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Falmouth for Orders by Alan Villiers.
Published by Patrick Stevens 1976.

'Falmouth for Orders' is the story of the race between the 'Herzogin Cecilie' and the 'Beatrice'. Both vessels were famous among the handful of great sailors that still survived. Villiers signed on as an Able Seaman aboard the 'Herzogin Cecilie' in Melbourne in January 1928. The two ships were going to race together round Cape Horn to Falmouth, where they were to receive their orders as to their final destination.

"...a vivid picture of conditions in the last days of sail." 'Morning Post', London, June 1929
"... A fine and faithful book about the sea ... A nautical classic ranking with 'Two Years Before the Mast' ... A glorious piece of reading..." 'N.Y. Herald-Tribune, April 21 1929.

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PublisherPatrick Stephens
Pages count232
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