Lieutenant Peter Bentley was a destroyerman, through and through. Speed, manoeuvrability, torpedoes, guns…those were all to his liking. Certainly he had no inclinations about a rusty old merchantman, packed to the gunwales with flotation material to prevent her sinking; at least not quickly. She was U-boat bait. But when an admiral makes a suggestion, a lieutenant jumps to obey – even if his jump is likely to land him in a deep , cold grave…