H.M.S. Suffolk Nous Maintiendrons

HOWARD, R. G. H.M.S. Suffolk "Nous Maintiendrons".

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HOWARD, R. G. H.M.S. Suffolk "Nous Maintiendrons". Hong Kong: Privately Printed by the Victoria Printing Press, [n.d. c. 1935].

8vo. Original midnight blue leather, titled in gilt; illustrated title-page, numerous black and white photographs and cartoons throughout; a very good copy with some rubbing to the extremities and offsetting to the endpapers.
First edition. A record of the Third Commission of H.M.S Suffolk on China Station, with visits to such places as Hong-Kong, Bali, Darwin, Borneo, Manila, Nanking Nankow, Singtao, Kobe, & Nagasaki.
HMS Suffolk was a County class heavy cruiser of the Royal Navy, and part of the Kent subclass. She was built by Portsmouth Dockyard, launched on 16 March 1926, and commissioned on 25 June 1928. HMS Suffolk, like her sister ships, served on the China Station, save for reconstruction, until the outbreak of the Second World War
The author of this log, R.G. Howard was Instructor Lieut-Commander on the Suffolk. "This book is the outcome of a request to keep a record of the Third Commission of H.M.S. Suffolk. In jotting down these events in the form of a narrative the writer is endebted to those who kindly came forward with cartoons, photograves and verse, and it is his hope that the volumes may be of interest to all who sailed he seas in the "Suffolk" during the years 1933-35.
OCLC records three copies at the National Maritime Museum, the National Library of Australia, and University of Hong Kong.