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My Sea Lady: An Epic Memoir of the Arctic Convoys Paperback – 30 Jul 2013
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About the Author
Graeme Ogden, father of Bene Factum author Alan Ogden, was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read Architecture. At the beginning of the 1930s, he started Scott Radio, a successful business brought down by the outbreak of war, since most of the employees were German, and subsequently interned. After his remarkable wartime experience, he became a stockbroker and then an entrepreneur involved with a variety of projects, including mining diamonds from the African sea bed, and pelletising sulphur. He died aged 80 in 1983.
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These were some of the hardest years on the convoys. In the Atlantic the U-Boat threat was rising to its highpoint. The Lady Madeleine was often based in Iceland and the Atlantic weather was as great a threat as the Germans. Then she was in the thick of the hard fought Arctic convoys. There is a vivid description of the attacks on convoy PQ16 in May 1942 by dive bombers, torpedo bombers and U-Boats. This was followed by the return convoy QP13 which crossed paths with the ill-fated convoy PQ17; half of QP13 convoy ran onto a friendly minefield off Iceland. Two other convoys followed; JW51A in December 1942 and the turn RA52 in Jan/Feb 1943 (in between convoy JW51B was assailed by the German heavy ships Lutzow and Hipper). The book conveys the comradeship of the tight knit crew and their solidarity in the face of the enemy, the unforgiving Atlantic and the sometime indifference of their own command. Illustrated with evocative line drawings which are curiously more effective than photographs. This is a vivid well written account that can be read in one or two sittings.
See also Coxswain in the Northern Convoys anothher fine memoir of service on an anti-submarine trawler; Trawlers Go to War an excellent history of trawlers in the Royal Navy in WW2, written by a trawler veteran; I Was There on PQ17 the Convoy to Hell: Through the Icy Russian Waters of World War II for a history of the most infamous Russian convoy of WW2 in which trawlers played a significant part, again by a veteran of the convoy; Being in All Respects Ready for Sea and Signalman Jones: Based on the Recollections of Geoffrey Holder-Jones, further accounts of service largely in anti-submarine trawlers.
I also liked the understated humour of the author , very British. As is his devotion to his cat and dog. I would highly recommend this, one comes across interesting stories and one comes across good writing, but not so often the combination.
Not a classic, but a good read.
What a nice man.
that these ships were never built for. A very good book once you start to read it you will not put it down , I felt you were there with crews in the good times and the bad.
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