Recent Posts - page 2

  • Counterstrike And Other Musings

    I’m rather pleased, proud and flattered to see that a collection of my “Counterstrike” columns that appeared in Asian Diver Magazine during its early years, are now available as a book in either a kindle or soft-cover print version via… Read More ›

  • Pot Luck

    Some fifty-years ago, we were out in the North Sea working on a production platform built alongside the drill platform, the two being connected by a narrow catwalk between the drill deck and production deck of the two platforms, at… Read More ›

  • Finding ‘AFFRAY’

    On 16th April, 1951 HMS/M AFFRAY, disappeared while on a training exercise in the English Channel. Failing to make her scheduled radio report, the search for the sunken submarine continued for over three months in an area rich in wrecks…. Read More ›

  • Raising A Navy

    At the conclusion of WWI hostilities, the German High Seas Fleet was interned at the Royal Navy’s northern base at Scapa Flow, in the Orkney Islands of Scotland.  On learning of the proposal to give the vessels to the victorious… Read More ›

  • “Oxygen Pete”

    Inspired by the successful 1941 attacks – carried out by Italian divers riding ‘chariots’ armed with detachable explosive warheads – on the British battleships, ‘H.M.S.Queen Elizabeth’ and ‘H.M.S.Valiant’, in Alexandria Harbour, the Royal Navy began to devote greater resources to… Read More ›

  • “May The People Know I’m Here?”

    “May The People Know I’m Here?” –  by S.J. Pridmore Nazi Germany’s attempt to eradicate an entire race of people during World War Two is a story that’s been told countless times before, through books and newspaper stories, through the… Read More ›