Personal Accounts of 15 American Seamen, Women & Marines During the First World War
The First World War at sea by Americans who fought in it
It’s easy to understand why this book was originally published under the jingoistic title of ‘Over the Seas for Uncle Sam’—perhaps edited by..
James Russell Soley
The Early Exploits of the United States Navy 1775-1846
The United States Navy in the age of sail
This book bears its original title which might be misleading as to the entire content. While over 60% of this interesting collection of naval accounts cont..
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..
Islamic Pirates of the Mediterranean 1504-1881
When the blue Mediterranean turned blood red
Powers that rise must fall—it is the way of things and is true of all, from the smallest realms to the mightiest of empires. There is no place on earth ..
Edward J. Reed, Edward Simpson & J. D. Jerrold Kelley
The Development of Warships by the Navies of the World During the Later 19th Century
The dawn of the modern warship
This interesting, illustrated work concerns the considerable variety of ships of war that were designed and launched during the latter part of the nineteenth century...
The U.S. Navy and the German U-Boat Threat During the First World War
The ‘shark killers’ of the U. S. fleet
The United States of America entered the First World War in April 1917, though its support for the allied war effort had, of course, been immensely influentia..
The Confederate Navy During the American Civil War
A famous rebel naval captain tells his story
The author of this book, Captain Semmes, was one of the most renowned American seamen of his time—particularly among the sailors of the Confederacy. Whi..
John M. Batten
The Recollections of a Naval Officer During the American Civil War
At sea with the United States Navy
John Batten joined the United States Navy in 1864 and was appointed as an Assistant Surgeon and posted to the steamer, USS Princeton. He was later transferred to ..
William Lay and Cyrus M. Hussey & William Rotch
Two Accounts of Whalers and Whaling
A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board the Ship Globe by William Lay and Cyrus M. Hussey
Memorandum by William Rotch
Accounts of the great whaling fleet
These two accounts of the ships, sailors and..
Richard Henry Dana. Jr.
An unparalleled account of merchant men at sea in the early 19th century
This is a well known book with a familiar title. Its contents are probably less known to many. It is the account of one youn..
The United States and the War of 1812 at Sea
An invaluable record of the early days of American sailing ships
Coggeshall, the author of this work, is both well known and highly regarded by those interested in chronicles of the great days of s..
James B. Connolly/Karl von Schenk
Two Contrasting Accounts from Both Sides of the Conflict at Sea During the Great War
The U-Boat Hunters
by James B. Connolly
The Diary of a U-Boat Commander
by Karl von
The hunters and the hunted on the high seas of war
This interesting book—containing two book length accounts—views the same conflict—the U-Boat War during the First World War in the North Atlantic,..
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..
A. T. Mahan
A History of the Maritime Conflict—Volume 1
A great sea war between Britain and the United States of America
The focus of most of the Western world was upon the great wars between Revolutionary France and latterly the First Empire of the Emp..
A. T. Mahan
A History of the Maritime Conflict—Volume 2
The second volume about the sea war between the old and new world
The focus of most of the Western world was upon the great wars between Revolutionary France and latterly the First Empire of the Em..