Pneumatic Steering Gear of the U.S. Monitor ‘Terror’
by A.H, Spiller
New York, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1897.
13 page article from the Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, plus 10 plates of folding plans and photos.
Naval Strategy and Tactics at the Time of Trafalgar
by Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge
The Ships of the Royal Navy as they existed at the time of Trafalgar
by Sir Philip Watts
two papers plus the discussions on them, read to the Institution of Naval Architects
Great Edwardian Naval Feud
Beresford’s vendetta against ‘Jackie’ Fisher
by Richard Freeman
Pen & Sword, 2009.
a superbly researched work that describes a saga of intense political, military and personal drama that scandalised the Establishment and the Royal Navy in the early years of the 20th century
Jane’s Fighting Ships 1905-6 [David & Charles reprint]
edited by Fred T.Jane
David & Charles, 1970.
Navy (Dockyard Expense Accounts), 1904-1905
balance sheet and accounts of shipbuilding and dockyard transactions, etc., and dockyard manufactures, for the financial year 1904-1905;
together with the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General thereon
London, HMSO, 1906.
valuable source material on the state of the Royal Navy in the early 20th century, including details of ships under construction, repairs and refits, etc., etc.
Navy, Appropriation Account, 1895-96
appropriation account of the sums granted by Parliament for Navy Services for the year ended 31st March 1896……
London, HMSO, 1897.
valuable and extensive source material on Royal Navy finances at the end of the 19th century.
we also have 1914-15 and 1915-16 available
Report from the Secretary of the Navy
showing the strength of the navy, and the expenses thereof, during the years 1822, ’23, ’24, ’39, ’40, and ’41
Navy Department, 1842.
useful source material on the early American navy, with details of the ships in the navy in each year, numbers of each rank of officers and men, etc.
War on the Sea, strategy and tactics – basic principles
by Gabriel Darrieus
United States Naval Institute, 1908.
an interesting work written by a Captain in the French navy, being a study of naval tactics both historically and in the early 20th centuries, with specific chapters on the Spanish- American war and the Russo-Japanese war
Influence of Sea Power upon the French Revolution and Empire 1793-1812
by Capt. A.T. Mahan
Boston, Little, Brown & Co., 1919.
contains chapters on the state of the navies in 1793, operations in the West Indies between 1793 and 1810, Mediterranean operations 1797-1801, the Battle of Copenhagen, the Trafalgar Campaign, warfare against commerce, etc,. etc.
Russian War, 1855 – Baltic Official Correspondence
Navy Records Society, 1944.
correspondence between the Admralty and Rear-Admiral the Hon. R.S.Dundas respecting naval operations in the Baltic 1855.
Russian War, 1855, Black Sea – Official Correspondence
edited by Capt. A.C. Dewar
Navy Records Society, 1945.
the correspondence between the Admiralty and Rear-Admiral Sir E.Lyons.
Report on Crime and Punishment in the Navy, in the year 1853
London, ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 18 May, 1866.
a very comprehensive report containing details of crimes and offences committed by Royal Navy sailors, arranged by naval station, with each ship identified.
receipts for wooden artefacts manufactured from the timbers of HMS Victory
four original detailed receipts dating from December 1937 and January 1938.
the Plymouth firm of S.J. Lethbridge specialised in making furnishings and other wooden items from old ships’ timbers.
These four receipts are for small wooden items – ash trays, tobacco barrels, candlesticks, serviette rings, cartridge cases, etc., apparently created from timbers from HMS Victory
Report of the Admiralty Committee on the position of Masters of the Royal Navy
and of any separate report or memorandum by any member of the said committee
Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be printed, 12 March, 1866.
the report was commissioned in the wake of reports of discontent amongst the Masters in the Royal Navy with regard to their position in the hierarchy of naval officers
Sea Fights, from Sluys to Navarino
a popular account of the most important actions in which the British Navy has been engaged
by Mrs. R. Valentin
London, Frederick Warne, .
a nice little Victorian book describing some thirty Naval battles and actions.
in an attractive half leather binding ornately gilded to the spine. Colston School coat-of-arms to upper board.
Birth of the Battleship, British Capital Ship design 1870-1881
by John Beeler
a fresh insight into the period often seen as the ‘dark ages’ of British warship design.
Support for the Fleet, architecture and engineering of the Royal Navy’s Bases 1700-1914
English Heritage, 2013.
an important and beuatifully produced book on the planning and building of the Royal Navy’s support bases at home and abroad
Experimental Inquiries relative to the distribution and changes of Magnetic Intensity in ships of war
an original paper extracted from the Philosophical Proceedings of the Royal Society, based on experiments conducted on board the gun brig ‘Scylla’