After taking a tour of the ships I decided to head over to the Soviet Foxtrot B-39 submarine. I had never been so close to a museum before so I was pretty excited, but then again, I was pretty excited to see all of the vessels here. ;-P As I approached the sub, I noticed a small piece of wall with a hole in it. As it turns out that hole was a replica of how big the doors inside of the submarine are. The instructed visitors to step through this replica before entering the sub to give people a taste of how tight it is inside. Now keep in mind that not only am I a 6 footer, but I also had my camera bag and tripod with me. And all of my flexibility retired quite some time ago. Regardless, I managed to fit through so I made my way to the top of the sub.
The entrance was pretty narrow already, but it didn’t stop me from moving forward. Here’s a sign warning people of the low head room. It’s a good warning to post considering how hard the threshold is.
Here’s where the torpedoes were loaded for launch. It was the first thing to see upon entering the sub.
Here was the first of several submarine doors. It’s a pretty tight squeeze.
This is the Sonar Room. It was pretty stuffy inside so I can’t imagine somebody having to work in such a tight space.
The officers washroom.
This is the officers quarters. As you can see it had 3 hard cots for them to sleep on. There’s barely any room to move in here.
As tight as it was, it’s nice to know the sailors also had a pantry for some snacks.
Some more bunks for the other sailors.
Here are some more torpedo tubes on the other end of the Foxtrot. The final part of the sub to see before finally exiting.
And finally the exit. The cool ocean breeze felt great!