1st.ed., 1993. (Vii) + 243 pp., 26 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16.cm. FINE. The remarkable life of Captain Oram who had the misfortune to be caught up in three major submarine disasters before the outbreak of the Second World War - but the fortune to survive each one. He will always be remembered as one of only four survivors out of 103 men trapped aboard the THETIS at the bottom of Liverpool Bay during sea-trials in 1939. Joe Oram trained for a sea-life aboard the Thames training ship HMS WORCESTER around the turn of the last century. He first went to sea in the Merchant Service and twice rounded the Horn in the famous clipper PORT JACKSON. Eventually he entered the Royal Navy where he spent 33 years and became Captain (S) 5th Flotilla, HMS DOLPHIN. His passion for submarines led him to being aboard L.12 when she was in collision with H.47 in 1929. These and other incidents during an interesting naval career are told here including accounts of early submarine training, life at Invergordon, on the China station, and active service during the Second World War.