Spring 2015 - Vol 60 # 2 

Book Reviews from the Nautical Research Guild 

The NRG has many new book reviews on naval and maritime history and ship modelling. They contain valuable information for researchers and modelers. So many more than the Journal’s review pages can accommodate... To improve the Journal’s service to its readers, additional book reviews are presented here for all maritime and ship modeling enthusiasts.  


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Broke of the Shannon and the War of 1812

Edited by Tim Voelcker

Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing, 2013

6-1/4” x 9-1/2”, hardcover, xxvi + 226 pages

Illustrations, maps, notes, bibliography, index. $38.95

ISBN: 9781848321793

Distributed in the United States by Naval Institute Press, Annapolis, Maryland


Amphibious Warfare: Strategy & Tactics from Gallipoli to Iraq

By Ian Speller and Christopher Tuck

London: Amber Books, 2014

7-1/2” x 10”, hardcover, 176 pages

Illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. $34.95

ISBN: 9781782741404

Distributed in the United States by Casemate Publishers, Havertown, Pennsylvania



Pitcairn Island as a Port of Call: A Record, 1790-2010

By Herbert Ford

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2012

7” x 10”, softcover, 365 pages

Illustrations, bibliography, index. $75.00

ISBN: 9780786466047




The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire

By Randall J. Sasaki

College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2015

6-1/2” x 9-1/4”, hardcover, 216 pages

Illustrations, diagrams, maps, bibliography, index. $50.00

ISBN: 978-1623491949


The Fleet Book of the Alaska Packers Association, 1893-1945: An Historical Overview and List

By Donald H. Dyal

North Charleston: CreateSpace, 2014

8-1/2” x 11”, softcover, xvii + 208 pages

Photographs, notes, index. $44.99

ISBN: 9781499329209


Silent Strength: Remembering the Men of Genius and Adventure Lost in the World’s Worst Submarine Disaster

By D. Allan Kerr

Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Jetty House, 2014

6-1/4” x 9-1/4”, hardcover, xvix + 124 pages

Photographs. $29.95

ISBN: 9781937721190


Submarine Torpedo Tactics: An American History

By Edward Monroe Jones and Shawn S. Roderick

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland and Company, 2015

6” x 9”, softcover, viii + 221 pages

Photographs, diagrams, notes, bibliography, index. $45.00

ISBN: 9780786496464


Sveti Pavao Shipwreck: A 16th Century Venetian Merchantman from Mljet, Croatia

By Carlo Beltrame, Sauro Gelichi and Igor Miholjek

Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2014

8-1/4” x 11-3/4”, softcover, vii + 180 pages

Photographs, diagrams, maps, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. $70.00

ISBN: 9781782977063

Distributed in the United States by Casemate Academic, Havertown, Pennsylvania