HMS Ocelot (S17)

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HMS Ocelot in drydock at Chatham Dockyard
Career (United Kingdom)
Class and type: Oberon-class submarine
Name: HMS Ocelot
Builder: Chatham Dockyard
Laid down: 17 November 1960
Launched: 5 May 1962
Commissioned: 31 January 1964
Decommissioned: August 1991
Fate: Now a museum ship
General characteristics
Propulsion: Diesel / Electric generator

HMS Ocelot (S17) was an Oberon-class diesel-electric submarine laid down by HM Dockyard at Chatham in Kent on 17 November 1960, launched on 5 May 1962 and commissioned on 31 January 1964. She joined the 3rd Submarine Squadron based at HMNB Clyde, in Faslane. HMS Ocelot was the last submarine built for the Royal Navy at Chatham Dockyard, although three more 'O' class submarines—Ojibwa, Onondaga and Okanagan—were built for the Royal Canadian Navy.

During the 1960s, Ocelot took part in clandestine missions.[1] Ocelot attended the 1977 Silver Jubilee Fleet Review off Spithead when she was part of the Submarine Flotilla.[2]

HMS Ocelot was paid off in August 1991 as the conventional submarine fleet of the RN began to decline, making way for the nuclear fleet. She was sold in 1992 and preserved as a fully tourable museum in Chatham Historic Dockyard.

In November 2013 the interior of HMS Ocelot was added to Google Street View[3][4] by Google Business Photos[5] Agency, CInsideMedia Ltd.[6]

Commanding Officers[edit]

From To Captain
1965 1966 Lieutenant-Commander G G W Heyhoe RN[7]
1977 1977 Lieutenant Commander P Branscombe RN
1978 1979 Lieutenant Commander N D V Roberton RN
1987 1990 Lieutenant Commander Trevor Soar RN

See also[edit]

Media related to HMS Ocelot (S17) at Wikimedia Commons 50th birthday is on 5 May 2012


  1. ^ "BBC News - Life on a British Cold War submarine". BBC Online. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Official Souvenir Programme, 1977. Silver Jubilee Fleet Review, HMSO
  3. ^ "Google Street View goes INSIDE a Royal Navy submarine". Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Google Street View". Google. Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Google Business Photos". Google. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Google Street View goes inside British Submarine, HMS Ocelot (S17)". Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ Navy List, HMSo, 1966



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