Brian Callison

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Brian Callison


Born
in Manchester, England
January 01, 1934

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Brian Callison was born in Manchester in 1934. On entering the merchant navy as a midshipman with the Blue Funnel Line in 1950, he served in cargo liners sailing to the Far East and Australia. Later he studied at Dundee College of Art before entering commerce. A Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation and an Associate of the Nautical Institute, he has maintained an active connection with the sea: first as an officer of the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service until its disbandment in 1994 and, currently, as Head of Tay Unit of the UK's Maritime Volunteer Service.

Since the publication of his now classic A Flock of Ships in 1970, Brian Callison has received international acclaim for his authentic, action-packed tales of maritime adventure such a
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Average rating: 4.03 · 1,006 ratings · 67 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Flock of Ships

4.19 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1970 — 12 editions
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Trapp's War

4.10 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1974 — 11 editions
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A Ship Is Dying

4.08 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1976 — 6 editions
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Trapp's Peace

4.08 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1980 — 10 editions
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The Dawn Attack

4.08 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1973 — 11 editions
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The Judas Ship

3.89 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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The Sextant

4.28 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1982 — 5 editions
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A Web of Salvage

3.67 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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A Plague Of Sailors

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3.95 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2012 — 8 editions
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The Bone Collectors

4.06 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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“CAN OFFER YOU A TOW OR WOULD YOU PREFER US TO HEAVE TO AND WIND UP YOUR ELASTIC BANDS AGAIN SIGNED CLINT CHIEF OFFICER END.”
Brian Callison, A Flock of Ships

“You also killed Despatov," he countered. "You and your damned seamen."
It was the crocodile killed Despatov," I pointed out as reasonably as I could, still hoping to find a compromise. "We can hardly be held responsible for the actions of every crocodile on the River Beet-"
SILENCE!" Bormann screamed.”
Brian Callison

“His sextant is a natural extension of any seaman navigator; virtually a part of him. Even today, in a maritime world of satellite precision fixing, the sextants are as much a necessity as they were aboard the Indiamen of old. No well-run merchantman will make an ocean passage without each and every one of her deck officers reporting to the bridge before midday, sextant in hand in preparation for ‘sights’.”
Brian Callison, The Sextant

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