Julian Stockwin was sent at the age of fourteen to TS Indefatigable, a tough sea-training school. He joined the Royal Navy at fifteen before transferring to the Royal Australian Navy, where he served for eight years in the Far East, Antarctic waters and the South Seas. He was awarded the MBE and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He now lives in Devon with his wife Kathy. More information can be found on his website at www.JulianStockwin.com.
In Stockwin's hands the sea story will continue to entrance readers across the world. - GuardianPaints a vivid picture of life aboard the mighty ship-of-the-line - Daily ExpressThis heady adventure blends fact and fiction in rich, authoritative detail - Nautical Magazine