Another of the infamous "H" boats and probably one of the best. I certainly had a great time on her.
When I there during the 70's that tadition remained - we also used to use the speaker that was used for showing films. And ofcourse there was the famous "Black Musium". Sad to hear she was in such a state when she went to the breakers.FOUFOU said:I Agree With The Other Comments Had A Good Trip To Nz In `64 Only Drawback Was The Scratchy Version Of Sussex By The Sea Over The Tannoy Every Time We Docked Or Sailed.
I would send this informtion onto one of the leading daily newspapers to see if they came up with anything from this time? Obviously, there appears to be some sort of explanation to come to light involving Sussex?(Thumb)At 0230hrs on Saturday 6th March 1954 there was a deliberate attempt to cause fires on board the Sussex as she lay in Gladstone dock. As an AB completing my 4 years sea time prior to taking my 2nd Mates Iwas personally involved in puting out some of the fires. Later we were individually questioned (MI5?) and asked to keep the matter to ourselves as publicity woud not be in the national interest. Over the years I've met many NZS people and some knew of it and sugested it was linked to the Empress of Canada that was being raised on the same day. The Empress of Canada fire was put down to an accident? After 50 or more years I'm some what curious, did anything ever become public knowledge? For what reason did these ba...ds try and cremate us?