I have to recommend a new book trilogy that I am totally enamoured with, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series. If you like Patrick O’Brien and dragons you will probably like this series set at the time of the Napoleonic Wars. The English Navy captures a dragon egg from the French and so it begins.
Not as much Naval data as the Jack Aubrey series but lots of detail on the Dragon Aviator Corps. The series ranges from Britain to Africa to China then back through Turkey to Prussia and on.
Enjoy a new author!