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In my copies of Post Captain and HMS Surprise (Norton paperback editions), there are references (Chapter 12 and Chapter 2, respectively) to Orion blowing up during the Battle of the Nile. Er...shouldn't it be L'Orient?

I was just wondering if it says Orion in other editions as well?

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In my copies of Post Captain and HMS Surprise (Norton paperback editions), there are references (Chapter 12 and Chapter 2, respectively) to Orion blowing up during the Battle of the Nile. Er...shouldn't it be L'Orient?

I was just wondering if it says Orion in other editions as well?



.......checked out my copies which are PC (Fontana & a large print Thorndike) and HMSS (Fontana) and both quote erroneously the Orion, but then remembered I had got a third copy, a Harper Collins, and checking that out reveals that this edition contains reference to L'Orient, so they'd put it right by then.

I'm no deep expert on AoS, just an enthusiastic armchair sailor, and I think POB seems reasonably accurate. Comments, please?

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Okay. I've found some discrepancies in the books. I'm referring to the U.S. Norton paperback editions.

In Master and Commander, Mowett is referred to as "James." In The Ionian Mission he is "William."

Also the name of Wray...the guy who cheats at cards and becomes the acting 2nd secretary at the Admiralty. In Desolation Island it was "Andrew," then it was "Edmund" in Surgeon's Mate (Ch. 1), and now I find in Ionian Mission (Ch. 1) it's "Andrew" again.

Anyone with different editions willing to check up on the names and let me know if the same discrepancies appear in their books?

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Most of mine are Harper Collins, and certainly the four you mentioned are. I've delved them out of my library (my proud boast for new shelving along one length of our little spare room), and will check when I get a minute.

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Further to my last:

I agree Mowett is named as "James" in M&C :?

Reference Wray;

- in Desolation Island he's named as Andrew

- Surgeon's Mate, I can quickly only find reference to "Wray" or "Mr Wray", but will continue looking in case my eyes are deceiving me. :D

- Ionian Mission, he's named as Andrew

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In Surgeon's Mate, I believe the reference I noted is in Ch. 1.

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I've been through Chapter 1 several times now, and I can't see any reference to an Edmund. How strange! :lol:

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Ah, sorry. Ch. 1 is where his name first crops up. I skimmed through the book and found the reference in Ch. 4. It's in the scene where Maturin goes to visit Sir Joseph Blaine (p. 115 in my edition).

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Yes, the same here in my Harper Collins - page 115; was so curious I got the book out again and flicked through it, before I retire for the night

Edmund it is!! :lol:

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Another name discrepancy it seems. The editions I'm referring to are the Norton paperbacks. In Ionian Mission, Midshipman Calamy's name is Peter, while in Treason's Harbour it's Edward (Chapter 4, p.112 in my edition). If someone has a different edition, can you check if yours is the same?

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Edward Callamy it is in the HarperCollins edition. :)

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And again...

The first name of Master's Mate Honey is "Joseph" in The Ionian Mission. In The Far Side of the World it's "William" (Chapter 2).

Maybe he should have kept better notes?
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It's "William" in HarperCollins FSOTW. :)

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Another error appears in "The Commodore", page 33 of the Norton US edition. Stephen is relating to the intelligence committee the events that occurred in "The Truelove" ("Clarissa Oakes" to our UK friends):

"The Nutmeg defeated the discontened chief and captured both Dutourd and his ship.."

In reality, is was the Surprise that made the visit to Moahu; in fact, Jack and Stephen had transferred from the Nutmeg long before (a book and a half prior, in the POB universe). It was in Surprise that they found the girls on Sweeting's island and visited Australia, prior to leaving to intercept the Franklin at Moahu.

While Stephen is a lubber, he knows the Surprise from other ships, and, besides, in his verbal report to the Committee I'd expect him to be precise.

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Pellew or Pellow?

The lieutenant known as "Spotted Dick" was flag lieutenant to a vice-admiral—Pellew in The Reverse of the Medal (Ch. 1) versus Pellow in The Thirteen Gun Salute (Ch. 4). The copies I refer to are the US Norton paperback editions. Is it the same in the UK editions?

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