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As part of a U-Boat crew, or with the Royal Navy?
U-Boat. I know the survival rate is low, but if you did survive, what a wild experience.
The German U-Boat crews enjoyed their experience earlier in the war during "The Happy Time". Later in the war when France was captured, U-Boat pens were lost, and every other naval base was bombed continually and radar equipped aircraft flew from land bases and aircraft carriers, it was a short-term career.
Want a great read about tincans vs. subs?https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40538839-tin-cans-and-greyhounds
World War One poster. No radar, crude sonar (or ASDIC) lousy depth charges and lot of warships were still coal making mid-ocean refueling a special hell.
That is a SAMPSON class destroyer, the predecessor to the famous WICKES class four piper destroyers. That is a "dazzle scheme" paint job, though I have my doubts about the orange, but there were some passing strange dazzle schemes. I can think of better places to put one's ship, than right in front of a U-boat.