HM Submarine Ocelot
One of the most popular exhibits at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, a guided tour through the submarine Ocelot’s cramped interior is a must for all that dare enter the secret world of the submariner.
Join one of our experienced guides and discover what life on board a submarine is really like: find out how the emergency escape system works; take a look through the periscopes, see whether you think you could feed the crew from the vessel's small galley.
HM Submarine Ocelot was the last warship built for the Royal Navy at Chatham Dockyard. An 'O' Class diesel electric submarine, she was launched in 1962 and saw service with Royal Navy throughout the height of the Cold War until she paid off in 1991. A normal sized crew would consist of 69 submariners, although she could carry a maximum of 80.
Access to HMS Ocelot is by ticketed timed tours
Due to the nature of HMS Ocelot's construction (small passageways and hatches) we regret that there is no access on board for people in wheelchairs. All visitors should be aware that visits to the submarine involve steep ladders, small hatches and small spaces. A virtual tour of the submarine is available on the dock-side for visitors who are unable to go onboard.