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  • Purchase the latest Sea Breezes issue (August 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
    • 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
                                  • Sea Breezes - The Endurance
                                    Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander The Endurance Expedition is considered the last major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Conceived by Sir Ernest Shackleton, the expedition was an attempt to make the first land crossing of the Antarctic continent. After the conquest of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen in 1911, this crossing remained, in Shackleton’s...
                                      £22.00
                                    • Indecision by William H Miller The SS United States was a great symbol of post-World War II American genius. She was the most advanced ocean liner of her time-modern, innovative and hugely powerful. Designed to be a commercial liner but easily convertible to wartime troopship, she entered service in July 1952, seventy years ago, to rousing triumph and success. She...
                                        £28.00
                                      • The Azores in Two World Wars by Guy Warner On a map, the Azores appear as nine tiny specks in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, but their location was to prove strategically vital in two world wars. The Atlantic became a crucial battleground twice within the space of 25 years, as the US arsenal of democracy sent firstly stores,...
                                          £29.50
                                        • Ice Age to Mid-Eighth Century by Nick Collins World-wide maritime trade has been the essential driver of wealth-creation, economic progress and global human contact. Trade and exchange of ideas have been at the heart of economic, social, political, cultural and religious life and maritime international law. These claims are borne out by the history of maritime trade beginning in the...
                                            £29.50
                                          • Life Aboard the Battlecruiser Tiger 1914-16 by John R Muir This memoir is perhaps one of the most immediate and vivid recollections of life in a Royal Navy battlecruiser to come out of World War I. John Muir, a surgeon, was the senior medical officer aboard HMS Tiger from her commissioning in October 1914 until his departure in the autumn...
                                              £17.00
                                            • by Roger Branfill-Cook The ‘X’ stood for experimental, but it might equally have meant extraordinary, exotic or extravagant, as this giant submarine attracted superlatives - the world’s largest, most heavily armed, and deepest diving submersible of the day. X.1 was a controversial project conceived behind the backs of politicians and would remain an unwanted stepchild. This book explores the historical...
                                                £30.00
                                              • From the John Lambert Collection by Steve Dunn John Lambert was a renowned naval draughtsman, whose plans were highly valued for their accuracy and detail by modelmakers and enthusiasts. By the time of his death in 2016, he had produced over 850 sheets of drawings, many of which have never been published. These were acquired by Seaforth and this title...
                                                  £40.00
                                                • A tale or two from a Sussex seafarer by Cliff Arkley The son of a Rye fisherman, Cliff Arkley joined the Merchant Navy at an early age and gradually progressed up the ranks until he held a master’s ticket and a nautical surveyor’s ticket, latterly gaining Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. After a few years working around the...
                                                    £24.00