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Submarine enquiry
« on: Thursday 11 July 19 20:23 BST (UK) »
Trying to find information about John (jack) Edward taylor who survived a submarine disaster and used Davis apparatus to escape. Period may have been 1918 to 1938. We have his birth details only.  Where can we find more information

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Re: Submarine enquiry
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 July 19 22:34 BST (UK) »
Assuming your man was in the Royal Navy, the Davis Apparatus was adopted by the RN in 1929:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Submerged_Escape_Apparatus


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Re: Submarine enquiry
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 July 19 06:31 BST (UK) »
Was your J E Taylor born 24 Aug 1904, Hendon, London?


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Re: Submarine enquiry
« Reply #4 on: Friday 12 July 19 08:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Tony

yes this is him born in Hendon 1904.  We know however he lied about his age when he first joined the Royal Navy so the birth date on his navy records will be wrong.  He was hospitalized with a burst lung due to the accident and we are assuming this took place between 1929 and 1941.  He went on to join merchant navy during WW11.

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« Reply #5 on: Friday 12 July 19 09:20 BST (UK) »
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He was hospitalized with a burst lung due to the accident and we are assuming this took place between 1929 and 1941.


He was invalided out of the Royal Navy in June 1934 with fibrosis of the lungs.
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Re: Submarine enquiry
« Reply #6 on: Friday 12 July 19 09:22 BST (UK) »
There is a RN Service Record for him on Ancestry:

First Service Date:   16 Jan 1929
First Ship Served On:   Cyclops (L26)
Last Service Date:   20 Jun 1934
Last Ship Served On:   Pembroke 1
Service Number:   J. 98655

Some of the ships he served on are associated with submarines.

No mention of submarine escape on the record!


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Just the "Fibrosis of lungs" as mentioned by ShaunJ
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Re: Submarine enquiry
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 July 19 09:34 BST (UK) »
The discharge on his RN Record is:

20 June 34

Shore, Invalided.
P. U. N. S.
(Fibrosis of Lungs)

P.U.N.S. - Permanently unfit for navy service


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Re: Submarine enquiry
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 July 19 09:49 BST (UK) »
I believe there were only 4 British submarine losses in the 1929-1934 period:

H47 in 1929 - 3 survivors - but he's not on the crew list on https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?416

Poseidon in 1931 - there is no indication that he served on this sub and he's not on the survivors list published in the South China Morning Post https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1232925/126-feet-under

M2 and H42  in 1932 - both lost with all hands
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