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Sailing ships of war, 1800-1860
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Sailing ships of war, 1800-1860

By Moore, Sir Alan Hilary,

Halton Truscott Smith, 1926, first edition, very good with minor edge wear to corners and top and bottom of spine, limited edition #480 of 15000, blue cloth and gilt on boards and spine, teg, 32 cm; xiv p., 1 ., 78 p., 1 , 90 plates of ships of the navy including a fold out of HMS Royal Albert; of these plates those colour reproductions are tipped in.. A brief history of the ships in each plate and a Royal Navy Admiralty list from 1798-1805. Includes an index and a discussion of steam beginning to be adopted by the navy. Heavy -requires more postage.

$193.00

Naval weapons of World War Two
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Naval weapons of World War Two

By Campbell, John.

Conway Maritime, 1985 1st Edition: 403 p. 31 cm. very good/ very good - slight rubbing of dj. edge; illustrated with more than 500 b/w illustrations including detailed plans drawings and photos, and 350 tables of data. This reference covers all naval weaponry of the second world war: guns and mountings, torpedoes, mines, anti-submarine weapons, air-launched anti-shipping weapons, rockets and early missiles used by the various countries. Heavy requires more postage.

$173.70

The history of English Sea Ordnance, 1523-1875
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The history of English Sea Ordnance, 1523-1875

By Caruana, Adrian B.

Two volumes, Jean Boudriot publisher both. Volume 1. (ISBN 0948864206) The age of Evolution, 1523-1715; xviii, 237 p. with plans, paintings, prints and tables. This first volume describes the creation of the English gunfounding industry under Henry VIII and Elizabeth, with the gradual shift from foreign-inspired guns to a domestic. The period continues with the Stuarts, and the arming of the ships during the Dutch Wars of the 17th century. It covers in detail the great ordnance survey begun 1695 continuing for eight years, which listed, measured and noted the individual weights of some 14,000 guns ( 6,000 were on board ships at the time). It concludes chronologically with the 1703 establishment for guns and the state of the Navy in 1714. First ed. 1994 vg/vg. Volume 2: (ISBN 0948864222) The Age of the System 1715-1815, xii, 500 p. Second volume continues with the development of the long gun throughout the 18th century, starting with the Borgard designs of 1716 and 1719, it goes on to cover all the variants of the Armstrong designs up to the Armstrong-Frederick design of 1760, and concludes with the 1887 Blomfield guns. It also covers the"light"guns which made their appearance at the end of the century; the Sadler gun, the Gover gun, and the Congreve carronade gun. The first truly comprehensive study of the armament of the Royal Navy. First ed.1997 vg/vg slight bump top boards, repaired ½" tear dj. Heavy - requires more postage.

$501.80

Unknown Navy, The
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Unknown Navy, The

By Halford, Robert G

Vanwell Publishing Limited, 1995. 1st. fine. tpb.During World War II, Canada operated the world's fourth largest Merchant Navy. This book endeavors to throw light on the Merchant Navy's important contribution to the Allied cause. 272 pages

$16.98