Unit History: HMS Cook

HMS Cook

Memories of HMS Cook

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

, HMS Cook, in 1963

Written by Richard Coe

October 1st 1725hrs. Woken up suddenly (I ’d had the middle watch) and told "We’ve run aground, damage control stations". This was on a SURVEY ship. 11 hours later we re-floated and limped into Suva Fiji for repairs. December we sailed for the UK
November 1962. Off Mindanao. Echo sounder went off the scale. Spent the next few days taking depth readings. 6927 fathoms. Deeper than the Marianas Trench!!. Not so. faulty echo sounder

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