The Role of the Weather Ships page 2


Ship Motion Trials onboard Weather Reporter in 1959

 

 

Paul Cope


Rescue drills on Surveyor about 1964

Bill Howard


Bob Aran and Hector McDonald launching a sonde

Bill Howard


 Whilst the various Stations where actual geographic positions the ships were allowed to drift within a 210 sq mile area, The above chart shows the grid with the station position in the centre and a grid formed from 10 mile squares.


Rescue drills

Doug Morgan


Ron Duguid launching a Radar/wind target

Bob Reid


John Harney filing a 500 gram met balloon

Bob Reid


Bob Reid launching a Radio Sonde

Bob Reid


Boat drills

Bob Reid


 

Bob Reid and a Seaman carrying out body recovery during Air Sea Rescue drills

Bob Reid


John Randall & Alex Coulson doing a bathythermograph sounding

Bob Reid


Norman Fraser and an unknown seaman recovering a reversing thermometer.

Bob Reid


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