Following on from Tuesday when we went to the Dockyard, not only were there swings and boats there but also a Submarine HMS Osolot. we all plucked up courage and went aboard. There were only the three of us so lots of time to look and take pictures.
She was started on 17th November 1960.
She was launched two years later in May 1962 from No. 7 Slip. Significantly Ocelot was the last submarine to be built in Chatham Dockyard for the Royal Navy. Ocelot paid off in August 1991 and returned to Chatham Historic Dockyard in 1992.
HM Submarine Ocelot was one of the thirteen Oberon Class submarines built for the Royal Navy between 1959 and 1964. The Oberon Class were all diesel electric boats which were capable of high underwater speeds of up to 17 knots (20 mph) when submerged. They also carried improved detection equipment over their predecessor the Porpoise Class, and were armed with homing torpedoes. (taken from Dockyard website)
There you are a good time was had by all, will do the longer trip soon when Daisy is not with us as she would have got bored.
bye bye for now, luv Mike xx