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U.S. Navy Towing Manual By Naval Sea Systems Command
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Modern Navy towing, as we perceive it today, began at the beginning of World War II. Prior to WWII, the Navy owned few salvage ships of its own and depended heavily on contracted assets to perform... More > the duties of towing and salvage. Merritt-Chapman and Scott was one of the premier towing and salvage contractors of the day and maintained an inventory of assets. They held a contract with the Navy to perform ship salvage on an asneeded, no cure-no pay basis. As the US watched the war in Europe develop, the need for specialized vessels and a dedicated service became apparent. The Royal Navy of Great Britain was forced into performing these tasks as German U-boats inflicted damage throughout the military and commercial fleet. Performing towing and salvage services on damaged vessels was most often a faster and cheaper way of putting the necessary tonnage back into service.< Less
Secrets of the Sea Kingdoms (Softback) By Bryan Irving
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Off the coast of Continental Eroon, beyond the island kingdom of Colosh lies an unassuming archipelago, home to a mysterious Theocracy who's very existence has done more to shape the cultural and... More > historical development of the world of Eroon than any other since the mage wars. Secretes of the Sea Kingdoms is a supplement for the “Spelldancer” Fantasy RPG by Gethsemane Games. An in-depth gazetteer detailing the rich culture of the Theocratic Sea Kingdoms, their history, religion and society. The book also covers rules for building and sailing ships, engaging in ship to ship combat and creating adventures on the high seas for your Spelldancer characters. With a section on new creatures that dwell in the seas and oceans of Elizium, “Secrets of the Sea Kingdoms” will expand your avenues for adventure and brings to life a rich culture.< Less
World War 2: The Battle of the Java Sea By Ronald Ledwell
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The Battle of the Java Sea: This little known sea battle was overshadowed by Pearl Harbor, The Philippines, Wake Island and other events at the outset of World War II. The Battle of the Java Sea was... More > none the less a critical sea battle. The allies threw together a battle fleet to blunt Japanese expansion into South East Asia, Sumatra and Java. This fleet was comprised mainly of the remnants of the American Asiatic Fleet, The British Far East Fleet and The Dutch East Indies Fleet. Out-gunned and out-numbered from the start, this fleet, commanded by Dutch Admirals, had it been given proper air cover and better communications, might have stopped the Japanese expansion across the Pacific and avoided entirely the later Battle of the Coral Sea.< Less
World War II Journal 14: War At Sea By Ray Merriam
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Paperback. Collection of 36 articles on various aspects of WWII naval history, particularly U.S. and Japanese warships, naval actions, combat, and more. 200 photos and illustrations. See preview for... More > full listing of contents.< Less
Shipwrecks at Peruvian Sea 16th to 20th century catalogue By Carlos Garcia Granthon
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Here, in this book, you will find a listing of 241 slips of confirmed shipwrecks, which correspond to about 271 vessels, conforming a relation of the most important sinkings since the 16th century ... More > to the 20th century, occurred in Peruvian water and/or about ships sailing in foreign water but with course toward or from Peru. Be noticed here are not all shipwrecks occurred, but the most important ones and/or those that have been able to be corroborated by more than one diferent source of information, whether a historic file, a contemporary publication or verified testimonies of divers and fishermen. Each slip of Shipwreck, here shown, has at least two of the three basic elements to identify a sinking; date of the event, name of the vessel and place of the shipwreck. Besides, when it has been possible, complementary information has been added like; class of Vessel, type of load, historic context, etc.< Less
Shipwrecks at Peruvian Sea 16th to 20th century catalogue By Carlos Garcia Granthon
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Here, in this book, you will find a listing of 241 slips of confirmed shipwrecks, which correspond to about 271 vessels, conforming a relation of the most important sinkings since the 16th century ... More > to the 20th century, occurred in Peruvian water and/or about ships sailing in foreign water but with course toward or from Peru. Be noticed here are not all shipwrecks occurred, but the most important ones and/or those that have been able to be corroborated by more than one diferent source of information, whether a historic file, a contemporary publication or verified testimonies of divers and fishermen. Each slip of Shipwreck, here shown, has at least two of the three basic elements to identify a sinking; date of the event, name of the vessel and place of the shipwreck. Besides, when it has been possible, complementary information has been added like; class of Vessel, type of load, historic context, etc.< Less
World War II Sea War, Volume 2: France Falls, Britain Stands Alone By Donald A Bertke, Gordon Smith, Don Kindell
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The World War II Sea War series is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in naval or military history. Volume 2 covers the period from April through September 1940, breaking down events by... More > month and geographical area, then by date and time. Information is included for both military and civilian vessels, from both combatant and neutral nations.< Less
World War II Sea War, Volume 2: France Falls, Britain Stands Alone By Donald A Bertke, Gordon Smith, Don Kindell
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The World War II Sea War series is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in naval or military history. Volume 2 covers the period from April through September 1940, breaking down events by... More > month and geographical area, then by date and time. Information is included for both military and civilian vessels, from both combatant and neutral nations.< Less
Aldebaran's Men By Alan Woolston
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Lieutenant BERNARD BUNBURY (Naval Reserve) had retired three years earlier after a lifetime at sea both in the Navy and as a Master Mariner in cargo ships. Recalled to service he was given command of... More > the careworn inshore ship “Audacieux” and required to get it seaworthy in a short time. "Furchterregend” was a relatively small converted merchant ship of 4000 tons crewed by 270 officers and men. Her task was to destroy or disrupt the logistics of the enemy on the open sea by attacking its merchant shipping. The Captain, Korvettenkapitän ALBERICH SCHIFFER was a graduate of The German Imperial Naval Academy (Marineakademie) at Kiel, Germany. Also on-board are a diverse group of sailors each with their own past and hopes for the future. The story portrays the pointlessness of war, while focusing on the companionship of men in combat conditions.< Less
German E-Boats By Ronald Ledwell
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While the German High Seas Fleet was bottled up in the Baltic Sea and the Norwegian Fjords by the British Home Fleet, their Schnellbootes operated in the English Channel almost with impunity. The... More > "E-Boats" so named by the British were fast and powerful. Triple shafted driven propellers by powerful diesel super-charged engines, 21 inch torpedoes and 20mm and 37mm canons combined with speeds in excess of 40 knots, made them a powerful convoy interdiction weapon in the English Channel. They outclassed the smaller British M.T,Bs and not until the Allies had mastery of air in the latter half of the war and had developed their own answer to the E-Boat; the Fairmile Marine D model "Dog Boat" did the Allies come to grips with them. The E-Boats operated from bases in the Fjords of Norway to the German occupied island of Gurnsey, inflicting crippling losses on English coastal shipping.< Less