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My Fictional Books on the Navies of Various Countries

Abbreviations used in the table below:

  • Km: Kriegsmarine
  • RAN: Royal Australian Navy
  • RIN: Royal Italian Navy
  • RN, MTBs: Royal Navy (Great Britain), Motor Torpedo Boats
  • RNoN: Royal Norwegian Navy (Sjøforsvaret, Den Kongelige Norske Marine)
  • USN, USMC: United States Navy, United States Marine Corps

No. Service Branch Main Subject Main Location Author Title Year
RN in the wars with France and Spain: see list on another page.
Pre-World War I
RN
SeveralEnd of sailing shipsAtlanticNicholas MontsarratDarken Ship1980
Royal MarinesLand missionsVariousDouglas ReemanBadge of Glory1993
RNSea patrolsBay of BiscayJames BurnsA First Command2012
USNGunboatRiver patrolsYangtze, ChinaRichard McKennaThe Sand Pebbles1980
World War I
KmAuxiliary cruisersSurface raiderAtlanticDouglas ReemanThe Last Raider1963

RN
Royal MarinesTrench warfareGallipoli, FlandersThe Horizon1993
CruisersChasing auxiliary shipPacificAlan EvansThunder at Dawn1978
Home FleetFleet action at JutlandNorth SeaAlexander FullertonThe Blooding of the Guns1976
60 Minutes for St. george1977
Robert H. PilpelTo the Honour of the Fleet1979
Ronald BassetThe Guns of Evening1980
World War II
Km
Submarines
Sinking Allied shipsAtlanticEdwin GrayU-Boat Action Atlantic1956
Wolfgang OttSharks and Little Fish1957
Lothar-Günter BucheimThe Boat1975
Douglas ReemanWith Blood and Iron1964
RAN
Destroyers
PatrolsPacificJ.E. MacDonnellJim Brady, Leading Seaman1954
Commander Brady1956
Gimme the Boats1956
Subsmash1960

RN
CorvettesConvoy escortBarents SeaNicholas Montsarrat
Three Corvettes1945
Light cruisersH.M.S. Ulysses1946
DestroyersNorth AtlanticH.M.S. Marlborough
Will Enter Harbour
1947
CorvettesThe Cruel Sea1951
SeveralVariousThe Ship That
Died of Shame
1959
DestroyersDuel with German U-boatD.A. RaynerThe Enemy Below1957
Fleet Air ArmSinking Nazi battleshipGilbert Hackforth JonesOne Man's War1964
DestroyersPatrolsChina SeaChinese Poison1969
CruisersChasing Nazi battleshipNorth SeaThe Stern Chase1966
SubmarinesSinking Nazi shipsCharles MacHardySend Down a Dove1968
DestroyersRamming Admiral HipperLarry ForresterBattle of the April Storm1969
Monitors (WW I)Convoy escortMediterraneanDouglas Reeman
H.M.S. Saracen1965
CorvettesSpecial operationsTo Risks Unknown1969
SubmarinesSinking Axis shipsGo In and Sink!1973
FrigatesPatrolsChina SeaThe Greatest Enemy1970
Royal MarinesSinking Vichy French subBorneoStrike from the Sea1978
DestroyersSpecial OperationsEnglish ChannelThe Destroyers1974
Battle cruisersOperation OverlordBattlecruiser1997
MTBs
Fighting Nazi E-boatsA Prayer for the Ship1958
Black SeaTorpedo Run1981
English ChannelHugh Wray McCannUtmost Fish1966
Coastal CommandFighting Nazi U-boatsMediterraneanGuy KingstonThe Boys of
Coastal Command
1982
Destroyers
Escort vesselsAtlanticD.A. RaynerEscort1955
Duncan HardingDestroyer 1-Flotilla Attack1976
NorwayAlexander FullertonStorm Force to Narvik1979
Submarines
Rescue NorwegiansArcticThe Waiting Game1961
Sinking Axis shipsMediterraneanAntony Melville-RossTrigger1982

USN
PT boats
Sinking Japanese shipsPacificBasil HeatterThe Dim View1946
James MacDonnelDown the Throat1967
Submarines
Edward L. BeachRun Silent, Run Deep1955
Dust on the Sea1972
Bentz PlagemannThe Steel Cocoon1958
Carrier groupFleet actionD.S. SanfordThe Battle of Midway1976
USMC

Landing campaignsKeith WheelerThe Reef1951
Leon UrisBattle Cry1953
Anton MyrerThe Big War1957
George HuntCoral Comes High1957
DestroyersDuel with German U-boatNorth AtlanticWirt WillimsThe Enemy1951
US Coast GuardDestroying Nazi radarSloane WilsonIce Brothers1979
CruisersFleet actionAleutiansMartin DibnerThe Deep Six1954
DestroyersConvoy escortNorth AtlanticC.S. Forester
The Good Shepherd1955
SeveralVariousPacificThe Man in the Yellow Raft1969
Cold War
RNAircraft carriersMaiden cruiseArcticJohn WintonHMS Leviathan1971
USN

URSS Navy
Submarines
USN subs
vs.
Soviet subs
North Atlantic,
Pacific
Edward StephensBlow Negative1962
Alistair MacLeanIce Station Zebra1963
Edward L. BeachCold Sea1978
Thomas N. ScortiaThe Gold Crew1980
H.J. Riker (W.H. Keith)
Grayback Class2000
Los Angeles Class2001
Virginia Class2004
Ohio Class2006
Vietnam War
USN
USMC
Fighting Viet Congs
and NV Army
VietnamWilliam CrawfordGive Me Tomorrow1962
Johnnie M. ClarkGuns Up!1969
Franklin Allen LeibValley of the Shadow1991
Black BeretsScott C.S. StoneThe Coasts of War1966
SealsDick CouchSeal Team One1991
War On Terror
USNNaval AviationF-14 Pilot/RIO trainingVariousWard CarrolPunk's Wing2003

For a total of books on fictional naval subjects. A list of my war movies is on another page.

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