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The Battleship HMS Vanguard

So What does the Spinnaker Tower and the Royal Navy’s last Battleship have in common? Nothing really accept it spiked in me an old memory. The tower was not there during my Naval career, it was built in 2005 and … Continue reading

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HM/SM Conqueror

This day (August 28th) in history Churchill-class nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror was launched on 28 August 1969 in Birkenhead. She remains the only nuclear submarine known to have torpedoed an enemy ship, the latter being the General Belgrano during the … Continue reading

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My Winning Story

I received a very nice surprise yesterday, I have won a writing competition!!!!! HMS – Hear My Story. The Royal Navy Museums in Portsmouth held a contest for interesting stories told by sailors who have served or by their families. … Continue reading

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An Growing World Power???

Kochi: India launched its first indigenously-built aircraft carrier on Monday, a landmark moment in the $5 billion or 500 crores project that seeks to project the country’s power and check the rising influence of China. The INS Vikrant comes into … Continue reading

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HMS Cockade Paying Off Dance

The problem with having a ships company dance in a place such as Hong Kong, is girls!!! We had no one to invite, at least no one acceptable to invite. In Hong Kong there were two types of girls, young … Continue reading

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Black Tot Day

On 31 July 1970 the 300 year-old Royal Naval tradition of issuing the ‘tot’ ended at precisely six bells in the forenoon watch when the last rum ration was issued aboard ships of the British Royal Navy – Forever known … Continue reading

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S.H.I.T. Wonder Where it Originated???

No No No!!! you’d be wrong if you guessed it originated with Mike Duffy or in his hot air balloon effigy. You would be equally wrong if you thought I was just using the word SHIT to be offensive!! Please … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Just a Fender Bender????HMCS Cornerbrook

Shortly after the submarine hit the sea floor off the BC coast the Navy reported it as just a fender bender? However it now turns out this fender bender was far more severe than the Navy said. Originally it was … Continue reading

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Arrival In Canada 1964

The submarine Alcide arrived alongside in Halifax on the 18th January 1964, and for many of the married crew members the next few weeks would be hectic. Wives and families were scheduled to arrive in mid march via the Cunard … Continue reading

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