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3 days ago

Hibblejaybob
The third class promenade (you can see its square windows just at the waterline) was the place where the last few men aboard the Britannic jumped into the water. 

Right until the last minute, the crew was still trying to reach Kea - and this meant that firemen and engineers were still below deck. When the call came to abandon ship, they ran up the third class staircase and jumped overboard from the third class promenade.

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The third class promenade (you can see its square windows just at the waterline) was the place where the last few men aboard the Britannic jumped into the water.

Right until the last minute, the crew was still trying to reach Kea - and this meant that firemen and engineers were still below deck. When the call came to abandon ship, they ran up the third class staircase and jumped overboard from the third class promenade.

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3 days ago

Hibblejaybob
In the final minutes of the sinking, the aft of the Britannic soared out of the water, leaving its propellers and the ships rudder clearly visible.

The HMHS Britannic had 3 bronze propeller. The outboard propellers had 3 blades, while the central propeller (powered by the steam turbine) had 4.  

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In the final minutes of the sinking, the aft of the Britannic soared out of the water, leaving its propellers and the ship's rudder clearly visible.

The HMHS Britannic had 3 bronze propeller. The outboard propellers had 3 blades, while the central propeller (powered by the steam turbine) had 4.

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6 days ago

Hibblejaybob
New Video! ►► https://youtu.be/VDNUE-NcPsw ◄◄

The HMS Ambush, reeling from its recent failed mission to sink an Oscar II class SSGN, is sent on the hunt of some Soviet submarines carrying Spetsnaz forces, as they attempt to infiltrate the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

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The HMS Ambush, reeling from its recent failed mission to sink an Oscar II class SSGN, is sent on the hunt of some Soviet submarines carrying Spetsnaz forces, as they attempt to infiltrate the Norwegian capital of Oslo.
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6 days ago

Hibblejaybob

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1 week ago

Hibblejaybob
At 882 ft long, the Britannic sank in just 400ft of water, meaning the bow of ship stuck the sea floor before she was entirely underwater. The aft of the ship moved in a corkscrewing motion, as the list continued to increase and she began to capsize. 

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At 882 ft long, the Britannic sank in just 400ft of water, meaning the bow of ship stuck the sea floor before she was entirely underwater. The aft of the ship moved in a corkscrewing motion, as the list continued to increase and she began to capsize.

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1 week ago

Hibblejaybob
As the HMHS Britannic sank, the angle of the ship increased to the point that the supporting guy-ropes could not support the weight of the funnel, and it collapsed into the sea. 

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As the HMHS Britannic sank, the angle of the ship increased to the point that the supporting guy-ropes could not support the weight of the funnel, and it collapsed into the sea.

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1 week ago

Hibblejaybob
New Video! ►► https://youtu.be/UdovPuVl1Sg ◄◄

Been a while since the last Emergency Services in Scotland video, but its back! We look back to winter time in early-2018, with clips of Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and the Scottish Ambulance Service responding to emergencies across Edinburgh.

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Been a while since the last Emergency Services in Scotland video, but it's back! We look back to winter time in early-2018, with clips of Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and the Scottish Ambulance Service responding to emergencies across Edinburgh.
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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
Having stayed in the bridge until the very end, there was nothing more could be done to save the Britannic. Captain Bartlett sounded the ships horn with two long blasts to alert all remaining persons to abandon ship.

Captain Bartlett and Assistant Commander Dyke then simply walked into the water and swam to a nearby lifeboat.

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Having stayed in the bridge until the very end, there was nothing more could be done to save the Britannic. Captain Bartlett sounded the ship's horn with two long blasts to alert all remaining persons to abandon ship.

Captain Bartlett and Assistant Commander Dyke then simply walked into the water and swam to a nearby lifeboat.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
New Video! ►► https://youtu.be/6sYP3xzkWEM ◄◄

Ever wonder why train is late? SimSig is a railway signaller simulator that takes you behind the scenes of the railway network, ensuring they run smoothly wile you deal with train breakdowns, equipment failures, and the knock-on effects of things going wrong! In this little series we try valiantly to cover 24 hours in charge of Edinburghs railways! 

We start our shift at midnight, getting trains setup for the working day ahead, but also managing the railway network through a cluster of equipment failures.

New Video! ►► youtu.be/6sYP3xzkWEM ◄◄

Ever wonder why train is late? SimSig is a railway signaller simulator that takes you behind the scenes of the railway network, ensuring they run smoothly wile you deal with train breakdowns, equipment failures, and the knock-on effects of things going wrong! In this little series we try valiantly to cover 24 hours in charge of Edinburgh's railways!

We start our shift at midnight, getting trains setup for the working day ahead, but also managing the railway network through a cluster of equipment failures.
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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
With its glass windows keeping the elements at bay, parts of the A-deck and B-Deck promenades were converted into wards. The Britannic was on its way to pick up casualties from WW1, so thankfully, these wards were empty as they filled with water. 

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With it's glass windows keeping the elements at bay, parts of the A-deck and B-Deck promenades were converted into wards. The Britannic was on its way to pick up casualties from WW1, so thankfully, these wards were empty as they filled with water.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
With water rising rapidly, more and more of the Britannic became inaccessible. Thankfully, due swift actions by those aboard, and the increased safety features of the ship, few of the ships compliment remained aboard. 

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With water rising rapidly, more and more of the Britannic became inaccessible. Thankfully, due swift actions by those aboard, and the increased safety features of the ship, few of the ship's compliment remained aboard.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
The engines, still on full power trying to reach Kea, were pushing the bow of the Britannic deeper under water. Once the forecastle had submerged, the rate of sinking rapidly increased: the Britannic had began its final plunge.  

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The engines, still on full power trying to reach Kea, were pushing the bow of the Britannic deeper under water. Once the forecastle had submerged, the rate of sinking rapidly increased: the Britannic had began it's final plunge.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
New Video! ►► https://youtu.be/QuD6aU4nKtM ◄◄
 
The HMS Ambush is sent to intercept a massive Oscar II Class guided missile submarine - designed to decimate enemy fleets in one swift attack - but by staying perfectly quiet while its escorting subs attack the Ambush, the Oscar manages to stay undetected and slip away from the Royal Navy.....

New Video! ►► youtu.be/QuD6aU4nKtM ◄◄

The HMS Ambush is sent to intercept a massive Oscar II Class guided missile submarine - designed to decimate enemy fleets in one swift attack - but by staying perfectly quiet while it's escorting subs attack the Ambush, the Oscar manages to stay undetected and slip away from the Royal Navy.....
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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
With just a few lifeboats left on the starboard side (the list was too severe to launch port-side lifeboats), Captain Bartlett ordered the Britannics engines to be started again - in a final ditch attempt to beach the ship on the Greek island of Kea and prevent it sinking.

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With just a few lifeboats left on the starboard side (the list was too severe to launch port-side lifeboats), Captain Bartlett ordered the Britannic's engines to be started again - in a final ditch attempt to beach the ship on the Greek island of Kea and prevent it sinking.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
As the water started coming over the deck, just a few lifeboats remained on the starboard side of the ship. The Britannic only launched around two-thirds of its lifeboats as it sank - but with 36 lifeboats afloat in the water, this was more than enough for everyone.

For comparison, only 22 of Titanics lifeboats remained afloat.

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As the water started coming over the deck, just a few lifeboats remained on the starboard side of the ship. The Britannic only launched around two-thirds of its lifeboats as it sank - but with 36 lifeboats afloat in the water, this was more than enough for everyone.

For comparison, only 22 of Titanic's lifeboats remained afloat.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
The huge gantry davits were a safety feature added to the Britannic following the lessons learned from the sinking of the RMS Titanic. These electric powered cranes could store many lifeboats underneath them, and were large enough to lean over the ship and use lifeboats on the opposite side. 

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The huge gantry davits were a safety feature added to the Britannic following the lessons learned from the sinking of the RMS Titanic. These electric powered cranes could store many lifeboats underneath them, and were large enough to 'lean over' the ship and use lifeboats on the opposite side.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
At 8:35am, once the engines were ordered stopped, Captain Bartlett called for the lifeboats to put into the water and to stay close to the boat, ready to pick up anyone in the water. 

With the starboard list increasing it became difficult to launch the boats from the davits on the port side, so most of the lifeboats launched were launched from the starboard side.  

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At 8:35am, once the engines were ordered stopped, Captain Bartlett called for the lifeboats to put into the water and to stay close to the boat, ready to pick up anyone in the water.

With the starboard list increasing it became difficult to launch the boats from the davits on the port side, so most of the lifeboats launched were launched from the starboard side.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
The first lifeboat to shredded by Britannics propellers went almost unnoticed by the bridge crew. It was only several minutes later, with two more lifeboats in the water on the port side, that the captain became aware of the situation and called for the engines to be stopped. 

The propellers slowed and stopped - but not before a second lifeboat was cut apart by the blades. Most of the people who died in the sinking of the HMHS Britannic, died when these two lifeboats were torn apart by the propellers. The crew managed to stop the engines as a third boat was heading straight for them.

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The first lifeboat to shredded by Britannic's propellers went almost unnoticed by the bridge crew. It was only several minutes later, with two more lifeboats in the water on the port side, that the captain became aware of the situation and called for the engines to be stopped.

The propellers slowed and stopped - but not before a second lifeboat was cut apart by the blades. Most of the people who died in the sinking of the HMHS Britannic, died when these two lifeboats were torn apart by the propellers. The crew managed to stop the engines as a third boat was heading straight for them.

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2 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
The order to prepare the lifeboats came quite quickly after the Britannic hit the mine. Captain Bartlett specifically ordered the lifeboats be loaded, but not actually launched into the water. 

With the ships list increasing, some crew chose to put their lifeboats into the water without waiting for instructions. With the bow heavy in the water, the ships propellers had risen to the surface, and lifeboats launched on the port side were pulled into the propeller. 

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The order to prepare the lifeboats came quite quickly after the Britannic hit the mine. Captain Bartlett specifically ordered the lifeboats be loaded, but not actually launched into the water.

With the ship's list increasing, some crew chose to put their lifeboats into the water without waiting for instructions. With the bow heavy in the water, the ship's propellers had risen to the surface, and lifeboats launched on the port side were pulled into the propeller.

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3 weeks ago

Hibblejaybob
How the Britannic could have been... The Britannic never saw service in its intended White Star Line. Before construction and fitting could be completed, she was converted to serve in WW1 as a hospital ship. Britannic: Patroness of the Mediterranean lets us explore the ship as it could have been as the passenger liner RMS Britannic.

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How the Britannic could have been... The Britannic never saw service in its intended White Star Line. Before construction and fitting could be completed, she was converted to serve in WW1 as a hospital ship. Britannic: Patroness of the Mediterranean lets us explore the ship as it could have been as the passenger liner RMS Britannic.

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