Reading the Obit about Charles N-E prompted me to look at an old photograph album and pictures I took when Third Hand of Oberon in the Far East in 1967. Charles was our Jimmy and thought you might like the attached to add to your collection.
We recently published the above photo of the two commissioning CO’s of HMS REVENGE and asked if others had similar photos. So far only this one has arrived from Gerry Paul:
From Carl Haythornthwaite
The cutting is from the Liverpool Echo, 15 Nov 1968 when RENOWN was commissioned. Although Ken Mills was the On Crew, CO, Robin managed to steal the picture!
From Nick Crews
My contribution to ‘Seeing Double’. . . . Consists of a photo of the two COs of Reso at the end of the Commissioning Tea Party in the Dockyard Canteen 1st October 1984, and a page scanned from the Commissioning booklet showing a dodgy repro the official Seeing Double pic with some of the saucy details of Sime and Crews. I think the original is somewhere in the snake pit bilge in my euphemistically termed study, but it won’t answer when I call.
These were all taken during Opportune’s final deployment to the Med under my Command in early 1993 plus one taken back alongside in Blockhouse. The internal shots were all taken whilst getting ready to dive.
By Editor: They include the only picture we have of the Control Room of a DCH fitted O boat showing elements of Outfit DCH (the computer based fire control and AIO system which replaced TCSS9 and the TGCU2).
Sam Fry took over from (Boy) Lt Andrew(s) I have a photograph of Lt Andrew(s) and David Bingham at Christmas 1957. Lt Andrew(s) was in David’s uniform and David as our youngest lower deck-man was in the captain’s uniform.