Busy Year for our 4 Submarines
HMCS Victoria, HMCS Windsor, HMCS Chicoutimi and HMCS Corner Brook have had a busy 2018 at sea and alongside. Chicoutimi was deployed for 197 days in the Asia Pacific Region and Windsor deployed for 133 days in the Mediterranean as part of a NATO engagement.
HMCS Ojibwa Bell
There are hundreds of valves and gauges on a submarine and every submariner needs to know them all. Well, at first it seems just too much, but the newbie submariner or "sput" (surface puke under training) did not become qualified in a couple of weeks. It took many months.
by Gilles Poirier
Thoughts on Argentinian Submarine
This latest about the missing Argentinian submarine is very weird. The so called “missed” messages sent to a satellite has got me to think that perhaps it may come from the indicator buoy, and since the weather is awful at this time, the antenna may have been damaged. As a rule, on our “O” boats, we had 600 feet of wire attached to this buoy and to the submarine, mind you that would not really help if you are in several thousand feet of water....
Pulley Chain (Belly Belt) in Forward Torpedo Room
No Comfy Chairs on Oberon Class Submarines
By Jim 'Lucky' Gordon
We sat on seat lockers in the sound room, radar room, radio room and in many other spaces in the boat. They were all very much the same; mostly the same height and depth with various lengths designed to fit in a particular space and not interfere with access to important equipment, valves etc. They also held spare gear, maintenance publications, personal gear, etc.. There was little consideration to comfort or ergonomics. Veterans’ Affairs has accepted that spinal problems can be partially attributed to long watches sitting precariously on those seat lockers.