“I was in the merchant navy at 16, which is inexplicable to me to this day—I am a wimp, really,” he said.
At the end of my two years at home I was sent to sea in the merchant navy by my own earnest desire.
His successors followed up his ideas, and under Athelstane the creation of an English merchant navy was also developed.
Restrict commerce, and at the same time create a merchant navy.
Railroads would cover the continents; the merchant navy of the globe would be increased a hundredfold.
But France seems to bear this with great equanimity so far as our merchant navy is concerned.