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By Julian Stockwin

Thomas Kydd used to be promoted to performing lieutenant on the bloody conflict of Camperdown in October 1797. Now, he needs to sit down an exam to verify his rank - or face an inglorious go back ahead of the mast. yet this can be in basic terms the 1st of many hindrances for a guy who was once pressed into the King's carrier and came upon 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 army. If he's to prevent spending the remainder of his occupation as a tarpaulin officer, he also needs to develop into a gentleman. Kydd and his enigmatic good friend 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 Aboard the outdated 64-gun send, Kydd involves doubt he'll ever fit as much as the high-born gents officials.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's 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 warfare, and Kydd reveals himself within the USS Constellation within the heady days of the start of the yank military. 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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