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A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions   By: (1886-1967)

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A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions is a captivating and enthralling literary work that takes readers on a mesmerizing journey through the vast ocean. Although the author's identity remains unknown, their skill in crafting an intriguing narrative is undeniable.

The book flawlessly transports readers into a world of naval grandeur and adventure. From the very first page, the vivid descriptions of the mighty tall ship immediately grab your attention, painting a vivid picture of its magnificence. Through the author's expert storytelling, one can almost smell the salty sea breeze and hear the crashing waves.

The characters in this book are skillfully developed, each with their own distinct personalities and backgrounds. Their interactions are expertly woven into the narrative, adding depth and complexity to the storyline. From the valiant captain to the curious cabin boy, every character feels authentic and relatable, making it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in their fates.

One of the book's greatest strengths is the author's ability to create suspense and tension. The unpredictable nature of life at sea unfolds throughout the story, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. The thrilling encounters with pirates, storms, and naval battles are meticulously detailed, leaving readers eager to know what happens next.

Moreover, the book also delves into the historical context of naval life, exploring the intricacies of the time period in which it is set. The meticulous research shines through, providing readers with an educational glimpse into the past while keeping them thoroughly entertained.

However, one minor drawback of A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions is its occasional reliance on nautical jargon. While this adds authenticity to the story, readers who are not familiar with maritime terminology may find themselves momentarily confused. Nevertheless, this does not hinder the overall enjoyment of the book and can easily be overlooked.

In conclusion, A Tall Ship On Other Naval Occasions is a masterpiece of maritime literature. The unknown author's expert storytelling, immersive descriptions, and compelling characters make this book an absolute pleasure to read. Adventure, suspense, and historical context seamlessly blend together to create a truly unforgettable reading experience. Whether you are a fan of naval fiction or simply looking for a captivating tale, this book is sure to fulfill your expectations and leave you yearning for more.

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E text prepared by Al Haines

Transcriber's note:

"Bartimeus" is the pseudonym of Captain Lewis Ritchie, R.N.


On Other Naval Occasions



Author of "Naval Occasions"

. . . "All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by, And a laughing yarn from a merry fellow rover, And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over." JOHN MASEFIELD

Cassell and Company, Ltd London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne

First published September 1915. Reprinted September and October 1915.


H. M. S.


It is almost superfluous to observe that the following sketches contain no attempt at the portrait of an individual. The majority are etched in with the ink of pure imagination. A few are "composite" sketches of a large number of originals with whom the Author has been shipmates in the past and whose friendship he is grateful to remember.

Of these, some, alas! have finished "the long trick." To them, at no risk of breaking their quiet sleep Ave atque vale .

"Crab Pots," "The Day," and "Chummy Ships" appeared originally in Blackwood's Magazine , and are reproduced here by kind permission of the Editor.


1. CRAB POTS 2. THE DRUM 3... Continue reading book >>

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