Harry Collingwood is the pseudonym of William Joseph Cosens Lancaster (1851-1922), the son of a Royal Navy captain and educated at the Naval College, Greenwich. He was at sea from the age of 15 but had to abandon his Royal Navy career because of severe myopia. Between 1886 and 1913, whilst working as a marine engineer specializing in harbor design, he wrote 23 nautically based novels as "Harry Collingwood" which honoured his hero Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, Nelson's second in command at Trafalgar.

Many of his novels are not copyright in many countries and some are available as free eBooks.

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Year  Book  Comment
  Under the Meteor Flag A young midshipman tries to make his way in the 18th Century Royal Navy.
  The Congo Rovers A Story of the Slave Squadron
  The Rover's Secret  Set amongst the Pirate Cays and Lagoons of Cuba. 
  The Pirate Slaver  A midshipman in a British warship is patrolling the west coast of Africa 
  A Pirate of the Caribbees  The efforts of a young officer, Courtenay 
  A Middy in Command  The tale of the Royal Navy's anti-slave-trade squadron 
  A Middy of the Slave Squadron  The tale of the Royal Navy's anti-slave-trade squadron  
  A Middy of the King  Dick Delamere, a midshipman on leave, is recalled to join his ship at Portsmouth 
  Overdue  A midshipman is given command of  an emigrant ship that they find drifting in mid-ocean 

AOS Privateer Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
1804  The Log of a Privateersman George Bowen completes his apprenticeship becomes 2nd mate of a privateer

AOS Pirate Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer George Saint Leger takes Nonsuch for a quick pirate strike into the Spanish-owned West Indies.
  The Pirate Island The few survivors of the wrecked ship have adventures ahead of them

AOS Other Nautical Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Two Gallant sons of Devon Two boys adrift are picked up by a privateer
  Turned Adrift The tale of what happened after a mutiny aboard the clipper barque Zenobia
  The Castaways Charles Conyers, R.N. joins the clipper ship City of Cawnpore as a passenger
  Across the Spanish Main Two boys from Devon set off to chase and capture Spanish treasure ships.
  The Missing Merchantman A struggle between mutineers and the ships passengers and crew
  The Cruise of the "Esmeralda” Captain Saint Leger sets out to find treasure.
  For Treasure Bound Harry and boyhood friend Bob Trunnion embark on a quest with a treasure-map

Modern Era Naval Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
1904  Under the Rising Sun A Story of the Russo-Japanese War


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