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Naval novels

Gino

Yes it was Charles Gidley Wheeler that wrote The Raging of the Sea. Excellent book. I remember reading it as Sub Lt some 20 years ago.

He was also a scriptwriter for the BBC, contributing to WARSHIP, WINGS and THE SANDBAGGERS amongst others.

I haven't read Jannaway's Mutiny yet. Searching on the web just now revealed that Vice Admiral Louis le Bailly didn't have much time for it when reviewing for The Naval Review. I must find a copy!
 
All the books by Patrick Robinson are brilliant, and are all set around about now, lots of submarines and raghead terrorists , and a charactor called Arnald Morgan is excellant ,
must agree though that Send Down a Dove was a great book , i read it years ago.

Oh lord above ,
Send down a dove ,
With wing's as sharp as razor's ,
To cut the throat's of them there bloke's ,
That sell bad beer to sailor's .

I think that was the poem on the inside cover of the above book.
 
micmic if you'd checked the top of the page , you,d have found that the topic was all about Naval Novels , methink's your an ex RM bandsman who probably used to play the triangle or the symbles .
 
I used to like Douglas Reeman books, until I realised they almost always have the same plot.

Nice hero but has a skeleton in the closet.
1st officer is a complete w*nker.
Hero meets up with a nice nurse/Jenny sub plotter.
Hero overcomes skeleton to save the day.
Always starts off on a foggy dock in scotland.

Ive read about 10-12 Reeman books. I still enjoyed them though.
 
dondon said:
All the books by Patrick Robinson are brilliant, and are all set around about now, lots of submarines and raghead terrorists , and a charactor called Arnald Morgan is excellant ,
must agree though that Send Down a Dove was a great book , i read it years ago.

Oh lord above ,
Send down a dove ,
With wing's as sharp as razor's ,
To cut the throat's of them there bloke's ,
That sell bad beer to sailor's .

I think that was the poem on the inside cover of the above book.

Have seen this poem before - tattoed on a PO Tass Ape's shoulder.

Nice to know where it came from - will have to read the book now
 
I enjoyed the three books by A E Langsford, HMS Crusader, HMS Marathon & HMS Inflexible. In a nutshell, the key character is Capt Thurston VC who is CO of the three named ships; books 1 and 3 are carriers while Marathon is the cruiser on which he wins his VC. The series covers a number of different WW2 theatres including Murmansk run, Med, Far East and also explores some of the difficulties that can be faced when dealing with WAFUs.
 
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