The Ship

The Ship

by C. S. Forester


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The ship is the British light cruiser Artemis, the time is half way through WW II, the location is the Mediterranean, where the Artemis is enroute to Malta. An uneventful afternoon turns into a lethal night action when a major strike force of the Italian fleet moves in to attack.

"The book is an excellent description of a fighting ship and of the complex mechanism, trained manpower and careful organization necessary in combat. The graphically detailed account leads to a dramatic climax." (Booklist)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931313179
Publisher: Simon Publications
Publication date: 01/20/2001
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 938,374
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

August 27, 1899

Date of Death:

April 2, 1966

Place of Birth:

Cairo, Egypt

Place of Death:

Berkeley, California


AlleynGuy's Medical School of the University of London

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The Ship 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Old_Dog_New_Tricks More than 1 year ago
I have been a big fan of C.S.Forster's Horatio Hornblower series. The Ship is a different take on war at sea. The character development was interesting. It was unfortunate, yet realistic that so many of them were killed. Excellent book and I recommend it to any one interested in history of WWII. Stories like this make history more personal.
AlaricBond on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Forester is at his best when examining human nature and emotions in the close confinement of a ship at sea. An excellent example of the writer's craft.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
C. S. Forester had a mind like a multifaceted diamond and here is one of the best books I have ever read that shows he understood all the aspects of warfare and how the people who fought in them lived and thought. And his mechanical and design knowledge of ships be it from the wooden ships of the Hornblower series or as set in WWII's steel ships he makes you feel like you are in the very situation you are reading about. Great Read!!!!
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