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Fisheries and Fishing

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The subject of Fishing and Fisheries is depicted in middle to late 20th century literature at a time when governmental regulation of maritime borders was the means of controlling international fishing of coastal waters. Interest by the public in historical fishing, whaling, fishing techniques of other countries, the lives of fishermen, fishing vessels and equipment is notable beginning in the 1930s, with most technical works and conference proceedings published between the 1960s and 1980s. Books from the Library’s collections on Fishing and Fisheries are only partially represented here. If you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library for more information at 310-548-7618 x 215.

Reference Works for Fisheries and Fishing

Industrial Fishery technology : a survey of methods for domestic harvesting, preservation, and processing of fish used for food and for industrial products. / by Maurice Stanby, 1963.

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Industrial Fishery Technology by Maurice E. Stansby, in collaboration with Dayton Lee Alverson …

Industrial Fishery Technology introduces industrial fisheries and their products: tuna, salmon, herring, menhaden, and shellfish (shrimp, oyster, clam, scallop and abalone, crab and lobster). The books was published was 1976, and includes a brief discussion of world fisheries and production. At that time, Peru ranked highest of all nations in domestic production (see table, page 27). Among states in the U. S., Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi and Virginia produced the highest volumes of fishery products and consequently the highest values, with California at number one in 1971 for tuna. In early 2000, California was still in the number one slot, but the fishery had changed from tuna to much smaller fish. Historical comparisons can be made against today’s statistics on the Internet.

Fish catching methods of the world. / Andres Von Brand, 1978.

Cover of Fish Catching Methods of the World by A Von Brandt

Fish Catching Methods of the World by A Von Brandt

Fish catching methods of the world is a “… thesaurus of fishing gear and catching methods”, as described in the Preface. The book is a review of known fishing catching methods used world-wide in smaller villages and coast-side towns where methods besides trawling and purse seining brought home the fish catch. The thirty chapters are illustrated with photographic images of fishermen, boats and equipment at some point in the process of preparing to catch or catching fish, or preparing equipment. Other images show the variety of equipment used in each geographic area.

 

Fishing Boats of the World. / Jan Olof Traung.

Cover of Fishing Boats of the World by Jan Olof Traung.

Fishing Boats of the World by Jan Olof Traung.

Fishing Boats of the World features the Design, Engines, Propellers, Deck Gear, Factory Ships, Safety of fishing boats and provides a reference for the design and equipment on a fishing boat in short distance fishing boats to bottom-fishers, tuna clippers and trawlers. Included are fishing boats operated by one or two fishermen; boats with sails, different kinds of motors, vessel engineering, their equipment and operation and a discussion of factory ships. The book’s 650 pages are illustrated with 600 photographs. Besides a very detailed Table of Contents, the book includes references and an index.

 

American fishing schooners 1825-1935. / by Howard I. Chapelle, 1973.

Cover of The American Fishing Schooners by Howard I. Chapelle

The American Fishing Schooners by Howard I. Chapelle

American fishing schooners 1825-1935 offers a historical review and technical description of fishing schooners from 1825 to 1935. The chapters are organized chronologically and provide line illustrations of the plan and profiles views of the ships, as well as sheer plans, perspective views, rigging details and drawings of cast iron fittings. The book, and others produced by the author, are authorities on the subject of vessel design, and especially helpful to model builders.

 
 
 

Fishing and Fisheries on the West Coast

Fishing Barges of California 1921-1998. / by Ed Ries, 2000.

Cover of Fishing Barges of California 1921-1998 by Ed Ries.

Fishing Barges of California 1921-1998 by Ed Ries.

Fishing Barges of California is the story of sportfishing by the public in California for about two decades beginning in 1921. For the cost of the “scrap value of the ships”, sailing ships no longer needed were sold and converted to fishing barges. They had formerly been schooners, barkentines and scows. In the beginning, fishing for the big and game fish could be had, along with restaurant food, bathrooms, and fresh water for comfort for 50c a day. Ries chronicles the people aspiring to catch the big one as well as the captains who became businessmen. Biographies of well-known sailing and steam barges are included, as well as a bibliography and index. Most of the story takes place between 1921 and 1939, the momentum of sportfishing from barges didn’t really slow to a stop until 1998.

Hunters, Seamen and Entrepreneurs the Tuna Seinermen of San Diego./ by Michael Orbach, 1977.

Cover of Hunters, Seamen, and Entrepreneurs by Michael K. Orbach.

Hunters, Seamen, and Entrepreneurs by Michael K. Orbach.

Hunters, Seamen and Entrepreneurs is a book describing the technique and technical aspects of fishing for tuna through the experiences of the Portuguese and Italian fishermen in an area termed as the Eastern Tropical Pacific off the shores of San Diego, California between 1973-1975. The author was at the time a graduate student of anthropology who used his beginner’s experience as a sailor to help land a job on a tuna seiner and to learn first-hand of the processes involved in going to sea, preparing to catch and capturing the tuna fish, and bringing the catch back to port to sell and process.

 

Tales of the Golden Years of California Ocean Fishing 1900-1950. / by Ed Ries, 1995.

Cover of Tales of the Golden Years of California Ocean Fishing, 1900-1950 by Ed Ries.

Tales of the Golden Years of California Ocean Fishing, 1900-1950 by Ed Ries.

The author’s abundance of knowledge about sportfishing is organized by theme and laid out in thirteen chapters. Illustrations as photographs or line drawings provide a view into the aspects of sportfishing, such as prized fishes, fish for the market and canning industries, tackle and equipment, and personalities in sportfishing as a challenge.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Whaling

The Portuguese Shore Whalers of California, 1854 – 1904. / by David E. Bertao, 2006.

Cover of The Portuguese Shore Whalers of California, 1854-1904 by David E. Bertao.

The Portuguese Shore Whalers of California, 1854-1904 by David E. Bertao.

The Portuguese Shore Whalers of California is a well-illustrated history of shore whalers, including coverage of sea-side counties from northern to southern California. The third section of the book is a biographical listing of shore whalers; 262 of Portuguese descent and 64 of non- Portuguese descent. Section one and two cover the business of shore whaling and the counties, and are illustrated with maps and photographs of cities or ships, captains, and whales. A bibliography and index are included which make the book a good source for quick reference on whalers and Portuguese settlers in California beginning around the time of the Gold Rush.

Men and Whales. / by Richard Ellis, 1991.

Cover of Men and Whales by Richard Ellis.

Men and Whales by Richard Ellis.

Men and Whales is a history of world-wide whaling beginning with the Basque peoples of France and Spain, about 900 C.E. and continuing through most of the twentieth century and the end of whaling enforced by governmental controls and environmental groups against the killing of the large mammals. In between is the story of how whaling supplied countries with oil, bone, and by-products of oil and blubber, a kind of whale fat sometimes used in cooking, but more often representing the bulk of fat harvested from a dead whale to supplement the amber-colored whale oil that was most prized for its purity. The connection for almost 1000 years of the great mammals of the sea with those on land quickly became a tale of human bravery against the size and might of the whale, animals which are now close to extinction due to human exploitation and greed. The author examines every aspect of whaling, from the methods of catching and beaching whales to the utilization of the animal’s carcass for items made of oil and wax such as candles and soaps, medicines, food delicacies, and bone fittings for undergarments and scrimshaw as souvenirs. A marine artist, the author has included some of his paintings of whales alongside photographs or posters from the history of whaling in recent times.

Deep Diving

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Deep diving is a form of professional or commercial diving. It requires the use of a breathing apparatus or surface supplied air in order to descend and ascend a depth of 200 feet or more below the water surface.

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20,000 Divers Under the Sea : a History of the Mediterranean and Western Atlantic Sponge Trades with an Account of Early Deep Diving. / by Torrance R. Parker. Published by Sub-Sea Archives, 2013.

The Library’s collections cover the history of deep diving and some of its technical aspects. The recently-published book on sponge diving was added to our collections.

Other histories of diving focus on deep diving, ocean engineering, underwater exploration, diving in the navy, and offshore oil well drilling. Our collection contains a variety of resources such as books by well-known authors and practitioners Torrance Parker, Jacques Cousteau, and translations from French authors, symposium proceedings, and technical manuals. The Library also holds a complete series of The Journal of Diving History. Please call the Library for more information at 310-548-7618.

Deep Diving History: See our online catalog for books on the subject of deep diving.

Library Collections on the Merchant Marine

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Cover of Merchant Vessels of the United States 1887

Merchant Vessels of the United States 1887

 

List of Merchant Vessels of the United States (title is from the cover), was published at various times by the United States Treasury Department, the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Navigation, and the United States Department of Transportation and the United States Coast Guard. The Library has volumes published 1884, 1886-1887; 1891-1989 (with some years missing).

The List of Merchant Vessels of the United States, updated each year, is a ship’s register with offical numbers and scantlings (measurements of the structural parts) for ships. This means a researcher can consult this reference for a ship’s length and breadth, tonnage, crew size, type of ship, propulsion, date and location of construction and home port, and owner’s name. Prior to consulting the reference, all that is needed is a date and ship’s name. Of the appendices, “Former Names Showing Present Names” and “Vessels Lost” help to historically define a particular ship or it’s demise. The series is in constant use for reference. Contact us for a request by filing in the form on this page.

Merchant Marine is a term defined in the Random House Dictionary of the English Language as “…1. the vessels of a nation that are engaged in commerce…”, and “… 2. the officers and crews of such vessels…”. The concept of merchant ships in the service of the military developed during and after the Civil War, yet the American history of merchant shipping dates back to the early 1600s (see John Spears, The Story of the American Merchant Marine.).

Ocean-going commerce expanded up until the 1850s, due to the highly-valued craftsmanship of wooden ships (see Benjamin Labaree, America and the Sea: A Maritime History.), which later could not compete with new technologies of steam and industrial shipbuilding enjoyed by other maritime nations. The 20th century witnessed the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 and the later recognition of the United States Merchant Marine veterans by President Reagan in 1988 for service in World War II.

The Library collection includes: Bibliographies and Periodicals, Histories, Labor Law, Navigation, Seamanship, Ship Registers and Yearbooks, and Shipbuilding Histories.

The The Library collection online includes material on many topics such as merchant ships and merchant seamen and crews: ship registers, histories and periodicals. The Merchant Marine in the World Wars is also represented.

Maritime History in Art

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Souvenir Postcard Los Angeles Harbor.

Postcard from Souvenir Folder of Los Angeles Harbor, San Pedro and Wilmington. Published by A. Kashower Co., Los Angeles, Calif.

Art from postcard issued circa 1912, is labelled “California Yacht Club and Harbor, Wilmington, Calif.”

The term Marine Art, alternatively ships in art, refers to paintings, prints and objects created well before the photographic image captured maritime history. Marine art is represented in both the Library’s and the Museum’s Collections of artists who depicted ships, sailors, masters, crew, and objects of maritime significance primarily of the Victorian Era through the 20th century (1830s to 1999).

For a definition of the history of portraying the sea and ships in pictures, see Peter Kemp, in the Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, 1976, page 521, who recounts: “… the earliest known pictures of ships and boats are those which decorate Egyptian pottery… around 3200 B.C.”, and further, that “… representations of the sea and ships appear in many paintings of the early Renaissance…” and, further, that “… the true birth of marine painting… occurred in Holland in the late 16th century.”.

Later in his entry on Marine painting, on page 524, Kemp discloses, “… world wars of the 20th century produced a plethora of marine artists… a result of naval appointments of painters as official artists to record scenes of naval activity.” A sample of this interest in illustrating the Navy in action can be found in the Museum’s Current Exhibit.

Locating illustrations of maritime history

Paintings of ships and maritime views may be found in many works that are not about art, but have used paintings as illustrations of a historical text.

Searching for artists or painters by name is facilitated by dictionaries or encyclopedias. Two such works available at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum research Library are selected here:

Book cover for Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum

The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum by M.V. and Dorothy Brewington.

The Marine Paintings and Drawings in the Peabody Museum by M.V. and Dorothy Brewington. Published by The Peabody Museum of Salem, 1981. 535 pages, index, illustrations, color and black and white.

The Marine Painting and Drawings in the Peabody Museum is a catalog of visual images of the nineteenth century, especially of the merchant marine vessels of any type; not Navy vessels, but ships used in trade and transport of goods across oceans and on inland waterways. To find an artist or ship, look alphabetically for an artist’s name, or look by port name or vessel name by consulting the Index. The text is rich with information; this is not a book to read but to glean information and data from.

Image of painting by Antonio Jacobsen.

“The Forteviot”, 1896, by Antonio Jacobsen.

Paintings you will find in this book are exemplified by this image, found on Wikipedia, of the Forteviot. The ship is shown in rough seas, with full sun illuminating the sails and careful delineation of the rigging, sails, hull, flags, and other details, a hallmark of the artist, Antonio Nicolo Gasparo, 1850-1921. His style, from the late 1880s to 1920, was extremely popular and is stylistically indicative of the era of sail and early days of steam.

 

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Dictionary of Sea Painters by E. H. H. Archibald

Dictionary of Sea Painters by E.H.H. Archibald. Published by The Antique Collector’s Club, Ltd., 1989. 575 pages, index, illustrations.

Dictionary of Sea Painters is a resource with an international focus, that identifies artists and their works beginning with Dutch painters of the 1600s and, including painters from all countries, extending through the middle of the twentieth century. The preliminary chapter consists of “Sea Paintings–Identification and Dating” which outlines and illustrates the aspects of marine illustration: flags(shown in full color), ship profiles, picture content, and coastal craft (dated). The dictionary of names follows and finally a chapter of plates, consisting of 932 black and white paintings. Over 30 color plates are interspersed throughout the text.

The Los Angeles Maritime Museum’s collections of paintings and other works of art may be consulted separately: please call the Museum for more information at 310-548-7618.

The Library’s collection on maritime history in art is represented at LibraryThing.com. If you do not see what you are looking for please call the Library for more information at 310-548-7618 x 215.

Naval Histories

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The Library’s collection of books on the naval histories are only partially represented here.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library for more information at 310-548-7618 x 215.

A Bibliography of American Naval history. / Compiled by Paolo E. Coletta, 1981.

Brassey’s Encyclopedia of Military History and Biography. / Franklin D. Margiotta, 1994.

Building American Submarines 1914-1940. / Gary Weir in Contributions to Naval History published by Naval Historical Center Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., 1991

Combat fleets of the world… : their ships, aircraft, and armament. / Jean Labayle Couhat. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1976.

The first English edition of the 1897, French work, “Les flottes de combat”, features navies of the world, and was published in France and the United States. Library has: 1976/77; 1978/79; 1980/81; 1982/83; 1984/85; 1986/87.

Combat fleets of the world 1998/99 : their ships, aricraft and armament. / Compiled by A.D. Baker. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Dictionary of American Naval fighting ships. /Navy Department Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval History Division, Washington, D.C., 1959–1981.

History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II. / Samuel Eliot Morison. Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown and Company, 1954. Library has Volumes 1 to 14 (Vols. 5, 7 missing):

A Bibliography of American Naval history. / Compiled by Paolo E. Coletta, 1981.

Brassey’s Encyclopedia of Military History and Biography. / Franklin D. Margiotta, 1994.

Building American Submarines 1914-1940. / Gary Weir in Contributions to Naval History published by Naval Historical Center Department of the Navy, Washington, D.C., 1991

Combat fleets of the world… : their ships, aircraft, and armament. / Jean Labayle Couhat. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1976.

The first English edition of the 1897, French work, “Les flottes de combat”, features navies of the world, and was published in France and the United States. Library has: 1976/77; 1978/79; 1980/81; 1982/83; 1984/85; 1986/87.

Combat fleets of the world 1998/99 : their ships, aircraft and armament. / Compiled by A.D. Baker. Annapolis, Maryland : Naval Institute Press, 1998.

Dictionary of American Naval fighting ships. /Navy Department Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval History Division, Washington, D.C., 1959–1981.

History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II. / Samuel Eliot Morison. Boston, Mass. : Little, Brown and Company, 1954. Library has Volumes 1 to 14 (Vols. 5, 7 missing):

Jane’s fighting ships 1905/6 : a reprint of the 1905/6 edition of Fighting Ships. / Edited by Fred T. Jane, 1970.

The Ships and aircraft of the United States fleet nineth edition. / John S. Rowe and Samuel L. Morison. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1972.

The Ships and aircraft of the United States fleet. / By James C. Fahey.
Library has 5 volumes: 1939 edition, the War edition, Second War edition, Victory edition, and Two-Ocean fleet edition, published between 1944 and 1978, mostly as reprints of the Ships and Aircraft original publications.

U.S. Warships of World War 2 / Paul H. Silverstone. Annapolis, MD : Naval Institute Press, 1989, c1965.

Warship volume i to volume X / edited by Robert Gardiner, 1980.

Warships and Navies of the world, 1880 / J.W. King, 1982.

Warships of the Imperial Japanese Navy, 1869 – 1945 / Hansgeorg Jentshura, Dieter Jung and Peter Mickel; Translated by Antony Preston and J.D. Brown, 1970.

Naval Architecture

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The books and journals for research in the subject of naval architecture are only partially represented here.

For more information, please call the Library at 310-548-7618, ext. 215.

Bibliography, Shipbuilding — 1600 to 1900
A bibliography of books on naval architecture rigging and seamanship printed 1600-1919.
Compiled by Lars Bruzelius, 1996.

Biography.
F.H. Chapman : the first naval architect and his work / by Daniel G. Harris, 1989.

Congresses
Proceedings / Eleventh Ship Technology and Research (STAR) Symposium, 1986, held in
conjunction with the SNAME spring meeting hosted by the Pacific Northwest Section,
Portland, Oregon, May 21-23, 1986.

Designs and plans, Historic ships
Guidelines for recording historic ships / Richard K. Anderson, Jr., 1988.

John Lenthall, naval architect : a guide to plans and drawings of American naval and merchant
vessels, 1790-1874 : with a bibliography of works on shipbuilding printed in Great
Britain, France, and the United States, 1707-1882, collected by John Lenthall
(b. 1807-d.1882). / by Gail E. Farr and Brett F. Bostwick, 1991.

History
Skeppet. The ship, an illustrated history, written and illustrated by Bjorn Landstrom.
Translated by Michael Phillips, 1961.

Hydrodynamics
Journal of ship research.

Journals
Transactions – The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. 1927, 1941 – 1994
(some years missing).

Masting and rigging
Rudimentary treatise on masting, mast-making, and rigging of ships also tables of spars, rigging,
blocks… / by Robert Kipping, 1928.

Seventeenth century rigging a handbook for model-makers. / by R.C. Anderson, 1955.

Steel’s elements of mastmaking, sailmaking and rigging from the 1794 edition, arranged with
and introduction by Claude S. Gill, 1932.

Merchant ships
Merchant ship design. / by R. Munro-Smith, 1964.

Naval architecture
A treatise on parabolic construction of ships and other marine engineering subjects. / by
John W. Nystrom, 1863.

Basic naval architecture. / by Kenneth C. Barnaby, 1967, c1949.

Manual of naval architecture; the fundamental principles of naval architecture, ship-design
and construction for masters and mates. / by George Charles Manning …, 1930.

Manual of ship construction; the fundamental principles of naval architecture for the
operating personnel of the merchant service, particularly those who are, or desire to become,
officers. / by George C. Manning …, 1932.

Naval architecture simplified, explained in non-technical terms. / by Charles Desmond, 1918.

Ship design and construction. / written by a group of authorities ; Robert Taggart, editor, 1980.

Ship drafting. / by Edgar P. Trask and John P. Comstock, 1938.

Mechanics, Applied
Theory of naval architecture. / by Andrew McCance Robb, 1952.

Sailing ships.
The search for speed under sail, 1700-1855. / by Howard I. Chapelle, 1967.

Sailing ships–History.

Colonial vessels; some seventeenth century sailing craft. / by William A. Baker, 1962.

Shipbuilding–Tables.
Handbook of ship calculations, construction and operation; a reference book for naval
architects, marine engineers, ship and engine draftsmen, deck officers, and others
engaged in the building and operating of ships. / by Charles H. Hughes …, 1942.

Shipbuilding–France–History–18th century.
The seventy-four gun ship : a practical treatise on the art of naval architecture. / by
Jean Boudriot ; English translation by David H. Roberts, 1986.

Ships, Iron and steel.
Design and construction of steel merchant ships…/ Edited by David Arnott, 1955.
Ship design and construction, written by a group of authorities. Editor:
Amelio M. D’Arcangelo, 1969.

Ship construction and calculations with numerous illustrations and examples; for the use
of officers… / by George Nicol, 1920.

Ships–History.
The Lore of ships. / by Tre Trycare, 1963.

Statics and Dynamics
Principles of naval architecture, written by a group of authorities; editors: Henry E. Rossell
and Lawrence B. Chapman, 1962.

Steamboats–History.
The steam launch / Richard M. Mitchell, 1994.

Warships
Principles of warship construction and damage control. / by G.C. Manning and
T.L. Schumacher, 1939, c1935.

Wooden boats–Catalogs. Naval architecture–Designs and plans–Catalogs.
Thirty wooden boats : a second catalog of building plans / by the editors of
WoodenBoat magazine, 1986-88.

Marine Engineering

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The Library’s collection of books on marine engineering are only partially represented here.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library for more information at
310-548-7618 x 215.

Marine engineering is defined as “…marine propulsion machinery and auxiliaries… the invention, design, building, installation, operation, and repair of marine engines…”. in Rene de Kerchove’s International Maritime Dictionary, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold in 1961. A Marine Engineer is “…a sea-going engineer, who must be a mechanic as well as an executive officer…” (see de Kerchove, p. 490). Manuals, giving questions and answers for examinations, as well as technical handbooks and guides, contained a complete resource for the engineer, and were published for the technologies of steam, diesel and oil in the 20th century. Thus the handbooks in the Research Library Collection date from before World War I to after the Vietnam War, with most of these published for the sailor or marine engineer between the World Wars.

Titles shown do not reflect the entire collection: if you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library at 310-548-7618 x 215.

Reference Works: Marine Engines
A pocket book of marine engineering rules and tables. / A.E. Seaton and H.M. Rounthwaite, 1912.

American machinists’ handbook and dictionary of shop terms a reference book for machine-shop and drawingroom data, methods and definitions. / by Fred H. Colvin … and Frank A. Stanley …, 1940.

Annotated acronyms and abbreviations of marine science related international organizations. / Compiled by Jeannette P. North; Revised by Charlotte M. Ashby, 1976.

Audels new marine engineers guide, a practical treatise on marine engines, boilers and auxiliary machinery, including theory and practice of the steam turbine… also U.S. government rules and regulations regarding engineers’ licenses. / by Theo. Lucas, M.E., Frank D. Graham, N. Hawkins, M.E., 1928; 1940.

Dictionary of marine engineering and nautical terms. / by G.O. Watson, 1964.

Machinery’s handbook for machine shop and drafting-room; a reference book on machine design and shop practice for the mechanical engineer, draftsman, toolmaker, and machinist./ by Erik Oberg and F.D. Jones, 1939.

Seaton & Rounthwaite’s pocket book of marine engineering rules and tables; for the use of marine engineering, naval architects, designers, superintendents, and all engaged in the design and construction of marine machinery, naval and mercantile. / Albert Seaton, 1948.

Handbooks and Guides
Marine engine and fire room guide./ by Robert H. Jacobs and E. L. Cady, 1944.
Marine engineer’s handbook prepared by a staff of specialists. / Frank Ward Sterling, ed., 1920.

Modern marine engineer’s manual Vol. 1 & 2 / [edited by] Alan Osbourne, 1943.

Naval engineer’s guide. /by James V. Jolliff and Hollis E. Robertson, 1972.

Practical marine engineering. / by Reno King, 1956.

“Verbal” notes and sketches for marine engineer officers; a manual of marine steam
engineering practice… Volume 1 & 2. / by. J.W. M. Sothern.

Handbooks for Examinations:

20th Century Guide for Marine Engineers, Questions and Answers, Reciprocating Engines, Boilers, Turbines, Gas Engines, Diesel Engines. / by J. A. Ramsey, and J. Rosbloom, 1920.

Engineers’ practical test illustrated : a guide for all men employed in and about power plants; practical information on the care and management of engines, boilers, their accessory machinery; gas engines, dynamos. / by Laird & Lee, 1898.

Cornell red book of marine engineering; questions and answers. / by William B. Paterson, 1971.

Marine engine room blue book : based on the original edition by William B. Paterson. / by William D. Eglinton, 1993.

Questions and answers for engineers and fireman’s examinations. / by Frank D. Graham and Kenneth L. Schank, 1979.

Questions and answers for marine engineers. / by Theodore Lucas, 1903.

Surveys
A history of the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1898-1965. / by
Anthony F. Turhollow, 1965.

Comprehensive condition survey for San Pedro Breakwater Los Angeles Harbor Los Angeles County, CA . / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1996.

Port of Los Angeles channel deepening project: draft supplemental impact statement supplemental environmental impact report / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2000.

Professional memoirs : Corps of Engineers, United States Army and Engineer Department at large. Los Angeles Harbor. / by Amos A. Fries, facsimile copy of 1912 edition.
San Pedro Waterfront Project Notice of Preparation Notice of intent December 2006. / Prepared by Environmental Management Division of the Los Angeles Harbor Department and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, 2006.

History
Building the Navy’s bases in World War II; history of the Bureau of Yards and Docks and the Civil Engineer Corps, 1940-1946.

Marine engineering. Written by a group of authorities. Editor: Roy L. Harrington, 1971.
Men, ships, and the sea; the story of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, by Donald A. Holden, 1968.

Naval engineering and American seapower / editor, Randolph W. King ; associate editor, Prescott Palmer ; with fifteen contributors, 1989.
The steam navy of the United States. / Frank M. Bennett, 1896

Shipbuilding and Stability
Historical transactions, 1893-1943. / The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1945.

The naval constructor: a vade mecum of ship design for students, naval architects, shipbuilders and owners, marine superintendents, engineers and draughtsmen. / by George Simpson … 1918.

Practical Marine Diesel Engineering. / by Louis R. Ford, 1931.

Ship stability and trim made easy including the construction and use of tipping scale and slip table, etc. / by Oswald Watts, 1926.

Shipbuilding and marine engineering in Japan 1961. / by Japan Ship Exporters’ Association, 1961; 1966; 1968.

The stability of ships with special reference to the particulars which should be supplied by the shipbuilders ad the value of mechanical devices for attaining metacentric height. / by George Johnson, 1932.

Transactions – The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. 1927; 1941 to 1994

Navigation

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The Library’s collection of books on navigation are only partially represented here.

If you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library for more information at
310-548-7618 x 215.

Navigation, “… the art or science of conducting a vessel from one port to another both by means of landmarks and by observation of celestial bodies, or by electric beacons…” is defined in the Mariner’s Dictionary, by Gershohom Bradford, 1952, page 178. Vessel steering and piloting along coastlines, harbors and roadsteads was technologically enhanced by aids to navigation such as the compass, chart or map, and measuring devices and instruments in wide-spread use after World War II. Reliance on celestial navigation, also in common use before radar technology,
is much older, extending back to the first millennium B.C. with the Phoenicians
who “… planned voyages … using a wind-rose and the stars…”, from the Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, by Peter Kemp, 1976, page 578.

Books on navigation in the Library represent historical material. The following list of
books is selected exclusively for the technology of the 20th century, and are only partially
represented here. For pilot charts and maps of coastlines, seas, islands and oceans, or,
if you do not see what you are looking for here, please call the Library at 310-548-7618, x 215.

Navigation History:
1. A history of marine navigation. / by W. E. May, 1973.

2. A history of the practice of navigation. / Brown, Ferguson & Son, 1951.

3. History of navigation & navigation improvements on the Pacific coast. / by Anthony F.
Turhollow, Benjamin F. Gilbert, and K. Jack Bauer, 1983.

4. A short history of navigation. / by W.J. V. Branch and E. Brook-Williams, 1942.

Reference works:
1. The American practical navigator : an epitome of navigation / originally by Nathaniel
Bowditch ; published by the United States Hydrographic Office under the authority of the
Secretary of the Navy, 1931

2. Navigation and nautical astronomy. A textbook on navigation and nautical astronomy,
prepared for use at the United States Naval Academy by Captain Benjamin Dutton, 1932.

3. Navigation afloat : a manual for the seaman. / by Alton B Moody ; foreword by M.W.
Richey, 1980.

4. The Oxford Companion to ships and the sea. / edited by Peter Kemp, 1976.

5. Piloting, seamanship, and small boat handling / Charles F. Chapman ; with revisions by Elbert S. Maloney … [et al.].
6. A select bibliography of British and Irish university theses about maritime history, 1792 to 1990 / compiled by David M. Williams and Andrew P. White, 1991.

General Works:
1. Delaney’s illustrated rules of the nautical road. / by L.E. DeLaney, 1948.

2. Dutton’s Navigation and piloting. Fourteenth Edition by Elbert S. Maloney, 1985.

3. Elements of navigation; a complete exposition of the newest methods as used in the Navy and Merchant Marine. / by W.J. Henderson … , 1918, c1895.

4. The Key to the thirteenth edition of Reed’s new guide book containing the working of the questions and the quantities from the nautical almanac and admiralty tide tables. /
Revised by C.M. Swainston, 1899.

5. Mariner’s notebook. / by William P. Crawford, 1971; 1968, 1966, 1962.

6. Navigation. / by the editors of Time-Life Books, 1976.

7. Navigation prepared by the naval training command./ prepared by Saul Lapidus-Courier Book 1972, c1966.

8. Navigation second edition with a chapter on compass adjusting, and a collection of
miscellaneous examples./ by Harold Jacoby, 1918.

9. Reed’s seamanship and nautical knowledge, compiled for candidates preparing to pass
the examinations for certificates of competency as mates and masters, including answers
to shipbuilding, stability, meteorology, deviation of the compass, cargo works and ships
maintenance. / Thomas Reed & Company, 1931.

10. “Wrinkles” in practical navigation. / by S.T.S. Lecky…, 1887.

Aids to navigation
1. The ABC of compass adjustment being a thorough explanation in simple language of a
complex problem. / by E.W. Owens, 1913.

2. How to adjust your own compass. / K.W. David, 1961.

3. Magnetic compass adjustment simplified. / Bureau of Ships, 1944.

Aids to navigation—Light Lists
1. Complete list of lights and other marine aids. Vols. I-IV. / Treasury Department. / United States Coast Guard, 1953.

2. List of lights and fog signals. / United States. Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic / Topographic Center. 1974, 1971, 1953.

3. Light list. Pacific Coast, United States, Canada, and Hawaiian Islands. / U.S. Coast Guard. 1948, 1945.

4. Light list. Pacific Coast and pacific Islands. / compiled by U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Coast Guard. 2006, 1995, 1964.

Aids to navigation—Lighthouses:
The significance of aids to marine navigation. / United States Coast Guard, 1943.

Biography:
Carry on, Mr. Bowditch; illustrated by John O’Hara Cosgrave, II, 1983, c1955.

See Reference Works for Nathaniel Bowditch as author.

Boating:
See Sailing and Yachting.

California:
1. Harbors and navigation code of the State of California, adopted May 25, 1937, with
amendments up to and including those of the first extraordinary session of the legislature,
1954. Annotated and indexed by the publisher’s editorial staff, 1954, c1944.

2. International port of call : an illustrated maritime history of the Golden Gate. / by Robert J. Schwendinger ; pictorial research by Justine Hume ; produced in association with the Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay region, 1984.

Celestial navigation:
1. Celestial navigation step by step. / by Warren Norville, 1975.

2. Celestial navigation : Captain Joe Thompson’s cookbook method. / by Joseph E.
Thompson, 1981.

3. Celestial navigation; a quick, easy, and thorough explanation, with realistically worked
examples, of the practice of celestial navigation at sea, using simple and inexpensive
equipment and requiring only the ability to add and subtract figures, by Frances W.
Wright, 1969.

4. Commonsense celestial navigation. / by Hewitt Schlereth, 1982, c1975.

5. Manual of celestial navigation. / by Arthur A. Ageton … , 1944.

6. Practical celestial navigation. / by Susan P. Howell, 1987.

Charts:
Nautical charts and publications public sale Region 1 United States and Canada 4th edition. / National Imagery and Mapping Agency, 2000, c1998.

Coastwise navigation:
Advanced coastal navigation. / U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1987.

Dead reckoning:
Piloting and dead reckoning / by H. H. Shufeldt and G. D. Dunlap.

Distances:
1. Table of distances between ports, via the shortest navigable routes / as determined by the Hydrographic Office, United States Navy Dept, 1936.

2. Distances between United States ports / published by the Defense Mapping Agency,
Hydrographic Center, 1978.

Electronics in navigation:
1. Guide to marine electronics./ By The National Marine Electronics Association, 1983.

2. Radar and electronic navigation. by G. J. Sonnenberg, 1970, c1951.
3. Radar for safer boating : what it is; how it works; when and how to use it for navigating and increasing safety./ Jack West, 1967.

4. Radar plotting manual. / U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, 1960.

5. The use of radar at sea. / edited by F. J. Wylie, 1978.

Education, examination, questions for Ship captains’ licenses in the United States:
1. The Coast Guard license : from six-pac to ocean operator / by Budd Gonder, 1984.

2. Crawford Nautical School information. / Crawford Nautical School, 1969.

3. Cugle’s Practical navigation. / by Charles H. Cugle, 1943.

4. Navigation. Introduction, Lessons 1, 2 & 3. / Captain L.E. Delaney, 1947.

5. Ocean and inland operator book 1 and book 2 license preparation course. / Richard A.
Block, editor, 1982.

6. Problems & answers in navigation & piloting. / Elbert S. Maloney, 1978.

7. Pugsley’s new guide to the United States local inspectors examination of masters and
mates : of ocean-going steam and sailing ships, containing all useful information and
explaining how to find latitude and longitude by observation, and many other useful
calculations not included in the examination, / by Capt. R.M. Pugsley, 1920.

Gyro-compass:
Gyro-compasses, publication 17-20. / Sperry Gyroscope, 1945.

Inland navigation:
1. Code of Federal Regulations 33 Navigation and navigable waters. / Office of the Federal Register, various dates.

3. Deep water. / New York Marine News Company, Inc, 1952.

Los Angeles Harbor (California):
See California.

Marine meteorology:
Mariners weather log. / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Data and Information Service./National Oceanographic Data Center (U.S.), 2008.

Mathematics:
1. Mathematics for navigators a supplement to Dutton’s Navigation and nautical astronomy. / by Bennett M. Dodson and Delwyn Hyatt, 1944.

2. Mathematics used in navigation. Lessons 1, 2, 3 & 4. / by Captain L.E. Delaney and E.W. Tinsely, 1948.

3. Navigational applications of plane and spherical trigonometry / by Carol A. Congleton;
illustrated by Sal R. Garcia, 1980.

4. Piloting/navigation with the pocket calculator. / by Jack Buchanek & Ed Bergin, 1976.

5. Short, easy and improved method of finding the apparent time at ship. / D. M’Gregor & Co., Ltd., 1929.

6. The danger angle and off-shore distance tables with a table of natural sines, tangents, etc./ by S.T.S. Lecky, 1941.

7. Using electronic calculators to solve problems in navigation a supplement to Slide rule for the Mariner. / by H. H. Shufeldt, 1977.

Nautical astronomy:
1. A complete epitome of practical navigation, and nautical astronomy, containing all
necessary instructions for keeping a ship’s reconing at sea… new edition. / By J.W. Saul,
1917, c1852.

2. A treatise on navigation and nautical astronomy, including the theory of compass
deviations, prepared for use as a textbook at the U.S. Naval Academy. / by Commander
W.C.P. Muir …, 1918

3. Basic problems in celestial navigation. / by Barton Roth, 1944.

4. Navigation and nautical astronomy / by Prof. J.H.C. Coffin ; prepared for the use of the
U.S. Naval Academy, 1902, c1898.

Polynesians, Micronesians:
1. The voyaging stars : secrets of the Pacific island navigators / David Lewis, 1978.

2. We, the navigators; the ancient art of landfinding in the Pacific. / David Lewis, 1975.

Oceanography and ocean engineering:
Science and the sea. / U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, 1967.

Pilots and pilotage:
1. Coastal navigation step by step. / by Warren Norville, 1976.

2. The new-skipper’s Bowditch : piloting from here to there, and home again, with maximum pleasure and minimum trauma. / by James Louttit, 1984.

Royal Navy–Handbooks, manuals:
1. Manual of seamanship, volume 1, 1908. / By authority of the Lords Commissioners of
the Admiralty.

2. Manual of seamanship, volume 2, 1909. / By authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.

Rule of the road at sea for Inland navigation, Law and legislation in the United States:
1. Rules of the nautical road. Farwell’s Rules of the nautical road. / Raymond James Farwell, 1977.

2. Rules to prevent collisions of vessels and pilot rules for certain inland waters of the
Atlantic and Pacific coasts and of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. / no date.

3. A mariner’s guide to the rules of the road. / William H. Tate, 1982.

Safety measures:
1. Particularized navigation: how to prevent navigational emergencies. / by Frances W.
Wright, 1973.

2. Navigation rules, international-inland / U.S. Department of Transportation, United States Coast Guard, 1983.

Sailing and Yachting:
1. Kindergarten of celestial navigation. / by Joseph Sellar, 1964 .

2. Practical navigation for the yachtsman. / by Frederick L. Devereux, Jr. Illustrated by
Richard Mikulski, 1972.

3. Sailing in the fog. / by Richard Henderson, 1986.

4. Sailing at night. / by Richard Henderson, 1987.

5. Sailing in windy weather. / by Richard Henderson, 1988.

6. World cruising routes / Jimmy Cornell.

7. The yachtsman’s guide to coastwise navigation. / by Stafford Campbell, 1979.

8. World cruising routes. / by Jimmy Cornell, 1987.

9. Navigation for offshore and ocean sailors. / by David Derrick, 1981.

Tables:
1. Self-contained celestial navigation with H.O. 208. / by John S. Letcher, Jr. ; illustrated by the author, 1977.

2. Astronomical navigation tables. Volume A. Latitudes 0 – 4 North and South… / Great
Britain Hydrographic Office,1941.

3. Dead reckoning altitude and azimuth table. / by Arthur Ageton, 1943.

4. Lecky’s general utility tables; for the quick solution of many every day problems in
navigation… / by T.S. Lecky, 1911.

5. Cugle’s two-minute azimuths, volume 1 and volume 2 / by Charles Hurst Cugle, 1945.

6. Tables of computed altitude and azimuth latitudes 0 to 9 inclusive volume 1. / United
States Navy Department Hydrographic Office, 1941.

7. Noon-interval tables. / United States Hydrographic Office, 1943.

8. Distances between United States ports. / United States Department of Commerce, 1978.

United States Navy:
1. Quartermaster 1 & C. / U.S. Navy Training Publications Center, 1949.

2. Quartermaster 3 & 2. / U.S. Navy Training Publications Center, 1963, c1951.

Weather:
1. Admiralty list of radio signals volume 3 1988. Hydrographer of the Navy (Great Britain), 1988.

2. Navigation of ships in a fog. / by C.D. Wilkinson and J.T. Douglas, 1908.

3. On finding the latitude and longitude in cloudy weather and at other times. / By A. C.
Johnson, 1916.

4. Radio weather aids to navigation. Radio weather broadcasting … 1941- ./ United States
Navy Department Hydrographic Office, 1941

Seamanship

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Seamanship is defined as “… the art of sailing, maneuvering and preserving a ship or boat in all positions and under all circumstances…” in The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published by Oxford University Press in 1982. The definition originally came from the Encyclopedia Britannica in 1886.

Historically, the word seamanship was used to delineate the sailor’s skill for ships that were propelled by wind power, skill that was primarily used with ship’s lines, sails, etc. and were aimed at informing the sailor about the array of unique mechanisms and devices that support a ship underway. A ship’s propulsion, steering, and motion overlap with ship building and navigation, topics that are related but published separately for the naval architect and marine engineer.

Book titles shown do not reflect the entire collection: if you do not see what you are looking for, please call the Library at 310-548-7618 x 215.

Reference Works: Handbooks and Manuals
Examination Preparation:
Blue book of questions and answers for second mate, chief mate, master, ocean, coastwise, yachts. / by W. A. MacEwen, 1966.

Questions and answers for deck officers. / by H. Norby, 1944.

Seamanship and nautical knowledge for second mates’, mates’, and masters’ examinations./ by Charles H. Brown, 1938.

Merchant Marine:
Modern seamanship. / By Austin M. Knight, 1937, c1930.

Pipe all hands. / by H.M. Tomlinson, 1937.

Practical seamanship for use in the merchant service: including all ordinary subjects… / by John Todd, 1919.

Meteorology:
Heavy weather guide. / by William J. Kotsch and Richard Henderson, 1984.

Heavy weather guide. Part I: Hurricanes. / by Edwin T. Harding. Part II: Typhoons, by William J. Kotsch, 1965.

Navies of the United States and Great Britain
Admiralty manual of seamanship, 1972-.

Manual of seamanship… / by authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, 1919, c1908.

Sail and power; a manual of seamanship for the United States Naval Academy. / by Richard Henderson and Bartlett S. Dunbar, 1967.

Special Training
Oceanography and seamanship. / by William G. Van Dorn, 1974.

Chronicle & directory published by the Pennsylvania Schoolship Association: a chronicle of the Association and Pennsylvania’s Nautical School and training vessels, including a directory of those graduates… as of April 1, 1989.

Manual for the guidance of apprentices on training ships. / by Capt. Eugene E. O’Donnell, 1919.

United States Coast Guard
Basic seamanship and safe boat handling. Based on the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instruction courses. / by Blair Walliser, 1967, c1962.

Sailing and seamanship. / U.S. Coast Guard Auxilliary, 1988, c1985.

Seamanship and ship handling an extension course in practical navigation and preparation for Merchant Marine Examination of the United States Coast Guard. / By L.E. Delaney and Lorcan F. Crawford

Yachting:
The Annapolis book of seamanship. / by John Rousmaniere, 1989, c1983.

Cruising under sail : incorporating Voyaging under sail / by Eric Hiscock, 1981; 1965

Heavy weather cruising. / Tom Cunliffe, 1988.

Heavy weather sailing. / by K. Adlard Coles.

Offshore cruising encyclopedia. / by Stephen and Linda Dashew, 1989.

Offshore manual international. / edited by Peter Johnson, with Robert Humphreys, Roger Marshall, 1977.

Piloting, seamanship, and small boat handling. / Charles F. Chapman ; with revisions by Elbert S. Maloney … 1951, c1920.

Singlehanded sailing : the experiences and techniques of the lone voyagers. / written and illustrated by Richard Henderson, 1988.

History
A history of seamanship. / by Douglas Phillips-Birt, 1971.

Seamanship in the age of sail : an account of the shiphandling of the sailing man-of-war, 1600-1860, based on contemporary sources. / by John Harland, 1984.

Ships and seamanship in the ancient world. / by Lionel Casson, 1986.

The boatswain’s manual. / by William A. McLeod, 1945.
The kedge-anchor or young sailor’s assistant. / by William N. Brady, 1970, c1857.

The rule of the road at sea and in inland waters; or steering and sailing rules; collisions and law of the port helm. / by Thornton A. Jenkins, 1869.

Shipping

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A business of national importance : the Royal Mail Shipping Group, 1902-1937 / Edwin Green & Michael Moss, 1982

A history of the merchant navy. / by H. Moyse-Bartlett, 1937.

A maritime history of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River region. Vol. I. / By William Avery Baker, 1973

A maritime history of Bath, Maine and the Kennebec River region. Vol. II. / By William Avery Baker, 1973

A report on Pacific coastwise shipping, with special reference to the San Francisco Bay ports area, 1953.

All about ships & shipping. / edited by Edwin P. Harnack, 1959.

All about ships and shipping a handbook of popular nautical information ; with numerous diagrams, plans and illustrations. / edited by Edwin P. Harnack, 1975.

Along the waterfront, covering a period of fifty years on Grays Harbor and the Pacific Northwest. / by H.M. Delanty, 1943.

American Bureau of Shipping: one hundred twentyfifth anniversary, 1862-1987.

American Bureau of Shipping: one hundredth anniversary, 1862-1962.

American merchant marine conference proceedings volume 17./The Propeller Club of the United States, 1952.

American sailing coasters of the North Atlantic / by Paul C. Morris ; with a foreword by Edouard A. Stackpole, 1979.

American shipper.

American Viking; the saga of Hans Isbrandtsen and his shipping empire, 1972.

America’s sea saga; tales of ships and their stalwart skippers who paced behind the mizzen, 1620-1880. / by Edmind Ogden Sawyer, 1962.

Atlantic highway./ [by] Warren Armstrong, 1961.

Black-sailed traders the keels and wherries of Norfolk and Suffolk./by Roy Clark, 1961.

British bulk carriers 1945 – 1979./ I.G. Stewart, 1979.

British tankers & gas carriers 1955 – 1979. / I.G. Stewart, 1979.

British tankers 1945 – 1955./ [by] I.G. Stewart, 1979.

Build a fleet, lose a fleet / [by] R. McDonell, 1976.

Canadian ports and seaway directory, a manual of essential information respecting Canadian ports and shipping services for ship owners, brokers, charterers, and shipmasters interested in trade with Canada. / Compiled by Frederick William Wallace, 1948.

Cargo carriers of the Great Lakes : the saga of the Great Lakes fleet–North America’s fresh water merchant marine. / by Jacques LesStrang, 1985.

Cargoes : Matson’s first century in the Pacific / William L. Worden, 1981.

Cargoes on the Great Lakes. /By Marie McPhedran. Illustrations by Dorothy Ivens, 1954.

Champion of sail : R W Leyland and his shipping line, 1986.

Chandris Lines. / by William H. Miller, 1993.

Chartering and shipping terms, 1951.

China tea clippers / George F. Campbell ; drawings by the author, 1974.

China tea clippers / George F. Campbell ; drawings by the author, 1990.

China tea clippers / George F. Campbell ; drawings by the author, 1974.

Despatch of tramp ships: practical guide to the subject for all connected with the shipping business. / by J. Bes, 1967.

Dictionary of shipping terms / by Peter R. Brodie, 1985.

Directory of shipowners, shipbuilders and marine engineers 1982.

Down to the sea; the romance of the Clyde, its ships and shipbuilders [by] George Blake, 1937.

First annual report of the United States Shipping Board : December 1, 1917.

Foreign coastal and short sea freighters, 1960.

Fundamentals of cargo and stowage. / Compiled and arranged by L. E. Delaney, 1947.

Golden Gate; the story of San Francisco harbor./ by Felix Riesenberg, Jr., 1940.

Great ships around the world./[by] Penrose Scull Introduction by Frank O. Braynard, 1960

Great stories of the Great Lakes, 1966.

Historical transactions, 1893-1943./ Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1945.

International oil tanker and terminal safety guide. / Oil Companies International Marine Forum. 1974.

International shipper’s atlas. / [by] Joseph DeGrace, 1968.

International shipping and shipbuilding directory 1974.

International shipping and shipbuilding directory incorporating Shipping World Yearbook and the British Shipbuilding compendium, 1966.

Jane’s freight containers / edited by George Downie, 1968.

Jane’s merchant shipping review / edited by A.J. Ambrose, 1984.
Japan shipping guide 1959-1960.

Lake carriers Cargo carriers of the Great Lakes : the saga of the Great Lakes fleet–North America’s fresh water merchant marine / by Jacques Les Strang, 1981.

Lloyd’s maritime atlas : including a comprehensive list of ports and shipping places of the world, 1971.

Lloyd’s register of British and foreign shipping. Rules & regulations for the construction and classification of steel vessels.

Lloyd’s register of shipping, 1760-1960. / by George Blake. Illustrated by David Knight, 1960.

Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1926/7.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1929/30.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1930/31. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1930/31. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1931/2. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1933/4. Vol. 2 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1934/5. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1935/6. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1936/7. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1936/7. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1937/8 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1937/8 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1939/40 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1941/2. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1942/3. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1943/4.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1944/5
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1946/7
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1947/8. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1948/9. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1948/9. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1949/50. A – L. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1949/50. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1949/50. M – Z. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1950/1. A – L. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1950/1. M – Z. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1951/2. A – L. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1951/2. M – Z. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1952/3 A – L. Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1952/3 M – Z. Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1953/4 A – L. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1953/4 M – Z. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1954/5 A – L. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1954/5 M – Z. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1955/6 A – L. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1955/6 M – Z. Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1956/7 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1957/8 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1957/8 Vol. 2. Appendix
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1958/9 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1958/9 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1959/60 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1959/60 Vol. 3. Shipowners
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1959/60 Vol. 4. Directory.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1959/60 Vol.1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1960/1 v.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1960/1 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1960/1 Vol. 3. Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1960/1 Vol. 4. Directory.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1961/2 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1961/2 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1962/3. Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1962/3. Vol. 3. List of Shipowners
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1963/4 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1963/4 Vol.2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1963/4 Vol.3. List of Shipowners
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1963/4 Vol.4. Directory.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1964/5 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1964/5 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1965/6 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1965/6 Vol. 2. Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1965/6 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1965/6 Vol. 4. Directory.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1966/7 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1966/7 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1966/7 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1967/8 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1967/8 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1967/8 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1968/9 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1968/9 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1968/9 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1969/70 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1969/70 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1970/1 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1970/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1970/1 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1971/2 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1971/2 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1972/3 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1972/3 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1972/3 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1973/4 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1973/4 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1974/5 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1974/5 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1975/6 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1975/6.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1976/7 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1977/8 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1977/8 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1978/9 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1978/9 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1979/80 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1979/80 Vol.1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1979/80 Vol.2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1980/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1980/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1980/1 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1981/2 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1981/2 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1981/2 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1981/2 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1982/3 Appendix.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1982/3 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1982/3 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1982/3 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1983/4 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1983/4 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1983/4 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1984/5 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1984/5 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1984/5 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1985/6 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1985/6 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1985/6 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1986/7 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1986/7 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1986/7 Vol. 3. List of Shipowners.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1987/8 Vol. 1.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1987/8 Vol. 2.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1987/8 Vol. 3.
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1988/9 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1988/9 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1988/9 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1989/90 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1989/90 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1989/90 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1990/1 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1990/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1990/1 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1991/1 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1991/1 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1992/3 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1992/3 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1992/3 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1993/4 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1993/4 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1993/4 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1994/5 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1996/7 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1996/7 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1996/7 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1997/8 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1997/8 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1997/8 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1999/2000 Vol. 1
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1999/2000 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 1999/2000 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 2000/01 Vol. 2
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 2000/01 Vol. 3
Lloyd’s register of shipping. 2000/01 Vol. 3

Lloyd’s register of shipping. Supplement and New Entries to the … Register Book, 1926.

Lyle Shipping Co. Ltd., 1827-1966: the firm and the fleet, by Michael Crowdy in collaboration with Lyle Shipping Co., Ltd., 1966.

Marine directory 1980-81.

Matson’s century of ships / by Fred A. Stindt, 1982.

Men of marque; a history of private armed vessels out of Baltimore during the War of 1812. / by John Philips Cranwell [and] William Bowers Crane, 1940.

Merchant marine officers’ handbook, by Edward A. Turpin and William A. MacEwen, 1942 …

Merchant marine officers’ handbook, by Edward A. Turpin and William A. MacEwen, 1943 …

Merchant marine officers’ handbook./By Edwin A. Turpinand William A. MacEwen, 1964.

Merchant marine officers’ handbook: Based on the original edition by Edward A. Turpin and William A. McEwen Master Mariners. / by William B. Hayler, 1990.

New England and the sea, by Robert G. Albion, William A. Baker and Benjamin W. Labaree. Marion V. Brewington, picture editor, 1972.

New York shipping. / by William H. Miller, 1996.

North Atlantic seaway : an illustrated history of the passenger services linking the Old World with the New in four volumes / by N. R. P. Bonsor ; with ill. by J. H. Isherwood, 1978.

North Atlantic seaway : an illustrated history of the passenger services linking the Old World with the New in four volumes / by N. R. P. Bonsor, 1978.

Ocean steamship traffic management, by Grover G. Huebner…, 1920
Ocean traders : from the Portuguese discoveries to the present day. / Michael W. Marshall, 1990.

Ocean transportation [by] Carl E. McDowell [and] Helen M. Gibbs, 1954.

Official Guide for shippers and travellers to the principle ports of the world. / edited by M. Franklin Kline, 1935.

Pacific coast shipping handbook; a guide and reference designed to be of service to all those interested in maritime shipping and travel to and from the Pacific coast, 1938.

Pacific coastal liners / by Gordon Newell & Joe Williamson, 1959.

Pacific Maritime : the journal of record for the West Coast commercial maritime industry, 2008.

Pacific square-riggers : pictorial history of the great windships of yesteryear. / by Jim Gibbs, 1987.

Pacific square-riggers; pictorial history of the great windships of yesteryear, by Jim Gibbs, 1969.

Pacific square-riggers; pictorial history of the great windships of yesteryear. / by Jim Gibbs, 1987.

Pacific steamboats. Photos. from the Joe Williamson Marine collection, 1958.

Pacific tugboats. Photographs from the Joe Williamson Marine Collection. / by Gordon Newell, 1957.

Passage to the New World : packet ships and Irish famine emigrants, 1845-1851 / David Hollett, 1995.

Port dues, charges and accomodation : the shipowners’ agents’ & charterers’ guide to ports and terminals 1968-9./Edited by Captain F.S. Campbell.

Ports of the World 1966: twentieth edition.

Ports of the world, ninth edition; a guide to cargo loss control. / [by] Insurance Company of North America, no date.

Professional mariner : the journal of professional seamanship, 1993-.

Purser’s manual and marine storekeeping, by Charles E. Hill, 1946.

Requirements for the certification of the construction and survey of cargo gear on merchant vessels and code of recommended precautions against accidents connected with the loading and unloading of merchant vessels, 1952.

Rules and regulations for the construction and classification of steel ships, 1973.

Rules and regulations for the construction and classification of steel trawlers, 1961.

Rules and regulations for the construction and classification of steel vessels, 1938./ Lloyd’s Register of Shipping.

Rules for the construction of steel tank barges for service on rivers and intracoastal waterways, 1950.

Sail & steam on the northern California coast, 1850-1900 / compiled by Wallace E. Martin ;

introduction by Karl Kortum ; introductory text for the photographic sections by David Hull, 1983.

Sailing days on the Redwood Coast: it looks like a dangerous place. / By Karl Kortum and Roger Olmsted, 1971.

Sailors and traders : a maritime history of the Pacific peoples / Alastair Couper, 2009.
Sails of the maritimes; the story of the three- and four-masted cargo schooners of Atlantic Canada, 1859-1929./ by John P. Parker, 1969.

San Francisco Bay : a pictorial maritime history / by John Haskell Kemble, 1957.

Saporta guide to Greek tonnage / compiled by Maurice Saporta, 1947.

Scheldt Guide 1964. 8th edition, 1964.

Scow schooners of San Francisco Bay. / by Roger R. Olmsted ; as edited by Nancy Olmsted ; with a foreword by Karl Kortum, 1988.

Second annual report of the United States Shipping Board : December 1, 1918

Shipmaster’s business companion and business guide. / By Captain W.C. Aubrey-Rees … 1934.

Shipmaster’s business companion including hints to young shipmasters on insurance, shipmasters’ business, bills of lading, etc. with a few odds and ends of modern seamanship. / By J.W. Anderson, 1920.

Shipping in the port of Annapolis, 1748-1775. / by Vaughan W. Brown, 1965.

Shipping terms and abbreviations: maritime, insurance, international trade, 1963.

Ships ’71./ Edited by David A. Parsons, 1970.

Ships and shipping of tomorrow / Rolf Schèonknecht … [et al.] ; illustrated by Jochen Bertholdt, 1983.

Ships and the sea : a chronological review / by Duncan Haws, 1976.

Ship’s business, by Captain Myron E. McFarland…, 1942.

Ship’s business, by Captain Myron E. McFarland…, 1944.

Ship’s Business. / U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1944.

Ships of the Holland-America line. / by H.M. LeFleming, 1965.

Ships of the inland sea; the story of the Puget Sound steamboats, 1951.

Ships of the Libera Line / by Mark H. Goldberg / Forward by Frank O. Braynard, 1987.

Ships ‘seventy; edited by David Parsons, 1969.

Ships ‘sixty nine./ Edited by Paul W. Clegg, 1968.

Ships that sail no more; marine transportation from San Diego to Puget Sound, 1910-1940. / by Giles T. Brown, 1966.

South Street; a maritime history of New York. / by Richard C. McKay, 1969.

Southern California Ports maritime directory and guide, 1979.

Soviet oceans development : prepared at the request of Warren G. Magnuson, chairman, Committee on Commerce and Ernest F. Hollings, chairman, National Ocean Policy Study for the use of the Committee on Commerce and National Ocean Policy Study, pursuant to S. Res. 222. / Library of Congress, 1976.

Statistics of Cargo Movement from the Philippines for the month of December 1946. / Associated Steamship Lines, Manila, 1946.

Statistics of Cargo Movement from the Philippines for the month of June 1949. / Associated Steamship Lines, Manila, 1949.

Statistics of steam schooners of the Pacific Coast. / Shipowners Association of the Pacific Coast, 1918.

Steamer to Tacoma by Wilbur Thompson and Allen Beach, 1966.

Stowage of ship cargoes / by Thomas Rothwell Taylor, 1920.

Tall ships and sailormen : a concise survey of Victoria’s early maritime history / [compiled by] J. K. Loney, 1974.

The Atlantic crossing. / by Melvin Maddocks and the editors of Time-Life Books, 1981.

The bay & river, Delaware a pictorial history. / By David Budlong Tyler, 1955.

The book of the ship; an exhaustive pictorial and factual survey of world ships, shipping, and shipbuilding, 1949.

The bridge to France. / By Edward N. Hurley, 1927.

The Conway history of seafaring in the twentieth century. / Conway Maritime press, 2000.

The deep sea tramp, 1960.

The Directory of shipowners, shipbuilders, and marine engineers …, 1950.

The grain races./By Basil Greenhill and John Hackman, 1986.

The H.W. McCurdy marine history of the Pacific Northwest, 1966-1976. / edited by Gordon Newell, 1977.

The impact of U.S. coastwise trade laws on the transportation system in the United States : hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, June 12, 1996.

The junks and sampans of the Yangtze. / by G.R.G. Worcester, 1947, 1948.

The Mallorys of Mystic; six generations in American maritime enterprise, by James P. Baughman, 1972.

The marvel book of American ships. / by Captain Orton P. Jackson, U.S.N., and Major Frank E. Evans, U.S.M.C. With twelve colored plates and over four hundred illustrations from photographs, 1917.

The merchant shipping industry / by H. C. Calvin and E. G. Stuart, 1925.

The nitrate clippers / by Basil Lubbock; with illustrations, 1976.

The nitrate clippers. / by Basil Lubbock; with illustrations, 1953.

The Pacific Empresses : an illustrated history of Canadian Pacific Railway’s empress liners on the Pacific Ocean / by Robert D. Turner, 1981.

The Pacific Princesses : an illustrated history of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Princess fleet on the northwest coast / by Robert D. Turner, 1977.

The Rudder marine directory, 1920.

The sea and the jungle. / by H. M. Tomlinson, 1964.

The shipping boards “Agency Ships” : Part 1 the “sub boats”. / Mark H. Goldberg, 1994.

The story of the American merchant marine, by John R. Spears, 1918.

The U.S. maritime industry in the national interest. / [by] Irwin M. Heine, 1980.

The way of a ship; being some account of the ultimate development of the ocean-going square-rigged sailing vessel, and the manner of her handling, her voyage-making, her personnel, her economics, her performance, and her end. Illustrated with the author’s photos., and diagrs. and drawings by Harold A. Underhill, 1953.

The World’s Super Ships 1965 – 1980 a special supplement./ by I.G. Stewart, 1980.

Time, tide, and timber; a century of Pope & Talbot. / by Edwin T. Coman, Jr., and Helen M. Gibbs, 1949.

To California by sea : a maritime history of the California gold rush. / James P. Delgado, 1990.

Tramp : sagas of high adventure in the vanishing world of the old tramp freighters / Michael J. Krieger ; photography by Judy Howard, 1986.

U.S. shipping and shipbuilding : trends and policy choices, 1984.

Untapped sources and research opportunities in the field of American maritime history; a symposium held at the G. W. Blunt White Library, Oct. 8, 1966.

Under the blue flag 150 years of H.M. Gehrckens. / by Erik Verg, 1980.

Vanished fleets; ships and men of old Van Diemen’s land. / by A.J. Viliers, 1931.

Vessel voyage data analysis; a comparative study. / by Kim J. Loroch, 1966.

World shipping data. Report on European mission, by Edward N. Hurley, chairman, United States Shipping Board. Washington, D. C. March 1, 1919.

World shipping data: report on European mission, March 1, 1919.

World shipping yearbook, 1982.

Yankee ship sailing cards… / by Allan Forbes and Ralph M. Eastman, 1948-1952.