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Old 23-03-2010, 11:06
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Default Re: HMS Vernon

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Originally Posted by ceylon220 View Post
Hi Bob,thanks for putting my mind at rest about the tower,was there any accidents from the testing, when you are young you don`t take the saME INTEREST IN THESE ESTABLISHMENTS and what they do or was that just me. great photos of VERNON on this forum.
I was in Vernon in1956, in 1962 and in 1964 as diving school ships co.
Somwhere I belive between 62 and 64 some bright spark "litorally" thought it a good idea to grease the connection threads of the gages on a compressed O2 cylinder, the resulting explosion I was told, turned the cylinder into a high speed torpedo and demollished most of the main shed.

Were any of you there at the time? what were the repercussions?.
I know that in 64 there were plenty of warning notices telling all to keep grease a million miles away from O2.
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