Waterbodies & Maritime => Chatham Dockyard => Topic started by: Signals99 on June 21, 2018, 15:09:33

Title: Accident HMS Dreadnought
Post by: Signals99 on June 21, 2018, 15:09:33
Looking for information on the death of Lieutenant Commander Oliver Windel, this would have been about May 1976, my understanding of the accident is that he fell from the fin (conning tower) of HMS Dreadnought while she was in dry dock. Can anyone confirm this? Thanks!
Title: Re: Accident HMS Dreadnought
Post by: Jason on June 23, 2018, 04:20:57
Hi Signals99

I think I've found him on the Naval History site for Wednesday 26 May, 1976 at:

http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1976-79.htm (http://www.naval-history.net/xDKCas1976-79.htm)

His name is spelled as WINDLE though.

Hope this helps
Title: Re: Accident HMS Dreadnought
Post by: Signals99 on June 23, 2018, 16:25:57
Jason,many thanks for that ,having established time and place I will now move on to local press ect
Title: Re: Accident HMS Dreadnought
Post by: Nemo on June 23, 2018, 21:38:45
He appears to be buried in Haslar Royal Naval cemetery, Gosport.
Title: Re: Accident HMS Dreadnought
Post by: Signals99 on June 26, 2018, 02:46:31
Memo, thank for your input,I am seeking information for an ex dockyard pal who is writing a book about the last years of the yard prior to closure.He wants to establish the last"in service death" in the yard,my research shows some later deaths recorded as HMS Pembroke ,was Pembroke still recognized as a "stone frigate"up till the yard closed?or was closed before the yard and resurrected elsewhere ?things to research for me.
Any information or comments gladly received.
Title: Re: Accident HMS Dreadnought
Post by: Signals99 on June 26, 2018, 09:39:10
Long pockets ,tried to pm you but was informed you don't exist?your a star, thanks so much for your invaluable help,signals99