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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote marksaab Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2007 at 7:03pm

Hi Barry

Try using a digital camera without the flash on and take a photo of your photo! It can be almost as good as a scan.

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Hi Barry and All,

There seems to be confusion as to which one of the boat's Sabre/Scimitar and Cutlass hit  the harbour wall of one of the channel islands.

Barry you say it was Sabre and i believe it was Scimitar.

I have just searched the Scimitar class furum reply's and i am not alone thinking it was Scimitar hitting Alderney!!!

Or have two of them done the same ? at differnt times.

CAN ANYONE THROW ANY LIGHT ON THIS DEBATE PLEASE.

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Dave 

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Hi Dave

 

To all those interested in these craft go to -  www.battleships-cruisers.co.uk/scimitar_class.htm#HMS%20Sabr e - then UK under major navies, then patrol craft, scroll down the page and you will find information and photo's on the 3 boats. I was told at the time that sabre had hit the breakwater at Alderney by the tiff I served most of my time with on sabre who lives a few miles from me. This happened in July 80. Also this was confirmed by a friend of mine who is a pilot who flys between Jersey and Guernsey, he spoke to the now harbour master who remembers it but was not the master at the time. Also if you look at the photo of sabre in germany after the refit you will notice a spray rail has been fitted, the boats all had a smooth line.

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Hi Dave

Barry again

sabre was sold on and renamed El Condor

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Members may have seen this picture before but I just found it whilst casually looking on the net

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Hi Rozm

The 3 boats normally were involved with the round britain power boat race when I was on Sabre.

I have been told by a helicopter engineer that the strange helicopter in the photo is a wasp, just as looks with dangling legs

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hi guys

I remember Scimitar, Sabre and Cutlass very well, worked with them numerous times whilst i was serving on the RAF RTTL 2757. We would hole up in either Dartmouth or Torquay overnight (2 boats in each) and then early morning slip out and make an FPB attack on the fleet in the channel.. back into Plymouth for fuel and then bat out of hell run to Falmouth to hide for a bit before another attack later in the day.. great fun

Just to add to the confusion.. i heard it was Cutlass that hit the harbour wall in Alderney.. ah well..

oh and the helicopter is definitely a Wasp... i got winched off the deck of 2754 in Gibraltar by one of those.. cant remember which frigate it came off tho, think it may have been the Brighton..


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hi barnacle

thought you might like to know as you were on 2757, we have 2751 at shoreham for refit back to external spec, not out of the water yet as we have to make a trailer to pull it up the slipway, the travel hoist is only 14 tons and a crane and strops are to expensive.

good to hear you enjoyed your days out with the RN boats. I remember those days from dartmouth and torquay. From portland we were out most days doing the same for a few hours.

 

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Barryg

Thought I might let you know that I should have drawings for cradles and blocks for the 68ft RTTL. I will check tonight when I get home.

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