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By Julian Stockwin

Thomas Kydd was once promoted to appearing lieutenant on the bloody conflict of Camperdown in October 1797. Now, he needs to sit down an exam to substantiate his rank - or face an inglorious go back prior to the mast. yet this can be merely the 1st of many hindrances for a guy who was once pressed into the King's carrier and came across a calling for the ocean. Kydd is from humble origins, but he attains the lofty heights of the quarterdeck as an officer in His Majesty's military. If he's to prevent spending the remainder of his occupation as a tarpaulin officer, he should also turn into a gentleman. Kydd and his enigmatic buddy Nicholas Renzi set sail in HMS Tenacious for the North American station. Aboard the outdated 64-gun send, Kydd involves doubt he'll ever fit as much as the high-born gents officials. The frontier city of Halifax, that is additionally domestic to a British prince of the blood, offers a welcome diversion. in the meantime, the younger usa is in dispute with progressive France, the Quasi struggle, and Kydd reveals himself within the USS Constellation within the heady days of the start of the yank army. On his go back to Halifax, Kydd surmounts extra hurdles, either own - will he ever see himself as actually one in every of a band of brothers?

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