A Perfect Captain

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Lulu.com, Feb 10, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 546 pages
Apart from the horrific events which occurred at St Pierre, Martinique in 1902, no one appears to have been greatly interested in the life of the man who was once described by one of his crew as 'a perfect captain.' Known mainly for being the captain of the Roddam, the only ship to have escaped from St Pierre, little else has been written about him. The eruption on Martinque was not his only adventure for he helped save lives on several occasions. Here is a man you would want beside you in times of danger. What made him the man he became? Decide for yourself because - this is his life.
 

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Contents

Preface
7
Captain of the Roddam
9
Prologue
11
Map of Suffolk
12
The Freemans of Suffolk
13
Life at the Lodge
30
Dispute at the Lodge
42
Walton the new home
61
Final Warnings
261
Prelude
279
The Gates of Hell
300
The Fight for Survival
343
The Flight to Castries
353
The Days Which Followed
372
Homecoming
402
Time Passes
432

The Ships Apprentice
84
The Mariner
98
Captain Broome
127
Family Events
150
Captain of the Roddam
169
Caribbean Island Chain
193
The Isle of Flowers
194
Appointment with Destiny
207
Great Consternation Prevails
229
The War Years in Hove
449
Six Degrees of Separation
465
The fate of ships in the Price fleet
479
Captain Ellery S Scotts Account
492
Assistant Purser Thompsons Account
505
Other ships events and survivors
522
Calendar of Events on Martinique
535
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