electric_chef said:Old_Bill said:If "A" boats were gay boats, and "O" boats were show boats, what were "T" and Porpoise boats? Answers on a postcard please
my last boat(1974) was Grampus and it was a piece of sh1te, always something wrong with it, ballast pump stripdown and rebuild at sea, port main motor winding insulation, stripped and reinsulated and varnished,also at sea.
At the time I just couldn't understand why it wasn't dragged back to Dolphin and repaired in the dockyard! we were not at war with anyone at the time nor likely to, with that pile of scrap. I think someone just wanted to be a hero at the time.
so my answer for P class is POS
I remember thos happy days, there was no money for proper dockyard repairs, thatt's why you fixwd them yourself. About the same time I was in an SM3 O Boat and we replaced both tailshaft bearings ourselves to save money. The job done in the floating dock with 2 bl**dy big corks to put in the holes if a bomber came in and wanted the dock. We spent 4 months unfit to dive whilst they scraped up enough cash to buy the new bearings.