New Books by Members

Over the years, we have offered a selection of new books by members of the Naval Marine Archive and of the Canadian Nautical Research Society. Some of these are now out of print, but we may be able to assist you in finding a copy. [Used books may be found here.]

For an enlargement of the cover image, just allow your cursor to run over the image. For full bibliographic details, please click on the title.

White ensign flying: corvette HMCS TrentonianWhite ensign flying: corvette HMCS Trentonian

White ensign flying: corvette HMCS Trentonian
by Roger Litwiller
Toronto: Dundurn, 2014. ISBN: 9781459710399, $34.00
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The history of HMCS Trentonian and her relationship to the city of Trenton. The crew who served aboard shared their memories of serving Canada. The Trentonian was the last Canadian corvette lost during the second world war.

Through A Canadian PeriscopeThrough A Canadian Periscope

Through A Canadian Periscope; second edition
by Julie H. Ferguson.
Toronto: Dundurn,2014. ISBN: 9781459710559, $26.99

Detailing the history of Canada's submariner service from the beginnings in 1914.

Deeeply Canadian

Deeply Canadian
by Julie H. Ferguson
Beacon Publishing, Port Moody, BC. 2000. ISBN 096898570X, $14.99

Discusses why Canada needed the additional submarines for the service to provide security and participate with NATO in this millenium.

War of 1812

War of 1812: the Marine Art of Peter Rindlisbacher
by Peter Rindlisbacher, CSMA
Kingston, Quarry Press, 2013. ISBN 9781550823646, $39.95

Reproductions of Peter's 1812 paintings, showing details of the work and the various theatres where the battles and activities took place. Forward by Victor Suthren and intro. by Donald E. Graves.

Ellesmere Pickup

The Ellesmere Pickup
by Fraser McKee 
Cover art by H. Berchem,CSMA
SeaWaves Books, 2013. ISBN: 9781894147019, $26.95

Arctic naval adventure during the cold war with Russia where one Canadian naval training ship is to 'hold the fort'.

Sink all shipping.

'Sink All the Shipping There': The Wartime loss of Canada's Merchant Ships and Fishing Schooners
by Fraser McKee 
St. Catherines, Vanwell, 2004. ISBN: 1551250551, $20.00

The service of the merchant men and women during the convoys and the patrols was extensive and heroic, as were their losses.

We Are As One

A Bridge of Ships: Canadian Shipbuiling during the Second World War
James Pritchard
Kingston, Montreal,McGill-Queen's University, 2011. ISBN: 0773538240 , $90.00

Extensive documentation of Canadian expansion to build a vast number of ships for the war.

We Are As One

We Are As One
Gordon Forbes
Ottawa, Baico Publishing, 2010. ISBN: 9781926596945, $20.00

Explosion and fire on HMCS Kootenay and the aftermath of this disaster at sea for the crew.

We Are As One

No Higher Purpose
by W.A.B. Douglas, Roger Sarty and Michael Whitby et al.
St. Catherines, ON, 2002. ISBN: 1551250616, $35.00

The official history of the Canadian Navy 1939-1943.

Blue Water Navy

A Blue Water Navy
by W.A.B. Douglas, Roger Sarty and Michael Whitby et al.
St. Catherines, ON, 2007. ISBN: 1551250691 $35.00

The official history of the Canadian Navy 1943-1945.

People, Policy and Programmes People, Policy and Programmes: Proceedings of the 7th Maritime Command (MARCOM)2005
by Richard H. Gimblett & Richard O. Mayne (eds)
Ottawa: Canadian Naval Heritage Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780662480501, $15.00

Post war policies and acquisitions, and terminating HMCS Bras d'Or project.

The Naval Service of Canada The Naval Service of Canada 1910-2010 The Centennial Story
by Richard H. Gimblett (ed)
Toronto, Dundren Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780554884704, $120.00

Chronicles the one hundred years of the naval service in Canada. Illustrated cover paintings by John M. Horton, CSMA and Peter Rindlisbacher, CSMA. A rare find.


This index is an ongoing project to rationalise, facilitate and expand our exiting page at the Naval Marine Archive. Some pages are very recent, some date back twenty years and may or may not have been reviewed and/or edited recently; we appreciate any suggestions for improvements.


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