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Hunt, Cecil, - THE GALLANT LITTLE CAMPEADOR.

 1552645040,
Methuen, London, 1941, 1st edn., viii, 72pp, half tone frontis, 8 half tone plates, orange cloth lettered in navy blue at spine, vignette upper board, white dustwarpper lettered in blue with a photo vignette upper panel, an account of the brief naval career of a 126 foot twin V-16 diesel engined yacht Campeador V, the property of the wealthy Vernon Macandrew of Dartmouth, a keen sailor and Rear-Commodore of the Royal Dart Yacht Club. At the outbreak of WW2 MacAndrew offered his yacht to the Royal Navy and with two sailing friends, retired Surgeon Rear-Admiral John Muir and Charles Turner, they became respectively Sub-Lt. MacAndrew RNVR, Sub-Lt. Muir RNVR and Sub-Lt. Turner, RNVR of the Royal Naval Patrol Service vessel HM Yacht Campeador, under the command of Commander C. E. Davey, RNR, the vessel being lost to a magnetic mine whilst on anti-submarine patrol off Portsmouth in June 1940, (the author confuses the WW1 Auxiliary Patrol with the WW2 Royal Naval Patrol Service), edges a little tanned and foxed, ink name front pastedown, dustwrapper: a little rubbed at extrems., chip lower edge lower panel repaired to reverse, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 58 US$ 61.69 | JPą 9546] Book number 44145

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