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Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope (29 December 1925 - 25 April 1997) was a British writer of both nautical fiction and history, most notable for his Lord Ramage series of historical novels. is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A writer is anyone who creates a written work, although the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ... Lord Nicholas Ramage was the fictional character at the center of a series of sea novels written by Dudley Pope. ... A historical novel a novel in which the story is set among historical events, or more generally, in which the time of the action predates the lifetime of the author. ...


He was born in Ashford, Kent By cocealing his age he joined he Home Guard aged 14 and at age 16 joined the merchant navy as a midshipman. His ship was torpedoed the next year (1942) and he spent two weeks in a lifeboat with the few other survivors. After he was invalided out the only obvious sign of the injuries he had suffered was ajoint missing from one finger due to gangrene. Pope then went to work for a Kentish newspaper, then in 1944 moved to The Evening News in London, where he was the naval and defence correspondent. , The town of Ashford lies on the River Great Stour, M20 motorway, South Eastern Main Line and High Speed 1 railways, in the borough of Ashford, located just south of the North Downs, in Kent, England. ... For other uses, see Kent (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Merchant Marine. ... A midshipman is a subordinate officer, or alternatively a commissioned officer of the lowest rank, in the navies of several English-speaking countries. ... The torpedo, historically called a locomotive torpedo, is a self-propelled explosive projectile weapon, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater toward a target, and designed to detonate on contact or in proximity to a target. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Front page of the first issue of the Evening News from July 26 1881. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


His first book, Flag 4, was published in 1954, followed by several other historical accounts. C. S. Forester, the creator of the famed Horatio Hornblower novels, encouraged Pope to add fiction to his repertoire, and in 1965, Ramage appeared, the first of what was to become an 18-novel series. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The cover of the 1974 paperback edition of one of Foresters non-fiction titles: Hunting The Bismarck Cecil Scott Forester was the pen name of Cecil Louis Troughton Smith (August 27, 1899 – April 2, 1966), an English novelist who rose to fame with tales of adventure with military themes. ... Horatio Hornblower is a fictional character, an officer in the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, originally the protagonist of a series of novels by C. S. Forester, and later the subject of films and television programs. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Ramage is the surname of several notable people, including: Henry Ramage (approx. ...


He took to living on boats from 1953 on; when he married Kay Pope in 1954, they lived on a William Fife 8-meter named Concerto, then at Porto Santo Stefano, Italy in 1959 with a 42-foot ketch Tokay. In 1963 he and Kay moved to a 53-foot cutter Golden Dragon, on which they moved to Barbados in 1965. In 1968 they moved onto a 54-foot wooden yacht named Ramage, aboard which he wrote all of his stories until 1985. January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Monte Argentario is a comune (municipality) and a peninsula in the Province of Grosseto in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 150 km south of Florence and about 35 km south of Grosseto. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Square Topsl Gaff Ketch Hawaiian Chieftain on San Francisco Bay A ketch is a sailing craft with two masts: A main mast, and a mizzen mast abaft the main mast. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... For other uses see cutter (disambiguation) An American-looking gaff cutter with a genoa jib set This French yawl has a gaff topsail set. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... This article is about the year. ...


His books have been criticized because they often represent Spanish sailors as incompetent or stupid, which is an incorrect stereotype, as the Spanish Navy was one of the best of the period. For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ... The Spanish Navy (in Spanish, Armada Española) is the maritime arm of the Spanish Military. ...

Contents

Books

Ramage series (in sequence order in the life of Ramage)

Most of the novels are based on real events in the late 18th and early 19th centures. The year of these events is shown before the book title. The year of publication between 1965 and 1989 is shown after the title.

  1. 1796 - Ramage (1965)
  2. 1797 - Ramage and the Drumbeat (1968)
  3. 1797 - Ramage and the Freebooters (1969)
  4. 1797 - Governor Ramage RN (1973)
  5. 1798 - Ramage's Prize (1974)
  6. 1801 - Ramage and the Guillotine (1975)
  7. 1804 - Ramage's Diamond (1976)
  8. 1799 - Ramage's Mutiny (1977)
  9. 1800 - Ramage and the Rebels (1978)
  10. 1800 - The Ramage Touch (1979)
  11. 1800 - Ramage's Signal (1980)
  12. 1802 - Ramage and the Renegades (1981)
  13. 1803 - Ramage's Devil (1982)
  14. 1803 - Ramage's Trial (1984)
  15. 1803 - Ramage's Challenge (1985)
  16. 1805 - Ramage at Trafalgar (1986)
  17. 1806 - Ramage and the Saracens (1988)
  18. 1806 - Ramage and the Dido (1989)

Yorke series

  1. Buccaneer (1981)
  2. Admiral (1982)
  3. Galleon (1986)
  4. Corsair (1987)

Other novels

  1. Convoy (1979)
  2. Decoy (1983)

Nonfiction

  1. Flag 4: The Battle of Coastal Forces in the Mediterranean (1954)
  2. The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
  3. 73 North: The Battle of the Barents Sea 1942 (1958)
  4. Decision at Trafalgar (1959)
  5. England Expects (1959)
  6. The Black Ship (1963)
  7. Harry Morgan's Way: Biography of Sir Henry Morgan 1635-1688 (1977)
  8. The Great Gamble: Nelson at Copenhagen (1978)
  9. Life in Nelson's Navy (1981)
  10. The Devil Himself: The Mutiny of 1800 (1988)
  11. At 12 Mr Byng Was Shot (1962)

The Battle of the River Plate (13 December 1939) was the first major naval battle of World War II. The German pocket battleship (heavy cruiser) Admiral Graf Spee which had sunk several merchant ships was engaged by three Royal Navy cruisers, ultimately leading to the Graf Spee entering neutral Montevideo... HMS Hermione was a 32-gun fifth-rate frigate of the Royal Navy, launched in 1782. ...

External links

  • Bio of Dudley Pope, with pictures
  • Biographical info by Kay Pope
  • a bio from Book and Magazine Collector

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Dudley Pope - definition of Dudley Pope in Encyclopedia (286 words)
Dudley Pope (29 December 1925 - 25 April 1997) was a British writer of both nautical fiction and history, most notable for his Lord Ramage series of historical novels.
Pope then went to work for a Kentish newspaper, then moved to the London Evening News in 1944, where he was the naval and defence correspondent.
Forester, the creator of the famed Hornblower novels, encouraged Pope to add fiction to his repertoire, and in 1965, Ramage appeared, the first of what was to become an 18-novel series.
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