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H.M.S. APHIS

 

Royal Navy Insect Class River Gunboat

 

 

A Sea Voyage in a River Gunboat (1927) 

 

 

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Book 1  

 

Malta to Hong Kong

 

Thursday 10th Feb to Sunday 10th April 1927

 

 

 

In 1927 HMS Aphis voyaged to the China Station where she remained until World War 2.

 

The following is a handwritten account of this voyage by Lieutenant Commander J. K. B. Stephenson complete with photographs.

 

In addition to being a narrative of the voyage Commander Stephenson recounts the difficulties and problems encountered on an

ocean voyage in a vessel designed for rivers and inland waterways. He presents an informative account of life on a river gunboat at sea.

 

 

Reverse of photo – HMS Aphis leaving NanKowry (above)

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Author’s Note: Morea See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pylos

 

 

 

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Clearing a fouled tow-line. Note the life-vests.

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HMS Aphis

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Author’s Note See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laccadive_Sea

 

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Authors Note:

 See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicobar_Islands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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