Life in a Blue Suit


It has often been suggested that I should write a book. However I am either too busy or too lazy to actually achieve this (I suspect the latter is the most applicable).

A couple of times I noted down some experiences, for use in speeches and addresses. I once started to put together the history of HMNZS MONOWAI (A06) but didn’t get very far. This project was taken up by the late Lt Cdr David Price who was most tenacious in pursuing this task. His work resulted in a book “HMNZS MONOWAI A SURVEY SHIP” which is held by the RNZN Museum.

Larry Robbins