Dorling, Henry Taprell
Pincher Martin, O.D : a story of the inner life
of the Royal Navy. Chambers,
1916. 340 pages
A Little Ship.
Chambers, 1918. 337
A naval officer tells of his
experiences at sea during World War I.
H. Jenkins, 1920. 320
Hodder and Stoughton, 1929. 311
An account of British gunboats
tackling piracy in the
Endless Story : being an account of the work of
the destroyers, flotilla-leaders, torpedo-boats and patrol boats in the great
war. Hodder and Stoughton, 1931. 451 pages
Destroyers in WW
Hodder and Stoughton, 1931. 319
First lieutenant of a destroyer in
action in the North Sea
and with the Dover Patrol in WW I. Good substantial naval action
Hodder and Stoughton, 1932. 315
A book for older boys, The latest
cypher is stolen from a
RN cruiser and a retired naval officer in his sailing yacht manages to
The Scarlet Stripe : being the adventures of a
naval surgeon. Hodder and
Stoughton, 1932. 310 pages
Naval surgeon adrift in life-boat
with 22 men
after their Q ship is sunk by U-boat in WW I.
Dover-Ostend : A cross-channel thriller.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1933. 351
Piracy in the English
Channel is resolved by a naval officer. Included are charts so the
reader can follow the action which involves lots of coastal cruising
aboard the officer's yacht.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1934. 319
Plenty of statistics and social
interestingly incorporated into a readable story involving a Hull
trawler fishing in the arctic prior to WW II. Although written in the
style of the day, reading the book now graphically illustrates how the
importance and impact of fishing on the community has been eroded
Hodder and Stoughton, 1935. 310
Gives the reader an accurate picture
pleasant side of life in the Merchant Navy of the day. Large general
cargo ships voyage London - Panama - Pacific
to New Zealand with adventures on the way.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1936. 318
With this story the author takes up
the cudgels on
behalf of the merchant seamen of Great Britain during the Depression.
Sailing aboard an ill-found tramp the unfailing courage and heroic
tenacity of her people fail to save her after steering failure in
severe weather. Plenty of technical, social and background
Operation 'M.O.' Hodder and Stoughton,
1938. 228 pages
Naval Intelligence track down and
state secrets, with the aid of the Royal Navy, from a merchantman off
the Danish coast in this pre-war spy thriller. Really only 25%
Fred Travis A.B.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1939. 336
Naval action off the Spanish coast
Spanish Civil War.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1943. 282
Two serving officers of the above
name in the Royal Navy
in the early years of WW2. Destroyer patrol, convoy duties, bad
weather, U-boats and torpedoed ships combine to make a patriotic yarn.
As the blurb says, Taffrail's first novel of the navy in action in
Hodder and Stoughton, 1953. 286
The Royal Navy destroyer HMS
EURYDICE, badly damaged and
only just afloat, survives the battle of the Java Sea and by evading
the omnipresent Japanese Navy, survives to seek shelter at a small
island in the Japanese dominated Eastern Archipelago. She can not
remain undisturbed for long and the story unfolds with the attention to
detail one expects from this author.
Hodder and Stoughton, 1956. 315
A story strongly based on fact. The
to North Russia from the perspective of a young officer serving in a
Naval Sketches and Stories:
Dorris, Michael and Erdrich,
The Crown of Columbus.
HarperCollins, 1991. 382
An anthropologist discovers
diary and reference to "the greatest treasure of Europe", so it's off
to the Caribbean.
Tower, 1981. 285
Teenage farmboy joins the Navy, and
sees the Pacific --
if not the world -- aboard a DE and the PENSACOLA during World War II.
Covers his entire career from boot camp to post-war discharge. Despite
the downer title, an upbeat book.
Douglass, Keith (house pseud.)
Commonwealth of Independent States
shatters, so the US carrier JEFFERSON is sent to Russian waters to
prevent the deployment of Russian Typhoon
When China makes a surprise attack
on U.S. soil, Tombstone and his Carrier fleet work with the SEALs in an
explosive battle to regain control.
When a group of modern-day Japanese
samurai begins an assault on the high seas, the only force standing between
them and total victory is the might of Carrier Battle Group
Seal Team Seven series
SEAL team seven is called in when a
group of fanatics decide to poison a continent.
USN Seals deal with nukes, offshore
The first mission is simple.
Lieutenant Blake Murdock and his SEALs must infiltrate a Chinese beach house
and acquire top secret information from CIA informant.
When Iran starts building nuclear
devices, it's up to Lt. Blake Murdock and his SEALs to stop
Following World War II, Japan
returns one of its northern islands to Russia; now Japanese General Nishikawa
decides he wants it back. After he and his troops capture the Russian military
post on the island and threaten to kill the Russian garrison, Japan is left
helpless. They don't want to open fire on their own troops, but they have to
do something before Russia retaliates. And Russia is not
SEAL team seven is called in when it
is learned that the Chinese are planning to occupy Pakistan and taking their
Seal team seven must save sixty
tourists taken for ransom in the Philippines.
Seal tem seven is called in when a
bomb threat is called into London demanding that all civilians and military
are removed from the West Bank.
Crossover with the author's CARRIER
When the First Lady is abducted by
terrorists, the President knows only one man tough enough to handle the
situation. Now, Lieutenant Commander Blake Murdock and his SEALs are going to
pay the kidnappers a different kind of ransom--in blood.
Windsor, 1988. 414
The US sub POCATELLO chases the
SUSLOV which is carrying stolen secrets that could render the US Navy
Submarine Chums series
Adventures of a group of young boys
home-made submarine. The first discovery of the
submarine and the chums' first adventures. These are not without
peril, and the stories' real moral lies in the clear-headed, and
innovative way the young hero saves the lives of his companions and
extricates them from danger. Nothing fantastic or unbelievable, just
good common sense, some simple basic physics and the hard lesson
learned that things that appear to be dangerous, probably are, and
that adults should probably be consulted first!
More adventures of the Submarine
Chums but now with two subs! They decide to go into business carrying
passengers on submerged tours, but obviously, since this is a boy's
book series, much trouble ensues with bad guys (and good guys)
Fawcett Gold Medal, 1981. 316
Gunnar Black Wolf, son of a Viking
lord and a Moorish
slave, grows up as one of the chosen of Odin and the companion of
prince Harald Finehair. He returns home from fun and freebooting to
find his adoptive parents, wife, and child dead, and vows vengance
against their slayer. In the course of this quest, he becomes outlawed
and is driven to lead a mighty raid against the
Dowswell, Paul (1957- )
Sam Witchall series
Thirteen-year-old Sam endures harsh
conditions, battles, and a shipwreck after being pressed into service aboard
the HMS Miranda during the Napoleonic Wars.
After being framed for cowardice in
a sea battle, fifteen-year-old Sam and his friend Richard are sent to
Australia, where they must fight for their lives in the outback.
Having escaped death in Australia,
Sam endures a dangerous sea voyage back to England, where he rejoins the Navy
and becomes midshipman on the Victory as it prepares for the Battle of
Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-
The Dealings of Captain Sharkey, and other
tales of pirates. George H. Doran ,
1919. 260 pages
Four stories about Captain Sharkey:
How the governor of Saint Kitt's came home -- The dealings of Captain Sharkey
with Stephen Craddock -- The blighting of Sharkey -- How Copley Banks slew
Captain Sharkey. Other nautical related stories: "The Captain of the
Pole-Star" is about the mysterious and untimely end of Nicholas Craigie, the
captain of the ship called The Polestar, as recorded by the ship's doctor in
his diary. "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement" is an explanation of the
disappearance of the crew from Mary Celeste, here called the Marie Celeste.
"That Little Square Box" takes place on a ship, where a gentleman overhears
two passengers talking about a box with a trigger. The other stories are:
The "Slapping Sal" -- A pirate of the land (One crowded hour) -- Tales of blue
water: The striped chest -- The fiend of the cooperage -- Jelland's voyage.
Uncollected stories : the unknown Conan
Doyle. Doubleday, 1982.
Maritime related fiction: The fate
of the Evangeline -- Touch and go : a midshipman's story -- A true story of
the tragedy of Flowery Land -- The recollections of Captain Wilkie -- The