This day I decided to visit NRP Barracuda, the only submarine still on duty with Portuguese Navy. In 2010 Portugal will receive a couple of new subs, so probably this would be the last chance to get in one of these. The Barracuda was the 2nd sub of the Albacora class. Celebrated its 40 years in the week before this. Getting into the can… There's 54 crew members. This is the front rest room. In the middle, the table, on the sides the beds: 2 beds for each 3 men (2 plus the guy on duty). By the front, lots of water and other stuff and also the torpedoes. Captain's ‘cabin’. He's the only one with his own bed… Officers rest ‘room’. That can be arranged to make 2 or 3 beds….After this we went to the operacional room but, no pics were allowed there. Stairs to the tower. Driving the sub…left/right rudder. Up/down and stabilization rudders. The kitchen…dinner was almost ready…And no, that's not much bigger than that…. Engines room. Hot, hot, hot!! And it was only not much more than 30ºC…they say that while on the move, it can get to the 60ºC….How can they work here?? While coming to Madeira, this room went to the 54ºC temperature…That's why this sub was nice to visit but nothing to stay around too long… There was another litle rest room (15men) on the rear and finally…AIR!!! Behind the sub, a nice view of school ship NRP Sagres. Meanwhile in the harbour, life was on its regular pace for fishermen. On that day, also arrived NRP Afonso Cerqueira.