Submarine Escape and Rescue

When submerged, submarines may be subject to enemy action, mechanical failure, collision and other accidents that mean it is immobilised and unable to surface. Escape and Rescue are key capabilities.

In 1939, the Royal Navy suffered a very high number of casualties from HMS Thetis, the first video sets the scene for submarine rescue, sobering stuff. HMS Affray was the last British submarine casualty, in 1951. The second video shows the state of the art nearly 50 years ago. The Historic Naval Ships Association has a good page on Escape Procedures from the O Class Submarines, click here to view.

There was also the well known Russian submarine loss, the Kursk.

THE LOSS OF HM SUBMARINE THETIS IN 1939

Submarine Escape Exercise (1969)

Kursk Submarine Disaster

Russian Northern Fleet tested a rescue capsule of a nuclear attack submarine

This is a look at Royal Navy and NATO rescue and escape capabilities

 

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ahmadrezarazian

very good :)
i develop an image processing algorithm for under water in Persian golf, i like to use my research in rescue navy vehicle.
can u help me .
best regards….

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