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  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / World War II
  • Language:English
  • Pages:215
  • eBook ISBN:9781620955697

The Hunting Submarine

The Fighting Life of HMS Tally-Ho

by Ian Trenowden

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A ripping yarn of the Royal Navy at it's rippingest. HMS Tally-Ho sunk a quarter of the total tonnage of Japanese shipping sunk by British Submarines in the Second World War. Small wonder Ian Trenowden felt that it was a story that needed to be told.


HMS Tally Ho, captained by Commander L.W.A. Bennington was a T-class submarine which achieved spectacular success in the Second World War. Her name was chosen for her by Winston Churchill and it proved a very suitable one for a hunting submarine. In a single commission, lasting from 15th March 1943 to 26th February 1945, she operated in the Malacca Strait. Here, surrounded by enemy air bases and in badly charted shallow waters - so shallow that many experts considered them unsuitable for submarine operations - she took a heavy toll of enemy warships and supply vessels. The boat, her captain and her crew are all vividly portrayed in this exciting chronicle which is the fruit of wide and detailed research.

About the author

Ian Trenowden was a retired Chartered Architect and Author. He published three histories The Hunting Submarine, Operations Most Secret and Stealthily by Night. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of many aspects of the Second World War and was a respected authority on it - contributing to various publications and even consulting for Foyles War for television. He liked nothing better than to conduct research at the Imperial War Museum and Public Records Office and was the Honorary Librarian of a prestigious London Club.

The global response to the Bookbaby edition of the Hunting Submarine has been extraordinary. Testament to the quality of Ian's research and the tight knit world of the submariner. In producing this edition I have had to omit the book's index which I know would have irked him but it a small price to pay for being able to make it available again.