Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Apr

2

1943

U-Boat ace of U-124 sunk by HMS Black Swan

The Flower class corvette HMS Stonecrop.

There were ships that had seen scores of long-drawn out actions, and still came back cheerfully for more; there were men – British and Allied sailors – who dared all, not as a job for money but simply as a chosen habit, who returned to the same task and the same run after two or even three hideous ordeals as survivors, who stuck to oil-tankers as other people stick to one brand of bottled beer.