Fighting Destroyer - The Story of HMS Petard

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In Petards first commission from 1942 to 1944, she sank three submarines, one German, one Italian, and one Japanese. Each sinking was the scene of a f ierce struggle on the surface with many casualties. Her commission was served mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a short spell with the Eastern Fleet operating out of Ceylon, during which her ships company were awarded between them t w o G C s , one GM, two DSOs, four DSCs, six DCMs and several Mentions in Dispatches.besides those actions in which she was engaged, the author (gunnery control officer in Petard) describes her working up, her periods of relaxation, and the men who served aboard her. The result is a unique record of what it was like to be in a destroyer on active service at the most critical period in British naval history
In Petards first commission from 1942 to 1944, she sank three submarines, one German, one Italian, and one Japanese. Each sinking was the scene of a f ierce struggle on the surface with many casualties. Her commission was served mainly in the Eastern Mediterranean, with a short spell with the Eastern Fleet operating out of Ceylon, during which her ships company were awarded between them t w o G C s , one GM, two DSOs, four DSCs, six DCMs and several Mentions in Dispatches.besides those actions in which she was engaged, the author (gunnery control officer in Petard) describes her working up, her periods of relaxation, and the men who served aboard her. The result is a unique record of what it was like to be in a destroyer on active service at the most critical period in British naval history
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Author G.G. Connell
Published 1994
Book Condition Ex Library Naval Collection , library plate and stamp, generally excellent condition
Dimensions (cm) 24x17
Pages 271
Weight (g) 673.0000
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