The ‘Fighting Sail’ Series gives an insight into the world of the seamen and naval officers who fought during the Revolutionary War, a chance to experience an exciting period of history, to view the men and the ships, and sample the extremes of life at sea.

His Majesty's Ship

In the spring of 1795 HMS Vigilant, a 64 gun ship-of-the-line, is about to leave Spithead as senior escort to a small, seemingly innocent, convoy

 

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His Majesty's Ship

The Jackass Frigate

December 1796. Fresh from the dockyard, HMS Pandora is a 28-gun frigate, about to set sail to join the Mediterranean Fleet.

 

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The Jackass Frigate

True Colours

While Great Britain's major home fleets are immobilised by a vicious mutiny, Adam Duncan, commander of the North Sea Squadron, has to maintain a constant watch over the Dutch coast.

 

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True Colours

Cut and Run

Disillusioned by the lack of opportunity in the Royal Navy, Lieutenant King opts for a spell with the Honourable East India Company.

 

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Cut and Run

The Patriot's Fate

Ireland rises up against years of repression and and two friends and former allies, separated by chance and circumstance, witness developments from opposing sides.

 

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The Patriot's Fate

The Torrid Zone

A tired ship with a worn out crew, but HMS Scylla has one more trip to make before her much-postponed re-fit.

 

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The Torrid Zone

The Scent of Corruption

Summer 1803: The uneasy peace with France is over and Sir Richard Banks is appointed to HMS Prometheus, a seventy-four gun line-of-battleship

 

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The Scent of Corruption

HMS Prometheus

With Britain under the threat of invasion, HMS Prometheus is needed to reinforce Nelson's ships blockading the French off Toulon.

 

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HMS Prometheus

The Blackstrap Station

Christmas 1803, although the group of shipwrecked Royal Navy seamen have anything but festivities in mind.

 

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The Blackstrap Station

Honour Bound

Satisfied that he has forged HMS Kestrel into a formidable weapon, Commander King is keen to take her to sea once more.

 

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Honour Bound