ME Other Nautical Fiction

 

When doing research for historic naval fiction books to add to this site I often find ones about merchant ships and other nautical stories set in the modern era.

The Iron Hotel

 

Captain David Jenkins' career has hit rock bottom. His new ship is the rustbucket container ship Glory of Saipan, full of illegal immigrants bound for California. The owners have laid down rules. Money is God. Sex with the cargo is fine. Falling in love with the cargo is not fine. Jenkins does not like these rules, and has plans to break them. But if the owners hear about this, they will kill his daughter. Jenkins is just going to have to find a way out. And maybe redeem himself in the process.

The Iron Hotel

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Dead and Alive

 

An ex-Naval officer salvages a landing craft from the rocks of a Cornish cove, and sails it to Italy, straight into a chaotic world of post-war rackets and smuggling.

Dead and Alive

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Maddon's Rock

This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
Gale Warning

 

A sailor fights to clear his name after his ship sinks in the last days of World War II, taking its cargo of bullion to the bottom of the sea.

Maddon's Rock

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The White South

This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
The Survivors

 

The whaling ship Southern Cross is caught in the polar ice of the Antarctic, and 500 men face death. When the rescue ships are forced to return to base, all hope is seemingly lost. But as the whaling stations of South Georgia prepare to close down for the winter, two lifeboats sail into harbour.

The White South

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The Wreck of the Mary Deare

 

The Mary Deare was a 6000-ton freighter which emerged one night from severe Biscay gales into the English Channel, and into the newspaper headlines. It falls to John Sands, a salvage operator, to investigate what had happened to her.

The Wreck of the Mary Deare

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Atlantic Fury

 

A curious mission sends Donald Ross to the Hebrides to meet a Major Braddock. "Braddock" is Donald's brother - who was assumed to be dead - now living a new life in a dead man's name, and running the evacuation of the army base on the island of Laerg. He wants the army, and Donald, to leave.

Atlantic Fury

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