This is the ship that mistakenly put two shells into the Port Auxilliary Service tug "Sea giant" whilst target towing for a practice shoot off Portland in the early seventies 70/71 ish. They were only practice shells but never the less they went through the ER skylight and caused a very serious leg injury to an Engineer and put the S***'s up a Stoker, not sure if he was injured . know them both. I think the cause was a radar locking on fault for the weapons system. Bearing in mind the target wouldv'e been streamed at a 1000 yards for the shoot.
I was being tongue and cheek and refering to the SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN question of the 19th century of which everyone had an opinion at the time
Sorry I caused offense and the best summary of the question is as follows
Only three people understood the Schleswig-Holstein Question. The first was Albert, the Prince consort and he is dead; the second is a German professor, and he is in an asylum: and the third was myself - and I have forgotten it." - Lord Palmerston.
Ah.... that explains that one. I have to confess that I had totally miseed the connection and forgotten all about "Lord Pumice Stone".
Its' a funny world.... [COLOR="Navy"]Henry John Temple Atoll [/COLOR]would not really sound quite as romantic. (Jester)
NB. With the value of hindsight, I think we may all agree that emoticons do have their use... the printed word can often mislead and even offend; the odd (Jester) or even (EEK) works wonders....