Naval Shiphandling (4th Edition) by Russell Sydnor Crenshaw
This book is still THE guide for a maritime professional, as the principles of modern shiphandling have not changed that much since it was published. It covers forces affecting a ship, handling alongside, replenishment at sea, towing, and single/twin engine handling to name a few. In addition, the author lists a number of real life shiphandling "problems" and tells how the conning officer was able to safely maneuver his ship to safety. While there is no substitute for experience, this book, coupled with the Naval Shiphandler's Guide, provides the reader with an excellent reference on the unique science behind handling large military vessels.
This hardcover book is in good condition with minor imperfections to the cover and pages in good condition. Some markings on first few pages.
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication Date: 1974