Stand Easy

Ship Tanks

Before submerging certain tanks had to be blown empty to compensate for the trim. One of these was the sewerage (slop drain) tank. I says to the Officer of the Watch, "Permission to blow slop drain Sir?" He says to me, "How much is in it?" to which I replied, "Two turds full Sir". At that the Coxswain nearly fell off his seat from the after-planes with laughter with the boat leaping around like a porpoise nearly in and out of the water.

Mr. N.S. 'Paddy' Leslie, Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

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