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British Cruisers

By Friedman, Norman

Yorkshire: Seaforth, 2010. Hardcover. Fine/fine. For most of the twentieth century Britain possessed both the world's largest merchant fleet and its most extensive overseas territories. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Royal Navy always showed a particular interest in the cruiser - a multi-purpose warship needed in large numbers to defend trade routes and police the empire. Above all other types, the cruiser's competing demands of quality and quantity placed a heavy burden on designers, and for most of the inter-war years Britain sought to square this circle through international treaties restricting both size and numbers. In the process she virtually invented the heavy cruiser and inspired the large 6in-armed cruiser, neither of which, ironically, served her best interests. For the first time this book seeks to comprehend the full policy background, from which a different and entirely original picture emerges of British cruiser development.After the war the cruiser's role was reconsidered and the final chapters of the book cover modernisations, the plans for missile-armed ships and the convoluted process that turned the 'through-deck cruiser' into the Invincible class light carriers. With detailed appendices of ship data, and illustrated in depth with photos and A D Baker's specially commissioned plans, British Cruisers truly matches the lofty standards set by Friedman's previous books on British destroyers.

$62.95

Warship 2005
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Warship 2005

By Jordan, John

London: Conway, 2005. Hardcover. As New/fine. The twenty-seventh volume of this perennially acclaimed annual maintains the well-established high standards of orginial research combined with interesting and unusual illustrations from the world of warship history. This e dition features George Moore's examination of British post-war destroyer construction, Keith McBride's look at the "Nelson and "Agamemnon battleships, the final part of lain McCallum's trilogy on British shell defects, D.K. Brown's original research on British torpedo boats, and much more. The volume is rounded out by regular features on the backwaters of warship history, a summary of recent important events, and coverage of significant books and websites from the previous year.

$99.50

Imperial War Museum - HMS Belfast Guidebook
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Imperial War Museum - HMS Belfast Guidebook

By Imperial War Museum

London: Imperial War Museum. Paperback. As New. The famous Royal Navy veteran cruiser now part of the Imperial War Museum in London.

$15.00

Oakville\'s Flower
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Oakville's Flower

By Livingston, Sean E

Toronto: Dundurn, 2014. Paperback. As New. The story of HMCS Oakville, a corvette that fought U-boats in WWII and remains a hero to its hometown in Oakville, Ontario. This is an in-depth look at the history and legacy of HMCS Oakville, a Canadian World War II corvette that fought in the Battle of the Atlantic, and was one of the few corvettes to sink a U-boat. From its creation through its christening off the shores of its namesake town, its exploits at sea, the famous encounter with U94, and the ship's lackluster end, Oakville's is a story that showcases not only our nation's proud naval heritage, but also the importance of remembrance.Oakville's Flower sets the scene of naval war in the Atlantic — the battles between convoys, stealthy U-boats, and the lowly corvettes that formed the backbone of the Royal Canadian Navy. We follow Oakville, one of those corvettes, through its rise and fall as a Canadian naval legend, to its revival in the town of Oakville, championed by the local Sea Cadet Corps that shares its name and safeguards its legacy.

$15.00

British Warships and Auxiliaries 2015/16
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British Warships and Auxiliaries 2015/16

By Steve Bush

Liskeard: Maritime, 2015. Paperback. As New. The fully revised and updated well respected guide to the ships,aircraft and weapons of the fleet. Over 80 colour photos. Complete with pennant numbers and silhouettes. Now expanded to include Royal Marine Craft and Border Agency vessels.

$15.00

Loch Class Frigates
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Loch Class Frigates

By Boniface, Patrick

Liskeard: Maritime, 2013. Hardcover. Fine/very good. The Loch class was to prove to be amongst the best A/S frigates produced by Great Britain during the war, although most of the class only entered service from 1944 onwards. 110 ships were projected, but with the end of the war only 28 were completed as such. This volume records the design and service record of these vessels.

$29.95

Jane's Fighting Ships
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Jane's Fighting Ships

By Raymond B Blackman

London: Jane's. Hardcover. Good. The world-renowned Jane's Fighting Ships provides unrivaled coverage of the world's naval and coast guard vessels, supporting critical military and security processes by delivering reliable technical and program information on current and future naval capabilities, and providing maritime defense market intelligence that supports A&D businesses in crucial marketing, strategy and product development activity.

$50.00

Ships of Steel
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Ships of Steel

By T.A. McLaren

Harbour. Hardcover. Very Good/very good.

$15.00

Combat Fleets of the World
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Combat Fleets of the World

By Eric Wertheim

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Good. Called the nations premier naval reference book, The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World is internationally acknowledged as the best one-volume reference to the worlds naval and paranaval forces. Updated regularly since 1976, it has come to be relied on for all-inclusive, accurate, and up-to-date data on the ships, navies, coast guards, and naval aviation arms of more than 170 countries and territories. Large fleets and small maritime forces get equally thorough treatment. Comprehensive indexes make the book easy to use and allow for quick comparisons between ships and fleets.

$95.00

The Corvette Navy
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The Corvette Navy

By James B Lamb

Stoddart. Paperback. Fair.

$15.00

Town Class Cruisers
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Town Class Cruisers

By Neil McCourt

Liskeard: Maritime. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Career histories of the Royal Navy's famous Town Class cruisers

$60.00

Canada's Maritime Defence
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Canada's Maritime Defence

By Canadian Senate

Ottawa: DSS Canada, May 1983. Paperback. Fair.

$15.00

America's Black Sea Fleet
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America's Black Sea Fleet

By Robert Shenk

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, July 2012. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. SeaWaves Magazine's "2013 Best Book of the Year Award"NASOH'S 2012 "John Lyman Book Award - HONORABLE MENTION - for Best U.S. Naval History"Named a "Notable Naval Book of 2012" by Proceedings MagazineDrawing heavily on previously unknown sources, Robert Shenk offers a revealing portrait of America's small Black Sea Fleet in the years following World War I. Home-ported in Constantinople, navy ships sped to the Crimea to help evacuate some 150,000 White Russians, and then coordinated the grain shipments that ended a terrible Russian famine. The fleet's successes in evacuating nearly 200,000 ethnic Armenian and Greek refugees from Smyrna and in rescuing tens of thousands from mainland Turkey are also detailed in full. Shenk's incisive depiction of Admiral Mark Bristol as both head of U.S. naval forces and America's chief diplomat in the region—William Leahy, Thomas Kinkaid, Julian Wheeler, and diplomat Allen Dulles served under him—help to make this book the first-ever comprehensive account of a vital, but little-known naval undertaking.Robert Shenk, a widely published professor of English at the University of New Orleans, is a retired captain in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He lives in Mandeville, LA.

$29.00

Every Kind of Shipwork
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Every Kind of Shipwork

By C. Bradford Mitchell

Todd Shipyards. Hardcover. Fair. A company commissioned history of Todd Shipyards

$14.00

Jane's Fighting Ships
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Jane's Fighting Ships

By Raymond V.B. Blackman

London: McGraw-Hill. Hardcover. Good/fair. The world-renowned Jane's Fighting Ships provides unrivaled coverage of the world's naval and coast guard vessels, supporting critical military and security processes by delivering reliable technical and program information on current and future naval capabilities, and providing maritime defense market intelligence that supports A&D businesses in crucial marketing, strategy and product development activity.

$50.00

Jane's Fighing Ships
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Jane's Fighing Ships

By John Moore

London: Watts. Hardcover. Good/fair. The world-renowned Jane's Fighting Ships provides unrivaled coverage of the world's naval and coast guard vessels, supporting critical military and security processes by delivering reliable technical and program information on current and future naval capabilities, and providing maritime defense market intelligence that supports A&D businesses in crucial marketing, strategy and product development activity.

$60.00

British Warships and Auxliaries 2012
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British Warships and Auxliaries 2012

By Steve Bush

Liskeard: Maritime, 2012. Paperback. Fair.

$7.50

Flottes de Combat 2008
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Flottes de Combat 2008

By Bernard Prezelin

Rennes: Editions Maritimes. Hardcover. Good/fair. Flottes de combat is an almanac and a reference book of information of the world's warships arranged by nation, including information on ships' names, dimensions, armaments, silhouettes, photographs, etc. It is published in French and English. Its editions cover the warships used by national naval and paramilitary forces, and provide data on their characteristics. The original French edition was started by Commandant de Balincourt in 1897. The current publisher is Éditions maritimes & d'outre-mer of Rennes, a subsidiary of Ouest-France.

$105.00

Combat Fleets of the World
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Combat Fleets of the World

By Eric Wertheim

Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. Hardcover. Good. Called "the nation's premier naval reference book," The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World is internationally acknowledged as the best one-volume reference to the world's naval and paranaval forces. Updated regularly since 1976, it has come to be relied on for all-inclusive, accurate, and up-to-date data on the ships, navies, coast guards, and naval aviation arms of more than 170 countries and territories. Large fleets and small maritime forces get equally thorough treatment. Comprehensive indexes make the book easy to use and allow for quick comparisons between ships and fleets.

$95.00

Leander Class Cruisers
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Leander Class Cruisers

By Zvonmir Freivogel

Tarnowskie Gory , 2004. Hardcover. Good. In Polish but well illustrated

$15.00

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