December 7 (Thurs) 1944, Scapa Flow, Orkney

Weighed anchor at 1120 & proceeded to Flow for exercises. After “swinging ship”[compass calibration], continued sub-calibre firings at moored target. These showed a definite improvement over yesterday’s effort. On completion exercised “Man Overboard” utilizing both whalers. Returned to berth A6, securing at 8 shackles in 17 1/2 fathoms at 1620.

Lowering a whaler. HMS Vervain July 1942. Image copr. IWM A10672.




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