The Dark Frigate Author:Charles Boardman Hawes Illustrations. 264 pp. Ages 12 and up. Pub: 10/96. In 17th century England, a terrible accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear of his life. He signs on with a frigate bound for Newfoundland. But when the ship is seized midocean by pirates, Philip is forced to join them on their murderous expeditions. This is a classic Newb... more »ery Award-winning pirate adventure.« less
The Dark Frigate seemed a little slow in places, but turned out to be okay. It is set in the 17th century London where Philip Marsham flees after a terrible accident and signs on with the Rose of Devon, a dark frigate bound for Newfoundland. During the voyage, the frigate is seized by pirates and Philip is forced to join them.