Mutiny on the Spanish Main - HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's Revenge

Author(s): Angus Konstam


From renowned author and naval historian Angus Konstam, this is a gripping account of one of the Royal Navy's bloodiest and most dramatic mutinies.

Mutiny on the Spanish Main
tells the dramatic story of HMS Hermione, a British frigate which, in 1797, was the site of the bloodiest mutiny in British naval history, which saw the death of her captain and many of her officers. Though her crew handed her over to the Spanish, Hermione was subsequently recaptured in a daring raid on a Caribbean port two years later. Drawing on letters, reports, ship's logs, and memoirs of the period, as well as previously unpublished Spanish sources, Angus Konstam intertwines extensive research with a fast-paced but balanced account of the mutiny and its consequences.


Illustrated with maps and diagrams tracing the events as they unfolded, and supported by informative inserts on the technical and tactical nuances of seamanship and naval warfare in the period, this book is both a fascinating narrative retelling and an informative guide to one of the most notorious events in the history of the Royal Navy.


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General Fields

  • : 9781472833792
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : 0.56699
  • : October 2020
  • : 1.19 Inches X 6.1 Inches X 9.55 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Angus Konstam
  • : 320
  • : 320
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 359.1334
  • : 359.1334