GarryB wrote:Actually I seem to remember comments about three swimming pools and two Aviaries (ie places with birds) and a movie theatre and two libraries... sauna and several gyms and I am actually being serious.
Yup that's a pretty standard set of stuff for military units. Some have more, some have less. The Akulas evidently had more.
For example in ours we had a sports hall (football markings, basketball hoops, a volleyball net, a pull-up bar, mats), a gym (with all sorts of equipment), a movie theatre (which didn't open its doors too often), a TV room (you could play chess or read newspapers there too), a library and a psychological relaxation room (comfy chairs, magazines, table, board games, music system, pleasing wallpaper). No swimming pools or avaries mind you but then again we were out in the taiga so there was plenty of nature around anyway, and some lakes too.
Other units were less lucky.
That room they're sitting in playing the guitar in the vid that Isos posted is a psychological relaxation room; and that's probably where they had the bird cage and aquarium too. Can't imagine they have a dedicated aviary but hey who knows. Their library would probably be a pretty small room with a few shelves of books. Don't think there would be a need to have two seperate ones. We had a dedicated librarian on base who would tell us about authors and their literature from time to time, but on a submarine some sailors would have to have that duty.