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Chelyuskin Adventure

Product code:  62232NAV
Book aims to relive the drama of what is believed to be the first time in history that shipwrecked castaways were saved by air. In 1933 the 'Chelyuskin', set off from European Russia with hopes of proving that a practical sea route was possible to the Russian Far East via the Arctic Ocean. It was gripped by pack ice when it was within sight of open water to the Pacific Ocean, was forced back for 200 miles until some 75 miles off the shore of Siberian Chukotka Peninsula ice crushed the ship and i...

If the Gods are Good. The Sacrifice of HMS Jervis Bay

Product code:  91076NAV
The ancient cargo ship HMS Jervis Bay set out to escort 37 freighters and tankers across the North Sea. This is the story of its encounter with one of Germany's most feared pocket battleships, the Admiral Scheer and includes personal stories of the crew members involved.

Sailing Rigs

Product code:  62437NAV
Reference work describing the development of European and North American sailing rigs. It describes all the different forms and is arrange by rig type, each illustrated by scale drawings.

Home of the Fleet. A Century of Portsmouth Royal Dockyard in Photographs

Product code:  22850NAV
This book examines the impact of the changes of the last century on the ships, buildings and personnel of the naval base and looks at the dockyard’s role in times of conflict, from WWI to the Gulf War of 1991 and consider the effects of privatisation and cutbacks. Illustrated with photos from the Royal Naval Museum and Historic Dockyard Collections as well as some exclusive, newly-commissioned photographs.

Somerville's Force H. The Royal Navy's Gibralter-based Fleet, June 1940-March 1942

Product code:  30200NAV
The first book devoted to the history of Force H offering a detailed and vivid account of the numerous actions which played an essential and dramatic part in maintaining the Royal Navy's command of the Mediterranean and Atlantic theatres at a critical time during WWII.

Changing Course. The Wartime Experiences of a Member of Women's Royal Naval Service 1939-45

Product code:  43101AVI
The author revisits the momentous days from June 1939 which tested her and her contemporaries to the full. This autobiography is a highly personal account of her time as a Wren which gives a fascinating insight into service life.

Encyclopedia of U-Boats. From 1904 to the present

Product code:  76233NAV
This book traces the history of the German U-Boat through the major conflicts of the 20th century. A comprehensive reference work which lists all the different submarine classes and types developed from the U-1, launched in 1906, to the 30's series, to the Wolf pack of WWII and beyond. Information covers development, service record, range, crew strength and location for each entry.

History of the British U Class Submarine

Product code:  5131XNAV
This book covers the development of the U-Class submarine conceived initially as a small training vessel. In fact, for the Mediterranean in particular, it proved ideal for offensive patrols. Losses during WW2 were heavy and 17 were lost to enemy action from 72 commissioned. The U-Class service history is examined here.

HMS Glory 1945-1961

Product code:  71939NAV
This book details the career of HMS Glory from the builders yard to the shipbreakers, and draws upn first hand accounts and many previously unpublished photographs.

Hunt and Kill U-505 and the U-Boat war in the Atlantic

Product code:  72638NAV
The capture of the U-505 in 1944 was one of WWII's pivotal and most top secret events providing the Allies with priceless information on German technology and innovation. This is the first definitive study of this remarkable U-boat and contributes greatly to understanding the role of Type IX boats in general and the combat history, capture and preservation of the U-505 in particular.

The Hunter Hunted. Submarine versus Submarine Encounters from World War I to the Present

Product code:  62658NAV
This book chronicles the most significant clashes between submarines, from primitive beginnings to the dangerous high-tech games of the Cold War. The author devotes entire chapters to particular incidents and the book offers a complete history of the submarine. Incidents include for example U-34 and C-3; HMS/M Triad and R.SMG Enrico Toti; U-254 and U-221 plus many others.