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Cold War-era submarine tours

Post by South » 10 Aug 2018 07:20

https://triblive.com/aande/museums/1395 ... ld-war-era


Good morning all,

Per title.

Without defeating the purpose of my posting this article for research into this era's history, are not the "sleek nuclear powered behemoths..." soon to also be of a "bygone era" ?

Drones are the big topic of discussion.

Most submarines are not nuclear missile launching pads. Most are attack boats. Follow the drone discussions - especially when the costs are discussed.

Article has a reference to Betty Grable.

Note the reference to "Historic Naval Ships Association".


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Re: Cold War-era submarine tours

Post by wm » 15 Aug 2018 10:45

Another cold war-era submarine tour, U461 in Peenemünde:
U461_Peenemunde-02.jpg
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Re: Cold War-era submarine tours

Post by Takao » 16 Aug 2018 13:21

Truthfully, the USS Requin is a Tench class WW2-era submarine, slightly modified a few times over the years. W/o the her final modification being to a Fleet Snorkel submarine in the early 50's.

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Re: Cold War-era submarine tours

Post by Takao » 16 Aug 2018 13:24

wm wrote:
15 Aug 2018 10:45
Another cold war-era submarine tour, U461 in Peenemünde:

U461_Peenemunde-02.jpg
We had 3 Soviet diesel boats here in the US at one time. One sank and was scrapped, one closed and will likely be scrapped, and one remains open to the public.

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Re: Cold War-era submarine tours

Post by Helmut0815 » 26 Aug 2018 15:30

wm wrote:
15 Aug 2018 10:45
Another cold war-era submarine tour, U461 in Peenemünde:
The denomination "U 461" is rather misleading as the soviet navy never used U-numbers. Originally this Juliett class ("Project 651") submarine was commissioned as K-24 in October 1965 and later renamed to B-124. I think the denomination "U 461" wast just made for touristic reasons.

German cold war U-Boats (Type 205) can be vistited in Speyer (U 9, https://speyer.technik-museum.de/en/u-boot-u9), Wilhelmshaven (U 10, https://www.marinemuseum.de/) and Fehmarn (U 11, http://www.ostsee-u-boot.de/).


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Re: Cold War-era submarine tours

Post by henryk » 26 Aug 2018 19:07

Port Dover on Lake Erie (one hour from Buffalo) provides a tour of the Canadian Oberon Class Cold War Submarine HMCS OJIBWA.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberon-class_submarine
The Oberon class was a ship class of 27 British-designed submarines operated by five different nations. They were designed as a direct follow-on from the Porpoise-class: physical dimensions were the same, but stronger materials were used in hull construction, and updated equipment was fitted.[3]

The submarines were built between 1957 and 1978 by four shipyards: Cammel Laird (4), Chatham Dockyard (6), Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company (11) and Vickers-Armstrongs (6).[4] Thirteen of the submarines were operated by the Royal Navy, six by the Royal Australian Navy, three by the Brazilian Navy, three by the Royal Canadian Navy/Canadian Forces Maritime Command (plus two ex-Royal Navy boats later acquired for non-commissioned roles), and two by the Chilean Navy.[4]

The Oberons operated during the height of the Cold War, with duties including surveillance, tracking of other ships and submarines, delivery and retrieval of special forces personnel, and serving as targets for anti-submarine training. Submarines of the class were in service until 2000. As of 2015, eight of the submarines are preserved intact as museum vessels, another three are partially preserved (with some exterior portions of the submarine on display), and one is in private ownership and awaiting conversion for display. The rest have been sold for scrap, including one former museum vessel
http://www.hmcsojibwa.ca/
Looking for tours with mystery and intrigue - shock and awe? How about laughing till you cry? Top it all off with a burst of pride and that just about skims the surface of what our Oberon Class Cold War Submarine HMCS OJIBWA has to offer visitors of all ages. It's big, it's real, and it's in southwestern Ontario. It is quite simply the most unique and exciting experiential tour around. 297.5 feet long, 5 stories high, elegant, imposing - hiding secrets of the Cold War.

A Source of Canadian Pride

Canada has a very proud military history of courage, innovation, and preparedness. We have some of the best trained military personnel in the world, so it's no surprise that HMCS OJIBWA and her crew were known as the best of the best in the world of submariners. They really did go where no one else would go.

Now, as a museum ship, HMCS OJIBWA is revered as one of the most unique attractions in Ontario and has received many awards for the amazing experience that she provides.

It is time to peel back the curtain on some of the exploits of the Silent Service during the Cold War when espionage, stealth and secrets put Canada in the thick of this clandestine world.

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