With H.M.S. Dragon Around the New World 1930-1932

By: H.M..S. Dragon) SPOONER, E. J.

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(H.M..S. Dragon). With H.M.S. "Dragon" Around the New World 1930-1932. (Lowestoft : Printed by Flood & Son, Ltd., The Borough Press), n.d. [1932?]. Pp(6),vii-xi,(1),[1]-156,(4). Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering a nd crest to front board and spine. Not in O'Dea or Hallett, Bermuda in Print (2nd. ed). Contents : Foreword by Captain E.J. Spooner, D.S.O., R.N. ; Preface; I. South America Cruise; II. Bermuda and Jamaica; III. West Indian Island Cruise; IV. Bermuda the Second; V. West Coast, North America; VI. Bermuda the Third; VII. Second Island Cruise; VIII. Bermuda Final and Newfoundland; IX. East Coast, North America Appendix. Newfoundland on pp.133-135, with the ship having been called to St. John's ater the riot of April 5, 1932. "After the first 24 hours, leave was given to the ship's company and thepoverty of the town was apparent to all. Yet the good-heartedness of the p eople remained, and with the heratening sun and security afforded by a man-o'-war in the harbour, they put aside their troubles, hoped for a miraculous draught of fishes and looked after Jack ashore." - p.135. Also a mention on p.142. The last chapter mentions an upcoming trip to Halifax. "Halifax, Nova Scotia, headquarters on this east coast of the Royal Canadian Navy, wevisit from 11th to 14th August and perhaps we ought not to compare it with its western counterpart, Esquimault. Repute, and at the time of writing, r eputation is all we have to guide us, has it there is no comparison, and infairness it should be explained that in 1917 the town suffered extensive d amage from the explosion of a French munition ship in the harbour and from this it has never fully recovered." - p.141. Illustrations : H.M.S. "Dragon" at St Croix, Virgin Islands; Captain E.J. Spooner, D.S.O., R.N.; With H.M.S. Dragon Around the New World 1930 - 1932 (map); Crossing The Line; Rio de Janeiro, Showing Sugar Loaf Mountain; Palacio, Montevideo ; Magellan's Statue, Magallanes; Cochrane Statue, Valparaiso; Gatun Locks, Panama Canal; The Isles of Bermuda; H.M.S. "Dragon" at Lyon's Wharf, Kingston, Jamaica; Grenada B.W.I.; Havana, Cuba; Comox Camp, Vancouver Islands, B.C.; "High-rigger" in Action, Ladysmith, Vancouver Island; Vancouver City, B.C.; Wolf Totem Pole, Prince Rupert, B.C.; New Court House, Santa Barbara, Cal.; MarathonRoad Team, December 1931; Bathing Parties, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Officers H.M.S. "Dragon"; Football XI. H.M.S. "Dragon" 1930 - 32. Corners bumped, lacking front free endpaper, else very good. 100.00

Title: With H.M.S. Dragon Around the New World 1930-1932

Author Name: H.M..S. Dragon) SPOONER, E. J.

Categories: 82,

Publisher: Flood & Son, Ltd., The Borough Press, Lowestoft, 1932,:

Seller ID: 106107

Keywords: NAUTICAL VOYAGES CRUISE CARIBBEAN BERMUDA NEWFOUNDLAND ROYAL NAVY BRITISH CRUISE BOOK CANADA NAVAL,