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The sail & steam Navy list, all the ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889
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The sail & steam Navy list, all the ships of the Royal Navy, 1815-1889

By Lyon, David & Rif Winfield.

Chatham, 2004 Edition:1st ed. 352 p.; 30 cm; introduction by Andrew Lambert and illustrated with plans and pictures from the National Maritime Museum, London. This comprehensive work details the ships: class, dimensions, armament, builder and fate including the Coast Guard and habours vessels. The steam vessels have machinery details. David Lyon who had done much of the research and planning died suddenly and Rif Winfield who had been involved took over and completed the project. Heavy requires more postage.

$69.80

The War at Sea
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The War at Sea

By Roskill, Captain S. W.

The War at Sea published by HMSO, London: part of the 'History of the Second World War United Kingdom Military Series' : three volumes in four, ill. 4 f.p. (8 plates), 288 plates on 142 p. (1 double-page), 87 folding maps (74 coloured in outline), 30 full-page maps (6 coloured in outline), 17 maps in text ; 111 tables (7 double-page) ; 25 cm.: Vol. I The Defensive, 1st ed., 5th imp.,1962 xxii, 664 p.: Vol. II The Period of Balance, 1st ed., 3rd imp. 1962 xvii, 523 p.: Vol. III The Offensive Part 1: 1st June 1943-31st May 1944 , 1st.ed., 1960.: xv, 413 p. with errata,: Vol. III The Offensive Part 2: 1st June 1944-14th August 1945, 1st. ed., 1961, xvi,502 p. with errata; the condition of all four - good/good, mylar, some yellow highlighting and a book plate. Heavy extra postage at cost. Heavy requires more postage. Captain Stephen Roskill (1903-1982) documented the account of the conflict at sea by the Royal and Commonwealth navies from 1939 to 1945, from the coastal battles to the Battle of the Atlantic, to the Mediterranean, the Indian and Pacific Oceans.

$349.02

The Royal Navy’s First Invincible
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The Royal Navy’s First Invincible

By Lavery, Brian

Invincible Conservations (1744-1758) Ltd.,1988, 119 p., folding line plates, includes index, beautifully illustrated in colour and bw. Very good/vg. It is about the ship, the wreck and the recovery. Built at Rochefort, L'Invincible a revolutionary design of a 74-gun ship was captured by the British in 1747. She had a remarkable career under the White Ensign. HMS Invincible was lost when she ran aground in the Solent in 1758. The ship was rediscovered in 1979 and yielded a large number of important historic artifacts, adding greatly to the knowledge and understanding of shipboard life in the 18th century. A definitive study of the wreck and salvage work.

$42.66

Armada, The
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Armada, The

By Mattingly, Garrett

Houghton Mifflin Co, 1959. 13th. good. tpb. Using both English and Spanish sources, Mattingly has given us a new look at the Spanish Armada, it’s creation and destruction. 443 pages

$7.76

History of the Royal Navy
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History of the Royal Navy

By Kemp, Peter (Ed)

G.P. Putnam's sons, New York, 1969. 1st. good/poor. bw. The genesis, development and growth of the British navy from the 1500s to the 20th century.  304 pages

$11.63

A Naval History of England
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A Naval History of England

By Marcus, G.J

Little, Brown & Co., 1961. 1st. good +/good. The history of the British navy over the past 400 years. The book details the growth of both the British navy and the British empire, and how one made possible the other. 494 pages

$15.51

Rise and Fall of the British Navy, The
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Rise and Fall of the British Navy, The

By Humble, Richard

Queen Ann's Press, 1986. 1st. very good/very good. From the development of the British navy in Tudor times to its decline at the end of the 20th century.  255 pages

$19.39