Victor SuthrenVictor Suthren was curator of the Canadian War Museum and as well as some factual works he wrote two fiction series about Edward Mainwaring, an American colonial serving in the Royal Navy in the 18th century, and Paul Gallant, a French Canadian naval officer also serving in the 18th century.

 

Series: Edward Mainwaring
Year Book Comment
1739 Royal Yankee Mainwaring, an American colonial, is a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, commanding the 6 gun schooner Athena.
1741 Golden Galleon Mainwaring now commands the sloop of war Diana rounding Cape Horn
1742 Admiral of Fear  Mainwaring is serving in the Mediterranean 
1744 Captain Monsoon  Mainwaring commands the 44-gun Pallas in action against the French off Mauritius.

 

Series: Paul Gallant
Year Book Comment
1745 The Black Cockade  The novel is based on the siege and capture of the French fortress of Louisburg in Nova Scotia.
1745
-1746
A King's Ransom  The captain of the Echo must retrieve the golden virgin statuette.
1747  In Perilous Seas Paul Gallant is now captain of a frigate assigned to shepherd a convoy of merchantmen from the West Indies to France 

AOS Naval Non Fiction

Series: n/a

Year

 Book  Comment
  The War of 1812 A dramatic and informative book on this pivotal moment in Canada's past
  To Go Upon Discovery James Cook and Canada, from 1758 to 1779
  The Sea Has No End The Life of Louis-Antoine De Bougainville

AOS Other Nautical Fiction

Series: n/a

Year

 Book  Comment
  Canadian Stories of the Sea A selection of tales that capture the spirit of the Canadian past afloat.

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