Great Captains in literature or "I like the cut of your jibb"


#1

started just for Ss&Gs!!

The Sea Wolf / Jack London… Death Larsen’s School of Bridge Resource Management…makes the “Wolf” seem like a puppy!!

any others??


#2

Captain Jebediah Hawks . . . USS Belinda in “Away all Boats”; book is far better than the movie. With the author being a Merchant Officer who also did commissioned time in the Navy during the war, there are great anecdotes throughout the book that illustrate the differences between the Navy and Merchant Marine.


#3

Moby Dick / Herman Melville…Capt, Ahab…“I don’t give reasons. I give orders!”


#4

[I]Captain De Silva

Great or not I LOVE the quote:

“Now, my men, we have begun a long voyage. If we get along well together, we shall have a comfortable time; if we don’t, we shall have hell afloat.—All you’ve got to do is to obey your orders and do your duty like men,—then you’ll fare well enough;—if you don’t, you’ll fare hard enough,—I can tell you. If we pull together, you’ll find me a clever fellow; if we don’t, you’ll find me a bloody rascal.—That’s all I’ve got to say.—Go below, the larboard watch!"

[/I]Richard Henry Dana[I] - [/I][U]Two Years Before The Mast[/U]


#5

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea / Jules Verne

Capt. Nemo…as in I give what is do!!