An Eye of the Fleet

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Nathaniel Drinkwater's life at sea begins with the HMS CYCLOPS' capture of the SANTA TERESA during Admiral Rodney's dramatic Moonlight Battle of 1780. Subsequently, Drinkwater's courage and initiative are put to the test as the CYCLOPS pursues American privateers threatening British trade and is later dispatched to the swamps of South Carolina, where many lives are lost both at sea and ashore.

Gradually, Drinkwater matures into a capable and self-assured sailor. As he contends ...

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An Eye of the Fleet: A Nathaniel Drinkwater Novel

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Overview

Nathaniel Drinkwater's life at sea begins with the HMS CYCLOPS' capture of the SANTA TERESA during Admiral Rodney's dramatic Moonlight Battle of 1780. Subsequently, Drinkwater's courage and initiative are put to the test as the CYCLOPS pursues American privateers threatening British trade and is later dispatched to the swamps of South Carolina, where many lives are lost both at sea and ashore.

Gradually, Drinkwater matures into a capable and self-assured sailor. As he contends with enemy forces, the tyranny of the CYCLOPS's midshipman, and the stark contrast between the comfort of home life and the brutality of naval service, he finds strength and sustenance in the love of his beloved Elizabeth.

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Editorial Reviews

The Observer
Action to the bone, no romantic bilgewater, a first-rate account of conditions in Rodney's navy.
Irish Times
Dare one muse that he is better than C.S. Forester.
Yorkshire Post
The author straddles the waves like an old sea dog.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574091236
  • Publisher: Sheridan House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Series: Mariners Library Fiction Classic Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 682,595
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Woodman has sailed ina variety of ships, rising through the ranks from apprentice to captain. A member of the Society for Nautical Research, he is the author of some two dozen nautical novels, including 14 titles in the Nathaniel Drinkwater series, as well as several non-fiction books.
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Table of Contents

1. The Greenhorn
2. The Danish Brig
3. The Moonlight Battle
4. The Spanish Frigate
5. The Evil that Men do...
6. Prize Money
7. The Duel
8. The Capture of the Algonquin
9. A Turning of Tables
10. Elizabeth
11. Interlude
12. A Change of Orders
13. The Action with La Creole
14. The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men...
15. ...Oft Times go Astray...
16. The Cutting Out
17. Decision at the Virginia Capes
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