Shannon, Dell [pseud. Elizabeth Linington] (1921-1988)
The Scalpel and the Sword. Morrow, 1987. 392 pages
Irish surgeon moves to London in 1803 to improve his fortune, then does a stint as a Royal Navy surgeon. He serves in the Mediterranean, and sees action at Trafalgar.
Shaw, Frank H. [Hubert] (1878-1960)
In the Days of Nelson : a story of the battle of the Nile. Cassell, 1910. 334 pages
Sons of the Sea : a Story for Boys. Cassell, 1912. 310 pages
With Jellicoe in the North Sea. Cassell, 1916. 311 pages
When Beatty Kept the Seas. Cassell, 1917. 313 pages
On Great Waters. Cassell, 1919. 326 pages
Blackhand's Treasure. Cassell, 1921. 277 pages
Treasure Trove of the Southern Seas. Cassell, 1921. 311 pages
The Mystery of the Sphinx. Cassell, 1926. 215 pages
Captain Lash. Reader's Library, 1929. 187 pages
Sea-Fret. Edward Arnold, 1938. 111 pages
The Reluctant Pirate : the true story of Mr. Harry Glasby, one-time chief mate of the London ship Samuel, and afterwards sailing-master under Captain Bartholomew Roberts, perhaps the most villainous pirate of them all. Blackie, 1939. 226 pages
Convoy Captain. Stanley Paul, 1944. 171 pages
Sea Watch. Stanley Paul, 1945. 160 pages
Exultant danger : a novel of the sea. Stanley Paul, 1948. 256 pages
Eastward Ho! Nimmo, 1949. 250 pages
Adventures of a young officer aboard a merchantman
Drake's Drummer. Children's Books, 1949. 267 pages
Shaw, Irwin (1913-1984)
Sailor Off the Bremen, and other stories. Random House, 1939. 293 pages
The title story is a tale of a Nazi steward savagely beaten in revenge for his attacks on Communists
Shay, Edith Foley (1893-1961) and Smith, Katherine Foster (1896-1947)
The Private Adventure of Captain Shaw. Houghton Mifflin, 1945. 255 pages
Cape Cod captain's curious adventure in 1790s France leads to a prosperous voyage. Katherine Smith was the wife of John Dos Passos.
The Devil's Captain. Windsor, 1992. 318 pages
Bartholemew Roberts, forced to become a pirate when captured by them, becomes captain Black Bart Roberts, scourge of the Atlantic. Improbable but fun pirate adventure set during War of Jenkins' Ear.
Sheckley, Robert (1928-2005)
The Man in the Water : a novel of great tension. Regency, 1961. 158 pages
Two men struggle for possession of a small boat alone on the wasteland of the Sargasso Sea.
Sheean, Vincent (1899-1975)
Sanfelice. Doubleday, Doran, 1936. 449 pages
The Neapolitan uprising of 1799 with considerable mention of the Hamilton - Nelson love affair
The Boomerang Heist. Writer's Showcase, 2003. 286 pages
An investigative reporter is forced to take a voyage on a container ship crossing the Pacific to Seattle. A promotional cargo container, the Boomerang Box, which has been traveling the world as a high school project, will arrive in Seattle aboard that same ship and will be met by the President and seventeen other heads of state. Two hours after leaving Kobe, Japan, the ship is hijacked by terrorists.
Shellabarger, Samuel (1888-1954)
Captain from Castile. Little, Brown, 1945. 632 pages
Pedro de Vargas joins Cortes' expedition to conquer Mexico and becomes an adroit envoy at the Spanish court. Several significant sea sequences
Lord Vanity. Little, Brown, 1953. 367 pages
From galley slave to the most dangerous swordsman in Europe in the 1750s.
Shelley, Sidney (1921- )
The Bowmanville Break. Delacorte, 1968. 242 pages
German prisoners of war are plotting a daring escape, and it's up to a brash Allied officer to stop them. The novel recounts the elaborate escape strategies used by the prisoners and the tactics the prison camp officials employed to track the escapees to the U-boats that were to carry them back to Germany. Filmed and reprinted as The McKenzie Break.
Shepard, Lucius (1943-2014)
Viator Plus. PS Publishing, 2009. 355 pages
Hoping a salvage job on VIATOR, an abandoned ship off the coast of Alaska, will be a springboard to a new life, Thomas Wilander is disturbed to find that his four workmates are behaving erratically, perhaps suffering from mental instability. With the help of Arlene, a woman in the nearby town of Kaliaska, Wilander investigates VIATOR's past and the origins of the mysterious man who hired him, eventually learning that some of the answers may lie in his own dreams, which seem to be coming true. The text in this collection is the author's perfered version.
The Saturn Experiment. W. H. Allen, 1988. 192 pages
NATO nuclear submarine "Saturn" and the Soviet battleship "Kharkov" face-off in Soviet waters--in a battle that could mean not only the lives of the crewmen aboard but the loss of world freedom.
Sheppard, F. H. [Francis Henry] (1846-1912)
Love Afloat : a story of the American Navy. Sheldon & Co, 1875. 483 pages
For All the Tea in China. Tudor, 1988. 477 pages
Two rogue captains are challenged to sail the tea route from China to England in a race against a steamship. The Winner makes a fortune, gets the girl, and keeps his ship.
Sherlock, John (1932-2002) and Westheimer, David (1917-2005)
The Amindra Gamble. Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1982. 319 pages
Cargo ship smuggles England's gold reserves to the Canada in fall 1940 struggles to avoid capture by Germans.
Sherman, D.R. (1934-1985)
Brothers of the Sea. Little, Brown, 1966. 247 pages
When an old Creole fisherman is threatened with eviction, the life of his adopted son's pet dolphin is endangered
Shirreffs, Gordon D. (1914-1996)
Roanoke Raiders. Westminster, 1959. 160 pages
William Barker Cushing fits out a spar torpedoboat to destroy the newly launched Confederate ram ALBEMARLE, lying eight miles up North Carolina's Roanoke River. Based on an actual exploit.
The Gray Sea Raiders. Chilton, 1961. 160 pages
Civil War adventure for young readers.
The Mosquito Fleet. Chilton, 1961. 184 pages
The siege of Vicksburg, for young readers.
Powder Boy of the Monitor. Westminster, 1961. 188 pages
Civil War adventure for young readers.
Bob Dunbar and Gary Lunt
The Cold Seas Beyond. Westminster, 1963. 192 pages
Alaskan teenagers Bob Dunbar and Gary Lunt join the ragtag crew of the Otter supporting the U.S. forces during World War II in a quiet corner of the Aleutians--unaware that the Japanese are about to invade
The Hostile Beaches. Westminster, 1964. 192 pages
Bob and Gary are serving on a destroyer during the Solomon Islands campaign. When their destroyer hits a mine and sinks, they end up getting drafted aboard a PT boat. Later on, the protagonists end up stranded on an island, taking over the duties of a wounded Australian coast-watcher
The Enemy Seas. Westminster, 1965. 190 pages
Swept from the deck of their destroyer, Signalman Bob Dunbar and his sidekick, Gunner's Mate Gary Lunt, are rescued by the submarine Grayfin. The Grayfin is on a mission to pick up a team of British and Australian commandos
The Bolo Battalion. Westminster, 1966. 218 pages
Bob and Gary are assigned to jungle warfare and guerrilla fighting in the Phillipines during World War II
Torpedoes Away! Westminster, 1967. 206 pages
Bob Dunbar and Gary Lunt get back on board the submarine GRAYFIN just in time for its third patrol in World War II, a special mission in the Java Sea to seek out and destroy enemy ships.
The Killer Sea. Westminster, 1968. 192 pages
Discharged from the Navy after World War II but not yet ready to exchange sea life for college life, two young men join the crew of a salvage tug, and find themselves trying to salvage a Canadian ship taken over by twenty Japanese who do not know the war is over. For young readers.
Captain Cutlass. Fawcett Gold Medal, 1978. 352 pages
Giant pirate battles other pirates, Spanish ships and two women. Somewhat erotic at times.
Shute, Nevil [Nevil Shute Norway] (1899-1960)
What Happened to the Corbetts. Heinemann, 1939. 267 pages
USA title: Ordeal. With London being bombed and cholera breaking out, the Corbett family escaped to Sonia, their old, gaff-rigged cutter, and set sail.
Most Secret. W. Morrow, 1945. 310 pages
A flamethrower is fitted to a fishing boat as a secret weapon during WW II.
The Breaking Wave. Morrow, 1955. 282 pages
U.K. title: Requiem for a Wren. Australian veteran of WW II returns home to discover his parent's housekeeper has just died through an overdose of sleeping pills. In attempting to unearth her true identity he discovers that she was his late brother's fiance, a WREN during the War. Much of the novel takes place ashore, but the central events are linked to the sea, whether in harbor or on the English Channel.
The Trustee from the Toolroom. Morrow, 1960. 311 pages
Machinist goes to the South Seas to salvage a yacht and settle an estate.
Siegel, Robert Harold (1939-2012)
Whalesong. Crossway, 1981. 143 pages
The story of Hruna, a humpback whale, and his journey into love, mystery and spiritual awakening in the waters of the world.
White Whale. HarperSanFrancisco, 1991. 228 pages
A young beluga whale feeds, frolics with playmates, and listens to the songs of the adult whales
The Ice at the End of the World. HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. 242 pages
As Hralekana, the wounded humpback whale, confronts the kraken and leads his pod in search of food, his human friend Mark, on board the Rainbow Whale, faces warships preparing to explode a nuclear device which is accidentally dropped in a deep ocean trench
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