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How to Build a Navy without Warship a short historical fiction story by Owen E Richason IV
Posted in Action Drama Historical Fiction Suspense

How to Build a Navy without Warships

A handsome eighteenth-century sea warfare captain, a very prolific and experienced, but argumentative and quick-tempered individual, sails into history by fighting and winning seemingly insurmountable naval battles without a warship…

11 p.m. Heavily salted air served to break up a biting, persistent frost that threatened to cling to every exposed surface. The bitter chill and moisture foretold of a coming notorious English summer – the likes of which had not been experienced for years – a soggy, insufferable season only about a month away. 

As midnight neared, two small boats lowered from a larger ship, a 308-foot, 313-long ton, sloop-of-war, … Continue reading...