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Dog-Watches at Sea

Dog-Watches at Sea by Stanton H. King

Dog-Watches at Sea is a captivating memoir that provides a firsthand account of life aboard a naval vessel during World War II. Stanton H. King's detailed descriptions and vivid storytelling bring the reader into the daily routines and challenges faced by the crew members as they navigate treacherous waters and engage in combat.

One of the most memorable aspects of the book is King's deep affection for his loyal canine companion, Sinbad, who quickly becomes a beloved mascot aboard the ship. Reading about the bond between man and dog adds a touching and relatable layer to the narrative, and serves as a reminder of the importance of companionship and loyalty in times of hardship.

In addition to the heartwarming moments with Sinbad, Dog-Watches at Sea also contains gripping accounts of battles at sea and the dangers faced by the crew members. King's writing is filled with suspense and tension, making it difficult to put the book down once you start reading.

Overall, Dog-Watches at Sea is a must-read for anyone interested in naval history, World War II, or simply a well-written memoir. Stanton H. King's storytelling skills and personal experiences make for a truly engaging and memorable read.

Book Description:

Stanton H. King was from Barbados and followed his brothers to sea at the age of twelve in 1880. He spent only twelve years at sea for reasons given in this book. Thereafter, he became associated with the Sailors’ Haven, Boston, Massachusetts and became its director. He was also a renowned Chantie singer and, in 1918, King’s Book Of Chanties was published. King views the sailing life from “before the mast”, that is, through the eyes of the common sailor.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 3 reviews)

Reviewer: - April 19, 2017
Subject: Sailing ship story ,,,Dog Watches at Sea
Very good you leave your self and become a part of the ship
Reviewer: - August 1, 2014
Subject: greatest biography
Excellent and fascinating. Great reader.
Reviewer: - August 30, 2013
Subject: Great book
Wonderful detail of a sailors life at that time with great descriptions of all incidents. Tterrific!!!

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