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This message was archived on 30th July 2022

Can any one from the early days help put an answer to this enquiry?  I can only surmise this came about when Cdr Samborne and others went to the States for training in 1959.  Lt I Cochrane did commission the boat. 

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Name: Jim berg

Email: jbergrules@gmail.com

Subject: Silver
  dish Lt. I. Cochrane

Message: Hello. I have been trying to research a silver dish/bowl. It is inscribed “to the   captain/officers of USS Skipjack.

in sincere appreciation LT. I. Cochrane RN,  HMS Dreadnought.

 

I have researched as much as I can. The dish was made in 1906, the year the HMS dreadnought battleship was commissioned. However, the skipjack and dreadnought in the inscription I assume are not subs because I. Cochrane was an officer on the sub. I am trying to find out why this was presented to the skipjack and what the significance was. I haven’t been able   to determine if Mr. Cochrane is still alive Thank you Jim

This Message archived July 30th 2022

Message Details:  Dated Mon 26th October 2020

From:  Dr Gareth Jones

Message: Morning, I contacted the association some years ago as I was researching a thesis on The Development of Nuclear Propulsion in the Royal Navy, 1946-1975. It was completed last year and I was awarded my doctorate by the University of Plymouth in October 2019. The PhD thesis is published online on PEARL at http://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/15110 I am in the process of writing a book on the subject so if anyone thinks they have something to contribute (especially first refuelling) then I would be happy to hear from them. Regards, Taff Ex CPO(WSM) T classes

Email: gareth.jones@plymouth.co.uk

Subject: NUCLEAR PROPULSION