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Engle, Eloise [pseud. Eloise Engle Paananen]

Sea Challenge: the Epic Voyage of Magellan, a novel. C.S. Hammond, 1962. 221 pages






Esler, Anthony

For Love of a Pirate. Morrow, 1978. 251 pages

16th century English corsair captures the daughter of Cuba's Spanish governor, chases galleon carrying gold.




Essex, Harry (1910-1997)

Marina. Playboy, 1981. 288 pages

Life at Marina del Rey, California.




Ervine, St. John G. [Greer] (1883-1971)

The Wayward Man. Macmillan, 1927. 439 pages

A young Irishman rebels against his world of small shopkeepers to follow the harsh, dangerous life of a sailor. After years away, travelling across the oceans and as a hobo in the USA, he returns to Belfast and is trapped into marriage and a shop of his own





Etka, Craig L.

The Scorpius Connection. American Literary Press, 1994. 288 pages

The stealing of two Russian diesel Kilo Class submarines by a defecting U. S. ex-commanding officer of a nuclear submarine for transfer to a Columbian drug cartel results in the combining of forces of the U. S. and ex-Soviet Union to combat the drug cartel.




The Kilo Affair. American Literary Press, 1998. 279 pages

Direct sequel to The Scorpius Connection, concluding the story.




Evans, Alan (1930-2006)

David Cochrane Smith Series

  1. Thunder at Dawn. Doubleday, 1978. 215 pages

    Commander David Cochrane Smith pulls off heroics in an outdated British Cruiser off Chile in 1917 against two German cruisers. Probably based on the battle of Coronel




  3. Ship of Force. Walker, 1979. 254 pages

    Smith is given command of a motley collection of rejects in the Dover Patrol and given the assignment of killing U-boats through aggressive patrolling. He cannot convince his superior of the futility of the task or get support to stop a German surprise that he is expecting -- despite its potential to lose the war for Britain.




  5. Dauntless. Hodder and Stoughton, 1980. 252 pages

    Smith uses a mixed force -- his command, the light cruiser DAUNTLESS, a seaplane carrier, a USN subchaser, and a merchantman carrying a British infantry battalion that has murdered its commanding officer -- to interdict Central Power reinforcements and supplies in the Palestine theater in 1916. Just as he has things under control -- in time to support Allenby's attack on Bersheeba -- the Germans use a BLUCHER class heavy cruiser to run the 5000-man Afrika Legion into the theater. Smith is ordered to stop them.



  7. Seek Out and Destroy! Hodder and Stoughton, 1982. 251 pages

    Commander Smith and three British torpedo boats pursue the German battleship SALZBURG off the Italian Coast in 1917. Published in the U. S. as Seek and Destroy".




  9. Audacity. Hodder and Stoughton, 1985. 256 pages

    In command of a British "Q" ship, Smith tries to deliver a cargo of gold and a mysterious woman to a Russian group fighting the Germans in 1918.




  11. Orphans of the Storm. Hodder and Stoughton, 1990. 207 pages

    At the start of WW II Captain Smith foils an attempt by a German light cruiser to aid the GRAF SPEE.





  13. Sink or Capture! Hodder and Stoughton, 1993. 280 pages

    Captain David Smith, thought by some to be unfit for command, is still serving in the Royal Navy in 1940. In this story, which stretches credulity to the utmost, Smith searches for his daughter Susan. He takes part in HMS COSSACK's boarding of the ALTMARK in Jossingfjord, survives the ramming of the HIPPER by the GLOWWORM and the novel's climax is his light cruiser engaging the German heavy cruiser BRANDENBURG in the Battle of Narvik knowing his daughter is aboard the German ship. . . .




Deed of Glory. Hodder and Stoughton, 1984. 304 pages

The lives of a Regular Royal Navy officer, his artist cousin, who joins the Royal Marines after WW II breaks out, an ex-USN officer who joins the Royal Navy, and a Frenchwoman whose father was a senior port offical intertwine around the raid on St. Nazaire during the early stages of WW II. The book starts with the British evacuation of St. Nazaire in 1940, and climaxes with the raid on the Normandie Dock in 1942.



Eagle at Taranto. Hodder & Stoughton, 1987. 224 pages

Based on true events. Tells the story of the pilots of the Fairey Swordfish biplanes ("stringbags") who attacked the Italian fleet anchored in the harbor of Taranto, Italy in 1940.




Night Action. Hodder & Stoughton, 1989. 256 pages

British MGBs raid a German-held French town to rescue an atomic scientist during WW II.





Sword at Sunrise : a novel of D- Day. Hodder & Stoughton, 1984. 289 pages

Adventures of the LCT CLIMAX at the D-Day invasion.





Evans, Edward Ratcliffe Garth Russell (1880-1957)

The Adventures of Peter. S.W. Partridge, 1924. 285 pages






The Mystery of the 'Polar Star'. S.W. Partridge, 1927. 256 pages

The Treasure Trail. Collins, 1927. 320 pages

To Sweep the Spanish Main! G.G. Harrap, 1930. 300 pages






Pirate's Doom. Farrar & Rinehart, 1930. 272 pages






The Mystery Chest. Farrar & Rinehart, 1931. 279 pages

Ghosts of the Scarlet Fleet: The Lost Secret of the Spanish Main. Jarrolds, 1932. 320 pages






Spanish Death. Jarrolds, 1933. 285 pages






The Ghostly Galleon. John Lane, 1933. 310 pages






Noel Howard, Midshipman. F. Warne, 1935. 246 pages







Eyster, Warren (1925-2016)

Far From the Customary Skies. Random House, 1953. 372 pages

WW II destroyer. Savage abuse of rank leads to the killing of an officer.




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