Submarines you can visit
Have you ever been up close to a real submarine?
You should try it! They are exciting and they are full of interesting things. You can visit Onslow in Sydney and Ovens in Fremantle.
Did you know Holbrook used to be called Germanton?
Norman Holbrook VC (https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C973126) was the captain of the submarine HMS B11 in 1914.
He was one of the first submariners to attempt to penetrate the Dardanelles, sinking the Turkish battleship Messudiyeh in the Dardanelles Straits.
Visit Holbrook to see Otway and the Submarine Museum and find out why Germanton is now called Holbrook.
She roamed the seas at the height of the Cold War.
Today, as one of the museum’s most popular “living” exhibits, the Oberon Class submarine remains in near operational condition.
Ovens was the first submarine in Australia to be preserved as a museum boat.
During her 26-year life Ovens operated in the world’s three major oceans and travelled more than 410,000 nautical miles (759,320 km).
Holbrook Submarine Museum
HMAS Otway’s colourful history began even before it was completed.
Holbrook, New South Wales, boasts the imposing 89-metre-long complete casing and fin of HMAS Otway, along with its own Submarine Park and Museum.