trelawney126 said:No,Great ship, though when we sailed first time from the builders we were unable to take on fuel due to extreme weather (1966) Wiki puts the dates wrong. We arrived in Pompey and tied up behind a couple of brand new leanders in front of them was a brand new DLG.
Come Monday morning the wind was atrocious, but we sailed. tug line broke....stern crashed into the stern of the other leander in front, peeling back part of the ships side, revealing one sailor having dump (collision cured his constipation). The ships chef who was walking on the gangway of one of the other leanders swayed to and fro on the ganway before losing the two trays of bread on his head into the harbour.
Having now picked up speed we were hurtling towards the DLG whose ships side was now festooned with rattan fenders. Having picked up speed we had steerage way and missed her,but going up harbour towards fountain lake jetty at 28knots is not recommended, especially awhen there is a Daring Class Destroyer leaving harbour at the same time.
Anyway received a signal stating that (It could have happened to a Bishop) we continued a had a good ship, and ships company :wink: