Passing Ships

Passing Ships

by Gordon Gray



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781445602240
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

A love of ships from a very early age saw Gordon embark on a series of voyages as a schoolboy, including a voyage to Iceland on a trawler and taking part in a Tall Ship’s Race. These led him to join the Royal Navy on a Short Service Commission where he served in a number of ships in many parts of the world. Over the last few years he and his wife, Doreen, have undertaken expedition voyages to both Polar Regions in ships as diverse as icebreakers, ex Russian research vessels and cruise liners. Gordon and Doreen now live in Fife on the Firth of Forth.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The Steamer 7

Part 1 Early Voyages 9

Chapter 1 ST Lord Lovat 11

Chapter 2 MV Silvana 43

Chapter 3 TS Sir Winston Churchill 60

Part 2 The Royal Navy 83

Chapter 4 The Royal Navy 84

Chapter 5 HMS Keppel 97

Chapter 6 HMS Puncheston 109

Chapter 7 HMS Nurton 134

Chapter 8 HMS Rhyl 148

Part 3 Fish Dock and Polar Trips 161

Chapter 9 Wardroom to Fish Dock 162

Chapter 10 MV Marco Polo 177

Chapter 11 Professor Molchanov 200

Chapter 12 I/B Kapitan Dranitsyn 221

Chapter 13 MV Stockholm 252

Chapter 14 Three Key Elements 274

Appendix 1 The Tot 281

Appendix 2 Seasickness 283

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