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Thetis Down: The Slow Death of a Submarine
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Thetis Down: The Slow Death of a Submarine

By Tony Booth

As new book and wrapper. On 1 June 1939 His Majesty's Submarine Thetis sank in Liverpool Bay while on her diving trials. Her loss is still the worst peacetime submarine disaster the Royal Navy has yet faced when ninety-nine men drowned or slowly suffocated during their last fifty hours of life.The disaster became an international media event, mainly because the trapped souls aboard were so near to being saved after they managed to raise her stern about 18ft above sea level. . . xviii, 220 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. A pristine copy - bright, fresh and unmarked - 'as new', in a similar unclipped dust jacket. Please see photographs B6

$20.57

Celebration of Sail
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Celebration of Sail

By Roy Cross

.Fine Book and Very Good+ wrapper. large format hardback [29x31cm]. 128 pages. very good condition in the dust-jacket. with a wealth of colour plates depicting men-of-war, merchant sail, clippers, racing yachts, etc. Fine Book and Very Good+ wrapper - slight rubbing to wrapper edges only. First edition, pp 128, b&w and colour illustrations throughout. This beautiful book features paintings by one of the foremost marine painters working today. Over more than thirty years Roy Cross has created a volume of work celebrating the peak of the development of the naval and merchant sailing vessel, for the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries. This book is the first review of Roy's marine paintings to be published. Dozens of his best paintings are showcased in full colour and accompanied by detailed captions giving historical information on each of the vessels featured. T Please See Photos for ConditionB6

$27.43

The Aircraft Carrier Victorious (Anatomy of the Ship)
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The Aircraft Carrier Victorious (Anatomy of the Ship)

By Ross Watton

FINE BOOK & Wrapper. Almost as new. 1991. First edition quarto, 160 pages illustrated with black & white photographs and detailed line drawings. Fine grey cloth hard back with a near fine unclipped dust jacket. No inscriptions or marks. "The distinguished career of the carrier Victorious extended from World War II to 1967. A major refit during the 1950's, saw her emerge as the Royal Navy's most advanced carrier in the world. The author's drawings show all the changes which she underwent during her long career, while the text focuses especially on her war service which included a number of daring airstrikes, most notably against the German battleships Bismarck and Tirpitz. Later she sailed for the Far East where she was part of the British Pacific Fleet; there she withstood several kamikaze attacks. Please See Photos for Condition B6

$48.02

Vindicatrix: The Story of a Ship and a Training School
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Vindicatrix: The Story of a Ship and a Training School

By Roy C. Derham

Baron, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Limited Edition. Subscribers Ltd 1st edition no 297.,near fine in good jacket (fading to spine/ some edgewear). subscribers details listed at rear including no 35, Mike Ormerod. The Vindicatrix was the first seamanship school of the Shipping Federation and home from 1939 to Vindi-boys. She started life in 1893 as the three-masted Arranmore, then in 1909 she was sold to German owners who named her Waltraute, before returning to Britain in 1919. In 1939 she became a National Sea Training School for the Merchant Marine, ending this role in 1967 having trained some 70,000 sailors. This book charts in full every stage of her history from her launch to her final end. B5

$34.30

The Vindi Boys: Day to Day Life with the TS Vindicatrix 1939-1966: Day to Day Life with 7.5 Vindicatrix 1939-1966
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The Vindi Boys: Day to Day Life with the TS Vindicatrix 1939-1966: Day to Day Life with 7.5 Vindicatrix 1939-1966

By Roy C. Derham

1995. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Day to day life with the TS Vindicatrix 1939-1966. 132pp including index. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine in unclipped dust wrapper. No inscriptions, clean. Includes errata slip. Please note the ISBN for this book is 0860235571 as printed. Either very early printing or printing error. this edition normally has isbn 0860235572 please see photos for condition. B5

$37.04