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Shipbuilding and Shipwrecks
An Outline of Australian Naval History -by- Australian Department of Defence (Navy). ISBN 0642022550.
Covers: The discovery and settlement of Australia; The early years in Australia; The Australian Squadron Royal Navy; The
Australian state navies; Australian-British naval negotiations 1869-1903; Foundation of the Royal Australian Navy; The RAN
in World War I; The RAN between World Wars; The RAN in World War II; The RAN in the Korean War; The RAN in the Vietnam War;
Naval aviation in the RAN; Docks and shipbuilding in Australia; The Women's Services; The Naval Reserves; Sea power and its
meaning to Australia; Fighting ships of the RAN 1911-1975; Commissioned naval shore establishments of the RAN 1975; Chronology
World War I; Chronology World War II. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used softcover book. 90 pages. (Australian
Government Publishing Service. Canberra. 1976) Covers are worn. Pages are in fine condition.
Challenger At Sea A Ship That Revolutionized Earth Science -by- Kenneth J Hsü (Kenneth J Hsu). ISBN 0691087350. The
story of the famous geological research ship 'Glomar Challenger' told by a leading oceanographer and earth scientist.
(1992, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 417 pages. In excellent condition.
Exploring Shipwrecks - Treasure - Marine Life - Adventure -by- Keith Morris and Peter Rowlands. ISBN
0831730951. Illustrates the stories of seven very different wreck sites across the world which represent the most
fascinating and diverse experiences of underwater exploration; covers the deep sandy sea bed off the Mediterranean
island of Giglio which yields treasures and artifacts of a civilization dating back 2,500 years; the wreck of the 'Rhone'
in the Caribbean; the Great Lakes in north America yield historic evidence of the heyday of shipping on that continent;
the wreck of the World War Two 'Umbria' on the reefs of Port Sudan; another World War Two wreck is the 'Royal Oak' in the
cold northern waters of Scarpa Flow off the Orkney Islands; the passenger liner 'Cristobel Colon'; and finally, the
legendary wrecks of the Japanese fleet at Truk Lagoon in the northern Pacific. Illustrated with hundreds of evocative
photographs. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 192 pages. (Gallery Books. New York. 1988) Dust jacket is a little
stretched along upper edge and bumped on corners. Front flap creased. Foxing on first and last few pages. Else
very good. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
HMAS Rockhampton Australian Corvette in World War II -by- Gilbert Wahlquist. ISBN 0646449931. Signed copy. Signed by Gilbert Wahlquist
on half title page. Used softcover book. 275 pages. (self-published by Gilbert Wahlquist. Printed by Draftex
Corporation. Sydney. 2005) Light wear to spine. Else in excellent condition.
Miniature Merchant Ships A Guide To Waterline Ship Modelling in 1/1200 Scale -by- John Bowen. ISBN 0851776590. Models of Ships.
Ship Models. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 218 pages. (Conway Maritime Press, London, First edition, 1997) Covered in clear
plastic sleeve. In fine condition.
More Miniature Merchant Ships The New Guide To Waterline Ship Modelling in 1/1200 Scale -by- John Bowen. ISBN 0851779360.
Models of Ships. Ship Models. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 208 pages. (Conway Maritime Press,
London, First edition, 2003) Dust jacket bumped on corners and both ends of spine, else in very good condition.
Sailing Ships of the High Seas. Set of 4 Prints in a Folder showing a Brigantine, Sloop, Naval Sloop and Man-o-war and
an information sheet. Folder size 8.5" x 10.5" (21cm x 27cm). The information sheet is
reproduced here. (Time Life Int'l, Nederland B.V. Undated) Folder is lightly foxed and has slight insect
damage along one edge of back.
The prints are in excellent condition.
Setting Sails A Tribute To The Chinese Junk -by- Derek Maitland -photography
by- Nik Wheeler. Hong Kong's official symbol is the Chinese junk, which dominated world trade a
thousand years before the European nations had mastered the art of ocean
voyaging; it incorporated maritime innovations like the watertight compartment,
balanced rudder and spoon-shaped stern at a time when Westerners were still
hugging coastlines in open longboats; the authors have compiled a graphic study
of the Chinese junk covering its history, its triumph as a naval and trading
vessel, its tragic death in battle with Western navies, its brief but fierce
reign as a pirate vessel, and its lingering role as a stylised pleasure craft;
includes cross sections of the vessels. (A South China Morning Post Publication, Hong Kong, 1981) No ISBN.
Used oversize hardcover book in dust jacket, 174 pages, dust jacket is worn and chipped along upper edge and
both ends of spine, else in fine condition. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
Shipwrecks Along The Great Ocean Road Shipwrecks on The Victorian West Coast From Point Lonsdale to
Portland -by- Jack Loney. 10th Edition 1996. ISBN 0959985387. Australian Shipwrecks on the Victorian
Coastline. (No publisher. No place. Reprint of 10th Edition 1996) Corners of covers are worn. Bookshop sticker on
rear cover. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good.
Tall Ships And Australia Day Telecom Australia Pictorial Souvenir. Used spiral-bound softcover book of
colour photographs of the tall ships which visited Sydney Harbour for Australia's Bicentennial visit of the Tall Ships in 1988;
Telecom staff photographers captured the many moods of the ships, at dockside and under sail. 50 pages. (Telecom Corporate
Communications. Sydney. 1988) Covers are worn on edges and lightly scuffed. Pages are very good.
The Eighties Greatest Yacht Races -text by- James Harper -editor- Philip Gore. ISBN 0711000654. Yachting. Covers the
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 1987; The Whitbread Round-The-World Yacht Race 1985-1986; The Flying Eighteens; The America's
Cup 1986-1987; The BOC Single-Handed Round-The-World Race 1986-1987. Packed with colour photographs. (Robertsbridge Limited,
London, 1988) Large hardcover book, no dust jacket as issued, 320 pages, bumped on corners, small tear
at top of spine, remainder mark at bottom, gift inscription on fep, else very good. Weighs 1.7 kilograms.
The Twilight Of Sail -by- Robin Knox-Johnston. ISBN 0091353009. A magnificent celebration in pictures of the full-rigged sailing
ships of the latter half of the 19th Century; over 120 black and white photographs complemented by Robin Knox-Johnston's authoritative
text. (Hutchinson, Melbourne, 1978) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 192 pages, dust jacket is worn along upper edge with a few
creases, light foxing on eps and edges of pages, else very good.
The Warships Of The British And Commonwealth Navies -by- H T Lenton. 1969. ISBN 0711000654. Used book.
The description of each warship includes displacement, dimensions, machinery, protection, armament, complement; with black and
white photographs of each vessel. Sections are: Fleet vessels; Escort vessels; Amphibious warfare vessels;
Minesweeping and surveying vessels; Coastal craft; Fleet train; Miscellaneous vessels. (Ian Allen, London, 2nd edition,
1969) Used oblong hardcover book, no dust jacket, discoloured light blue cloth with good silver letting on spine,
287 pages, light wear on edges, foxing on eps, pages are very good.
Treasures from The 'Vergulde Draeck' -by- Jeremy N Green. Western Australian Museum Information Series
No. 5. Australian shipwrecks. Marine Archaeology. The Dutch East Indiaman, the 'Vergulde Draeck', sank on a reef 120 km
north of Perth in 1656; the wreck was first discovered in 1963 and in January 1972 a full scale excavation was started;
this publication is the preliminary report on the excavation together with its historical background. Illustrated with black
and white photographs and drawings. Used softcover booklet. 29 pages. (Western Australian Museum) Foxing and marks on rear
cover and rear endpaper. Pages are rippled in top corner from exposure to moisture but not stained. Else good.
Wrecks Along The Great Ocean Road Shipwrecks on The West Coast From Point Lonsdale to
Portland -by- J K Loney (Jack Loney). 1979 Edition. ISBN 0959985387. Australian Shipwrecks on the Victorian
Coastline. (No publisher. No place. 1979) Covers are creased. Foxing on edges of pages. Remains of stickers
on the rear cover. Else very good.
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