Fictional Sea Captains
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This subject includes well-known fictional captains and vessels from literature and the arts. Both ships and submarines have been included.
In 'Moby Dick' by Herman Melville
In Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island'.
In 'Master and Commander' by Patrick O'Brian, 1970 - the first book in the series of stories of Captain Jack Aubrey and naval surgeon Stephen Maturin.
From 'H.M.S. Pinafore', or 'The Lass that Loved a Sailor', a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert. It is one of the Savoy Operas, and the first big hit by Gilbert and Sullivan. It opened at the Opera Comique in London on May 25 1878.
In Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel ‘Treasure Island’. Long John Silver was the quartermaster on the Walrus.
From 'The Poseidon Adventure', a 1972 film based on a novel by Paul Gallico. Captain Harrison was played by Lesley Nielson. "Captain Harrison: [discussing the approaching wave] It seems to be piling up in those shallows... By the way, happy New Year."
Hook is the villain of J. M. Barrie's play and novel Peter Pan. He is a pirate captain and Peter Pan's nemesis.
A submarine in 'The Hunt for Red October', a novel by Tom Clancy. The story follows the intertwined adventures of Soviet submarine captain Marko Aleksandrovich Ramius and CIA analyst Jack (John Patrick) Ryan. In the 1990 movie 'The Hunt for Red October' Sean Connery played Marko Ramius.
The submarine in '20,000 Leagues Under The Sea' by Jules Verne, 1870.
A Pirate Story by John Ryan, 1957. The nicest and daftest pirate on the seven seas.
From 'The Caine Mutiny', a 1951 Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Herman Wouk. In the movie of the same name Queeg was played by Humphrey Bogart.
Portrayed by Humphrey Bogart in the movie The African Queen (1951).
A fictional character from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and is loosely based on the old seaman's legend of Davy Jones’ Locker. Jones made his first appearance as the main antagonist in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest portrayed by actor Bill Nighy through Motion capture. The Flying Dutchman (a feared ghost ship featured in nautical lore by the same name) roams the seas in search of souls to serve upon his vessel for a century.
From 'Captains Courageous', an 1897 novel, by Rudyard Kipling, that follows the adventures of fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne Jr., the arrogant and spoiled son of a railroad tycoon.
From the series of novels by C. S. Forester.
Horatio Hornblower's command in the first Hornblower novel that C.S. Forester wrote -- The Happy Return (or Beat to Quarters). This was the frigate in which Hornblower beats the two-decker Natividad -- twice.
Argo was the ship on which Jason and the Argonauts sailed from Iolcus to retrieve the Golden Fleece.
The Dawn Treader was a Narnian ship in the fictional world of Chronicles of Narnia by C.S.Lewis. It was built by King Caspian X and is featured primarily in the book The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.The Dawn Treader has a gilded bow that resembles a dragon's head and wings.
In 'The Sea Wolf' by Jack London.
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