The Assembly Rooms, Marlborough Town Hall
Friday 10th January 2020 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm
Crofton Beam Engines is pleased to announce its first public event of the new year 2020, “Living on a Nuclear Submarine” which will take you into what life was like on board an operational nuclear submarine during the Cold War.
The Cold War was a tense, dark and uneasy time in our history with nuclear power and the science, engineering and politics behind it being at the forefront of both our defence and our fear.
This talk will unravel the air of mystique around nuclear submarines through the example of British service personnel living on board HMS Courageous in the 1970s and 80s.
Learn how the crew lived for extended periods in a steel tube, about how the atmosphere was controlled, the problems of accommodation and living space, and all about how the crew were organised. You’ll discover what kind of off-watch activities were available, the crew’s working routines, the catering facilities the men had, and much else besides.
This presentation will give you an appreciation of what it was like to be a crew member on one of the Royal Navy’s elite hunter killer submarines that were constantly on patrol during the very tense cold war period.
Tickets £10-00 to include light refreshments and there will be a cash bar.
Online tickets available at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/living-on-a-nuclear-submarine-tickets-77328434429 or direct from Crofton on 01672 870300 or by email: email@example.com
About the speaker:
Michael William Pitkeathly MBE served for thirty-three years in the Royal Navy and most of this time was spent in the Submarine Service. Retired as a Warrant Officer in 1997 he has devoted much time with renovating the former HMS Courageous, a nuclear-powered hunter killer submarine, which is now berthed in the Dockyard at Devonport and open to the public for pre-booked tours.