20). Submarines. - ( Conventional ).
This section now only shows images of "Conventionally Powered" submarines, and covers the whole of the RN's involvement with this type from the early 1900's "Hollands" up to and including the 1990's "Upholder" class.
This excellent class was meant to replace the highly successful "O" boats, but, due again to ever increasing defence cuts, and the Governments misguided policy of "putting all its eggs into the Nuclear Basket", they were never put into RN service and have now been sold off to Canada.
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The next section - 20a - shows the RN Nuclear powered boats.
( # ) against entry indicates new or updated photo's. - this section last updated :- Early August 2010.
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To obtain and download a copy, at minimal cost, of a "Booklet" covering the "Development of Submarines" that I have produced via "Lulu.com" - a self publishing site
One of my sites Visitors, Mr. Peter D Hulme, has kindly agreed to allow me to "Link" to several papers he has produced covering the response made by the "Western Navies" to the, at the time, amazing performance displayed by the German Type XX1 U-boat ( or "Electro - boat" ).
If you are looking for information about the "USN Guppy Streamlining" programme, the trials undertaken by the RN during the late 1940's on "HMSM Scotsman", the impact the late WW11 German "Type XX1" submarine had on the "Propulsion and Batteries of" and even the "Streamlining Conversion" of the post war RN types "T", "A", and its carrying over into the later "P" and "O" boats, or just about anything to do with the RN's "Diesel Submarines" between 1948 to 1958, then I can only advise you to "Click" on the "Hyperlinked" keywords above. I think, as I have, that you will find it well worth your time and effort.
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