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Book Review-‘Hitler’s Attack U-boats: The Kriegsmarine’s WWII Submarine Strike Force’ by J. P. Mallmann Showell,

By Duncan Connors

In 1986 economic historian Corelli Barnet promoted a hypothesis that the German economy was far stronger during the Second World War than appearances may suggest. While evidence does not back this up, German submarine production was, due in no small part to the organizational skills of Albert Speer and to the system of distributed manufacturing […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Interwar | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Submarines

Book Review-‘Historic Ship Models of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries in the Kriegstein Collection’ by A. and H. Kriegstein

By Michael Leek

In 2007 SeaWatchBooks, from Oregon, USA, published 17th and 18th Century Ship Models – from the Kriegstein Collection, by the brothers Arnold and Henry Kriegstein. A second revised and expanded edition was published in 2010. These books were effectively a detailed catalogue of a unique and very important private North American collection of models, primarily […] Read More

Filed under: Early Modern | Eighteenth Century
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

Book Review-‘Spreading Canvas: Eighteenth-century British marine painting’ by E. Hughes (ed.),

By Michael Leek

This is undoubtedly a beautifully designed and produced book. The quality of production compliments the subject. The publisher deserves credit for the investment, which is very much on a par with some of the best art history books published on more ‘popular’ subjects. Furthermore, the range and diversity of selected images from the eighteenth century […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Art & Music

Book Review-‘Total Undersea War: The evolutionary role of the snorkel in Dönitz’s U-boat fleet 1944–1945’ by A. S. Hamilton

By Derek G. Law

This is a well-produced and hefty – in all senses – book which gives a detailed technical account of the development of the snorkel and argues persuasively that it was a revolutionary technology whose impact in the closing period of the Second World War has been denied or overlooked by historians. Hamilton is a previously […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | WW2
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Submarines

Book Review-‘British Naval Intelligence Through the Twentieth Century’ by A. Boyd

By David Bowen

This book comes off the press with a fanfare of praise from leading historians. Its publication is quite simply a major event. It will single-handedly stimulate our greater interest and deeper understanding of naval events of the last century. It will inform the serious study of the academic, yet reward and delight a wider readership.. Read More

Filed under: WW1 | WW2 | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Strategy & Diplomacy

Book Review-‘The War Lords and the Gallipoli Disaster: How globalized trade led Britain to its worst defeat of the First World War’ by N. A. Lambert,

By Matthew S. Seligmann

The declared aim of this book is to advance a new and explicitly revisionist analysis of the genesis of the Gallipoli campaign, the un-successful 1915 Allied assault, exclusively naval at first but subsequently also amphibious, on the narrow straits connecting the Medi-terranean to the Black Sea. This is not an under-researched area, a fact that […] Read More

Filed under: WW1
Subjects include: Administration | Battles & Tactics | Strategy & Diplomacy

From Rustic Fishing Boats to Steel Trawlers: The development of fishing vessels on the west coast of Sweden, 1850–1980

By Lennart Bornmalm & Lennart Bornmalm

The article describes the development of the design and construction of fishing vessels on the Swedish west coast. This was initially locally based and gradually turned into a general international design similar for vessels of northern Europe. The article presents the major steps in this development. Local fishing boat design lasted until at least the […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Twentieth C) | Other (Nineteenth C)
Subjects include: Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

Where is the Ship Which From the Ceiling Hung?’ Ghost Ships: The ship models missing from Scotland’s churches

By Meredith Greiling

A recent survey of the surviving ship models in Scottish churches has identified an interesting chronological gap, an absence which has created the impression that ship models in Scotland’s churches are a nineteenth-century phenomenon. Existing older models from the seventeenth century have been dismissed as anomalies harking back to pre-Reformation votive offerings washed away in […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

The Wreck of HMS Sceptre and the Danish warship Oldenborg in Table Bay on 5 November 1799

By Søren Nørby

During a hurricane off Cape Town on 5 November 1799, the Royal Navy ship of the line HMS Sceptre was driven ashore and wrecked with the loss more than two-thirds of its crew. Just a few hundred metres from where Sceptre was lost, lay the Danish ship of the line Oldenborg. The two 64-gun ships […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Eighteenth C) | Shipwrecks
Subjects include: Lifesaving & Coastguard

The Periplus of Pseudo-Skylax and its Relationship with Earlier Nautical Knowledge’

By Chiara Maria Mauro

This study focuses on the Periplus of Pseudo-Skylax, a controversial document from the late fourth century bc. Despite diverging views on its date and authorship, scholars agree this text could have derived most of its information from earlier and non-extant, nautical sources. This article contributes to addressing gaps and limitations concerning the Periplus’s relevance and […] Read More

Filed under: Antiquity | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Archaeology | Science & Exploration

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