Title: Esquimalt Naval Base: A History of Its Work and Its Defences. First Edition.
Publisher:  Victoria Book & Stationery Co., Victoria, B.C, 1941,
Seller ID: 24140
LONGSTAFF, Major F.V. Esquimalt Naval Base : A History of Its Work and Its Defences. Victoria, B.C.: Victoria Book & Stationery Co., 1941. First Edition. Pp (8),9-189,(3), frontispiece + 12 plates. 8vo [140 x 215 mm], blue card covers, black lettering to front board, spine blank. Hale and Barman British Columbia Local Histories: A Bibliography 519; Cooke p.55. Frederick Victor Longstaff was born June 15th, 1879 in Ben Rhydding, Yorkshire England.He came to Canada in 1909 as a machine gun instructor, and settled in Vict oria BC in 1911 where he practiced as an architectural draftsman. ongstaff died in Victoria BC in 1961. Chapters : 1. Introduction; 2. The Earliest Days and the Colonial Government; 3. Great Britain and Canada Share Responsibility; 4. The Transfer of the Ships and Base to the Dominion; 5. Esquimalt and the Panama Canal; 6. Commanders-in-Chief of Ships on the Pacific Station; 7. Important Dates in the Maritime History of the West Coast of America.With Appendices. Very good. 45.00