Originally published in 1919. This is a classic work on the important role which Merchant seamen played in the First World War. Contents Include: Introduction by H.M. Tomlinson - The Author's Preface - The Merchants' Service - Our Relations With The Navy - The Longshore View - Connexion With The State - Manning - The Coastal Services - "The Price O' Fish" - The Rate Of Exchange - Independent Sailings - Battledore And Shuttlecock - On Signals And Wireless - Transport Services - The Salvage Section - On Camouflage and Ships' Names - The Convoy System - Outward Bound - Rendezvous - Conference - The Sailing - The North River - Homewards - "Delivering The Goods" - Conclusion "M N" - Appendix. Illustrated with photographs. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.