FIREDRAKE by A.D. Divine
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The story of a British destroyer on Mediterranean convoy duty, a destroyer that passed its million mile mark. Affection, admiration, spare simplicity of narrative go into this account of a gallant ship. The story is told wholly in terms of the ship, nothing of the man who manned . First, to Scape and back, patrolling, submarine chasing, convoying; than to Norway, where she assisted in the evacuation of the troops from Narvik: than the Mediterranean, where she convoyed for the British Eighth Army, took part in the defest of the Italian Navy, and where--eventually--she was hadly wounded, almost sunk, and then reprieved. An effective account of sea action for largely masculine tastes.

Publisher: Dutton