(From the publisher):
A young Captain Nathaniel Drinkwater is given command of an old ship, the Virago
, to be sent to the Baltic as a bomb vessel. Drinkwater's ambition is to turn it back into a fighting ship, but his plans are thwarted. At the same time, Drinkwater's brother appeals for help in his desperate attempt to escape the gallows. As Sir Hyde Parker's fleet approaches the Danish coast, the Virago
joins the battle. Amid gales and ice, Drinkwater strives to save his ship and his brother.
It is 1801, and Napoleon is reaching supreme power in France and has allied himself with Tsar Paul of Russia. Against this hazardous backdrop, Drinkwater's actions in the complex and bloody battle of Copenhagen are crucial.
Original title: The Bomb Vessel
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Second Nathaniel Drinkwater Omnibus, the (2000) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: Richard Woodman