Tag Archives: Navy

The Crew

Issue Number: 5063

Lieutenant Frank Temple yearned for his own command. He had already served four years aboard the frigate H.M.S. Eagleton, so he was delighted when he was assigned a boat in the Mediterranean sector. Frank had been branded a maverick because of his outlandish opinions on maritime warfare, but now armed with his new Fairmile ‘C’ […]

Ghost Ship

Issue Number: 5007

Deep in the South Atlantic an eerie vessel stalked Allied and Axis vessels alike. From out of the ghostly mist this phantom craft attacked then vanish as swiftly as it had appeared… as if it was not of this world. HMS Sheridan was on its final journey before being scuttled when it heard the familiar […]

Go Down Fighting

Issue Number: 5006

The British motor launch was doomed, pounded by an Italian MAS boat and now also coming under fire from approaching German E-boas. For Lieutenant Norman Ryan it was a bitter moment, but he and his crew would fight on to the end. After all, where there’s life, there’s hope… Story: Ian Clark Art: Peter Foster Cover: Jeff […]

HOODOO SHIP

Issue Number: 4968
Hoodoo Ship, cover by Ken Barr

At long last, Sub-lieutenant Roy Palmer and merchant captain Brian Miller had found the island supply base from which U-boat packs slipped anchor to attack Allied convoys in the South Atlantic. But, only after they’d been adrift for days with two boatloads of tired, unarmed men. They didn’t even have a radio to pass on […]

ATLANTIC KILLER

Issue Number: 4952
Atlantic Killer

A swift trail of bubbles — if you see it and a roar like a thousand express trains crashing — if you hear it. That’s all the warning you get when a torpedo hits home. Lieutenant Commander Dave Miller lost his destroyer just like that to Kapitan Karl von Sturm, top Nazi U-Boat ace known […]

BATTLE OF THE BLACK CROW

Issue Number: 4951
Battle of the Black Crow

The Black Crow was a pirate ship, sailing the seas south of Cuba and tussling with Navy vessels from many different countries. Two young crewmen, Flinn Scott and Charlie Reeves, longed to jump ship — as they missed their Scottish homeland so much. However, soon came the chance to get their hands on some treasure […]

UNDEFEATED

Issue Number: 4945
Undefeated

Troubled by a past encounter early in his career, Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Alec Weston soon became a respected, if intense, skipper. He was determined that his submarine, H.M.S. Undefeated, would live up to her name — therefore he pushed his crew and the vessel hard. When ferrying a Special Boat Section assault team on […]

SCRAPPER’S WAR

Issue Number: 4923
4923

As World War I raged in the trenches of Europe another, more unusual campaign was going on in British and German East Africa. British Lieutenant Trevor Waite and his South African counterpart, Dirk Van Ormer, had taken charge of “Scrapper”, a derelict steamer which they would pilot against sleek German Navy torpedo boats. Not only […]

DUEL TO THE DEATH

Issue Number: 4916
Duel To The Death

It was like a duel between two knights of old. Each combatant knew the look and reputation of the other. Only this time, on one side was a giant white Sunderland flying-boat and on the other, a black-hulled German submarine, the U-37. Dick Stapleton and an Aussie crew flew the “Flying porcupine”; the merciless Nazi, […]