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Thirty Years a Mariner in the Far East, 1907-1937.
( Subtitled The Memoirs of Peter Mender, a Standard Oil Ship Captain on China’s Yangtze River. )
Kalmar Hillar wrote to me:
A relative of mine, Peter Mender, a Yangtze tanker captain for Standard Oil, was apparenly the longest serving captain on the Upper River.
Just before he retired, the Japanese attacked Nanking and both his tanker and the USS Panay were hit.
After retiring and returning home to Estonia, Peter wrote a book about his 30 years as a captain in the Far East.
Several years back I translated his book into English and you and those who visit your website may have an interest in reading it.
It’s called Thirty Years a Mariner in the Far East, 1907-1937, subtitled The Memoirs of Peter Mender, a Standard Oil Ship
Captain on China’s Yangtze River.
The book is available either in print or as an e-book at https://www.booklocker.com/5109.htm or other online retailers.
The ISBN is 9781609104986
After the Panay incident, Mender was awarded a US Navy Expeditionary Medal for his service in helping survivors.