TOPIC: The Sinking and Salvage of the RFA Ennerdale off the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean on June 1st 1970.
The 42,000 ton tanker, RFA Ennerdale (Royal Fleet Auxiliary) left Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles, en route to refuel the Royal Navy Frigate HMS Andromeda, when it struck a submerged pinnacle of granite and sank, and oil started seeping from the ship. The immediate salvage operations of the Royal Navy warships and the unique solution prevented a potentially catastrophic ecological and environmental disaster on the pristine shores and fishing grounds of the Seychelles. The Speaker, Lieut.Cmdr. Roger Jardine-Clarke RN (Ret’d) will tell his personal story about the sinking and salvage operations of the RFA Ennerdale, as he was serving as the Torpedo and Anti-Submarine Officer on HMS Andromeda.
SPEAKER: Lieutenant Commander Roger Jardine-Clarke RN (Ret’d)
Roger joined the Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) Dartmouth September 1963. Roger served predominantly at sea in frigates and mine countermeasures squadrons in the UK, Mediterranean, Gulf and Far East stations, including Command experience on Brave Class Fast Patrol Boats and Boeing Jetfoils. Roger had an overseas exchange post in SE Asia and was a qualified navigation and underwater systems specialist and instructor. Roger also served on the staff of the School of Maritime Operations. Roger retired from the Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander after 20 years of service.
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