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PBY Catalina Flying Boat Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Navy
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One of the most widely-used multi-role aircraft of WWII, the Consolidated PBY Catalina was a flying boat to be reckoned with. They were used as anti- submarine warfare platforms in the Atlantic,... More > and gained notoriety in the Pacific as rescue and reconnaisance platforms, and as bombers. With their distinctive fuselages painted the shade of midnight, the “Black Cats” undertook daring raids of Japanese shipping and shore installations. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy during World War 2, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Planes, Trains and Sinking Boats: My Travels Through A World Of Mishaps By Stephen Liddell
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A wonderful collection of true life travel tales. If you have bad luck and that your holidays are cursed, think again. Stephen Liddell has spent more than a decade backpacking across the U.K.... More > Europe and the Middle East. Cars blowing up, boats sinking, trains derailing, are just some of the every day problems he's encountered. It's not just the travelling of course, it is the people, the places, the lousy hotels and the awful food poisoning. Whether being trampled by sheep when camping, being wrongly held by security as a terrorist, asked for money at gunpoint in the desert or getting married in a former Communist state whilst drowning in red tape and bribes. Stephen Liddell has been to these places so that you don't have to. A raucously funny travelogue for those who think the best part of travelling is reading others (disastrous) and colourful tales. You'll never want to set foot outside your door again!< Less
Planes, Trains and Sinking Boats: My Travels Through A World Of Mishaps By Stephen Liddell
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A wonderful collection of true life travel tales. If you have bad luck and that your holidays are cursed, think again. Stephen Liddell has spent more than a decade backpacking across the U.K. Europe... More > and the Middle East. Cars blowing up, boats sinking, trains derailing, are just some of the every day problems he's encountered. It's not just the travelling of course, it is the people, the places, the lousy hotels and the awful food poisoning. Whether being trampled by sheep when camping, being wrongly held by security as a terrorist, asked for money at gunpoint in the desert or getting married in a former Communist state whilst drowning in red tape and bribes. Stephen Liddell has been to these places so that you don't have to. A raucously funny travelogue for those who think the best part of travelling is reading others (disastrous) and colourful tales. You'll never want to set foot outside your door again!< Less
U-9: A Damned Un-English Weapon By Jim Thesing
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction Series. Early one morning in September 1914, a new and terrible weapon changed naval warfare forever. On that morning, a single primitive German submarine sank 3... More > British armored cruisers, killing nearly 1500 men. Before that, few people knew submarines even existed. Overnight, terror swept England. At the beginning of WWI, England's Royal Navy had the greatest fleet of warships the world had ever seen. Suddenly, because of one submarine's successful attack, the Royal Navy's supremacy was in question. Savage criticism rained down on the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill. People are interested in events that changed the world, but few people know of this incident. It is a story that deserves to be told. With the approach of the centennial of WWI, now is the time to tell this story. Although this book is a work of fiction, it hews closely to historical events.< Less
U-9: A Damned Un - English Weapon By Jim Thesing
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction Series. One morning in September 1914, a new and terrible weapon changed naval warfare forever. A single German submarine sank 3 British armored cruisers, killing... More > nearly 1500 men. Up to that moment, few people knew submarines even existed. Overnight, terror swept England. At the beginning of the First World War, England's Royal Navy had the greatest fleet of warships the world had ever seen. Suddenly, because of one submarine's successful attack, the Royal Navy's supremacy was in question. Savage criticism rained down on the First Lord of the Admiralty, a young Winston Churchill. People are interested in events that changed the world, but few people know of this incident. It is a story that deserves to be told. With the centennial of World War I, now is the time to tell this story. Although this book is a work of fiction, it hews closely to historical events. Many of the people and most of the action described are based on memoirs written by participants in the 1920s. Map.< Less
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
The Silent Service in World War II: The Fleet Type Submarine By U.S. Navy
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Originally published by the U.S. Navy in 1946, "The Fleet Type Submarine" uses the USS Perch SS313 to explain operating principles, technologies, and systems. It contains numerous diagrams... More > and photos and offers definitions of components and terminology. It provides descriptions of various systems such as ballast tanks, trim, ventilation and steering. It also contains a brief history of the submarine and a discussion of patrol routines. This is the most complete technical guide to the boats that won WWII in the Pacific. Nothing close to it was ever assembled before, or since. Periscopefilm.com’s affordable reprint comes in a soft bound edition with attractive covers. Although some of the book has been reformatted, and color images are reproduced in black and white, all of the original content is preserved. (A color supplement is also available). This is a must-have for anyone interested in submarines and an important reference for any historian, docent, or modeler.< Less
The Many Adventures of Captain Kronz and the U.S.S Holly By Jackson Sutko
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This novel shares the tale of the 15 year old captain Kronz who adventures through strange lands with her faithful horse Dollar, her cat Holly, and a couple of friends she picks up along the way. She... More > endures talking horses, treacherous seas, and relentless natives from the lands of Chad.< Less
The Many Adventures of Captain Kronz and the U.S.S Holly By Jackson Sutko
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This novel shares the tale of the 15 year old captain Kronz who adventures through strange lands with her faithful horse Dollar, her cat Holly, and a couple of friends she picks up along the way. She... More > endures talking horses, treacherous seas, and relentless natives from the lands of Chad.< Less
The Fleet Type Submarine Sonar Operator's Manual By U.S. Navy
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Originally printed in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine series of technical manuals remains unparalleled. Contained in its pages and those of the companion texts are descriptions of every operating... More > component aboard a fleet boat. The Sonar Operator’s Manual Navpers 16167, was originally written to acquaint crewmen with the sub’s underwater sound gear. Sonar is a term derived from the words SOund Navigation And Ranging, and aboard a submarine it is extremely vital. When the boat is submerged, listening is the main channel of information regarding the maneuvers of the enemy. The book contains information about how underwater sound gear operates, and how to identify important sounds and interpret them. It’s a terrific reference for anyone interested in WWII or undersea technology. Originally classified “Restricted”, this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less

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