No navy has had so much written about it as the British Royal Navy. Every aspect: materiel, policy, strategy and performance in action has been described, dissected and analysed by many qualified and unqualified commentators. This is not surprising considering … Continue reading
In the 1920s and 30s quite a large number of retiring shipmasters who had started their careers in sail were writing their memoirs, while authors like Basil Lubbock, conscious that the days of commercial sail were effectively over, published popular … Continue reading
Gary Staff is the author of numerous books about the Imperial German Navy, its ships and battles. This book describes the battle of Jutland (Skagerrak in German terminology) making use of official documents but much enlivened by the letters and … Continue reading
With the 100th anniversary of the battle of Jutland approaching, our distinguished late member William (Bill) Schliehauf decided it was time to re-examine the very controversial Naval Staff Appreciation of that great clash of the dreadnoughts that had occurred on … Continue reading
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Created in 1962 as a successor to the civilian Canadian Government Fleets that had existed since Confederation, the Coast Guard has included a wide variety of ships and smaller craft from large icebreakers to small patrol vessels and rescue lifeboats as well as hovercraft and helicopters.
All are described and illustrated in this volume.
This new book updates The Ships of Canada’s Marine Services, describing the fleet from the official creation of the Canadian Coast Guard in 1962 through its first 50 years. Smaller vessels not covered by the previous volume are fully described here.
The authors, Charles Maginley, Bernard Collin and Ronald Barrie, have all served in the Coast Guard and have contributed to other books about Canada’s nautical heritage.
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This impressive book by John Jordon and Jean Moulin provides a detailed technical description of all the cruisers of the Marine National that were built between the two world wars together with a brief account of their operational history. The … Continue reading
The book tells two stories. One is about undersea explorer Barry Clifford’s expeditions to Ile Sante-Marie off the eastern coast of Madagascar searching for the remains of Captain William Kidd’s ship, the Adventure Galley (Clifford was backed by TV’s Discovery … Continue reading
Nicolai Rezanov was a minor Russian aristocrat in the time of Catherine the Great and the Tsars Paul and Alexander I. (He was born in 1764). Like others of his class, he competed for honours and preferment at the court … Continue reading
At an Antique Dealers’ Fair in a small Nova Scotia town I came across a rather dark picture of a nineteenth century coastal passenger steamer with auxiliary rig. The dealer said it had been found in an attic at Osborne … Continue reading
Since the early years of the seventeenth century, figureheads have been a nearly universal feature of all except the smallest sailing warships and merchant ships. That includes ships built of iron and steel: any Tall Ship built today can be … Continue reading