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Old 10-19-2017, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default HMS Onyx and the 1982 South Atlantic War

http://www.elsnorkel.com/2017/10/unc...graphy-in.html

From Andy Johnson, HMS Onyx CO at the time. A very interesting piece of history. Andy, also, is a top block, very willing to help in my researchs about the war.

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Old 10-19-2017, 07:10 PM   #2
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Wow! He's still not allowed to say much, is he?
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Fantastic read, nice to be able to read about the circumstances on how Onyx did her bit for oceanographic navigation research. Thanks for posting!
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Wow! He's still not allowed to say much, is he?
Onyx Report of Proceedings is still classified.

Of the subs taking part, only HMS Conqueror Report of Proceedings was released almost full.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:21 AM   #5
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The boys from Hereford don't tend to talk about their work much, aside from Mr McNab of course.
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:12 PM   #6
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Fantastic read, nice to be able to read about the circumstances on how Onyx did her bit for oceanographic navigation research. Thanks for posting!
Yes, a great read. I've heard various stories on and off over the year about her bump down there, in my first job with the MOD in 1992 I worked with a guy called 'Ski' Hiscox who served onboard during that period but he was fairly quiet about the whole patrol.
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I am so grateful for the chance to tour her whilst she was at Birkenhead. Tragic that she was broken up eventually for lack of museum funding in Cumbria.
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Dam shame they scrapped Onyx the only O boat to have seen combat in a war really.
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Thanks for sharing, I'll add that to my 'library' regarding the conflict.
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