £25.00


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. £2.95


26729. Geoffrey Moorhouse: Great Harry's Navy

Weidenfield and Nicclson 2005 372pp 20x14 Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.This acconnt gives the historical facts about Henry VIII"s Navy. £1.95


26150. GEOGHEGAN, John J.: OPERATION STORM Japan's Top Secret Submarines and its Plan to Change the Course of the World War II.

Crown Publishing 2013 1st. xv. + 478pp. Illustrated . Map. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Near-Fine d/j. The story of Japan's top secret plan to change the course of World War II using a mammoth submarine a generation ahead of its time. In 1941, the architects of Japan's sneak attack on Pearl Harbor planned a bold follow-up: a classified program to build a fleet of underwater aircraft carriers designed to launch a surprise and potentially devastating attack-this time against New York City and Washington, DC. Japan built this fleet of top secret submarines-the Sen-toku or I-400 class of subs-which were, by far, the largest and among the most advanced subs of World War II. This entire operation was unknown to US intelligence, despite having broken the Japanese naval code. And the amazing thing is how close the Japanese came to pulling off their mission. Meticulously researched and masterfully told, Operation Storm tells the fascinating story of the Sen-toku, their desperate push into Allied waters, and the dramatic chase of this juggernaut sub by the US Navy £11.50


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). £3.95


22421. GIBBS, Patrick: TORPEDO LEADER.

Grub Street. 1992 1st. 256pp. 22 ills. Map. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. 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. £2.95


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

Maritime. 2000 96pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. 17x24. As new: Mint in pictorial card cover. This book provides an illustrated record of the many different types of Royal Australian Navy warships either laid up, or being broken up, from the 1920s to the 1990s. £1.95


23659. GLENTON, Robert: MUTINY IN FORCE X.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1986 1st. 239pp. 13 ills. Endp maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j.. This is the story of a hastily assembled landing force that was despatched from Britain in 1944, to help the Americans in the South West Pacific campaign, and which proved to be one of the Royal Navy's biggest flops as well as their most embarrassing. The author, who was a mutineer, describes the events that led up to the mutiny on the flagship of the force, LSI (H) HMS Lothian, (in which over 200 warrants were served in a commission) and what happened during the subsequent court martials together with details of the punishments that followed. £2.95


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

Baron Jay. 1983 1st. vii. + 197pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This comprehensive book lists more than 700 ships in some 126 classes and covers the major vessels of the Nato naval forces (1973-1983), providing completion dates, displacement, dimensions, armament, electronics, sonar, machinery, speed, range, and crew, etc, of each class or ship. Profusely illustrated. ¦7.00 £1.00


14156. GOODWIN, Peter: NELSON'S SHIPS. A History of the Vessels in Which He Served.

Conway 2002 312pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x26. ; As New; Mint in Mint d/j. . Extra postage will be required for overseas delivery £21.50


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

Conway 2006 101pp. Profusely illustrated. 22x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £1.95


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

Marinart. 1977 1st. 80pp. Profusely illustrated. 15x10. Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Gives details of the ships belonging to the navies of West Germany, Holland and Denmark, which collectively formed NATO's Baltic Fleet, Well illustrated. £1.00


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

Maritime Books 2011 1st. vi. + 234pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x20. As New. Mint in Mint d/j £12.50


26342. GREENING, Brian: JUST FIFTY YARDS FROM THE FLOATING BRIDGE. A Story of Samuel White's of Cowes, Isle of Wight, as told by those that worked there

Cowes Heritage 2007 1st. 123pp. Profusely illustrated 29x21. As New:- Mint in Mint pictorial card cover £14.00


17375. GREGER, Rene:: BATTLESHIPS OF THE WORLD

Greenhill Books 1997 1st., . 259pp. Profusely illustrated with 300 photographs and drawings. 26x25. As New; Mint in Near-Mint d/jProvides details about the capital ships of Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Austria-Hungary, Russia and the Soviet Union, the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Spain and Turkey. Aspects such as early development and twentieth-century building programmes, armament, requisitioned ships, unfulfilled orders, and ships in the two world wars are covered as appropriate for each nation. A short history of each ship or class of ship is given, as well as data tables detailing displacement, dimensions, machinery, fuel capacity, speed and range, armour thickness and weight, armament, anti-aircraft weapons and the numbers built. The name of the builder is listed with the date each ship was laid down, launched, commissioned and in service. An interesting aspect of the book is the descriptions of the ships of the minor naval powers such as the Austro-Hungarian and South American navies, and another good point is that it illustrates pre-World War One capital ships in both their original form and then as modified in World War Two which is rarely available from other sources which tend to describe but not illustrate the changes. Illustrated with 300 photographs and drawings. £9.75


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 £2.95


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

Chartwell 2010 256pp. . Profusely illustrated 25x26. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. Extra postage will be required for overseas delivery. £8.95


20249. GREY C.G:: SEA FLYERS.

Faber & Faber 1942 1st., . 256pp. Illustrated. 19x13. Prize label. Binding & contents VG. £1.00


17353. GREY C.G:: SEA FLYERS.

Faber & Faber 1942 1st., . 256pp. Illustrated. 19x13. Very Good in Good d/j. £1.50


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. £1.00


13811. GROVE, Eric J.: NATO MAJOR WARSHIPS - USA & CANADA

Tri-service. 1990 1st. 132pp. Prof ills. 13x18. An unmarked copy, as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial laminated boards. Describes the major warships belonging to the European signatories of NATO. As well as offering details of the ships the book is profusely illustrated with a photograph and a silhouette of each class. £1.00


4813. GROVE, Eric.: FLEET TO FLEET ENCOUNTERS. Tsushima - Jutland - Philippine Sea.

Arms & Armour. 1991 1st. 160pp. 57 ills. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. Hardfback edition. This detailed study and analysis of three major naval actions, not only offers certain important strategic lessons, but serve to illuminate the altered technological contexts. Each one represents a qualitatively different stage in naval dvelopment. £3.95


26155. GUTTMAN, Jon: DEFIANCE AT SEA.

Cassell 1998 192pp. Illustrated. No writing or inscriptions: 20x13. Very Good in pictorial card cover. 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. £1.00


26255. GUTTMAN, Jon: DEFIANCE AT SEA.

rms & Armour. 1995 1st. * 192pp. 32 ills. 24x16. Hardback; No writing or inscriptions: Very Good in 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. £1.95


6765. GUTTRIDGE L. & SMITH J.D.: THE COMMODORES. The Drama of the Navy Under Sail.

Davies. 1970 1st UK. * ix. + 340pp. 35 ills. Endp maps. Fine in VG d/j. Describes the fighting exploits of the 65 years' life of the American Navy under sail. During this period the Navy fought actions with the Barbary pirates, battles between American, French and British vessels: the furious battles between American and British frigates in the War of 1812. £3.95


26610. Guy Fleming: Plymouth: A Pictorial History (Pictorial History Series)

Phillimore 1995 163pp 26x19 As New Mint in MInt d/j A complete history of Plymouth and includes Plymouth's association with many aspects of the Royal Navy.. £5.50


24197. GWYN, Julian.: THE ROYAL NAVY AND NORTH AMERICA: The Warren Papers, 1736 - 1752.

The Navy Records Society. 1973 xliv + 463pp. Frontis. 24x16. Bound in dark blue cloth, gilt. (not issued with d/j) An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions.. Binding and contents, Near-Fine. £4.95


2699. HAGGAR, Percy: HMS BEDOUIN AND THE LONG MARCH HOME.

Navigator. 1994 1st. 188pp. Ills. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The author describes life on the lower deck of the Tribal class destroyer HMS Bedouin until she was sunk. He goes on to recount his experiences as a POW in Italy and Germany. £4.95


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

Navigator. 1994 1st. 188pp. Ills. 23x15. Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. The author describes life on the lower deck of the Tribal Class destroyer Bedouin until she was sunk, after which he recounts his experiences as a PoW in Italy and Germany. £3.95


13752. HAINES, Gregory. & COWARD B.R.Cmdr RN.: BATTLESHIP - CRUISER - DESTROYER.

PRC. 1994 . 368pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new; 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. £8.95


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

Robson 2006 1st. 191pp. Illustrated 24x16 Hardback. ike new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £2.95


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

Tempus 2006 1st. 94pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x16. Near-Mint in Near-Fine pictorial card cover £2.95


8410. HALPERN, Paul G.: THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1914-1918.

Temple Smith-Navy Records Society. 1987 1st. Xv. + 623pp. 7 maps. 23x15. . An excellent unmarked copy.. Fine. in Fine d/j. There is available abundant literature on the escape of the Goeben and Breslau and on the Gallipoli campaign, but the war of attrition in the Mediterranean which followed these spectacular episodes has been neglected. This book documents a series of relatively unknown themes in the history of Britain as a Mediterranean sea power, including the Adriatic and the Otranto Barrage, operations on the Anatolian coast, and the anti-submarine activities and the establishment of a British C-in-C in the Mediterranean. The campaign against submarines with all its problems and conflicts to which it gave rise, is covered in great detail. £19.95


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

Blandford 1986 1st 270pp. Prof ills. 36x27. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in VG d/j. .John Hamilton is acknowledged as one of the leading painters of the Second World War at sea, & his careful research has ensured great accuracy of the events depicted and in the vessels, aircraft & equipment involved. This magnificent volume contains some 176 of his superb paintings - each one reproduced in colour - of many naval actions & episodes during the war. The scope is wide-ranging & illustrates naval combat in nearly every theatre of war & depicts nearly all major naval battles & campaigns including the Battle of the Atlantic, Dunkirk, Crete, Norway, River Plate, Taranto, Matapan, Channel Dash, the Bismarck action, the sinking of the Scharnhorst, Mediterranean & Russian Convoys, the Pacific War, the British Navy in the Pacific, & the D-Day landings. The paintings are supported with a comprehensive & informative text & 45 maps. A visual delight. £9.75


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

Blandford 1986 1st 270pp. Prof ills. 36x27. Fine in Very Good+ 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. £11.50


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. Virtually like new/. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover £6.95


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

Danyard .A/S 1992 16pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Very Good in pictorial cad cover..Describes the Danish --built Standard Flex 300 warship, a vessel capable of changing within a few hours to the following roles:- Air/Surface Combat - Mine Countermeasures - Minelaying - Surveillance - Anti Pollution - Disaster relief - Ocean Survey. £1.00


1453. HARPER Rear-Admiral J.E.T.: THE TRUTH ABOUT JUTLAND.

Murray. 1927. 200pp. Diags. 20x13. Titles a bit faded, foxing, throughout good blue hardback When first published the author's comments and criticisms provoked fierce controversy in British naval circles. In this clear analysis of the complicated battle, Harper investigates the strategies & actions of the British and German fleets. £7.00


3679. HARPER, Stephen.: CAPTURING ENIGMA. How HMS Petard seized the German Naval Codes.

Sutton. 2002 . xii. + 194pp. Ills. 18x11 Like new; Near-Mint paperback During WW2 Petard sank three enemy submarines, an Italian, a Japanese, and the German U-559. As the U-559 wallowed in the Mediterranean, two of Petard's crew swam across to the sinking submarine, went below and passed key signals documents up to the conning tower, but both were trapped aboard when the submarine went down. £2.50


25299. HARVEY, Robert: COCHRANE. The Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain.

Constable 2000 1st. xix. + 332pp. Illustrated. Maps & diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. Very Good in Very Good d/j. £2.50


14535. HARVEY, Robert: COCHRANE. The Life and Exploits of a Fighting Captain.

Constable 2000 1st. xix. + 332pp. Illustrated. Maps & diagrams. Illustrated endpapers. 22x14. Bookplate; Near-Fine in Fine d/j. £2.50


1866. HATTERSLEY, Roy.: NELSON.

S.R.P. nd. (c1974). 223pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 26x18. Very Good in d/j Biography of one of Britain's greatest heroes. Very well illustrated. £1.25


17052. HAWKINS, Nigel.:: THE STARVATION BLOCKADES. Naval Blockades of WW1.

Leo Cooper. 2002 1st., . x. + 262pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £4.95


26236. HAYWARD, James: BURN THE SEA. Flame Warfare, Black Propaganda and the Nazi Plan to Invade England

History Press 2016 1st. 191pp. Illustrated. 24x16 As new; Mint in Mint d/j £7.95


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. £1.50


25392. HEERS, Jacques: THE BARBARY CORSAIRS. Warfare in the Mediterranean 1480 - 1580

Frontline 2017 272pp. 29 illustrations. Maps. 24x16. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. £4.95


25327. HENEGHAN, Chris (Editor): BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 50th ANNIVERSARY (1943-1993)

Bodie. 1993 1st. 130pp. Prof ills. Adverts. 29x21. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. Published to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic, this well-illustrated book includes the following sections:- Merseyside and BA93 : Guide to BA93 Events on Merseyside & Fleet Review: Participating Ships: The Mersey Base: Western Approaches Command: The Convoy System: Everday Heroes of the Merchant Service: The Commanders of Western Approaches: Escort Group Commanders: The German Submarine Threat: Torpedoed Twice ^ Alive to Tell the Tale, etc, etc. £2.50


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 card 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


26530. HEWISON W.S.: SCAPA FLOW in War and Peace

Bellavista 1995 112pp. + 40 photos and fold out map and bak of book. 21x14. Like New. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. . 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 £2.95


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

Birlinn 20 xxviii . + 379pp. Illustrated.. . 24x16. Like New. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. . 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 £7.95


18194. HEWITT, Nick: COASTAL CONVOYS 1939-1945. The Indestructible Highway.

Pen & Sword 2019 xii. + 244pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Like new Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. .Using official records from the National Archives personal accounts from the Imperial War Museum and other sources, Coastal Convoys 1939 - 1945: The Indestructible Highway describes Britain's dependence on coastal shipping and the introduction of the convoy system in coastal waters at the outset of the war. It beings to life the hazards of the German mining offensive of 1939, the desperate battles fought in coastal waters during 1940 and 1941, and the long struggle against German air and naval forces which lasted to the end of the Second World War. Reference is also made to the important role played by coasters during the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 and the Normandy landings in 1944. £7.40


25189. HEWITT, Nick: FIRING ON THE FORTRESS OF EUROPE: HMS BELFAST AT D-DAY

Imperial War Museum 2015 1st. 176pp. Profusely illustrated 24x19. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. £3.95


25873. HEWSON, Rpbert: WORLD WAR II WARSHIP GUIDE.

Silverdale 2000 111pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £4.95


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. £1.00


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

Oxford University Press. 1995 1st. xiv. + 480pp. 25x20. An unmarked copy:- Fine in VG d/j. This book presents a total history of the Royal Navy by drawing on the specialist knowledge of 14 expert contributors who between them cover every aspect of naval history from the Anglo-Saxon period to submarine warfare in the nuclear age. A unique feature is a series of 'Action Stations' - diagrams showing the manner in which ships at various periods went into battle. Accounts are given of major actions and campaigns; gunnery, tactics, armament, personalties, life on board, etc. The contains a wealth of interesting information about the Royal Navy, as well as being a valuable source of reference. £7.50


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

BCA. 1981. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in VG d/j. This extremely well illustrated large-format book , covers all aspects of the Royal Mavy at date and considers its role in the future. £2.95


25787. HIRSCHFELD, Wolfgang. As told to Geoffrey Brooks.: HIRSCHFELD. The Story of a U-Boat NCO 1940-1946.

Leo Cooper 1996 1st. xvi. + 253pp. Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Hardcover edition. 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. £6.95


4975. HISLAM P.A.: THE NAVY: Shown to Children.

Jack. nd (c 1916). vii. + 135pp. 41 ills. 16x12.Spots of foxing & pictorial hardback cover slightly rubbed. Good. Published during the First World War, this book discusses the role of the Royal Navy and how it operates, describes life on board, and looks at the various warship types and their weapons. Illustrated with 41 full-page colour photographs. A really nice item. £6.50


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

Maritime. nd (c 2000). 128pp. Prof ills. 17x24. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new. t Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. Illustrated with around 120 photographs (mostly full-page), this provide a superb pictorial record of the many different types of aircraft , concentrating mainly on the aircraft used by the Fleet Air Arm in the post-war years. i £4.95


23340. HOBBS, David, Cdr R.N.: RN BATTLESHIPS & BATTLECRUISERS IN FOCUS.

Maritime Books.2009 1st 152pp. Profusely illustrated.. 17x24. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £6.95


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


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

Patrick Stephens. 1995 1st. 176pp. Prof ills. 28x22. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This lavishly illustrated and beautifully produced book provides an authoritative, intimate behind-the -scenes look at how the Royal Yacht Britannia operates, spiced with personal anecdotes, it covers all aspects of life on board. The book also includes technical data and details of principal voyages. Profusely illustrated with photographs, the majority in colour, plus a double-page plan of the the ship. Appendices. £3.95


14970. HOGG Ian. & BATCHELOR John.: NAVAL GUN.

Blandford. 1978 1st. 144pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 31x23. An unmarked copy: Binding & contents Near-Fine in VG d/j. This story of the development of the naval gun concentrates on the guns themselves rather than the ships that carried them or the tactics employed in using them. It relates the rise and decline of naval ordnance from the 14th century until the 1970s, illustrating the main line of development yet exploring some of the less well known but equally important and diverting byways. Profusely illustrated with photographs, engravings, prints and drawings. £11.50


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

Sole Mio. 1993 1st. x. + 340pp. 60 ills. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy:Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Much has been written about the Royal Navy in the two World Wars, but little on life afloat in the years between them. This memoir written by a former naval officer, reveals naval life in home waters, in the Mediterranean, and in the West Indies. The author entered Dartmouth in 1926 and as a midshipman joined Rodney.Thereafter he saw service in Repulse and Renown before taking courses on gunnery, torpedo and navigation at Excellent, Vernon and Dryad. In 1934 he joined Royal Sovereign in Malta, then saw service in Grafton, Glorious, and the minesweeper Harrier. £3.95


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

Hugh Evelyn 1971 1st. 28pp. 12 illustrations. 36x44. Virtually like new; Mint in Mint d/j. The twelve colour plates reproduced in this extremely large format book have been printed on only one side of a page of heavy stock paper. The plates illustrate with accuracy and in great detail warships of the Royal Navy, covering the period 1892 - 1922. The author's commentary on the plates recounts the history of each ship and the battles in which they fought. The ships are :- Royal Sovereign (1892) - Havock (1893) - Carnavon (1904) - King Edward VII (1905) - Dreadnought (1906) - Orion (1912) - Lion (1912) - Iron Duke (1914) - Arethusa ( 1914) - Queen Elizabeth (1915) - Valhalla (1917) - Hood (1920) . £25.00


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. £1.95


25326. HOOD, Mike. (Editor).: TRAFALGAR 200.

E.Homan for MOD/Royal Navy. 112pp. Prof ills. 30x21. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. The official programme of the events held to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005. This superbly illustrated book on Royal Navy's 2005 Trafalgar Celebrations held in Portsmouth Dockyard, includes chapters on the battle itself and on Lord Nelson, on the restoration of HMS Victory. Lists of Ships present at Trafalgar - British, French & Spanish, plus chapters on the modern Royal Navy. £1.95


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

E.Homan for MOD/Royal Navy. 112pp. Prof ills. 30x21. As new -Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. The official programme of the events held to commemorate the bicentenary of the Battle of Trafalgar in 2005. This superbly illustrated book on Royal Navy's 2005 Trafalgar Celebrations held in Portsmouth Dockyard, includes chapters on the battle itself and on Lord Nelson, on the restoration of HMS Victory. Lists of Ships present at Trafalgar - British, French & Spanish, plus chapters on the modern Royal Navy. £1.95


17711. HORE, Peter: THE WORLD'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BATTLESHIPS.

Hermes House 2005. 256pp. 550 photographs. 30x22. Almost like new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover.An illustrated history of battleships of the world from 1860 to the present day featuring informative and expert descriptions of over 150 ships and detailing their construction, function and history. Examines the evolution of the battleship, from the first ironclads and the revolutionary Dreadnoughts to the mighty battleships of World War II and their final sorties during the Gulf War. Specification boxes provide at a glance information about each ship's country of origin, launch, date , size, weight, armament, power, performance and complement. Includes the stories, facts and anecdotes about the famous battles and naval operations in which these ships played a pivotal role. Features over 550 colour and black and white archive photographs from naval and military sources worldwide, many rarely seen before in publications. £4.95


14927. HORE, Peter, Captain R.N.: THE HABIT OF VICTORY. The Story of the Royal Navy 1545 to 1945.

Sidgwick & Jackson/National Maritime Museum 2005 1st. ix. + 450pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £2.95


26229. HORTON, Brian: HMS TRINCOMALEE

Profile Publications 1979 1st. 21pp. Illustrated. 30x21. Virtually like New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £6.50


704. HOUGH, Richard: THE POTEMKIN MUTINY

Hamish Hamilton. 1960 1st. 231pp. 9 ills. Endp maps. 22x14. An unmarked copy: As New In a navy harback with gold titles.And a book plate from Ronald Eugene Jerome"s library. 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. £1.50


26558. HOUGH, Richard: DREADNOUGHT. A History of the Modern Battleship.

Patrick Stephens 1975 5th xvii. + 268pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 28x22. As new Mint in Mint d/j. Traces the history of the battleship from the Dreadnought of 1906 to the battleships built in WW2 and HMS Vanguard. The book provides one of the most comprehensive accounts of the modern battleship and battle-cruiser with every class built since 1906 discussed in the text, illustrated, & listed in the specification tables. More than 180 photographs illustrate the ships from every angle, & in every situation from the launching slip to the breakers' yard, & in action & at anchor. A book for the warship enthusiast and ship model maker. £10.50


15803. HOUGH, Richard: DREADNOUGHT. A History of the Modern Battleship.

Michael Joseph 1965 1st. xvii. + 268pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 28x22. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Fine in Near--Fine d/j. Traces the history of the battleship from the Dreadnought of 1906 to the battleships built in WW2 and HMS Vanguard. The book provides one of the most comprehensive accounts of the modern battleship and battle-cruiser with every class built since 1906 discussed in the text, illustrated, & listed in the specification tables. More than 180 photographs illustrate the ships from every angle, & in every situation from the launching slip to the breakers' yard, & in action & at anchor. A book for the warship enthusiast and ship model maker. £11.50


9840. HOUGH, Richard.: BLESS OUR SHIP. Mountbatten and the Kelly.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1991 1st. * xiii. + 194pp. Prof ills. Maps. Endp maps. 24x16.No writing or inscriptions. Near- Fine in Fine d/j. Under the command of her only Captain, Lord Louis Mountbatten, HMS Kelly was torpedoed in the North Sea when the war was only eight months old. Virtually rebuilt, Kelly was leading the 5th Destroyer Flotilla when she was sunk off Crete in May 1941. £2.95


1301. HOWARTH S. (Editor).: MEN OF WAR. Great Naval Leaders of World War II.

St. Martin's Press. 1993 1st. xvii. + 602pp. 31 ills. 2 maps. 24x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. . Presents in one volume the war biographies of 31 men who between them masterminded and conducted the Second World War at sea. The book is set out as follows:- Command: Pound, Raeder, King, Yamamoto, Nimitz, Spruance, Donitz and Cunningham. The Air Admirals: Halsey, Mitscher, Nagumo and Ozawa. The Amphibious Admirals: Conolly, Hewitt, Kincaid and Turner. The Submariner's: Kretschmer, Prien and Lockwood. The Anti-Submariner's, Tactical & General: Walker, Horton, Stark, Ramsey, Somerville, Fraser, Vian and Burke. The Unsung Heroes: Godfrey and Rochefort of the Intelligence branch; Morel of the Seabees, and the U.S.Marine General Smith. £11.50


343. HOWARTH, David & Stephen.: NELSON. The Immortal Memory.

Dent 1988 1st ix. + 390pp. 22 illustrations.. 24x16. Very Good + in Very Good d/j.Hardback.. A candid biography covering his private life and naval career. £2.15


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

Collins/Fontana. 1971. 256pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. 20x13. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £1.25


12238. HOWARTH, David.: TRAFALGAR. The Nelson Touch.

Collins. 1969 1st. . 254pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. Ills endps. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Very Good+ d/j. . An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £1.95


26573. HOWARTH, David.: TRAFALGAR. The Nelson Touch.

World Books 1970 256pp. Prof ills. 7 maps. Ills endps. 24x15. No writing or inscriptions; A well read copy. Good in Acceptable d/j. An accurate and vivid account of the battle. Very well illustrated. £1.45


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. £1.50


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. £3.95


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. £2.95


26739. Hugh Bicheno: Elizabeth's Sea Dogs

Conway 2012 398pp 21x14 As New Mint in Mint Pictorial Card cover. An account of the.Exploits of an unique group of Tudor Buccaneersars £2.95


23348. HUMBLE, Richard: NAVAL WARFARE. An Illustrated History

Greenwich Editions 2002 1st. 304pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers 29x23. As new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £4.95


23537. HUMBLE, Richard: NAVAL WARFARE. An Illustrated History

Silverdale 2004 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover £2.95


7841. HUMBLE, Richard: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH NAVY.

Quuen Anne Press/Macdonald. 1986 1st. 255pp. 31pp. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG d/j. An eloquent indictment of successive government neglect of the Senior Service since 1945. £2.95


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

Hutchinson 1942 1st. 112pp. 41 illustrations. 18x13. No writing or inscriptions; VG in torn d/j. £1.95


16100. HURD, Sir Archibald: WHO GOES THERE?

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 215pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions, binding & contents VG. £1.50


26369. HUTCHINSON, Robert: THE SPANISH ARMADA

Thomas Dunne Books 2013 xxviii 404pp. Illustrated. 19x13. As New. Mint in Mint d/j £9.95


12792. HUTCHINSON, Robert.: SUBMARINES. War Beneath the Waves, From 1776 to the Present Day.

Harper-Collins. 2001 1st. * 223pp. Prof ills. 29x23. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Charts the evolution of the submarine i warfare from inception to the 21st century. Technical specifications, development and construction history and involvement in combat are included in more than 125 classes of boat, with special features on submarine accidents and on some of the more unusual submarines such as gun commerce raiders and aircraft-carrying submarines. Very well illustrated. £4.95


12621. HYTHE, Viscount: THE NAVAL ANNUAL 1913.

David & Charles. 1970 vi. + 520pp. Prof ills. 26x16. aLMOST LIKE NEW; nEAR-mINT IN nEAR-mINT D/J d/j. Fascimile reprint of the original edition, published by J.Griffin & Co., Portsmouth, in 1913. This volume is of special interest having been published on the eve of war. It contains an authoritative and comprehensive review of the progress and policies of the major navies of the world and gives valuable insights into pre-war planning, when ships and armaments were sharply increasing in size and power, and for the first time deals in naval aeronautics. In addition there are full particulars of individual ships of the naval powers, in tabular form, supplemented by plans of representative types of the various classes of warship. £12.50


20410. IRELAND, Bernard: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS. The 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 £4.95


24741. IRELAND, Bernard: NAVIES OF THE WEST

Ian Allan 1984 1st 192pp. Profusely illustrated 23x18. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Neaar-Mint d/j £1.50


14716. IRELAND, Bernard: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER.

Marshall Cavendish 1979 1st 168pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. £3.95


23464. IRELAND, Bernard: WARSHIP CONSTRUCTION.

Ian Allan. 1987 1st. * 112pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An excellent unmarke copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Examines the factors which influence the design, construction and capabilities of contemporary warships, covering Naval Armament - Machinery - Electronics - Survivability - Versatility & Longevity - Stealth, Seakeeping & Manoeuvrability. £3.95


1093. IRELAND, Bernard: WARSHIP CONSTRUCTION.

Ian Allan. 1987 1st. * 112pp. Prof ills. 24x19. As New; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Examines the factors which influence the design, construction and capabilities of contemporary warships, covering Naval Armament - Machinery - Electronics - Survivability - Versatility & Longevity - Stealth, Seakeeping & Manoeuvrability. £3.95


24852. IRELAND, Bernard & CROSBY, Francis: THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND NAVAL AIRCRAFT

Hermes House 2011. 512pp. 1,100 photographs. 22x17. Like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £4.95


3453. IRELAND, Bernard.: CRUISERS.

BCA. 1981. 174pp. Prof ills. 30x21. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine/j. This book begins by examining the technical development of the cruiser, before recounting the successes and failures in various actions involving cruisers in the two World Wars. Very well illustrated. £3.85


12989. IRELAND, Bernard.: THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE WORLD

Hermes House. 2006. 256pp Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 30x23. An unmarked hardback copy, almost like new. : Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. An illustrated history of the aircraft carriers of the world , from the early seaplane carriers to the carriers of the present era. Features over 170 warships with over 400 photographs. £7.95


22238. IRELAND, Bernard.: THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO CRUISERS.

Hermes House. 2008. 256pp Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 30x23. Am excellent unmaraked ncopy Near- Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. A complete illustrated history of the world's cruisers.. £4.95


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. £2.95


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

Parragon. 1999 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Near-Mint in d/j. Chronicles the ships, battles and leaders of Britain's navy from the days of sail to the present, including comprehensive accounts of the Royal Navy's greatest battles during the two World Wars, and their operations during the Korean War, the Suez Crisis and the Falklands War. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


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

Airlife 1997 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. A wide-rangining and well-illustrated record. £2.95


13783. JACKSON, Robert & CRAWFORD, Steve.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD.

Grange 2004 1st. 608pp. Profusely illustrated. 20x16. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j. This volume features over 600 warships of the world's navies, from the 1860's to the 21st century. Arranged in alphabetical order, the book gives detailed specifications and a brief history of each vessel, accompanied by a full-colour art-work of the vessel concerned. £2.95


5127. JACKSON, Robert.: SUBMARINES OF THE WORLD.

Grange. 2005. 320pp. Prof ills. 17x13. Near-Mint in d/j. This volume describes some 280 submarines from the earliest types to the nuclear powered vessels of the modern era. The book describes the salient features, gives the specification, and illustrates in colour each one submarine of the 280 vessels listed. £2.85


12745. JACKSON, Robert.: THE WORLD'S GREAT BATTLESHIPS. From the Middle Ages to the Present Day.

Greenwich Editions. 2005. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy, as new:- Mint in mint pictorial card cover. £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. £1.50


19686. JAMES Admiral Sir W.M.: THE DURABLE MONUMENT. Horatio Nelson

Longmans. 1948 1st. viii. + 312pp. 6 ills. 3 maps. 4 plans. 22x14. VG. An account of Nelson's career and achievements. £1.25


26700. James Seay Dean: Tropics Bound ( Elizabethan Seadogs On the Spanish Main)

The History Press 2010 219pp 25x17 As New Mint in Mint in .d/j Describes Vividly by the sailors, many tales from the decks of Their ships. £2.95


26145. JAMES, David: ESCAPER'S PROGRESS

Corgi 1986 162pp. Maps. 18x11. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.95


3355. JAMES, Tony: ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY 1905-85.

Maritime. nd (c 1985). 144pp. Profusely illustrated. No writing or inscriptions, 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. £4.50


16556. JAMES, William M. Admiral, Sir.: ADMIRAL SIR WILLIAM FISHER.

Macmillan. 1955 1st xiv. + 160pp. 16 ills. 20x14. name written on inside cover Binding & contents VG+ Fisher saw service in King Edward VII, Albemarle and Indomitable, before taking command of St Vincent and Iron Duke. After his promotion to Flag Rank, he held the posts of Chief of Staff Atlantic Fleet, Director of Naval Intelligence, C-in-C Portsmouth, and C-in-C Mediterranean. £1.95


25371. JAMES, William. (edited by Frederick Chamier).: THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN. A New Edition, With Additionms and Notes, And an Account of the Burmese War and the First Battle of Navarino. Volume 5.

Cambridge University Press 2010. Reprint of the Edition published in 1859. viii. +458pp. 11 diagrams. 22x14. As New; Mint in pcc. £15.00


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. Like New Mint in 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 £3.95


22211. JENKINS C.A. Cmdr RN.: HMS FURIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948. Part I : The First Eight Years. (Warship Profile 23).

Profile Publications. 1972. 23pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. Like new; Mint in-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. £6.95


26404. JENKINS C.A. Cmdr RN.: HMS FURIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948. Part II: 1925 -1948. (Warship Profile 24).

Profile Publications. 1972. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. LAn excellent unmarkede copy\ \Fine in pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated technical and operational history covers the various modifications given to Furious during the inter-war years before describing her operational career during WW2. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view drawing in colour showing Furious in camouflage in August 1941. £6.95


5903. JENKINS C.A. Cmdr RN.: HMS FURIOUS. Aircraft Carrier 1917-1948. Part II: 1925 -1948. (Warship Profile 24).

Profile Publications. 1972. 24pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x19. L ike new; Mint in pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated technical and operational history covers the various modifications given to Furious during the inter-war years before describing her operational career during WW2. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a double-page plan and side view drawing in colour showing Furious in camouflage in August 1941. £6.95


26734. Jenny Uglow: IN These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon's Wars, 1793?1815

Faber and Faber 2015 740pp 20x13 Fine in Fine pictorial card cover An full account of life at home during the Napoleonic war. £1.95


16447. JEWELL, Brian: CONQUEST & OVERLORD. The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery.

East-West Publications 1981 1st. 96pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x17. An unmarked copy:, like new Near-Mint in pictorial card cover.The two great cross-channel invasions: the Norman Conquest of 1066 and Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe in 1944. The Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery are used as a background to historical accounts of the campaigns. £1.50


26579. John D Harbron: The Longest Battle: Royal Canadian Navy in the Atlantic, 1939-45

Vanwell 1993 ix + 124pp 23x30 Fine in Fine d/j An informative account of the RCN during the Battle of the Atlantic £8.95


26525. John Gascoigne: Captain Cook: Voyager Between Worlds

Hambledon Continuum (2007) xvi + 288pp 24x16 As New, Mint in Mint dj £7.95


26596. John Robson: Captain Cooks War and Peace: The Royal Navy Years 1755-1768

Seaforth Publishing 2009 216pp 23x18 As New, mint in Minvt d/j. An exstensive account of Captain Cook"s early years in the Navy. £2.95


26540. John Robson: The Captain Cook Encyclopaedia

Chatham Publishing (2004) 288pp 26x20 As New. Nr Mint in Nr Mint d/j £25.00


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. £2.50


2628. JOHNSON, Brian: FLY NAVY. The History of Maritime Aviation.

Morrow. 1981 1st. 383pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Fine in. Near-Fine d/j. Charts the evolution and development of aircraft carriers in the navies of Britain, Japan and the USA. It begins with the pioneering flights of naval aircraft and their subsequent activities during the First World War, before examining in detail the development of naval aviation during the 1920s and 30s. The role of naval aviation togethet with accounts of aircraft carrier operations during the Second World War is fully covered. Illustrated with 115 photographs. £4.95


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. Very Good+ £1.95


1320. JOHNSTON, Ian. & McAULEY Rob: THE BATTLESHIPS

CH4/Macmillan. 2000 1st. * 192pp. Prof ills. 29x22. Haradback edition. Like New. Mint in Mint d/j Explores the rapid evolution of firepower and battleship design from the muzzle-loading sailing ships to the battleships that fought in the Second World War. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.95


26147. JOHNSTONE-BRYDEN, Richard: HMS "CAVALIER". Destroyer 1944

Seaforth 2015 1st 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x17. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover £8.95


24432. JONES, James: GRAPHIC ART OF WW II

Leo Cooper 1975 1st GB 272pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x23. no writing or inscriptions; Fine in faded d/j. £4.95


25184. JONES, Mary (Editor): A NAVAL LIFE. The Edited Diaries and Papers of Admiral John Locke Marx 1852-1939.

Persona Press 2007 1st. xiv. + 281pp. Illustrated. 23x15. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.As a young officer, John Locke Marx grew up in the hey day of the Old Navy, with its gun boats, naval brigades and autonomous captains ruling distant seas. As a retired Admiral in the First World War, he commanded the suicidle Q ships, and later, as an active admiral, he took command of of convoys. Thus his career spanned the long and important development of the Royal Navy from 1866-1917, from the Pax Britannica to Jutland. Admiral Marx left an archive of diaries, letters and papers, important not only for its historical interest and its intrinsic readability, but for the light it throws on Marx's distinctive personality and the way in which the experience of a naval officer impacted upon it. Every page of his journal was headed private, and there is no doubt that he intended it for his eyes alone. In his sexual and social experiences, his imperial adventures, and heroism in the First World War, his papers present a unique account of "A Naval Life". £4.95


24534. JORDAN, David: WOLPACK. The U-Boat War and the Allied Counter-Attack 1939-1945

Spellmount 2002 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. Almost like new:- Mint inFNear-Mint d/j £5.96


17317. KAHN, David:: SEIZING THE ENIGMA. The Race to Break the German U-Boat Codes, 1939-1943.

Frontline 2017 Revised edition. . xii. + 387pp. Illustrated.. 24x16. As New. Mint in pictorial card cover.. £6.95


24152. KAPLAN, Philip: BATTLESHIP

Aurum 2004 1st 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x25. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £4.95


23483. KAPLAN, Philip: NAVAL AIR. Celebrating A Century Of Naval Flying.

Pen & Sword 2013 1st. 208pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As New; Mint in d/j. £4.95


25239. KAPLAN. Philip: WORLD WAR TWO AT SEA. The Last Battleships. Images of War. Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives.

Pen & Sword 2014 1st. 152pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x18. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover £3.95


24584. KAUFMAN, Vice Admiral Robert, Y.: CITY AT SEA

Naval Institute Press 1995 1st. 164pp Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Almost like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j £5.95


20418. KEEGAN, John & WHEATCROFT, Andrew.: WHO'S WHO IN MILITARY HISTORY.

Routledge 1996 x. + 340pp. Maps 24x16. HARDCOVER EDITION. .Like new Mint in Near-Mint Mint d/j. £3.95


20537. KELLY, Terence: BY HELLSHIP TO HIROSHIMA

Pen & Sword 2006. 244pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As new:- Mint in Mint d/j. This is a vivid account of the author's days as a prisoner of the Japanese, firstly in a squalid prison in Boei Glodak, then being transported to Japan on an ancient freighter, the Dai Nichi Maru. Once in Japan, he was set to work in the Japanese shipyards in Hitachi, and witnessed the bombing of Hiroshima. £3.95


26744. KEMP P.K. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: H.M.DESTROYERS.

Jenkins. 1956 1st. 160pp. 18x14 a good paperback Some of the destroyer actions described in this book have become classics of sea warfare; others stand out as epics of courage and self-sacrifice. Covers both World War I and World War II. £1.50


3148. KEMP, Paul: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1995 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 28x22. .. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. than 450 photographs present a superb visual record of World War 2 at sea. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £2.95


19010. KEMP, Paul: A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE SEA WAR 1939-1945.

Arms & Armour. 1997 192pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. More than 450 photographs present a superb visual record of World War 2 at sea. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption. £3.95


11989. KEMP, Paul .J.: UNDERWATER WARRIORS.

Brockhampton. 1999 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Fine in Fine d/j. A thorough and comprehensive study of the British, German, Italian and Japanese navies active use of one- and two-man submarines, describing their employment in a multitude of daring sorties against ships, harbour and land-based targets. The book supplies a great deal of technical information about the various types of craft before describing their wartime actions. £3.95


14973. KEMP, Paul .J.: UNDERWATER WARRIORS.

Arms & Armour 1997. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy:Fine in Fine pictorial card cover, A thorough and comprehensive study of the British, German, Italian and Japanese navies active use of one- and two-man submarines, describing their employment in a multitude of daring sorties against ships, harbour and land-based targets. The book supplies a great deal of technical information about the various types of craft before describing their wartime actions. £1.95


6791. KEMP, Paul .J.: UNDERWATER WARRIORS.

Brockhampton. 1999 256pp. Prof ills. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A thorough and comprehensive study of the British, German, Italian and Japanese navies active use of one- and two-man submarines, describing their employment in a multitude of daring sorties against ships, harbour and land-based targets. The book supplies a great deal of technical information about the various types of craft before describing their wartime actions. £3.95


7654. KEMP, Paul.: LIVERPOOL AND THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 1939-45.

Maritime. nd (c 1995). 120pp. Profusely illustrated. 18x24. AS new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. More than 115 full-page photographs provide an excellent pictorial record of the part played by Liverpool and the escort vessels that were based there during the Battle of the Atlantic. With many pictures of corvettes, destroyers, frigates and sloops. £3.95


3737. KEMP, Paul.: SUBMARINE ACTION.

Sutton 1999 1st.. ix. +242pp. Prof ills. 27x20. An unmarked copy, virtually as new. : Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This history of submarine warfare charts the development of the submarine in the 20th century; examines aspects of submarine life; submarine construction; weaponry and tactics; submarine exploits during the two World Wars, including blockade running, special operations, escape and salvage. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


614. KENNEDY, L.udovic: MENACE - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE TIRPITZ.

Sidgwick & Jackson 1979 1st 176pp. Prof ills. 26x20. Virtually as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint 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


25207. KENT, Alexander: COMMAND A KING'S SHIP

Hutchinson 1972 1st 320pp Endpaper plan. 22x14. An excellent unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j £4.95


25205. KENT, Alexander: MAN OF WAR.

Heinemann 2003 1st 276pp 24x16. An excellent unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j £2.95


25212. KENT, Alexander: RELENTLESS PURSUIT

Heinemann 2001 1st 323pp 24x16. An excellent unmarked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j £2.95


23753. KIELY Dr D.G: NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS.

Brassey's 1988 1st. xiII. + 116pp. Illustrated. 25x18. An excellent unmared copy; Fine in pictoial card cover £2.95


25314. KILDUFF, Peter: U.S.CARRIERS AT WAR.

Ian Allan. 1981 1st. * 128pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x22. An excellent unmarked copy;-Near-Mint 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. £4.95


2899. KING D. & Others.: A SEA OF WORDS. A Lexicon & Companion for Patrick O'Brian's Seafaring Tales.

Holt. 1997 Second Edtion. xxii. + 484pp. Ills. 21x14. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This revised edition of Dean King's highly acclaimed Patrick O'Brian reference includes Nautical & Naval Terms - Medical & Scientific Terms - Weapons, Armaments and the Military - Food & Drink - Customs & Culture, etc, etc. £3.95


5023. KING, Dean. & HATTENDORF John .B. (Editors).: EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY. An Anthology of First-Hand Accounts from the Age of Nelson. 1793-1815.

Conway Maritime 1997 1st xxxvii. + 425pp. Maps. 24x16. Almost like new Near-Mint in FMint d/j. Presents first-hand accounts of officers and seaman who fought and lived at sea during the French Revolutionary War (1793-1802), the Napoleonic War (1803-1815), and the War of 1812 (1812-1815). In addition to the first-hand narratives - including eye-witness accounts of the Glorious First of June, the Battle of St Vincent, the Battle of Trafalgar, and the death of Nelson, frigate duels, fire-ship missions, and cutting-out exploits, there are revealing insights into the nature of life at sea aboard a man-of-war. £6.95


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) £1.95


9714. KNOWLES, David J.: ESCAPE FROM CATASTROPHE.

Knowles. 2000 1st. 219pp. 37 ills. 21x13. FIine + in pictorial card cover. The major part of thisexcellent book contains first-hand accounts of the Dunkirk evacuation by those who served in the 'little ships' , as well as relating the extraordinary experiences of Army personnel during the rescue. £2.95


2906. KOLESNIK, Eugene M.: NATO AND WARSAW PACT SUBMARINES SINCE 1955.

Blandford. 1987 1st UK. 122pp. Prof ills. 25x19.No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in pictorial card cover. Through some 217 photographs the author traces the development of the modern submarine - (a) conventional submarines which are either diesel-electric boats of the coastal or ocean type, or nuclear-powered, deep-diving hunter-killer boats, and (b) the fleet ballastic missile submarines. Over 200 vessels are illustrated. £1.95


26683. Konstam Angus: The Spanish Armada

Osprey Publishing 2009 Ist 233pp 26x20 As New Mint in Mint d/j A thorough account of The Spanish Armada.With Paintings and drawings. £5.50


8966. KORZH, Victor.: RED STAR UNDER THE BALTIC. A Soviet Submariner's Personal Account 1941-1945.

Pen & Sword. 2004 1st. * x. + 194pp. 22 ills. Map. 24x16. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. A graphic memoir of a Soviet submariner during his years at sea in the Baltic in WW2. The author describes the numerous engagements and sinkings of German shipping in the comparatively shallow waters of the Baltic, This is an extremely rare authentic first-hand account of a Soviet submariner's wartime experiences, which has been translated into English. £3.95


26224. LA,BERT, Andrew: HMS WARRIOR 1860. Victoria's Ironclad Deterrent

Anova 2011 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x23. As New; Mint in Mint d/j £15.95


11379. LADD, James D: ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO.

Hamlyn. 1985. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. An unmarked copy, Fine in Fine d/j. This history of the Royal Marines describes in depth some of the many actions in which they have fought from the viewpoint of the Marines involved in them, whether officer or soldier. With around 150 illustrations. £4.95


15131. LAKE, Deborah: SMOKE AND MIRRORS. Q-Ships against the U-Boats in The First World War.

Sutton 2006 1st. xiv. + 241pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £4.95


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 £6.95


9848. LAMBERT Andrew. (Editor): WARSHIP. Volume X.

Conway. 1986 1st. 288pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Almost like new; ; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Publisher's hardback bound editionof WARSHIP numbers 37 - 38 - 39 - 40. Contents include: The Old 'S' Class Destroyers 1939-45 - British Naval Guns - Motor Minesweeper 191 - The French Dreadnoughts: the 23,500-ton Bretagne Class - The Elbing Class Torpedo Boats at War - Ships of the Line of the Spanish Navy 1714-1825 - Armament of HMS Warrior - The Royal Netherlands Navy - the Construction of E3, etc, etc. £21.50


3197. LAMBERT, Andrew.: WARRIOR. Restoring the World's First Ironclad.

Conway. 1987 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. 26x20. Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. : Fine in Fine d/j. Launched in 1860 HMS Warrior was the first iron-hulled, sea-going ship armoured ship, and by a fluke of history the ship survived to be the last of the broadside ironclads. She subsequently became the subject of the most ambitious ship restoration project ever mounted. The meticulous reconstruction required information on virtually every aspect of the ship. To satisfy the modelmaker, enthusiast and technical historian, the book is illustrated in depth and many plans drawn up for her reconstruction, as well as photographs. of the ship and her fittings taken during her career and during her reconstruction. £7.95


12147. LAMBERT, Andrew: NELSON. Britannia's God of War.

Faber & Faber. 2004 1st. xii. + 346pp. Illustrated. 24x16. as new mint in mint d/j. In this absorbing study the author argues that Nelson was the greatest warrior that Britain has ever produced. In an era not short of capable commanders, when the Royal Navy was already the world's foremost maritime fighting force, Nelson raised command at sea to sublime new heights with his genius for reducing complex seamanship to essential simplicities. And, says Lambert, Nelson was always at least one step ahead of both the enemy & his own captains. Analysing Nelson's great battles - St Vincent, the Nile, Copenhagen & Trafalgar - Lambert shows just why & how he elevated Britain to global mastery. £5.95


13460. LAMBERT, John & ROSS, Al.: ALLIED COASTAL FORCES OF WORLD WAR II. Volume II : Vosper MTBs & U.S. Elcos

Conway. 1993 1st. 256pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. Like New. Mint in -Mint d/j. This comprehensive and detailed volume covers sixteen Vosper MTB designs and the US 70ft, 77ft, and 80ft Elco designs. US-built Vosper designs are also covered . The book covers in detail weapons systems and machinery, and the design, construction, equipment and subsequent development are all covered. Builders, construction, lists, fates and technical data are given for each type.In addition to the numerous photographs there are some 700 finely detailed drawings. £39.00


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. £1.00


19015. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. VG in VG d/j. . £1.50


22031. LANGMAID, Kenneth, Captain R.N: THE BLIND EYE.

Jarrolds 1972. xxi. + 166pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in Fine d/j. . £1.50


14707. LASH, Joseph P.: ROOSEVELT & CHURCHILL 1939-1941. The Partnership that saved the West.

Andre Deutsch 1977 1st. 528pp Illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. VG+ in VG d/j. £2.95


23442. LAVERY, Brian: ABLE SEAMEN. The Lower Deck of the Royal Navy 1850-1939.

Conway 2011 1st. 252pp, Profusely Illustrated. 24x16. As ew; Mint in Mint d/j £9.50


13724. LAVERY, Brian: IN WHICH THEY SERVED. The Royal Navy Officer Experience in the Second World War.

Conway. 2008 1st 384pp. Illustrated. . 24x16 . Like New; Mint in Mint d/j. 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. £3.45


18145. LAVERY, Brian: NELSON'S FLEET AT TRAFALGAR.

National Maritime Museum 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x20. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £6.95


23420. LAVERY, Brian.: HOSTILITIES ONLY. Training the Wartime Navy.

Conway 2011 304pp. Illustrated. 24x17. As New. Mint in pictorial card cover. £6.95


24006. LAWRENCE, Ivor D.: A NAVAL SCHOOLMASTER LOOKS BACK.

I.D. Lawrence no date (c 1987) v. + 286pp. Illustrated.. 25x17. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Fine. (not issued with d/j).. Hardback edition. An autobiography. Lawrence began as an apprentice with the British Steam Navigation Company from 1917 to 1921, before joining the Royal Navy. He served in Castor on the China Station between 1928-30, before moving to Dunedin in 1932. In World War 2 he saw action in Aurora during the Norwegian campaign, and later in Naiad in the Battle for Crete. £5.95


23496. LAWRENCE, Peter: A CENTURY OF SUBMARINES.

Tempus 2009 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 23x17. Near-Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.A pictorial history of the submarine illustrated with 200 photographs £1.50


13494. LAWRENCE, Richard Russell..: THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF HOW IT HAPPENED - NAVAL BATTLES.

Constable & Robinson. 2003 Xiv. + 640pp. Over 70 maps/diags. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in slightly creased pictorial card cover. Offers first-hand accounts of more than 150 of history’s greatest naval battles, from the days of the galleys of the classical world to the Falklands War. With over 70 maps and battle diagrams. £1.95


26246. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS.

Ian Allan. 1958 64pp. Prof ills. 15x10. Good in ictorial 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. £1.50


13925. LE FLEMING H.M.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS.

Ian Allan. 1958 64pp. Prof ills. 15x10. Very Good in ictorial 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. £2.50


26550. LE FLEMING H.M.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR 1 (No.2 Cruisers).

Ian Allan. c. 1960 / 1961 73pp. Prof ills. 18x12. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £3.00


13298. LE QUESNE L.P.: NELSON COMMEMORATED IN GLASS PICTURES.

Antique Collectors Club. 2001 1st. 105pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated Endpapers. 28x22. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


4600. LEASOR, James.: GREEN BEACH.

Heinemann 1975 1st. 250pp. 23 illustrations.. 2 maps. 22x14 No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Very Good+ d/j Tells the story of a separate element in the Dieppe raid in August 1942. The objective was to discover the secrets of a German radar station situated on a cliff-top bear Dieppe. The British radar expert who volunteered for this dangerous assignment new that if he was in any danger of being captured by German forces, that he would be shot by his British bodyguards, rather than risk the possibility of giving away British radar secrets under torture. What happened to him and his bodyguard during the operation is one of the war's strangest episodes. £2.95


26798. LEASOR, James.: The Millionth Chance

Hamish Hamilton 1957 175pp 22x14 Good in Navy Hardback. Slight Foxing Contents very good. The story of the R. 1O1 £2.95


19049. LEE, David M.: WATCH OFFICER'S GUIDE

United States Naval Institute 1987 12th Edition. viii. + 273pp. 20x14. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine blue glazed boards. £1.50


4559. LEGG Stuart.: JUTLAND - An Eye-Witness Account of a Great Battle.

Hart-Davis. 1966 1st. 152pp. Maps/diags. 22x17. An unmarked copy: Fine in slightly torn d/j. The story of Jutland is told here by the men who were present on the bridges, in the fighting-tops and gun-turrets and engine-rooms of the British and German fleets. Their words vividly recreate the fury of this great sea battle. £5.95


26247. LENTON H.T.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS. Seventh Edition.

Ian Allan. 1964 74pp. Profusely illustrated.. 15x10. Very Good+ in VERY Good pictorial card cover., Lists British warships of all types & classes in commission at date. Supplies specifications of each class together with the name of builder and completion date of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £1.95


12808. LENTON H.T.: ABC BRITISH WARSHIPS. Seventh Edition.

Ian Allan. 1964 74pp. Profusely illustrated.. 15x10. Very Good in Good pictorial card cover., Lists British warships of all types & classes in commission at date. Supplies specifications of each class together with the name of builder and completion date of each ship. Profusely illustrated. £1.00


3454. LENTON H.T.: BRITISH FLEET AND ESCORT DESTROYERS. Volume One. (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1970 1st. 136pp. Prof ills. 11x15. No writing or inscriptions: Fine in black hardcoverThis volume provides detailed information on British destroyer classes which served in WW2. Beginning with the old R & S classes, the book lists the V & Ws, American-built four-stackers, and carries on through the alphabetical sequence of classes before finally reaching the N class vessels launched in 1940/41. Provides the main features of each together with such details as tonnage, dimensions, armament, machinery, speed, wartime modifications, builder, date of launch, and eventual fate. Prof ills. £5.50


10654. LENTON H.T.: AMERICAN FLEET & ESCORT DESTROYERS. Volume One.. (Navies of the Second World War).

Macdonald. 1971 1st. 160pp. Prof ills. 11x15. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Very Good d/j. . Lists all classes of American destroyers which took part in WW2, from the four-funnel types built during the First World War to the Allen M.Sumner class built during World War 2. Each class is fully described together with details of their specifications and modifications. Information for each vessel includes name, builder and fate. Profusely illustrated with £4.43


11988. LENTON H.T.: BRITISH AND EMPIRE WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Greenhill. 1998 1st. 766pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x22. Like New; Mint in Near-Mint d/j.This book is the culmination of thirty-seven years' work by H.T.Lenton. The data accumulated far exceeds anything held in official records and has been painstakingly put together by a dedicated naval expert pre-eminent in his field. The book catalogues in encyclopaedic detail, the navies of Great Britain and what was sts empire. In this comprehensive and definitive reference work, the author has detailed all the warships of the British. Dominion and Colonial naval forces that participated in the Second World War. The book contains details of around 20,000 ships specifying the name, builder, engine manufacturer, building dates, and ultimate fate of vessel, where known. For each class of warship dimensions, displacements, armament and armour thicknesses are detailed. and there are 634 photographs. Standard postage within the UK, but xxtra postage will be required for overseas orders. £25.00


23387. LENTON H.T.: GERMAN SUBMARINES (2). Navies of the Second World War.

Macdonald. 1965 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. 11x15. No writing or inscriptions; : Near-Fine in VG d/j. Examines German submarine development between 1939-45, then gives a description with technical details and data of every submarine class launched mainly after 1943, together with the fate of each submarine. Well illustrated. £2.50


25941. LENTON H.T.: GERMAN WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

Purnell no date (c 1975) 396pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. No writing or inscriptions, foxing to edges. otherwise Very Good in in worn d/j. This authoritative and comprehensive work provides details of the entire German wartime fleet, from battleships right through to the numerous auxiliary units. The submarine fleet is similarly complete and lists those designs studied and put into production at the outbreak and early stages of the war, and the experimental types, few of which were ever built. Provides the specification for each vessel class, followed by the name or number of each class member, its builder, launch date, & its fate. Profusely illustrated with photographs and ship's plans. £7.50


24437. LENTON H.T. & COLLEDGE J.J.: WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II . (Part Two - Destroyers and Submarines of the Royal & Dominion Navies)).

1962 1st. 81pp. Prof ills. 18x12. No writing or inscriptions; contents very slightly rippled, otherwise Good.+ Gives details of Submarines and Destroyers, giving Displacement, Dimensions, Machinery, Armament; and the name, ex-name, builder, launch date and the fate of every ship £1.00


9670. LESLIE, Shane: THE EPIC OF JUTLAND.

Benn. 1930 1st. xviii + 201pp. 22x14. Inscription by authorBlue cloth, gilt binding VG, VG D/J contents VG. The Epic of Jutland is an attempt to record the Battle of Jutland in the form of narrative poetry and Alexandrine couplets. £4.95


26424. LEWIS, Bruce: A FEW OF THE FIRST. The Story of the RFC and the RNAS in the First World War

Leo Cooper 1997 1st ix. + 246pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £5.95


4202. LEWIS, Nigel.: CHANNEL FIRING. The Tragedy of Exercise Tiger.

Viking 1989 1st. xii. + 308pp. Illustrated. Map. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions;Fine in Fine d/j. hardback edition. . Recounts the tragic episode when German E-boats attacked a group of American landing craft practising manoeuvres in the Channel off the coast of Dorset in April 1944. Though even today some details remain obscure, the author through interviews with survivors, has uncovered a terrifying tale of incompetence, cover-ups, hasty midnight burials, and, perhaps, official misrepresentation of the true number who died. Detailed appendices. £5.00


10171. LIDDLE, Peter H.: THE SAILOR'S WAR 1914-18.

Blandford 1985 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. An excellent 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. £2.95


11829. LIPSCOMB F.W.Cmdr RN.: THE BRITISH SUBMARINE.

A& C. Black. 1954 2nd Impression. Printed with corrections. xiv. + 269pp. Prof ills. 24x15. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Very Good d/j. This authoritative study, summarises the history, achievements. and traditions, and traces the technical development of the British submarine service from its formation until the 1950s. British submarine operations in WW2 are very well covered. £4.95


5469. LLOYD, Christopher.: THE NILE CAMPAIGN. Nelson and Napoleon in Egypt.

David & Charles. 1973 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x19.An unmarked copy: Near- Fine in VG+ d/j. The events of the three year Nile Campaign are described in the words of eye-witnesses and illustrated by contemporary artists. It is not only a military and naval history, but also a perfect illustration if the contrast in character of Nelson and Napoleon. £9.00


19559. LOCKHART J.G.: THE SEA, OUR HERITAGE.

Bles. 1940 Enlarged edition. vii. + 257pp. 8 ills. 5 maps. 22x14. VG in G+ d/j. Describes some twenty sea exploits and actions (in peace and war) in the 20th century, some of them gallant and self-sacrificing, the majority of which took place during the First World War. Includes:- The case of Captain Fryatt; the action fought by the Carmania and Cap Trafalgar; The River Clyde at Gallipoli; The exploits Broke & Swift in the Channel; The end of Vindictive; the Terror on the Danube; the saga of the men of the Trevissa £2.95


1820. LOFTS, Norah: EMMA HAMILTON.

Michael Joseph 1978 1st. 192pp. Profusely illustrated 26x18. An excellent unmarked copy Fine.in Near-Fine d/j A full biography of the life of Nelson's mistress. £2.95


2226. LONGMATE, Norman: DEFENDING THE ISLAND. From Caesar to the Armada.

Grafton. 1990. 640pp. Ills. Maps. 20x13. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good+ in Very Good pictorial card cover. This history of the defence of Britain includes graphic accounts of siege & guerilla warfare and descriptions, from writers of the time of epic set piece battles. The emphasis is on military and naval history, with detailed accounts of the tactics used to attack a ship. £1.50


2319. LONGSTAFF R.: SUBMARINE COMMAND

Hale 1984 1st. 264pp. Prof ills. 24 x16.An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Containing many rare photographs, this profusely illustrated history describes the operational activities of British submarines in the two World Wars, with graphic accounts of some of their engagements and feats associated with these vessels. Illustrated with around 180 photographs. £4.95


3419. LONGSTAFF, Reginald.: SUBMARINE COMMAND

BCA.1984. 264pp. Prof ills. 24 x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Containing many rare photographs, this profusely illustrated history describes the operational activities of British submarines in the two World Wars, with graphic accounts of some of their engagements and feats associated with these vessels. Illustrated with around 180 photographs. £3.95


1632. LORD, Walter: DAY OF INFAMY. Pearl Harbour. December 7th 1941.

Longmans. 1957 1st UK. 243pp. 50 ills. Endp maps. 22x14 No writing or inscriptions; Binding & contents VG+. . Having personally interviewd nearly 600 people connected with the disaster, both American and Japanese, the author has pieced together a fascinating picture of the course of events, from the moment when the first American suspicions were aroused to the shattering attack on the US Fleet at Pearl Harbour. Written in the 1950s when the memories of those involved in the attack were still fresh, this book still offers one of the best accounts of the disaster. £1.50


21654. LOVE, Robert W. Jr: HISTORY OF THE U.S. NAVY. Volume One 1775-1941

Stackpole 1992 1st. xix. + 731pp. Illustrated. 23x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j £3.85


6998. LYON D.: SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: THE AGE OF NELSON.

Ian Allan. 1996 1st. 192pp. Prof ills. Battle plans. Diags. 24x18. Fine in d/j. Covering many of the significant naval action of the second half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, this book provides a authoritative account of the nature of naval warfare in the era of sail and the personalities involved. The actions include:- Quiberon Bay - Flamborough Head - Frigate Bay, St Kitts - Oars & Sails in the Baltic, Svenskund 1790 - The Battle of the Nile - Defence against invasion by the Boulogne Flotilla - Trafalgar - The Battle of Lissa - Single-Ship Acions - Cutting Out & Bombardments. £18.50


7239. LYON D. .: HMS COSSACK. Tribal Class Destroyer. (Warship Profile 2)

Profile Publications. 1970. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. vVirtually as new. Near-Mint in pictorial paper cover.. Contains full technical details and operational history of HMS Cossack. Illustrated with numerous photographs, drawings of details, and a double-page centrespead plan and side view colour illustration of the vessel, with four smaller illustrations of Cossack in various camouflage schemes. £19.00


967. LYON, David: THE SHIP - STEAM, STEEL & TORPEDOES.

NMM. 1980 1st 60pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 20x21. Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cover. Charts the development of warships in the 19th century through the evolution of iron construction and screw propulsion. Very well illustrated. £2.00


3668. LYON, David.: THE FIRST DESTROYERS. The Turtlebacked TBDs of the 1890s.

Chatham 1996 1st 128pp. Prof ills. 30x25. Hardback edition. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j An authoritative and profusely illustrated account of the early development of destroyers up to the 'River' class of 1900. The book contains detailed data tables and technical appendices; collections of original draughts; numerous photographs; perspective and cutaway drawings. An important study. £12.50


15843. LYON, David.: THE FIRST DESTROYERS. The Turtlebacked TBDs of the 1890s.

Chatham 1996 b1st. 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. £3.50


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. £5.95


1795. 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.

Leisure Books. 1985. 273pp. Prof ills. 31x23. Very Good in Good 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. £4.95


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. £2.50


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. £1.50


25235. MACE, Martin & GREHAN, John (Compilers).: THE ROYAL NAVY AND THE WAR AT SEA 1914-1919. Despatches from the Front.

Pen & Sword 2014 1st xvi. + 204pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. As New; Mint in d/j £5.95


26442. MACINTYRE D. Captain RN.: NARVIK.

Evans. 1959 1st. * 1st. 224pp. 23 illustrations. Maps. Endpaper maps. 22x14. Very Good Iin Good+ d/j.. The attack on Narvik and the subsequent Allied evacuation is here described in full, including detailed accounts of other naval actions which were fought during the Norwegian campaign, such as the last fight of the Glowworm and the sinking of Glorious, Ardent Acasta. Although ostensibly about the two battles of Narvik, this is probably the definitive account of the whole part of the Norwegian campaign. £11.00


6470. MACINTYRE D. Captain RN.: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

Batsford. 1961 1st. 208pp. 54 ills/maps. 23x15. good in worn slightly torn d/j. This authoritative account by a destroyer captain who played an important part in the Battle of the Atlantic is certainly one of the best histories of this long-running saga. £3.95


2703. MACINTYRE D. Captain RN.: U-BOAT KILLER.

Seeley Service 1976. 176pp. 22x14. A n excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Macintyre, a destroyer commander, was a leading figure in the Battle of the Atlantic. In four unrelenting years he fought a dozen convoys through the wolf-pack blockade, and captured Otto Kretschmer, Germany's greatest U-boat commander, and killed another 'famous ace' in a single night, and was credited with seven U-boats destroyed. £4.95


1616. MACINTYRE D.Captain RN. & BATHE B.W.: MAN OF WAR. A History of the Fighting Vessel.

Jupiter. 1974 Revised edition. 280pp. Prof ills. 26x28. An unmarked copy Fine in VG d/j. In this comprehensive and detailed study of the fighting ship, the authors concentrate on the inventions of naval weapons as well as studying the ships themselves. The first quarter of the book deals with the development of the sailing fighting ship from the earliest types of vessels to the final phase of the sailing warship in the 19th century. The major part of the book deals with fighting ship from the advent of steam through to the 1970s. The book offers an authoritative and extremely valuable contribution of the history of the fighting ship. Very well illustrated with more than 230 plates of photographs, plans and paintings, and several full-page plans of important warships. £5.95


26584. MACINTYRE, Donald Captain R.N.: THE BATTLE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN.

Batsford 1964 1st. 216pp. 51 illustrations. Maps. 23x15. Good in Good blue cover gold written titles A comprehensive historycovering the operations to protect Allied convoys and attack Axis supply convoys. The various naval engagements and the Royal Navy's efforts to support the campaigns in Malta, Greece, Crete and Tobruk are fully documented. £2.95


10233. MACINTYRE, Donald, Captain RN. & PRESTON, Anthony.: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SEA WARFARE. From the First Ironclad to the Present Day.

Hamlyn/Salamander. 1975. 256pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Fine in VG+ d/j. A comprehensive compilation of an authoritative text, pictures, maps, ship drawings, on the history of the war at sea in modern times, offers an insight into the strategic planning and tactical thinking of the battles fought at sea, from the mid-19th century to the nuclear age. With more than 250 photographs, drawings and maps. £7.95


4573. MACINTYRE, Donald. Captain RN.: JUTLAND.

Evans, 1957 1st. 210 19 ills. Maps. 22x14. An excellent First Edition hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions;. good in good d/j. Macintyre's forthright opinions of the action described are based on a detailed study of the sea battle which took place in the North Sea in 1916. If Earl Beatty is given a mauling, it is undoubtably because the author turns a practical eye on baseless adulation and the gimmick. He gives a detailed and factual account of each phase of the battle which is illustrated with clear diagrams. The chapter "Postscript" reviews the clumsy handling of reports by the Admiralty, which sparked off wild accusations and impropriety and led to one of the greatest crminal libel cases of all time. £5.50


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 £1.50


12756. MACKAY, James.: I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT. A Life of John Paul Jones.

Mainstream. 1998 1st. 320pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy, almost as new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £2.95


26117. MACKENZIE, Colonel R.H.: THE TRAFALGAR ROLL. The Ships and the Officers

Chatham 2014. xv. + 336pp. 22x14 Almost like new; -Mint in Mint d/j. £10.00


12273. MACKINTOSH J.W.: THE HUNTS AND THE HUNTED.

Pentland. 1992 1st. xvii. + 230pp. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. The author recounts his wartime experiences, serving first as a Convoy Signalman, and later as a Gunnery Officer in Hunt Class destroyers. £3.95


19720. MACLEAN A. & POOLE S. Illustrated by John Batchelor.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WARS ONE AND TWO..

Peerage 1986 255pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers.30x23. No writing or inscriptions.:- Fine in VG d/j. Traces the development of modern naval warfare. it examines the effectivness of blockade in WW1 and the crucial role of the submarine and aircraft carrier in WWII. The book is fully illustrated with action photographs together with authoritative colour drawings by John Batchelor of the major warships. £3.25


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. £2.95


26239. MAITLAND, Frederick Lewis: THE SURRENDER OF NAPOLEON. The Capture of the Emperor after Waterloo.

Fonthill 2013 144pp. Illustrated. 23x15. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. £4.95


25351. MALLINSON, Allan: MAN OF WAR

Bntam Press 2007 1st 349pp. Illustrated endpapers. 2416. An excellent unmarked copy,Fine in Very Dood d/j Fine d/j £1.50


25352. MALLINSON, Allan: rumours OF WAR

Bntam Press 2004 1st 405pp. Endpaper maps. 2416. Almost like New; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £1.50


26237. MALLMANN HOWELL Jak P.: U-BOATS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR. The Longest Voyages.

Fonthill 2017 240pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As New;- Mint in pictorial card cover. £9.00


26691. MALLMANN SHOWELL, J.P.: HITLER'S U-BOAT BASES

Sutton Press 2007 xx.ii + 204pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x17. Like new; Near-Mint in pictorial card cover.Illustrated with many rare ptotographs,drawings and maps. £9.95


14619. MALLMANN SHOWELL, J.P.: U-BOATS UNDER THE SWASTIKA.

Purnell no date (c 1975) . 144pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An excellent unmarked copy; Binding & contents Fine. (no d/j). Incorporating a wealth of rare photographs, this volume traces the history of the German U-boat arm from its prewar origins, through the heyday of the Wolf Packs to the end of WW2. The development of weapons, radar, and new U-boat types, U-boat bunkers, etc, are supported by comprehensive tables of data. £2.50


17926. MALLMANN SHOWELL, Jak: THE U-BOAT CENTURY. German Submarine Warfare 1906-2006.

Chatham 2006 1st. 224pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. .The U-boat was one of the most potent weapons of the 20th century, and here the author, perhaps the world's leading U-boat historian, explains how it was developed and designed and then deployed to wreak havoc in European waters and further afield in the Atlantic and the Far East. This is not a dry technical book but a work that looks behind the scenes at the men who built and fought in them. Weapons systems, operational areas, bases, builders and fleet organisation are covered, and as well as dealing with the world wars, the author brings the story up to date with the third, latest, generation of U-boats. This work sheds broad and fascinating new insights into the development of the U-boat, and the text is augmented by over 300 photographs, many never published before. £5.95


4396. MANNING T.D. Captain RNVR. & WALKER C.F. Cdr RN.: BRITISH WARSHIP NAMES

Putnam. 1959. 1st. 498pp. 22x13. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. The naming of warships is closely bound with the traditions of the Royal Navy. The two authors, studied the subject for many years before they found themselves serving, between 1940 and 1946, on the Admiralty Ships' Names committee, for whose formation they were chiefly responsible. Their book opens with a history of ship-naming from the earliest times to the late 1950s, and they trace the changing fashions in names. This is followed by a comprehensive dictionary of ship names, which form the main content of the book and includes the names of every warship of importance which has served in the Royal Navy. This book not only traces the derivations of the names themselves, but also the dates and brief details, including war services, of the ships which have borne them. The introductory chapters explain how names have been given and why, and an interesting account of how fresh names had to be found for the ever increasing volume of warships built during WW2. £7.95


26694. MARDER, Arthur.: FROM THE DREADNOUGHT TO SCAPA FLOW. The Royal Navy in the Fisher Era, 1818-1919. Volume 5 The War Years: To the Eve of Jutland.

Oxford University Press. 1970. xxvi. + 467pp. 13 ills. 8 maps & charts. 22x14. An excellent unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j £20.00


20125. MARDER, Arthur.: FROM DARDANELLES TO ORAN. Studies of the Royal Navy in War and Peace 1915-1940.

Oxford University Press 1974 1st. xvii. + 301pp. Illustrated. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; mint in mint d/j. £27.50


26231. MARRIOTT, Leo: BATTLESHIPS. The Ultimate Guide to the World's Greatest Battleships.

Igloo 2010 1st. 384pp. Profusely illustrated Illustrated endpapers. 29x24. An excellent unmarked copy. Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j £7.95


5559. MARRIOTT, Leo: TYPE 22. ( Modern Combat Ships (4).

Ian Allan. 1986 1st. * 112pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Hardcover. Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The Type 22 frigates proved to be exceptional A/S warfare vessels and, as experience in the Falklands War showed, gave a good account of themselves in other roles too. This detailed monograph of the Class covers:-Construction Programme; The Ship; Machinery Systems; Weapons Systems and Electronics; The ASW Mission; Type 22's in Service. The book provides a detailed and thorough appraisal of the class. Profusely illustrated. £7.50


9028. MARRIOTT, Leo.: ROYAL NAVY DESTROYERS SINCE 1945.

Ian Allan. 1989 1st. 128pp. Prof ills. 24x18. Like new:- Mint in Near--Mint pictorial hardback cover. Includes descriptions, specifications, modifications and histories of all classes of Royal Navy destroyers in post-war service. List of pre-war destroyers disposed of after the war. Profusely illustrated. £3.50


23167. MARSHALL, Ian: IRONCLADS AND PADDLERS,

Howell Press 1993 1st 108pp. Profusely illustrated. 2nx25. Binding & contents Near-Fine (no dustjacket). Presentation copy signed by Ian Marshall. An account of the history of both screw and paddle Ironclads, and the men who sailed them. The text is illustrated by thirty-eight superb colour paintings by Ian Marshall of mainly 19th century warships, British, American, French and Spanish, such as the HMS Warrior, HMS Camperdown, HMS Terrible, and the USS Olympia, as well as numerous black-and-white sketches. Also includes HMS Dreadnought of 1906, and the Royal Yacht HMY Victoria & Albert, £8.95


10516. MARTIN, Colin. & PARKER, Geoffrey.: THE SPANISH ARMADA.

Guild. 1988. 296pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 25x19. An unmarked copy:-Fine in Fine d/j. Much of this detailed and comprehensive account of the Spanish Armada is based on a huge quantity of previously unstudied material in the great archives of Spain and the Netherlands, and this information has dramatically been complemented and augumented by the discoveries from the Armada wrecks, three of which have been excavated underwater by Colin Martin. With over 50 colour and 100 black and white illustrations. £6.95


13003. MARTINO E di. & GIGANTE A. Drawings by Siegfried Breyer and Enrico Po.: LA FLOTTA SOVIETICA OGGI. Sottomarine E Sommergibili.

Intyrama. 1967 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. 30x21. An unmarked copy:- VG+ in VG+ pictorial card cover. Text in Italian and English. Illustrates and describes the various types of Soviet submarines in service at date. Covers every type of Soviet submarine from nuclear powered ballistic missile types to coastal submarines. Also includes Missile Supply Ships and Submarine Tenders. £1.50


1208. MASON D.: U-BOAT. The Secret Menace.

Pan-Ballantine. 1972 . 160pp. Prof ills. 21x15. An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. . A comprehensive and heavily illustrated account of the war fought by German U-boats in World War 2. £1.95


24103. MASON F.A.: THE LAST DESTROYER. HMS Aldenham, 1942-44.

Hale 1988 1st. 206pp. 29 illustrations. Map. 22x14. Virtually like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j A compelling history of naval warfare told through contemporary first-hand accounts. The author, who served in Aldenham reveals the story of the last British manned destroyer to be lost in World War II. From her first commissioning to the bitter end 200,000 miles later, Aldenham, a Hunt Class destroyer, played an essential part in the Mediterranean war. During her maiden voyage, she assisted in destroying U.587 in the Atlantic off the coast of Spain. Later she took part in the ill-fated 'Operation 'Vigorous', and in 'Operation Stonehenge' when a force of cruisers and destroyers escorted four huge merchantmen from Suez through 'Bomb Alley' to Malta. Aldenham took part in at least fourteen east-west Malta convoys. She guarded the invasion beaches at Sicily, saw action in the battles of Salerno and Anzio and led the Allied invasion fleet into Taranto harbour as well as operations in the disastrous Dodecanese campaign. Tragically, at the bombardment of Karlobag batteries and Pag Town, Aldenham struck a mine and sank within minutes, taking two-thirds of her crew with her. £6.95


23886. MASON, Theodore C.: BATTLESHIP SAILOR.

U.S.Naval Institute1982.1st . xiv. + 271pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Hardback edition; No writing or inscriptions; VG in VG d/j. This lucidly written lower deck account of life in the US battleship California, includes a dramatic eye-witness account of her sinking at Pearl Harbour. £2.50


3504. MASON, Theodore C.: BATTLESHIP SAILOR.

U.S.Naval Institute1982.1st . xiv. + 271pp. Prof ills. 23x15. Hardback edition; an unmarked copy. Fine in VG d/j. This lucidly written lower deck account of life in the US battleship California, includes a dramatic eye-witness account of her sinking at Pearl Harbour. £2.95


26703. Mathew Lyons: he Favourite: Ambition, Politics and Love - Sir Walter Ralegh in Elizabeth I's Court

Published by Constable, 2011 x + 354pp 23x15 As New Mint in Mint d/j A seductive portrait of a fascinating relationship.One of the great love stories £2.95


1651. MATHEW, David: BRITISH SEAMEN.. Britain in Pictures series.

Collins. 1943 1st. 48pp. 8 plates in colour & 26 ills in black & white. 23x16. VG+ in G+ d/j. This well illustrated book looks at some of the major British naval commanders from the 16th to the 20th century. £1.00


24019. MAWDSLEY, Dean L.: CRUISE BOOKS OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY IN WORLD WAR II. A Bibliography

Naval History Bibliographies No.2. Naval Historical Center, Washington 1993. xvii. + 144pp. Illus. 23x15. An unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. £2.95


16277. MAY W.E.: THE BOATS OF MEN-OF-WAR

Chatham 1999. 128pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. Virtually as new. Mint in Near-Mint d/j. This book chronicles the history of ship's boats in the Royal Navy, with descriptions of the boats themselves - their sizes and types - methods of hoisting and stowing them aboard ship, the design and construction of the boats, their fittings, rigs and armament - guns, howitzers, and even Congreve rockets. Illustrated with numerous photographs and with the largest collection of original naval boat draughts ever published. £4.95


24920. MAYNARD C.: A NELSON COMPANION. A Guide to The Royal Navy of Jack Aubrey

M. O'Mara 2004 1st 127pp. Illustrated. 20x13, As New; Mint in Mint d/j £3.95


24320. McCART, Neil: THREE ARK ROYALS 1938 - 1999

Fan Publications 1999 1st. 208pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x20. As New. Mint in Mint d/j £24.00


6882. McCONVILLE, Michael. (Editor).: TELL IT TO THE MARINES. A Royal Marines Ragbag.

Cross. 1993 1st. 112pp. Ills. 21x15. As new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. ' In this book Marines' tales are many such stories that may well be apocryphal and almost certainly embroidered with the telling over the decades'. In it there is much to laugh over, even though their sense of humour may well be against themselves. £1.50


23347. McCUTCHEON, Campbell: THE WAR AT SEA 1914-1918

Ships Illustrated. 97pp. Over 200 photographs. 29x23. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover. £2.95


15265. McGOWAN A.P.: THE JACOBEAN COMMISSIONS OF ENQUIRY 1608 AND 1618.

Naval Records Society 1971 1st. xxvii. + 319pp. 3 illustrations. 24x16. Binding & contents Very Good.. £4.95


21813. McGRIGOR, Mary: DEFIANT AND DISMASTED AT TRAFALGAR. The Life and Times of Admiral Sir William Hargood.

Cooper 2004 1st. xv. + 192pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


4147. McILWAIN, John.: HMS WARRIOR. Britain's First and Last Iron-Hulled Warship.

Pitkin 1995. 29pp. Prof ills. 24x17. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.. An informative and well illustrated history and guide to HMS Warrior. Illustrated with a superb collection of black/white and colour photographs, and a double-page cutaway in colour. £1.00


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. £1.00


24888. McKAY, Sinclair: THE SECRET LIFE OF BLETCHLEY PARK. The WWII Codebreaking Centre and the Men and Women who Worked there.

Aurum 2011 vi. + 336pp. Illustrated. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.50


5032. McKEE, Alexander: BLACK SATURDAY. The Tragedy of the Royal Oak.

Souvenir Press 1959 1st. 220pp 22 illustrations. 22x14. VBinding & contents Very Good. (No d/j). First Edition hadcover copy:. Describes in graphic detail the sinking of the battleship Royal Oak. £7.95


3543. McLAREN P. (Editor).: HEARTS OF OAK. A Collection of Royal Naval Anecdotes.

Fernhurst. 1994 1st. 128pp. 24x17. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Portrayed by its own people through their personal experiences, this book about the Royal Navy at home and abroad, at work and at play, is filled with a fund of humorous anecdotes. £2.95


17383. McMURTRIE F.E.:: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Including Forces of British Dominions Overseas. 1938

Sampson Low. . 215pp. Profusely illustrated. 13x19. Edges of binding worn, contents (no writing or inscriptions) 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 £2.00


20203. McMURTRIE Francis .E.: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Including Forces of British Dominions Overseas. 1940

Sampson Low. . 227pp. Profusely illustrated. 13x19. A bright and tight copy: Contents Very Good+ in slightly faded blue cloth hardback cover. Gives details of every warship class and lists each class member in service at date. Information includes a description of each class, dimensions, armament, machinery, tonnage, protection, appearance, alterations, dates, builders, etc. £1.94


5773. McMURTRIE Francis .E.: SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. Including Forces of British Dominions Overseas. 1942.

Sampson Low. . 227pp.. Prof ills. 13x19. Contens Very Good in creased hardback cover.. Gives details of every warship class and lists each class member in service at date. Information includes a description of each class, dimensions, armament, machinery, tonnage, protection, appearance, alterations, dates, builders, etc. £1.50


3572. McMURTRIE, Francis E: THE WORLD’S WARSHIPS. 1940

Sampson Low. 127pp. Prof ills. 12x19. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions;; spine sun faded (titles legible), otherwise contents Near-Fine. Lists class-by-class the ships of the world‘ navies at date,. Gives details of the various classes and lists the name of each member. Information includes displacement, dimensions, armament, aircraft, machinery, protection and appearance. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £2.00


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; as new Fine in -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. £4.50


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


18502. MERCER, Neil: CAMERA AT SEA. The History of the Royal Navy Photographic Branch 1919-1998

Airlife 1999 1st. 144pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x22. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


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 £2.95


14790. MERRILL, James M.: QUARTER-DECK AND FO'C'S'LE.

Rand McNally 1963 1st. 509pp. Illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 24x16. VG+ in G+ d/j. £2.50


11889. MERRILL, William F.: A SAILOR’S ADMIRAL. A Biography of William F. Halsey.

Crowell. nd (c 1976) 1st. Xi. + 271pp. Ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy:-Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Halsey graduated from the U.S.Naval Academy in 1904 and much of his early career was spent in destroyers. At the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, he commanded the aircraft carriers of the Pacific Fleet. From early 1942 Halsey participated in nearly every operation in the Pacific which included aircraft carriers. A colorful personality, he was, perhaps, the most famous of the American admirals in WW2, a fighting admiral who became a legend in his own lifetime. £5.95


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 £3.95


24816. MILLER, Richard F.: A CARRIER AT WAR. On Board the USS Kitty Hawk in the Iraq War

Potomac Books 2005 1st xii. + 242pp. Illustrated. Map 23x16. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £3.95


10178. MILLS, Simon (Editor).: SCAPA FLOW. From Graveyard to Resurrection.

Wordsmith. 2005 1st. 128pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book is divided into three parts. The main part of the book is a reissue of the original account published in 1921 by Vice Admiral Ludwig von Reuter - 'SCAPA FLOW - The Grave of the German Fleet'. Von Reuter was the commander of the interned German Fleet and it was his order that led to their scuttling. The first part of the book ' SETTING THE SCENE' contains an introductory narrative; The final part of the book 'VON REUTER'S LEGACY' describes how the sunken German ships were raised. £4.95


24720. MISHLER, Clayton: SAMPAN SAILOR. A Navy Man's Adventure in WWII China

Brassey's 1994 1st. xiv. + 215pp. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j £3.95


5090. MOORE R.: A TIME TO DIE. The Kursk Disaster.

Doubleday. 2002. 271pp. 23 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions: Near-Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. On 12 August 2000, two massive explosions ripped through the hull of the Kursk, the pride of the Russian Northern Fleet and the largest attack submarine in the world. The author investigates the military and political background to the tragedy, before recounting the fate of the Kursk sailors, and the desperate efforts of British, Norwegian and Russian rescuers. £1.95


7801. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW . Fourth Year of Issue.

Jane's Publishing 1985 174pp. Prof ills. 28x21. Like new.Mint in Near-Mint 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, The French Navy, Submarine Incursions, Venezuela's Navy, etc, etc. £2.95


15805. MOORE, John Captain R.N. (Editor): JANE'S NAVAL REVIEW. Second Year of Issue.

Jane's Publishing.1983 160pp. Prof ills. 28x21. As new. Mint in Near-Mint in pictorial hardback cover. £2.95


12100. MORRIS, Douglas: CRUISERS OF THE ROYAL AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES.

Maritime. 1987 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy.; Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Provides descriptions and comprehensive details of all the cruisers in service with the Royal and Commonwealth navies from the first generation cruisers built in 1879 to the Tiger class., the last British cruisers that were built. Every cruiser is covered with concise details of its history and eventual fate. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £4.95


10687. MORRIS, Douglas: CRUISERS OF THE ROYAL AND COMMONWEALTH NAVIES.

Maritime. 1987 1st. 256pp. Prof ills. 24x18. As new:- Mint in -Mint d/j. Provides descriptions and comprehensive details of all the cruisers in service with the Royal and Commonwealth navies from the first generation cruisers built in 1879 to the Tiger class., the last British cruisers that were built. Every cruiser is covered with concise details of its history and eventual fate. Profusely illustrated with photographs. £7.95


8549. MORRIS, Eric: THE RUSSIAN NAVY. Myth & Reality.

Hamish Hamilton. 1977 1st. 150pp. 22x14. Above-average ex-lib, VG in VG d/j. A detailed examination of the ships of the Russian Navy in service at date, together with a penetrating study of Russian maritime policy. £1.00


729. MOUNTEVANS Admiral, Lord.: ADVENTUROUS LIFE. The Autobiography of "Evans of the Broke".

Hutchinson. 1946 1st. 259pp. 32 ills. 23x15. No writing or inscriptions, VG+ in VG d/j. Evans was a member of Scott's last Antarctic expedition; commanded destroyers during WWI; commanded the Carlisle & the Repulse; & later held the posts of C-in-C Royal Australian Navy, C-in-C African Station, and C-in-C The Nore. £7.95


5525. MUIR, Malcom.: IOWA CLASS BATTLESHIPS. Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri & Wisconsin,

Blandford 1989 160pp. Prof ills. 25x19. :- As New; Mint in Mint d/jRecounts 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. £11.50


26138. MULLENHEIM-RECHBURG Von Burkhard: BATTLESHIP BISMARCK. A Survivor's Story.

Naval Institute Press 1990. Revised & expanded edition xxi. + 467pp. Profusely illustrated. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. .This revised and expanded edition was re-published after the discovery of the Bismarck's sunken hulll. and includes information that only recently came to light. The author served in the Bismarck throughout her career and was her senior survivor. life. In this remarkable account he provides an eye-witness narrative of the battleship's short and dramatic life, offering a unique view of the sinking of the Hood, and the Bismarck's subsequent attempts to escape pursuing British forces. This is followed by a vivid description of the scenes on board during her final action, and her sinking. The Appendices include:- Record of the action between Rodney and Bismarck; Bismarck's rudder damage - Questions if all possibilities of repair were exhausted, etc. £7.95


26669. Murphy, Hugh; Oddy, Derek J.: The Mirror of the Seas : A Centenary History of the Society for Nautical Research

The Society For Nautical Research 2010 ist xvii+ 277pp 25x18 As new Mint in Mint Pictorial Card Cover.A thorough account of the rearch and delevolpment into the Royal Navy In Edwardian times. £1.50


24215. NEWCOMB, Richard .F.: ABANDON SHIP !

Constable 1960 1st. 215pp. Endp maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions: Binding Very Good, contents Very Good+ (no d/j). The dramatic story of the greatest single ship disaster in the history of the U.S.Navy - the sinking of the USS Indianapolis, flagship of the Fifth Fleet in the closing stages of the Pacific War. Hit by three torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine, the ship sank in half hour. Of her complement of 1,196 officers and men, almost 900 got off, but it was not until four days later that the authorities realised that she was lost. By the time rescue eventually arrived only 300 men were still alive. £2.50


12857. NORTHCOTT, Maurice: HMS HOOD. Design and Construction.

Bivouac Books. (An Ensign Special). 1975 1st. 61pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x20. Virtually like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This profusely illustrated technical description of HMS Hood covers every aspect of the ship together with details of her refits. Illustrated with 50 photographs - mostly close-up, on board, and interior views, plus a large number of accurate drawings including two 3-page plan and elevation drawings. With separate 8pp of AdmiraltyClassified Reports on the findings of the Board of Enquiry into the sinking of HMS Hood. £24.00


13033. O'NEILL, Richard.: SUICIDE SQUADS. The Men and Machines of World War II Special Operations.

The Lyons Press 2001 272pp. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. This book deals with Axis and Allied Special Attack Weapons of World War II, their development and their missions. Covers midget submarines, explosive motorboats, kamikaze aircraft, manned torpedoes, human bombs and demolition frogmen. For the first time in a single volume, the weapons and missions of the "Special Attack" units of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army are described together with those of the Royal Navy, Royal Italian Navy, Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. The author traces the development and deployment of weapons and an examination of the machinery and motives of self-sacrifice during World War 2. The book provides technical details of the various craft, aircraft and weapons used in suicide attacks; how, and in what circumstances the weapons were used - and the results. £1.50


2712. OLLARD, Richard: FISHER AND CUNNINGHAM. A Study of the Personalities of the Churchill era.

Constable. 1991 1st. 192pp. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in 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. £7.50


11325. OLLARD, Richard.: MAN OF WAR. Sir Robert Holmes and the Restoration Navy.

Phoenix. 2001. 240pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. 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. £5.95


21945. OLSON, Michael Keith: TALES FROM A TIN CAN, The USS Dale - from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay,

Zenith Press 2007 1st. 335pp. Illustrated. Map. 23x15. A hardnback edition, as new; Mint in d/j. From daybreak at Pearl harbor on December 7, 1941, the Dale saw action, and continued to serve until the surrender of Japan. Told in the words of those who crewed her, the USS Dale comes vividly to light in the first oral combat history of a destroyer in World War II. Talking about carrier raids on Midway, Guadalcanal, the Solomons, bombarding of Saipan and Guam when the Marianas were captured, from the Aleutians to strikes on Tokyo and Kobe, "Autobiography of a Tin can" conveys, as never before, the true grit on a wartime destroyer. £4.95


24936. OMAN, Carola: NELSON.

Hodder & Stoughton 1987 vi. + 596ppp. . 6 maps & plans. 21x13. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. A major study on the life and career of Horatio Nelson is now regarded as a standard work. £4.95


13087. OMAN, Carola: NELSON.

Hodder & Stoughton 1971 x. + 612pp. 4 ills. 6 maps. 23x14. Gift inscription. Very Good in Good d/j. A major study on the life and career of Horatio Nelson is now regarded as a standard work. £2.95


22872. OSWALD, Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Julian: THE ROYAL NAVY TODAY AND TOMORROW 1993/4

Carmichael & Sweet. no date c 1993 No pagination (aprox 100pp). Map. 22x19. Fine in ring bound cover. £3.95


26551. Owen Thetford: ABC of Airports and Airliners

Ian Allan Publishing (1998) 92pp 18x12 An unmarked copy. Fine in Pictorial Card cover £4.00


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. £2.95


24201. OWEN, Charles.: NO MORE HEROES. The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century: Anatomy of a Legend.

Allen & Unwin. 1975 1st. 248pp.-19 ills. Diag. 22x14. No writing or iunscriptions. Near-Fine in VG. d/j. Traces the fortunes of the Royal Navy in the 20th century under successive First Sea Lords to underline the ways in which the higher echelons of the service have altered, & how & why naval policy has changed. The glimpses in action of Beresford & Fisher, Beatty & Jellicoe, Chatfield., Pound, & Mountbatten; the appraisal of Churchill; the Invergordon Mutiny; the Navy in the two World Wars, including Jutland & other naval engagements; post-war disarmament; all these make fascinating reading - & throw light on how the Silent Service really works. £2.50


174. PADFIELD Peter.: DONITZ. The Last Fuhrer. Portrait of a Nazi War Leader.

Gollancz 1993 xiv. + 534pp. 32 ills. Maps. 24x16. Very Good + in pictorial card cover.Biography of a controversial figure who conducted the German U-boat campaign in WW2. £2.95


16719. PADFIELD, Peter: BATTLESHIP

Birlinn 3000 xivii 325pp. Illustrated. 22x14.. Illustrated, s new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover .. A comprehensive history of battleship design from the 1860s to WW2, which also describes. with first-hand accounts, what it was like to serve in a battleship in peacetime and in war. £4.95


3320. PADFIELD, Peter: ARMADA.

Gollancz. 1988 1st. 208pp. Prof ills. Endp maps. 30x23. Fine in Fine d/j. This book gives a comprehensive overall view of the campaign. It covers the political and the martial tactics and strategies, as well as shipbuilding. gun-founding and ballistics, and the ships and seamanship of both powers involved. £6.00


24911. PADFIELD, Peter: MARITIME DOMINION AND THE TRIUMPH OF THE FREE WORLD. NAVAL CAMPAIGNS THAT SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD 1852-2001

Murray 2009. xiv. + 369pp. 41 illustrations; 8 maps and diagrams. 19x13. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine pictorial crad cover. £2.50


23536. PADFIELD, Peter: MARITIME SUPREMACY. And the Opening of the Western Mind. Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World.

Pimlico 2000 x. + 340pp. 25 ills. 14 maps/diagrams. 24x16. An unmarked copy;- Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover.. This history charts the growth of linked strengths of maritime powers - sea-fighting, tradings, financial and constitutional - which made them so formidable. The book begins with the 17th century Dutch naval and trading dominance, progressing to the British in the 18th century. The book carries the story and describes all the significant naval actions from the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588 to the American Revolutionary War and Rodney's victory at the Saints in 1782. £2.95


6499. PADFIELD, Peter.: RULE BRITANNIA. The Victorian & Edwardian Navy.

Routledge. 1981 1st. * 246pp. 97 ills. 24x16. as new mint in mint d/j. The Royal Navy in the 19th & early 20th century was a legendary force: it claimed supremacy in every ocean, policed the empire & provided the force behind Britain's power in the world. During the period the Navy was completely transformed from the wooden walls of Nelson's time to the steel ships which fought at Jutland. The book penetrates beneath the legend: It examines the Navy's tasks & looks at the backgrounds to legends that have accumulated about the Royal Navy; describes life in the wardroom & on the lower deck; and illustrates the lives and attitudes of both officers & men of the Royal Navy. £6.25


11572. PADFIELD, Peter.: THE GREAT NAVAL RACE. Anglo-German Naval Rivalry 1900-1914.

Birlinn 2003 382pp. Illustrated. 22315. No writing or inscriptions; Fine in Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Tells the story of the deadly competition in Dreadnought battleships between Britian and Germany in the years before the First World War. The author has vividly portrayed the leading protagonists in the drama. On the German side Kaiser Wilhelm and Admiral Tirpitz, and on the British side Admiral Fisher, Edward Grey and Winston Churchill, who responded to the German challenge. £8.95


16269. PADFIELD, Peter.: TIDE OF EMPIRES. Decisive Naval Campaigns in the Rise of the West. Volume 1. 1481-1654.

Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1979 1st. xiv. + 252pp. 24 ills. 3 Maps. 10 Battle diagrams. Endp maps. 24x6. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. . This is a very readable yet scholarly study with brilliant tactical analysis, and graphic and exciting battle descriptions. £5.95


13497. PARKER, John: TASK FORCE. Untold Stories of the Heroes of the Royal Navy.

Headline. 2003 1st. 376pp. Illustrated. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions; Very Good + in Very Good + d/j £1.00


23502. PARKER. john: THE ILLUSTRATED WORLD GUIDE TO SUBMARINES

Hermes House 2007 258pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x23. As New; Mint in pictorial stiff card cover £4.95


6604. PASSMORE, Molly: IN HIS WAKE. Memoirs of a Naval Officer's Wife in the 1930's.

Merlin. 1988 1st. 153pp. 21x15. Like New in pictorial card cover. These memoirs describe the frustrations, gaiety, glamour and the risks of the break-up of marriage between a serving naval officer and his wife, before during, and after the Second World War. £8.95


26731. Paul Heiney: Maritime Britain: A Celebration of Britain's MaritimeHeritage

Adlard coles Nautical 2005 296pp 20x12 Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.This book is a captivating celebration of Bitains nautical history. £1.95


23237. PEARCE, George F.: THE U.S. NAVY IN PENSACOLA. From Sailing Ships to Naval Aviation (1825-1930)

University Presses of Florida 1980 1st. vii. + 207pp. Illustrated.. 23x15 No writing or inscriptions; Fine in G+ d/j. £3.95


18750. PEARS, Randolph. Cmdr R.N.: YOUNG SEA DOGS. Some Adventures of Midshipmen of the Fleet.

Putnam. 1960 1st. 251pp. 9 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding & contents VG+. (no d/j) The naval midshipman has always cut an intriguing figure - certainly not a rating, yet hardly an officer: more than a youth, yet not quite a man. This book includes accounts of the early days at sea of men who later became distinguished Admirals, and full accounts of heroic episodes of midshipmen in action. £1.95


7542. PENN,Geoffrey: INFIGHTING ADMIRALS. Fisher's Feud with Beresford and the Reactionaries.

Cooper. 2000 1st. viii. + 264pp. Ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Fisher was a radical thinker who represented the new breed of naval officer. Ranged against him and other modernisers were the 'old school', the embodiment of which was the ultra-reactionary Lord Charles Beresford. Their titanic struggles, conducted with a passionate intensity of patriotic fervour and at a highly personal level, make for fascinating reading. The author describes the cut-and -thrust of intrigue and the issues at stake, and lifts the veil on the clash of personalities and ideologies that went to the very root of naval development. £3.95


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 £4.95


25233. PERRETT, Bryan.: THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED. The Elimination of German Surface Warships around the world 1914-18

Pen & Sword 2012 1st v. + 150pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16As new; Mint in d/j £4.95


2105. PERRETT, Bryan.: THE REAL HORNBLOWER. The Life of Admiral Sir James Gordon, GCB.

Arms & Armour. 1999 160pp. 22 ills. Maps. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy:, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £1.95


8849. PHILLIPS C.E.L.: ESCAPE OF THE AMETHYST.

Heinemann. 1957 1st. vi. + 274pp. 21 illustrations. Endpaper maps Hardback. .Binding & contents Very Good. . A full account of the saga involving HMS Amethyst. In April 1949, while ploughing through the waters of the Yangtse, without warning or provocation, Amethyst was fired on by heavy guns of the Chinese Liberation Army. Before the shooting stopped she was hit 53 times, killing 23 men and wounding 31 others. After being held by the enemy for over two months, the frigate made a gallant dash of 130 miles to the open sea. £8.95


6805. PHILLIPSON, David: BAND OF BROTHERS. Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy 1800 - 1956.

Sutton. 1998. x. + 150pp. 27 ills. 25x16. An excellent unmarked copy ; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. in pictorial card cover. The first part of the book charts the history of boy seamen in the Royal Navy from 1800, beginning with the evolution from the 18th century 'Officers Servant' through to its abolition in 1956. It tells the story of HMS Ganges, a byword on the lower deck for rigorous - not to say - harsh discipline, which was the toughest of the boy seamen training establishments. The second part is a graphic personal account of the author's own experiences at HMS Ganges as a boy trainee in 1947, to his service as a boy seamen in HMS Ulster and the 'Battle' class destroyer HMS St. James. £2.45


12191. PHILLIPSON, David: BAND OF BROTHERS. Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy 1800 - 1956.

Sutton. 1996 1st. * x. + 150pp. 27 ills. 25x16. Hardback edition. Like new Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The first part of the book charts the history of boy seamen in the Royal Navy from 1800, beginning with the evolution from the 18th century 'Officers Servant' through to its abolition in 1956. It tells the story of HMS Ganges, a byword on the lower deck for rigorous - not to say - harsh discipline, which was the toughest of the boy seamen training establishments. The second part is a graphic personal account of the author's own experiences at HMS Ganges as a boy trainee in 1947, to his service as a boy seamen in HMS Ulster and the 'Battle' class destroyer HMS St. James. £4.95


24824. PHILLIPSON, David: BAND OF BROTHERS. Boy Seamen in the Royal Navy 1800 - 1956.

Sutton. 1998. x. + 150pp. 27 ills. 25x16. Like new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. in pictorial card cover. The first part of the book charts the history of boy seamen in the Royal Navy from 1800, beginning with the evolution from the 18th century 'Officers Servant' through to its abolition in 1956. It tells the story of HMS Ganges, a byword on the lower deck for rigorous - not to say - harsh discipline, which was the toughest of the boy seamen training establishments. The second part is a graphic personal account of the author's own experiences at HMS Ganges as a boy trainee in 1947, to his service as a boy seamen in HMS Ulster and the 'Battle' class destroyer HMS St. James. £2.95


8772. PLIMMER, Charlotte. & Denis.: A MATTER OF EXPEDIENCY. The Jettison of Admiral Sir Dudley North.

Quartet. 1978 1st. 179pp. 14 ills. Map. 22x14. An excellent nmarked hardback copy. Fine in Near-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. £3.95


11057. POCOCK, Tom: CAPTAIN MARRYAT. Seaman, Writer and Adventurer.

Stackpole. 2000 1st 208pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Fine in Fine d/j. . 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


13268. POCOCK, Tom: NELSON'S WOMEN.

Deutsch. 1999 1st. 278pp. 16 ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. This book examines the characters of the women whose lives were interwoven with the complex, yet charming, personality of Nelson. £3.95


26481. POCOCK, Tom: THE YOUNG NELSON TN THE AMERICAS

Collins 1980 1st 241pp. Illustrated , Maps. 22x14. An excellent unmerked hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j £4.95


12637. POCOCK. Tom: HORATIO NELSON.

The Bodley Head 1987 1st. xx. + 364pp. 24x16. Above-average ex-library Very Good in d/j. Written with authority, this outstanding work provides one of the finest accounts of Nelson’s personal life and naval career. £1.50


24439. POOLMAN, Kenneth: ILLUSTRIOUS.

White Lion 1975 246pp. 30 illustrations.. 22x14. Contents slightly tanned, ex-library. (no d/j) Good. ,.An operational history. HMS Illustrious saw much action during the war, including Taranto, and was herself heavily damaged by dive-bombers. £1.00


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. £2.95


23972. POPE, Dudley: LIFE IN NELSON' S NAVY.

Chatham. 2009 xv. + 279pp. 20 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions;- Fine in Near-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. £1.50


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. £1.50


24516. POPE, Dudley: LIFE IN NELSON' S NAVY.

Chatham. 2001 xv. + 279pp. 20 ills. 22x14. Like New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. A detailed account of how men lived and fought in Nelson' navy, how they were recruited, paid, fed and clothed, the press gang, guns and signal, crime and punishment, prize money, rough justice, etc. The book also describes how the Navy battled with corruption within its own ranks, political patronage and mistakes to emerge victorious in battle. £1.50


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. £1.50


9804. POPE, Dudley.: FLAG 4. The Battle of Coastal Forces in the Mediterranean 1939-1945.

William Kimber 1954 Ist 300pp. 37 ills. Maps. Drawings. 21x14. Titles faded In slightly damaged red cover.Contents V/g+ . A full account of the war fought by the small craft of the Royal Navy’s Coastal Forces in the Mediterranean during WW2. Appendices. £6.95


6239. POPHAM H.: SEA FLIGHT. A Fleet Air Arm Pilot's Story.

Kimber 1954 1st. 200pp. 15 illustrations. Endpaper maps. 22x14. Binding & contents Very Good. A First Edition hardcover copy:. After training the author joined Indomitable in late 1941. A work-up in the West Indies was followed by a move to the Indian Ocean, the invasion of Madagascar and the "Pedestal" convoy in the Mediterranean. In January 1943 he joined Illustrious for the invasion of Italy; this was followed by spells on Campania and Striker before moving to the Admiralty. £4.95


14137. POWELL, Michael.: GRAF SPEE.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1956 1st. 224pp. Frontis. Endp maps. Binding and contents VG. Describes the events of Graf Spee's war cruise and the Battle of the River Plate. £1.50


25221. PRESTON, Anthony: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

Bison. 1984 192pp. Prof ills. 30x22. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. Charts the development of the aircraft carrier before recounting some of the major actions fought by carrier's during the Second World War. Technical descriptions of the ships themselves, and their aircraft, are illustrated through cut-away diagrams and line drawings. Illustrated with over 300 photographs in colour and black-and-white, together with cut-away drawings, charts and maps. £2.95


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. £2.50


8900. PRESTON, Anthony: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS.

Bison. 1982 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated.. 29x22.An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with more than 80 photographs, this large-format book offers an excellent pictorial record of aircraft carriers from the earliest types through the ships which fought in the Second World War, to the carriers of the nuclear age. £1.50


9094. PRESTON, Anthony: CRUISERS

Bison. 1988 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x23.An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrates & describes the cruisers used by the opposing combatants in both World War I and World War 2. Profusely illustarted with excellent photographs £1.50


1973. PRESTON, Anthony: DESTROYERS.

Hamlyn 1978 224pp. Prof ills. 30x23.An excellent umarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. Comprising a text that is as rich in technical detail as it is in anecdote, this profusely illustrated volume charts the history of the destroyer from the early torpedo-boat-destroyers of the Victorian era to the fast well-armed destroyers of the Second World War. £4.95


987. PRESTON, Anthony: DESTROYERS.

Bison. 1982 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x22. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with more than 80 photographs, this large-format book offers an excellent pictorial record of the destroyers which fought during the two World Wars. Covers the Dover Patrol to Jutland in WW1. Battle of the Atlantic, the Malta Convoys, War in the Pacific in WW2. £1.50


8901. PRESTON, Anthony: SUBMARINES.

Bison. 1982 1st. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. . 29x22 . An excellent unmarked hardback copy; . Fine in Fine d/j. Illustrated with around 80 photographs, this large-format book offers an excellent pictorial record of submarines, concentrating on the vessels which fought which fought in the two World Wars. £1.50


12747. PRESTON, Anthony: THE WORLD'S GREAT SUBMARINES. From the American Civil War to the Present Day.

Greenwich Editions. 2005. 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. An unmarked copy, Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. £3.95


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; 1974 64pp. Profusely illustrated. . 30x22. an excellent unarked copy:-; 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 £1.50


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


6961. PRESTON, Anthony.: THE SHIP - DREADNOUGHT TO NUCLEAR SUBMARINE.

NMM. 1980 1st. 60pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 21x21. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial hardback cover. Charts the technical development of warships from the Dreadnought of 1906 to the nuclear powered submarines of the 1970s. Very well illustrated. £1.00


742. PRESTON, Antony.: BATTLESHIPS

Bison 1991 192pp. Prof ills. 31x21.An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Near-Fine d/j. Charts the history and technical development of the battleship Illustrated with some 250 photographs and maps. £2.95


22869. PRETTY, Ronald T.: JANE''S WEAPON SYSTEMS 1982-83

Jane's Publishing. 1,043pp. Profusely illustrated. Advertisements. 31x22. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in Good d/j. Standard postage within the UK, but extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £14.00


25356. PUDDEFOOT, Geoff: READY FOR ANYTHING. The Royal Fleet Auxiliary 1905-1950

Seaforth 2010 1st xiii. + 224pp. 36 illustrations; 24x16. As New; Mint in d/j/ £7.95


23068. PULVERTAFT, David: FIGUREHEADS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Seaforth 2011 1st 240pp. Profusely illustrated 24x23. As New; Mint in Mint d/j. 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


25375. QUAIL, Sarah: PORTSMOUTH IN THE GREAT WAR

Pen & Sword 2014 200pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. £4.95


26722. R. T. PAIGE: THE TAMAR VALLEY AT WORK

DARTINGTON AMENITY RESEARCH TRUST 1978 30x21 Mint in Mint pictorial card cover .An informative account of a century of shibuilding and life in the Tamar Valley.. £5.50


744. RANSOME-WALLIS P.: THE ROYAL NAVY REVIEWS 1935-1977.

Ian Allan. 1982 1st. 144pp. Prof ills. 30x22. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The author was present at five Naval Reviews at Spithead during which he photographed an impressive array of ships of many nations, and these photographs are here presented with detailed and informative captions. List of shpis present at each Review. King George V's Silver Jubilee in 1935 - The 1937 Coronation Review of King George VI - The 1953 Review for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II - The Review of 1963 to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of NATO - Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee of 1977. £8.95


12780. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS BATTLESHIPS. (Ensign 4)

Bivouac. 1975 1st. 53pp. Prof ills. 26x21. Like new. Mint in 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. £21.00


26453. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: QUEEN ELIZABETH CLASS BATTLESHIPS. (Ensign 4)

Bivouac. 1975 1st. 53pp. Prof ills. 26x21. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine 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. £16.50


26406. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: TOWN CLASS CRUISERS. (Ensign 5)

Bivouac Books 1975 1st. 53pp. Profusely illustrated 26x21 An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the Royal Navy's Town Class cruisers with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, and a four-page colour centre-spread depicting HMS Sheffield, HMS Southampton, HMS Glasgow, HMS Birmingham & HMS Liverpool in their camouflage schemes. £19.00


12779. RAVEN, Alan & ROBERTS, John: TOWN CLASS CRUISERS. (Ensign 5)

Bivouac Books 1975 1st. 53pp. Profusely illustrated 26x21 As New Mint in Mint pictorial card cover.A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the Royal Navy's Town Class cruisers with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, and a four-page colour centre-spread depicting HMS Sheffield, HMS Southampton, HMS Glasgow, HMS Birmingham & HMS Liverpool in their camouflage schemes. £29.00


6810. RAVEN, Alan. & LENTON H.T: DIDO CLASS CRUISERS. (Ensign 2)

Bivouac. 1973 1st. 60pp. Prof ills. 26x21. Like new. Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. A profusely illustrated technical & operational history of the Dido class cruisers, with many close-up & on-board photographs, detailed drawings, camouflage schemes in colour & a four-page centre-spread of HMS Black Prince in colour. £16.50


12311. RAWSON, Geoffrey.: BLIGH OF THE BOUNTY.

Philip Allan 1930 1st 244pp. Illustrated. Map. 22x14. Red cloth binding & contents Very Good. £6.95


26553. Raymond V. B. Blackman: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1957-58

Sampson Low & Marston. x. + 542pp. + xxvii index 64pp advertisements. One annotation. A good copy. Binding Good, VG dj with some light foxing £29.95


10701. Raymond V. B. Blackman: JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1963-64.

Sampson Low. vii.. + 450pp. + xxiii index. 53pp advertisements. Binding & contents Fine in VG+ d/j with slight foxing. An extremely nice copy: 31x22. The standard reference on the navies of the world. £22.00


22846. REILLY, John C.: UNITED STATES DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR II.

Blandford. 1989 160pp. Prof ills. 28x23. An excellent unmarked copy. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. 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. £3.95


26574. Reynolds, Clark G.: Command of the Sea

Robert Hale Ltd, 1976 xvi + 642 pp 24 x 16 An excellent copy Fine in Fine d/j £7.95


21289. Reynolds, Clark G.: WAR IN THE PACIFIC

Military Press 1990 160pp. Profusely illustrated, 30x27. No writing or inscriptions. Fine in VG d/j. £4.95


26444. RHYS-JONES, Graham: CHURCHILL AND THE NORWAY CAMPAIGN.

Pen & Sword 2008 1st xii. + 223pp. Illustrated. Maps.24x16. As New; Mint in Mint d/j. £6.95


26699. Richard Humble: United States Navy

Publisher: Troddy Books, 1988 152pp 33x25 As New Fine in Fine d/j This is a superbly illustrated and incisive history of The Unitedstates Navy.With many photographs and paintings. £27.95


23665. RICHARDSON. Jack: JACK IN THE NAVY. Memories of a Naval Chaplain

Bridge 1988 1st. 184pp. Illustrated. 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £2.50


23566. RIDLEY-KITTS, Daniel G.: THE GRAND FLEET 1914-19. The Royal Navy in the First World War.

Spellmount/ The History Press 2013 1st 288pp. Colour Frontis. Illustrated. 23x15. As new; Mint in pictorial card cover £8.95


20129. ROBERTS, John: BRITISH WARSHIPS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Chatham 2000 1st 160pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. Contains a representative selection of the original plans of all the types of warship with which the Royal Navy fought the Second World War. £21.50


18337. ROBERTSON, Stuart & DENT, Stephen: CONWAY'S THE WAR AT SEA IN PHOTOGRAPHS 1939-1945.

Conway 2007 1st. 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. in Near-Mint d/j. Overseas postage will be considerably extra. £11.50


8649. ROBERTSON, Terence: THE SHIP WITH TWO CAPTAINS.

Evans 1957 1st. 196pp. 23 illustrations. . 22x14.An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Very Good d/j. . Between 1942 and 1944, HM Submarine Seraph took part in several joint Anglo-American assignments and became known as the 'Secret Mission Submarine'. During these special operations she had two captains; Lieutenant Bill Jewell RN, was in operational control, while Captain Jerrold Wright USN, commanded her for political purposes. This book describes these clandestine operations. £3.95


26480. RODGER N.A.M.: THE ARMDA IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS

HMSO 1988 1st, 76pp. Illustrated 27x22. As New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover £3.95


14168. RODGER N.A.M.: THE COMMAND OF THE OCEAN. A Naval History of Britain.. 1649-1815

Allen Lane 2004 1st. lxv.. + 907pp. 56 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j Hardback edition. . 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. £4.95


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. Very Good+ in Very Good+ d/j. Volume Two - 1943-1945. x. + 362pp. Ills. 24x16. Very Good+ in Very Good d/j. .Together, these two volumes offer probably the most comprehensive account of the war at sea in all theatres of combat during WW2. The events are placed in their tactical or operational context and are set out in chronological form. A highly detailed index lists persons, ship's names, operational code names, convoys and forces. An important source of reference. Extra postage will be required for overseas orders £15.50


13493. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. As new; Mint in Mint d/j This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £5.95


14704. ROHWER, Jurgen.: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Caxton. 2001. 192pp. Prof ills. 30x24. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j. This superbly illustrated history of the naval operations of the Second World War recounts the events which took place in the Baltic and North Seas, in the Arctic, the Mediterranean, the the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific. It covers the strategies of the British, American, German, Italian and Japanese navies and also deals with the naval efforts of the smaller belligerents. This book covers every aspect of the naval war, and is illustrated with 250 photographs. £4.95


542. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.: THE NAVY AT W AR 1939-1945.

Wordsworth. 1998. 480pp. 44 ills. Maps. 21x13. ; Fine in G+ pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £1.00


23804. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.:: THE NAVY AT W AR 1939-1945.

Wordsworth. 1998., 480pp. 44 ills. Maps. 21x13. FINE in pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £2.00


17071. ROSKILL S.W. Captain RN.:: THE NAVY AT W AR 1939-1945.

Wordsworth. 1998., 480pp. 44 ills. Maps. 21x13. As new: Near-Mint in Near-Mint . pictorial card cover. A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £4.95


25533. ROSKILL, Stephen: CHURCHILL AND THE ADMIRALS.

Pen & Sword 2014 351pp. Illustrated. 24x16. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover £4.95


14606. ROSKILL, Stephen.W. Captain RN.: THE NAVY AT WAR 1939-1945.

Collins. 1960 1st. 480pp. 41 ills. Maps. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; as newBinding VG, + contents Fine A history of the policies, purposes, successes and failures of the Royal Navy in the Second World War. £3.95


25609. ROSS, David: AIRCRAFT CARRIERS OF THE WORLD

Amber 2017 1st 224pp. Profusely illustrated, 29x22. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover .Features 52 of the most important aircraft carriers ever built, from the Word War 1-era converted battleship HMS Eagle, through the Japanese carriers Shokaku and Taiho - both sunk by US carrier power at the decisive battle of the Philippine Sea in June 1944 - to the great nuclear - powered supercarriers USS Enterprise and USS Nimitz of the Cold War era. The book comes up-to-date with the leading carriers of today, including the HMAS Canberra, Chinese Liaoning and Indian Vikrant. Ideal for anyone interested in aircraft carriers and military vehicles. £7.95


24538. ROSSITER, Mike: SINK THE BELGRANO

Bantam 2007 1st xii. + 308pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine d/j £2.95


5660. ROUSSELOT Vice-Admiral H.L.G.: RUBIS. Free French Submarine. Warship Profile No.26.

1972. 24pp. Prof ills. 25x19. Upper margins lightly marked (text unaffected) otherwise VG The minelaying submarine Rubis took part in 28 wartime operations between May 1940 and december 1944, laying a total of 683 mines that were known to have sunk 14 supply ships, 7 anti-submarine and minesweeper vessels and damaged a U-boat; Rubis also sunk by torpedo a supply ship. This profile gives both a technical description andan operational history of the submarine. Profusely illustrated with photographs plus a centrespread illustration in colour. £1.95


10789. RUHE, William J.. Captain USN.: SLOW DANCE TO PEARL HARBOUR. A Tin Can Ensign in Pre-War America.

Brassey's. 1995 1st. * xi. + 210pp. 24x16. Fine in d/j. The author describes life on board the U.S destroyer Roe from 1939 to 1941, a period when the vessel was commanded by an over zealous, erratic and mercurial captain. Signed by author. £3.95


17851. RULE, Margaret: SOUVENIR GUIDE TO THE MARY ROSE.

Mary Rose Trust. 1983 Approx 60pp . profusely illustrated. Advertisements. 21x15 . VG+ iin pictorial card cover. A A well illustrated guide. £1.50


14257. RULE, Margaret: THE MARY ROSE. A Guide

Mary Rose Trust. 1989 88pp. . profusely illustrated. 17x24. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. A AA well illustrated guide. £1.50


326. RULE, Margaret: MARY ROSE.The Excavation & Raising of Henry VIII's Flagship,

Conway. 198 1st. 224pp. Prof ills. Ills endps. 27x21. An excellent unmarked Hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j. The archaeological director of the project that recovered the Mary Rose, tells the story of the ship from her early years to her dramatic loss, before describing the modern recovery operation. Profusely illustrated. £3.95


25211. RUSSELL, Srean Thomas.: UNDER ENEMY COLOURS.

Michael Joseph 2007 1st 481pp. Endppaer Maps. 24x16. An excellent unmarked hardback copy Fine in Fine d/j £2.95


13657. SCHOENFELD, Max: STALKING THE U-BOAT. USAAF Offensive Antisubmarine Operations in World War II.

Smithsonian Institute Press. 1995 1ST. vii. + 231pp. Illustrated. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy, almost like New. Fine in Fine d/j. Recounts the vital but untold story of the U.S. Army Air Forces anti-submarine operations against German U-boats during the crisis of the Battle of the Atlantic in late 1942 and 1943. During this period the 479th and 480th USAAF Anti-submarine Groups, deployed in England and North Africa, worked with the RAF to stop the U--boats before they could prey on Allied commerce and supply routes in the shipping corridors of the North Atlantic. £2.95


16280. SCHOFIELD B.B.: BRITISH SEA POWER. Naval Policy in the Twentieth Century.

Batsford 1967 1st. 271pp. Illustrated. 23x15. Binding & contents VG+ in worn d/j. £1.95


7242. SCHOM, Alan: TRAFALGAR. Countdown to Battle 1803-1805.

Penguin. 1992 xvi. + 421pp. 54 ills.6 Maps..10 line drawings. 19x13. Very Good+ in pictorial card cover. The Battle of Trafalgar was not an isolated feat on Nelson's part. It actually began two years earlier, in 1803, when Napoleon issued orders for the creation of an army and flotilla destined in invade England. That invasion was successfully thwarted, thanks to the brilliant strategy and remerakable perseverance of Admiral Cornwallis and his blockading Channel Fleet. This book brings to life the huge war effort on both sides of the Channel, and presents Trafalgar in its true historical scope and context. £2.95


23584. SEABRIDGE, Allan, MORGAN, Shirley and CHADWICK, David.: HIGH SEAS TO HOME. Daily Dispatches froma Frigate at War.

Derby Books 2012 1st. 190pp. Illustrated 24x16. Like New. Mint in Mint ictorial card dcover £4.95


25793. SEABRIDGE, Allan, MORGAN, Shirley and CHADWICK, David.: HIGH SEAS TO HOME. Daily Dispatches froma Frigate at War.

Derby Books 2012 1st. 190pp. Illustrated 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. £3.95


18361. SEBAG-MONTEFIORE, Hugh: DUNKIRK. Fight To The Last Man.

Penguin 2007 xvii. + 701pp. Illustrated. 20x13 VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. £1.50


26562. SEBAG-MONTEFIORE, Hugh: DUNKIRK. Fight To The Last Man.

Penguin 2007 xvii. + 701pp. Illustrated. 20x13 fine in fine pictorial card cover. £2.00


26561. SEBAG-MONTEFIORE, Hugh: DUNKIRK. Fight To The Last Man.

Penguin 2007 xvii. + 701pp. Illustrated. 20x13 fine in fine pictorial card cover. £2.00


26560. SEBAG-MONTEFIORE, Hugh: DUNKIRK. Fight To The Last Man.

Penguin 2007 xvii. + 701pp. Illustrated. 20x13 VG+ in VG pictorial card cover. £1.50


23357. SHARP, Dan: D-DAY. Operation Overlord and the Battle for Normandy.

Nortons Media 2014. 130pp. Profusely illustrated.. 29x21, As New; Mint in pictorial card cover £1.95


16029. SHOWELL, Jak P. Mallmann: FUEHRER CONFERENCES ON NAVAL AFFAIRS 1939-1945.

Greenhill 1990 1st xi + 496pp. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy, virtually like new; Mint in Mint d/j.337 Minutes of staff meetings between Hitler & commanders of the German forces,. These records captured by the Allies at the end of the war contain a wealth of detail on the naval problems facing the Germans in WW2. They reveal the contemporary, often verbatim record of how the German Command decisions were made, & the reasoning & planning behind them. This is the German overview of the war at sea& the Kriegsmarine's victories & defeats including the Scandinavian campaign, Sea Lion, loss of the Bismarck, Atlantic campaign, war in the Mediterranean St. Nazaire, etc. £15 £11.50


19008. SHRUBB R.E.A. Lieut-Cmdr 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. £6.95


22036. SHRUBB R.E.A. Lieut-Cmdr 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, Near-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. £5.95


24273. SILVERSTONE Paul. H.: U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part One: Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1963 1st,. 64pp. Prof ills. 19x12. : Near-Fine in Very Good pictorial card cover. Gives details of all U.S. battleships, battlecruiser and aircraft carriers of World War 2. Well illustrated. £1.00


8850. SILVERSTONE Paul. H.: U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II. Part One: Battleships.

Ian Allan. 1963 1st,. 64pp. Prof ills. 19x12. An unmarked copy: Fine Near-Fine pictorial card cover. Gives details of all U.S. battleships, battlecruiser and aircraft carriers of World War 2. Well illustrated. £1.00


11314. SIMPSON C.: LUSITANIA.

BCA. 1972. 295pp. 19 ills. 3 diags.24x16. Hardback; An unmarked copy; 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. £2.95


18496. SMALL, Ken: THE FORGOTTEN DEAD. Why 946 American Servicemen Died off the Coast of Devon in 1944 - and the Man who Discovered Their True Story.

Bloomsbury 1988 1st. v. + 197pp. Illustrated 24x16. Above-average ex-library Binding & contents VG £1.00


25214. SMALLEY, Peter: HMS EXPEDIENT

Century 2005 1st. 402pp. Illustrated endpapers; 24x16. An excellent unmarked hardback copy. Fine in Fine d/j £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 £1.50


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. £1.50


12086. SMITH, Peter C.: PEDESTAL. The Convoy that saved Malta.

Crecy 1994 256pp. 32 Profusely illustrated.. 9 maps/diags. 23x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j(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. £8.95


3279. SMITH, Peter C.: ROYAL NAVY SHIPS' BADGES.

Balfour. 1974 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Very Good d/j The book begins by charting the history of British warship names and the origins of Naval Heraldry, then illustrates in colour some 40 ship's badges with a biography of each ship to hold the name. Ships include:- Hood, Renown, Glorious, Glowworm, Danae, Eclipse, Devonshire, etc. £4.50


7222. 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: Near-Fine in Near--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. £14.00


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. A superb 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. £16.50


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. £2.95


26497. SMITH. Peter.C.: FIGHTING FLOTILLA. HMS Laforey and her Sister Ships.

Kimber. 1976 1st. 224pp. 38 ills. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Very Good 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). £5.50


13936. SMITHIES, Edward & BRUCE Colin John: WAR AT SEA 1939-1945.

Constable. 1992 1st xi. + 260pp. 14 ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked copy Fine in Fine d/j. Hardback edition.. This book uses first hand accounts of those that took part in the war at sea, serving with the Royal Navy, Merchant Service, Submarine Service, Fleet Air Arm, WRNS, etc. Reveals at a personal level the experiences of regular personnel and HO's. what it was like to be a part of the vast and complex struggle of the war at sea in World War II. £2.95


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. £4.95


21156. SOUTHEY, Robert: THE LIFE OF NELSON.

Blackie. nd (c 1902 236pp. 4 illustrations. 19x14.. Red cloth binding with gilt titles. Prize label dated 1907. Spine a little faded and spots of foxing throughout.. .First published in the 19th century, this was the earliest full-length biography on the life of Nelson, and is still one of the very best. £1.50


5919. SPARKS W.: THE LAST OF THE COCKLESHELLS. A World War Two Memoir.

Pen & Sword 2003 152pp. 8 ills. Map. 24x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Sparks took part in the daring raid on Axis shipping in the harbour of Bordeaux carried out by a force of 12 commandos in Dec 1942. One of the only two survivors of the attack, Sparks tells his own story of the raid and his subsequent escape from France to Spain. £4.95


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. £2.95


18329. STAFFORD, Edward P. Cmdr USN: THE FAR AND THE DEEP.

Barker 1968. 238pp. Illustrated. 22x15. A n excellent clean and bright ex-library copy., front hinge strengthened, otherwise contents VG in G+ d/j. £1.50


8516. STEARNS, Patrick: Q SHIPS, COMMERCE RAIDERS, AND CONVOYS.

Spellmount. 2004 1st. xxiii.+ 276pp. 20 ills. 8 maps. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine 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. £4.95


26738. Stephen Coote: Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero

Pocket Books 337pp 18x14 As New Mint in Mint Pictorial card cover A fine biography. £1.25


7930. STEPHEN, Martin.: SEA BATTLES IN CLOSE-UP: WORLD WAR 2.

Ian Allan. 1988 1st edition 224pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An unmarked copy: As new Mint in Mint 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 section to the Battle of the River Plate - The Attack on Taranto - The Battle of Matapan - The Sinking of Hood and Bismarck - The Sinking of the Prince of Wales and Repulse - The Escape of the Scharnhorst and Gneisenau - The Battle of the Coral Sea - The Battle of Midway - The Battle of the Barents Sea - The Sinking of the Scharnhorst. Illustrated with 150 photographs and 60 maps. £5.50


16179. STEPHEN, Martin. Edited by Eric Grove.: 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. £4.95


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. £1.95


902. STERN, Robert.C.: U.S. BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION. Part I.

Squadron-Signal. 1980. Warships No.3 50pp. Prof ills. 21x28. 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. £1.95


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. £1.95


23803. STILWELL, Alexander: THE STORY OF HMS REVENGE.

Pen & Sword 2009 1st. vi. + 218pp. Illustrated 24x16. Virtually like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £2.95


25125. STILWELL, Alexander (Editor).: THE TRAFALGAR COMPANION.

Osprey 2005 1st. 224pp. Profusely illustrated 26x19. As New; Mint in Mint d/j. £4.95


23256. STUBBS, Bernard.: THE NAVY AT WAR.

Faber. 1940 280pp. 49 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding slightly rubbed, contents VG+. . An early view of how the Royal Navy was conducting the war, by a war reporter. The chapters cover such subjects as convoys, U-boats, cruisers, submarines, mines & minesweepers, destroyers, MTBs, and the book also looks at the French navy at war. £2.00


10172. STUBBS, Bernard.: THE NAVY AT WAR.

Faber. 1940 1st 280pp. 49 ills. 22x14. No writing or inscriptions; binding & contents VG+. . An early view of how the Royal Navy was conducting the war, by a war reporter. The chapters cover such subjects as convoys, U-boats, cruisers, submarines, mines & minesweepers, destroyers, MTBs, and the book also looks at the French navy at war. £1.95


23475. STURTON, Ian (Editor).: CONWAY'S BATTLESHIPS. The Definitive Visual Reference to the World's All--Big--Gun Ships.

Conway 2008. Revided, Updated & Expanded Edition. 240pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. An unmarked hardback copy; Near-Mint in Near-Fine d/j.Extra postage will be required for overseas orders. £11.50


7937. STURTON, Ian. (Editor).: CONWAY'S ALL THE WORLD'S BATTLESHIPS. 1906 to the Present.

Conway. 1996. 190pp. Prof ills. 28x22. An unmarked copy; as new mint in fine d/j. This comprehensive volume summarises the data, gives the design background and outlines the careers of the world's battleships. The hundreds of photographs and accurate line drawings, tabular data and background articles all add up to create highly detailed appraisals of the world's great capital ships. £6.50


11381. SULLIVAN, Robert (Editor).: OUR CALL TO ARMS. The Attack on Pearl Harbour.

Life Books. 2001 192pp. 187 black-and-white and colour illustrations. 28x24. An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The fascinating saga that is Pearl Harbour is graphically described, and the text is complemented by a large and extraordinary collection of photographs. £4.95


26354. SUMRALL, Robert F.: USS IOWA (BB 61). Wraships Daa 3.

Pictorial Histories Publishing1986. 54pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x28. As New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £11.50


26355. SUMRALL, Robert F.: USS MISSOURI (BB 63). Wraships Daa 32

Pictorial Histories Publishing 1989. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 21x28. As New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. £14.00


25860. TAFFRAIL. (Captain Taprell Dorling RN).: ENDLESS STORY. Destroyer Operations in The Great War.

Seaforth 2016 450pp. Frontis. Maps/diagrams, 22x14. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover. This book is thought by many to be the finest record on the destroyer service ever written. The author, himself a destroyer commander in World War One, provides a comprehensive, detailed and lively account pf the actions of British destroyers, torpedo boats and patrol boats during the war. £9.50


7832. TALBOT-BOOTH Lt-Cdr E.C. RD, RNR. & GREENMAN D.G.: WARSHIP IDENTIFICATION.

Ian Allan. 1971 1st. * 468pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x18. An unmarked copy:- Near-Fine in VG d/j. Approximately 1,400 solid black silhouettes are first arranged in a coding system and thse are then repeated as outline drawings to a larger scale and grouped more or less in types with full relevant information. Complete with comprehensive list of pendant numbers and a full index of 10,000 ships covered by the drawings. Ensigns of the principal navies are shown in full colour. £4.50


4925. TALL J.J. & KEMP Paul.: H.M.SUBMARINES IN CAMERA. 1901-1996. An Illustrated History of British Submarines.

Blitz. 1998. * ix. + 245pp. Prof ills. 28x20. As new: Mint in Mint d/j. Provides a graphic view of life in British submarines from early 'Holland' class to the Vanguard class of the nuclear age. Illustrated throughout with archive photographs accompanied by detailed captions, this volume offers a superb photographic record of the development of Royal Navy submarines. £1.95


22472. TALL J.J. & KEMP Paul.: H.M.SUBMARINES IN CAMERA. 1901-1996. An Illustrated History of British Submarines.

Sutton 1998. ix. + 245pp. Prof ills. 28x20. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. . Provides a graphic view of life in British submarines from early 'Holland' class to the Vanguard class of the nuclear age. Illustrated throughout with archive photographs accompanied by detailed captions, this volume offers a superb photographic record of the development of Royal Navy submarines. £1.95


24455. TALL, Jeffrey: SUBMARINES & DEEP-SEA VEHICLES.

Silverdale 2002 256pp. Profusely illustrated 30x24 An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Fine d/j £5.95


23809. TAYLOR, Stephen: STORM AND CONQUEST. The Clash of Empires in the Eastern Seas 1809.

W.W. Norton 2007 1st xx. + 380pp. Illustrated. Maps. 24x16. As new fine in fine dustj jacket £5.25


26711. TERRAINE, John.: BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945

Wordsworth. 1999 . xx. + 841pp. 58 ills. 19 maps. 22x14.Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. with slight foxing on edges 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. £1.95


26710. TERRAINE, John.: BUSINESS IN GREAT WATERS. The U-Boat Wars 1916-1945

Wordsworth. 1999 . xx. + 841pp. 58 ills. 19 maps. 22x14. : Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. with slight foxing on edges 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. £1.95


2705. THOMAS, David .A.: CRETE 1941 - THE BATTLE AT SEA.

Efstathiadis.1980. 225pp. 23 illustrations. 4 maps. 18x11. An unmarked copy. Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. A full account of the Royal Navy's fight to maintain its tradition of supporting the army at all times. The British Mediterranean Fleet transported an army of 58,000 to Greece to fight the German invaders, evacuated 50,000 of them under constant air attack, and then, in a further evacuation, rescued many thousands of men from Crete, in the face of overwhelming air superiority. The ships suffered the most prolonged and intensive air assault ever endured by a fleet until the Pacific War: 3 cruisers and 8 destroyers were sunk and 2 battleships, the aircraft carrier Formidable, 5 cruisers and 7 destroyers were damaged. £2.00


24634. THOMAS, David A.: MALTA CONVOYS 1940-42. The Struggle at Sea.

Cooper. 1999 1st. 234pp. Illustrated. Map. 24x16. As New; Mint in Mint d/j . 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. £4.95


22815. THOMAS, David A.: WITH ENSIGNS FLYING. The Story of H.M. Destroyers at War 1939 - 1945.

William Kimber 1958 .207pp. (no illustrations). 23x15. Publisher's proof copy bound in in plain card cover. Very Good. +. .Describes the actions fought by British and Commonwealth destroyers during the Second World War, in the Atlantic, the Arctic, the Mediterranean, and the Java Sea. £1.50


1740. THOMAS, David.: ROYAL ADMIRALS 1327-1981.

Deutsch. 1982 1st. 206pp. Prof ills. 24x17. Near-Fine in Near-Fine 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. £3.00


3715. THOMAS, Roger D. & PATTERSON, Brian: DREADNOUGHTS IN CAMERA 1905-1920.

Sutton. 1998 1st. 180pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. The book illustrates and describes the construction of British Dreadnoughts between 1905 and 1920. A selection of 130 rare photographs drawn from the archives of Armstrong-Whitworth, Elswick; Beardmore's, Dalmuir; John Brown, Clydebank; Cammel Laird, Birkenhead; Palmers, Jarrow; Scotts, Greenock; the Thames Ironworks, Blackwall; Harland & Wolff, Belfast; and Vickers, Jarrow. The pictures illustrate battleships and battlecruisers in every stage of construction, including Dreadnought, Hood, Repulse, Tiger, Ramillies, Queen Elizabeth, Barham, Bellerphon and others. £8.95


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. £2.95


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. £1.50


21971. THURSFIELD, Rear-Admiral H.G.: EPIC DEEDS OF THE NAVY

Hutchinson 1941 1st. 267pp. Illustrated. 22xd14. Titles dull, otherwise contents VG. £1.50


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, Very Good+ in 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


16874. TREACHER, Admiral Sir John:: LIFE AT FULL THROTTLE. From Wardroom to Boardroom.

Pen & Sword 2004 1st 260pp. Illustrated. 24x16: Like new. 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. £3.95


9964. TREADWELL, Terry C.: STRIKE FROM BENEATH THE SEA. A History of Aircraft-carrying Submarines.

Tempus. 1999 1st. xiv. + 191pp. Prof ills. 25x17. Hardcover edition; Like new; Mint in Mint d/j.. Following British and German experiments between 1914-18, many navies built special submarine aircraft carriers beween the wars, but only the Japanese persevered with the apparently insurmountable problems, culminating in a bombing raid on Oregon in September 1942, and a planned attack on the Panama Canal. This fascinating story describes the submarines, together with their aircraft, which served in the navies of Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and the United States, and an account of the Japanese raid on the West Coast of America. Illustrated with 230 photographs and drawings of the submarines and their aircraft. £3.95


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. £3.95


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


24292. TROJCA, Waldemar: U-BOOTWAFFE 1939-1945. Cz, 3. Encyclopedia of Warships 12.

AJ Press. Gdansk. nd (c 1999). 100pp. 30x21. Like new. Near-Mint in Near-Mint pictorial card cover. This volume p. Illustrated with over 150 photographs including many close-up and on board views and many others reproduced full page, a variety of German U-boats and crews, In addition tothe interior and exterior photographs there are plan and profile drawings in black and white, and a large folding plans of Type IX D2 and Type XB U-boats,. Polish text. £3.95


12114. TROTTER, Wilfred Pym: THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

Dent. 1975 1st. 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. An unmarked copy: Fine in VG pictorial card cover with a slight crease on one corner. 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. £4.50


22588. TROTTER, Wilfred Pym: THE ROYAL NAVY IN OLD PHOTOGRAPHS.

Dent. 1982 172pp. Prof ills. 24x19. Very Good in slightly rubbed 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. £1.95


1145. TUNSTALL, Brian: WORLD WAR AT SEA.

Secker & Warburg. 1942 1st. viii. + 319pp. 19x12.Bi nding & contents Very Good.. In this guide to the war at sea in World War 2 and its strategy, the author examines in detail the relative strengths and opportunities of the belligerents.= The Royal Navy, the German Navy, the Italian Navy, the Red Navy, The United States Navy, the Japanese Navy and the Dominion, Allied, Axis, and Neutral Navies., followed by a Strategical Review of the War at Sea from 1939 to early 1942. £2.95


13202. TUNSTALL, Brian.: FLIGHTS OF NAVAL GENIUS.

Philip Allan. 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. £2.95


25799. TURNER, John Frayn: FIGHTS FOR THE SEA. Naval Adventures from The Second World War.

Pen & Sword 2013 ix. + 245pp. Illustrated 24x16. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £5.95


24433. TURNER, John Frayn: VCs OF THE ROYAL NAVY

white Lion 1973 192pp. 2Illustrated.20x14. Hardback. A n unmarked copy: Binding & contents Very Good+. (no dustkjacket) Twenty-four naval V.C.’s were awarded in the Second World War, and this book puts on record the deeds of daring and valour that won them. £2.50


8579. TURNER, John, Frayn: V.C’s. OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

White Lion 1973 192pp. 2Illustrated.20x14. An excellent hardback copy without any writing or inscriptions; Fine in Fine d/j. Twenty-four naval V.C.’s were awarded in the Second World War, and this book puts on record the deeds of daring and valour that won them. £2.25


3492. VAN DER VAT D.: THE GRAND SCUTTLE. The Sinking of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1919.

Birlinn 2016 . 276pp. . 20x13. An unmarked copy: Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. At Scapa Flow in June 1919 there occurred an event unique in naval history. The German Admiral in charge of seventy-four of his country's warships interned in Scapa Flow, battleships, battle-cruisers, cruisers and flotillas of destroyers, ordered that they should scuttle themselves. Fifty-two of them actually went to the bottom and several are there to this day. This book tells the story of the German Fleet from its creation by Tirpitz to its complete frustration in war, its disgrace by mutiny, and the unparalleled act of self-destruction and the unprecedented salvage effort which ensued. £1.00


20403. VAN DER VAT Dan.: STANDARD OF POWER: The Royal Navy in the Twentieth Century.

Hutchinson . 2001 1st xx. + 460pp. 39 ills. 24x16. An excellent unmarked hardback copy; Fine in Fine d/j. In this history the author takes a sceptical, sometimes admiring, often controversial view of the Royal Navy in two World Wars and countless minor conflicts. £3.95


3998. VAN DER VAT, Dan: STEALTH AT SEA: The History of the Submarine.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1994 1st. x + 374pp. 31 ills. Maps. 24x16. An unmarked Hardcover copy: Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Charts the technical and military history, from the earliest submersible vessels to the submarines of the nuclear age, including the campaigns fought by submarines during the two World Wars. £2.95


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. £1.95


11992. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE ATLANTIC CAMPAIGN. The Great Struggle at Sea 1939-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1988 1st. * ixx. + 424pp. 54 ills. 4 maps. Ills endps. 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Near-Fine 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. (no dustjacket). This comprehensive history covers in detail every aspect and phase of the Battle of the Atlantic examining the action on and under the Atlantic. £3.75


26431. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE DARDANELLES DISASTER. Winston Churchill's Greatest Failure.

Duckworth 2009 1st. xiii. + 226pp. Illustrated 23x16. Almost like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j £5.95


141. VAN DER VAT, Dan: THE PACIFIC CAMPAIGN. The U.S. - JAPANESE NAVAL WAR 1941-1945.

Hodder & Stoughton. 1992 1st. * 430pp. 57 ills. 8 maps. 24x16. An unmarked hardback copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. This comprehensive and detailed account of the naval war in the Pacific, analyses the crucial naval actions and highlights the increasing importance of intelligence-gathering systems during the campaign. The author also discusses the damaging effect of inter-service rivalry on both sides, and American policy towards Britain and Australia. £3.95


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


26527. VAN DER VAT, Dan.: Gentlemen of War: The Amazing Story of Commander Karl Von Muller and the S M S Emden

Morrow 1984 205pp. 17 ills. Endpaper maps. 24x16. Near Mint in Near Fine d/j. Describes the lone campaign waged by German cruiser Emden in the Indian Ocean from August 1914 to May 1915, during which she sank two warships, held-up 21 British merchantmen, sinking 16, abducted 4 colliers, shelled Madras, made a hit-and-run raid on Penang, before being finally shelled to destruction off the Cocos Islands by the Australian cruiser Sydney £6.95


9767. VAUGHAN H.S. (Introduction & Notes by).: THE VOYAGES AND CRUISES OF COMMODORE WALKER.

Cassell. 1928. li + 219pp. 8 ills. 2 maps. 22x15 No writing or inscriptions; . Binding & contents Very Good.. First published in 1760, this book describes the voyages of Commodore Walker, who commanded, during the 1740/50s, the Duke William, Russian Merchant, Mars, Boscawen and the ‘Royal Family’ privateers with which Walker’s name is particularly associated, as Commodore. £5.95


4936. VAUSE, Jordan.: WOLF. U-Boat Commanders in World War II.

Airlife. 1997 1st UK.* xi.+ 249pp. Ills, 24x16. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine d/j. Drawing on primary documents, and where possible, interviews or correspondence with surviving U-boat commanders themselves, the author follows the individual U-boat officers from their early training and through their wartime experiences. £3.95


7278. VINE P.A.L.: THE ROYAL MILITARY CANAL. An Historical Account of the Waterway and Military Road from Shorncliffe in Kent to Cliff End in Sussex.

Amberley 2010 224pp. 576 illustrations.. 15 maps & plan. . 23X15. As New; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. The Royal Military Canal from Hythe to Winchelsea was designed against a possible invasion by Napolean. Built in the early 1800s, the canal, and the military road that ran beside it, while still maintained for defence, were set to earn their livings by tolls on commercial traffic. This book is the complete history of the design, building and operation of the RMC during the century of its active life. Well illustrated. £7.50


24641. VON DER PORTEN, Edward P.: PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE GERMAN NAVY IN WORLD WAR II. Revised Edition

Thomas Crowell 1976 xiv + 367pp. 300 illustrations. Illustrated. 28x22.. Hardback An. excellent unmarked copy without any. writing or inscriptions Near-Fine in Very Good d/j Enlarged and revised edition.Gives a German view of German naval strategy, with a detailed examination of the battles and campaigns fought by the German Navy in World War 2. £7.95


15111. WALKER C.F. Lt-Commander R.N.: YOUNG GENTLEMEN. The Story of Midshipmen from the XVIIth Century to the Present Day.

Longmans, Green 1938 1st. xiii. + 258pp. 8 ills. 22x14. An excellent copy without any writing or inscriptions:- Blue cloth binding & contents Very Good. £5.95


26070. WALKER. Anthony J.: AYE, AYE, SIR! An Autobiography of a National Service Sailor 1946-1948.

W.H.Walker. 2000 1st. xxxiv. + 250pp. Profusely illustrated. Illustrated endpapers. 25x18. An unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. .The author joined the Royal Navy under National Service in February 1946, just six months after the end of the war. After training in HMS Royal Arthur, HMS Glendower and HMS Scotia, he served in two submarine depot ships based in Scotland, HMS Forth and HMS Montclare. This handsomely published and profusely illustrated book records the author’s experiences afloat and ashore during the early post-war years. £3.95


25796. WALSH, Ron R.N.: IN THE COMPANY OF HEROES

Troubador 2004 1st. ix. + 169pp. Illustrated, 21x14. As New; Mint in pictorial card cover; £5.95


24545. WARBURTON, Christine: H.M.S. VICTORY. PICTURES. 12 Drawings of Lord Nelson's Flagship

nd (c 1960s.). In 1963 Christine Warburton was commissioned to produce a series of pen and ink sketches of HMS Victory. These pictures were issued as a 1965 Calendar and a portfolio of pictures. 12 black & white individual drawings (19x25cm). Fine. The 12 sketches illustrate HMS Victory's Main Hatchway & Orlop Deck - Poop Deck & Mizzen Mast - Nelson's Cabin - Original 32-pounder Lower Gun Deck - Carpenter's Walk - Lower Gun Deck & Tiller - Lower Gun Deck & Lower Section of Double-Tier Capstan - Figurehead & Beakhead - Two Stern Chasers & Tiller (looking Aft). - The Port Carronade - Upper Gun Deck - 12 Pounders - Outside view of Elaborate Mouldings, (the Gingerbread), Nelson's Dining Cabin & Rudder £3.95


1778. WARLOW B. Lt Cdr RN.: CHANNEL SWEEP. Photographs from the 1950s & 60s Skyfotos Collection.

Maritime. nd (c1989). 142pp. Prof ills. 18x24. Near-Mint in VG pictorial card cover. Contains 140 full-page photographs taken in the 1950/60s, depicting athe various types and classes of warships of the Royal Navy £1.85


26203. WARLOW, B. Lieut-Cmdr RN.: BATTLE HONOURS OF THE ROYAL NAVY.

Maritime Books 2004 1st. 224pp. 28 photographs. 21x15. As new. Mint in Mint d/j. £7.95


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. £1.50


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. £1.00


2363. WARNER, Oliver.: THE BRITISH NAVY. A Concise History.

Purnell. 1975. 191pp. Prof ills. 24x18. NO wiring or inscriptions. Attractive bookplate. Near-Fine in VG d/j. An excellent history accompanied by 151 illustrations. £2.95


7550. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON James.: THE ADMIRALTY REGRETS. The Story of His Majesty's Submarine Thetis & Thunderbolt.

Popular Book Club 1959. 229248pp. 16 illustrations. 5 maps & diagrams Endapaper diagrams. 19x13. No writing or inscription; margins lightly tanned, otherwise Very Good in Good d/j. VG.. 22x14. VG. . While on her builder’s trials in June 1939, the brand new submarine Thetis sank in Liverpool Bay trapping on board 99 naval personnel & civilian employees of her builders Cammell Laird. This full account of the tragedy investigates the technical problems and human errors which led to this disaster. It also provides a vivid account of the dramatic scenes on board the stricken submarine, and the desperate, but ultimately unsuccessful attempts of rescue. Following her salvage and renamed Thunderbolt, the submarine took part in wartime operations until she was finally sunk in the Mediterranean in 1943. £3.95


555. WARREN C.E.T. & BENSON, James.: ABOVE US THE W AVES. The Story of Midget Submarines and Human Torpedoes.

Harrap. 1953 256pp. 40 ills. 7 maps. Endpaper maps. 22x14. Spine sun faded (titles bright, otherwise contents VG.This compreehnsive record describes the exploits of midget submarines and human torpedoes during WW2, including the attack on Tirpitz and other Norwegian operations, in the Mediterranean and in the Far East, including the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Takao at Singapore. £1.50


556. WATSON, Bruce W: THE CHANGING FACE OF THE WORLD'S NAVIES. 1945 to the Present.

Arms & Armour. 1991 1st. 281pp. 96 ills. Tables. 24 x16. Fine in d/j. Studies the development of the world's navies covering a period of significant changes in the naval world - technology - missile development, nuclear power, electronics, communications, computers, metallurgy - all of which have had far reaching effects. The book offers a thoughtful analysis on the vessels, weapons, strategies and capacities of the world's navies in the post-war era. Illustrated with numerous ship photographs. £10.00


6367. WATTON, Ross: THE BATTLESHIP WARSPITE. Anatomy of the Ship.

Conway. 1986 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x26. Fine in Fine d/j Warspite's fighting career spanned two generations - from the Battle of Jutland in 1916, to battle honours in World War 2 that also included Narvik, Matapan and the D-Day landings. This volume offers a full description of the ship and her weapons, inclding appearance changes and the inter-war reconstruction. Pictorial section emphasising close-up and on-board photographs. Camouflage guide (on jacket). More than 300 perspective and 3-view drawings with in-depth descriptive keys of every detail of the ship - general arrangements. hull construction, machinery, surperstructure, rig, armament, fire-control, fittings, boats and aircraft. £25.00


3775. WATTS, Anthony J.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated History.

Naval Institute/Brockhampton. 1999 . 256pp. Prof ills. 26x20. Fine in Fine d/j. beginning with the triumphant aftermath of Trafalgar, the author traces the evolution of the Navy over the decades of the last years of sail to today’s 'high tech' fleet. In addition to technical fact and data throughout, the author provides assessment and critique of decisions, events, designs and tactics over nearly two centuries. Factually detailed and technically accurate, this is also a readable, entertaining narrative, an incisive study of Britain's Navy. Profusely illustrated with photos and line drawings of significant warships and equipment, plus detailed maps of key battles and actions. £4.95


8442. WATTS, Anthony J.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated History.

Arms & Armour. 1995 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. £3.95


8443. WATTS, Anthony J.: WARSHIPS AND NAVIES REVIEW.

Ian Allan 1974 1st. 96pp. Prof ills. 24x18. An excellent unmarked copy: Fine in Fine d/j. A contemporary review of the ships of the world's navies illustrated with about 75 photographs.. £1.50


25079. WAY, Peter (Editor): THE FALKLAND WAR. The Day by Day Record from Invasion to Victory Parts 1 - 13

Marshall Cavendish 1983 13 Parts. 416pp (total pages). Profusely illustrated.. 30x22. , 13 individual parts housed in pictorial plastic binder.. Unmarked. Fine. Extra postage will be required for overseas deliver. £16.50


15021. WELLS, John. Captain RN.: THE ROYAL NAVY. An Illustrated Social History 1870-1982.

Sutton. 1994 1st. x.+ 306pp. Prof ills. 25x19: No writing or inscrptions. as new mint in mint d/j Starting with the imperial splendour of Victorian ships with their labour intensive crews, social divisions and harsh discipline and concluding with the fighting force that saw service in the Falklands War, this book is as much a story of naval characters as it is the story of the vents and conflicts in which they were caught up, and covers everything from recruitment and training to behaviour in battle, duscipline, food and drink, clothing and pay. £4.95


16180. WELLS. Maureen: ENTERTAINING ERIC. Letters from the Home Front 1941-44.

Imperial War Museum. 1988 1st 176pp. Profusely illustrated. 26x18. An unmarked copy;_ Fine in Fine d/j. £3.95


16550. WESTHORP, Christopher: VJ DAY. In Photographs.

Salamander 1995. 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x22. Near-Mint in pictorial card cover. £1.50


5910. WESTWOOD, J.N.: FIGHTING SHIPS OF WORLD WAR II.

BCA. 1979 160pp. Prof ills. 25x20. No writing or inscriptions; Near-Fine in Good 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. £1.95


16955. WETTERN, Desmond.:: THE DECLINE OF BRITISH SEAPOWER.

Jane's. 1982 1st ., v. + 452pp. 85 ills. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Very Good+ in Very Good d/j. This important and controversial book is an almost month by month acount of the many activities of the Royal Navy from 1945 to 1981. The book is a history which shows not only that the Navy, against a background of an almost constant shortage of men, money and ships, has served the nation well, but the book is also an account of social changes in the Service since 1945. Strength of Fleet from 1947 to 1981 £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+. £2.95


26485. WHITE, Colin: NELSON. The Admiral.

History Press 2015 xvi. + 240pp. 70 illustrations 25x17. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover £5.95


13728. WHITE, John: ENDGAME. The U-Boat Inshore Campaign.

The History Press. 2008 1st. 128pp. Illustrated. Map. 23x15. An unmarked copy; Near-Min in t pictorial card cover. This is an account of the campaign fought by German U-boats in the waters off Britain‘s east coast during the Second World War, a campaign which also saw the only appearance of the new radically new Type XXIII electric U-boats. The book also examines in detail the U-boat reaction to the Normandy Landings £4.95


7245. WHITLEY M.J: GERMAN DESTROYERS OF WORLD WAR TWO.

Arms & Armour. 1991 Second, fully revised edition. 223pp. Prousely illustrated 25x25. Aln excellent unmarked copy, amost like new:, Fine in Fine d/j. This definitive study offers an exhaustive record of Germany's destroyer arm throughout the war. The book covers every aspect of the ships themselves, examining their design, construction, armament, performance, propulsion systems, auxiliaries, seakeeping, modifications, operations and fates. Includes detailed plans and sectional drawings of the various destroyer classes, numerous photographs, and the wartime record of every ship. £25.00


10648. WHITLEY M.J.: CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1999 . 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. Like new:- Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Illustrated with hundreds of archive photographs and line drawings, this comprehensive reference work, within one volume, describes all cruisers extant, completed or laid down during the period 1939-45 by the nations of the World. Each class is featured with full coverage of its design, construction and subsequent modifications, together with details of builder, dates, specification data notes and the fate of each ship. £5.00


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. £5.00


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. £5.00


5635. WHITLEY M.J.: CRUISERS OF WORLD WAR TWO. An International Encyclopedia.

Brockhampton. 1999 * . 288pp. Prof ills. 25x25. An unmarked copy: Near-Mint in Near-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. £5.00


23352. WILKINSON R.: THE GREAT WAR AT SEA. Naval Battles of World War One

Wharncliffe / Pen & Sword. 2019 98pp. Profusely illustrated. 29x21. An unmarked copy:-Near-Fine in pictorial card cover. £1.95


4707. WILKINSON B.J. & others.: THE A to Z of ROYAL NAVAL SHIPS' BADGES 1919-1989. Volume 2. HMS Bacchante - HMS Buzzard.

Neptune 1988 1st. xiv. + 126pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x21. As new; Mint in Mint pictorial card cover. Describes & illustrates the badges of 99 RN warships whose names begin with the letter B, which served between 1919-1989. Each entry consists of ship's name, motto, herald, derivation of name & badge, name of builder, launch date & fate. A full colour illustration of each badge is accompanied by a black-&-white photograph of the vessel concerned. £5.95


3032. WILLIAMS, Andrew: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC.

BBC. 2007 304pp. Illustrated. 19x13. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine pictorial card cover.Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic, this comprehensive account of the long-running battle describes this intense and strategically vital campaign for control of the Atlantic. Well illustrated. £1.50


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


26701. WILLIAMS, GLYNDWR (ED): Captain Cook. Explorations and Reassessments

The Boydell Press 2004 xiii+266pp 24x16 As New Mint in Mint d/j An imformative Reassessment about Captain Cook and his explorations. £2.95


24214. WILLIAMS, Hamilton: BRITAIN'S NAVAL POWER. Volume I . A Short History of the Growth of the British Navy from the Earliest Times to Trafalgar. Volume II A Short History of the Growth of the British Navy from Trafalgar.Ito the Present Day. Two Volume Set.

Macmillan . Vol 1 (1902) Vol II (1898) Vol. 1 xv. + 273pp. 21 illustrations. 19x22 Navy cloth binding with gilt titles and illustrated in colour with white ensign on front board. No writing or inscriptions. Binding & contents Very Good. Volume II. xiv. + 221pp. 21 illustrations. 19x13. Navy cloth binding with gilt titles. Lower inner margins of the first few pages lightly waterstained, otherwise binding & contents Very Good. Two volume set £4.95


16721. WILLMOTT H.P.: BATTLESHIP.

Cassell 2002 1st. 352pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: As New Mint in Mint d/j. £4.95


21585. WILLS, Matthew B.: IN THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE ROYAL NAVY. The Life of Captain John Leach MVO DSO..

Spellmount 2011 1st. 192pp. Illustrated. 24x16. Virtually like new; Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £7.95


26716. Wilson G A S C ( Editor ): British Securiity 2010

Private 305pp 20x15 Fine in Fine white card cover Recalls the.proceedings of a security conference held at Church House Westminster 10.November 1995. £5.00


4960. WILSON H.W.: BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION. Volume I

Sampson Low & Marston. (no date) c 1926 1st. Volume I. xiv. + 337pp. .Illustrated with over 100 photographs, battle plans, diagrams and tables An excellent copy bound in black cloth with gilt titles. No writing or inscriptions; , spine knockrd. otherwise a bright and tight copy:contents Very Good+ this authoritative study is a reliable account of many of the naval engagements of the 19th century, particularly the more obscure South American actions. It covers the actions of battleships in American Civil War; Danish War of 1864; Austro-Italian War; Franco-German War; Russo-Turkish War; War between Chile and Peru; British Fleet off Alexandria; Brazilian Civil War; Japan-China War; Greek and South African Wars; Taku Forts; American-Spanish War; Russia and Japan (including Port Arthur and Tsushima), etc, etc, and there is also a chapter on battleship disasters. £12.50


26524. WILSON H.W.: BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION. Volume I & II ( 2 Volume Set)

Conway 1995 Volume I. xiv. + 337pp. .Volume II xiii + 384pp Illustrated with over 100 photographs, battle plans, diagrams and tables or inscriptions; Both Volumes are As New; Mint in Mint dj.Vol I ISBN 0870210270; Vol II ISBN 0851776426. This authoritative study is a reliable account of many of the naval engagements of the 19th century, particularly the more obscure South American actions. It covers the actions of battleships in American Civil War; Danish War of 1864; Austro-Italian War; Franco-German War; Russo-Turkish War; War between Chile and Peru; British Fleet off Alexandria; Brazilian Civil War; Japan-China War; Greek and South African Wars; Taku Forts; American-Spanish War; Russia and Japan (including Port Arthur and Tsushima), etc, etc, and there is also a chapter on battleship disasters. £29.00


26451. WINGATE, John: HMS BELFAST. Edinburgh Class Cruiser. Warship Profile No.29.

Profile Publications 1971 32pp. Prof ills. 25x19. . An excellent unmarked copy: Near-Mint pictorial card cover.pictorial card cover A detailed technical description followed by an operational history of HMS Belfast. Profusely illustrated with photographs and a double page plan and side view illustration in colour. £8.95


17679. WINGATE, John: HMS DREADNOUGHT. Battleship 1906 -1920. (Warship Profile 1).

Profile publications 1970 23pp. Profusely illustrated. 25x19. An excellent unmarked copy, Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Gives full techinal description and career details of the HMS Dreadnought. Illustrated with numerous photographs and a centre-spread plan & side view in colour. £6.95


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. £8.95


9661. WINGATE, John.: HMS BELFAST. In Trust for the Nation 1939-72.

Profile Publications. 1972 1st. 120pp. Prof ills. 25x19. An unmarked copy: Very Good in Good 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. £4.50


8407. WINTON, John: SINK THE HAGURO! The Last Destroyer Action of the Second World War.

Seeley. 1970 1st. 182pp. 17 ills. 22x14. Like new: Mint in Near-Mint d/j. Describes the classic naval action in which the British destroyers, Saumarez, Venus, Virago, Verulam & Vigilant, sank the Japanese cruiser Haguro in the Malacca Straits in May 1945. £8.95


922. WINTON, John: THE SUBMARINERS: LIFE IN BRITISH SUBMARINES 1901-1999.

Constable. 1999 1st xiv. + 316pp. 37 ills. 24x15. An unmarked copy: Near-Fine in Very Good pictorial card cover.This is the first published selection of over 70 personal accounts of life aboard the Royal Navy's submarines. From the Holland boats of 1901 to the giant Trident nuclear vessels of today, these vivid first-hand descriptions detail the tense patrols of the First and Second World Wars, the torpedo attacks on enemy warships, the horrors of depth charging, and clandestine operations. There are stories of survival and heroism, and anecdotes about daily life on board. £1.95


14761. WINTON, John.: CAPTAIN AND KINGS. The Royal Family in the Royal Navy 1901 - 1981.

Bluejacket. 1981 1st. 114pp. Ills. 21x15. An unmarked copy:- Fine in Fine pictorial card cover. Chronicles the experiences of the members of the Royal Family that served in the Navy during the 20th century. £1.00


18751. WINTON, John. (Editor).: THW WAR AT SEA 1939-1945. FREEDOM'S BATTLE. Volume 1.

Pimlico 1994 1st. xvii. + 416pp. Illustrated.. 24x16. No writing or inscriptions. Near-Fine in pictorial card cover.Arranged in chronological order, this book contains a collection of personal experiences of the war at sea, including first-hand accounts of the River Plate, Narvik, Taranto and Matapan actions, the sinking of the Bismarck, Scharnhorst, Haguro; Atlantic, Russian and Mediterranean convoys; and the personal recollections of those who served in Acasta, Broke, Warspite, Kelly, Penelope, Ark Royal, Barham, Reading, Wren, Euryalus, Bedouin, Illustrious, Glorious and other ships. £3.95


26012. WISNIESWKI, Richard A.: PEARL HARBOR AND THE USS ARIZONA MEMORIAL: A Pictorial History

Pacific Basin 1986. Revised edition 68pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21 Very Good in Good pictorial card cover £1.95


424. WOODHOUSE H.: WOODHOUSE'S TEXTBOOK OF NAVAL AERONAUTICS.

US. Naval Institute. 1991 1991. xi. + 281pp. Prof ills. 30x23. Like new; Mint in Near-Mint d/j. n A reprint of the first edition published in 1917. Woodhouse published this book in the US in 1917 as a primer for airmen learning the then new techniques of naval air combat. It now provides a valuable study of the state of the art when naval aviation was on the verge of becoming a major weapon. Covers:- Aerial attacks on Ships at Sea; The Torpedo-plane; Attacking Ships with Aircraft Guns; Aviation Mother Ships; Submarine hunting by Aircraft; Locating Submerged Mines with Aircraft; Naval Anti-Aircraft Defence; Aeroplane Guns & Gunnery; Bomb dropping from Aircraft, etc. etc. Well illustrated. £11.50


25209. WOODMAN, Richard: A BRIG OF WAR

John Murray 1983 1st. 232pp. 22x14. An excellent unmarkeD hardback copy: Fine in Fine d/j £4.95


11374. WOODMAN, Richard.: THE VICTORY OF SEAPOWER. Winning the Napoleonic War 1806 - 1814.

Caxton 2001 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 30x25. As New Mint in 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. £4.25


6835. WOODROOFFE T. (Editor).: BEST STORIES OF THE NAVY.

Faber & Faber. 1946 524pp. 21x13.A good copy. contents very good good in good d/j A collection of 26 tales of the Navy, written by various authors. Includes - The Sailing of the Ivy : The Settlement with Shanghai Smith : Sampan Charlie : Lost with all Hands : Convoy : The Promotion of the Admiral : Bad Weather : Sin at Malta : When the Convoys Met : First Command, etc, etc. £4.00


25804. WOODROOFFE, Thomas.: THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

Faber & Faber 1965 1st. 120pp. Illustrated. 21x14. An excellent unmarked copy; Near-Fine in d/j £3.95


14683. WRAGG, David: SECOND WORLD WAR CARRIER CAMPAIGNS.

Pen & Sword 2004 1st. vi. + 250pp. Illustrated. 24x16. An unmarked copy: Mint in Mint d/j. £5.50


15026. WRAGG, David.: CARRIER COMBAT.

Sutton. 1997 1st. viii. + 291pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. Like new; Mint in Mint d/j. Combining the author's own narrative with first-hand accounts by those who served aboard aircraft carriers, or with the carrier-borne naval and marine air squadrons, this book tells the dramatic story of the aircraft carrier at war. Fully illustrated with archive photographs in colour and black and white. £2.95


10033. WRAGG, David.: CARRIER COMBAT.

Sutton. 1997 1st. viii. + 291pp. Profusely illustrated. 27x20. An excellent unmarked copy; Fine in Fine d/j. Combining the author's own narrative with first-hand accounts by those who served aboard aircraft carriers, or with the carrier-borne naval and marine air squadrons, this book tells the dramatic story of the aircraft carrier at war. Fully illustrated with archive photographs in colour and black and white. £2.95


19369. WRIGLEY, Tom: MODEL SHIPS - NAVIES IN MINIATURE

Orbis 1973 64pp. Profusely illustrated. 31x23. Binding VG, contents VG+. (no d/j) £1.95


22756. YATES, Keith: FLAWED VICTORY, Jutland 1916.

Chatham 2000 1st. xviii. + 214pp. Illustrated. Maps. 23x15. As new; Mint in Mint d/j. £8.95


20421. YOUNG, John Robert: THE ROYAL MARINES.

Guild 1991. 192pp. Profusely illustrated. 28x21. Hardback edition. Near-Mint in Near-Mint d/j. £3.95


25791. YOUNG, Ron & ARMSTRONG, Pamela: SILENT WARRIORS. Submarine Wrecks of the United Kingdon. Volume Two

History Press 2009 1st. 352pp. Profusely illustrated. 24x16. Like new:- Mint in pictorial card cover. This volume covers England's South Coast, from Sussex to the Isles of Scilly £6.95


26459. ZETTERLING, Niklas & TAMELANDER, Michael: TIRPITZ. The Life and Death of Germany's Last Super Battleship.

Casemate3 2009 1st 360pp. Map. Illustrated 24x16. As New; Mint in Mint d/j £7.95


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