A very good first edition, in the original binding. A previous owner's address has been embossed on the half-title page. There is some foxing to the first and last several pages. In a good unclipped dust jacket, with a strip missing from the top of the spine. Wear to the edges, and a small chip missing from the top front corner. There is a tear to the top rear corner, which has been repaired with tape. There is a dark stripe along the top of the back cover.
Rookie sailor Dick Pomfret finds himself commanding the ship The Hurrying Angel when it hits a torrential storm in the South Pacific.