Cottrell, Dorothy (1902-1957)
The Silent Reefs. Morrow, 1953. 241 pages
Two brothers investigate a motorship lost in the West Indies with all hands in a sea as calm as glass
Couch, Dick (1943- )
Pressure Point. Putnam, 1992. 287 pages
Contemporary USN SEAL adventure.
Silent Descent. Putnam, 1993. 298 pages
A US diesel sub loaded with SEAL Team Two sneaks stealthily into the Soviet Arctic to see if they can successfully rescue a CIA mole from the frozen Kola Penninsula where she's investigating an entrepreneurial Russian colonel who's selling off the nuclear weaponry he's supposed to be dismantling to any tin-pot dictator or rogue state with the cash. The colonel isn't in the racket for personal gain, he's just trying to keep his men paid and prevent the collapse of his command.
Rising wind. Naval Institute Press, 1996. 326 pages
Chilling thriller that raises disturbing questions about leftover World War II animosities, as a Japanese terrorist group captures a key US chemical weapons facility in the Pacific and takes 1,000 American hostages.
Coulter, Stephen (1914-1986)
Threshold. Morrow, 1964. 215 pages
An explosion brings the HMS Uranus to rest on the ocean floor seven miles inside Russian territorial waters. There is seven days of oxygen left for the twenty nine survivors. At 10 Downing St., the survivors count for little in what is debated as an embarrassing accident that may hurt international relations because the sub was in fact on a secret reconnaissance mission. The sub's commander is faced with a mutinous crew led by the Communist saboteur who planned the wreck.
Cox, Patrick G.
A Baltic Affair. Indiego Publishing , 2013. 370 pages
Captain Petroc Gray, commander of the ship-rigged sloop of war, HMS Kestrel, is drawn into diplomacy, intrigue, and espionage when he rescues the Freiherr von Dieffenbach and his family off the island of Rügen in the Baltic. The Freiherr is an important and valuable connection in the struggle to beat the Napoleonic Continental blockade of British trade, and his daughter, Silke, is a delightful young woman with a quick wit, brilliant intelligence, and a keen eye for observing the events unfolding around them.
Cozzens, James Gould (1903-1978)
S.S. San Pedro. Harcourt, Brace, 1931. 136 pages
An ocean liner bound for Argentina with a million dollars in gold and a full passenger list founders in a storm.
Crace, Jim (1946- )
Signals of Distress. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1995. 275 pages
In the 1830s an American barque is grounded by a storm on sandbar off small village in the west of England. Americans prove to be a disturbing presence.
Cragg, John G.
At Home and at Sea:.
A New War  self, 2016. 208 pages
A Continuing War [1803-1804] self, 2017. 321 pages
A War by Diplomacy  self, 2017. 418 pages
A Stalemated War  self, 2018. 383 pages
A Changing War [1805 II] self, 2019. 363 pages
A Widening War  self, 2021. 376 pages
A War in Home Waters  self, 2023. 419 pages
Craig, Mary Shura (1923-1991)
Pirate's Landing. Jove, 1983. 331 pages
Saga of an American colonial family who "ploughed the land and sailed the seas" in the early 18th century.
Crane, Stephen (1871-1900)
The Open Boat. Scribner's, June 1898.
Short story about four shipwreck survivors who set out for safety in a lifeboat. "The sternest, creepiest bit of realism ever penned".
Flanagan and His Short Filibustering Adventure. McClure's Magazine, October 1897.
The story of The Open Boat told from the point of view of the Captain.
Crawford, Iain, (1922-2011)
The Burning Sea. Cassell, 1959. 218 pages
Saga of a WW II British rescue tug in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
Crichton, Michael (1942-2008)
Pirate Latitudes. HarperCollins, 2009. 312 pages
Posthumous tale of pirates in The Caribbean set in 1665.
Crisp, Frank (1915-1996)
The Golden Quest: a seventeenth century tale of adventure. The Bodley Head, 1952. 272 pages
The Devil Diver. The Bodley Head, 1954. 247 pages
The Adventure of Whaling. Macmillan, 1954. 143 pages
Fazackerley's Millions. Stanley Paul, 1955. 192 pages
The Chandu Men. Stanley Paul, 1955. 192 pages
The Treasure of Barby Swin. Coward McCann, 1955. 215 pages
Maori Jack's Monster. Hodder & Stoughton, 1956. 190 pages
Young man solves a Marie Celeste type mystery
Dirk Rogers Adventures
The Sea Robbers. Bodley Head, 1949. 215 pages
The Haunted Reef. Bodley Head, 1950. 231 pages
The Java Wreckmen. Coward-McCann, 1956. 248 pages
The Manila Menfish. Hodder & Stoughton, 1956. 244 pages
The crew of the Sulawesi pick up the body of a diver who has been shot dead with an arrow through his heart
The Sea Ape. Hodder & Stoughton, 1958. 190 pages
The Demon Wreck. Hodder & Stoughton, 1958. 160 pages
The Giant of Jembu Gulf. Hodder & Stoughton, 1959. 160 pages
The Ice Divers. Hodder & Stoughton, 1960. 126 pages
Rescue of two Arctic Scientists
The Coral Wreck. Jonathan Cape, 1964. 160 pages
The Sanguman. Jonathan Cape, 1965. 160 pages
Two American boys aboard a submersible. Hurst, 1917. 305 pages
The adventures of two American schoolboys aboard an Allied submarine searching for marauding German submarines and Greek blockade gun-runners during World War I.
Crofts, Freeman Wills (1879-1957)
The Loss Of The Jane Vosper. Dodd, Mead, 1936. 338 pages
The first 40 pages are afloat, the rest of the book solves the mystery.
Cross, John Keir (1914-1967)
The White Magic. Westhouse, 1947. 313 pages
The adventure of Jason Flower who was sent on the Grinnell Expedition to help search for missing explorer John Franklin
Blackadder: a tale of the days of Nelson as told by some of those who played parts in it : the various documents collected and edited by Stephen MacFarlane and the whole now presented for the first time in book form. F. Muller, 1950. 215 pages
Dive into Terror. Black Forest Press, 1995. 348 pages
The Islamic ibn Allah (ISA), a newly formed terrorist organization is in the process of uniting all terrorist factions worldwide. This new threat has split from Nidal's Black June and other heretic terrorist groups. Nick Cutter, a lieutenant in the United States Navy with the warfare specialty of SEAL, is recruited by an elite counter- terrorist team, the Terrorist Neutralization/Hostage Extraction Squad (TNHES or Tennis Team). His new mission, eliminate the most important cell of the ISA.
Cullum, Ridgwell [pseud. Sidney Groves Burghard (1867-1943)]
Sheets in the Wind. J.B. Lippincott, 1932. 471 pages
Jock, tall red-haired Scottish baronet, who sails around the Horn on 'The Witch', a deep sea windjammer of the Demon Line, in order to lay bare a drug smuggling enterprise
Cummings, William G.
An Island Chronicle. Knopf, 1924. 302 pages
The lives of a Portuguese fishing village on a New England island
Passion and Glory. Knopf, 1925. 278 pages
A Massachusetts fisherman undergoes a profound religious experience denied to men of more sophisticated intelligence
Cupples, George (1822-1891)
The Green Hand : Adventures of a Naval Lieutenant [a sea story for boys]. G. Routledge and Sons, 1878. 448 pages
The Two Frigates, or Captain Bisset's legacy. G. Routledge and Sons, 1859. 387 pages
Captain Herbert. Chapman, 1864. 3 volumes
The Sunken Rock: A tale of the Mediterranean. Harper & Brothers, 1879. 81 pages
A spliced yarn : some strands from the life cable of Bill Bullen. Gibbins, 1899. 300 pages
Cupples, Anne Jane [aka Mrs. George Cupples] (1839-1896)
Norrie Seton, or, Driven to the Sea. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell, 1869. 326 pages
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