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A Nice Quiet Life

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This is the story of my grandfather's life in the Merchant Navy, originally written by him during his retirement. He was a Marine Engineer from 1908 to 1945. This book describes a lifetime of adventure, hardship, and joy on all the different ships that he sailed, from grand liners to rusty hulks. He survived the two world wars, the depression of the 1930s, and at one time he even took his family to sea with him.
He sailed on the Oceanic, the Olympic, the Britannic, and almost sailed on the Titanic. During the First World War he spent some time as a volunteer tugboat engineer at the Gallipoli Landings and later saved a ship from sinking from a torpedo strike. During the Second World War he survived two shipwrecks from torpedo strikes and avoided another sinking, thanks to the Enigma code breakers. He met a whole variety of people throughout the world during his career and often gave humorous talks in many ports that he visited around the world.
This book also gives some details on the ships he sailed and a small window into the events, and the world at those times.

ISBN-13: 9781528991858

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Austin Macauley

Publication Date: 12-08-2023

Pages: 146

Product Dimensions: 8.00h x 5.00w x 0.31d