Sirius Features Prominently in New Book
‘The Life and Exploits of a Maltese Sailor’
author, Danny Marks started his naval career as an ERA working his way to
Lieutenant Commander. He
served in HMS Sirius as the Engineer Officer under the first three
captains. In his book he
devotes more than two out of the twenty chapters to the time he served in
the ship. Born in Malta he
recalls those days when ‘Britannia Ruled the Waves’ when a formidable
fleet was stationed on the island. He
describes Malta’s ordeal during the Second World War where he was as a
teenager and ‘Operation Pedestal’, the most protected convoy of the
war, which saved the island just a fortnight before it would have had to
surrender. In his book he
gives vivid descriptions of the ship’s journeys to the South West
Pacific, the Far East, North America and the Mediterranean. He goes on to
recount his 29 years in the service, a tale packed with incident and
observation and his adventures in countless ports and cities, lakes,
rivers and mountain ranges, set in historical and cultural contexts across
the five continents. He tells
the reader of how easily he could have joined the ranks of those with ‘a
girl in every port’
book has already been widely circulated and well received with favourable
comments. It may be obtained
and signed by the author for £10, including postage and packing, from 17,
Aldford Close, Bromborough, Wirral, CH63 OPT.
Part of the proceeds from copies of the book sold by the author are
donated to the ‘Friends of the Sea’.
A Sample of ‘What the Readers Say’
a wonderful story of nearly 86 years’ experience.
The words paint a picture of the naval personalities who had global
experience’. (Captain P
Stickland, RN Rtd.)
very much enjoyed reading about a most interesting life in the RN in what
I regard as a superb autobiography’
(Mr D Waller, Maritime History Specialist).
excellent book which I enjoyed reading immensely.
It relates a life story with many unusual features set out in
interesting episodes, introduced with historical and current affairs
scenarios which drives the reader onwards’.
(Mr L Leigh, North Wales History Researcher and Writer).
enjoyed the book from start to finish.
A good read with good illustrations and thoroughly recommended. Go
buy it’. (HMS Saintes Reunion Association Secretary).
found the book to be a good read and very informative.
I also learned how sailors live on board a warship and how they
prepare for possible world conflicts.
Mr C Holingworth (Retired Estate Regional Director)