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    Unusual stern. Who can solve the mystery?
    IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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    Looks like an external torpedo tube got faired over, removed, or both.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Outrider View Post
      Looks like an external torpedo tube got faired over, removed, or both.
      It's not a Slippery T is it? It looks low in the water
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      • #4
        To be honest with you , I dont know. I was hoping that one of you kind gents could fill me in. I found this picture with no accompanying info.
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        • #5
          My observations.

          1. The inverted U shaped lifebuoy leaning against the sail is similar to those I've seen on S Class British boats.
          2. Above the sail in the background is a flag that could be a White Ensign.
          3. Right upper corner, a row of houses and chimneys that look very Victorian-British and North Country.
          4. Sail of background submarine looks like a P Class - to me.
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          • #6
            Yeah, must be one of the post war mods. Too bad there isnt a website that keeps up with all those mods.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by greenman407 View Post
              Yeah, must be one of the post war mods. Too bad there isnt a website that keeps up with all those mods.
              There is a web site http://www.rnsubs.co.uk/
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              • #8
                Its a modified Oberon
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                • #9
                  Yep! see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberon_class_submarine

                  Porpoise (P) Class Oberon
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                  • #10
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                    are also working on this - its not over yet!
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                    • #11
                      Well happy to be corrected on this, but the sail and the stern are the reasoning in my answer.
                      The shorter tubes in the Modified O boats were removed - as to which nation's O's these are, they don't look like Australian ones, I'd be guessing by I'd say RCN?

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                      • #12
                        I'm probably off on this but the Oberon seems to be in the background. The boat closest to the camera looks like something different to me.

                        I wish the shot has included the bow.

                        The two symmetrical bulges midway up on the trailing edge of the sail have me stumped, but they're probably relevant to sorting this out.

                        My initial guess was Scotsman, which had a tall sail, narrow profile above the waterline, and significant streamlining.
                        Last edited by Outrider; 04-29-2011, 06:58 AM.

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                          This is the Scottsman. The modified superstructure at the sail looks different than the first picture that I posted, but Im sure that its one of her sisters.
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                            Re: Mystery boat
                            Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 09:53:41 PM
                            Quote I am pretty certain it is not the SCOTSMAN ( converted and commissioned in 1948) that had no saddle tanks as such. Quite a small submarine. http://www.rnsubs.co.uk/Dits/Articles/scotsman.php fig 1 a and 1 b


                            And I am even more convinced its a streamlined A class . Simply the unusual shape of the saddle tanks. Almost square topped.

                            The fin finishes in the correct pointed tail for an A class, not rounded.

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                            • #15

                              This was posted over on the Submariners UK forum today - thanks Propslip


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                              Re: Mystery boat
                              Reply #20 on: Today at 04:12:31 AM
                              Quote I am new to this forum. I was a good friend of Peter Clisby a submariner that died last year. He left me his huge collection of many thousands of photographs & books on submarines. Amongst his photos I found this very picture. On the back it says HMS Andrew at Plymouth 1973, in the background HMS Cachalot.
                              Hope this solves the mystery
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