British Submarines in the Baltic in WW1

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  1. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    This is datelined August 28th but surfaced yesterday in a supplement to the Daily Telegraph:

    http://rbth.com/arts/2014/08/28/bro...britain_sealed_the_blockade_of_ger_39323.html

    (One of my great uncles, a Sub Lt RNR of whom several had been drawn into submarines to act as navigators, was there in E8 under Tommy Kerr)

    There is a lecture at the RN Submarine Museum on Thursday 20 November at 1900 on the 'C' class and their complicated journey to the scene of action:

    http://www.submarine-museum.co.uk/w...ory-of-four-british-submarines-in-baltic-1916

    A rather good boys' adventure story about all this was written by Percy F Westerman - free download:
    http://www.fadedpage.com/books/20140423/20140423.html
    or hardcopy
     
  2. Old Max Horton earned his spurs in that campaign as I recall.
     
  3. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    I've just finished 'Baltic Assignment' by Michael Wilson (ex-submariner, retired as Lt Cdr) (1985) which covers the whole story extremely well.
     
  4. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    Passing the word about Baltic Assignment to my gt uncle's grandson, he came back with a dit from his gfather :

    '[They] would try to capture a fly on board before submerging and would place sugar cubes in front of them in the galley and wager on whose sugar cube the pest would be attracted to. An interesting strategy to stave off boredom ...'

    No DVDs for them!
     

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