The House that Jack Built, R T Young

The House that Jack Built
Robert Travers Young

The terms ‘Excellent’ and ‘gunnery’ are almost synonymous and this is the story of how they came about. Starting afloat in one of the old ‘wooden walls’  in 1830, it was not until many years later that Whale Island was officially taken over and the Excellent became, as so many Naval establishments have become a ‘stone frigate’ or shore-based establishment.  Since then Excellent has grown to her present pre-eminence always to the forefront of Naval Gunnery and always ready to take on new commitments and make experiments – as indeed, a ship whose motto is Si vis pacem, para bellum (If you want peace, prepare for war).

Hardback with dust jacket in cellophane wrapper. Dust jacket rubbed at the corners and edges. Inside pages in very good condition

183 pages
Black and white photographs
130 mm x 190 mm (5 in x 7.5 in)
1955, Gale and Polden, Aldershot


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Additional information

Weight .6 kg
Dimensions 32 × 24 × 4 cm