Percival Merewether

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 57 ratings

The East Indiaman Publisher's Summary

The Naval Service of the Honorable East India Company, popularly known as the Bombay Marine, operated in romantic areas in perilous times. From the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, from Calcutta to Canton, the Company ships were famous for their speed and daring. The "Bombay Buccaneers" who sailed them were the stuff of legend.

For Percival Merewether, 1806 would be a year to remember. For in January of that year he was promoted from First Lieutenant to become the junior Captain in the Company's Service and given the command of his first ship - the Rapid.

Armed with 10 nine-pounders, the Rapid was a match for any pirate ship that crossed its bows, and in it Captain Merewether was to spend as action-packed and eventful a first year as any ambitious young seafarer could have wished.

Merewether had quick wits and daring to match his ambition. And with mutinies, diplomatic intrigues, and skirmishes with the French to occupy him, he soon found that he needed both qualities as never before.

©1968 Ellis K. Meacham (P)2017 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • The East Indiaman

    • Percival Merewether Series, Book 1
    • By: Ellis K. Meacham
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    The Naval Service of the Honorable East India Company, popularly known as the Bombay Marine, operated in romantic areas in perilous times. From the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea, from Calcutta to Canton, the Company ships were famous for their speed and daring. The "Bombay Buccaneers" who sailed them were the stuff of legend. For Percival Merewether, 1806 would be a year to remember.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Rousing Tale

    • By Jean on 07-18-17

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 2

    • On the Company's Service

    • Percival Merewether Series, Book 2
    • By: Ellis K. Meacham
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    The naval service of the Honourable East India Company, popularly known as the Bombay Marine, knew its share of adventure - none more than Captain Percival Merewether and the men of his ship, Rapid. From Mauritius to Teheran, from the Bay of Bengal toward Australia - weathering fierce naval battles, skirmishes with pirate fleets, and sometimes equally hazardous engagements ashore - the seas were packed with the stuff that goes to make incident.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Sea Story

    • By Jean on 08-06-17

    Regular price: $31.49

  • Book 3

    • For King and Company

    • Percival Merewether Series, Book 3
    • By: Ellis K. Meacham
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    They called themselves the Bombay Buccaneers - and under that flamboyant name they blazed a trail of daring and adventure from the Gulf of Oman to the waters of Macao. For courage, loyalty, and renown few of the Buccaneers could match their Captain, Percival Merewether, a brilliant seaman who was already the hero of a score of fabled sea-faring campaigns. Newly in command of the 36-gun frigate Pitt, Merewether is about to set sail again.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Jean on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $31.49