Arthur Lloyd & Kichitaro Togo The story of Japan’s premier naval commander and his greatest victory
Togo Heihachiro was a gensui (admiral) of the fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy in the early years of the 20th century. He is..
R. T. McMullen Two Classic Works of Solo Sailing The single-handed sailing pioneer and his vessels
For anyone interested in single-handed sailing the name of R. T. McMullen and his book, ‘Down Channel’—an abiding classic of sailing literature and..
W. S. Sims and Burton J. Hendrick The Allied Campaign Against U-Boats During the First World War 1917-18 Victory snatched from imminent defeat
This book by the American, Admiral Sims will be a revelation to many. The British public had no idea that by the time America entered the First World War on 6t..
Edward Fraser The Exploits of Officers & Men of the Royal Navy Accounts of the ‘Hearts of Oak’
As the European age of empires developed it was inevitable that, as an island state, Britain would develop as a nation of sailors and that in consequence its need for ..
Joshua Slocum A Personal Account of the First Solo Circumnavigation of the Globe by Sail
The first lone circumnavigation of the globe under sail
This book is widely regarded a classic of sailing literature because it is an account written by the sailor who made the first solo navigatio..
Henry Keppel The Royal Navy, Rajah Brooke and the Malay Pirates & Dyak Head-Hunters 1843—Two Volumes in 1 Special Edition Naval adventure in the Far East during the 1840s
This book is a highly regarded classic of naval history. Its author was the captain of the ship, HMS Dido, which is central to the events recounted ..
A. T. Mahan Great Captains of the Royal Navy During the Age of Sail The Careers of Six Famous Royal Navy officers
The age of sail—particularly as it related to the Royal Navy—has, perhaps been justifiably, dominated by the great Nelson. His victory at Trafalgar mea..
Sir Thomas Ussher & Sir George Cockburn Two accounts of Napoleon’s Journeys in Exile to Elba and St. Helena
Narrative of Events by Sir Thomas Ussher
Napoleon’s Last Voyage: Extract of a diary by Sir George Cockburn
The end of an epoch—two accounts within one volume
These are two remarkable accounts from the annals of the Royal Navy and, indeed, remarkable incidents from the life of the Emperor of the French, ..
William Bligh The True Story of an 18th Century Voyage of Exploration and Mutiny A timeless story of the Royal Navy
The story of Captain Bligh, the quest for breadfruit and the mutiny is perhaps one of the most famous concerning the Royal Navy in the great days of sail. Much of..
J. B. Henry Savigny/Alexander Correard<br>and Charlotte-Adélaïde Dard Narrative of a Voyage to Senegal in 1816 & The Sufferings of the Picard Family After the Shipwreck of the Medusa Two accounts of terrible shipwreck and the struggle for survival
The wreck of the Medusa is one of the most famous and infamous shipwrecks from the great age of sailing ships. The Medusa was a Fren..
George Coggeshall The Recollections of an American Schooner Captain Volume one of a classic seafaring memoir
George Coggeshall's name is a renowned one among American merchant seafaring men of the early nineteenth century. His writings on his own experiences and hi..
George Coggeshall The Recollections of an American Schooner Captain The further adventures of a famous American seaman
This is the second volume of recollections penned by the renowned schooner captain and author George Coggeshall to be published by Leonaur. This v..