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Ship of Force

(1979)
(The second book in the Commander Cochrane Smith Naval Thrillers series)
A novel by

 
 
'Schwerttrager!' Commander David Cochrane Smith listens to the dying words of a U-boat commander: 'Sword-bearer'. It is the summer of 1917 and Britain is losing battle against the U-boats. Smith is convinced that Schwerttrager is the code name for an operation that threatens Britain. Nobody will listen to him. Mistrusted by the Admiralty, Smith is given a flotilla of two inadequate boats backed up by a feeble 'ship of force' to fight off the mighty U-boat threat. Not only does Smith have to face the greater sophistication of enemy destroyers, but he finds himself in conflict with his commanding officer. His plight worsens when he becomes immersed in the terrifying world of espionage behind enemy lines. But through it all, the enigma behind the Schwerttrager lures him on, until he risks his career and his life in a desperate last-ditch attempt to solve the mystery.

Genre: Thriller

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Used availability for Alan Evans's Ship of Force

Hardback Editions

December 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ship of Force (Ulverscroft large print series)
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-7089-0555-2 / 978-0-7089-0555-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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April 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ship of Force
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-8027-0894-3 / 978-0-8027-0894-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Co
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July 1979 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ship of Force
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-340-23433-4 / 978-0-340-23433-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2020 : Paperback
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Title: Ship of Force (The Commander Cochrane Smith Naval Thrillers): 2
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 1-80032-020-5 / 978-1-80032-020-8
Publisher: Canelo Action
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October 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ship of Force
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-7551-0574-5 / 978-0-7551-0574-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: House of Stratus
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June 1986 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ship of Force (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Alan Evans
ISBN: 0-340-26112-9 / 978-0-340-26112-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Kindle Editions

September 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ship of Force (The Commander Cochrane Smith Naval Thrillers Book 2)
Author(s): Alan Evans
Publisher: Canelo Action
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