After that six-month job, he took another as able-bodied seaman
at the boathouse.
At seventeen he shipped as an able-bodied seaman
aboard a sealing schooner bound for the Northwest Pacific, subsequently winning $25 first prize in a contest sponsored by the San Francisco Morning Call for his "Story of a Typhoon off the Coast of Japan.
Popeye, the world's most able-bodied seaman
, sent cans of spinach directly to his arms; Jack Armstrong, the "All-American Boy,' sent glasses of milk directly to his knuckles and teeth.
Widower Harry Hull, 81, of Felling, Gateshead, was an able-bodied seaman
in the Royal Navy during the convoys.
Seaman Anderson was rescued in Lifeboat No 3, launched from the starboard side at 1am under the command of Able-Bodied Seaman