Sainfoin's War - The Story of H.M.S. Sainfoin 1944 to 1946, by WJ Mitchell and Colin Buckenham
Book published by Datatech in 2013, 144 pages. Paperback (N6128)
Brand New Book
This book tells the fascinating story of H.M.S. Sainfoin in the last years of the Second World War. The vessel was an infantry Landing Ship originally built in the USA as a merchant vessel before entering military service and renamed 'Empire Crossbow'. Following her requisition by the Royal Navy in 1944 she was renamed again, this time as HMS Sainfoin, and saw active service (mostly in the Far East).
This book charts her exploits whilst serving in the Royal Navy, and includes sections on the early days, draft chit, The Rangoon Operation to the Japanese Surrender, Ray Self (Gunner), Takliwa, Chef Stories, Telegraphists Story, Samuel Baker Journal, A Sainfoin Helmsman Arthur Dawson, A Civilian on board, Mortimer The Ships pet Monkey, Darjeeling, Another Stokers Story, and more. The book is illustrated throughout with several small black and white photographs.