HMS Trenchant at War: From Chatham to the Banka Strait - Arthur HezletBarnsley: Leo Cooper, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Maps; Colour frontispiece; Appendix;
From the cover: “The months following the commissioning of HMS Trenchant at Chatham in February 1944 must rank as among the most action-packed and remarkable in the 100 year history of the British Submarine Service.
It is fortunate indeed that her Captain not only kept a full record but has decided, albeit over fifty years on, to share his and his men’s adventures with the reading public.
After her long voyage to the Far East, Trenchant wreaked havoc on enemy shipping in the waters of the East Indies. Among her many trophies was the Japanese cruiser Ashigam, the largest enemy warship sunk by a British submarine in the Second World War.
The author describes the dramatic patrols, painting a vivid picture of life aboard a submarine at war. He captures the spirit of comradeship, the tension of the chase, and the elation of the kill. His explanation of the techniques employed coupled with the ever-present danger and bursts of thrilling action makes this book a most valuable addition to the literature of naval warfare.”