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Times: "Royal Navy Ship Torpedoed Whales In Falklands"

Grim_Squeaker85

Lantern Swinger
PETA will be outraged. There may well be revenge attacks against the Navy.

Hippy treehuggers and animal fondlers are terrifying when outraged.


Sent via Heliograph from the Jebel Birkenhead
 

Waspie

War Hero
Euryalus long ago had a Chief Air Tiffie who was much into ornithology. He told us how, on a trip to the South Atlantic, he had tried to catch an albatross with a heaving line so as to ring it. Albatross was duly snagged but was stronger than our man and flew away into the wild blue yonder, heaving line and all.


Do tell more - I was a WAFU on t'Euryalus. Sound the sort of thing our Mick Cook, (Chief tiffyWoo). He also absailed starkers but thats another tale!!
 

Waspie

War Hero
Talk of the good ship Euryalus reminded me of a Firing with the squadron. She fired her Ikara during a high seas firing off Gib.

Apollo went to emergency stations.

The wasp gave chase to the cries of; NO Telemetry - No cut down!!!

Wasp spots members of Apollo's ships company jumping off stern!

Ikara seen heading, mast height towards Apollo!!

Wasp loses sight of Ikara.

Two days later - Euryalus Wasp flies WEO off ship!!!!!!!!! Naughty man flicked a switch so that the weapon would definitely leave the launcher!!!!!
 

theatreelf

Midshipman
Dear Greenpeace
I'm sorry but I was only a killick stoker on Brilliant, and there was a sub shooting at us,

love Rog
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Dear Greenpeace
I'm sorry but I was only a killick stoker on Brilliant, and there was a sub shooting at us,

love Rog

When were you torpedoed, Rog? Don't recall that one, but then again, looking on the Brilliant website I was surprised to see on 16/04/1982, the transfer of nuclear depth charges listed & didn't realise my ship (Argonaut) was carrying a training WE 177: Untitled Document (Diary, 10 to 14 April 1982) .

Anyone know what a "surveillance" NBD was?
 
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jrwlynch

Lantern Swinger
Anyone know what a "surveillance" NBD was?

Don't know, but can offer a guess. It might have been instrumented up to measure conditions experienced (temperature, shock, vibration...?) while embarked, to feed back for either maintaining existing stock or designing new ones.
 
Yet another dit from Faslane, boat in loch whatever doing torpedo trials, fires one, it goes mad shoots off up side of loch and takes out a cow
Loch "whatever" must have been Loch Long.
Sound trials took place in the Sound of Sleat...neat!
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
That makes for interesting reading.

Going back to the list of warships routinely carrying nuclear weapons, it seems quite odd nowadays to think how the Cold War affected the way we went about our business. Who would have thought that warships going into a potential conflict of unknown intensity, would actually destore ammunition?
 

pg55555

Lantern Swinger
When were you torpedoed, Rog? Don't recall that one, but then again, looking on the Brilliant website I was surprised to see on 16/04/1982, the transfer of nuclear depth charges listed & didn't realise my ship (Argonaut) was carrying a training WE 177:


1st May couple of tinfish released from San Luis interesting read here http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA279554&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf

The Argentinian authorities and, indeed, the San Luis own Captain have changed their "official" stories so often it was impossible for the British official historian to assess which, if any, was any were near the truth.

All one can say is that there are a huge variety of stories any one of which you are free to believe, or not, as you choose.

.
 
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