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Re: Will Blackett/Ransome's Naval friends


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Posted by Catherine Lamont on March 12, 2024 at 22:15:12 user clamont.

In Reply to: Re: Will Blackett posted by John Wilson on February 22, 2024 at 02:50:02:

In Paul Flint's article from Mixed Moss 2020, "COMMANDER E H R WALKER
and the Royal Navy of his time", Paul advised that Ransomeís friend Captain Eric Reid Corson (1887-1972) commanded HMS Ganges.

"According to Roger Wardale, Ransome knew Corson at school, and he
and his two sons were avid readers of Ransomeís books. Hugh Brogan mentions that Captain Corson had a cutter called Wild Cat and a tender called Titmouse, and sailed with Ransome during the period leading up to the Second World War. We Didnít Mean to go to Sea was published in 1937 and Secret Water in 1939. It is easy to see Captain Corsonís command of HMS Ganges 1937-39 being an inspiration for Ted Walkerís appointment to the same place and position."


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