The Corvette

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Sheridan House, Inc., 2000 - 232 σελίδες
"Rewarded by promotion for his services at the Battle of Copenhagen, Commander Drinkwater is dispatched in haste to replace the captain of the Melusine. ... The ship sails as escort to a whaling fleet on its annual expedition to the Greenland Sea in pursuit of right whales, [but] the loss of one of the vessels sets off a chain of misfortune."--Back cover.

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Good entry in this quite good series. Drinkwater is given command of a sloop and the duty of safeguarding England's Arctic whalers. Good insights into the techniques and economics of this aspect of a ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Περιεχόμενα

London
3
The Job Captain
8
The Corvette
20
The Greenlanders
33
The Captains Cloak
46
Bressay Sound
58
THE GREENLAND
69
The Matter of a Surgeon
71
Fortunes Sharp Adversity
139
THE FIORD
147
The Fate of the Faithful
149
The Corsair
161
The Action with the Requin
170
A Providential Refuge
184
Nagtoralik Bay
196
Ellerby
204

The First Whales
81
Balaena Mysticetus
96
The Mercy of God
106
The Seventysecond Parallel
115
The Great Hunt
127
The Plagues of Egypt
211
Greater Love Hath no Man
220
The Nore
227
Authors Note
231
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Richard Woodman was born in London. England in 1944. He became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at the age of 16, which resulted in a 37 year nautical career. He became captain in 1980. He spent 11 years in command at sea, 6 years in operational management ashore, and is currently a Board Member of Trinity House, the authority responsible for navigational safety round the coast. He is a regular correspondent for the shipping newspaper Lloyd's List. He has written over 50 books, a mixture of fiction and maritime history. His fiction works include the Nathaniel Drinkwater series, A Kit Faulkner Naval Adventure series, and The William Kite Trilogy. He received several awards including the Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award in 2001 for his journalism, the Society of Nautical Research's Anderson Medal in 2005 for three major studies of convoy operations in the Second World War, and the Marine Society's Thomas Gray Medal in 2010 for his five-volume history of the British Merchant Navy.

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