Austin recalls, "and as we were rowing, bang, he'd put another torpedo in her and she just went and all you could think were oh hell, and then it came very calm and you had great big bubbles coming up"

Austin Byrne

Austin Byrne was one of my first ever Merchant Navy interviewees and I've always had a soft spot for him. It was nice to hear that he's doing well and living well in an AGE UK care home. Austin served onboard SS Induna and gives a great account of his time.


Educational Resources

WW2 D-Day veterans
WW2 Convoy veterans
Our Secret WW2
The Korean War
WW1 War recordings