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  • The Corvette Nathaniel Drinkwater #5
  • Richard Woodman
  • English
  • 20 April 2017
  • 9781574091007

5 thoughts on “The Corvette Nathaniel Drinkwater #5

  1. says:

    While The Corvette isn’t Moby Dick it isn’t the typical Nathaniel Drinkwater story either There is no surreptitious spy endeavor

  2. says:

    Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good as long as you learn from your mistakes Fortunate to be assigned as a job captain filling in to protect a whale expedition Drinkwater manages to overcome his numerous mistakes to successfully complete his mission beyond White Hall's expectations and further his career Being completely out of his element Nathaniel's adventure off the coast of Greenland truly tests his meddle as Captain 35 4 Stars

  3. says:

    My favorite Drinkwater book so far his lack of opportunities and being passed over was frustrating so I was glad of this opportunit

  4. says:

    Interesting description of whaling off Greenland A bit of a change from navy battles but a very readable book nonetheless

  5. says:

    Another excellent addition to the Drinkwater series

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The Corvette Nathaniel Drinkwater #5

The captain of the MELUSINE who has been shot in a duel The ship sails as an escort to a whaling fleet on its annual expedition to the Greenland Sea in pursuit of right whales During the whale hunt the loss of one of the vessels sets off a chai Sometimes it s better to be lucky than good as long as you learn from your mistakes Fortunate to be assigned as a job captain filling in to protect a whale expedition Drinkwater manages to overcome his numerous mistakes to successfully complete his mission beyond White Hall s expectations and further his career Being completely out of his element Nathaniel s adventure off the coast of Greenland truly tests his meddle as Captain 35 4 Stars

REVIEW Ý MZINES.CO.UK Ð Richard Woodman

N of misfortune Disaster death and treachery result To repair his ship Drinkwater seeks shelter off the Greenland coast and finds hazards than the Arctic alone can produce It is here that Drinkwater makes the most difficult decision of his care My favorite Drinkwater book so far his lack of opportunities and being passed over was frustrating so I was glad of this opportunity for our gallant cap n The book was very different from other RN books and seemed to read like the account of an incredible exploratory adventure However combined with a good ensemble cast some mystery and intrigue a lot of seamanship and great battles the book has a bit of everything

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The frozen splendor of the Arctic Ocean and the absorbing drama of a nineteenth century whale hunt unfold in The Corvette Rewarded by promotion for his services at the Battle of Copenhagen Commander Drinkwater is dispatched in haste to replace While The Corvette isn t Moby Dick it isn t the typical Nathaniel Drinkwater story either There is no surreptitious spy endeavor and the expected sea battles don t appear until very late in the game Rather it is a tale of escort duty in Arctic regions where icebergs ice floes and icing over are as dangerous to Drinkwater s converted French corvette as the rud French privateers from which he is supposed to protect his convoy of whaling ships And since the astute reader has now figured out my Moby Dick comparison I will admit that I read the most about whaling that I have since reading that Melville classic an that the whales themselves become a threat to the ship s integrityI liked the fact that the author appeared to set up the usual officer who achieved his post through connections versus officer rising through experience competition only to have the expected showdown attenuated by one officer s illness and an unexpected answer to the problem from that officer Indeed one later discovers that not all officers who gained their rank by virtue of privileged connections are incompetent fools They may not have the same leadership styles as the Richard Bolitho of Alexander Kent s novels or Drinkwater s in these novels but they aren t incompetentInstead of struggles against the aristocracy though there is still enough for some potential spice there are interesting verbal jousts between Drinkwater his officers the whaling masters and a missionary who wants to preach the gospel to the Eskimos The conversations do a great job of considering the perspectives of all the characters as well as the tendency to try to tell your captain what he wants to hear There is definite tension between the fanatical missionary the uaker captain and Drinkwater on the subject of Providence but I rather like the way it resolved Of course with all of this shipboard conversation the first part of The Corvette reads like the Jack Aubrey novels of Patrick O Brian than the Drinkwater novels read previously If you re looking for the break neck combat of some of the other novels you re not getting it here But if you re looking for a balanced fighting sail novel with a different perspective and flavor from the typical breed of the genre The Corvette may find you volunteering for another tour of duty


About the Author: Richard Woodman

Richard Woodman became an indentured midshipman in cargo liners at 16 and has sailed in a variety of ships serving from apprentice to captain He remains a professional sailor and in 1978 won the Marine Society's Harmer Award