bomb lost by the RN Divers

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  1. ITV News

    The last thread has "disapeared" but here is the latest, the montage of the last 5 days to the tune of "we still havent found what we are looking for" is priceless.
  2. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Maybe the bomb was wearing CS95, so they couldn't see it?! 8O
  3. Original thread here.
  4. Fantastic montage! In a wry kind of way, of course.

    What's the odds on it not being found for the next 60 years?

    You couldn't make it up.
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    News Just in...

    The RN Divers SOP has now been revised to ensure future mishaps are not repeated:

    1. Clear the area
    2. Superglue a mirror to the UXB. (That way no-one takes their eyes of it)
    3. Affix explosives to ensure sympathetic detonation, keep hold of shrike.
    4. Remove mirror
    5. Detonate
    6. Sorted, innit.
  6. Phew! What humour! CS95? Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!
  7. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    First thread was moved to the Quarterdeck as it was more about you can't see me suits than a you can't find me bomb.

    Hello Norman. What would you do, other than send the two and a half i/c to a sea job?
  8. Just to clarify things, the Lt Cdr seen talking on TV is an RNR media ops officer as was the female Lt RNR earlier in the week. If you are looking for the 'R' in the executive curl of the stripes on their sleeves, RNRs don't wear them anymore.

    The I/C of the recovery operation is the WO(D).
  9. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Indeed he is NG, my mistake.

    Journo: 'What's the mood like?'

    Lt Cdr: 'Buoyant.'

    Pity the bomb isn't.
  10. 50 dives down and still no bomb.... Really rather careless, perhaps their SSP(D) could go towards a bit of string to tie down the bomb?
  11. If it's bangs you want, the RN certainly had fewer problems with this wartime German mine blown by HMS Cattistock off Felixstowe just over a year ago (link). It was a similar size to the lost bomb but in deeper water:


    This wartime German mine was blown by the Plymouth-based Southern Diving Unit 1 off the coast of Somerset two weeks ago (link):


    And this wartime German mine was one of several blown by HMS Hurworth in the North Sea earlier this month (link):


    It's all routine stuff and I expect that normal (largely unpublicised) service will be resumed as soon as possible. At least the main objective has been achieved and the good people of Felixstowe can now sleep safe in their beds.
  12. The branch does appear to have lost some of the legends in their own minds image.
  13. Ah but they have now got a mini submarine there and so far have found a pipe and a anchor!!!!!!Still no bomb though.
  14. Seadog

    Seadog War Hero Moderator

    Captions for Naval Gazer's first photograph;

    'Wren overboard!'


    'Diver's head overboard!'

    Right, sensible posts please.
  15. "A diver's hair gel was lost overboard..."

    Oh, and Naval Gazer, I know it's routine stuff, I do it!
  16. I don't know what all the fuss is about. It's not the first time this has happened and probably won't be the last!
  17. Feck sensible, that's brilliant! :w00t: :thumright: :w00t:
  18. Yes but they have fahzands of quids worth of gear and they just found a pipe and a friggin anchor!!!!!!!

    Bonus or what,they will look great outside the Mess!
  19. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    Good God man, put common sense aside for a moment and recognise that this is a heaven sent opprtunity to rip the p1ss out of the bubble-heads and my former RNR colleagues in the spin specialisation... er media ops :)
  20. Somewhat unfair?It's not a job I would relish in the cold unyielding waters off Felixtowe.

    I well recall the fleet Clearance Divers attached to Tamar. They had a Lt Cmd. VC in charge of them. They were tough lads but the thought of being eaten by something nasty whilst submerged concentrated their minds wonderfully
    We were housed in the Dockyard and where I worked had copious quantities of un-dyed methylated spirits. Ormac the divers called it.
    One of our Chinese boys ( all of 60) would mix orange juice with the meths and sell it to the CD boys before they were due to dive.

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