Sea

Mighty Midget

Issue Number: 5498

Take one midget submarine less than fifty feet long, only thirty-nine tons in weight and with a crew of just four. To this add a cowardly captain and dangerous mission —to sink an enemy battle-cruiser anchored in a heavily defended river —and you have the recipe for an adventure!   Story: Crowther Art: Nebot Cover: […]

The Tygrys

Issue Number: 5475

The ORP Tygrys, or Tiger, was a Polish submarine outclassed by Poland’s modern subs, but its Commander, Leopold Swirski, was proud of the ship and his crew. Then September 1st, 1939 came, the Tiger bared its teeth and growled at the invading Nazi hordes. The sub fought tooth and nail to protect its homeland but […]

Hunters of the Night

Issue Number: 5438

Out of the darkness they came, to strike at the enemy before he knew what was happening. Their radar locked onto the target, the parachute flares were dropped to illuminate their victim in a blinding glare, then down went the bombs. They were the long-range Catalina flying boats, painted dark grey and flown by men […]

The Fiord Fighters

Issue Number: 5434

With their Norwegian homeland occupied by the Germans, Lieutenant Rolf Amundsen and his crew had good reason for wanting to tangle with the enemy as often as possible. Unfortunately, their CO, Lieutenant Commander George Barron, reckoned they were just a bunch of pirates and took every opportunity to dampen their enthusiasm. But when they were […]

Fair Play

Issue Number: 5407

“Prize rules” — the set of maritime laws which require a ship’s crew to send a boarding party to inspect any suspicious merchant vessels. If the merchant ship was found to be carrying cargo bound for the enemy, then the submarine was permitted to sink the vessel — after the merchant crew had been put […]

Convoy Patrol

Issue Number: 5374

Fairey Swordfish flew and fought from many dangerous places during the war, but the most risky of all were the tiny aircraft carriers converted from merchant ships. That’s where Lieutenant Paul Drayton of the Fleet Air Arm found himself, and as if the Focke-Wulf Kondors and the weather weren’t enough to contend with, he was […]