Through a turn of fate, the Stiletto parts company with its flotilla and comes across a German cruiser under the cover and darkness of thick fog that envelopes the sea. With sheer ingenuity, Knight commands his ship and crew in a highly unconventional manoeuvre ... with outstanding outcomes ...
On another mission to patrol the North Sea, with instructions to stop and examine a passing vessels looking for contraband of war, Stiletto once again manages to beat expectations ...
Commodore Ellys, aware of Knight’s feisty reputation, is keen on sending Stiletto out to tow the Rapier, a notoriously accident prone ship back home. An easy enough task had they not come across a steamer that failed to respond to Stiletto’s signals, with no lights on.
Stiletto was also privileged to go out on special services, such as going on a hunt for submarine bases. Again, Knights ingenious methods and experience make the mission a success ...
Amongst other missions, destroying German U-boats, cruising through a seabed thick with mines, Stiletto gracefully comes to the rescue of several vessels that have come under attack. A successful string of missions under the command of Lieutenant Knight and his experienced crew ensure Stiletto is highly commended by the commodore.
But its final mission is one that requires the utmost courage...
Author: John S. Margerison
Title: Destroyer Doings
First Published by: C. Arthur Pearson