By Alexander Fullerton
Sub-lieutenant Paul Everard serves aboard the submarine extremely within the Mediterranean the place the Allies sustain their determined assaults opposed to Axis provide ships. yet Paul has different issues besides: his father, Nick, is someplace within the a long way East the place jap superiority maintains to pound the Allies, and his brother, Jack, now enmeshed within the murky global of clandestine operations, has been despatched on a high-risk project to smash a key German naval base.
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This was the TSC, the torpedo stowage compartment, and for the last hour Paul had been supervising the reloading of the tubes, here and in the tube space, the small compartment immediately for’ard of this one, right in the sharply narrowing bow. It was an intricate and quite arduous task. First the TSC, which was also the main living space for the seamen, had to be cleared of its mountain of hammocks, kitbags, oilskins, seaboots, crates of stores and other clutter. Then the four reload torpedoes had to be eased carefully out of their racks at the sides of the compartment.
He ordered port wheel again, and steadied her on a new course without taking his eyes off the watch’s dial. Then his left hand’s fingers curled, summoning the periscope . . Bearing was green two-six—range two thousand one hundred yards—distance off track fifteen hundred. Periscope flashing down. Ruck was taking his time—and still ignoring, or not mentioning, the opposition, the aircraft and the destroyer . . “Open one, two, three and four bow-caps. ” But the target could zig away again, turn its quarter to him suddenly: and the seaplane— “Up .
Paul had come off watch at six-fifteen; he’d had only the last hour of the watch, in fact, after they’d fallen out from diving stations. Ruck had held to the easterly course, so as to get out to where he could surface as soon as it was dark. The night would be spent—as usual—charging batteries, and his plan for tomorrow was to close in to the approaches to the straits again and spend the forenoon in hopes of a target coming through. If none did, he’d carry out a bombardment of some suitable railway bridge during the afternoon, selecting one on either the Italian or A Share of Honour 53 the Sicilian coast according to the disposition of A/S craft.
A Share of Honour (Fullerton, Alexander, Nicholas Everard WWII Saga) by Alexander Fullerton