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Gunboat Command: The Biography of Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO* DSC** RNVR

This biography attracts seriously at the own diaries of the topic, Robert Hichens (or ‘Hitch’ as he was once universally known). The ebook comprises particular and image debts of operating battles. Tragically ‘Hitch’ used to be killed in motion in April 1943, having refused merchandising and a task ashore.

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Really an eventful day which comprehensive amidst decidedly damp sheets and pyjamas, a which I now realize could be remarkably everlasting with me for the long run. i've got without doubt the human body gets used to it! Thursday, twenty seventh December. We have been off with the sunshine. there has been a clean N. W. wind blowing directly into Peel harbour inflicting us to bump approximately significantly yet as we neared the Mull of Galloway, with the sunlight emerging gloriously at the back of the excessive hills of the Isle of guy, the ocean looked as if it would ease down, although the wind freshened. It used to be a stunning day with a transparent sky. We have been very fortunate because it made all of the distinction to excitement and navigation. the following little bit of land we sighted was once the Mull of Kintyre, taking a look excessive and superb, and only a misty glimpse of eire on our port bow. i used to be pushing her alongside forever at 2000 as i needed to attempt to make citadel William prior to darkish. With an outstanding tide less than us we have been making twenty-six knots over the land. The quickest navigating i've got performed but by way of a long way, yet i am hoping to do swifter but. After that we slipped throughout to Jura and went throughout the Sound of Islay. it is just approximately cables extensive in locations and facing it at approximately thirty knots with a ripping tide less than us used to be intriguing. the entire humans on the lighthouses as we handed got here out to wave. Then we roared away up in the direction of Oban careering alongside at the tide race. We have been very fortunate sporting the tide with us the entire approach, with the outcome that we arrived in strong time at 4 forty-five. The final bit in from Oban up Loch Linnhe in the course of the narrows to castle William was once wonderful. It appeared unusual to work out a wide convoy anchored contrary Oban. it sounds as if where, which till lately had not often been conscious of the battle, used to be shaken up by way of the bombing of a convoy on Christmas Eve, 3 ships being sunk and 5 extra hit. i used to be potent pleased to reach at citadel William after challenging days. Given undesirable success or undesirable climate it could have taken me many years since it is 400 miles in notoriously soiled waters. My predecessor had taken 5 weeks to get from Portland to Milford Haven, an issue of approximately 200 and fifty miles simply. It used to be additionally beautiful to have a brilliant day within which to work out the beautiful Scottish surroundings as we got here up. once we arrived we went off to a buoy over the some distance facet of the loch from castle William and that i needed to get a ship and visit see the C. O. of the bottom. he's one Commander Welman, DSO, DSC, with multitudes of bars thereto. an outstanding C. M. B. nine guy within the final conflict. We had a helpful speak as I had had a good little bit of gin with a few associates who got here aboard and he requested me my opinion on issues, and being particularly ginned up I acknowledged i presumed this was once the worst position on this planet for a coaching base as you had not one of the belongings you needed to take care of, specifically heavy climate and bombing. I extra that i assumed Motor Boats have been being mucked approximately as we have been all worried to get cracking and not obtained the opportunity. a lot to my shock he agreed heartily. Friday, twenty eighth December 1940. We got here along early after which proceeded to do not anything other than get rid of all detonators from intensity fees, other than .

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