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By Patrick O'Brian. 1956
Originally published in 1956, O'Brian's first sea novel. In England in 1740, Peter Palafox, the son of an Irish minister,… and his friend, Sean, have signed onto the Centurion for a four-year trip around the world. Unfortunately, Peter has never been on a ship in his life. But he adjusts to shipboard routines and enjoys longed-for adventures, such as the capture of a Spanish galleon. 1994, c1956.
By Peter Benchley. 1982
A 16-year-old fisherman's daughter, fascinated by the sea and its creatures, discovers an unchartered submerged volcanic peak, and the magic… of a myth comes true. For junior and senior high readers. 1982.
By Arthur C Clarke. 1990
In 2012, two different groups race to capitalize on raising the "Titanic". Billionaire Emmerson leads the group that wants to… raise the front section using tiny glass bubbles. The other group plans to surround the rear section with ice and re-enact the sinking over and over. 1990.
By Sid Fleischman. 2007
A pirate story unfolds when a 12-year-old boy is shanghaied and made to search for buried treasure - all because… the villainous captain thinks that a boy born at the stroke of midnight ought to have the power to see a ghost. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence, some strong language. 2007, c1965.
By Patrick O'Brian. 1979
Jack Aubrey takes passage for England from the Dutch East Indies, but before his arrival the War of 1812 against… the United States breaks out and he is precipitated into new and unexpected scenes. 1979.
By Alexander Kent. 1971
Returning home after 18 months at sea, Flag Captain Richard Bolitho finds himself at the centre of the Great Mutiny.… Set in 1795 as France continues to battle for supremacy of the seas. Sequel to "Enemy in sight!" (DC05590). Followed by "Signal -- close action!" (DC32994). 1971. (Richard Bolitho novels ; 13)
By Patrick O'Brian. 1997
It is the war of 1812 and Jack Aubrey and his tetchy, sardonic friend Stephen Maturin set sail across the… South Atlantic to intercept a powerful American frigate outward bound from Boston to play havoc with the British whaling trade. It is a commission after Jack's own heart, and best of all he's given his much-loved ship "Surprise" - reprieved from the breaker's yard because of her exceptional sailing qualities. Sequel to "Treason's harbour" (DC31586). Followed by "The reverse of the medal" (DC31583). 1997. (Jack Aubrey ; 10)
By M. H Herlong. 2008
Still mourning the death of their mother, three brothers go with their father on an extended sailing trip off the… Florida Keys and have a harrowing adventure at sea. Some strong language. Grades 5-8. 2008.
By Marian Babson. 1984
Murder stalks the crew and passengers aboard a cruise ship bound for the Caribbean ports. Middle-aged Mrs. Anson-Pryce, with the… help of the ship's good-natured drunk, pieces together the clues that lead to the killer. 1984.
By Richard Woodman. 1985
Commander Drinkwater is dispatched in haste to replace the captain of HMS "Melusine", who has been shot in a duel.… "Melusine" sails as escort to the whaling fleet from Hull on its annual expedition to the Greenland Sea. During the whale hunt the loss of one of the vessels sets off a train of misfortune, disaster, death and treachery in this remote sea. Sequel to "The bomb vessel" (DC29184). 1985.
By Iain Lawrence. 2005
After his father is hauled off to prison, Tom Tin has to survive on the mean streets of 19th century… London. He finds, and loses, a diamond; joins a street gang; and helps a grave robber steal a corpse. When he is sentenced to seven years on a prison ship for boys, Tom decides to plan his escape. Grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence. Followed by "The cannibals". 2005.
By Charles Boardman Hawes. 1971
The English frigate on which Philip Marsham is training rescues 12 men from a sinking ship. Within three days, the… rescued men have murdered the captain, seized the ship and sailed for the Caribbean in hopes of plunder and booty. Some violence. 1924 Newbery Award winner. Grades 5-8. 1971.
By David Poyer. 1992
Ensign Dan Lenson reports for his first assignment - and it just may be his last. He is to be… officer in charge of all topside spaces aboard the USS "Ryan," a ship pulled from dry dock and not suitable for its duty in the Arctic Circle. The ship is assigned to test experimental sonar gear. When a Soviet submarine is detected, the strengths of the ship and the crew are put to the test. Some violence, strong language, and descriptions of sex. 1992.
By Jan De Hartog. 1986
By Iain Lawrence. 2007
Bad luck continues to follow Tom Tin and his mates as they find themselves aboard a formerly abandoned ship, are… taught to be sailors by two black-hearted castaways they rescue, and sail to a Caribbean island where they make important new friends and enemies. Grades 5-8. Sequel to "The cannibals". 2007.
By Iain Lawrence. 2006
Tom Tin and his friend Midgely - with assorted juvenile criminals - escape the ship taking them to serve their… terms in Australia and head for a Pacific island, forgetting Tom's father's warnings about headhunters and cannibals. Grades 5-8. Sequel to "The convicts", followed by "The castaways". 2006.
By Jan De Hartog. 1989
When retired sea captain Martinus Harinxma realizes that he possesses a gift for divining, he unravels the destiny of a… 4th century Roman centurion. Trapped in an irresistible time warp, Martinus determines that his own fate is entwined with his mystical vision. Some strong language. 1989.
By Dewey Lambdin. 2004
British captain Alan Lewrie is sent to 1799 New Orleans in pursuit of pirates. New Orleans seems dominated by seductive… women, especially the pirate ringleader Charité, who is plotting an insurrection against Louisiana's slothful Spanish rulers that will reunite it with Republican France, and forestall a takeover by the uncouth but energetic Americans. Some strong language. Descriptions of violence. Explicit descriptions of sex. c2004. (Alan Lewrie ; 12)
By Iain Lawrence. 2002
In the eighteenth century sixteen-year-old John Spencer sails from England in his schooner, the Dragon, to the Caribbean, where he… and the crew encounter pirates, fierce storms, fever, and a strange man who some fear may be cursed. Grades 5-8. Sequel to "The smugglers". 2002.
By Richard Woodman. 1984
Drinkwater is determined to turn the "Virago" back into a fighting ship and, despite falling foul of Lord Nelson and… nearly losing his ship, succeeds in playing a crucial role in the Battle of Copenhagen. Nathaniel Drinkwater is given command of the old 'Virago', a stores tender in the Baltic expedition of 1801. 1984.