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Report - Soviet Submarine, New Years eve 2009

Dave W

Industrial Pornographer
Regular User
Its become something of a tradition for myself and Joe to see in the new year on location.

Last year we braved the cold on top of the Dorman Long Cokeworks Silo in M'bro. This year we felt like something a little different!.

So.. Braving sub-zero tempratures crowds at the local pub & with the cameras safely in a dry-sack we saw in the new year from the captains cabin with a bottle of Russian vodka and some records. (sainsburys dont stock caviar :banghead)

Much has been said about the history before but you just cannot describe how complicated a piece of engineering the submarine is.
Climbing inside it initially feels a bit cramped but after a while you become used to the confined space (although debatably large quantities of vodka help)

View from Aft

Ballast Control Valves

Ballast Tank Indicators

Radio Direction Finding Equipment Room

Fwd Gyro Compass(cover removed)

Engine Room

Electric Motor Controls

Speaking tube, Auxiliary Machinery Space(below control room)

Watertight Bulkhead Door(between control room and petty officers quarters)

Petty Officers Quarters Looking Aft

Manual Torpedo Fire Controls(aft torpedo bay)

Fwd Torpedo Bay