Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Circuit breaker Day 8 pix: Republic of Singapore Navy submarine RSS Chieftain commissioning ceremony

Over the years, I've seen the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launch, commission and decommission its ships.

The commissioning ceremony for RSS Chieftain (ex-Royal Swedish Navy HMS Sjöhunden) on 24 August 2002 at Changi Naval Base was special as it was the only time I'd seen a submarine commissioned into service.

I've never been aboard an RSN sub. Operational subs that hosted me were from the US Navy (Los Angeles-class USS Bremerton) and the Royal Australian Navy (Collins-class).

Here's RSS Chieftain on her special day 18 years ago.

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