(From the publisher):
In October 1772 Richard Bolitho waits at Portsmouth to join the Gorgon
, a seventy-four gun ship of the line. Although only sixteen, Midshipman Bolitho is already a veteran of four years in the King's Navy, and is determined that in this, his second ship, he will not make the mistakes or forget the lessons of his earlier experiences in the hard and demanding ways of the sea.
Due to the growing menace of piracy across the trade routes, Gorgon's Captain is ordered to take his ship to Africa's west coast and 'show the flag', and by example and swift action to destroy those who challenge his authority.
From the Captain down to the midshipmen it becomes evident that their new enemy is as dangerous and as skilful as any who fights in the line of battle.
Original title: Richard Bolitho - Midshipman
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure