Mayes Family

Thirty nine poems, in the spirit of the great sea tradition of England, by Admiral Ronald Hopwood, C.B. entitled `The Laws of the Navy and Other Poems’ first published in 1951. These poems are presented here because I believe that they provide useful lessons for us about `The Old Way’ – values, principles and practices we would do well to remember today.

  • Foreword
  • The Laws Of The Navy
  • The Old Way
  • The Oaks Of England
  • Our Fathers
  • The King’s Messengers
  • The Vale
  • The New World
  • The Knights Of St. George
  • The Master Shipwright
  • The Safeguards
  • Bread Upon The Waters
  • Victory
  • The Helmsman
  • Job
  • An English Easter
  • Many Waters
  • The Road To Damascus
  • The Dome
  • The Motherland
  • A Fairy Went
  • The Lightships
  • The Pilot
  • St. Christopher’s Mantle
  • Ship Logs
  • The Ship’s Bell
  • The Master Mariner
  • Stories of Old Ships – The “Dainty”
  • The Greatest Of These
  • The Captains Courageous
  • Dunkirk
  • Secret Orders
  • H.M.S. “Jervis Bay”
  • The Mills Of God
  • Combined Operations
  • The White Ensign
  • Ad Astra
  • A Goodly Heritage
  • The Old Lady
  • The Watchkeepers

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