1st edition. 286 pages. illustrated by the author.
good clean condition hardback.
some foxing. owner’s book-plate to front free end-paper.
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.
Steamers of the Thames and Medway
by Frank Burtt
Richard Tilling, 1949
a history of the services of the London Steamboat Company and its successors, the General Steam Navigation Co., the Palace, and Belle steamers, and other companies that worked the Thames and Medway in the 19th and first half of the 20th century.
also includes a chapter on the paddle tugs of the famous firm of William Watkins.