|John's Wynn's answer - July 1999
Yep, they were taken on the TENCH during
a Sub Ice Exercise in March of 1960. We had been to Halifax and were now
on our way back to NLON.
The guy on the left is Norm Porier (ET)
and the guy on the right is "Suitcase" Simpson (RM)
The weather got progressively worse
after these innocent shots were taken.... We ended up taking a 72 degree
roll to starboard and quick thinking by the quartermaster, who ordered
"Left Full Rudder" to shove the stern down and effectively "right" the
boat, may well have saved us from a roll over!! As it was, we partially
submerged after this because water flooded into the port ballast tanks
from the bottom!!
There was a lot of damage and one guy
had his legs broken from the bench lockers breaking away and trapping him
against the AB ladder...
And, it just happened that these two
guys were about the neatest guys on the boat!!