Tag Archives: royal navy

Pacific Pirates

Issue Number: 5540

HMS Samson was Lieutenant Commander Roland Bream’s destroyer —small, fast and deadly, the pride of her crew and a credit to the Royal Navy. But when she crossed the path of a Japanese Yamato‑class battleship she had to turn tail and flee, not through cowardice but through sheer self‑preservation. For her Japanese opponent was one […]

War of the Roses

Issue Number: 5515

Captain George Rose and Kapitan Zur See Helmut Rose had only two things in common —their rank and their shared last name. But in 1941, the pair was destined to meet in the middle of the Atlantic where the wolfpacks and the greyhounds of the sea clashed indesperate conflict. What was about to be witnessed […]

Find Them, Sink Them!

Issue Number: 5506

Lieutenant Tony Markham stood on the bridge of his Motor Torpedo Boat. In front of him was a twenty‑millimetre cannon, behind him were twin half‑inch machine guns and to each side a twenty‑one inch torpedo. Sounds a lot? Not when the target is a massive enemy tanker in a heavily defended French harbour it’s not! […]

Spitfires of the Sea

Issue Number: 5195

Fast and agile, the Motor Torpedo Boats of the Royal Navy were feared in the seas around Britain. Determined to defend the coast, their ferocity under pressure caused them to be dubbed ‘Spitfires of the Sea.’ But that meant nothing to young Able Seaman John Dawes. He longed to be posted to a mighty destroyer […]