Thursday, 29 May 2014

(HMS) Onyx Update

I was afforded the opportunity to take some images of the interior of the submarine Onyx today.

She is at Roseneath awaiting her fate as various groups attempt to raise money to save her and have her as an exhibit either in Helensburgh or Inverclyde.

I seriously doubt this will happen as the cost of restoration would run in to many millions of pounds.

To my untrained eye the interior was in fair condition but the exterior is a sorry sight I'm sorry to report.

There are numerous examples of the Oberon class already preserved all around the world so with a potential bill of around perhaps £10 million pounds I expect that Onyx will not be saved.

However I hope my photographs give a fair representation to those who will not get aboard one of this class of submarine, and to those who served in her.

Bank of Torpedo Tubes

Control Room

Engine room

Control Room

The Only Way is Up


Senior Chief Petty Officers Accommodation

Looking Aft

Signs of Decay


More Decay

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Le Boreal and Queen Victoria Cruise Ships

We enjoyed two very early arrivals at Greenock today in the form of the cruise ships 'Le Boreal' and 'Queen Victoria' this morning.

Both arrived earlier than their published schedules just to keep me on my toes.

A misty morning meant the light was poorer than I would have liked but here are a few of the images and hope you enjoy.

Le Boreal Arriving at Greenock

Preparing to Berth at Greenock Ocean Terminal

Queen Victoria Passing Gourock

Approaching Greenock Esplanade



 Berthing at Greenock Ocean Terminal

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