Back cover states: 'In hostile waters, the submarine pursued her cloak-and-dagger mission. Now her life and that of her crew depended on the keenness of sight and judgement of one man . . . and his ability to detonate the deadly bomb which promised to blow them all to eternity at the slightest provocation . . .'Cammeray : Horwitz , 1980
'They were four hundred yards clear to seaward now, hidden in the night. Walker got the idea, and a search-light, stupidly lighting on one of the enemy destroyers and holding her there as if for identification, clinched his thought.
"Skipper!" he jerked urgently. "Put the sub. on the wheel and let me get down to the six-pounder!"
'He had to stop the enemy getting away scot-free from this NIGHT ENCOUNTER! '(Publication summary)Sydney : Horwitz , 1970
Back cover states: 'In hostile waters, the submarine pursued her cloak-and-dagger mission. Now her life and that of her crew depended on the keenness of sight and judgement of one man . . . and his ability to detonate the deadly bomb which promised to blow them all to eternity at the slightest provocation . . .'Sydney : Horwitz , 1971
'They craved action! The crew of the Utmost felt the urge for action - in a ship with one gun and a short-range pom-pom.
"You're responsible," his first-lieutenant told the captain, Dutchy Holland. "You've made these men what they are. You toughened them. They're restless now."
Neither officer knew that Utmost was to see action soon...against a fast, heavily-gunned jap destryer on a vital mission!' - back cover (1964)
Cammeray : Horwitz , 1975
'The great ship captained by Dutchy Holland and ridden to glory by her famous crew fights its last battles - against the enemy in the open Pacific and against a ferocious typhoon off the coast of Queensland...The destroyer 'Jackal' and her men, outnumbered, outgunned, and bedevilled by a remorseless fate, bravely meet and courageously challenge the greatest dangers of their careers.' - back coverHong Kong : Horwitz , 1977
'This story is a factual-fictional account of perhaps the most significant and certainly - so far as the different types of ships which took part in it were concerned - the most comprehensive naval battle of World War II.' - Author's note
'The order came down from Churchill himself: Sink the Bismarck! And the big hunt began.' - back cover (1969)Hong Kong : Horwitz , 1978
'Commander William Mallet tried hard to rehabilitate himself after being dismissed from his destroyer for drunkenness. Ignored by his fellow officers and subjected to the indignity of minor duties, he pestered the naval hierarchy to give him another ship. The Wanderer was old and worn and manned mostly by misfits. His job was to work up Wanderer to fighting efficiency in time to participate in the American invasion of Tarawa Island.' - back coverCammeray : Horwitz , 1980