Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

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look up the story of Capt. Fogarty Fegan VC and the Jervis Bay

He'd be a good candidate for Monty Python too.
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Renegadenemo wrote:look up the story of Capt. Fogarty Fegan VC and the Jervis Bay

He'd be a good candidate for Monty Python too.
And, from the same convoy (HX84) and the same encounter with the Admiral Scheer, there is the remarkable tale of Second Officer Arthur Hawkins, Chief Engineer Arthur Pollard and the crew of the tanker San Demetrio.

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Spotted this via face ache.com



http://www.poseidon.com/products/rebreathers/se7en


It seams re breathers have shrunk a whole bunch ! Would love one of these, but fear it would lead to my demise ! It's teeny when compared to your "inspiration" (I think yours is an inspiration.... Cannot remember for sure though) Bill which I thought was quite petite before seeing this one.
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The trouble with small breathers is the small gas volume and ever reducing margin for error. It's a bit like keeping fish in a small tank - it's not a lot of environment to go out of whack and when it goes you get a lot of dead fish. AP do a mini-inspiration called the Evo ( I think) but you'd only ever use one shallow or else carry a world of bailout. The Inspiration I used was for deep, long duration dives and the current one for the same application is off and on the same size to this day.
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Richie, there's plenty to see without going below 30 metres (or 40 if you really must). There are far too many things to go wrong when you get into all this deep, technical stuff. Ask Bill why he doesn't do it any more.....
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Still a nice bit of kit. As stated I would not go the closed loop route as it would ultimately lead to my demise. The spec on the breather means it can be setup for recreational depths, just means your bottom time goes from 45 mins to all afternoon which is great as long as your group all have breathers.
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I packed it in because,
a. My number would have come up - I tried to persuade Carl to stop too as he had a young family.
b. All the best diving is to be had in 20m if youknow how to find stuff and we're very good at that.

Using the breather in shallow depths was great even if the other guys were on OC. Just send them back up for more gas and keep on hammering.
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It's all irrelevant anyway..... Costs alone would prohibit such extravagance ! The unit then the required training.



But still a nice looking breather ! :lol:
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It's all irrelevant anyway..... Costs alone would prohibit such extravagance ! The unit then the required training.
Put a set of O2 cells in mine and I'll show you how to work it... :lol: :lol:
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Or we could play Russian roulette with a full mag ?
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