RNM Portsmouth & Sutton, Stroud, 1st.ed., 1999. Xiv + 226 pp., 14 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. The late Dr. Colin White's copy inscribed : "To Colin, Thanks for your help !! Michael Payne 29/11/1999." The author joined the Royal Navy in 1969 and spent twelve years in the Senior Service serving aboard H.M. Ships ZULU, TARTAR, PLYMOUTH, & LONDONDERRY during which time he was made Leading Seaman. He provides an authentic and graphic account of life on the Lower Deck during the 1970s, and a rich repertoire of 'black cat' sea stories which range from the witty and politically incorrect, to the irreverent and outrageous. An invaluable document of naval social history. The late Colin White's copy.