My Library, England

‘DiveScrap’Index

the scrapbook of diving history

 

1998. Chariots of the Sea

Soft cover book. 248 pages. bw illustrations. ‘The story of Britain’s Human Torpedoes during the Second World War’

2007. Diver

Tony Groom. Soft cover book. 333 pages. bw and color illustrations. A personal account of a Royal Navy Diver who became a Commercial Diver. ISBN 978-1-906266-06-6 and ISBN 978-1-57409-269-1

2009. Another Whitstable Trade

John Bevan. Hard cover book. 436 pages. An illustrated history of helmet diving ISBN 0 9508242 5 9 I think the book can still be ordered from submex.co.uk

2010. The First Treasure Divers

John Bevan. Soft cover book. 215 pages. A rather romantic account of historical events. ISBN 9781905492169 aquapess.co.uk

2010. The Crabb Enigma

Mike and Jacqui Welham. Soft cover book. 284 pages.  ISBN 978-1848763-821

1996. The Infernal Diver

John Bevan. Hard cover book. 314 pages. An illustrated history of the invention of the ‘smoke helmet’ by the Dean brothers and its development into a diving helmet.

1987. William Walker, The diver who saved Winchester Cathedral

Frederic Bussby. Soft cover booklet. 24 pages. An illustrated history of the work of William Walker in Winchester

1960. Johnno the Deep-Sea-Diver

Johnstone and Dawlish. Hard cover book. 160 pages. A great read telling the story of Johnny Johnstone.

1955. B.R.155 Diving Manual

Soft cover binder. A very complete and well illustrated Diving Manual published by the ‘Weapons Department’ of the British Admiralty

1953. Down to the Ships in the Sea

Harry Grosset. Hard cover book. 256 pages. bw illustrations

1947. Het Goud van de Egypt

David Scott. Hard cover book. 220 pages. Dutch translation of the original English edition of 1932

1947. Zeventig Vadem Diep

David Scott. Hard cover book. 208 pages. bw illustrations. Dutch translation of the original English edition of 1931

English Military Diving Manuals

English Commercial Diving Manuals and Diving Books

1965. BR 2806 Diving Manual

Hard cover binder. Diving Manual published by the British Ministry of Defense Director of Naval Warfare. Maybe that at some stage the copper helmet equipment was also illustrated in this manual but the ones I had / have did not have any copper helmet diving equipment illustrated in them.

1944. B.R.155B/44 Manual for the Admiralty Shallow Water Diving Dress

Hard cover binder. 16 pages plus 5 fold out plates with color illustrations. A very complete and well illustrated Manual for a divers dry suit officially called the ‘Admiralty Shallow Water Diving Dress’ but generally know as the ‘Clammy Death Suit’. Published by the ‘Weapons Department’ of the British Admiralty

1943. B.R.155/43 The Diving Manual

Hard cover book. 154 pages plus 11 fold out plates with color illustrations. A very complete and well illustrated Diving Manual published by the British Admiralty Gunnery Branch

1912. Caisson Sickness

Leonard Hill. Hard cover book. 255 pages. bw illustrations

1914. Submarine Engineering of To-Day

Charles W.Domville-Fife. Hard cover book. 224 pages. bw illustrations

1915. Conquest of the Sea

Cyril Hall. Hard cover book. 288 pages. bw illustrations

1916. The Romance of Submarine Engineering

Thomas Corbin. Hard cover book. 316 pages. bw illustrations

1917. The Wonders of the Submarine

Thomas W. Corbin. Hard cover book. 164 pages. bw illustrations

1938. Blue Angels and Whales

Robert Gibbings. Soft cover book. 115 pages. bw illustrations

1938. Divers and Diving

A. Gowans Whyte B.Sc. Hard cover book. 128 pages. bw illustrations. Most of the contains come from Robert Davis’ Deep Diving and Submarine Operations (see Siebe Gorman MyLibrary chapter)

1955. The Master Diver and Underwater Sportsman

T.A. Hampton. Hard cover book. 208 pages. bw illustrations

1965. The Principles of Diving

Mark Terell. Hard cover book. 240 pages.

1989. Commercial Diving Manual

Richard Larn & Rex Whistler. Hard cover book. 28 chapters, pages are not numbered. bw illustrations.

1994. Exploring the Deep

Michael Welham. Hard cover book. 208 pages. bw and some color illustrations.

2007. Five Bells, Job Done. A Diver’s Story

Tony Liddycoat. Soft cover book. 287 pages. bw illustrations. A personal account of a Royal Navy Diver who became a Commercial Diver. ISBN 978-1-4343-1041-5

1835. Submarine researches

C.A. Deane. Hard cover book. 24 pages plus 19 plates. This is not the original edition of 1835, it is a 2001 reprint made by the Historical Diving Society. These reprints can be ordered from the HDS thehds.com

Do you happen to have the original edition of this book then do not hesitate to contact me so I can make you an offer for it:

david@divinghelmet.nl