Trapped in the sunken HMS Umpire
19th July 1941: Edward Young describes the aftermath of a terrible accident
The newly built submarine HMS Umpire was on her way north out of Sheerness for her sea trials. She was proceeding on the surface with an out bound convoy when she was in collision with a trawler coming inbound - an accident partly attributable to the fact that all the ships were in darkness.
The submarine sank almost immediately - leaving the commander …