London: Macmillan & Co., 1939. Early Reprint. Octavo, original green cloth stamped in black & gold on spine panel. 1037 pp. Prize Award copy from the H.M.S. Conway School Ship, with the arms of the HMS Conway emblazoned in gilt on the front panel and with the bookplate of the HMS Conway on the paste-down endpaper, with "Awarded To: P.N. Russell, 1941" in ink. Spine panel faded, a few small stains; a very good sound copy, lacking the dust jacket. Item #313264
¶ The HMS Conway was a naval training school based on the ship of the same name, originally launched as the NILE in 1839. The NILE This was a two-decker, 92-gun second-rate line-of-battle ship. She was 205 ft long on the gundeck, 54 ft in beam, and displaced 4,375 long tons. During her operational life she was equipped with ten 8-inch guns and eighty-two 30-pounders. She was entirely built from West African hardwoods and copper fastened, with copper sheathing anti-fouling to her under parts. She had survived the Baltic Blockade during the Crimean War, later protecting British possessions in the Caribbean and 'showing the flag' along the eastern seaboard of North America 50 years after the British surrender at Yorktown. In 1876 she was renamed CONWAY and moored on the Mersey, at which time she took up being the HMS CONWAY SCHOOL. She was eventually sunk whilst travelling for a refit in 1953. As for GONE WITH THE WIND, that's a story about a much larger and older ship that also sunk.
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