HMAS Orion S-61 Oberon Class Submarine Model
Dive deep again in this handcrafted Oberson Class submarine if the HMAS Orion (S 61). This wooden carved model is 20 inches in length and has been carefully crafted by artisan craftsmen. The S-61 was one of six submarines to ordered for the Royal Austrailian Navy. It served from 1977 thru 1996. The primary purpose was for intelligence gathering and patrolling after Soviet vessels. The Oberson class subs and the Porpoise class were very similar but with more advanced sensors and stealth capabilities. The Orion measured 295.2 feet and at full displacement of 2,410 tons when submerged. She was armed with six 21 inch tubes and typically carried Mark 23.