MODERN GOING TO SEA. A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR BOYS WISHING TO ENTER THE MERCANTILE MARINE.

MacNab, Cmdr. J.


£40.00




George Philip & Son, n.d., (c.1907). (Iii) + 108 pp., 2 photo-ills., + tables. Qtr. brown cloth ; pict. front board (plain rear board) ; re-cased with partial new e.p’s. 18 x 12cm. Boards rubbed & extremities of boards worn ; heavy foxing in places. GOOD. Bookplate (from an ex. CONWAY cadet of 1939-1940). An Edwardian book written for boys wishing to go to sea in the British Mercantile Marine. The author provides information on departments and wages, ocean-going training ships, RNR (Devitt & Moore’s ILLAWARRA, etc.) ; duties of apprentices and cadets in sail and steam ; stationary training ships for officers (CONWAY & WORCESTER – both illustrated) ; prospects ; outfit ; shipowners engaging apprentices ; life afloat ; sea maxims ; engineers, stewards, deck-hands ; and training institutions for forecastle hands (Lancashire Sea Training Home for Poor Boys, Liscard, Wirral ; INDEFATIGABLE in the Mersey ; Marine Society’s WARSPITE off Greenhithe ; the ARETHUSA and CHICHESTER at Greenhithe ; training brig MERCURY at Southampton ; EXMOUTH in the Thames ; WELLESLEY at North Shields ; SOUTHAMPTON at Hull ; MOUNT EDGECUMBE at Saltash ; CLIO at Bangor ; EMPRESS at Gare Loch ; and MARS off Dundee). SCARCE.


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