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Governor Ramage R. N. (Lord Ramage #4)

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Lieutenant Lord Ramage, in command of the Triton brig, is escorting a convoy from Barbados to Jamaica, normally a routine and tedious chore. But this time Ramage has to be especially vigilant to guard the convoy's precious cargo--a family of important French refugees.
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by McBooks Press (first published November 12th 1973)
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Jean Poulos
This is the fourth book in the Lord Ramage series. Ramage is in command of the brig HMS Triton. They have been assigned to escort a trade convoy across the Caribbean from Barbados to Jamaica, along with several frigates and the Admiral’s flagship.

Pope lets fly with the action and political intrigue. A French privateer cons his way into the convoy and attempts to capture a precious cargo. An unseasonable hurricane puts everyone in danger. The HMS Triton is dismasted and is at the mercy of winds a
This book made one big mistake. Or, rather the series is beginning to make a big mistake: Toning down the silliness. There was not a single mention of that stupid throwing knife, or Ramage's endearing speech impediment, when these silly ideas are a large part of what makes this series charming.

These books run on naval action, the interaction between Ramage and his men, and silliness.

The prose is average, with a few confused metaphors. But when Pope writes naval action the series shines, bright
Dudley Pope's "Ramage" is by far the best successor to Hornblower, and this volume 4 is best in that fantastic series. Not sure it could be read in isolation, which is a shame, because Book 1 drags in spots, but Books 2 and 3 are great -- and it all comes together here in Governor Ramage, R.N.. One of the best naval fiction reads you'll ever find. Most of the remaining Ramage series are good to excellent, particularly 7, 8 and 9.
Jon Box
Convoys, fighting off privateers, weathering a violent hurricane, ditching two de-masted ships on a Carribean isle (Snake Island), solving a riddle to uncover buried treasure, taking an emeny ship, escaping to Jamaica, surviving a court martial--all in good reading fun!
The first of the Ramage books - all of which are exciting and well written. The Ramage series ranks 3rd with me behind Hornblower and Bolitho for age of sail excitement. Ramage is just a little too good and nothing is impossible..
Larry E
Loved it. Good story line. Factual and historic both. Good READ.
just another fun read
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Dudley Pope was born in Ashford, Kent.

By concealing his age, Pope joined the Home Guard aged 14 and at age 16 joined the Merchant Navy as a cadet. His ship was torpedoed the next year (1942). Afterwards, he spent two weeks in a lifeboat with the few other survivors.

After he was invalided out of the Merchant Navy, the only obvious sign of the injuries Pope had suffered was a joint missing from on
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