1905 ORIGINAL BRITISH ROYAL NAVY OFFICER'S LOG BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY LIEUTENANT OF THE HMS CORNWALL

By: LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS A. ST______

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On offer is a super early 20th Century original manuscript Royal Navy Ship's Log handwritten and kept by a Lieutenant Douglas A. St______[his signature inscription on the endpaper is hard to decipher]. The log book is part statistical and part diary as Douglas begins the book August 5th 1905 through December 1906. There are some anecdotal remarks and some clippings tipped in but for the most part this details the Ship's position and condition on 34 pages. Then there are 20 pages of handwritten diary like notes, clippings and anecdotal details of the Ship's cruise Aug 1st 1905 to last entry July 22, 'the Home Fleet mobilized I took up my war appointment to HMS Canopus Battleship.' The Ship goes from Spithead to Torbay. He describes the Fleet thusly: '11 battleships; 14 1st Class Cruisers;4 2nd ;8 Scouts; 10 Gun Boats; 8 Parents Ships etc etc; 14 Destroyers; 12 T.B.; 15 Submarines.' Near the back in a separate section are other notes on the Ship, some financial and statistical and the on two pages he describes his naval career in detail at the back beginning as a Cadet on HMS Camperdown and many other notable and storied ships such as HMS Boadicea, HMS Benbow, HMS Hotspur and HMS Theseus to name a few. Sadly his last entry on his career is a Half Pay Lieutenant. The approximately 9½ x 7¼ inch book , save for the spine cap missing is G+.

Title: 1905 ORIGINAL BRITISH ROYAL NAVY OFFICER'S LOG BOOK HANDWRITTEN BY LIEUTENANT OF THE HMS CORNWALL

Author Name: LIEUTENANT DOUGLAS A. ST______

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: ABOARD THE HMS CORNWALL, 1905

Book Condition: Good+

Type: Manuscript

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001954

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