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  • Sea Breezes - Transatlantic Liners
    Great Passenger Ships That Never Were by David L Williams and Richard P De Kerbrech Since the end of the nineteenth century, there has been a stunning succession of transatlantic liners, from the White Star Line’s Oceanic of 1899 to the Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 of 2004. These floating palaces often contained luxurious staterooms, ballrooms and lounges for the...
    • Sea Breezes - Shiphandling
      Passenger Ships Without Tugs by Captain Nick Nash, Master Mariner, FRGS, FRIN, FNI Captain Nick Nash shares his extensive knowledge and experience gained from over 14 years in command of cruise ships. The 361-page book covers the ‘mechanics’ of handling a large cruise ship and has primarily been written to help aspiring cruise ship captains to master the art. However,...
      • Sea Breezes - Great Passenger Ships That Never Were
        Great Passenger Ships That Never Were by David L Williams and Richard P De Kerbrech This book is a completely revised and updated version of Damned by Destiny (Teredo Books, 1982), a comprehensive account of the large passenger ships that, for one reason or another, never entered commercial service. Some never made it off the drawing board or out of...
        • Sea Breezes - Transatlantic Liners 1950 1970
          Transatlantic Liners 1950 - 1970 by William H Miller This book is a glorious reference of a grand, but bygone age to those passenger ships, large and small, that crossed the Atlantic. There were the likes of the Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, SS United States, Caronia, Andrea Doria, but also smaller, less memorable ships such as the Noordam, Paryhia...
          • Sea Breezes - Memoirs of a Seafarer
            by Ian Tew Aged just seven, author, Ian Tew, had learnt to sail and by his eighth birthday, he became the owner of a yellow sailing dinghy named Titwillow. It marked the beginning of what was to be a life at sea. After attending the Pangbourne Nautical College, which was an ominous experience, Ian left his seafaring family to join...
            • Sea Breezes - Cutty Sark
              The Last of the Tea Clippers by Eric Kentley During her working life, Cutty Sark was famous as one of the fastest clippers ever built. Perhaps even more remarkable than her distinguished career, is her survival for a century and a half – thanks to both painstaking restoration and an unflagging interest in her story. This updated and expanded edition...
              • Sea Breezes - Trip Out
                2019/20 by Geoffrey Hamer This guide lists all kinds of ferry services and pleasure cruises available around the coasts and on the inland waterways of the British Isles. Over nine hundred vessels are listed, including car ferries, fast catamarans, local pleasure boats, historic steam ships and horse-drawn canal boats. The vessels are as varied as the trips they offer. They...
                • Sea Breezes - Ships of the Chester River
                  Shipbuilding on the Dee from Chester to the Point of Ayr 1800 – 1942 by Richard Martin This fascinating and well-researched book is the history of more than 600 vessels that were launched after 1800 in the Dee estuary, in Chester and north Wales, and the families and companies that built them. Although the industry on the Dee was not...
                  • Sea Breezes - Hard Down Hard Down
                    The Life and Times of Captain John Isbester from Shetland by Captain Jack Isbester This entertaining book describes the eventful life of a Shetland man in pursuit of his ambitions – to reach the top in his profession, to find a wife, to cherish a family, to do his job well and to be respected by his peers. Extracts from...
                    • Sea Breezes - First Aid at Sea
                      by Douglas Justins & Colin Berry This fully updated new edition of First Aid at Sea provides an easy-to-access instant guide to emergency first aid for all seafarers. Included is a simple colour-coded thumb index of emergencies for quick reference, concise descriptions of medical conditions and prioritised list of treatments. To withstand use at sea, the book is ring bound...
                      • Sea Breezes - The Great Scuttle
                        The End of the German High Seas Fleet: Witnessing History by David Meara (Author) The scuttling of the German fleet took place at the Royal Navy’s base at Scapa Flow, in Scotland, after the First World War. The High Seas Fleet was interned there under the terms of the Armistice whilst negotiations took place over the fate of the ships....
                        • Sea Breezes - Shipbuilding in Britain
                          by Fred M Walker Shipbuilding in one of the oldest and greatest industries of the UK. Not surprising for an island nation with a lengthy coastline and in which few people live more than 50 miles from the sea. In particular, Sunderland has produced fine ships on the River Wear for more than 800 years. In 1913, the shipyards of...
                          • Sea Breezes - Crabbgate
                            by John Bevan Lionel Kenneth Phillip Crabb, OBE, GM, known as ‘Buster Crabb’ was a British Royal Navy frogman and MI6 diver who vanished during a reconnaissance mission around a Soviet cruiser berthed at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1956. An official cover-up soon ensued and a plethora of conspiracy theories to what happened to Commander Crabb were born. This book is...
                            • Sea Breezes - Dreadnoughts
                              An Illustrated History by Gerald Toghill Often described as ‘the ship that shook the world’, Dreadnought’s entry into service in 1906 represented such an advance in naval technology that its name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships, the “dreadnoughts”, as well as the class of ships named after it. Admiral Sir John “Jacky” Fisher, First Sea...
                              • Sea Breezes - Archies Lights
                                The Life and Times of a Scottish Lightkeeper by Archie MacEachern & Anne MacEachern Having been born into a lighthouse family, Archie MacEachern was familiar with the demands of being a keeper. His grandfather was the first MacEachern to join the service of the Northern Lighthouse Board. Over the years, Archie’s stories have gripped listeners of all ages and have...
                                • Sea Breezes - The Port of Southampton
                                  by Ian Collard Southampton is one of Britain’s busiest ports with facilities to handle virtually every type of cargo. Its natural deep-water harbour and unique double tide allow unrestricted access for large vessels to berth. As a port, its roots can be traced back as far as 1843 when the first dock was inaugurated. In this book, Ian Collard unearths...
                                  • Sea Breezes - The Heyday of Thames Pleasure Steamers
                                    by Andrew Gladwell The sight of a splendid looking pleasure steamer arriving at a seaside resort and disembarking hundreds of happy day trippers is a sight few would remember now. But just half a century ago, the fleet of Eagle Steamers were as much a part of Margate, Southend, Clacton and Ramsgate as were the famous amusement parks such as...
                                    • Sea Breezes - Reeds Weather Handbook
                                      2nd edition by Frank Singleton Weather determines when we sail, where we sail to and whether we arrive safely. This essential pocket-sized guide equips the reader with all the necessary tools to predict and deal with local and distant weather conditions, whether on a day trip or a longer cruise, along the coast or further offshore. Each topic is broken...
                                      • Sea Breezes - Britannias Glory
                                        A Maritime Story by Maggie Ballinger The origin of the British Isles – the ‘North-East Atlantic archipelago’, our evolution, development and formation is told within this book in a most unique way – in narrative verse. The story of our indissoluble engagement with the sea, our shores populated by waves of immigrants since prehistoric times. Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans,...
                                        • Sea Breezes - South Coast Passenger Vessels
                                          by John Megoran It could be forgiven to think that the days of long coastal excursions by paddle steamers on the south coast are a thing of the past, but through this book, it was surprising to learn that there are still more than 80 vessels offering cruises today. Along with the larger vessels which take passengers across the Channel...
                                          • Sea Breezes - Coastal Shipping International
                                            2019 by Bernard McCall During 2000 to 2009, Coastal Shipping Publications released a yearly coaster annual. Due to the popularity of these annuals and the many requests to resume them, Bernard McCall has duly replied with this excellent photographic A4 sized hard-back. It looks at some of the aspects of coastal shipping world-wide. From Canada to Cornwall and from New...
                                            • Sea Breezes - How the Navy Won the War
                                              The Real Instrument of Victory – 1914-1918 by Jim Ring It is sometimes easy to forget the role played by sea power in the First World War. All too often, the great global conflict is narrowed to the fields of Flanders and the plains of Picardy. This book, by award-winning biographer and naval historian Jim Ring, sets to put that...
                                              • Sea Breezes - Ship Spotters Guide
                                                by Angus Konstam Since the days of the Ancient Greeks, naval ships of all sizes have revolutionized warfare. From the Viking longship, pirate ships and super dreadnoughts to today’s nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers, naval warfare has proved to be an essential component of military forces across the world. The Ship Spotter’s Guide provides essential information on 40 iconic ships,...
                                                • Sea Breezes - Jackspeak
                                                  A Guide to British Naval Slang and Usage by Rick Jolly This entertaining and amusing book is a comprehensive guide to the humorous and colourful slang of the Senior Service, explaining, in layman’s terms the otherwise cryptic everyday language of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and the Fleet Air Arm. Featuring more than 4,000 alphabetical entries, it was compiled...