Craft and Equipment: SPECTRUM CLAM SUB   

 

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by Chris Bishop

    

 

UPDATES: 25 August, 2003:  New photo added - link to Koala Base page added

 

Information in the following  has been taken from Captain Scarlet Annual 1968, and various other sources

 

 

SPECTRUM CLAM SUB

 

 

 

Five World Navy Clam class submarines were modified and seconded to Spectrum when the organisation was formed. 

Now heading for obsolescence with the introduction of the Barracuda class (?), the Clams have had a successful run as patrol and escort vessels.

The Clam Sub has a length of 420 feet; a beam of 60 feet, and weights 7000 tons, when fully submerged.

 

 

 

 

TECHNICAL DATA

  1. Bridge.

  2. Periscopes radar and radar aerials (retracted).

  3. Periscope monitor room with manual scopes and picture control for TV relay to bridge.

  4. Missile silo.

  5. Snorkel.

  6. Chart room and missile control room.

  7. Access hatch.

  8. Reactor.

  9. Circulation pumps.

  10. Heat exchangers.

  11. Aft escape hatch.

  12. Engine room.

  13. Diesel electric generator.

  14. Reverse gearbox.

  15. Standby electric propulsion motor.

  16. High pressure turbine.

  1. Low pressure turbine.

  2. Auxiliaries for lighting, air conditioning etc.

  3. Compressed air launching cylinders.

  4. Six-bladed propeller held clear of hull eddies on long shaft housing.

  5. Steering rudders.

  6. Crew's quarters.

  7. Midships hydrophane and actuating gear.

  8. Continuous delivery rack for torpedoes and under  water missiles.

  9. Launch tubes.

  10. Workshops.

  11. Light VTO plane for reconnaissance and ship-shore  lifts.

  12. Forward hydroplane.

  13.  Missile launchers, fired singly on in salvoes of nine.

  14. Missile store.

 

 

 

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SPECTRUM SALOON CAR (SSC) - YELLOW FOX, GASOLENE TANKER - SPECTRUM DETECTOR VAN -

SPECTRUM HOVERCRAFT - SPECTRUM CLAM SUB - MAGNACOPTER

 

 

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