Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sydney - Maritime Museum - HMAS Onslow

Berth right next to the destroyer is a Diesel powered Submarine called HMAS Onslow. Like the destroyer, it's open for viewing and a very claustrophobic stroll... :)

1st off, it's description.
And here we are on it's deck.
Minus the rails and the white protective coverings, here is its entrance, into it's depths!
If it weren't for all the lights, this would be a very dim, narrow and probably freaky place to be in - with the lights out! Certainly not for anybody whose claustrophobic!
Do these look like old Arcade consoles to you? :)
Up periscope!
The commode. As one can see, if you're big... but then again, BIG wouldn't be possible in this sub or any other sub for that matter. Size matters, in this case.
Unknown officer's room. Lots of switches in a really small space.
If you thought the HMAS Vampire's shower stall was cramped, you definitely don't wanna use this one!
The light switches. I remember these when I was small, back in my grandfather's house...
The Bulkhead.
The engine. Vroom, vroooooom. What do you need, MORE power!!!
The galley.
Torpedo bay.
These small holes are for emergency air supply. Basically, in case the sub runs into trouble and water comes in, the crew will have hoses that they can connect to these pipes and move along to exit the sub... so they wouldn't drown or suffocate.
6 torpedo tubes
Missus is 1.65m. That's how high you can get, before you find yourself out of space!
And this is how you "dump" your rubbish out of the sub. Or rather, flush it out!
The captain's cabin.
And yes, noise is public enemy #1.
And we're coming out after strolling through its confines from end to end.
Which one do you think is the periscope?
Spartan inscription...

The End.

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