Diving Stations

The Story of Captain George Hunt and the Ultor

Peter Dornan

 
Date Published :
August 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16pp b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781783030132
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Diving Stations is the inspiring story of Captain George Hunt’s career. Born in Uganda and then educated in Glasgow he was determined to join the Navy and at 13 years old he entered HMS Conway.

His pre-war years saw him serving worldwide. In 1939, on the outbreak of war he was already serving in submarines. Over the next six years, he was rammed twice, sunk once and had hundreds of depth charges dropped around him. He gave more than he got! While in command of the Unity Class Submarine Ultor, mainly in the Mediterranean he and his crew accounted for an astonishing 20 enemy vessels sunk by torpedo and 8 by gunfire as well as damaging another 4 ships. His fifteenth mission was described by the Admiralty as ‘unsurpassed in the Annals of the Mediterranean Submarine Flotilla’.

After the War George continued his distinguished naval career becoming Senior Naval Officer West Indies (SNOWI). He immigrated to Australia where he lives today.

About The Author
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Peter Dornan is a freelance writer on military and medical matters. For his work as a Sports physiotherapist with many international teams (the Wallabies and Australian Cricket Team) he was awarded the Commemorative 2000 Australian Sports Medal. In 2002 he was appointed as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM). --This text refers to the Paperback edition.Peter Dornan is a freelance writer on military and medical matters.For his work as a Sports physiotherapist with many international teams (the Wallabies and Australian Cricket Team) he was awarded the Commemorative 2000 Australian Sports Medal. In 2002 he was appointed as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM).

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