Wednesday, September 27

Landsman Hay, A Book Review

A Short review by Tony Gerard- 

"Landsman Hay" by Robert Hay, edited by Vicent McInerney

An excellent and very readable first hand account. Hay is often quoted in other books about tars and the Royal Navy.

Hay runs away from home as a boy and ends up an officer's servant aboard a Royal navy ship. For the next eight years he serves in various capacities, deserts, gets recaptured by a press gang, experiences combat and is posted to the East Indies. Eventually he deserts again and escapes for good. 

I highly recommend this book.

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