Cartoons

HMS STUBBORN
HMS STUBBORN
From Justin Hughes
HMS STUBBORN arrives in Geraldton Western Australia on 9 Sept 1945
HMS STUBBORN
HMS STUBBORN
From Justin Hughes
HMS STUBBORN arrives in Geraldton Western Australia on 9 Sept 1945
 
From Ian Lund
Drawn by LS Jock McGroaty.
 
From 'Tobs' Tabeart
Minxo was the cartoonist aboard Revenge Stbd and the "Accident Blackspots" shown here are me as the WEO on the left and RIM Wood as MEO of the boat at right in 1973. I do not recall anyone claiming their prize!
 
From Sandy Freelagus
 
From Admiral James Goldrick in Australia vis David Parry
HMAS Orrible
HMAS Orrible
From Thor Lund
From and by David Wixon
From and by David Wixon
I drew this after reading one dit by the Donkshop Horse. Courageous had been in single ME drive involving a very demanding repair to a steam leak on the throttle box. They'd reached the end of several days' work and were at the very delicate stage of re-engaging the ME pinion gear. Lining up was crucial. They were just about to re-engage and asked Manoeuvring to tell Control to keep a very steady trim to achieve this. Suddenly the trim was out of control with an unexplained snap 15 degree bow up angle. The ME pinion just slammed home without touching the sides as it were. Much to the relief of the Tiffs down below.
From and by David Wixon
From and by David Wixon
COURAGEOUS rendezvoused with TG 322.1 (Comprised of HERMES, BRISTOL, REGENT, OLWEN BACCHANTE and ALACRITY, for the transatlantic passage. The first forty-eight hours of the passage were spent assessing OPICC Bid 31/76 (Deception measures versus shadowing SSN) and Captain Dimmock CSO (Air) to FOF 3 rode the submarine for this phase. During this period COURAGEOUS collided with and detached the towed sonar buoy of an 824 Squadron Sea King. The sonar at 230 feet was passive when the submarine hit it at 20 knots. The entwined cable was subsequently removed from the area forward of the screw by diver from HERMES (conditions advised against operating own ship's divers from the casing) and the screw appeared to have suffered no damage.
 
From and by David Wixon
 
From David Wixon
The systems console op was Stoker PO Robertson i/c laundry, drawn by the renowned Tintin aka EM Tanton
 
From and by David Wixon
From Robbie Alexander
From Robbie Alexander
This cartoon was done of me when a very green 5th Hand in GRAMPUS, in 1967/1968.

It was to ‘celebrate’ my size 11 shoes, which caused expletives from the Captain and merriment to the ship’s company - I think! Especially when snorting in the channel in red lighting and rough weather.

It may have been done by the UC1, and was framed and put on the sonar shack doors for many years.
I think it was when decommissioning, David Nicholls, then CO, sent it to me.
My family love it: I now take size 12’s!
The Joys of Being a Submariner
The Joys of Being a Submariner
From Ian Craig
I attach a cartoon drawn by L/S Henry McGroarty for the ship’s company of Valiant. Henry was a great comic and artist. The reference to “Charlie !” next to the “all mod cons” caption is to Leading Stocker Charles Pilbeam, aka Charlie Pilknacker. Charlie was the outside stoker on Valiant and managed the almost impossible by causing a blow back of the slop drain and sewerage tank which caused all sorts of technical, mechanical, physical and mental health problems. I am sure that some of the ship’s company are still in therapy, not least as for tactical reasons we could not surface. Suffice to state that the depiction of a sailor being shot into the air on a fountain of shite is not far from what happened!
From Ian Whitehouse
From Ian Whitehouse
Sergeant Johnny
Subcon10.7
Subcon10.7
From Sandy Freeleagus
Subcon10.11
Subcon10.11
From Sandy Freeleagus
Subcon10.17
Subcon10.17
From Sandy Freeleagus
Subcon10.21
Subcon10.21
From Sandy Freeleagus
Subcon10.6
Subcon10.6
From Sandy Freeleagus
Subcon10.16
Subcon10.16
From Sandy Freeleagus
Subcon10.17-1
Subcon10.17-1
From Sandy Freeleagus
Subcon10.12
Subcon10.12
From Sandy Freeleagus
Tugg 12
Tugg 12
From Jane Lambourne
Tugg 13
Tugg 13
From Jane Lambourne
Tugg 11
Tugg 11
From Jane Lambourne
Tugg 14
Tugg 14
From Jane Lambourne
Pastie Boat
Pastie Boat
From Alan Ward
Royal Tournament
Royal Tournament
From Alan Ward
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