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From Ship S Cook To Baronet

Author : David Jenkins
ISBN : 9781783162574
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sir William Reardon Smith (1856-1935) was one of the foremost figures in south Wales in the early twentieth century. His was a classic story of ‘rags to riches’ - starting life as a deck-hand and ship’s cook sailing from his native Appledore in 1870, he was a master mariner at the age of twenty-two and subsequently commanded many of the fine sailing ships owned by Hugh Hogarth & Sons of Glasgow. A long-cherished ambition to become a shipowner was eventually realised in 1906 when he acquired his first steamship, City of Cardiff. The venture prospered and nine vessels were owned on the eve of the First World War. He subsequently showed great entrepreneurial initiative during the depression, acquiring motor vessels and establishing new trade routes. He is also remembered as a great philanthropist, particularly through his association with the National Museum of Wales – during his term as treasurer (1925-28) and president (1928-32), he restored the museum’s faltering finances and enabled the construction of the it’s east wing which is now so integral a part of Cardiff’s dignified civic centre. His establishment of the Reardon Smith Nautical School in Cardiff in 1921 was another notable achievement; this school provided an opportunity for aspiring deck officers to learn the essential skills appropriate to their chosen careers. He also funded hospital developments in Cardiff and Bideford, and endowed the chair of geography at Exeter University. At the time of his death in December 1935, fulsome tributes were paid to him both by his fellow shipowners and by the principals of those organisations which had benefitted from his generosity; many of those who live in south Wales and the West country today still enjoy that legacy

Marine News

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ISBN : UOM:39015048089273
Genre : Shipbuilding
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Ships Monthly

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ISBN : UOM:39015065061742
Genre : Ships
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Sea Breezes

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132646212
Genre : Transportation
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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : OSU:32435084726827
Genre : Law
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Congressional Record Index

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ISBN : MINN:31951D01860826D
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Includes history of bills and resolutions.

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Panama Canal And U S Interests

Author : Jesse Helms
ISBN : 0788185047
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Hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the future of the Panama Canal. Witnesses: Rep. Bob Barr; Dr. Mark Falcoff, Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Wash., DC; Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, U.S. Navy (Retired), Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; & Dr. Robert A. Pastor, Director, Latin American & Caribbean Program, The Carter Center, Atlanta, GA. Also, replies of Admiral Moorer to the Comments of Hon. William Hughes, Ambassador to Panama, upon Admiral Moorer's testimony before the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. Senate.

U S Exports

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ISBN : PURD:32754080880770
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Japan S Sea Lane Security

Author : Euan Graham
ISBN : 9781134250912
Genre : Political Science
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This is the first major English-language study to explore the broad and longstanding connections between Japan’s national security and the safety of its sea lanes. Tracing issues from pre-and post-1945 eras, the book explores how Japan’s concerns with sea lane protection have developed across such diverse fields as military strategy, diplomacy, trade policy, energy security, and law enforcement. Drawing upon case study material and primary research including interviews with officials and security analysts, the book presents a chronological analysis of Japan’s sea lane security. While Japan’s security policies have recently undergone relatively rapid change, a historical treatment of sea lane security issues reveals long-term continuity in security policymakers’ perceptions and responses regarding Japan's defence and foreign policy. Revealing a neglected but important aspect of Japan’s military and economic security, the book investigates why officials and analysts continue to portray the defence of Japan’s sea lanes as ‘a matter of life and death’.

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