Sailing Navies features information about various aspects of naval operations during the period 1650-1850 and is intended as a resource for anyone interested in the Age of Fighting Sail and naval history. For fans of nautical fiction (C.S. Forester, Alexander Kent, Patrick O'Brian, Dudley Pope, etc.), there is the Age of Sail Fiction section which includes extensive author, character, and ship listings. Interested in discussions and sharing ideas and information? Visit the ad-free, moderated Sailing Navies Forum!