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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Royal Navy "Perisher" News Reports

Sky News has a reporter and camera crew aboard HMS Trenchant (S 91) for their most recent "Perisher" PCO examination; they've posted two reports to date: here and here. The first report has some footage of U.S. Submariner LCDR Travis Petzoldt (former editor of Undersea Warfare magazine), who is one of the five officers being tested. The 2nd one has film of a fire drill onboard; it looks like the Brits use smoke generators for their drills. (Much more realistic than sticking hairnets over your EABs if you ask me.)

I'm looking forward to the next report; while my first impression on watching was that the reporter sounded exactly like Eric Idle doing a Monty Python documentary, it ended up being pretty good.

Update 0540 02 June: The 3rd and last report is here; plus, I think I've got the link issues worked out for this video and the 2nd one; you'll have to search for "submarines" if you hit the first "here" link in the main post.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Bubbs,

Links do not appear to be working. I can find the videos searching SkyNews site, so they still exist, but not where you left them!


6/01/2008 12:45 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Travis!

6/02/2008 6:51 PM

Blogger Papaya Mom said...

Thanks for reporting on my favorite submariner :)

A nifty note - he'll be writing an article on it for (surprise) Undersea Warfare Magazine - I'll keep you updated when it comes out.

Updated links:
Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

6/03/2008 2:30 PM

Blogger T said...

Hey, he was my Nav on my first sub. Pretty good guy, though he left shortly after my first patrol.

7/04/2008 3:53 PM

Blogger T said...

On another note, his child was the centerpiece for one of our sub balls. Ummm, wardroom was much too lazy to make a proper centerpiece. The next year it fell on my shoulders and another guy's to make it, so of course we made a submarine out of cardboard beer boxes we had around our apartment the morning of. Everyone told us how much it sucked, I was proud.

7/04/2008 3:55 PM

Blogger Papaya Mom said...

Good times!
He even gave her a tiny little stopwatch and "poopy suit" to wear in her "car seat submarine."
We still did not win the centerpiece competition.

The article is out in the current issue of Undersea Warfare, but shockingly not on the website yet.

11/22/2008 12:42 PM

Anonymous perisher said...

Very good interesting article.

12/02/2010 11:55 AM


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