Coxswain in the Northern Convoys. First Edition in dustjacket

By: KERSLAKE, S.A SCHOFIELD, B.B., Admiral, foreword.

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KERSLAKE, S.A. Coxswain in the Northern Convoys. Foreword by Vice Admiral B.B. Schofield. London : William Kimber, (1984). First Edition. Pp (12),[1]-191,(5) + [16] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Not in Law. The memoirs of an English trawlerman who served on the Murmansk Run (including the disastrous the disastrous PQ 17 convoy) and in the Mediterranean with the African Coastal Flotilla. "Sidney Kerslake was a trawlerman before the war, fishing in northern waters. When war broke out, he was posted to the trawler Northern Gem which had been converted and armed for escort and patrol duties. Soon he found himself back in those same waters which he knew so well as a fisherman, facing the same gales and fearful weather conditions as before, but now with a new enemy - U-boats and the Luftwaffe. "Heserved in the Norwegian campaign, and was part of the escort on the disast rous PQ17 Convoy, as well as the almost equally taumatic convoys QP14 and JW51B. After leaving the Gem in 1943 he volunteered for special duties and was posted to the clandestine small boat organisation at Algiers, the African Coastal Flotilla. "Here in these memoirs the author takes the reader backwith him to share his experiences in the Royal Navy Patrol Service, in one of the 'little ships' that performed such sterling work in the naval war." - from the dj. With appendices and index. Very good in price-clipped dj. 5 0.00

Title: Coxswain in the Northern Convoys. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: KERSLAKE, S.A SCHOFIELD, B.B., Admiral, foreword.

Categories: 78,

Publisher: William Kimber, London, 1984,:

Seller ID: 41939

Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL CONVOYS WW2 BRITISH CONVOY HISTORY UNITED KINGDOM MURMANSK RUN,