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Beneath the Waves: A History of HM Submarine Losses by A.S Evans

By A.S Evans

Since the start of the Royal military Submarine carrier in 1901, 173 submarines were misplaced and in lots of situations with their complete staff. warfare necessarily takes a heavy toll: in global struggle by myself – 341 officer and 2,801 scores did not go back to harbour. The lack of team of workers was once approximately comparable to the power of the Submarine Arm on the outbreak of war.

Between the 1st loss, A1 in 1904, and the final, Artemis in 1971, lie many tales within which cool nerve was once a great deal in facts and you possibly can wonder on the break out of the one survivor of Perseus; and of the sinking of Olympus from which the few survivors needed to swim seven miles prior to receiving aid; and of Surgeon-Lieutenant Charles Rhodes who died that others may perhaps stay. those and lots of different bills of submarine get away are defined inside of this background – and each time attainable within the phrases of survivors or witnesses.

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