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It’s possible that John my mother’s brother could have trained on this training ship.

1921
It's possible that John my mother's brother could have trained on this training ship.

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1921 – “The James Arthur was a training ship used to train the boys for a life with the merchant navy. She was a fully rigged brig with double topsail, 120 feet in length, 23 feet beam and 9 feet between decks”,

“The ship was fully equipped in gear and stores, as if bound on a foreign voyage. She was manned by a crew of 22 boys under the command of a captain”

“The ship was launched in 1886”.

27th January 1923 – “second page of the historical records state” that John “is going to join the navy”.

Dean Village Memories Added by Dean Village Memories Attributed to: Lynn Ridgeway/Quarriers

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