Sea Breezes) THOMPSON, F.J. YATES, Norman
Title: Sea Breezes : The Ship Lovers' Digest, New Series Vol. 30 July - December,1960. no dj.
Publisher:  Charles Birchall & Sons, Ltd., 1960,
Seller ID: 76787
(Sea Breezes). Sea Breezes : The Ship Lovers' Digest, New Series Vol. 30 July - December, 1960. Liverpool: Charles Birchall & Sons, Ltd., 1960. Pp. 464 + 18 p. of index. Illustrated, with several plates (some of which are in colour). Small 8vo, green cloth, gilt to spine. Of interest: Capt. Norman Yates's "Around the World in Sail", (two-parts, on an apprenticeship aboard the barque Kildalton); F. G. E. Moll's "Rhine Passenger Traffic" (pp.30-52); Stephen Tetlow's "Last of the 'Empire' Troopers" (the diminishing need for troop ships with the advent of larger airborne troop transports); Contre Amiral M. Adam's "Compagnie Havraise Peninsulaire" (pp.108-121); "Whither Cunard?" (pp.188-196); E. Cuthbert Woods' "Early Ferry Arrangements at Liverpool" (pp.236-245); William Laxon's "The Story of Huddart Parker" (pp.262-275, 342-357); Martin Leendertz's "Germany at the Cape"; Capt. Edward W.H. West's "Around the World in the Pharos"; P. Baird Jones' "Currie's Melrose and the Cavendish Affair"; "The Adjectival Line" (pp.412-413, with fleet list: Lethargic, Neurotic, Mystic, Cryptic, Septic, &c); "Guinness Ships" (pp.420-430); J.H. Isherwood's 'La Touraine of 1891", "Cleveland of 1909","The Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm of 1908", "Regina of 1918", "Cunard Liner Gallia", "Bibby's Oxfordshire"; Capt. F. J. Thompson's sea-going memoirs divided into the following sections: "Entry into 'Steam'" (pp.21-29); "My Time in the Umbria"(pp.122-126), 'Ensigns, White, Red and Blue"(pp.201-215), "North Atlantic Winters" (pp.276-290), "Gallipoli and After" (pp.318-337), "Peace at Last" (pp.438-452); and many more articles and the usual departments. "April 1912 was a sad month on account of the Titanic disaster which threw a gloom over the town for some time. All the bodies which were recovered from the sea were landed at Halifax, N.S., for burial. On the actual night of the tragedy I was dining at the Halifax Club with Mr. Hemsley, and the late captain of H.M.S. Niobe was having dinner with a Mr. M. Morrow, the representative of the Dominion Coal Company. Before dinner, when the early reports ofthe collision with an iceberg came in and ships were proceeding to the res cue, we discussed the situation and in particular the previous unfortunate statement that the ship was unsinkable with which I disagreed. After dinnerwhen playing bridge in the smokeroom Mr. Morrow was called to the 'phone. On his return to the card room he said: "I have been through to New York: the Titanic has sunk." It was a dramatic moment; everyone dropped their cards and there was no more bridge that night." - from Capt. Thompson's "North Atlantic Winters" piece, p.282. Binding cocked, spine sunned, else vg, without dj. 37.00