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Photographer:Michel FLOCH [View profile]Title:HMS ARTFUL S121Added:May 05, 2019
Captured:April 30, 2019IMO:UnavailableHits:436
Location:Brest, France
Photo Category: Submarines
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Inbound Brest bay with Dry Deck Shelter (DDS) - Special Forces Payload Bay (SFPB) - on the deck.
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Pennant no.:S121
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Michel FLOCH on May 18, 2019 08:53 (29 days ago)
The advantage of the DDS compared to the HMS Orpheus system is that it is designed to facilitate divers entry-exit when the submarine is submerged. The size of the Dry Deck Shelter also allows you to carry equipment such as diving thrusters.
Jim McQuarrie on May 15, 2019 08:11 (1 month ago)
Re HMS Orpheus Australian Oberon-class submarines were reported to have regularly conducted operations with special forces, although due to their limited capability these were restricted to circumstances where the boat could surface, and were usually conducted at night. This included placing divers under the casing for further covert movement, or disembarking special forces teams using kayaks or inflatable boats.
Phil English on May 14, 2019 14:27 (1 month ago)
Tennents Super?
volker1948 on May 14, 2019 14:25 (1 month ago)
Scotch Whisky!!??
Michel FLOCH on May 14, 2019 13:08 (1 month ago)
!!?
Jim McQuarrie on May 13, 2019 10:02 (1 month ago)
Re SFPB HMS Orpheus(1773)had one_I think it held 6-Hatch from Sub then hatch to exit kayak stored also
Michel FLOCH on May 13, 2019 09:06 (1 month ago)
Thank you Bob,

British submarines are rather rare in Brest, but in 6 months we saw 2.

Regards

Michel
Robert J Smith on May 05, 2019 14:26 (1 month ago)
Nice catch Michel, I've been trying to catch one of these since they were first built. No luck as yet :-(

Regards

Bob
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