Practical Seamanship
War At Sea
Nautical Hardships
Nautical Fiction

Bibliography & Credits

General Sources

Adams, Thomas Randolph. English Maritime Books before 1801. Providence, R.I.: John Carter Brown Library, 1995.

Maggs Bros. Bibliotheca Nautica. 3 vols. (Catalogues no. 508, 534, 585). London: Courier Press, 1928-1933.

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea. Ed. Peter Kemp. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1976.

Practical Seamanship

Witt, Mario M. A Bibliography of the Works Written and Published by David Steel and His Successors. Greenwich: Greenwich Maritime Monographs, 1991.

Taylor, E.G.R. The Haven-Finding Art: A History of Navigation from Odysseus to Captain Cook. New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1957.

Wroth, Lawrence C. The Way of a Ship: An Essay on the Literature of Navigation Science. Portland, Maine: Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1937.

Biographies of Richard Hall Gower and William Falconer are available in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

War at Sea

Julian S. Corbett. Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816. [London]: The Navy Records Society, 1905.
Corbett discusses Greenwood's contribution to the genre.

Maclay, Edgar Stanton. A History of the United States Navy, from 1775 to 1898. New York: D. Appleton, 1898.
Maclay narrates the story of the battle between the Essex and the Alert.


Cordingly, David. Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life among the Pirates. Orlando, FL: Harcourt, 1995.

Stockton, Frank R. Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts. New York: Macmillan, 1898.

A biography of Josiah Woodward is available in The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Nautical Fiction

Hutchins, Henry Clifton. Robinson Crusoe and Its Printing, 1719-1731: A Bibliographical Study. New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1925.

Biographies of Robert Louis Stevenson and Joseph Conrad are available in the Dictionary of Literary Biography, volumes 57 and 34 respectively.


Curated and designed by Jordan Goffin.

Technical editing by Michael Morris.