Far from the best photo I’ve ever taken but how often do you get to look through the periscope of a submarine?
The view through the periscope of HMS Ocelot, an Oberon-class diesel-electric submarine, in Chatham Historic Dockyard:
I took four shots after everyone else moved on to the next compartment of the submarine and this is the fourth. The first three were hopelessly overexposed and I had to hold the camera in such an awkward position that my hands were shaking. I tensed my muscles and held my breath, and managed to come away with a picture. 🙂
Admittedly the view through the periscope of a submarine in dry-dock is not quite as exciting as what the captain must have got to see during the Cold War: you can see half of HMS Gannet (the stern), a crane and the side of the building that houses the RNLI lifeboats.
Another day we’ll talk about a few good books set on submarines while we look at what HMS Ocelot is like inside & outside.
You might also like: ⇒ Chatham Historic Dockyard ⇒ HMS Cavalier (Edge) ⇒ HM Submarine Ocelot on National Historic Ships UK ⇒ They that Go Down to the Sea in Ships In response to: Unusual, a photo challenge by The Daily Post.