Jack Aubrey - This character is a larger-than-life naval captain with charisma and dash.
Stephen Maturin - A quiet, natural scientist whose personal expertise lies in the area of medicine.
Tom Pullings - This character gained a promotion to commander largely through Aubrey's efforts.
Reverend Nathaniel Martin - A man of the cloth and devoted to religion, though seamen are notoriously unsympathetic to a parson aboard their ship.
Padeen Coleman - Maturin enlists this man as his personal servant, or steward, who is responsible for keeping Maturin's clothing and cabin in good order.
Horner - The gunner of Surprise who joins the ship at Gibraltar.
Mrs. Horner - A beautiful young woman and the new bride of the gunner of Surprise.
Midshipman Hollom - This character is living a transient lifestyle and has become more or less of a homeless beggar, whom Aubrey reluctantly recruits to Surprise's crew.
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