This character is the son of a poor father, and enters the Royal Navy in 1793 as a midshipman at the age of 17--several years beyond the average typical age of perhaps 12.
This character is an older midshipman, age approximately 34, who has failed to pass the lieutenant's examination.
This character is an able-bodied seaman aboard Indefatigable and plays a minor role during the novel. He is described as heavily tattooed and adorned with a thick, graying pigtail.
This character is the post captain of HMS Indefatigable. He is physically average in most ways but is a keen seaman and has fine insight into the mind of the enemy.
This character is a young British sailor who suffers from seizures.
This character is an older British sailor who suffers from some type of mental deficiency and has visual hallucinations and believes that...
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