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  • The Hunt for the World’s Most Notorious Pirate by Craig Cabell, Graham A Thomas & Allan Richards Edward Teach Blackbeard is one of the legends of the so-called golden age of piracy. There have been so many accounts of his short, bloody career that it is hard to see him and his times in a clear historical light. This new...
      £24.00
    • 101 Questions & Answers about the Great Transatlantic Liner by David Ellery For 1930s Britain, the Queen Mary was a symbol of hope. Cunard had abandoned construction on what they had planned to be the grandest liner of all time (then known simply as Job 534) in the depths of the Depression. Her half-finished hull sat on the Clyde for...
        £13.50
      • by Richard M Jones When you think of a shipwreck, what image springs to mind? A tall sailing ship on the rocks, or perhaps the sinking Titanic surrounded by lifeboats? Historian Richard M Jones has put together 50 stories of lost ships throughout history that are among the most important, infamous and in some cases tragic ships in the whole...
          £23.50
        • Something Special for Everyone Thirty years ago, Snowbow started work on the very first episode in their award winning series of the Great Liners, showing rare maritime film never made public before. Every episode in the series is special, containing 100% rare old film showing over 75% of all the world’s ships and ports back in the Golden Age of...
            £19.95
          • 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 English Channel and Ocean Liner Specials: History, Development and Operation by MARTYN PRING In many ways this title featuring the evolution of cross-channel boat trains and the many dedicated services responsible for moving international passengers to and from trans-Atlantic steamers, is an extension of luxury railway travel. But that’s not the full story as it encapsulates more than 125...
                £43.00
              • Memoirs of a P&O Ship’s Telephonist by FREDA BASSINGALE In 1968, Freda Bassindale quit the Edinburgh City Police and boarded SS Iberia for a new job as a telephonist. For the next five years, she cruised the world with P&O, enjoying her life at sea and the exotic destinations she explored along the way. Fifty years later, the discovery of...
                  £10.00
                • From the Eastern Front to the Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. 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...
                    £11.50
                  • Queen of the Ocean by David F Hutchings Five years in the making, RMS Mauretania and her sister, the Lusitania, represented a new era in British shipbuilding. Ostensibly built to compete against record-breaking German behemoths, the Mauretania was not only one of the first major ships to be turbine-driven or have four propellers - but she was also the largest...
                      £48.00
                    • From the Eastern Front to the Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff by Klaus Willmann This is the true story of how one soldier experienced the horrors and bloodshed of World War II - and lived to tell the tale. Hans Fackler, like many boys his age, was conscripted into the Wehrmacht at the age of seventeen and sent to the...
                        £25.00
                      • Transporting Secret Agents Across the North Sea in WW2 by Stephen Wynn The Shetland Bus was not a bus, but the nickname of a special operations group that set up a route across the North Sea between Norway and the Shetland Islands, north-east of mainland Scotland. The first voyage was made by Norwegian sailors to help their compatriots in occupied...
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                        • 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
                          • Scott’s Antarctic Photographer and Pioneer Filmmaker by Anne Strathie Herbert Ponting (1870-1935) was young bank clerk when he bought an early Kodak compact camera. By the early 1900s, he was living in California, working as a professional photographer, known for stereoview and enlarged images of America, Japan and the Russo-Japanese war. In 1909, back in Britain, Ponting was recruited by...
                              £19.50
                            • Leith Shipyards, 1918-1939 by R O Neish Ron Neish takes us on a journey brought alive in his account of shipyard construction in a narrow but epic window of history – 1918-1939. Ron brings the long defunct shipyards back to life: the pride of a busy shipyard exudes. The myriad skills (many now lost to the UK) are revived on...
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                              • A Fishing Crew’s Fight for Justice after being Jailed for 104 Years by Mike Dunn & Nicky Green On 31 May 2010, eleven holdalls were discovered along the shore near Freshwater on the Isle of Wight; when opened they contained £53m worth of cocaine – the biggest haul ever found in UK waters. A local fishing crew was accused of...
                                  £14.50
                                • The Baltic, 1945 by Claes-Göran Wetterholm Amid the turmoil of the dying days of the Second World War, a series of ships were sunk in the Baltic. These terrible disasters add up to be the greatest loss of life ever recorded at sea, but the stories of these ships have been lost from view. While everyone recognises the name Titanic,...
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                                  • A History of Visual Communication at Seaby by David Craddock What Ship, Where Bound? takes its title from the familiar opening exchange of signals between passing ships, and celebrates the long history of visual communications at sea. It traces the visual language of signalling from the earliest naval banners or streamers used by the Byzantines in AD 900 through to...
                                      £21.50
                                    • Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War) by Michael Green This classic Images of War book traces the key role played by destroyers of the United States Navy since the first order for 16 in 1898. Prior to the USA’s entry into the First World War a further 63 destroyers were commissioned and, due to the U-boat threat, 267...
                                        £20.50
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                                        The Story of the Disaster By Some of Those Who Were There by James W Bancroft To have sailed on ‘the voyage of the century’ aboard White Star Line’s RMS Titanic – described at the time as ‘a floating palace’ – was like being one of the first passengers to fly on Concorde. On 10 April 1912, people from all...
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                                          Ship of Legend by William H Miller The 1960s were, it was believed, the end of the era of transatlantic liners. Grand, graceful but aging luxury ships such as the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth were surpassed and outmoded by the new age of jet aircraft. By 1963, airlines had secured over 95 percent of all transatlantic travellers. But looking...
                                            £25.50
                                          • A Friendly Voice on Many a Dark Night by Larry Bennett Portishead Radio was the world’s largest long-range maritime radio communications station. Originally located at a site in Devizes, Wiltshire in 1920, the transmitters were relocated to Portishead, near Bristol, shortly after the receiving station was moved to Highbridge, Somerset during the 1920s. The station, originally operated by the British...
                                              £14.19
                                            • The Memoires of a Young Man Who Wanted to See the World and Get Paid For it by Philip Braithwaite The author of this wonderful, wellwritten book was born in Warrington in 1944. He served an electrical engineering apprenticeship with the world-renowned Metropolitan Vickers Co Ltd in Trafford Park. He then served four years in the British Merchant Navy, as...
                                                £22.50
                                              • Tales of Wells Harbour by Robert Smith MBE, Wells Harbour Master The stories Robert Smith tells in this landmark book capture the soul of Wellsnext- the-Sea on the North Norfolk coast. As long- serving Harbour Master and former lifeboatman, Robert reveals the characters and events that have shaped the history and spirit of this historic coastal town. The book also...
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                                                • Shipbuilders and Engineers of Sunderland by Patricia Richardson This book recounts the full story of these famous shipbuilders and mariner engineers on the River Wear. William Doxford built his first wooden ship in 1837 and moved to Pallion 20 years later. He bought his four sons into partnership and diversified into marine engineering. With the innovative ‘Turret Ship’, the business...
                                                    £21.00