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Nautical Fiction Index

Authors Las - Lav

Laskier, Frank (1912-1949)

Log Book. Allen & Unwin, 1942. 109 pages

A fictionalized account of merchant service, WW II German attack, and harrowing survival by a British mechant seaman who in real life survived the sinking of a tanker in 1940, came back for training as a Merchant Seaman Gunner, and was one of a handful of survivors when his next ship was sunk by the ADMIRAL SCHEER early in 1941; he lost part of a leg as a result, and while in England waiting for a prosthesis told his story on the BBC. He shipped out once more, and apparently wrote the book in Halifax in 1942. The protagonist is named simply Jack, and his full seagoing career is set down briefly: he runs away to sea at twelve, learns his trade on a variety of vessels on various oceans (meeting several of his seagoing brothers along the way), suffers various adventures and misadventures and finally survives the sinking of the COURAGEOUS by a nameless surface raider - the only truly convincing part of the narrative - and the book ends with Jack in his mother's parlor, new wife Betty at his side along with four brothers, about to tell his story into a radio microphone.

 

 

Laumer, Keith (1925-1993)

The Drowned Queen (The Avengers #6). Berkley, 1968. 127 pages

A combination luxury liner / submarine is sabotaged on its maiden voyage. Mr. Steed and Emma Peel's sucessor Tara King save the day.

 

 

 

 

Laurie-Long, E. (Ernest) (1886-1969)

Lizzie Collins

  1. Port of Destination. Eldon, 1933. 285 pages


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  3. Purser's Mate. Ward, Lock, 1938. 320 pages


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  5. Unhappy Ship. Ward, Lock, 1951. 253 pages


 

 

 

 

Captain Flynn

  1. Flynn of the Martagon. Eldon, 1934. 284 pages


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  3. Flynn A. B.. Ward, Lock, 1936. 320 pages


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  5. Young Flynn. Ward, Lock, 1937. 288 pages


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  7. The Fortunes of Flynn. Ward, Lock, 1938. 319 pages


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  9. Captain Flynn. Ward, Lock, 1939. 288 pages


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  11. Son of Flynn. Ward, Lock, 1942. 320 pages


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  13. The Vengeance of Flynn. Ward, Lock, 1942. 256 pages


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  15. Flynn's Sampler. Ward, Lock, 1945. 224 pages


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  17. Lieutenant Flynn, R.N. Ward, Lock, 1948. 256 pages


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  19. Captain Flynn (Ret'd). Ward, Lock, 1950. 255 pages

     

     

     

     


  20. Ould Flynn. Ward, Lock, 1953. 222 pages


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  22. The Blindness of Flynn. Ward, Lock, 1959. 190 pages


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  24. Captain Flynn, Sheriff. Ward, Lock, 1962. 190 pages


 

 

 

 

 

 

As They Rise. Ward, Lock, 1934. 256 pages


Foul Hawsers. Ward, Lock, 1935. 318 pages


On Schedule. Ward, Lock, 1935. 320 pages


Two Little Ships. Ward, Lock, 1935. 256 pages


Seconds and Thirds. Ward, Lock, 1936. 320 pages

 

The Schooner 'Sybil'. Ward, Lock, 1936. 254 pages

 

 

 

 

 

A Cumsha Cruise. Ward, Lock, 1937. 255 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Live Lumber. Ward, Lock, 1937. 288 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Dust. Ward, Lock, 1938. 255 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Sea Range. Ward, Lock, 1939. 288 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Storm Canvas. Ward, Lock, 1939. 318 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Double Banked. Ward, Lock, 1940. 309 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor's Aweigh. Ward, Lock, 1940. 316 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Buoyed Cables. Ward, Lock, 1941. 320 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghost of the Dunsany. Ward, Lock, 1941. 314 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Opium Clipper. Ward, Lock, 1942. 255 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Deep Channels. Ward, Lock, 1943. 224 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Galleys of St. John. Ward, Lock, 1943. 256 pages

 

 

 

 

 

A Saga of the Cliffs. Fishermen. Ward, Lock, 1944. 224 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Trials of the Phideas. Ward Lock, 1944. 224 pages

A novel about the delivery voyage of a paddle steamer from the UK to South America.

 

 

 

 

Carried Away. Ward, Lock, 1945. 222 pages


 

 

 

 

Clear Round. Ward, Lock, 1946. 220 pages


 

 

 

 

Gauges Steady : a Romance of Early P. & O. Days. Ward, Lock, 1946. 255 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Crew of L.C. 454. Ward, Lock, 1947. 224 pages

 

 

 

 

 

'Way Aloft. Ward, Lock, 1947. 246 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Strong Room of the Sutro. Ward, Lock, 1948. 240 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Abaft 'midships. Ward, Lock, 1949. 256 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Lumber Ship. Ward, Lock, 1949. 223 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Four in a Fairlead. Ward, Lock, 1950. 256 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Haven of St. Garth. Ward, Lock, 1951. 253 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Ballast. Ward, Lock, 1952. 253 pages

 

 

 

 

 

A Chief in Embryo. Ward, Lock, 1953. 221 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Dope Ship. Ward, Lock, 1954. 221 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Flat Aback. Ward, Lock, 1954. 206 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Coolie Tramp. Ward, Lock, 1955. 191 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Gabbart Destiny. Ward, Lock, 1955. 192 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Lugger Audace. Ward, Lock, 1956. 189 pages

 

 

 

 

 

River Passage. Ward, Lock, 1956. 191 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Crime Cruise. Ward, Lock, 1957. 192 pages

 

 

 

 

 

A Curtailed Voyage. Ward, Lock, 1957. 223 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Madam Captain. Ward, Lock, 1958. 191 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Trawl Adrift. Ward, Lock, 1958. 190 pages

 

 

 

 

 

High Noon To High Noon. Ward, Lock, 1959. 191 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Masters of Kaolina. Ward, Lock, 1959. 190 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Surgeons Adrift. Ward, Lock, 1960. 191 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Cabine De Luxe. Ward, Lock, 1961. 192 pages

 

 

 

 

 

The Good Ship Rajah. Ward, Lock, 1961. 189 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Hunslett's Yard. Ward, Lock, 1962. 187 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Loot Curran, R.N. Ward, Lock, 1963. 187 pages

 

 

 

 

 

Open Roadsteads. Ward, Lock, 1963. 190 pages

 

 

 

 

 

In Full Commission. Ward, Lock, 1964. 191 pages

 

 

 

 


 

 

Latham, Jean Lee (1902-1995)

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch. Houghton Mifflin, 1955. 251 pages

Fictionalized biography of Nathaniel Bowditch. A young boy joins the privateer HENRY, works his way up to captain. For young readers. Newberry Award winner. A classic.


 

 

 

Man of the Monitor; the story of John Ericsson. Harper, 1962. 231 pages

Novel about John Ericsson, creator of the Civil War ironclad MONITOR. For young readers.

 

 

 

 

 

Lavallee, David

Event 1000. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971. 279 pages

A submarine sunk by a collision is trapped 1,300 ft down while everyone tries to help. Made into the movie "Grey Lady Down".

 

 

 


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