About the Author
LIAM NOLAN is an internationally published author whose books include Small Man of Nanataki, The Pain and the Glory, Islanders, The Forgotten Famine, The Savage Square and Once in August Loing Ago. He is a former radio and television (BBC, ITV and RTE) anchorman in current affairs and sport; has been at various times reporter, columnist, international editor, features editor, and sports editor. He lives with his wife Oonagh, in the West of Ireland. Liam and his brother John pooled their complementary talents and interests to jointly research, develop and co-author this book to record for posterity the strange story of Special Oil Convoy T.M. 1.. JOHN E. NOLAN, the Companies Man, with his wife Breda, pioneered Express Companies Registration services on a commercial basis in Ireland, in 1968 until his retirement in 2004. With his brother Liam, he has edited, produced and written for the prestigious newsletter of the Olympic Council of Ireland covering two Olympiads. John has personally edited and in the 1990's, digitally produced the journal of an Irish nationwide fraternal organization, four-times p.a.for several years. This book, TORPEDOED, stemmed from an original idea conceived by John to hopefully provide closure for their elderly mother Molly-a 30-page, internet-researched, desktop-produced, memorial of the final voyage of her brother John Queally Sexton, a young Cork marine engineer whose tanker was torpedoed by U-boat in 1943, whilst en route from Trinidad to the Mediteranean carrying fuel for the Allied invasion of North Africa in World War II.