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Not Born to Be Drowned - W.S. Hewison

Not Born to Be Drowned - W.S. Hewison

Although the book is mainly concerned with Sandy Watt's adventures while serving in the Arny, the early part deals with his youth in Orkney and sheds a good deal of light on the life≠style and asperations of Orkney's 'merchant-lairds.' The main part of the book is Sandy's adventures during the Napoleonic Wars. When leaving for the West Indies the fleet was struck by a terrible storm with huge loss of life. A second attempt fared Little better: His stricken ship limped into a Spanish port and eventually reached Gibraltar. A short campaign to expel the French from St Lucia was followed by a spell in India. Sandy saw action again as part of the British force which bombarded Copenhagen. Then for a third time he was shipwrecked, this time on the little Swedish island of Hewan (Ven). As a survivor of three shipwrecks he described himself as 'Not Born to be Drowned' hence the title of this book.

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