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Warship No.4 Frigate USS Clark

Product code:  61942NAV
The ships Oliver Hazard Perry class were designed in the US in the mid 1970s as general purpose escort vessels, intended to protect amphibious landing forces they were later part of battelship-centric surface action groups and aircraft carrier battle groups/strike groups

Images of War U-Boat Prey Merchant Sailors at War 1939-1942

Product code:  62940NAV
Includes images of some of the most imposing merchant ships of WW2, which fell victim to the German U-Boats between 1939-45 and includes narrative describing the various roles enacted by the sailors on board

The Ships of Scapa Flow

Product code:  33862NAV
This is the story of the ships of Scapa Flow, their sinking and their salvage, using many previously unseen images of the recovery and subsequent removal of many of the German battleships and cruisers to Rosyth dockyard in Fife for breaking up.

Images of War World War Two at Sea The Last Battleships

Product code:  36387NAV
In this book, veteran battleship crew members describe their unforgettable experiences, including those of a young officer in a British battleship at Jutland; tales of the loss of the German warship Scharnhorst in the arctic off the North Cape; the combat experience inside a sixteen-inch gun turret aboard an Iowa-class battleship bombarding Iraq during the Gulf War, and the adventures of HMS Warspite in World War One, in the Mediterranean and on her way to the breaker's yard in 1947. A selection...

Loch Class Frigates

Product code:  59545NAV
This book looks at the design and service record of the Loch Class frigates which proved to be amongst the best anti-submarine frigates produced by Great Britain during the war, although most only entered service from 1944 onwards

The Stone Frigate : A Pictorial History of the U.S. Naval Shore Establishment, 1800-1941

Product code:  43391NAV
A collection of historic images which document the history of the U.S. Naval Shore Establishment from its creation to World War II and its historic role supporting the fleet. This is a pictorial account of the activities of the personnel, machines, and equipment used in the creation and development of the U.S. Naval Shore Establishment from its early beginnings as six small navy yards to the cusp of World War II

British Battleships 1889-1904

Product code:  21731NAV
Final volume covering the pre Dreadnought era. With full details of design and construction, armament, protection, machinery and performance, all backed up with accurate data tables listing design figures, trials results, and full particulars at different stages in the ships' careers. The history of each battleship is chronicled

Warship No.3 Frigate HNLMS Jacob Van Heemskerck

Product code:  61935NAV
The two ships of the Jacob van Heemskerck class of the Royal Netherlands Navy were built as specialised air defence frigates. This book begins with the development of the L Frigate, Technical data, missiles, weapons. modifications, plus much more

La Portaerei Italiene

Product code:  72960NAV
Lavishly illustrated history of Italian Aircraft Carriers from 1912 to 2010. Contains tables, photos and line drawings. Pull-out sectional technical drawings cover Portaidrovolanti Giuseppe Miraglia; Portaerei Aquila; Portaerei Giuseppe Garibaldi; and Portaerei Cavour. Italian Text

Project Azorian The CIA and the Raising of the K-129

Product code:  46681NAV
Tells the story of Project Azorian, the most ambitious ocean engineering endeavour ever attempted. Despite incredible political, military, and intelligence risks, and after six years of secret preparations, the CIA attempted to salvage the sunken Soviet ballistic missile submarine K-129 from the depths of the North Pacific Ocean in early August 1974. This audacious effort was carried out under the cover of an undersea mining operation sponsored by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.

The Battleship Builders constructing and Arming British Capital Ships

Product code:  20932NAV
This book covers Britain’s success in building an entirely new battle fleet in little over a decade. It charts the rise of the large industrial conglomerates that were key to this success, looks at their reaction to fast-moving technical changes, and analyses the politics of funding this vast national effort, both before and during the Great War. It also attempts to assess the true cost – and value – of the Grand Fleet in terms of the resources consumed and goes on to decribe the effects of the ...

New Vanguard 198 Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1) Minekaze to Shiratsuyu Classes

Product code:  89845NAV
Analyses the strengths and weaknesses of these destroyer designs and presents operational history for all the ships of the Minekaze, Kamikaze, Mutsuki, Fubuki, Akatsuki, Hatsuharu and Shiratsuyu classes