Friday, June 29, 2012

Jun

29

1942

Yet another ship torpedoed off Florida

U Boat crews enjoyed a warm reception when they returned to base. Amilitary band on the quayside at St Nazaire, June 1942.

The whole of the after part of the ship was ablaze and the fire was beginning to creep towards the port side of the midship housing when, under the direction of the second mate, Mr P Sydney we were able to alert some of the engineers who escaped from their cabins, for a few minutes chaos reigned and then we attempted to release the starboard bridge life-boat….