The Cruise of the H. M. S. Vindictive


The Cruise of the H. M. S. Vindictive

KIRBY, William W.

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A record of the ship's first commission, Mediterranean Station, 1900-1904. There are at least 39 books written by crew members of various Royal Navy ships during this period and they are often difficult to find. Lists complete crew and results of crew sporting matches. Includes a poem by Philip Thompson that was commissioned for the "floating out" of this ship in 1897. The subject of this book is not to be confused with the HMS Vindictive built in 1918. Enclosed is a newspaper clipping from the London Free Press, May 10, 1968, referring to a ship called "old cruiser Vindictive" sunk in Ostend harbour in 1918.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Gale & Polden, Ltd
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1904
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    130 p. 19 cm blue cloth hardcover bidning with white lettering and design on spine and front board. Includes 9 b&w photographs, including the ship, her crew, and a great photo of crew member T. Moriarty boxing with lightweight Mediterranean champion Arthur Hayes. Spine darkened. Corners and spine ends worn. Stains on boards and wrinkle in cloth on back board. Owners inscription on front pastedown. Foxing and stains.

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