Lord Nicholas Ramage entered the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1788 at the age of 13. He became a personal favourite of Nelson, and went on to serve in numerous naval battles and adventures and eventually became the captain of the most formidable war machine in the British Navy.
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PIRATES ON THE SPANISH MAIN…
Two Days out from Jamaica on a routine patrol against privateers, Captain Ramage and his ship Calypso come upon a sight that even horrifies his battle-hardened crew. A French privateer caught in the act of taking a British ship has ruthlessly butchered the passengers and crew – sparing no-one. Armed only with the privateer's name, Ramage and his crew are determined to get revenge on the pirates – and to set out tom find them in the hostile ports of the Spanish Main…
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Dudley Pope was an experienced Naval officer, journalist and historian who has delighted generations of readers with thrilling stories of high adventure at sea. He was widely applauded throughout his life, gaining the reputation of being 'the best of Hornblower's successors'. He is perhaps most loved for his Ramage series which follows the exploits of Lord Nicholas Ramage during the Napoleonic Wars, but he is also highly respected for his scholarly works.
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Book Description HarperCollins, London, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Multiple copies. Bookseller Inventory # 022580