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This edition features
• illustrations
• a linked Table of Contents, linked Footnotes, and linked Index

CONTENTS
PART I
I  THE MERCHANTS' SERVICE
  Our Foundation
  The Structure
II  OUR RELATIONS WITH THE NAVY
  Joining Forces
  At Sea
  Our War Staff
III  THE LONGSHORE VIEW
IV  CONNECTION WITH THE STATE
  Trinity House, our Alma Mater
  The Board of Trade
V  MANNING

PART II
VI  THE COASTAL SERVICES
  The Home Trade
  Pilots
  Lightships
VII  'THE PRICE O' FISH'
VIII  THE RATE OF EXCHANGE
IX  INDEPENDENT SAILINGS
X  BATTLEDORE AND SHUTTLECOCK
XI  ON SIGNALS AND WIRELESS
XII  TRANSPORT SERVICES
  Interlude
  'The Man-o'-War's 'er 'usband'
XIII  THE SALVAGE SECTION
  The Tidemasters
  A Day on the Shoals
  The Dry Dock
XIV  ON CAMOUFLAGE—AND SHIPS' NAMES
XV  FLAGS AND BROTHERHOOD OF THE SEA

PART III
XVI  THE CONVOY SYSTEM
XVII  OUTWARD BOUND
XVIII  RENDEZVOUS
XIX  CONFERENCE
XX  THE SAILING
  Fog, and the Turn of the Tide
  'In Execution of Previous Orders'
XXI  THE NORTH RIVER
XXII  HOMEWARDS
  The Argonauts
  On Ocean Passage
  'One Light on all Faces'
XXIII  'DELIVERING THE GOODS'
XXIV  CONCLUSION: 'M N'

APPENDIX
INDEX

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