Sladen Suit

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Diver in Sladen Suit

The Sladen Suit was a heavy type of British divers' drysuit made by Siebe Gorman.[1] It is entered by a wide rubber tube at the waist: this tube is folded and tied off before the diver dives. It was used by British manned torpedo riders and for general underwater work.[citation needed]

It was sometimes nicknamed "Clammy Death".[2]

The first model had two small glazed viewports. It was redesigned with the single oval flip-up viewport so the wearer could get binoculars to his eyes.[citation needed]

"Universal" rebreather

There was an oxygen rebreather called the "Universal" that was designed to be used with it. The Universal was a long-dive derivative of the Davis Submerged Escape Apparatus.[citation needed]

In popular culture

  • Brian Evenson's collection of literary horror, Windeye, includes a story entitled, and about, "The Sladen Suit."


  1. ^ Gay-French, S. (August 1946). "Oto-Rhinological Problems of Offensive Diving". The Journal of Laryngology & Otology. 61 (8): 417–440. doi:10.1017/S0022215100008240. ISSN 1748-5460. PMID 20254596. S2CID 42615090.
  2. ^ A Submarine at War : the Brief Life of HMS Trooper. David Grant. Penzance, Cornwall: Periscope Pub. 2006. p. 26. ISBN 978-1-904381-33-4. OCLC 488492757.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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