This book contains a collection of essays and verse on the topic of sea warfare written by Rudyard Kipling. It is both a factual account of nautical manoeuvres during World War One and a poetic masterpiece, and is highly recommended for fans and collectors of Kipling's work. The essays of this collection include: "The Fringes of the Fleet" (1915), "Tales of The Trade" (1916), and "Destroyers at Jutland" (1916). Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936) was a seminal English short-story writer, novelist, and poet. He is most famous for writing many stories and poems concerning British soldiers in India. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.