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12240. : Departure of the Baltic Fleet March 11. 1854. The Wellington 131 Guns ( Flag Ship ) saluting Her Majesty.

London: 1854. A contemporary coloured print, 24 by 33 cms. a little dusty, with an old crease running across diagonally and two very small rust marks at the top. Suitable for mounting and framing. 20.00


9332. : Japan Maritime Self Defense Force 1963 Training Fleet.

Japan: Asagumo Shimbun July 1st 1963. 25.5 by 18 cms. no pagination c.12 pp. illustrated, paper covers, in very good condition. Details of the MSDF set up in 1954. Text in English 6.00


9668. Admiralty: England West Coast Morecambe Bay, 2010.

London: Admiralty 1873 corrected to 1944. Admiralty Chart 71 by 111 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part centre folded, black and white, somewhat dusty and used otherwise in fair/good condition. All corrections and changes up to 1944 are listed. 12.00


9670. Admiralty: England South Coast Dodman Point to Start Point 1267.

London: Admiralty 1955 corrected to 1957. Admiralty Chart 71 by 130 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part centre folded, black and white, somewhat grubby/ dusty otherwise in good condition. 12.00


9659. Admiralty: England South Coast Mounts Bay Penzance Bay and Harbour 2345.

London: Admiralty 1931- corrections to 1956. Admiralty Chart 103 by 70 cms. heavy paper, rolled, black and white, somewhat dusty otherwise in good condition. Surveyed by Lieut. Commr. A.G.N. Wyatt R.N. Surveying ship Beaufort 1928. 12.00


9664. Admiralty: Exmouth Harbour Teignmouth.

London: Admiralty 1892 corrected to 1956. Admiralty Chart 70 by 85 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part centre folded, black and white, somewhat dusty otherwise in good condition. Surveyed by Capt. W.L. Sheringham R.N. 1851 Harbour re-surveyed 1932 surveying ship Flinders 12.00


9667. Admiralty: Flushing to Antwerp 120.

London: Admiralty 1954 corrected to 1956. Admiralty Chart 71 by 111 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part centre folded, black and white, somewhat dusty otherwise in good condition. 12.00


9660. Admiralty: France Cape Levi to Fecamp 2613.

London: Admiralty 1894 - large corrections 1944 and small to 1957. Admiralty Chart 82 by 100 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part folded, black and white, somewhat dusty otherwise in good condition. From the French Government Charts 1836-1924. 12.00


9669. Admiralty: France North Coast Le Havre and Approaches to La Seine 2010.

London: Admiralty 1873 corrected to 1957. Admiralty Chart 71 by 138 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part centre folded, black and white, somewhat dusty otherwise in good condition. From French Government survey 1913, corrected to 1956. 12.00


9673. Admiralty: France North Coast Sheet viii Ushant to Plateau Des Roches Douvres 2644.

London: Admiralty 1902 corrected to 1911. Admiralty Chart 71 by 138 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part centre folded, black and white, somewhat dusty otherwise in good condition. From the Pilote Francais 1823. 12.00


9671. Admiralty: France North-West Coast Chenal du Four 3345.

London: Admiralty 1903 corrected to 1947. Admiralty Chart 110 by 70 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part folded, black and white, somewhat grubby/ dusty otherwise in good condition. From the French Government charts of 1903. 12.00


9674. Admiralty: France West Coast Sheet viii Cap De La Chevre to pointe De Corsen, including Rade De Brest 2690

London: Admiralty 1902 corrected to 1956. Admiralty Chart 71 by 138 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part centre folded, black and white, somewhat dusty, two small holes, otherwise in good condition. From the French Government charts to 1921 amendments to 1948. 12.00


9672. Admiralty: North Sea Dover and Calais to Orfordness and Scheveningen 1406.

London: Admiralty 1906 corrected to 1957. Admiralty Chart 72 by 1300 cms. heavy paper, rolled, part folded, black and white, somewhat dusty otherwise in good condition. From the French Government charts of 1903. 12.00


13121. Allison, R.S.: The Surgeon Probationers.

Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1979. xviii+142 pp. 22 x 15.5 cm. In World War 1 there were not enough doctors for every ship in the Royal Navy so medical students were recruited, trained up and sent on duty. The appendix lists them with the ship on which they served. Six illustrations. Gold-blocked blue boards, in a good dustwrapper. 15.00


12178. Amory, Thomas C.: The Life of Admiral Sir Isaac Coffin Baronet His English and American Ancestors.

Boston: Cupples, Upham and Company, 1886. 24.5 x 15.5 cm. 141+24 pp. with tissue guarded frontispiece. The last 24 pp are the publisher's catalogue. Contains as an insert a handwritten four page letter dated 1965 re the book and issues relating to research on the family. Hardback, dark blue boards, spine professionally restored, internally tight, clean, barring a very few light pencil annotations. A very good copy of an extremely scarce book. 495.00


6753. Childers, Colonel Spencer, editor: A Mariner of England.

London: John Murray 1908. An Account of the Career of William Richardson from cabin boy in the Merchant Service to Warrant Officer in the Royal Navy (1780 to 1819) as told by himself. xiii+317 pp. An edited Journal of an ordinary seaman illustrating life in the Navy and Merchant Service. Guinea and the slave trade, Calcutta and the Bay of Bengal, the West Indies, the Basque Roads, Walcheran expedition, Lisbon and the Peninsular war. he describes one of the earliest attempts to construct a submarine mine in the British Navy. He lived to the age of 97 years. In very good condition. 23.00


12004. D'Etrey, Julie: Ouvrages au Crochet Inventes et Dessines par Julie D'Etrey no. 1.

Bruxelles: n.d. c. 1850/52 14.5 by 11 cms. 6pp. illustrated. card covers. Six small coloured designs for crochet from the mid-nineteenth century. Contains the inscription, "Marian Armstrong from Admiral Nesham Jan. 29th 1852. " Christopher John Williams Nesham 1771-1853, entered the Royal Navy in 1782. He served in Normandy at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War 1789, and was a Lieutenant in 1790 and a Commodore in 1798. He served in the West Indies and was at the capture of Martinique in 1809. He became Rear-Admiral in 1839, Vice-Admiral in 1846 and Admiral 1852. We have not been able to definitively identify Marian Armstrong. A nice link with the Navy of Nelson. 50.00


8221. Dalrymple Hay, Admiral the Rt. Hon. Sir John C.: Lines From My Log Books.

Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1898. viii+412 pp. illustrated, tissue guarded frontispiece, coloured map of the South China sea, spine faded and restored, new endpapers. slight staining to a few pages near front, otherwise good. Dalrymple Hay, 1821-1912, served in the British Navy between 1834 and 1859, in S. Africa, Syria, China and Crimea. He was a Conservative M.P. for Wakefield and later Wigton Burghs, and between 1866-68 one of the Lords of the Admiralty. The book contains, as loose inserts three autographed letters from him to his nephew and nephew's wife, Ernest and Alice Hayes, living in Belfast, and possibly working for Harland and Wolff Shipyard, about visiting Belfast, mostly in association with meetings of the Institute of Naval Architects. These are dated 1june 1903, 6 june 1903 and 5 aug. 1904. Condition very good. 95.00


8677. Davis, Capt. John E. and Davis, Percy L. H.: Sun's True Bearing or Azimuth Tables computed for intervals of four minutes between the Parallels of Latitude 30 N and 30 S. inclusive.

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode 1900. with instructions for using the tables in Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Russian and Spanish. Adopted for use in Her Majesty's Navy. 24 by 15 cms. xxv+256 pp. ffep missing, two corners missing from the final advertising pages, boards somewhat worn with some old water staining to lower part of rear board, otherwise internally, tight, good, bright and clean. 12.00


7756. Gretton, Sir Peter: Maritime Strategy A Study of British Defence Problems.

London: Cassell 1965. xvi+210 pp. hardback, very good in dustwraper. Traditionally defence of the UK has been based on the navy, the use of seapower. In 1914 this changed for a Continental campaign, the results of which were utterly debilitating. After WW II sea power has been to the fore but does this continue to make sense? An analysis of the future role of the armed forces in the type of conflict which might be expected. After 40 years an interesting book to re-examine. 10.00


14367. Gunton, Michael: Dive! Dive! Dive! Submarines at War.

London: Constable 2003. ix+258 pp. illustrated, maps, hardback, in very good condition almost as new, in a v.g. d.w. A very comprehensive study of the subject. 12.00


5472. Hill, Richard: Lewin of Greenwich The Authorised Biography of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Lewin.

London: Cassell & Co. 2000. Lewin was Chief of the Defence Staff during the Falkland's war, and the last Chief who had also server in WW2. 15.00


11902. Hydrographic Department Admiralty: Irish Coast Pilot, Ninth Edition.

London: Hydrographic Department Admiralty, 1941. xxiv+450 pp. All Bearings are True. Maps. Illustrations. Hardback. A few minor annotations here and there, otherwise very good. A good wartime issue. 22.00


7676. Johnson, A. C.: How to Find the Time at Sea in less than a Minute being New and Accurate Methods, with Specially Adapted Tables.

London: J.D. Potter third edition 1896. 25 by 15.5 cms. 16 pp. + tables, paper covers, wear and some staining to front and rear covers, a few edge tears, no loss except for a little loss to top edge of front cover. A scarce item of ephemera. 20.00


16315. Keppel, Captain The Hon. Henry: The Expedition to Borneo of H.M.S. Dido for The Suppression of Piracy with Extracts from The Journal of James Brooke Esq. of Sarawak, (now Agent for the British Government in Borneo.)

London: Chapman and Hall, 1846 Vol II only, of two volumes. viii+230+cii+16 pp. 23 x 15 cm. This volume covers the naval campaigns against pirates etc, and descriptions of the territory and the Dyak inhabitants. Seven full-page tinted lithograph illustrations, a folding chart showing proposals for accelerating the mails between Britain and China, a plan of Labuan, and 3 folding maps showing the River Sarebus, the Batang Lupar river, and the Forts and Villages of Patusen. The appendix has Brooke's Proposed Exploring Expedition to the Asiatic Archipelago, Hunt's Sketch of Borneo, Treaty between Britain and the Netherlands, and Letters and Dispatches. Blindstamped boards with gilt spine titling, now a little faded. The boards show a little wear, corners lightly bumped, spine professionally relaid with spine extremities restored. Internally in very good condition, plates are clean, and maps are properly folded with no tears or markings. A small 16-page publishers catalogue for December 1845 is bound in at the end. This is overall a good copy of a scarce title, albeit without its companion volume. 45.00


10662. Kipling, Rudyard: Sea Warfare.

London: Macmillan and Co. 1916. 221 pp. hardcovers, partly uncut. Blue boards, spine a bit faded otherwise very good. The book has three sections, The Fringes of the Fleet, Tales of "The Trade", and Destroyers at Jutland. 12.00


17894. McIvor, Aidan: A History of the Irish Naval Service.

Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1994. 256 pp. 25.5 x 17.5 cm. 33 illustrations. 6 maps. 9 tables. Notes. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked green boards, in very good condition, in a v.g.dustwrapper. Almost as new. A very comprehensive, well-illustrated, history. 15.00


10333. Mitchell, Charles: Seaman's Portrait.

London: Collins Publishers n.d. c.1941. 23 pp. + Eleven plates in colour, and eight illustrations in the text. One of the Peacock Colour Books edited by Mitchell. Portraits of historic English seamen. In very good condition. The Brit. Lib. dates it to 1941. 7.00


9746. National Maritime Museum: National Maritime Museum Guide.

Greenwich Printed for the Trustees 1947. under revision. 24 by 18 cms. vii+230 pp. + plates, 2 folding plans, two small old tears in title page at spine edge, in modern dark blue wraps with title panel on front, in good condition. 20.00


10271. Navy News: Brittania Sunset Celebration of the Royal Yacht's 44 Years.

Navy News Brittania Supplement Jan. 1998. Tabloid supplement 8pp. illustrated on the laying off of the Royal Yacht Brittania. folded, good. 5.00


10414. Page, Christopher: Command in the Royal Naval Division A Military Biography of Brigadier General A. M. Asquith DSO.

Staplehurst: Spellmount 1999. xiv+194pp. maps and illustrations, foreword by Corelli Barnett, hardback, very good in a very good dustwrapper. The story of one of the most distinguished and decorated soldiers of the first World war, an Asquith less well known than his sister Violet or brother Raymond. He became a Brigadier General within three years, and his career provides insights into the development of the Royal Naval Division, a most formidable fighting unit. 18.50


15045. Parkes, Oscar: Ships of the Royal Navies and British Commonwealth of Nations.

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1936. 12 by 19 cms. 208 pp. Empire Navies, Fleet Distribution, and Destroyer Pendant Numbers. Profusely illustrated. Blue-blocked blue boards. No dustwrapper, There are a few scattered pencil annotations about the later fate of some of these ships, as is usual in this book, o/w in good condition. 10.00


10426. Public Relations Office U.S. N.T.S. (W R): Navy Service A Short History of the United States Naval Training School (W R) Bronx New York.

New York: n.d. c.1944 190 pp. illustrated, sofrt covers, minor wear otherwise in good condition. A training school for the Womens Reserve U.S. Naval Reserve, taking over shore jobs formerly done by men. 15.00


10875. Rodger, N. A. M.: The Command of the Ocean A Naval History of Britain, 1649 - 1815.

London: Allen Lane in association with the National Maritime Museum 2004 xxix+907 pp. illustrated, hardback, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. "One of the most erudite, well written and intellectually impressive works on British history of the past decade... There is nothing quite like it, in fact, nothing remotely approaching it." 20.00


9464. Scott, David B., Lieutenant: The First Red A 510 Bible.

Plymouth: 31st March 1973. 14 pp. 34.5 x 22.5 cm. Illustrated with one photocopied photograph and a mounted black and white photograph, views of the vessel at sea, both taken from the air at low level. Gestetnered pages fastened in a plain manilla folder. The pamphlet seems to have been produced by Lieutenant Scott, Commanding Officer of the Port Crew, for presentation to crew members, and possibly others, around perhaps 50/60 people? The pamphlet relates to the commissioning of this new Royal Navy vessel, a Fleet Tender. At this stage the vessel had no name, and two crews, and was sent to Belfast for trials. The pamphlet is written in quite humorous fashion - "Genesis. In the beginning was a Loyal Fleet Tender based at Plymouth. The ship was without unusual form and light was upon the face of the deep. And MOD said, let there be darkness, and there was darkness. And MOD saw that the darkness was good and separated the darkness from the light. So ended the first day. " Details of crew, mission, technical details, cartoons, etc. An unusual naval item, in very good condition. 20.00


11678. Semenoff, Commander Wladimir: Rasplata ( The Reckoning ) his Diary during the Blockade of Port Arthur and the Voyage of Admiral Rojestvensky's Fleet.

London: John Murray second edition Oct. 1909. Translated by L.A.B. The author served in The Imperial Russian Navy. xv+489 pp. dark blue boards with a yellow and black title panel on the front board showing the Russian Imperial arms. Boards are a bit worn and discoloured and the spine faded, internally clean and bright, a fair copy. Endpaper dedication reads, "To Louise from her devoted L.A.B. Xmas '09." Louise was Princess Louise. From the library of Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria. In 1871 Louise married the Marquis of Lorne, later Duke of Argyll. Lorne was Governor General of Canada. An item with Royal associations. We have not yet established the full name of the translator L.A.B. 125.00


7283. Shaw, Capt. Frank H. and Robinson, Ernest H.: The Sea and its Story from Viking Ship to Submarine.

London: Cassell & Company 1910. 26 by 20.5 cms viii+472 pp. illustrated with coloured plates, photographs and drawings. green cloth boards with decorative roundel of a warship. Apart from some minor wear to top and bottom of spine in very good fresh condition. A real boys own book from the height of Empire. 32.00


14887. Society for Nautical Research: The Victory Museum H.M. Dockyard Portsmouth.

Portsmouth: Society for Nautical Research, 1957. Fourth edition. 20 pp. 20 x 13 cm. Two full-page illustrations, and a centrefold of Wylie's Panarama of Trafalgar. Rusting staples, otherwise in good condition. 10.00


10442. The Navy League: Maritime Survey an Annual Review of Affairs of the Sea ....1973

London: The Navy League 1973. 136+52 pp. illustrated, soft covers, in good condition. Articles include, State Visits by sea, the Nautical Institute, the changing pattern of oil supplies, Russian sea power, new naval technologies, the British merchant fleet, the British fishing industry and others. 5.00


8674. Trotter, Wilfred Pym: The Royal Navy in Old Photographs.

London: J.M. Dent & Sons reprinted 1978. 24.5 by 19 cms. no pagination. 190 photographs with accompanying commentary showing the Navy from 1850 to the present. Good in a price-clipped dustwrapper. 5.95


8747. Weaver, H.J.: Nightmare at Scapa Flow The Truth about the Sinking of H.M.S. Royal Oak.

Oxfordshire: Cressrelles Publishing Co. 1980 191 pp. illustrated very good in a very good dustwrapper. The battleship was lost to a u-boat attack in the "impregnable" Scapa Flow on Oct 13th / 14th 1939, with a loss of 833 men. 15.00


12294. Willyams, Rev. Cooper: A Voyage up The Mediterranean in His Majesties Ship The Swiftsure one of the Squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson...with A Description of the Battle of the Nile on the first of August 1798.

London: Printed by T. Bensley Bolt Court for J. White Horace's Head Fleet Street 1802. 29.5 by 24.5 cms. xxiii+309 pp. illustrated with 41 acquatint plates after drawings by the author, a folded chart, and an engraved dedication page, marbled endpapers. Half leather, red morocco, and marbled boards six panelled spine divided by gilt lines with gilt title and date. The spine has been professionally relaid, showing a little edge rubbing and shelf wear, internally very tight and bright. A very nice copy of this work. Willyams was a Clergyman serving on board and this is one of the best descriptions of the battle. 2250.00


11082. Wilson, Ian: From Belfast Lough to D-Day.

Bangor: North Down Borough Council, 1994. 64 pp. 21 x 15 cm. Tells the story of Belfast Lough during the war years. Illustrated, in pictorial card covers. Price in Biro on title page, o/w good condition. 10.00

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