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Nautilus 90 North

By: Anderson, Cmdr William R.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, The Quality Book Club: 1959

Seller ID: 064145


Commander Anderson tells of the momentous voyage in which his submarine successfully surmounted the North West Passage at 11.15am on Sunday 3rd August 1958 - the first transpolar voyage from the Pacific to the Atlantic from Pugar Sound USA to Portland England via the Pole. Good clean hardback in dustwrapper which has some minor staining to front cover. Previous owner's name on half title page. 190 pages. Prompt dispatch View more info

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Carrier Air Operations Since 1945

By: Beaver, Paul

Price: £16.50

Publisher: London, Arms & Amour Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 043513


Warbirds Illustrated No 19. Photographic record of the aircraft carrier, the floating airfield of the Pacific War, which illustrate the various aspects of aircraft carrier operations on the flight deck as well as providing a view of the changing pattern of carrier aircraft. A very good clean large format paperback illustrated with b.w. and colour photographs. 72 pages. View more info

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The Sinking of the Bismarck : The Death of A Flagship

By: Berthold, Will

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Bristol, Avon, Cerberus Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 041256


Part of the 'Fortunes of War' series, translated from the German by Michael Bullock and told from the point of view of the crew of the Bismark. Describes the hunt and the final kill; the end being a horrific portrayal of defeat at sea. Gift quality paperback protected in its own palstic sleeve - 160 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Carrier Operations in World War II; Volume II - The Pacific Navies

By: Brown, David

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Shepperton, Middlesex, Ian Allan: 1974

Seller ID: 043627


The second volume of Carrier Operations of World War II describes the activities and operations of the United States Navy and Imperial Japanese Navy carriers in the Pacific and Indian Oceans during the first 15 months of World War II. Good clean copy which has small ding to front cover in an unclipped dustjacket with some edgewear. Illustrated with 108 black and white photographs. 152 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Badges and Battle Honours of HM Ships

By: Burns, Lt. Cdr. K. V.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Liskeard, Cornwall, Maritime Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033080


Lists the badges for HM Ships in commission, or being built, in 1986. Unread, lage format hardback in a d/w showing light signs of storage - 208 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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U-Boats at War

By: Busch, Harald - Translated By Wilson, L.P.R.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Putnam: 1955

Edition: First British Edition

Inscription: Signed by Translator

Seller ID: 032160


Looks at the role of the German U-Boat during the Second World War. Illustrated with b./w photographs. 288 pages. Signed by the translator on the front endpaper with the following inscription "To H. Muhlenstedt (?) With Many thanks for his help with the illustrations & some of the technical expressions in this book from: Lawrence P.R. Wilson. 11th July 1955". A little foxing to page edges otherwise internally clean. Binding is tight though boards show signs of ... View more info

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Ships of the Royal Navy : The Complete Record of All Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy from the 15th Century to the Present

By: Colledge, J. J.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: London, Greenhill Books: 2003

Edition: Fully Revised and Updated

Seller ID: 041450


Revised by Lt-Cdr Ben Warlow. A comprehensive, essential reference to Royal Navy ships brought up-to-date, from Tudor warships to ultramodern submarines. Previous owner's small sticker inside cover. Clean, bright copy in a d/w protected by a clear, plastic jacket - 367 pages. Next post dispatch from the UK. View more info

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Submarine Boats : The Beginnings of Underwater Warfare

By: Compton-Hall, Richard

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Leicester, Leicestershire, Windward: 1983

Seller ID: 039951


Perceptive account of the early years of submarine development, with much new material on the lives of the forgotten pioneers. Good, clean, large format paperback with light signs of shelfwear - 192 pages including index. View more info

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Nautilus

By: Davies, R.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, BBC: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034720


Published to accompany the BBC television series of the same name the book Investigates the history of the submarine and the men who have lived and worked in them and also covers the dramatic race between the two superpowers to build the most powerful nuclear submarine fleet. A clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Appears unread. Illustrated with b.w. & colour photographs. 239 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch View more info

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Against all Odds : Midget Submarines against the Tirpitz

By: Gallagher, Thomas

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Macdonald and Co: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 060112


Examines the meticulously planned and rehearsed attack which succeeded partly by reason of training but largely on the strength of a number of brilliant improvisations forced on the crews by changes of circumstances that no one could have foreseen. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 170 pages including index. Laid in is a newspaper cutting for the obituary of Rear-Admiral Godfrey Place, VC. 170 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Complete Encyclopaedia of Battleships and Battlecruisers

By: Gibbons, Tony

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Salamander Books Ltd: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 064545


A technical directory of all the world's capital ships from 1860 onwards. Heavy, large format hardback in a price-clipped d/w - 272 pages including index. An indispensable reference work for all warship enthusiasts. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Allied Convoy System 1939-1945 : Its Organization, Defence and Operation

By: Hague, Arnold

Price: £85.00

Publisher: St. Catharines, ON, Canada, Vanwell Publishing, Limited: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 063932


Comprehensive account of the 1939-1943 convoy system, its origins and methods of working and development over a period of six years. Clean, bright, large format hardback in a d/w - 208 pages including an index of ship losses. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Book of the Ship - An Exhaustive Pictorial and Factual Survey of World Ships, Shipping and Shipbuilding

By: Hardy, A.C.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co:

Seller ID: 059137


Lavishly illustrated survey of ships and shipping data designed as a daily reference for men in the shipping industry and auxiliary trades - divided into 4 sections - The Ship: What She Is; The Ship: What She Does; Other Ships and Other Duties; The Pageant of Shipping. Very good clean hardback illustrated with b/w photographs and line-drawings. 322 pages + 46 pages of adverts. Undated. Previous owner's stamp on blank front endpaper. View more info

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The Towns

By: Hauge, Arnold

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Kendal, Cumbria, World Ship Society: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041418


Charts the history of the 50 ships transferred from the USA to Great Britain in 1940. Clean, bright copy protected in a clear plastic jacket. Attached, fold-out illustration of the Town Class inside rear cover - 92 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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USS Fulton (AS-11): 50th Anniversary the ''Can Do'' Ship

By: Hearst, David A.

Price: £87.50

Publisher: Paducah, KY, USA, Turner Publishing Company: 1991

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 033718


With a foreword by Charles J. Meyer. The story of the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named in honour of Robert Fulton, inventor and ship designer. Attractive copy of this hard-to-find title. Dark blue boards with silver decoration and lettering to front cover and spine - 96 pages including index. View more info

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The Organization of War under Edward III 1338-62

By: Hewitt, H. J.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Manchester, England, Manchester University Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059502


Ex-Library book with the usual markings. Examines the often-neglected situations of how non-combatants existed during the war between England and France. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic film - 206 pages including Appendices, Sources and Bibliography, an Index of Persons and Places, and Subject Index plus an attached fold-out map. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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War At Sea In The Ironclad Age (Cassell'S History Of Warfare)

By: Hill, Richard

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 2002

Seller ID: 062844


Charts the development of the warship from the first French floating batteries of the mid nineteenth century to the famous dreadnoughts. Slight tanning to page edges else a very good clean, paperback which appears unread. 240 pages including index. View more info

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The Lexington Goes Down : A Fighting Carrier's Last Hours in the Coral Sea

By: Hoehling, Adolph A.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Stackpole Books: 1994

Seller ID: 033715


The story of the Lexington's final few hours and how the men discharged their duties with a staunch devotion to duty. As new, unread copy which shows signs of minimal shelfwear. Text block immaculate. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Aircraft Carriers - the illustrated History

By: Humble, Richard

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033934


Traces the story of the aircraft carrier beginning with the floatplane and deck-landing pionees of WWI, examining the conversion of battleships to carriers in the 1920's and the evolution of the carrier task force as a powerful successor to the battle fleet. A clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Appears unread. Illustrated with b.w. & colour photographs. 192 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch View more info

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Sea Power 2000

By: Ireland, Bernard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Arms & Amour Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034181


"Study of the current state of and future trends in international sea power." A clean, crisp copy in unclipped jacket. Appears unread. Illustrated with b.w. photographs. 160 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch View more info