The Gironde Incident.
W. H. Allen, 1983. 251 pages
An U-570 is captured by the British, and
used to infiltrate a false crew in Bordeaux with the mission of kidnaping a member
of Dönitz´s staff.
Hughes, Richard A. (1900-1976)
In Hazard, a sea story.
Chatto & Windus, 1938. 273
Relates the story of a ship, the
ARCHIMEDES, caught in a
hurricane in the West Indies. The story is a simple one and it is very
powerfully written. Closely based on the 1932 ordeal of SS PHEMIUS,
which spent 5 days in a Caribbean hurricane.
A High Wind in Jamaica, or, The Innocent
Voyage. Chatto & Windus, 1929. 283
pirates inadvertently kidnap children; filmed in 1965.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1982. 348
U.S. title: The Day
They Stole the Queen Mary. Aboard the "Queen Mary," carrying Winston
Churchill to a meeting with Roosevelt and one thousand Nazi prisoners bound for
American camps, a fanatic German agent executes a plan to kidnap Churchill and
change the course of the war.
Hugo, Victor (1802-1885)
The Toilers of the Sea.
Harper & Bros., 1867. 185
Sailing and steaming around France,
and England, with smuggling, storms and octopus-monsters mixed
Harper & Bros., 1874. 356
A chapter about what a loose cannon on
deck can do
justifies this book as nautical.
Hulme, Kathryn Cavarly (1900-1981)
Little, Brown, 1961. 330
Biographical novel about the author's
grandfather, a clipper ship captain, and his bride Annie.
Hungerford, Edward Buell (1900- )
Follett, 1947. 261 pages
The hero is a boy from one of the New
states who goes to sea and is immediately pressed into the RN. His
struggle then centers on his goal of returning to a US ship to fight in
the war of 1812. The USS CONSTITUTION and the BON HOMME RICHARD figure
in the story.
Wilcox & Follett, 1948. 263
Sixteen-year-old Chad Harper joins the
navy and sees the world as a seaman on the U.S.S. Oregon, famous battleship of the
U.S. fleet during the Spanish-American War.
Escape to Danger.
Wilcox & Follett, 1949. 282
Nat Huntley escapes from the hardships
of Mill Prison in England, only to become involved in the daring ventures of
Captain John Paul Jones, the famous American seaman.
Wilcox, 1950. 256 pages
Fictionalization of the Perry expedition
Japan that uses the POV of twin brothers -- one shipwrecked off
Okinawa and held in Japan, and the other a sailor that volunteered for
Perry's expedition in an effort to rescue his brother. For young
Hunt, E. Howard (Everette Howard)
East of Farewell.
Knopf, 1942. 270 pages
Convoys and their escort in the North
Limit of Darknesss.
Random House, 1944. 227 pages
The Ship With a Flat Tire.
Doubleday, 1964. 205 pages
An ensign, supply corps, reports aboard
a ship that was to have been named for Carrie Nation, "But, with the
confusion of the war and all that..." ended up as USS CARNATION, ASS-1.
He is educated in the ways of the navy, as distinct from the ways of
officer candidate and supply corps school. The ship is to be retired
unless it gets some recognition and political backing. This makes the
captain and XO nervous since careers do not advance from the deck of a
sinking ship - however figuratively. The ensign, of course, saves the
day by ingratiating himself and the ship to a crusty old senator. The
"flat tire" reference comes from an attempt to doll the ship up as an
ante-bellum river boat for some kind of festival and an inner tube
deflates at exactly the wrong moment. PG rated for slapstick humor.
Hunter, Seth [pseud. Paul Byers]
In 1793, British navy commander Nathan
Peake get his chance for action when France declares war on England and descends
into the bloody madness of the Terror. Peake is entrusted with a mission to wreck
the French economy by smuggling fake bank notes into Paris.
Newly-promoted Captain Nathan Peake has
been dispatched to the Caribbean to take command of the British navy's latest
frigate, the 32-gun Unicorn, a ship with an already tragic history of mutiny and
murder. While Peake settles in, the Revolutionary authorities in Paris send out
the Virginie - the best 44-gun warship in the French fleet - on a secret mission
to spread war, rebellion, and mayhem from the shores of Cuba to the swamps of the
Captain Nathan Peake’s adventures
continue as he charts a perilous course into the dangerous waters of post-
Revolutionary Paris. There, he encounters two of the most beautiful and scandalous
courtesans in history and their playmate, laughingly dubbed Captain Cannon, who is
about to win enduring fame as Napoleon Bonaparte.
1796: Nathan Peake, captain of the
frigate Unicorn is sent into the troubled waters of the Adriatic. His mission: to
scourge the sea of pirates and turn the Serene Republic of Venice against
Revolutionary France. But Nathan is soon drawn into a much more sinister web. At
its heart two of the most feared women of the age: Emma Hamilton, the courtesan
turned courtier, and the nun Caterina Caresini, uncrowned queen of Venice. And
most feared of all, the mysterious agent of the Three Inquisitors, known as Il
Diavolo, the Devil.
1797: Britain stands alone against the
forces of Revolutionary France. A victorious French Army, led by the youthful
Napoleon Bonaparte, is poised to invade Britain. And in his country's darkest
hour, Captain Nathan Peake finds himself imprisoned by his own side on the Rock of
Gibraltar - charged with treason. To prove his innocence Nathan must uncover the
great deception that masks the French war aims. Is the great armada being
assembled in Toulon bound for the shores of Great Britain - or Egypt? His secret
mission to discover the truth about Napoleon's invasion plans will hurl him into
two of the greatest battles of the 18th century.
Admiral Nelson has sent Captain Nathan
Peake on a desperate journey across the Middle East to convey a grim warning to
British India. Bonaparte's army is poised to deliver a fatal blow to the source of
Britain's wealth and power by marching overland to India. Arriving in Bombay,
Nathan takes command of the East India Company's naval wing - the Bombay Marine -
an under-armed and poorly crewed flotilla of sloops and gunboats. With these
meagre resources he must stop the flow of French supplies to their Indian ally and
protect the Company's trade from the pirates and privateers swarming in the Bay of
Bengal. But when Nathan discovers the truth behind the East India Company's
honorable facade he confronts some tough personal choices - and a crisis of
conscience even more threatening than the enemy.
Hyne, Charles John Cutcliffe Wright
Adventures of Captain Kettle.
Donohue, 1898. 326 pages
Book of sea stories reprinted from
PEARSON'S MONTHLY. Captain Kettle is an honest, simple, brave man who
gets into some fairly tight scrapes (smuggling, revolution, and so on),
mostly around South America; he is sometimes tempted to be unfaithful
to Mrs. Kettle (who waits back home in South Shields) but always does
the Right Thing. Fun stories.
Prince Rupert, the Buccaneer; his adventures, set
to paper by Mary
Laughan, a maid who through affection followed him to the West Indies
and the Spanish main, acting as his secretary, he deeming her a male,
though timid; which account is now put into more modern English.
F.A. Stokes, 1900. 287 pages
Fictional account of Prince Rupert of
Bohemia's piratical cruise in the
Caribbean after the downfall of Charles I of England, of whom he was a