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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Recollections of an Unsuccessful Seaman
  • Leonard Noake
  • 19 August 2017
  • 9781849953931

Recollections of an Unsuccessful Seaman Born In , George Leonard Noake Joined The Nautical Training Establishment, HMS Conway, In He Then Served An Apprenticeship At Sea Until When His Detailed Memoirs Commence, Sailing As A Second Officer In The European West African Trade During The First World War He Sailed In A Number Of Ships And Survived Not Only Being Torpedoed In The English Channel, But Also Making Trips Between England And Europe On A Ship Carrying War Materials Subsequently Joining One Of The Largest Tankers In The World, He Endured A Hazardous Passage Without A Naval Escort Through The Channel To Rosyth To Deliver Safely The Precious Oil Cargo Before Hostilities Ended The Narrative Of His Wartime Experiences Is Both Harrowing And Humorous Borrowing Money From A Relative In He Bought Into A Farm Before Becoming A Haulage Contractor On The Verge Of Bankruptcy In , He Escaped His Creditors By Joining A Ship Bound For Australia As A Quartermaster Luck Was On His Side And Upon His Return Home He Became Master Of A Glasgow Puffer That Had Been Converted To Carry Oil He Remained In The Employ Of The National Benzole Company To Take Command Of Three Coastal Tankers Before Accepting Work As A Chief Officer On A Ship Trading In The Mediterranean His Seagoing Career As A Chief Officer Ended In When He Was Diagnosed With Tuberculosis Readers Of This Poignant Portrayal Of Life In The S, Not Only At Sea But Also Ashore, Will Be Thoroughly Entertained And Moved By The Author S Experiences And Humour Leonard Noake Was Undoubtedly A True Character, One Who Enjoyed Than A Tipple Or Two, A Strong Supporter Of The Fledgling Unions And An Unrelenting Critic Of Shipping Magnates And Their Shareholders The Last Chapter Of The Book Has Been Published Without Correction Or Editing Allowing Readers To Make Their Own Judgement Of Len, His Heartfelt Style Of Writing And Passionately Held Beliefs

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