Category Archives: Captain Lord Thomas Cochrane

Narrative fiction concerning Captain Lord Cochrane’s life. These stories were written for an earlier version of the book and placed here because some people really liked them.

Speedy vs. El Gamo

In one of the most brilliant single-ship actions ever fought, Thomas captured El Gamo in the Mediterranean in 1801, while a young Master and Commander of the Speedy.

Thomas takes El Gamo

Captain Lord Cochrane, thrust his head through the skylight of his cabin to allow him to stand upright, placed the open hatch on the quarterdeck, set his shaving gear on a towel on the teak planks, and began his morning shave. Lieutenant Parker and Midshipman Cochrane, on watch, moved aside on hearing the hatch open […]