Mr. Midshipman Murdock and the Barbary
Pirates. Winston, 1956. 179
Little Jim Murdock
joins the USS LIBERTY, 44, sister to the frigate UNITED STATES and
sails to the Mediterranean. Definitely for a younger
Submarine rendezvous; Pacific adventure in World
War II. Winston, 1957. 182
Three youths must get a scientist away
from Manila during the Japanese invasion.
Mr. Murdock Takes Command : a story of pirates and
rebellion in Haiti. Winston, 1958. 173
Midshipman Murdock is made prize
master of a ship captured from one faction in the Haitian Rebellion,
but gets captured in turn by his captives. When his captors are about
to be run out of the town in which he is held, Murdock -- with the
beautiful daughter of a French emigre in tow -- escapes just before the
Haitians massacre the prisoners, and captures his captor in turn. Set
in the 1790s.
Innes, Hammond (1913-1998)
Wreckers Must Breathe.
Wm. Collins, 1940. 251 pages
A U-boat hiding out in a cave in the
cliffs during WW II. U.S. title: Trapped.
Pan Books Ltd., 1947. 218
Mystery, adventure, treasure and salvage
North Sea in 1945.
Harper, 1949. 276 pages
UK title: The White South.
Adventurer and Norwegian
girl go on whaling expedition to Antarctica to investigate the
mysterious death of her father. Filmed as HELL BELOW
Cruise of Danger.
Westminister, 1952. 241 pages
The Wreck of the Mary Deare.
Knopf, 1956. 276 pages
Salvage tug finds liberty ship adrift
in the English Channel with only her captain
Knopf, 1962. 308 pages
Evacuation of missile tracking station
on island west
of the Hebrides goes awry. The Royal Artillery at sea!
The Strode Venturer.
Knopf, 1965. 338 pages
A new island appears in the Maldives in
Indian Ocean. The head of a shipping company tries to help the local
people but a terrifying crash at sea jeopardizes more than those
Knopf, 1974. 334 pages
Drifting North Sea oil rig in a
The Last Voyage: Captain Cook's Lost Diary.
Knopf, 1979. 243 pages
Knopf, 1980. 340 pages
Philately and fraud in the South Seas,
mixed up with
independence in Papua New Guinea and Bouganville and an old colonial
The Black Tide.
Knopf, 1982. 368 pages
The Petros Jupiter is lying wrecked off
the coast of Land's End. The tanker is spewing oil, and it only takes a week
before the first oil-soaked birds begin to come ashore. Trevor Rodin's wife
believes they have to fight back. She takes matters into her own hands and the
result sends Rodin to sea to search for the truth about the wreck of the Petros
Medusa. Atheneum, 1988. 350 pages
HMS Medusa is an obsolete frigate with
an ill-assorted crew and an insecure captain, yet it is dispatched under secret
orders to be a sitting target in one of the most vital ports of the Mediterranean
to cope with modern gunrunners
Marin's, 1991. 319 pages
An old wooden ship, with only the stumps
of its masts, the
helmsman frozen to the wheel, all coated in ice, is sighted in the
Antarctic. Could a ship remain locked in the ice for centuries, or was
there a more sinister secret?
Innis, W. Joe, and Bunton,
In Pursuit of the Awa Maru.
Bantam, 1980. 274 pages
"Docudrama" fictionalization of the
events leading to the torpedoing of the AWA MARU by a USN Submarine
during WW II. The AWA MARU was a mercy ship carrying illegal war
materials, but guaranteed safe passage. This book mixes fact and
fiction liberally, making it difficult to establish which are
Anchor, 1985. 212 pages
Orion Books, 1991. 326 pages
In the Persian Gulf, Iranian commandos
frigate USS BULKELEY, kill the captain, take over the ship. But a
handful of sailors elude capture and try to take the ship
Orion Books, 1992. 354 pages
When Shining Path guerrillas launch a
revolution in Peru, American Special Forces troops and Drug Enforcement Agency
operatives stationed at two small bases in the Andes become specific targets of
the uprising. Back in Washington, a determined president, his hard-nosed female
national security adviser and a host of cabinet officers, generals and admirals
hit upon the idea of using the soon-to-be mothballed USS Missouri to effect a