For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

 

A Simple Sailor

By Ray Hunt, Capt (N), RCN / CAF, ret'd

 

An account of his early life and his life at sea ..... as a simple sailor

 

Webmaster's Notes:

 

(1) Capt (N) Hunt's autobiography was typed on a manual typewriter - long before the days of backspacing and correcting and a quick reprint.  There was no auto-numbering of pages or spell checker and some pages may have duplicate numbers.  The html pages below are scans of the original document.  If you see typos or other errors, please be understanding.

 

(2) A Simple Sailor was re-worked by a member of the Submariners Association of Canada West and published in PDF format. For those wishing to download a PDF copy, you can do so at the following two links:  

 

(a) SAOC West -  http://www.saocwest.ca/rchunt.pdf  or (b) For Posterity's Sake -  http://www.forposterityssake.ca/RCN-DOCS/rchunt.pdf

 

Please use asimplesailor@shaw.ca to send comments to the author.

 


 

Cover, Acknowledgements and Preface

 

Chapter 1 - In the Beginning

 

Chapter 2 - The War Years

 

Chapter 3 - Post War

 

Chapter 4 - My First Ship

 

Chapter 5 - Jeeps & Small Ships

 

Chapter 6 - Change of Scene

 

Chapter 7 - Africa

 

Chapter 8 - Shirley

 

Chapter 9 - The Navy

 

Chapter 10 - The New World

 

Chapter 11 - Connecticut

 

Chapter 12 - West Coast

 

Chapter 13 - Executive Officer

 

Chapter 14 - Perisher and Command

 

Chapter 15 - First Command

 

Chapter 16 - Staff College and Halifax Again

 

Chapter 17 - CANCOMRAY

 

Chapter 18 - Preserver

 

Chapter 19 - Time to Go

 

Chapter 20 - Reflections

 

Epilogue

 

Picture Gallery

 

 

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