The sub who had a nose job



Barrow-built HMS Osiris, launched in 1962, was an update on the older design of the Porpoise class submarines.
The vessel was laid down in January 1962, launched in November of the same year, and commissioned in January 1964.
Changes were made to strengthen the hull, allowing HMS Osiris to dive longer and deeper than older classes.
Weighing 1,600 tons, the huge boat was powered by two 6,000 horsepower electric motors.
In 1969 the submarine returned to Barrow, its officers being hosted by the mayor of Barrow, JL Jackson.
During her time docked in Barrow, HMS Osiris saw more than 500 people... read more

 
12 October 2016 in Regional North West , Views: 25
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