Drum nearly ready
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:00 AM
One was that she hit a submarine whilst sailing up in scotland, which was a new one on me.
Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:42 PM
Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:30 PM
There was an anarchist on here who recounted that tale and was onboard. Pwop I believe?
your right! a quick search on here produced this from P Wop
There was indeed. Ask The Fish about that one.
The midnight offender was a British diesel-electric boat, HMS Otus, at periscope/snorkel depth just off the Mull of Kintyre, but he wasn't looking out of the window.
I still have a chunk of anechoic tile sitting on my desk, and the custom-made commemorative rugby shirt.
We wuz lucky boyz. Gavin McKinnon heard faint noises of a diesel engine, and went up the foredeck to the headstay to look behind the genoa to see if he could spot a presumed fishing boat. Only to see masts (periscope & snorkel) churning towards us with a frothing bow wave, all lit up in the glow of our bow nav lights. He came cantering back the foredeck screaming to The Fish "Up,up, up...."
Hit on the port bow about 1/2 way back, slid along the gunnels ripping out stanchions etc., then fetched up with a mighty bang on the capshrouds before slithering into the night.
If Fish hadn't put the helm down at once, we'd have hit head-on, and well.... no keel, instant Drum-roll, no distress call, cold Scottish water, and no Fish, no yours truly and no 20 other guys.
The RN coughed up though - admitted 100% liability. I insisted to the Admiral who came aboard afterwards in Crinan that it's all about keeping a proper lookout. So that's your answer
Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:57 PM
Drum is starting to look good again. Shame I have not get any photos of her after she was ripped off the beach. Forward Stbd top sides and aft quarter were badly messed up.
Hi ecosse, thanks for the heads-up on this nice event. Do you know if she has hit the water yet?
Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:37 PM