I had not heard about this previously and had no particular understanding that a near-miss by lightning might be capable of disabling ship systems. I don’t recall being stuck by lightning but have certainly had near misses.
This article doesn’t give much detail but congratulates a chief petty officer for his handling of it and the award of a Conspicuous Service Medal. The ship is a mine warfare vessel so minimises any ferrous metals aboard.
I had presumed in my sailing ship the well-earthed steel rigging formed an effective Farraday cage keeping us safe … ish on deck. I must evade lightning strikes from now.
Any other experiences.