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...]





Seafarers’ Voices 9 – Man of War Life

Like many a restless teenager before him, Charles Nordhoff craved excitement and in 1844, when barely 14, he managed to talk his way into the US … [Read more...]





The Secret Capture – U-110 and the Enigma Story

For fifteen years after the end of the war all official Admiralty records showed the German submarine U 110 as sunk on 9 May 1941 by the surface … [Read more...]