Tag Archives: Submarines

Russian Submarine

impressive and dramatic footage captured one of the marvels of Soviet engineering – a grounded attack submarine from 1980. The footage was taken at the Tolyatti Avtovaz Technical Museum. Weighing in at an impressive 2,000 tons and measuring 91 meter-long … Continue reading

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Canada’s Submarines

There has been much talk over the last two decades about Canada’s submarine fleet. Most of it has been negative urging we get rid of the troublesome boats. It would be hard not to argue that these four submarines have … Continue reading

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Oh to be a Chef/Cook on a Submarine these days

I my time in the navy we use to say if a recruit couldn’t do anything else the Navy made him a Cook!!! Hell I cooked for a week aboard the Taciturn after the regular cook burned himself. I never … Continue reading

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The SAS and a Submariner

The SAS for those who do not know, is a very elite British military service. Comparable to the US Navy Seals, and other elite special forces and commando units. Back in 1960 we took an SAS team  aboard the submarine … Continue reading

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Christmas 1960. For The Love of Eleanor

This Christmas requires some explanation, I lost my father early in 1960, the day after the funeral I met Eleanor. I have explained below how we meet and the relationship that followed and leading up to Christmas 1960. My father … Continue reading

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World Statesman of the year Award????????

I sometimes wonder if I’m living on the same planet as some people! Steven Harper!! statesman of the year, can you believe that?? I sure can’t  We are asked to believe that Harper stands up for international democracy and human … Continue reading

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Canada’s Submarines??? An Admirals View

The history and purchase of the four Upholder class British submarines acquired in the 1990’s is a story of mostly disaster and waste.  The first major disaster was fire aboard Chicoutime  en-route from the UK.  One submariner (Lt Chris Saunders) … Continue reading

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Irish Ingenuity

Who invented the worlds first successful submarine. Some would argue it was the Confederate Navy during the Civil War. They did indeed operate the submarine Hunley and sank a US blockade ship, unfortunately the submarine sank in the same attack. … Continue reading

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January 18th 1967 arrived at Pier 21 Halifax NS.

Pier 21 is today a museum to commemorate the thousands of immigrants that landed here to begin a new life in Canada. I was one of the last immigrants to arrive at Pier 21 on the 18th January 1967. It … Continue reading

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Halifax International Tattoo

I did not get to take in the Canada Day Celebrations as we were travelling back from Halifax. Nevertheless, I did celebrate on Tuesday evening at the Halifax International Tattoo. what an amazing show that could not fail but to … Continue reading

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