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Stories categorised in 'North Atlantic and Arctic'. These stories may contain references to other themes.

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HMS Whelp: Reminiscences of a Young Naval Officericon for Recommended story

There was one period – I think during the journey from Trincomalee to Sydney – when we took on...

Lady Luck Part Three: Battle of the North Cape 1943icon for Recommended story

LADY LUCK Part Three Boxing Day, 26th December 1943, we were up in north Russia at the north cape, we were...

The Atlantic Divide: Evacuated to Americaicon for Recommended story

My father, a member of the Economics Faculty of Cambridge University, had recently written a book entitled...

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The C.O. held a full battalion parade and explained that the War Office had been most impressed with our...

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...

HMS Edinburghicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

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

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...

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...

Thursday 13th August 1942: 120 Squadron RAF Coastal Commandicon for Recommended story

As the aircraft hit the sea, George was thrown forward between the pilots seats, there was a heavy inrush...

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...

Sunk Twice in One Month in the Atlantic in 1943icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

It was on a run from Takoradi in West Africa to Liverpool with a cargo of palm oil, groundnuts and mahogany...

Escorting Convoys in the North Atlantic on HMS 'Bulldog'icon for Recommended story

About halfway between Halifax and Iceland we received orders to scatter the convoy as the German battleship...

My War at Sea: Onboard HMS Southampton, HMS Warspite, HMS Pytchley and HMS Nubianicon for Recommended story

In the end, we were the last convoy to leave Norway and, very luckily for us, were twenty four hours behind...

Corvette Commander on North Atlantic Anti-submarine Duty: Part 2icon for Recommended story

I arrived as ordered and found my office and quarters were on the HMS 'Dunluce Castle', which was...

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Over the years he regaled me with his stories, he let me into his rollicking world of illiterate trawler...

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Alfred Longbottom of Halifax in West Yorkshire spent the Second World War years in the Royal Navy and three...

My WW2 Service in the Merchant Navyicon for Recommended story

Merchant Navy 'Pools' were established at all the main ports and all shipping was controlled by the...

Wartime Memories-Charles Reeveicon for Recommended story

When the time came, when I was sixteen, I joined the Royal Navy as a boy, training for boys in the Royal...

The loss of MV Anchisesicon for Recommended story

At 10.30am the Captain gave the order for all passengers, stewards and firemen to take to the boats, as the...

Through Fire and Ice - Austin Byrne MNicon for Recommended story

We met in a lifeboat, in the Barents Sea 120 miles north of Russia, in the winter of 1942, when my ship...

Thank God we have a Navyicon for Recommended story

Assailed by a Navigating Officer whose mishaps would have ruined the insurance company for which he worked...

George's Enigmatic Taleicon for Recommended story

We were soon fully occupied in our duties as novice stokers, as the Bulldog was an escort for Merchant...

Growing Up Quickly: Onboard HMS Devonshireicon for Recommended story

We sailed one night from Scapa, the Commander in Chief flying his flag in the Battleship H.M.S. Duke of...

William Carmichael: HMS Loch Killinicon for Recommended story

After doing a three year stint in the Mediterranean Sea on the ships HMS Griffin destroyer, HMS Flamingo a...

Sinking of the Arandora Star: A Donegal Perspectiveicon for Recommended story

The Arandora Star was on her way to Canada during the second year of the war with 1,560 Italian prisoners...

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She married Chief Officer Donald Orr Harvey of the Merchant Navy in 1940, an officer who always took his...

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