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Re: hms ulysses. f17.
Posted by: Richard Judd ()
Date: July 17, 2017 03:52AM

mr.f.j. burt. Wrote:
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> i am trying to find info on the aboved named ship.
> the day in question was boxing day 1956 in malta.
> i was a seaman on hms ulysses at this time,(cable
> party).
> i was fortunate to have been ordered to stay on
> the quarterdeck to stow away items, ready for
> sea.
> we were at this time leaving sliema creek to go to
> cyprus.
> i had been piped to go forward to my part of
> ship,but the quarterdeck officer made me stay
> there.
> three times i argued with him to let me go forward
> and three times he told me to stay on the
> quarterdeck.
> when he told me to go forward i went.
> as i was running along the 4" gun deck i saw a
> body face down in the water.
> i ran back to the quarterdeck shouting out man
> over board.
> i threw a life belt over the side but no attempt
> was made to reach it.
> i tried to dive off the quarterdeck into
> mountainous seas.
> i was restrained from doing so even with an
> heaving line tied to me.
> we lost 4 men that morning,all cable party.
> there were no survivers.
> i cannot find any reports of this incident
> anywhere.
> i have tried contacting the maltese newspapers but
> no luck there.
> i have sent emails to the navy news but they seem
> very reluctant to even give me the email address
> of the admiralty.
> someone must know something about this,it is as if
> i had had a dream and it never really happened.
> we were the third of 4 ships leaving sleima creek
> that morning,we followed behind hms`s undine,
> urania,ulysses,
> and last the ursa, ulysses was the only ship to
> have lost
> men overboard.
> it will be 50 years this boxing day,so if anyone
> out there can help me i would very happy.
> posted--- 12-12-06.
>
>

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hms ulysses. f17. mr.f.j. burt. 12/12/2006 10:01PM
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Re: hms ulysses. f17. David H 12/13/2006 09:07AM
Re: hms ulysses. f17. Bruce Dennis 12/13/2006 02:32PM
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Re: hms ulysses. f17. frederick j burt 06/05/2015 07:14PM
Re: hms ulysses. f17. Steve 02/22/2011 05:38PM
Re: hms ulysses. f17. Richard Judd 07/17/2017 03:52AM
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