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The corvette, HMAS Whyalla was the first vessel built and launched from the Whyalla Shipyard in 1941. After active service during World War Two, the ship became the RIP. In the 1980s it was bought by... More > the City of Whyalla and returned to where it was built as a major part of the new Whyalla Maritime Museum, but the job of getting the ship out of the water and to its present resting place on dry land earned her the title of THE RELUCTANT LADY. This book is a collection of STAN cartoons from the local newspaper telling the story of how HMAS Whyalla came to be at the Whyalla Maritime Museum and is published in conjunction with an exhibition of cartoons held on the ship itself.< Less
Both Sides By Claus Reuter
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Two eyewitness accounts of a member of the Royal Canadian Navy and a member of the German Navy in WWII.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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The main character, Fanny Price, is a young girl from a large and relatively poor family, who is taken from them at age 10 to be raised by her rich uncle and aunt, Sir Thomas, a baronet, and Lady... More > Bertram, of Mansfield Park. She had previously lived with her own parents, (half-pay) Lieut. Price of the Royal Marines and his wife, Frances (Fanny), Lady Bertram's sister. She is the second child and eldest daughter, with seven siblings born after her. She has a firm attachment to her older brother, William, who at the age of 12 enters the Royal Navy as a midshipman with help from his rich uncle's interest. With so many mouths to feed on a limited income, Fanny's mother is grateful for the opportunity to send Fanny away to live with her fine relatives. At Mansfield Park, Fanny grows up with her four older cousins, Tom, Edmund, Maria, and Julia, but is always treated like a poor relation ...< Less
The National Heroes By Deric Barry
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A first class adventure in a destroyer of the Royal Navy, where conscripts are mixed with regulars, causing explosive friction.
The National Heroes By Deric Barry
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A first class adventure in a destroyer of the Royal Navy, where conscripts are mixed with regulars, causing explosive friction.
Why Should Britain Tremble? A Submariner's Tale By Chas Cooke
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The men of the Royal Navy Submarine Service are a breed apart. Often classified as slightly mad they work beneath the waves enclosed in a steel tube, in probably the most dangerous environment in the... More > world. They are a mystery to many, including friends and family. This hilarious and often ribald book lays bare the the often bizarre antics of the crews of Her Majesty's submarines both at sea and ashore. It proves the psychiatrists wrong, submariners are not slightly mad, they are totally insane. This wonderfully funny book gives the reader an insight into the life of those who serve their nation from beneath the waves as well as telling of the toll the lifestyle takes on family life and the loved ones of those who are away, often for months on end, with no contact with home. Chas Cooke served in submarines of the Royal Navy for thirteen years and tells of the odd and often outrageous behaviour of those with whom he shared his life beneath the sea.< Less
The First World War Journals of Commander Andrew Downes RN By Compiled by Arthur Carden
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Andrew Downes (1887-1945) had an outstanding career in the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Commander in 1920, but was then dismissed and sentenced to imprisonment for indecent assault on a male... More > person. On release he exiled himself to California where he ran a mountain lodge until being frozen to death in a snowstorm. Most of the book consists of summaries of his fascinating journals, including a gripping description of his ship's part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. 2016 edition with reference to the Portsmouth exhibition “Racing to War: the Royal Navy and 1914”.< Less
The Press Gang By J . R. Hutchinson
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The practice of pressing men into the navy - that is to say, of taking by intimidation or force those who would not volunteer - appears to have been a worldwide phenomenon. This book by J R... More > Hutchinson examines in detail the activities of the British Press-Gangs from their earliest beginnings to their eventual dissolution in the nineteenth century.< Less
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Civvy to Matelot and Back Again By Mark Cosford
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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to serve in the Royal Navy or what sailors really get up to? Civvy To Matelot And Back Again tells the story of what Royal Navy service life is really... More > like from the author’s perspective who gave eleven years of his life in the 1980’s & 1990’s. The story takes you behind the scenes for the preparation required to gain entry into the service followed with basic and trade training prior to serving on Warships. His adventure has its ups and downs and is at times hilarious as you enter a world very different to normal life. From lawn mower type haircuts to cruise control breeze blocks for cars Civvy To Matelot And Back Again takes you into a world where most of us never see but probably imagine is there. Please be aware that the book contains themes of adult only content.< Less

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