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Little Ship, Big Story: the adventures of HMY Sheemaun and the amazing stories of those who have sailed in her
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Little Ship, Big Story: the adventures of HMY Sheemaun and the amazing stories of those who have sailed in her (Paperback)

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Emerging like a butterfly from its chrysalis, a remarkable little ship, the 'Sheemaun;' springs from her designer's drawing-board to sail through eight decades of history, gathering in her wake a unique collection of admirers, including former owners, former crews, and those who served courageously on her during WW2. Their stories are revealed here; tales of bravery and daring, accounts of bombs, mines, depth-charging and death; stories of espionage and smuggling; and memorable chronicles of Royal occasions, cruising, maritime festivals and much else.

This fascinating, deeply engrossing true story takes the reader into the heart and soul of the 'Sheemaun' and of all those who have loved her.

BiographyMemoirs Publisher: The Conrad Press Publication Date: 11/01/2019 ISBN-13: 9781911546467  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Appointed a consultant surgeon in 1973, the author's childhood fascination with ships and the sea was reignited when he became owner of the 'Sheemaun'. Eventually resigning from the NHS, he came to be admitted as an Associate of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and had the honour to sit on the panel of judges with National Historic Ships UK in respect of granting awards for historic ship conservation. His wife Maura, also a yacht-master, sails her own 15-ton sailing ketch.

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