HMAS Goorangai was a 223-ton auxiliary minesweeper of the Royal Australian Navy. She was sunk in an accidental collision with MV Duntroonin 1940, becoming the RAN’s first loss of World War II, and the first RAN surface ship to be lost in wartime more
The old Marlborough…..The Captain was not married, and if he had been it might not have made any difference: he was profoundly and exclusively in love with this ship, and the passion, fed especially on the dangers and ordeals of the past three war years, left no room for a rival.
Nicholas Monsarrat: HMS Marlborough Will Enter Harbour (1947)
Quack treatment for respiratory ailments were common during the late 1800s. Dr. Starkey teamed up with another physician and created this popular concoction, claiming that it was not a drug but a “scientific” adjustment to oxygen and nitrogen. Indications for Compound Oxygen included consumption, asthma, bronchitis, dyspepsia (indigestion), catarrh, hay fever, headache, debility, rheumatism, and neuralgia