The most gripping book of short stories you will ever read.
Set in the sail and early steam era, 21 beautifully written tales by an author who clearly knew every plank spar and rope in every ship built. The reader is carried along in the drama of each situation, learning a lot about ships and the men who crewed them. pub. 1946
534 pp. hard cover cloth binding in sound condition some scuffing of corners
An absorbing prose offering from the poet of the sea. Sailors adrift in an open boat come across a tea clipper in full sail inexplicably abandoned. One of the finest sea stories ever written.
215 pp. Very fine condition
Not a rare book but this one is hard cover in good condition. If you've never read it and you like an action novel with intelligent character studies give it a go.
The book is still in print after 60 years so it's a gripping tale
410 pp. published 1953 after many reprints. Hard cover good condition with strong binding
The story of a Royal Navy destroyer in the depths of the Atlantic War 1942 with the tensions among officers making a tale that is easy to relate to. thumbnail shows title page as there is no dust cover