HMS Conqueror - Did anyone on here serve on her?

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
The Royal Marines Mess on the Royal Yacht had a Princess Margaret turd varnished and in a small glass case. , They claimed it had been rescued when painting ship and from Princess Margaret's private loo outlet. It had an engraved brass plate on it. Wonder where that ended up.
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Waspie

War Hero
During a ground training session where we were listening to different underwater sounds. I happened to mention I had never heard a torpedo running!! Instructor then played a part of an actual firing. Word was it was Conqueror!!! Very interesting!!!!
 

SONAR-BENDER

War Hero
Should I? Why?
Because it is a live tape of the events during which the first nuclear submarine attacked, fired on and sunk an enemy warship, then successfully evaded the escorts. As well as the tape there is avery laconic written commentary, explaining some of the noises heard on the tape. It would give any author an insight into the cool and calm professionalism of an attack. You could probably get this from some of the YouTube videos available. I also had the chance to listen to a US one, which I refused, as there was a running commentary by the very brave XO until crush depth.

So far as I know, they are not in the public domain - but who knows these days!
 

HartleyHare

Lantern Swinger
For interest.
The control room
Because it is a live tape of the events during which the first nuclear submarine attacked, fired on and sunk an enemy warship, then successfully evaded the escorts. As well as the tape there is avery laconic written commentary, explaining some of the noises heard on the tape. It would give any author an insight into the cool and calm professionalism of an attack. You could probably get this from some of the YouTube videos available. I also had the chance to listen to a US one, which I refused, as there was a running commentary by the very brave XO until crush depth.

So far as I know, they are not in the public domain - but who knows these days!
I would not want to listen to the commentary given by XO :eek::eek::(:(. That would give me nightmares. I listened to the sound of the Thresher imploding and that unleashed some very dark thoughts in my head :eek::eek:.

The Conqueror control room tape would be useful for the point of my book. Also, the psychological aspect.
 

Waspie

War Hero
Because it is a live tape of the events during which the first nuclear submarine attacked, fired on and sunk an enemy warship, then successfully evaded the escorts. As well as the tape there is avery laconic written commentary, explaining some of the noises heard on the tape. It would give any author an insight into the cool and calm professionalism of an attack. You could probably get this from some of the YouTube videos available. I also had the chance to listen to a US one, which I refused, as there was a running commentary by the very brave XO until crush depth.

So far as I know, they are not in the public domain - but who knows these days!
That's what you get in a professional outfit!!

As for @HartleyHare comment re the psychological effect on the crew. I would hazard a guess and say we are different and all react in our own way and not always at the time!
 
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