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Offline Jason

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Re: Canadian Oberon Class Submarines
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 06:28:05 »
If you ever find yourself in Ontario or Quebec, you can visit HMCS Ojibwa or HMCS Onondaga - they've been coverted to museum ships:

If they show the "Monster Moves" episode about the Onondaga, there's a clip of the Queen launching the submarine with the dockyard in the background.

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Canadian Oberon Class Submarines
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 21:12:44 »
Training Notebook - Introduction and Construction

I've put this here because it's not strictly a book, more a technical manual. The Canadian submarines built at Chatham (HMCS Ojibwa, HMCS Okanagan and HMCS Onondaga) were different from the ones built for the Royal Navy. In some ways, they were more advanced, making greater use of Glass Reinforced Plastic. This online publication tells the reader everything they would want to know about how these submarines worked. For those who like engineering stuff, read on...

I've found a series of articles originally published in the Kent Messenger in 1972 which describes in detail the construction of HMS Oberon at Chatham. They were written by Keith Slade, formerly Chief Constructor on the Oberon Project and were given to me by his son-in-law, a member or former member of the KHF after he died, amongst other documents and books.  I'm not sure who owns the copyright, which is why I haven't published them on here, but I'm assuming it belongs either to Kent Messenger or to Mr Slade's Estate. I'm fairly certain that I received verbal permission to transcribe them on here and when I get time, I will.
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