Comment from Harvey

Sir: I enjoyed your book,’Sink the Shigure’ except for the point you made about the sinking of the Queen Elizabeth, and the Valiant, in 1941. They were in fact mined by an Italian midget submarine, but were repaired, and later saw service in Ceylon fighting the Japanese. I personally joined the Valiant in 1943, and served a total of 26 years in the Royal Navy. I’m also looking forward to reading more of your books. Sincerely, Harvey A. Stirling
My apologies for not going into further detail about their service later in the war. I’m glad you enjoyed the book. Thanks for the post and for your service. All Best – RCC