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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 6 (October 2, 1933)

Counting Their Chickens—

Counting Their Chickens—

Worsley and Stenhouse, on leave, understood that the bagging of an enemy submarine brought an Admiralty reward of £1000. They hied them up to London to spend some of that fortune in advance. “We had a really royal time and returned minus a hundred pounds apiece,” Worsley narrated. “Some little time later we received the Admiralty award. My share was £68, and Stenhouse's £48. We therefore found bagging submarines an expensive amusement.”

For some time thereafter Worsley specialised in dropping depth charges to combat submarines, for which he earned the nickname in the navy of “Depth Charge Bill.” Later he commanded the Q ship Pangloss, operating in the Mediterranean. Then, by way of a change, he went up to North Russia with Shackleton—it was like old times in the snow and ice—and at Archangel and on the Dvina River he enjoyed a variety of exciting adventures. An amazing kind of raid on the Pinega River brought him a bar to the D.S.O.