E30 Submarine Dive1 June 05


Conditions couldn't have been better on the surface and the long haul to the dive site sped by. Dave excelled by dropping the shot right on the conning tower and so we were set for a cracking dive. We had a bit of a mission to try to ID the sub and so we all hoped to uncover something important. From my point of view I was dissappointed that the pictures aren't more revealing but if you keep the first picture of the plan open you can follow our route around the wreck and see if you can piece together all the hardware on the deck. (Just right click its thumbnail pic and select open link in new window).

Our first dive (Friday) The dark arrows show roughly where we were when the photos were taken - the last three digits of the pictures are shown in red. Keep this open (right click and select open in new window) and you can try to work out what the hardware on the deck is.
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Dawn cuts open a lost lobster pot which has trapped a cod - it didn't want to leave but we made it go!
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The props must have had some sort of cowl - here it is obscurring the props at the stern (pointy end!)
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One of the props. Partially cleaned but only down to the hard encrusting crud not the metal.
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A resident, well dug in within a sectioned box structure on the aft deck
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Large deck lump - covered in mussels
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Mooring point?
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Low round thing
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Could this be the base od the gun mount? Also in dive 2
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Conning tower - natural light only, from aft starboard (rear right)
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View into broken section ahead of conning tower
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Dawn by break for scale
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Front starboard hydroplane rear edge
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Same again front edge
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Boxed works on fore deck
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Yet another boxed thing
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The raised structure on the prow. Note the sediment hurling past! Natural light only.
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Dawn over mechanism on foredeck
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Large oval hatch on foredeck
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Some of many bevelled gear drives for something - mine launching?
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Dawn on part of conning tower
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Something fascinating on the aft deck close to the conning tower.
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rear of conning tower 'platform'
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Rear of conning tower platform from above - note vent, air intake? Note to self - don't build sub with holes in top.
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Hatch on front port side of conning tower
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Binnacle? of some sort towards front of conning tower
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Rob Spray.