Eagle Book of Ships and Boats

Eagle Book of Ships and Boats begins with the Story of the Navy beginning with the date that Charles II conferred the title of Royal Navy, namely 1660. The articles in this book describe all aspects of ships and boats, including their safety with Lighthouses, Lightships and Lifeboats.

Original Price : Unknown

Published by : Hulton Press Ltd in 1959

Dimensions : 21cm x 26.5cm with 192 pages.

Selected highlights:
  • Learn how Nautilus navigate to the North Pole
  • Recognise the Merchant Navy ships by their funnel markings
  • See how freighter fleets grew up under the low-taxation flags of convenience
by Charles E. Gibson   by John Fisher  
The Story of the Navy Page 7 Navigation and Radar Page 120
The Navy at War 7 Lighthouse, Lightships and Lifeboats 127
Naval Training 39 Signalling at Sea 137
The Navy Today - and Tomorrow 43 Salvage and Ocean Tugs 142
    Sea Mysteries and Shipwrecks 148
by Laurence Dunn, Assoc I.N.A   by Geoffrey Nightingale  
The Birth of the Steamship 52 Introducing Small Boats 152
Gaining Ground 61 Dinghies 154
Coasters and Short Sea Traders 68 Dinghy Rigs and Fittings 160
The Ocean Freighter 75 Home Construction of Dinghies 164
The Tanker Family 83 Come for a Sail 167
The Passenger Ship 90 How Safe Is It? 173
Ships' Funnels 100-101 Yacht and Dinghy Racing 174
Sea Hunters 102 Larger Yachts 181
Adventurers and Oddities 108 Catamarans 184
Ships of the Future 115 Power Boats 186
Round a Shipyard 118-119 The America's Cup Races 189
Glossary 191