Onyx Crest

Large Patrol Submarine

 


Type:
Oberon Class

'Attack Submarine' SSK

Pennant No.:
S21

Laid Down:
27th September 1962
Cammell Llaird, Birkenhead.

Commissioned:
23rd September 1965
Not known at present.

Commander:
Mar. 1967
Lt. Cdr. M.H. Everett.
Jan. 1969
Lt. Cdr. P.L. Roach.
1978 - 1979
Lt. Cdr. G. B. D. Lane.
1982 - ????
Lt. Cdr. A.O. Johnson.
???? - ????
Lt. Cdr. P. Boissier.

Complement:
71
6 Officers and 65 Others.

Service Career:
1967 - 1971
3rd Flotilla, Faslane.
1971 - 1973
Refit - Portsmouth.
1977 - 1979
Refit - Portsmouth.
1979 - 1983
1st Sqdn, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
1982
Falklands.
1985 - 1990
1st Sqdn, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.

Fate:
Decommissioned 1991.
Onyx is now in the ownership of the Warship Preservation Trust and is on public display at their site at the East Float Dock, Birkenhead, Wirral.
Thanks to Wally Bennett for the above information.
Moved to Rosneath Jetty on the Gare Loch, Scotland.
Onyx virtual museum