It was during this Mediterranean patrol
which began on an auspicious Friday 13th in February 1942 that HMS
Thrasher experienced a lucky escape. Sporting her blue
livery, two unexploded bombs which got stuck in the submarine's
casing. Lieutenant Roberts and Petty Officer Gould successfully disposed
of them without any damage being sustained and Thrasher reached port
safely. Their bravery was later rewarded with Victoria Cross medals
awarded to them both.
D A Feary
"Tommy" Gould VC
This print was specially
produced for the Royal Navy Submarine Museum.
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Limited Edition print bears the ORIGINAL signatures of the artist
as Thrasher's captain
and 5 crewmembers:
Admiral Sir Hugh MacKenzie KCB, DSO*, DSC - Captain
Petty Officer "Tommy" Gould VC - 2nd Coxswain
Commander "Reggie" Fitzgerald DSC - Casing Officer
Lieutenant A G Davies DSC - Navigating Officer
Lietenant L P Barker DSC - Engineering Officer
Vice Admiral Sir Ian McIntosh KBE, CB, DSO, DSC - 3rd Hand
Prints sold unframed.