HMCS Ojibwa, under the command of Lloyd Barnes (beside ladder),was chosen to participate in Royal Navy trials with a commercial submersible to determine whether it was a viable option to their own tried and trusted method of up you go and don't forget to exhale all the way up. The back up, where time permitted, involved a SEIE (Submarine Emergency Immersion Equipment) aka, the orange suit.
Over the two days (August 9-10) ten transfers were made taking submariners from the after hatch to the fore hatch and bringing another group from the fore hatch back to the after hatch.
Other Claims to Fame
In addition to Paul's 12 years of service aboard Ojibwa as well as a stint on Onondaga, he went on to serve in the Naval Dockyard. Paul is a talented artist as well as a musician and according to his good friend Gilles Poirier with whom he served on HMCS Onondaga, he has 'more funny stories than Mr. Carter has liver pills'.
Paul Connolly visiting Ojibwa in 2015.