was just fourteen years old when he first signed on, already
familiar with the Thames sailing barges from the many hours
he had spent around the local docks when an inquisitive child.
This grounding was to stand him in good stead, for he was
to gain his first command, the sailing barge Saltcote Belle,
just three weeks past his eighteenth birthday.
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