Philip Bamfield – HMS Repulse

HMS Repulse (Photo Courtesy: NMRN)

There were many amusing stories that came out of this of course. One famous story of a foreplanesmen bringing the boat too shallow, when asked by the Captain why he was so much off depth, shallow, he replied, “I thought you would be able to see better, sir!” There was no ‘repeatable’ record of the Captain’ s response!

Philip J Bamfield

(Photograph of HMS Repulse is courtesy of the National Museum of the Royal Navy)