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1 Anderson (R.C.) Oared Fighting Ships From Classical Times to the Coming of Steam.
1962, 
xiv + 99pp, 47 illus on 25 plates (one folding), 16 text figs, blue cloth. AJS: The age of the galley only came to an end in the early 1800s. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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2 Anon. HMS Newcastle Commissiong Book.
1978, Newcastle, 
unpaginated, 60pp, 8 colour illus, 26 illus, 5 text illus, 5 line illus,Żlarge landscape format (21cm x 30cm), pictorial stiff paper wrappers.ŻTogether with 5 official press photographs of the vessels and a copy of theŻceremony and order of service for the commissioning of the warships atŻPortsmouth, Thursday, 23rd March, 1978. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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3 Anon. HMS Warrior Britain's First Ironclad.
1987, 
28pp, 59 illus (mainly colour), double-page plate, folding deck guide,Żlandscape format, (21cm x 30cm), pictorial stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Launched in 1860, Warrior was the first ever iron-hulled, sea-goingŻarmoured ship, and for a number of years was the most powerful warship inŻthe world. This booklet follows the restoration of the vessel which isŻnow open as a museum in Portsmouth harbour. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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4 Beeler (J.) Birth of the Battleship British Capital Ship Design 1870-1881.
2001, 
334pp, 94 illus (contemporary photos), 45 line illus (many multi-view), large format, dw. Publisher: The period 1870-1881 is viewed as the Dark Age of British warship design. The author examines the background, logistical and administrative factors involved, and argues that it is in this period that the modern warship began. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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5 Blundell (W.D.G.) Royal Navy Battleships 1895-1946.
1973, 
96pp, 95 illus, 10 coloured illus, 6 text illus, 36 diags, pictorial stiffŻpaper wrappers, some pages a bit loose. SBS: A detailed reference book covering the final fifty years ofŻbattleship development in the Royal Navy, including both World WarŻperiods. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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6 Brown (D.K.) Paddle Warships The Earliest Steam Powered Fighting Vessels, 1815-1850.
1993, 
94pp, frontis, 90 illus, large format, dw. AJS: Based on the huge plans collection at the NMM, Greenwich. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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7 Brown (D.K.) Editor. The Design and Construction of British Warships 1939-1945 The Official Record Landing Craft and Auxiliary Vessels (Vol 3).
1996, 
168pp, frontis, 45 illus, 46 diags, original red cloth, dw. AJS: The third volume in this series. D.K. Brown had an eminent career as a warship designer with the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. He also wrote, amongst others, Before the Ironclad. He specialised in the period 1815-1850. NB: Fleet Train; Landing Craft; Landing Ships; Trawlers and Drifters; Boom Defence Vessels; Salvage and Wreck Dispersal Vessels; Tugs; Netlayers; Armed Merchant Cruisers; RFA Tankers. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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8 Burns (Lt Cdr K.V.) Devonport Built Warships Since 1860.
1981, 
111pp, title illus, 64 illus, pictorial stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Annotated catalogue of warships built to 1980. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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9 Coates (J.) & McGrail (S.) The Greek Trireme of the 5th Century BC. Discussion of a projected reconstruction.
1983, 
140pp, 30 illus, (includes detailed construction drawings and photos), stiffŻpaper covers. AJS: Reconstruction project, naval architecture of the trireme, rowingŻanalysis, the feasibility of building and holding trials of a replicaŻtrireme. 
Price: 6.50 GBP
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10 Gardiner (R.) Editor & Brown (D.K.) Consultant Editor. The Eclipse of the Big Gun. The Warship 1906-45.
1992, 
223pp, 199 photos, 64 line illus, large format, dw. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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11 Habesch (D.) The Army's Navy British Military Vessels and Their History Since Henry V111.
2001, 
240pp, 61 illus, dw. AJS: Concentrates very much on 20th century. The ships and other maritime forces operated by the Army, including the Submarine Mining Service of the late 19th century 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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12 HMSO. Report by the Supreme Commander to the Combined Chiefs of Staff on the Operations in Europe of the Allied Expeditionary Force 6th June 1944 to 8th May 1945.
1946, 
booklet, 149pp, 11 maps, paper covers. SBS: Summary by General Eisenhower. Normandy, the Siegried Line and theŻbattles west of the Rhine in the Spring of 1945. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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13 Hodges (P.) Battle Class Destroyers.
1972, 2nd ed, 
64pp, 65 photos, 24 ships badges in colour, 2 colour illus, line illus,Żpictorial stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Last true destroyers to be built in quantity. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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14 Johnson (Maj W.T.) Gunboats for Volunteers Containing Particulars on the Above Subject Collected by the Author During a Tour Round the Coast.
1873, Bangor, 
pamphlet, 51pp, 2 engraved plates, disbound pamphlet, as issued withoutŻwrappers. Author: How the coast could be made the second line of defence by means ofŻthe above Gunboats - what sea sailors say about Turret Ships - and a fewŻremarks on Torpedoes, H.A. Guns and Krupp Guns, etc, etc., - with twoŻillustrations, one of Gunboats for Volunteers, the other, Turret ShipsŻfighting a general action in bad weather. 
Price: 55.00 GBP
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15 Kinross (J.) HMS Saumarez at North Cape. 1944.
2001, 
20pp, text on one side of page, 3 illus, pictorial boards. AJS: Published extract from the Mariner's Mirror. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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16 Lavery (B.) The Royal Navy's First Invincible 1744-1815.
1988, 
x + 119pp, 7 colour illus, 20 illus, 73 line illus in text, 2 foldout plans, large format (30cm x 21cm), dw. AJS: Ship history, its wreck and recovery. 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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17 Le Fleming (H.M.) British Warships.
1960, 5th ed, 
64pp, 52 illus, small format, printed pictorial wrappers. AJS: In the ABC Ian Allan series. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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18 Le Fleming (H.M.) British Warships.
1956, 3rd ed, 
64pp, 51 illus, small format, printed pictorial wrappers. AJS: In the ABC Ian Allan series. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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19 Le Fleming (H.M.) British Warships.
1958, 4th ed, 
64pp, 55 illus, small format, printed pictorial wrappers. AJS: In the ABC Ian Allan series. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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20 Lenton (H.T.) British and Empire Warships of the Second World War.
1998, 
752pp, 634 illus, large format (29cm x 23cm), dw. Publisher: In this comprehensive and definitive reference work the author lists in detail all the warships of the British, Dominion and Colonial naval forces that participated in World War Two. Each category of warship is presented through a background history and extensive tables for the individual units, specifying the name, builder, engine manufacturer, building dates and ultimate fate of each vessel, where known. For each class of warship dimensions, displacements, armament and armour thicknesses are detailed. Hundreds of photographs illustrate the entries. AJS: A noted author. If you already own the works of Oscar Parkes, Edgar March, Alan Raven and John Roberts...then you should buy this book. 
Price: 85.00 GBP
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