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Destroyer Doings

(1918)
(The first book in the Destroyer Trilogy series)
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Through a turn of fate, the Stiletto parts company with its flotilla and comes across a German cruiser under the cover and darkness of thick fog that envelopes the sea.

With sheer ingenuity, Harry Knight commands his ship and crew in a highly unconventional manoeuvre ... with outstanding outcomes ...

On another mission to patrol the North Sea, with instructions to stop and examine any passing vessels looking for contraband of war, Stiletto once again manages to beat expectations ...

Commodore Ellys, aware of Knight's feisty reputation, is keen on sending Stiletto out to tow the Rapier, a notoriously accident prone ship back home. An easy enough task had they not come across a steamer that failed to respond to Stiletto's signals, with no lights on.

Amongst other missions, destroying German U-boats, cruising through a seabed thick with mines, Stiletto gracefully comes to the rescue of several vessels that have come under attack. A successful string of missions under the command of Lieutenant Knight and his experienced crew ensure Stiletto is highly commended by the commodore.

But its final mission is one that requires the utmost courage...

John S. Margerison was born Joseph Margerison in 1887, to a shoemaker in Derby. As a boy of fourteen he ran away to join the Royal Navy, marrying in 1907 and receiving medals for gallantry in 1912. He was invalided out of the service in 1913 and by the time WWI broke out he was writing prolifically and to critical acclaim. He wrote several enthusiastic stories about life at sea, and during the war, he wrote a series of articles about joining the Navy ('Come to Sea My Lads' and 'Under the Red Ensign') for boys' papers during the war. Margerison died in a motorcycle accident in 1925, aged only 37.

Genre: Historical

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July 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Destroyer Doings
Author(s): John Margerison
ISBN: 1-5353-9951-1 / 978-1-5353-9951-7 (USA edition)
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Title: Destroyer Doings
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