In Memory of John Gould my Shipmate. RIP

John and I served together aboard the submarine Taciturn 1960-62, we were both Able Seamen and RP3’s (radar operators). He recently crossed the bar in Australia Rest in Peace dear friend and shipmate.

‘The Submariner’s Prayer’:

O Father, hear our prayer to Thee

For your humble servants, beneath the sea

In the depths of oceans, as oft they stray So far from night, so far from day

We would ask your Guiding Light to glow To make their journey safe below

Please oft times grant them patient mind

Then ‘ere the darkness won’t them blind

They seek thy protection from the deep,

Please grant them peace when ‘ere they sleep

Of their homes and loved ones far away

We ask you care for them each day

Until they surface once again

To drink the air and feel the rain

We ask your guiding hand to show

A safe progression sure and slow

Dear Lord, please hear our prayer to thee For your humble servants beneath the sea.

God Bless and keep reading.

About irishroverpei

Author of "Lily & Me", "The Royal Navy & Me" and Chapter XXl Armageddon. Writer, blogger and RN Submariner, antique automobile enthusiast.
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2 Responses to In Memory of John Gould my Shipmate. RIP

  1. baconburner says:

    May your Shipmate Rest in peace. May he splice the mainbrace with his other departed shipmates.
    God Bless

  2. irishroverpei says:

    If they down issue Rum up there, I’ll have wee nip for him down here!!!!RIP

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