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Re: One for Das Boot fans [Re: PaulV] #741895
14/05/22 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulV

I was trying to find out about Sir John Harvey Jones (he of BBC Troubleshooter fame who diagnosed Morgan's issues back in the days of long waiting lists) submarine service but have come up blank. Anyone come across any references?


This is all I found on Wiki it ties in rather nicely with the Uboat topic wink

Royal Navy career
Harvey-Jones joined Dartmouth Royal Naval College as a cadet in 1937, and in 1940, at the age of 16, he joined HMS Diomede as a midshipman. The next two ships that he served with, HMS Ithuriel and HMS Quentin, were sunk by enemy action. Harvey-Jones went on to join the submarine service in 1942, and received his first command at age 24.

With the end of World War II, Harvey-Jones went to the University of Cambridge to learn Russian in six months and joined Naval Intelligence as an interpreter. He married Mary Bignell in 1947,[4] and he commanded the Russian intelligence section under the guise of the "British Baltic Fishery Protection Service", which used two ex-German E-boats for gathering clandestine intelligence on the Soviet Baltic Fleet. Rising to the rank of lieutenant-commander, Harvey-Jones was awarded a military MBE in 1952 for his work in Naval Intelligence, although his citation stated that the award was for "fishery protection duties in the Baltic".[5]

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Re: One for Das Boot fans [Re: +8Rich] #741899
15/05/22 12:53 AM
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There used to be a submarine at Birkenhead Docks in Merseyside. Been a while since I was there.


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Re: One for Das Boot fans [Re: +8Rich] #741908
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I have been on a couple. In my youth at Plymouth Navy Days at Devonport Dockyard and also at Chatham where from the sub HMS Ocelot was from the 60s. Way too cramped for me, I really don't know how they do it.

On the Ocelot was a a De Laval centrifuge to separate sea water from diesel. To navy keeps fuel tanks topped up with water to stop fuel moving in sharp turn & causing handling issues. So before the diesel can be used it needs to be centrifuged to remove the water. The guide was amazed I knew that, but as I explianed when I left Uni I joined Alfa Laval as a graduate traineee & my first job was to help overhaul a centrifuge for a Royal Navy destroyer.


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Re: One for Das Boot fans [Re: Georgetoad] #741919
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Originally Posted by Georgetoad
There used to be a submarine at Birkenhead Docks in Merseyside. Been a while since I was there.


That's the one I was thinking of. We went there many moons ago traveling over the water on the famous ferry. Is the sub still there In wonder?


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Re: One for Das Boot fans [Re: +8Rich] #741944
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U534 is still there, but closed for restoration.


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Re: One for Das Boot fans [Re: John V6] #741988
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Originally Posted by John V6
I have been on a couple. In my youth at Plymouth Navy Days at Devonport Dockyard and also at Chatham where from the sub HMS Ocelot was from the 60s. Way too cramped for me, I really don't know how they do it.

On the Ocelot was a a De Laval centrifuge to separate sea water from diesel. To navy keeps fuel tanks topped up with water to stop fuel moving in sharp turn & causing handling issues. So before the diesel can be used it needs to be centrifuged to remove the water. The guide was amazed I knew that, but as I explianed when I left Uni I joined Alfa Laval as a graduate traineee & my first job was to help overhaul a centrifuge for a Royal Navy destroyer.


Iwas also an Alfa Laval guy in Norfolk Virginia , in charge of centrifuge repair on US Navy ships. Good job, until the company decided that I was too old at 50years and laid me off with 150others!!!


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Re: One for Das Boot fans [Re: +8Rich] #741996
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Sorry to hear that. I left in 1986 to join Kraft GmbH in Munich.


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