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U-Boat Hunter: The Story of Peter Rogers is the fifteenth book in My Story to feature a male protagonist and the thirty-second overall. The book was written by Bryan Perrett. It was first published in September 2005 and reissued in January 2014. The book was the last My Story book with a male lead until 2008's Roman Invasion.

Book description[]

"Spring 1942
"U-boat submerging, sir," said the lookout. As the conning tower disappeared beneath the waves the Asdic began to pick up echoes from the submarine. We altered course to conform with the enemy, whose track was clearly marked by a continuous slick of oil, like the trail of blood left by a wounded animal. "Stand by, depth charges!" ordered the Captain. As we reached the end of the slick he pressed the release buzzer. The depth charges went rolling over the stern and the usual eruptions of water were thrown up as they exploded far below. "U-boat surfacing, sir!" shouted the lookout. As the sinister grey shape broke the surface our 4-inch swung towards it. The bridge machine gun opened fire.

"It's 1939, and, though he's just 15, Peter Rogers is desperate to find a way to join the Navy.
Becoming a signalman aboard the HMS
Arum, Peter is determined to help defend the convoys bringing vital supplies to Britain. He hopes more than anything to cross paths with the U-boat captained by the notorious Captain von Schleigen..."


Historical Note[]


Main article: List of U-Boat Hunter characters


Main article: Bryan Perrett



  • The portrait on the cover of the first edition is a photograph of William Crawford, whom served on the HMS Hood from 1939 until it was sunk in 1941.[4][5]


See also[]

My Story

The Hunger | Voyage on the Great Titanic | The Crystal Palace | Blitz | My Tudor Queen | Twentieth-Century Girl
The Great Plague | The '45 Rising | Civil War | Trafalgar | The Trenches | Battle of Britain | Mill Girl | Transported
Armada | Crimea | Bloody Tower | Indian Mutiny | Zulu War | Mayflower | Agincourt | Suffragette | Waterloo | Slave Girl
Flying Ace | Anne Boleyn and Me | D-Day | Victorian Workhouse | Spy Smuggler | Desert Danger | War Nurse
U-Boat Hunter | The Queen's Spies

1st relaunch

Princess of Egypt | Pompeii | Road to War | Roman Invasion | Viking Blood | Highway Girl | Sophie's Secret War
The Storm to Come | The Sweep's Boy | The Fall of the Blade | Pyramid of Secrets | Factory Girl | Dodger!
No Way Back | Wartime Princess | London Stories | Berlin Olympics | Lady Jane Grey | Nowhere to Run

2nd relaunch

Codename Céline

3rd relaunch

Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan | Ignatius Sancho | Princess Sophia Duleep Singh | Mary Prince

My Royal Story

Victoria | Anastasia | Cleopatra | Marie Antoinette | Elizabeth | Mary, Queen of Scots | Henry VIII's Wives

My True Story

What If They Find Us? | Hero at Dunkirk | Standing Alone | Give Us the Vote!

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