Posted by: 1of10boyz | September 8, 2013

Save HMS Onyx!


Where to do the old ladies go to die when the governments use them all up? Sadly there are too many of them that have gone to the recycle bin to be come razor blades.

Submarine Diary

HMS Onyx returns from the Falklands with special ops daggers on Jolly Roger

Save HMS Onyx – a guest post by John Tait on the diesel sub used by the SBS during the Falklands war

Nothing quite prepares you for entering a submarine down the main access hatch.  The common visitor catchcry is ‘You would never have got me in one of those things!’ or ‘I couldn’t believe there was so little room.’

Such statements sum up the general reaction of ordinary visitors as they clamber with difficulty through a succession of bulkhead openings and stare at the narrow bunks and peer into the cramped messes and wardroom, the tiny galley from which the cook fed upwards of sixty men, and the miniscule cabin that passed for the skipper’s quarters.   They pull faces at the cramped toilet facilities, look bewildered at the innumerable pipes, hand wheels, levers and gauges in…

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