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Chatham in Kent County, England, United Kingdom
 

HM Submarine Ocelot, 1962

 
 
HM Submarine Ocelot, 1962 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
1. HM Submarine Ocelot, 1962 Marker
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HM Submarine Ocelot, 1962

Launched in 1962 Ocelot was the last warship to be built at the Dockyard for the Royal Navy. It is preserved to commemorate the Dockyard's 20th century role as a builder of submarines. Between 1907 and 1966 fifty-seven submarines were constructed here and many more repaired and refitted.

Three further Oberon class submarines were built at Chatham after Ocelot for the Royal Canadian Navy, with the last, HMCS Okanagan , being launched in 1966.

Ocelot served as a patrol submarine during the Cold War until 1991 when she was decommissioned. Acquired by Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust from the Royal Navy in 1992, today visitors can go on board and get a feeling of what life was like as a submariner.

Visits are by timed tours booked at the Information Point.
 
Location. 51° 23.726′ N, 0° 31.647′ E. Marker is in Chatham, England, in Kent County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Avenue and Main Gate Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Historic Dockyard Chatham. Marker is in this post office area: Chatham, England ME4 4TZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. No. 3 Dry Dock, 1820; No. 4 Dry Dock, 1840
HM Submarine Ocelot in No. 3 Dry Dock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
2. HM Submarine Ocelot in No. 3 Dry Dock
(here, next to this marker); HMS Gannet, 1878 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Destroyer Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First World War 100th Anniversary (within shouting distance of this marker); HMS Cavalier, 1944 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Victory Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Single Dock (within shouting distance of this marker); H.M.S. Victory (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chatham.
 
Also see . . .
1. HMS Ocelot (S17) on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Chatham Dockyard Historical Society. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
4. Chatham Dockyard on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, ColdWaterways & Vessels
 
HM Submarine Ocelot image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
3. HM Submarine Ocelot
HM Submarine Ocelot in No. 3 Dry Dock image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 5, 2018
4. HM Submarine Ocelot in No. 3 Dry Dock
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 7, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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