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In Peril on the Sea
The Naval Career of Signalman Kane
By Kane, James S.
Descripton: This book charts the naval career of Signalman Henry Kane during the two world wars. As a boy sailor, Henry was wounded by artillery fire off the coast of Belgium in October 1914, took part in the Battle of Jutland in 1916, and was torpedoed by an Austrian U-boat in 1918. In 1919 he took part in the naval expedition against the Bolsheviks. In World War II, Henry served in destroyers before joining the secret Q ship, HMS Cape Howe. This book includes the first full account of the operation of a World War II Q ship and is therefore a significant contribution to the history of the war at sea. Other chapters deal with the careers of all the other Q ships used in this war. HMS Cape Howe was sunk by U-28 on 21 June, 1940 with heavy loss of life, including that of Henry, who is commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial. Includes photographs of the actual sinking of HMS Cape Howe as well as extracts from the log of U-28.
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From the uboat.net review: This biography, a labor of love by the grandson of its subject, is an admirable work of research as well as a powerful story. It begins with a fascinating look at turn-of-the-century Portadown, Northern Ireland, where Harry Kane was born. Kane joined ...