Yeah. And I came out of the 60' lock with a bucket over me swede!Maxi_77 said:
Ah Sunshine Squadronelectric_chef said:
RA at Dolphin loved itMaxi_77 said:Ah Sunshine Squadronelectric_chef said:
February 74 Olympus SM3
...A variation: On our long patrols in the Far East, Mid 60's, in an O Boat we carried Elson chemical toilets in the fore/afterends (to stop the long trudge amidships to use traps 1,2 or 3) Did you Bomber Queen's or Nuclear Mushroom Men also carry/use these quaint little crappers?Maxi_77 said:We carried 24 extra in the forends on Warspite late 60s early 70s but that was on bunks bolted to the torpedo racks. Also operated a no hot bunking for permanent crew policy, only riders and trainees hot bunked. I think the only exception for a 'trainee' was when Sam Fry joined us for 2 months to do an SSN part 3 before taking his own boat to sea.
When I joined in 1956 everybody was issued with a hammock. I have to admit that when they were slung right they were really comfortable. Though they were still used in some boats I never used mine in a boat. The only boat I was on that used them in the fore and afterends was the Sea Scout.G_Rivet said:I served in two Boats where hammocks were slung. Any ideas when their demise finally came?