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Carnation, Anson, Dreadnought

Carnation, Anson, Dreadnought

Seen from one of HMS Tiger’s helicopters , HMS Dreadnought photographed in July 1973 taking the crewmen from the cargo ship MV Carnation after it had collided with the tanker MV Anson in the Malacca Straits, it was the first major rescue at sea by a British nuclear submarine.
HMS Tiger with her helicopters of 826 NAS and HMS Rhyl also took part in the operation.
Photo from Naval News Summary publication of July 1973, copyright free

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Six months before this collision, on 6 January 1973, the Anson was involved in a collision with the 15,655-ton bulk carrier Atlantic Faith off the northern coast of Sumatra. She suffered damage to her starboard side and caught fire. Some members of her crew were lost. She was towed to Singapore, repaired and re-entered service - obviously not long before her collision with the Carnation.

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