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Odyssey of a Sailor free pdf This is the autobiography of a retired Naval Officer who had an extraordinary career spanning over forty-one years during which he served in three Navies, the Merchant Navy, Royal Indian Navy, and finally the Pakistan Navy. After Partition he remained in Bombay to supervise the repairs of ships that had been allocated to the new country. In Pakistan he relates how he planned, selected the site for, built, and finally commanded PNS Karsaz, the pride of Naval training establishments. Later, at Naval Headquarters he writes of two occasions when the plans for obtaining submarines for the Navy were thwarted. He also writes of his experiences as Director-General Ports and Shipping, as Managing Director Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works, and as Chairman, Karachi Port Trust. Written in an easy to read, conversational style, with interesting anecdotes, this is an exciting book covering a long span of time, all recalled from memory -- a valuable book for those wishing to learn of the early years of the Pakistan Navy and how it developed into the force it later became.

About Syed Zahid Hasnain

Syed Zahid Hasnain joined the Indian Mercantile Marine Training Ship, Dufferin, at Bombay in 1935 as an engineer cadet. Later he joined the British India Steam Navigation Company and saw service in the Read Sea. In 1941 he joined the Royal Indian Navy as a Sub-Lieutenant and thereafter had an extraordinary career. In Pakistan, after serving at sea, he built and commanded PNS Karsaz first at Manora, and twice at its present site. He also served as the head of the Technical Services at Naval Headquarters and held the positions of Director General Ports and Shipping, and Managing Director of Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works, and as Chairman Karachi Port Trust. In 1965 he was promoted to Rear Admiral being the first Technical Officer to reach this high rank. He was awarded the Sitara-i-Khidmat medal for 1965 war services, and is the recipient of the French Legion d'honneur.

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Author : Syed Zahid Hasnain
Publisher : Sama Editorial and Publishing Services
Data Published : 13 January 2012
ISBN : 9698784713
EAN : 9789698784713
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 260 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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