The Mandalay life aboard a tramp in the golden years of seafaring tony Winstanley was born in
London in 1920. he went to sea at 16 and served his apprenticeship with paddy henderson’s of glasgow. during World War two, he served both on british and dutch ships. in 1948 he immigrated to Canada where he worked on coastal and deep-sea vessels. he gained his master’s certificate in
1962. over a period of 55 years tony sailed on over 50 ships under 8 national flags. These ships
were of an amazing variety from luxury liners to dilapidated rust buckets. tony’s latest book
is about his favourite old ship, a tramp called The Mandalay. This is tony’s fourth book. his three previous books make up the series Under Eight Flags (volumes 1, 2 and 3). They describe his many years as a seafarer in a world that has largely been supplanted by modern shipping technology. he returns to tell us more about his life aboard The Mandalay between 1937 and 1941. tony continues to use his diaries and log books to tell his story now with additional information and photos provided by former shipmates and other seafarers.
Captain tony (pops) is retired and lives in Victoria, b.C Canada.