Mutiny on the Spanish Main

Mutiny on the Spanish Main

HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy’s revenge

General Military
  • Author: Angus Konstam
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 29 Oct 2020
  • Number of Pages: 320
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Mutiny on the Spanish Main tells the dramatic story of HMS Hermione, a British frigate which, in 1797, was the site of the bloodiest mutiny in British naval history, which saw the death of her captain and many of her officers. Though her crew handed her over to the Spanish, Hermione was subsequently recaptured in a daring raid on a Caribbean port two years later. Drawing on letters, reports, ship's logs and memoirs of the period, as well as previously unpublished Spanish sources, Angus Konstam intertwines extensive research with a fast-paced but balanced account of the mutiny and its consequences.

Illustrated with maps and diagrams tracing the events as they unfolded, and supported by informative inserts on the technical and tactical nuances of seamanship and naval warfare in the period, this book is both a fascinating narrative retelling and an informative guide to one of the most notorious events in the history of the Royal Navy.

Biographical Note

Angus Konstam is a well-established historian, and the author of over a hundred books, more than sixty of which are published by Osprey. These include series titles on Nelson and naval warfare, as well as popular books including Hunt the Bismarck and The Pirate World. His naval books by other publishers include Jutland: Twelve Hours to Win the War, The Battle of North Cape, and Sovereigns of the Sea. A former naval officer, maritime archaeologist and museum curator, he is now a full-time author, specialising in maritime and military history. He lives in Orkney, UK.


List of Illustrations
Chapter 1: The Hermione
Chapter 2: Crisis in the Caribbean
Chapter 3: The Seeds of Mutiny
Chapter 4: The Fortunate Son
Chapter 5: The Caribbean Honeymoon
Chapter 6: The Floating Powderkeg
Chapter 7: Murder in the Night
Chapter 8: The Evil that Men Do
Chapter 9: The Spanish Main
Chapter 10: The Manhunt
Chapter 11: An International Incident
Chapter 12: The Surprise
Chapter 13: The Cutting Out
Chapter 14: Retribution
HMS Hermione - Ship's Specifications

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