Stand By To Surface

Buy Now
‘It is the mid 1960’s – the crew of HMS ORCA are off again. Scruffy and bearded; their lives on board the submarine are cramped, claustrophobic, damp, dirty and they smell continuously of diesel. Food and the odd movie are their only distractions. Yet they relish their “pirate image” and are intensely proud of being submariners. Their “routine” running period turns into an action packed adventure full of hairy incidents, fun, and the odd frolic. Setting sail from Portsmouth they jump in at the deep end, their adrenalin pumping, and the action starting from the off.’ HMS Alliance was my first submarine; today it sits on concrete blocks as the main attraction at the Submarine Museum in Gosport. It is currently undergoing a major multi-million pound refit. Readers ordering “Stand By to Surface” will be contributing towards the cost of that refurbishment.
£8.99 GBP
buy now

Fictional account of life aboard an ‘O’ class submarine HMS Orca. Life aboard conventional submarines were cramped, claustrophobic, damp, dirty. Food and the odd movie are their only distractions. Yet they relish their “pirate image” and are intensely proud of being submariners. Their “routine” running period turns into an action packed adventure full of hairy incidents, fun, and the odd frolic. Setting sail from Portsmouth they jump in at the deep end, their adrenalin pumping, and the action starting from the off. Touching and rare portrait of the peacetime RN submarine service in the 1960-70s operating around the UK.

 

Scram!: The Gripping First-hand Account of the Helicopter War in the Falklands
Frog Tales