The Cruel Sea

by Nicholas Monsarrat

Book cover for The Cruel Sea

A powerful novel of the North Atlantic in World Wat II, this is the story of the British ships Compass Rose and Saltash and of their desparate cat-and-mouse game with Nazi U-boats. First published to great accalim in 1951, The Cruel Sea remains a classic novel of endurance and daring.

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    A classic story of WWII naval warfare. Like "The Good Shepherd", it captures the exhaustion of being at sea.