Submarines are cool and no one can deny that! The amount of complexity inside one of these is incredible and a visit to the Chatham Historic dockyard is a great opportunity to see the HMS Ocelot up close. (http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/)
A brief bit of history; the Ocelot was the last submarine commissioned at Chatham dockyard in the 1960s. Capable of carrying 69 men and a payload of 24 torpedoes; the Ocelot was used in clandestine missions until 1991 when it became obsolete against the new fleet of nuclear subs.
It amazes me that anyone knew how to operate this thing with the number of dials, switches, levers and buttons throughout.
Pressure is a big deal underwater, capable of bursting lungs if you try to surface to quickly.
The torpedo room; need to emergency exit? It’ll take 4 hours due to the pressure!
Emergency air valves, you’ll need it…
Apart from the Ocelot there were a number of other sites including the HMS Cavalier and the HMS Gannet.