Cabin-boy at twelve, ship's boy at fourteen, ordinary seamen at sixteen, able seaman
at seventeen, and cock of the fo'c'sle, infinite ambition and infinite loneliness, receiving neither help nor sympathy, I did it all for myself--navigation, mathematics, science, literature, and what not.
The Queen of Denmark, a very buxom lady, though no doubt historically brazen, was considered by the public to have too much brass about her; her chin being attached to her diadem by a broad band of that metal (as if she had a gorgeous toothache), her waist being encircled by another, and each of her arms by another, so that she was openly mentioned as "the kettledrum." The noble boy in the ancestral boots, was inconsistent; representing himself, as it were in one breath, as an able seaman
, a strolling actor, a grave-digger, a clergyman, and a person of the utmost importance at a Court fencing-match, on the authority of whose practised eye and nice discrimination the finest strokes were judged.
As for capability, I tell you I can sail all around the average broken captain or promoted able seaman
you find in the South Seas.
When he presented himself to take and pay for his passage, it had been suggested to him that being an able seaman
he might as well work it and save the money, but this piece of advice he very indignantly rejected: saying, 'He'd be damned but for once he'd go aboard ship, as a gentleman.' Accordingly, they took his money, but he no sooner came aboard, than he stowed his kit in the forecastle, arranged to mess with the crew, and the very first time the hands were turned up, went aloft like a cat, before anybody.
Him who is their partisan and cleverly aids them in their plot for getting the ship out of the captain's hands into their own whether by force or persuasion, they compliment with the name of sailor, pilot, able seaman
, and abuse the other sort of man, whom they call a good-for-nothing; but that the true pilot must pay attention to the year and seasons and sky and stars and winds, and whatever else belongs to his art, if he intends to be really qualified for the command of a ship, and that he must and will be the steerer, whether other people like or not-the possibility of this union of authority with the steerer's art has never seriously entered into their thoughts or been made part of their calling.
Morgans was one of the 44 men later buried at Maeshyfryd Cemetery in Holyhead.
The records also show Private Bennett had been born in Aston, and Able Seaman
Coysh was born in Birmingham before his parents moved to Crouch End in London.
The Church of the Holy Cross at Kilgwrrwg, where Able Seaman
Richard Morgan is buried Jeremy Bolwell/Creative Commons)
Robyn Lockwood, 19, from Southampton was greeted by her one-year-old niece Florence Slade.
He became an able seaman
after his army regiment was all but wiped out at the Dardanelles.
ISAAC LONGSTER, 35, Able Seaman
, of Church St, Staithes.
But he survived to become an able seaman
, never seeing his father and mother again.