Thursday, 1 May 2014

Decommissioned Royal Navy Submarine Onyx

The former Royal Navy diesel-electric submarine 'Onyx' today arrived at Roseneath to spend her final days.

She was towed up from Barrow by the tug 'Bruiser'.

She is an Oberon class submarine originally ordered for the Royal Canadian Navy but taken up by the Royal Navy while under construction.

She was launched on August 1966 and commissioned in September 1967.

She had the distinction of serving in the Falklands War.

After decommissioning in 1991 she has had a varied life as a variety of organisations have tried to preserve her, but sadly these efforts have failed and she will now be dismantled.

 Off Helensburgh

Preparing to come in to Roseneath

DRB Marine Services Banner 

Approaching Roseneath Jetty

 Almost There

'Battler' in Support


Safely Berthed

(HMS) Onyx Arrives for Dismantling

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