A Prayer for the Ship by Douglas Reeman
(The Modern Naval Fiction Library)

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Small, quick-moving torpedo boats played a vital role in protecting the Allied convoys in the English Channel and the North Sea during World War II, and Sub-Lieutenant Clive Royce is newly assigned to MTB 1991, joining a crew already seasoned by death and fear. Now it is up to him to take the place of their dead first lieutenant and earn the respect of his captain and crewmates.

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Douglas Reeman joined the Navy in 1941. He did convoy duty in the navy in the Atlantic, the Arctic, and the North Sea, and later served in motor torpedo boats. He has written over thirty novels under his own name and more than twenty best-selling historical novels featuring Richard Bolitho under the pseudonym Alexander Kent.
Published February 1, 2005 by McBooks Press. 290 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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An early novel by a passably interesting writer on British naval action during World War Two — this time the light coastal forces that guarded the convoys, and in particular one Lieutenant Clive Royce, who destroys German ships above and beyond the lines of duty and for his pains gets a DSC...

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