One thing I've learned over the years is never upset a chef.
Few other branches get to specialise as comnando sniper diver fast-jet pilots in their spare time whilst also being a Chef in their day job. They also specialise, practising the noble art of muay thai, using a ladle to incapacitate anyone with enough neck to help themselves to more than one spud from the food counter.
We had a chef on the Danae who could hurl one of the large aluminium salt and pepper shakers with unerring accuracy down the length of the dining hall. The exocet analogy is really true, you could see it coming, but could do stuff all about it
She claimed another one around 1970/71, a diver went missing whilst diving on her, as far as I know he was never found. Lyme Regis lifeboat was called out to assist with the search, it was RNLI Ball night, the maroons went up and I went racing out of the front door of home in my DJ, followed by a loud No, from Missus J. Didn't make the crew for the IRB but kitted up and launched her, so we got to the Ball (I was a bit crumpled), searched called off just before midnight from memory, IRB hit a semi submerged packing case which took out part of one engines throttle controls, junior man was instructed to lean over the arse end and hold the linkage open by the coxn (me Dad) and they got back in time to have a few pints before the Ball finished. Guest of honour that night was the first Captain of the QE2 lovely bloke who could have been James Robertsons double. Lymes boat at the time was 17-002 very fast when on the step . http://www.lifeboatsonline.com/RNLI_McLachlan_DellQuay.html