A story - or legend - has grown that, during the Suez Crisis of 1956, Manxman outran an American Carrier Group. The Carrier group responded by moving at full speed to outrun her however Manxman responded by also moving at full speed and outran them, signaling "see you in egypt" Close. Creator: Royal Navy official photographer (Photographer). Nov 30, 2018 - HMS Manxman (M70) a Abdiel-class minelayer underway at speed, 7th July 1941. She was fitted for the film with enlarged funnels and mock-up triple-gun turrets over her 4-inch guns. DaveCov. In 1942, the first of over 1.5 million American servicemen arrived on British shores in preparation for the Allied offensives against Germany during the Second World War. From October 1941 to February 1942, Manxman was returned to the Home Fleet and took part in a number of mine-laying operations in the North Sea and the English Channel. Returning to the UK in June 1946, she had a further spell with the Pacific Fleet before joining the Reserve Fleet at Sheerness. Manxman was purchased by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company from the Admiralty in March 1920, and she was the first vessel in the line's history to be so named. 13K 9. ICS. Second World War. This conversion details Manxman as a minesweeper support ship, and is, of course, based on the AirfiX model of HMS Manxman in 1 scale, Cement the hull halves (1 + 3) together, and cement the deck (4) in place. Everything was shaking and vibrating and I wondered at the time how much faster it could have gone without falling apart. firing range. As this scene was shot in a studio, the conclusion must be that the life buoys were made specifically for the scene, and are merely theatrical props. & Colledge, J. J., "British Warships 1914–1919", (Ian Allan, London, 1972). This page was last edited on 28 October 2020, at 15:00. Manxman was scrapped in August 1949 at Preston, Lancashire.[4]. In 1953 she also took part in the Fleet Review to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. HMS Manxman (N70) was an Abdiel-class minelayer. Rotation speed of 20 deg./sec. HMS Manxman (M70) - WikiMili, The Free Encyclopedia - … She was a steel; triple-screw turbine vessel, which had an original tonnage of 2030 GRT; length 330 feet; beam 43 feet; depth 18 feet. Kenneth Swift LME Served from 1966 - 2010 Served in HMS Manxman. TIL that during the suez crisis, the ww2 era fast minelayer HMS Manxman shadowed a US Carrier group. 13K 9. & Colledge, J. J. During the Second World War, however, she was requisitioned by the Ministry of War Transport as a personnel ship. She was laid down on 23rd March 1939 and was launched on 23rd April 1940 as the 2nd RN warship to carry the name. As the days advanced the shelling came nearer, the raids more frequent, and the Cherbourg harbour area necessarily more congested with survival boats, wrecks and the debris of battle. On 29 May, she was one of ten personnel ships which together took off 14,760 troops from the East Pier. HMS Manxman was regarded as the fastest R.N ship in her time, and, so the story goes, she was at one time accompanying a U.S.Destroyer in the Med. The ship was laid down 24th March 1939 and launched on 5th Sept. 1940. Manxman was constructed at Stephen Hawthorn Leslie works and launched 0n 5/9/40 She was powered with 2 shaft geared turbines with 72,000 S.H.P giving a top speed of 40 + knots with a full load of 156 mines. ABDIEL-class fast cruiser minelayer (first group) ordered from JS White at Cowes, IoW under the 1938 Programme and designed specifically for use as a minelayer. Manxman then transferred to the Mediterranean, where she was employed on relief runs to Malta. 13K 9. Chief Officer Callow, who survived to become Commodore of the Steam Packet Company fleet, vividly recalled how the ship eventually pulled out from Cherbourg: "The large cranes along the dockside had been blasted and broken, and were one of the many hazards to shipping. During a following scene, Formby is required to retrieve the hat of a lady, which he had inadvertently knocked over the ship's side. Ship's badge in the National Maritime Museum. She was an Abdiel-class fast cruiser minelayer (first group) ordered from Alex. Her operating aircraft included Sopwith Baby, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Camel and Short Type 184. 87m maximum dispersion. Everything was shaking and vibrating and I wondered at the time how much faster it could have gone without falling apart. Stephens of Govan, Glasgow under the 1938 Estimates on 23rd December that year. Returned to civilian service in 1920, the ship was requisitioned as a radar training vessel, HMS Caduceus, during World War II and scrapped in 1945. The class of ship was dependent of sustained high speed for mine laying operations. In all, Manxman evacuated 2,394 men. HMS MANXMAN Underway at speed, 7th July 1941. [4] 180 Degree Turn Time in 9 sec. 1350 maximum AP shell damage. Transferring to the Mediterranean again, Manxman was sent with supplies to Malta followed by mine-laying in the Sicilian Channel. HMS Manxman photographed being towed away from Chatham in Oct 1972 on her last journey to the breakers. Silver Bar. Returning to the UK in June 1946, she had a further spell with the Pacific Fleet before joining the Reserve Fleet at Sheerness. 811 m/s initial shell velocity for both shells. She acted as a troop carrier and eventually moved to the traffic between Harwich and Tilbury and the Belgian and Dutch ports, bringing over service personnel, civilians and displaced persons. during the Great War 1914-1918. HMS Manxman [Cruiser Minelayer] Original image dimensions: 1073 x 401px You are not logged in: the resolution of the images is restricted to a maximum of 500px wide and 500px high. Manxman was converted for her wartime role at Chatham Dockyard. 13K 9. Rommel is even said to have referred to her in his papers, describing her as a "cheeky two-funnel steamer". The ship maintained that speed for about an hour before slowing. Author Topic: HMS Manxman (Read 1751 times) 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. Brews. ICS. 1,705 13. The scenes when she is holed u… TSS Manxman was a turbine steamer launched in 1904 for the Midland Railway and operated between Heysham and Douglas, Isle of Man.In 1916, she was commissioned by the Royal Navy as HMS Manxman and saw action as a seaplane carrier during the First World War, after which she was acquired by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.On the outbreak of the Second World War she was again requisitioned … 13K 1,050. After a spell in reserve at Malta and two refits, she was commissioned in 1963 as a support ship for minesweepers and was stationed at Singapore. Afhalen? During some reading around WW2 Light Cruisers, I came across a reference to HMS Manxman.

There were also two Blonde class (1906) tow Boadicea class (1907),three Active class (1911-1913) which formed the base for wartime cruisers characterized by a better protection. Known as a reliable ship, she enjoyed a trouble free life until she once again found herself at war. She was never to return home to Manx waters, and after a somewhat punishing but nonetheless adventurous life, she was withdrawn in February 1949, no longer fit for use, and was subsequently laid up at Barrow-in-Furness. Dittmar, F. J. 13K 1,050. While Manxman has the exact same armament as Black Swan, there is a few differences. HMS Manxman was an Abdiel class minelayer commissioned on 7 June 1941. was specifically sent at full speed of 36 knots from Portsmouth to help cover the Manxman's escape. [2] Following her repairs, the Admiralty removed her from the station as it was decreed that Douglas Harbour was not suitable for a vessel of her size - a strange finding, bearing in mind that Douglas had for so many years been her home port. She arrived at Geelong shortly after VJ Day and she was used for repatriation and supply operations. HrMs Jacob van Heemskerck, HMS Vanoc and HMS Wanderer did the same around 1830/15. HMS MANXMAN Underway at speed, 7th July 1941. However, Manxman made one contribution to aviation history. 9 5 59. Hello Alexander. Within what seemed a few days she made a succession of trips to the French ports under the command of Captain P. B. Cowley. In October 1941, she was fitted out as an RDF – Radio Direction Finding Vessel – and having been taken over for the second time by the Admiralty, she was commissioned as HMS Caduceus. No sooner had she returned from her final journey to Dunkirk, she was ordered west to Dartmouth, where she had the ironical experience of being fired on by a small guard boat that had obviously not been alerted to her arrival. The Manxman had started the Great War in the colours of the Midland Railway Company, and had been converted to a seaplane carrier. As conditions became desperate and further Allied evacuation became impossible, the destroyer L.11. "A Dictionary of Ships of the Royal Navy of the Second World War"'. At Cherbourg she embarked retreating Allied troops as the enemy approached the port, and returned to Southampton, often under air attack. The Manxman herself was laden with troops and with stacked ammunition, small arms and even field weapons saved from the catastrophe – one hit from an enemy aircraft could have blown up the entire ship. A National Serviceman's memories of life aboard a Royal Navy Warship, HMS Manxman, 1956-1957, with pictures of crew and the Suez Crisis . military service as "Manxman", troop carrying on the Harwich-Hook of Holland service. Articles incorporating text from Wikipedia, World War II minelayers of the United Kingdom, http://www.naval-history.net/xGM-Chrono-07ML-Manxman.htm, http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/3955.html, http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/hmsmanxman/page_2.htm, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/HMS_Manxman_(M70)?oldid=5150885, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, On a Field Blue, Three legs conjoined in armour Proper, spurred and garnished Gold. I joined HMS Manxman as an Ordinary Seaman – National Service – in January 1956. It was dangerous and sleepless work well remembered by veterans from the Manxman's officers and crew, among whom were Chief Officer Lyndhurst Callow, and Second Officer A. W. G. Kissack, who later became the company's Marine Superintendent. Brews. A Manxman is an inhabitant of the Isle of Man. The ship maintained that speed for about an hour before slowing. In 1953, she appeared in the film Sailor of the Kingas the German cruiser Essen. The scenes when she is holed up for repairs were filmed in the semi-circular Dwejra bay, guarded by Fungus Rock on the west coast of Gozo Island in Malta. 811 m/s initial shell velocity for both shells. Valmistus Pääartikkeli: Abdiel-luokka. Meet The Squander Bug. Manxman re-commissioned on 10 April 1945 and made ready to join the British Pacific Fleet. Life buoys displaying the name "SS Manxman" are featured in the 1935 film No Limit, starring George Formby. TSS Manxman was a turbine steamer launched in 1904 for the Midland Railway and operated between Heysham and Douglas, Isle of Man.In 1916, she was commissioned by the Royal Navy as HMS Manxman and saw action as a seaplane carrier during the First World War, after which she was acquired by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.On the outbreak of the Second World War she was again requisitioned … Message 1 - HMS Manxman Posted on: 28 April 2004 by paul gill - WW2 Site Helper. Lt. (d.11th September 1918) The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List: Once back on the South Coast of England she disembarked the men she had brought back, refuelled, and was off again almost at once. HMS Manxman (M70) was an Abdiel class minelayer. 3% fire chance. It was "Dunkirk" again, but on a smaller scale. She returned to Dunkirk on the morning of 2 June, when the operation was getting near its close, and embarked 177 troops. Stephens of Govan, Glasgow under the 1938 Estimates on 23rd December that year. Brews. She never returned to Manx waters, and was scrapped in August 1949. HMS Manxman. in company with the cruiser Edinburgh and other warships, left for Malta carrying troops and stores at top speed in the face of intense enemy opposition (Operation 'Substance'). Post May 10, 2006 #2 2006-05-10T18:36. "Warships of World War II", Ian Allan, London, 1973. HMS Manxman … 1000 max HE shell damage. 1000 max HE shell damage. Manxman lacked the speed of her fellow seaplane carriers Ben-my-Chree and Viking, and she had lost her place in the entourage of the Grand Fleet because her conversion had made her just too slow. HMS Manxman (wikipedia and remembered from an article I read many moons ago with ship's company lining the decks as she steamed through at full speed at first light, the yank Admiral is supposed to have put her down as an out of date old four stacker as he kept increasing his fleet speed through the night to try and outrun her) Flotation bags were used to enable it to land alongside the Manxman, and it was then hoisted aboard. As Formby's character approaches the Prince's Landing Stage at Liverpool, the ship seen at the berth is not Manxman, but Mona's Queen adorned in the Steam Packet's summer livery of white and green – this livery was only ever applied to Mona's Queen, Lady of Mann and Ben-my-Chree. I found this in Wiki ; In 1956, she was deployed … Transferred to British Army of the Rhine (B.A.O.R.) 3% fire chance. Following emergency repairs at Oran and Gibraltar, she returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for extensive repair work. HMS Manxman. She was no stranger to the Isle of Man and it was unnecessary to change her name. In August she took part in mine-laying in the Gulf of Genoa while disguised as the French vessel Leopard. Young, John. Tanks were approaching the harbour area; the remnants of the Allied armies were fighting them off as best they could. DaveCov. This unpleasant-looking character is called the Squander Bug, and it was created during the Second World War by artist Phillip Boydell, an employee of the National Savings Committee. 9.7 km (11.6 km with AFT!) While Manxman has the exact same armament as Black Swan, there is a few differences. 87m maximum dispersion. Brews' account of his HMS Manxman build will appear here. In 1953, she appeared in the film Sailor of the King as the German cruiser Essen. 1350 maximum AP shell damage. The C-in-C of the Fleet, Admiral Sir David Beatty, wrote a letter from HMS Iron Duke on 11 January 1917, in which he said that the Manxman was unfit for service with the Battle Cruiser Fleet "owing to her lack of speed" - these last six words were added in Beatty's own handwriting. MANXMAN - 1956-7 By ex-Able Seaman Michael J. Salts C/J 954453. In the film the main character is sailing to participate in the Isle of Man TT. Royal Navy official photographer. HMS MANXMAN, 27 APRIL 1956. The ship is named for an inhabitant of the Isle of Man. Transferred to Ministry of War Transport in 1945, she worked as a troop carrier in the English Channel. Commissioned on 7 June 1941, her first mission was the delivery of mines to Murmansk. After escort and patrol duties, on 8 October she participated in the assault and capture of the island of Noise Be on the north west coat of Madagascar, which was occupied by Vichy French forces. She was an Abdiel-class fast cruiser minelayer (first group) ordered from Alex. Two ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Manxman, after the term for an inhabitant of the Isle of Man: . Manxman and her sister Manx Maid, were at first the only two ships sailing in 1926, the year of the General Strike, when the miners' dispute made it nearly impossible for coal-fired ships to operate. Brews. Almost directly on her return to Gibraltar Manxman embarked troops and made a … Doing sea trials after a refit in 1958 aboard HMS Apollo, sister ship of Manxman, the bridge announced over the Tannoy that the speed was 34 knots. I seem to remember in my day HMS Manxman did 40 knots but I never saw her although from the tales told it was true. 42/4 knots was cruising speed and if we didn't load the four fish over 50 knots was often done,I know because I was on the wheel a lot of the time for speed trials. Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (Fred Henry) p.66, Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company (Fred Henry) p.27, harvnb error: no target: CITEREFHaws1993 (, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=TSS_Manxman_(1904)&oldid=985886194, Ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, World War I aircraft carriers of the United Kingdom, Pages incorrectly using the quote template, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Two additional torpedoes fired at … Feb 3, 2019 - HMS Manxman (M70) a Abdiel-class minelayer. Following a refit, Manxman joined the Mediterranean Fleet in 1951. Shown images are of much lower quality, due to resizing. Login or register to remove this restriction. HMS Manxman Built in 1940 as a fast minelayer cruiser, she saw distinguished service in WW II, mainly in the Mediterranean. Following a refit, Manxman joined the Mediterranean Fleet in 1951. Manxman operated to every one of the numerous ports then served by the Steam Packet. Her engines produced a boiler pressure of 200 psi and generated 10,000 indicated horsepower. At the war's end she was sent down to East Africa, arriving in Zanzibar on 22 November, before returning to Britain, where she arrived at Plymouth on the same day as the Viking. [3] She was fitted for the film with enlarged funnels and mock-up triple-gun turrets over her 4" guns. Patrick Stephens Ltd, Cambridge, 1975. Upon her purchase, being the largest steamer in the fleet, Manxman became the Commodore Ship under Captain Cain, a position she retained until the introduction into service of the Ben-my-Chree in 1927. She was commissioned as HMS Manxman on 17 April 1916. firing range. She was then ordered to her former home port of Douglas, where on Douglas Head there was situated one of the early radar training stations - HMS Valkyrie. Manxman was constructed at Stephen Hawthorn Leslie works and launched 0n 5/9/40 She was powered with 2 shaft geared turbines with 72,000 S.H.P giving a top speed of 40 + knots with a full load of 156 mines. In 1956, she was deployed for headquarters duties during the Suez operation. I remember being impressed by the class of fast minelayers of which HMS Manxman survived into the 1960s, and a top speed of close on 40 kts was quoted. On the outbreak of the Second World War she was again requisitioned as a troop ship, until she was commissioned and her name changed to HMS Caduceus. Royal Navy official photographer. 9.7 km (11.6 km with AFT!) She was converted to an oil burner in 1921, and was the first company ship to use oil fuel. The conversion included two aircraft hangars and a flying-off deck. She gave reliable service until she was purchased from the Midland Railway by the Admiralty in January 1915. Within a few hours she was redirected to Southampton, and this was to be the start of the most active phase of Manxman's war. Members who served with HMS Manxman. She then cracked on a fair speed … Lenton, H.T. HMS Manxman photographed being towed away from Chatham in Oct 1972 on her last journey to the breakers. In August she took part in Operation Mincemeat, which involved mine-laying in the Gulf of Genoa while disguised as the French vessel Leopard. This gave Manxman a service speed of 22 knots. In his attempt to return the hat, Formby falls into the water and people on board the ship throw life buoys to him with "SS Manxman" clearly visible. 1 Second World War 2 Post-war 3 Name 4 Footnotes Commissioned on 7 June 1941, her first mission was the delivery of mines to Murmansk. In 1916, she was commissioned by the Royal Navy as HMS Manxman and saw action as a seaplane carrier during the First World War, after which she was acquired by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. The mathematics were in the fighter's favour; its wing loading was only five pounds per square foot and its power loading 16.4 pounds per horsepower; thus producing a significant power-to-weight ratio. I knew that she had served in the Med during the War, but did not know what happened to her post War. DaveCov. 1941 , Manxman. She served with the Grand Fleet until October 1917, and was then transferred to the Eastern Mediterranean. TSS Manxman was a turbine steamer launched in 1904 for the Midland Railway and operated between Heysham and Douglas, Isle of Man. Manxman served alongside seven of her Steam Packet sisters during Operation Dynamo. Post Jan 03, 2013 #6 2013-01-03T21:19. This small machine had a Le Rhone engine of 80 hp, giving it a speed of 112 mph at sea level and 103 mph at 9,000 feet. 1,705 13. Hello Alexander. Message 1 - HMS Manxman Posted on: 28 April 2004 by paul gill - WW2 Site Helper. Related content. Manxman was constructed at Stephen Hawthorn Leslie works and launched 0n 5/9/40 She was powered with 2 shaft geared turbines with 72,000 S.H.P giving a top speed of 40 + knots with a full load of 156 mines. HMS MANXMAN was first deployed to support the repatriation of British and nationals of allied nations and carried stores and supplies from Sydney to Japan. The company compromised, and starting with the purchase of Mona, they set about redressing their wartime losses. At 17.05 hours on 1 Dec 1942, U-375 fired a spread of four torpedoes at HMS Manxman (M 70) (Capt R.K. Dickson, DSO, RN) identified as a London class cruiser and heard two hits after 51 seconds despite the fact that the British ship was zigzagging at 21 knots. The evacuation of the ports of north-west France was beginning, and Manxman's crew knew the coast well, having spent some months before Dunkirk carrying troops to Le Havre and Cherbourg. 180 Degree Turn Time in 9 sec. Underway at speed, 7th July 1941. Manxman was built at the yards of Vickers Sons and Maxim at Barrow-in-Furness and her keel was laid in 1903. OƗb 4 1 K t @F= ?Ɵ߽> b Z1@)h4c @p( # - ( h !李 b ) b @ In March, she joined the Eastern Fleet at Kilindini the Indian Ocean. Doing sea trials after a refit in 1958 aboard HMS Apollo, sister ship of Manxman, the bridge announced over the Tannoy that the speed was 34 knots. Post war she participated in the Suez operations in 1956 as a headquarters ship and in 1962 was further converted to MCM support ship to replace WOODBRIDGE HAVEN as Forward Support ship for the Inshore Flotilla at Singapore. ", Despite the odds, Manxman escaped, with her crew having been forced to cut her mooring ropes with axes. Post May 10, 2006 #2 2006-05-10T18:36. HMS Manxman (1916) was a ferry launched in 1903 and requisitioned by the Royal Navy in 1915 for conversion to a sea plane carrier. 13K 1,050. Around 2000/15 HMS Manxman joined the convoy, she parted company at 1900/16 and set course for Gibraltar. JC's Blog about Naval, Air and other Military - Photos and News Meanwhile the Manxman, with no protective armament of her own, continued to venture in and out of the firing. She was certificated to carry 2,020 passengers and had a crew complement of 80. Her work was not without its mishaps, and Caduceus was twice damaged when colliding with the Victoria Pier, Douglas, and was sent to Belfast for repairs. © IWM (FL 4435) HMS Manxman - Brews' build. Manxman then transferred to the Mediterranean, where she was employed on relief runs to Malta. The Manxman then pulled out, thanks to fire cover from a Royal Navy destroyer, which had turned her forward guns on to the German tank column as it advanced down the quayside. Had to file the front escape hatches and recess with the Dremel again as the molding was a bit poor in this area, and is to be expected in such small areas, turned out really well, after checking the hull over and cleaning a few little blemishes up, I sanded down the top edges to the top of the plates on the hull. Returning to the UK in 1968, Manxman was used for engineering training at Devonport and following a fire, was transferred to the reserve at Chatham Dockyard until broken-up at Newport in 1973.[1]. Krisptrs. 8 1941 , Manxman. HMS Manxman (viirinumero M70) Britannian kuninkaallisen laivaston Abdiel-luokan miinalaiva. ATF Founder. The 'torpedo damage' which forces her delay at 'Resolution Island' was painted on the side of her port bow. Caduceus made passage to the River Clyde and continued her radar training duties, only to be driven ashore near Greenock in a fierce gale in February 1943. Alus tilattiin 23. joulukuuta 1938 osana vuoden 1938 laivasto-ohjelmaa Alexander Stephen and Sonsin telakalta Govanista, missä köli laskettiin 24. maaliskuuta 1939. HMS Gurkha and ORP Garland left the convoy around 0330/15 reaching the limit of their endurance. Manxman reportedly shadowed them; the US Admiral increased speed, eventually to over thirty knots - and then Manxman swept past at full speed, showing the signal "See you in Egypt". The class of ship was dependent of sustained high speed for mine laying operations. On later trips she went to Shanghai and Hong Kong which was used as the base for the BPF in 1946 and 47. From Douglas she spent some time on patrol in the Irish Sea, while naval personnel were initiated into the workings of radio direction finding. ATF Founder. HMS Manxman (M70) was an Abdiel class minelayer. HMS Manxman: Ordered: 21 December 1938: Builder: Alexander Stephen and Sons: Laid down: 24 March 1939: Launched: 5 September 1940: Commissioned: 20 June 1941: Motto: Stabit quoconque jeceris (Latin: "It will stand, however you throw it") Honours and awards: Malta Convoys 1941-1942: Fate: Scrapped October 1972: Badge: Upon her completion in 1904, Manxman entered service with the Midland Railway on the Heysham to Douglas run. DaveCov. However, industry as a whole was in a disorganised and seriously run-down state after the challenges of the war years, and new vessels could not possibly be built in time for the tourist influx of 1919. Oct 9, 2018 - HMS Manxman (M70) a Abdiel-class minelayer underway at speed, 7th July 1941. Drill holes for the davits Of the extra motor launch in theforward position on the January 1979 port side. The 'torpedo damage' which forces her delay at 'Resolution Island' was painted on the side of her port bow. In 1942, the first of over 1.5 million American servicemen arrived on British shores in preparation for the Allied offensives against Germany during the Second World War. When Manxman pulled out for the last time, Rommel's main army was only a few miles away.[3]. They were ordered to proceed to port, so the Destroyer signalled to "Manxman", "See you later in port - old girl"!. Gray, Randal (ed), "Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1906–1921", (Conway Maritime Press, London, 1985). Of eleven Steam Packet ships either purchased or chartered by the Admiralty during the Great War, only four returned to service with the company after the cessation of hostilities, and consequently, new ships were going to be needed to handle the resumption of peacetime traffic. It is far from clear whether this episode happened; 'knowledge' about it was common in the Merchant Navy of the 1970s. The class of ship was dependent of sustained high speed for mine laying operations. Silver Bar. 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