X.1: The Royal Navy’s Mystery Submarine

The ‘X’ stood for experimental, but it might equally have meant extraordinary, exotic or extravagant, as this giant submarine attracted superlatives – … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors

What was a merchant seaman’s life like in the past, what experiences would he have had, what were the ships like that he sailed in, and what risks did … [Read more...]





U-48: The Most Successful U-Boat of the Second World War

Following the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, Germany was not permitted to build or operate submarines. Clandestine training about … [Read more...]