Call Us: +44 (0) 1628 947740
My Cart£0.00

Specialist Naval Publishers & Booksellers | Free UK Mainland Delivery on orders of more than £100.00

Product was successfully added to your shopping cart.

The Submarine Six

Dr Tom Lewis

Be the first to review this product

Naval conflicts take place often far from our shores. Ships and men sometimes disappear, to leave only mystery in their wake. In the 1990s the Royal Australian Navy broke with tradition, and for the first time named six submarines after naval heroes.

This book shows the true depths of their achievements. These were men whose warrior exploits stand alongside those of any other nations. But they have been largely unrecognised, save for those submarines.

The Submarine Six also examines whether two more of its men deserve futher honor. Teddy Sheean, tenacious gunner from Tasmania, fought to the end in HMAS Armidale. Robert Rankin commanded HMAS Yarra against fearful odds, dying in defence of his convoy, attacked by overwhelming Japanese forces. Are they also VC candidates?

Availability: In stock

£19.95
 
-+

Details

Naval conflicts take place often far from our shores. Ships and men sometimes disappear, to leave only mystery in their wake. In the 1990s the Royal Australian Navy broke with tradition, and for the first time named six submarines after naval heroes. This book shows the true depths of their achievements. These were men whose warrior exploits stand alongside those of any other nations. But they have been largely unrecognised, save for those submarines. Captain Hec Waller, for example, fought to the end in HMAS Perth, alongside fellow cruiser HMAS Houston. The Houston's Captain Rooks was deservedly awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, America's highest honor. Captain Waller, by comparison, was given distinction, but not of the highest rank. Should he have been given the Victoria Cross? Other heroes stand alongside him. Emile Dechaineux, hero of Dunkirk and the North Sea, battling it out against Japanese Kamikaze attack. John Collins, taking HMAS Sydney to victory against Italian cruisers. Hal Farncomb - the first Australian to command an aircraft carrier, in action off the French coast. But The Submarine Six also examines whether two more of its men deserve futher honor. Teddy Sheean, tenacious gunner from Tasmania, fought to the end in HMAS Armidale. Robert Rankin commanded HMAS Yarra against fearful odds, dying in defence of his convoy, attacked by overwhelming Japanese forces. Are they also VC candidates?

ISBN: 9780987151919
Format: Paperback
Author(s): Dr Tom Lewis
First Publishment Date: 31 March 2011

Additional Information

Coming Soon No
  1. Be the first to review this product

Write Your Own Review

UK Only

Order ValueDelivery Fee
Less than £10.00 £1.80
Between £10.00 & £100.00 £3.25
Over £100.00 FREE

EU

Order ValueDelivery Fee
Less than £10.00 £4.25
Between £10.00 & £125.00 £8.20
Over £125.00 FREE

Australia & New Zealand

Order ValueDelivery Fee
Less than £10.00 £5.00
Between £10.00 & £125.00 £14.50
Over £125.00 FREE

USA & Rest of the World

Order ValueDelivery Fee
Less than £10.00 £4.50
Between £10.00 & £125.00 £12.90
Over £125.00 FREE