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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue May 25, 2010 8:15 am

it is a good shot of them both, but in happier times.
Aye, 'tis a bittersweet pic, is that one. I think it works better in B&W though as Capt. Connacher was still using the same camera he had in 2001 and probably still is!
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Piston Broke » Tue May 25, 2010 12:46 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Capt. Connacher was still using the same camera he had in 2001 and probably still is!

I gave him that camera to save his developing costs and I had it since 1993!!
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by klingon » Sun May 30, 2010 12:19 pm

Anyone notice Carl on "Titanics Achilles Heel" shown yesterday on Sky?-poignant touch so close to his anniversary :(
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun May 30, 2010 3:33 pm

Didn't catch that one but I do have copies of all his raw footage from all his expeds on Britannic, Carpathia and Titanic. Haven't been able to watch 'em yet though.
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by sal the diver » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:50 am

still raw and still find it difficult, miss his energy and laughs.
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Renegadenemo » Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:20 pm

I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:42 pm

I attended the Coroner's inquest 'touching on the death' of Carl today.

Nothing I didn't know and the verdict of accidental death was expected but it's a relief to have it over and done with.

Now it's in the public domain it's worth noting that Carl was caught out by a wrongly labelled bottle of gas that he had brought and deployed. He breathed from it after getting into unrelated difficulties at depth and it was the final link in a tragic chain that cost him his life.
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu May 24, 2012 3:35 pm

Three years today... I still miss the crazy Brummie.
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri May 24, 2013 9:54 am

Four years... to those who knew Carl, raise a glass of diet Coke.
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Re: Carl Spencer

Post by Richie » Fri May 24, 2013 10:40 am

It's already been posted on the thread in the past but here is a link to a tribute which was done by Leigh Bishop and Carl's co divers...



Tragic loss of a diver at the top of his game. I never met the bloke, but from the many stories I have heard of him, I am sure I would have liked him had fate afforded me the privilege of his company!
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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