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"Get the hell off this ship!"

Memoir of a USS Liscome Bay Survivor in World War II

by James Claude Beasley

<p>James Claude Beasley was a typical American teenager in the 1940s—a child of the Great Depression with an abiding commitment to family and country. With the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Navy at 18. His plainspoken, personal ...

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10 Greatest Ships of the Royal Navy

by John Ballard

<p>For more than 150 years it was the world’s most powerful force: between victory at Trafalgar in 1805 and the withdrawal from ‘east of Suez’ in the 1960s, the ships of the Royal Navy were ubiquitous. From Newfoundland to New South Wales and ...

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200 Years of The Lancaster Canal

An Illustrated History

by Gordon Biddle

<p>2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Lancaster Canal from Wigan to Kendal. Designed by the celebrated engineer John Ronnie, it is notable for a large number of aqueducts, including the magnificent Lune Aqueduct at ...

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A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel Volume Two: The Welsh Coast

by Peter Gosson

<p>This is the second half of a detailed history of sand dredging in the Bristol Channel - the result of over thirty years' research. Concentrating on the Welsh coast, A Century of Sand Dredging: Volume Two documents the sand trade from its ...

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A Nice Quiet Life

by Alfred H Burlinson

<p>This is the life story of my grandfather originally written by him during his retirement. He was an engineer, and engineering officer in the merchant navy, from 1908 to 1945. The book describes a lifetime of adventure, hardship and joy on all

ISBN: 9781311606259

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A Soldier Gone to Sea

Memoir of a Royal Marine in Both World Wars

by Charles Frederic Jerram

<p>In this memoir spanning nine decades, Lieutenant Colonel C.F. Jerram (1882–1969) of the Royal Marines recounts his life and military service through both world wars. Jerram describes in candid detail his late 19th-century childhood in Devon ...

ISBN: 9781476624068

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Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines

by Melanie Bartlett

<p>The Adlard Coles Book of Diesel Engines is aimed at boatowners rather than experienced mechanics. In clear, jargon-free English it explains how a diesel engine works, how to look after it, and takes into account developments in engine ...

ISBN: 9781472955418

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Adrift

A Secret Life of London’s Waterways

by Helen Babbs

<p>Journeying along London’s waterways on a canal boat called <em>Pike</em>, Helen Babbs puts down roots for two weeks at a time before moving on. From Walthamstow Marsh in the east to Uxbridge in the west, she explores the landscape in all its ...

ISBN: 9781848319219

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Alfred Mylne The Leading Yacht Designer

Volume 1 1896-1920

by Ian Nicolson, C. Eng. FRINA Hon. MIIMS

<p>Beautiful boats last a long time, but ugly ones die young. That is one reason why there are so many Alfred Mylne designed yachts still sailing, even though some of them are well over 100 years old. It was in 1896 that Alfred Mylne, at the age

ISBN: 9781445646343

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Alive on the Andrea Doria!

The Greatest Sea Rescue in History

by Pierette Domenica Simpson

One half-century later, the catastrophic ramming of the MS Stockholm into the Italian luxury liner the SS Andrea Doria in 1956 is relived in this candid, heartrending account. Author Pierette Domenica Simpson, who, with her grandparents, ...

ISBN: 9781600374609

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All Taut

or Rigging the boat

by Oliver Optic

<p>All Taut or Rigging the boat written by Oliver Optic who  was a noted academic, author, and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. This book was published in 1886. And now republish in ebook format. We believe this work is ...

ISBN: 9788834104101

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Along the Waterfront

Freighters at New York in the 1950s and 1960s

by William H. Miller

<p>The 1954 film On the Waterfront brought to life the New York docks of the 1950s, when it was often said that a ship, usually a freighter, arrived or departed every 24 minutes, around the clock. Now, the Port of New York is handling more cargo

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An Introduction to P&I Insurance and Loss Prevention, Second Edition

by The North of England PandI Association

<p>This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the critically important topic of maritime liability cover - otherwise known as &apos;protection and indemnity&apos; (P&I) insurance - which recent international casualties, pirate attacks ...

ISBN: 9780957493650

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Analytical Methods in Marine Hydrodynamics

by Ioannis K. Chatjigeorgiou

<p>The value of analytical solutions relies on the rigorous formulation, and a strong mathematical background. This comprehensive volume unifies the most important geometries, which allow for the development of analytical solutions for ...

ISBN: 9781316843895

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Andrea Doria and Other Recent Liner Disasters

by William H. Miller

<p>Disaster at sea has been a part of maritime life for as long as man has sailed the seas. Whether it be the tragic real-life tale of the Titanic or the fictional wreck of the Hesperus, we have long been captivated and enthralled by the ...

ISBN: 9781445661308

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Around Britain by Canal

1,000 Miles of Waterways

by Anthony Burton

<p>This is the story of a thousand mile-long trip around England by canal. At times the journey took the author out into the beautiful countryside, and elsewhere the canal crept round the edge of old industrial towns.</p> <p>It is a journey ...

ISBN: 9781473893252

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Aurora: A Photographic Journey

by FRAME / CROSS

A photographic tour around Aurora from bow to stern, top to bottom. One of Britain's most loved cruise ships, Aurora entered service in 2000. Built by Meyer Werft and named by HRH The Princess Royal, she was specifically designed for the ...

ISBN: 9780750985826

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Australian Cruise Ships

by Peter Plowman

This book provides details of many of the ships that cruised out of Australian ports from the early 1970s up to 2000, and all the cruise liners to have been seen in local waters since 2001, as well as a look ahead to the liners scheduled to come

ISBN: 9781877058509

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Back To Sea (British Merchant Navy)

by Ian M Malcolm

<p>Having spent a year at Leith Nautical College to obtain a 1st Class PMG Certificate in Radiotelegraphy, the author returns to sea as a 1st radio officer/purser with Alfred Holt & Co., owners of the Blue Funnel Line and the Glen Line. His ...

ISBN: 9781301327249

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Between the Tides

Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast

by Roy Stokes

<p>There have been millions of shipwrecks, but just a few have been remembered. A ship can disappear suddenly without a trace. Or a loss may involve a fascinating web of intrigue and drama. Exploration, the aftermath of wrecking in remote ...

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