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The black ship

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Leg has it that Patrick O'Brian's editor paid that author's first manuscript what he considered to be high praise indeed: he compared it to the works of Dudley Pope. The late Pope's naval histories are renowned for the way they share the riveting, evocative character of his novels. This is true of none more than his masterly The Black Ship, a work of nonfiction that reads like a thriller. In a true story evocative of Mutiny on the Bounty, Pope recounts one of the most brutal episodes in British Naval history, the bloody mutiny aboard H.M.S. Hermione, and the Royal Navy's daring recapture of the same ship.
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Grouping Titleblack ship
Grouping Authorpope dudley
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display_descriptionDudley Pope meticulously researches the story of the bloodiest mutiny in the history of the Royal Navy - the butchering of the officers aboard His Majesty's Frigate HERMIONE 32 guns, in the West Indies in 1797. The captain of the frigate, Hugh Pigot, was a brutal and sadistic commander who flogged his men mercilessly and drove them beyond the limits of endurance. However, nothing could excuse the slaughter of guilty and innocent officers alike as the mutineers went wild and committed crimes beyond anything Pigot could have dreamt up. Not content with that, they then took the ship into an enemy port and gave her up to the Spanish who, unaware of the true facts for some time, nevertheless greeted them with the contempt they deserved. The Spanish took the ship into their service but due to an amazing episode of red tape and internal wrangling, never actually got the frigate to sea. Meanwhile the Royal Navy relentlessly hunted down the mutineers over the next ten years and of the 33 either caught or who gave themselves up, 24 were either hanged and hung in chains upon gibbets, or transported for life. A number managed to escape justice. The author describes these events which end with the daring re-capture of the HERMIONE under the guns of Spanish forts, with Captain Edward Hamilton leading 100 English sailors in six open boats in one of the most brilliant cutting-out expeditions in naval history.
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Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT13058822eBookeBookEnglishPen & Sword Books, 2009.1 online resource
ils:.b15183737BookBooks1st Holt ed.EnglishH. Holt, 1998.pages cm.
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seriesHeart of oak sea classics
series_with_volumeHeart of oak sea classics|
subject_facetElectronic books
Great Britain. -- Royal Navy -- History -- 18th century
Great Britain. -- Royal Navy -- History -- 19th century
Hermione Mutiny, 1797
Pigot, Hugh, -- 1769-1797
United Kingdom -- History, Naval -- 18th century
West Indies, British -- History -- 18th century
West Indies, British -- History, Naval
title_displayThe black ship
title_fullThe black ship / Dudley Pope ; foreword by Dean King ; introduction by Christopher McKee
The black ship [electronic resource] / Dudley Pope
title_shortThe black ship
topic_facetElectronic books
Hermione Mutiny, 1797
History, Naval
Pigot, Hugh