Jack Aubrey - This character is an unchallenged master in his element of the sea.
Stephen Maturin - This character's personal expertise lies in the area of medicine, and he is also a natural scientist of some repute
Tom Pullings - This character is a post-captain in the Royal Navy but lacks an appointment.
Nathaniel Martin - This character is a man of the cloth and devoted to religion.
Miller and Oakes - These are two young midshipmen that have been cast ashore from the service.
John Paulton - This character is a would-be novelist who has traveled to Australia to work as an overseer.
Padeen Colman - This character is a powerfully-built Irishman who has served as Maturin's loblolly-boy and entirely-dependable servant.
Captain Lowe - An officer based at Port Jackson who hates convicts, Catholics, and Irishmen.
Awkward Davies, Barret Bonden, and Preserved Killick -...
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