Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Assault all your senses by walking onboard HMS Alliance, the only remaining WW2 era and take a time journey through every decade of her service. Take a peek through the working periscopes, and see, hear and even smell how life was lived under the sea.
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    Visit time

    2hr

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    Crew

    63

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    Date Built

    1945

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    Years in Service

    28

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    Top Speed

    10 kn

HMS Alliance is Britain’s only remaining World War II submarine and stands as a memorial to the 5,300 British submariners who have lost their lives in service.

"Absolutely superb visit, plus a guided tour of the submarine was nothing short of brilliant. The guide we had named Russell spent 31 years as a submariner and his knowledge was second to none."John, Gorleston-on-Sea

A tour of Alliance begins in the forward torpedo store, then on through the accommodation space to the control room, where experienced submariner guides demonstrate the navigation systems including diving and surfacing. The tour continues through the galley and on to the heart of the submarine, the engine room, before culminating in the aft torpedo compartment, where the guides explain how submariners would escape in an emergency. Along the way, you can also peer through the working periscopes to view Portsmouth Harbour.

Alliance forms the centrepiece of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum along with Holland I and X24, the museum also contains thousands of photographs, documents, ship plans and artefacts. The Royal Navy Submarine Museum is located in Gosport on the former site of HMS Dolphin; home to the Submarine Service for 100 years. A complimentary waterbus takes visitors across the harbour from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Haslar Jetty Road, Gosport PO12 2AS

Access via the Waterbus from the Historic Dockyard. Timetable here

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