William Clark Russell

William Clark Russell (1844-1911), born in New York City, was an American novelist who gained his experience of sea life during eight years' service as a sailor in the British merchant marine. He was a popular writer of nautical novels and horror stories and at the beginning of the Sherlock Holmes story, The Five Orange Pips, Doctor Watson is shown 'deep in one of Clark Russell's fine sea stories'.

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Year  Book  Comment
  The Yarn of Old Harbour Town A captain's daughter is kidnapped and a pursuit and a fight in the English Channel follow.
  Auld Lang Syne A young man is pressed to serve aboard the Cleopatra

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Horatio Nelson and the Naval Supremacy of England A biographical study
  The Life of Admiral Lord Collingwood A biographical study
  Nelson's Words and Deeds A Selection from the Dispatches and Correspondence of Horatio Nelson
  Pictures from the Life of Nelson A biographical study
  Betwixt The Forelands The naval history of the English Channel from the Middle Ages onwards

AOS Privateer Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  An Ocean Free-Lance From a Privateersman's Log 1812

AOS Pirate Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  The Two Captains Unable to obtain a 'letter of Marque' they go pirating

AOS Other Nautical Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  The Captain's Wife
aka Overdue
A captain'swife joins him at sea.
  An Ocean Tragedy The pursuit of the schooner yacht Shark by the Bride
  List, Ye Landsmen! First officer Fielding is tested as a man and a sailor.
  The Wreck of the "Grosvenor" Edward Royle, is second mate on a sailing ship travelling from England to South America
  John Holdsworth: Chief Mate John Holdsworth is a young chief mate when out in the Atlantic disaster strikes
  A Noble Haul The captain of the Mohican was as coarse, surly, ill-conditioned a rogue as ever stepped the planks of a ship's deck
  The Frozen Pirate Paul Rodney is shipwrecked and discovers a pirate ship that has been frozen in ice for fifty years
  The Honour of the Flag Eight short stories
  The Romance of a Midshipman A Merchant voyage to Australia
  The Death Ship An account of a cruise in "The Flying Dutchman,"
  A Sailor's Sweetheart The wreck of the sailing ship Waldershare
  The Emigrant Ship The story of a voyage
  The Convict Ship A woman stows away on a convict ship to follow her man
  What Cheer! The Sad Story of a Wicked Sailor
  The Ship’s Adventure The Mate of the Good Ship York
  Abandoned A wife mysteriously becomes hostile to her husband and he has to resort to kidnapping her aboard his ship
  His Island Princess The adventures of a shipwrecked sailor
  My Watch Below Yarns Spun when Off Duty
  Round the Galley Fire 28 short stories
  On the Fo'k'sle Head 27 short stories
  In the Middle Watch 26 short stories
  A Book for the Hammock 22 short stories
  The Mystery of the Ocean Star A Collection of Maritime Sketches
  The Romance of Jenny Harlowe And Sketches of Maritime Life
  The Phantom Death and Other Stories 11 classic horror-laced nautical stories
  Jack's Courtship A Sailor's Yarn of Love and Shipwreck
  Heart of Oak The Wreck of the Lady Emma
  A Strange Voyage A man decides to obtain a ship and go to sea for his health
  The Golden Hope A Romance of the Deep
  A Strange Elopement The story of a couple's elopement from a ship bound to India
  My Danish Sweetheart Helga has disguised herself as a boy to secure safe passage on a ship.
  A Marriage at Sea A nautical romance
  A Sea Queen A wife follows her husband to sea
  A Voyage at Anchor An old hulk is used for a holiday
  My Shipmate Louise The Romance of a Wreck
  Marooned A story of murder and mutiny
  Master Rockafellar's Voyage A young man wants to go to sea
  The Tragedy of Ida Noble An American skipper's ruse leaves a second mate abandoned at sea
  The Good Ship Mohock Piratess infiltrate a ship's crew
  The Tale of the Ten A Salt-Water Romance
  Rose Island The Strange Story of Love Adventure at Sea

AOS Other Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  The Ship: Her Story A history of ships through the ages.
  A Voyage to the Cape An account of a voyage taken by the author
  William Dampier A biographical account


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