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ENGLAND'S SEA OFFICERS: Naval Profession Michael Lewis
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ENGLAND'S SEA OFFICERS
The Story of the Naval
Profession
Michael Lewis
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1939 First by
George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London

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A GOOD condition blue cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine; shelf worn, sunned- page block very good with a little foxing to first and last few pages complete with all illustrations.
No dust wrapper

Not a 'looker' but contents VG.

JACKET BLURBS

ENGLAND'S SEA-OFFICERS

The officers of the 'Silent Service', as a body, have hitherto had no biographer: but they have found one now in the Professor of History at Greenwich, the University of the Navy. England's Sea-Officers is the story of the Naval Profession, its origins, and its growth from earliest times to the present day. Its heroes are not individuals like Nelson and Blake, but the Admiral, the Captain and the Lieutenant, the Engineer, the Surgeon, the Chaplain, the Paymaster, etc. It reveals the whole English process of creation in all its fascinating illogicality. We see the machine being built up cog by cog, as the ranks and branches—even the Admiralty itself—develop through the centuries, not on any preconceived plan, but simply to meet the Nation's and the Service's needs as they arose; and our peculiar genius "muddles through" as usual, to acquire a product which is admittedly the finest of its kind in the world—the modern Naval Officer.

`The book, which is admirably produced and illustrated, should find a place in all libraries, and no naval officer should fail to make its acquaintance.'

The Listener.

Contents

FOREWORD

BOOK ONE
THE ANTECEDENTS OF THE NAVAL OFFICER

CHAPTER

  1. HIS ANCESTORS
  2. THE WEDDING OF SEAMANSHIP AND FIGHTING
  3. THE BIRTH OF THE NAVAL OFFICER

BOOK TWO
THE PROFESSION IN THE MAKING

  1. THE ESSENTIALS
  2. "SERVICE"
    Post and Rank
  3. "SUPPLY"
    Entry and Training
  4. "SUPPLY" (continued)
    Entry, Training and Education
  5. "RETIREMENT"
    Superannuation and After-Care

BOOK THREE
SOME "OLD" OFFICERS

  1. THE LORD HIGH ADMIRAL AND HIS DEPUTIES
  2. THE "PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE NAVY"
    Commonly called "The Navy Board"

BOOK FOUR
THE NEW OFFICERS

  1. THE FLAG-OFFICERS
    Admiral of the Fleet, Admiral, Vice-Admiral, Rear- Admiral and Commodore
  2. "COMMISSION" SHIP-OFFICERS
    Captain, Commander, Lieutenant-Commander, Lieutenant, Sub-Lieutenant. Also, Midshipman and Naval Cadet
  3. "WARRANT" OFFICERS (EXECUTIVE) Master, Gunner, Boatswain, Carpenter and others
  4. "CIVILIAN" OFFICERS
    Professions within the Profession: The "Man of Business", the "Doctor", the "Parson" and the "Schoolmaster"
  5. THE ENGINEER

INDEX

Illustrations

  • SAMUEL PEPYS, THE FOUNDER OF NAVAL ADMINISTRATION
    From the portrait, attributed to John Closterman, in the National Portrait Gallery
  • A LIEUTENANT'S COMMISSION OF 1828 [foldout]
    From the original in the Author's possession
  • THE ROYAL NAVAL ACADEMY, PORTSMOUTH, ABOUT 1806
    From a water-colour in the Plan of Learning of W. H. Burnaby, in the National Maritime Museum
  • VOLUNTEERS OF THE FIRST CLASS, AND VOLUNTEER OF THE SECOND CLASS, ABOUT 1835
    From a lithograph by L. Mansion in the National Maritime Museum
  • A MID—ON HALF PAY, TOWER HILL, 1825
    From a coloured aquatint, engraved by C. Hunt, in the National Maritime Museum
  • EDWARD FIENNES, LORD CLINTON AND SAYE (LATER EARL OF LINCOLN), LORD ADMIRAL OF ENGLAND, 1550-1585
    From a portrait, painted in 1562, by Hans Eworth, in the Ashmolean Museum
  • CAPTAIN, FLAG-OFFICER AND COMMANDER (UNDRESS UNIFORM), ABOUT 1835
    From a lithograph by L. Mansion, in the National Maritime Museum
  • CAPTAIN LORD GEORGE GRAHAM IN HIS CABIN, ABOUT 1745
    From the oil-painting by William Hogarth, in the National Maritime Museum
  • THE COOK, ABOUT 1799.
    From the original water-colour by Thomas Rowlandson, in the National Maritime Museum
  • THE PURSER, ABOUT 1799.
    From the original water-colour by Thomas Rowlandson, in the National Maritime Museum
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