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Two Admirals : Admiral of the fleet and his son, John Moresby

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Title:Two Admirals : Admiral of the fleet and his son, John Moresby
Moresby, John   
Gifford, Frederick   
Published:   1909
Publisher:John Murray
Tags:autobiography, biography, Canadiana, non-fiction

As the title states, this book is both a biography of Admiral Sir Fairfax Moresby and an autobiography of Admiral John Moresby and their careers in the Royal Navy of the 1800's. Those careers included service at various stations in Europe and the Pacific including on the Canadian west coast. According to Moresby's comments in the Preface, Two admirals is a "family affair"; it is written with the able collaboration of his daughter, Elizabeth Louisa "Lily" Moresby (a Canadian author who has written around 40 books, of which many have been posted to Faded Page with more in process at Distributed Proofreaders Canada); one of his brothers, Matthew Fortescue Moresby (an amateur photographer and painter, specifically of ships); and a cousin, Frederick Gifford (who died while serving in the Royal Navy and who had done many of the sketches reproduced in the book and which represented the lighter side of naval life). [Suggest a different description.]

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During his career as a naval officer, Moresby served on various stations around the world including the Baltic during the Crimean War and several locations in the Pacific. There are several biographies available about him, but you need to read them all in order to get his full story as each as its limitations. You can find them on Wikipedia; Australian Dictionary of Biography; Australian Navy; and Royal Navy which lists his service and rank dates.

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