I can think of three off hand but I'm sure some have a lot more. 1.As a young OD on my first ship[Chichester 1st commission] I was passing up clips of 40mm up to the GI to rack on the notorious STAAG mounting[who designed that load of crap and who authorised it's use,even I could see it was shite] when the GI dropped one[a clip!] I heard a startled noise,I'm not sure from which end of the GI it came from ,and for some reason I stuck out my hand caught the clip in the middle of the the four rounds. GI went pale and said we were nearly dead there,I know Bofors rounds don't activate until leaving the muzzle and reaching a certain range but I reckon if it landed on the primer we would not have survived. 2.On the Puma a really hot night I got tired of the mess,it was too hot,too smelly and the hammock bar in constant motion as Jack dreamt of Porn and took action. So,I took my camp bed up to the lookout position on top of the bridge,and kipped. After a while one leg collapsed,as they did,so up I got, lifted the camp bed[not something to do at 20 knots] and went flying like a kite over the lookout position and crashed into the guard rails. Another foot and I'd have been in the Indian Ocean at 2.00am,the life boat sentry would have been no use as he would be cracking one off in the cubicle as we all did, so, again I was lucky. 3.On the Vic I was the S1 aimer and doing some work on the gun when a plane came in hot with the undercarriage half down,up came a shower of sparks and it exploded[pilot safe] I popped my head over the flight deck to see who was making all this bloody noise and a piece of metal screamed in and scored the flight deck about a foot from my head. Left a big scar so I would have been minus a head a foot nearer. Nothing worse than an old seaman reminiscing but just wondered about close shaves and I don't mean Bugis St or the Hong Kong rooftops,they were two places I never survived,what was that drink they gave you when you caught the clap?Mess pot siph or something like that,tasted foul. Any close shaves?