Subs of this class are rated for 33 knots dived, and can carry a variety of weapons. In March 2011 this particular boat launched cruise missiles into Libya as part of the NATO lead operations.
It sails with a crew of 133, almost none of whom were visible on the tiny bridge located atop the sail. A harbour pilot and one of two others were all that were visible from my vantage point.
1. Making the turn around Ives Knoll.
2. Close escort was provided by a patrol boat and a team of divers.
3. Ther tug Glenbrook also accompanied the boat on its outbound course.