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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.
Name: Jim berg
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
Subject: NUCLEAR PROPULSION