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Identification Longshot and Talking Point 785


Brumas
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Good Evening All.

We are still in Scotland but I am definitely turning in now folks

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Brumas

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Jock1e, Well Done High Street Moffat with Monument.

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john bunyan

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Jock1e

Often went out in s/m's from Faslane to take part in work up or "Perisher" training to practice s/m in SF work. Would sometimes arrive at night in Rothsay in a couple of canoes, buy about 26 lots of fish and chips from Zavaroni's fish and chip bar, put them in a dustbin liner then set off in the dark to rejoin the s/m. Locals must have thought we were hungry as the s/m was submerged...but we gave them to the s/m crew in return for borrowing a bunk instead of sleeping in the "fore ends". Too many stories to recount here. Happy days and nights.

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john bunyan

The Submarine repair ship or whatever you call it was stationed at Rothesay for a long time.The last time I seen it was at Faslane and I believe it is still there.

Mind you I can't see it being the same one as it would have been built over 60 Odd years ago.But you never know.

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Woolwell

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Jock1e - All sub repair/depot ships scrapped a long time ago.

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Woolwell

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Jock1e - You probably saw HMS Adamant wikipedia

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john bunyan

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Woolwell

In the Suez crisis, I was first with the NBU and No ASRM and then when the pull out started was on HMS Forth, which I think was a submarine depot ship and at Suez hosted NOIC Port Said.

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Woolwell

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Forth was refitted at Chatham in the late 1960's to support nuclear subs and then went to the Far East and ended up at Devonport before being scrapped.

Spent a whole week in the fore ends of a sub.

You may well have come across Berry Head and Rame Head.

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john bunyan

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I think HMS Tyne was another? We could no doubt swing the lamp for a long time re fond s/m memories!

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john bunyan

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I think HMS Tyne was another? We could no doubt swing the lamp for a long time re fond s/m memories!

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Brumas

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My postings, happily, seem to attract lamp swinging and for that I am pleased, please everyone, carry on at your leisure ;o}

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