The ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker 2019-03-25

Ze143. This is the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker from the Causeway, 2019-03-25
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My last duty station was in this building, the Ship Repair Facility (SRF) Diving Locker. When we turned over the Subic Bay Naval Facilities in Nov. 1992, the Recompression Chamber continued operating to treat diving accident victims to 2004, I believe. Since then the building stands abandoned. But I was able to have a peek 2019-03-25.
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Ze144. This is the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker we entered the building from this side, 2019-03-25

Ze145. This is the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, at this end we stored our Oxygen bottles etc. The building next to it was used by us also. I entered the ex Diving Locker via that building, 2019-03-25.

Ze187. A Google Earth image about the former SRF Diving Locker area.

Ze146. This is the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, at this end we stored our Oxygen bottles etc.

Ze147. This is the building next to our Diving Locker and it was used by us also. I entered the ex Diving Locker via this building, 2019-03-25. It seems fiberglass work is going on here.

Ze148. This is the rear of the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, in the corner of the building was the compressor room. I was not able to look in there to see whether the compressors are still there.2019-03-25

Ze149. This is the backside of the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, I entered thru this door, 2019-03-25. When one enters thru this door one is next the open training water tank. And the ladder to the 2nd storey is there.

Ze150. This is one of the Sickbay Rooms, next to the recompression chamber in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25

Ze151. This is the re-compression chamber in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. I believe the Philippine authorities used this chamber until 2004 to treat diving accidents.

Ze152. This is the recompression chamber in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25

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Ze153. This is the recompression chamber in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, from the other door, 2019-03-25

Ze154. This is the air flask room in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, it seems all the pipes are gone.

Ze155. This bottom of the open water training tank in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25.

Ze156. This is the SCUBA charging station in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker; not much is left, 2019-03-25.

Ze157. This is the ship fitter shop in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, the left door leads to the SCUBA charging station, 2019-03-25.

Ze158. The name EM3 (DV) Buijten is still on his locker door at the upper deck of the open water training tank area in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. He was my shipmate, a great sailor, I remember him well.

Ze159. This is the upper deck of the open water training tank area in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. We are looking north passed the entrances to the lounge and head.

Ze160. We are looking down into the open water training tank in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25.

Ze161. This is the upper deck of the open water training tank area in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. We are looking east towards the causeway or Sta. Rita Mountain.

Ze162. This is the upper deck of the open water training tank area in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. We are looking west by NW towards the bay of Subic Bay.

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Ze163. Some of the deck area around the open water training tank is rusting away in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25.

Ze164. We had personal lockers around the open water training tank area in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. Capt. Hamilton was the SRF CO during my time and he was a diver.

Ze165. We had personal lockers around the open water training tank area in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. Lt. Johnson was the SRF Diving Officer

Ze166. This was our bunkroom for the duty diver/s or when we had to work around the clock in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25.

Ze167. This was my office, 2nd Deck, west end of the building in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25.

Ze168. This was our lounge and crew conference room in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25.

Ze169. This was our lounge and crew conference room in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. The window is gone now and in that corner we could prepare food.

Ze170. This was a large store room and we also used as a workout room in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25.

Ze171. This was our head (bathroom) in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. Those are the toilet kit lockers for the individuals.

Ze172. This was our head (bathroom) in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. Those are the toilet kit lockers for the individuals.

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Ze173. This was our head (bathroom) in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. Those are the toilet kit lockers for the individuals. Mine was the top left one and my name is still there after 28 years.

Ze174. Zoomed in! This was our head (bathroom) in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. Those are the toilet kit lockers for the individuals. Mine was the top left one and my name is still there after 28 years.

Ze175. This was our head (bathroom) in the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker, 2019-03-25. We see the hot water heater and the shower stall.

Ze176. This is the ex Subic Bay SRF Diving Locker from a distance in the ex Subic Bay SRF area, 2019-03-25.

Ze177. The causeway in the ex Subic Bay SRF area, 2019-03-25; our SRF Diving Locker is behind me.

Ze178. The causeway in the ex Subic Bay SRF area, 2019-03-25; our SRF Diving Locker is behind me. In the distance we see the former Naval Supply Depot (NSD).

Ze179. The causeway in the ex Subic Bay SRF area, 2019-03-25; our SRF Diving Locker is behind me. In the distance we see the former Naval Supply Depot (NSD). This week the Subic Harbor was busy with ships.

Ze180. The causeway in the ex Subic Bay SRF area, 2019-03-25; our SRF Diving Locker is behind me. In the distance we see the former Naval Supply Depot (NSD). This week the Subic Harbor was busy with ships. That white ship is a MSC Ship.

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