Opossum or Sealion

#1
Hello fellow (ex) Bubbleheads!
I did 20 out of 22 yrs on boats, and due to the vast amount of
Johnnie Walker Red Label that was consumed during those
years - I have forgoten which P&O Boat once did a DSRV
trial with REVENGE up in Scotland. It was either Opossum or
Sealion (was on both) and I remember standing on the
casing.....only the boat was some 300 feet down at the time.
Actually did the transfer with a couple of other Ship's Company
and remember the boat had been painted WHITE so the Yanks
could find us! Still looking for any photos of this event but never
had any luck. Does this post activate any memories from
the community? Subsistence Rules! Cheers :)
 
#2
bigbaddog said:
Hello fellow (ex) Bubbleheads!
I did 20 out of 22 yrs on boats, and due to the vast amount of
Johnnie Walker Red Label that was consumed during those
years - I have forgoten which P&O Boat once did a DSRV
trial with REVENGE up in Scotland. It was either Opossum or
Sealion (was on both) and I remember standing on the
casing.....only the boat was some 300 feet down at the time.
Actually did the transfer with a couple of other Ship's Company
and remember the boat had been painted WHITE so the Yanks
could find us! Still looking for any photos of this event but never
had any luck. Does this post activate any memories from
the community? Subsistence Rules! Cheers :)


subsistence has gone now the BAS****S :evil: :evil: :evil:
 

Nigaramus

Lantern Swinger
#3
bigbaddog said:
Hello fellow (ex) Bubbleheads!
I did 20 out of 22 yrs on boats, and due to the vast amount of
Johnnie Walker Red Label that was consumed during those
years - I have forgoten which P&O Boat once did a DSRV
trial with REVENGE up in Scotland. It was either Opossum or
Sealion (was on both) and I remember standing on the
casing.....only the boat was some 300 feet down at the time.
Actually did the transfer with a couple of other Ship's Company
and remember the boat had been painted WHITE so the Yanks
could find us! Still looking for any photos of this event but never
had any luck. Does this post activate any memories from
the community? Subsistence Rules! Cheers :)
Approximately what year?
 
#4
I'll have to trawl through my comic cuts and
find out when I was on Opossum (I'm sure
it was that one 'cos I remember Lt Cdr J. Boyd
was the CO at the time). More to follow !!
 

Nigaramus

Lantern Swinger
#5
bigbaddog said:
I'll have to trawl through my comic cuts and
find out when I was on Opossum (I'm sure
it was that one 'cos I remember Lt Cdr J. Boyd
was the CO at the time). More to follow !!
I was the grocer on there 1983 - 1991. While i was on there Jim Boyd was also the Captain followed by Tom Herman and Steve Upright. I actually got a ride on the DSRV from Opossum to the Bomber and then from the Bomber to the Challenger on LR5. It was my birthday present and I remember the Senior Rates on Challenger had a birthday cake for me when I arrived.

A great Day.
 
#6
Still tearing the loft apart looking for Service docs!
I remember that after we "mated" with da bomber,
and clambered down the ladder into it - there wasn't
a soul to meet us, so we wandered forward until
we got to the front bit! Also recall that they had a
bloody Fish-Tank on board and everybody we met
said "who the hell are you then?". It was good to
know they were expecting us!
 
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