Joining the Navy

One day Tom had an arguement with his father, he decided he would run away from home. He met a British navel officer on the beach recruiting young men to crew ships in the British navy.

Tom knew this was his chance to escape. So he lied to the officer, told him he was sixteen instead of fifteen years old. Tom was immediately enrolled as a junior seaman in Queen Victoria's mighty Royal Navy.

A kind person lent him the money for a train ticket to Cork and he borrowed some clothes from a friend. Tom left his life on the farm never to return.

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A ship from Queen's Victoria's Royal Navy










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