The Sea Surrenders, Capt W R Fell

The Sea Surrenders
Capt W R Fell

After retiring from the Royal Navy, Captain Fell was immediately re-employed as a Grade 1 Salvage Officer with the job of testing submarine hulls to destruction. He was charged with the job of clearing up after the war and the epic operation of the clearance of Port Said in 1956. He was sent out to undertake the task of trying to open the harbour against all the political shilly-shallying, lobbying and obstruction that the Egyptians could bring to bear. He describes the major salvage operations of his career in such a way that the reader can feel the triumph of his successes and feats of seamanship as if at one’s own command.

Hardback with dust jacket in protective cellophane wrapper. Dust jacket in very good condition; slight rubbing to edges of spine. Book sellers label on inside of front cover. Front endpaper inscribed, ‘Hanson’.

237 pages
Black and white photographs
143 mm x 223 mm (5.75 in x 8.75 in)
1960, Cassell & Co Ltd, London


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Weight .7 kg
Dimensions 32 × 24 × 4 cm