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  • Sea Breezes - The Fishing Boats Story
    by Mike Smylie This well-presented pocket-sized book, tells the history of Britain’s wonderful array of fishing boats. These older vessels developed in their own unique ways, dependent on local traditions, the type of fishing, their place of operation and innovation from fishermen and boatbuilders alike. Some of these fascinating vessels still ply the waters under private ownership. Later, with motorisation,...
  • Sea Breezes - Last of the Blue Water Liners
    by William H Miller William H Miller, or ‘Mr Ocean Liner’ as he’s often known, has written scores of books on passenger ships and is an acknowledged world expert in his field, and here he has written another excellent book on the last class-divided passenger ships. In the final years of activity, spanning from the 1940s to the 1960s, they...
  • Sea Breezes - Scratch A Salcombe Boy
    An Autobiography by Billy ‘Scratch’ Hitchen At the age of just 14, author, Billy ‘Scratch’ Hitchen, ran away to sea. Remarkably, by the age of 19 he had sailed around the world five times! This autobiography, takes us on his journeys around the globe. From the mountainous seas off Cape Horn, to the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, from the...
  • Sea Breezes - Ferries of the Irish Sea
    Across the Decades by Miles Cowsill This is one of Ferry Publications’ “Ferries of... and Cruise Ships of...” series of books. Having spent many years of my career in the ferry business on the Irish Sea, this book was a real delight, documenting in pictures the busy ferry industry on the Irish Sea over the last four decades, a period...
  • Sea Breezes - Crime on a Queen
    by James Harley After leaving school at 15, author, James Harley, served an engineering apprenticeship and joined the Merchant Navy as an engineer officer for six year. He spent the rest of his working life with the Ministry of Defence, their ships and the sea. This book is a wonderful read by an author who clearly has great knowledge of...
  • Sea Breezes - The Smuggling Leg
    by James Harley This is the follow up to ‘Crime on a Queen’ and is every bit as good. James Royston and Fred Baker are doing well as private investigators when Joyce, an ambitious journalist, invites them to look into a problem for her paper. Joyce’s friend has a brother, who she says is being hunted and is fearful for...
  • Sea Breezes - The Sea War and Barbed Wire
    A Story of Merchant Naval Men by Philip Algar This is the fascinating story of oil tanker master, Captain Stanley Algar, who, together with his colleagues, was captured in the Atlantic and spent four years behind barbed wire. Drawing on his diaries, hidden from the Germans, we discover how the prisoners survived in brutal conditions. Their story is also put...
  • Sea Breezes - Bell Rock Lighthouse
    by Michael A W Strachan The Bell Rock Lighthouse, built on the Inchcape Rock, a submerged reef some 12 miles off the coast of Arbroath, is the world’s oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. It was built between 1807 and 1810 by Robert Stevenson who was the first man on the reef and the last man off, a personal commitment which saw...
  • Sea Breezes - Guide to Ships Their Cargoes and Working Environment
    by Capt Bill Chalmers FICS This book serves as a highly informative insight into a range of nautical subjects for those serving at sea, professionally connected with the sea or just with an interest in ships and shipping. There’s something for everyone with chapters on; tankers, propulsion and speed, ship management, pollution, international trade, marine insurance and classification, amongst many...
  • Sea Breezes - Black Flags Blue Waters
    The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, this book reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous...
  • Sea Breezes - Welsh Pirates and Privateers
    by Terry Breverton This delightful pocket book is the author’s eighth book about pirates and privateers. This book takes the reader on an historical tour of Wales and its associated pirates and piracy. From the entrapment and murder of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in 1282 to ‘Black Bart’ Roberts – the most famous pirate in history. It’s a real eye-opener which...
  • Sea Breezes - The Lifeboat Service in England
    The North East Coast: Station by Station by Nicholas Leach The RNLI was established in 1824 and has a long and proud tradition of saving life at sea. Today, the volunteer lifeboat crews on the coasts of Northumberland, County Durham, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire operate high-tech state-of-the-art lifeboats for the purpose of saving lives at sea. The RNLI currently operates 16...
  • Sea Breezes - The Cod Hunters
    by John Goodlad The author has always been interested in the history of the Shetland fishing industry. This book is his story of the Faroe smacks. It is a very readable account of the incredible story of the Shetlanders who fished for cod around Faroe, Rockall, Iceland and Greenland. It is a story about ordinary people who did extraordinary things....
  • Sea Breezes - On Landlocked Seas
    Part 1: Ships of the Great Glen and nearby lochs by Brian Patton found this book a real delight, with a wonderful selection of photographs (colour and B&W). As the author says, the best way to see the scenery surrounding a loch is to sail on it. At one time, this exercise was widely available to residents and tourists all...
  • 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...
  • Sea Breezes - Taming the Atlantic
    The History of Man’s Battle with the World’s Toughest Ocean by Dag Pike This book traces the historical triumphs and traumas of crossing the Atlantic. Widely known as one of the toughest oceans on the planet, we visit the experiences of Columbus and the early explorers. By 1800 trade from both sides of the Atlantic was rife with manufactured goods...
  • Sea Breezes - Ships
    And Sealing Wax & Many Things by Roger Paine This fascinating collection of true stories was authored by retired Navy commander and former secretary to the trustees of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, Roger Paine. Learn about how the cells in one of Scotland’s biggest prisons were emptied to provide crews for merchant ships in World War II, how fond...
  • Sea Breezes - Cargo Liners and Tramps
    by Mark Lee Inman Mark Lee Inman spent his childhood and teenage years in South Wales, able to watch the movements of ships in and out of Swansea docks. Thus the passion for ships and photographing developed. Later he read geography at Queen Mary College, University of London. This proximity to London’s docks made it an ideal location to continue...
  • Sea Breezes - Mistress of Science
    The Story of the Remarkable Janet Taylor, Pioneer of Sea Navigation by John S Croucher & Rosalind F Croucher This is the first ever biography of the notable Janet Taylor- the nineteenth century navigator and mathematician. The book tells of her rise to prominence and the incredible mark she left on the male-dominated field of sea navigation. She published various...
  • Sea Breezes - British Motor Fishing Vessels
    by John McWilliams The author lives in St Ives in Cornwall and from a fishing family. Over the years, he has collected many photographs and postcards relating to the Cornish fishing industry. This book is based around his terrific rare and unpublished images and tells the story of British traditional working boats. Amongst others are the Morecambe Bay Prawners, Manx...
  • Sea Breezes - Kirkcaldy Harbour
    An Illustrated History by Carol McNeill Standing in Kirkcaldy today, it’s hard to imagine the sight of King James V of Scotland and his seven magnificent ships leaving for France to claim a French princess as his bride. Much has happened to this famous Harbour over the years, and this book traces its notable history. From its sixteenth-century Royal connections,...
  • Sea Breezes - Atlantic Hijack
    by Sam Grant Set in the 1960s, this novel begins on a regular cargo ship voyage to South America. It is soon disrupted by two folk singer passengers who are part of a freedom fighting group attempting to gain control of the Falkland Islands. After the murder of the Captain, Paul Anderson takes charge with his wife Natalia and his...
  • Sea Breezes - River Escape
    by Sam Grant A sequel to the author’s previous book, Atlantic Hijack, the book begins with Mike and Jane who are now married and have returned to Liverpool. Mike is appointed First Mate to join an aged oil tanker, Albany Empress, laid up in the River Fal. On arrival in Venezuela, a military coup threatens the safety of both ship...
  • Sea Breezes - Cunard - TDiving for Treasure
    by Vic Verlinden and Stefan Panis This is the latest book in Whittles Publishing’s fascinating Dive Series and details the efforts to dive to shipwrecks that contained treasure in one form or another. Included, amongst many others, are the countless attempts to recover gold from the SS Tubantia wreck, SS Justicia (often referred to as the Dutch Titanic), the Belgian...