Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. In Vietnam he saw active service in a carrier task force.After leaving the Navy (rated Petty Officer), Julian practised as an educational psychologist. He lived for some time in Hong Kong, where he was commissioned into the Royal Naval Reserve. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at www.julianstockwin.com.
Fans of fast-paced adventure will get their fill with this book. - Historical Naval Society on The Admiral's DaughterStockwin's writing is enriched by his own experiences in the Royal Navy, whcih gives scenes of fighting and tempest an authenticity to delight anyone who shares his passion for the sea. - Daily TelegraphPaints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line - Daily ExpressMore historically accurate than the Patrick O'Brian series - Royal Navy Sailing Association journal on the KYDD seriesThis heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail. - Nautical Magazine on VICTORY