My grandmother thought it was a brilliant series, but she hated the series about the old Ark Royal. This was despite my Chief Stoker father trying to point out to her that Warship wasn't real, and it was rubbish!
Ah memories! I, along with other members of the after POs mess, on Eskimo, got rescued by HMS HERO. We had set out in the motor cutter for a fishing trip in the Solent. About three miles out the engine packed up. Pussers greys were leaving Pompey, so we set off distress flares, but to no avail. Down to the last one, situation not desperate but bloody scarey. Then along comes Phoebe, alias Hero, and sends across a POME. He fixes the engine, downs a few cans, and tells Phoebe that he will need to stay with us, as we return to Eskimo, in case the engine packs up again. As the ship was out for a couple of days he got some buckshe time at home.