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  1. Revised Search Files for the Nautical Research Journal (NRJ) Volumes 1-40 Searchable Index: I have revised and attached two search files NRG_NDX.HTM and NRG_NAV for the NRJ Volumes 1-40 Searchable Index. This fix is for use on hard drive installations ONLY (it won't work for the CDs since you can't copy the file to the CD). NOTE: This fix is for the NRJ Volumes 1-40 Searchable Index ONLY - this fix should also run OK if you are running an older browser. Please perform the following steps, in order, to implement the fix: Close all open browsers.
  2. Revised Search Files for the Original Ships in Scale (OSIS) Digital Archive Set: I have revised and attached the search file NAV.HTM for the Original Ships in Scale (OSIS) digital archive collection for use on hard drive installations ONLY (it won't work for the CDs since you can't copy the file to the CD). NOTE: This fix is for the Original Ships in Scale (OSIS) digital archive collection ONLY - this fix should also run OK if you are running an older browser. Please perform the following steps, in order, to implement the fix: Close all open browser
  3. Revised Search Files for the Model ShipBuilder (MSB) Digital Archive Set: I have revised and attached the search file NAV.HTM for the Model ShipBuilder (MSB) digital archive collection for use on hard drive installations ONLY (it won't work for the CDs since you can't copy the file to the CD). NOTE: This fix is for the Model ShipBuilder (MSB) digital archive collection ONLY - this fix should also run OK if you are running an older browser. Please perform the following steps, in order, to implement the fix: Close all open browsers. Navigate to
  4. Revised Search Files for Seaways and NRJ Digital Archive Sets: I have completed the index search code revisions for the remaining digital archive sets - Model ShipBuilder (MSB), Original Ships in Scale (OSIS) and the Nautical Research Journal Volumes 1-40 searchable index (NRJCD) - to permit the article/index search feature to function properly with the current browser versions. Please note that these revised files are for use on hard drive installations ONLY (they won't work for the CDs since you can't copy the file to the CD). I have successfully tested the fix on both a Windows
  5. Michael, The fix was for the "Seaways' Ships in Scale (SSiS)" vol 1 and vol 2 only. I'll work on the "Original Ships in Scale (OSiS)" and "Model ShipBuilder (MSB)"sets tomorrow or Monday. The code needs to be modified somewhat as the index file structures are different from that of the "Seaways' Ships in Scale (SSiS)" vol 1 and vol 2 collection. I'm glad the "Seaways' Ships in Scale (SSiS)" vol 1 and vol 2 fix worked for you. I should have a fix for the NRJ Vol 1-40 searchable index later in the week.
  6. All, The newer browsers handle JavaScript a bit differently than the older versions which required me to make some minor revisions to the code. I have revised and attached the search file NAV.HTM for the Seaways Ships in Scale Volumes 1-10 collection for use on hard drive installations ONLY (it won't work for the CDs since you can't copy the file to the CD). I have successfully tested the fix on both a Windows PC and a Mac using the latest versions of the following browsers: Chrome 84.0.4147.105 (Win 10 & Mac OS-X Catalina) Firefox 79.0 (Win 10 &
  7. Ahoy, Paul Mitchell here. I'm the developer of the NRG and Seaways CD sets/digital archives. I am looking into the issue which appears to be related to how more modern browsers handle javascript. I will post a fix as soon as I develop one. BTW I have found similar issues on Mac OS-X also. In the interim for the Seaways archives, you can open the CUMINDX.JS file using a text editor such as notepad and search for your search term within this file. The following is a typical entry: "THE MARBLEHEAD SCHOONER- SIR EDWARD HAWKE|ALLER, R. C.|SCHOONER, HAWKE|SIR EDW
  8. Early U.S. Navy Carrier Raids, February-April 1942: Five Operations that Tested a New Dimension of American Air Power By David Lee Russell Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2019 7” x 10”, softcover, vii + 197 pages Illustrations, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. $39.95 ISBN: 9781476638614 From February through April in 1942, the United States Navy launched a series of aircraft carrier raids against the Empire of Japan. Although the raids were pinpricks, with little material impact, they proved critically important. Early U.S. Na
  9. Minding the Helm: An Unlikely Career in the U.S. Coast Guard By Kevin P. Gilheany Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2019 6-1/4” x 9-1/4”, hardcover, viii + 269 pages Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $24.95 ISBN: 9781574417500 The perils of traveling the world’s waters demands only brave souls serve aboard a seagoing vessel, and requires the most valiant souls to save them when they are distressed. The United States Coast Guard, formed from a merger of the United States Life-Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service in 1915, has a rich tra
  10. The Man Who Discovered Antarctica: Edward Bransfield Explained By Sheila Bransfield Barnsley: Frontline Books, 2019 6-1/4” x 9-1/4”, hardcover, xviii + 318 pages Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $49.95 ISBN: 9781526752635 A young Irish sailor pressed into the Royal Navy at the outset of the Napoleonic Wars might not be an expected candidate for achieving exploratory milestones in the service. This is, however, exactly the story that Sheila Bransfield seeks to bring to life in The Man Who Discovered Antarctica, a work which tracks this young man—Edwa
  11. The Capture of the USS Pueblo: The Incident, the Aftermath and the Motives of North Korea By James Duermeyer Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2019 6” x 9”, softcover, x + 199 pages Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $49.95 ISBN: 9781476675404 For me, as a 33-year intelligence officer. this book was fascinating in its detail and documentation, Commander Duermeyer did a great job of clearing the mist of intelligence and the military argot in the introduction and first chapter. He did an outstanding lay out of the interaction between the Navy and th
  12. The British Civil Wars at Sea, 1638-1653 By Richard J. Blakemore & Elaine Murphy Woodbridge, Sussex: The Boydell Press, 2018 6-1/2” x 9-1/2”, hardcover, xiv + 225 pages Illustrations, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. $115.00 ISBN: 9781783272297 In The British Civil Wars at Sea: 1638-1653, Richard Blakemore and Elaine Murphy offer a concise, yet thoroughly researched account of the British civil wars from a naval perspective. This is a long overdue study and a largely neglected aspect of the British civil wars and naval history.
  13. Sailing School: Navigating Science and Skill, 1550-1800 By Margaret E. Schotte Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019 7-1/4” x 10-1/4”, hardcover, xi + 297 pages Illustrations, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. $59.95 ISBN: 9781421429533 The question of how one becomes a proficient sailor has long been a subject of debate and speculation within maritime history. At what point does a green hand become and able seaman? Which skills were considered essential in an era before state-regulated licensing? Navigators were among the earliest class of se
  14. Confederate Ironclads at War By R. Thomas Campbell Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2019 7” x 10”, softcover, vii + 268 pages Illustrations, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. $49.95 ISBN: 9781476676401 The name R. Thomas Campbell is well-known to anyone who has studied the history of the Confederate Navy over the past two decades. Campbell has published no fewer than twenty books in the last quarter century, either as author or editor, all on a variety of Confederate naval topics. In this reviewer’s opinion, his best work was Storm Over Carolina, p
  15. Captain Kidd’s Lost Ship: The Wreck of the Quedagh Merchant By Frederick H. Hanselmann Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2019 6-1/4” x 9-1/4”, hardcover, xxii + 198 pages Illustrations, drawings, tables, maps, bibliography, index. $85.00 ISBN: 9780813056227 The allure of pirates has spanned generations, inspiring numerous fictional works and a myriad of historical and archaeological research to understand the lives of these nationless sailors. In recent decades, archaeology has begun to embrace the study of pirates and methodically explore their res
  16. Before the Battlecruiser: The Big Cruiser in the World’s Navies, 1865-1910 By Aidan Dodson Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing, 2018 Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018 9” x 11-1/4”, hardcover, 304 pages Photographs, diagrams, maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. $57.95 ISBN: 9781473892163 The historiography of warship technology in the second half of the nineteenth century is dominated by analysis and discussion of developments in battleship design, essentially, the competition between protection and artillery that culminated in the emergence, i
  17. The Colour Blue in Historic Shipbuilding from Antiquity to Modern Times By Joachim Müllerschön Norderstedt: BoD -Books on Demand, 2019 7-3/4” x 11”, hardcover, 200 pages Illustrations, notes, references. €76.80 ISBN: 9783749419883 Every once in a while a new book is published that defies simple classification but, simultaneously, turns out to contain so much useful and intriguing information that it cannot be ignored. The Colour Blue in Historic Shipbuilding is just such a work. Its title would classify it instantaneously as esoterica, of interest only to a
  18. “Our Little Monitor” The Greatest Invention of the Civil War By Anna Gibson Holloway & Jonathan W. White Kent: The Kent State University Press, 2018 7-1/4” x 10-1/2”, hardcover, xix +283 pages Illustrations, tables, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. $34.95 ISBN: 9781606353141 Few Civil War ships have been as written about as USS Monitor. Many books and articles about the first-of-its-kind warship and the Battle of Hampton Roads, which served as its proving ground have been published. This new work by Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White is pos
  19. U.S. Navy Auxiliary Vessels: A History and Directory from World War I to Today By Ken W. Sayers Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2019 7” x 10”, softcover, vii + 353 pages Photographs, glossary, notes, bibliography, index. $45.00 ISBN: 9781476672564 Military men often say. “Amateurs talk tactics. Professionals talk logistics.” What is true for the army and air force goes double for the navy. You cannot fight if you cannot get there. Since steam replaced sail you cannot get there unless you have fuel. Even if you have fuel, you cannot win without the foo
  20. I need to thin out my book collection and am offering the following for sale. I prefer PayPal for payment but will accept check or money order. I've tried to price them fairly but I am open to offers. Please PM me with your requests. Prices DO NOT include shipping. Thank you, Paul --- Frolich, Bernard The Art of Ship Modeling: Sailing Navy 1680-1820, Piermont/Nice, Pier Books/Dupont Communications/A.N.C.R.E., 2002, [excellent condition w/ dust jacket], $65 Lavery, Brian The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War 1600-1815, Annapolis,
  21. Toni, Thank you very much for your excellent presentation and round-table demonstration at the recent Conference in New Bedford. I found them most informative and have placed my order for a kit.
  22. Victory Without Peace: The United States Navy in European Waters, 1919-1924 By William N. Still, Jr. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018 7-1/2” x 10-1/2”, hardcover, xi + 368 pages Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $68.00 ISBN: 9781682470145 Victory Without Peace is the final volume of William N. Still’s groundbreaking study of the United States Navy’s operations in European waters. By 1919, when this book begins, the “war to end all wars” was over, the United States and its allies were the victors, the country was eagerly awaiting the return of i
  23. Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at SeaBy John Lehman New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2018 6-1/2” x 9-1/2”, hardcover, xxix + 330 pages Photographs, notes, bibliography, index. $27.95 ISBN: 97803932542549 On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall came down, symbolizing the collapse of the Soviet Union and its defeat in the Cold War. Economic exhaustion precipitated by its strenuous efforts to match and surpass the military prowess of the United States abruptly brought the Soviet Union to its knees, ending a forty-year conflict. John Lehman’s Ocea
  24. The World of the Battleship: The Design & Careers of Capital Ships of the World’s Navies 1880-1990 Edited by Bruce Taylor Barnsley: Seaforth Publishing, 2018 Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2018 9-3/4” x 10-1/2”, hardcover, 440 pages Photographs, tables, notes, bibliographies, index. $76.95 ISBN: 9781848321786 From the outset The World of the Battleship disconcerts, not least because the subtitle on the dustjacket—The Design & Careers of Capital Ships of the World’s Navies 1880-1990—is markedly different from that in the book itself—The Lives
  25. British Blockade Runners in the American Civil War By Joseph McKenna Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2019 7” x 10”, softcover, vii + 209 pages Illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. $49.95 ISBN: 9781476676791 As there are hundreds of books on American Civil War maritime history and the blockade of the South, one has to question what makes McKenna's book stand out among his colleagues’ writings? The author states in his introduction that he hopes to rectify "little mistakes" made in American writings that have been perpetuated due to the lack of Br
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