Julian Stockwin

Julian StockwinJulian Stockwin joined the Royal Navy when he was fourteen and went on to serve for eight years with the Royal Australian Navy, seeing active service with a carrier task force. He was one of the survivors of the collision between the aircraft carrier Melbourne and the destroyer Voyager, which sank taking the lives of eighty-two men. Julian retired a Lieutenant Commander and now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy, writing and travelling the world on location research.

He is writing a series of books about Thomas Kydd and his friend Nicholas Renzi. It starts in 1793 when Kydd, a wigmaker from Guilford, has been taken by a press gang.

Series: Thomas Kydd


 Book  Comment
1793  Kydd

As a newly pressed landsman Kydd serves aboard HMS Duke William

1794 Artemis Kydd travels to China and across the Pacific aboard Artemis rising to become acting Quartermaster
  Seaflower Kydd is sent to the Caribbean where he is eventually promoted to masters mate
1797 Mutiny Kydd is involved in the Nore mutiny and the Battle of Camperdown following which he is promoted to Lieutenant



Kydd is a junior Lieutenant aboard Tenacious serving in Canada and becoming involved in the formation of the United States Navy



Kydd takes part in the Battle of the Nile

  Command Kydd is promoted to Commander of Teazer serving in Malta


The Admiral's Daughter

Kydd, back in command of Teazer as war breaks out again, shows interest in the Admiral's daughter.

A Privateer's Revenge
(aka Treachery)

Kydd must leave the Navy in disgrace, but he is offered the command of a privateer.

Restored to duty Kydd becomes involved with inventor Robert Fulton

1805 Victory

Kydd is present at the Battle of Trafalgar

1806 Conquest Kydd joins an expedition to take Dutch-held Cape Town
1806 Betrayal Kydd joins Commodore Popham's attack on Buenos Aires.
  Caribbee Kydd faces a threat as the French imperil Britain's vital sugar trade.
  Pasha Kydd is sent to the Dardanelles
  Tyger Kydd is given a commission that some hope will destroy his career


AOS Other Non Fiction

Series: n/a


 Book  Comment
  Stockwin's Maritime Miscellany A Ditty Bag of Wonders from the Golden Age of Sail


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