Great Topic! I was on the bridge of the BRITISH SAILOR when this happened. We were on our way to the Spithead Naval Review at the time. Our prop had a chunk knocked out of it which gave rise to terrible vibration.As there was not time to fit a spare, we trundled up as it was. After the Review, we drydocked in Southhampton and had it all sorted.Hi Rushie,
There were two occassions of tugs being sunk in Falmouth since 1950. The first was the Lynch in 1953 which was sliced open by the screw of the British Sailor. Luckily no lives were lost. The second was in 1960 when the St Levan now resting in Vancouver and formerly the Codicote Scot was pulled over by the British Justice before the release pin could be released. The Fireman and Engineer had a lucky escape. The latter was my late father in law.
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