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    Re: Jack Aubrey's fixing of longitude
    From: Gary LaPook
    Date: 2011 Jun 19, 12:57 -0700

    Yes they are fictional but are based on true reports contained in the "Naval Journal" which contained the written reports from the captains of the Royal Navy. This was how information transmitted to the entire fleet prior to email. All the battles in the Aubrey books are taken from these written reports by the actual participants only the names were changed to put the "Surprise" into the action.

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