CALL THE MIDDLE WATCH. AN ACCOUNT OF LIFE AT SEA IN THE ROYAL NAVY, 1905 TO 1963.

Corson, P. F. R.


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Pentland Press, Durham, 1st.ed., 1997. Xii + 329 pp., 18 photo & other ills. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Based on hitherto unpublished letters, the lives of a father and son are vividly recreated – Rear-Admiral E. R. Corson, a young officer between 1905 and 1916 ; and his son, Commander P. F. R. Corson, taking the story down to 1963. E. R. Corson’s experiences begin at the aftermath of the Russo-Japanese War in Port Arthur in 1905. They go on to include the West Indies in 1910, Persian Gulf 1913-14, and life in the Grand Fleet at war up to the Battle of Jutland in 1916. His son went to sea in 1944 as a midshipman aboard the battleship VALIANT in the East Indies, later transferring to the Australian destroyer HMAS NORMAN as part of the British Pacific Fleet. During the 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s he saw service all over the world and took command of the first Fishery protection frigate and later the Radar Picket destroyer HMS BARROSA. FINE copy.


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