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Commanding Petty Despots: The American Navy in the New Republic, Thomas Sheppard, Naval Institute Press, ISBN 9781682477557, £41.35

Creating a new Navy involves far more than building ships and acquiring manpower: as complex state-funded organisations navies must be […]


Code of Honor: A Novel of RADM Peter Wake, USN, in the 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War, Robert N Macomber, Naval Institute Press, ISBN 9781682477847, £24.00

It’s unusual to be asked to review naval fiction for The Naval Review. So, I was interested to read Mr […]


British Warship Losses in the Modern Era 1920-1982, David Hepper, Seaforth Publishing, £30, ISBN 978 1 3990 9766 6

This volume is an amazing encyclopaedic, catalogue of British warships lost between 1920 and 1982, by far the greatest number […]


A Sailor’s Odyssey

The career of Admiral of the Fleet, Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883-1963) provides the classic example of “the right man, […]


The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Shackleton’s Endurance

Mensun Bound is a fifth-generation Falkland Islander and, probably, the most illustrious underwater archaeologist of our times.  He was brought […]


Running the Gauntlet: Cargo Liners Under Fire

This was a mostly enjoyable book, which flows well in a style intended for the general reader. It comprises 15 […]


Uncommon Courage: The Yachtsmen Volunteers of World War II

The author, Julia Jones, is a writer, editor and classic yacht owner. She is Literary Contributor for Yachting Monthly magazine. Her […]

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