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The Remarkable Life of Victoria Drummond, Marine Engineer

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Victoria Drummond, a goddaughter of Queen Victoria, went to sea in the 1920s at the start of a career which at the time was not considered suitable for a lady. After completing her apprenticeship at the Caledon Shipyard, she joined the SS Anchises in 1922 as Tenth Engineer. In the ensuing 40 years she sailed on 49 voyages. Her courage during the Second World War was recognised when she was awarded the MBE and the Lloyds Medal for bravery at sea for single handedly keeping her ship's engines going during an attack by a German bomber. She was the first British woman to serve as Chief Engineer. First published 100 years after her birth, this remarkable story has been reconstructed from her diaries and her uncompleted memoirs.

This paperback 1999 second edition is in a reasonable, used condition overall. The cover has some signs of shelf-wear: there are creases and some marks on the back cover. There are some annotations and underlinings in pencil in the text and places where the page corners have been turned down by a previous reader. There are two sections of black & white plates.

Item details

Author(s):
Cherry Drummond
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
21x15x2cm
Edition:
1999 second edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1902536258
ISBN-13:
9781902536255
Number of pages:
356
Publisher:
Institute of Marine Engineers
Title:
The Remarkable Life of Victoria Drummond, Marine Engineer

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Victoria Drummond, a goddaughter of Queen Victoria, went to sea in the 1920s at the start of a career which at the time was not considered suitable for a lady. After completing her apprenticeship at the Caledon Shipyard, she joined the SS Anchises in 1922 as Tenth Engineer. In the ensuing 40 years she sailed on 49 voyages. Her courage during the Second World War was recognised when she was awarded the MBE and the Lloyds Medal for bravery at sea for single handedly keeping her ship's engines going during an attack by a German bomber. She was the first British woman to serve as Chief Engineer. First published 100 years after her birth, this remarkable story has been reconstructed from her diaries and her uncompleted memoirs.

This paperback 1999 second edition is in a reasonable, used condition overall. The cover has some signs of shelf-wear: there are creases and some marks on the back cover. There are some annotations and underlinings in pencil in the text and places where the page corners have been turned down by a previous reader. There are two sections of black & white plates.

Author(s):
Cherry Drummond
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
21x15x2cm
Edition:
1999 second edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1902536258
ISBN-13:
9781902536255
Number of pages:
356
Publisher:
Institute of Marine Engineers
Title:
The Remarkable Life of Victoria Drummond, Marine Engineer

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