Ian Wragg – HMS Thermopylae

HMS Thermopylae (photo courtesy: NMRN)

I had previously been on HMS Devonshire from 1964 to 1966, but after six months on a WWII converted destroyer, I thought I was joining a cruise liner. Later, I was on the Thermopylae after submarine training before joining Warspite. If it dived to 120 feet we used to pray. Happy days.

Ian Wragg

(photo of HMS Thermopylae is courtesy of the National Museum of the Royal Navy)