Life for an O Boats Crew As It Use To Be Circa 1960-80

Author unknown and published in situ 1.Other than hands and teeth you did not wash. Up to 12 week patrols 2.You never undressed, except footwear, to turn in your bunk or any other time 3.You never ever had more than 5.5 hours un-interrupted sleep 4.All your kit has to fit into 50cm X40cmX40cm locker or under your mattress 5.You “will” smell of diesel plus body odours 6.In general divided into three watches when dived. 2 hour watches 8am to 8 pm then 3 hour watches back to 8am. Four watches…

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