(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
HMS Hartland point, in 1962
Written by charles dunkleyHi, i remember being in the south china seas,sometime during the 1960’s.One of the rare occaissions hartland point was at sea.We had a distress call from a tranp merchant ship called SS green river.Two spanish seamenhad been seriously injured after falling from the mast head,they had apparently been painting aloft and had fallen.Being an e/m it was our job to drive the ships cranes.this day the 10 ton crane was required to lower the pinnace,it was always a tricky job lifting the pinnace out of its blocks an lowering it in the water.Tthe job went smoothly,the pinnace in the water ,the ships doc and sba’s loaded on board,the pinnace headed for the Green river.The two seamen were broght back,and taken to the sick bay,unfortunately one died on board,and one survived.I think they were air lifted off.We did receive a letter from the Spanish embassey thanking us for our assistance.Happy and exiting days.Anyone remember this?
HMS Hartland point, in 1959
Written by TERENCE (SANDY) POWELLTHE "GREY GHOST" OF THE MALAYSIAN COAST. THE TERRORS OF "SINGERS" AND "HONKERS". WHAT A GREAT SHIP!!!!!! FABULOUS CAPTAIN GREAT NO.1 (PEANUTS!) BRILLIANT ELECTRICAL MESS. BY FAR MY FAVOURATE SHIP. I’M STILL IN TOUCH WITH ONE OR TWO OF "THE LADS". SADLY OTHERS HAVE DIED .I’M 78 PUSHING 79 BUT STILL REMEMBERING ALL THE GREAT TIMES .