A Naval Life is the dramatic human story of John Locke Marx, who as a young officer grew up in the heyday of the Old Navy, with its gunboats, naval brigades and autonomous captains ruling distant seas. We see his rise as a mature officer in the New Navy, with its armed cruisers and battleships, its great Atlantic Fleet, and its professional Officer Corps. We learn how, as a retired admiral in the First World War, he took on a combat role as Captain in the dangerous Q ships, then was as active admiral in charge of convoys when that war ended.
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