Just finished reading this excellent novel which deserves to be better known. It has a lot of well developed characters which gives good insight at all levels of the ships company and contains probably the best description of the Battle of Cape St. Vincent I've read in a fiction novel. It also seems to have a well developed back story for the characters as you get hints of their past on the 'Proteus' (renamed 'Vigilant' in later editions) which leaves you wanting to know more. If you haven't read it, I recommend it and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Description of: The Jackass Frigate
Author: Alaric Bond