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It's interesting to read about what became of officers when their naval careers were over.

I stumbled upon a short bio of Richard James Morrison. As far as I can tell, he only reached the rank of lieutenant (or maybe retired commander?) in the Royal Navy. One of his professional interests was astronomy. That interest eventually morphed into a career in astrology! He published astrological almanacs under the name "Zadkiel."

Does anyone else have any examples of unusual post-naval careers?

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Sun Feb 06, 2011 5:19 am
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There was Captain Thomas Thrush who became convinced that war was morally wrong and resigned his commission, with a letter addressed to the King on 'the unlawfulness of war'. He continued active in the pacifist cause for the rest of his life.

See 'A Memoir of Captain Thomas Thrush R.N.'

Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:21 pm
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