The World's Most Luxurious Vessels
Cruise ship tourism has flourished in recent decades and the demand for ships equipped with every amenity has produced a fleet of vessels that dwarf the most famous ships of the past. This book profiles more than 150 of the largest (over 40,000 Gross Registered Tonnage), with photographs and specifications for each and chapters on how the ships are constructed, operated and enjoyed.
Sailors in the Dock
Naval Courts Martial Down the Centuries
Some embarrassing cowardice displayed by the captains of several British ships at the Battle of Dungeness in 1652 led to the formulation of the 'Articles of War', establishing a strict code of conduct for the Navy and empowering officers to apply it. This collection of significant legal cases in the history of the Royal Navy ranges from a mutiny at the Battle of Cadiz in 1587 to a captain's decision to scuttle HMS Manchester in the Mediterranean in 1942.