Douglas Reeman, British author, Died at 92


Douglas Edward Reeman was born on October 15, 1924, and died on January 23, 2017.

He was a British author.

He has written many historical fiction books on the Royal Navy, mainly set during either World War II or the Napoleonic Wars.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1940, at the age of 16, and served during World War II and the Korean War.

Eventually, Reeman rose to the rank of lieutenant.

Also to being an author, he has also taught the art of navigation for yachting and served as a technical advisor for films.

He married Canadian Kimberley Jordan in 1985.

His debut novel, A Prayer for the Ship was published in 1958.

Reeman’s pseudonym Alexander Kent was the name of a friend and naval officer who died during the Second World War.

Douglas Reeman was most famous for his series of Napoleonic naval stories, whose central character is Richard Bolitho, and, later, his nephew, Adam.

Reeman also wrote a series of novels about several generations of the Blackwood family who served in the Royal Marines from the 1850s to the 1970s, and a non-fiction account of his World War II experiences, D-Day: A Personal Reminiscence (1984).

Douglas Reeman passed away at 92 years old.