Pirate Ship

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March 2015

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Pirate Ship

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The final book of the trilogy reunites Harry, Carol and Delilah in a fast-moving story of piracy, murder, corruption and revenge. Harry has travelled to Singapore to investigate the suspicious death of his great friend and former crew mate, Sandy, but he soon meets a shipowner who desperately needs his help and he can’t resist the lure of one final voyage.  But great reward comes at great risk, as Harry must sail into the heart of Indonesian piracy operations.  Calling in reinforcements, Harry makes a plan and sets sail.

The action quickly escalates when the true scale of the voyage becomes clear, and Harry must think strategically if he is to outwit ruthless and heavily armed opposition.  As they come into the line of fire, will this be the valiant end for Harry, Carol and Delilah?


Other books available as part of the Trilogy:

Cruise Ship
Broken Ship



Singkep Island

The Protagonists

Part One – The Proposition

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Part Two – The Plan

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Part Three – The Operation

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

Chapter 45

Chapter 46

Chapter 47


Michael started his career on the training ship HMS Conway and went to sea as a Cadet with P&O.

He was promoted to master on a deep sea tow vessel at the age of 32. He then commanded a wide variety of ships including general cargo, passenger, reefer, heavy lift, container, bulk carriers, anchor handlers, supply vessels, response and rescue vessels in the north sea, oil field support vessels in Nigeria, middle trade multi-purpose vessels in the Black Sea and Baltic.

Michael served 35 years in the Royal Naval Reserve and for 10 years he represented shipmasters on the Council of Numast. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute and a Younger Brother of Trinity House.

Michael retired from the sea in March 2007 after 50 years seagoing and 35 years in command. He now works with Witherby Seamanship International as a Senior Advisor and Technical Author.

Title: Pirate Ship
Number of Pages: 400
Product Code: WS1448K
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-688-1 (9781856096881), ISBN 10: 1-85609-688-2 (1856096882)
Published Date: March 2015
Binding Format: Paperback
Book Height: 180 mm
Book Width: 110 mm
Book Spine: 25 mm
Weight: 0.40 kg
Author: Michael Lloyd

Customer Reviews

Ongoing Thrill Review by Nikolaos Chalaris
The familiar team from previous adventures on globe's oceans is this time back in Asia. With more action and agony they once again suceed. Captain Lloyd is closing this ending this series of Nautical Adventures with a story that will keep reader interested until the end. (Posted on 09/08/2015)
Indestructable characters return for a thrilling new adventure Review by Nautilus Telegraph May 2015
From the prolific pen of Nautilus Council member Michael Lloyd comes this latest in a series of rip-roaring thrillers which tap into some of the big themes affecting seafarers – such as war risks, passenger ship safety and now piracy.

It completes a trilogy featuring what must be the most danger-prone mariners to have gone to sea – having barely survived previous escapades in the Congo and on a rust bucket offshore supply vessel sailing across the Atlantic.

This time Captain Harry Andrews and his colleagues reunite in a mission of revenge following a violent ‘pirate’ attack in the Malacca Straits, which is described in stomach-churning detail in the opening pages.

Hauled out of semi-retirement cruising the Caribbean on a yacht by the offer of a trip to Singapore, Harry thinks he is going to investigate the mysterious death of his close friend Sandy. But of course, nothing is as it first appears and both the initial attack and Harry’s subsequent avenging voyage come with more twists and turns than an Alpine road.

While the dialogue can sometimes come across as a bit clunky, there are some passages with excellent descriptive flourishes and Mike Lloyd turns up the tension as the book races towards the inevitable final showdown. It’s an enjoyable romp – and there’s a hint that even this death defying adventure may not be sufficient to kill off some of the key characters.
(Posted on 30/04/2015)

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