Synopses & Reviews
Ramage hopes to enjoy a well-deserved leave when he receives new orders: commission and take command of the Didoa massive 74-gun ship, that carries enough weight of metal to destroy a frigate in a single broadside, or sweep a ship's decks clear of men. Accompanied by the courageous crew of the Calypso, Ramage ventures to sea once againbound for the West Indies where he faces the challenge of commanding this massive weapon of war.
"Takes over the helm from Hornblower." —Daily Mirror
Ramage is ordered to commission and take command of the Dido. A massive 74-gun ship of the line, it can destroy a frigate in a single broadside. Ramage and his courageous crew from the Calypso are bound for the Caribbean, where they must use Dido's weapons to their fullest--or die trying!
About the Author
Dudley Pope, a naval defense correspondent of the London Evening News, progressed to writing carefully researched naval history. C.S. Forester urged Pope to try his hand at fiction and saw the younger writer as his literary heir. Pope began what was to become an impressive series with Ramage (1965) and, over the next 24 years, produced 17 more novels tracing Lord Ramage's career. Pope died in 1997.