(1905 - 1974)
A painter, educator, graphic artist and illustrator, Dwight Shepler was a Navy combat artist during World War II from 1942 to 1946 and was awarded a Bronze Star for his achievements.
Hornblower in the West Indies, or alternately Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies is one of the novels in the series C. S. Forester wrote about fictional Royal Navy officer Horatio Hornblower.
All the other novels in the series take place during the wars with revolutionary and Napoleonic France. This one takes place when Britain is was at peace, May 1821 - October 1823. Hornblower has been promoted to Rear Admiral and has been named in command of the West Indies station, i.e. the Caribbean, with a squadron consisting of three frigates and fourteen brigs and schooners. While it is the last Hornblower novel chronologically, at least one short story (The Last Encounter) is set after the events in this novel.
In the Royal Navy of the early nineteenth century, promotion from captain to admiral was based solely on seniority. Hornblower was made a captain in 1805. The distinguished officer Edward Berry was promoted to captain in 1797, and did not become a rear-admiral until 1821. Thus, seniority should not have brought promotion to rear-admiral to Hornblower until the mid-1830s or later.
Hornblower has been promoted to Rear Admiral and has been named in command of the West Indies station, i.e. the Caribbean, with a squadron consisting of three frigates and fourteen brigs and schooners.