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Comer, Perry (1951- )

Donland and The Hornet series:

  1. The Rescue. self, 2018. 143 pages






  3. The Messenger. self, 2015. 94 pages

    Hornet was a cursed ship. Distrust of the fever-laden Hornet and the young American born Captain are an ill-fit to the fleet of Admiral Hyde Parker and Admiral Rowley. Yet, their communications are hampered by a small squadron of Spanish and Hornet is given the task of running the gauntlet. Trapped and outgunned he must use his wits to escape and keep the dispatches he is carrying from falling into the hands of the Spanish.



  5. Donland's Ransom. self, 2015. 100 pages

    It is 1779 and the war is going badly for England. Donland and the crew of the Hornet must outwit and out sail pirates, the French and the Spanish to rescue the crown prince of Portugal. He is to deliver a king's ransom in gold to pirates holding the prince. Donland is warned, " The man who requested you has placed you in a difficult position. You are to deliver the gold and provide assistance to him. It is the latter than should concern you, for if his mission fails you will bear the brunt of that failure."



  7. Raid on Port Royal. self, 2015. 107 pages

    Three sloops does not a squadron make nor a commodore. Sailing from English Harbor, Donland is in command of the sloops Hornet, Stinger and Jacket. His destination is Port Royal in Carolina to deliver munitions and soldiers. Sumerford has his secrets, Major Ellington of the army has his bluster and Donland has a captain afraid of his first lieutenant. The mix is explosive and Donland is challenged to stay in command.



  9. The Bond of Duty. self, 2016. 122 pages






  11. Siege. self, 2017. 288 pages

    The year is 1779, the Colonials with the aid of French Admiral D’estang are rumored to be plotting to re-take Savannah. Donland is tasked to ferret out information concerning French intentions. He will do so without his trusted first lieutenant and friend who is near death and the doctor holds out little hope. Unknown to Donland, as he is about the discovery the French fleet, is Sumerford's scheme to settle an old score with a traitor on the Island of Jamaica.


Donland series:

  1. The Treacherous Prize. Whiskey Creek Press, 2010. 272 pages

    The task is simple. "Deliver the prize to the Admiral in Antigua." But nothing's simple for Lieutenant Donland as the leaking ship sinks beneath his feet. Aboard is a young boy with no memory that the French desperately want to capture. Donland's first command may well be his only command as he fights off traitors, spies and a young woman ready to split his gizzard. Later reissued under the title The Prize



  3. Donland's Courage. self, 2019. 129 pages






  4. Donland's Victory. self, 2019. 163 pages






  5. Donland in Uncharted Waters. self, 2020. 155 pages






  6. Devil's Wind. self, 2020. 187 pages






  7. The King's Man. self, 2021. 153 pages






  8. The Frigate Captain. self, 2022. 161 pages






  9. Between Enemies. self, 2023. 171 pages






  10. Betrayal and Mutiny. self, 2023. 170 pages








Condon, Frank (1882-1940)

"Trip Number Ten". Collier's, April 13, 1929

Shipboard romance from the point of view of the chief purser of the liner.





Conner, Sabra

The Quest of the Sea Otter. Reilly & Lee, 1927. 263 pages

Story of the first American fort and trading post on the Columbia River






Connery, Tom [pseud. David Donachie (q.v.)]

George Markham, Royal Marines series:

  1. A Shred of Honour. Orion, 1996. 389 pages

    In 1793 George Markham, an infantry lieutenant with a past, is seconded to the Royal Marines, together with a platoon of misfits from his Regiment. An Irishman and a Papist, Markham had gained a reputation as a coward during the American War of Independence. Knowing nothing about ships or how to fight them, or even the duties of a marine officer, he soon earns the wrath of the captain of the ship he is assigned to. However, the action soon moves ashore, as Markham and his platoon are landed at Toulon, then in the hands of the Bourbon French, to help in its defense against the Revolutionary forces. During the course of his stay Markham meets both Nelson, then Captain of the AGAMMENON, and Bonaparte, then a Captain in the Revolutionary Army Artillery. The plot involves spies, a false Dauphin, betrayal, and various other nefarious activities. The book may briefly be summed up as "Bolitho merged with Sharpe bashes the French and annoys the Boss".


  3. Honour Redeemed. Orion, 1997. 328 pages

    Our hero, son of an English general and an Irish servant, is accused of cowardice and must clear his name and rebuild his military career.




  5. Honour Be Dammed. Orion, 1998. 244 pages

    After completing the siege of a French fortress in Corsica, Markham and his men are assigned to the sloop Syphide under the impetuous Captain Germaine. Before long, Germaine's foolhardy hunt for glory throws Markham and his ‘Lobsters' into a desperate ship-to-ship action.




Connolly, James B. (1868-1957)

Jeb Hutton : the story of a Georgia boy. Grosset & Dunlap, 1902. 289 pages





The Seiners. C. Scribner's Sons, 1904. 314 pages

Fishing boat out of Glouster, Massetchucets





On Tybee knoll : a story of the Georgia coast. Barnes, 1905. 285 pages





Magic of the Sea, or, Commodore John Barry in the Making. B. Herder, 1912. 554 pages

Historical fiction about the Irish officer of the Continental Navy.




The Trawler. C. Scribner's Sons, 1914. 70 pages

Short story, winner of a $2,500 first prize, and praised by Theodore Roosevelt.




Steel Decks. C. Scribner's Sons, 1925. 265 pages

The adventures of the tramp steamer The Rapidan. Expansion of his story "Don Quixote Kierman, Pump-Man".




Coaster Captain : a tale of the Boston waterfront. Macy-Masius, 1927. 312 pages

Includes the short stories "Jan Tingloff" and "Down by the Harbor Side".




Out of Gloucester. C. Scribner's Sons, 1902. 276 pages

Short stories




The Deep Sea's Toll. C. Scribner's Sons, 1905. 315 pages

Short stories




The Crested Seas. C. Scribner's Sons, 1907. 311 pages

Short stories




Open Water. C. Scribner's Sons, 1910. 322 pages

Short stories




Wide Courses. C. Scribner's Sons, 1912. 336 pages

Short stories




Sonnie-Boy's People. C. Scribner's Sons, 1913. 364 pages

Short stories




Head Winds. C. Scribner's Sons, 1916. 299 pages

Short stories




Running Free. C. Scribner's Sons, 1917. 302 pages

Short stories




Tide Rips. C. Scribner's Sons, 1922. 246 pages

Short stories




Gloucestermen : stories of the fishing fleet. Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. 457 pages

A mix of fact and fiction about fishermen and sailors sailing from Gloucester.





Connor, Ralph [pseud. Charles William Gordon (1860-1937)]

Treading the Winepress. George H. Doran, 1925. 394 pages

During the Great War, Canadian volunteers to take their boats, arm themselves, and patrol the coast, keeping close guard on the enemy's ships in the American harbors, and informing the British cruisers of their movements






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