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  • Purchase the latest Sea Breezes issue (December 2022) Please note that if you take out a subscription for 6 or 12 issues the delivery charges are included saving you £1.60 in the UK or £7 ROW per Issue. If you already have a physical subscription there is no need to buy this issue. If you have a digital subscription then...
      £6.70
    • Churchill and a Great War Naval Catastrophe by Stuart Heaver On the morning of 22 September 1914, just six weeks into the First World War, three Royal Navy armoured cruisers were sunk by a German U-boat in the southern North Sea. The action lasted less than 90 minutes but the lives of 1,459 men and boys were lost – more...
        £25.00
      • by Brian King Two hundred years ago the Royal Navy sloop of war, Racehorse, smashed to pieces on a rocky reef off the coast of the Isle of Man. The efforts of the Manxmen of Castletown to save those on board proved to be a catalyst in the founding of what became the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the RNLI. One-hundred-and-fifty...
          £18.95
        • by David Fletcher The port of Teignmouth in South Devon is well known for the variety of coasters and small craft that visit the port. During the Lockdown periods, there were also a number of cruise ships and other large vessels at anchor in the nearby bays. This book looks at all these, through a selection of high-quality colour images,...
            £22.95
          • by Andrew Wiltshire The River Thames flowing through the heart of London was once a bustling hive of shipping activity. Vessels large and small from every corner of the world could be found loading or discharging their valuable cargoes. This 96-page full-colour hardback pictorial album by popular maritime author Andrew Wiltshire takes a nostalgic journey through time along London’s maritime...
              £22.95
            • by Denis Gallaghe  The author is a Scot from the small (two shop) village of Whins of Milton, two miles south of the Royal Burgh of Stirling. He has always loved the sea and ships and was the master of the first Australian flag anchor handler, operating in offshore oilfields around Australia. The book covers a ‘wheen o’ topics’ -...
                £27.00
              • A Collector’s Life by Martin Bellamy & Isobel MacDonald In 1944, Glasgow received one of the greatest gifts ever made to any city in the world: a collection of over 6,000 artworks of many types spanning centuries and civilisations. The benefactors were Glasgow-born shipping magnate Sir William Burrell and Constance, Lady Burrell. Burrell’s business success him to amass an extraordinary...
                  £32.00
                • Pacific and Far East by Leo Marriott The Second World War was a truly global conflict and maritime power played a major role in every theatre of operations. Land campaigns depended on supplies transported by sea, and victory or defeat depended on the outcome of naval battles. So, Leo Marriott’s highly illustrated two-volume account of the struggle sets naval actions...
                    £32.00
                  • The Life of Frank T Bullen: Sailor, Whaler, Author by Alston Kennerley Frank Bullen burst on the national and international popular literary scene at the end of the nineteenth century like a supernova which shone for the first decade or so of the next century and then was gone. But the memory of that brilliance lasts, like his fictional whaling...
                      £32.00
                    • by Derek Dowey Derek developed a love of the sea and ships as a schoolboy in Hong Kong in the 1950s. He returned to the United Kingdom to finish his schooling and then joined Clan Line as a navigation cadet. This is the story of his voyages to South Africa and to India on the MV Clan Macleod. Those who...
                        £11.50
                      • The Life of a Marine Engineer by J W Richardson If anyone has ever wondered what happens in the engine room when the captain on the bridge rings ‘Full Ahead’ on the telegraph, then this book will enlighten the reader. This is a story of one man’s life at sea, from his beginnings as a lowly cadet to his qualification...
                          £20.00
                        • by Michael J Lacey Join Michael on a journey at sea throughout the 1960s when British merchant ships really did rule the waves. In particular, ‘Full Circle’ is the story of sailing on a number of Shaw Savill Line cargo ships between the UK and Australasia, at a time when Australia and New Zealand really were the UK’s main food...
                            £13.99
                          • Memoirs of a Shetland Exile by James A Pottinger Regular Sea Breezes contributor, James Pottinger’s travels from his birthplace in a croft house in pre-war Burra have taken him full circle and he is “home” again, after a career in engineering, the merchant navy, sales and management. This gentle memoir reflects the vast difference in life-styles and opportunities for a...
                              £13.50
                            • The ‘nautobiography’ of a 90-year-old lifesaver by Graeme Ewens This is the story of a remarkable boat that served the RNLI for 40 years before entering a new life as a pleasure cruiser. The 45ft 6ins Watson Cabin class boat W&S (ON736) was named after the benefactors Winifred Coode and Capt Sydney Webb. She spent her first three decades at...
                                £18.50
                              • Notable Episodes in the Life of a Legend by David Hutchings The natural successor to David Hutchings’ acclaimed text-focused Mauretania (1907): Queen of the Ocean, this new illustrated history seeks to fill the gaps in the established literature on this most adored of liners and to visually add to the story of that great liner through the events, both happy...
                                  £30.00
                                • by David Hepper This important new reference work details all those ships and vessels of the Royal Navy, large and small, which were lost by accident or enemy action, during the twentieth century, from the end of the First World War to the last years of the century. In all, the fates of over 2,000 ships and small craft are...
                                    £30.00
                                  • The Loss and Rediscovery of an Admiral and His Ship by Alan Smith This is the story of Admiral Sir John Balchen, his life and career, and HMS Victory, the largest, finest ship-of-the-line in the Royal Navy at the time, which he commanded when both were lost, along with more than 1,000 crew, in an October storm in the English...
                                      £30.00
                                    • by Bryan Jackson Titanic – the most magnificent ocean liner of her time – was doomed and destined for disaster before she ever left the docks at Southampton. Doomed by her owner, doomed by her designers, doomed by the men who sailed her -- doomed even by her sister ship. Author Bryan Jackson presents a new and unique look at...
                                        £25.00
                                      • SHIPPING ON THE THAMES AND THE PORT OF LONDON DURING THE 1940S - 1980S A Pictorial History by Malcolm Batten and Reg Batten During the 1970s and 1980s, the Port of London and shipping on the River Thames was in a state of transition. New methods of cargo handling, in particular the introduction of containers and Roll-on, Roll-off vehicle ferries...
                                          £35.00
                                        • The Women that Scott’s Antarctic Expedition Left Behind by Anne Fletcher As Captain Scott lay freezing and starving to death on his return journey from the South Pole, he wrote with a stub of pencil his final words: ‘For God’s sake look after our people.’ Uppermost in his mind were the three women who would now be widows: Kathleen, his...
                                            £25.00
                                          • The Seaman who Founded a Museum by J Laughton Johnson Tom was born and grew up in one of the most charming corners of Shetland at South Scousburgh overlooking the Loch of Spiggie, at the time of the First World War. His family had been prosperous merchants and hoteliers in the 19th century, but the business failed when Tom was...
                                              £20.50
                                            • Building and Enhancing Commercial Kits by Kerry Jang The vast majority of period ship models are built from kits and although these commercial offerings have improved significantly in recent years, all of them can be enhanced in accuracy or detail by an experienced modelmaker. This book, by an expert ship modeller, distils lessons gleaned from a lifetime practising the hobby...
                                                £35.00
                                              • Cargo Liners Under Fire 1939-1945 by Bernard Edwards The British Merchant Navy dominated the world trade routes in the years leading up to the Second World War. The star players of the fleet were the cargo liners, faster and larger than the tramps and offering limited passenger accommodation. On the outbreak of war these cargo liners became crucial to the...
                                                  £25.00
                                                • Baron Siegfried von Forstner and the War Patrols of U-402 1941 1943 by Aaron S Hamilton As World War II recedes further into the past, still each year hundreds of new books are published about some aspect of this global conflict. Many offer new insights from recently declassified documents. Other’s look to re-interpret what was thought to be well understood...
                                                    £30.00