Frank Gee Patchin (1861-1925) is an American author of over 200 adventure books. Many were published under various pseudonyms. During his life, he wrote many works that remain popular today. These included such series as "The Battleship Boys", "The Range" and "Grange Hustlers" and "The Pony Rider Boys". It is mainly of the western/ranching persuasion with plenty of adventure and danger thrown in, and is unashamedly aimed at boys. This latter series was one of the earliest examples of a children's pony series. His creation is truly brilliant and required reading.
The Battleship Boys’ Firs step upward is an adventure novel for children by Frank Gee Patchin. It is one of the Battleship Boys series, which follows two, who had enlisted into the navy to make a military career and see the world. In this volume, the boys a going to receive a pulse for their career growth from rookies to sea-wolves. Welcome aboard the Battleship!