London: Crecy Books, 1995. Revised Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. Illustrations. 236,  pages. Glossary: Lower-deck words and phrases. Sources. Bibliography. Appendix: Extracts from King's Rules and Admiralty Regulations 1939 and 1943. Index. DJ is in a plastic sleeve. The author joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as an ordinary seaman in 1935. During the Second world War he served in three ships, a cruiser and two fleet destroyers, for a total of 6.5 years. After demobilization, with other reservists he was recalled for a further two years, 1952-3, as sea again in three ships, two minesweepers and a minelayer. He continued to serve in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and the Royal Naval Reserve until retiring at his own request after 40 years of continuous service in July 1975, shortly after completing his last NATO exercise in Lisbon, Portugal.
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New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1942. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 252,  pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Edges and corners rubbed and worn. Spine worn. Illustrated endpapers (map of the globe). Frontispiece illustrations. Foreword by Leland P. Lovette. Illustrations. Index. A graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy in 1919, Vice Admiral Cope (1898-1963) has had much submarine duty during his many years of sea service. Besides his numerous articles in the United States Naval Institute Proceedings, he is the author of three books: Command at Sea, Our Navy, a Fighting Team, and Serpent of the Seas. Dramatically recounts the history of the submarine through World War I, with chapters on American, British and German vessels. Chapters include: "Submarine Pioneers," "Submarine Methods of Attack" and "What a Pig Boat Was." Leland Lovette graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1918. He retired as a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral.
Washington DC: Department of the Navy, Naval Historical Center, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. viii, 49,  pages. Illustrated cover. Frontis and other illustrations. Index of authors. This is Naval History Bibliographies, No. 4. Compliments card from the Director of Naval History, William S. Dudley laid in. The purpose of this publication is to encourage understanding and further study of events associated with the rebirth of the American Navy in the 1790s. In comprehending the significance of this milestone in our naval history, one needs to remember that the United States Navy traces its beginnings to the Continental Navy that was established in 1775 at the outset of the American Revolution. Following the winning of American independence, however, our nation elected to have no navy for a period of almost ten years. America's founding fathers included provisions for a navy in the new federal constitution of 1789. But steps to create that service did not occur until the mid-1790s, when America's thriving overseas shipping and trade became targets of attacks and interference. President Washington and Congress recognized the need to restore American defenses at sea. The nation's experiment in doing without a naval force in the years following the American Revolution proved to be entirely unsatisfactory. We learned in this period that the United States needed a navy capable of defending American interests on the high seas. Michael J. Crawford, who heads the Naval Historical Center's Early History Branch, and his associate, Christine F. Hughes, deserve praise for the fine scholarship reflected in this volume.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1994. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. xvii, , 343,  pages. Maps. Illustrations. Footnotes. Source notes. Bibliography. Index. Thomas Joshua Cutler is a retired United States naval officer, naval historian, author, and editor. He is "one of the most prolific authors in the history of the Naval Institute Press in terms of sold books." Cutler enlisted in the United States Navy in 1965 and rose to become a Gunner's Mate Second Class. Commissioned an ensign in 1969, he rose through the officer grades until he was commissioned a lieutenant commander in 1979 remaining on active duty until 1990. His active duty included an in-country combat tour in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, command of small craft, service in two aircraft carriers, three destroyers, and a guided-missile cruiser. While at the United States Naval Academy he was awarded the William P. Clements Award for Excellence in Education (military teacher of the year). In 1981, he became an associate editor of the U.S. Naval Institute and rose to become the Institute's Director of Professional Publishing and currently holds the Gordon England Chair of Professional Naval Literature.
New York, N.Y. Ballantine Books, 1976. Third Printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. x,  238,  pages. Illustration Cover worn and chipped. Some page discoloration. Weak area of spine reglued. Includes Foreword, Authors' Note, Appendix, and Bibliography. The Never-Before-Told story of the Secret Action that Changed the Course of the War in the Pacific. Here, for the first time is the full, astounding story of how a small group of daring men supported the free Filipino guerrilla forces in their epic struggle with their Japanese oppressors in World War II--How--at the risk of their lives--U.S. submariners kept the guerrillas supplied with arms, ammunition, medical supplies, and other tools of battle necessary to resist the encroaching enemy.
Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2004. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 5 inches by 8.25 inches. xii, , 270,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Diagrams. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Gerald L. Duskin spent twelve years researching the Jervis Bay story in Europe and North America before his death in 2002. Ralph Segman, a longtime journalist, was news editor of Science News and managing editor of Technology Review before his retirement. The authors deliver a stirring account of one of the greatest David-and-Goliath stories in the annals of sea fights: the sacrificial defense of a British convoy by its escort Jervis Bay against Admiral Scheer, one of Germany's most feared warships. The extraordinary engagement received front-page treatment when it occurred in November 1940, but tales like this are often lost in the great kaleidoscope of World War II, where watershed events tend to overshadow smaller encounters. This is a story of such courage and resourcefulness, however, that it deserves to be remembered by today's students of history.
New York, N.Y. Pageant Press, Inc., 1957. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. , 230,  pages. Citations at back of the book. Soiling and pencil erasure residue inside front and back covers and on fep. DJ is worn, torn, soiled, and chipped. Inscribed on the back of the dedication page by the author. Inscription reads: Mr. Wilson: I consider it a personal privilege to know you, personally. Warmest wishes, Ed. This biographical novel is the exciting story of the many forgotten heroic Hospital Corpsmen of the Navy. Chief Edelmann experienced the same nerve-wracking emotions, the same devotional communion with men described in Battle Cry and From Here to Eternity. But this book is more than just another war story. It is a revealing and detailed exploration of the forces that keep fear-ridden men going in the face of constant danger. This book is based on the premise that the true horror of war can never be fully understood except by those who have actually lived through holocaust, and felt the terrors of imminent death upon them. It is an effort to bring the lay reader closer to the point of understanding war than one has ever seen before. The author had permission to use the actual names of some of the heroes of the war.
Cumbria, England: World Ship Society, 1987. First Edition, Presumed First Printing. Trade paperback. 108 pages. Includes illustrations, Dedication and publisher, Contents, Acknowledgments and Notes, and Genesis. Also includes Construction, Deployment, Analysis of Losses, Post War Service, Review of the Hunts, Ship Histories, List of Pendant Numbers, Endpiece, and Plan of a Type 1 Hunt, a large folding illustration of H. M.S. Cattistock at back cover. Cover has some wear and soiling. The Hunt class was a class of escort destroyer of the Royal Navy. The first vessels were ordered early in 1939, and the class saw extensive service in the Second World War, particularly on the British east coast and Mediterranean convoys. They were named after British fox hunts. The modern Hunt-class GRP hulled mine countermeasure vessels maintain the Hunt names lineage in the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy had identified the need for two types of destroyer: larger vessels with heavy gun and torpedo armaments for fleet work and another type for escort duties. The escort vessels forsook the heavy armament and some of the speed of the fleet type to reduce unit cost and better suit mass production and the conditions. This fast escort vessel" was later classified as an "escort destroyer". Eighty-six Hunts were completed, of which 72 were commissioned into the Royal Navy and the remaining 14 were transferred to allied navies; Bolebrooke, Border, Catterick, Hatherleigh, Modbury, Bramham and Hursley to the Greek Royal Hellenic Navy, Bedale, Oakley and Silverton to the Free Polish Navy, Glaisdale, Eskdale and Badsworth to the Royal Norwegian Navy and Haldon to the Free French Navy.
New York, N.Y. Frederick Warne & Co., 1920. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. 327,  pages. Sticker inside the back cover. Pencil erasure residue at back cover noted. Some cover wear noted. Frontis illustrations. Includes 16 full page black and white illustrations. Includes Foreword and Index. Includes chapters on Commencing with Dover and the Sixth Flotilla; The Belgian Coast in 1914; The Winter of 1914-15; The Auxiliary Patrol; Flag Changes and Some More Belgian Coast Work; Bombardments and a Few Diversions; Escort Work, A Second Winter and a Bit of Salvage; "Fred Karno's" Navy and the Belgian Barrage; A Third Winter and H.M.K. Broke; A Busman's Holiday; "Bikky" and the Big Guns; The R.N.A.S., More Coast Watching, Mine-Laying and Skirmishing; Knuts and Gold; Dove Mine-Sweeper; A Little Bit of Shore Time and More Flag Changes; The Lobster That Kicked; H.M.S. Active; A Brazilian Coast Patrol; A Portuguese Sea Patrol; and Belgium, 1919.
New York, N.Y. Random House, 1953. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 372,  pages. Includes chapters on The Training Cruise, The Machine, Going Stale, and The Quietus. This is a novel of men at sea in time of war. The author began writing this book while he was in graduate school, and has been writing fairly steadily since leaving graduate school. The author was a well-regarded published author, a respected creative writing teacher at Louisiana State University and a World War II Naval veteran. In 1942, he enlisted in the Navy, serving aboard the USS Dyson, a destroyer in Arleigh Burke's Little Beaver Squadron. This squadron was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for it's exploits in the Solomon Islands. After the war, he graduated from Gettysburg College, started writing and attended graduate school at the University of Virginia. Based on his life experiences, Warren published three hardback books. His first novel published in 1953, Far From the Customary Skies, a NY Times bestseller, was about the men and life on a destroyer during the WWII Pacific campaign. In the novel No Country For Old Men, Warren revealed life during the Great Depression through a Pennsylvania youth's eyes. He wrote of struggles for power, love, revenge and disillusionment surrounding steel mill workers and their families. The third novel, The Goblins of Eros, was set in Narayit, Mexico. His interest in the villager's lives, Huitchole Indians, and conflicts with the Mexican military were the inspiration for this story of revolution filled with an intimate look into the lives of the infinitely diverse people living in Las Iguanas.