by Harry Crossley
(Isle of Man, UK)
Entered the Royal Navy at the age of sixteen, served for nine years, four of them in the Submarine Service. Back in civilian life made my way through various stages of industry.
Always had some form of sailing craft and sailed the Irish Sea extensively, at the same time found a great love of writing which I have done for the last thirty years.
Been yachting correspondent, article writer and published two books over the past two years, you've guessed it, with a maritime themes.
Found this site principally to find out more about the old sailing ships research for my present book.
I am retired now so have more time to do these things. I don't sail much anymore, my great pleasure is in reading and writing about ships and the sea.