The Royal Dutch Navy submarine "Tonijn" is of the 3 cylinder type and a ocean going submarine, it is a exclusive dutch design, made by Engineer M.
total 2 submarines of the 3 cylinder type
pen over one submarine "Tonyn"
close weapon shield
close up name of ship
total from stern of the submarine
man going inside sub.
man going to lower cylinders where battery compartments are 89 10 battery compartment, total shot, close battery and name of compartment
diesel engine room with man at diesel engine and close up of engine
total of electric engine who drives the one of the two propellers
man at propulsion operation board, with close up
total shot in bowtube-room where torpedo goes in to launching chamber
close up closing door of launching chamber and fire of torpedo
close up man fire torpedo
total bowtube room, with berths for 25 men of the crew and close of berth
commander, lieutenant H.M. Ort on the bridge and going in the submarine
1st officer closes the hatch
commander coming down to commander room
periscope coming up and close up comm. look through periscope
periscope going down
total helmsman and close up
helmsman coming in to commander room and takes over from his colleague
close up of name plate with ship-yard and year 1966 of completion
total man at underwater going control panel and opens valves of ballast tanks
two shots in the caboose
pen man coming from deck and going in to lower engine cylinder
close up ships loudspeaker
submarine level indicator.
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Background: The Royal Dutch Navy submarine "Tonijn" is of the 3 cylinder type and a ocean going submarine, it is a exclusive dutch design, made by Engineer M.F. Gunning, build at shipyard Wilton Feyenoord in Amsterdam and completed in 1966.
Length 79,5 m. wide 7,84 m. depth 4,8 m. 1140 ton, submerged 1800 ton 2 diesel engines of 1550 apk, speed 14,5 miles/hour, underwater electrical 2200 apk, speed 17 miles/hour, weapons 8 torpedoes launching chambers, 4 in the bow, 4 a stern, maximum diving depth of 980 feet.
The 3 cylinder middle class submarine can operate on a greater depth than a conventional type of the same class.
In the two lower cylinders are the engine rooms and batteries, 3rd cylinder placed above the two others is the living cylinder, and store the 8 torpedo launching chambers, the torpedo's can be placed in their launching chambers also when submarine is operating underwater.
This type of submarine can be underwater on great depth, about 80 hours, with the use of his air inlet installation "Sp???" or Snuiver apart from fuel and supply for the crew, unlimited.
For the 64 men crew is good comfort, instead of their types of submarine everyone has his own berth and cupboard.
The commander, Lieutenant H.M. Ort is very happy with his ship, he is 1,87 m. high and can walk freely throughout his ship.
South Africa had great interest in this type of submarine, bud at the moment it is impossible to see if the new Dutch parliament will give their agreement, to have the submarines for South Africa, build in Holland.
An unofficial information that South Africa also has his eye on the France submarine, of the Daphne type, witch is a smaller ship with less possibilities.