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 BAGSHAW, ROBERT,, TOOTHY GOES TO WAR - Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
BAGSHAW, ROBERT,
TOOTHY GOES TO WAR - Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
Geo. R. Reeve, Wymondham - Norfolk, 1987, 1st in imprint, paperback, 173pp, 1pp acknowledgements, frontis, line drawings and numerous half tone photo ills. in text, large format (8 x 6 inches approx.), photo pictorial upper wrapper, the experiences of a dentist, during training in the early years of WW2 and then as a Royal Navy Dental Officer including a posting to HMS Europa at Lowestoft, unread, fine,
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Book number: 42651
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 13.33 | JP 1512]
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 BAGSHAW, ROBERT,, TOOTHY GOES TO WAR - Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
BAGSHAW, ROBERT,
TOOTHY GOES TO WAR - Memoirs of a Dental Officer 1939-46.
Geo. R. Reeve, Wymondham - Norfolk, 1987, 1st in imprint, paperback, 173pp, 1pp acknowledgements, frontis, line drawings and numerous half tone photo ills. in text, large format (8 x 6 inches approx.), photo pictorial upper wrapper, the experiences of a dentist, during training in the early years of WW2 and then as a Royal Navy Dental Officer including a posting to HMS Europa at Lowestoft, unread, fine,
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Book number: 42650
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Keywords: war ww2 navy rnps naval dentist
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 BROOKES, EWART,, GLORY PASSED THEM BY.
BROOKES, EWART,
GLORY PASSED THEM BY.
Jarrolds, London, 1958, 1st edn., 176pp, 12pp half tone photo ills., map and several line drawings in text, black cloth lettered in white at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper by 'Ling', the minesweeping work of the Royal Naval Patrol Service during WW2. The author was in command of a minesweeper at Dover in the early days of WW2 and relates the stranglehold effect of the mining of home coastal waters, the state of minesweeping capacity at the outbreak of WW2, the conversion of trawlers to minesweepers, the sweeping of moored mines, the discovery of magnetic, delayed magnetic and acoustic mines and the counter measures developed, the motor minesweepers (Mickey Mouses/Mice) and BYMS, in home waters and later the Mediterranean and European coast and estuaries, lightly rubbed and bumped at tips, edges tanned and a little foxed, some foxing to endpapers, ink name and date front free endpaper, light foxing half title, dustwrapper: clipped but price visible (15s.), rubbed with slight loss at extrems, repaired to reverse, lightly foxed, very good in a good plus dustywrapper,
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Book number: 43133
GBP 29.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 US$ 38.65 | JP 4383]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rnps minesweeping channel east coast convoy mediterranean acoustic moored 43132
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 BROOKES, EWART,, PROUD WATERS.
BROOKES, EWART,
PROUD WATERS.
The Elmfield Press, Morley, 1976, 1st in imprint, 356pp, navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial dustwrapper by John Leeder, later issue of the author's first book, himself in command of a minesweeper at Dover during WW2, a story of minesweeping of the 'War Channel' under frequent air and E-Boat attack during WW2, later described by Douglas Reeman as '...the best novel written about minesweepers during the Second World War..',slightly cocked, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, dustwrapper: a little rubbed at extrems., very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42381
GBP 25.50 [Appr.: EURO 29 US$ 33.98 | JP 3854]
Keywords: fiction war ww2 navy rnps minesweeping
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 BROOM, BARBARA (COMPLIED BY),, GEOFFREY BROOM'S WAR - Letters and P.O.W. Diaries.
BROOM, BARBARA (COMPLIED BY),
GEOFFREY BROOM'S WAR - Letters and P.O.W. Diaries.
The Pentland Press, Bishop Auckland, 1993, 1st edn., 238pp, half tone photo frontis portrait, 6 pp half tone photo ills., blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper by Geoff Hobbs, the experiences of Geoffrey Broom during WW2 related through his letters and diaries. Geoffrey Broom joined the Royal Naval Patrol Service in 1940, trained as a signaller and from early in 1941 served in HMT Norse, a Grimsby trawler requisitioned in 1939 and converted for minesweeping, Norse was posted to the Eastern Mediterranean. Two years later Norse's crew waited replacement and as a spare signaller he was attached to a unit sent to the island of Leros, was captured by the Germans and served the remainder of the war in Stalag XIA in Germany (Marlag und Milag Nord) as a POW, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips with tiny repaired nick at head of spine, near fine in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42382
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Keywords: war ww2 navy minesweeping hmt norse hms canopus alexandria leros aegean pow marlag und milag nord leros
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 BROWN, JIMMY,, HARRY TATE'S NAVY - One man's story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
BROWN, JIMMY,
HARRY TATE'S NAVY - One man's story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
Privately Published, Inverurie, ND [2002], 2nd edn., paperback, [vi], 47pp, 14pp half tone and line ills., other ills. in text, stapled matt white pictorial wrappers 210 x 143mm (1st edn. was 220 x 152mm), a brief history of the Royal Naval Patrol Service and an account of the author's time with RNPS from June 1943 until March 1946, seeing service as a telegraphist in the trawlers HMS Northern Isles and Le Tiger, very slight rust mark to staples, near fine,
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Book number: 37898
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Keywords: britain topography east anglia suffolk lowestoft war ww2 navy rnps a/s royal naval patrol service minesweeper
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 BROWN, JIMMY,, HARRY TATE'S NAVY - One man's story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
BROWN, JIMMY,
HARRY TATE'S NAVY - One man's story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
Privately Published, Inverurie, ND [2002], 2nd edn., paperback, [vi], 47pp, 14pp half tone and line ills., other ills. in text, stapled gloss ivory pictorial wrappers 210 x 143mm (1st edn. was 220 x 152mm), a brief history of the Royal Naval Patrol Service and an account of the author's time with RNPS from June 1943 until March 1946, seeing service as a telegraphist in the trawlers HMS Northern Isles and Le Tiger, signed by author on title, fine,
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Book number: 37899
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 COCKER, M. P.,, MINE WARFARE VESSELS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - 1908 TO DATE.
COCKER, M. P.,
MINE WARFARE VESSELS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - 1908 TO DATE.
Airlife Publishing, Shrewsbury - UK, 1993, 1st edn., 223pp, over 200 half tone photo ills., maroon cloth lettered in gilt st spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, a complete guide to all Minelayers and Minesweepers by Class from 1908 to 1993, the majority in the period 1939-45, including Fleet Minesweepers, Admiralty, Purchased and Requisitioned Trawlers, Drifters and Whalers, ML's, Paddle Vessels, Motor Minesweepers, Landing Craft, etc., includes description of types of mines, history of mines, etc., faintly bumped at tips, dustwrapper: price clipped, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42383
GBP 23.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.25 US$ 30.65 | JP 3476]
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 navy minesweeper minelayer history rnps
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 COCKER, M. P.,, MINE WARFARE VESSELS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - 1908 TO DATE.
COCKER, M. P.,
MINE WARFARE VESSELS OF THE ROYAL NAVY - 1908 TO DATE.
Airlife Publishing, Shrewsbury - UK, 1993, 1st edn., 223pp, over 200 half tone photo ills., maroon cloth lettered in gilt st spine, photo pictorial montage dustwrapper, a complete guide to all Minelayers and Minesweepers by Class from 1908 to 1993, the majority in the period 1939-45, including Fleet Minesweepers, Admiralty, Purchased and Requisitioned Trawlers, Drifters and Whalers, ML's, Paddle Vessels, Motor Minesweepers, Landing Craft, etc., includes description of types of mines, history of mines, etc., lightly rubbed at spine ends, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at spine ends, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40698
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 US$ 39.98 | JP 4535]
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 COLLEDGE, J. J.,, SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, Vol. 2 - Navy-Built Trawlers, Drifters, Tugs and Requisitioned Ships from Fifteenth Century to the Present.
COLLEDGE, J. J.,
SHIPS OF THE ROYAL NAVY, Vol. 2 - Navy-Built Trawlers, Drifters, Tugs and Requisitioned Ships from Fifteenth Century to the Present.
Greenhill Books, London, 1989, 1st thus,245pp, coloured endpapers, navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, decorated dustwrapper, the 1970 edition revised and expanded with additional foreword by David Brown, containing brief details of the 12,000 mercantile-type ships that have been requisitioned by the Royal Navy mainly in times of war to fill the needs of the service, especially useful in tracing any evidence of those vessels requisitioned for use by the Royal Naval Patrol Service during early years WW2, lightly rubbed at tips, faint foxing upper edge, dustwrapper: unpriced, lightly rubbed and creased at extrems., very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42389
GBP 32.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 US$ 42.65 | JP 4837]
Keywords: war ww1 ww2 navy requisitions hired rnps a/s royal naval patrol service drifters trawlers auxilliaries history
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 DIVINE, A. D.,, BEHIND THE FLEETS - A First-Hand Account of the Duties and Exploits of the Convoys, the Dover Patrol, the Minesweepers and the other Subsidiary Fleets.
DIVINE, A. D.,
BEHIND THE FLEETS - A First-Hand Account of the Duties and Exploits of the Convoys, the Dover Patrol, the Minesweepers and the other Subsidiary Fleets.
John Murray, London, 1940, 1st edn., viii, 140pp, half tone photo frontis., 13pp half tone photo ills., grey cloth lettered in blue at spine, photo pictorial dustwrapper, the sub-title says most of it. A book written with the heavy hand of the censor making much of the finer detail unidentifiable, by a journalist and war correspondent who later in the same year as this book was published won the DSM at Dunkirk when he took his boat 'Little Ann' to help in the rescue of the BEF, sl. sunning and light foxing to cloth at spine, edges tanned and a little foxed, 2 line ink inscr. front free endpaper, light foxing to first and last pp., dustwrapper: price clipped, well rubbed with loss to spine ends and tips, spine sunned, several small chips, creases and short tears, internally repaired, very good in a poor dustwrapper,
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Book number: 30992
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Keywords: war ww2 navy rnps
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 FANE, ROBERT,, SHIPS MAY PROCEED - More Tales of a Minesweeper.
FANE, ROBERT,
SHIPS MAY PROCEED - More Tales of a Minesweeper.
W. H. Allen, London, ND [1943], 63pp, paperback, stapled pictorial wrappers by 'HON', issued in W. H. Allen's 'Hurricane' series, a companion volume to 'We Clear the Way', tales of minesweepers at work in the 'War Channel', a little rubbed and lightly creases at extrems., stapled sl. rusty, very good,
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Book number: 35285
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.5 US$ 23.99 | JP 2721]
Keywords: war ww2 navy trawler rnps royal naval patrol service channel coastal convoy mine sweeping escort
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 FEATHERBE, F. C. (COMPILER),, CHURCHILL'S PIRATES - The Royal Naval Patrol Service 1939-1945.
FEATHERBE, F. C. (COMPILER),
CHURCHILL'S PIRATES - The Royal Naval Patrol Service 1939-1945.
North Kent Books, Rochester, 1994, 1st edn., paperback original, 48pp, half tone photo ills, large format 11.5 x 8.25", paper wrappers, stories of WW2 from the veterans of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, fine,
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Book number: 37903
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 US$ 19.99 | JP 2267]
Keywords: britain topography east coast convoy anglia suffolk lowestoft war ww2 rnps a/s royal naval patrol service navy minesweeper
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 FEATHERBE, F. C. (COMPILER),, MORE TALES FROM CHURCHILL'S PIRATES - The Royal Naval Patrol Service 1939-1945.
FEATHERBE, F. C. (COMPILER),
MORE TALES FROM CHURCHILL'S PIRATES - The Royal Naval Patrol Service 1939-1945.
North Kent Books, Rochester, 1996, 1st edn., paperback original, 42pp, half tone photo ills, large format 11.5 x 8.25", paper wrappers, more stories of WW2 from the veterans of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, sl. surface rubbing some leaves, near fine,
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Book number: 37904
GBP 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 US$ 17.33 | JP 1965]
Keywords: britain topography east coast convoy anglia suffolk lowestoft war ww2 rnps a/s royal naval patrol service navy minesweeper
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 GANNON, MICHAEL,, OPERATION DRUMBEAT - The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II.
GANNON, MICHAEL,
OPERATION DRUMBEAT - The Dramatic True Story of Germany's First U-Boat Attacks Along the American Coast in World War II.
HarperPerrennial, New York, trade paperback, 490pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., maps and diagram in text, decorated upper wrapper, an account the German naval campaign against the American mercantile vessels off the east coast of North America during WW2, when Admiral Dnitz, commander of submarines and the senior naval officer during the Battle of the Atlantic formulated Operation Drumbeat in early 1942 to take advantage of USA's lack of preparedness for a naval war, (an episode when USA approached the UK for help resulting in Britain sending 24 Royal Naval Patrol Service anti-submarine trawlers as well as whalers and corvettes), with detailed research of the German archives and contributions from interviews with US, British and German veterans the author has been able to relate in detail the planning and execution of the Operation, lightly rubbed at extrems., edges tanned, wrappers lightly creased, remainder mark in ink lower edge, very good,
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Book number: 42395
GBP 10.50 [Appr.: EURO 12 US$ 13.99 | JP 1587]
Keywords: war ww2 navy u-boat battle atlantic usa rnps a/s trawlers
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 GOODEY, CHARLES AND ROSE, JACK (ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL DURBIDGE),, H.M.S. EUROPA.
GOODEY, CHARLES AND ROSE, JACK (ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL DURBIDGE),
H.M.S. EUROPA.
Royal Naval Patrol Service Association, Lowestoft, 1977, 1st edn., paperback original, 30pp, half tone pictorial title and 2 in text ills. by Paul Durbidge, [i], decorated stapled card wrappers, the story of HMS Europa, the central depot of the Royal Naval Patrol Sevice during WW2, briefly know as HMS Pembroke X at the beginning of the war it was based in the requisitioned public park 'Sparrow's Nest' in Lowestoft which is still the site of the RNPS veteran's association and museum, light rusting to staples, near fine,
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Book number: 40196
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 13.33 | JP 1512]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rnps a/s mines minesweepers east anglia lowestoft europa pembrokex sparrows nest royal naval patrol service
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 HAMPSHIRE, A. CECIL,, LILLIPUT FLEET - The Story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
HAMPSHIRE, A. CECIL,
LILLIPUT FLEET - The Story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
William Kimber, London, 1957, 1st edn., 204pp, frontis and 8pp half tone photo ills., [iv] ads., blue/black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper by W. R. Dalzell, an account of the setting up of the Royal Naval Patrol Service at Lowestoft in 1939, first known as Pembroke 'X' and then as HMS Europa, of the requisition of numerous buildings in the town, of the fighting force of trawlers and drifters converted into warships and the later purpose built Motor and British Yard Minesweepers, engaged in mine-sweeping, hunting u-boats and taking part in all landings from Madagascar to Normandy, with details of a number of incidents involving RNPS vessels including the winning of a VC at Namsos, a little rubbed at extrems., lightly bumped at tips, upper board inclined to bow, edges tanned with some foxing, front endpapers replaced, dustwrapper: rubbed with slight loss at extrems., repaired to reverse, good plus in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 42397
GBP 31.50 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 US$ 41.98 | JP 4761]
Keywords: war ww2 sea navy rnps a/s royal naval patrol service trawler mine minesweeper
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 HAMPSHIRE, A. CECIL,, LILLIPUT FLEET - The Story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
HAMPSHIRE, A. CECIL,
LILLIPUT FLEET - The Story of the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
William Kimber, London, 1957, 1st edn., 204pp, frontis and 8pp half tone photo ills., [iv] ads., blue/black cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper by W. R. Dalzell, an account of the setting up of the Royal Naval Patrol Service at Lowestoft in 1939, first known as Pembroke 'X' and then as HMS Europa, of the requisition of numerous buildings in the town, of the fighting force of trawlers and drifters converted into warships and the later purpose built Motor and British Yard Minesweepers, engaged in mine-sweeping, hunting u-boats and taking part in all landings from Madagascar to Normandy, with details of a number of incidents involving RNPS vessels including the winning of a VC at Namsos, lightly rubbed at tips, faintly bumped at lower cnrs., upper edge faintly tanned, dustwrapper: price clipped, sl. loss at spine ends and tips, several edge tears repaired on reverse, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 36141
GBP 48.00 [Appr.: EURO 54.5 US$ 63.97 | JP 7255]
Keywords: war ww2 sea navy rnps a/s royal naval patrol service trawler mine minesweeper
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 HMSO,, HIS MAJESTY'S MINESWEEPERS.
HMSO,
HIS MAJESTY'S MINESWEEPERS.
HMSO, London, 1943, paperback, 64pp, many half tone photo ills, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7", an official account of the Fleet and RNPS minesweepers including a brief history of minesweeping, training at HMS Lochinvar, how minesweeping is carried out (with diagrams), a contemporary account of the work including sweeping the war channel and dealing with new types of mine, the sweepers at Dunkirk, etc, ills. include RNPS (Stella Rigel) and Fleet vessels (unnamed), lightly rubbed at tips, stap;es a little rusty, very good plus,
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Book number: 42401
GBP 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 13.75 US$ 15.99 | JP 1814]
Keywords: britain topography east anglia suffolk war ww2 navy hmso dunkirk rnps royal naval patrol service fleet moored magnetic mines minsweeper war channel coastal lochinvar paravane bosuns nightmare
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 HMSO,, HIS MAJESTY'S MINESWEEPERS.
HMSO,
HIS MAJESTY'S MINESWEEPERS.
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., 64pp, many half tone photo ills, half tone photo pictorial endpapers, navy blue cloth with title and Admiralty insignia in gilt at upper board, sewn binding, an official account of the Fleet and RNPS minesweepers including a brief history of minesweeping, training at HMS Lochinvar, how minesweeping is carried out (with diagrams), a contemporary account of the work including sweeping the war channel and dealing with new types of mine, the sweepers at Dunkirk, etc, ills. include RNPS (Stella Rigel) and Fleet vessels (unnamed), cloth well rubbed and marked, shaken, pages tanned, no dustwrapper, good reading copy,
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Book number: 42400
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Keywords: britain topography east anglia suffolk war ww2 navy hmso dunkirk rnps royal naval patrol service fleet moored magnetic mines minsweeper war channel coastal lochinvar paravane bosuns nightmare
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 HMSO,, HIS MAJESTY'S MINESWEEPERS.
HMSO,
HIS MAJESTY'S MINESWEEPERS.
HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 64pp, many half tone photo ills, stapled photo pictorial wrappers, 9 x 7", an official account of the Fleet and RNPS minesweepers including a brief history of minesweeping, training at HMS Lochinvar, how minesweeping is carried out (with diagrams), a contemporary account of the work including sweeping the war channel and dealing with new types of mine, the sweepers at Dunkirk, etc, ills. include RNPS (Stella Rigel) and Fleet vessels (unnamed), lightly rubbed at extrems., faint creasing at cnrs., staples rusted with slight rust stains at centre page, very good,
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Book number: 32936
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 13.33 | JP 1512]
Keywords: britain topography east anglia suffolk war ww2 navy hmso dunkirk rnps royal naval patrol service fleet moored magnetic mines minsweeper war channel coastal lochinvar paravane bosuns nightmare
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 JONES, ALBERT H. AND JONES, MICHAEL H.,, ROLL ON MY TWELVE - Lower Deck Life on a Fleet Minesweeper 1943-46.
JONES, ALBERT H. AND JONES, MICHAEL H.,
ROLL ON MY TWELVE - Lower Deck Life on a Fleet Minesweeper 1943-46.
Square One, Upton on Severn, 2003, paperback, xviii, 235pp, half tone photo ills. in text, large format (8.5 x 5.5 inches approx.), pictorial montage wrappers, in order to avoid the risk of conscription into the army the author joined the Royal Navy in November 1939 on a 12 year enlistment. After training at Devonport and serving for three years in the carrier Illustrious he records here his draft in June 1943 to the Algerine class minesweeper HMS Rosario, part of the 19th Minesweeping Flotilla, seeing service as a stoker and later leading stoker at Gibraltar, Malta, Naples, Maddalena, etc, sweeping mines for cruiser support for Monte cassino, for the passage to Anzio, for the invasion of the South of France, mine clearance in the Adriatic, Malta and Aegean returning to home waters in 1946, lightly rubbed at tips, near fine,
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Book number: 42565
GBP 29.00 [Appr.: EURO 33 US$ 38.65 | JP 4383]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rnps minesweeping
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KERSLAKE, S. A.,
COXSWAIN IN THE NORTHERN CONVOYS.
William Kimber, London, 1984, 1st edn., [xii], 191pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., navy blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, pictorial dustwrapper, the author first went to sea aged fourteen in a Hull trawler in 1935, by 1939 he was an experienced member of RNR and on call-up served first in the German built HMT Northern Gem on anti-submarine and convoy escort duties, in the Narvik campaign, on Arctic convoys PQ17 and QP14 and the Atlantic convoy JW51B, before leaving Gem and seeing further service in the Mediterranean in the steam yacht Sidi Ifni, in Tunisia and Sardinia and finally as coxswain of MGB177 based at Leghorn in Italy, lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, faint diag. crease lower panel, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40207
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 33.32 | JP 3779]
Keywords: war ww2 navy rnps a/s rncf pq17 qp14 jw51b hmt northern gem sidi ifni mgb177

 'FIRST-LIEUTENANT' [PSEUDONYM LT. TREVOR GEORGE VERNON BLORE, RANVR],, TERRIERS OF THE FLEET - The Fighting Trawlers.
'FIRST-LIEUTENANT' [PSEUDONYM LT. TREVOR GEORGE VERNON BLORE, RANVR],
TERRIERS OF THE FLEET - The Fighting Trawlers.
Hutchinson, London, ND (circa 1943), 1st edn., 96pp, frontis, 1 additional plate and 14pp half tone photo ills., light grey cloth lettered in red at spine, an account of the experiences of the anti-submarine trawlers, HMT Saint Loman during the Norwegian campaign and HMT Arab in the early days of the Battle of the Atlantic, together with account of trawler routine, anecdotes of other trawlers, etc., ills. include Saint Loman, cocked, a little bumped at extrems., cloth a little grubby, edges tanned, partial crack to front endpaper at hinge, no dustwrapper, good,
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Book number: 43523
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 28.5 US$ 33.32 | JP 3779]
Keywords: war ww2 norway namsos battle atlantic trawler rnps a/s royal naval patrol service hmt st loman arab
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 LUND, PAUL AND LUDLAM, HARRY,, OUT SWEEPS! - The Story of the Minesweepers in World War II.
LUND, PAUL AND LUDLAM, HARRY,
OUT SWEEPS! - The Story of the Minesweepers in World War II.
W. Foulsham and Co, London, ND (copyright 1978), 1st edn., 192pp, 16pp half tone photo ills, dark blue cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured wraparound pictorial dustwrapper, from personal accounts, the story of the minesweepers of WW2. In 1939 the Royal navy's minesweeping capability consisted of about 40 mainly WW1 vessels, half coal-burning 'Smokey Joes'. To these were soon added the trawlers of the Royal Naval Patrol Service, then came the new Halcyons, Algerines and Bangors as well as the BYMs and BAMs. An account illustrated by personal reminiscences of the development of minesweeping in WW2, from the early days of combatting new types of mine, degaussing and the LL sweep, of the work of the RMS (Rendering Mines Safe) officers (later called BMDO's - Bomb and Mine Disposal Officers), in home waters, the Mediterranean and other theatres, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, ink name/address front pastedown, dustwrapper: price clipped, lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 40714
GBP 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 25.75 US$ 29.99 | JP 3401]
Keywords: war ww2 navy minesweeper byms trawler rnps smokey joe halcyon algerine bangor bams rms bmdo
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