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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

$45.71

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

$27.75

Jane\'s Fighting Ships of World War II
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Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II

By Antony Preston

Fine Book. Very Good+ Wrapper. No inscriptions, internally clean and bright. Jane's Fighting Ships of World War II. A Comprehnsive Encyclopedia with More Than 1000 Illustrations. Foreword By Antony PrestonPublished by Studio Editions, London (2001). Hardback and Wrapper 320 pages: black and white illustrations, diagrams and charts throughout. Synopsis: A comprehensive encyclopaedia describing more than 6000 Warships at Service during World War II: the text supported by photographs, line drawings, and data tables. Pictorial, laminated hardcovers. Pages are bright and clean and the spine is tight. Fine Book. Very Good Wrapper. No inscriptions, internally clean and bright Please See Photos for Condition B3

$27.75

Gipsy Moth IV: A Legend Sails Again
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Gipsy Moth IV: A Legend Sails Again

By Paul Gelder

2007. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/ Fine Inscribed and Signed on FEP by Paul Gelder. " To Val & June Bailey, best wishes. PAUL GELDER. Wonderful idea to use Sir Francis Drake's sword for a 2nd Knighthood". he story of Gipsy Moth IV from her first circumnavigation to her restoration, wreck and triumphant return. This book is illustrated throughout with photographs of the boat, the restoration project and images from both of her voyages. Near fine Book with Very Good + wrapper. Sailing and Yahting Interest. S1

$21.09

Amphibious Operations: The Projection of Sea Power Ashore
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Amphibious Operations: The Projection of Sea Power Ashore

By Michael Evans

Brasseys, 1990. First edition. Paperback. Very Good +. White glazed card covers with blue lettering to spine and front. Covers are generally in very good order. . Spine is intact and bright. Text block is tight, bright and clean. 219 pp. "This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of power projection ashore. Michael Evans describes all aspects of amphibious operations from planning to execution, including ship design, command and control and fire support for the landing force. With reference to many previous operations from Galipoli to Grenada, he demonstrates how they can be the key to unlock a military stalemate, if properly conceived and executed.". B/W illustrations. No inscriptions. Z1

$13.05

Sail\'s Last Century: The Merchant Sailing Ship 1830-1930
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Sail's Last Century: The Merchant Sailing Ship 1830-1930

By Gardiner, Robert : (editor)

1993. First edition. Hardback. Fine / very good. 1st edition 1993 (limited ed. 1325 of 2000, , Used / Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VeryGood. . No inscriptions. Published by Conway Maritime Press. Large format hardback, , illustrated - black & white plates / diagrams, red cloth covered boards, gilt lettering - title, In the 1830-1900 period shipowners invested in both sail and steam ships according to the usual commercial evaluation of potential risks and rewards. Y1

$22.20