Ship of the Line

By: Forester, C. S.

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Hornblower Saga; May 1810, seventeen years deep into the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Horatio Hornblower is newly in command of his first ship of the line, the seventy-four-gun HMS Sutherland, which he deems "the ugliest and least desirable two-decker in the Navy List." Moreover, she is 250 men short of a full crew, so Hornblower must enlist and train "poachers, bigamists, sheepstealers," and other landlubbers. By the time the Sutherland reaches the blockaded Catalonian coast of Spain, the crew is capable of staging five astonishing solo raids against the French. But the grisly prospect of defeat and capture looms for both captain and crew as the Sutherland single-handedly takes on four French ships.

Title: Ship of the Line

Author Name: Forester, C. S.

Categories: Historical,

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: 1985

ISBN Number: 0316289361

ISBN Number 13: 9780316289368

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 608