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GUEST,Observer Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic (24) RE: Scottish Political Song Eskimo Republic 12 Oct 20


"Lanning's reference to the kayakers as Eskimos cannot be found. The conclusion is that another captain dismissed them in derogatory terms, but didn't use the word Eskimo."

Correcting the footnote supplied by Anne Neilson above a small group of people in kayaks [Not canoes] attempted to disrupt the arrival and mooring of the submarine depot ship USS Proteus when she arrived in Holy Loch. There was only one instance of this and it was unsuccessful. The conclusion drawn by Jim McLean after his extensive research is also incorrect "another captain" ships only have ONE Captain so if Lanning, Commanding Officer and Captain of USS Proteus did not make any reference to the kayakers then no Captain made such a reference.

If memory serves me correctly there were something like six to nine kayaks most did not interfere and those that did were tipped over by Royal Navy Divers and USS Proteus moored up as planned.


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