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Tramp to Queen
Born and raised on a small farm in Pembrokeshire, Wales, John Treasure Jones went to sea when he was fifteen. For the first four years he was indentured as an apprentice, surviving the ocean's in a small tramp steamer. Slowly, however, he worked his way up to become Captain of the most famous ocean liner afloat, Cunard's RMS Queen Mary. During the Second World War, as a Co ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by The History Press
(first published 2008)
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I had hoped that John Treasure Jones would have been able to have written about himself rather than his son-in-law, whose minor own additions were in my opinion not necessary, but it was not to be. However some of the biography were interesting particularly the start of his naval career but some parts a bit dull.
If you ever wanted to read a life of a ship's captain this is the book for you. It's even better when the captain writes about seafaring life and nothing else, nothing else whatsoever. This is not sarcasm, this is how it is. John Treasure Jones does add in anecdotes about things other than seafaring life and it really doesn't suit him. Here is a man who climbed the tall steep ladder in the navy, in the period of the depression, when he was out of a job. Although at one point he says money isn't ...more