Walter Costick was one of 13 survivors of HMS Culver
July 13, 2009
My father Walter Costick was one of 13 survivors. He died 10 years ago. I have his memoirs on this sinking
Regards John Costick
I would be grateful for any detail on the sinking of HMS Culver, that we could add to AHOY thank you.
Sorry I have taken so long to get back with HMS Culver Information.
My Father was Walter Costick always known as Mick Costick. He died about 12 years ago but had a wonderful life with his wife Maisie who is 88 years old and they had four children me being the youngest son.
My father was from Eastleigh nr Southampton and he settled in Southampton for the rest of his life leaving the Navy in about 1950 and working for the Ford Motor Company until he retired in 1980.
He joined the Royal Navy as a 14year old boy going to Navy school at st Vincent near Portsmouth.
Years after the sinking of the Culver my father put a letter into the Royal Navy News paper about the Culver
Commander Patterson lived in the Lake district Cumbria and his passion was the narrow steamer boats. My Father
Please find attached all the information.
I am sorry for my late response and thank you for that detail about your Dad, your mail was lost on my computer, and I have just tracked it down.
First hand accounts of incidents in the Battle of the Atlantic are precious as the participants grow older and
Details of John's father who was sunk in HMS Culver and was one of but 13 survivors.