The Last Cruise of the Hermann Maru

The Last Cruise of the Hermann Maru

by Earle N. Lord

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Overview

A Saturdays child, the author has had many jobs since beginning to support himself at age 16. Grocery and bank clerk before the Second World War, Coast Guard seaman, merchant marine A., and army landing craft coxswain during it, and teacher-counselor for thirty years after the war. While teaching, he moonlighted in an amusement part and as an adult school teacher and librarian. After retirement he served on the 80 Olympic Games staff, put in fourteen years as an L.A.P.D. volunteer in a detective squad room, and is presently serving his Congregational church as a deacon. He has one wife, three children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, with more on the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453582763
Publisher: Xlibris US
Publication date: 06/22/2001
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 314
File size: 951 KB

About the Author

A Saturday’s child, the author has had many jobs since beginning to support himself at age 16. Grocery and bank clerk before the Second World War, Coast Guard seaman, merchant marine A., and army landing craft coxswain during it, and teacher-counselor for thirty years after the war. While teaching, he moonlighted in an amusement part and as an adult school teacher and librarian. After retirement he served on the 80 Olympic Games staff, put in fourteen years as an L.A.P.D. volunteer in a detective squad room, and is presently serving his Congregational church as a deacon. He has one wife, three children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, with more on the way.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1End And Beginning11
Chapter 2Organization19
Chapter 3Origins22
Chapter 4The Melville29
Chapter 5The Raft36
Chapter 6The New Bosun45
Chapter 7Uunusual Sea Duty55
Chapter 8The 8-12 Watch62
Chapter 9The War Arrives70
Chapter 10Approach To Australia77
Chapter 11Shore Leave84
Chapter 12Work In Port90
Chapter 13Convoy To New Guinea94
Chapter 14Papuan Liberty106
Chapter 15The Captain Is Prescient112
Chapter 16An Enchanted Voyage116
Chapter 17Milne Bay121
Chapter 18Fever126
Chapter 19Townsville, Cairns, and Goodenough Island132
Chapter 20A Death In The Family147
Chapter 21How To Keep From Going Round The Bend152
Chapter 22The Sunset Man163
Chapter 23The Wobbly177
Chapter 24The Bull Wiper186
Chapter 25The Two Clowns191
Chapter 26The Wizard202
Chapter 27Back to the War212
Chapter 28The Floating Barnyard219
Chapter 29A Visit to a Battlefield228
Chapter 30Prelude To Invasion237
Chapter 31Homeward Bound?246
Chapter 32The Sighting253
Chapter 33The Battle Of The Circumpolar Sea257
Chapter 34Berg264
Chapter 35The Haunted House274
Chapter 36The Angel In The Forest285
Chapter 37Brother Vernon289
Chapter 38The Twenty-Ninth Day296
Chapter 39Signing Off306

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