Command a King's Ship
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Published 1973 by Hutchinson
Purple cloth, gilt titles
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In March 1784, at a time when most of the fleet was laid up, His Majesty's frigate Undine weighed anchor at Spithead to begin a voyage to India and far beyond. As her new captain, Richard Bolitho was glad to go, despite the nature of his orders and the immensity of the voyage—for he was leaving an England still suffering from the aftermath of war.