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Hi Guys

It seems that the UK HO Wreck Office will cease to exist as we know it, very shortly, so make the most of it while you can?

Cheers Ron
 

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That is a real shame they are very helpful when you need info.
I wonder if steve chesh is right and it is all available on-line.

Lee
 

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They collate and update all the wreck information for the Admiralty charts. The individual wreck info (hydro or wreck report)is available on an A4 sheet which contains info such as depth, sonar dimensions, and information on what the wreck actually is or might be.
 

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1. The UK Hydrographic Office produces the globally renowned Admiralty charts and publications and
is known throughout the world for its safety-critical nautical products. Since 1795 the British Admiralty
has protected the lives of millions of mariners both in our Royal Navy and in worldwide merchant
shipping. Today, these paper products command more than 65% of the world market share.
2. The UKHO currently provides wide coverage of electronic charts via the Admiralty brand. It has
developed the award-winning digital publications, Admiralty TotalTide – worldwide digital tidal
information and The Admiralty Digital List of Lights.
3. As well as navigational products, the UKHO produces services and data which can be used across
a wide range of applications; wrecks information for divers, a 24/7 Radio Navigational Warning
service and tidal data broadcast via TV and radio by the BBC.
4. Based in Taunton, Somerset the UK Hydrographic office is a self-funding Government Agency with
Trading Fund status.
 

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I applied for a job there when I first moved down to Somerset. I was gobsmacked when they sent me a drawing test before the interview. There was no mention of requiring talent in the advert - I just assumed that being part of the civil service all talent and ability would be positively discouraged!
Needless to say - I failed the test and spent the next 6 months making supermarket chicken tikka - I blame everything I am today on those 6 months...
 

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I applied for a job there when I first moved down to Somerset. I was gobsmacked when they sent me a drawing test before the interview. There was no mention of requiring talent in the advert - I just assumed that being part of the civil service all talent and ability would be positively discouraged!
Needless to say - I failed the test and spent the next 6 months making supermarket chicken tikka - I blame everything I am today on those 6 months...
LOL, I applied to them years ago as well, and got a drawing test (had to copy a really detailed section of chart). I even went out and bought proper pens and paper, and spent bloody ages labouring over the damned thing.

I failed too. My map looked like something scribbled on the back of a *** packet. :(
 

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at Chard by any chance?
Unfortunately yes...

That was certainly an eye opener and not to be repeated !
We went to breakfast one day and when we got back into the factory an entire production line's staff had done a runner leaving a very stressed supervisor trying to work out where they'd gone. These were poeple shipped in from Bridgwater and Taunton who would rather walk 30 miles than finish the shift!
 
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