Monday, September 8, 2014
Cold War Submarine Gunnery
Aeneas was immortalized for playing the part of a submarine in the 1967 007 movie, "You Only Live Twice".
"Note the gun.I remember the drill for preparing to surface and fire the gun. We did fire it on a couple of occasions onto an army range in Dorset. I was the XO at the time."
The last 4" round was fired from a Royal Navy submarine in December, 1974, by HMS Andrew.
In my novel "Terror on the Alert" the crew gets a couple of rounds away to good effect in 1962. The book launches September 30th.