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A Submariners Story (Sinking to Crush Depth)(short story) [NOOK Book]

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This is a true account of an unexplained dive in the British submarine HMS Alcide. This frightening event lasted only minutes but it felt like an eternity. It took place in 1964 and by Gods grace I survived to tell you this tale.

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A Submariners Story (Sinking to Crush Depth)(short story)

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Overview

This is a true account of an unexplained dive in the British submarine HMS Alcide. This frightening event lasted only minutes but it felt like an eternity. It took place in 1964 and by Gods grace I survived to tell you this tale.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011167782
  • Publisher: Frederick Rodgers
  • Publication date: 12/19/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 71,653
  • File size: 197 KB

Meet the Author

I was born in Belfast,Northern Ireland on the 15th January 1939 the last of six children. My mother died on Boxing day the same year and the world was at war again. The job of looking after me fell to Lily, my eldest sister. In 1942 she married a British sailor and took me with her to live in Scotland and later England. The complication with me having a different surname name to Lily caused problems with the issue of ration books etc. In March 1943 I was adopted and my name changed to Cook. I remained with Lily and her husband in a mostly unhappy situation until 1950 when I returned home to Ireland and regained my own identity as Rodgers. The years away from Belfast and family left me as a stranger in my own home. In 1954 I began the process to join the Royal Navy, and on the 14th March 1955 march off to HMS Ganges. HMS Ganges was a boys training camp near Ipswich, probably the toughest naval training camp in England. (I refer to my books for a complete history of my early and tumultuous life). Today you will find me living with my wife of forty years on our 15 acre hobby farm in Prince Edward Island. We are both retired and share our time with our two dogs and two cats. We have two grown daughters and two wonderful grandchildren. Forgive me if this sounds like a sales pitch, but if you decide to read my books I recommend you begin with 'Lily & Me' then follow with 'The Royal Navy & Me' as it is the sequel.


I also invite you to visit my web site at irishroversbooks.com and please sign my guest book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2012

    A good sea story.

    This is a short sea story about an a sub built in '45 accidently diving below its test depth in '75.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

    Interesting.

    Reminds me of stories my dad told of his WWIi Navy experiences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    A enjoyable short story

    A very enjoyable short story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2012

    Very good short story

    Mc

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

    A very terror-filled ordeal for those sailors aboard the stricke

    A very terror-filled ordeal for those sailors aboard the stricken submarine. I would have enjoyed reading more about the submarine and crew both before as well as following the harrowing incident..

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Interesting

    A brush with death

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    Submariners Rule but who is on second

    Who reviews the reviews? How often does B&N delete our reviews? No doubt hackers on site. I enjoyed this book but why write what one thinks if someone at b&n removes it?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2012

    good short read

    Good short read, good for military buffs

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  • Posted February 12, 2012

    Relates a fascinating experiece

    The reader should have an understanding of WWII subs for this to be both understandable and of interest.
    It is a well written but very short story.
    It is difficult for me to understand how the Skipper’s cabin would not have some kind of communication with the control room. This happened very fast and perhaps the Captain did not have time to react.
    Covering the depth gauge was a noteworthy action by the First Lieutenant, and sure motivated the crew. However it limited to investigation into how deep the HMS Alcide actually went.
    This book relates a fascinating experience for those of us that enjoy reading about WWII navel subs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Good

    Not a bad story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    Not that intresting

    Boring and way to short the story is not finished. I didn't enjoy the book.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Good read...

    If your a WW2 buff you will like!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    A Submariners Story

    it starts off good,however it seems not finished

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  • Posted December 6, 2011

    Very poorly written

    Very poorly written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Good story

    Interesting read. Has a lot of English vernacular. Too short for my taste.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2011

    great story. little short

    great story. little short.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Gripping true short story

    Where is the rest of a great book? This is a way too short telling of an actual so close to catastrophic event that ended safely. I WANT MORE!!!!

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    Posted October 24, 2011

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