St. Augustine Pirates and Privateers by Theodore Corbett

By Theodore Corbett

Entrenched on Florida's Atlantic Coast because the 16th century, the Spanish presidio of St. Augustine was once a major aim for piracy. For the colonial governors of significant Britain, France and Spain, privateering--and its rogue shape, piracy--was a kind of conflict used to augment the constrained assets in their colonies. whereas the electorate of St. Augustine have been sufferers of this guerrilla struggle, in addition they struck again at their enemies utilizing privateers comparable to Francisco Menendez, whose assaults on British ships reinforced his acceptance and sustained the town. Historian Theodore Corbett recounts this darkish and turbulent historical past, from the 1st sacking of town through Francis Drake, throughout the pirate raids of the 1680s to the peak of St. Augustine's privateering within the eighteenth century.

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German Naval Camouflage Volume II: 1942 – 1945 by John Asmussen,Eric Leon

By John Asmussen,Eric Leon

This e-book completes a hugely unique and beautifully illustrated two-volume survey of German naval camouflage and markings within the Nazi period. On first booklet in 2012 the 1939-1941 quantity used to be quick recognized by means of warship fanatics and modelmakers as an enormous breakthrough within the knowing of a posh and masses debated subject. it's already thought of the normal reference, and this moment quantity is keenly awaited.
even though a number of an important records have lately come to gentle, this learn is basically in accordance with shut scrutiny of all on hand pictures, together with many newly stumbled on, collated with the first-hand testimony of Kriegsmarine survivors. After many years of research, the authors are most likely the worlds major specialists, and their paintings demanding situations many accredited perspectives, whereas drastically increasing the overall knowing of the topic. The end result in their labours are awarded within the kind of beautiful color illustrations of each scheme and edition for which proof is obtainable. This quantity covers all significant surviving ships right down to destroyers from 1942 to the tip of the warfare, and provides a brand new part on torpedo boats.
whereas there can by no means be a final note on such an elusive and poorly documented topic, those volumes will stay the main authoritative paintings within the box for a few years to come.

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Franklin's Lost Ship: The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus by John Geiger,Alanna Mitchell

By John Geiger,Alanna Mitchell

The maximum secret in all of exploration is the destiny of the 1845–1848 British Arctic excursion commanded by means of Sir John Franklin. All 129 crewmen died, and the 2 ships doubtless vanished with no hint. The expedition's destruction was once a mass catastrophe unfold over years. With the vessels beset and deserted, the team faced a awful ordeal. They suffered from lead poisoning, have been with scurvy and, eventually, resorted to cannibalism of their ultimate days. The mysterious destiny of the ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, has captured the public's mind's eye for seventeen decades.

Now, one in every of Franklin's misplaced ships has been stumbled on. in the course of the summer time of 2014, the Victoria Strait excursion, the biggest attempt to discover the ships because the 1850s, was once led by means of Parks Canada in partnership with the Arctic study beginning, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, and different private and non-private companions. The day trip used world-leading know-how in underwater exploration and succeeded in a tremendous find—the discovery of Erebus. information of the invention made headlines round the world.

In this totally illustrated account, readers will find out about the intriguing excursion, demanding seek and the ship's discovery. that includes the 1st pictures of the Erebus, this lovely publication weaves jointly a narrative of ancient secret and sleek adventure.

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Illustrated Navigation: Traditional, Electronic & Celestial by Ivar Dedekam

By Ivar Dedekam

Today, yachts are usually outfitted with radar, GPS, chart plotters, AIS, and so forth. This gear has additionally turn into even more trustworthy, making it attainable to make lengthy offshore passages with out a nice wisdom of navigation. even though, such gear should be manage wrongly, interpreted incorrectly, malfunction or lose energy. In those situations, wisdom of conventional navigation can develop into very important. This booklet will train you the way to navigate within the conventional approach utilizing compass, log and plotter; and likewise tips on how to navigate utilizing digital aids like GPS, radar and chart plotter. furthermore, you are going to examine a few uncomplicated celestial navigation utilizing the solar and stars to procure your place utilizing sextant, almanacs, tables and an eye fixed. each one approach to navigation is defined along special illustrations and examples, combining to make an easy and easy-to-follow guide.

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The USS Carondelet: A Civil War Ironclad on Western Waters by Myron J., Jr. Smith

By Myron J., Jr. Smith

The USS Carondelet had a progressive send layout and used to be the main energetic of the entire Union’s Civil struggle river ironclads. From fortress Henry in the course of the siege of Vicksburg and from the crimson River crusade throughout the conflict of Nashville, the gunboat used to be favorite in conflict legend and literature. This background attracts at the letters of Ensign Scott Dyer Jordan and Rear Adm. Henry Walke’s memoirs.

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Inshore Craft: Traditional Working Vessels of the British by Basil Greenhill

By Basil Greenhill

This entire reference paintings describes and illustrates a few two hundred forms of inshore craft that when fished and traded, lower than oar and sail, round the coasts of the British Isles.

The varieties are prepared by means of coastal sector and every is defined when it comes to its form and layout, health for position and goal, construct, evolution and geographical distribution. info of dimensions, rig, development fabrics, seamanship and the survival of examples are given the place recognized, whereas countless numbers of line drawings and pictures exhibit the vessels of their unique forms.

A crew of twelve specialists describe these kind of boat forms and, moreover, there are introductions to the most geographic components outlining the actual environments, fisheries and different makes use of of the ocean that experience inspired boat layout; maps of all of the components exhibit ports and actual features.

At the start of the final century sail and oar ruled fisheries and native exchange: 100 years later these craft have all yet vanished. This e-book brings alive for maritime historians and fanatics, conventional boat sailors, modelmakers, and all people with an curiosity in neighborhood background, the massive array of craft that have been as soon as the sort of major characteristic of our inshore seas.

‘Inshore Craft is a magnificent success’ - wood Boat Magazine

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In Fingal's Wake: A Tender Tribute by Trevor Boult,HRH The Princess Royal

By Trevor Boult,HRH The Princess Royal

Fingal represented the final and ultimate ‘classic’ kind of gentle as soon as came upon through the 3 common Lighthouse specialists of the British Isles. appearing quite a lot of tasks at Oban and at Stromness, Fingal served the entire quarter wishes of the Northern Lighthouse Board.

Fingal got here to be specific in her layout and ancient mode of operation, and loved Royal patronage. A well-recognised and in demand vessel, her deepest acquisition after the millennium has noticeable her upkeep as much as her new and destiny function as a luxurious ‘boatique’ inn in Scotland, as a part of the RY Britannia adventure in Leith Docks.

In this e-book, Trevor Boult presents an available and lasting tribute to Fingal, established principally on own and goal event with aid from different authorities.

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British Canals: The Standard History by Joseph Boughey,Charles Hadfield

By Joseph Boughey,Charles Hadfield

the 1st version of British Canals used to be released in 1950 and used to be a lot well-known as a pioneering paintings in delivery historical past. Joseph Boughey, with the recommendation of Charles Hadfield, has formerly revised and up to date the perennially renowned fabric to mirror newer alterations. For this 9th variation, Joseph Boughey discusses the numerous new discoveries and advances on the earth of canals round Britain, unavoidably focussing at the 20th century to a much larger volume than in any past version of this publication, whereas nonetheless in the context of Hadfield's unique work.

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Reeds Vol 5: Ship Construction for Marine Engineers (Reeds by Paul Anthony Russell,E A Stokoe

By Paul Anthony Russell,E A Stokoe

This textbook covers send building thoughts and techniques for all sessions of service provider military marine deck and engineering certificate of Competency (CoC) in addition to Undergraduate scholars learning Naval structure and Marine Engineering. it really is complementary to quantity four (Naval structure) and quantity eight (General Engineering Knowledge).
Importantly, this re-creation comprises up to date info on smooth shipyards, dry-docking techniques and techniques of building. largely illustrated, the publication additionally contains pattern exam questions with labored examples solutions to help scholars of their learning.

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River Ouse Bargeman: A Lifetime on the Yorkshire Ouse by David Lewis

By David Lewis

The Ouse reaches into the center of Yorkshire from the Humber Estuary. till the Nineteen Eighties, loaded barges made the tough trip from Hull to Selby, bearing bulk cargoes for the turbines of town. The bargees needed to be tricky and inventive; bodily powerful sufficient to address their craft, clever adequate to strive against the rivers moving currents and savvy adequate to accommodate these delivering brief measure.

Laurie Dews of Selby labored the Ouse from 1937 to 1987, and is now the one guy last with first-hand event of a misplaced lifestyle. during this e-book, "River Ouse Bargeman", Lauries phrases of wit and knowledge provide a skippers eye view of a barge loaded to the gunwales battling upstream, unloading on the mill and drifting again with the tide.

Laurie spins many a yarn a few bargemans social existence, too. His first-hand account contains the mysterious river crafts of singling out and penning up, the methods and inform stories to teach the place the ever-shifting river channel lay and the camaraderie of existence within the close-knit watery world.

In this booklet, along Lauries account, there's a authentic statement, illustrated by way of many photographs from Lauries assortment courting again over a century, and extracts from legitimate files and maps.

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