The Gallant Little Campeador, by C Hunt

The Gallant Little Campeador
by Cecil Hunt
First Edition

Campeador was a rich man’s yacht which, at the outbreak of WW2, joined the Auxiliary Patrol Service. Her commander, Cdr. C H Davey, and three sub-lieutenants were all over 58 years old. They soon won a reputation for magnificent seamanship and endurance in the trials of a fiercely cold winter. Churchill recommended two of the sub-lieutenants for promotion inscribing the certificate, “Promote them, age will be served”.

Campeador was lost by mine in June 1940 with only 2 survivors. The author, a close friend of one of the sub-lieutenants, Surgeon Rear Admiral John Muir presents the story of the Campeador in this charming little book.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane cover.
Very worn condition. Dust jacket worn , torn with pieces missing.
Inside pages in good condition though some have creases in top right hand corner.
9 black and white photographs.

72 pages
130 mm x 190mm (approx.. 5 in x 7.5 in)
1941, Methuen & Co Ltd, London.


1 in stock

Additional information

Weight .7 kg
Dimensions 24 × 18 × 2 cm