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On offer is an original, very interesting vintage manuscript relic of, as titled, "Two Months on HMS Fearless" handwritten by Royal Navy Midshipman Tim Dewing in 1983. Historians and collectors of life aboard a British Royal Navy ship will notice that while the book is contemporary there are many compatible moments for the young midshipman of the late 20th Century all the way back to the Age of Sail 'middys'. Dewing's journal is a casual affair in a flip top sketch book style book and in it he details the voyage of HMS Fearless, [a ship noted for being in the Falklands War the year before and more frivolously the ship appeared in a James Bond movie], from Portsmouth to Tortola in the Caribbean between January - March 1983. Adding further breadth to the well written narrative with notes on shore leave, naval practice and more diary like personal notes on how he feels during the passage are several hand-drawn sketches. There are 52 pages or so along with another 20 pages separate hand-written 'booklet' entitled 'Puerto Rico 1983' tucked in. Tim Dewing was a Junior Navigator at the time who later went on to run the Navigation Training Department at the Britannia Royal Naval Training College at Dartmouth; he ended his naval career at Whitehall. He is currently the managing director of a large soft drinks company based in Devon. Included is a Dewing's sight form book (containing his navigation entries for 1984), a State of Sea printed booklet, light recognition printed booklet and an artic survival printed booklet all of which came with the journal. Overall VG.
Title: 1983 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY HANDWRITTEN ABOARD THE NOTED HMS FEARLESS CRUISING TO TORTOLA PROVING MIDSHIPMAN EVEN 100s OF YEARS SEPARATED BY TIME ARE STILL MUCH THE SAME SINCE THE AGE OF SAIL
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0002562
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