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HMS HERMES 1982

Looking a bit tired in this photo.

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Great photo, not particularly roughers, but a good swell!! Brings back memories from "Ark" when the cable deck (3 Deck?) was often awash. Used to sling my "Mick" up there in Indian Ocean/Far East and often had to lash-up knee deep in oggin if the weather got up in the night. Them were the days!!.
Regards, Ken H.
P.S. I'm still scraping the salt off me shoulders!!
 

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Ken,your post reminded me also of days onboard the 'Ark'.
When up in the foremost reaches of the ship, during heavy Atlantic gales it was possible to become weightless and free float in mid air for a second or so as the ship rode over the high crest of a wave and then plunge heavily into the trough on the other side. With sometimes, a rise and fall of 40-80 feet or more in poor weather, it was terrific fun for those with the stomach for it, pardon the pun. There weren`t many, I assure you!!

regards, Donald
 

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