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THE BOY'S BOOK OF THE NAVY by Lieut-Commander P. K. Kemp, R.N.(Retd.)

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The
Boy's Book
of
The Navy


Published 1953 by
BURKE PUBLISHING Co. Ltd., London

Lieut-Commander
P. K. Kemp, R.N.(Retd.)

A VERY GOOD condition blue cloth bound book - only fault is a small crease from bumping at the very bottom of the spine.
No inscriptions and pages
only very lightly browned other wise clean and tight.
Dust wrapper, unclipped, but has some loss and is repaired with tape - probably GOOD PLUS condition.

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From the front jacket flap

The Boy's Book of THE NAVY by Lieut.-Comdr. P. K. Kemp. RN.(Retd.)

The Royal Navy ! There is as know one who does not thrill at the very mention of the name, who does not identify himself with
the heroes of its battles and victories. Every boy's ambition is to find a place in the Navy, to figure in epics of gallantry as H.M.S. Amethyst did, in daring battle or watchful peace-time duty.

There are a hundred-and-one tasks for the Navy in war and peace. They range from maintaining a floating citadel like an aircraft carrier. to entrusting a midget submarine to the daring of its crew. The keynote of the Navy is action—attack and defence—a broadside salvo, swift jet fighters released from the flight deck, the systematic laying of mines or a pattern of depth charges.

And what variety there is on board ! The cramped quarters of a long-range submarine contrast with the huge maze of a modern battleship, but every unit and every man—flagship, torpedo boat, cruiser, Admiral, marine or stoker—has an individual job that spells adventure.

This thrilling. up-to-the-minute story of the Senior Service is illustrated throughout with authentic action photographs, large scale diagrams that include H.M.S. Vanguard, the aircraft carrier Implacable and a new atomic submarine.

With nearly 200 photographs, charts and diagrams

From the front jacket flap

THE AUTHOR

Lieut-Commander P. K. Kemp joined the Royal Navy in 1917, passing through Osborne and Dartmouth Royal Naval Colleges, and first serving in the battleship Marlborough and the destroyer Wanderer. After gunnery. torpedo and navigation courses, he volunteered for service in submarined, at first in the Mediterranean, and later with the experimental flotilla based on Portland with the Anti-Submarine School. While serving in R4 he was invalided from the Navy.

He then took up journalism. and was on the staff of The Times until recalled for naval service shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939. Throughout the war he served in the Operational Intelligence Centre of the Naval Intelligence Division at the Admiralty and with the Chief of Naval Information.

On demobilization., he returned to The Times. and in 1951, to the Admiralty's civil side. as Archivist and Librarian. Lieut-Commander Kemp is the author of books on sailing, his chief hobby, and others on naval and military history, including The History of Naval Prize Money, H.M. Submarines, and Nine Vanguards.

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