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Report - U475 Black Widow Submarine - Rochester - Dec09

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by Speed, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. Speed

    Speed Got Epic?
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    Finaly, after several years of putting this 'to the bottom of the list' everything fell into place this weekend. Ive not scared myself (or grossed myself out) as much as i did here in a long time but it was well worth it. This is problably in the top 10 places ive ever been!

    Tucker an Urban Junkie were legends like normal and apart from a small freak out at the pigeons, a slight deflation and some tidal woes (again!) everything went smoothly. Even had a cup of tea afterwards! :thumb

    You want some stats?

    Lets go from front to back


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    Forward Torpedo loading bay

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    Sonar

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    Officers Cabin

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    Navagation

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    Ladder to Periscope Deck/Conning Tower and Twin Periscopes

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    Gauges in Light

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    Radar Room and Comms Room

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    Under the conning tower

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    Galley

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    More bunks

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    Bulkhead

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    Hatch

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    Engine room gauging

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    Diesel Engines

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    Generators and shower room

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    Rear torpedo loading deck

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    Rear torpedo tubes

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    Topside

     
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  2. tucker

    tucker Scallywag
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    I won't add too many pics of the interior as speed has covered it so well.
    Get over the sinking sand, water, suicidal pigeons, shit, and the ladder rungs to the hatch on that nasty overhang above the murky depths and your fine. The Sub is listing at more of an angle than the pics show, and taking exterior shots i noticed that the sub moves with the water.

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    The drop-off point
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    The Bow
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    Looking towards the bow from the stern end
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    Couldnt get a shot of it in the water so...
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  3. urbanity

    urbanity 28dl flâneur
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    Massive thanks to Sovietsub for sorting out this visit. Certainly a lot easier without snow ice mud and pigeons - and great to see some new bits of the boat.

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    Sovietsub - the 360 image looks like it'll come out fine. I'll post a link on this thread but if you get in touch via my email I'll send the files you need to stick it on your website.
     
  4. Collingwood

    Collingwood The quiet one..
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    Well worth the trip from Devon to see the sub, many thanks to soviet sub for the tour/info.

    Another great pano Urbanity, nice one.

    I would recommend it to anyone who is interested, but do it 'officially'!

    A couple of pics:

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    PS, sorry to speed for hijacking the thread!
     
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