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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...

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...

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...

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...