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Nautical Fiction Index

Authors Westerman (cont.)

Westerman, Percy F. [Francis] (1876-1959)

A lad of grit : a story of adventure on land and sea in Restoration times. Blackie and Son, 1909. 240 pages





The quest of the Golden Hope : a seventeenth century story of adventure. Blackie and Son, 1912. 255 pages






The Flying Submarine. James Nisbet, 1912. 312 pages






The Sea Monarch. Adam & Charles Black, 1912. 247 pages






The Rival Submarines. S W Partridge, 1913. 432 pages






The Stolen Cruiser. Jarrold and Sons, 1913. 287 pages






The Sea-Girt Fortress: a story of Heligoland. Blackie, 1914. 296 pages






Rounding up the Raider: A naval story of the Great War. Blackie, 1916. 255 pages





With Beatty off Jutland: A Romance of the Great Sea Fight. Blackie, 1918. 284 pages

Another book for older boys - Sub-Lieutenant Sefton is having such a busy war aboard the torpedo boat destroyer CALDER; U-boats, fishing boats trawling up German spy service cables etc., that when a seaman falls overboard he jumps in after him and they are both picked up by the cruiser HMS WARRIOR that gets reduced to a sinking wreck in the Battle of Jutland. Prior to WARRIOR's demise Sefton is taken off by his captain and enjoys further heroic adventures!


The Thick of the Fray at Zeebrugge, April, 1918. Blackie, 1919. 256 pages






'Midst Arctic Perils: a thrilling story of adventure in the Polar regions. C. Arthur Pearson 1919. 223 pages






The Third Officer: A present day pirate story. Blackie and Son, 1921. 288 pages

A ripping yarn from a once popular and prolific nautical author.




The Wireless Officer. Blackie, 1922. 320 pages





The Pirate Submarine. Nisbet & Co, 1923. 296 pages

Tom Trevorrick and Paul Pengelly are about to bring disgrace to all Cornish mariners. They are dismantling surplus ex- Royal Naval ships in order to sell them for scrap value but the value of brass falls to an uneconomic level. They must answer to their shareholders and their solution to the problem is both simple and startling. A doomed ship will be disguised and they will sneak out to the Channel and turn it into a modern day pirate.



Captain Cain. Nisbet & Co, 1924. 284 pages

Captain Cain is the commander of the Alerte, a pirate submarine, pursued by the HMS Canvey. It is damaged and sinks in a shallow West African Lagoon where Cain and a select few escape the vessel in diving suits. Arriving ashore they steal a whaling craft from an unsuspecting fisherman and join a Greek Ship heading for Paraguil del Norte wher the pirates become embroiled in a local war.



The Buccaneers of Boya. Nisbet & Co, 1925. 319 pages






The Terror of the Seas. Ward, Lock, 1927. 256 pages






Mystery Island. Humphrey Milford, 1927. 159 pages






In the Clutches of the Dyaks. S. W. Partridge, 1927. 127 pages






Captain Starlight. Blackie, 1929. 224 pages






Captain Sang. Blackie, 1930. 319 pages






The Disappearing Dhow. Blackie, 1933. 191 pages






Chasing the "Pleiad" (The Mystery of the S.S. Aracluta). Blackie, 1933. 62 pages






Rocks Ahead! Blackie, 1933. 256 pages






Andy-All-Alone. Blackie, 1934. 255 pages






The Call of the Sea. Blackie, 1935. 256 pages





The Red Pirate. Blackie, 1935. 320 pages





Midshipman Raxworthy. Blackie, 1936. 208 pages





Captain Flick. Blackie, 1936. 320 pages






Winged Might. Blackie, 1937. 256 pages






In Dangerous Waters. Blackie, 1940. 256 pages






Unfettered Might. Blackie, 1947. 220 pages






Desolation Island. Blackie, 1950. 253 pages






Missing, believed lost. Blackie and Son, 1949. 224 pages

A holiday yachting cruise in the Channel, under the command of their sporting schoolmaster, might well have provided plenty of interest for the four boys who accepted Mr Morgan's invitation to sail with him in the Marie, but something quite foreign to the programme transformed the cruise into a strange adventure indeed. As the result of a war wound, Mr Morgan began to be the victim of illusions, believing himself, sometimes, to be living in the days of Morgan the pirate.


Held to Ransom. Blackie, 1951. 288 pages

Sir Montague Corton decides to answer an advertisement offering a Mediterranean cruise in the ex-naval craft Zenna. His little party includes Major Haworth, his old friend, and his son Hugh, and Hugh's friend Alastair. They had no means of knowing that the Cornish Skipper and mate had actually stolen the yacht in the absence of her owner.



The Isle of Mystery. Blackie, 1951. 223 pages






Dangerous Cargo. Blackie, 1952. 287 pages






The Lure of the Lagoon. Blackie, 1955. 254 pages






The Mystery of the Sempione. Blackie, 1957. 254 pages






Mistaken Identity. Blackie, 1959. 221 pages






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