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A name among seafaring men: a history of the training ship General Botha

by Grütter, Wilhelm

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(Cape Town, The T.B.F. Davis Memorial Sailing Trust, 1973) 0620011513. 4to; original charcoal cloth with gilt titles; dustwrapper; gilt heraldic device to blue endpapers; pp. (viii) + 173, photographic illustrations. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; earlier owner's name to front pastedown; trace of light foxing; tape marks to rear free endpaper. Very good condition. 'Here is the story of a ship that gained world reknown for its cadets since it began training boys for the merchant fleet in 1922. Lucidly and dispassionately, its course from ex-RN cruiser to stone frigate is charted through the hazards of controversy by which it was sometimes beset. Through the history of the General Botha wlak the shades of the men it made: admirals and actors, fighter pilots and "sky pilots", port captains, army privates and a professor; fire chiefs, naval officers, teachers and a mayor. Botha Boys, mariners who have manned every kind of ship fro a tug to a windjamer across the Seven Seas, will find a treasure trove of reminiscence in these pages, whose who love the sea and ships will be continuously fascinated.' .


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