This is the ship that helped start it all. The Last-Gentleman-Of-War, and especially the one I read first as a young kid, Swan of the East, have been read many times. The ship's war record and the example of her Skipper, Karl Friedrich Max von Müller helped draw me into this line of work more than about anything.
Yea, I know, not a big gun ship. Doesn't have to be. It is all in the attitude. Tough and pretty. Just right.