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Nautical Fiction Index

Authors H - Had

Haas, Irene

The Maggie B. Atheneum, 1975. 32 pages

A little girl's wish to sail for a day on a boat named for her "with someone nice for company" comes true. Childrens book.




Hackforth-Jones, Gilbert (1900-1982)

No Less Renowned. W. Blackwood & Sons, 1939. 306 pages

RN submarines in peace-time 1918-1938. Eleven short stories.




Submarine Flotilla: A chapter in the life of an obedient servant. Hodder & Stoughton, 1940. 283 pages

Racy, exciting novel about the WW II adventures of the submarine HMS STEADFAST, operating around South Africa.




Rough passage. Hodder & Stoughton, 1941. 228 pages





One-One-One : Stories of the navy. Hodder & Stoughton, 1942. 223 pages

WW II stories. Published in the U.S. as Torpedo! Stories of the Royal Navy




Submarine Alone: A Story of HMS Steadfast. Hodder & Stoughton, 1943. 141 pages

After her exciting debut described in One-One-One, STEADFAST is still only nine days into WW II when she is ordered to proceed to Singapore. With Cape Town behind, she damages her hull and both her propellers on an uncharted reef, and limps to an isolated island to effect repairs. They discover the island was clandestinely set up pre-war as a replenishment station for German surface raiders. Can STEADFAST complete her repairs before the arrival of a German raider? You know the answer!


Sixteen bells: stories of the Royal Navy in peace and war. Hodder and Stoughton, 1946. 272 pages





The Price Was High. Hodder & Stoughton, 1946. 285 pages

RNVR officer in peace and war.



The Greatest Fool : the story of Stephen Hawkins. Hodder & Stoughton, 1948. 288 pages





The Questing Hound : an Adventure Story. Hodder & Stoughton, 1947. 233 pages

Features characters from several earlier Hackforth-Jones works: Submarine Alone, The Price was High & Sixteen Bells




The Worst Enemy : portrait of a harassed naval officer. Hodder & Stoughton, 1950. 254 pages

Set in the second year of WW II, at the Nth. Submarine Flotilla's base. We find the flotilla's commanding officer nearing the end of his tether with the constant strain of sending his men out on missions with no certainty of them returning - in fact he has lost six subs already. The scene is set when he has sent HMS PATINA, commanded by a captain in whom he has little confidence, away on a difficult patrol. His ex-wife arrives and inquires after their son who -shock!- is serving in PATINA! To make matters worse he suspects his second wife is having an affair with his staff officer and the German bombers are overhead again...


Dangerous Trade : a novel of the Submarine Branche. Hodder & Stoughton, 1952. 189 pages

The story of British submarine HMS GAUNTLET in WW II.




The Sole Survivor. Hodder & Stoughton, 1953. 255 pages

Suspicion falls on the new Captain of the Royal Naval College, Portcastle (not Dartmouth); the spyophobic science master thinks he's working for the Russians. The solution to the mystery lies in events that occurred at sea during the First World War.




Fish Out of Water. Hodder & Stoughton, 1954. 253 pages

Officer no longer fit for sea duty, volunteers as an Inspector of Underwater Weapons. Soon his is in conflict with civil servants and factory workers




Death Of An Admiral. Hodder & Stoughton, 1956. 250 pages

At great risk to his command a submarine captain rescues a famous admiral who has collapsed at the helm of his yacht. After the resultant courts martial the admiral dies mysteriously and it emerges that his saviour is bequeathed all the admiral's worldly goods. This naval mystery novel has a murder, a U-boat captain and a smidgen of romance as it moves to its readable conclusion.



Hurricane Harbour : Pre-View of a Victor. Hodder & Stoughton, 1958. 252 pages

Fiction about Horatio Nelson.




Life on the "Ocean Wave" : a chapter in the life of a naval officer. Hodder & Stoughton, 1960. 254 pages

Service in RN, NATO and RFA.




Crack Of Doom. Hodder & Stoughton, 1961. 223 pages

HMS PERICLES is a jinxed submarine; based at the Royal Navy's erstwhile submarine base HMS DOLPHIN; in command is her captain John Winter. With local colour and undersea action the novel moves to its unusual conclusion.




Danger Below. Hodder & Stoughton, 1963. 191 pages





I am the Captain. Hodder & Stoughton, 1963. 255 pages





One Man's Wars. Hodder & Stoughton, 1964. 224 pages





Storm in Harbour. Hodder & Stoughton, 1965. 188 pages





The Stern Chase : a chronicle of personal rivalry. Hodder & Stoughton, 1966. 256 pages

Two friends' careers during the first World War.




Warriors' Playtime. Hodder & Stoughton, 1967. 224 pages

Two retired officers go to war. One wins the Yacht Club race under extremely suspicious circumstances and the other casts aspersions on his honesty.




Fight to a Finish. Hodder & Stoughton, 1968. 187 pages





Security Risk. Hodder & Stoughton, 1970. 224 pages





Yellow Peril. Hodder & Stoughton, 1972. 255 pages

Expansion of a short story from Sixteen Bells





Paul Dexter series:

  1. Chinese Poison. Hodder & Stoughton, 1969. 221 pages






  3. All Stations to Malta. Hodder & Stoughton, 1971. 222 pages

    Lieutenant Commander Paul Dexter is unexpectantly given command of the future C-in-C's Mediterranean's yacht, which has hastily been specially, but not expertly, converted from an escort ship. Dexter is not used to the social scene aboard an admiral's yacht but his subsequent trials and tribulations are humorously and entertainingly told in this light hearted and affectionate portrayal of the Royal Navy between the wars.



  5. An Explosive Situation. Hodder and Stoughton, 1972. 224 pages






  7. Shadow of the Rock. Hodder and Stoughton, 1973. 224 pages






  9. Second-in-Command. Hodder and Stoughton, 1974. 220 pages






  11. Redoubtable Dexter. Hodder and Stoughton, 1975. 192 pages






  13. Dexter at War. Hodder and Stoughton, 1976. 192 pages






Green Sailors series:

  1. The Green Sailors. Hodder & Stoughton, 1951. 192 pages

    The four children of Captain Green, R.N. are sent off to cruise with their Uncle George on his yacht Rag Doll, while their mother goes to Malta to being home their father. They become good sailors and meet their parents' ship as she reaches port.





  3. The Green Sailors on Holiday. Hodder & Stoughton , 1952. 192 pages






  5. Green Sailors, Ahoy! Hodder & Stoughton , 1953. 192 pages






  7. Green Sailors, Beware. Hodder & Stoughton , 1954. 192 pages






  9. Green Sailors and Blue Water. Hodder & Stoughton , 1955. 192 pages






  11. Green Sailors and Fair Winds. Hodder & Stoughton , 1956. 192 pages






  13. Green Sailors to Gibraltar. Hodder & Stoughton , 1957. 192 pages






  15. Green Sailors in the Caribbean. Hodder & Stoughton , 1958. 192 pages






  17. Green Sailors in the Galapagos. Hodder & Stoughton , 1960. 192 pages






  19. Green Sailors in the South Seas. Hodder & Stoughton , 1961. 192 pages







Hackman, Gene (1930- ) & Lenihan, Daniel

Wake of the Perdido Star. Newmarket Press, 1999. 342 pages

A young man's adventures at sea in the early 1800s. After his parents are murdered in Cuba, Jack O'Reilly enlists on a U.S. merchant ship, where he distinguishes himself in deep diving, becomes a pirate and returns to Cuba to seek revenge on his parents' killers.




Hadath, Gunby [John Edward] (1871-1954)

Twenty Good Ships. A tale of Adventure at Sea. Cassell, 1933. 256 pages

Treasure Island clone with a voyage to the South Seas, treasure, & pirates. U.S. title The Mystery of Black Pearl Island.







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