Handling a Low-Powered Steamer in a Revolving Storm
A 1929 prize-winning essay
First edition. Hardback, black cloth covered boards with gilt titling to upper board. 24.5 × 18.5cm, 27pp.
This work by Captain J S Commander was the prize-winning essay for a competition which ran in 1929. Entrants were required to write an essay on the following subject: "You are overtaken by a revolving storm. Discuss the handling of a low-powered steamer from the time of the first indication of the approach of the storm until the storm has passed, supposing the ship to be n (a) the safe semicircle, (b) dangerous semicircle, and (c) the direct path of the storm's centre." Commander's essays appears to be a comprehensive account of what to do with such a ship in such conditions... although the last line of the essay is that it would be best to avoid it!
Good condition for age. There is some rubbing and fading to the boards and corners but the contents are in good condition with clean pages and secure binding.