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Nautical Fiction Index

Authors Stod - Str

Stoddard, William O. [Osborn] (1835-1925)

Captain of the Cat's-Paw. Harper, 1914. 323 pages







Stone, Irving (1903-1989)

The Origin : a biographical novel of Charles Darwin. Doubleday, 1980. 743 pages

Details the life of Charles Darwin from his notable trip as a naturalist on the Beagle through his mature career as a widely respected but still controversial scientist. Nautical part is his voyage with Fitzroy in the BEAGLE.





Stone, Raymond

Tommy Tiptop and His Boat Club, or, The young hunters of Hemlock Island. Graham & Matlack, 1914. 126 pages

Tommy Tiptop is the born leader of his neighborhood and is always getting up ideas, teams, projects, trips, etc. This time he forms a boat club. He's a nervy and responsible little lad and of course everything goes very well indeed in the club's first race. A Stratemeyer Syndicate title.






Stone, Robert (1937-2015)

Outerbridge Reach. Ticknor & Fields, 1992. 409 pages

A decision to enter a solo round-the-world pits man against the sea and impinges on relationships he has established ashore. With an episode inspired by the Crowhurst disappearance in the 1960s during a similar race, this novel concerns love, betrayal, and self-betrayal.





Stone, William S. [Standish] (1907-1970)

Thunder Island. A.A. Knopf, 1942. 194 pages

A Polynesian boy comes of age during a tropical storm. Illustrated by Nicolas Mordvinoff






Stoppard, Tom (1937- )

Rough Crossing : freely adapted from Ferenc Molnar's Play "At the Castle". Faber and Faber, 1985. 76 pages

Comedy play set on an ocean liner.






Stork, Charles Wharton (1881-1971)

NAVPAC. Bookman, 1952. 79 pages

Long poem in tribute to the US Navy Pacific campaign in WW II.






Storm, Hans Otto (1895-1941)

Made in U.S.A. Longmans, Green, 1939. 181 pages

Cyncial story of a shoddy cruise ship stuck on a South Seas sandbar, bringing out the worst in everyone. U.K. title: Three Days Reckoning.






Stover, Herbert E. [Elisha] (1888-1963)

Powder Mission Dodd, 1951. 278 pages

Adventure down the Mississippi from Fort Pitt to New Orleans to recover a crucial shipment gold and gunpowder for General Washington's Continental Army






Strang, Herbert [pseud. George Herbert Ely (1866–1958) & Charles James L'Estrange (1867–1947)]

Jack Hardy, or, A hundred years ago: a story of English smugglers in the days of Napoleon. Hodder & Stoughton, 1906. 232 pages

With Drake on the Spanish Main. Henry Frowde, 1907. 367 pages

Humphrey Bold: His Chances and Mischances by Land and Sea : a Story of the Time of Benbow. Humphrey Milford, 1908. 419 pages

Lord of the Seas: a Story of a Submarine. Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 238 pages

The Flying Boat: a Story of Adventure and Misadventure. Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 271 pages

A Mariner of England : a story of the reign of Queen Elisabeth. Hodder & Stoughton, 1908. 160 pages

The Adventures of Dick Trevanion: a Story of Eighteen Hundred and Four. Henry Frowde, 1911. 399 pages



Street, James Howell (1903-1954)

By Valour and Arms. Dial, 1944. 538 pages

The Civil War battles for Vicksburg form the backdrop for this novel. Even though the North controlled most of the Mississippi River throughtout the Civil War, it wasn't until July 4, 1863 that Vicksburg fell. While following the exploits of a confederate naval gunner through his service on the truly amazing CSS ARKANSAS in the summer of 1862 and his efforts to find iron to build a new ARKANSAS during the following year, Street manages to include a lot of history and seemingly authentic and fascinating insights into the politics and social customs of the times. He presents a fairly thorough picture of the laws and attitudes about slavery and the relations between black and white, northern and southern sympathizers, high society and low, without letting it get in the way of a good story with lots of action.


The Velvet Doublet. Doubleday, 1953. 351 pages

Columbus and the New World






Streib, Dan

The Trident Hijacking. Ballantine, 1983. 201 pages

Counterforce #2. "The super strike team that takes on the jobs the CIA won't touch".






Strickland, Brad

Dragon's Plunder, or, The last voyage of Captain Deadmon : a fantasy adventure. Atheneum, 1992. 153 pages

Having been kidnapped by former pirates because of his ability to whistle up the wind, fifteen-year-old Jamie agrees to help their leader, a living corpse, find the dragon of Windrose Island. For young readers.






Stringer, Arthur (1874-1950)

The Gun-Runner. B. W. Dodge, 1909. 300 pages

The wireless operator on a ship plays a major role in a South American revolution









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