Thank you pg55555 , having read it I found somehow it didn't relate to how I recall what it was like being on unmodified 'T's and 'A's .
I feel like some difficult old man who remembers just what he wants , but truly it didn't ring many bells with me . Still it was interesting --- though I thought the ALLIANCE seemed better fitted out than I recall ARTEMIS and AMPHION , then relatively new? Well I suppose she is a Museum ship .
PS I must admit I recall I was getting fed up with the 5-6 week spells of bad weather , where we spent quite a lot of time on the surface in the North Atlantic . One trip we came back with the grey paint of the conning tower and part of the casing stripped , showing the yellow undercoat .
Many thanks for the suggestion , but I live in NZ, however I have seen her about 1980 , I think --- on a visit to see my son and he took us to Gosport . My interest over the last 20 years has been in the post war modifications , for extra submerged speed that I knew nothing about when in boats ( 2As & 2Ts). Then came the Internet , where I found it easier to gain info' on the USN GUPPY and so having gathered the detail , I wrote an article for the Barrow Association site http://www.rnsubs.co.uk/Dits/Articles/guppy.php
then followed on with the extended 'T' conversion , made possible, because of information sent by a US friend from RN data in the Washington Archives , no less ! With some data from the RNSM and a man who has studied the T hull extension.
I then did an article on Snort and this where the old ALLIANCE book gave all the essential technical information , combined with memories ! http://www.rnsubs.co.uk/Dits/Articles/snort.php
and so on , but now at 85 I am just interested in odds and ends such why after so many years , they took out the hatch vent on the 'A' twill trunk escape . For this sort of thing I wondered if the new book offered more detail than the much older ALLIANCE book?
There many interesting and well-informed dits by others , on the Barrow DITS & BITS section ! Though its all old history and the general interest is dying away with time. Interesting to look at what the RN submarine fleet was 1948 -- 1958 facing up to the aggressive Soviets http://www.rnsubs.co.uk/Dits/Articles/ds48.php