The East Indiaman (Percival Merewether) (Volume 1)
The Naval Service of the Honorable East India Company, popularly known as the Bombay Marine, operated in romantic areas in perilous times. From the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, from Calcutta to Canton, the Company ships were famous for their speed and daring. The "Bombay Buccaneers" who sailed them were the stuff of legend.For Percival Merewether, 1806 would be a year to remember. For in J...
Series: Percival Merewether
Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 27, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2904187
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“East Indiaman is a departure in naval fiction set in the era of the Napoleonic Wars. Instead of the British Royal Navy, the action is told from the point of view of officers, men and ships of the Bombay Marine, the private navy of the Honorable East...”
nuary of that year he was promoted from First Lieutenant to become the junior Captain in the Company’s Service and given the command of his first ship - the "Rapid."Armed with ten 9-pounders, the "Rapid" was a match for any pirate ship that crossed its bows, and in it Captain Merewether was to spend as action-packed and eventful a first year as any ambitious young sea-farer could have wished.Merewether had quick wits and daring to match his ambition. And with mutinies, diplomatic intrigues and skirmishes with the French to occupy him, he soon found that he needed both qualities as never before...