My Library, Nederland

‘DiveScrap’Index

the scrapbook of diving history

 

1945 / 1950 DUIKEN

Voorlopig voorschrift nr 1950 DUIKEN. Soft cover. 34 pages with text plus 12 original photographs as illustrations. Not dated but believed to be the first dutch army diving manual from after WW2

Dutch Military Diving Manuals

1961 DUIKERAPPARATUUR en GEREEDSCHAPPEN

Hard cover book. ‘Diving Apparatus and Tools’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy Mine Disposal service. 5 chapters:

I- Tools

II- Diving Apparatus

III- Maintenance of the Diving Apparatus

IV- Diving Apparatus and Tools

V- Miscellany

1966 LEIDRAAD voor de BEHANDELING van DUIKERZIEKTEN

Hard cover book. ‘Treating divers diseases’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy. 30 pages

1976 HANDLEIDING voor de DUIKER

Hard cover book. ‘Manual for the Diver’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy.

1976 HANDLEIDING voor de SCHEEPSDUIKER

Hard cover book. ‘Manual for the Ship-Diver’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy. ( loose leaves only, binder / covers are missing )

1968 HANDLEIDING DUIKBEDRIJF voor DUIKERS DER 1e KLASSE

Hard cover book. ‘Manual for 1st class Divers’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy.

1967 HANDLEIDING voor HULPDUIKERS

Hard cover book. Published by the Royal Dutch Navy ‘Manual for Divers-Assistant’

1979

Hard cover book. ‘Manual for the Ship-Diver’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy

1986 HANDLEIDING KIKVORSMAN

Soft cover book. ‘Manual for the Frogman’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy.

19?

Hard cover book. ‘Master Diver New Style’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy. Looks like an ‘early computer print’, I have not been able to find a date in the book.

200? KONINKLIJKE MARINE ( Diving Manual )

Hard cover book. Recent Diving Manual for the Royal Dutch Navy. Full color computer print.

Other Dutch Diving Books and Manuals

1967 AANWIJZINGEN VOOR HET VEILIG DUIKEN

Soft cover book. Published by an institute that inspects work environments / controls safety regulations. 28 pages. B&W illustrations.

1982 HANDLEIDING voor de DUIKER

Hard cover book. ‘Manual for the Diver’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy.

1843 BOUWKUNDIGE BIJDRAGEN

Hard cover book. First edition. Oldest account of diving with a dutch Bikkers Diving Equipment. This account I translated in English and can be read in the chapter: http://www.divescrap.com/DiveScrap_INDEX/History_Bikkers.html  Under ‘An architect writes about diving apparatus manufactured by ‘Bikkers’

1844 BOUWKUNDIGE BIJDRAGEN

Hard cover book. Second edition. Oldest account of diving with a dutch Bikkers Diving Equipment. This account I translated in English and can be read in the chapter: http://www.divescrap.com/DiveScrap_INDEX/History_Bikkers.html  Under ‘An architect writes about diving apparatus manufactured by ‘Bikkers’

1861 GEBRUIK van den helmduikertoestel aan boord der schepen

Hard cover book. Many articles of nautical interest. 1 article on diving of 11 pages with a large fold-out engraving showing the french Cabirol diving apparatus ( see second photograph ) The article seems to be a shorter version and translation of the french book ‘DU SCAPHANDRE et de son emploi a bord des navires’ from M. L. Du Temple ( see my library France )

1867 DUIKTOESTELLEN

Hard cover book. Contains an article of 12 pages on diving together with many other articles of technical interest. Most interesting story about the purchase, import and testing of the english Dean diving apparatus in Holland. Parts of this article and illustrations have been used for the chapter: http://www.divescrap.com/DiveScrap_INDEX/Deane.html

1913 DIJK- EN OEVERWERKEN VAN GEWAPEND BETON

Hard cover book. 1 chapter on diving but an interesting one with illustrations of the Bikkers diving equipment, these illustrations are taken from Bikkers sales catalogues. See: http://www.divescrap.com/DiveScrap_INDEX/LIBRARY_Bikkers.html

1968 Duikverhalen

Soft cover book. ‘Divers Stories’. Often hilarious stories told by veteran divers. Written by the chief of the Diving Department of the Royal Dutch Navy, Lieutenant F. G. A. Woudstra.

2002 Who the fuck is Frans van Es?

Soft cover book. 198 pages. Written by ( the now famous ) Frans van Es who tells in his own language about his career as a dutch navy diver. No illustrations.

1954

Soft cover book. Not very interesting except for 1 page where it has a nice little advertisement from the Rotterdam Diving Company ‘W. A. van den Tak’ ( which became Smit - Tak later on )

1956                                                  de koperen helm

Hard cover book. ‘The Copper Helmet’. By Barend Maaskant. It tells the story of the famous dutch family of divers ‘Sperling’. This is the first edition printed in 1956. Under the dust wrapper it has a beautiful designed gold imprint of a Siebe, Gorman & Co Ltd. 6 bolt helmet, which is the 4 light version with Draeger ‘loops’ on the breastplate as used by the Royal Dutch Navy.

1956 de koperen helm

Hard cover book. ‘The Copper Helmet’. By Barend Maaskant. It tells the story of the famous dutch family of divers ‘Sperling’. This is the second edition, also from 1956

1997 De Koperen Helm

Hard cover book. ‘The Copper Helmet’. By Barend Maaskant. It tells the story of the famous dutch family of divers ‘Sperling’. This is the third edition, printed in 1997.

1966 VERDRONKEN VERLEDEN

Hard cover book. 126 pages. Under water archeology. Written by Ferdinand van Leeuwen

1967 TUSSEN ZEESTERREN EN AMPHORA’S

Hard cover book. 509 pages. A Diving Manual written by the chief of the Diving Department of the Royal Dutch Navy, Lieutenant F. G. A. Woudstra. Many B&W illustrations of hard hat, and SCUBA equipment.

1958 DIEZEEDUIKEN

Small size hard cover book. Written by Ferdinand van Leeuwen. 11 x 15 cm, 64 pages. This book is also available from the book shop:


http://www.deepseaclassifieds.com/Classifieds/souvenirs_Books_shop_INTERNATIONAL.html

1990 Archeologie onder water

Hard cover book. Written by Thijs van Maarleveld and E.J. van Ginkel. 160 pages. Many illustrations.

2005 DUIKEN in de geschiedenis

Hard cover book. Written by Ronald Vreijsen. 256 pages on the international history of diving. An interesting book with many illustrations.

2004 HUILGRENS

Soft cover book. 192 pages. B&W illustrations. Memories of a diver with the navy and army from 1954 to 1994. Written by Rob Rademaker. He was the commander of the Dutch Army Divers school when I served with the army engineers in 1983 / 1984. When the stories told by the guys in the divers platoon are true about how hard his training was, then mr. Rademakers still risks to be brought up for the court of justice for ‘war crimes in peace time’

:o)

From groups of 30 new trainees of only 2 or 3 made it till the end of the divers training ... The title of Rademakers book HUILGRENS is hard to translate but HUIL means ‘to cry’ GRENS means ‘border’ ( the moment where you start crying )

1998 Scheepsbergers in actie op de Westerschelde

Hard cover book. Written by Martin and Ellen de Vriend. The story of the Dutch salvage company ‘Van den Akker’ from Vlissingen. 200 pages, many illustrations.

1980 Berging van de eeuw

Soft cover book. 104 pages. Written by Peter Gerritse. ‘Salvage of the century, Dutch salvors in the hell of Whiddy Island’. Rather an album then a book.

1975 DUIKEN

Soft cover book. 12 pages with rather basic info on diving, a booklet for kids.

1964 HANDLEIDING voor SCHEEPSDUIKERS

Hard cover book, 42 pages A4 ‘Manual for the Ship-Diver’ Published by the Royal Dutch Navy.

1956. Wrakken in Flevoland

Soft cover booklet meant for schools libraries. 16 pages. bw illustrations.

1956. Oudheidkunde onder de Zee

Soft cover booklet meant for schools libraries. 16 pages. bw illustrations.

1958. Onder Water Zwemmen

Soft cover booklet. 36 pages. bw illustrations.

1959. Diepgaand Onderzoek naar de Brittenburg

Soft cover booklet meant for schools libraries. 16 pages. bw illustrations.

1977. Dolfijnen bij de Marine

Soft cover book. 352 pages. Translation to Dutch from the 1973 American edition ‘Marine Mammals an Man’

1964. Dieptevaart

Soft cover booklet meant for schools libraries. 16 pages. bw illustrations.

1969. Nederlandse Scheepswrakken op de Australische Westkust

Soft cover booklet meant for schools libraries. 16 pages. bw illustrations.