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Ramage's Diamond (1976)
by Dudley Pope
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The youngest captain in His Majesty's Navy, with a reputation for landing impossible assignments, Lord Ramage is dispatched to the Caribbean islands of Martinique and Diamond Rock. The mission seems humdrum: barricade the French within Fort Royal. But sent to sea in the Juno with a crew grown restless and undisciplined under the prior commmand of a drunk, Ramage realizes his vssel may not be up to battle with the French.
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Ranked as a captain, the youngest in His Majesty's navy and one with a reputation for landing impossible assignments, Lord Ramage is dispatched to the Caribbean isle of Martinique and, off its southwest coast, Diamond Rock. His mission at first seems humdrum: to barricade the French within Fort Royal.But sent to sea in the Juno, with a crew turned restless and disgruntled underthe prior command of a drunk, Ramage realizes that his vessel may not be up toconfronting the French.
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