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Artemis
It was a submarine of this class which became the first submarine to cross the Atlantic submerged.
Artemis was a proud veteran of the Royal Navy.
In her last commission, she would have completed twenty-five years service but for her demise alongside HMS Dolphin in July 17, 1971, she was sold to Pounds of Portsmouth for scrap in 1972

Clive E.J. Hogben on the left with a mate, whilst at Shotley in 1960. Anyone know his name, I believe it is Thomo!
Little did I know that my future was already planned with the submarine in the
background.

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Artemis passing Eagle in Valetta Harbour in
1966 after failing to make it to the 1966
six day war between Israel and Eygpt

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If anyone can tell me who this officer
is I would appreciate it. Taken on a visit to
Antwerp 1967

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Pete Vost on the left and Clive E.J. Hogben on
the right, struggling to keep 20 feet whilst in Antwerp 1967

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The Commisioning crew September 10th 1965 and
October 3rd 1969

Artemis next to HMS Ocelot

Artemis 1971 in the Med
Artemis 1971 in the Med

Artemis 1949

HMS Artemis
HMS Artemis is one of the AMPHION class of submarines built at the end of world war II.
They were designed for use in the Pacific, having a high speed to transit long distances.
Many ?A? boats served in the Far East, the last returining in 1968, but Artemis never left the Atlantic. She served in the HomeFleet for most of her life with a few excursions to the 4th Submarine Squadron at Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Many ?A? boats served in the Far East, the last returining in 1968, but Artemis never left the Atlantic. She served in the HomeFleet for most of her life with a few excursions to the 4th Submarine Squadron at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In 1950 Artemis was refitted with snort gear and her guns removed. In 1959 she was streamlined and six years later fitted with persiscopic snort mast to replace the folding one previously fitted.
After her streamling Artemis made a Training film ?Voyage North? which included a diving sequence often used in television films. Two of her sister ships had more famous parts: HMS Andrew took part in a film of Neveille Shute?s book ?On the Beach? and HMS Aeneas featured in the James Bond epic ?You only Live Twice?.

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