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"The Central Control Room, from where diving and surfacing manoeuvres are controlled on board the Dutch submarine O 14"

My British father served as a signals officer aboard an O class submarine of the Royal Dutch Navy in WW2. He joined the submarine service after being rescued for the third (or fourth?) time from a sunk convoy ship on which he was a gunner. He felt that a submarine might just be a safer environment! There is a fantastic site devoted to Dutch submarines HERE.

Cloggy:-  I love the story of a Walrus being towed to calmer waters by the Dutch submarine.

"Tao Xiangli, a 34-year-old amateur inventor from China, spent two years building a fully-functional homemade submarine" Personally I would trust myself to a home made aeroplane rather than a submarine for the following simple reason. You have no guarantee that the submarine will return to the surface. With an aeroplane you know it will always return you to earth. Not always at the speed and angle you would like but there are no aeroplanes up there waiting to be salvaged but the bottom of the sea is full of wrecks.

"Tao Xiangli, a 34-year-old amateur inventor from China, spent two years building a fully-functional homemade submarine"
Personally I would trust myself to a home made aeroplane rather than a submarine for the following simple reason. You have no guarantee that the submarine will return to the surface. With an aeroplane you know it will always return you to earth. Not always at the speed and angle you would like but there are no aeroplanes up there waiting to be salvaged but the bottom of the sea is full of wrecks.

The Aussie’s hate the “Yellow Submarine Song”. Probably because the Barmy Army have their own words for it “You all live in a convict colony, a convict colony, a convict colony”
I don’t suppose they like “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” any better.
“Ricky the red-faced captain   Leads a side in trouble and strife    Both he and Ryan Harris    Couldn’t score to save their life”
I think it’s rotten kicking the Baggy Caps when they are down. and dangerous too, because they’ll come back 10 times stronger.Then we’ll see who is singing.
 

The Aussie’s hate the “Yellow Submarine Song”. Probably because the Barmy Army have their own words for it “You all live in a convict colony, a convict colony, a convict colony”

I don’t suppose they like “Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer” any better.

Ricky the red-faced captain   Leads a side in trouble and strife    Both he and Ryan Harris    Couldn’t score to save their life”

I think it’s rotten kicking the Baggy Caps when they are down. and dangerous too, because they’ll come back 10 times stronger.Then we’ll see who is singing.