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  • 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...
                        • 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....