Model Boat Mayhem

Mess Deck: General Section => Chit-Chat => Topic started by: Pointy on October 05, 2008, 09:48:46 pm

Title: Ted Briggs
Post by: Pointy on October 05, 2008, 09:48:46 pm
Ted Briggs, last surviour of HMS Hood died on Saturday.  :'(

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7653681.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7653681.stm)
Title: Re: Ted Briggs
Post by: Bunkerbarge on October 06, 2008, 10:01:53 am
Great shame, quite a character was Ted and the only surviving link with an event that changed the course of our history. 

It was only a couple of years ago that Mulenhiem-Rechberg died as well, although he left behind quite an amazing book of the events.

Our thoughts, of course, should be with Teds family.
Title: Re: Ted Briggs
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 06, 2008, 10:37:30 am

Was Ted Briggs the rating on the bridge that survived by being blown out of the door by the force of the explosion?
Title: Re: Ted Briggs
Post by: DavieTait on October 06, 2008, 10:41:13 am
He was pushed out of the bridge door by a lieutenant as she went down Martin as far as I remember. From all of the written and tv reports i've ever seen he was a very humble man who refused to be called a hero "I was only a survivor" was his response to that.

May he rest in peace
Title: Re: Ted Briggs
Post by: richtea on April 16, 2009, 03:35:51 pm
Ted Briggs says that the officer stood to one side and let him go out first.
He tells his account of that day in THE BATTLE OF HOOD AND BISMARCK.
A channel 4 dvd.
Title: Re: Ted Briggs
Post by: TCC on April 16, 2009, 03:43:17 pm
It made me laugh the sight of him in that orange suit, that was pretty tight around the mid-riff, when he was transferred from the boat that brought him out from Iceland to the survey ship... he fell into that rigid/Gemini and was alid on the floor the whole way across. :-)

Poor fella, it was a struggle to maintain ones dignity and safety at the same time.  :-)
Title: Re: Ted Briggs
Post by: MartinH-K on April 16, 2009, 08:04:22 pm
I was in contact with the Hood Association just before he died about the possibility of him launching my manned model... I think he was going to do it but sadly, it wasn't to be.