Oracle Crest

Large Patrol Submarine

 

Type:
Oberon Class

'Attack Submarine' SSK

Pennant No.:
S16

Laid Down:
26th April 1960.
Cammell Llaird, Birkenhead.

Commissioned:
14th February 1963.
Lt. Cdr. J.B. Hervey.

Commander:
July 1962
Lt. Cdr. J.B. Hervey.
1964 - 1966
Lt. Cdr. R .A. Morris.
Feb. 1967
Lt. Cdr. P.D. Hurford.
Dec. 1968
Lt. Cdr. G.T. Swales.
1970 - 1971
Lt. Cdr. H. White.
1977
Lt. Cdr. R. F. Strange.
1978 - 1979
Lt. Cdr. A. S. L. Smith.
1986
Lt. Cdr. S. Ramm.
 ????
Ian Corder

Complement:
71
6 Officers and 65 Others.

Service Career:
1963 - 1966 
1st Sqdn, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
1967 - 1971
3rd Sqdn, HMS Maidstone, Faslane.
1971 - 1974
Refit - Portsmouth.
1974 - 1978
1st Sqdn, HMS Dolphin, Gosport.
1979 - 1981
Refit - Greenock.
1981 - 1985
3rd Sqdn, Faslane.
1989 - 1993
3rd Sqdn, Faslane.

Fate:
Decommissioned 18th September 1993.
Pounds Scrapyard 1997