Now That's A Long Deployment!
Welcome home to the lads of HMS Sceptre (S 104), who returned today to their homeport of Faslane following a 9 ( ! ) month deployment that took her to Australia and South Africa as well as the Arabian Gulf. Here's a picture of her arrival back home:
While it appears that a good part of the crew only did 2/3 of the deployment, many of them did the whole nine months. A deployment that long is an impressive feat for any class submarine, let alone one that's almost 30 years old. That certainly was the dog's bollocks, chaps!