British seaman served with Royal Navy, 1906-1916; served as Leading Torpedo Man aboard HMS Barham in North Sea, 1916-1918, including Battle of Jutland, 5-6/1916
REEL 1: Aspects of service with Royal Navy, 1906-1914: description of battle practice; action stations; messing arrangements and rations; opinion of instructors; watches; story of coaling; training on HMS Vernon; qualified as torpedo gunner's mate; duties as torpedo instructor aboard HMS Lucia; description of voyage aboard HMS Dublin to South Africa; role as instructor on HMS Vernon; story of laying cable; contracted rheumatic fever and treatment; description of duties aboard HMS Drake to Archangel, Russia; story of bringing back bullion to Liverpool.
REEL 2 Continues: Aspects of operations as Leading Torpedo Man aboard HMS Barham during Battle of Jutland, 5-6/1916: position in B turret; description of role during Battle. Further aspects of service with Royal Navy, 1906-1918: opinion of officers; punishments; opinion of rations and messing arrangements; education and training at Greenwich Royal Hospital School; training as boy seaman at HMS Ganges; pay; sea training in West Indies and Bermuda.
REEL 3 Continues: period aboard HMS Hermes on South Africa station; discipline and punishments; daily routine as boy seaman; shore leave in South Africa.