Oh! Boat

Jim D and family recently visit Australia and here are a number of images of the O boats which I am sure some of you will remember.  Ovens carried a crew of 63. Thanks Jim D for the images.

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The Bow of HMAS ONSLOW

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View from forward looking aft at the sail (Conning Tower)

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Control Room

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Junior Rates Mess Deck

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Forward Torpedo Room.

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Aft Torpedo Room

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Radio Room 1 – No radio equipment onboard. The racks to the left (next Pic suggest Satcom later in years)

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Radio Room 2 – more room in this office for one or two people than anywhere else onboard.

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Chief of the Boat’s position – helmsman.

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Galley – the chef wasn’t saying much…

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Engine room – diesels – for surface movement and charging the batteries. The sub
carried 480 batteries, paralled off. She could do 17 knots underwater on battery power.

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Electrical Switchboard

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One Response to Oh! Boat

  1. Tony Marsden says:

    I don’t think that I remember a cook (Chef) wearing No 6’s (without blue collar)

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