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  • Sea Breezes - Cunard - The Fleet Book
    by Marc-Antoine Bombail & Michael Gallagher This unique reference book is a comprehensive and detailed list of all the Cunard ships that have served with the company since 1840. From the Britannia, the first ship built for the British and North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, to 2010’s Queen Elizabeth. It’s a well-designed book that is littered throughout with...
  • Sea Breezes - Coasters on Canals
    by Bernard McCall This full colour photographic book takes the reader on a trip through mainland Europe, the impressive canals and the coasters that use them. It’s impossible not to be impressed at the huge vessels on these, often narrow, canals. From the Saimaa Canal, a transportation canal that connects Lake Saimaa with the Gulf of Finland near Vyborg, Russia,...
  • Sea Breezes - The Dunkirk Evacuation in 100 Objects
    The Story Behind Operation Dynamo by Martin Mace This is an unusual look at the story of Operation Dynamo which draws on 100 objects to tell the tale. From the wreck of a ship, a dug-up rifle and large memorials – all represent a moving snapshot of what became known as ‘The Miracle of Dunkirk’. The author has a wealth...
  • Sea Breezes - British Paddle Steamers
    The Twilight Years by John Megoran Growing up in Weymouth in the 1950s and 1960s, author, John Megoran, witnessed the decline of the British paddle steamers, and the subsequent attempts to preserve them, first-hand on his doorstep. By the time he was planning his career at sea, there were virtually no paddle steamers left. It was plain to see that...
  • Sea Breezes - Highlights from Seafaring
    1951-2002 by Pat Lynch Advancing from able-bodied seaman to the captaincy of his own ships, author, Pat Lynch, has spent his working life watching the rise of Far-Eastern and flag-of-convenience fleets. It always comes as a shock to learn that over 90% of Britain’s international trade travels by sea, yet most of the population have become ‘sea blind’, even as...
  • Sea Breezes - Sailors Behind the Medals
    Waging War At Sea 1939-1945 by Chris Bilham Between 1939 and 1945, the Royal Navy faced the most severe crisis in its history as it engaged in intense combat operations throughout World War II. The Navy suffered many disasters and came very close to defeat, but, ultimately, triumphed. The 23 men, whose medals are featured in this book, all played...
  • Sea Breezes - Captain Carteret And The Voyage Of The Swallow
    by H G Mowat Aged just 14, Captain Philip Carteret entered the Navy in 1747, serving aboard the Salisbury, and then under Captain John Byron from 1751 to 1755. Between 1757 and 1758, he was in Guernsey on the Mediterranean Station. As a lieutenant in the Dolphin, he accompanied Byron during his voyage of circumnavigation, from June 1764 to May...
  • Sea Breezes - Holland America Cruise Ships
    by Ian Collard Established in 1873, The Holland America Line operated a fleet of passenger and cargo vessels from the Netherlands to the east and west coasts of America. The company later acquired the stock of the Europa-Canada Line and in 1964, became involved with the Swedish America Line, Axel Johnson and Wallenius Rederiana to form the Atlantic Container Line....
  • Sea Breezes - Queen Elizabeth
    by Miles Cowsill In 2010, Cunard took delivery of their cruise liner the Queen Elizabeth, built by Fincantieri in Italy. This book sets the scene with a brief history of the original Queen Elizabeth, before taking the reader on a journey, from the construction of the ship, to her entry into service in 2010. Since then, she has called at...
  • Sea Breezes - Queen Mary 2
    by Miles Cowsill The fifth edition of this book, which is part of the series on the current fleet of Cunard ships, covers the development, construction and the history of this famous cruise liner built in France. RMS Queen Mary 2 is the largest major ocean liner built for the Cunard Line since Queen Elizabeth 2 in 1969, the vessel...
  • Sea Breezes - The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising
    4th Edition by Rod Heikell World renowned expert, Rod Heikel, here presents the perfect guide for anyone interested in cruising in the Mediterranean. This fourth edition highlights the joys of Mediterranean cruising and offers practical first-hand advice on sailing these enticing waters. The Mediterranean can deliver a few surprises to the ill-informed, but the invaluable advice in this practical guide...
  • Sea Breezes - The Aberdeen Line
    George Thompson Jnr’s Incomparable Shipping Enterprise by Peter H King Founded in 1825 by George Thompson, the Aberdeen Line was formed to take sailing vessels to St Lawrence, carrying passengers and returning with cargoes of timber. By 1837, the business flourished and grew to 12 sailing vessels that travelled to South America, the Pacific, West Indies and the Mediterranean. In...
  • Sea Breezes - Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers
    Travels with the Stevensons in Orkney and Shetland by Paul A Lynn This delightful book takes us on a tour of Orkney and Shetland and the marvellous engineering feats of the Stevenson family. The book begins by casting off from the small harbour at John o’ Groats to seek out the five classic lighthouses that guide sailors along Orkney’s eastern...
  • Sea Breezes - Reeds Marine Distance Tables
    15th Edition by Reeds This pocket book is a perfect ready-reckoner for captains, navigators and owners of merchant and cruise ships wanting a quick and accurate distance reference between all the regularly used commercial ports around the world. They are also of increasing value to the superyacht fleet. The book is divided into key ‘market areas’, and includes a pull-out...
  • Sea Breezes - Looking Back on Container Ships
    by Andrew Wiltshire This is Andrew Wiltshire’s seventh book in the ‘Looking Back’ series and it does not disappoint. The reader is taken on a fifty-year journey exploring container ships from around the world. We learn about the ships that have rapidly changed the face of shipping and global trade today and the consortia formed to operate them. It’s a...
  • Sea Breezes - QE2 A 50th Anniversary Celebration
    A 50th Anniversary Celebration by Chris Frame & Rachelle Cross Released to commemorate last year’s 50th anniversary, this beautiful book celebrates the famous ship’s history. It was on 20 September 1967 that her Majesty the Queen said the words; “I name this ship Queen Elizabeth the Second, God bless her and all who sail in her”. And so began one...