Douglas Reeman is a British author of historical naval fiction, both under his real name and as Alexander Kent. In real life, Reeman enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1940 when he was 16 and served during World War II and the Korean War. He writes the Richard Bolitho series as well as the Blackwood Family series (aka Royal Marines).

Douglas Reeman became a published author in 1958 with the standalone title A Prayer for the Ship. Below is a list of Douglas Reeman’s books in order of when they were first published (as well as in chronological order when necessary):

Publication Order of Richard Bolitho Books


To Glory We Steer(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Form Line of Battle!(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy in Sight(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flag Captain(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sloop of War(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Command a King's Ship(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Signal - Close Action!(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richard Bolitho, Midshipman(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stand Into Danger(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passage to Mutiny(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inshore Squadron(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Gallant Company(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tradition of Victory(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Success to the Brave(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colours Aloft!(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honour This Day(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With All Despatch(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Only Victor(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Reef(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Darkening Sea(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For My Country's Freedom(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross of St. George(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of Honour(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second to None(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Relentless Pursuit(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man of War(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Band of Brothers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of Oak(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the King's Name(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Richard Bolitho Books


Richard Bolitho, Midshipman(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Midshipman Bolitho and the Avenger(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Band of Brothers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stand Into Danger(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Gallant Company(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sloop of War(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Glory We Steer(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Command a King's Ship(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Passage to Mutiny(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With All Despatch(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Form Line of Battle!(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Enemy in Sight(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Flag Captain(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Signal - Close Action!(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Inshore Squadron(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Tradition of Victory(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Success to the Brave(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Colours Aloft!(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Honour This Day(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Only Victor(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the Reef(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Darkening Sea(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For My Country's Freedom(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cross of St. George(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sword of Honour(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Second to None(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Relentless Pursuit(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Man of War(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heart of Oak(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the King's Name(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Blackwood Family Books


Badge of Glory(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The First to Land(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horizon(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dust on the Sea(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Knife Edge(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


A Prayer for the Ship(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
High Water(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Send a Gunboat(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dive in the Sun(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hostile Shore(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Raider(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
H.M.S. Saracen(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
With Blood and Iron(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Path of the Storm(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deep Silence(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pride and the Anguish(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Risks Unknown(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Greatest Enemy(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rendezvous - South Atlantis(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
His Majesty's U-Boat(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Destroyers(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winged Escort(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Surface with Daring(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strike from the Sea(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ship Must Die(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Torpedo Run(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Volunteers(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Pirate(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Danger's Hour(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Guns(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Killing Ground(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sunset(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dawn Like Thunder(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Battlecruiser(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Valour(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Twelve Seconds to Live(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glory Boys(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections Books


Douglas Reeman Introduces Sea Captains' Tales(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Against the Sea(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D-Day: A Personal Reminiscence(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Richard Bolitho was written under the pseudonym Alexander Kent. His Majesty’s U-Boat was also published under the title Go In and Sink.

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