1916 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING LIFE ABOARD A ROYAL NAVY DESTROYER PROTECTING THE BRITISH COAST AND SHIPPING LANES

By: UNIDENTIFIED

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On offer is a riveting handwritten manuscript World War I naval diary by an officer or higher rating aboard the HMS Zephyr, a destroyer, cruising the British coast protecting the shipping lanes in WWI. The unidentified author writes densely and very legibly from Monday 28th August 1916 finishing Tuesday 12th December 1916 over 53 pages. He details his journey from Acle near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk up to the embarkation on his ship HMS Zephyr in Liverpool and then super detail on the daily happenings asea. There are several other destroyers and ships mentioned including HMS Porcupine, destroyer, HMS Waveney, destroyer, HMS Electra, destroyer, HMS Actaean, torpedo boat, HMS Brazen destroyer and many more. He also mentioned a collision by HMS Zephyr and an unknown steamer which meant they had to go to port for repairs. There are also areas in which he writes highlighted initials that appear to be a code. What is of particular interest in this mostly 'all business' naval log and diary are 2 passages right at the beginning of the journal wherein our authors confides he has shared his feelings of love for his girl Molly and she too recipricates. The next day he tells of meeting her for a goodbye. These sections were then crossed out! Legible still, obviously a half hearted effort to remove this memory. Very intriguing given there is not a single other correction or deletion and hardly any more personal info. Overall G+.

Title: 1916 HANDWRITTEN MANUSCRIPT DIARY DETAILING LIFE ABOARD A ROYAL NAVY DESTROYER PROTECTING THE BRITISH COAST AND SHIPPING LANES

Author Name: UNIDENTIFIED

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

Publisher: LIVERPOOL ENGLAND ASEA BRITISH COASTAL WATERS, 1916

Book Condition: Good

Type: Manuscript

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 0001050

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