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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:59 pm

    So there I was, lurking submerged on the bottom of the lake whilst I rolled a smoke. With a good head of steam up, I decided to surface...at exactly the same time as a guy sailing a lifeboat decided to alter course whilst travelling at full speed.

    The inevitable happened...I surfaced right in his path. He didn't have time to alter course, I didn't have time to dive under him. I lost two of my LED's and my main periscope got knocked askew, and in the process of losing the LED's a short circuit happened in the wiring and wiped out the eight LED's in the searchlight.

    The lifeboat bounced over the deck, suffering no damage thankfully.

    The searchlight is a total write off and is in the bin, the two LED's have been replaced, and the Neptune is ready for further exploration missions tomorrow.


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    Perfectly balanced with just the tip of the periscope showing above water.

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    Lifeboat circling, looking for survivors possibly...


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    Post  tattooed on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:40 pm

    ready for tomorrow rich , have you got the torpedo's fitted this time
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:51 pm

    All ready to go again Andy, apart from the searchlight...that got filed under B1N, totally shot, I'll have to make another one tomorrow. She's on charge now...
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    Post  david f on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:18 am

    Oh no, Richard. Wrecked by a Lifeboat! (A bit like being knocked down by an Ambulance.)

    Glad it is all fixed.



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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:19 am

    The word "ironic" springs to mind, David!
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    Post  tattooed on Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:15 pm

    now Rich if you'd have given up the fags like you said you were going to then this would never of happened now would it
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:01 pm

    tattooed wrote:now Rich if you'd have given up the fags like you said you were going to then this would never of happened now would it

    Oh thanks...mate! Where's the sympathy?

    Neptune performed magnificently again today, drew quite a crown of onlookers all armed with video cameras...quite the star of the show!
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    Post  Hermann on Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:26 pm

    ...once on the submarine modellers meeting at Nuernberg my class 206A submarine U16 was seriously rammed running surfaced on its port side by a very fast Soviet Alfa class model at full speed (model speed about 10mph!). Although you could hear a loud bump both models were not really injured (only some scratches of paint).
    This was in 1995 and only an accident and no attack since "the cold war" was already over then...

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    Post  thegrimreaper on Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:50 pm

    Video of subsmash at St.Albans dive-in bent periscopes on my Akula. I aint resposible for this the other guy reversed, honest officer!

    Of course the wife had to be their with the camera..

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:55 pm

    Like it...!

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