: a novel about the Commander of the U.S.S. Constitution
Follows the exploits of William Bainbridge, Commander of the U.S.S. Constitution, from 1797 through to his capture of HM Frigate Java in 1812.
(The book is not historically accurate as, amongst other things, all the American frigates, including Philadelphia, Essex and Constellation, are 44's the Royal Navy frigate Java as a 64-gun ship of the line.)
Author: Noel Bertram Gerson, released under the Pseudonym Philip Vail
Title: The Sea Panther
First Published by: Dodd Mead