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X-Craft Diver 1943 - Part 1icon for Recommended story

That means going down to HMS Varbel at Port Bannatyne on Bute, and having a trial run at being a diver on...

The Death of a Minesweeper.icon for Recommended story

I was the first newcomer to join the ship, and as such, Arthur, who became a great friend, took me under...

Recollections of World War II by Lt.Cdr.W.P.Edneyicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

It subsequently transpired that the U-Boat we had sunk was U100, captained by a Lieut.Capt.Schwepke, a...

MTB 17 and "Flowers of the Field"icon for Recommended story

What is fascinating is how this book brought out the brotherhood of the sea between a German and a British...

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On the evening of the next day Harrier had just completed re-fuelling from a tanker in the Kola Inlet, when...

Dunkirk: HMS 'Worcester'icon for Recommended story

A dozen Stukas attack the mole, and two destroyers and a few trawlers alongside suffer damage. The...

A Life Under the Ocean Waves: History of a Royal Marine Divericon for Recommended story

After a short time in the Transit Camp a detachment of Diving Officer, Lt. Park, myself and attendant Jock...

HMS Terrapin's Final War Patrolicon for Recommended story

Terrapin left Fremantle for what proved to be her final war patrol on 20 April 1945 and passed northward...

A Week in Belgiumicon for Recommended story

With the advent of bombs and bursts of machine-gun fire from German aircraft strafing the sands, the lines...

To Murmansk and Back on the SS 'Atlantic'icon for Recommended story

The voyage from the UK to Iceland had been this officer's first taste of the sea, and apparently...

Bob Bloom's Dunkirkicon for Recommended story

Prior to Dunkirk we were in the first and second battle of Narvik and we were also in the evacuation of...

Bari Raid, 2nd December 1943icon for Recommended story

MTB's 81, 242 and 243, although only partly crewed, started up and crept around the harbour, picking up...

Serving on "H.M.S. Volage" in the East Indies Fleet 1944 - 45 by Leslie Atkinsonicon for Recommended story

Back in Durban, another member of our flotilla had arrived – “H.M.S. Virago” for repairs...

HMS Wastwatericon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The U-boat was intercepted and boarded by HMCS Niagara and HMS Burwell, HMS Wastwater assisted with other...

From Alex, With Love: Drafted to HMS 'Eridge'icon for Recommended story

On the 12th, we put to sea from Alexandria with the cruiser HMS Carlisle, two other Hunt-class destroyers,...

Anecdotes from Life as a POW Taken by the Italiansicon for Recommended story

On Christmas Day 1941, the Italians took advantage of the festive season to rush us across to Italy in one...

Fred Todd's Account of a Russian Convoyicon for Recommended story

The Aircraft Carrier releases some Hurricane's and they speed away to intercept the Germans but...

Anecdotes from Life as a POW: In Servigliano, Italyicon for Recommended story

Memories from D-Day and Beyondicon for Recommended story

Shortly after our arrival a returning force of landing craft close to us was shelled by a German battery...

Music Hall Lifeboatmenicon for Recommended story

Hailing us from the beach was Dicky, and we reached him almost without him stepping into the sea again......

The Sinking of HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulseicon for Recommended story

No-one seems to have heard of the awful event of 10 December 1941, when HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Repulse...

Life in the Services 1939-46, Chapter 3icon for Recommended story

All the girls told us we were going to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. After about ten days steaming Westward we...

Dunkirk - HMS Graftonicon for Recommended story

Out of the morning mist appeared a destroyer escorting a cross channel steamer the S.S.Malines which tied...

Miracles at Sea: From Sullom Voe to Newcastleicon for Recommended story

HMS Electra had struck our shipside just forward of my cabin, and the forward bulkhead of my cabin had been...

Hole in the NAAFIicon for Recommended story

We, the crew of LCVP 1028, i.e. coxwain Pony Moore, stoker/driver Arthur, deck hand Rohmey and me, were on...

The Admiralty Regret...icon for Recommended story

A true eyewitness account by Philip Munro of the loss of the cruisers “Dorsetshire” and...

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