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Dockyard Notes
The Engineer
vol. 89, 36650, p. 455

Accession No.2826


"When H. R. H. Prince Abhakara of Siam was doing time in the British Navy, at the Navy College, the authorities would not allow him to do a Vernon course, presumably on the grounds that it was a waste of time. He has, it is currently reported, gone back to Siam with twenty-seven thousand pounds, paid by the Admiralty for a submerged tube that he recently invented. We do not yet know, however, whether our new ships will be armed with this tube, or whether it will merely arm an Admiralty pigeon-hole.