A Royal Navy destroyer is a formidable fighting unit - fast, well-armed and deadly. So when Pete Brandon was posted to join one in Rangoon, he was delighted. But what happened? Instead of joining the destroyer, he found himself on a little H.D.M.L. - a Harbour Defence Motor Launch!
Well, he didn't know it then, but this was the start of the adventure of his life. Things started to get really dangerous when his boat was attacked by a Japanese Zero floatplane - and the danger kept on coming.