After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.
Captain Jack Aubrey
Dr. Stephen Maturin
1st Lt. Tom Pullings
William Warley, Cpt. of Mizzentop
2nd Lt. William Mowett