The only one I can think of is AKULA (Shark?). Type 611 hasn't got the same ring about it somehow, while GLOBE, STAR and PLANET (Old FOXTROT names) don't have the same ring as SWORDFISH. As for CHELYABLINSKIY KOMSOMOLETS (CHELYABIN YOUNG COMMUNISTS) - no wonder Ivan lost the Cold War - he was spending the whole damn defence budget on cap tallies !!!!! :thumright: :thumright:
BOWFIN is now a museum ship at Pearl Harbour, after carrying out 9 patrols during WWII. Would recommend a visit to anyonr visiting Hawaii - Uncle Sam's diesel boats are a lot different to any of ours, WWII and later.
Yeah...but....the most effective and expensive rock detector method in service today. I wonder for how long though. Super B was nearly at the end of her useful life. Now I 'spose they'll berth her in Rosyth along with the rest of the Cold War warriors. Such an ignominious end for another fantastic servant of the Crown. :salut:
When I was a sprog and had just joined Swiftsure I was going out with a Plymuff girl. She would write to me via BFPO. She could never get it into her head that it was HMS Swiftsure and not HMS Swiftshore.
I explained several times while blitzed in the wine bar down the Barbican but do you think a pissed matelot could get through to her befuddled brain. She pushed me into Sutton harbour at the end...'spose I deserved it!
I could swim (float) like a fish even when pissed...I loved water me. Water was fun. Salt water that is; fresh I seemed to repel. That last sentence was for S Pepperbands consumption...give him something to bite on. :thumright:
So where were the Crushers when all this floundering was going on...Parked on the Octogon in their nice blue van giving everybody the evil eye as usual!