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Nautical Fiction Index

Authors Stev - Stoc

Stevens, William Oliver (1878-1955) & Barclay, McKee (1869-1940)

The Young Privateersman. D. Appleton, 1910. 311 pages

During the War of 1812, three Baltimore lads are captured at sea and taken to Dartmoor Prison






Stevenson, Janet

Departure. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. 333 pages

Novel about a 19th Century woman allowed to sail with her husband, captain of a merchant ship. She takes command after he falls gravely ill and, having learned navigation, gets the ship to the mouth of the Columbia River. Loosely based on an actual incident.






Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894)

Treasure Island. Cassell, 1883. 292 pages

The classic grandaddy of all pirate stories. Jim Hawkins discovers a map to treasure on the Spanish Main. With the local squire and doctor, he sets out to recover the treasure -- only to discover they hired the pirates that originally buried it for the crew of their ship.




Kidnapped : being memoirs of the adventures of David Balfour in the year 1751. Cassell, 1886. 311 pages

David Balfour is kidnapped and shipped off in the brig COVENANT, but escapes and is shipwrecked.




St. Ives : being the adventures of a French prisoner in England. Scribners, 1896. 438 pages

Unfinished historical novel set during the Napoleonnic Wars recounting the adventures of the dashing Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, after his capture by the British.





Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) and Osbourne, Lloyd (1868-1947)

The Wrecker. Cassell, 1892. 427 pages

A wonderful mystery novel set in roughly 1880 or so, centering on the salvage rights to a wreck out on Midway Island. When the rights are auctioned in San Francisco, and an odd consortium bids far more than the wreck ought to be worth, Our Hero outbids them -- and then has to try to figure out what's so valuable about his wreck.



The Ebb-Tide : a trio and quartette. Heinemann, 1894. 327 pages

Some neer-do-wells steal a ship and discover an uncharted island on which a pearl fishery is operating. Set about 1890.






Stevenson, Robert Louis III

Torchlight. G.P. Putnam's, 1997. 290 pages

In 1917, a U-boat torpedoes an American cruiser making a secret voyage to England, which sinks in 250 feet off the coast of Rhode Island. On board the cruiser is a fortune in American Double Eagle twenty-dollar gold coins. These coins were to be used to keep the Russians in the war against Kaiser Bill. Today, a ruthless arms dealer with the very highest connections in Washington wants to use the treasure to buy nuclear weapons from the former USSR. He acquires the assistance of two ex-SEALS, who, unbeknown to him, are connected to American Intelligence! Throw in some romance and double crosses, but the realistic deep-water diving scenes are the centerpiece and most memorable parts of the novel.



Steward, Davenport (1913- )

Sail the Dark Tide. Tupper & Love, 1954. 310 pages

Blockade runners operatating out of Nassau during the Civil War.




Way of A Buccaneer. Dutton, 1956. 320 pages

English youth escapes from Spanish treachery when his father is killed and his ship stolen. He takes up with the maroons in Jamaica, grows into manhood, then gets captured and enslaved by the Spanish. After a long period he is liberated by buccaneers, joins Morgan's raid on Porto Bello, and becomes a buccaneer captain.



Caribbean Cavalier. Dutton, 1957. 253 pages

Professional soldier on his way to visit an ill brother in Georgia gets caught up in the opening of the War of Jenkins Ear. After escaping Spanish imprisonment, he seeks revenge by becoming a privateer.




Black Spice. Dutton, 1959. 255 pages

Learning the war with England is over in 1815, having a prize ship taken from him, Scott Rogers comes home to Charleston to find his wife dead and a baby son cared for by his in-laws. With the chance to head to the Orient to try for the pepper trade on Sumatra, he is off, with his own ship, his brother-in-law and Hosea Fox, of Massachusetts, as his right hands.




Stewart, Fred Mustard (1932-2007)

The Magnificent Savages. Forge, 1996. 383 pages

The illegitimate son of an American shipping magnate signs on to one of his father's clipper ships. Marked for murder by his half brother, he's saved by a missionary's daughter, only to be attacked by pirates & taken as a slave in China.





Stewart, James Arthur

That Wild Surge. Gibbs & Phillips, 1961. 256 pages

Published as James Meade. Semi-autobiographical novel about the vicissitudes of a half-caste Australian running a charter launch in Sava, Fiji. U.S. title The Branching Coral.





Stirling, Yates, jr. (1872-1948)

A United States Midshipman Afloat. Penn Publishing, 1908. 382 pages






A United States Misshipman in China. Penn Publishing, 1909. 346 pages






A United States Misshipman in the Philippines. Penn Publishing, 1910. 382 pages






A United States Midshipman in Japan. Penn Publishing, 1911. 396 pages






A United States Midshipman in the South Seas. Penn Publishing, 1913. 402 pages







Stockenberg, Antoinette

The Challenge and the Glory. Bantam, 1987. 547 pages

"Harlequin" style romance set around the America's Cup races.






Stockman, D. E.

Tween Sea and Shore

  1. The Ship’s Carpenter. Fireship, 2019. 219 pages






  3. Captains of the Renown. Fireship, 2021. 198 pages






  5. On Waves of Glory. Fireship, 2024. 326 pages







Stockton, Frank Richard (1834-1902)

The Adventures of Captain Horn. Cassell, 1895. 440 pages

A typical late 19th century adventure story, with 2 shipwrecks, Aztec gold, and a shootout with a murderous gang.




The Great Stone of Sardis. Harper & Brothers, 1898. 230 pages

Set in 1947 this futuristic novel recounts Arctic submarine exploration and a journey to the Earth's center.





Rudder Grange. Scribner's, 1879. 292 pages

The 1885 revision replaced the last section with two new chapters, setting up the sequels.





The Floating Prince and other Fairy Tales. Scribner's, 1881. 199 pages






The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine. Century, 1886. 130 pages






The Dusantes: a sequel to 'The Casting Away of Mrs. Lecks and Mrs. Aleshine'.Century, 1888. 150 pages






The Merry Chanter. Century, 1890. 192 pages






The Rudder Grangers Abroad, and other stories. Scribner's, 1891. 195 pages






The Clocks of Rondaine, and other stories. Scribner's, 1892. 174 pages






Pomona's Travels. Scribner's, 1894. 275 pages

A series of Letters to the Mistress of Rudder Grange from her former handmaiden.





Mrs. Cliff's Yacht. Scribner's, 1896. 314 pages

Sequel to The Adventures of Captain Horn. Mrs. Cliff buys a yacht and is besieged by pirates and clergymen.





Captain Chap: or, The Rolling Stones. Lippincott, 1897. 298 pages






Afield and Afloat. Scribner's, 1900. 422 pages






Kate Bonnet, The Romance of a Pirate's Daughter. D. Appleton, 1902. 420 pages






The Captain's Toll-Gate. D. Appleton, 1903. 359 pages









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