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Lord Cochrane's Brig Speedy by Roy Cross. This was Cochrane's first command a 14gun brig which he had several highly successful cruises in capturing over 50 prizes including the 32 gun Spanish Zebec Gamo off Barcelona in 1801(the basis for PatrickO'Brien's first lucky Jacky Aubrey novel "Master and Commander", which includes Aubrey's capture of Spanish xebec-frigate Cacafuego, whilst commanding the Brig Sophie)

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Connecting the existing floors of a traditional Valletta townhouse with a contemporary rooftop extension, the form of this suspended staircase lies somewhere between interior architecture and sculptural installation. Inspired in part by a hanging s

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The definitive British Navy expert when recounting the 18th century sailing ships. And Patrick Tull the consummate reader of these tales of Captain Jack Aubrey and his sidekick Irish surgeon, Dr. Stephen Maturin.

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Reading Empowerment: User becomes stronger, faster, more durable, etc. from reading books. Some users may be able draw sustenance from the book or even stop/slow aging. The user's power increases with everything they read. Some users can develop specific powers found within the book. Ex. Knowing how to sail after reading a book about pirates.

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