Brehm, Victoria (ed.)
Sweetwater, Storms, and Spirits: Stories of the Great Lakes. Univ of Michigan, 1990. 340 pages
Brereton, F. S. [Frederick Sadleir] (1899-1968) and Waters, Frank (1902-1995)
A Knight of St. John: a Tale of the Siege of Malta. Blackie, 1906. 384 pages
Another imitation G. A. Henty [q.v.] boy's adventure
Breslin, Howard (1912-1964)
The Silver Oar. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1954. 310 pages
Story of life in the Massachussets Bay Colony in the 1680s, loosely based on truth. Smuggler is shipwrecked, taken in by town, then resumes his trade.
Shad Run. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1955. 276 pages
Hudson River adventures of a fisherman's daughter during the American Revolution
A Hundred Hills: a Novel about the Siege of Vicksburg. Thomas Y. Crowell, 1960. 288 pages
Very accurate as to factual backgrpound
Briggs, Charles Frederick (1804-1877)
The Adventures of Harry Franco, a Tale of the Great Panic. F. Saunders, 1839. 2 volumes
Working a Passage: or Life in a Liner. John Allen, 1844. 108 pages
Cocos Island Venture. Borden, 1950. 214 pages
Lighthearded stories of a girl's sailing trip to and from the Cocos.
Briggs, Philip [pseud. Phyllis Briggs (q.v.)] (1904-1981)
North with the Pintail. Lutterworth, 1943. 220 pages
Orchid Island. Lutterworth, 1947. 166 pages
Coast Waters. Lutterworth, 1949. 160 pages
The Turning Point. Pickering & Inglis, 1953. 44 pages
Under the Ensign. Oliphants, 1957. 63 pages
Briggs, Phyllis (1904-1981)
Ocean Redhead. Lutterworth, 1949. 191 pages
Brinkley, William (1917-1993)
Quicksand. Dutton, 1948. 255 pages
Story of a young American naval officer who falls in love with a lovely Italian girl. Unfortunately there is a wife back home.
Don't Go Near the Water. Random House, 1956. 373 pages
Hilarous story of public relations men who get drafted into Navy without corrupting effect of training, then wind up smack in the middle of the war in the Pacific.
The Ninety and Nine. Doubleday, 1966. 393 pages
Adventures of the nine officers and ninety men of LST 1826 ferrying between Naples and Anzio in World War II.
The Last Ship. Viking, 1988. 616 pages
The guided missile destroyer NATHAN JAMES, the last US ship afloat after a nuclear holocaust, heads for a Pacific island haven.
Brinton, Henry (1901-1977)
Death to Windward. Hutchinson & Co., 1954. 192 pages
A sailor recuses a young girl washed overboard from a yacht.
Rambles in East Anglia: or, Holiday excursions among the rivers and broads. Jarrold, 1899. 150 pages
Brockway, Fenner (1888-1988) (Baron Brockway)
Purple Plague: A tale of love and revolution. S. Low, Marston, 1935. 310 pages
The terrible Purple Plague strikes an ocean liner, dooming it to ten years at sea while the disease runs its course and social revolution ensues aboard ship. Revised as Red Liner: a Novel in TV Form in 1961
Brookes, Ewart (1901-1975)
Proud Waters. Jarrolds, 1954. 360 pages
When a RNVR officer is is ordered to take command of a minesweeper at a base close to the German-occupied French coast, he accepts the post reluctantly. The ship was known to have a sullen crew and a young lieutenant smarting under the injustice of a previous commander. But, as he discovers, the task of minesweeping is as essential as it is perilous
To Endless Night. Jarrolds, 1955. 239 pages
The CHARON was unfortunate to kill a man as she was launched. Bad luck dogs those sailing in her, especially her skipper. She is taken up as an ASDIC trawler for the Royal Navy at the outbreak of WW II and her erstwhile skipper, in greatly reduced circumstances, eventually finds himself back on board. The pre-war fishing and her war-time service is interestingly told but all in all a depressing story. Also published as The Curse of the Trawler Charon.
Nor On What Seas. Jarrolds, 1956. 247 pages
Tug salvaging a broken tanker; drunken captain, attractive wife, devil-may-care tug mate boards ship to attach tow.
The Glass Years. Jarrolds, 1957. 256 pages
Glory Passed Them By. Jarrolds, 1958. 175 pages
Ride the Wild Wind. Jarrolds, 1958. 255 pages
Tempest. Jarrolds, 1959. 224 pages
Wind Along the Waste. Jarrolds, 1962. 240 pages
Sea Dance. Jarrolds, 1963. 191 pages
The Fury of the Wind. Jarrolds, 1965. 200 pages
Brooks, Kenneth F.
Run to the Lee. Norton, 1965. 185 pages
Not great literature, but a very satisfying tale about a run down the Chesapeake Bay in a snowy gale on a schooner that turns from a race for profits, to get a load of coal from Balto to Solomons and an equally profitable cargo of oysters back, to one for survival.
Chesapeake Sleighride. Chilton, 1970. 120 pages
The same story as Run for the Lee rewritten for young readers. During a winter storm on the Chesapeake Bay in 1904, a fourteen-year-old boy is responsible for bringing a ninety-foot schooner safely into port ahead of a rival boat
World Elsewhere. Simon & Schuster, 1999. 224 pages
Based on an actual round the world voyage of a French ship in the 1770s. An 18th century voyage of exploration to Tahiti through the eyes of a French prince who has gone to sea to make his fortune. Tahiti is paradise and he falls in love, but one day the ship's captain announces they are going home. What should the prince do?
Broster, D. K. [Dorothy Kathleen] (1877-1950)
Ships in the Bay! Coward-McCann, 1931. 414 pages
Englishman in pursuit of his Irish brother-in-law during the Napoleonic Wars
Brown, Jamieson, (1916-2009)
Destroyers Will Rendezvous. Jarrolds, 1959. 287 pages
Three Australians find adventure and a different way of life as naval officers on loan to the Royal Navy during WW II.
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