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Lyr Add: Kursk Submarine Disaster

Jock Morris 21 Jul 01 - 10:14 AM
Keith A of Hertford 21 Jul 01 - 02:09 PM
Gareth 21 Jul 01 - 08:20 PM
McGrath of Harlow 22 Jul 01 - 01:59 PM
The Walrus at work 23 Jul 01 - 01:50 PM
GUEST,Steve Parkes 09 Oct 01 - 10:26 AM
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Subject: Kursk Submarine Disaster
From: Jock Morris
Date: 21 Jul 01 - 10:14 AM

I sang this song on Paltalk a couple of days back and some folk asked for the lyrics to be posted. Gifford has graciously given his permission, so here they are.

Scott

The Kursk Submarine Disaster (G+4)
Sailors of the killers of the deep
Those dinosaurs of deadly consequences
Now lie dead within their deadly ship
Oh how those young men died
Oh how those young men died

And the radiation preys upon my mind
Out there and in so many other places
In Murmansk and Rosyth where others lie
Oh how those young men died
Oh how those young men died

There's a world that lives beyond the edge of reason
Within a world where many will agree
That men should not go sailing out to kill their fellow men
Or leave their deadly litter in the sea
Oh how those young men died
Oh how those young men died

Listen to the cries of Russia's people
So many loved ones lost - the reason why?
To practice sending missiles at some enemy out there
Oh how those young men died
Oh how those young men died

And who is going to ever want to send those missiles off?
Could they ever live with what would happen?
And can we keep believing that to keep them is worthwhile?
Oh how those young men died
Oh how those young men died

Sailors of the killers of the deep
Those dinosaurs of deadly consequences
Now lie dead within their deadly ship
Oh how those young men died
Oh how those young men died
Oh how those young men died

Written during a visit to Dunfermline of the surviving members of the first youth exchange visit by young people of Trondheim following the end of the war in 1946. The aim of the youth exchange programme was to secure peace between people of different countries, and it was the first of the numerous town twinning arrangements that have since been established within Europe. The visit took place in the aftermath of the Kursk Submarine Disaster North of Norway when well over 100 Russian sailors died at the bottom of the Barents Sea after an explosion had ripped a hole in its hull. The disaster adds to the Norwegian concerns about nuclear pollution of the sea, and the young fish stocks from this and other abandoned nuclear submarines on the coastline to the north of their country.

Gifford Lind. 24 August 2000.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Kursk Submarine Disaster
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 21 Jul 01 - 02:09 PM

At the time of the sinking, like most people I was touched by the human tragedyof the loss .
When I sang my favorite shanty Leave Her Johnie I used to slip in a verse
Now the Kurske she lies in the ocean deep,
Leave her Johnie leave her.
In the Barent sea those poor boys sleep,
And it's time for us to leave her.

Keith.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Kursk Submarine Disaster
From: Gareth
Date: 21 Jul 01 - 08:20 PM

For Kursk read

HMS/M A1, A5, E3, E17, H4, H53, K2, K9, K13, K19, M1, M2,
"Seraph", "Thetis", "Truculant", "Alacrity and many more.
USS/M "Squalus", "Thresher", "Scorpion"
God the list is never ending, and I've not started on other Navy's
Submarine's lost by accident.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Kursk Submarine Disaster
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Jul 01 - 01:59 PM

Here's a link to a story about children of those killed, who've been on a visit to Scotland this week., paid for by Naval and other families in Scotland. With a picture of some of the kids.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Kursk Submarine Disaster
From: The Walrus at work
Date: 23 Jul 01 - 01:50 PM

Gareth,

Of your list of submarines lost.

Did you realise K13 sank TWICE, once on trials (before acceptance) as K13. She was raised from Loch Gare (Gareloch?) and entered as K22, almost exactly a year after the first sinking (IIRC a year less a day), she was sunk off May Island. Amazingly there was one man on K22 who had been on K13 (C.P.O. Oscar Moth), when she was again raised, Moth refused to serve on her (or any K Boat) again.

Regards

Walrus


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Kursk Submarine Disaster
From: GUEST,Steve Parkes
Date: 09 Oct 01 - 10:26 AM

The K boats were steam-powered, weren't they? 80-odd years on, and it still happens.

Steve


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