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THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV.  6 VOLUME SET., James, William.
61 James, William. THE NAVAL HISTORY OF GREAT BRITAIN, FROM THE DECLARATION OF WAR BY FRANCE IN 1793 TO THE ACCESSION OF GEORGE IV. 6 VOLUME SET.
London Richard Bentley 1859 New Edition with Additions and Notes. Good 
6 volume set - 7 1/8" H, half leather (leather spines with 5 raised bands, gilt lettering/banding, leather corners), marbled paper covered boards, red speckled textblock edges. 6 b&w frontispiece portraits, 40 diagrams, 28 folding tables. After introductory information, the volumes follow a year-by-year format from the First French Revolutionary War (1792) to the Battle of Navarin (1827). Under most yearly sections there is a discussion of the British and French Fleets, Light Squadrons and Single Ships, and Colonial Expeditions. Other fleets are introduced when applicable: Spanish, Dutch, Franco-Spanish, Swedish, Russian, etc. as are sections on the West & East Indies, Africa and North & South America. Interiors - All frontispieces and title pages have areas of light toning and foxing - vol. 3 has a small light waterstain in margin of frontispiece; some preliminary pages also have scattered light foxing; most volumes have a few pages with pen and/or pencil notations of varying size in margins and some with underlining of text; some volumes have a few pages with a few scattered light foxing marks and/or small light stains; vol. II has a 1 1/2" tear/creasing at top of frontispiece gutter; vol. IV has a very small chip at the top edge of two page leaves; there are a few small corner creases on pages throughout the six volumes; most fold-out tables have additional fold creases and some have browning/creaes or very small tears at the fore-edges. Exteriors - all volumes have some rubbing on marbled boards and leather; light to moderate edge wear - more at coners; some corners have small bumps; vol. I has two small dents on fore-edge of front board; vol. VI has a 1' x 3/8' piece of marbled paper missing at bottom of front board. 
Price: 450.00 USD
 
 
SOVIET WARSHIPS: THE SOVIET SURFACE FLEET 1960 TO THE PRESENT., Jordan, John.
62 Jordan, John. SOVIET WARSHIPS: THE SOVIET SURFACE FLEET 1960 TO THE PRESENT.
London Arms and Armour 1983 0853685843 / 9780853685845 Very Good+ Very Good 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). "(P)rovides a detailed analysis of the new generations of Soviet surface warships - from the Kynda class guided missile carriers of the 1960s to the new nuclear-powered battlecruiser 'Kirov'. It provides a refreshing, alternative view to the usual over-reactive reading of Soviet naval intentions. Recent Soviet naval developments are viewed here not as an attempt to win control of the sea, but as a persistent drive to counter western sea-power as a force capable of threatening Soviet territory. The major classes of Soviet surface ships covered are Kynda, Kashin, Kresta I, Moskva, Kresta II, Krivak, Kara, Kiev, Kirov and the new destroyers 'Sovremenny' and 'Udaloy', each of which has a chapter devoted to it. Complete details of each class are given including design, construction, service career, propulsion, weapons and radar. The strategic thinking behind each new concept is examined, the design shortcomings of each type discussed, and their operational capabilities assessed. In addition to over 150 superb b&w photographs, line drawings of each class are provided with details of fittings and armament. There are also over 30 tables of ship specifications, missiles, guns and aircraft carried by each class. The book is rounded off by Appendices of Soviet ship classification and NATO designations for Soviet equipment." Tiny dint on rear board. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light rubbing, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two tiny edge tears, very small ghost sticker mark on front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
63 Keegan, John. BATTLE AT SEA: FROM MAN-OF-WAR TO SUBMARINE.
London Pimlico 1993 0712659919 / 9780712659918 Very Good+ 
292 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "In 'Battle at Sea (previously 'The Price of Admiralty') John Keegan applies to maritime warfare the technique that he put to such brilliant effect in his classic of war on land, 'The Face of Battle'. He concentrates on four key conflicts: Trafalgar, Jutland, Midway and the Battle of the Atlantic. He takes us into the very heart of the fighting while providing a remarkable panoramic view of naval warfare th rough the centuries." Interior - minor browning in margins of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
OPERATION VICTOR SEARCH., Koster, Douglas A.
64 Koster, Douglas A. OPERATION VICTOR SEARCH.
Lavenham Terence Dalton 1979 0900963956 / 9780900963957 Very Good Very Good- Dust jacket painting by J.A. Davies. 
172 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H). Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "On the 20th August 1959 the prototype Victor Mark 2 bomber disappeared during flight trials over the Irish Sea. The captain of a coaster bound from the Mersey to the Thames noticed a splash some eight miles away, when off the Pembrokeshire coast, reported it to Ilfracombe Radio Station and made a brief entry in the ship's log. From then on Operation Victor Search was underway. Controlled by H.M.S. Harrier it involved more than 40 ships and 4,000 men and women and was officially described as 'probably the greatest salvage operation of its type ever undertaken'. Those at sea toiled for long and arduous hours, often in the most atrocious weather, throughout a wild winter and much of the following year. When the final signal, 'Return to harbour - search complete' went out, the trawlers, backed by salvage vessels, had carried out more than 12,000 hauls and nearly 600,000 pieced of the missing Victor had been recovered. This represented 70 per cent of the aircraft and gave the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough, enough information for them to be 'reasonably satisfied' that they knew the cause of the accident." Light wrinkling at top of spine and small bump at top of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing, wrinkling along top edge, small closed tear at top of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SBS:  THE INVISIBLE RAIDERS.  THE HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SQUADRON FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO THE PRESENT., Ladd, James D.  Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel P.G. Davis.
65 Ladd, James D. Foreword by Lieutenant-Colonel P.G. Davis. SBS: THE INVISIBLE RAIDERS. THE HISTORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SQUADRON FROM WORLD WAR TWO TO THE PRESENT.
London Arms and Armour 1983 0458968900 / 9780458968909 First Edition Very Good Very Good 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Together with the SAS, LRDG and other such specialist units, the Special Boats Squadron traces its origins back to the Mediterranean theatre of operations during the Second World War. Originally part of Laycock's 8 Commando, the SBS rapidly developed its own skills, expertise and identity, despite technically serving as part of the SAS for much of the war. After the war, these 'pirates' became a unit within the Royal Marines and served throughout the world during the 'post-imperial peace'. Their activities have, until now, rarely been revealed. While the SAS has become world-famous for anti-terrorist exploits in the full glare of publicity, the SBS role was little known until it came to prominence in the Falklands conflict. There, SBS teams operated in parallel with their SAS counterparts, probing the Argentine-held islands and feeding back essential intelligence information. In an island war, they were very much in their element, and they played a key part in reconnoitring the eventual landing site for the Task Force at San Carlos." Three small light liquid marks on rear board. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER:  THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION VESSELS 1849-1922., Layman, R.D.
66 Layman, R.D. BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER: THE DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION VESSELS 1849-1922.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland, 1989. 
128 pp, small 4to (10 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0870212109 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings. "Before the flight-deck aircraft carrier evolved, there were many attempts by the navies of the world to take flying m achines to sea. This book describes by particulars and brief histories the surface craft that over a span of 73 years were employed experimentally or operationally in efforts to adapt aerial devices to the service of naval warfare. Many of t h e s e w ere influential in the development of shipboard aviation; others were less so but are included because of their interest. The book concentrates on vessels employed principally, or solely, for aeronautical purposes, and omits detailed p ar ti cu la rs of ships whose usage involved no permanent conversion. However, although the book is devoted largely to vessels predating the flight-deck carrier, the first three ships are described, since they represent the culmination of nearl y thr ee- qua rte rs o f a century of theory, experiment and practical experience. (This book) follows the successful approach of the 'Conway's Fighting Ships' series, divided by country with general introductions followed by tabular data and hist or ies of a ll t he s hip s. Th e book is illustrated with some very rare photos of these little-known vessels and their aircraft." Slight bump at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's embossed stamp on half-title page. Dust jacket has minor edg e w ear/ wrink ling, mino r wr ink ling. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
67 Lloyd, Christopher. ST VINCENT & CAMPERDOWN. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1963 First Edition Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, large 8vo (9" H). B&w reproductions, maps/battle plans. "The year 1797 witnessed two of the greatest victories in British naval history: St. Vincent and Camperdown. These battles were of decisive importance in the war against revolutionary France since the defeat of the Spanish Fleet in February, and of the Dutch Fleet eight months later, effectively frustrated the French 'Grand Strategy' of invading Ireland and England. An attempt, inspired by the Irish patriot, Wolfe Tone, had been made at the end of the previous year to land a French force in Bantry Bay, but it was a blizzard, rather than the efforts of the English navy, which forced the enemy fleet to return to Brest. The British were lucky on that occasion. They were luckier still in the spring of 1797 when the naval mutinies at Spithead, Yarmouth and the Nore had none of the disastrous consequences which might so easily have followed. (This) account gains immeasurably because the engagements are seen in the strategic context of the war. The battles themselves are described with that understanding of the personalities of the commanders, and of the tactics of their fleets, which might be expected from a professor of the Royal Navy College, Greenwich. The British admirals and their captains bear names which will always be memorable in naval history: Jervis, Nelson, Troubridge, Collingwood, Saumarez, Duncan, the notorious Bligh. These men, and the parts which they played become living to the reader through eye-witness accounts, some of them previously unpublished." Very light browning to edges of text block, bump at top corner of boards - tiny bump at bottom corner, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name stamp on front pastedown. Dust jacket is peice clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE TERRIBLE HOURS: THE MAN BEHIND THE GREATEST SUBMARINE RESCUE IN HISTORY., Maas, Peter.
68 Maas, Peter. THE TERRIBLE HOURS: THE MAN BEHIND THE GREATEST SUBMARINE RESCUE IN HISTORY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1999, 7th printing. 
259 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060194804 "On the eve of World War II, America's newest submarine plunged helplessly to the North Atlantic bottom during a test dive. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members survived. While their wives and girlfriends waited in nearly unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend on one man. In this thrilling true narrative of terror, heroism and courage in the depths of a malevolent ocean, (the author) b r i n g s us in vivid detail a blow-by-blow account of the disaster and its uncertain outcome. The sub was the 'Squalus'. The man was a U.S. Navy officer, Charles 'Swede" Momsen, an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist and man of a ct io n. Un ti l his advent, it was accepted that if a submarine went down, her crew was doomed. But Momsen, in the face of an indifferent, often sneering naval bureaucracy, battling red tape and disbelieving naysayers every step of the way, risk ed his ow n li fe ag ain and again against the unknown in his efforts to invent and pioneer every escape and rescue device, every deep-sea diving technique, to save an entombed crew. With the crippled, partially flooded 'Squalus' lost on the Nort h A tlan tic fl oor, Mo mse n faced his personal moment of truth: Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Had all his work been in vain?" Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, min or r ubbin g. Nea r Fin e/Ne ar F ine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
READY, AYE, READY:  AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY., Macbeth, Jack.
69 Macbeth, Jack. READY, AYE, READY: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY.
Key Porter, (Toronto, 1989), Ist ed. 
176 pp, 4to (12 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1550131214 This splendidly illustrated book brings together archival and contemporary photos; superb reproductions of rarely-seen paintings belonging to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa; an d an astute text by veteran naval officer, Jack Macbeth. Together, they vividly convey the proud story of what was once the 4th most powerful navy in the world. Light wear to edges sna corners. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light soft wr i n k l i n g along top edge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
70 Macintyre, Donald. THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. BRITISH BATTLE SERIES.
London B. T. Batsford 1961 First Edition Good+ Good- 
208 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H). "The momentous nature of the Battle of the Atlantic, a struggle whose outcome was in the balance for over three years, cannot be exaggerated. Had the Germans succeeded in establishing a decisive mastery in the Atlantic, Britain would have been deprived of the essential American supplies - above all, arms and food - on which she depended for the continuance of the war abroad and for her own day-to-day survival; nor, later could the Americans have given their vital support. The story of how, instead, the Germans were defeated in the Atlantic, is a complicated and exciting one which Captain Donald Macintyre, a naval historian who himself played an active part in the battle, is well qualified to tell. Not only does he analyse the strategic issues, above all the importance of the convoy system and of continuous air-cover, he also describes the battle from the viewpoint of the participants themselves. The long drawn-out duel between escort and U-boat is made vivid by quotations from the log-books of some of the ablest escort-commanders, such as Captain Walker and Lieutenant-Commander Gretton, and from the combat-reports of the German U-boat 'aces', Prien, Kretschmer and Schepke. Complementing these eyewitness accounts, nearly 50 unfamiliar photographs, drawn from German as well as British sources, make the courage and endurance of all those who fought in the Atlantic the more immediate; the strategic and tactical aspects of the battle are likewise clarified by the specially prepared maps and diagrams." Light to moderate edge wear to boards, very light browning to edges of boards, very small light stain on title page, very soft corner crease on first few pages, light erasure mark on rear pastedown. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap folds, a few small scratches and scuffs, a few small edge tears with old tape repair, small waterstain on inside of spine, browning at edges, a few brown stains on inside. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 12.  CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM., Macpherson, K.R.
71 Macpherson, K.R. CANADA'S FIGHTING SHIPS. HISTORICAL PUBLICATION 12. CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM.
Toronto Samuel Stevens, Hakkert, 1975 0888665660 / 9780888665669 First Edition Very Good Very Good- 
116 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Canada provided the third largest allied navy in the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Navy, born amidst controversy over its very existence just before the First World War grew from small beginnings with the acquisition of the cruisers Rainbow and Niobe to radical expansion in the 1940's to fight the battle of the Atlantic. The RCN has always been a wartime service: its first submarines were bought, not by Ottawa, but by British Columbia, in the tumultuous days immediately preceding the outbreak of war in 1914. Its last aircraft carrier, the Bonaventure, left commission despite a costly refit as the tensions of the Cold War receded. (This) is the story of the ships of the RCN giving a brief history of their active service and presenting a visual account of Canada's Navy in dramatic pictures of Canada's own ships." Slight browning in margins of pages, light browning to edges of text block, light waviness to top/bottom edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light rubbing to surfaces, a few small soft creases at edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974., Macpherson, Ken.  Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate.
72 Macpherson, Ken. Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate. FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277225 / 9780920277225 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good+ 
109 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book's) particular purpose is to reproduce more than one illustration of each ship, especially those that were rebuilt to 'Prestonian class' configuration after the war." Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs of frigates and crews and one fold-out diagram. Descriptions include: Builder; Launch/Commission dates; Wartime career; Postwar career; Fate. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974., Macpherson, Ken.  Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate.
73 Macpherson, Ken. Foreword by C. Ian P. Tate. FRIGATES OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY 1943-1974.
St Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1989 0920277225 / 9780920277225 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
109 pp, oblong 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(This book's) particular purpose is to reproduce more than one illustration of each ship, especially those that were rebuilt to 'Prestonian class' configuration after the war." Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs of frigates and crews and one fold-out diagram. Descriptions include: Builder; Launch/Commission dates; Wartime career; Postwar career; Fate. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor to light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and at top/bottom edges, light rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834., Malcomson, Robert.
74 Malcomson, Robert. WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.
London Caxton 2003 1840675357 / 9781840675351 Reprint Near Fine Near Fine 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, maps, ship/fort plans, color plates. "While the great fleets battled for international domination on the oceanseas, the age of fighting sail also evolved in the interior of North America. For eighty years (roughly 1754-1834) freshwater was the home to warships that ranged in size from the simplest gunboat to a First Rate that could have held its own in Nelson's line of battle. This book presents the history of the navies developed by the French, British and Americans on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, its primary objective being to provide the reader with a comprehensive description of the warships, their design and construction and their utilization during war and peace." Very slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has very small wrinkle on rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834., Malcomson, Robert.
75 Malcomson, Robert. WARSHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES 1754-1834.
London Caxton 2003 1840675357 / 9781840675351 Reprint Near Fine Very Good+ 
160 pp, small 4to (10 3/8" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, maps, ship/fort plans, colour plates. "While the great fleets battled for international domination on the oceanseas, the age of fighting sail also evolved in the interior of North America. For eighty years (roughly 1754-1834) freshwater was the home to warships that ranged in size from the simplest gunboat to a First Rate that could have held its own in Nelson's line of battle. This book presents the history of the navies developed by the French, British and Americans on the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain, its primary objective being to provide the reader with a comprehensive description of the warships, their design and construction and their utilization during war and peace." Very slight lean to spine. Dust jacket has a tiny tear archivally tpaed at top of front flap fold. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH SEAMEN.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES - THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN PICTURES SERIES., Mathew, David.
76 Mathew, David. BRITISH SEAMEN. BRITAIN IN PICTURES - THE BRITISH PEOPLE IN PICTURES SERIES.
Collins, London, MCMXXXXIII (1943). 
48 pp, 8 15/16" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 26 b&w illustrations. "Bishop Mathew, one of whose ancestors is a famous admiral, himself served as a Midshipman in the 'Tiger' during the last war. He therefore writes of British Seamen from first hand knowledge and, since he is also an eminent historian, he gives in this book a brilliant account of his subject from early days down to the present time. The author writes of our great Naval engagements with force and vividness, of the sailors with deep appreciation and understanding, of the ships themselves with knowledge and love." Very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light browning on spine and at top/bottom edges, very light edge wear, a few faint tiny scuffs. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE EXETER AND THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN., McGrane, J.E.  Foreword by Lieut. Cmdr. K.E. Grand, R.C.N. (R.)
77 McGrane, J.E. Foreword by Lieut. Cmdr. K.E. Grand, R.C.N. (R.) THE EXETER AND THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN.
Exeter Sea Cadet Corps, Lac La Biche, Alberta, 1950. 
107 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover (blue boards with yellow lettering/insignia on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photos. "This is the tale of the birth, growth and achievements of Canada's most northern Sea Cadet Corps...This lively story reaches its climax with the second 'Exeter's' 450-mile cruise down the treacherous North Saskatchewan River, a voyage that had not been made since the roaring days that followed the Riel Rebellion..." Free front endpaper roughly removed with an area of surface paper loss on front pastedown at hinge, very small ink mark on title page, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners of boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Good reference copy. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918., McGreal, Stephen.
78 McGreal, Stephen. THE WAR ON THE HOSPITAL SHIPS 1914-1918.
Barnsley Pen & Sword 2008 1844158586 / 9781844158584 First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ 
272 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Wounded Allied personnel were invariably repatriated by hospital ships, which ran the gauntlet of mined waters and gambled on the humanity of the U-Boat commanders. For, contrary to the terms of the Geneva Convention, on occasions Germany had sunk the unarmed hospital ships under the pretence they carried reinforcement troops and ammunition. The press seized on these examples of 'Hun Barbarity', especially the drowning on non-combatant female nurses. The crises heighened following the German Government's 1 February 1917 introduction of unrestricted naval warfare. The white-painted Allied hospital ships became, in German eyes, legitimate targets for the U-Boats. As the war on the almost 100 strong fleet of hospital ships intensified the British threatened reprisals against Germany, in particular an Anglo-French bombing raid upon a German town. Undeterred the Germans stepped up their campaign sinking two hospital ships in swift succession. Seven hospital ships struck mines and a further eight were torpedoed. Faced with such a massacre of the innocents Britain decided her hospital ships, painted and brightly lit in accordance with the Geneva Convention, could no longer rely on this immunity. The vessels were repainted in drab colours, defensively armed and sailed as ambulance transports among protected convoys. Germany had successfully banished hospital ships from the high seas." Appendices: Roll of Honour; War Memorials and Cemeteries. Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
HMCS SWANSEA:  THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRIGATE., McKee, Fraser M.
79 McKee, Fraser M. HMCS SWANSEA: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A FRIGATE.
St. Catharines, Ontario Vanwell 1994 0920277896 / 9780920277898 First Edition Very Good Very Good+ 
190 pp, oblong 8vo (8 5/8" H x 10 5/8" D). B&w photographss, drawings. "HMCS Swansea is the story of a ship. Just one of Canada's several hundred warships. It is also the story of the men who served in her, and of other ships who operated with her, in war time in EG-9, and in peacetime in her various training roles. It is a representative tale that could have been told, and has been, of any one of a hundred similar ships of the Royal Canadian Navy. So why this particular ship? Because HMCS Swansea is typical, yet atypical. Typical in that she participated in the Battle of the Atlantic in the same way as her sister frigates; atypical in that she was involved in the destruction of four U-boats, more than any other RCN ship. And it was in this role of hunter-killer that she was absolutely the best." Book is slightly cocked, has light soiling on bottom edge of boards, faint erased pencil marks at top corner of free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, minor wrinkling at top of spine, slight fading to spine colour, very small scuff mark (no colour loss) on front panel. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA., McKee, Fraser M.  Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy.
80 McKee, Fraser M. Foreword by Vice-Admiral D.N. Mainguy. THE ARMED YACHTS OF CANADA.
Erin, Ontario Boston Mills Press 1983 091982255X / 9780919822559 First Edition Very Good+ Very Good 
172 pp, 4to, 11 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, colour title page. "(T)he story of the 21 ornate luxury yachts that were pressed into service by the Canadian Navy during World Wars I and II. Five of these yachts served in the First World War, and their story is traced until 1946, at which point the text of the book backtracks to follow the history of the sixteen Second World War vessels. (It) tells a fascinating tale of our home coastal defences, by following the wartime exploits of the yachts and their crews (and) ends with a look at the disposal of the yachts after the two World Wars; not only those that were scrapped, but also those that went on to serve for many more years as private vessels once again." Very minor edge wear to dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
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