Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A-boats Were Early Cold War Workhorses
It wasn't all calm seas and blue skies, as the photo demonstrates.
At times, nerves were on edge, and not just because of the sea state. One of my commanding officers once remarked that if things got nasty with the Soviets, we could expect to find ourselves "somewhere north of Cape Wrath," and he didn't expect we'd come back!
My feeling was he was being a bit pessimistic, given a couple of brushes with Soviet submarines when they apparently didn't know that one of Her Majesty's submersibles was in the area.
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