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81 BERRY, Bob, Lt. WENDT, Lloyd Gunners Get Glory : Lt. Bob Berry's Story of the Navy's Armed Guard.
Bobbs-Merril, Indianapolis, 1943, 
BERRY, Bob, Lt. Gunners Get Glory : Lt. Bob Berry's Story of the Navy's Armed Guard. As told to Lloyd Wendt. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1943). First Edition. Pp 293 including frontis. + [16] pp of plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. An account of the author's experiences as anofficer in the Naval Armed Guard aboard United States merchant ships in Wo rld War II. Ex-library with all accompanying pen notations to spine and abrasions to rear pastedown from removal of pouch, edge worn, bumped, guilt onspine badly faded, previous owner's inscription to ffep, ink smudging to o ne plate, else very good. 20.00

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Captain Dauntless.  1st in ch dj. , BIDDLE, Nicholas). CLARK, William Bell CLARK, William Bell.
82 BIDDLE, Nicholas). CLARK, William Bell CLARK, William Bell. Captain Dauntless. 1st in ch dj.
Louisiana State University Press, 1949, 
(BIDDLE, Nicholas). CLARK, William Bell. Captain Dauntless : The Story of Nicholas Biddle of the Continental Navy. [Baton Rouge]: Louisiana State University Press, 1949. First Edition. Pp 317. Port. frontis., 8 leaves of plates. 8vo, red cloth. A full biography of a former RN midshipman and member of the Phipps polar expedition of 1773 who joined the Continental Navy, rising to command the brig Andrew Doria and the new frigate Randolph. Very slight adhesive remains to fpep, else vg in rubbed, slightly chipped dj. 90.00

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83 BIRD, Harrison Navies in the Mountains : The Battles on the Waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George 1609-1814. First Edition in dustjacket
Oxford University Press, New York, 1962, 1962 
BIRD, Harrison. Navies in the Mountains : The Battles on the Waters of Lake Champlain and Lake George 1609-1814. New York : Oxford University Press, 1 962. First Edition. Pp (16),3-361,(1),+ 4 pp.plates. 8vo, white cloth, red and gilt lettering to spine. Map end-papers as well as 4 maps in the text.

Myron Smith, American Navy 1789-1860 : Bibliography 573; Fredriksen, Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights : A Bibliography of the War of 1812 E107.

"Here for the first time is the exciting, dramatic story of the naval engagements fought on Lake Champlain and Lake George. Many of the most significant battles of the whole period between the first landings by Europeans on the North American continent and the conclusion of the War of 1812 some two centurie s later took place on these two lakes. Situated on the most important north-south gateway in North America — with the St. Lawrence River to the north and the Hudson River to the south — the two lakes were a natural focal point for the forces attempting to control the eastern seaboard from New York north. First France and England, later England and the new United States, threw their best soldiers and sailors into the desperate struggles for the region." - from the dj flap.

Contents:
I. France in the Ascendancy.
1. Men ofIron;
2. New France Expands.

II. England Triumphs.
3. William Johnson Moves North;
4. Rangers over the Lakes;
5. Victories and Defeats;
6. 'Success to General Amherst";
7. Five Years' Work Is Done.

III. Independence Is Won.
8. Green Mountain Boys;
9. Liberty Is a Schooner;
10. To Quebec — and Back;
11. Benedict Arnold's Plan;
12. The Americans Make Ready;
13. The British Make Ready;
14. In Harm's Way;
15. The Year That Was Won;
16. Johnny Burgoyne Moves South;
17. The World Turned Upside Down";
18.The Prevailing Wind.

IV. The American Lake.
19. The U.S. Navy on Lake;
20 Alarms and Excursions;
21. The Frigate Saratoga;
22. Macdonough Anchors His Fleet; A Signal Victory;

With list of the Boats that Participated in the Battles, bibliography and index.

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84 BLACKBURN, Tom Jolly Rogers : The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17.in dj.
Orion Books, New York, 1989, ISBN:0517570750 
BLACKBURN, Tom. The Jolly Rogers : The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17. [Introduction by Vice Admiral James Stockdale]. New York: Orion Books, (1989). Pp. [i]-xviii,[1]-270, + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth spine with blue paper covered boards, white lettering to spine. Blackburn's account of the action he and the VF-17 Fighting Squadron faced in the Solomon and Bismarck Islands, during the WW2 campaign against the Japanese. The squadron downed 154 enemy planes in 76 days' combat operations in the South Pacific. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. 20.00

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85 BLACKMAN, John L., Jr., Commander Military Affairs, 18:4, Winter 1954) Navy Policy Toward the Labor Relations of Its War Contractors, Part I
American Military Institute, Washington, DC, 1954, 
BLACKMAN, John L., Jr., Commander. "Navy Policy Toward the Labor Relations of Its War Contractors [Part I]" . An article in Military Affairs, Volume 18, Number 4, Winter 1954, pp. 176-187. Washington, DC: The American Military Institute, 1954. Pp. 169-224. Double column. 8vo, printed grey card covers with black lettering. Small abrasion to front cover, light edge-browning,occasional underlining, else vg. For the issue. 12.00

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86 BLACKMAN, John L., Jr., Commander Military Affairs, 19:1, Spring 1955) GILL, Rowland P. Navy Policy Toward the Labor Relations of Its War Contractors, Part II
American Military Institute, Washington, DC, 1955, 
BLACKMAN, John L., Jr., Commander. "Navy Policy Toward the Labor Relations of Its War Contractors, Part II". An article in Military Affairs, Volume 19, Number 1, Spring 1955, pp. 21-31. Washington, DC: The American Military Institute, 1955. Pp. 1-64. Double column. 8vo, printed grey card covers withblack lettering. Also of nautical interest: Rowland P. Gill's "McClellan's History of the U.S. Marine Corps" (pp. 38-39). Vg. For the issue. 12.00

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87 BLAIR, Clay Hitler's U-Boat War : The Hunted, 1942-1945. 1st in dj.
Random House, New York, 1998, ISBN:0679457429 
BLAIR, Clay. Hitler's U-Boat War : The Hunted, 1942-1945. New York: Random House, (1998). First Printing. Pp. [i]-xxviii,(4),[1]-909,(3), + 32 p. of plates. 8vo, black cloth spine, grey paper covered boards, silver lettering to spine. The second in Blair's thorough series researching the u-boat war of the Second World War, this volume documents the downfall of the German u-boat campaign, as their fortunes in the North Atlantic were completely reversed, with it suffering "perhaps the most devastating defeat of any of theGerman forces." "In unprecedented detail and drawing on sources never used before, Clay Blair continues the dramatic and authoritative story of the f ailures and fortunes of the German U-boat campaign against the United States and Great Britain. All the major patrols and sorties made by the Germans are described in detail and with considerable human interest: the Peleus and Laconia affairs; the capture at sea of U-505; the crisis of German command; the futile operations against the Americas; and the mounting and devastating losses that, in effect, entirely destroyed the German submarine service." - from the dj. Very good in unclipped dust jacket. Due to this volume'sexcess weight, extra shipping charges may be necessary to cover the cost o f postage on international orders. 30.00

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88 BLAIR, Clay, Jr. Omnibook : Best-Seller Magazine June 1954 RICKOVER) Atomic Submarine and Admiral Rickover.
Omnibook Magazine, 1956, 
BLAIR, Clay, Jr. The Atomic Submarine and Admiral Rickover. An article in Omnibook Magazine, June 1954, pp 58-80. 8vo, double column. "Book abridgements and selections presented by special permission of original publishers." -from the text. This is an abridgement of Clay Blair Jr.'s The Atomic Submarine and Admiral Rickover [Anderson 117]. This is the story of the Rickover's drive to gain control of the seas for the United States by spearheading the development of America's nuclear powered submarine program. Other abridgements: Love is a Bridge by Charles Bracelen Flood; The Chip on Grandma's Shoulder by Robert Keith Leavitt; Adventure Happy by Jule Mannix; also included are some of the best cartoons for 1954 and stories of "wild and wacky"American trivia. Covers rubbed, foxing to covers and fore-edge, pages yell owing, ow vg. 7.00

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89 BLOOMFIELD, Howard V. L. Compact History of the United States Coast Guard
Hawthorn, 1966, 
BLOOMFIELD, Howard V. L. The Compact History of the United States Coast Guard ; illustrations by Gil Walker. NY: Hawthorn Books, (1966). Pp 307. 8vo, blue cloth. Myron Smith American Naval Bibliography V:409. In this volume the author "brilliantly portrays the story of the service and its men. In colorful, crisp prose he traces the Coast Guard from its origin in 1790 as the Revenue-Marine, with a force of ten ships, to its unbelievably complex and far-flung role in today's world." -from the dj. Vg in dj. 60.00

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90 BLOW, Michael Ship to Remember. in dj.
William Morrow, New York, 1992, ISBN:0688097146 
BLOW, Michael. A Ship to Remember : The Maine and the Spanish-American War.NY: William Morrow, (1992). Pp. (1)-496, + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, blue clot h spine with red paper covered boards and gilt lettering to spine. Vg in dj. 25.00

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91 BOHNER, Charles H. KENNEDY, John Pendleton) John Pendleton Kennedy : Gentleman from Baltimore. signed in dj.
Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, MD, 1961, 
BOHNER, Charles H. John Pendleton Kennedy : Gentleman from Baltimore . Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, (1961). Pp. [i]-x,(4),[1]-266, port. frontis., + 2 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth with blue lettering to spine. A biography of the eminent nineteenth-century American statesman and one-time Secretary of the Navy. Contents: 1. A Baltimore Boyhood, 2. HeroicYears, 3. Apprentice Years, 4. "A Right Merry Young Lawyer", 5. Virginia R evisited, 6. The Novelist and Historian, 7. "A Man of All Work", 8. A Whig in Harness, 9. "New Men, New Measures, New Century", 10. The Literary Life,11. Cabinet Officer, 12. Elder Statesman. Spotting verso frontispiece, som e very light edgewear, else vg in rubbed, nicked, price-clipped dj. Signed and inscribed by Bohner on the ffep. 35.00

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92 BOILEAU, John Half-Hearted Enemies : Nova Scotia, New England, and the War of 1812. Paperback.
Formac Publishing Company Limited, Halifax, 2005, ISBN:0887806570 
BOILEAU, John. Half-Hearted Enemies : Nova Scotia, New England, and the Warof 1812. Halifax: Formac Publishing Company Limited, (2005). Pp. (6),[7]-1 76. Illustrated. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. A volume focusing largely on the indifferent relations between two regions supposedly at war, in Nova Scotia and New England, and the reluctance of Nova Scotia's merchants -- in spite of strong suggestions from the English Crown - to cease and desist their business relations with the Americans during the War of 1812. "[...] Upper and Lower Canada quickly became the main battleground, but in Nova Scotia, merchants were reluctant to imperil a strong and long-standing trading partnership with their new England neighbours. While officially at war, they tried to maintain a separate peace. "Half-Hearted Enemies explores this ambiguous wartime relationship. It examines the role played by Nova Scotia in the war, and the impact of the conflict on the lives of everyone, military and civilian alike. [...] offers vivid descriptions of some of the largest battles. He also recounts the human cost of the conflict: the economic impact of war, garrison and prison life, and the inevitable flow of refugees. "While the British navy carried on its operations against the US from its base in Halifax, the war also created opportunity for private naval warfare by the many privateers that plied the waters of the eastern seaboard. Many American prisoners were brought to Halifax, and some who died in thenotorious Melville Island prison still lay buried in an almost-forgotten c emetery nearby." - from the rear cover. Of nautical interest: 1. "Don't Give Up the Ship!", 2. Prize, Profit, and Privateers, 6. Spoils of War. Very good. 12.00

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93 BOND, Larry Dangerous Ground. First Edition in dustjacket.
Forge, New York, 2005, ISBN:076530788x 
BOND, Larry. Dangerous Ground. New York: Forge, (2005). First Printing. Pp.(12),[13]-336. Map. 8vo, blue cloth with metallic lettering to spine. "The USS Memphis, a dilapidated submarine that that should have been mothballed decades ago, has been given one last mission by the newly elected presiden t. The task: To sneak illegally into Russia's coastal waters and recon the leaking nuclear fuel containers hidden on the floor of the Arctic Ocean. More than just an environmental nightmare, this radioactive burial ground houses enough nuclear capability to destroy most of America's major cities. The Memphis's commander, Lowell Hardy, had been looking forward to flag rank and pleasant duty upon the sub's decommissioning. Now he is trapped in an inconceivably dangerous and illegal mission which could easily end his career, if not his life and the lives of his crew. But it's the crew who feel Hardy's tension as he tyrannizes everyone on board to ensure they'll be readyfor anything: Jerry Mitchell: a former naval pilot with political connecti ons, he is a novice submariner, unprepared for his demanding job as a weapons officer. Central to the Memphis's mission, Mitchell may be its greatest liability . . . Or its ultimate salvation. Dr. Joanna Patterson: The seniorcivilian scientist, appointed by and reporting to the president, she is a world-class expert on nuclear fuel contamination--and every bit as demanding as Hardy. Patterson and her partner, Dr. Emily Davis, soon find themselves battling flaring tempers, faulty machinery, lethal radioactivity, and theraging arctic seas. The submariners: Seething with rage at their Captain B ligh-like commander and the equally domineering Joanna Patterson, they are also at war with Jerry Mitchell, and one another. Like the captain, they feel they deserve better, not this antiquated relic, not this hostile scientist, not this novice weapons officer, and definitely not this disastrously dangerous mission. Nor is the mission what it seems. Lurking beneath the frigid, black, radioactive waters is a secret far more deadly than anything naval command could imagine--a secret so menacing the Russian Fleet is hell-bent on destroying the Memphis and all who sail in her." front dj flap. Remainder dot on top-edge, else very good in unclipped dustjacket. 20.00

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94 BOND, Larry, (ed.) BEACH, Edward L. HUCHTHAUSEN, Peter BOUSLOG, Dave Crash Dive : True Stories of Submarine Combat
Forge, New York, 2010, ISBN:9780765303134 
BOND, Larry, (ed.). Crash Dive : True Stories of Submarine Combat. Edited by Larry Bond. New York: Forge, (April 2010). First Printing. Pp. (4),[5]-379,(5). 8vo, navy blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. This anthology includes the following excerpts: Commander Edward L. Beach's "Batfish", Commander Edward Young's "Mergui Archipelago", Bbette Gugliotta's "First Blood",Otto Giese and Captain James E. Wise Jr.'s "On Patrol in the Indian Ocean" , Dave Bouslog's "Return to Palau", Forest J. Sterling's "Convoy Hunting South of the Equator", Captain John Coote's "Jackpot at Monte Carlo", GregoryF. Michno's "P.O.W. Rescue", Claude O'Connor's "Off to Convoy College", Ca ptain William J. Ruhe's "Wolfpack", Commander William R. Anderson and Clay Blair Jr.'s "Piercing the Pole", Admiral Sandy Woodward and Patrick Robinson's "The Bells of Hell", Captain Peter Huchthausen, Captain First Rank IgorKurdin, and R. Alan White's "Accident on K-219", Roger C. Dunham's "The Do main of the Golden Dragon", and Gary E. Weir and Walter J. Boyne's "Improving the Breed". Inner hinges starting, else very good in unclipped dust jacket. 18.00

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95 BORDEN, R.L. Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912
House of Commons, Ottawa, 1912, 1912 
BORDEN, Rt. Hon. R.L. The Naval Aid Bill : Speech Delivered by Rt. Hon. R.L. Borden, 5th December, 1912. [Ottawa : House of Commons, 1912]. Pp (4),5-31,(1) including a portrait frontispiece of Borden. 8vo, blue card covers.

Sir Robert Laird Borden, PC (1854-1937) was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the eighth Prime Minister of Canada from October 10, 1911 to July 10, 1920, and was the third Nova Scotian to hold this office.

"On the 5th of December, 1912, the Rt. Honourable R. L. Borden introduced in the Canadian House of Commons the Naval Aid Act. The object of this bill is to increase immediately the effective naval forces of the Empire. It provides for an expenditure of $35,000,000 for the construction and equipment of battleships or armoured cruisers of the most modern and powerful type. When the ships are constructed they will be placed at the disposal of His Majesty for the common defence of the Empire.

Right Hon. R. L. BORDEN (Prime Minister) moved for leave to introduce Bill (No. 21) to authorize measures for increasing the effective naval forces of the Empire. He said Mr. Speaker, in addressing the House upon so important a subject as that which I propose to discuss, I shall speak in no controversial spirit. If a portion of my remarks may necessarily controvert opinions which have been expressed by hon. gentlemen on either side of the House, let it be understood that I do so, not by way of criticism, but purely for the purpose of giving frankly to the House the reasons which have led the Government to adopt the course which I shall now outline." - from page 5.

"I now proceed to submit to the House the information which we have received from His Majesty's Government. It is in the form of a memorandum, as follows : —
From the Secretary of State for the Colonies to His Royal
Highness the Governor General.
Downing Street, 25th October, 1912.
Sir, —
1. I have the honour to transmit to Your Royal Highness the accompanying copy of a memorandum relating to the requirements of the naval defence of the Empire.
2. This document has been prepared by the Admiralty on the instructions of His Majesty's Government in compliance with the request of Mr. Borden with a view to presentation to the Dominion Parliament if, and when, the Dominion ministers deem it necessary.
I have, &c,
L. Harcourt.

Some sections: Strength of the German Fleet -
Strength of the British Fleet -
Home Waters -
Mediterranean Station -
Overseas..

"The rapid expansion of Canadian sea-borne trade, and the immense value of Canadian cargoes always afloat in British and Canadian bottoms, here require consideration. On the basis of the figures supplied by the Board of Trade to the Imperial Conference of 1911, the annual value of the overseas trade of the Dominion of Canada in 1909-10 was not less than £72,000,000, and the tonnage of Canadian vessels was 718,000 tons, and these proportions have already increased and are still increasing. For the whole of this trade wherever it may be about the distant waters of the world, as well as for the maintenance of her communications, both with Europe and Asia, Canada is dependent, and has always depended upon the Imperial navy, without corresponding contribution or cost." - p.16.

"Whatever may be the decision of Canada at the present juncture, Great Britain will not in any circumstances fail in her duty to the Overseas Dominions of the Crown. (Cheers and loud applause, some Liberals joining.) She has before now successfully made head alone and unaided against the most formidable combinations, and she has not lost her capacity by a wise policy and strenuous exertions to watch over and preserve the vital interests of the Empire. (Applause.)

The Admiralty are assured that His Majesty's Government will not hesitate to ask the House of Commons for whatever provision the circumstances of each year may require. But the aid which Canada could give at the present time is not to be measured only in ships or money. (Loud cheers.)

Any action on the part of Canada to increase the power and mobility of the Imperial Navy, and thus widen the margin of our common safety, would be recognized everywhere as a most significant witness to the united strength of the Empire, and to the renewed resolve of the Overseas Dominions to take their part in maintaining its integrity. (Loud applause.)

The Prime Minister of the Dominion having inquired in what form any immediate aid that Canada might give would be most effective, we have no hesitation in answering after a prolonged consideration of all the circumstances that it is desirable that such aid should include the provision of a certain number of the largest and strongest ships of war which science can build or money supply.'' (Loud cheers and prolonged applause.)- pp.17-18.

"Our navy was once dominant everywhere, and the white ensign was the token of naval supremacy in all the seas. Is it not time that the former conditions should in some measure be restored? (Applause.) Upon our own* coasts, both Atlantic and Pacific, powerful squadrons were maintained twelve years ago. To-day the flag .is not shown on either seaboard. I am assured that the aid which we propose will enable such special arrangements to be consummated that, without courting disaster at home, an effective fleet of battleships and cruisers can be established in the Pacific, and a powerful squadron can periodically visit our Atlantic seaboard, to assert once more the naval strength of the Empire along these coasts. (Applause.)" - p.22.

"Upon inquiry as to the cost of such a battleship, we are informed by the Admiralty that it is approximately £2,350,000 including armament and first outfit of ordnance stores and ammunition. The total cost of three such battleships, which when launched will be the most powerful in the world, would be approximately* $35,000,000, and we ask the people of Canada through their Parliament to grant that sum to His Majesty the King (Loud and repeated cheering) of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Overseas Dominions, in order to increase the effective naval forces of the Empire, to safeguard our shores and our seaborne commerce, and to make secure the common heritage of all who owe allegiance to the King, (Applause.)

These ships will be at the disposal of His Majesty the King for the common defence of the Empire. (Cheers.) They will be maintained and controlled as part of the Royal Navy (Hear, hear) ; and we have the assurance that if at any time in the future it should be the will of the Canadian people to establish a Canadian unit of the Royal Navy, these vessels can be recalled by the Canadian Government to form part of that unit, in which case, of course, they would be maintained by Canada and not by Great Britain. (Cheers.)" - p.23.

"Where shall these ships be built? They will be built under Admiralty supervision in the United Kingdom, for the reason that at present there are no adequate facilities for constructing them in Canada. The plant required for the construction of a dreadnought battleship is enormous, and it would be impossible at present to maintain shipbuilding in this country on such a scale. In any case, only the hull could be built in Canada; because the machinery, the armour, and the guns would necessarily be constructed or manufactured in the United Kingdom. The additional cost of construction in Canada would be about $12,000,000 for the three ships, and it would be impossible to estimate the delay. No one is more eager than myself for the development of shipbuilding industries in Canada, but we cannot, upon any business or economic considerations, begin with the construction of dreadnoughts; and especially we could not do so when these ships are urgently required within two or three years at the outside, for rendering aid upon which may depend the Empire's future existence. (Applause.)

According to my conception, the effective development of shipbuilding industries in Canada must commence with small beginnings and in a businesslike way. (Hear, hear.) I have discussed this subject with the Admiralty, and they thoroughly realize that it is not to the Empire's advantage that all shipbuilding facilities should be concentrated in the United Kingdom. I am assured, therefore, that the Admiralty are prepared in the early future to give orders for the construction in Canada of small cruisers, oil-tank vessels, and auxiliary craft of various kinds. (Loud applause.) The plant required is relatively small as compared with that which is necessary for a dreadnought battleship, and such an undertaking would have a much more secure and permanent basis from a business standpoint. For the purpose of stimulating so important and necessary an industry, we have expressed our willingness to bear a portion of the increased cost for a time at least. (Applause.) I see no reason why all vessels required in the future for our Government service should not be built in Canada, even at some additional cost. (Applause.) In connection with the development of shipbuilding, I should not be surprised to see the establishment of a higher class of engineering works, which would produce articles now imported and not presently manufactured in Canada. (Hear, hear.) - pp.24-25.

'Canada is sending these ships to range themselves in the battle line of the Empire with those of the mother country, of Australia, and of New Zealand. They will be the three most powerful battleships in the world, and they will bear historic names associated with this country. (Applause.) Thus, every Canadian will realize, in seeing or reading of these ships, that they are a gift in which he has participated, and that, by their presence in the battle line of the Empire, he has freely taken a direct and distinct share in maintaining the Empire's safety." p.26.

A spending comparison with Argentina and the United States.

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96 BOWEN, Frank C. Wooden Walls in Action. 1st UK in dj
Halton & Co., London, 1951, 
BOWEN, Frank C. Wooden Walls in Action. London: Halton & Co., (1951). FirstPrinting. Pp 144. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, blue cloth. "Wooden Walls in Action opens with the Battle of Sluys in 1340, often described as the first Engli sh naval victory. It ends in 1866 with the engagement at Lissa, the last fleet action in which wooden walls took part. The author's secondary purpose has been to describe the evolution of naval tactics, from the soldiers-at-sea policy of Sluys to the preoccupation with ramming which followed Lissa. Nearly seventy separate incidents are recorded, mostly British and Americanbut involving many other countries." - from the dj. Vg in torn dj 60.00

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97 BOWERS, Peter M. Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947.
Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, MD, 1988, ISBN:0870211528 
BOWERS, Peter M. Curtiss Aircraft 1907-1947. (Annapplis, MD) : Naval Institute Press, (1988). Second Printing. Pp (6),1-636,(2). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “This important book is a complete history of the pioneer work of Glenn Curtiss and of the subsequent companies which bore his name. Glenn Curtiss was involved in some of the earliest practical flying experiments with gliders and powered aircraft. Before the First World War he had built the America flying-boat, which was sold to Britain and led to the Royal Naval Air Service's family of Felixstowe patrol flying-boats, the NC-4, which, in May 1919, made the first ever aerial crossing of the North Atlantic. Many thousands of First World War pilots learned to flyon the Curtiss JN Jenny, and this famous aircraft was to live on for many years mainly in the hands of the barnstormers – the men who toured the United States giving exhibitions and joyrides. [...] During the Second World War Curtiss aircraft were used by US, British, French and other services. There was a range of single-seat fighters including the P-36, Tomahawk and Kittyhawk; there were naval types such as the SBC and SB2C Helldivers, the Seagull, Seamew and Seahawk; there were large numbers of C-46 Commando transports, many of them still flying; and there were the little-known C-76 all-wood Caravan. All these aircraft and many others, including projects and prototypes, are described and illustrated with a large number of photographs and general-arrangement drawings.” - from the dj. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. 60.00

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98 BOWMAN, Larry W. and Ian CLARK, (eds.). JUKES, Geoffrey TOWLE, Philip KAPUR, Ashok Indian Ocean in Global Politics.
Westview Press, 1981, 
BOWMAN, Larry W. and Ian CLARK, (eds.). The Indian Ocean in Global Politics. Boulder, CO : Westview Press / Nedlands, W.A.: University of Western Australia, (1981). Pp (6),vii-xi,(1),1-260. Some tables in text. 8vo, pale green cardcovers. In the Westview Special Studies in International Relations series. Papadakis & Glassner, International Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs: A Bibliography : Supplement to the 1980 edition 8368; Gotthold, Indian Ocean: World Bibliographical Series 359. "Nine of the papers grew out of the International Conference on Indian Ocean Studies held in Perth, Australia, in August, 1979." Part 1. Regional Powers in the Indian Ocean. 1. "The Strait of Hormuz : The Global Chokepoint" by Rouhollah K. Ramazani; 2. "New Patterns of India's Relations with Indian Ocean Littoral States" by Dieter Braun; 3. India's Nonalignment and Superpower Naval Rivalry in the Indian Ocean" by Joel Larus; 4. Australia and the Indian Ocean " by Henry S. Albinski;5. African Conflict and Superpower Involvement in the Western Indian Ocean " by Larry W. Bowman Part 2. External Powers in the Indian Ocean . 6. "The October War, the 1973-1974 Arab Oil Embargo, and U.S. Policy on the Indian Ocean" by Kim C. Beazley; 7. "Carter's Diplomacy and the Indian Ocean Region" by Ashok Kapur; 8. "Soviet Arms Supplies and Indian Ocean Diplomacy" by Ian Clark; 9. "Soviet Naval Policy in the Indian Ocean " by Geoffrey Jukes;10. "France and the Indian Ocean" by Jean-Pierre Gormane. Part 3. Internat ional Organizations in the Indian Ocean . 11. "The United Nations Ad Hoc Committee on the Indian Ocean : Blind Alley or Zone of Peace?" by Philip Towle; 12. "Demilitarization Proposals for the Indian Ocean" by George W. Shepherd, Jr. With index. Tape-repaired tear to front cover, else very good. 15.00

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99 Boy Scouts of America) Merit Badge Series Seamanship. tan stapled illustrated wraps
Boy Scouts of America, 1925, 
(Boy Scouts of America). Seamanship. NY: Boy Scouts of America, (1925). Pp 62. Illustrated with drawings, technical diagrams and one photo. 8vo, illustrated stapled tan wraps. Merit Badge Series. This is a fairly comprehensive instruction book in seamanship that would assist a first class scout in obtaining a merit badge for Seamanship. Also included are (current for 1926)wage scales for merchant marine and naval personnel, steps in training to achieve particular ranks, and the benefits achieved in personal developmentby applying oneself to life at sea. This in itself makes for interesting r eading. Evidence of dampstaining through out, particularly to the rear cover, some spotting to the front cover, ow a very good copy. 20.00

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100 BOYKIN, Edward SEMMES, Raphael, Captain Ghost Ship of the Confederacy : The story of the Alabama and her Captain, Raphael Semmes. 1st US in dj
Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1959, 
BOYKIN, Edward. Ghost Ship of the Confederacy : The story of the Alabama and her Captain, Raphael Semmes. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Co., (1957). FirstPrinting. Pp. [i]-xi,(1),[1]-404, + 8 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth spine, grey paper covered boards, white and black lettering to spine . "Here is the story of the greatest sea raider of them all, Raphael Semmes, and of his ship the Alabama. A trim, mustached, middle-aged officer, Raphael Semmes gave up his commission in the United States Navy in 1861 to 'go south', even though his native state of Maryland remained with the Union." - from the dj. Small dampstain to top edge near gutter, else vg in rubbed, nicked, browned dj. 35.00

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