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  • Sea Breezes - Not Enough Room to Swing a Cat
    Naval Slang and its Everyday Use by Martin Robson We are all well accustomed to phrases such as “money for old rope”, “batten down the hatches”, “at loggerheads” and “a loose cannon”. The naval community once had its own language, incomprehensible to anyone who was not a sailor, which described and explained his unique world. But on shore leave, these...
  • Sea Breezes - Sailing to the Sun
    Cruising History and Evolution by William H Miller Today, the worldwide cruise industry is booming and there are more liners carrying more passenger than ever before in all maritime history. There were some 120 new cruise ships built during last year alone which included the biggest and the most luxurious afloat. Cruise ships visit ports around the world and the...
  • Sea Breezes - A Seamans Pocket-Book
    by Authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty At the height of the Second World War this small pocket-book was issued to all ratings on board ships of the Royal Navy. In straight period prose, it outlines all the basic expressions and tasks a seaman needed to know to perform his duties efficiently. Chapters are broken down into: Sea...
  • Sea Breezes - U-Boats Around Ireland
    The Story of the Royal Navy’s Coast of Ireland Command During the First World War by Guy Warner In this well-researched and readable new book, Guy Warner tells the story of the vital role Ireland played during the First World War. Together with examining the growth in Royal Navy anti-submarine activities and the roles of key personnel, it also looks...
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    Their Longest Voyages by Jak P Mallmann Showell This is a gripping account, based on previously unpublished diaries and crew accounts, of life on German U-boats during the Second World War. It describes, in detail, the horrendous conditions in which the crews operated in as they undertook long-distance missions to the United States and the Far East. It’s a book...
  • Sea Breezes - The Dover Straits Railway Cargo Steamers
    at Enabled Victory by John Hendy This, the follow up to the author’s previous books, Dover – Calais and Folkestone for the Continent, focuses on the cargo steamers within the growth and development of the ports of Dover and Folkestone. Despite their rather low profile, these robust little cargo ships played a pivotal role in major twentieth century conflicts and...
  • Sea Breezes - South Wales Tugs in Colour
    by Andrew Wiltshire The author’s fascination with tugs began at the age of five in South Wales back in 1966. Since then, Andrew Wiltshire has gained a fine reputation as one of the UK’s leading writers on maritime matter. Renowned for publications of meticulous research and high-quality photos, this is another fine book. Workhorses of the maritime world, the tug’s...
  • Sea Breezes - Waverley on Londons River
    with Chris Philips Last year marked the 40th anniversary of Waverley’s first visit to the Thames in 1978. This new DVD celebrates that anniversary. We join Waverley at Gravesend and sail up the Thames to London passing under the QEII Bridge, past the Thames Barrier and the high-rise buildings of London’s Docklands business district. We sail past the historic water...
  • Sea Breezes - Recollections of an Unsuccessful Seaman
    by Leonard Noake (Author), David Creamer (Editor) This moving book was written by George Leonard Noake who wrote these tales to keep himself occupied after learning of his incurable illness from which he died, aged 42 years, in 1929. It is a true unpretentious insight into life in the mercantile marine some 90 years ago and has been magnificently edited...
  • Sea Breezes - Engineering Hitlers Downfall
    The Brains That Enabled Victory by Gwilym Roberts This book concentrates on the technology which assisted the allies in Hitler’s downfall. From the Enigma machines, the inventions that defeated the magnetic mine, to the escort carriers and long-range aircraft that enabled U-boats to be attacked mid-Atlantic. It’s a fascinating read that includes time-lines of key events, illustrations and biographies of...
  • Sea Breezes - Shetland Mariners in The Great War
    by J Laughton Johnston At least 1755 Shetland merchant mariners served in the Great War, of whom some 78 lost their lives in action. This book attempts to enumerate and identify these brave men who were involved in enemy action. Because of its strategic importance, the coast of Shetland was patrolled by a fleet of some 200-armed trawlers and drifters....
  • Sea Breezes - The True Confessions of William Owen
    Smuggler, Privateer and Murderer by Terry Breverton The making of this book is just as fascinating as the story itself, as the author attempts to research the life of notorious smuggler, William Owen. Uncovering the truth amongst the lies, it became a true detective story. Along the way, we become acquainted with the rogue John Lilly, Owen’s adversary then accomplice,...
  • Sea Breezes - Masters of the Italian Line
    Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello by Ian Sebire The 1960s saw a steady succession of elaborate new ‘ships of state’. They populated the world’s sea lanes, in futile defiance of the aircraft that flew above them. The Italian Line introduced Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffaello, the largest, fastest and most prestigious passenger liners in the nation’s post-war merchant...
  • Sea Breezes - Brunels Ships and Boats
    by Helen Doe At 94 pages, this book, by no means, would be able to do full justice to Brunel’s shipping ventures, but it is an excellent overview of his maritime projects. The famous Great Western, Great Britain and Great Eastern are bought together in this publication, but also some rather more humble craft. It all serves to provide a...
  • Sea Breezes - Crossing the Bar
    Tales of Wells Harbour by Robert Smith MBE, Wells Harbour Master The stories Robert Smith tells in this landmark book capture the soul of Wells-next-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 reveals Robert’s...
  • Sea Breezes - The Great Liners Part 44 DVD
    The Great Port of London (Part 3) by Ian Collard This is the 44th Episode in this unique series of ‘The Great Liners’ and, as always, it’s absolutely packed with rare film never shown to the general public before. Titled ‘The Great Port of London (Part 3)’ it is, as the titles suggests, film showing the once Great Port of...
  • Sea Breezes - They Were Just Skulls
    The Naval Career of Fred Henley, Last Survivor of HM Submarine Truculent By John Johnson-Allen HMS Truculent was a British submarine of the third group of the T class. She was built as P315 by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow, and launched on 12 September 1942. Truculent was lost following a post-war accident with a Swedish oil tanker in the Thames Estuary...
  • Sea Breezes - My Friend the Sea
    Growing Up and Travelling the World by Sea by Douglas Model This is a fascinating account of a young man growing up and finding his way in the merchant navy just after World War II. It spans over ten years and Douglas Model’s adventures begin with two years on the cadet training ship, HMS Worcester. Eight years serving in the...
  • Sea Breezes - Melbourne Bound
    span style="color: #0269b3"> From the Neb to the Yarra by Barbara Greenwood A well-illustrated book describing the voyages of two Manx-built vessels – the schooner Vixen (built 1851, 93 tons) and cutter Peveril (1848, 59 tons) – from the Neb River, in the Isle of Man, to Melbourne, and which should be of equal appeal to those living in Australia...
  • Sea Breezes - The Great Liners Part 43 DVD
    A Maritime Medley Part Three by Des Cox – Snowbow This 43rd Episode in Snowbow’s excellent series of ‘The Great Liners’ is 75 mins of sheer maritime magic, produced using rare films never made public before, starting with a wonderful 11 mile cruise down the Thames in the early 1960s, from Tower Pier to Margate, via all the docks en-route...
  • Sea Breezes - The Port of Liverpool
    In the 1960s and 1970s by Ian Collard The author has written many books on ocean liners and cargo ships, particularly those sailing out of Liverpool itself. Acknowledged as one of the local experts, he resides in the Wirral, within sight and sound of the Mersey. This book is a fascinating collection of images, most of which are previously unpublished,...
  • Sea Breezes - Ordeal Below Zero
    The Heroic Story of the Arctic Convoys in World War II by Georges Blond From August 1941, convoys of merchant ships gathered in Scottish ports and Reykjavik in readiness to cross the Arctic Ocean. They carried war materials and Red Cross supplies for the Russian cities of Murmansk and Archangel. Each voyage was a struggle for survival through treacherous seas,...
  • Sea Breezes - Reeds Astro Navigation Tables
    2019 by Andy Du Port Reeds Astro Navigation Tables is an established book of annual astro-navigation tables compiled specifically for the needs of yachtsmen. It contains all the information the ocean-going sailor needs (without the bulk) in order to navigate by the sun, moon, planets and stars, using tables devised by practical ocean navigators. This book, together with a sextant,...
  • Sea Breezes - Picturing the Pacific
    Joseph Banks and the Shipboard Artists of Cook and Flinders by James Taylor Between the 1760s and the early 19th century, the pioneers who sailed from Europe to explore the Pacific brought back glimpses of this new world in the form of oil paintings, watercolours and drawings. Today these works represent a fascinating perspective from the frontier of discovery. It...