His Majesty's Ship

His Majesty's Ship

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A powerful ship, a questionable crew, and a mission that must succeed. In the spring of 1795 HMS Vigilant, a 64 gun ship-of-the-line, is about to leave Spithead as senior escort to a small, seemingly innocent, convoy. The crew is a jumble of trained seamen, volunteers, and the sweepings of the press; yet, somehow, the officers have to mold them into an effective fighting unit before the French discover the convoy's true significance. Based on historical fact, His Majesty's Ship will take you into the world of Nelson's Navy, and captivate you all the way to it's gripping conclusion.
Publisher: Tucson, AZ :, Fireship Press,, 2013.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781611793758
1611793750
Branch Call Number: FIC BOND
Characteristics: vi, 350 pages ; 23 cm.

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Aug 02, 2017

This book is outstanding. I cannot wait to read more from this author.

I'm a longtime Patrick O'Brian and C.S. Forester fan. I looked for years for something similar. I read a number of the Bolitho books by Alexander Kent as well as 8 of the Kydd books by Stockwin.
Of those two, I liked the Kydd books better. But, based on this first novel in the series by Bond, I am going to like this series more than the Kydd or Bolitho books by a substantial margin.

Do want to mention there is a new series starting by Haley with just the first book released called the Shores of Tripoli. It was excellent and I look forward with enthusiasm for the next book in that series.

I am going to request that the library order more of Bond's "Fighting Sail" series. I thought the first one was excellent.

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