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Return to Murmansk

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Henry Swain first went to Murmansk in 1945 when he was in the Royal Navy, this is the story of his return voyage, this time as a summer cruise, negotiating a thousand miles of rocky coastline and the North Cape and the dreaded Barents Sea. His was the first British yacht to make the journey.
Paperback, 245 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by Sheridan House
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John Brookes
Jun 30, 2011 John Brookes rated it really liked it
In 1990, Henry Swain sailed the 34-foot yacht Callisto from Norway to Murmansk, Russia. He had been there 45 years earlier, on a Royal Navy warship escorting American merchant vessels charged with supplying vital aid to the Soviets. U-boats prowled the Russian coast and the Luftwaffe nestled menacingly in Norway, while the cruel Arctic winter offered its own deadly hazard – ice.

Swain's return journey, along one thousand miles of rocky coastline and over the Barents Sea, as well as his account of
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