Category: Biography


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Yarns of a Cyprus Pilot.

By: Clark (Capt G.V.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1991,

Seller ID: 1643

(viii), 192pp, 12 illus, dw. AJS: Based on his experiences in Famagusta where he served as a pilot inûthe Colonial Service from 1953 to 1960. View more info

Invergordon Scapegoat. The Betrayal of Admiral Tomkinson.

By: Coles (A.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1993,

Seller ID: 89

x + 193pp, 30 illus, dw. AJS: Tomkinson dealt 'on site' with the mutineers at Invergordon inû1931... after the event he was much criticised for his mild treatment ofûthe sailors... this is his biography. View more info

Fields of Fire A Life of Sir William Hamilton.

By: Constantine (D.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: 2001,

Seller ID: 4541

xxvii + 324pp, 27 illus, dw. AJS: Diplomat, art-collector, naturalist, musician and scholar. Husband ofûEmma Hamilton and yet friend of Lord Nelson. View more info


By: Coote (Capt J.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1991,

Seller ID: 3661

xii + 239pp, 40 illus, dw. AJS: Served with the famous 10th flotilla in the Mediterranean in WW2. View more info

My Naval Life 1885-1941.

By: Cork & Orrery (Ad of the Fleet the Earl.)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 1942,

Seller ID: 5248

208pp, frontis, 17 illus, endpaper maps, dark blue cloth. Marder: Well described as a straight forward story, told with many touches of humour, of a straight forward naval life. View more info

Cox and the Juju Coast A Journal Kept Aboard HMS Fly 1868-69.

By: Cox (J.G.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: 1968,

Seller ID: 3830

xxvi + 88pp, frontis, 5 plates, 22 sketches, folding plate, endpaper maps,ûoriginal pictorial boards. AJS: HMS Fly, twin screw, composite gunboat off the West coast of Africaûin 1869. View more info

Steel's List of the Royal Navy Ships Commanders & Stations 1793-1805.

By: Cripps (Prof D.)

Price: £225.00

Publisher: 2004, Madison, privately published,

Seller ID: 11295

12 + 19 + 20 + 20 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 22 + 26 + 17 + 18 + 27 + 27pp, eachûsection with its own title page, substantial format (18.5cm x 22cm), darkûblue cloth as issued. AJS: Covers twelve years. The material for this work was compiled from theûoriginal Steel's monthly Lists of Ships, Guns, Year Built or Taken,ûStations and Commanders, with added dates that include the beginning andûend of their Commission i.e. 08/93-12/07 is August 1793-December 1807. View more info

War at Sea A Canadian Seaman on the North Atlantic.

By: Curry (F.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1990, Toronto,

Seller ID: 8772

x + 147pp, 39 illus, pictorial stiff paper wrappers. AJS: Life of an ordinary seaman in HHCS Kamsack and Caraquet in WW2. View more info

George Blunt Wendell Clipper Ship Master.

By: Cutler (C.C.) Editor.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: 1949, Mystic,

Seller ID: 8814

ix + 207pp, frontis, title illus, 13 illus, endpaper maps, stiff paperûwrappers. AJS: New England clipper ship master, career in sail in the 1850s andû1860s. View more info

The Sea is Strong.

By: De Chair (Ad D.)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: 1961,

Seller ID: 5245

248pp, fronits, 9 illus, 2 maps, 2 facsims, dw. Marder: Except perhaps for the story of Jellicoe's dismissal in December 1917, this autobiography of an admiral who made his mark as Commander of the Northern Patrol in 1914-16 is not very revealing or interesting. View more info

Watch on Deck.

By: Dearden (Cdr R.L.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1934 rp 1935,

Seller ID: 7357

(viii), 246pp, portrait frontis, 7 illus, small format, pale blue cloth. AJS: Served in sail and steam before joining the Royal Navy just before WW1. View more info

Dardanelles a Midshipman's Journal.

By: Denham (H.M.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1981,

Seller ID: 760

200pp, 130 illus and maps, dw. AJS: Denham was a midshipman on HMS Agamemnon when he was sent out toûGallipoli in WW1, this account is from the diary he kept at the time. View more info

The Quicksilver Doctor The Life and Times of Thomas Dover Physician and Adventurer.

By: Dewhurst (K.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1957,

Seller ID: 2815

ix + 192pp, 12 plates, original black cloth. AJS: Born 1662, privateer, circumnavigated the globe, rescued AlexanderûSelkirk (Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe'). View more info

Reminiscences of the Baltic Fleet 1855.

By: Don (Deputy Surgeon-General W.G.)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: 1895 rp 1971,

Seller ID: 873

138pp, frontis, 16 illus, small format, blue cloth. AJS: Includes accounts of the operations against Kronstadt and the bombarding of Sveaborg. The author served throughout the operations aboard the fleet flagship, HMS Duke of Wellington, 131 guns. As mentioned in the preface he was on friendly terms with the Secretary to the Admiralty, which gave him access to official charts, plans and other information. View more info

Hen Frigates Wives of Merchant Captains Under Sail.

By: Druett (J.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: 1998,

Seller ID: 3674

274pp, frontis, 125 illus, dw. Publisher: "Hen Frigate", traditionally, was any ship with the captain'sûwife on board. This is a study of the period 1830-1900. View more info

Naval Commissioners From 12 Charles 11, to 1 George III 1660-1760, Compiled from Original Warrants and Returns, By the Late Sir George Jackson, Bart, Secretary of the Admiralty, and Judge-Advocate of the Fleet, With Historical Notes by His Grandson Sir G.F. Duckett, Bart.

By: Duckett (Sir G.F.)

Price: £175.00

Publisher: 1889,

Seller ID: 52

(printed for the author), ii + 148pp, original decorated blue cloth. Pargellis, entry 1669: With biographical notes.ûAJS: Drawn up probably about 1755 by the late Sir George (then Mr.)ûJackson at one time Secretary of the Admiralty. View more info

Captain Matthew Flinders, RN. His Life and Place in the Exploration of Australia.

By: Dudding (Sir J.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1973,

Seller ID: 10703

16pp, 10 illus, map, pictorial paper wrappers. AJS: March 16th, 1974, the bi-centenary of the birth of Matthew Flinders,ûthe last of the great navigators who discovered and explored the coats ofûAustralia. View more info

The Portsmouth Papers No 17. Captain John Mason and the Duke of Buckingham.

By: Dymond (D.)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: 1972,

Seller ID: 10679

21pp, 7 illus, printed paper wrappers. View more info

Some Famous Privateers of New England.

By: Eastman (R.M.)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1928, Boston,

Seller ID: 8776

vii + 87pp, frontis, 46 illus, pictorial stiff paper wrappers. View more info

The Life and Adventures of John Nicol Mariner.

By: Flannery (T.) Editor.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: 1822 rp 1997,

Seller ID: 3680

(vi), 198pp, frontis, map, an attractive copy in original dw. AJS: John Nicol (1755-1825) sailed on voyages to the West Indies,ûGreenland, South Pacific, China, Australia and the Mediterranean. View more info