H.M.S OTUS - Sassnitz, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoMaulis
N 54° 30.727 E 013° 38.488
33U E 412048 N 6041351
Quick Description: U-Boot H.M.S OTUS in Sassnitz. Das U-Boot kann besichtigt werden. Submarine H.M.S OTUS in Sassnitz. The Submarine interior can also be visited.
Location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
Date Posted: 8/10/2017 11:07:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMWBZB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member C4A
Views: 5

Long Description:

"Das U-Boot wurde 1963 in den Dienst der Royal Navy gestellt und versah dort seinen Dienst im Ersten U-Boot-Geschwader.

Die Otus war unter anderem während des Falklandkrieges sowie im Persischen Golf im Einsatz. Nach 28 Dienstjahren wurde die Otus 1991 außer Dienst gestellt. Später wurde das Boot von einem deutschen Unternehmer gekauft. Nach der Überführung nach Deutschland wurde es in der Volkswerft Stralsund außenbords überholt und bekam einen neuen Anstrich in Originalfarbe. Seitdem ist die Otus als U-Boot-Museum „Erlebniswelt U-Boot“ im Sassnitzer Stadthafen zu besichtigen."

(Aus Wikipedia - Die freie Enzyklopädie visit link)

Technische Daten


Herkunft: Grossbritannien
Besatzung: 68
Indienststellung: 1963
Länge: 90 m
Breite: 8,10 m
Tiefgang: 5,50 m
Wasserverdrängung - aufgetaucht: 2030 t
Wasserverdrängung - getaucht: 2410 t
Tauchtiefe: bis 300 m
Reichweite: bei 10 kn 9000 sm
Geschwindigkeit aufgetaucht: 12 kn
Geschwindigkeit getaucht: 17,0 kn

Antriebs- und Energieanlage

Hauptmaschine Diesel: 2 Stk. je 1840 PS
Hauptmaschine Elektro: 2 Stk je 3000 PS
Batteriezellen 440 Stk liefern 880 V


Aktiv- und Passiv Abtastsonar und Radar, Funkpeilgerät, Kurzwellensender, Hydroakustische Anlage


Torpedo - MK-24 Tigerfish seit 1974: 21 Stk
Länge: 6,7 m
Reichweite: 11.000 m
Geschwindigkeit: 40 kn = 74,08 km/h
Torpedokaliber: 533 mm

Techniche Pläne: visit link


Nebensaison (01.11.-30.04.) 10:00-16:00 Uhr
Hauptsaison (01.05.-31.10.) 10:00-18:00 Uhr
Ferienzeit (18.07.-04.09.) 10:00-19:00 Uhr


Erwachsener: 7,50 Euro
Kind (4 bis 13 Jahre): 3,50 Euro
Jugendlicher (14 bis 17 Jahre): 5,50 Euro
Familienkarte: 16,00 Euro
Foto/Videoerlaubnis: 1,00 Euro


"Design and construction

The Oberon class was a direct follow on of the Porpoise-class, with the same dimensions and external design, but updates to equipment and internal fittings, and a higher grade of steel used for fabrication of the pressure hull.

As designed for British service, the Oberon-class submarines were 241 feet (73 m) in length between perpendiculars and 295.2 feet (90.0 m) in length overall, with a beam of 26.5 feet (8.1 m), and a draught of 18 feet (5.5 m). Displacement was 1,610 tons standard, 2,030 tons full load when surfaced, and 2,410 tons full load when submerged. Propulsion machinery consisted of 2 Admiralty Standard Range 16 VMS diesel generators, and two 3,000 shaft horsepower (2,200 kW) electric motors, each driving a 7-foot diameter (2.1 m) 3-bladed propeller at up to 400 rpm. Top speed was 17 knots (31 km/h; 20 mph) when submerged, and 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) on the surface.[2] Eight 21-inch (530 mm) diameter torpedo tubes were fitted (six facing forward, two aft), with a total payload of 24 torpedoes. The boats were fitted with Type 186 and Type 187 sonars, and an I-band surface search radar.[2] The standard complement was 68: 6 officers, 62 sailors.

Otus was laid down by Scotts Shipbuilding and Engineering Company on 31 May 1961, and launched on 17 October 1962. Sea trials were undertaken in Scottish waters, mainly Loch Long and Loch Fyne.[citation needed] The boat was commissioned into the Royal Navy on 5 October 1963.

Operational history

The first commission of Otus included large-scale missile trial exercises in the Atlantic Ocean and visits to the United States and Halifax, Canada.

Otus attended the 1977 Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Spithead when she was part of the Submarine Flotilla.

In July 1987, a team of British, Commonwealth and international submariners took part in trials in Bjornafjorden, near Bergen, Norway, aboard Otus. They ran a series of progressively deeper escapes, starting at 30 metres (98 ft). At 90 metres (300 ft), individuals started to drop out. At the end of the trials two submariners reached a depth of 183 metres (600 ft). This set a new world record which to date has not been broken.[citation needed] Of the two record breakers, the first (the commander of the Submarine Escape Training Tower at HMS Dolphin) was a regular ascent under control. The second, a petty officer instructor from the Submarine Escape Training Tower suffered an emergency release having given the alarm signal whilst flooding up the chamber. It was considered safer and quicker to escape him rather than depressurise and drain down. Both escapees suffered no lasting effects and returned to normal service. Both received military honours of the British Empire in the following years for this act.

Otus was deployed to the Persian Gulf during the 1991 Gulf War under Operation Granby. On her return to Gosport, she was flying a Jolly Roger; the only indication that the submarine had been involved in deploying and recovering Special Air Service and Special Boat Service personnel.

Decommissioning and museum

Otus was decommissioned in the early 1990s and resided at Pound's scrapyard in Portsmouth for several years. She was later purchased by a German entrepreneur, who moored her in the harbour of the town of Sassnitz on the island of Rügen in Germany to act as a floating naval museum."

(From Wikipedia - The free Enzyklopedia visit link)

Technical Data

Submarine Data

Origin: Great Britain
Crew: 68
Service Date: 1963
Length: 295 ft
Width: 26 ft
Draught Depth: 18 ft
Waterdisplacement - above: 6660 ft
Waterdisplacement - Submerged: 7907 ft
Maximum diving depth: 985 ft
Maximum sailing distance: 9000 sm / at 10 kn 6000 sm
Speed above water: 12 kn
Speed under water: 17,0 kn

Driving Power

Main Diesel Motor: 3.000 hp - 2 ea
Electric Motor: 6.000 hp - 2 ea
Battery Cells: 440 ea Maximum Output 880 V


Activ and Passiv Sonar and Radar Signal Direction Finder Short-wave Communication Equipment Hydroacoustic Communication Equipment

Weapon Arsenal

Torpedo - MK-24 Tigerfish since 1974: 21 ea
Length: 22 ft
Maximum Striking Distance: 36089 ft
Speed: 40 knots
Torpedo Caliber: 1,75 ft

Technical Datasheet: visit link

Opening Hours:

(01.11.-30.04.) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
(01.05.-31.10.) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
(18.07.-04.09.) 10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Adult 7,50 €
child (from 4 to 13 years) 3,50 €
minors (from 14 to 17 years) 5,50 €
photo- / videopermission 1,00 €
family 16,00 €
Type of vessel: Submarine; Oberon class; Laid down: 1961; Commissioned: 5 October 1963; Decommissioned: 1991

Hours of use: From: 10:00 AM To: 4:00 PM

Admission? Cost?: siehe Detailed Description / see above Detailed Description

Parking Coordinates: N 54° 30.749 E 013° 38.472

Date: 8/10/2017

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