HMS Alliance


Paul Rogers

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Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit the R.N. Submarine Museum based at Gosport, Hants.

The star of the show is HMS Alliance, an Oberon class diesel-electric boat. She was laid down in 1944 although our guide informed us that she wasn't launched until 1948. This is the only walk-on submarine exhibit in the UK.

I've attached a photo below. Resolution has suffered a bit with the need to keep the image size small. It's difficult to tell from this photo, but the hull plating appears to be in a very poor condition. I'm sure the pressure hull itself is in better shape.

If anyone is interested, I have a few internal and external shots that I'm more than happy to post to the board.
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Steve Smith

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She's a fine looking beast.
It's worth mentioning that if you're in the UK you can check out the opposition too. The u-boat U534 which was sunk in action and salvaged during the 90's is on display in Liverpool
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Paul Rogers

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Here's some more photos of HMS Alliance. As mentioned previously, the resolution is a tad poor as I have had to keep the image sizes small.

Firstly, a shot of the propellors. You'll see what I mean about the shell plating!
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Paul Rogers

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Finally, the aft torpedo compartment.
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If anyone is interested, I'm happy to email larger copies with better resolution. I've also got a few shots of the first ever British submarine, Holland 1, now salvaged and on display.
 
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John Meeks

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Indebted for the photos...!

There's quite a few good 'sub' sites out there - give me a day or so and I'll post all the links I know.

If anyone is interested in submarine art, for instance, try http://www.subart.net out of the UK - you might even get to see one of my paintings there (snigger...!)

Great photo's...

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Pat Cook

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Grand photos, Paul. By the way, I meant to tell you what a pleasure it was to meet you in Southampton. Just sorry we didn't have more time to visit.

Best regards,
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Paul Rogers

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Jason: Let me know which shots you're interested in, and I'll send them on.

John: Thanks for the link. (Due to time constraints I only spent about 5 minutes on the site, but I've bookmarked it for later.) I think "Good Hunting" is a great painting BTW!

Cook: Thanks for your kind words Sir. It was likewise a great pleasure to meet you.

Steve: Photos attached as requested! This is a shot of the Holland 1 torpedo tube.
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