Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Squeezing through that Aussie submarine

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Today is World Water Day so let's go underwater and walk through the long (300 feet) and narrow Australian submarine Onslow.
We saw its exterior in an earlier post.


If I remember correctly, these suits were meant for emergency evacuation if the sub was in trouble when submerged.



The eerie redness of an empty torpedo tube.


And here a torpedo IN the tube.


Umm . . . some important part of equipment.
Gyroscopes?


A Japanese tourist and his father were the only other visitors on board.
It was kind of creepy exploring inside almost alone.


The Red October game!



Fortunately it was not allowed to descend to the "snake pit."


Ha!  My kids used to play this Battleship game decades ago.
Well, the Onslow was in service from 1969 to 1999. 


Tight quarters -- three bunks!
Oi, I could never be a submariner.


Through the periscope I could see beautiful Sydney across the harbor.


Respect to the brave sailors who do this job.
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(Linking to ABC Wednesday.  K is for Klaustrofobia, as it is spelled in many non-English languages.)

12 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

no way i would take a look inside that ...far to scared of little spaces ;-)

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

William Kendall said...

They certainly are a tight fit. No place for claustrophobia.

Gosia k said...

we also celebrate Worl Water Day

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I would love to take that tour. I've never been inside a submarine, except for the fake one at Walt Disney World. Happy ABC Wednesday!

Janis said...

Great post , thanks for the tour!

Roger Owen Green said...

I WOULD have claustrophobia in any language!

ROG, ABCW

VP said...

Very interesting, but really claustrophobic...

fredamans said...

How cool and fascinating!!

Karl Demetz said...

Interesting and fascinating details, Dina !

Alice said...

Interesting post , Dina

Kay said...

I would really, really not like being underwater in those cramped quarters. Yikes!

Petrea Burchard said...

Respect, no kidding. What a difficult way to work, so claustrophobic!