HMS Dolphin and its submarines in 1976

This was the scene at HMS Dolphin, Gosport, on a typically busy morning as patrol submarines were kept in tiptop operational readiness.

Friday, 28th September 2018, 10:35 am
Updated Friday, 28th September 2018, 11:44 am
Submarines at HMS Dolphin.

Gosport was the home of the navy's first submarine squadron, formed entirely by patrol submarines.

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Oberon and Porpoise are the submarines pictured '“ they were a vital part of the navy's forces and formed the first submarine squadron at Gosport.

Reg Betts, The News defence correspondent, wrote about the advanced submarines: '˜Just what is possible by the year 2001'¦Â or perhaps more realistically, by the year 2076?'