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    Posted: 18 March 2008 at 10:16pm

I found this the other day, and thought a few of you may find it of interest.

As you may know '32 had type 134 ASDIC fitted so could be similar kit to what was on board, any ideas?



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Sorry,

I had to edit out the ebay link as fo some reason it went to 'My Ebay'!

please find the same info slightly edited here.......

http://www.freewebs.com/masb32/asdicstopwatch.htm

thanks!

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Clive, some info regarding Special Ops which you may or not be aware of, known as "Deputy Director Operations Division (Irregular)" a.k.a. DDOD(I).Set up by Captain Frank Slocum R.N. a relative of  Joshua Slocum not Mrs, they did use MASB's for their work although the number's appear to be 36&40, however in times of high workload I would have thought that any MASB fitted with Sonar would be drafted in to help. It does seem a bit strange that non of the Older Hands have come forward with info and it would seem unlikely that a boat on special ops would tell all by showing a large "S" unless it stood for Slocum's "Fleet" of vessel's? which would of course would be outside the normal Naval Command System. Happy New Year to You and I hope some money comes your way!!
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Hi there,
 
Indeed, but re former hands many even today not be willing to say, official secrets and all that,
 
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Cheers guys,
Ron, who are  Slocum's "Fleet" of vessel's?
Indeed, happy new year to you all.
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Clive, the vessel's were;  M.G.B's 314,318,319,323,324,325,326&329
                                M.T.B,s 673&697
                                MA/SB,s 36&40
                                R.A.F. S.T. 360
                                1off Submarine
                                2off Replica Tunnymen ( with the speed of M.T.B's)
                                M.F.V.'s 2020, 2022&2023
                                2 off French M.T.B.'s
 However at "peak periods" of operations he did have the "facility" to borrowing any other craft and it would seem (to me anyway) that a craft with  Sonar that can navigate and therefore map coastal waters like 32 would be ideal for undercover work with the added ability for a quick getaway if rumbled. There was a lot of "people" who had to be de-canted from France after Dunkirk and a lot of  "people" who went into France by boat before "D" Day + equipment of course, I know the above does not prove their is a link with S32 and the Special Ops world but it seems reasonable that she could have been involved bearing in mind her attributes.
 
Johnk, the front of the Fairmile D in Norway apparently still exsist's and can be seen at low tide, all you need is to persaude one of your Marina vessel's to take you up there.
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