all the branches of men in the Forces, there is none which shows more devotion
and faces grimmer perils than the submariner.
Great deeds are done in the air and on the land; nevertheless, nothing surpasses your exploits." Winston Churchill.
"Only in attack does a submarine reveal herself, before creeping away to the concealment of the deep"
HMS Sea Devil (P244)
Class & Type: S Class Submarine
The above three images are of James Whitehead HMS
July 2008: The following are from his granddaughter Erin
Feb 2011: From Malcolm Hunt: My father served as a stoker on the Sea Devil and the Tantalus during the war. I had always been told by my mother that my father had only done his training until VE day, he was then on course for the Far East but only got as far as Malta when the war with Japan ended. However talking to my mother recently it transpired he spent at least two years based in Scotland ‘training and going on exercises’. I suspect he may have been saving her from worry! Unfortunately my father died when I was young so I was never told by him what he did, other than interesting explanations about how submarines worked. Having established he may well, at the very least have gone on patrol, I am very interested to know what he may have done during his time. If you have contacts or could advise where I might find the crew manifests, and the details of what each submarine may have done during the latter part of the war, I would be very grateful.
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