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Bibliography

Old Conways have published an incredible number of books on a very wide range of subjects. I have added publisher, ISBN etc. details and a copy of the front cover wherever I have been able to find them.



 

 

Books Written By Old Conways

(Including Members Of Staff who were also cadets)


Note the key here is the authorship of the books, some have Conway content but many are fiction, poetry, technical etc. with no Conway content

 

Cyril S Abrahams (28-30)

The Blazing Ocean by Cyril S Abrahams (28-30) author of The Onedin Line series

Published by New English Library Ltd in 1979.  224 pages.

ISBN-10: 0450040801
ISBN-13: 978-0450040801

Armed merchantman sails from North Africa to Liverpool at the outbreak of WW II.

Dedicated to all Conways who lost their lives at sea during the 2nd World War.

The Onedin Line Series -  Book 1 The Shipmaster by Cyril S Abrahams (28-30)


Published by Tandem in 1972. 192 pages.
ISBN-10: 042607114X
ISBN-13: 978-0426071143


The Onedin Line Series -  Book 2 The Iron ShipsPerks (54-55)

Published by Tandem in 1974. 264 pages. ISBN-10: 0426132661
ISBN-13: 978-0426132660

Elizabeth Onedin bargains everything for a ship, builds shipping empire.



The Onedin Line Series -  Book 3 The High Seas by Cyril S Abrahams (28-30)

Published by WH Allen in 1975. 176 pages. ISBN-10: 0426172671
ISBN-13: 978-0426172673

Callon makes a run for the Onedin Line, resulting in the Onedins placing the future of the line on outcome of a tea race.


The Onedin Line Series -  Book 4 Trade Winds by Cyril S Abrahams (28-30)

Published by Star in 1977. 176b pages. ISBN-10: 0352320699
ISBN-13: 978-0352320698

Following his wife's death, James throws himself into the line, as familial storm clouds gather -- including Daniel Fogarty running off with Elizabeth Onedin.



The Onedin Line Series -  Book 5 The White Ships by Cyril S Abrahams (28-30)

Published by Star in 1979. 192 pages. ISBN-10: 0352304006
ISBN-13: 978-0352304001



   
David Atkinson (71-74)

Thinking the Art of Management: Stepping Into Heidegger's Shoes by David Atkinson (71-74)

Published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2007. Hardback, 296 pages. ISBN 978-0230553743

With the growing incidence of art-related interventions in management training and organizational practice, this book addresses the perennial but relatively unexplored question: management-science or management-art? Through a series of philosophical reflections on art, management and art-related management practice, this book provides the reader with a unique and logical argument for one answer to this question.

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Warrington Baden Powell (1861-64)

Sea Scouting For Boys by Warrington Baden Powell

Published in 1910.

To help the boating orientated Scout groups. From this development came the first recognised Sea Scouts, although some Troops did not become officially registered as Sea Scouts until some time later.

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Sea Scouting & Seamanship For Boys by Warrington Baden Powell

Published by Brown, Son & Ferguson in 1936. Reprinted by Stevens Publishing in Sep 1995. Paperback: 196 pages. ISBN-10: 1885529228
ISBN-13: 978-1885529220

Synopsis

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Capt L. R. W. Beavis (1878)

Passage From Sail To Steam by Captain L. R. W. Beavis (1878)

Published by Documentary Book, Bellevue, Wa., USA. 1986. 210 pages with 122 b/w photos in text. ISBN 0935503O48

The career of Captain L. R. W. Beavis who trained on HMS Conway, first sailed on the "Star of France" in 1878, assumed command of the windjammer "Micronesia", called many times in Australian ports, had to sail on steamships and retired in Vancouver.

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H R Beck (33-35)

Salty Dips

Vols. 2 (1985) and 3 (1988) Published by NOAC Ottawa Branch, Box 505, Station B, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5P6

Articles by Old Conway's E.S. Brand, G.H. Hayes, R.W. Timbrell, and H.R. Beck.

http://www.NOAC.Ottawa.on.ca/SaltyDips.htm

 


   
Terry Beggs (53-55)

 

All Around Anglesey by Terry Beggs (53-55)

Published by Gomer Press on 06 November 2007. Hardback. ISBN 1 84323 715 6

Walking the Anglesey Coastal Path - all 125 miles of it - provides a unique perspective from which to survey the island, especially in the company of an enthusiastic guide.

In his twelve-stage walk around Anglesey, photographer Terry Beggs shares his love of landscape and knowledge of the island's history. People and places, past and present, are celebrated in this beautiful book, and the author's wealth of maritime knowledge makes this a hike to remember.

It's time to look out those walking boots and begin your guided tour All Around Anglesey.

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The Menai Strait by Captain Gwyn Pari Huws (44-45) and Terry Beggs (53-55)

Published by: Gomer Press, Llandysul, Ceredigion. SA44 4QL in December 2003.   Tel: 01559 362371.

Hardback ISBN 1 84323 333 9   Price ?19.99

Softback ISBN 1 84323 271 5   Price ?12.99 

This is a "must have" book for OCs who were in the Ship from 41 to 74. Interesting narrative and beautiful photographs throughout. It is most definitely not a technical book although it does include information on buoyage, tides, etc., from a 'general interest' point of view.  In its 112 pages, which include about 160 photographs, the reader is taken on an imaginary passage eastwards through the Strait from Llanddwyn Island in the south-west to Puffin Island in the north-east; almost twenty miles.  Gwyn describes both the character and history of this unique waterway while Terry, through the camera lens, illustrates the text and bring out the natural beauty of the Strait.

Essentially they produced the book for people to enjoy, both the local population and the very large numbers of visitors who come to the Strait every year.

The authors are fairly familiar with the Menai Strait in that they are both Old Conways, have both owned and sailed boats on the Strait and of course both have homes overlooking the Strait.  Undoubtedly there is more 'action' in the Swellies than anywhere else on the Strait and this is reflected in both the text and the pictures but, apart from mentioning that "Conway" was lost on the Platters, (illustrated with an old sepia-type photograph), they do not dwell upon any of the detail of that fateful day in April 1953.  Nevertheless, the book does contain pictures of Britannia Bridge, as is, with a shadow of the Tubular Bridge in the water beneath it, two pictures of Cribben Gutter taken at low water and half-tide, one from each end, a dramatic close-up of Cribben Rock at low water, Gorad Goch, Swelly Rock taken from above Prices Point and the Platters at low water.

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Michael de Bensted Bennett (55-57)

Red Sky At Night by M Bennett (55-57)

Self published in 2001.
ISBN 10: 0646412981
ISBN 13: 9780646412986

Autobiographical account of his life as a professional seafarer. Recounts author's service on various British merchant Navy cargo and passenger ships on the North Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans in various countries around the world. Topics covered include encounters with hazardous weather conditions, war-damaged Europe, submarines, navigating, engineering and aviation. Includes photographs and glossary.



E S Brand (09-10)

Salty Dips

Vols. 2 (1985) and 3 (1988) Published by NOAC Ottawa Branch, Box 505, Station B, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5P6

Articles by Old Conway's E.S. Brand, G.H. Hayes, R.W. Timbrell, and H.R. Beck.

http://www.NOAC.Ottawa.on.ca/SaltyDips.htm

 

   
Christopher Briggs MBE (21-22)

Farewell HK by Christopher Briggs MBE (1921-23)

Published by Hesperian Press 2001

Sequel to "Hai Kuan - The Sea Gate" which many of you have read. This book, brings us to the time of war and service in the Royal Navy. It is a fascinating personal account that does not spare the writer, whose very inmost thoughts are exposed for the reader to share. It is a unique history from a very human point of view. A story of six years of war, separation and the author's successful efforts to rebuild his family when they were reunited after the war.

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Haikuan - The Sea Gate by Christopher Briggs MBE (1921-23)

The book covers his time on Conway at Rock Ferry, life at sea in the 20s and then his time in China when employed by the Marine Department of the Chinese Maritime Customs. An adventurous time spent tending lighthouses and chasing smugglers. Well illustrated, the book gives an interesting overview of life for the foreigner in pre-war China.

Obtainable from: A.Lane, Publisher, 61 Charles Street, Stockport, SK1 3JR

Price: Soft cover GBP12.00 + GBP1.20 postage
Hard cover GBP15.00 + GBP1.80 postage
Anyone in Australia or New Zealand requiring a book can get one from Christopher quicker and cheaper than UK. Cost USD25 for soft cover plus P&P.
Order by E-mail: cbriggs@perthpcug.org.au

 



Capt L A Brooke Smith (1893-95)

A Handbook of Weather, Currents & Ice For Seamen by Capt L A Brooke Smith (1893-95)

Published in 1935 by HMSO

Everything a seaman needed to know about the subject, written while he was Marine Superintendent at the Meteorological Office.



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Wireless & Weather, An Aid To Navigation by Capt L A Brooke Smith (1893-95)

Published in 1928 by HMSO

Everything a seaman needed to know about the subject, written whil ehe was Marine Superintendent at the Meteorological Office.


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John Bulloch (44-46)

Death of a Country (Civil War in Lebanon) by John Bulloch

Published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson & Littlehampton Book Services Ltd in 1977. Hardback, 208 pages. ISBN-10: 0297772880






Final Conflict: War in the Lebanon By John Bulloch (42-44)

Published in 1983 by Century. Hardback, 256 pages. ISBN-10: 0712601716






The Gulf / The Persian Gulf Unveiled By John Bulloch (42-44)

Published as The Gulf in 1984 by Century. Republished as The Persian Gulf Unveiled in The US by Congdon & Weed Hardback, 240 pages. ISBN-10: 071260488X  & 086553151X

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The Gulf War: Its Origins, History and Consequences By John Bulloch (42-44)

Published in 1991 by William Heinemann Ltd. Hardback, 304 pages. ISBN-10: 0413613704.


This book by two veteran British journalists describes various facets of the Iran-Iraq war. The authors provide an especially succinct analysis of the causes of the war and the failure of Iraq's early blitzkrieg to achieve victory. They also examine in some depth the role of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf in supporting Saddam Hussein's war effort against Iran. The authors portray a somewhat sympathetic picture of Washington's motives in confronting the Islamic Republic by supporting Iraq.


The Making of a War By John Bulloch (42-44)

Published in 1974 by Longman, hardback, 220 p. maps. ISBN 10: 0582780608

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The Middle East from 1967 to 1973

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MI5 (1963) By John Bulloch (42-44)

Published in 1963 by Arthur Barker Ltd. Hardback, 206 pages. ASIN: B001P8N5XA.

The origin and history of the British Counter Espionage Service which draws on the private papers of Sir Vernon Kell, the first director of the security services.




No Friends But the Mountains (The Tragic History of The Kurds)
By John Bulloch (42-44)

Published in 1993 by Penguin. Paperback, 280 pages. ISBN-10: 0140167080


Using the post-war Iraqi-Kurdish rebellion as a starting point, this book provides a history of the Kurds which touches particularly on the period since the break-up of the Ottoman Empire. The book includes discussion of who the Kurds are, historically, culturally and anthropologically, as well as a brief account of Kurdistan during the Middle Ages, under the dynasty of Saladin. The bulk of the book describes the troubled history of the Kurds since World War I.



Saddam's War The Origins of the Kuwait Conflict and the International Response By John Bulloch (42-44)

Published by Faber & Faber in 1991, 224 pages. ISBN-10: 0571165508

Explains how Saddam Hussein rose from the Baath party to become leader of the most powerful state in the Arab world and how the international community reacted to a global threat it had not foreseen. This book draws on first-hand interviews with Saddam Hussein and reveals how the Iraqi leader had long nurtured superpower aspirations and how he dreamt of using a vast army, equipped with nuclear weapons, to dominate the region and threaten the outside world. The authors also describe how, under the banner of Arab nationalism, Saddam ruthlessly repressed his own people and bullied weaker neighbours to fufil his ambition of a new Iraqi empire with himself at the head.



Spy Ring
By John Bulloch (42-44)

Published in 1961 by Secker & Warburg in London. Hardback, 224 pages illustrated.

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His authoritative account of the Portland spy ring of Peter and Helen Kroger and Gordon Lonsdale.

Water Wars: Coming Conflicts in the Middle East By John Bulloch (42-44) (and Adil Darwish)

Published in 1993 by Gollancz. Hardback, 256 pages. ISBN-10: 0575055332

As one of the most volatile, heavily-armed and strategically significant regions on earth, the Middle East constantly engages the attention of world powers, whose foreign policies are often driven by a desire for guaranteed access to oil and for overall stability in the area. This book contends, however, that it is conflicts over the control of water, not oil, which are likely to threaten stability. Explaining how environmental and political factors are radically affecting the water supply of the three great river systems - the Nile, the Jordan and the Tigris-Euphrates - the book demonstrates that new, often highly unlikely and potentially explosive alliances (between such sworn enemies as Iraq and Syria, for example) are being dictated by the need for water; and how the established power balance can be radically affected when a down-river state fears that its up-river neighbour may turn off the tap. The authors also look at the way in which water underlies many of today's most pressing issues



   
M R F Carter (42-44)

M R F Carter (42-44) wrote a number of novels, under a pen name so details unknown!

 

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Morris Clegg (44-46)

A Life by Morris Clegg (44-46).

Published in February 2005 by Diadem Books, in Paperback, 6? x 9?, 172 pages, ISBN: 0-595-34300-7  http://www.diadembooks.com/clegg.htm

While Morris Clegg's book purports to be an autobiography, it is in effect a remarkable chronicle of achievement and success - a 'how to' manual on how to succeed in life, whether at sea or in business, written from personal experience by a man who was not afraid to take risks. He is also an accomplished pianist, with his own series of three CD releases: Morris at the Piano.

 

Cdr P J J Cockburn (22-24)

Oriental Antiques Cdr P J J Cockburn (22-24)

Published numerous articles and books on this subject. Publisher not known.

 

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Hugh Conway - see Hugh Fargus







Capt W.H. 'Titch' Coombes (07-09)

The Nation's Keymen by Captain W.H. Coombes (1907-09). Self published in 1925.

Published by J. D. Potter 145 Minories, London. First Edition December 1925. 232 pages.

A highly influential and important book in which he argued the case for the professional status and role of the MN officer.

The cover was designed by OC Kenneth D Shoesmith (06-08)

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M. M. Cornish (48-49)

Maritime Meteorology : A Guide for Deck Officers (2nd edition) by M. M. Cornish (48-49) and and Elaine Ives

Published by Reeds Nautical Publishers. 3rd Edition published in 2009. 240 pages. ISBN: 0901281670

Written primarily for serving and trainee deck officers, those studying for certificates of competency in merchant ships and for fishermen. It provides descriptions of the elements and forces which contribute to maritime meteorology and the principles which govern them, and deals specifically with: Weather forecasting at sea and the use of fax, navtex, and satellite technology Ocean currents and swell Tropical revolving storms Development and distribution of sea ice Weather routeing Passage planning Management and care of cargo in heavy weather (ventilation, cargo sweat, spontaneous combustion etc).

 



A.S.Davidson (years not known)

Marine Art & The Clyde - 100 years of Sea, Sail & Steam by A.S.Davidson

Published by Jones-Sands Publishing on 1 Jan 2001.222 pages. ISBN-10: 0947764976
ISBN-13: 978-0947764975.

In the heyday of sea-borne travel and transport, the Clyde’s unique geographical situation allied to favourable socio-economic factors, gave it a head start in the world maritime affairs. Acknowledged as the cradle of steam propulsion in Europe, it remained at the leading edge of applied marine technology. Famed for the construction of both commercial vessels and private pleasure craft, these were frequently the subject of ship portraits paintings, commissioned by their proud owners, builders or captains. The story of Clyde shipbuilding is well recorded, as is the region's valuable contribution to the field of art in general. This volume, interweaves the personal details of the Clyde's ship portrait artists, with the detailed narrative of their ship paintings. For the general reader, self explanatory labelled vignettes, selected from the paintings themselves, supply the essential terminology. recognition of the artists, favoured backgrounds along the Clyde's complicated coastline is aided in similar fashion. For the cognoscenti there is some additional material on the internationally renowned Robert Salmon, the first detailed account of his well known successor William Clark, and accounts of other marine artists, currently less well recognised. For newcomer and initiated alike, it represents a well illustrated account of the region's 19th century marine artists and their works. Well worthy of preservation and careful study they remain as lasting memorials to the rich maritime heritage of the Clyde

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Marine Art & Liverpool - Painters, Places & Flag Codes by A.S.Davidson

Published by Waine Research Publications in 1986. ISBN 0 905184 10 6.

Reviews fifty ship paintings including a description of the work of Gordon Ellis (1921-1979)

 

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Marine Art & Liverpool - A Postscript by A.S.Davidson, Francis Hustwick and Anthony Tibbles.

Published by Jones Sands in 1999. ISBN 0-947764-77-1.

An illustrated ‘whodunit’ of a longstanding conundrum, and its recent somewhat surprising denouement. Curiosity, aroused by a single observation about twelve years ago, subsequently uncovered a group of over thirty unsigned ship paintings of good quality sharing the common feature of a distinctive outdated British Ensign. This eventually led to the idea that it might prove to be a private pictorial signature or ‘rebus’. Assisted by several strokes of good luck and generous contributions from a transatlantic network of interested colleagues, the identity of the publicity shunning Hustwick from Hull would now seem established beyond reasonable doubt, the testimony of the paintings reading like a detective story, false tails included. Assisted by several strokes of good luck and generous contributions from a transatlantic network of interested colleagues, the identity of the publicity shunning Hustwick from Hull would now seem established beyond reasonable doubt, the testimony of the paintings reading like a detective story, false tails included. For the student of Liverpool ship portraits, the recently unmasked artist ranks equal with other well known contemporaries. When it comes to attribution, this ‘catalogue raisonee’ with its detailed description of stylistic characteristics and colour illustrations, provides indispensable practical assistance.

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Marine Art & Ulster - A Chronicle of Sail, Steam and Flag Codes by A.S.Davidson

Published by Jones-Sands Publishing in 2005.

This publication completes a trilogy providing an integrated, topographical and historical account of the nineteenth century maritime artists of North West Britain. It includes previously unpublished personal and family details of Joseph Semple of Belfast with a catalogue raisonné of over fifty of his paintings. The works and recently researched details of some of his lesser known colleagues such as Thomas Johnston and William McIlvenny, are also described and illustrated.


The former strategic importance of maritime Ulster prior to the introduction of transatlantic steam makes interesting reading, assisted by the many explanatory chartlets and descriptive notes on the various coastal backgrounds.
A compelling feature for the maritime picture collector, curator, dealer or researcher, is the author's unique account of the evolution and practical operation of the three main mercantile marine Flag Codes widely encountered in paintings of the period. First published in 1986 and long out of print, this section has since been extensively updated. Illustrative examples occur throughout the book. The Appendices include a comprehensive key to Watson's and Marryat's Ship Numbers. (The latter includes a copy of the temporary 'Supplement' in the extremely rare 7th edition of 1840). For the specialist, this Flag Code section alone will prove a frequently used and indispensable source of reference.

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Samuel Walters - Marine Artist Fifty Years of Sea, Sail & Steam by A.S.Davidson

Published by Jones-Sands Publishing on 1 Jan 2001.222 pages. ISBN-10: 0947764976
ISBN-13: 978-0947764975.

An industrious and prolific painter, Samuel Walters was widely acclaimed amongst the shipping fraternity during his own lifetime. His paintings include a very significant transatlantic element, and collectively constitute and invaluable pictorial archive of mercantile shipping development over the course of half a century. Walters’ contribution is the highlight in a family saga of genre and maritime painting, extending from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. Spanning four generations, the ‘Walters & Sons’ connection serves to link the art of the common man, with that of the academician. Comprising the most comprehensive collection and analysis to date of the artist’s works, this is unique and indispensable reference for both the student and professional in the fields of maritime art and history. Included are a catalogue of prints ‘after’ paintings by Walters, and an illustrated list of contemporary photographic prints by the artist of his own original paintings. Previously somewhat neglected, these have already proved fruitful sources of information

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Vice Admiral Archie Day RN KBE CBE CB DSO (13-14)

The Admiralty Hydrographic Service, 1795-1919 by Vice Admiral Archie Day RN KBE CBE CB DSO (1913-14)

Published by the HMSO in 1967. 378 p. 34 plates (2 fold.).

A comprehensive history which he describes as "... a continuation of Commander L. S. Dawson's 'Memoirs of Hydrography, 1750-1885' ..."

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Capt A.C Douglas (58-60)

Doing Business On The Isle Of Man by Capt A.C Douglas (58-60)

Publisher not known.

In its sixth edition. Author of three other books titles not known.

 

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The Isle Of Man - A Photographic Jouirney by Capt A.C Douglas (58-60)

Publisher not known.

 

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The Isle Of Man - Then &  Now - A Photographic Jouirney by Capt A.C Douglas (58-60)

Publisher not known.

 

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Steve Hislop's You Couldn't Do It Now by Capt A.C Douglas (58-60)

Published by Mannin Printing (1 Jun 1993) ISBN-10: 1898363005 ISBN-13: 978-1898363002

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G. Drake (22-24)

Without Incident by G. Drake  (22-24) A short story in Touching the Adventures of Merchantmen in the Second World War edited by J Lennox Kerr.

Published by George G. Harrap & Co in 1953. 256 pages. ASIN: B0000CIMTS

His story well shows the sheer strain of operating in convoy; a strain unknown to modern seafarers





Douglas V Duff (14-15)

A prolific author his full works are decribed herehere and here

May The Winds Blow! An Autobiography by Douglas V. Duff (1914-15)

Published by Hollis & Carter, London in 1948. 382 PP plus 8 pages with 11 b/w illustrations. ASIN: B000WXV1Y4

Contains a portrait of author and describes his time as Conway cadet.

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On Swallowing The Anchor by Douglas V. Duff (14-15)

Published by John Long, London in 1954. 224 PP, plus 12 pages with 18 b/w photos.

This is an account of the author's numerous days at sea, from his first, to his long acquaintance with HMS Conway and his days in the Suez Canal. Contents include: Hard A-Ground, Conway Days, Western Ocean Days, Black-And-Tan Sailor, Holy Land & Inland Sea, Ashore & Afloat and Home Waters The front piece is "HMS Conway in the glory of her last year in the Menai Strait".

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The Sea Whelps by Douglas V Duff (14-15)

Publisher not know but published in 1939.

A fictionalised version of his days as a Conway cadet.

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Sword For Hire By Douglas V Duff (14-16)

Published by J Murray of London in 1934. 336 pages .

Although there is a separate section for Duff's work later in this site, I have included this volume individually as it is his autobiography and  covers his time in Conway and his life at sea





Iain Duncan Smith (68-72)

The Devil's Tune by Iain Duncan Smith

Publisher: Robson Books Ltd (6 Nov 2003). Hardback, 320 pages. ISBN-10: 1861056664

A novel: John Grande, a struggling London art dealer, is thrown what he thinks is a lifeline when he is given the opportunity of handling a collection of rare masters, housed in a villa above the cliffs of Positano in Italy. There, on the beach, he briefly encounters Laura Buckley, the glamorous producer of New York's most prestigious TV news programme. Neither could know that their lives were to become linked in a terrifying web of intrigue and deceit. Set on both sides of the Atlantic, Iain Duncan Smith's debut novel is an ingenious fast-paced thriller with an intriguing cast of characters reaching the highest level of office. All are being controlled and manipulated by a powerful, evil man seeking revenge for incidents reaching back to World War Two, involving art thefts, possible Nazi collaboration and murder...his actions prove to be explosive.

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B S Dyde (51-53)  

A History of Antigua: The Unsuspected Isle by B S Dyde (51-53)
 

Published by Macmillan Education in 2000
5 editions published in 2000
320pp  Illustrated with maps and b&w photographs
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

The first comprehensive history of the Caribbean island of Antigua to be written since the middle of the 19th century, covering events from the earliest human settlement to 1981 when the independent country of Antigua & Barbuda came into existence.


A Short Guide to Antigua by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by the author in 1985
52pp  Illustrated with 6 maps



A West Indian Romance: A True Story of Love and Seafaring in the Caribbean by B S Dyde (51-53)

236pp  Illustrated with colour photographs
Published by the author in 2012

An intimate and moving love story, told mostly in the form of letters.


A-Z of the Caribbean Heritage by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Education in 2011
214pp  Illustrated with maps and colour photographs
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

A reference guide to the cultural, social, political, economic, geographic, natural and historic heritage of the entire Caribbean region.


Amerindians to Africans by B S Dyde (51-53)


Published by Macmillan Education in 2003
158pp  Illustrated with maps, drawings and b&w photographs
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

Book 1 of the Caribbean Certificate History, dealing with events which took place from the first human settlement of the region to the end of the 18th century. The complete revision of a book written by R. Greenwood and S. Hamber in 1980

Antigua and Barbuda: Heart of the Caribbean by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Publishers in 1986
12 editions published between 1986 and 1999
148pp  Illustrated with maps and colour photographs
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

An authoritative and comprehensive vacation guide.



Caribbean Companion: The A to Z Reference by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Education in 1992
7 editions published in 1992
181pp  Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

A handbook to the people, places, plants, animals, culture and major historical events of the West Indies


Decolonisation and Development by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Education in 2003
184pp  Illustrated with maps and b&w photographs
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

Book 3 of the Caribbean Certificate History dealing with the constitutional, political, economic and social events that took place in the region throughout the 20th century. The complete revision of a book written by R. Greenwood and S. Hamber in 1980


Emancipation to Emigration by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Education in 2003
2 editions published between 2003 and 2008
170pp  Illustrated with maps, drawings and b&w photographs
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

Book 2 of the Caribbean Certificate History, concentrating on events of the 19th century, and in particular with Emancipation and its aftermath. The complete revision of a book written by R. Greenwood and S. Hamber in 1980


The Empty Sleeve: The Story of the West India Regiments of the British Army by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Hansib Caribbean in March 1997
4 editions published in 1997
283pp  Illustrated with maps and b&w photographs
ISBN-10: 9768163097

An account of the creation and history of these now virtually forgotten regiments which served loyally in the Caribbean and West Africa for over 130 years.

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The Fortification of St George’s Hill, Montserrat by B S Dyde (51-53) and D Grandell

Published by the Montserrat National Trust in 1989
24pp  Illustrated with maps and drawings


Islands to the Windward: Five Gems of the Caribbean by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Publishers in 1987
2 editions published in 1987
118pp  Illustrated with maps and colour photographs
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

A comprehensive vacation guide to the Caribbean islands of Saint Martin, Saint Eustatius, Saba, Saint Barthelemy and Anguilla



Out of the Crowded Vagueness: A History of the islands of St Kitts, Nevis & Anguilla by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Education in 2005
2 editions published in 2005
328pp  Illustrated with maps and b&w photographs
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

A history of all three islands from the first settlement up until the events which in 1980 brought about Anguilla’s resumption of the status of a British Dependent Territory, and three years later led to independence for a fragile federation of St Kitts and Nevis.


St Kitts: Cradle of the Caribbean by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Education in 1987
7 editions published between 1987 and 2008
118pp  Illustrated
Details from their web site http:www.macmillan.com

A comprehensive vacation guide to the island.



This Glorious Profession: Vanished Times in Naval Hydrography by B S Dyde (51-53)

267pp  Illustrated with b&w photographs
Published by the author in 2012

A frank and often amusing account of the author’s career working world-wide as a Royal Navy hydrographic surveyor between 1959 and 1979, during which he enjoyed command of four survey ships.


Where the Sea had an Ending: A Caribbean Travel Miscellany by B S Dyde (51-53)

Published by Macmillan Education in 2001
274pp   Illustrated with a map and drawings
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Views of the islands and mainland countries of the Caribbean drawn from the works of travellers, historians, soldiers, explorers and naturalists who lived in or went to the region in the past.



   
Lt Cdr Alan H Easton DSC RCNR (17-19)

50 North Canada's Atlantic Battleground by Lt Cdr Alan H Easton DSC RCNR (Years not known).

First published in 1963 by Ryersdon Press, Totonto. Re-published by Odhams in 1964. 287 pages. ASIN: B000ZGQXFU

Alan tells of his experiences during the Second World War, discussing the men and the ships that he knew so well.

 


The Adventures of Captain Haylstone by Lt Cdr Alan H Easton DSC RCNR

Publisher in Toronto by McGraw-Hill Ryerson in 1975. Hardcover 171pp..

Also broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

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Ships Against The Sea by Lt Cdr Alan H Easton DSC RCNR

Published by Nimbus Publishing, Ltd in December 1986. 105 pages. ISBN: 0920852564

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Terror On The Coast (Seafarer) by Lt Cdr Alan H Easton DSC RCNR

Published by Nimbus Publishing of Canada in November 1993. 41 pages. ISBN 1551090252

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Cris Ebbs (62-64)

An Introduction to the Caves of North-East Wales by Cris Ebbs (62-64)

Out of print but available through second hand sources. Now a web site at http://sites.google.com/site/cavesofnortheastwales/home

Does what it says on the tin: A cavers starting point for going underground in Flintshire or Denbighshire. Originally available as a home computer version, but then republished as a PDF download via Lulu.com. Around 76 pages, it described 200 caves briefly with a few surveys and photos and general guidance for the beginner. Bear in mind that being North Wales, many of the caves mentioned are only short grotty crawls.

The web site is well wporth a visit.

 

The Milwr Tunnel by Cris Ebbs (62-64)

First published by www.lulu.com/crisebbs in 1993. Second edition 2008.

The Milwr Tunnel is a ten mile long mines drainage tunnel. It runs from the Flintshire coast at Bagillt to near Loggerheads west of Mold. This book describes the driving of the tunnel and the exploration work carried out by enthusiasts since the mine closed in 1987. The 1993 First Edition has been updated and this Second Edition has 3000 more words and double the number of photographs.

 

Underground Clwyd An Introduction to the Caves of North-East Wales by Cris Ebbs (62-64)

Privately published. Only around 100 copies now available. Please phone 01824-780748. Copies cost just £4 each (plus P & P), originally sold for £9.


A general description of Clwyd (Flintshire & Denbighshire) caves, lead mines, coal mines and other underground sites. Illustrated with numerous photos.

 

   
Hugh Fargus (Alias Hugh Conway) (1861-62)

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Desmond Fforde (62-63)

A Seaman's Book of Sea Stories Compiled By Desmond Fforde (62-63)

Published in 2009 by Accent Press. 208 pages.Available on line click here to order Price £7.99

"Just the sort on book one like to find on a yacht's bookshelf between watches" – Classic Boat Magazine

A superb collection of nautical tales that has been especially selected by Desmond Fforde.

Perfect gift for seafarers and people with nautical interests
All profits benefit the Prostate Cancer Charity
Selected as the Marine Society Book of the Month

 

 

 

   
D Fletcher-Rogers (43-45)

For Valour By D Fletcher-Rogers (43-45)and Christopher Willis.

Publisher not known.

Describes the Conway and Worcester VCs.

 

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Rick Foster (60-61)

Finally Gathering Moss by Rick Foster (60-61)

Publisher not known.

The story of his life including Conway

 



Lt Ian Fraser VC, DSC, RD, RNR (36-38)

Frogman VC by Lt Ian Fraser VC, DSC, RD, RNR (1936-38)

Published in 1957 by Angus & Robertson, ASIN no B000S9GVD8. Green cloth over boards, 216 pages, 15 pages of black & white pictures

Autobiography. "This book stands out from all the other 'military diving books' due to it's eminent readability. Not only do we learn all about the events that lead to the author being awarded the Victoria Cross but we learn how he had to adapt to civvy street, working as a show-biz diver in a travelling fair in order to earn enough to set up a salvage firm."

 



Capt T M Goddard RN (05-07)

The Goddard Manuscript By Captain T M Goddard RN RN (Conway 1905-07).

Single hand written volume not published.

In 1953 Masefield issued an up-dated edition of his book The Conway. This manuscript seems to be the fair copy of the notes he prepared for Masefield to use in the new edition. I have found numerous quotes from the text in The Conway, all of which can be matched verbatim to the notebook. Not all material was used. A copy of the text is in the History section.

It came to light from a book dealer in Canada. It had sat on their shelves for years. The owner died and the shop was to be closed. As they checked each book before disposal a member of staff became interested in the story, searched the web for "HMS Conway", found this site, contacted us and we bought it! It is now held by the Friends Of The Conway as part of the Conway Archives.

 

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F N Goodwin (39-40)

Midshipman RNR by F N Goodwin (39-40)

Published in Sep 2001 by The Memoir Club. 205 pages hardback.ISBN-10: 1841040339
ISBN-13: 978-1841040332

Ludlow Advertiser 'stirring stuff'
Royal Naval Sailing Association 'very vivid... a good read for all'






Norman Goodwin (39-40)

Castle Class Corvettes compiled by Norman Goodwin (39-40) and edited by Steve Bush

Published by Maritime Books isdn 978 1 904459 279

A record of junior officer's war at sea. IT relies heavily on the authors' joural mad at the time. It covers most of the important nava; actions, life in the Gunroom, running ship's boats, gunnery training and sheparding convoys. The first chapter descriobes his training in Conway.

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John Gurdon (1876-78)

Dramatic Lyrics by Mr John Gurdon (1876-78)

Original published by Elkin Matthews in 1906 (101 pages).
Reprinted by BiblioBazaar as a 100 page paperback in 2009. ISBN-10: 1103764810. ISBN-13: 978-1103764815

His first anthology of poems.

 

Enchantments by Mr John Gurdon (1876-78)

Originally published in1912 but the publisher is not known. It was reprinted by Landor Press in May 2008 as a 64 page paperback. ISBN-13: 9781409702269

His second anthology of poems. The complete work is available online here

 

Erina by Mr John Gurdon (1876-78)

First published in 1903, publisher not known. Reprinted by BiblioBazaar as a 94 page paperback in 2009. ISBN-10: 110349094X. ISBN-13: 978-1103490943

His first published work – a tragedy.

 




Geoffrey Haskins (40-43)

An Eventful Year by Geoffrey Haskins (40-43)

Privately published and available from the Conway Club. All net profits to the HMS Conway Trust.

This little book tells a little about life as a Cadet aboard HMS Conway during her last year in the River Mersey off Rock Ferry. It is a MUST for all Old Conways and, indeed, for anyone who recalls the presence of the 'Old Ship' and her Cadets at that time.

 

The Irish Flagship by Geoffrey Haskins (40-43)

Published by Arcturus Press, The Manse, Fleet Hargate, Lincs PE12 8LL Telephone 01406 423971. ISBN 0907322 74 3

The story of the cruiser HMS Emerald covering her time in commission up until going to the knackers yard at Troon in 1948; she was first commssioned in 1925. 83 pages, 26 full page illustrations.

 

The School That Jack Built by Geoffrey Haskins (40-43)

Published by Arcturus Press, The Manse, Fleet Hargate, Lincs PE12 8LL Telephone 01406 423971. ISBN 0907322 71 9

The story of the Royal Naval College Osborne 1903 - 1923 where many Conways went as a result of a special scheme of study to fit them in with their RN contemporaries at the RNC in the 6th Term. 27 pages, 11 full page illustrations.

 

   
G H 'Tubby' Hayes (36-38)

Salty Dips

Vols. 2 (1985) and 3 (1988) Published by NOAC Ottawa Branch, Box 505, Station B, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5P6

Articles by Old Conway's E.S. Brand, G.H. Hayes, R.W. Timbrell, and H.R. Beck.

http://www.NOAC.Ottawa.on.ca/SaltyDips.htm

 

   
Capt Sir Edward James Headlam Kt CSI CMG DSO RIN (1887-89)

History Of The Indian Royal Marine by Captain Sir Edward James Headlam Kt CSI CMG DSO RIN (1887-89)

Publisher not known

 

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History of Sea Service under the Government in India by Captain Sir Edward James Headlam Kt CSI CMG DSO RIN (1887-89)

Publisher and year not known. Headlam was, for a time, Director of the RIN.

 

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Mike Hingston (62-65)

Into Enemy Arms by Mike Hingston (62-65).

Published by Grub Street Publishing. ISBN 1 904943 50 You can look up details (and buy a copy!) on his publisher's website:  http://www.grubstreet.co.uk/into_enemy_arms.htm .

A vivid, eyewitness chronicle of real drama, as told after sixty years' silence by Ditha Bruncel to her nephew, Mike Hingston. It tells the extraordinary story of Ditha and the escaped POWs she helped to save. Together they embarked on a dangerous and daring flight out of Germany facing exhaustion, hunger, extreme cold and the constant risk of discovery.

 



Michael Howorth (64-67)

Bridge Procedures By Michael and Francis Howorth (64-67)

Published by Reeds Professional Handbook in 2005. Paperback 297x210mm mm. ISBN 9780713673944    

This is the essential manual for every yacht captain and all those aspiring to become one.  It outlines the correct protocol for keeping watch to STCW-95 standards and the procedures to be followed on the bridge of every yacht irrespective of the vessel's flag state or the ensign flying at her stern. It caters specifically to the needs and requirements of large yachts and the professional crews that man them. Packed with essential information and useful checklists it covers:   Bridge organization, Duties of an OOW.   Principles of operation and maintenance of equipment including radar, chart plotters, compasses, echo sounders and AIS equipment The watchkeeping elements of all yacht training school training courses, following the syllabuses laid down by the RYA, International Yachtmaster Training and the MCA. This book is fully compliant with ISM procedures stipulated by the IMO and is written to conform to the MCA's Large Yacht Code, as well as yacht codes issued by other authorities.

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The Grab Bag Book Your Ultimate Guide To Survival At Sea by Michael and Francis Howorth (64-67)

Published by Adlard Coles in   2002. Paperback 96 pages. 210 x 148 mm. Illustrations b/w line and photographs. ISBN 9780713662214    

'An indispensable guide that one day could save your life .' Says Yachting Monthly. Here is a unique book whose purpose is to ensure the survival of skipper and crew in the event of their boat sinking.   It provides advice on the essentials to pack in the definitive emergency grab bag for a short or long cruise, in both hot and cold climates for either coastal or offshore trips. Also covers the why, when and how of liferaft survival.   What to pack in a grab bag is a popular subject for discussion in any blue water anchorage during cocktail hour. The list for a sailor expecting to make an ocean passage will be different from that packed by a yachtsman rarely ever out of sight of land. Extra items such as raft repair clamps will need to be included if there is doubt about the quality of the liferaft contents. Always keep a list of the grab bag contents in the top of the bag, noting any expiry dates, so everything can be checked just prior to any passage. Give this job to a fellow crew member; it gives them a chance to familiarize themselves with the bag.

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Reeds Professional Yacht Logbook by Captain Michael and Francis Howorth (64-67)

Published by Reeds Professional Handbook in 2005. Paperback 420x297mm mm. ISBN 9780713673999     Link to web site

Customised specifically for the large yacht market to aid the requirement by law to keep a log both on passage and in port. Fully compliant with ISM, ISPS, MARPOL and Merchant Shipping Act requirements, the Logbook covers a convenient 90 day period and comes in a convenient large format.   The log is divided into two sections: 'on passage' which includes status and navigation sheets; and 'in harbour' which includes watchkeeper's and daily report sheets. Also included are logs for tests, drills and inspections aboard, crew lists, load lines, helicopter operations and much much more.   It will be welcomed by skippers and crew of large yachts, for whom there is currently no suitable logbook to fulfil their particular needs.

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The Sea Survival Manual by Michael and Francis Howorth (64-67)

Published by Adlard Coles. Paperback 208 pages. 234x156 mm. Illustrations B/w diagrams, 8pp colour.

ISBN 9780713670523   Link to web page

This is the definitive book on sea survival for anyone aboard a yacht of any size. It is aimed at the yachtsman or seafarer who is likely to proceed to sea out of the sight of land, whether for pleasure or professional reasons.   Fully compliant with the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) resolutions and MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) regulations it embodies Sea Safety checks issued by the MCA and RNLI and is completely international in its appeal.   Includes chapters on safety and survival equipment, Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems (GMDSS), liferafts, grab bags, medical equipment and advice, first aid and emergency treatment, abandoning ship, survival in a liferaft and rescues at sea. This is the first modern book to tackle the subject from the small craft point of view. A popular subject for discussion in any blue water anchorage during cocktail hour. The list for a sailor expecting to make an ocean passage will be different from that packed by a yachtsman rarely ever out of sight of land. Extra items such as raft repair clamps will need to be included if there is doubt about the quality of the liferaft contents. Always keep a list of the grab bag contents in the top of the bag, noting any expiry dates, so everything can be checked just prior to any passage. Give this job to a fellow crew member; it gives them a chance to familiarize themselves with the bag.

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The Superyacht Owners Guide 2010 Editorial Consultants Michael Howorth (64-67) and Francis) Howorth

Published by http://www.syog.com/

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Blair Hughes-Stanton (15-17)

The Wood Engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton (Conway approx. 15-17) by Penelope Hughes-Stanton

Originally published by the Sylvan Press in 1949. Re-Published by the Private Libraries Assn in May 1991 in a limited edition of 1750 of which 600 were for sale. ISBN: 0900002859 (special binding) and 0900002751 (cased).

His engravings were widely used including in T E Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom, and and DH Lawrences’ The Ship of Death & Other Poems

 

   
Richard Ewart Hutson (34-36)

The Nine Lives Of Ding Dong Bell by Richard Ewart Hutson (34-36)

Privately published in 1995. Softback, 150 pages, illustrated (by P E Hutson) ISBN 0952698803

Generally about the sea and seafaring but really describing his own life at sea 30s to 50s including time as a Conway cadet.

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Voyages - A Celebration of Early European Seamanship by R E Hutson (34-36)

Privately published in December 1998. 160 pages. ISBN 0952698811

It's exactly what it says on the tin.

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Voyages - Sea Stories From Another Age by Richard E Hutson (34-36)

Privately published in Beaumaris North Wales in1998. ISBN: 0952698811. Illustrated Card Covers. Maps anddDrawings By the Author.

The story of seafaring over the centuries.

 

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Capt A W Kinghorn (49-51)

Away To Sea by Captain A W Kinghorn (49-51)

Privately published and recently reprinted and available from http://www.maritimematters.com/mall_kinghorn.html

ISBN: 9781872006123

The sequel to his book Before The Box Boats, including nine years with Singapore's Golden Line.

 


Before The Box Boats by Captain A W Kinghorn (49-51)

Privately published and recently reprinted and available from http://www.maritimematters.com/mall_kinghorn.html

Describes a life at sea in the Blue Star Line 1951 - 1982.

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Conway's Cutters by A W Kinghorn (1949-51)

Published in The Mariner's Mirror, Vol. 81, London, 1995. pp 89-90

 

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Michael 'Con' Lloyd (56-58)

A Saga. The Story of Ganga & Kaveri by Michael 'Con' Lloyd (56-58)

Published by Witherby Seamanship in May 2013.
398 pages £7.99.
ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-589-1 (9781856095891)
ISBN 10: 1-85609-589-4 (1856095894)
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This is the story of Ganga and Kaveri. It tells the tales from their childhoods in India through to why they both moved separately to the UK, and how they met and fell in love, before returning to a busy and exciting political life in India.

Anchors and Anchorwork by Michael 'Con' Lloyd (56-58)

Published by Seamanship International in October 2007. Price £15.

When you consider anchors there is a large number of ocean going ships to consider. This downloadable book covers the anchors in use on merchant vessels, their associated equipment, anchorages, anchoring and the problems of anchorages and manoeuvring in such a close confine which is too often an often underestimated hazard.

 

Broken Ship by Michael 'Con' Lloyd (56-58)

Published by Witherby Seamanship in October 2013.
398 pages £7.99.

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This is a story of a ship, its crew and the sea. It is about an old ship, a makeshift crew of men and woman, and a voyage.

It was meant to be a simple ship delivery job, take the ship across the Atlantic and then home, but none of those on board could imagine what was waiting on their journey.


Cruise Ship by Michael 'Con' Lloyd (56-58)

Published by Witherby Seamanship in may 2013. £4.99.
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Michael’s second novel again centres on the sea and the aspect he knows so well – safety. The book is a good yarn, an interesting read to those with a nautical background:
The cruise ship was a dream. A seagoing pleasure city.  The passengers came for that dream. The young, the old, the infirm; all were welcome provided they had the money. The crew that served them were also part of the dream. Voyage after voyage she proved that dreams come true and slowly the sea became forgotten. But the sea did not forget the ship.

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The Devils Cauldron by Michael 'Con' Lloyd (56-58)

Published by Witherby Seamanship in 2012. £4.99.
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ebook number 978-1-85609-559-4


His first novel after a long series of technical books. A tired ship and a tired crew, trapped in the Congo in the biggest war in Africa. No one to help, nowhere to go except to break out to the sea. But to do this they have to get through one of the most treacherous passages of any river in the world, while fighting their way through the combined enemy armies that are intent on stopping them at all costs.  It's the first book of a trilogy based around the same chaeracters.

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In Command, 200 things I wish I’d known before I was Captain by Michael 'Con' Lloyd (56-58)

Published by Seamanship International in October 2007. Price £25

This book provides a valuable insight into the challenges faced by the new captain. Scattered throughout with checklists, ‘must do’ lists and ‘whatever you do, don’t forget’ lists, the book manages to be both useful and highly readable. Michael ensures that anyone who reads this book will not forget the realities faced by those who sail off to the four corners, someone who is largely ignored until something goes wrong but who is constantly managing and worrying about the conditions and safety of those who sail with him. Faced with unhelpful port authorities, recalcitrant chefs and crews with barely a word of English between them, Michael makes this book less a collection of war stories and more a very real guide to dealing with the difficulties of each new situation.

 

So You Want To Go To Sea?

by Captain Michael 'Con' Lloyd (56-58)


Published by Witherby Seamanship in 2009 
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This book is not intended to be a recruitment book but a guide to the Merchant Navy and the available pathways for those wishing to go to sea


Standby Vessels by Captain Michael 'Con' Lloyd

Published by Witherby Seamanship in 2009 as part of Masters Pocket Book Series Click here
Softback pages £15.

Many years ago, when the first oil platforms were installed in the North Sea, a system of Standby vessels was introduced. Initially these consisted of fishing boats hired casually to standby in the area of the platform to perform some kind of assistance in case of emergency. Then in 1988 came the Piper Alpha disaster which had a traumatic affect on the whole oil industry in the North Sea and, together with many other concerns, the need for a professional system for the rescue and recovery of platform personnel was addressed, resulting in a legal requirement to provide such a system.




Charles D. Maginley (45-47)

The Canadian Coastguard 1962-2002 - Auxilio Semper by Charles D. Maginley (45-47)

English edition: Vanwell Publishing Ltd., St Catharines, Ontario Canada, 2003: ISBN: 1-55125-075-6

French edition: Editions Etendard* Mahone Bay, 2003, ISBN 1-55125-075-6

A history of the Canadian Coast Guard from its official creation in 1962.

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The Ships of Canada's Marine Services by Charles D. Maginley (45-47) and Bernard Collin

Vanwell Publishing Ltd., St Catherines, Ontario Canada, 2001; ISBN: 1-55125-070-5

A pictorial history of Canadian civilian manned government ships since 1850.

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David Marks (60-62)

Very Willing Griffin by David Marks (60-62) who went by the name David Blagden.

Published by P. Davies in Oct 1973. ISBN 978-0432014257. 237 pages

The story of the smallest boat ever to compete in the Single handed Transatlantic Race. "Perhaps the most famous exploit was David Blagden’s epic success in the 1972 Observer Single-handed Transatlantic Race. His diminutive Hunter 19 "Willing Griffin" survived many Atlantic storms and finished the race; the smallest yacht ever to do the official Single-handed Transatlantic. It’s an inspiring read"

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Commodore G Marr (22-24)

The Queens & I by Commodore G Marr (22-24)

          Published by Adlard Coles in 1973.

          The story of his life starting in Conway in 1922 and a career in Cunard, ending as Commodore.

 




Capt Charles Marsden RN (10-12)

Papers of Captain Charles Marsden RN (10-12).

Donated by him in 1969 to the Churchill Archives Centre, Reference GBR/0014/MRDN

 

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John Masefield OM (1891-94)

The poet laureate and authior his compete workdsa are described here.

 

The Conway by John Masefield (1891-94)

William Heinemann Ltd, London (UK editions), Macmillan (US editions)

Masefield's history of the Ship covering the period to 1953 and the loss.

 

New Chum by John Masefield (1891-94)

William Heinemann Ltd, London (UK editions), Macmillan (US editions)

Describes Masefield's own experiences on the Conway.

There were three editions in the UK and at least one in the USA. Our thanks to   Dr. Philip Errington, who kindly provided a detailed coverage of the three English editions of New Chum:

 

"After the first English edition in 1944 there was what may be considered a second English edition in 1947. The text appears to follow the first English edition setting until p.31 (the second leaf of the C gathering). It is here that Masefield first provides additional text. Detailing waking up on board ship for the first time, the text as present in the first English edition reads:

 

  ...everybody was moving swiftly except H.B., who was one of the gods of that little world, and could take his time. I put on trousers, shirt, socks and shoes faster than ever in my life. My washing things were ready at my side, when the sharp pipe and bark for Prayers went. The ship fell pretty still, but not many prayed.

The second English edition provides additional detail as Masefield adds to the confusing procedures aboard ship not yet understood by him:

 

  ...everybody was moving swiftly except H.B., who was one of the gods of that little world, and could take his time. After a blast on a pipe, someone shouted something. Some men, already half-dressed, rushed along the deck, and scattered to each port. They punched each port open with one swift thrust, so that the cool sea air blew in. Then they scattered away. Their smartness put a kind of life into me. I put on trousers, shirt, socks and shoes faster than ever in my life. My washing things were ready at my side, when the sharp pipe and bark for Prayers went. The ship fell pretty still, but not many prayed.

This is one example of the expanded text, requiring re-setting, hence the claim for this edition to comprise a second edition, not merely a reprint (new impression). The sales ledger preserved in the Heinemann Archive notes this volume as a 'new edition'. An 'Epilogue' is printed here for the first time.

 

In 1949 (dated 1948), a third English edition was published. The text appears to follow the setting present in the second English edition. In addition there are the appendices which are printed here for the first time.

 

I am currently unsure how these English editions, published by Heinemann, relate to American editions published by Macmillan.?

 

   
Lt Frank Henry Mason RNVR, RBA, RI (1880-82)

A Book of Steamers by Lieutenant Frank Henry Mason RNVR, RBA, RI (1880-82)

Published in Glasgow by Blackie & Son in 1934.

A book of his paintings.

 


Ashore & Afloat by Lieutenant Frank Henry Mason RNVR, RBA, RI

Published in London by Press Art School, 1929.

A book of his paintings and about his water colour technique.

 

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The Book of British Ships by Lieutenant Frank Henry Mason RNVR, RBA, RI (1880-82)

Published by Henry Frowde of London in 1910; revised 1911. 380 pages

This was a popular book for young adults in the early 20th century. In 26 chapters Mason tells the story of ships, from the earliest Viking and Crusader vessels to big passenger liners and war ships. The book includes 9 color plates and several dozen b&w drawings, all done by the author. Handsome mustard colored cover with a big MAURETANIA like ship.

 

Famous Ships by Lieutenant Frank Henry Mason RNVR, RBA, RI (1880-82) with F. C. Bowen

Published by Penguin Books (Puffin Picture Books) in Harmondsworth & New York, 1946.

A book of his paintings.

 

Ship Model Making: The Brig by Lieutenant Frank Henry Mason RNVR, RBA, RI (1880-82)

Published in London by The Studio Ltd in1935, and in New York by Studio Publications in 1935.

ASIN: B000RERGR4

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Water Colour Painting by Lieutenant Frank Henry Mason RNVR, RBA, RI with Fred Taylor.

Publisher and year not known.

Mason was an artists so it is assumed this was a ‘how to…’ book

 

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Donald Alexander MacAllister (1889-90)

Everilda by D A McAllister (1889-90)

Published privately in 1956.

A memoir of his late wife. Contains an account and some verses on the loss of Conway.





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Eden (Tony) Matthews (51-53)

My Time At Sea By Eden (Tony) Matthews (51-53)

Published in 2010 by Countyvise Publishing for Apin Press. 222 illustrated pages. ISBN/Cat.No 9781906205447 ISBN-10 1906205442. Available on line click here to order Price £12.50

Tony's experiences at sea began with pre-sea training in HMS Conway at Plas Newydd on the Menai straights in the 1950s, which included the Coronation Spithead Review and Outward Bound Sea School in Aberdovey. He then completed an apprenticeship with the Blue Funnel Line to the Far East and Australia, including visits to Red China, and enjoyed two years of voyages to West Africa and USA with Elder Dempsters, which included the time of Independence. About this time he married and swallowed the anchor. After 14 years ashore he returned to sea aged 38, and joined Ocean fleets, who had taken over the above two companies.Voyages around the UK, the Continent, and West Africa followed, which included experiences with the infamous cement ships off Lagos and with pirates. During this time he sat and passed his Masters Foreign Going Certificate. Then followed two enjoyable years with the Geest Line on banana boats travelling to the Caribbean in the late 1970s.

 

 



J. G. (Geoffrey) Messervy-Norman (52-53)

Declaring The End (From The Beginning) by J. G. (Geoffrey) Messervy-Norman (52-53)

Published by Biscuit Tree Books (19 ) Jersey CI.



Meat in Due Season by J. G. (Geoffrey) Messervy-Norman

Published by Biscuit Tree Books (19 ) Jersey CI.

A commentary on Judeo Messianic Christianity, a simple clear overview of what it is, what it is not and what it became as the result of erroneous institutional doctrines and teachings. Available from http://www.biscuittreebooks.com/Home.html

 

One In The Hand Of God by J. G. (Geoffrey) Messervy-Norman

Published by Biscuit Tree Books (19 ) Jersey CI.

This book concerns the Judaic idea of two Messiahs - respectively the Messiah Ben (son of) Joseph, and the Messiah Ben (son of) David, which are spoken of by the ancient Sages of Israel, with each Messiah having its own specific task to perform. Available from: http://www.biscuittreebooks.com/Home.html

 

Philos The Tail Of A Friendly Puli Dog by J. G. (Geoffrey) Messervy-Norman

        Published by Biscuit Tree Books (19 ) Jersey CI.

        Available from: http://www.biscuittreebooks.com/Home.html

 



C R S Neil (65-67)

Sea Puppy by C R S Neil (65-67)

Publisher not known.

His third novel.

 

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David Norris (1891-93)

Log Book 1891-93 by Cadet David Norris (1891-93).

Held by the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth. Record Reference 1984/294(1)

 

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Capt Gwyn Pari Huws (44-45)

The Menai Strait by Captain Gwyn Pari Huws (44-45) and Terry Beggs (53-55)

Published by: Gomer Press, Llandysul, Ceredigion. SA44 4QL in December 2003.   Tel: 01559 362371.

Hardback ISBN 1 84323 333 9   Price ?19.99

Softback ISBN 1 84323 271 5   Price ?12.99 

This is a "must have" book for OCs who were in the Ship from 41 to 74. Interesting narrative and beautiful photographs throughout. It is most definitely not a technical book although it does include information on buoyage, tides, etc., from a 'general interest' point of view.  In its 112 pages, which include about 160 photographs, the reader is taken on an imaginary passage eastwards through the Strait from Llanddwyn Island in the south-west to Puffin Island in the north-east; almost twenty miles.  Gwyn describes both the character and history of this unique waterway while Terry, through the camera lens, illustrates the text and bring out the natural beauty of the Strait.

Essentially they produced the book for people to enjoy, both the local population and the very large numbers of visitors who come to the Strait every year.

The authors are fairly familiar with the Menai Strait in that they are both Old Conways, have both owned and sailed boats on the Strait and of course both have homes overlooking the Strait.  Undoubtedly there is more 'action' in the Swellies than anywhere else on the Strait and this is reflected in both the text and the pictures but, apart from mentioning that "Conway" was lost on the Platters, (illustrated with an old sepia-type photograph), they do not dwell upon any of the detail of that fateful day in April 1953.  Nevertheless, the book does contain pictures of Britannia Bridge, as is, with a shadow of the Tubular Bridge in the water beneath it, two pictures of Cribben Gutter taken at low water and half-tide, one from each end, a dramatic close-up of Cribben Rock at low water, Gorad Goch, Swelly Rock taken from above Prices Point and the Platters at low water.

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Hugh Perks (54-55)

A History of Faversham Sailing Barges by Hugh Perks (54-55)

Published by The Society for Spritsail Barge Research, 1967.

30 pages

ISBN-10: 0950051500
ISBN-13: 978-0950051505

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Below Sea Reach by Hugh Perks (54-55) with Patricia O'Driscoll, Barry Pearce and Tony Ellis.

Published by The Society for Spritsail Barge Research, 1988. A5, 84pp. 0 9500515 1 9 Out of print.

Describes the last days of UK trade under sail.

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Dolphin Yard Sailing Barge Museum Guide by Hugh Perks (54-55)

Published by Dolphin Sailing Barge Museum Trust, 1980.

 

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Drawing, Sketching & Appreciating Traditional Buildings by Hugh Perks (54-55)

Published by Anglia Ruskin University 2004. Out of print but hopefully being republished.

 

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Essex Sail. Schedule of Sailing Ships of the Port of Maldon since 1786 by Hugh Perks (54-55)

Published by Maldon Customs House Port Books." Copies at Caird Library and Essex Records.

 

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George Bargebrick Esquire - History of George Smeed the Brick & Cement King by Hugh Perks (54-55) with P O'Driscoll and A Cordell

Published by Meresborough Books, 1981/87. 0905 270 4 7 9.

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Handbook For Bargemen, Lightermen & Captains by Hugh Perks (54-55)

A.P.C.M. printed privately

 

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Sprits'l by Hugh Perks (years not known) with R O'Driscoll, P Pearce and A Ellis.

Published by Conway Maritime Press, London, in 1975 0.54177.073.8, 168pp but out of print.

A history of Thames Sailing Barges.

 

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John W Perry (53-55)

Quit Ye Like Men... by John W Perry (53-55).

Published by The Memoir Club, Durham           email: memoirclub@email.msn.com

Describes John's years as a cadet then in P&O and a through a life at sea rising to Senior Second Officer before moving ashore and into maritime consultancy.

 



A Pickles(43-45)

Good Times (True Stories of a Life At Sea - Well Almost True) by A Pickles(43-45)

Published by db Publishing, Manfdura, WA6210 in 2005. ISBN 1 876 575 786

Tales from a lifetime at sea.



John G Pike (Years not known)

Bamboo Years by John G Pike.

Published in paperback by Barny Books. ISBN: 978.1.906542.13.9 Price £9.99 + £2.00 p&p

The book is factual about a young midshipman RN who joins HMS Prince of Wales building in Cammel Laird in the early 1940s going through the loss of the Hood and sinking of the Bismark to its own loss off Malaya then he was transferred to Exeter and its loss in the Java Sea. Then his appalling time as a POW in Japan.

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Capt Chris Puxley (61-63)

The Port of Silloth 1859 - 2009 by Captain Chris Puxley (61-63)

Published by :  by Bernard McCall (Coastal Shipping), Bristol BS20 8EZ in August 2009
Hardback, 120 pages  with colour and black & white photographs. £17.00
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The history of this Cumbrian port written in commemoration of the 150th aniversary of the most north-westerly port in England.






Capt SS Richardson (1891-93)

Shakings by Capt SS Richardson (1891-93)

Privately published. Date not known.

This is the Captain's autobiography written in verse (see Poems section for an extract)

 

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Sir Arthur Henry Rostron KBE RD RNR (1885-86)

Home From The Sea by Sir Arthur Henry Rostron KBE RD RNR (1885-86)

Published by Macmillans in 1931.

Story of his life including rescues of nearly 700 Titanic survivors whilst captain of the Carpathia.

 

Titanic Hero (The Autobiography of Captain Rostron of the Carpathia)
by Sir Arthur Henry Rostron KBE RD RNR (1885-86)

Published by Amberley Publishing on 1 Aug 201. Paperback.
ISBN-10: 1445604205
ISBN-13: 978-1445604206
ASIN: B008N500L8

A reprint of his Home From The Sea, published oportunistically to co-incide with the 100th anniversary of the loss of ther Titanic.





J J Ruthven (1864-65)

Speed & Consumption of Steam Ships by J J Ruthven 1864-65)

Published by J D Potter, London in 1911

This explores the need to correctly calculate consumption of coal, the implications for a “vessel’s trim and how to used revolutions as a log”. The second edition included a Chapter on Stability with Practical Rules

 

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J F Ruthwith (1864-65)

Memoirs of Jocelyn Fitzgerald Ruthven by JF Ruthwith (1864-1865)

Foreword by Sir Alan G. Anderson, G.B.E.. Published by Norman Adlard 1949 Features the SHip on the front cover

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Capt P J Seabrooke (60-61)

My Wife, My Life by Capt P J Seabrooke (60-61). His autobiography.

Published 1998. Publisher not known.

 

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Capt W N Seybold (48-49)

"Women and Children First..." Loss of the Troopship "Empire Windrush" by Captain W N Seybold (48-49)

Available from the author: 36 Ballaterson Fields, Isle of Man, IM7 5AP. Price GBP12.00, plus GBP2.00 postage (GBP4.00 for overseas orders).

Describes the loss of the troopship Empire Windrush by the author who was Fourth Officer at the time.

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Dr R Scott Skirving (1875)


Wire Splicing By Dr R Scott Skirving (Yeras not known)

Published in 1936. Republished by Brown, Son & Ferguson in 1946, 46 pages, republished in 1968, 49 pages. AISN: B00007JJ79Y

Illustrated. Written for yachtsmen and amateurs wishing to rig their own vessels.




Sqn Ldr P D Smith DFC RNZAF (33-34)

Don't Tell My Mother: Or How to Fight Wars on Your Own Terms by Sqn Ldr P D Smith DFC RNZAF (33-34)

Published by Golden Dog Press on 30 Nov 1998. Paperback 258 pages. ISBN-10: 0919614752

His own story of his life.

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George Spearing (59-61)

Dances With Marmots by George Spearing (59-61)

Published by Magog Publishing in 2006. Printed and distributed through Lulu Press. ISBN: 1-4116-56180

The inspiring account of a 4300km solo hike from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. Despite never having hiked before, George Spearing decided to take 'leave of absence' from his job as a firefighter in the New Zealand Fire Service and walk the length of America. This is the story of his five month journey, travelling entirely on foot and off-road through the desert areas and High Sierra Nevada of California, the Cascade ranges of Oregon and Washington, finally emerging in the Okanogan Forest of British Columbia, Canada.

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Cdr N BJ Stapleton RD RNR (24-26)

Steam Picket Boats : And Other Small Steam Craft Of The Royal Navy by Cdr N BJ Stapleton RD RNR (24-26)

Foreword by Prince Phillip. Publisher Dalton, 1980. 106 pages with illustrations. ISBN-10: 0900963638 Currently out of print.

The history of small steam craft in the Royal Navy. The chapter on restoration of steam pinnaces suggests some working examples of these fine craft will survive (be resurrected!)

 

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Com Robert G Thelwall (11-12)

I Captained The Big Ships by Commodore Robert G Thelwall (11-12)

Published by Arthur Baker in 1961. Hardback, 256 pages. ASIN: B0007IYGWI

His autobiography of life in Cunard and in the RN during WWI.





David Thomas (60-61)

The Fatal Flaw: Collision at Sea and the Failure of the Rules by David Thomas (60-61)

Published by David's own imprint, Phaiacia in 2002. ISBN 0-9541981-0-7. 232 pages. Price £10. Available direct from the author at argonaut.phaiacia@btopenworld.com. Or phone 01639 830995 at any time. Also available online from Cambridge Journals.

 

The Right Kind of Boy: A Portrait of the British Sea Apprentice, 1830-1980 by David Thomas (60--61)

Published by by David's own imprint, Phaiacia. ISBN 0-9541981-1-5. Hard-back, 436pp with 60 b/w photos, in a limited edition of 500 copies. Price £27.50 Available direct from the author at argonaut.phaiacia@btopenworld.com. Or phone 01639 830995 at any time. There is a great review here

The book is really a reference book but it is leavened by numerous contemporary quotes many of which have a degree of humour in them. The book starts with the period from the Middle Ages to the industrial revolution, passes on to the period 1830 to 1850 and on to that monumental piece of legislation, the 1894 Merchant Shipping Act which formed the basis of the control and protection of British Seamen and was for many years one of the largest and most far ranging Acts. There is an abstract of an apprentice’s diary 1892 to 1902, a chapter devoted to the role of the training ships, and then the period covering both world wars. It continues to the post war period and to the finality of the once dominant British merchant fleet. The Epilogue attempts to discover why the apprentice has disappeared, and I found it surprising that in many cases the causes also point to what ails today’s society. The appendices contain fascinating and interesting facts on the RNR; health and diet; a letter dated 1916 to Masters from Alfred Holt and Co re midshipmen; relaxation of the regulations for examinations in wartime; copies of various letters and standing orders, some of which are very evocative of a past era.

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Jim Thompson (39-41)

The Loss Of A Ship (A true wartime story) by Jim Thompson (39-41).

Published by A K Enterprises, Buckhurst Hill in 2000.

Describes his experiences as a cadet on board the Dunedin Star when she was wrecked on the Skeleton Coast of South Africa. See also Skeleton Coast'.

 



Bill Tillman (54-56)

Mischief Goes South by Bill Tillman (approx 54-56).

Hollis & C (Aug 1968). 190 pages. ISBN-10: 037000275X

Recounts the voyage of his Bristol sailing pilot cutter Mischief to Antarctica in 1966. It describes the loss overboard on early on August 27th 1966 of David Shaw (approx 54-56) somewhere off the Cape Verde Islands. It was just 10 years after leaving Conway and he had joined for a change of pace and to sample the delights of a voyage to Antarctica in a small sailing boat.

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R W Timbrell (35-37)

Salty Dips

Vols. 2 (1985) and 3 (1988) Published by NOAC Ottawa Branch, Box 505, Station B, Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 5P6

Articles by Old Conway's E.S. Brand, G.H. Hayes, R.W. Timbrell, and H.R. Beck.

http://www.NOAC.Ottawa.on.ca/SaltyDips.htm

 

   
Prof. Bill Trowbridge (46-48)

The Analytical and Numerical Solution of Electric and Magnetic Fields by Prof. Bill Trowbridge (46-48)

Published by John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1992.

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So Long To Learn: A Personal Memoir by Bill Trowbridge OBE (46-48)

Private Publication by D'Arcy Publications, Free online click here 

"My memoir Volume 1 has had only been published privately by me with a very limited run of copies. I have distributed copies to close friends, free of charge so far, but when Volume 2 is completed I hope to reissue the whole thing and seek a proper publisher."

 


The Trowbridge Family History, 1690-1990 by Prof. Bill Trowbridge (46-48)

Published by D'Arcy in 1991. 128 pages, ISBN 0951824805

 

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Frank Wade (36-39)

A Midshipman's War: A Young Man in the Mediterranean Naval War 1941-1943 by Frank Wade (36-39)

Published by Cordillera Publishing Company, Vancouver. 1994 ISBN No 1-895590-06-X

The author relates his Conway experience and a very exciting life at sea during the war. "The finest book written on the Naval Mediterranean war. On a par with the one by Admiral Cunningham. A very well-researched book"

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Capt John T Walbran (1862 - 64)

British Columbia Place Names by Captain John T Walbran (1862 - 64)

Published in Ottawaby the Government Printing Office in 1909 it was out of print for some time before being reprinted in 1971 and 1977 by J J Douglas. 546 pages with map and illustrations.

The full title is “British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906, To Which Are Added a Few Names in Adjacent United States Territory; Their Origin and History”. He started the book when he retired in 1903 and it took him 6 years to complete. It had credited input from 65 contributors. "Clearly Walbran had no intention of writing a directory or handbook," wrote S.E. Read in BC Studies (Summer, 1972). "He loved the sea and its ships; he dwells lovingly on such details as tonnage, rigging, and armament... he writes hundreds of capsule biographies... he describes events large and small... he provides the reader with a host of cross-references; and he commonly cites the sources used in the compiling of an entry.... In short, he was a maker of history, as well as an historian.... Certainly, all other works on the place names of this province must forever stand in his shadow; he is -- and will remain -- without peer." It is appropriate that many place in BC bear his name including Walbran Valley, Walbran Creek, Walbran Rock, Walbran Island and Walbran Point. It has been said that any captain worth his salt on the B.C. coast travels with a well-thumbed copy of Walbran's British Columbia Coast Names.

 


The Cruise of the Imperial Eagle by Captain John T Walbran (1862 - 64)

Published in The Victoria Colonist

Provides essential details about Captain Charles Barkley's maritime explorations in 1787 that were not included in Frances Barkley's notebook memoir, written when she was 66, and published posthumously as Reminiscences. Specifically he makes clear how Captain John Meares later took credit for some of the original navigational achievement of Captain Barkley, having had Barkley's ship's journal in his possession.

 

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Capt Ronald W Warwick (56-57)

QE2 - The Cunard Line Flagship by Ronald W Warwick (56-57)

Hardback, Published by W W Norton13 October, 1999. Price ?30.00

ISBN is 0-393-04772-5

Check out the reviews at Amazon.com. Everyone thinks this is a great book and who better to write it than Capt Warwick. Typical comments are "This is the best book I have read so far about this magnificent liner. This book has it all: Extensive descriptions of design and construction, the maiden years, and the various incidents and heroic missions related to the "Queen"'s career. Great guide to the ship itself, too!"

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Capt G C H Wearing (49-51)

Maritime Safety by Capt G C H Wearing (49-51)

 

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Safety In Small Craft by Capt G C H Wearing (49-51)

Published by the Royal New Zealand Coastguard Group in 1982.

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Capt Mathew Webb (18)

The Art Of Swimming by Captain Mathew Webb (18)

Originally published by Ward, Lock and Tyler of Warwick House, Paternoster Row, London in 1876. Now reprinted - see below.

 

Captain Webb: The Channel Swimmer edited by A.G. Payne

Published by Prior Publications, Whitstable and Walsall, England in 1999.

This is a reprint of Webb's original The Art of Swimming and is an account of Captain Webb's epic swim, his instructions on swimming, and details of other feats of the period.

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Lt Cdr N R Whitwell RNVR (25-26)

Green Seas, Green Fields by Lt Cdr N R Whitwell RNVR (25-26)

The Pentland Press (1993). Hardback 1989 pages. ISBN-10: 1872795269

Contains reference to HMS Nile's log books (1860-64) held by the Canadian National Archives http://www.archives.ca/

 

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J Wickenden (35-37)

Empire To Anarchy by J Wickenden (35-37)

Publisher not known.

The story of his life in the Imperial Indian Army including Conway.

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Ronald Williams (48-50)

From Supermarine Spitfire To Douglas DC-10

by Ronald Williams (48-50)


Published by Pen & Sword Books Ltd in 2012. Illustrated hardback 184 pages. ISBN: 9781848846470

Ronald’s life story and an absolutely fascinating read. There are only brief mentions of his Conway training (1948-50) and his short spell with Royal Mail Lines but it is the rest of his life as a pilot that rivets attention. He started in the Fleet Air Arm and later moved into commercial flying; freight, passengers, short and long haul he’s done it all, and had some near misses, incredible scrapes and amusing adventures along the way. Thoroughly recommended.





Roy Williams (54-56)

The Geometry of Surface Navigation (Ellis Horwood Series in Mathematics and Its Applications.) by Roy Williams (54-56)

Publisher: Horwood Publishing Ltd (1 Feb 1998). paperback, 144 pages. ISBN-10: 1898563462

Speaks for itself! Even NASA have a copy!

 



Alfie Windsor (64-68)

A Structured Approach To Systems Development by A Windsor (64-68)

Published by McGraw Hill, ISBN 0-07-707 483-1 .

A handbook for computer systems developers.

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HMS Conway by Alfie Windsor (64-68)

Published by Witherbys Publishing & Seamanship International in 2008. Hardback 450 pages, 260 B&W images.                 ISBN 978-1905331314

The first complete history of the Ship from founding to paying off. More details and order form here

Using The ICL Data Dictionary by A Windsor (64-68)

Published by Shiva Publishing, ISBN 0-906 812-06-2. A handbook for computer systems developers.

 

   
Geoff Woodland (60-62)

Ice King By Geoff Woodland (60-62)

Published in 2010 by MDW Publishing. ISBN 13: 9780980820102 ISBN 10: 0980820103. Paperback, 482 pages.

The discount price for Old Conways is Aus$16.50, plus Aus$3.00 postage (about £11.50 total) - Geoff is very kindly making a donaton of Aus$1.65 (£1.00) per paperback copy and Aus$0.65 (£0.40) towards maintenance of this web site.

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Order the e-book from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/24601?ref=MDW     

A saga set during the dying days of the African Slave Trade. "Marvellously engrossing, set against Woodland's meticulous backdrop of the end of the Liverpool slave trade, a salty tale of adventure, romance and ingeniuity that will have every reader cheering from the margins" Tom Flood - Award winning Australian author.

 

Triangle Trade by Geoff Woodland (60-62)

Published by Claymore Press July 2013 (first published July 23rd 2010).Paperback. 268 pages

ISBN-10: 1781591741
ISBN-13: 978-178159174

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In 1804, Liverpool was the largest slave trading port in Great Britain, yet her influential traders felt threatened by the success, in Parliament, of the anti-slavery movement. Few, in Liverpool, condemned the 'Trade'. William King, son of a Liverpool slave trader, sickened by what he experienced aboard a Spanish slaver, was one of the few who did speak out. This epic, set during the dying days of this despicable practice, weaves themes of generational change, moral wickedness, greed, romance, and the fortunes of war as they impact upon the lives of a father and son caught up in the turmoil that preceded the implementation of the British Trade Act of 1807, which would end Britain's involvement in the slave trade. The city of Liverpool is one still scarred by its past involvement with the morally contemptible Triangle Trade. Indeed, the cities prosperity was built on the profits of slavery, and the reverberations of this inheritance continue to impact on the city today. This novel roots the reader firmly in a city on the brink of change, evoking a real sense of the struggles at play, and informing our understanding of the realities of slavery, those who fueled its continuation and those who brought about its eventual cessation, as well as the legacy inherited by the City of Liverpool and the wider world.

 

   
Sir Clive Woodward (68-72)

Winning by Clive Woodward (68-72)

Published by Hodder Paperbacks; Revised edition (6 Jun 2005). 496 pages.

ISBN-10: 034083630X
ISBN-13: 978-0340836309

His autobiography



 

 

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