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Fullerton, Alexander 1924- (RN officer until 1949, served in submarines.)
     Surface!, 1953 (After the Germans surrender, the British sub SEAHOUND
       joins the war against Japan.)
     No Man'S Mistress, 1955 (After James Wentworth resigned his commission in
       the RN he had always declined to attend the Annual Summer Ball at Fort
       Blockhouse, home of the navy's submarine service, but this year he
       decides to go. Finding he has little in common with most of the other
       guests he wanders out to the jetty and boards the submarine he last
       served in. He joins the captain and shares a bottle with him. They were
       midshipmen together in the cruiser HMS PELORUS in the Mediterranean in
       the dark days of 1941. As they talk the story unfolds.)
     A Wren Named Smith, 1956? (A Norwegian freighter bound for England from
       the Phillipines in 1945 -- with mixed assortment of passengers
       including a tuburcular British submarine commander, a RN desk officer,
       a group of German POWs off a U-boat, a loud-mouthed American officer
       commanding their guard, and a man-hungry WREN -- is torpedoed by a
       Japanese sub, and cast away on an isolated Pacific Island. The story is
       told retrospectively by the British sub commander.)
     The Waiting Game, 1961 (WW II submarine adventure set on HMS SETTER in
       the Arctic, during summer, when there's no nightime, so subs shouldn't
     The Thunder and the Flame, 1978 (Novel based on true story of Sir Richard
       Grenville's REVENGE, which in 1591 sailed alone in battle off Flores in
       the Azores against 53 Spanish ships protecting their treasure
       flotilla. )
     The Gate Crashers, 1984 (Midget submarines against the Tirpitz in north
       Norway and convoys to Russia in 1943.)
     The Aphrodite Cargo, 1985 (Sunken treasure off a Greek island.)
     Johnson's Bird, 1989 (Matt Johnson, professional yachtsman, sails for
       Turkey where an old friend is on the run from police and where his
       girlfriend's sister has been kidnapped.)
     Not Thinking of Death, 1994 (British submariner gets his younger
       brother's fiancee involved with another submarine officer, who is a
       rake. The girl throws over the brother for the rake, but her new
       fiancee gets killed when the "T" class submarine he is on sinks during
       acceptance trials just before WW II. Then, during the war, the girl
       becomes engaged to another submariner, who gets sent out on a one-time,
       dangerous mission on the same submarine that her first fiancee was
       killed in. If this sounds vaguely like HMS THETIS/THUNDERBOLT, it is
       because Fullerton used that incident as the basis for this novel. Even
       now, when this tragedy is mentioned, it is guaranteed to upset anyone
       who was in the Royal Navy's submarine service at the time. "There is a
       deliberate similarity but the novel, in my opinion, is basically a
       disappointing story of the loves and the social life ashore of young
       officers who served in submarines just prior to and through the early
       years of the Second World War." [PW])
     Nick Everard series:
       The Blooding of the Guns, 1976 (The Everards, Hugh, commanding a QUEEN
         ELIZABETH-class battleship, David aboard an armored cruiser, and Nick
         in a destroyer, see action and have their mettle tested at the battle
         of Jutland.)
       60 Minutes for St. George, 1977 (The Dover Patrol 1917-18 and Zeebrugge
         in 1918.)
       Patrol to the Golden Horn, 1978 (Assault on the GOEBEN at
         Constantinople in 1918.)
       Last Lift from Crete, 1980 (In command of the destroyer HMS TUAREG Nick
         takes part in the evacuation of the British Army from Crete in May
         1941, fighting off the Luftwaffe's murderous Stuka dive bombers while
         overcrowded with troops, many wounded.)
       Storm Force to Narvik, 1979 [5] (British destroyers in the battles of
         Narvik Fjord, Norway in 1940.)
       All The Drowning Seas, 1981 [6] (In 1942, as Japan sweeps across the
         Pacific, a handful of ships prepare for the last ditch defence of
       A Share of Honour, 1982 [7] (Submarines in the Mediterranean in 1942
         and the raid on St. Nazaire.)
       The Torch Bearers, 1983 [8] (The convoy Nick is escorting from Freetown
         is deliberately being used by the Allied High Command to bait the
         German U-boats in the hope that the fleet for the Invasion of North
         Africa (Operation TORCH) will be undiscovered as it makes it way
         south. Paul Everard's submarine is landing an agent in Sicily; Jack
         Everard is a POW in Germany and Nick's new wife is in a sitting duck
         that has unexpectedly joined the convoy!)

Gage, William H.
     The Cruel Coast, 1966 (Disabled WW II U-boat seeks refuge on neutral
       island off Irish coast, takes advantage of fisherfolk.)

Gallery, Daniel V. 1901-1993? (Rear Adm. USN (ret.), served 43 years active
  duty, much of it as aviator and carrier commander.)
     "Fatso" Gioninni series: (Comedies featuring a petty officer in a
     peacetime aircraft carrier, _very_ funny.)
       Now, Hear This!, 1965 (Fatso Gioninni's adventures aboard the USS
         GUADACANAL in the Mediterranean. Fatso has wangled the job of the
         ship's incinerator operator, the better to run his numerous rackets
         and shenanigans.)
       Stand By-y-y to Start Engines, 1966 (Adventures of the pilots aboard
         the GUADACANAL in the Med. Fatso is in this one, but this book shows
         how the officers can raise every bit as much Hell as the enlisted
       Cap'n Fatso, 1969 (Fatso now "commands" an LCU in the Med. He ends up
         stranded when his mother ship is sent to Viet Nam, and the Suez is
         subsequently closed due to the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. He uses the
         opportunity to irritate the Russian Navy, while cruising the Eastern
         Med in search of fun.)
     The Brink, 1968 (American nuclear submarine nukes a Russian destroyer in
       the arctic, causing all kinds of embarassment and possibly WW III, not
       a comedy.)
     (Also autobiography, EIGHT BELLS AND ALL'S WELL, 1965, and some non-

Gallico, Paul 1897-
     The Snow Goose, 1941 (Against the backdrop of the Dunkirk evacuation
       during World War II, friendship develops between a lonely crippled
       painter and a village girl, when together they minister to an injured
       snow goose.)
     The Poseidon Adventure, 1969 (Liner capsizes trapping many people inside
       the oveturned hull, made into a movie.)
     Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, 1978 (Looting the capsized liner before
       she sinks, also made into a (bad) movie.)

Gann, Ernest K. 1910-1991
     Fiddler's Green, 1950 (Criminal on the run hides out by going commercial
       fishing in a boat based in San Francisco. Filmed as RAGING TIDE.)
     Twilight for the Gods, 1956  (The owner-captain of the CANNIBAL, one of
       the last commercial sailing vessels, attempts to take his hogged and
       decaying barkentine from Suva to Mexico in October 1927. Captain Bell
       has a checkered past and a drinking problem, and the crew and
       passengers are all misfit has-beens. "THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY goes to
       sea." [JK] The movie of this one starred Gann's own brigantine, the
     (Gann's nautical autobiography SONG OF THE SIRENS, 1968, is a good
       read too.)

Gannon, Michael 1927- (Author of non-fiction OPERATION DRUMBEAT)
     Secret Missions, 1994 (Semi-nautical. German spy is landed by U-boat in
       Florida in early 1942. A Catholic priest learns of the spy's presence
       during confession, and sets out to stop the spy, while maintaining the
       confidentiality of the confession. Then they stumble on the Dolittle
       raiders practicing for their Tokyo mission. Much of the action involves
       ASW off the Florida coast. Most of the action takes place on, or over,
       water. A fun novel.)

Gant, James
     Columbus, 1971 (Yet another fictionalized Columbus bio, with the focus on
       his first American expedition. Made into a movie staring Omar Sharif as

Garfield, Leon
     Jack Holborn (1964) (A pirate story for younger readers set in the 18th
       century. A young orphan stows away and then falls in with a gang of
       pirates. The pirate captain claims to know who Jack's father was, and
       strikes a strange bargain with him. If Jack saves the captain's life
       three times, the captain will tell the boy who his father really is.)
     Child O'War (1972) (Again, written for younger readers. CHILD O'WAR is
       the fictionalised memoirs of Sir John Lee, an officer in the Royal Navy
       who was present at the Battle of the Nile, amongst other events.)

Garner, Hugh 1913-
     Storm Below, 1949 (HMCS RIVERFORD fights boredom, the enemy and the
       weather, as she escorts a convoy across the Atlantic to Newfoundland in
       1943. An accident, a few days from arrival, results in the death of one
       of her seamen and the Captain thinks it appropriate to retain his body
       on board so he can be buried ashore rather than at sea. A novel of the
       war at sea, but really a well observed study of the Canadians who
       crewed these ships.)

Garnett, Richard
     Undersea Treasure, 1960 (Teenagers dive for 50-yr-old treasure.)

Garrett, George P. 1929-
     Death of the Fox, 1971 (A study of Sir Walter Raleigh)

Garrison, Paul 1952-
     Fire and Ice, 1998 (Drs. Michael & Sarah Stone use their yacht as a
       traveling western Pacific medical clinic and refuge from their past.
       Leaving Michael on a remote deserted atoll to tend a dying islander,
       Sarah and their daughter answer a distress call from a LNG carrier that
       really has no business being in that area in the first place. Michael
       watches in disbelief as his yacht is hoisted onto the ship, which then
       sails off, leaving him alone on the atoll. He has nothing but a
       primitive and damaged canoe with which to save himself and find his
       wife and daughter. Finding them, of course, involves finding out what
       they accidentally stumbled into, avoiding assassins who seem to know
       everything he does before he does it, dealing with some very dangerous
       people in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and lots of exciting sailing.)

Garve, Andrew 1908-
     Two If By Sea, 1949 (CAME THE DAWN in UK. Two Englishmen on duty in
       Moscow during WW II marry Russian women, but are refused permission to
       to take their wives home to England when they are reassigned. With the
       help of an American newspaperman, they hatch a plan to spirit the women
       out of the USSR by using a small sailing boat.)

Gaunt, Michael
     Belle Isle, 1957 (In 1760 England and France have been at war for 5
       years, therefore David Hepburn, a bilingual Engish naval officer takes
       on the identity of a French planter's son from the West Indies when
       he's shipwrecked off the Breton Coast.)
     The Invaders, 1959 (David Hepburn returns as a captain of marines to
       Belle Isle, French stronghold in the Bay of Biscay.)

Gavin, Catherine
     The Devil in Harbour, 1968 (WW I romance, Battle of Jutland.)

Gebler, Ernest
     The Plymouth Adventure, 1950 (Novel of the MAYFLOWER voyage to the new
       world amidst storms, no food and chaos.)

Geelmuyden, Hans 1906-
     Oceans Free, 1962 (Story of a 19th century Norwegian shipping company,
       originally in Norwegian.)

Gerard, Charles 1914-
     Illinois River Hokeypokey, 1969 (Fun riverboating novel.)

Gerard, Philip
     Hatteras Light, 1986 (Lighthouse keeper's story.)

Gerson, Noel Bertram 1914-1988 (Philip Vail, Carter Vaughan)
     The Nelson Touch, 1960 (Fiction about Lord Nelson.)
     The River Devils, 1969 (Set around the time of the War of 1812 and takes
       place along the Mississippi River and around New Orleans.)
     Clear for Action, 1970 (Fictional biography of David Glasgow Farragut.)
     Warhead, 1970 (When the latest and greatest nuclear submarine
       inexplicably sinks during its trials, the director of the the company
       that built it, and the second sub in its class, tries to piece together
       the cause before the second sub is completed. He is blocked in his
       efforts by the admiral commanding the nuclear submarine program.)
     Neptune, 1976 (The American navy, using a civilian ocean exploration ship
       for a cover, attempt to salvage a Soviet nuclear submarine wrecked on
       the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.)
     Liner, A Novel About a Great Ship, 1977. (The American ocean liner
       COLUMBIA, a ship in the same class as the UNITED STATES, is
       recommissioned in the early 1970s to compete with the FRANCE and QEII.
       Success of the ship depends on getting Congressional subsidies and
       impressing travel agents, but is jeopardized by conflict between the
       ship's Commodore, a war hero with little knowledge of passenger
       service, and the Staff Captain, a capable ship's captain. The conflict
       climaxes when the COLUMBIA is caught in a hurricane during a trial run
       with prominent passengers as guests.)
     The Smugglers, 1977 (Set on the east coast during the Revolutionary War.)

Gibbs, Tony (Pen name of Wolcott Gibbs, Jr. who edited both MOTOR BOATING &
     Dead Run, 1988 ("This sailing thriller employs an old but servicable
       plot: both good and bad guys chase after an unidentified hidden
       treasure on an old sailboat, Glory. Gibbs knows and loves sailing, but
       the novel itself is pretty thin.." [Library Journal])
     Running Fix, 1990 ("...Gillian Verdan is a young woman of good breeding
       whose diminished circumstances have obliged her to charter out her
       family's magnificent yacht, GLORY. Her crew includes crusty Jeremy
       Barr, an old salt whose loss of wife and ship have left him high and
       dry emotionally, and Patrick O'Mara, a lusty young ex-mercenary whose
       working-class Catholic background puts him at a disadvantage among the
       snobbish gentry with whom he sails" [PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY]. Gillian
       searches for her college room mate, lost at sea with her editor boss.
       She and her crew run into a tangled web of intrigue and danger.)
     Landfall, 1992 ("...Jake Adler, a military man with connections to a
       dubious right-wing organization, charters the yacht GLORY and involves
       its owner Gillian Verdean, the captain...Jeremy Barr, and the cook
       Patrick O'Mara in a clandestine operation on the fictional Caribbean
       island of St. Philip....Lush locales, and extensive, but not
       overdrawan, seafaring lore add to the reading pleasure." [PUBLISHER'S
     Shot in the dark, 1996 (Gibbs launches his new "Harbormaster" series
       which features low crime on the high seas in the Santa Barbara area.
       Lots of on the water action.)

Gidley, Charles
     The Raging of the Sea, 1984 (The son of a Royal Navy officer whose father
       died a hero in WW II joins the post-war Royal Navy as an officer,
       becomes a pilot.)
     Armada: the novel, 1987 (Tale of the Spanish Armada of 1588.)

Gilchrist, Sir Andrew 1910- (A member of the British Ambassador's staff in
  Bangkok, he was sent to Singapore in an intelligence capacity at the time of
  the Japanese invasion in 1941)
     Death Of An Admiral, 1988 (In this novel the author gives his explanation
       for the events of the nine fateful days between Admiral Sir Tom
       Phillips' arrival in Singapore to assume command of the British Force Z
       and December 10, 1941. On this day the Admiral was lost, along with a
       thousand other men when the Japanese sank the British battleships HMS
       PRINCE OF WALES and HMS REPULSE in the South China Sea.)
Gilpatric, Guy 1896-1950
     Glencannon series: (Dipsomaniac Scots Chief Engineer Glencannon makes
     life difficult for Captain Ball and everyone else aboard the British
     tramp steamer INCHCLIFFE CASTLE, especially First Mate Montgomery.
     Duggan's Dew of Kirkintilloch, "most gorgeous of all liquids that ever
     dripped golden from the nozzle of a still to mingle its perfume with that
     of the heather in the cold highland mists", leads Glencannon into and,
     amazingly, sometimes out of, all kinds of trouble. Great Fun!)
          Glencannon Afloat
          The Gentleman with the Walrus Mustache
          The Glencannon Omnibus, 1937 (Includes Scotch and Water,
            Half Seas Over, and Three Sheets in the Wind.)
          The Second Glencannon Omnibus
          The Canny Mr. Glencannon, 1948 (10 short stories.)
          Glencannon Meets Tugboat Annie, 1956
          Best of Glencannon, 1944 (Reprinted in 1968. 22 short stories.)
     Action in the North Atlantic, 1943 (A Liberty Ship heading for Murmansk
       during WW II becomes separated from the rest of the convoy.)

Gladd, Arthur Anthony 1913-
     Galleys East!, 1961 (Greek-Venetian lad, forced to become a sponge fisher
       after his father's disappearance, meets Miguel de Cervantes, finds
       Barbarossa's treasure, gets shipwrecked by a storm, captured by the
       Turks, and forced to become a galley slave. Escaping from the Turks, he
       goes to the Holy League fleet camped outside of Lepanto, warns them of
       a Turkish trap, and fights at the battle of Lepanto alongside
       Cervantes, rescuing his father and restoring the family fortune. Seems
       more plausible as you read the story, than when you encapsulate it.)

Glanzman, Sam
     A Sailor's Story, 1987 (Graphic novel (glorified comic book) about
       service aboard a FLETCHER class destroyer during WW II. The ship was
       equipped with a catapult for an OS2U Kingfisher aircraft. "...very well
       done, and very evocative of a sailor's life on a 'tin can' in the
       Pacific." [BR])
     Wind, Dreams, and Dragons (A SAILOR'S STORY, book two. Covers the
       kamikaze period of WW II in the Pacific in more detail.)

Glascock, William Nugent, Captain RN, 1787?-1847 (Served in the Navy from 1800
  to the year of his death. He spent long intervals of half-pay turning out
  several volumes of naval novels, anecdotes, reminiscences, and reflections
  "which, as novels, are stupid enough, and in their historical parts have
  little value, but are occasionally interesting as social sketches of naval
  life in the early part of the century." [THE DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL
  BIOGRAPHY] He also produced a useful Naval officers' manual that went
  through several printings.)
     Naval Sketch-Book; or, The Service Afloat And Ashore ,1826 ("...A curious
       olla-podrida of 'galley' stories, criticisms on naval books, and
       miscellanies,... It is not very well written, and is in parts very
       dull, but provides some genuine things." [Saintsbury's Nineteenth
       Century Literature])
     Sailors and Saints, or Matrimonial Manoeuvres, 1829
     Tales of a Tar, with Characteristic Anecdotes, 1836
     Land Sharks and Sea Gulls, 1838

Gobbell, John J.
     The Last Lieutenant, 1995 (Group of Americans escape in small boat from
       Corregidor at the beginning of WW II. Loosely based on actual event.)

Golding, William 1911-1993
     Pincher Martin; The Two Deaths of Christopher Martin, 1956 (Torpedoed RN
       officer washes up on a barren rock in the middle of the Atlantic.
     Trilogy: (Old Napoleonic Wars warship hauls passengers to the Antipodes.)
       Rites of Passage, 1980
       Close Quarters, 1987
       Fire Down Below, 1989

Goldsmith, John
     Return to Treasure Island, 1985 (Jim Hawkins, now an adult in the employ
       of Squire trelawney, is set to travel to Jamaica to discover why the
       Trelawny's estate there is not making money when Long John Silver
       resurfaces. It seems that Silver is after the rest of Flint's treasure
       left behind on the first expedition, and the key lies in Jim's map.
       Naturally, Trelawny's estate manager -- and his partner, the Governor
       of Jamaica -- are cheating Trelawny, and know about the treasure map...
       need more be said?)

Good, James
     Sub Wars series:
       Target Delta V, 1982 [1] (Russians send super sub on a cruise, and the
         US sends our hero after it with orders to capture or sink it.)

Goodrich, Marcus
     Delilah, 1941 (Life on an early US destroyer.)

Gordon, Richard 1921- (Gordon Ostlere in real life, a UK doctor who wrote a
  whole series of humorous books about doctors, generally with the word Doctor
  appearing in the title. Many were filmed in the 1960s with Dirk Bogarde or
  Leslie Phillips as the doctor, Simon Sparrow.)
     The Captain's Table, 1954 (Rough diamond cargo ship captain is given
       command of the company's passenger ship.)
     Doctor At Sea, 1954 (A newly qualified doctor signs on as ship's doctor
       in a merchant ship for a voyage from Liverpool to South America and
       back. Loosely based on the author's experiences as a ship's doctor. It
       was filmed with Dirk Bogarde as the doctor and James Robertson Justice
       as the ship's captain.)

Gordon-Stables, W. (Gordon Stables) 1840-1910
     The Meteor Flag of England - The Story of a Coming Conflict, ca. 1906
       (Written for boys (no mention of girls) and set in 1980-1! The French,
       the Germans and the Russians invade Britain: The French the South, the
       Germans and Russians Scotland. The technical advances are a bit out to
       say the least, 300 knot coal burning ships and giant subs etc. But
       underlying all this the author was greatly concerned about the
       vulnerability of Scotland to invasion because of the governments
       parsimonious attitude to modernising the fleet and in his work with
       youth (boys) organisations he advocated they should be encouraged to
       shoot and own rifles to defend the country in that event. Sounds

Gould, Alan 1949-
     The Man Who Stayed Below, 1984 (A raw 16 year old apprentice is on a wool
       clipper from Melbourne bound for London via Cape Horn. He is
       intoxicated with the glamour of the sea and ships until he encounters
       the malign Captain Trygg.)

Graham, Ross
     Death on a Smoke Boat, 1946? (The smoke boats are a motley flotilla of
       ancient craft stationed in a southern English dockyard immediately
       prior to D-day. During enemy air attacks they station themselves upwind
       and obscure possible targets. A young lieutenant from Naval
       Intelligence is sent to the flotilla to trap a spy and falls in love.
       An enjoyable mystery story with good period detail.)

Graham, Winston
     The Grove of Eagles, 1963 (Englishman escapes the Spanish Inquisition to
       fight beside Raleigh at the sacking of Cadiz in 1596, and to help
       defeat the second Spanish Armada.)

Gray, Edwyn
     Nick Hamilton series (Adventures of British submariner Nick Hamilton in
       Fighting Submarine, 1978 (British sub commander sent to hunt down a
         U-Boat haunting the East coast of Britain in 1940 suspects it may be
         commanded by his friend and ex-commander, a cashiered RN officer
         believed killed in a race car accident. Then the British sub is sent
         to capture a German prison ship in Norwegian waters.)
       Devil Flotilla, 1979 (Following the invasion of Norway, HMS RAPIER is
         trapped in the Skagerrack by German destroyers. Hamilton uses a trick
         to convince the Germans that he has been sunk which is so convincing
         the British believe it, too! The Royal Navy then takes advantage of
         the confusion to declare the RAPIER destroyed, and assign Hamilton
         the command of a motley collection of foreign subs that have escaped
         German occupation -- and use the force for missions the admiralty
         wishes to disavow.)
     U-Boat Series: (focuses on exploits of anti-Nazi German submariner Konrad
       No Survivors, 1974 (Bergman as he goes through pre-war submarine
         training and service, then taking  command of UB-44 at the outbreak
         of WW II. Covers UB-44's missions during the first six months of the
         war, and chronicles Bergman's transition from a non-party supporter
         of Hitler to an anti-Nazi. Book is climaxed when Bergman receives the
         Fuhrer's orders to sink a German pocket battleship, and leave no
       Action Atlantic, 1975 (Berman, in UB-44, participates in a mass attack
         on an Atlantic convoy while the Gestapo investigates him for
       Tokyo Torpedo 1976 (Berman takes U-boat to Japan to study midget subs
         there, and hijacks a Kaiten.)
       The Last Command, 1977 (Bergman salvages a sunken U-boat, takes charge
         of a flotilla of midget submarines attacking the Normandy beachhead,
         commands salvaged sub on three missions in 1944-45, then is involved
         in an attempt to smuggle Hitler to Argentina.)

Greenfield, Irving A.
     Barracuda, 1978 (Missing US sub is spotted by recon fighter around the
       world from where she allegedly went down. The hunt is on.)
     Over the Brink, 1990 (Russian sub sinks to bottom of Indian Ocean,
       signals for help, and USN responds. But the Russians try to destroy
       their own sub first.)
     Depth Force series:
       Bloody Seas, 1985 [3] (Adventures under the ice with the top secret
         submarine SHARK. )
       Battle Stations, 1985 [4] (Super sub USS SHARK seeks stranded Soviet
         sub, but it's surrounded by Russian navy.)
       Torpedo Tomb, 1986 [5] (Weird experimental sub SHARK has tank-like
         treads for invading Libya (I'm not making this up) to rescue spy
       Sea of Flames, 1986 [6] (Renegade USN force steals super sub SHARK,
         sets out to attack the Soviet Union. Former skipper pursues his old
         ship in the attack sub NEPTUNE.)
       Deep Kill, 1986 [7] (Supersub stalks Soviet invasion fleet approaching
         Arabian coast, and is herself stalked by Russian leviathan while
         being lured into a trap.)
       Death Cruise, 1988 [9] (Admiral Jack Boxer and his sub are off to the
         Persian Gulf to destroy underwater sub base built by Iran and the
       Ice Island, 1988 [10] (Admiral Jack is off to the arctic to find
         crashed Russian transport plane on an ice island, but Soviet killer
         sub is in the way.)
       Project Discovery, 1988 (Ships from all over converge on NYC for 500th
         anniversary of Columbus' voyage, but Chinese are up to no good.
         Admiral Jack Boxer to the rescue.)
       Warmonger, 1988 [12] (Back to the arctic, this time to thwart lunatic
         Russian admiral, who's threatening nuclear war. It's Jack Boxer and
         his supersub against the Russian fleet.)
       Deep Rescue, 1990 [13] (Secret sub NARWHAL is down, fighting saboteurs,
         and a Russian sub tries to help.)

Greer, Andrew
     The Sea Chase, 1948 (The German freighter ERGENSTRASSE escapes from
       Australia before the outbreak of WW II. Unarmed, she is faced with the
       task of returning to Nazi Germany in the face of the Royal Navy's
       blockade. Made into a movie with John Wayne playing the part of the
       anti-Nazi German master, Karl Erlich. Loosely based on the story of the
       ERLANGEN, a German ship which left Dunedin at the outbreak of the war.
       She sailed to the Auckland Islands where they cut 500 tons of firewood
       (rata - well known as iron wood)! They finally made it to South
       America. Good movie, great book.)

Griffin, Gwyn
     Master of This Vessel, 1961 ("In a tension-filled situation, a group of
       lonely people, thrown together aboard an ocean liner, stubbornly
       cling to their status symbols even though the price might be their
       lives. At the center of this antagonistic group, and suddenly
       catapulted into the position of Acting Captain, is 26-year old Serafina
       Ciccolante. His knowledge of the sea belies his years, but-although in
       complete control of his ship-he is completely at odds with his ship's
       company. Consequently, in the midst of a tropical cyclone, he finds
       himself forced to battle both the elements and his hostile companions."
       [from the dust jacket])
     An Operational Necessity, 1967 (German U-Boat machine-guns survivors of a
       French merchantman in South Atlantic, leading to the pursuit, capture,
       and trial of the submarine's officers after the war.)

Griggs, Lieut. George Philip, RN
     Destroyer at War, 1942 (Good contemporary account of the drama, the
       thrill, the tragedy and the humour which make up the lives of men
       aboard a British "V" class destroyer in the early days of WW II.)

Gruppe, Henry
     The Truxton Cipher, 1973 (Lt. Commander Harry St. John is unexpectedly
       appointed Executive Officer of the destroyer USS SOMERSET. His captain
       is a bully and discipline is bad. Coding officers have fatal accidents.
       On exercise the SOMERSET is cut in two by an aircraft carrier with
       major loss of life while Harry is OOD. To make matters worse survivors
       claim he was the drunk at the time. "An undemanding Cold War novel."

Haas, Irene
     The Maggie B, 1975 (A little girl's wish to sail for a day on a boat
       named for her "with someone nice for company" comes true. Childrens

Hackforth-Jones, Gilbert 1900- (Lieutenant-Commander Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
  joined the Grand Fleet a week before his seventeenth birthday in 1917, and
  served in the Black Sea during the peculiar non-official war against the
  Bolsheviks. He was appointed to submarines, and from then onwards remained
  in that service until he retired in August 1937.)
     No Less Renowned, 1939 (RN submarines in peace-time 1918-1938. Eleven
       short stories.)
     One-One-One; Stories of the navy, 1942 (WW II stories.)
     Submarine Alone: A Story of HMS Steadfast, 1943 (After her exciting debut
       described in ONE-ONE-ONE, STEADFAST is still only nine days into WW II
       when she is ordered to proceed to Singapore. With Cape Town behind, she
       damages her hull and both her propellers on an uncharted reef, and
       limps to an isolated island to effect repairs. They discover the island
       was clandestinely set up pre-war as a replenishment station for German
       surface raiders. Can STEADFAST complete her repairs before the arrival
       of a German raider? You know the answer!)
     Submarine Flotilla; A chapter in the life of an obedient servant, 1943
       (Racy, exciting novel about the WW II adventures of the submarine HMS
         STEADFAST, operating around South Africa.)
     Torpedo! Stories of the Royal Navy, 1943 (WW II short stories.)
     The Price Was High, 1946 (RNVR officer in peace and war.)
     The Worst Enemy, 1950 (Set in the second year of WW II, at the Nth.
       Submarine Flotilla's base. We find the flotilla's commanding officer
       nearing the end of his tether with the constant strain of sending his
       men out on missions with no certainty of them returning - in fact he
       has lost six subs already. The scene is set when he has sent HMS
       PATINA, commanded by a captain in whom he has little confidence, away
       on a difficult patrol. His ex-wife arrives and inquires after their son
       who -shock!- is serving in PATINA! To make matters worse he suspects
       his second wife is having an affair with his staff officer and the
       German bombers are overhead again...)
     Dangerous Trade, 1952 (The story of British submarine HMS GAUNTLET in WW
     The Sole Survivor, 1953 (Suspicion falls on the new Captain of the Royal
       Naval College, Portcastle (not Dartmouth); the spyophobic science
       master thinks he's working for the Russians. The solution to the
       mystery lies in events that occurred at sea during the First World
     Death Of An Admiral, 1956 (At great risk to his command a submarine
       captain rescues a famous admiral who has collapsed at the helm of his
       yacht. After the resultant courts martial the admiral dies mysteriously
       and it emerges that his saviour is bequeathed all the admiral's worldly
       goods. This naval mystery novel has a murder, a U-boat captain and a
       smidgen of romance as it moves to its readable conclusion.)
     Hurricane Harbour, Pre-View of a Victor, 1958 (Fiction about Horatio
     Life on the Ocean wave; a chapter in the life of a naval officer, 1960
       (RN, NATO and RFA.)
     Crack Of Doom, 1961 (HMS PERICLES is a jinxed submarine; based at the
       Royal Navy's erstwhile submarine base HMS DOLPHIN; in command is her
       captain John Winter. With local colour and undersea action the novel
       moves to its unusual conclusion.)
     All Stations to Malta, 1971 (Lieutenant Commander Paul Dexter, "hero" of
       a previous book, CHINESE POISON, is unexpectantly given command of the
       future C-in-C's Mediterranean's yacht, which has hastily been
       specially, but not expertly, converted from an escort ship. Dexter is
       not used to the social scene aboard an admiral's yacht but his
       subsequent trials and tribulations are humorously and entertainingly
       told in this light hearted and affectionate portrayal of the Royal
       Navy between the wars.)

Hagberg, David
     Countdown, 1990 (Stolen missile, missing sub, and maverick CIA agent
       against the KGB amidst treachery, violence and retribution.)

Hagen, Michael
     Sail to Caribee, 199? (Thirteen year old Jemmy becomes part of the crew
       of the ANNALISE with his father in 1702 to plunder Spanish and French
       ships who are at war with England. Through Jemmy's eyes, young readers
       will see the larger details of the ship and the smaller ones
       significant to the young. With the curiosity of the young he takes in
       the ship's construction, its rigging, the food, the rules of
       privateering, and the weaponry. But the first battle reveals the real
       consequences of this instrument of war. For young readers.)

Haislip, Harvey
     Tommy Potter Series:
       A Sailor Named Jones, 1957 [1] (Fictionalization of John Paul Jones'
         exploits aboard the RANGER and BONHOMME RICHARD. Two supporting
         characters in this novel, Tommy Potter, age 12, who lies about his
         age to get a position as a midshipman in Jones' BONHOMME RICHARD, and
         Reilly, an Irish seaman, become the leading characters in two future
         Haislip novels.)
       The Prize Master, 1959 [2] (Potter, now 14, sees service aboard the
         privateer PRINCESS ROYAL, and serves as prizemaster of the VIXEN.
         While commanding VIXEN he is captured by the frigate HMS L'AFRIQUE,
         and tried for piracy by the British.)
       Sea Road to Yorktown, 1960 (Potter again ships out on the renamed
         PRINCESS, nee PRINCESS ROYAL on a voyage to the West Indies. He
         serves as acting captain following the death of the captain and
         disability of the other officers, participates in the capture of HMS
         L'AFRIQUE, and accepts a commission in the French Navy, when PRINCESS
         is incorporated into that force by de Grasse.)
     Escape From Java, 1962 (WW II destroyer crew flees Japanese.)
     The Long Watch

Hale, Edward Everett 1822-1909
     The Man Without A Country, 1863 (For participating in the Burr Conspiracy
       1807, Lt. Phillip Nolan is convicted of treason, and condemned to
       eternal exile aboard US Navy warships on foreign cruises, and forbidden
       to hear any reference to the United States. He spends the next 56 years
       as a "guest" of the navy.)

Hale, John
     The Grudge Fight, 1964 (The fight in the title is between two young men
       from different backgrounds who find themselves at loggerheads in the
       claustrophobic atmosphere of a training establishment for Royal Navy
       artificers during the early years of WW II. They joined as boys and
       hope to be fully trained by the time they reach eighteen after a four
       year apprenticeship.)

Hall, James Norman 1887-1951
     Doctor Dogbody's Leg, 1937 (In a comfortable tavern in Portsmouth a
       British naval surgeon spins ten yarns explaining the loss of his
       larboard leg, all different and "all true", set at various times during
       his long career from the 1760s through the Napoleonic wars. Good fun.)
     Lost Island, 1944 (Army engineer tells the tale of the construction of a
       naval air station on an isolated Pacific atoll shortly after Pearl
       Harbor, and the impact it has on the native inhabitants and wildlife.)
     The Far Lands, 1950 (A Pacific version of Exodus. Maui, the Tongan Moses,
       leads his people on a long sea voyage to the Far Lands where the Tongan
       people can live in peace without war.)

Hall, James W. 1947-
     Hard Aground, 1993 (Treasure ship goes down near Miami 450 years ago,
       with $400 million in gold. Our hero gets embroiled in the hunt.)

Hamilton, Donald 1916-
     Mona Passage

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