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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.

RFA Bacchus 1938

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Nick Woodley   [Oct 10, 2011 at 09:20 AM]
Engine room, you are making black smoke.
Prefect   [Oct 10, 2011 at 09:42 AM]
Bridge, what colour would you prefer?
phillrose   [Oct 10, 2011 at 09:50 AM]
Ah, what we used to do was wait until the mates merry men had washed down the decks then blow tubes. Laughing
Perhaps a little more fan might have been in order!!
Prefect   [Oct 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM]
On well regulated ships, you had to ask permission to blow tubes which wasn't given until we had got the wind right. Wink
Martin Powell   [Oct 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM]
How did you control the wind?
Nick Woodley   [Oct 10, 2011 at 12:40 PM]
.... and after a few cans of Tiger, the wind was always right.
Prefect   [Oct 10, 2011 at 02:28 PM]
By altering course for 20 minutes or so, whilst the Gingerbeers purged their tubes.

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