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Re: Seamans Handybook (was Well-known book on Naval Warfare)


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Posted by Magnus Smith on January 22, 2018 at 12:44:06 user Magnus.

In Reply to: Re: Well-known book on Naval Warfare posted by Jon on January 19, 2018 at 08:36:52:

I'm glad my thread has spawned two interesting tangents! I am pretty convinced by Adam Q's research on the bird book. Now I want to pick up on the book John takes to the island in S&A.

Someone mentioned it was a US publication. If the title matches exactly, that is a pretty likely.

However, Arthur Ransome had a copy of "A Seamans Pocket Book" (published by the Admirality) in his library when he died, published 1943. It could be this one too.

Has anyone seen inside either publication, to know if they are something a young lad would see as useful when on the island. How to splice some reef points, for example? (N.B. No mention is made of John consulting a book during that scene!)


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