The Mystery of HM Submarine "Affray"
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Subsmash by Alan Gallop
Book DescriptionIn April 1951, the disappearance of HM submarine Affray knocked news of the Korean War and Festival of Britain from the front pages of national newspapers. Affray had put to sea on a routine peacetime simulated war patrol in the English Channel. She radioed her last position at 21.15hrs on 16 April, 30 miles south of the Isle of Wight - and preparing to dive. This was the last signal ever received from the submarine. When divers eventually discovered Affray, they found her resting upright on the sea bottom with no obvious signs of damage to her hull. Hatches were closed tight and emergency buoys were still in their casings. It was obvious that whatever had caused Affray to sink and end the lives of all on board had occurred quickly. Fifty-six years later, in this compelling maritime investigation, Alan Gallop uses previously top secret documents, interviews with experts and contemporary news sources to explore how and why Affray became the last British submarine lost at sea. This is a fascinating recreation of the last mission of this doomed submarine, the effect it had on the families of those who perished, and on British public opinion at the time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750946568
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Alan Gallop
ALAN GALLOP worked at Heathrow as a reporter with a national news agency between 1966 and 1978, covering every conceivable type of story for the international media. He was one of the team that launched the airport newspaper, Skyport. Since the early 1980s he has represented a number of Heathrow-based airlines in a public relations capacity, as well as writing promotional books for international airports in Europe, Asia and theMiddle East.
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