Fiction & Non-Fiction



Longitude - The biography of John Harrison- the inventor of the chronometer

Sobel, Dava

The Charting of the Oceans - A history of charting and Navigation

Whitfield, Peter

Desperate Voyage - a naive man's true account of his voyage

Caldwell, John

The Perfect Storm - a true story of weather, the sea and small boats

Junger, Sebastian



The Horatio Hornblower Novels
a wonderful series of nautical wartime adventures

Forester, C.S.

The Aubrey/Maturin Novels
Another great nautical adventure series
Master & Commander
Post Captain
H.M.S. Surprise
The Mauritius Command
Desolation Island
The Fortune of War
The Surgeon's Mate
The Ionian Mission
Treason's Harbour
The Far Side of the World
The Reverse of the Medal
The Letter of Marque
The Thirteen-Gun Salute
The Nutmeg of Consolation
The Truelove
The Wine Dark Sea

O'Brian, Patrick

The Caine Mutiny - The novel of men at sea at war

Wouk, Herman

Mutiny on the Bounty - The story of the famous mutiny

Charles Nordhoff

James Norman Hall

Moby Dick - Ahab and the whale

Herman Melville