Modern U.S. Navy Submarines
Up-to-date information on attack and ballistic missile subs, torpedos, sonar rooms, attack centers, training facilities, subs in dry dock and more! Learn of their roles and missions in war and in peace, current force levels, life aboard ship, sub design and classifications, technology and weaponry.
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Nautilus: The Story of the Man Under the Sea
Man's exploration of the ocean depths is fully investigated in this handsomely illustrated book that tells the dramatic story of the conquest of inner space. From the eccentric pioneers of the late 19th century to the supercraft of the modern world, the author presents the complete picture, often using the words of the men who invented and worked on the machines.
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Northern Steamboats: Timiskaming, Nipissing & Abitibi
Northern Steamboats: Timiskaming, Nipissing & Abitibi
Steamboats once traveled all of Ontario's navigable waterways -- the Great Lakes, the Ottawa River, the Rideau, the Kawarthas, the Muskoka Lakes -- but nowhere did they find a greater variety of employment than in the North. Here, steamboats served the lumber trade, brought settlers to their new lands, transported produce to markets, and helped to make possible the railways, the mining industry, paper mills, and tourism. They were lifelines to isolated communities and remote island villages. This fascinating account of the heyday of steam-boating in the North is a timely sequel to Richard Tatley's previous books, as divers probe the depths of northern waters for wrecks and our marine heritage is once again an important topic in the popular media and at museums across the country.
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Northern Steamboats: Timiskaming, Nipissing & Abitibi
Northern Steamboats: Timiskaming, Nipissing & Abitibi (Used)
Steamboats once traveled all of Ontario's navigable waterways -- the Great Lakes, the Ottawa River, the Rideau, the Kawarthas, the Muskoka Lakes -- but nowhere did they find a greater variety of employment than in the North. Here, steamboats served the lumber trade, brought settlers to their new lands, transported produce to markets, and helped to make possible the railways, the mining industry, paper mills, and tourism. They were lifelines to isolated communities and remote island villages. This fascinating account of the heyday of steamboating in the North is a timely sequel to Richard Tatley's previous books, as divers probe the depths of northern waters for wrecks and our marine heritage is once again an important topic in the popular media and at museums across the country.
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Nuclear Powered Submarines
This book covers Russian, American, and European nuclear submarines, and provides information on each ship, and depicts life aboard a modern submarine.
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Oakville’s Flower: The History of the HMCS Oakville
The story of HMCS Oakville, a corvette that fought U-boats in WWII and remains a hero to its hometown in Oakville, Ontario. This is an in-depth look at the history and legacy of HMCS Oakville, a Canadian World War II corvette that fought in the Battle of the Atlantic, and was one of the few corvettes to sink a U-boat. From its creation through its christening off the shores of its namesake town, its exploits at sea, the famous encounter with U94, and the ship’s lackluster end, Oakville’s is a story that showcases not only our nation’s proud naval heritage, but also the importance of remembrance. Oakville’s Flower sets the scene of naval war in the Atlantic ? the battles between convoys, stealthy U-boats, and the lowly corvettes that formed the backbone of the Royal Canadian Navy. We follow Oakville, one of those corvettes, through its rise and fall as a Canadian naval legend, to its revival in the town of Oakville, championed by the local Sea Cadet Corps that shares its name and safeguards its legacy.
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Old Marine Engines: The World of the One-Lunger
The only book to examine the development of early marine engines with a focus on the two-cycle machines popular in the Midwest, New England, and Canada. Covers history of key companies, biographies of inventors, techonology, construction methods, material on collecting and retoring, and a list of about 800 companies throughout the U.S. and Canada that once built marine engines. This is the latest, updated of a classic title first published in 1982. Ongoing response to this book led the author to undertake a four-year project that led to the two-volume Engines Afloat, from Early Days to D-Day, which will be published in the spring of 1999.
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Old Outboard Motor Service Manual – Vol. 2 (1st Edition)
Vintage marine outboard motors 30 horsepower and above produced from 1955-1968.
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On the Triangle Run
The triangle run was the name given to North Atlantic convoys operating between New York, Halifax and St. John's up to the mid-ocean meeting point (MOMP) where convoys were turned over to UK escorts. This book contains B&W photos of the HMCS Trail, HMCS Dundas, HMCS Chilliwack, HMCS Arrowhead and HMCS Battleford.
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Paddle to the Amazon: The Ultimate 12,000-Mile Canoe Adventure
It was crazy. It was unthinkable. It was the adventure of a lifetime. When Don and Dana Starkell left Winnipeg in a tiny three-seater canoe, they had no idea of the dangers that lay ahead. Two years and 12,180 miles later, father and son had each paddled nearly twenty million strokes, slept on beaches, in jungles and fields, dined on tapir, shark, and heaps of roasted ants. They encountered piranhas, wild pigs, and hungry alligators. They were arrested, shot at, taken for spies and drug smugglers, and set upon by pirates. They had lived through terrifying hurricanes, food poisoning, and near starvation. And at the same time they had set a record for a thrilling, unforgettable voyage of discovery and old-fashioned adventure.
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Paddle Your Own Canoe
The most comprehensive canoeing techniques book ever is now available for the first time in paperback. Illustrated with 600 full-color photographs, this wide-ranging book is designed with both beginner and seasoned canoeists in mind. Gary & Joanie McGuffin, North America's most celebrated canoeing couple, discuss issues rarely covered in other how-to guides, such as developing fitness and balance. The book offers first-hand, experience-based instruction on outfitting, reading the river, paddling strokes for all flatwater and whitewater conditions, advanced turns and maneuvers, portaging, safety and rescue techniques - even how to tie a canoe on your vehicle. Recommended by both the American Canoe Association and Paddle Canada, Paddle Your Own Canoe features: - Canoeist's vocabulary - Selecting the right canoe - Selecting the right paddle - Portaging techniques - Self-rescue techniques - Solo whitewater spins - Complete flatwater techniques - Complete whitewater techniques
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Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways
The untold history of the maritime branches of two giants of early-twentieth-century Canadian railroads. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and the Canadian Northern Railway, two giants of Canadian rail transportation, each operated maritime shipping ventures during the early twentieth century. Numerous vessels, including sidewheel, paddlewheel, and propeller steamers, tugboats, and barges, helped to build and serve these railways. Passenger and merchant ships sailed the West Coast, the Great Lakes, and St. Lawrence River, and served Canadian and European ports, in a time when groundings, shipwrecks, and sinkings often claimed lives. These same steamship lines played an important role in World War I, when Canadian vessels ferried men and war supplies. Many troopships and freighters were torpedoed, and Canadian Northern’s entire transatlantic fleet was virtually obliterated. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and drawings, this book pays tribute to the maritime enterprises of two trailblazing Canadian railway greats.
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Peril at Sea: A Photographic Story of Shipwrecks in the Pacific
Around the shores of the Pacific Ocean, along the western coastline of California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and Alaska, lie the remains of legions of vessels of every description and every flag. Some lie buried in the depths, never to be found. Others lie as twisted remains along the beaches or entombed down in the sands. Still others have been completely eradicated by the forces of nature. A few carried treasure; some have been recovered but most never will be. Though the greatest treasure has been discovered along the Caribbean and eastern seaboards, most of it was originally lost there while much of the Pacific lay undiscovered. The Pacific rim may yet yield finds of fabulous value. These ideas and many others are explored in Jim Gibbs' most recent book, Peril at Sea. This is a fascinating work on peril at sea and the continuing battle of man against the elements. Each chapter is an accurate chronicle by location of the ships and their sailors who met fateful ends along the Pacific Coastline.
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Provisioning: Bowsprit to Transom: The Complete Guide to Becoming a Bluewater First Rate First Mate, the First Time Out
A complete guide for the bluewater first mate: directed to the intermediate first mate contemplating an extended sailing adventure. Here are the steps needed for action and excellence from the first major cruice on. Age, past lifestyle or experience are no barriers. Galley and vessel prep-what's needed and what's not-how to find the space you need-complete shopping, stowage and storing tip-muich more! Written by one who's been there.
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PT Boats in Action – Warships No. 7
The In Action series of books is contains a plethora of wealth of details, photos and drawings and serves as a fantastic reference for your model projects, or if you just want to fill some holes in your existing collection.
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River Rafting in Canada
This book includes sections on the Slave, Coppermine, South Nahanni, Firth and Tatshenshini rivers.
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RMS Queen Mary: 50 Years of Splendor
David Hutchings has provided a heavily illustrated history of this great Cunard Liner. RMS Queen Mary is a retired ocean liner that sailed primarily on the North Atlantic Ocean from 1936 to 1967 for the Cunard Line (known as Cunard-White Star Line when the vessel entered service). Built by John Brown & Company in Clydebank, Scotland, Queen Mary along with her sister ship, RMS Queen Elizabeth,[3] were built as part of Cunard's planned two-ship weekly express service between Southampton, Cherbourg, and New York City. The two ships were a British response to the superliners built by German and French companies in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Queen Mary was the flagship of the Cunard Line from May 1936 until October 1946 when she was replaced in that role by Queen Elizabeth. Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage on 27 May 1936 and captured the Blue Riband in August of that year; she lost the title to SS Normandie in 1937 and recaptured it in 1938, holding it until 1952 when she was beaten by the new SS United States. With the outbreak of World War II, she was converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers for the duration of the war. Following the war Queen Mary was refitted for passenger service and along with Queen Elizabeth commenced the two-ship transatlantic passenger service for which the two ships were initially built. The two ships dominated the transatlantic passenger transportation market until the dawn of the jet age in the late 1950s. By the mid-1960s, Queen Mary was ageing and, though still among the most popular transatlantic liners, was operating at a loss. After several years of decreased profits for Cunard Line, Queen Mary was officially retired from service in 1967. She left Southampton for the last time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she remains permanently moored. Much of the machinery, including one of the two engine rooms, three of the four propellers, and all of the boilers, were removed. The ship serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum, and a hotel. The ship is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Trust for Historic Preservation has accepted the Queen Mary as part of the Historic Hotels of America.
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RMS Titanic Manual: 1909-1912 Olympic Class
The world famous ocean liner Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, is the latest subject to receive the Haynes Manual treatment. With an authoritative text and hundreds of illustrations, see how this leviathan was built, launched and fitted out. Read about her lavish passenger accommodation. Learn about the captain's responsibilities, including the operation of a transatlantic liner. Consider the chief engineer's view -- how did he manage the huge engines and other onboard systems? What was it like to operate luxury ocean liner from the perspective of Titantic's owner, the White Star line?
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Samuel Cunard: Nova Scotia’s Master of the North Atlantic
An illustrated biography of a Canadian who sparked a world transportation revolution. In North America, the name Cunard is synonymous with shipping. This book traces the entrepreneurial rise of Samuel Cunard who, for decades, ruled a shipping empire on the North Atlantic. By the time Cunard died in 1865, he had witnessed the emergence of steamships, developed trade links with China and helped establish the Quebec and Halifax Steam Navigation Company. He was a director of the Bank of British North America and bought huge tracts of land in PEI. He won the transatlantic mail service contract between Britain and North America, and built several of the most luxurious steamships of the day. His ships helped Britain in the Crimean War and he became Sir Samuel Cunard for his support of the war effort. The Cunard line which he founded was long a major force in the development of international travel. This book combines the Cunard story with 150+ colour and black and white visuals covering Cunard's life and the subsequent history of his company. A fascinating and readable account of the brilliance and determination of one man who played an innovative role in world transportation history.
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Schooners: Great Lakes Album Series
The "Great Lakes Album Series" is a tribute to the vessels that helped develop the Great Lakes basin into one of the world's major industrial heartlands. The illuminating text and fascinating historical photographs bring to life the memorable story of these hard-working lake vessels and their crews.
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