Royal Navy

Submarine escape

Building on the lessons learned from the past, submarine disasters are now a rarity, but when they do occur the problem arises of what can be done to assist the crew. Because of possible damage to life support systems, time… Read More ›

The men from Snowy River

Australia’s most ambitious civil engineering project teetered on the brink of disaster when, in 1961, sluice gates governing the flow of water from Lake Eucumbene – a key element in the Snowy Mountains hydro-electric scheme to divert the course of… Read More ›

One hundred fathoms down

(An interview with George Wookey,) The histories of deep, mixed gas diving consistently overlook the achievement of Royal Navy Diver, George Wookey. In 1956 he descended to 600 feet [183msw] wearing standard flexible dress. A record depth for a ‘hard-hat… Read More ›