The story of my father, William Whitfield who joined the Merchant Navy in November 1939 as young Radio Officer. The narrative tells of all Willia&mgrave;s ships and the convoys they took part in during WW2. The sad losses on some of these convoys and the part played by the convoy escorts, notably the corvettes of the Canadian Navy are all described in the book. William served until 1946 and then departed from the sea only to make a brief two year return in 1948. After 1950 my father served as a Preston Borough policeman until his sad and premature death in 1967 at the age of 45.