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On offer is a super manuscript relic of one man's life spent in the Royal Navy serving in submarines for 22 years. Titled 'SHUT OFF FROM DIVING 1923-1945 The Ramblings of a Plumber' the book was written by British Warrant Engineer Leslie Honeywill who was a Chief Engine Room Artificer [CERA] or a plumber as he jokingly called himself, on a number of submarines. Leslie writes in his intro: 'The material used in this story has been extracted from diaries written during the period covered. It is thus chronological and consequently rather disjointed in its presentation. It will have little interest except to submariners, and probably not a lot for those who are, or were. It contains no excitements, but is an attempt to portray how one submariner enjoyed life, met and overcame problems, enjoyed the companionship of some wonderful friends - if the contents are mainly connected with the engine room department, that of course was my particular concern, but we were a team from the youngest seaman to the CO and no one could have wished for a more satisfying life.' The 463 page book on large typed paper is overall VG. [We offer separately Honeywill's history of submarines - 0002026; book titled 'PERISCOPE PERSONALITIES 1901-1972' - 0002029 and another book titled 'SUBMARINE DEPOT SHIPS BASES & SUPPORT SHIPS' - 0002028.]
Title: 1923 - 1945 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A LIFE UNDERWATER FROM THE UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF THE ENGINE ROOM WRITTEN BY A BRITISH ROYAL NAVY WARRANT ENGINEER, HISTORIAN, AUTHOR AND 'PLUMBER'
Book Condition: Very Good+
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0002027
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