H.M.S Saracen by Douglas Reeman

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



It's Malta 1941. To most people HMS Saracen is just an ugly, obsolete ship with an equally ugly recent history: her last commander is due for court-martial after shelling the troops he was sent to protect. But to Captain Richard Chesnaye she brings back memories - memories of the First World War when he and the old monitor went through the Gallipoli campaign together. It seems that captain and ship are both past their best. But as the war enters a new phase Chesnaye senses the possibility of a fresh, significant role - for him and the Saracen.

About Douglas Reeman

See more books from this Author
Douglas Reeman was born in 1924 in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. At the the beginning of World War II, he joined the Royal Navy age of 16. His naval experiences have been major influences on his works. Reeman is regarded as the master of sea stories. In 1958, his first novel, A Prayer for the Ship was published. Under the pseudonym, Alexander Kent, he wrote over 20 novels including the best-selling Richard Bolitho novels. Under his real name, he has written over 30 novels including the Royal Marines Saga. His works as Kent and Reeman are published in 14 languages around the world.
Published June 1, 1966 by Putnam Pub Group (T). 320 pages
Genres: History, War, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for H.M.S Saracen

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

This is the stiff-upper-lip story of a grotesque British naval vessel having massive cannons on a revolving turret; it was designed to hammer at stationary targets.

| Read Full Review of H.M.S Saracen

Reader Rating for H.M.S Saracen

An aggregated and normalized score based on 15 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review