Tributes to Spalding war hero Peter who survived torpedo attack

Tributes to Spalding war hero Peter who survived torpedo attack
 

A decorated war hero who survived a torpedo attack has died at his Spalding home.
Peter Carpenter (90) joined The Merchant Navy and became a deck boy at the age of 15.
In 1945, his ship – the SS Jim – was torpedoed off the east coast of England.
Twelve were killed and 12 survived, and in 2015 Peter spoke about that fateful day when he was presented with the VE Medallion by members of Boston and South Lincolnshire branch of The Merchant Navy Association.
His ship was torpedoed at five o’clock in the morning and Peter, wearing only pants, dragged himself up a wire ladder to go on deck and... read more

 
8 January 2018 in Regional East, Views: 30
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