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Photographer:Chris Howell [View profile]Title:HMAS OVENS S70Added:Apr 20, 2012
Captured:IMO:UnavailableHits:1,227
Location:Tauranga, New Zealand
Photo Category: Museum Ships
Description:
owned slide with copyright
photo 1990

Commissioned 18/4/1969
Now preserved at the Western Australian Maritime Museum at Fremantle.

In 1985, off the island of Kauai in Hawaii, HMAS Ovens became only the second conventional submarine in the world—and the first Oberon—to fire a sub-surface-launched Harpoon missile, successfully hitting the target over the horizon. Consequently, the designation for the Australian Oberons changed from SS to SSG.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oberon_class_submarine#Fates

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Ovens
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IMO:N/A
Pennant no.:S70
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Robbie on Apr 21, 2012 02:16 (5 years ago)
Interesting, I have the exact same photo. Howard Dunn took this in Tauranga but I can't remember the exact date. Our school took a trip down and got a tour of her.

Regards Robbie
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