The Dutch naval submarine HNLMS Bruinvis is visiting Cork this weekend. The vessel came into the city yesterday afternoon and is currently berthed at JJ Horgan’s Wharf on the north quays.
A new visitor to our port this evening. Dutch submarine HNLMS BRUINVIS will berth in the City Quays. Currently off Roches Point. pic.twitter.com/Au6Bo8E1kd
— Port of Cork (@PortofCork) November 4, 2016
The cold war era submarine is one of four active submarine in the Royal Netherlands Navy. These four Walrus-class are all named after sea mammals (Bruinvis is the dutch for porpoise) and they are slightly unusual in their design. Instead of a cross shaped assembly of stern diving plates they have an X shape configuration.
Dutch lads in Cork. “Bruinvis” Submarine. pic.twitter.com/9t5FZCDbDW
— Sir James of Brexit (@jamie0hara) November 5, 2016
Did you know: Irishman John Philip Holland was the inventor of the modern submarine!