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BB Kongo Class & CV Unryu Class
Stock #: KB10806
Author: Hans Lengerer

List Price: $75.00
Karen's Price: $69.95

This is an excellent reference book on the Kongo Class from design to the end of their careers. Shows all the changes in the individual ships and the history of each ship. Detailed 3D views and drawings throughout the book show exactly what the changes were. Contains a set of plans of BB Kongo and CV Unryu after completion with a legend key. Many black and white photos are included, and written in English. Contains schematics fold-out showing both classes. Hard cover. more»

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Commercial Ships on the Great Lakes
Stock #: 30004
Author: Franza A. Von Riedel

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $27.95

Millions of tons of cargo have been transported across the five Great Lakes bringing the products & commodities of the Midwest and Canada to markets worldwide. Everything from the smallest tugs to the gigantic ore boats. Over 300 B&W historic photos. Soft Cover. more»

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Drag Boats of the 1960s Photo Archive
Stock #: KB10301
Author: Don Edwards

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $27.95

Created by many who were there, this book chronicles the ''Rebel Decade'' - perhaps water sports most exciting and dangerous era. Here are the racing legends who reigned in the heyday of hot boat builders, drivers and crews. Featured are racing legends Larry Schwabenland, Ray Caselli, Gary Gabelich, Dwight Bale, hot boat builders Rich Hallett, ''Sanger Jack'' Davidson, Rudy Raymos, engine builders Keith Black, Dave Zeuschel, Ed Pink, Louis Unser and many others who reigned in those early days of drag boat racing. more»

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Essex Class Carriers in WWII
Stock #: KB10665
Author: Waldemar Trojca

List Price: $125.00
Karen's Price: $119.95

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The book contains full technical coverage, including many details regarding the ships and their aircraft. One of the sections is devoted to the development of radar equipment used on American naval vessels during WW II, with emphasis on the carriers (many CAD drawings of various radar antennas). Another section presents all types of radar equipment installed in the various aircraft (fighter, bomber and torpedo-bomber) that were stationed on the carriers. A chronology of operations of the Essex-class carriers is presented in a table. The history of each Essex is presented on many pages, with a description of practically all of the combat operations in which it took part. Data giving the locations of individual carriers during the actions in the Pacific during 1943-1945 is given in tables on 26 pages. This information is not limited to the Essex-class; locations of the CVL and CVE-class carriers are also given. Presented also are the names of the commanders of the individual ships, as well as the commanders and orders of battle of the various squadrons and air groups stationed on them. Additionally, the book contains 60 tables, which present the complete order of battle of all air groups (CAG/CVG) that operated on the decks of Essex-class carriers during WW II. The number and condition of each aircraft type is given. This information is presented in 2-week intervals, allowing for an examination of the history of their use. The book also contains a wealth of information regarding the various aircraft (Hellcat, Corsair, Dauntless, Helldiver and Avenger). A separate Map book is included. In addition to maps of the better-known operations and actions, such as in the Philippine Sea, Iwo Jima or Okinawa, many other actions at less-known atolls and islands, where aircraft from the Essex-class carriers participated, are presented. Many maps are devoted to the operations of Task Force 38 and Task Force 58 during 1944-1945. On them are marked the locations of the sinking or damage of almost all Japanese naval vessels, as well as the bombing of land targets. The book is completed with the addition of perfectly drawn colour profiles; all camouflage variants of the Essex carriers and all types of the aircraft stationed on them. The book and B2 sheets present computer drawings and 2D and 3D colour profiles of the following Essex-class carriers: INTREPID CV-11 from January, 1944 and June, 1944, LEXINGTON CV-16 from October, 1944 and RANDOLPH CV-15 from January 1945. 132 color photos in color and 465 photographs in B/W, 99 tables, 175 technical ddrawings, 430 color profiles and 95 maps. Hard cover.

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Great Lakes Shipping: Ports & Cargoes - A Photo Gallery
Stock #: 30017
Author: Patrick D. Lapinski

List Price: $34.95
Karen's Price: $31.95

Over 163 million net tons of cargo are moved each year on the Great Lakes in the holds of a vast fleet of steel ships. View how cargoes are loaded at the grain terminals of Thunder Bay, the ore docks of Minnesota's north shore, and the sprawling Midwest Energy coal dock in Superior. 160 color photos and 155 B&W. Soft Cover. more»

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J / Boats Sailing to Sucess - Used
Stock #: 740226U
Author: Dalton

List Price: $0.00
Karen's Price: $19.95

Hard Cover.2005.Like new condition.

"J/BOATS: SAILING TO SUCCESS illustrates, with marvelous color photgraphy and historical black-and-white images, the personalities, design revolutions, and, of course, the boat in action, including J/Boats recreational sailboats and racing champions.

This first history of J/Boats, Inc. tells the complete story of the Johnstone's enterprise and examines all of the highly regarded cruiser/racer models the company has built over the years and what is yet to come." more»

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Japanese Hybrid Warships
Stock #: KB10807
Author: Hans Lengerer

List Price: $85.00
Karen's Price: $74.95

Using authoritative Japanese technical standard publications and the official Japanese war history and unpublished reports of the U.S. Naval Technical Mission to Japan, the author describes three particular warship types characterized by one common feature: The addition and primary use of aircraft while maintaining the original armament either unchanged or in a reduced form. The amalgamation of the features of fundamentally different warship types such as the gun carrier and the aircraft carrier in one vessel seemed promising, and the hybrid ship became an important theme in the 1920s. But none of the 'Big Five' built hybrids before the outbreak of World War II. However, the prominent role of the aircraft was proven from the first day of the Pacific War and after the defeat at Midway in June 1942 the Imperial Japanese Navy investigated the conversion of the existing battleships and heavy cruisers to aircraft carriers or hybrids. Following this investigation, the author outlines the realized conversions of BBs Ise and Hyűga to BB-XCV and CA Mogami to a CA-XCV, and then deals with the aircraft-carrying submarines of I 400 class, which combined two superlatives: the biggest SS of the world and the only one 'armed' with three seaplane bombers for attacking major American coastal cities and the locks of the Panama Canal. Due to the inability to produce the required number of such submarines, the design of the I 13 class was changed to carry two seaplane bombers and to operate in combination with ships of the I 400 class. The planned and executed operations of these ships are described with reference to the official Japanese war history and supplemented by numerous maps and track charts selected by the author from Japanese sources. Sander Kingsepp, perhaps best known for his translations on the Nihon Kaigun website, has supplied summarized translations on Mogami's reconnaissance aircraft and the loss of I 13, which are both added as enclosures. 96 pages in color, 180 2D & 3D profiles, 32 color photos, plus drawings and maps. Hard cover. more»

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Mediterranean Submarines
Stock #: KB10096
Author: Michael Wilson and Paul Kemp

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $27.95

Although much has been written about submarine action in World War II, practically nothing is known of the early submarines and their crews during World War I. The authors have produced an extremely detailed record of early submarine action, compiled from official sources and encompassing the countries involved in the conflict. Their account is supported by a wealth of photographs never before published. more»

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Mosquito Fleet of South Puget Sound
Stock #: 30021
Author: Jean Cammon Findlay & Robin Paterson

List Price: $19.99
Karen's Price: $18.95

Before the advent of roads in western Washington, steamboats of the Mosquito Fleet swarmed all over Puget Sound. Sidewheelers, stern-wheelers, and propeller-driven, they ranged from the tiny 40-foot Marie to the huge 282-foot Yosemite, and from the famous Flyer to the unknown Leota. Soft Cover. more»

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November: The Cruelest Month: Great Lakes Wrecks
Stock #: 30033
Author: Frederick Stonehouse

List Price: $0.00
Karen's Price: $16.95

Relive accurate & thoroughly researched accounts of shipwreck disasters in the month of November, historically the “worst” weather month of the season on the lakes. Hundreds if not thousands of rotting hulls on the bottom give silent testimony to the Gales of November. Soft Cover. shipwreck, disasters, november, hostory, lakes, great, lake, ship, wrecks, wreck, wrecks, ship, shipping, ore more»

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Pacific Empresses; Canadian Pacific Railway's Empress Liners
Stock #: KB10778
Author: Robert D. Turner

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $24.95

From Vancouver and Victoria on the west coast of British Columbia, across the North Pacific by the great circle route that skirts the Aleutian Islands, to Japan, Shanghai, Hong Kong and the Philippines; this was the realm of the Pacific Empresses. For fifty years these beautiful ocean liners provided a fast link with the Orient. The Empresses brough tea, silk, spices and produce from the Orient and returned with Canadian cargoes. The first Empresses came to the Pacific in 1891, providing a fast, reliable steamship service connecting the western terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway with the Orient. The ships were the beautiful clipper-bowed Empresses of India, China and Japan. Later, as steamship design advanced and the service grew, the larger, record-breaking Empress of Russia and Empress of Asia joined the fleet. The Empresses consistently broke speed records for the North Pacific and set standards of service and reliability few steamship lines could match.While there were never more than four Empresses in trans-Pacific service at one time, they dominated the North Pacific until World War II. The war brought a dramatic end to the service as all the Empresses were pressed into action as troop ships. Hard cover. more»

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Pacific Princesses: History of Canadian Pacific Railway's Princess Fleet on the Northwest Coast
Stock #: KB10776
Author: Robert D Turner

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $24.95

The Pacific Princesses were the finest and most elegant coastal steamships on the Northwest Coast of North America. For over one hundred years, the Princesses and their predecessors provided the communication links, the routes to market and often the only means of travel along the rugged, glaciercarved Pacific coast. These famous steamships, still remembered with affection and fondness, were household names all along the coast. Beginning with the Princess May and the beautiful Princess Victoria, the fleet grew to include such wellremembered vessels as the Princesses Charlotte, Patricia, Alica, Adelade, Maquinna, Louise, Joan, Elizabeth, Marguerite, Kathleen, Elaine,and Norah. Included are sections on the great rate war between the Puget Sound Navigation Co. and the CPR just after the turn of the century; stories of the Alaska gold rush; tragic shipwrecks; the steamers of the famed Triagle Route between Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle; and the romantic night boats and the devopment of the modern automobile ferries. The steamships played a formative role in the development of the north Pacific coast of North America and the CPR's Princesses will long have a place in its history. Over 300 photographs and illustrations. Hard cover. more»

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Passenger Liners from Germany, 1816-1990
Stock #: 13794
Author: Clas Broder Hansen

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With 300 large size illustrations, this book shows the whole development of German passenger ships from the first paddle steamers on river and lakes, to the early ocean liners equipped with auxiliary sails, to the luxury high speed steamers. Hard cover. more»

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Shipwrecks and Rescues on the Northwest Coast
Stock #: 30020
Author: Webber

List Price: $0.00
Karen's Price: $14.95

Book includes shipwrecks for over 130 years, including the 17 Japanese-related incidents of WWII. Includes lists of WWII Japanese torpedoing of ships on the West coast. 262 pages. B&W photos. Soft Cover. more»

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Steamboats
Stock #: 30006
Author: Karl Zimmermann

List Price: $0.00
Karen's Price: $24.95

The story of lakers, ferries, & majestic paddle-wheelers. First take a wild ride across a stormy Lake Michigan. The author traces the development of steamboats. Stunning photos of steamboats from North American to European. Hard Cover. more»

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Steel on the Bottom, Great Lakes Shipwrecks
Stock #: 30018
Author: Frederick Stonehouse

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Karen's Price: $16.95

This book is sure to please both the Great Lakes history and shipwreck buff. Includes historical photos, maps, illustrations & underwater photos. A strong steel hull is no guarantee of safety or longevity on the Great Lakes. Storms, collisions, and human folly all played a role in sending these big steel ships to the bottom. Soft Cover.Great, lakes, shipwreck, history, boat, steel, ship, collision, bottom more»

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Strange & Unusual Shipwrecks on the Great Lakes
Stock #: 30019
Author: Wayne Louis Kadar

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Karen's Price: $16.95

In this book the author researches and writes about obscure & strange shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Crew error, weather anomalies & any number of strange occurrences can cause shipwrecks - and they do! Historical photos. Soft Cover. more»

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Suppliers of the Grey Wolves
Stock #: KB10756
Author: Axel Urbanke

List Price: $85.00
Karen's Price: $74.95

NOW IN-STOCK! Text in English and German!! To the Allies they were target number one - the German submarine tankers. The Allied hunter-killer groups had express orders to sink the tankers first. The enemy knew that the German submarine tankers made it possible for U-boats to operate off the east coast of the United States, South Africa, the west coast of Africa and the Caribbean. Unlike conventional tankers, these large Type XIV submarines, also known as “milk cows”, could reach their areas of operation without being discovered. The submarine tankers carried sufficient fuel, provisions, torpedoes and spare parts for up to 24 U-boats, doubling or tripling their normal endurance. The “milk cows” also carried a doctor who could treat sick or injured crewmen.

In 1942 the submarine tankers were able to rendezvous with the combat submarines at prearranged locations largely undisturbed. In 1943, however, all this changed. From the beginning of the year, the Allies succeeded in decoding German radio transmissions and from these intercepts learned where the tankers and operational boats would be meeting. From then on the tankers were hunted down relentlessly. Wherever the “milk cows” surfaced, Allied anti-submarine groups were waiting. Rapid transfer of supplies, often in bad weather, rendezvous points changed at the last minute, and attacks by Allied ASW aircraft became a part of everyday life for the “milk cow” crews. They often worked to the limits of their physical and mental endurance to complete their mission. In the end, all of the submarine tankers were sunk by the Allies, the last in the summer of 1944. Hundreds of men went down with the submarines.

The story of the ten German submarine tankers in the Second World War has never been thoroughly documented in words and pictures. This book describes the difficult submarine tanker operations and the war waged by the crews against the power of the sea and the Allied anti-submarine forces and thus fills a significant gap in the history of the German submarine arm. Hard cover. more»

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Those Beautiful Coastal Liners: The Canadian Pacific's Princesses
Stock #: 30002
Author: Robert D. Turner

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $19.95

The Princesses were the finest coastal liners on the Pacific coast. They broke all the intercity speed records between Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle and established an enduring reputation for elegance and beauty that remained unmatched for over sixty years. Their names became legends along the coast and they were the best and often the only way to travel along the British Columbia Coast. The Princess Victoria, Princess Kathleen, and the lovely Princess Marguerite, the last of the coastal liners, are just a few of the beautiful steamships remembered in this all-new volume. This book spans the scenic Pacific coast from Seattle to Skagway. It passes remote coastal communities and logging camps along the famous Inside Passage known to thousands of cruise ship passengers today. Soft cover. more»

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Tugboats of the Great Lakes: A Photo Gallery
Stock #: 30010
Author: Franz Von Riedel

List Price: $34.95
Karen's Price: $31.95

This book takes an in-depth look into the ancient practices of Great Lakes ice-breaking, ship-assistance and towing. At the turn of the century, the towing industry changed forever with the consolidation of fleets and the design of the low-profile powerful steam ship-docking tug. This G-Tug design has become known all around the world. 120 Color. 200 B&W. 160 pages. Soft Cover. tugboats, great lakes, towing, ice-breaking, history, steam ship, ship-docking tug, G-tug, ship assistance, ice breaking, tug, tugs more»

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