World War II Submarine Veteran Oral History - Max Shean (DSO* RANR Rtd)
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In this interview, Max Shean outlines the evolution of small submarines in the Royal Navy during World War II, what they were like, the training of their crews, the operations performed and finally, his personal reflections. He makes special reference to Australians involved.
The RAN had no submarines in WWII but there were many Australian submariners. Max Shean was a veteran of the X-Craft, a four-man midget submarine that contributed greatly to the allies’ success during WWII. Shean is also the author of ‘Corvettes and Submarines’ which he published in 1992.Maritime history oral histories