1. What does the Sutherland look like?
The Sutherland is a double-decker Dutch ship that has been redesigned to look more British. It has 74 guns, but is still largely unattractive.
2. What things does Hornblower do to increase the size of the Sutherland's crew?
To get more crew members for the Sutherland, Hornblower posts fliers around town trying to recruit new members. He also has some of his men go around to find criminals who can avoid prison time if they join the Royal Navy.
3. How does Hornblower ready the Sutherland for sea?
Hornblower readies the Sutherland for sea by loading the boat with supplies. Hornblower worries about the amount of stores, gun powder, shot and food he has.
4. How does Hornblower feel about having women on his ship?
Hornblower thinks that having women on the lower levels of ships creates an immoral atmosphere. Regardless, he is used to the situation and allows it to continue.
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