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By C. S. Forester
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This compelling story of braveness, heroism, and terror is informed within the phrases of ninety-one sailors and officials interviewed by way of the writer approximately their international battle II provider aboard fifty-six destroyer escorts. They display many never-before-told info of lifestyles at sea in the course of wartime and, besides details present in secretly saved warfare diaries and formerly unpublished own photos, upload very important dimensions to the professional list.
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33 A signal from the Admiralty at 11:39 asked if conditions were suitable for making a hole in the stern to rescue the crew. The answer, twenty minutes later, was that the stern was not high enough for that. Captain Oram added in another signal at 12:35 that, when pontoons arrived, he would see to it that the stern was lifted ‘with a view to cutting a hole’. 34 It is clear from these signals that the Admiralty had no objections to drilling a hole in the hull as long as there was any chance at all that there were men alive inside the submarine.
The four men struggled furiously to get out and, probably through trying to open the hatch too early, succumbed to a horrible fate. When the chamber eventually was drained down after quarter of an hour, three of the men were dead and the fourth was dying. Leading Stoker Walter Arnold told the board of inquiry: Thetis has just been found in the morning of 2 June. (Author’s Collection) We dragged the three bodies back into the boat and helped the other chap out, and he was just about finished. 28 Derek Arnold, his son, told author David Roberts in an interview in 1998: My dad figured, well, I’m going to die, possibly, down here, I’d sooner die trying to escape rather than just waiting for it to come.