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« Reply #30 on: February 13, 2012, 11:53:51 AM »

My Father William (Bill) John Marsh
Was involved in removing bodies from the Truculent when she was beached on cheyne spit
The Navy try ed to gain access to the forwards accommodation area with crowbars without any luck
The navy then ask for sheerness dockyard workers to help
My father used oxygen and acetylene gas burners to gain access and found ten bodies
My Father died in 1967
As any body got information about hms truculent when she was beached on cheyne spit
any photos, documentation or old newspaper
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« Reply #31 on: February 13, 2012, 18:10:11 PM »

This picture shows Dockyard workers patching the hull while Truculent was beached on the Spit..

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« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2012, 19:59:29 PM »

Santa on HMS Truculent, late 1940s..

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« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2012, 19:50:59 PM »

HMS Truculent in 1943 (background, P315)

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« Reply #34 on: December 05, 2012, 10:02:55 AM »

Some information and a photograph sent to me by Colonel Charles Rockwell (retired) from the USA. His Godmother was the widow of Flight Lieutenant Alfred Stevens, one of  the crew of Lancaster SW363 that crashed during the rescue attempts for HMS Truculent (see previous posts).

"She served as a WAAF from 1939-1947 as a plotter at Debden near Cambridge, then as an officer at St Eval in Cornwall. She resigned her commission after her marriage when F/L Stephens was posted to RAF Kinloss from St Eval. She then joined the WAAF Auxiliary. The devastation of her loss led her to the States where she became a friend of my mothers and then married a Yank. She still has her British passport, and her wonderful accent. Her place of birth was Lyndhurst in Hampshire."

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« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2013, 20:01:21 PM »

Swin and Barndale pulling the messenger wires for the main salvage cables beneath the submarine.

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« Reply #36 on: July 02, 2014, 18:47:11 PM »

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald - Saturday 27 May 1950

The numbers of five automatic pistols missing from the armoury of the submarine Truculent when she was raised and beached at Cheney Spit off Sheerness, on March 14th, have been placed on Scotland Yard’s central registry of firearms.
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« Reply #37 on: February 12, 2015, 08:21:03 AM »

Truculent after being taken back into port..

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« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2016, 14:17:42 PM »

Illustrated London News - Saturday 21 January 1950

THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF TRUCULENT AND HIS FAMILY: LIEUT. C. P. BOWERS WITH HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN AT HIS HOME IN SELSEY, SUSSEX, ON JANUARY 15.

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« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2017, 23:34:29 PM »

The Sphere - Saturday 01 April 1950

SURVIVORS IN THE CONNING-TOWER OF THE "TRUCULENT" AS SHE REACHED SHEERNESS:
On the left is Lieutenant C. P. Bowers, who was in command of the submarine at the time of the collision. Lieutenant J. N. Humphry Baker, the navigating officer, is seen third from left, and Lieutenant J. E. Stevenson, engineer, is seen second from right. Lieutenant Bowers has now temporarily left the submarine service and has been appointed to the 23,000-ton aircraft-carrier Indefatigable, now being converted into a floating school at Devonport

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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2017, 15:19:36 PM »

There is an article in Kent Online 12th January 2015 marking the 65th anniversary of the sinking of HMS Truculent.  The article includes a photograph of a memorial plaque inside St. George's Centre, Chatham.

Does anyone living in the Chatham area have a photograph of the memorial plaque that we could use as our own on the Forum ?
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