H M S Saracen

H M S Saracen

Malta 1941.

Author: Douglas Reeman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781407010359

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Malta 1941. To most people HMS Saracen is just an ugly, obsolete ship with an equally ugly recent history: her last commander is due for court-martial after shelling the troops he was sent to protect. But to Captain Richard Chesnaye she brings back memories - memories of the First World War when he and the old monitor went through the Gallipoli campaign together. It seems that captain and ship are both past their best. But as the war enters a new phase Chesnaye senses the possibility of a fresh, significant role - for him and the Saracen.
Categories: Fiction

A Geographical Description of the Spratly Islands and an Account of Hydrographic Surveys Amongst Those Islands

A Geographical Description of the Spratly Islands and an Account of Hydrographic Surveys Amongst Those Islands

After surveying Pratas Reef, with the intention of locating a suitable position for
building a lighthouse, Saracen was sent south to Bangka Strait. In 1862, Staff
Commander Reed, HMS Rifleman, commenced a detailed survey of the
Dangerous ...

Author: D. J. Hancox

Publisher: IBRU

ISBN: 9781897643181

Category: Hydrographic surveying

Page: 88

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Categories: Hydrographic surveying

Twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

(Ty) John Welsh John Welsh served as Temporary Leading Telegraphist on the
Saracen between 1 October 1942 and 1 May 1943. HMS Saracen was his
second submarine. After serving over two years on the Atlantic convoys, he was ...

Author: Janet Kinrade Dethick

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781326063207

Category: History

Page: 292

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During her distinguished career, submarine HMS Saracen was responsible for sinking thousands of tons of Axis shipping. But in August 1943 her luck ran out when she was mortally wounded by depth charges from two Italian corvettes, the last Allied submarine to be sunk by the Italians. Forced to surface, she was scuttled by her crew who were taken prisoner. But HMS Saracen's story is more than the story of a submarine. It is the story of her crew and their experiences both before and after her loss. From the cat and mouse games of war at sea to their harrowing escape from their stricken ship, from being sent to Dachau to finding themselves on a POW train bombed by the Americans, from being shot by the Germans to being assisted by the Rome Escape Line, from being sheltered by Italian families to joining the partisans, their stories of escape, of flight, of capture, are as varied as the men themselves. But their shared goal was to return home safely to their families and sadly some never did.
Categories: History

HMS Alliance

HMS Alliance

Close-up of crew with Petty Officer William Waller, coxswain at the wheel. Right:
HMS X24 X craft on display at The Royal Navy Submarine Museum. Below: HMS
Saracen returning to Algiers with her Jolly Roger flying. 1943. Above: HMS X24 ...

Author: Bob Mealing

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 9781841657028

Category: History

Page: 304

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This is a beautiful and informative guidebook and history of HMS Alliance. HMS Alliance was laid down at the Vickers Shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness on 13 March 1945. Allied forces had entered Germany and the defeat of Hitler's Third Reich was just weeks away. In the Far East, the war with Japan was at its height. HMS Alliance and the other A Class submarines under construction had been designed for the Pacific in World War Two. Following the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States in August 1945, the Japanese surrendered and the war was finally at an end. When HMS Alliance entered service in 1947, Britain was still subject to economic austerity and wartime rationing. The first signs of tension between the Western Allies and the Soviet Union were apparent and the British Empire was beginning to break up. Over the next three decades, Alliance performed many different roles in the post-war Cold War era. She operated all over the world and many hundreds of submariners served in her during the course of her 26 years in commission. In 1958, her familiar appearance as a World War Two-era submarine changed dramatically when she was comprehensively modernised to meet the demands of Cold War submarine operations. Alliance was streamlined and made quieter and faster underwater because her new role included countering the submarines of the Soviet Union. In 1973 Alliance was finally paid off at HMS Dolphin in Gosport, then the home of the Royal Navy Submarine Service. For a few years Alliance served as a static training submarine, but in 1979 the Navy embarked on the ambitious task of preserving Alliance as the last surviving submarine from World War Two. In 1982, HMS Alliance went on display to the public for the first time as an historic ship, and also as a memorial to more than 5,300 submariners who had given their lives serving in Royal Navy submarines.
Categories: History

The British Invasion of the River Plate 1806 1807

The British Invasion of the River Plate  1806   1807

HMS Saracen log ADM 51/1712; HMS Dolores log ADM 51/1926; HMS Flying
Fish log ADM 51/4449; HMS Medusa log ADM 51/1708; HMS Fly log ADM 51/
1652; HMS Encounter log ADM 51/2005; Anon, An Authentic Narrative of the ...

Author: Ben Hughes

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473829923

Category: History

Page: 240

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In 1806 a British expeditionary force captured Buenos Aires. Over the next eighteen months, Britain was sucked into a costly campaign on the far side of the world. The Spaniards were humbled on the battlefield and Montevideo was taken by storm, but the campaign ended in disaster when 6000 redcoats and riflemen surrendered following a bloody battle in the streets of the Argentine capital. So ended one of the most humiliating and neglected episodes of the entire Napoleonic Wars.In The British Invasion of the River Plate Ben Hughes tells the story of this forgotten campaign in graphic detail. His account is based on research carried out across two continents. It draws on contemporary newspaper reports, official documents and the memoirs, letters and journals of the men who were there.He describes the initially successful British invasion, which was stopped when their troops were surrounded in Buenos Aires main square and forced to surrender, and the second British attack which was eventually defeated too. His narrative covers the course of the entire campaign and its aftermath. While focusing on the military and political aspects of the campaign, his book gives an insight into the actions of the main protagonists William Carr Beresford, Sir Home Popham, Santiago de Liniers and Black Bob Craufurd and into the experiences of the forgotten rank and file.He also considers the long-term impact of the campaign on the fortunes of the opposing sides. Many of the British survivors went on to win glory in the Peninsular War. For the Uruguayans and Argentines, their victory gave them a sense of national pride that would eventually encourage them to wrest their independence from Spain.
Categories: History

Sunken Ships World War II

Sunken Ships World War II

HMS Saracen 14 August 1943 Depth charged off Corsica by Italian CVT Minerva
On 7th August 1943 whilst on patrol of Bastia, HMS Saracen was spotted by the
Italian corvettes Minerva and Eutepe who attacked with an accurate pattern of ...

Author: Karl E. Heden

Publisher: Branden Books

ISBN: 9780828321181

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 246

Sunken Ships of World War II is truly one of the greatest compendiums of naval history that has ever been put together. Not only does it give an exhaustive chronology of events and ac-tions of the United States Navy, it also contains listings of the Al-lies (American and English) and of the Axis (Japanese, German and Italian) naval losses wherever they took place. Each of the more than 350 pages of this book is packed with minute informa-tion on each sunken vessel. Entries also include the most available information on the commanders, crews, size, displacement and location in degrees of each vessel, the battles, the forces, and just about any other particular information of interest on each vessel. By any measurement Sunken Ships of World War II stands alone for its depth and breath of the information revealed in its detailed pages
Categories: History

The China Pilot

The China Pilot

JOHN S. ELLMAN , Commander H.M.S. Salamander , 1851-54 . DAVID WILDER
, Master H.M.S. Salamander , 1853-4 . J.C.D. HAY , Commander ... JOHN
RICHARDS , Master Commanding H.M.S. Saracen , 1854 . SIEBOLD , Chart of
the ...

Author: Great Britain. Hydrographic Department

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924023946969

Category: Pilot guides

Page:

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Categories: Pilot guides

A Directory for the Navigation of the Indian Archipelago China and Japan from the Straits of Malacca and Sunda and the Passages East of Java

A Directory for the Navigation of the Indian Archipelago  China  and Japan  from the Straits of Malacca and Sunda  and the Passages East of Java

... comprising the Thousand Islands , & c . , has been more recently examined .
Banka Strait has been excellently surveyed by Lieuts . Stanton and Reed , R.N. ,
in H.M.S. Saracen , in 1859-60 ; and this important service has discovered a
more ...

Author: Alexander George Findlay

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B377762

Category: Pilot guides

Page: 1325

View: 970

Categories: Pilot guides

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle

The Nautical Magazine and Naval Chronicle

By Mr. W. Stanton, R.N., Commanding H.M.S.Saracen.” Ship Charlotte Jane,
Singapore, November 21st, 1860. Dear Sir.—Being persuaded that you are at all
times ready to give publicity to any information calculated to benefit the shipping
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11036349

Category:

Page:

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Categories:

Blue Jackets

Blue Jackets

Page Account of Rescue of Boat's Crew of H.M.S. " Wolverine , ' by Lieut . Arthur
Burrard Kingston , R.N. , Jan. 16 , 1840 ; also , of his Saving the Life of a Boy of
H.M.S. ' Saracen , ' March 13 , 1840 - 314 Boy's Life saved by Lieut .

Author: William Henry Giles Kingston

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112065541416

Category: Great Britain

Page: 434

View: 686

Categories: Great Britain

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society

Journal of the Royal Statistical Society

43 December 2nd H. M. S. Wanderer . 119 23rd Reglano ....... 55 1841. February
16th H. M. S. Termagant 2 March 25th H. M. S. Saracen . 3 May 20th Josephina 3
December 18th Formigo ..... 2 1842. March 14th H. M. S. Pluto . 10 April 27th ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000066993063

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

The China Sea Directory

The China Sea Directory

The space between Sitajam point and Little Sidili , was sounded over by H.M.S.
Saracen ; no danger was discovered , and the depths were found to decrease
gradually towards the shore . It was formerly a common practice for vessels
bound ...

Author: Great Britain. Hydrographic Department

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822033855651

Category: Pilot guides

Page:

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Categories: Pilot guides

Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts

Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts

H.M.S. Reynard N. E. Point 66 w ... & d . D Proposed Light 78 36 w ... 90 10 46
W. B. 20 ... M J. Richards , Master Comms H.M.S. SARACEN . Assisted by M. J. H.
Kerr , Master ( ' omm H.M.S. DOVE . 1 M : W. Bladiney . Ass ! Pay ? M. J. H. Ellis .

Author: Matthew Fontaine Maury

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10058563

Category:

Page: 874

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Categories:

The quarterly journal of science

The quarterly journal of science

CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD , * Naturalist on board of H.M.S. ' Serpent . ... is too
often concealed by the thick fogs which prevail during the N.E. The Pratas reef
and island were surveyed by H.M.S. ' Saracen , ' J. Richards master commanding
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11046124

Category:

Page:

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Personal Narrative of a Voyage to Japan Kamtschatka Siberia Tartary and Various Parts of Coast of China in H M S Barracouta

Personal Narrative of a Voyage to Japan  Kamtschatka  Siberia  Tartary  and Various Parts of Coast of China  in H  M  S  Barracouta

I did not take much interest in the prices of the edibles, so I take the liberty of
copying from a paper of Mr. Richards, commanding H.M.S. Saracen, a list of
JAPANESE POLITENESS—FIRE-PROOF STORES. 361 In walking through the
streets of.

Author: John M. Tronson

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10468389

Category: East Asia

Page: 414

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Categories: East Asia

The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society

The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society

Mr. Richards , Master R.N. , has arrived at Hong Kong , in the command of H.M.S.
Saracen , and will soon contribute his share to our knowledge of the Eastern
seas . New Zealand . - Commander Byron Drury , in H.M.S. Pandora , though
only a ...

Author: Royal Geographical Society

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10430494

Category:

Page:

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The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London

The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London

Besides some minor additions to our charts , Mr. Richards , of H.M.S.Saracen , '
and his staff , have completed a fresh survey of the river Min , leading up to the
populous town of Fu - chau - fu , the centre of the tea districts , which is now in the
 ...

Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010945817

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

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Includes list of members.
Categories: Electronic journals