World Ship Society - PUBLICATIONS - Interesting Publications
In this section we will list books with a maritime content that we feel might be of interest to our members. The choice of listings is up to the sole discretion of the webmaster. NONE OF THE LISTED BOOKS ARE PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY, AND THEREFORE ARE NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. POSTED AS ITEMS OF INTEREST ONLY.
Ahoy & Farewell 1944 through 1969 (revised edition)
Author: Louis 'Skip' Meier & Wayne Garrett, (co-editors), ISBN: n/a, Ref: 8279 / v044, Publisher: Marine Historical Society of Detroit, 2002
This is a revised edition of Ahoy & Farewell published in 1969 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of "The Marine Historical Society of Detroit, Inc." 236 pages. 8 inches x 11½ inches. Hardback edition. THIS BOOK HAS NO CONNECTION WITH THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY and IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM OUR SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS. Published by the Marine Historical Society of Detroit.
Author: , ISBN: n/a, Ref: 8611 / v045, Publisher: Marine Historical Society of Detroit, 1994
Published to commemorate the Fiftieth Anniversary of The Marine Historical Society of Detraoit, Inc. / 1969 through 1994. 224 pages. A4 format. Softcover & Hardcover editions available. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM OUR SOCIETY. IT IS ONLY PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS. Copies can be ordered from the Marine Historical Society of Detroit by sending your order to Robert Pocotte, 606 Laurel Ave., Port Clinton, OH 43452, U.S.A. (checks or money orders only)
A production of Whatcom Museum of History and Art. Video quality good, but audio quality could do with an improvement. Still, it provides an interesting insight into the wartime ship building program in and around Bellingham Bay. THIS VIDEO IS NOT PRODUCED BY NOR RECOMMENDED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY--IT IS LISTED AS AN ITEM OF INTERSST ONLY. VHS NTSC format. Produced and available from the Family History Videos, 1114 15th St., Bellingham, WA 98225, USA. Tel: 1-360-714-0184. E-mail: email@example.com
The turbine steam ship PRINCESS IRENE and her identical sister PRINCESS MARGARET were built in 1914 for a service that neither would ever see. They were ordered by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company but following the outbreak of war in Europe, the Royal Navy hastily converted them for a totally unforeseen role. They emerged in the early months of 1915 as the minelayers HMS PRINCESS IRENE and HMS PRINCESS MARGARET. After just two months in service, whilst swinging on No. 28 buoy off Port Victoria pier on the River Medway in Kent, the PRINCESS IRENE was destroyed by a catastrophic internal explosion. This is her story. 210 mm x 150 mm. 36 pages. Soft cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY HAS NO CONNECTION WITH THE AUTHOR -- THIS BOOK IS LISTED AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS.
Author: David Roberts, (foreword by Frank Field, M.P.) ISBN: 0 952 1020 2 1 (published number in book is incorrect), Ref: 8393, Publisher: Avid Publications, 1998
Captures life in the prosperous years of the historic Birkenhead shipyard. 81 pages. 210 mm x 200 mm. Softcover. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW THE AUTHOR(S) HAVE NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY FOR OUR MEMBERS. Published by Avid Publications, Garth Boulevard, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside CH63 5lS, UK www.AvidPublications.co.uk
This book is about what life was like for the ordinary people who worked in Cammell Lairds shipyard, through two World Wars to the present day. These are the voices of some of the men who built the ships that carried the navies and the food, the coal and the iron, and the weapons of war. The ships that are part of the history of Britain. 128 pages. 145 mm x 205 mm. Papercover. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW THE AUTHOR(S) HAVE NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY FOR OUR MEMBERS. Published by Avid Publications, Garth Boulevard, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside CH63 5ls, UK
Author: David Hughes, ISBN: 0 7524 3248 6, Ref: 8480, Publisher: Tempus Publishing, 2004
The history of Chatham Dockyard has been an eventful one. It owes its inception to King Henry VIII who, in 1547, selected the river Medway at Gillingham to be his main fleet anchorage. The author has compiled a thoughtful and insightful volume of photographs and ephemera on the Chatham Naval Dockyard and Barracks, looking at them from their early days of existence to their role in more recent years, from the First and Second World Wars to the Falklands conflict. 185 mm x 235 mm. Soft cover. 128 pages. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Tempus Publishing Ltd.
Combat Fleets of the World 2002-2003: Their Ships, Aircraft and Systems
Author: Baker III A.D., ISBN: n/a, Ref: 8283, Publisher: US Naval Institute, c.2002
Country by country guide to each vessel class with full details and hundreds of photographs. 1130 pages. Hardback. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVALABLE FROM OUR SOCIETY. Published by the U.S. Naval Institute.
Destroyers, The First -- The turtleback TBDs of the 1890s
Author: David Lyon, ISBN: 1 84067 364 8, Ref: 8400, Publisher: Caxton Editions, 2001 (first published 1996)
The Torpedo Boat Destroyers of the 1890s -- the first destroyers -- were among the most glamorous naval vessels ever built. With their remarkable speed, their connotations of David and Goliath, and their initial deploymnet against the Royal Navy's traditional enemy, the French, they caught the public imagination, while the command of one was coveted by all young naval officers. With its supurb plans and drawings and entirely original research, this book is an essential reference for all naval historians, enthusiasts and model makers with an interest in the development of one of the twentieth century's most exciting warships. 128 pages + plan drawings. 250 mm x 295 mm. Hard cover. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW THE AUTHOR(S) HAVE NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY FOR OUR MEMBERS. This edition published by Caxton Editions, 20 Bloomsbury St., London WC1B 3QA, UK. Contact your favorite local maritime bookseller for availability and prices.
With the help of some rarely seen photographs and from the vantage of a lifetime's experience working on passenger boats from Douglas, the author traces the history of these Victorian and Edwardian tourist enterprises. 72 pages. 210 mm x 195 mm. Soft cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Twelveheads Press, Truro, United Kingdom.
The history of over 250 varied and interesting vessels (some of them hitherto obscure) which carried migrants across the World in the period from 1946 to 1977. Complete with fleet lists. Softback. 112 pages. 132 black and white photographs. Cover price £11.95. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact Mainmast Books at http://www.nauticalbooks.co.uk/site/mainmast.asp
Final Voyage of the PRINCESS SOPHIA, The — Did they all have to die?
Author: Betty O'Keefe, Ian Macdonald, ISBN: 1 895911 64 3 (in Canada), 0 938665 61 8 (in the USA), Ref: 8316, Publisher: Heritage House, 1998
Relive the drama and tragedy of the Inside Passage's worst maritime disaster in which more than 350 people died and the reputation of Canadian Pacific's coastal service was forever tarnished. O'Keefe and Macdonald tackle questions that still linger eighty [or more] years later. This story explores the heroic efforts of those who answered the SOS at first to save and later to recover the bodies of those lost. "The final Voyage of the PRINCESS SOPHIA" recreates the human drama that unfolded off Vanderbilt Reef in Lynn Canal between Skagway and Juneau, Alaska, in 1918. 5½" x 8½". 192 pages. Soft cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. THIS BOOK HAS NO CONNECTION WITH THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY AND IS POSTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS. Published in Canada by Heritage House/in the United States by Fine Edge Productions. Available from the Vancouver Maritime Museum for CDN$16.95 (+ postage and GST)'
Author: Rick James, ISBN: 0 9695010 9 9, Ref: 8667, Publisher: Underwater Archaelological Society of British Columbia, 2004
While the Royston hulk breakwater is more an intertidal site than an underwater one, a collection of fifteen historic ships all scuttled together in one location and easily viewed from a public beach deserves special attention. 61 pages. 8½ inches x 11 inches. Paperback. This and a series of more than nine others is available from the Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia, c/o The Vancouver Maritime Musuem, 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 1A3. http://www.uasbc.comTHIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM OUR SOCIETY.
Author: Philip Algar, ISBN: 978190721904, Ref: 8755, Publisher: Peakpublish
This year, 65 years on from the end of the Second World War, personal memories of that conflict are fading. Those who knew the horrors, at first hand, are, sadly, becoming fewer in number and with their departure goes much history. The latest book by Devon author Philip Algar, on his father’s life at sea from World War One to the Fifties, is based in part on diaries written in a Prisoner of War camp and hidden from the Germans. Captain Stanley Algar was master of a Shell oil tanker and was captured in the South Atlantic in 1941. His comprehensive account of the incident differs significantly from the German version and both are analysed. The diaries detail day-to-day life and organisation in a POW camp, the hardship, emotions, hunger and the sense of guilt for not being actively involved in the war whilst many thousands suffer in the interests of defending freedom and, ultimately, securing the prisoners’ liberty.
The documents also describe the feelings of the prisoners as they see allied bombers pass over the camp and offer an eye-witness and moving account of the battle around the camp and the subsequent liberation by the Welsh Guards. Captain Algar’s return to the UK and family after such an experience and so many years apart suggests how difficult it was for returning prisoners to begin normal lives again. It is thought that this is only the second time that a Merchant Navy officer’s diaries, written in captivity, have been used in a book.
Goodbye Old Chap is not just a first hand account of life in a POW camp. Philip Algar, using his father’s diaries from 1912 and through the Thirties, and other records and articles, has traced his father’s career from the days of the Great War, when, as an apprentice, his vessels were mined, torpedoed and sank after a collision, requiring him to jump for his life, through the turbulent days of the Great Depression and unemployment to life in the Far East and then his post-war career.
The book offers an interesting insight into life at sea from the early days of the last century to the Fifties and describes many of the places visited in the Twenties and Thirties in graphic and eloquent prose that conjures up pictures of people, places and events that have long since passed into history. To put the story into a meaningful context, the author has undertaken substantial research into social, economic, political and military factors and, for example, compares diary entries about the war with what was actually happening, with some surprising results. This story of an ordinary man, confronted by an extraordinary century, will appeal to all those interested in history, the sea and what life was like for millions in bygone decades.
The author’s royalties will be given to the Red Cross, without whose food parcels many British prisoners might have starved to death.
Hands to Dinner: Some Tasty Seagoing Delights & More, with a smattering of Salty Dips thrown in for good measure
Author: Laraine Orthlieb (editor), ISBN: 0 9733715 0 1, Ref: 8442, Publisher: Naval Museum of Alberta, 2003
"Hands to Dinner" was made possible by Naval Museum Volunteers and many supporters of the Navy who sent their family recipes. The Naval Museum does not have a galley, so these recipes have not been tested other than by those who submitted them. 151 pages. Coil bound. 7 inches x 9 inches. Soft cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by the Naval Museum of Alberta, 1820 - 24th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0G6, Canada. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.navalmuseum.ab.ca
Harbour Burning: A Century of Vancouver's Maritime Fires
Author: William Hagelund, ISBN: 0 88839 488 8, Ref: 8407, Publisher: Hancock House Publishers, 2002
"Harbour Burning" celebrates the performance and dedication of the people and equipment that have long protected the Vancouver waterfront. Read about the events and disasters that shaped the downtown waterfront and False Creek, such as the Pier D fire, the Second Narrows Bridge collapse, the Greenhill Park explosion, and the fire at Alberta Wheat Pool. Filled with fascinating stories and historical pictures, this is a most interesting read. 206 pages. 5½ inches x 8½ inches. Paperback. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Hancock House Publishers Ltd., 19313 Zero Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 9R9 Canada / Tel: 604.538.1114 / Fax: 604.538.2262 / e-mail: email@example.com / Web: www.hancockhouse.com
Hay's Orphan: The Story of the Port of Prince Rupert [BC, Canada]
Author: Dr. W.B.M. Hick, ISBN: 0 9733894 0 0, Ref: 8450, Publisher: Prince Rupert Port Authority, 2003
Prince Rupert is situated on one of the world's finest natural harbours and is served by a railway colossus with the greatest geographic reach of any North American railroad. It is strategically located on the western Pacific Rim, 500 miles closer to the largest of Asia's markets than any other North American port. Through the development of the Port and its railway connection started in 1906, both languished for most of the next 70 years. They then went through a period of rapid development and increasing throughput for the next 20 years, but since have fallen on very hard times. Why has this happened? It's all here in "Hay's Orphan". THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published and sold through the Prince Rupert Port Authority, 200-215 Cow Bay Road, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A2, Canada. Price is CDN$24.99+GST+postage.
Author: Stephen J. Russell, ISBN: 0 966009 24 X, Ref: 8298, Publisher: Puget Sound Press, 2002
The title of the book could have been "History of the Peabody Family" with a sub-title "KALAKALA". The author covers the social aspects of the depression which led to the decision to create a very unusual and, arguably, beautiful ferry. In an effort to achieve this goal, which turned out to be a political and financial success, Puget Sound Navigation Co. bought the remains of the burned-out PERALTA and in 1933 had her hulk towed from Oakland to Puget Sound. The real purpose of the vessel was to serve the travelling public who had a need to cross Puget Sound, as well as to transport workers from Seattle to the Puget Sound Navy Yard at Bremerton. As it turned out, from 1940 on, she fulfilled the great challenge of hauling shipyard workers, sailors and soldiers by the hundreds and thousands! They crowded the entire boat, including the car deck where they were seated on folding campstools. ..... The massive task of bringing KALAKALA back from Alaska a few years ago is covered in the latter part of the book. She is still making history, and it is hoped that tentative ideas for preservation / restoration will enable her to continue. ..... It has been said that most of us either lover or hate the ferry KALAKALA, but this book is not over-priced, and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who claims to be a ferry buff. 208 pages. [review by Arthur E. Knutsen, excerpted from a book review in the PSMHS's December 2002 issue of The Sea Chest]. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM OUR SOCIETY. Published by Puget Sound Press.
The author deals in detail with every aspect of the conception, design, construction and armament and this part of the book is superbly illustrated with the technical drawings of the well-known draughtsman John Lambert and camouflage schemes are depicted in colour by yet another distinguished naval historian and illustrator, John Roberts. THe second part of this book covers their entire service careers in detail, and much of this is based on original accounts. Heavily illustrated with many previusly unseen photographs this detailed work will be a \'must\' for naval historians, entusiasts and modelmakers. 224 pages. 215 mm x 265 mm. Hard cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Chatham Publishing, 99 High Street, Rochester, Ken ME1 1LX, United Kingdom. Chatham Publishing Marketing Department, 61 Frith Street, London W1D 3JL, England. Web: www.chathampublishing.com
Named after a Manx King, the KING ORRY of 1913 was a landmark in the technical evolution of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, being their first ship fitted with Geared Turbines. Although she was designed to carry holidaymakers to and from the Isle of Man, it was her service as an Armed Boarding Vessel during the two World Wars that earned her place in the Island's maritime history. Her remarkable exploits are recalled in the chaters of this book. 192 pages. Hard cover. Dust cover. 9 in x 11 in. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.
Author: Francis Mansbridge, ISBN: 1 55017 280 8, Ref: 8280, Publisher: Harbour Publishing, Aug 2002
When Alfred Wallace opened a shipbuilding yard at the north end of Granville Street in Vancouver in 1894, he could not have known that his fledgling enterprise would flourish for nearly a century. Wallacwe Shipyards moved to North Vancouver in 1906, became Burrard Dry Dock in 1921 and Versatile Pacific in 1985. Along the way the firm's designers and craftsmen adapted to changes in marine construction from wooden schooners to steel icebreakers and hig-tech search and rescue vessels. Many of the ships that rumbled down the ways at Burrard became icons of the West Coast, including Union Steamship Company ships that linked islolated settlements before the highways came, the eroic little ST. ROCH, an armada of wartime Victory ships and much of the BC Ferry fleet. Launching History chronicles these staggering achievements while providing insights into the political machinations befind the shipbuilding industry and the triumphs and tribulations of the Wallace family. West Coast shipyards turned out an astounding variety of vessels, and nobody made more or bigger boats than Burrard Dry Dock. In this book's authoritative prose and dramatic pictures, author Francis Mansbridge chronicles the absobing saga of a bold enterprise\'s rise and fall. 226 pages. 9 inches x 11 inches. Hard cover. RECOMMENDED. THIS BOOK HAS NO CONNECTION TO THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY AND IS ONLY POSTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST TO OUR MEMBERS. Published by Harbour Publishing www.harbourpublishing.com. PO Box 219 Madeira Park, BC, V0N 2H0, Canada. . Available from many good booksellers including Richmond Books: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mention you saw this posting on the WSS website.) 8415 Granville St., Box 46, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z9 Canada, Tel: (604) 261-1695 / Fax: (604) 266-4469.
Covering such vessels as Baltika, Leda, Black Prince, Winston Churchill, Centaur, Sunward, Funchal and Sea Goddess1, it attracted rave notices. Profusely illustrated with many beautiful photographs superbly reproduced. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED OR SOLD BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST FOR OUR MEMBERS. Contact Mainmast Books at http://www.nauticalbooks.co.uk/site/mainmast.asp
Following the success of the first volume of Liners & Cruise Ships, Anthony Cooke has produced a sequel telling the stories of a further 32 fascinating passenger ships. They range from the famous Australian Bulolo of 1938 to the Norwegian Coastal Express Polarlys of 1996. Along the way, the book includes such vessels as American Export’s Excalibur, Holland America’s Westerdam (1946), the Canadian Prince George, British India’s Karanja, Bibby’s Leicestershire, the Viet-Nam of Messageries Maritimes, the first St. Helena and 23 more – all with interesting stories to tell. Profusely illustrated with beautifully reproduced photographs, this book is an absorbing ramble round some of the more fascinating byways of modern passenger shipping history. Softback. 113 pages. 137 black and white illustrations, plus 2 full colour reproductions of paintings on the cover (one by WSS member Donald Stoltenberg). Cover price £13-95. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED OR SOLD BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST FOR OUR MEMBERS. Contact Mainmast Books http://www.nauticalbooks.co.uk/site/mainmast.asp
This delightful book is the third in a series. Many popular, and some not-so-popular passenger liners are covered in detail, along with black & white and colour photographs, many of which are credited to WSS members. 160 pages. 210 mm x 270 mm -- A4 format. Softcover. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED OR SOLD BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST FOR OUR MEMBERS. Available from most good maritime book sellers. Or Contact Mainmast Books http://www.nauticalbooks.co.uk/site/mainmast.asp
Author: James P. Delgado, ISBN: 0 85177 904 2, Ref: 8223, Publisher: Conway Maritime Press, 2001
James Delgado was the Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Lost warships is a 3000 year visit to the great, yet under-studied, graveyard, memorial and museum on the ocean\'s floor, and the warships that lie there. Lavishly illustrated with over 200 images, half in colour, Lost Warships utilises the underwater tools of archaeology to reveal epic stories of naval warfare. The last desperate sea battle of Antony and Cleopatra; Kulai Khan's seaborne invasion of Medieval Japan; a Viking ship sent to the bottom in a fiery death; the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's warship which sank suddenly in the Solent in 1545; the Swan and the Dartmouth, which served both King and Parliament during the seventeenth century; British ships of the line lost in Colonial wars; the ironclad USS Monitor, lost during the US Civil War; the scuttled German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow; and the ships sunk by nuclear explosions in 1946 in the first naval tests of atomic weapons. The text places these lost warships in the wider context of the history of war at sea, of valour and cowardice, sacrifice and survival in the face of battle. From famous battles to those long forgotten, the lost warships at the bottom of the sea have a dramatic and significant story to tell. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Conway Maritime Press.
British Columbia has a very large pilotage district, and is considered to be the largest pilotage district in the world. From British Columbia's most southern port, Victoria, to its most northern port, Stewart, it is 512 nautical miles as the crow flies. However, to traverse this course by ship requires about 100 miles more steaming distance, through some of the most treacherous coastal waters in the world. Besides, there are so many fiord-like inlets on the mainland, the west coast of Vancouver Island and the Queen Charlotte Islands which require to be included, so that the total pilotage district has been calculated to be closer to 11,000 miles of coastline. I. A register of the Pilots, their history, the Legislation which affected them, and some of their tales. II. A Register of the Pilot Boats engaged in the Pilotage of Canada\'s west coast. III. Accounts of Maritime Conditions and circumstances of Canada's West Coast Waters. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Hill Wilson, 2011 Frederick Norris Place, Victoria, BC V8P 2B1, Canada
Maritime Britain, National Maritime Museum Guide to
Author: Keith Wheatley (with foreword by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT, preface by Richard Ormond, Director of the National Maritime Museum), ISBN: 1 84067 232 3, Ref: 8399, Publisher: Caxton Editions, 2000
This is considered to be the definitive guide to Britain's great maritime heritage. It is a region-by-region account of the maritime history of this seafring nation. In the company of one of Britain's leading yachting journalists, circumnavigate the British Isles, exploring en route places of maritime significance. 208 pages. 200 mm x 260 mm. Hard cover. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW THE AUTHOR(S) HAVE NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY FOR OUR MEMBERS. This edition published by Caxton Editions, 20 Bloomsbury St., London WC1B 3QA, UK. Contact your favorite local maritime bookseller for availability and prices.
Author: T.B. Maund, Martin Jenkins, ISBN: 1 903599 08 3 2, Ref: 8452, Publisher: Black Dwarf Publications, 2003
Volume 1, published in 1992, described the seven ferries crossing the River Mersey from Woodside, Birkenhead, up river to Eastham and this volume completes the story with a description of the three ferries between Seacombe and the mouth of the river at New Brighton. 200 pages. 210 mm x 295 mm. Hard cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Black Dwarf Publications, Goucestershire, UK. Web: www.lightmoor.co.uk
Night Boat on the Potomac: A history of the Norfolk and Washington Steamboat Company
Author: Harry Jones, Timothy Jones ISBN: 0 913423 08 4, Ref: 8080, Publisher: SSHSA, 1996
Through this book you can join a nostalgic overnight trip from Washington D.C. to Old Point Comfort and Norfolk, VA, on the line whose last vessel DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, was America\'s last overnight steamboat. Edited by Edwin L. Dunbaugh and John H. Shaum, Jr. from the notes and research of the late Harry Jones and his grandson Timothy Jones, the book also covers the dramatic World War II service of the company\'s steamers NORTHLAND and SOUTHLAND. 117 pages. 8½ inches x 11 inches. 100+ illustrations. Hard cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. Available from the Steamship Historical Society of America, 300 Ray Drive, Suite #4, Providence, RI 02906 USA.
Long Island Sound and the coast of New England saw the devlopment of some of the greatest steamer lines of the nation, which built some of the greatest steamers of the period. Here is that story, from the glories of the Fall River Line and the beloved PRISCILLA to the steamers of the coast of Maine. The period covered is 1815-1900, which takes us up to the period of "The Era of the Joy Line" by the same author. 370 pages. 6½ inches x 9½ inches. Hard cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. Available from the Steamship Historical Society of America, 300 Ray Drive, Suite #4, Providence, RI 02906 USA.
No Higher Purpose: The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War, 1939-1943 (Volume II, Part I)
Author: W.A.B. Douglas, Roger Sarty, Michael Whitby, et al, ISBN: 1 55125 061 6, Ref: 8398, Publisher: Vanwell Publishing, 2002
Based upon extensive research in Canadian, British, American and German archives, this book describes the mobilization of the naval service during the first half of the war, measures its reponse to the demanding, ever-changing strategic situations that confronted the Allies, and analyses the service of our ships and sailors on the North Atlantic, Pacific and Medeterranean seas as well as the defence of Canadian waters. With the main focus on the Battle of the Atlantic, this important and well-illustrated history demonstrates how Canadian naval forces proved indispensable to victory in that most critical campaign of the Second World War. 664 pages. 7 inches x 9½ inches. Hard Cover. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW THE AUTHOR(S) HAVE NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY FOR OUR MEMBERS. Published by Vanwell Publishing Limited, 1 Northrup Cresc. PO Box 2131, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7S2, Canada / email: email@example.com / Distributed in the United States by Naval Institute Press / website: www.usni.org/webstore/shopdisplaybooks.asp?Search=Yes\ / Also available on order from Richmond Book Services, 8415 Granville St., Box 46, Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z9, Canada / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the Normandy campaign. Publié afin de marquer le 55e anniversaire des débarquements du jour J et de la campagne en Normandie. 5¼ inches x 8¾ inches.
This book is about David Nurse and his descendants and the 20 vessels with which they were involved. 36 pages. A-4 format. Soft cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.
Philadelphia Navy Yard, The: From the Birth of the U.S. Navy to the Nuclear Age
Author: Jeffrey M. Dorwart, ISBN: 0 8122 3575 4, Ref: 8435, Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000
In this definitive history of one of America's most illustrious military institutions, Jeffery M. Dorwart explains how the Philadelphia Navy Yard struggled throughout its history to survive, while remaining a viable and integral part of the nation's defense. Illustrated with 125 archival photographs and 10 detailed maps. The Philadelphia Navy Yard provides a candid and complete history of the relationship of this important facility to local and national politics and social and economic change, while highlighting the contributions of America\'s first government-operated naval shipyard. 280 pages. 8 inches x 10 inches. Clothbound. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. IT IS LISTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTERST ONLY TO OUR MEMBERS. Published by University of Pennsylvania Press.
Queen of the Sea Routes: The Merchants and Miners Transportation Company
Author: Edward A. Mueller, ISBN: 1 930098 00 6, Ref: 8458, Publisher: Purple Mountain Press, 1999
"Queen of the Sea Routes" chronicles the fortunes and occasional misfortunes of The Merchants and Miners Transportation Company (known widely and affectionally as the M&M), which connected major ports on the East Coast of the United States from 1852 until regular passenger and freight service was suspended upon the nation's entry into World War II. This story of the M&M, whose coprporte existence was wound up just one month short of its centennial, describes the company's long life and how it responded to profound changes in the transportation infrastructure along the East Coast from Boston to Miami. 185 pages. 8½ inches x 11 inches. Hard cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. Published by Purple Mountain Press, Ltd. for the Steamship Historical Society of America.
The QUEEN ELIZABETH was not only the biggest liner in the World when built, she was also one of the very greatest of all time. This is the fascinating story, proud and in the end tragic, of one of the fastest, most luxurious, most prestigious liners ever built. 8½ inches x 11 inches. Hardback. 204 pages. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY.
The only comprehensive book on the subject featuring exclusive first-hand accounts from members of the Royal Family, the Royal Household, Yacht's company, politicians, designers, shipbuilders and preservation team. Written with the full support of the Royal Family to present a thorough history of the Yacht's career. A book with a broad appeal to all those interested in British and world history and the role of the Monarchy in the second half of the twentieth century. 310 pages. 220 mm x 280 mm. Hard cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Conway Maritime Press, 64 Brewery Road, London N7 9NT, United Kingdom / web: www.chrysalisbooks.co.uk
Savannah Line, The (Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah)
Author: Edward A. Mueller ISBN: 1 930098 34 0, Ref: 8088, Publisher: SSHSA, 2001
Co-published by the Steamship Historical Society of America and Purple Mountain Press.
The Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah. When it was chartered in 1872 to carry passengers and freight between Savannah and New York, the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah was the only coastwise steamship company with headquarters in the South. Better known simple as The Savannah Line, it flourished for seventy years, and proved to be a major trade and travel link between Georgis and the north. Over the course of its existence, The Savannah Line owned eighteen passenger and freight steamers that wer among the best to be found on the east coast. "The Savannh Line" tells the full story of this famous line from its first tentative steps in the years following the Civil War to its demise as a result of World War II.
237 pages. 8½ inches x 11 inches. Soft cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact the Steamship Historical Society of Ameria for availability and prices. 300 Ray Drive, Sute #4, Providence, RI 02906 USA / (401) 274-0805, Tel: (401) 274-0836, URL: http://www.sshsa.net
This is the story of the Sarawak Steamship Company and its ships, its paddle-wheelers and river launches, its powered barges and liners, from the modest 210-ton ROYALIST at the beginning up to the handsome and lusxurious RAJAH BROOKE built in 1948. 168 pages. 7 inches x 10 inches. Softcover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. This book is listed here just as a book of interest. Authors are not known to the Society. Limited edition. For availability, contact the publisher -- The Sarawak Steamship Company Berhad, 52 Main Bazaar, PO Box 131, 93700 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. e-mail: email@example.com
The story of four popular liners -- the SAXONIA, FRANCONIA, CARMANIA and the IVERNIA. Published by the very respected Carmania Press. 96 pages. 210 mm x 270 mm. Softcover. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED OR SOLD BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST FOR OUR MEMBERS. Published by Carmania Press. Available from most good maritime book sellers.
Author: Kevin Patience, ISBN: n/a, Ref: 8543, Publisher: Kevin Patience, 2006
Shipwrecks and Salvage on the East African Coast is a work that is very different from the usual shipping interest books, for it covers a very specific area and looks at it in remarkable detail. The Coast of East Africa stretches some 4000 from Cape Guardafui in Somalia to the Mozambique Channel. It is rugged and inhospitable, with few safe anchorages, miles of treacherous coral reefs and a strong northerly current. Over the years it has become a ship's graveyard, to the unlucky ones, and a dire warning to those that ran aground and were subsequently refloated. The earliest recorded casualty is the Portuguese galleon San Raphael that grounded and burnt at Mtongoni, South of Tanga in 1499. Using records in Australia, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and the UK the author has discovered the stories of over 200 merchant and naval vessels that have come to grief. The book covers most of the known casualties that were wrecked or salvaged along the coast from the Kenya, Somali border to the Tanzania, Mozambique border, a distance of 1400 miles. The inland lakes including Tanganyika and Victoria also had their fair share of casualties and these are included, as are all the tugs from 1896 to date since many played a part in the salvage operations.
The author, Kevin Patience, spent over twenty-five years in the diving and salvage business in the Middle East and East Africa and was involved in some of the operations described in the book. He dived on and identified many of the other wrecks mentioned. There are 276 pages, over 300 illustrations and three maps in this hardback volume.[Review by PS - Sept 2006]. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Contact the author at 257 Sandbanks Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 8EY, United Kingdom. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
S.S. UNITED STATES: Fastest Ship in the World: 50th Anniversary Maiden Voyage Edition
Author: Frank Braynard, Robert Hudson Westover (Foreword by Susan L. Gibbs), ISBN: 1 56311 824 6, Ref: 8529, Publisher: Turner Publishing, 2002
11 inches x 9 inches, landscape design. 176 pages. Hard cover, w/dust jacket. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. Published by Turner Publishing Company on behalf of the S.S. United States Foundation.
Author: Alan Mann, ISBN: 1 55068 934 7, Ref: 8479, Publisher: Looking Back Press, 2004
Author Alan Mann, local historian, has been endeared to the St. Clair River all his life. His lifelong interest in the waterway, its boats and many activities evolved into study, with membership in various marine societies. Named Historian of 1999 by the Detroit Marine Historical Society, he has written widely on the St. Clair, its ships and its people. Also an avid boater, Alan has explored the St. Clair's many nooks and crannies in his family-restored, locally-built 1946 antique runabout. 6½ inches x 9 inches. Soft cover. 128 pages. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. This book is listed only as an item of interest to our members. Published by Looking Back Press, 1 Northrup Cresc., PO Box 2131, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7S2, Canada.
Steamboats For Rondout: Passenger Service Between New York and Rondout Creek, 1829 through 1863
Author: Donald C. Ringwald ISBN: 0 913423 00 9, Ref: 8079, Publisher: SSHSA, 1981
The Hudson River village of Rondout developed as a result of the marketing of coal via the D. & H. Canal and the steamboat lines that connected the village with New York. This book details operational schedules, mesurements and engine data for all passenger steamboats known to have been employed on the Rondout-New York route from 1829 through 1863, interspersed with tales of the river. 145 pages. 8½ inches x 11 inches. Hard cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY. Available from the Steamship Historical Society of America, 300 Ray Drive, Suite #4, Providence, RI 02906 USA.
This book describes the development of tugs and towing companies, the many tasks tugs perform, and shows how tugs have developed to suit their changing roles. It will add immensely to the public's fascination with these sturdy little workboats. 10 inches x 10 inches. 282 pages. Hardcover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Published by Vanwell Publishing Limited.
This publication has no connection with the World Ship Society and is listed here for the interest of our members only. This booklet is dedicated to the men and women of the Canadian Merchant Navy whose courage, fortitude and determination in two world wars kept their ships sailing through the terrible years of unparalleled loss. In particular we remember the more than 2,100 men and women who gave their lives in the struggle for peace and freedom. 8½ inches x 11 inches. 33 pages. Soft cover. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY.
Waterfront: The Illustrated Maritime Story of Greater Vancouver
Author: James P. Delgado, ISBN: 0 9732346 5 2, Ref: 8525, Publisher: Stanton Atkins & Dosill, 2005
A well-written and fascinating account of the historical importance of the west coast Pacific Water Ways. 9 inches x 9 inches. 186 pages. Hard cover, w/dust jacket. THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. IT IS POSTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY. Published by Stanton Atkins & Dosill, 2632 Bronte Dr., North Vancouver, BC V7H 1M4, Canada.
Author: Alan L. Bates ISBN: n/a, Ref: 8081, Publisher: SSHSA, 1986
This book documents the structure, style and fittings of the Mississippi riverboat. Of great use to model builders, the book is also fascinating for those interested in the craft of stemboat building. The contents are also suggestive of past practice on other waters. Clear, concise text supplements a rich selection of illustrations of steamboat construction and equipment, from the general to the detail. 128 pages. 8½ inches x 11 inches.159 illustrations. Soft cover.THIS IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. Available from the Steamship Historical Society of America, 300 Ray Drive, Suite #4, Providence, RI 02906 USA.
A new book based on eye-witness accounts of the WHITE SWAN's last journey has been published by the Wairarapa Archive. Referenced to the wreck of the WHITE SWAN in other books are short, and often inaccurate. The number of politicians on board has always been under-reported. Consequently the incident, which shocked the colony at the time, has been almost forgotten. It could have ended in disaster and brought confusion to the General Assembly. THIS BOOK IS NOT PUBLISHED BY THE WORLD SHIP SOCIETY AND AS FAR AS WE KNOW THE AUTHOR(S) HAVE NO DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THE SOCIETY. IT IS PRESENTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY FOR OUR MEMBERS. Published by the Wairarapa Archive, (website: www.library.mstn.govt.nz/archive.html ), PO Box 444, Masterdon, New Zealand (Post free within New Zealand). Also available at independent New Zealand book shops, or order online from Boat Books (website: www.boatbooks.co.nz ) or New Zealand Books (website: http://newzealandbooks.co.nz )
There has been a ferry across Windermere for as long as people can remember. The first documented permission of carriage of goods dates from the 13th century when the monks of Coniston were granted the right to 'carry wood and timber and whatever else they need.' Early illustrations show them to be large wooden rowing boats that two ferrymen would row across the lake. These early boats carried both horse and men and wer known as the 'horse ferry' and passengers sometimes assisted. They became an important and valuable means for transporting goods, as the ferry's crossing was midpoint on the lake, and due to the presence of promontories it narrows to near 500 metres and provided the most direct route for taders between the important towns of Kendal and Hawkshead.
The ferry developed through the years, with added usage and demand with the onset of rail travel and the Lakes as a tourist destination. The first steam ferry was in 1870, which must have been quite a novelty at that time, it initially looked lopsided because they had put the boiler and engine on the same side. The book tells of the trials and tribulations, from ferry rights, ferrymen, passengers and dispute over ferry prices. It is well illustrated and documented giving us a valuable insight of these years. THIS BOOK IS NOT A WORLD SHIP SOCIETY PUBLICATION, AND IS NOT AVAILABLE FROM THE SOCIETY. IT IS POSTED HERE AS AN ITEM OF INTEREST ONLY. Published by Published by Helm Press, 10 Abbey Gardens, Natland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7SP, UK. E-mail: HelmPress@natland.freeserve.co.uk Contact your favourite bookseller for cost and availability.