Have you ever been over the side whilst underway, not falling off the casement or off a stage whilst side party. We struck the guardrails on the fo'csul of the Aurora whilst leaving Portland harbour in 67. We we're doing work up and our first evolution of that day was firing at a PTA. I was "A" turrets crew (2 of the left) and I slipped on the slope as I was going up to the cable deck and shot straight into the oggin. Even though we were still inside the breakwater, it frightened the shite out of me, and I had my life jacket on. The bastards in the sea boat told me I would get done for breaking ship and I actually believed them for a bit as the PO of the watch on deck went along with it. Ship looks really odd from that angle as well. Good job they didn't get a vote about picking me up or I would still be there. 8O Edited to show favorite rig uptop.