Associated with the Royal Navy from 1923 until 1958, author Geoffrey Bennett was a signal officer in the South Atlantic and Mediterranean stations from 1940 until 1945, when he was appointed to a post in the British Admiralty. Bennett also served as captain of the H.M.S. St. Brides' Bay in 1948 and as a naval attache in Moscow, Warsaw, and Helsinki from 1953, the year he attained the rank of captain, until 1955. Bennett wrote several books drawing on his military knowledge, including Nelson the Commander and Battle of Trafalgar. Under the pseudonym Sea-Lion, the captain published numerous novels, among them This Creeping Evil, Wrecked on the Goodwins, and Death in the Dog Watches. Bennett also wrote several radio plays for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC-Radio).