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Last Voyage to Wewak

by Simon J Hall Whittles Publishing (March 19, 2018)

This is a thought-provoking work, capturing the march of time which overtook the maritime world in the last quarter of the 20th century. The final crumbling of the British register caused officers like Hall...


Golden Stripes

by Vs Parani Whittles Publishing (March 19, 2018)

Although merchant ships carry 90% of the world’s trade, the mariners who run them have little guidance on leadership. This can result in disasters such as the Titanic, Costa Concordia, the Exxon Valdez, and...


The Lighthouse on Skerryvore

by Paul A. Lynn Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

Perched on an isolated rock in the Scottish Hebrides, this is a fascinating account of Skerryvore, ‘the most graceful lighthouse in the world’, and the great Victorian engineer who designed and built it....


A Natural History of Lighthouses

by John A Love Whittles Publishing (May 31, 2016)

This is the story of lightkeepers’ contributions to the natural history of lighthouses in conjunction with the history and maintenance of the manned navigation beacons – their primary function of course...


Wreck, Rescue and Salvage

by Dick Jolly Whittles Publishing (April 19, 2016)

After joining the Australian Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen, Dick Jolly trained as an engineer before joining the Australian National Line as a cadet. After a four-year apprenticeship, he gradually gained...


Under a Yellow Sky

by Simon J. Hall Whittles Publishing (May 31, 2016)

Simon Hall went to sea in search of a way of life that he believed was glamorous, adventurous and disciplined, a life where smartly-uniformed men ran ships in a tightly organised manner. At this time the British...


The Mariner's Trilogy

by Raymond Solly Whittles Publishing (October 21, 2014)

In the Ray Solly trilogy, Mariner’s Launch, Mariner’s Voyage and Mariner’s Rest, the author brings alive a lifestyle which epitomised excitement and adventure during the ‘golden age’ of international...


Shipwrecks of the Forth and Tay

by Bob Baird Whittles Publishing (May 31, 2016)

This is a meticulously-researched reference guide to 300 shipping losses, and the events surrounding their sinking, off the coast of Scotland from Berwick-on-Tweed to the Forth and Tay, and northwards to Stonehaven....


Scottish Lighthouse Pioneers

by Paul A. Lynn Whittles Publishing (October 02, 2017)

In the 19th century, the Stevenson engineers pioneered marvellous lighthouses around the coasts of Scotland – lighthouses which inspire with their architectural elegance, and speak of compassion for sailors...


Rock Lighthouses of Britain

by Christopher P. Nicholson Whittles Publishing (April 19, 2016)

Christopher Nicholson vividly describes the construction and history to the present day of some of the world’s most famous lighthouses in this classic book which has become the standard work on the subject....


Rats, Rust and Two Old Ladies

by David Creamer Whittles Publishing (July 31, 2014)

The trials and tribulations experienced while sailing two old and tired American tugboats halfway around the world. An entertaining and greatly enjoyable read.


Postcards from the Edge

by Christopher P. Nicholson Whittles Publishing (April 19, 2016)

We've been sending one another postcards for well over a century now - usually brief messages to our friends and family telling them about the weather on our holidays or where we're visiting next on our travels....


Palm Oil and Small Chop

by John Goble Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

Palm oil is the quintessence of West Africa – it is complex, an acquired taste and reckoned to be rather unhealthy. Small chop is the addition of ingredients that make it palatable for European taste. From...


Oriental Endeavour

by David Creamer Whittles Publishing (July 31, 2014)

A tale of two tugboats brimming with adventure, mishap and intrigue. A rare and true-life seafaring adventure story with a difference!


Lost Sounds

by Alan Renton Whittles Publishing (April 19, 2016)

An intriguing history and one not to be missed. The book visits a number of lighthouses at different times over the last 130 years to reveal the philanthropic, scientific and romantic story of the fog signal...


Last of the Line

by Patricia Gumbrell Whittles Publishing (April 19, 2016)

Now that lighthouse automation has been completed, what of the service and dedication to duty that was unfailingly provided by keepers, their associates and their families? Last of the Line is an account of...


Dive Scapa Flow

by Rod Macdonald Whittles Publishing (October 02, 2017)

Dive Scapa Flow has been THE definitive guide to diving the fabled wrecks of Scapa Flow, one of the world’s greatest wreck diving locations. This completely re-written and updated centenary edition is produced...


Dive Palau

by Rod Macdonald Whittles Publishing (September 19, 2016)

Recounted with his usual level of meticulous historical research, Rod weaves an easily readable account of the build-up to and implementation of Operation Desecrate 1 – the raid undertaken to destroy Japanese...


Chasing Conrad

by Simon J Hall Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

Simon Hall’s second book is set in the mid-1970s during the closing years of the golden age of British shipping, when cargo carriage at sea saw radical change and the romance of being at sea in old-style cargo...


Canals Across Scotland

by Hamish Brown Whittles Publishing (March 11, 2016)

This entertaining and informative book will be of practical benefit to all who discover the historic Union Canal and the Forth & Clyde Canal, whether walking, cycling, boating or visiting the Falkirk Wheel or...