'A Naval Life' Extracts
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Contents for 'A Naval Life'

Chapter One: Childhood '...the noble boy...' (1852-1865)
Chapter Two: The Training Ship (1866-1867)
'I wish someone would kick up a row about it...'
Chapter Three: Junior Middy (1867-1870)
'I hope just to manage...'
Chapter Four: Senior Midshipman (1870-1873)
'...that damned b-t-l.'
Chapter Five: Sub Lieutenant to Lieutenant (1872-1875)
'I would as lief jump overboard...'
Chapter Six: Second Lieutenant (1875-1880)
'...loafing about holds and orlops...'
Chapter Seven: First Lieutenant (1880-1883)
'I am uncommonly sorry to part with them...'
Chapter Eight: Voluntary Courses, Torpedo Training and Gunnery (1883)
'I do not think much of them...'
Chapter Nine: Lieutenant and Commanding Officer (1883-1887)
'Hoisted my pendant, what a rum thing to do!'
Chapter Ten: Commander (1888-1895)
'Come as soon as you can, we are in a mighty tight place...'
Chapter Eleven: Captain (1895-1906)
'I consider your advance for Mwhele...most ill advised...'
Chapter Twelve: New Navy Captain (1901-1906)
'... wants practice handling ship and fleet...'
Chapter Thirteen: From Admiral to Captain (1914-1917)
Auxiliary Patrol
Chapter Fourteen: Captain of a Q Ship - August 1916 to September 1917
'... at last we get one...'
Chapter Fifteen: Convoy Admiral - December 1917 to June 1918
'...not a bad record considering what brutes they are...'
Chapter Sixteen: Retirement
'A Truly Grand Old Man'
Epilogue: Admiral Dugout